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CA Assembly Declares Nation's First Transgender History Month


Bay Area lawmaker calls for hospitals to meet behavioral health staffing standards

SAN FRANCISCO – In an effort to address a growing need for mental health and addiction care, a bill was introduced on Monday in the state assembly to develop a minimum staffing requirement for behavioral health emergencies in California hospitals. 

Introduced by Assemblymember Matt Haney, D-San Francisco, Assembly Bill 1001 would reportedly ensure there is enough qualified staff available in all units of a hospital to promptly assist those experiencing mental health and addiction crises. 

New Bill to Require Hospitals to Meet Mental Health & Addiction Staffing Standards

Haney’s AB 1001 requires hospitals to have sufficient employees to respond to California’s growing mental health and addiction crisis

Sacramento – Assemblymember Matt Haney (D-San Francisco), in collaboration with the California Nurses Association, has introduced legislation that creates minimum mental health and addiction treatment staffing requirements for all hospitals in California.

Chinese Hospital CEO Dr. Jian Zhang Named Woman of the Year by California State Assembly

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — At a press conference today at Chinese Hospital, California State Assemblymember Matt Haney named Dr. Jian Zhang, the CEO of Chinese Hospital in San Francisco Woman of the Year. Haney nominated Dr. Zhang for the award in recognition of her exceptional contributions to healthcare and the Asian American community.

New Bill Protects California Workers During Mass Layoffs

AB 1356 expands and strengthens protections and notice requirements for employees impacted by recent mass layoffs

Sacramento –  In response to the thousands of California workers that have been affected by the recent crisis of mass tech layoffs, Assemblymember Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) has introduced the Protect Laid-Off Workers Act that will strengthen mass layoff protections for over 7 million California workers, including almost 2 million contract workers.

New Bill to Create State Run Pension Fund for MMA Fighters

Assemblymember Haney’s AB 1136 will require Mixed Martial Arts promoters to set aside a portion of their ticket sales for a California state run pension fund for combat sports athletes

Sacramento, CA — Today, Assemblymember Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) along with world champion Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter and Olympic medalist Ronda Rousey, announced AB 1136, the MMA Fighters Pension Fund.

Senator Caballero and Assemblymember Haney Introduce SB 225 To Acquire Affordable Homes for Low-Income Californians

SB 225 will prevent low-income families from displacement and falling into homelessness and increase the supply of affordable homes for the next 55 years.

Sacramento—Today Senator Anna M. Caballero (D-Merced) and Assemblymember Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) introduced SB 225, which creates the Community Anti-Displacement and Preservation Program (CAPP). CAPP will finance the acquisition of existing housing in order to preserve it as affordable for low-income residents.