Welfare Budget & Bill Alerts

Document CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker 2024 05

By In CCWRO Budget Alerts 4 downloads

Download (docx, 100 KB)

CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker 2024-05.docx

Document 2024-02 CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker

By In CCWRO Budget Alerts 317 downloads

Download (docx, 94 KB)

CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker 2024-02.docx

Document 2024 May Revise CCWRO Update

By In CCWRO Budget Alerts 37 downloads

Download (docx, 110 KB)

May Revise CCWRO Update -5-10-24 (1).docx

Document 2023-11 CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker

By In CCWRO Budget Alerts 566 downloads

Download (docx, 104 KB)

CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker 2023-10.docx

Document 2023-10 CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker

By In CCWRO Budget Alerts 554 downloads

Download (docx, 85 KB)

CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker 2023-09 (1).docx

Document 2023-09 CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker

By In CCWRO Budget Alerts 867 downloads

Download (docx, 86 KB)

CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker 2023-09.docx

Document 2023-08 CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker

By In CCWRO Budget Alerts 1038 downloads

Download (docx, 87 KB)

CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker 2023-08 (1).docx

Document 2023-07 CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker

By In CCWRO Budget Alerts 1064 downloads

Download (docx, 88 KB)

CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker 2023-07.docx

Document 2023-06 CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker

By In CCWRO Budget Alerts 1074 downloads

Download (docx, 84 KB)

CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker 2023-06.docx

pdf 2023-05 CCWRO Welfare Bill & Budget Action Tracker

By In CCWRO Budget Alerts 1222 downloads

Download (pdf, 289 KB)

CCWRO Welfare Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2023-05 May 5, 2023.pdf

Document 2023-04 CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker

By In CCWRO Budget Alerts 1322 downloads

Download (docx, 81 KB)

CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker 2023-04.docx

Document 2023-03 CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker

By In CCWRO Budget Alerts 1116 downloads

Download (docx, 80 KB)

CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker 2023-03 (1).docx

Document 2023-02 CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker

By In CCWRO Budget Alerts 1089 downloads

Download (docx, 78 KB)

CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker 2023-02.docx

Document 2023-01 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker

By In CCWRO Budget Alerts 1106 downloads

Download (docx, 76 KB)

CCWRO Bill & Budget Tracker 2023-01 FINAL (2).docx

Document 2023 May Revise CCWRO Update

By In CCWRO Budget Alerts 25 downloads

Download (docx, 110 KB)

May Revise CCWRO Update -5-10-24.docx

Document 2022-07 CCWRO Welfare Bill and Budget Action Tracker

By In CCWRO Budget Alerts 1178 downloads

Download (docx, 325 KB)

2022-07 CCWRO Welfare Bill and Budget Action Tracker (1).docx

Document 2022-05 CCWRO Welfare Bill and Budget Action Tracker

By In CCWRO Budget Alerts 1295 downloads

Download (docx, 311 KB)

