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SB 672 Leno Room 5100 - (916) 651-4011

Author Staff - Tam Ma

Sponsor: San Francisco Living Wage Coalition and WCLP

This bill would require the department issue a policy to simplify the verification of earned income and dependent care.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Enacted into law. Chapter 568, Statues of 2013

SB 480 Yee Room 4074 - (916) 651-4008

Author Staff - Alicia Lewis

Sponsor: Author

This bill would restore CalWORKs, CalFresh and Medi-Cal benefits to individuals who were receiving such benefits prior to incarceration without the necessity of reapplication if otherwise eligible.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Referred to Senate Human Services

NEXT STEPS: Senate Human  Services - Two Year Bill

 

SB 346 Beall Room 2068 - (916) 651-4015

Author Staff - Kanton Stanhope

Sponsor: Santa Clara County -Michael Rattigan

(916) 447-2868, 1100 K STREET, SUITE 102, SAC.,  CA 95814

This bill would allow the county welfare department to release client confidential information without the consent of the applicant or recipient for an undefined “client centered” approach services.

CCWRO POSITION: Support if limited to health care programs

STATUS: Became law. Chapter 658, statutes of 2013

SB 283 Hancock Room 2082 - (916) 651-4024

Author Staff - Marla Cowan

Sponsor: CWDA, Drug Policy Alliance and WCLP

 

This bill would opt to provide food stamps to convicted drug felons. The bill would also provide CalWORKs to those drug felons who are complying with their probation requirements.

 

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Held in Assembly Human Services

SB 252 Liu Room 5097 - (916) 651-4025

Author Staff - Andea Lane

Sponsor: WCLP

This bill would require the department to apply for federal funding for voluntary home visiting program for low-income Californians.

This bill would also exempt pregnant CalWORKs recipients from the WtW program if the parent were participating in a home visit program.

 

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS:  Enacted into law. Chapter 563, Statues of 2013

AB 1280 John Perez Room 219 - (916) 319-2053

Author Staff - Gail Gronert

Sponsor: WCLP

This bill would make direct deposit for CalWORKs recipients more accessible.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS:  Enacted into law. Chapter 557, Statues of 2013

AB 1107 Garcia Room 5146 - (916) 319-2058

Author Staff - Robb Layne

Sponsor:  WCLP

This bill would require a statewide notice and process for assist survivors of domestic violence. The bill would also provide that a statement under penalty of perjury should be sufficient to establish eligibility for waivers under the federal domestic violence option program.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee

AB 1094 Brown Room 2196 - (916) 319-2047

Author Staff - Cody Boyles

Sponsor: CCWRO & WCLP

Current law provides a $225 disregard for disability benefits. This bill would extent the $225 disregard to veteran’s disability benefits.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Referred to Assembly Human Services

NEXT STEPS:  Enacted into law. Chapter 554, Statues of 2013

AB 814 Bradford Room 5136 - (916) 319-2047

Author Staff - Ian Blair

Sponsor: WCLP

This bill would prohibit the reduction of CalWORKs benefits when a child under is not in school. The bill would also prohibit the sanctioning of a child over 16 unless provided with an age-appropriate assessment.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Referred to Assembly Human Services

NEXT STEPS: Held in Assembly Human Services Committee

AB 419 Lowenthal Room 3152 - (916) 319-2070

Author Staff - Mary Jean Florez

Sponsor: CWDA

This bill would consider a child who is a patient in a public hospital for surgical care shall be considered temporarily absent from the home for the duration of the hospital stay.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Enacted into law. Chapter 293, Statues of 2013

AB 309 Mitchell Room 2163 - (916) 319-2054

Author Staff - Jay Jefferson

Sponsor: Author

This bill would expand the availability of expedited services CalFresh benefits to unaccompanied homeless youth.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Referred to Assembly Human Services

NEXT STEPS: Assembly Human Services

Date: 4-2-13

Time: 1:30 pm

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SB 134 Hueso Room 2054 - (916) 651-4040

Author Staff - Maria Garcia

Sponsor: WCLP

This bill would provide for treatment of housing costs for veterans to be treated the way it is treated for seniors. It would also exempt veterans from the Food Stamp Employment and Training program.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Enacted into law. Chapter 283, statutes of 2013.

AB 271 Mitchell Room 2163 - (916) 319-2054

Author Staff - Mia Orr

Sponsor: EBCL and WCLP

This bill would repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Held in Senate Appropriations Committee

AB 197 Stone Room 4164  - (916) 319-2029

Author Staff - Myesha Jackson

Sponsor: CCWRO, CWDA, California United Way & WCLP

This bill would waive the CalFresh gross income test to any person categorically eligible for CalFresh and receiving Medi-Cal.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB 74, Chapter  21, Section 13 increases the car exemption from $4,650 to $9,500.

AB 191 Bocanegra Room 4167 319-2039

Author Staff - Israel Salas

Sponsor: CFPA

This bill would waive the CalFresh gross income test to any person categorically eligible for CalFresh and receiving Medi-Cal.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Enacted into law. Chapter 669, statutes of 2013.