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Five of Senator Dahle’s bills heading to the Senate floor

SACRAMENTO, CA – Recently, several of Senator Brian Dahle’s measures, including bills to support rural healthcare and biomass energy, passed unanimously in the Senate Appropriations Committee and will move to the Senate Floor for a vote this week.

“I’d like to thank the Senate Appropriations Chair, Senator Caballero, and Committee for moving these measures forward. Each of these measures, from investing in critical access hospitals and healthcare reimbursement to biomass infrastructure, play a vital role in shaping sustainable rural communities in California,” said Dahle. “I appreciate the input from stakeholders, community leaders, and advocates who came together to get these bills before the Legislature.”

North State health care leaders have advocated for Senate Bill 1423 to support patient needs in rural areas. 

“We couldn’t be more appreciative of the support Senator Dahle and his staff have offered California Critical Access Hospitals through the introduction of SB 1423. This bill improves access to care in underserved communities by providing equitable funding that enables rural hospitals to practice the latest medical techniques in modern facilities with the highest quality providers. Restoring the financial health of Critical Access Hospitals ensures the most vulnerable communities in California will thrive for generations to come,” stated Darren Beatty, CEO of Plumas District Hospital.  

The following bills moved forward: Senate Bill 1062 (Biomass), Senate Bill 1163 (Wildlife Traffic Safety), Senate Bill 1207 (Insulation), Senate Bill 1258 (Medi-Cal Interest), and Senate Bill 1423 (Hospitals). 

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