State legislative process in California, as well as many other states maintain websites that follow proposed bills throughout the legislative process. You are to locate one bill during the current academic year. Students should select a bill that has been proposed in response to a perceived public health problem and write an 8-10-page paper (1” borders, 12 pt. font) which includes the following:


•Overview of the health problem: An overview of the public health problem to be addressed. Discuss the severity of the problem and number of people affected by it and by the proposed bill. (20 points)

• Severity of the health problem: Discuss the research & the background in relation to the health problem. Is there consensus among researchers regarding its severity and how-to best deal with it? What would realistically happen if no intervention was implemented. Please make sure to cite all references to support the stated statistics and data. (10 points)

•Overview of the bill and Stakeholders: An overview of the proposed bill in terms of its specific provisions. Do not just discuss what the promoters promise and what will be accomplished. Make sure to read the fine print and see exactly what the bill will do. Describe who the stakeholders are that who are affected in any way by this bill. (10 points)

•Promises/Expected Outcomes: Who are the promoters of the bill? Describe what the promoters of the bill believe that the bill will accomplish. Make sure to discuss what specific health outcomes the promoters state will occur if the bill is passed. (10 points)

•Problems: Describe what individuals or groups are opposed to the bill and why they are opposed. Make sure to research special interest groups such as professional trade associations, industry groups, etc. to explore the types of lobbying efforts they are undertaking with respect to the bill. (15 points)

•Unintended Consequences: Describe what unintended State legislative process in California consequence(s) could arise resulting from passage of this bill. In this section you should discuss unanticipated outcomes or results that could have a negative impact (go wrong) if the bill was passed. (20 points)

•Recommendations: What is your recommendation regarding this bill. Make sure to support your opinion with facts and with reference to class readings & other references. (15 points)In addition, please make sure to follow these guidelines in writing your paper:

• Your paper should conform to APA style (if you are unfamiliar with APA consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, which is available in the bookstore or the CSUN library, or consult one of the many online APA reference guides available on the internet.

•Please make sure to carefully proofread your paper for spelling and grammatical errors prior to submission. If spelling and grammar are not your strongest skill, seek help at the CSUN Writing Center ( Keep in mind that if I am unable to understand what you are trying to communicate, I cannot award points for the various categories, above.

•Make sure to cite every source used in your paper and be sure you understand what constitutes plagiarism. If you are unclear what plagiarism is, please review:

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