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Governor vetoes bill boosting mental-health parity enforcement
Sacramento Business Journal

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have given California Department of Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones authority to levy fines of up to $2,500 a day against health plans that ignore state mental-health parity laws.

Senate Bill 1046 by Democratic Sen. Jim Beall from San Jose tried to give Jones authority the California Department of Managed Health Care already has. Brown cited ongoing litigation as one reason for his veto.

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