2022-05 CCWRO Welfare Bill and Budget Action Tracker.docx

“CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-05 June 16, 2022 [image: Shape Description automatically generated with medium confidence] Highlights of the 2022-2023 State Budget Anti-Poverty and Safety Net Investments. CalWORKs Beneficiary Impact Statement Makes historic investments to lift all CalWORKs families out of deep poverty by providing $789 million to increase CalWORKs grants. This is a major step of getting CalWORKs average grants up to 50% of the federal level, which is a very low bar for children who are poor. CalWORKs (formerly known as AFDC) monthly grants in 1970 were 90% of the federal poverty level. It should be 100% today The budget includes $150 million, beginning in 2024-25, to implement a full-pass through of child support payments to families currently and formerly receiving public assistance. It is about time that children actually experience a benefit from child support. For years most all child support paid for children was passed through to the state and federal government rather than giving it to the children. Provides $60 million one-time for administrative support for the CalFresh program and $55 million to improve eligibility services within the CalWORKs Single Allocation. Both changes will help to improve outcomes for program participants. This is another gift to counties who through the years have turned back hundreds of millions of their single allocation. Today 50 to70% of CalWORKs and CalFresh applications are denied due to failure to meet procedural requirements . The new allocation of more money come with zero accountability a gift to counties with no strings- and continue to deny applications for failure to meet the county procedural requirements over 50% of cases. Repeals the county share of a possible, but never-imposed CalWORKs federal work penalty, furthering the implementation of the CalWORKs Outcomes and Accountability Review process and improve the culture of the program. Counties have often blamed federal WPR penalties for their sanction happy WtW program. What would it be next? Several counties, like San Bernardino, Kern, Fresno, San Joaquin and Merced counties have historically had more families in sanction status compared to families participating. Counties spend less on sanctioned families, but they still get a lot of funding for families in sanction. 2022 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates April 5 and & April 19, 2022 All Support letters must be submitted here Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Jessica Langtry, Principal Consultant [email protected] Emmalynn Mathis, Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 , Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 All Support letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Lisa Calderon, Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room # 4120 Melissa Sagun Email: [email protected] Laurie Davis -Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2073 Room # 4720 Taylor Melody Email: [email protected]:[email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 6240 K. Jones Email: [email protected] Isaac G. Bryan – (R) Phone: 916-319-2054 Room # 5630 Amy Ho Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 4520 Brianna Yadon Email: [email protected] mailto: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 5740 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 6340 Jessica Rocha Email: [email protected] Christopher Ward (D) Phone: 916-319-2078 Room # 4220 Tobias Uptan-Villa Email: [email protected]:[email protected] 2022 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 1649 Quirk-Silva(D) Phone: 916-319-2065 Room # 6012 Staff: Dawn Adler Email; [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs Child Care -This bill would require the alternative payment program to reimburse childcare providers based upon the maximum certified hours of care. Held Assembly Committee on Appropriations AB 1728 Robert Rivas (D) Phone: 916-319-2030 Room # 5510 Staff: Julio Mendez Vargas Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs -This bill would exempt parents, including adoptive parents, with children under 2 years of age or younger. The parent will be notified that even though they are exempt they can volunteer to participate and will get a form to voluntarily participate in WtW. To heard on DATE: 6-27-2022, TIME: 3 pm Senate Human Services Committee AB 1803 Jones-Sawyer (D) Phone: 916-319-2059 Room # 5210 Staff: Natalia Garcia Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO Criminal Record Expengement Exempts a person who meets the criteria for a waiver of court fees and costs from being obligated to pay the filing fee for specified expungement petitions, and prohibits a court from denying expungement relief to an otherwise qualified person, and who meets the criteria, as specified, for a waiver of court fees and costs, solely on the basis that the person has not yet satisfied their restitution obligations. To heard on DATE: 6-21-2022, TIME: 9 am Senate Public Safety Committee AB 1828 – Chen (R) Phone: 916-319-2055 Room # 4620 Staff: James Malone Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require CDSS, before July 1, 2023, to submit a request to USDA, FNS to provide a waiver to exclude the basic allowance for housing provided to uniformed service members from countable income in the determination of eligibility and benefit level for purposes of receiving CalFresh benefits. To heard on DATE: 6-20-2022, TIME: 3 pm Senate Human Services Committee Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 2052 Quirk-Silva(D) Phone: 916-319-2065 Room # 6012 Staff: Dawn Adler Email; [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would aid a CalWORKs child until they compete their high school education up to the age of 20. To heard on DATE: 6-20-2022, TIME: 3 pm Senate Human Services Committee AB 2230 Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 8110 Staff: Emmanuel Aguayo Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would eliminate the once-a-year limitation for CalWORKs Homeless Assistance and issue the 16 days of homeless assistance in one payment To heard on DATE: 6-27-2022, TIME: 3 pm Senate Human Services Committee AB 2262- Calderon, (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room # 4120 SUPPORT IHSS- This bill would modify the existing IHSS annual assessment process. To heard on DATE: 6-27-2022, TIME: 3 pm Senate Human Services Committee AB 2277 – Reyes (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Room # 8210 Staff: Ivan Fernandez Email:[email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would provide that a CalWORKs beneficiary who qualifies for a Domestic Violence Waiver must be issued a waiver by the county. To heard on DATE: 6-27-2022, TIME: 3 pm Senate Human Services Committee AB 2300 Kalra (D) Phone: 916-319-2027 Room #5130 Staff: Marissa Plante [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would provide various exemptions from CalWORKs WtW participation. To heard on DATE: 6-27-2022, TIME: 3 pm Senate Human Services Committee AB 2393 Mayes (R) Phone: 916-319-2042 Room #4710 Staff: John Knobel [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO CalWORKs- This bill would provide CalWORKs beneficiaries be issued incentive award or education stipend as a tax credit if established under the Revenue and Taxation Code. Referred to Senate Appropriations AB 2810 Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2055 Room #4620 Staff: Dulce Ramirez [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would require each campus of CSU to use the FAFSA information to alert students that they may be eligible for CalFresh. To heard on DATE: 6-27-2022, TIME: 3 pm Senate Human Services Committee Senate Human Services Committee Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Bridget Hankerson, Committee Consultant – [email protected] Elizabeth Schmitt, Committee Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2022 Senate Human Services Committee June 20 and 27, 2022 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 7310 Marisol Ibarra Email: [email protected] Senator Brian Jones, (R) Vice- Chair Phone: 651-4038 Fax: 651-4938 Room # 7140 Brixton Layne Email: @sen.ca.gov Senator Dave Cortese (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 6640 Andrea Amavisca Email: [email protected] Senator Sydney Kalmager (D) Phone: 651-4030- Fax: 651-4930 Room # 6510 Kira Pegues Email: [email protected] Senator Richard Pan (D) Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # Davon Thomas Email: [email protected] 2022 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 20 – Dodd (D) Room # 6620 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Clara Vazeix [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO University of California Student Association CalFresh- This bill would provide for maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption and provide that the California Student Aid Commission will provide verification needed to qualify for CalFresh as appropriate. Referred to Assembly Rules Committee SB 364- Skinner (D) Room # 8630 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Diego Lopez [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh P-EBT Meals- The bill would require the department to seek all available funding for, and maximize participation in, the P-EBT program. The bill would also require the department to issue BOOST Nutrition EBT benefits to any child or pupil who was eligible to receive benefits under the P-EBT program, as of July 1, 2021, for the 5-month period following the end of the P-EBT program. Referred to Assembly Rules Committee SB 641 – Skinner (D) Room # 8630 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Kapril Walker [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also ask CDSS to convene a workgroup to gather data to be able to evaluate the effectiveness of availing CalFresh to students. To be Heard on June 22, 2022 1:30 pm Assembly Human Services SB 768 Glazer (D) Room 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sophia Quach [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO University of California Student Association CalFresh- This