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“[image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo]CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2016-03 Assembly Human Services Committee Myesha Jackson, Principle Consultant [email protected] Daphne Hunt, Committee Consultant [email protected] Irene Frausto, Committee Secretary – [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Mary Bellamy, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Kansen Chu (Chair) – (D) Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-212 Room # 5175 Robert Mason [email protected] Shannon Grove (Vice Chair) (R) Phone: 916-319-2034 Fax: 916-319-2142 Room # 4208 Olga Shilo [email protected] Ian C. Calderon (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Fax: 916-319-2157 Room # 5150 Kelsy Castillo [email protected] Patty Lopez (D) Phone: 916-319-2039 Fax: 916-319-2139 Room # 5160 Kristi Lopez [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Arianna Smith – [email protected] Brian Maienschein – (R) Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 3098 Erin Donnette [email protected] Tony Thurmond- (D) Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Sponsor & CCWRO Position Bill Description Next Steps AB 492 Gonzalez (D) Room # 6013 Tel. 916-319-2080 Staff: Andrea SanMiguel [email protected] Support CalWORKs Would require counties to issue $50 ancillary services for diapers on an EBT card. Waiting for a Hearing in Senate Human Services AB 1314 – Thurmond (D) Room # 5150 – Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Tyrone McGray [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs Child Care This is a spot bill for implementation of the new federal federal child care block grant provisions. Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services AB 1742- Stone (D) Room # 4139 – Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Gabriel Villarreal [email protected] WCLP & CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would restore the 60-month time limit. It would also increase the earned income disregard to $450 plus 70% of the reminder. Assembly Human Services March 30, 2016 1:30 p.m. Room 437 AB 1747 – Weber (D) Room # 6026 – Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Marcus McKinney [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would make food available to college students eligible for CalFresh in various ways. Assembly Human Services March 30, 2016 1:30 p.m. Room 437 AB 1770 – Alejo – (D) Room #2196 – Tel. 916–319-2030 Staff: Taco Torres [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs\/CalFresh This is a spot bill. Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services AB 1790 – Weber (D) Room # 6026 – Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Marcus McKinney [email protected] CCWRO & WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would provide that any person meeting the federal work participation rates shall not be sanctioned and shall receive supportive services. Assembly Human Services March 30, 2016 1:30 p.m. Room 437 AB 1797 Lackey (R) & Weber (D) Room # – Tel. 916- 319-2036 Staff: Antoine Hage [email protected] SUPPORT In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) This bill would require the county to give IHSS applicants a confirmation number when applying Assembly Human Services March 30, 2016 1:30 p.m. Room 437 AB 1809 – Lopez (D) Room # 5160 – Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would eliminate any asset test for the CalWORKs program. Assembly Human Services March 30, 2016 1:30 p.m. Room 437 AB 1994 – Lopez (D) Room # 5160 – Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would give any CalWORKs recipient without a high school diploma the option of enrolling in a GED program that would provide a $500 bonus for obtaining a GED Certificate similar to the CalLearn Program Assembly Human Services March 30, 2016 1:30 p.m. Room 437 Bill Sponsor & CCWRO Position Bill Description Next Steps AB 2057 – Stone (D) Room # 4139 – Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Gabriel Villarreal [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs – This is a spot bill relative to CalFresh application Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services AB 2058 – Mayes (R) Room # 3104 – Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Joshua White [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would give CalWORKs recipient a bonus for attaining a high school diploma, AA degree or a BA while receiving CalWORKS. Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services AB 2062 – Lopez (D) Room # 5160 – Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Jasmine Kullar [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT This bill would not assess an overpayment for CalWORKs for the month following the month of the change, like CalFresh. Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services AB 2151 – Chu (D) Room # 5175 – Tel. 916- 319-2025 Staff: Robert Mason [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would give a CalWORKs recipient additional money for a special diet due to a medical condition. Assembly Human Services March 30, 2016 1:30 p.m. Room 437 AB 2346 Baker (R) Room # 4153 – Tel. 916- 319-2016 Staff: Faith Lane [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT State Hearings – This bill would authorize respondents of a state hearing available electronically. Assembly Human Services March 30, 2016 1:30 p.m. Room 437 AB 2448 Burke (D) Room # 5144 – Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Allison Ruff [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would allow counties to allow WtW participants engage in pre-postsecondary educational activities before being required to attend job club that would not count against the 24-month clock. Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services AB 2608 – Chu (D) Room # 5175 – Tel. 916- 319-2025 Staff: Robert Mason [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill is a spot bill Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services AB 2631 – Santiago (D) Room # 5119 – Tel. 916- 319-2053 Staff: Jaspreet Johl [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the once-in-a-lifetime limitation for homeless assistance and provide temporary homeless assistance for 30 days. Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services Senate Human Services Committee Mareva Brown, Principle Committee Consultant [email protected] Taryn Smith, 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) 445-33105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Mike McGuire,- (D) – Chair Phone: 651-4002 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 5064 Kelly Burns [email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (R) – Vice Chair) Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 Matt. Galligher – [email protected] Senator Carol Liu – (D) Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 5097 Darcel Sanders [email protected] Senator Loni Hancock (D) Phone: 651-4009 Fax: 651-4909 Room # 2080 Marla Cowan [email protected] Senator Janet Nguyen (R) Phone: 651-4023 Fax: 651-4923 Room # 3048 Emilye Reeb [email protected] SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 23- Mitchell(D) Room # 4082 916-651-4026 Luan Huynh [email protected] EBCL and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule. Waiting for Action on the Assembly floor. Next stop. Governor’s Desk SB 876- Liu- (D) Room # 5097 916-651-4025 Darcel Sanders [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This is a homeless right bill of 2016. Waiting for a Hearing in Senate Human Services SB904- Hertzberg (D) Room # 4038 916-651-4018 Michael Bedard [email protected] CCWRO, WCLP & CAHC SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would require the State to seek available federal waivers for able-bodied adults without children. Waiting for a Hearing in Senate Human Services SB 910- Berryhill (R) Room # 4070 916-651-4006 Joe Parra [email protected] CalWORKs – Spot Bill Waiting for a Hearing in Senate Human Services SB 947- Pan (D) Room # 4070 916-651-4006 Darin Walsh [email protected] CCWRO CWDA WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would give the county the option to do electronic application interviews. Waiting for a Hearing in Senate Human Services SB 11232- Leno (D) Room # 5100 916-651-4011 Sunday Balalis [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would give the require the county to provide an adequate notice of action for any negative action resulting from a credit report. Waiting for a Hearing in Senate Human Services SB 1339- Monning (D) Room # 313 916-651-4017 Ryan Guillen [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP United Way of California SUPPORT CalWORKs\/CalFresh\/ Medi-Cal – This bill would simplify the inter-county-transfer process for CalWORKs by not requiring an interview for the transfer and assure that Medi-Cal coverage is seamless. Waiting for a Hearing in Senate Human Services SB 1373- Stone (R) Room # 4062 916-651-4028 Chris Norden [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work – This bill would require that WtW participant be issued standard payments of bus-pass for transportation and $500 a semester for college students. Participant shall have the option of claiming actual expenses if they present evidence of necessary costs. Waiting for a Hearing in Senate Human Services Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone – 916.319.2081 fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2114 Republican Consultant Julie Souliere, [email protected] 916-319-2637 Room 6027 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Jimmy Gomez – (D) (Chair) Room 2114 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Frank Bigelow – (R)(Vice Chair) Room 6027 (916) 319-2005 (916) 319-2105 Richard Bloom – (D) Room 2003 (916) 319-2050 (916) 319-2150 Susan A. Bonilla – (D) Room 4140 (916) 319-2014 (916) 319-2114 Rob Bonta – (D) Room 6005 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 Ian C. Calderon – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Ling Ling Chang- (R) Room 3149 (916) 319-2055 (916) 319-2155 Tom Daly – (D) Room 3126 (916) 319-2069 (916) 319-2169 Susan Talamantes Eggman – (D) Room 3173 (916) 319-2013 (916) 319-2113 James Gallagher – (R) Room 5128 (916) 319-2003 (916) 319-2103 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4162 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Chris R. Holden – (D) Room 319 (916) 319-2041 (916) 319-2141 Brian W. Jones – (R) Room 3141 (916) 319-2071 (916) 319-2071 Bill Quirk – (D) Room 2163 (916) 319-2020 (916) 319-2120 Donald P. Wagner – (R) Room 3098 (916) 319-2068 (916) 319-2168 Shirley N. Weber – (D) Room 6026 (916) 319-2079 (916) 319-2179 Jim Wood – (D) Room 5164 (916) 319-2002 (916) 319-2102 Senate Appropriations Committee Jolie Onodera, Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Fax 916-651-4901 Room # 2206 Republican Consultant – Shantele Denny- [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Committee Member Room Phone Fax Senator Ricardo Lara – (D) (Chair) 5050 (916) 651-4033 (916) 651-4933 Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (Vice Chair) 4048 (916) 651-4036 (916) 651-4936 Senator Jim Beall – (D) 5066 (916) 651-4015 (916) 651-4915 Senator Jerry Hill – (D) 5035 (916) 651-4013 (916) 651-4913 Senator Connie Leyva – (D) 4061 (916) 651-4020 (916) 651-4920 Senator Tony Mendoza – (D) 5061 (916) 651-4032 (916) 651-4932 Senator Jim Nielsen – (R) 2068 (916) 651-4004 (916) 651-4904 Assembly Budget Committee Sub. # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Tony