Holly J. Mitchell's Legislation
Holly Mitchell's 2011 Legislative Package was designed with policy substance and fiscal prudence in mind. Her legislation during her first term reflects her passion for helping children and families in need, and for protecting the safety net for our most vulnerable populations.
As a freshman legislator, Assemblymember Mitchell's success is measurable. All five of her bills that were sent to the Governor's desk were signed. This is an enormous accomplishment and affirms that the Governor sees value in the ideas from which these bills originated.
In her first year, Holly joint-authored AB1111, with Assemblymember Fletcher (R-San Diego). This bill prohibits the ticketing of homeless youth for the crime of loitering. This bill was also signed by Governor Brown.
In 2012, Holly is continuing to press for the passage and signage of Caylee's Law, which would ensure missing children are reported in a timely manner. She is fighting also for sentence reform to address unsustainable mandatory minimum sentences; and is working to find ways to implement federal health reform for the people of California.
Authored by Holly J. Mitchell and Signed into Law
AB 396 - Juvenile Inmates will allow counties to seek reimbursement for medical treatment of minors who are outside of a County detention facility for more than 24-hours. This will help our beleaguered counties especially during this time of realignment. For more information, click HERE.
AB 667 - Medi–Cal: Subacute Care Program Gives doctors expanded authority to recommend juvenile patients with ongoing critical medical needs to be served by a Pediatric Subacute Program instead of at the ICU. This results in substantial cost savings, and the children benefit from being in a less-sterile, more child-friendly environment. For more information, click HERE.
AB 735 - Hiring Preferences for Interns and Students Gives hiring preference to student assistant/intern applicants within State Departments who are current or former foster children. For more information, click HERE.
AB 835 - Community Colleges: Economic and Workforce Development Program Removes administrative barriers to Secondary School Academies operating on high school or community college campuses operating Career Tech educational training programs. For more information, click HERE.
AB 989 - Mental Health: Children’s Services Requires counties to consider the mental health needs of transitional age foster youth when developing their plan for Prop 63 funds. For more information, click HERE.