is a clean up for SB 1232. Makes some technical changes to include non-credited units, include non-profit postsecondary educational institutions and repeal SIPs for college students who are covered by SB 1232 anyhow. To be Heard on June 22, 2022 1:30 pm Assembly Human Services SB 996 – Kamlager (D) Room # 6510 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Kira Pegues Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would (1) eliminate CalWORKs assets test aligning it with CalFresh and (2) do away with the. CalWORKs 100-hour rule test. To be Heard on June 22, 2022 1:30 pm Assembly Human Services SB 950 -Archuleta (D) Room # 6720 Phone 916-651-4032 Staff: Andrew Aldama [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require the CDSS to submit a request to the United States Department of Agriculture, on or before December 31, 2023, to waive a specified federal requirement in order to exclude the basic allowance for housing for members of a uniformed service from countable income in the calculation of CalFresh eligibility. To be Heard on June 22, 2022 1:30 pm Assembly Human Services Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 1066 Hurdato (D) Room 7310 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Marisol.Ybarra [email protected] SUPPORT California Supplemental Pay for Farmworkers Pilot Project. – This bill would require the department to administer the California Supplemental Pay for Farmworkers Pilot Project, under which certain households that include a person who worked as a farmworker for the entire period beginning March 11, 2020, and ending January 1, 2022, would receive supplemental pay of $1,000 per month for 3 years. To be Heard on June 22, 2022 1:30 pm Assembly Human Services SB 1092 Hurdato (D) Room 7310 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Marisol.Ybarra [email protected] SUPPORT State Hearings- This bill require that regional center fair hearing be conducted by Department of Social Services and makes a number positive changes. To be Heard on June 22, 2022 1:30 pm Assembly Human Services SB 1083 – Nancy Skinner (D) Room 8630 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Cassidy Denny [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs Homeless Assistance – This bill would eliminate the once-a-year homeless assistance limitation and provide for 40 days temporary homeless assistance benefit. Passed the Senate Committee On Approps. And on to the Senate Floor SB 1140- Umberg (D) Room 6530 Phone 916-651-4010 Staff: Yajaira Lechuga [email protected] WCL&P CCWRO SUPPORT Public Social Services EBT Card – This bill would modify the replacement of benefits skimmed from the EBT card to avoid suffering of the beneficiaries getting their assistance an EBT card. Passed the Senate Committee On Approps. And on to the Senate Floor. SB 1300 Durazo (D) Room 7530 Phone 916-651-4024 Staff: Bethany Renfree [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would revise and expand these provisions with respect to nonminor dependents, including requiring the county, if the youth elects to remain in foster care as a nonminor dependent after attaining 18 years of age, to assist the youth in establishing continuing disability as an adult, including identifying an appropriate representative payee, which may include the youth, a trusted adult, or the county. It will also require screening for SSI. Referred to Assembly Human Services and Judiciary Committees Assembly Appropriations Committee 1021 O Street, Sacramento. CA 95814 Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Kala Tailor, Committee Secretary Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 8220 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 40 Kala Tailor, Committee Secretary Committee Members Office Suite Numbers Phone Number Fax Number Chris R. Holden (Chair) 5650 916-319-2051 916-319-2151 Frank Bigelow (Vice Chair) 4640 916-319-2005 916-319-2105 Isaac G. Bryan 5630 916-319-2054 916-319-2154 Lisa Calderon 4120 916-319-2057 916-319-2157 Wendy Carrillo 5720 916-319-2051 916-319-2151 Megan Dahle 5710 916-319-2001 916-319-2101 Laurie Davies 4720 916-319-2073 916-319-2173 Vince Fong 4630 916-319-2034 916-319-2134 Jesse Gabriel 5220 916-319-2045 916-319-2145 Eduardo Garcia 8120 916-319-2056 916-319-2156 Marc Levine 5240 916-319-2010 916-319-2110 Bill Quirk 5120 916-319-2020 916-319-2120 Robert Rivas 5110 916-319-2030 916-319-2130 Akilah Weber, M.D. 4130 916-319-2079 916-319-2179 Every Wednesday 9 a. m., Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Senate Committee on Appropriations Samantha Lui, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] mailto:[email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-05 Committee members Room # Phone Staff Staff Email Address Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 5050 916-651-4025 Ben Edelstein [email protected] Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- Chair) 3036 916-651-4036 Cynthia Bryant [email protected] Steven Bradford – (D) 2059 916-651-4035 Chase Hopkins [email protected] Brian Jones – (R) 2054 916-651-4038 Danielle Parsons [email protected] Sydney Kamlager (D) 4062 916-651-4030 Nikki Johnson [email protected] John Laird- (D) 4040 916-651-4017 Lesley Brizuela [email protected] Bob Wieckowski – (D) 4085 916-651-4010 Heather Resetarits [email protected] Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health m& Human Services Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 K. Jones [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2126 Room. #: 2111 Aaron Rice [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Room. #: 3132 Christine Rose mailto:[email protected]@asm.ca.gov James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Room. #: 4162 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Room, #: 5175 Daniel Folwarkpow [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2002 Fax: 319-2102 Room, #: 6005 Tobias Uptan-Villa [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 8230 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Joseph Shinstock [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2022 State Budget Bill for 2022-2023 AB 154 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee Sub #3 Health & Human Services Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D) Chair Phone: 651-4005 Room #: 5097 David Stammerjohan [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Room #4082 mailto:[email protected] Senator Richard Pan, (D) Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5114 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2022-2023 – AB 154 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-05 2022 Legislative Session Calendar Jan. 1\u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 3\u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R.51(a)(4)). Jan. 10\u2014Budget must be submitted by Governor (Art. IV, Sec. 12(a)). Jan. 14\u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to Fiscal Committees fiscal bills introduced in their house in 2021 (J.R. 61(b)(1)). Jan. 17\u2014Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Jan. 21\u2014Last day to submit bill requests to the Office of Legislative Counsel. Jan. 21\u2014Last day for any committee to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house in 2021 (J.R. 61(b)(2)). Jan. 31\u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in 2021 in their house (Art. IV, Sec. 10(c)), (J.R. 61(b)(3)). Feb. 18\u2014Last day for bills to be introduced (J.R. 61(b)(4)), (J.R.54(a)). Feb. 21\u2014Presidents’ Day. Apr. 1\u2014Cesar Chavez Day observed. Apr. 7\u2014Spring Recess begins upon adjournment of this day’s session (J.R. 51(b)(1)). Apr. 18\u2014Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(b)(1)). Apr. 29\u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to Fiscal Committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R.61(b)(5)). May 6\u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(6)). May 13\u2014Last day for policy committees to meet prior to May 31 (J.R.61(b)(7)). May 20\u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(8)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to May 31 (J.R. 61(b)(9)). May 23 – 27\u2014Floor Session Only. No committee, other than Conference or Rules, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(b)(10)). Monday, June 6\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 7\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, June 8\u2014Check-in Session Thursday, June 9\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. Monday, June 13\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, June 15\u2014Check-in Session Upon Call of the President pro Tempore BUDGET BILL MUST BE PASSED BY MIDNIGHT Thursday, June 16\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. Monday, June 20\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 21\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, June 22\u2014Check-in Session Thursday, June 23\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. Monday, June 27\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 28\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, June 29\u2014Check-in Session Thursday, June 30\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. LAST DAY FOR A LEGISLATIVE MEASURE TO QUALIFY FOR THE NOVEMBER 8 GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT Friday, July 1\u2014LAST DAY FOR POLICY COMMITTEES TO MEET AND REPORT BILLS SUMMER RECESS BEGINS UPON ADJOURNMENT, PROVIDED BUDGET BILL HAS BEEN PASSED Monday, August 1\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. LEGISLATURE RECONVENES Monday, August 8\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 9\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, August 10\u2014Check-in Session Thursday, August 11\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. Friday, August 12\u2014LAST DAY FOR FISCAL COMMITTEES TO MEET AND REPORT BILLS TO THE FLOOR AUGUST 15 \u2014THROUGH AUGUST 31 – FLOOR SESSION ONLY. NO COMMITTEES, OTHER THAN THE CONFERENCE OR RULES COMMITTEES, MAY MEET FOR ANY PURPOSE CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years. CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 635 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected]

