Presentation on theme: "W EBINAR : J UNE 5, 2013 T HE ( REGULAR ) 2013 L EGISLATIVE S ESSION : R EFLECTIONS AND P ROJECTIONS Lucy Culp, American Heart Association Vic Colman,"— Presentation transcript:
W EBINAR : J UNE 5, 2013 T HE ( REGULAR ) 2013 L EGISLATIVE S ESSION : R EFLECTIONS AND P ROJECTIONS Lucy Culp, American Heart Association Vic Colman, Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition
Key Bills: Tobacco Prevention Cigar Licenses Creates loophole in Initiative 901 Licenses for cigar lounges and tobacco stores to allow non-cigarette smoking Would allow 100 lounges and 500 stores 2011 Revenue tied to tobacco prevention funding Defeated in final hours of session 2012 New polling: 71 % oppose Defeated again in the last hours of budget negotiating
Key Bills: Tobacco Prevention 2013 Introduced again HB 1750 and SB 5070 Heard and passed out of House Committee Brought to the Senate floor as a budget amendment and FAILED!
Key Bills: CPR in Schools HB 1556HB 1556 (Van De Wege): CPR & AED’s in schools Incorporates CPR training into high school health classes and provides guidance for schools to accept and properly use AED’s. Enacted and signed by the Governor! Great collaboration across public health, community organizations and first responders. One of few non-funding, education related bills that passed. Will prepare the next generation to save a life!
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K EY B ILLS : H EALTHY E ATING HB 1321 HB 1321 (Jinkins): State Agency Food and Beverage Standards COPC as lead advocacy group. Passed out of House State Government Committee for 2 nd year in a row Greater engagement by various state agencies Where do we go from here?
K EY B ILLS : A CTIVE T RANSPORTATION HB 1045 HB 1045 (Ryu): Neighborhood Safe Speeds Bicycle Alliance as lead advocate group Enacted and signed by the Governor! Great example of how state legislation can support local work Terrific local policy opportunity for local healthy community groups to lower speed limits in their cities and counties
K EY B ILLS : A CTIVE T RANSPORTATION HB 1233 HB 1233 (Jinkins): include health in the state transportation system policy goals. Transportation Choices Coalition as lead advocate group Passed House Transportation for 2 nd year in a row (with some bipartisan support) Will get pushed again next year
K EY B ILLS : C HILD C ARE HB 1784 HB 1784 (Farrell): provides for a stronger health lens in child care licensing and training. COPC as lead advocate group. March 15 th Work session in the House Early Learning & Human Services Committee Next steps: still to be determined but legislative interest is strong
K EY B UDGET “H IGHLIGHTS ”: Still to be determined
R EFLECTIONS AND P ROJECTIONS Reasons for renewed optimism about state-level work COPC lobbyist presence – Erin Dziedzic New Governor and legislators provide new opportunities for moving healthy communities policy work Active transportation strategies still seems like easier (or perhaps “less hard”) to accomplish than nutrition work. Why? Federal level still a battleground for the consistent funding of community-based prevention