April 19, 2018
Dear SEIU Local 121RN Member,
I went up to Sacramento yesterday to testify before the Senate Health Committee on our “Stop Repeat Offender Hospitals” bill, SB 1288.
I have some great news! » The Committee approved our bill nearly unanimously, 7 to 2! Getting through this committee was the first step to making sure this bill becomes a law.
Here’s how the committee voted…
|Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez (Chair)||Dem.||Yes|
|Senator Janet Nguyen (Vice Chair)||Rep.||No|
|Senator Connie M. Leyva (Bill Author)||Dem.||Yes|
|Senator Holly J. Mitchell||Dem.||Yes|
|Senator Bill Monning||Dem.||Yes|
|Senator Josh Newman||Dem.||Yes|
|Senator Jim Nielsen||Rep.||No|
|Senator Richard Pan||Dem.||Yes|
|Senator Richard D. Roth||Dem.||Yes|
Unfortunately, the Republican Caucus is officially against our bill. Last year, though, they supported our Whistleblower Protection bill, AB 1102.
Just as a side note, our Union Rep for West Hills hospital was telling RNs more about the bill. In the middle of their conversation, that ABC News report came on the TV in the cafeteria where they were meeting! Let’s just say “The crowd went wild!”
…and down here in SoCal, RNs “Stickered Up!” to put hospitals on alert…click here for some great photos!
Learn more about how a bill becomes a law at our Lobby & Media Training here at our Union hall on May 30th. Click here to RSVP.
Gayle Batiste, RN, CNOR
President, SEIU Local 121RN