Document 2022-04 CCWRO Welfare Bill and Budget Action Tracker

By In CCWRO Budget Alerts 1438 downloads

Download (docx, 209 KB)

2022-04 CCWRO Welfare Bill and Budget Action Tracker.docx

“CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-04 April 22, 2022 [image: Shape Description automatically generated with medium confidence] CalSAWS & CWDA put the California legislature on notice- No state law changes until June of 2024 – period On April 6, 2022, at an Assembly Budget Hearing CalSAWS and CWDA put the California Legislature on notice that any public social services legislative initiative enacted by the legislature cannot go into effect until June of 2024 period. CalSAWS and CWDA’s justification for this audacious demand to the State Legislature was that their resources were being used for migration. We looked at the CalSAWS hours approved by the CalSAWS Change Control Board for the first quarter of 2022 and found that this was not true. Migration initiative hours where only 9% of the total 192,368 hours approved by the CalSAWS Change Control Board, 78% of the hours were county initiatives and a meager 13% were legislative initiatives . Pretty galling. Change Control Board Meeting Actions Total Hours Migration Initiatives County Initiatives Legislative Initiatives TOTAL FOR 1ST QTR OF 2022 192,368 17,281 149,795 25,287 Percentages 9% 78% 13% 2022 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates April 5 and & April 19, 2022 All Support letters must be submitted here Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Jessica Langtry, Principal Consultant [email protected] Emmalynn Mathis, Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 , Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 All Support letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Lisa Calderon, Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room # 4120 Melissa Sagun Email: [email protected] Laurie Davis -Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2073 Room # 4720 Taylor Melody Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 6240 K. Jones Email: [email protected] Isaac G. Bryan – (R) Phone: 916-319-2054 Room # 5630 Amy Ho Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 4520 Brianna Yadon Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 5740 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 6340 Jessica Rocha Email: [email protected] Christopher Ward (D) Phone: 916-319-2078 Room # 4220 Tobias Uptan-Villa Email: [email protected] 2022 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 1649 Quirk-Silva(D) Phone: 916-319-2065 Room # 6012 Staff: Dawn Adler Email; [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs Child Care -This bill would require the alternative payment program to reimburse childcare providers based upon the maximum certified hours of care. Assembly Committee on Appropriations Suspense File May 19, 2022 AB 1728 Robert Rivas (D) Phone: 916-319-2030 Room # 5510 Staff: Julio Mendez Vargas Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs -This bill would exempt parents, including adoptive parents, with children under 3 years of age or younger. The bill would also exempt a nonbirthing parent for the first 8 weeks after the birth of their child. The parent will be notified that even though they are exempt they can volunteer to participate and will get a form to voluntarily participate in WtW. Assembly Committee on Appropriations Suspense File May 19, 2022 AB 1828 – Chen (R) Phone: 916-319-2055 Room # 4620 Staff: James Malone Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require CDSS, before July 1, 2023, to submit a request to USDA, FNS to provide a waiver to exclude the basic allowance for housing provided to uniformed service members from countable income in the determination of eligibility and benefit level for purposes of receiving CalFresh benefits. Assembly Committee on Appropriations Suspense File May 19, 2022 2052 Quirk-Silva(D) Phone: 916-319-2065 Room # 6012 Staff: Dawn Adler Email; [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would aid a CalWORKs child until they compete their high school education up to the age of 20. Assembly Approps Suspense File Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps 2230 Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 8110 Staff: Emmanuel Aguayo Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would eliminate the once-a-year limitation for CalWORKs Homeless Assistance and issue the 16 days of homeless assistance in one payment Assembly Committee on Appropriations Suspense File May 19, 2022 2262- Calderon, (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room # 4120 SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P IHSS- This bill would modify the existing IHSS annual assessment process. Assembly Committee on Appropriations Suspense File May 19, 2022 2277 – Reyes (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Room # 8210 Staff: Ivan Fernandez Email:[email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would provide that a CalWORKs beneficiary who qualifies for a Domestic Violence Waiver must be issued a waiver by the county. Assembly Committee on Appropriations Suspense File May 19, 2022 AB 2300 Kalra (D) Phone: 916-319-2027 Room #5130 Staff: Marissa Plante [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would provide various exemptions from CalWORKs WtW participation. Assembly Committee on Appropriations Suspense File May 19, 2022 AB 2393 Mayes (R) Phone: 916-319-2042 Room #4710 Staff: John Knobel [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO CalWORKs- This bill would provide CalWORKs beneficiaries be issued incentive award or education stipend as a tax credit if established under the Revenue and Taxation Code. Assembly Committee on Appropriations Suspense File May 19, 2022 AB 2491 Cervantes (D) Phone: 916-319-2055 Room #4620 Staff: Dulce Ramirez [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require college campus eating establishments to accept CalFresh EBT payments for food. Assembly Committee on Higher Education AB 2810 Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2055 Room #4620 Staff: Dulce Ramirez [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would require each campus of CSU to use the FAFSA information to alert students that they may be eligible for CalFresh. Assembly Committee on Higher Education & Human Services = Senate Human Services Committee Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Bridget Hankerson, Committee Consultant – [email protected] Elizabeth Schmitt, Committee Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2022 Senate Human Services Committee March 29, , April 5 and April 19, 2022 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 7310 Marisol Ibarra Email: [email protected] Senator Brian Jones, (R) Vice- Chair Phone: 651-4038 Fax: 651-4938 Room # 7140 Brixton Layne Email: @sen.ca.gov Senator Dave Cortese (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 6640 Andrea Amavisca Email: [email protected] Senator Sydney Kalmager (D) Phone: 651-4030- Fax: 651-4930 Room # 6510 Kira Pegues Email: [email protected] Senator Richard Pan (D) Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # Davon Thomas Email: [email protected] 2022 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 20 – Dodd (D) Room # 6620 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Clara Vazeix [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO University of California Student Association CalFresh- This bill would provide for maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption and provide that the California Student Aid Commission will provide verification needed to qualify for CalFresh as appropriate. Referred to Assembly Rules Committee Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 364- Skinner (D) Room # 8630 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Diego Lopez [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh P-EBT Meals- The bill would require the department to seek all available funding for, and maximize participation in, the P-EBT program. The bill would also require the department to issue BOOST Nutrition EBT benefits to any child or pupil who was eligible to receive benefits under the P-EBT program, as of July 1, 2021, for the 5-month period following the end of the P-EBT program. Referred to Assembly Rules Committee SB 641 – Skinner (D) Room # 8630 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Kapril Walker [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also ask CDSS to convene a workgroup to gather data to be able to evaluate the effectiveness of availing CalFresh to students. Referred to Assembly Human Committee SB 768 Glazer (D) Room 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sophia Quach [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO University of California Student Association CalFresh- This is a clean up for SB 1232. Makes some technical changes to include non-credited units, include non-profit postsecondary educational institutions and repeal SIPs for college students who are covered by SB 1232 anyhow. Referred to Assembly Human SB 996 – Kamlager (D) Room # 6510 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Kira Pegues Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would (1) eliminate CalWORKs assets test aligning it with CalFresh and (2) do away with the. CalWORKs 100-hour rule test. Senate Committee On Approps. SB 950 -Archuleta (D) Room # 6720 Phone 916-651-4032 Staff: Andrew Aldama [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require the CDSS to submit a request to the United States Department of Agriculture, on or before December 31, 2023, to waive a specified federal requirement in order to exclude the basic allowance for housing for members of a uniformed service from countable income in the calculation of CalFresh eligibility. Senate Committee On Approps. SB 1066 Hurdato (D) Room 7310 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Marisol.Ybarra [email protected] SUPPORT California Supplemental Pay for Farmworkers Pilot Project. – This bill would require the department to administer the California Supplemental Pay for Farmworkers Pilot Project, under which certain households that include a person who worked as a farmworker for the entire period beginning March 11, 2020, and ending January 1, 2022, would receive supplemental pay of $1,000 per month for 3 years. Senate Committee On Approps. Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 1092 Hurdato (D) Room 7310 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Marisol.Ybarra [email protected] SUPPORT State Hearings- This bill require that regional center fair hearing be conducted by Department of Social Services and makes a number positive changes. Senate Committee On Approps. SB 1083 – Nancy Skinner (D) Room 8630 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Cassidy Denny [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs Homeless Assistance – This bill would eliminate the once-a-year homeless assistance limitation and provide for 40 days temporary homeless assistance benefit. Senate Approps Suspense File Hearing on May 19, 2022 SB 1140- Umberg (D) Room 6530 Phone 916-651-4010 Staff: Yajaira Lechuga [email protected] WCL&P CCWRO SUPPORT Public Social Services EBT Card – This bill would modify the replacement of benefits skimmed from the EBT card to avoid suffering of the beneficiaries getting their assistance an EBT card. Senate Committee On Approps. SB 1300 Durazo (D) Room 7530 Phone 916-651-4024 Staff: Bethany Renfree [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would revise and expand these provisions with respect to nonminor dependents, including requiring the county, if the youth elects to remain in foster care as a nonminor dependent after attaining 18 years of age, to assist the youth in establishing continuing disability as an adult, including identifying an appropriate representative payee, which may include the youth, a trusted adult, or the county. It will also require screening for SSI. Referred to Senate Rules Committee Assembly Appropriations Committee 1021 O Street, Sacramento. CA 95814 Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Kala Tailor, Committee Secretary Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 8220 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 40 Kala Tailor, Committee Secretary Committee Members Office Suite Numbers Phone Number Fax Number Chris R. Holden (Chair) 5650 916-319-2051 916-319-2151 Frank Bigelow (Vice Chair) 4640 916-319-2005 916-319-2105 Isaac G. Bryan 5630 916-319-2054 916-319-2154 Lisa Calderon 4120 916-319-2057 916-319-2157 Wendy Carrillo 5720 916-319-2051 916-319-2151 Megan Dahle 5710 916-319-2001 916-319-2101 Laurie Davies 4720 916-319-2073 916-319-2173 Vince Fong 4630 916-319-2034 916-319-2134 Jesse Gabriel 5220 916-319-2045 916-319-2145 Eduardo Garcia 8120 916-319-2056 916-319-2156 Marc Levine 5240 916-319-2010 916-319-2110 Bill Quirk 5120 916-319-2020 916-319-2120 Robert Rivas 5110 916-319-2030 916-319-2130 Akilah Weber, M.D. 4130 916-319-2079 916-319-2179 Every Wednesday 9 a. m., Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Senate Committee on Appropriations 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-04 Samantha Lui, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee members Room # Phone Staff Staff Email Address Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 5050 916-651-4025 Ben Edelstein [email protected] Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- Chair) 3036 916-651-4036 Cynthia Bryant [email protected] Steven Bradford – (D) 2059 916-651-4035 Chase Hopkins [email protected] Brian Jones – (R) 2054 916-651-4038 Danielle Parsons [email protected] Sydney Kamlager (D) 4062 916-651-4030 Nikki Johnson [email protected] John Laird- (D) 4040 916-651-4017 Lesley Brizuela [email protected] Bob Wieckowski – (D) 4085 916-651-4010 Heather Resetarits [email protected] Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health m& Human Services Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 K. Jones [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2126 Room. #: 2111 Aaron Rice [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Room. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Room. #: 4162 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Room, #: 5175 Daniel Folwarkpow [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2002 Fax: 319-2102 Room, #: 6005 Tobias Uptan-Villa [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 8230 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Joseph Shinstock [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2022 State Budget Bill for 2022-2023 – AB 1624 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee Sub #3 Health & Human Services Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D) Chair Phone: 651-4005 Room #: 5097 David Stammerjohan [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Room #4082 Senator Richard Pan, (D) Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5114 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2022-2023 – SB 840 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-04 2022 Legislative Session Calendar Jan. 1\u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 3\u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R.51(a)(4)). Jan. 10\u2014Budget must be submitted by Governor (Art. IV, Sec. 12(a)). Jan. 14\u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to Fiscal Committees fiscal bills introduced in their house in 2021 (J.R. 61(b)(1)). Jan. 17\u2014Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Jan. 21\u2014Last day to submit bill requests to the Office of Legislative Counsel. Jan. 21\u2014Last day for any committee to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house in 2021 (J.R. 61(b)(2)). Jan. 31\u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in 2021 in their house (Art. IV, Sec. 10(c)), (J.R. 61(b)(3)). Feb. 18\u2014Last day for bills to be introduced (J.R. 61(b)(4)), (J.R.54(a)). Feb. 21\u2014Presidents’ Day. Apr. 1\u2014Cesar Chavez Day observed. Apr. 7\u2014Spring Recess begins upon adjournment of this day’s session (J.R. 51(b)(1)). Apr. 18\u2014Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(b)(1)). Apr. 29\u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to Fiscal Committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R.61(b)(5)). May 6\u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(6)). May 13\u2014Last day for policy committees to meet prior to May 31 (J.R.61(b)(7)). May 20\u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(8)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to May 31 (J.R. 61(b)(9)). May 23 – 27\u2014Floor Session Only. No committee, other than Conference or Rules, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(b)(10)). Monday, June 6\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 7\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, June 8\u2014Check-in Session Thursday, June 9\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. Monday, June 13\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, June 15\u2014Check-in Session Upon Call of the President pro Tempore BUDGET BILL MUST BE PASSED BY MIDNIGHT Thursday, June 16\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. Monday, June 20\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 21\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, June 22\u2014Check-in Session Thursday, June 23\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. Monday, June 27\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 28\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, June 29\u2014Check-in Session Thursday, June 30\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. LAST DAY FOR A LEGISLATIVE MEASURE TO QUALIFY FOR THE NOVEMBER 8 GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT Friday, July 1\u2014LAST DAY FOR POLICY COMMITTEES TO MEET AND REPORT BILLS SUMMER RECESS BEGINS UPON ADJOURNMENT, PROVIDED BUDGET BILL HAS BEEN PASSED Monday, August 1\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. LEGISLATURE RECONVENES Monday, August 8\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 9\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, August 10\u2014Check-in Session Thursday, August 11\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. Friday, August 12\u2014LAST DAY FOR FISCAL COMMITTEES TO MEET AND REPORT BILLS TO THE FLOOR AUGUST 15 \u2014THROUGH AUGUST 31 – FLOOR SESSION ONLY. NO COMMITTEES, OTHER THAN THE CONFERENCE OR RULES COMMITTEES, MAY MEET FOR ANY PURPOSE CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years. CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 635 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected]

