Press Releases

May 18, 2012

For Immediate Release                                                                              

May 18th, 2012                                                                                                                                       

Senator Hernandez: Expanding AP Courses in California’s High Schools

April 18, 2012

Sacramento, CA –Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D – West Covina), Chair of the Senate Health Committee, has introduced legislation that states the intent of the State Legislature to effectively implement the coming federal healthcare reforms in California, no matter what the U.S. Supreme Court may decide in June.

April 12, 2012

Sacramento, CA – Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D.(D–West Covina), Chair of the Senate Health Committee, is carrying a bill that sets a minimum standard of coverage for all individual and small group health insurance policies to provide in California. 

March 13, 2012

Please join Senator Ed Hernandez at an awards ceremony to honor the 2012 Women of Achievement for the 24th Senate District in celebration of Women’s History Month: March 23, 2012 ~ 2:30 p.m. ~ Garvey Center, 9108 Garvey Avenue, Rosemead, CA, 91770. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by March 21st.

January 6, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        Contact:  Rob Charles   (626) 430-2499

October 3, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      Contact:  Rob Charles   (626) 430-2499

June 2, 2011

Sacramento –California State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D – West Covina) moved legislation out of the Senate today that would extend affordable, quality healthcare coverage to hundreds of thousands of low-income Californians at no additional cost to taxpayers.

June 1, 2011

Sacramento –Legislation that would close a glaring loophole in state law concerning hospital licensing was passed by the California State Senate today in a 25 to 14 vote and now moves to the Assembly. 

Existing law requires that any individual, company, or corporation that wants to open a health care facility in California must first apply for a license through the State Department of Public Health. The licensing process is designed to ensure that those operating a health care facility, like a hospital, are decent and have a history of complying with the law.

April 12, 2011

Legislation authored by Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D – West Covina) which would criminalize the possession of several synthetic marijuana compounds moved successfully out of a key Senate committee today.  

Hernandez’ bill, SB420, would make the possession for use and/or sale of synthetic cannabinoids, also referred to as “Spice” or “K2,” punishable by imprisonment or a fine or both.

February 22, 2011

Sacramento – California State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D – West Covina) has introduced legislation that would close a glaring loophole in state law concerning hospital licensing.

Existing law requires that any individual, company, or corporation that wants to open a health care facility in California must first apply for a license through the State Department of Public Health. The licensing process is designed to ensure that those operating a health care facility, like a hospital, are decent and have a history of complying with the law.

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