Thurmond, Chair Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] Rob Bonta (D) Phone: 319-2018 Fax: 319-2118 Rm. #: 6005 Rylan Gervease [email protected] David Chiu (D) Phone: 319-2017 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Yong Salas [email protected] Shannon Grove (R) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Olga Shilo [email protected] Brian Jones (R) Phone: 319-2071 Fax: 319-2171 Rm. #: 3141 Jennifer Bell [email protected] Nicole Vasquez, Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] March 5, 2016 – CCWRO Welfare Bill and Budget Action Tracker – #2016-02 Page 11 of 13 WEDNESAY, MARCH 9, 2016 BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 1 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THURMOND, Chair 3 p.m . Room (4203) Item Description 5180 Department of Social Services IHSS & SSI MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016 ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITEE SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 1 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THURMOND, Chair 1:30 p.m. Room 127 DHCS Medi-Cal TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016 ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITEE SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 2 ON EDUCATION MCCARTY, Chair 9:00 a.m. Room 444 6980 California Student Aid Commission WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016 ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITEE SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 1 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THURMOND, Chair 3:00 p.m. Room 444 5180 Department of Social Services Poverty and Homelessness in California CalWORKs CalFresh 5175 Child Support Services WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016 ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITEE SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 1 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THURMOND, Chair 3:00 p.m. Room 444 5180 Department of Social Services Child Welfare Services & Foster Care Community Care Licensing WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016 ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITEE SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 1 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THURMOND, Chair 3:00 p.m. Room 444 0530 Health & Human Services Agency Office of Systems Integration 5180 Department of Social Services Automation Projects State Hearings April Finance Letters WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016 ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITEE SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 1 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THURMOND, Chair 3:00 p.m. Room 444 All Departments Open Issues WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016 ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITEE SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 1 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THURMOND, Chair 3:00 p.m. Room 444 All Departments Open Issues MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016 ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITEE SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 1 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THURMOND, Chair 3:00 p.m. Room 444 All Departments Open Issues Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Email Address Holly Mitchel,- (D) Chair Phone: 651-4030 Fax: 651-4930 Room #: 5080 Luan Huynh [email protected] Jeff Stone,- (R) Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room #: 4062 Hanna Marrs [email protected] Bill Monning – (D) Phone: 651-4017 Fax: 651-4917 Room #: 313 Bethany Westfall [email protected] Theresa Pena, Democratic Committee Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5019 [email protected] THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016 BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 3 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SENATOR MITCHELL, Chair 9:30 a.m. or upon adjourn. of Session Room (4203) Item Description 0530 Health & Human Services Agency Office of Systems Integration THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016 BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 3 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SENATOR MITCHELL, Chair 9:30 a.m. or upon adjourn. of Session Room (4203) 0530 Health & Human Services Agency CWS, CMIPS II and ACMS proposals 5175 Department of Child Support Services 5180 Department of Social Services CalWORKs CalFresh State Hearings Automation systems Other items THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016 BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 3 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SENATOR MITCHELL, Chair 9:30 a.m. or upon adjourn. of Session Room (4203) Item Description 4150 Department of Managed Health Care 4260 Department of Health Care Services Medi-Cal – Overview Denti-Cal Managed Risk Medical Insurance Program Other Items THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016 JOINT HEARING BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW SUBC. NO. 1 ON EDUCATION AND BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW SUB. NO. 3 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SENATORS BLOCK AND MITCHELL, Chairs 9:30 a.m. or upon adjourn. of Session Room (4203) OVERSIGHT HEARING SUBJECT: Child Care and Early Learning Item Description 5180 Department of Social Services 6100 Department of Education LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FOR 2016 REGULAR SESSION Mar. 27 \u2014Spring Recess begins at end of this day’s session (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Mar. 31 \u2014Cesar Chavez Day. Apr. 4 