pdf 2022-03 CCWRO Welfare Bill and Budget Action Tracker

By In CCWRO Budget Alerts 1301 downloads

Download (pdf, 654 KB)

2022-03 CCWRO Welfare Bill and Budget Action Tracker.pdf

” California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-03 1 Senate Committee on Human Services Senator HURTADO, Chair Date: April 19, 2022 Time:1:30 p.m. Place: 1021 O Street, Room 2200 Measure: Author: Summary: S.B.No. 950 Archuleta. CalFresh: income eligibility: basic allowance for housing. S.B.No. 973 Hertzberg. State Supplementary Program: administration. S.B.No. 996 Kamlager. CalWORKs eligibility. S.B.No. 1092 Hurtado. Developmental services: individual program plan: fair hearings. S.B.No. 1140 Umberg. Public social services: electronic benefits transfer cards. CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-03 April 11, 2022 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-03 2 2022 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates April 5 and & April 19, 2022 All Support letters must be submitted here Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Jessica Langtry, Principal Consultant [email protected] Emmalynn Mathis, Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 , Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2022 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates March 22, April 5 and April 19, 2022 All Support letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Lisa Calderon, Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room # 4120 Melissa Sagun Email: [email protected] Laurie Davis -Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2073 Room # 4720 Taylor Melody Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 6240 K. Jones Email: [email protected] Isaac G. Bryan – (R) Phone: 916-319-2054 Room # 5630 Amy Ho Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 4520 Brianna Yadon Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 5740 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 6340 Jessica Rocha Email: [email protected] Christopher Ward (D) Phone: 916-319-2078 Room # 4220 Tobias Uptan-Villa Email: [email protected] California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-03 3 2022 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Spon- sor Bill Description Next Steps AB 1649 Quirk-Silva(D) Phone: 916-319-2065 Room # 6012 Staff: Dawn Adler Email; [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs Child Care -This bill would require the alternative pay- ment program to reimburse child- care providers based upon the maximum certified hours of care. Assembly Approps Suspense File AB 1728 Robert Rivas (D) Phone: 916-319-2030 Room # 5510 Staff: Julio Mendez Vargas Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs -This bill would ex- empt parents, including adoptive parents, with children under 3 years of age or younger. The bill would also exempt a nonbirthing parent for the first 8 weeks after the birth of their child. The parent will be notified that even though they are exempt they can volunteer to participate and will get a form to voluntarily participate in WtW. Assembly Approps AB 1828 – Chen (R) Phone: 916-319-2055 Room # 4620 Staff: James Malone Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require CDSS, before July 1, 2023, to sub- mit a request to USDA, FNS to provide a waiver to exclude the basic allowance for housing pro- vided to uniformed service mem- bers from countable income in the determination of eligibility and benefit level for purposes of re- ceiving CalFresh benefits. Assembly Approps 2052 Quirk-Silva(D) Phone: 916-319-2065 Room # 6012 Staff: Dawn Adler Email; [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would aid a CalWORKs child until they com- pete their high school education up to the age of 20. Assembly Approps Suspense File California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-03 4 2230 Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 8110 Staff: Emmanuel Aguayo Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would eliminate the once-a-year limita- tion for CalWORKs Homeless As- sistance and issue the 16 days of homeless assistance in one pay- ment Assembly Approps 2262- Calderon, (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room # 4120 SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P IHSS- This bill would modify the existing IHSS annual assessment process. Assembly Approps Suspense File 2277 – Reyes (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Room # 8210 Staff: Ivan Fernandez Email:[email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would pro- vide that a CalWORKs beneficiary who qualifies for a Domestic Vio- lence Waiver must be issued a waiver by the county. Assembly Approps AB 2300 Kalra (D) Phone: 916-319-2027 Room #5130 Staff: Marissa Plante [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would pro- vide various exemptions from Cal- WORKs WtW participation. Assembly Approps AB 2393 Mayes (R) Phone: 916-319-2042 Room #4710 Staff: John Knobel [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO CalWORKs- This bill would pro- vide CalWORKs beneficiaries be issued incentive award or educa- tion stipend as a tax credit if estab- lished under the Revenue and Tax- ation Code. Assembly Approps AB 2491 Cervantes (D) Phone: 916-319-2055 Room #4620 Staff: Dulce Ramirez [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require college campus eating establish- ments to accept CalFresh EBT payments for food. Assembly Committee on Higher Education AB 2810 Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2055 Room #4620 Staff: Dulce Ramirez [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would re- quire each campus of CSU to use the FAFSA information to alert students that they may be eligible for CalFresh. Assembly Committee on Higher Education & Human Services California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-03 5 Senate Human Services Committee Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Bridget Hankerson, Committee Consultant – [email protected] Elizabeth Schmitt, Committee Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2022 Senate Human Services Committee March 29, , April 5 and April 19, 2022 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 7310 Marisol Ibarra Email: [email protected] Senator Brian Jones, (R) Vice- Chair Phone: 651-4038 Fax: 651-4938 Room # 7140 Brixton Layne Email: @sen.ca.gov Senator Dave Cortese (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 6640 Andrea Amavisca Email: [email protected] Senator Sydney Kalmager (D) Phone: 651-4030- Fax: 651-4930 Room # 6510 Kira Pegues Email: [email protected] Senator Richard Pan (D) Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # Davon Thomas Email: [email protected] AB 2865 Lee Phone: 916-319-2025 Room # 6330 Staff: Aubrey Rodriguez [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- Spot Bill California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-03 6 2022 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 20 – Dodd (D) Room # 6620 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Clara Vazeix [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO University of California Student Association CalFresh- This bill would provide for max- imizing the opportunity for students to qual- ify for CalFresh benefits student exemption and provide that the California Student Aid Commission will provide verification needed to qualify for CalFresh as appropri- ate. Referred to Assembly Rules Committee SB 364- Skinner (D) Room # 8630 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Diego Lopez [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh P-EBT Meals- The bill would re- quire the department to seek all available fund- ing for, and maximize participation in, the P- EBT program. The bill would also require the department to issue BOOST Nutrition EBT ben- efits to any child or pupil who was eligible to re- ceive benefits under the P-EBT program, as of July 1, 2021, for the 5-month period following the end of the P-EBT program. Referred to Assembly Rules Committee SB 641 – Skinner (D) Room # 8630 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Kapril Walker [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also ask CDSS to convene a workgroup to gather data to be able to evaluate the effectiveness of availing CalFresh to students. Referred to Assembly Human Committee SB 768 Glazer (D) Room 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sophia Quach [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO University of California Student Association CalFresh- This is a clean up for SB 1232. Makes some technical changes to include non-credited units, include non-profit post- secondary educational institutions and re- peal SIPs for college students who are cov- ered by SB 1232 anyhow. Referred to Assembly Human SB 996 – Kamlager (D) Room # 6510 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Kira Pegues Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would (1) eliminate CalWORKs assets test aligning it with CalFresh and (2) do away with the. CalWORKs 100-hour rule test. Senate Human Services Committee April 19, 2022 SB 950 -Archuleta (D) Room # 6720 Phone 916-651-4032 Staff: Andrew Aldama [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require the CDSS to submit a request to the United States Depart- ment of Agriculture, on or before December 31, 2023, to waive a specified federal requirement in order to exclude the basic allowance for housing for members of a uniformed service from count- able income in the calculation of CalFresh eligi- bility. Senate Human Services Committee April 19, 2022 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-03 7 SB 1066 Hurdato (D) Room 7310 