CSBA supports innovative plans that are designed to make affordable quality health care available to small business employers, their employees and dependents. We oppose government mandated health care initiatives that place undue burden on small business owners. CSBA is committed to working to find solutions for our broken health care system and educating and informing employers and employees.

Aaron Brown, Chair

2017 Legislative Bills


BillCSBA POSITIONHouse of OriginSecond HouseGovernor
AB 417/SB 258
Health coverage: small employers.
AB 595
Health care service plans: health insurers: mergers and acquisitions.
AB 909
Emergency response: public access trauma kit.
AB 989/AB 1140
Income tax: health savings accounts.
SB 199
The California Health Care Cost, Quality, and Equity Database.
SB 223
Health care language assistance services.
SB 562 (Spot Bill)
Californians For A Healthy California Act.

Bill Summaries:

  • AB417/SB258- This bill would change the name of the SHOP program to Covered California for Small Business and make related conforming changes. Support
  • AB595- his bill would require specified entities that intend to merge with, consolidate, acquire, purchase, or control, directly or indirectly, a health care service plan doing business in this state to give notice to, and secure the prior approval from, the Director of the Department of Managed Health Care. Watch
  • AB909-This bill would require the above occupied structures, including those that are owned or operated by a local government entity, and that are constructed on or after January 1, 2018, to have a trauma PAK on the premises. Oppose
  • AB989/AB1140-This bill, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2019, would allow a deduction in computing adjusted gross income in connection with health savings accounts in conformity with federal law. Support
  • SB199- Existing law requires the research to include certain topics, including, among others, identification of key data submitters and a comparative analysis of potential models used in other states.This bill would delete the above requirements and would instead require certain health care entities, including health care service plans, health insurers, and health care providers to provide specified information to the Secretary of California Health and Human Services, including, but not limited to, utilization data and health care pricing information. Support
  • SB223-For those vital documents that are not standardized but contain enrollee or insured specific information, existing law does not require a health care service plan or health insurer to translate the documents into threshold languages identified by the needs assessment, but instead requires a written notice of availability of interpretation services in threshold languages identified by the needs assessment to be included with those vital documents. This bill would also require this written notice to be made available in the top 15 languages spoken by limited-English-proficient (LEP) individuals in California identified annually by the United States Census Bureau. Oppose
  • SB562 (Spot Bill)-This bill would make findings and declarations with regard to the availability and affordability of health care coverage and would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would establish a comprehensive universal single-payer health care coverage program and a health care cost control system for the benefit of all residents of the state. Watch