2014 Legislative Summary

Updated: May 28, 2014

CSOMA Supported Bills

Bill No.
Summary Status CSOMA
n/a NONE



CSOMA Opposed Bills

Bill No.
Summary Status CSOMA
AB 808
Acupuncture: license requirements. Would require an applicant for an acupuncture license to pass a practical examination administered by the California Acupuncture Board. Dead Oppose
SB 218
TCM Traumatologist Certification
Would certify California traditional Chinese medicine traumatologists.
In Committee:
Assembly Business & Professions

CSOMA Evaluate/Watch Bills

Bill No.
Summary Status CSOMA
AB 333
Medical waste.
Makes technical changes to the Medical Waste Management Act (MWMA).
In Committee:
Pending Senate Environmental Quality
AB 1003
Professional corporations: healing arts practitioners.
Would remove restrictions on the types of professional employees that a professional corporation may employ.
Dead Watch
AB 1147
Massage therapy.
Revises the qualifications for a certified massage practitioner.
In Committee:
Pending Senate Business & Professions
SB 506
Ephedrine: retail sale.
Restricts sale of ephedrine containing products.
In Committee:
Assembly Public Safety.
SB 1246
Would extend the life of the California Acupuncture Board (CAB)through January 1, 2017, and would eliminate the CAB's role in setting educational standards and approving schools.
Pending Senate floor vote Evaluate
SB 1381
Food labeling: genetically engineered food.
Would require labeling of certain genetically modified foods.
Pending Senate floor vote Evaluate

Status Definitions

Chaptered: The bill has been signed into law.

Enrolled: The bill has been passed by the legislature and is awaiting consideration by the Governor.

Gutted: The original contents of the bill have been deleted and replaced by entirely new provisions.

Dead:Failed to pass prior to legislative deadline.

In Committee: The bill is awaiting hearing in a legislative committee.

Two-Year Bill: A bill that did not pass out of its first policy committee before the constitutional deadline and will be carried over and acted upon when the Legislature reconvenes in the next year. If the bill does not pass its policy committee by the second year deadline, it is considered dead.

Vetoed: The Governor has rejected a bill passed by the legislature. A two-thirds vote of each house is necessary to override the veto and make the bill become law.

CSOMA Position Definitions

Oppose: CSOMA opposes.

Oppose unless amended: CSOMA opposes. If objectionable aspects of the bill are remedied, the association will remove its opposition.

Support: CSOMA supports.

Support if amended: CSOMA neither supports nor opposes. If appropriately amended, the association will support.

Evaluate: The CSOMA Board of Directors is currently evaluating this bill and has not yet taken a formal position.

Watch: CSOMA is actively watching this bill but has decided not to take a position for or against the bill at this time.


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