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Marisol.Ybarra [email protected] SUPPORT California Supplemental Pay for Farmwork- ers Pilot Project. – This bill would require the department, commencing January 1, 2023, and subject to an appropriation by the Legislature, to administer the California Supplemental Pay for Farmworkers Pilot Project, under which certain households that include a person who worked as a farmworker for the entire period beginning March 11, 2020, and ending January 1, 2022, would receive supplemental pay of $1,000 per month for 3 years. Senate Human Services Committee April 19, 2022 SB 1092 Hurdato (D) Room 7310 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Marisol.Ybarra [email protected] SUPPORT State Hearings- This bill require that re- gional center fair hearing be conducted by Department of Social Services and makes a number positive changes. Senate Human Services Committee April 19, 2022 SB 1083 – Nancy Skinner (D) Room 8630 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Cassidy Denny [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs Homeless Assistance – This bill would eliminate the once-a-year home- less assistance limitation and provide for 40 days temporary homeless assistance benefit. Senate Approps SB 1140- Umberg (D) Room 6530 Phone 916-651-4010 Staff: Yajaira Lechuga [email protected] WCL&P CCWRO SUPPORT Public Social Services EBT Card – This bill would modify the replacement of bene- fits skimmed from the EBT card to avoid suffering of the beneficiaries getting their assistance an EBT card. Senate Human Services Committee April 19, 2022 SB 1300 Durazo (D) Room 7530 Phone 916-651-4024 Staff: Bethany Renfree [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would revise and expand these provisions with respect to nonminor de- pendents, including requiring the county, if the youth elects to remain in foster care as a nonmi- nor dependent after attaining 18 years of age, to assist the youth in establishing continuing disa- bility as an adult, including identifying an appro- priate representative payee, which may include the youth, a trusted adult, or the county. It will also require screening for SSI. Referred to Senate Rules Committee California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-03 8 Assembly Appropriations Committee 1021 O Street, Sacramento. CA 95814 Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Kala Tailor, Committee Secretary Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 8220 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 40 Kala Tailor, Committee Secretary Committee Members Office Suite Numbers Phone Number Fax Number Chris R. Holden (Chair) 5650 916-319-2051 916-319-2151 Frank Bigelow (Vice Chair) 4640 916-319-2005 916-319-2105 Isaac G. Bryan 5630 916-319-2054 916-319-2154 Lisa Calderon 4120 916-319-2057 916-319-2157 Wendy Carrillo 5720 916-319-2051 916-319-2151 Megan Dahle 5710 916-319-2001 916-319-2101 Laurie Davies 4720 916-319-2073 916-319-2173 Vince Fong 4630 916-319-2034 916-319-2134 Jesse Gabriel 5220 916-319-2045 916-319-2145 Eduardo Garcia 8120 916-319-2056 916-319-2156 Marc Levine 5240 916-319-2010 916-319-2110 Bill Quirk 5120 916-319-2020 916-319-2120 Robert Rivas 5110 916-319-2030 916-319-2130 Akilah Weber, M.D. 4130 916-319-2079 916-319-2179 Every Wednesday 9 a. m., Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-03 9 Senate Committee on Appropriations Samantha Lui, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee members Room # Phone Staff Staff Email Address Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 5050 916-651-4025 Ben Edelstein [email protected] Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- Chair) 3036 916-651-4036 Cynthia Bryant [email protected] Steven Bradford – (D) 2059 916-651-4035 Chase Hopkins [email protected] Brian Jones – (R) 2054 916-651-4038 Danielle Parsons [email protected] Sydney Kamlager (D) 4062 916-651-4030 Nikki Johnson [email protected] John Laird- (D) 4040 916-651-4017 Lesley Brizuela [email protected] Bob Wieckowski – (D) 4085 916-651-4010 Heather Resetarits [email protected] Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-03 10 Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health m& Human Services Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 K. Jones [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2126 Room. #: 2111 Aaron Rice [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Room. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Room. #: 4162 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Room, #: 5175 Daniel Folwarkpow [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2002 Fax: 319-2102 Room, #: 6005 Tobias Uptan-Villa [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 8230 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Joseph Shinstock [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2022 State Budget Bill for 2022-2023 – AB 1624 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-03 11 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee Sub #3 Health & Human Services Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D) Chair Phone: 651-4005 Room #: 5097 David Stammerjohan [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Room #4082 Senator Richard Pan, (D) Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5114 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2022-2023 – SB 840 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-03 12 Jan. 1\u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 3\u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R.51(a)(4)). Jan. 10\u2014Budget must be submitted by Governor (Art. IV, Sec. 12(a)). Jan. 14\u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to Fiscal Committees fiscal bills introduced in their house in 2021 (J.R. 61(b)(1)). Jan. 17\u2014Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Jan. 21\u2014Last day to submit bill requests to the Office of Legislative Counsel. Jan. 21\u2014Last day for any committee to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house in 2021 (J.R. 61(b)(2)). Jan. 31\u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in 2021 in their house (Art. IV, Sec. 10(c)), (J.R. 61(b)(3)). Feb. 18\u2014Last day for bills to be introduced (J.R. 61(b)(4)), (J.R.54(a)). Feb. 21\u2014Presidents’ Day. Apr. 1\u2014Cesar Chavez Day observed. Apr. 7\u2014Spring Recess begins upon adjournment of this day’s session (J.R. 51(b)(1)). Apr. 18\u2014Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(b)(1)). Apr. 29\u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to Fiscal Committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R.61(b)(5)). May 6\u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(6)). May 13\u2014Last day for policy committees to meet prior to May 31 (J.R.61(b)(7)). May 20\u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(8)). Last day for fis- cal committees to meet prior to May 31 (J.R. 61(b)(9)). May 23 – 27\u2014Floor Session Only. No committee, other than Conference or Rules, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(b)(10)). Monday, June 6\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 7\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, June 8\u2014Check-in Session Thursday, June 9\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. Monday, June 13\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, June 15\u2014Check-in Session Upon Call of the President pro Tempore BUDGET BILL MUST BE PASSED BY MID- NIGHT Thursday, June 16\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. Monday, June 20\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 21\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, June 22\u2014Check-in Session Thursday, June 23\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. Monday, June 27\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 28\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, June 29\u2014Check-in Session Thursday, June 30\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. LAST DAY FOR A LEGISLATIVE MEASURE TO QUALIFY FOR THE NOVEMBER 8 GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT Friday, July 1\u2014LAST DAY FOR POLICY COMMITTEES TO MEET AND REPORT BILLS SUMMER RECESS BEGINS UPON AD- JOURNMENT, PROVIDED BUDGET BILL HAS BEEN PASSED Monday, August 1\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. LEGISLATURE RECONVENES Monday, August 8\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 9\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, August 10\u2014Check-in Session Thursday, August 11\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. Friday, August 12\u2014LAST DAY FOR FISCAL COMMITTEES TO MEET AND REPORT BILLS TO THE FLOOR AUGUST 15 \u2014THROUGH AUGUST 31 – FLOOR SESSION ONLY. NO COMMITTEES, OTHER THAN THE CONFERENCE OR RULES COMMITTEES, MAY MEET FOR ANY PURPOSE 2022 Legislative Session Calendar California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-03 13 CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years. CCWRO provides consultation, information and rep- resentation for IOLTA qualified legal services pro- grams regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statisti- cal information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon re- quest depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and anal- ysis on the public assistance programs, including statis- tical information upon request from qualified legal ser- vices program. – Provides status information on pending state legisla- tion and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 635 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs ”

pdf 2022-02 CCWRO Welfare Bill and Budget Action Tracker

By In CCWRO Budget Alerts 1334 downloads

Download (pdf, 650 KB)

