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Health care reform special session starts
Sacramento Business Journal

California lawmakers kicked off a special session Monday to pass laws to implement federal health reform and get California ready to expand insurance coverage in 2014. The special session is expected to last a few months, running concurrently with the Legislature’s existing session and work. But bills in the special session will operate on a faster timeline. Once approved and signed by the governor, they will take effect within 90 days after the session ends, rather than waiting for enactment on Jan. 1, 2014, like most legislation.