Alzheimer’s Tax Checkoff Extension Passes First Committee

On Monday, April 1st, AB 394 (Yamada and Grove), which would extend the voluntary tax checkoff that funds Alzheimer’s disease research, was heard in the Assembly Revenue & Taxation Committee.  The bill has already garnered bi-partisan support – 20 co-sponsors have already signed on, including 11 Republicans and 9 Democrats.  In the previous week, nearly 300 advocates emailed committee members, asking them to support this important piece of legislation.

During a brief discussion, Assembly Members Grove and Harkey both expressed their personal belief in the importance of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.  When the time came for a vote, the bill passed by a unanimous 9-0 vote.  This means that the bill will move forward in the legislative process, and will next be heard by the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

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