AB 1787 now waiting for Gov. Brown's signature
An important Valley Fever measure, AB 1787, passed the Legislature last week with unanimous bipartisan support (72-0).
AB 1787, jointly authored by Assemblyman Vince Fong (R-Kern County) and Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Hanford), ensures consistency in the reporting of Valley Fever cases in order to have the accuracy needed to appropriately respond and provide resources where most needed.
“This is an important year for our fight against Valley Fever,” said Assemblyman Fong. “This has been a true local-state partnership that is so critical in our ongoing battle to provide the treatment and education necessary to help as many families that are suffering as result of this devastating disease.”
The concern about the lack of consistency in the reporting of Valley Fever cases to the state public health department was brought to the attention of state representatives by the Kern County Public Health Department and the Valley Fever Americas Foundation. The language in AB 1787 was crafted in coordinated with both organizations.
AB 1787 is now on the Governor’s Desk for his signature. All bills must either be signed into law or vetoed by September 30.