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California health care bill for illegal immigrants on hold
Contra Costa Times

Closely watched California legislation that would extend free or low-cost health care coverage to immigrants who are in the country illegally is on hold until month’s end, when it will either be moved to the full Senate for a vote or shelved.

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday agreed to refer Senate Bill 4, among dozens of other bills, to the committee’s suspense file. That is where bills that would cost more than $50,000 in state general funds are held until they can be reviewed against the state budget.