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AB 21

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2011-2012, 1st Special Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jun 03, 2011
  • Passed Senate Sep 02, 2011
  • Governor

Public health: managed care plan taxes.

Abstract

(1) Existing law establishes the Medi-Cal program, administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which health care services are provided to qualified, low-income persons. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid Program provisions. Under existing law, one of the methods by which Medi-Cal services are provided is pursuant to contracts with various types of managed care plans. Existing law imposes various taxes, including a tax at a specified rate on the gross premiums of an insurer, as defined, and, until July 1, 2011, on the total operating revenue, as specified, of a Medi-Cal managed care plan, as defined. Existing law continuously appropriates the revenues derived from the tax on Medi-Cal managed care plans for specified purposes. This bill would extend the imposition of the tax on the total operating revenue of Medi-Cal managed care plans until July 1, 2012, and would make other conforming changes. This bill also would authorize the Controller to loan funds in the Children's Health and Human Services Special Fund to the General Fund, as provided. By extending the imposition of a tax whose revenues are continuously appropriated, this bill would make an appropriation. (2) Existing law requires, until July 1, 2011, every return required to be filed with the Insurance Commissioner pursuant to provisions governing taxes on the total operating revenue of Medi-Cal managed care plans to be signed by the insurer or the Medi-Cal managed care plan or an executive officer of the insurer or the plan and to be made under oath or contain a written declaration that is made under penalty of perjury. This bill would instead require every return required to be filed with the Insurance Commissioner pursuant to provisions governing taxes on the total operating revenue of Medi-Cal managed care plans to be made under oath or contain a written declaration that is made under penalty of perjury until July 1, 2012. By expanding the crime of perjury, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. (3) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. (4) This bill would provide that this act would become operative only if specified events relating to the Healthy Families Program and the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board do not occur, and, if operative, would provide an exemption from the tax for Medi-Cal managed care plans if those specified events do occur. This bill would also provide that this act would become inoperative if any of its provisions are amended or repealed. (5) This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Bob Blumenfield

  • Democratic
Author

Votes


Actions


Sep 16, 2011

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 11, Statutes of 2011-12 First Extraordinary Session.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 12, 2011

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 11 a.m.

Sep 08, 2011

Assembly

Urgency clause adopted. Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 64. Noes 14. Page 320.).

Assembly

Reconsideration granted. (Page 320.)

Sep 06, 2011

Assembly

Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Ayes 48. Noes 26. Page 296.)

Assembly

Motion to reconsider made by Assembly Member Blumenfield.

Assembly

Assembly refused to concur in Senate amendments. (Ayes 53. Noes 0. Page 298.)

Sep 02, 2011

Senate

Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 34. Noes 2.).

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 7 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Sep 01, 2011

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 31, 2011

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Jun 15, 2011

Senate

Ordered to third reading.

Senate

Pursuant to Joint Rule 33.1,

Senate

Joint Rule 10.5 suspended. (Page 146.)

Senate

Withdrawn from committee.

Jun 14, 2011

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on B. & F.R.

  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Reading-1
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & F.R.

Jun 08, 2011

Senate

Referred to Com. on B. & F.R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & F.R.

Jun 06, 2011

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Jun 03, 2011

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 49. Noes 21. Page 178.)

Jun 02, 2011

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Assembly

(Page 171.)

Assembly

Ordered to second reading.

Assembly

Without reference to committee.

May 20, 2011

Assembly

From printer.

May 19, 2011

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB21 HTML
05/19/11 - Introduced PDF
06/14/11 - Amended Senate PDF
08/31/11 - Amended Senate PDF
09/08/11 - Enrolled PDF
09/16/11 - Chaptered PDF

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