2022-02 CCWRO Welfare Bill and Budget Action Tracker.pdf

” California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-02 1 Assembly Human Services Committee DATE: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 TIME: 1:30 p.m. PLACE: State Capitol, Room 437 Measure: Author: Summary: A.B.No. 2153 Arambula. California Fruit and Vegetable Supplemental Benefits Expansion Program. A.B.No. 2259 Berman. Foster youth: substance use disorders. A.B.No. 2517 Mia Bonta. California Coordinated Neighborhood and Community Services Grant Program. A.B.No. 1828 Chen. CalFresh: income eligibility: basic allowance for housing. A.B.No. 2230 Gipson. CalWORKs: temporary shelter and permanent housing benefits. A.B.No. 2300 Kalra. CalWORKs and CalFresh: work requirements. A.B.No. 2393 Mayes. CalWORKs Educational Opportunity and Attainment Program. A.B.No. 2277 Reyes. CalWORKs: victims of abuse. A.B.No. 1728 Robert Rivas. CalWORKs: welfare-to-work: exemptions. Senate Human Services Committee DATE: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 TIME: 1:30 p.m. PLACE: 1021 O Street, Room 2200 Measure: Author: Summary: S.B.No. 1083 Skinner. CalWORKs: pregnancy and homeless assistance. 2022 Senate Human Services Committee April 5 and & April 19, 2022 2022 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates April 5 and & April 19, 2022 CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-02 March 28, 2022 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-02 2 All Support letters must be submitted here Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Jessica Langtry, Principal Consultant [email protected] Emmalynn Mathis, Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 , Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2022 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates March 22, April 5 and April 19, 2022 All Support letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Lisa Calderon, Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room # 4120 Melissa Sagun Email: [email protected] Laurie Davis -Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2073 Room # 4720 Taylor Melody Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 6240 K. Jones Email: [email protected] Isaac G. Bryan – (R) Phone: 916-319-2054 Room # 5630 Amy Ho Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 4520 Brianna Yadon Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 5740 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 6340 Jessica Rocha Email: [email protected] Christopher Ward (D) Phone: 916-319-2078 Room # 4220 Tobias Uptan-Villa Email: [email protected] California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-02 3 2022 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Spon- sor Bill Description Next Steps AB 1649 Quirk-Silva(D) Phone: 916-319-2065 Room # 6012 Staff: Dawn Adler Email; [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs Child Care -This bill would require the alternative pay- ment program to reimburse child- care providers based upon the maximum certified hours of care. Assembly Approps AB 1728 Robert Rivas (D) Phone: 916-319-2030 Room # 5510 Staff: Julio Mendez Vargas Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs -This bill would ex- empt parents, including adoptive parents, with children under 3 years of age or younger. The bill would also exempt a nonbirthing parent for the first 8 weeks after the birth of their child. The parent will be notified that even though they are exempt they can volunteer to participate and will get a form to voluntarily participate in WtW. Assembly Human Services Committee April 5, 2022 AB 1828 – Chen (R) Phone: 916-319-2055 Room # 4620 Staff: James Malone Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require CDSS, before July 1, 2023, to sub- mit a request to USDA, FNS to provide a waiver to exclude the basic allowance for housing pro- vided to uniformed service mem- bers from countable income in the determination of eligibility and benefit level for purposes of re- ceiving CalFresh benefits. Assembly Human Services Committee April 5, 2022 2052 Quirk-Silva(D) Phone: 916-319-2065 Room # 6012 Staff: Dawn Adler Email; [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would aid a CalWORKs child until they com- pete their high school education up to the age of 20. Assembly Approps California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-02 4 2230 Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 8110 Staff: Emmanuel Aguayo Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would eliminate the once-a-year limita- tion for CalWORKs Homeless As- sistance and issue the 16 days of homeless assistance in one pay- ment Assembly Human Services Committee April 5, 2022 2262- Calderon, (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room # 4120 SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P IHSS- This bill would modify the existing IHSS annual assessment process. Assembly Approps 2277 – Reyes (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Room # 8210 Staff: Ivan Fernandez Email:[email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would pro- vide that a CalWORKs beneficiary who qualifies for a Domestic Vio- lence Waiver must be issued a waiver by the county. Assembly Human Services Committee April 5, 2022 AB 2300 Kalra (D) Phone: 916-319-2027 Room #5130 Staff: Marissa Plante [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would pro- vide various exemptions from Cal- WORKs WtW participation. Assembly Human Services Committee April 5, 2022 AB 2393 Mayes (R) Phone: 916-319-2042 Room #4710 Staff: John Knobel [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would pro- vide CalWORKs beneficiaries be issued incentive award or educa- tion stipend as a tax credit if estab- lished under the Revenue and Tax- ation Code. Assembly Human Services Committee April 5, 2022 AB 2491 Cervantes (D) Phone: 916-319-2055 Room #4620 Staff: Dulce Ramirez [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require college campus eating establish- ments to accept CalFresh EBT payments for food. AB 2810 Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2055 Room #4620 Staff: Dulce Ramirez [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would re- quire each campus of CSU to use the FAFSA information to alert students that they may be eligible for CalFresh. California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-02 5 Senate Human Services Committee Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Bridget Hankerson, Committee Consultant – [email protected] Elizabeth Schmitt, Committee Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2022 Senate Human Services Committee March 29, , April 5 and April 19, 2022 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 7310 Marisol Ibarra Email: [email protected] Senator Brian Jones, (R) Vice- Chair Phone: 651-4038 Fax: 651-4938 Room # 7140 Brixton Layne Email: @sen.ca.gov Senator Dave Cortese (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 6640 Andrea Amavisca Email: [email protected] Senator Sydney Kalmager (D) Phone: 651-4030- Fax: 651-4930 Room # 6510 Kira Pegues Email: [email protected] Senator Richard Pan (D) Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # Davon Thomas Email: [email protected] AB 2865 Lee Phone: 916-319-2025 Room # 6330 Staff: Aubrey Rodriguez [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- Spot Bill California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-02 6 2022 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 20 – Dodd (D) Room # 6620 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Clara Vazeix [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO University of California Student Association CalFresh- This bill would provide for max- imizing the opportunity for students to qual- ify for CalFresh benefits student exemption and provide that the California Student Aid Commission will provide verification needed to qualify for CalFresh as appropri- ate. Referred to Assembly Rules Committee SB 364- Skinner (D) Room # 8630 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Diego Lopez [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh P-EBT Meals- The bill would re- quire the department to seek all available fund- ing for, and maximize participation in, the P- EBT program. The bill would also require the department to issue BOOST Nutrition EBT ben- efits to any child or pupil who was eligible to re- ceive benefits under the P-EBT program, as of July 1, 2021, for the 5-month period following the end of the P-EBT program. Referred to Assembly Rules Committee SB 641 – Skinner (D) Room # 8630 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Kapril Walker [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also ask CDSS to convene a workgroup to gather data to be able to evaluate the effectiveness of availing CalFresh to students. Referred to Assembly Human Committee SB 768 Glazer (D) Room 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sophia Quach [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO University of California Student Association CalFresh- This is a clean up for SB 1232. Makes some technical changes to include non-credited units, include non-profit post- secondary educational institutions and re- peal SIPs for college students who are cov- ered by SB 1232 anyhow. Referred to Assembly Human SB 996 – Kamlager (D) Room # 6510 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Kira Pegues Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would (1) eliminate CalWORKs assets test aligning it with CalFresh and (2) do away with the. CalWORKs 100-hour rule