Policy Action Alerts

  • Governor Signs Healthy Housing Bill AB 2362

    AB 2362, by Assemblymember Kansen Chu, was just signed by Governor Brown!  Co-sponsored by RAMP, the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO) and the Center for California Homeowner Association Law, AB 2362 is a follow up to last year’s bill that requires landlords to provide tenants notification before self-applying pesticides. AB 2362 applies the…

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  • Celebrate Healthy Housing Victories!

    Thanks to RAMP and its partners, two new healthy housing policies will reduce exposure to indoor asthma triggers, particularly in the low income communities and communities of color inequitably burdened by the disease. First, in August, Governor Brown signed SB 328, authored by Senator Ben Hueso and co-sponsored by the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers…

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  • Sign the Petition for Reducing Freight Pollution!

    Have you noticed all those semi-trucks on our highways, container ships in our ports, and rail cars on our train tracks? These vehicles are transporting everything from food and electronics to clothing and building materials across California. But, because they rely on diesel fuel, they are also producing a lot of pollution, which causes thousands…

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  • Legislative Session Closes with Wins for Asthma and Clean Environments

    Another Fall season and another California legislative session has come to a close. RAMP is proud of the advocacy work we have done with a variety of partners to improve the lives of people with asthma while making our communities healthier. RAMP supported five bills this year that were signed into law by Governor Jerry…

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  • We Need Your Voice to Support Improved Asthma Management!

    A new rule recently issued by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has exciting implications for support for asthma management. Federal Medicaid regulations now allow for preventive services — including activities like asthma education — to reimbursed and carried out out by asthma educators, healthy homes specialists, or other community health workers, so long as…

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  • Pest-Free Housing Win

    We are thrilled to report that Governor Brown signed SB 1167 into law! California landlords cited for a pest infestation are now required to not only eliminate the pest, but also remediate any structural deficiencies associated with the infestation. By connecting pest infestations to the structural conditions that contribute to infestations such as cracks and…

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  • Mixed News as Various Asthma Policies Stall or Move Forward

    Early summer is always a busy time on the funding front, and this year is no different. Policy makers at the state and federal level are considering budget proposals and legislation that can, for better or worse, impact asthma in the months and years ahead. Here’s a brief run-down on some of the latest. First…

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  • Pest-Free Housing Bill Signed into Law!

    With support from many of you, SB 488, co-sponsored by RAMP (a project of the Public Health Institute), the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, and the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers, was signed into law by Governor Brown on August 12th.  Please join RAMP in thanking Governor Brown, Senator Hueso, Assemblymember Quirk-Silva, and their staff…

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