Press Releases

June 1, 2016

SB 1010 Now Heads to the Assembly

SACRAMENTO – Today the California State Senate approved passage of Senate Bill 1010, to provide transparency in drug pricing.

Authored by Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D. (West Covina) and approved by a bipartisan vote of 24-8, SB 1010 provides information on drug prices, a first step towards more affordable and accessible prescription drugs for Californians.

May 27, 2016

SB 1010 Shines a Light on Drug Prices 

SACRAMENTO – Authored by Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D-West Covina), Senate Bill 1010, which provides transparency in drug pricing, passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee today.

May 20, 2016

Chair of the San Gabriel Valley Legislative Caucus Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D-West Covina) released the following statement on the local stakeholder meeting reviewing the progress of the San Gabriel Superfund Site.

May 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO - The federal government approved the state’s specialized tax on Managed Care Organizations (MCO) that will bring in about $1.1 billion for Medi-Cal, in addition to allocating more money for people with developmental disabilities.

May 4, 2016

Law will substantially restrict youth access to tobacco

March 10, 2016

March 10, 2016
Contact: Janet Chin (626)430-2499

Bill seeks to substantially reduce youth access to tobacco

March 9, 2016

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March 3, 2016

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Contact: Janet Chin (626)430-2499

                              California is Poised to Become Second State in the Nation to Raise Smoking Age to 21
(Sacramento, CA) – Today, California legislators came together to make history as the second state in the nation to pass a bill, authored by Senator Ed Hernandez (SBX2 7), that raises the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products to 21.