Assembly Bill 2309 (Woodruff – 1993)
Chapter 744, Statutes of 1993 - AB 2309
Assembly Bill 2309 was introduced on March 5, 1993 by Assembly member Woodruff at the request of the Department of Health Services. (See Exhibits #1a, #3, page 2 and #5, document ARC-3) The bill affected a number of sections in the Health and Safety Code, Insurance Code and Welfare and Institutions Code relating to health insurance. (See Exhibit #1f)Assembly Bill 2309 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Health and the Senate Committee on Insurance, Claims and Corporations where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #3 and #6) The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Appropriations. (See Exhibits #4 and #2) Four amendments were made to Assembly Bill 2309. (See Exhibits #1b through #1e and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Pete Wilson signed the bill on October 2, 1993 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on October 4th as Chapter 744 of the Statutes of 1993. (See Exhibits #1f and #2)
The Office of Senate Floor Analyses prepared a Third Reading analysis of Assembly Bill 2309 as last amended on August 30, 1993 which provides this digest of its provisions:
This bill would require health insurers to permit beneficiaries to assign their rights to reimbursement. It also would update existing law pertaining to the Long Term Care Insurance Pilot Project.
(See Exhibit #9, page 1)