Legislative Positions

Welfare and Institutions Code – State and Local Government

March 25, 2013
The provision is an unprecedented attack on the concept of an open and democratic government. California's right to inspect and copy government records is not just statutory. It is also a right included in Article I, section 3 of the California Constitution. The provision would allow public entities to ignore public records requests for long periods of time, with no explanation as to why.

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English Learner Authorization and Intern Credentials

March 4, 2013
Adopt policy regarding interns and the awarding of an English Learner Authorization. Direct staff to develop 1) proposed regulations for the Commission to consider at the April 2013 meeting, and 2) a process to work with intern programs regarding how programs will plan to provide preparation for the English Learner Authorization to interns who do not already hold this authorization.

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Incentives for Nondiscriminatory Wellness Programs in Group Health Plans

January 25, 2013
We appreciate some of the protections that the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services have included in the proposed rule and believe that those protections will help prevent discrimination against people with disabilities in workplace wellness programs. More protections are needed, however. And most importantly, it is critical that the final rule makes clear that wellness programs must also comply with requirements and prohibitions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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