test. Referred to Senate Human Committee SB 950 -Archuleta (D) Room # 6720 Phone 916-651-4032 Staff: Andrew Aldama [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require the CDSS to submit a request to the United States Depart- ment of Agriculture, on or before December 31, 2023, to waive a specified federal requirement in order to exclude the basic allowance for housing for members of a uniformed service from count- able income in the calculation of CalFresh eligi- bility. Referred to Senate Rules Committee California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-02 7 SB 1066 Hurdato (D) Room 7310 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Marisol.Ybarra [email protected] SUPPORT California Supplemental Pay for Farmwork- ers Pilot Project. – This bill would require the department, commencing January 1, 2023, and subject to an appropriation by the Legislature, to administer the California Supplemental Pay for Farmworkers Pilot Project, under which certain households that include a person who worked as a farmworker for the entire period beginning March 11, 2020, and ending January 1, 2022, would receive supplemental pay of $1,000 per month for 3 years. Referred to Human Services Committee SB 1083 – Nancy Skinner (D) Room 8630 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Cassidy Denny [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs Homeless Assistance – This bill would eliminate the once-a-year home- less assistance limitation and provide for 40 days temporary homeless assistance benefit. Senate Human Services Committee April 5, 2022 SB 1300 Durazo (D) Room 7530 Phone 916-651-4024 Staff: Bethany Renfree [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would revise and expand these provisions with respect to nonminor de- pendents, including requiring the county, if the youth elects to remain in foster care as a nonmi- nor dependent after attaining 18 years of age, to assist the youth in establishing continuing disa- bility as an adult, including identifying an appro- priate representative payee, which may include the youth, a trusted adult, or the county. It will also require screening for SSI. Referred to Senate Rules Committee California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-02 8 Assembly Appropriations Committee 1021 O Street, Sacramento. CA 95814 Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Kala Tailor, Committee Secretary Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 8220 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 40 Kala Tailor, Committee Secretary Committee Members Office Suite Numbers Phone Number Fax Number Chris R. Holden (Chair) 5650 916-319-2051 916-319-2151 Frank Bigelow (Vice Chair) 4640 916-319-2005 916-319-2105 Isaac G. Bryan 5630 916-319-2054 916-319-2154 Lisa Calderon 4120 916-319-2057 916-319-2157 Wendy Carrillo 5720 916-319-2051 916-319-2151 Megan Dahle 5710 916-319-2001 916-319-2101 Laurie Davies 4720 916-319-2073 916-319-2173 Vince Fong 4630 916-319-2034 916-319-2134 Jesse Gabriel 5220 916-319-2045 916-319-2145 Eduardo Garcia 8120 916-319-2056 916-319-2156 Marc Levine 5240 916-319-2010 916-319-2110 Bill Quirk 5120 916-319-2020 916-319-2120 Robert Rivas 5110 916-319-2030 916-319-2130 Akilah Weber, M.D. 4130 916-319-2079 916-319-2179 Every Wednesday 9 a. m., Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-02 9 Senate Committee on Appropriations Samantha Lui, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee members Room # Phone Staff Staff Email Address Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 5050 916-651-4025 Ben Edelstein [email protected] Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- Chair) 3036 916-651-4036 Cynthia Bryant [email protected] Steven Bradford – (D) 2059 916-651-4035 Chase Hopkins [email protected] Brian Jones – (R) 2054 916-651-4038 Danielle Parsons [email protected] Sydney Kamlager (D) 4062 916-651-4030 Nikki Johnson [email protected] John Laird- (D) 4040 916-651-4017 Lesley Brizuela [email protected] Bob Wieckowski – (D) 4085 916-651-4010 Heather Resetarits [email protected] Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-02 10 Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health m& Human Services Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 K. Jones [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2126 Room. #: 2111 Aaron Rice [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Room. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Room. #: 4162 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Room, #: 5175 Daniel Folwarkpow [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2002 Fax: 319-2102 Room, #: 6005 Tobias Uptan-Villa [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 8230 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Joseph Shinstock [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2022 State Budget Bill for 2022-2023 – AB 1624 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-02 11 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee Sub #3 Health & Human Services Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D) Chair Phone: 651-4005 Room #: 5097 David Stammerjohan [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Room #4082 Senator Richard Pan, (D) Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5114 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2022-2023 – SB 840 2022 Legislative Session Calendar California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-02 12 Jan. 1\u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 3\u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R.51(a)(4)). Jan. 10\u2014Budget must be submitted by Governor (Art. IV, Sec. 12(a)). Jan. 14\u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to Fiscal Committees fiscal bills introduced in their house in 2021 (J.R. 61(b)(1)). Jan. 17\u2014Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Jan. 21\u2014Last day to submit bill requests to the Office of Legislative Counsel. Jan. 21\u2014Last day for any committee to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house in 2021 (J.R. 61(b)(2)). Jan. 31\u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in 2021 in their house (Art. IV, Sec. 10(c)), (J.R. 61(b)(3)). Feb. 18\u2014Last day for bills to be introduced (J.R. 61(b)(4)), (J.R.54(a)). Feb. 21\u2014Presidents’ Day. Apr. 1\u2014Cesar Chavez Day observed. Apr. 7\u2014Spring Recess begins upon adjournment of this day’s session (J.R. 51(b)(1)). Apr. 18\u2014Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(b)(1)). Apr. 29\u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to Fiscal Committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R.61(b)(5)). May 6\u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(6)). May 13\u2014Last day for policy committees to meet prior to May 31 (J.R.61(b)(7)). May 20\u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(8)). Last day for fis- cal committees to meet prior to May 31 (J.R. 61(b)(9)). May 23 – 27\u2014Floor Session Only. No committee, other than Conference or Rules, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(b)(10)). Monday, June 6\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 7\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, June 8\u2014Check-in Session Thursday, June 9\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. Monday, June 13\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, June 15\u2014Check-in Session Upon Call of the President pro Tempore BUDGET BILL MUST BE PASSED BY MID- NIGHT Thursday, June 16\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. Monday, June 20\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 21\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, June 22\u2014Check-in Session Thursday, June 23\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. Monday, June 27\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 28\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, June 29\u2014Check-in Session Thursday, June 30\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. LAST DAY FOR A LEGISLATIVE MEASURE TO QUALIFY FOR THE NOVEMBER 8 GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT Friday, July 1\u2014LAST DAY FOR POLICY COMMITTEES TO MEET AND REPORT BILLS SUMMER RECESS BEGINS UPON AD- JOURNMENT, PROVIDED BUDGET BILL HAS BEEN PASSED Monday, August 1\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. LEGISLATURE RECONVENES Monday, August 8\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 9\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, August 10\u2014Check-in Session Thursday, August 11\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. Friday, August 12\u2014LAST DAY FOR FISCAL COMMITTEES TO MEET AND REPORT BILLS TO THE FLOOR AUGUST 15 \u2014THROUGH AUGUST 31 – FLOOR SESSION ONLY. NO COMMITTEES, OTHER THAN THE CONFERENCE OR RULES COMMITTEES, MAY MEET FOR ANY PURPOSE California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-02 13 CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years. CCWRO provides consultation, information and rep- resentation for IOLTA qualified legal services pro- grams regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statisti- cal information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon re- quest depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and anal- ysis on the public assistance programs, including statis- tical information upon request from qualified legal ser- vices program. – Provides status information on pending state legisla- tion and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 635 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs ”