Current Position Papers

Position Papers

NAMI California will be posting sample letters and/or position papers to assist our members with their advocacy efforts as the Legislative Committee completes its analysis of each bill.

2015-2016 Assembly Bills

AB 59 (Waldron) NAMI CA Support (Chaptered)

AB 72 (Bonta) NAMI CA Support (Enrolled)

AB 1300 (Ridley-Thomas) NAMI CA Oppose (Dead)

AB 1644 (Bonta) Support Asm. Appropriations (Dead)

AB 2246 (O’Donnell) Support Asm. Appropriations (Enrolled)

AB 2262 (Levine) Support Asm. Appropriations (Dead) 

AB 2394 (Garcia) Support Asm. Appropriations (Enrolled) 

AB 2442 (Holden) NAMI CA Support (Enrolled) 

2015-2016 Senate Bills

SB 482 (Lara) NAMI CA Support (Enrolled)

SB 877 (Pan) Support Author (Enrolled)

SB 884 (Beall) Support (Enrolled)

SB 923 (Hernandez) Asm. Health Support (Chaptered)

SB 1135 (Monning) Support (Enrolled)



Support Letter for Mental Health Parity Enforcement Budget Act (to: Budget Subcommittee)

Support Letter for the Blue Print for a Responsible Budget: Ensuring Stability and Expanding Opportunity (To: Chair, Assembly Budget Committee)

Support Letter for the Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Grant(To: Senator Steinberg)


Corrections And Law Enforcement

Use of Pepper Spray on Those Living with Mental Illnesses Who Are Inmates(To: Jeffrey Beard, Secretary, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation)


Federal Legislation

Recommendations for Improving the Mental Health and Substance Use System (U.S. Senate Finance Committee)

Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013 (H.R. 3717, Murphy)