October 9, 2017

Senate Bill (SB) 17 increases transparency in prescription drug prices by shining a light on Big Pharma and the reasons for high drug prices.

September 6, 2017
July 31, 2017

Senator Hernandez, Chair of the Senate Health Committee, talks about how more than 1 million Californians lack access to clean drinking water. Senate Bill 623 forges the solution to access to safe and affordable water, and guarantee the eventual funding to implement the necessary change.

March 15, 2017
May 9, 2016

You must now be 21 years of age to purchase tobacco in California. SBX2 7, authored by Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D., was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday. The bill is part of the most expansive tobacco control package passed in decades and makes California a leader in the nation for tobacco control. 

The law will become effective June 9, 2016, which is 90 days after the Legislature voted to end the Second Extraordinary Session pertaining to Health. 

August 21, 2015
May 11, 2015
April 14, 2015
March 4, 2015

Senate Health Committee Chair Ed Hernandez and Assembly Health Committee Chair Rob Bonta were joined by doctors, hospital workers, community health clinic representatives, patients, home health aides and emergency responders Wednesday, March 4 at the Capitol in a renewed effort to restore cuts made to California’s Medicaid (Medi-Cal) program in 2011.

October 4, 2014