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(a)(2)). April 29 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to Fiscal Committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(2)). May 15 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor non fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(3)). May 22 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 8 (J.R. 61(a)(4)). May 25 \u2014Memorial Day. May 29 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(5)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 8 (J.R. 61(a)(6)). May 30 June 3 \u2014Floor Session Only. No committee may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(a)(7)). June 3 \u2014Last day for bills to be passed out of the house of origin (J.R. 61(a)(8)). June 8 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(a)(9)). June 15 \u2014Budget must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12 (c)(3)). July 4 \u2014Independence Day. July 15 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(10)). Summer Recess begins at the end of this day’s session, provided the Budget has been enacted (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 15 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 26 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills to the Floor (J.R. 61(a) (11)). Aug. 29 Sep.9\u2014Floor Session only. No committees, other than Conference Committees and Rules Committee, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sep. 2 \u2014Last day to amend bills on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(13)). Sep. 5 \u2014Labor Day. Sep. 9 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Interim Study Recess begins at the end of this day’s session (J.R. 51(a)(4)). Oct. 7 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sep. 11 and in the Governor’s possession after Sep. 11 (Art. IV, Sec. 10(b)(1)) CCWRO Services 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. – Provide 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 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate, Public Benefits Specialist Email: [email protected] Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Phone: 916-947-1037 Daphne Maclin, Attorney at Law Email: [email protected] Phone: 916-613-8586 Catherine (Mika) Takayama, Attorney at Law Email: [email protected] Phone: 510-220-7928 [bookmark: _GoBack] ”

Document 2016-02 CCWRO Bill and Budget Action Tracker

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“[image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo]CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2016-02 Assembly Human Services Committee Myesha Jackson, Principle Consultant [email protected] Daphne Hunt, Committee Consultant [email protected] Irene Frausto, Committee Secretary – [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Mary Bellamy, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Kansen Chu (Chair) – (D) Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-212 Room # 5175 Robert Mason [email protected] Shannon Grove (Vice Chair) (R) Phone: 916-319-2034 Fax: 916-319-2142 Room # 4208 Olga Shilo [email protected] Ian C. Calderon (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Fax: 916-319-2157 Room # 5150 Kelsy Castillo [email protected] Patty Lopez (D) Phone: 916-319-2039 Fax: 916-319-2139 Room # 5160 Kristi Lopez [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Arianna Smith – [email protected] Brian Maienschein – (R) Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 3098 Erin Donnette [email protected] Tony Thurmond- (D) Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Sponsor & CCWRO Position Bill Description Next Steps AB 492 Gonzalez (D) Room # 6013 Tel. 916-319-2080 Staff: Andrea SanMiguel [email protected] Support CalWORKs Would require counties to issue $50 ancillary services for diapers on an EBT card. Waiting for a Hearing in Senate Human Services AB 1314 – Thurmond (D) Room # 5150 – Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Tyrone McGray [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs Child Care This is a spot bill for implementation of the new federal federal child care block grant provisions. Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services AB 1742- Stone (D) Room # 4139 – Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Gabriel Villarreal [email protected] WCLP & CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would restore the 60-month time limit. It would also increase the earned income disregard to $450 plus 70% of the reminder. Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services AB 1747 – Weber (D) Room # 6026 – Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Marcus McKinney [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would make food available to college students eligible for CalFresh in various ways. Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services AB 1770 – Alejo – (D) Room #2196 – Tel. 916–319-2030 Staff: Taco Torres [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs\/CalFresh This is a spot bill. Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services AB 1790 – Weber (D) Room # 6026 – Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Marcus McKinney [email protected] CCWRO & WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would provide that any person meeting the federal work participation rates shall not be sanctioned and shall receive supportive services. Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services AB 1797 Lackey (R) & Weber (D) Room # – Tel. 916- 319-2036 Staff: Antoine Hage [email protected] SUPPORT In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) This bill would require the county to give IHSS applicants a confirmation number when applying Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services AB 1809 – Lopez (D) Room # 5160 – Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would eliminate any asset test for the CalWORKs program. Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services AB 1994 – Lopez (D) Room # 5160 – Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would give any CalWORKs recipient without a high school diploma the option of enrolling in a GED program that would provide bonuses for making satisfactory progress and for obtaining a GED similar to the CalLearn Program Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services Bill Sponsor & CCWRO Position Bill Description Next Steps AB 2057 – Stone (D) Room # 4139 – Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Gabriel Villarreal [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs – This is a spot bill relative to CalFresh application Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services AB 2058 – Mayes (R) Room # 3104 – Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Joshua White [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would give CalWORKs recipient a bonus for attaining a high school diploma, AA degree or a BA while receiving CalWORKS. Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services AB 2062 – Lopez (D) Room # 5160 – Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Jasmine Kullar [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT This bill would not assess an overpayment for CalWORKs for the month following the month of the change, like CalFresh. Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services AB 2151 – Chu (D) Room # 5175 – Tel. 916- 319-2025 Staff: Robert Mason [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would give a CalWORKs recipient additional money for a special diet due to a medical condition. Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services AB 2346 Baker (R) Room # 4153 – Tel. 916- 319-2016 Staff: Faith Lane [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT State Hearings – This bill would authorize respondents of a state hearing available electronically. Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services AB 2448 Burke (D) Room # 5144 – Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Allison Ruff [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would allow counties to allow WtW participants engage in pre-postsecondary educational activities before being required to attend job club that would not count against the 24-month clock. Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services AB 2608 – Chu (D) Room # 5175 – Tel. 916- 319-2025 Staff: Robert Mason [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill is a spot bill Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services AB 2631 – Santiago (D) Room # 5119 – Tel. 916- 319-2053 Staff: Jaspreet Johl [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the once-in-a-lifetime limitation for homeless assistance and provide temporary homeless assistance for 30 days. Waiting for a Hearing in Assembly Human Services Senate Human Services Committee Mareva Brown, Principle Committee Consultant [email protected] Taryn Smith, 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) 445-33105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Mike McGuire,- (D) – Chair Phone: 651-4002 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 5064 Kelly Burns [email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (R) – Vice Chair) Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 Matt. Galligher – [email protected] Senator Carol Liu – (D) Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 5097 Darcel Sanders [email protected] Senator Loni Hancock (D) Phone: 651-4009 Fax: 651-4909 Room # 2080 Marla Cowan [email protected] Senator Janet Nguyen (R) Phone: 651-4023 Fax: 651-4923 Room # 3048 Emilye Reeb [email protected] SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 23- Mitchell(D) Room # 4082 916-651-4026 Luan Huynh [email protected] EBCL and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule. Got out of Assembly Appropriations. Waiting for Action on the Assembly floor. SB 876- Liu- (D) Room # 5097 916-651-4025 Darcel Sanders [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This is a homeless right bill of 2016. Waiting for a Hearing in Senate Human Services SB904- Hertzberg (D) Room # 4038 916-651-4018 Michael Bedard [email protected] CCWRO, WCLP & CAHC SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would require the State to seek available federal waivers for able-bodied adults without children. Waiting for a Hearing in Senate Human Services SB 910- Berryhill (R) Room # 4070 916-651-4006 Joe Parra [email protected] CalWORKs – Spot Bill Waiting for a Hearing in Senate Human Services SB 947- Pan (D) Room # 4070 916-651-4006 Darin Walsh [email protected] CCWRO CWDA WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would give the county the option to do electronic application interviews. Waiting for a Hearing in Senate Human Services SB 11232- Leno (D) Room # 5100 916-651-4011 Sunday Balalis [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would give the require the county to provide an adequate notice of action for any negative action resulting from a credit report. Waiting for a Hearing in Senate Human Services SB 1339- Monning (D) Room # 313 916-651-4017 Ryan Guillen [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP United Way of California SUPPORT CalWORKs\/CalFresh\/ Medi-Cal – This bill would simplify the inter-county-transfer process for CalWORKs by not requiring an interview for the transfer and assure that Medi-Cal coverage is seamless. Waiting for a Hearing in Senate Human Services SB 1373- Stone (R) Room # 4062 916-651-4028 Chris Norden [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT [bookmark: _GoBack]CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work – This bill would require that WtW participant be issued standard payments of bus-pass for transportation and $500 a semester for college students. Participant shall have the option of claiming actual expenses if they present evidence of necessary costs. Waiting for a Hearing in Senate Human Services Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone – 916.319.2081 fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2114 Republican Consultant Julie Souliere, [email protected] 916-319-2637 Room 6027 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Jimmy Gomez – (D) (Chair) Room 2114 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Frank Bigelow – (R)(Vice Chair) Room 6027 (916) 319-2005 (916) 319-2105 Richard Bloom – (D) Room 2003 (916) 319-2050 (916) 319-2150 Susan A. Bonilla – (D) Room 4140 (916) 319-2014 (916) 319-2114 Rob Bonta – (D) Room 6005 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 Ian C. Calderon – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Ling Ling Chang- (R) Room 3149 (916) 319-2055 (916) 319-2155 Tom Daly – (D) Room 3126 (916) 319-2069 (916) 319-2169 Susan Talamantes Eggman – (D) Room 3173 (916) 319-2013 (916) 319-2113 James Gallagher – (R) Room 5128 (916) 319-2003 (916) 319-2103 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4162 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Chris R. Holden – (D) Room 319 (916) 319-2041 (916) 319-2141 Brian W. Jones – (R) Room 3141 (916) 319-2071 (916) 319-2071 Bill Quirk – (D) Room 2163 (916) 319-2020 (916) 319-2120 Donald P. Wagner – (R) Room 3098 (916) 319-2068 (916) 319-2168 Shirley N. Weber – (D) Room 6026 (916) 319-2079 (916) 319-2179 Jim Wood – (D) Room 5164 (916) 319-2002 (916) 319-2102 Senate Appropriations Committee Jolie Onodera, Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Fax 916-651-4901 Room # 2206 Republican Consultant – Shantele Denny- [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Committee Member Room Phone Fax Senator Ricardo Lara – (D) (Chair) 5050 (916) 651-4033 (916) 651-4933 Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (Vice Chair) 4048 (916) 651-4036 (916) 651-4936 Senator Jim Beall – (D) 5066 (916) 651-4015 (916) 651-4915 Senator Jerry Hill – (D) 5035 (916) 651-4013 (916) 651-4913 Senator Connie Leyva – (D) 4061 (916) 651-4020 (916) 651-4920 Senator Tony Mendoza – (D) 5061 (916) 651-4032 (916) 651-4932 Senator Jim Nielsen – (R) 2068 (916) 651-4004 (916) 651-4904 Assembly Budget Committee Sub. # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Tony Thurmond, Chair Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] Rob Bonta (D) Phone: 319-2018 Fax: 319-2118 Rm. #: 6005 Rylan Gervease [email protected] David Chiu (D) Phone: 319-2017 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Yong Salas [email protected] Shannon Grove (R) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Olga Shilo [email protected] Brian Jones (R) Phone: 319-2071 Fax: 319-2171 Rm. #: 3141 Jennifer Bell [email protected] Nicole Vasquez, Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] February 22, 2016 – CCWRO Welfare Bill and Budget Action Tracker – #2016-02 Page 4 of 12 WEDNESAY, MARCH 9, 2016 BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 1 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THURMOND, Chair 3 p.m . Room (4203) Item Description 5180 Department of Social Services IHSS & SSI MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016 ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITEE SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 1 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THURMOND, Chair 1:30 p.m. Room 127 DHCS Medi-Cal TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016 ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITEE SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 2 ON EDUCATION MCCARTY, Chair 9:00 a.m. Room 444 6980 California Student Aid Commission WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016 ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITEE SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 1 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THURMOND, Chair 3:00 p.m. Room 444 5180 Department of Social Services Poverty and Homelessness in California CalWORKs CalFresh 5175 Child Support Services WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016 ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITEE SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 1 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THURMOND, Chair 3:00 p.m. Room 444 5180 Department of Social Services Child Welfare Services & Foster Care Community Care Licensing WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016 ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITEE SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 1 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THURMOND, Chair 3:00 p.m. Room 444 0530 Health & Human Services Agency Office of Systems Integration 5180 Department of Social Services Automation Projects State Hearings April Finance Letters WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016 ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITEE SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 1 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THURMOND, Chair 3:00 p.m. Room 444 All Departments Open Issues WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016 ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITEE SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 1 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THURMOND, Chair 3:00 p.m. Room 444 All Departments Open Issues MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016 ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITEE SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 