ALERT: Effective January 1, 2018, the titles for Marriage and Family Therapist Interns, and Professional Clinical Counselor Interns will change. More Information

Pending Legislation

For further information regarding pending legislation see California's Legislative Information website, which provides the bill's language, history, status, and analysis as provided by the California State Legislature.

For further information regarding approved legislation, contact the Board or see Approved Legislation for chaptered bills.

BBS Position on Pending Bills

Detailed bill information may be found by clicking the links in the "Bill Number" column below.

Bill Number Author Title Version Board Position Status
AB 89 Levine CA Board of Psychology Psychologists: Suicide Prevention Training Introduced January 9, 2017 Neutral Pending
AB 93 Medina Board of Behavioral Sciences Marriage and Family Therapists: Clinical Social Workers: Professional Clinical Counselors: Required Experience and Supervision Amended March 21, 2017 Sponsor 2-Year Bill
AB 191 Wood CAMFT Mental Health: Involuntary Treatment Introduced January 19, 2017 Support Pending
AB 456 Thurmond Seneca/Lincoln Families Healing Arts: Associate Clinical Social Workers Amended March 27, 2017 Support Pending
AB 508 Santiago Author Health Care Practitioners: Student Loans Introduced February 13, 2017 Support Pending
AB 700 Jones-Sawyer CA Association of Alcohol & Drug Educators Public Health: Alcoholism or Drug Abuse Recovery: Substance Use Disorder Counseling Amended April 26, 2017 No Position: Amendment Requested Pending
AB 767 Quirk-Silva Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Master Business License Act Amended May 3, 2017 Support if Amended 2-Year Bill
AB 1116 Grayson CA Professional Firefighters/CA Correctional Peach Officers Assn. Peer Support and Crisis Referral Services Act Amended April 20, 2017 Support Pending
AB 1188 Nazarian CALPCC/NASW-CA Health Professions Development: Loan Repayment Amended May 26, 2017 Support Pending
AB 1372 Levine County Behavioral Health Directors Association of CA Crisis Stabilization Units: Psychiatric Patients Amended April 19, 2017 Support Pending
AB 1591 Berman CALPCC Medi-Cal: Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Centers: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Amended March 28, 2017 Support Pending
SB 27 Morrell Author Professions & Vocations: Licenses: Military Service Amended April 17, 2017 Support 2-Year Bill
SB 244 Lara Author Privacy: Agencies: Personal Information Amended May 3, 2017 Support Pending
SB 374 Newman CAMFT/NASW-CA/CA Psychiatric Assn/CA Psychological Assn. Health Insurance: Discriminatory Practices: Mental Health Amended April 3, 2017 Support Pending
SB 715 Newman Author Department of Consumer Affairs: Regulatory Boards: Removal of Board Members Amended April 25, 2017 Watch Pending
SB 762 Hernandez Author Healing Arts Licensee: License Activation Fee: Waiver Amended April 17, 2017 Oppose Unless Amended Pending
SB 800 Senate Business, Professions, & Economic Development Committee Board of Behavioral Sciences Professions and Vocations Amended June 5, 2017 Sponsor Pending