1 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THURMOND, Chair 3:00 p.m. Room 444 All Departments Open Issues Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Email Address Holly Mitchel,- (D) Chair Phone: 651-4030 Fax: 651-4930 Room #: 5080 Luan Huynh [email protected] Jeff Stone,- (R) Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room #: 4062 Hanna Marrs [email protected] Bill Monning – (D) Phone: 651-4017 Fax: 651-4917 Room #: 313 Bethany Westfall [email protected] Theresa Pena, Democratic Committee Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5019 [email protected] THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016 BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 3 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SENATOR MITCHELL, Chair 9:30 a.m. or upon adjourn. of Session Room (4203) Item Description 0530 Health & Human Services Agency Office of Systems Integration THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016 BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 3 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SENATOR MITCHELL, Chair 9:30 a.m. or upon adjourn. of Session Room (4203) 0530 Health & Human Services Agency CWS, CMIPS II and ACMS proposals 5175 Department of Child Support Services 5180 Department of Social Services CalWORKs CalFresh State Hearings Automation systems Other items THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016 BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 3 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SENATOR MITCHELL, Chair 9:30 a.m. or upon adjourn. of Session Room (4203) Item Description 4150 Department of Managed Health Care 4260 Department of Health Care Services Medi-Cal – Overview Denti-Cal Managed Risk Medical Insurance Program Other Items THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016 JOINT HEARING BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW SUBC. NO. 1 ON EDUCATION AND BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW SUB. NO. 3 ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SENATORS BLOCK AND MITCHELL, Chairs 9:30 a.m. or upon adjourn. of Session Room (4203) OVERSIGHT HEARING SUBJECT: Child Care and Early Learning Item Description 5180 Department of Social Services 6100 Department of Education LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FOR 2016 REGULAR SESSION Mar. 27 \u2014Spring Recess begins at end of this day’s session (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Mar. 31 \u2014Cesar Chavez Day. Apr. 4 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(a)(2)). April 29 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to Fiscal Committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(2)). May 15 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor non fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(3)). May 22 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 8 (J.R. 61(a)(4)). May 25 \u2014Memorial Day. May 29 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(5)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 8 (J.R. 61(a)(6)). May 30 June 3 \u2014Floor Session Only. No committee may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(a)(7)). June 3 \u2014Last day for bills to be passed out of the house of origin (J.R. 61(a)(8)). June 8 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(a)(9)). June 15 \u2014Budget must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12 (c)(3)). July 4 \u2014Independence Day. July 15 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(10)). Summer Recess begins at the end of this day’s session, provided the Budget has been enacted (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 15 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 26 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills to the Floor (J.R. 61(a) (11)). Aug. 29 Sep.9\u2014Floor Session only. No committees, other than Conference Committees and Rules Committee, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sep. 2 \u2014Last day to amend bills on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(13)). Sep. 5 \u2014Labor Day. Sep. 9 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Interim Study Recess begins at the end of this day’s session (J.R. 51(a)(4)). Oct. 7 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sep. 11 and in the Governor’s possession after Sep. 11 (Art. IV, Sec. 10(b)(1)) CCWRO Services 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. – Provide 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 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate, Public Benefits Specialist Email: [email protected] Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Phone: 916-947-1037 ”

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“[bookmark: _GoBack] CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2016-01 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] January 20, 2015 Highlights of the Week The Governor releases his 2016-2017 State Budget. Budget Highlights: California will continue to lead the Nation in Child Poverty; The average grant for a family of three will be reduced by 3% – from $507 a month down to $497; Over $2 billion out of the available $6.7 billion for CalWORKs will be REDIRECTED from the CalWORKs program and used for people who do not CalWORKs eligibility requirements titled CalWORKs Contribution to the General Fund . Only 30% of the case will be aided for the number of persons in the family. 70% of the caseload will endure penalties and sanctions, such WtW sanctions, Maximum Family Grant Penalties, vaccination penalties, time clock penalties and a host of other sanctions and penalties that have infested California’s welfare laws. Budget hearings scheduled for January 19 and 20th, 2016. See page 6 for detailed ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Consultants: Myesha Jackson, Principal Consultant [email protected] Committee Secretary: Irene Frausto [email protected] Phone 916-319-2089 Fax 916-319-2189 1020 N Street, Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Republican Consultant: Mary Bellamy [email protected] Phone 916-319-3900 Fax 916-319- 3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Kansen Chu (Chair) Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Florence Bernal [email protected] Shannon Grove (Vice-Chair) Phone: 916-319-2042 Fax: 916-319-2142 Room # 4144 Olga [email protected] Ian C. Calderon Phone: 916-319-2057 Fax: 916-319-2157 Room # 5150 Kelsy Castillo [email protected] Patty Lopez Phone: 916-319-2039 Fax: 916-319-2139 Room # 5160 Kristi Lopez [email protected] Mark Stone Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Arianna Smith – [email protected] Brian Maienschein Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 3098 Erin Donnette [email protected] Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] AB 492 Gonzalez Room # 6013 – 319-2080 Staff: Andrea Sanmiguel [email protected] Support if Amended to Make Vouchers County Option CalWORKs Would require counties to issue $50 ancillary services for diapers in the form of voucher. Assembly Human Services Committee Two-Year bill 2 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 23- Mitchell * Room # 4082 916-651-4026 Elise Gyore [email protected] EBCL and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule. Got out of Assembly Appropriations. Waiting for Action on the Assembly floor. SB 157- Huff Room # 3063 916-651-4029 Debra Gonzales [email protected] Author Spot Bill Rules Committee 2015-2016 Appropriations Committees Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone – 916.319.2081 fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2114 Republican Consultant Julie Souliere, [email protected] 916-319-2637 Room 6027 – Senate Appropriations Committee Jolie Onodera, Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone 916.319.2081 Fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2206 Republican Consultant – Shantele Denny- [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 13 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2016 01 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 13 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] 3[image: ] 2015-2016 Budget Committees Assembly Budget Committee Sub. # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] Rob Bonta (D) Phone: 319-2018 Fax: 319-2118 Rm. #: 6005 Rylan Gervease [email protected] David Chiu (D) Phone: 319-2017 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Yong Salas [email protected] Shannon Grove(R) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Robert Smith [email protected] Brian Jones (R) Phone: 319-2071 Fax: 319-2171 Rm. #: 3141 Jennifer Bell [email protected] Nicole Vasquez, Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016 Budget WEBER, Chair 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 4202 ( Listen to this hearing ) Committees: Budget Show Details 4 Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Email Address Holly Mitchel, Chair Phone: 651-4030 Fax: 651-4930 Room #: 5080 Elise Gyore [email protected] Jeff Stone Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room #: 4062 Hanna Marrs [email protected] Bill Monning Phone: 651-4017 Fax: 651-4917 Room #: 313 Bethany Westfall [email protected] Samantha Lui, Committee Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5019 [email protected] Senate Budget Committee Hearing Agenda January 19, 2016 11:00 a.m. Room 4203 Overview of the Governor’s 2016-17 Proposed Budget I. Presentations by: Keely Bosler, Chief Deputy Director, Budget Department of Finance Mac Taylor, Legislative Analyst Legislative Analyst’s Office II. II. Public Comment 5 TENTATIVE SENATE CALENDAR 2016 REGULAR SESSION 2016 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 4 \u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(1)). Jan. 8 \u2014Budget must be submitted by Governor (Art. IV, Sec. 12(a)). Jan. 18 \u2014Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Jan. 29 \u2014Last day to submit bill requests to the Office of Legislative Counsel. Feb. 15 \u2014Presidents’ Day. Feb. 26 \u2014Last day for bills to be introduced (J.R. 61(a)(1)), (J.R. 54(a)). Mar. 27 \u2014Spring Recess begins at end of this day’s session (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Mar. 31 \u2014Cesar Chavez Day. Apr. 4 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(a)(2)). April 29 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to Fiscal Committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(2)). May 15 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor non fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(3)). May 22 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 8 (J.R. 61(a)(4)). May 25 \u2014Memorial Day. May 29 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(5)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 8 (J.R. 61(a)(6)). May 30 June 3 \u2014Floor Session Only. No committee may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(a)(7)). June 3 \u2014Last day for bills to be passed out of the house of origin (J.R. 61(a)(8)). June 8 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(a)(9)). June 15 \u2014Budget must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12 (c)(3)). July 4 \u2014Independence Day. July 15 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(10)). Summer Recess begins at the end of this day’s session, provided the Budget has been enacted (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 15 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 26 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills to the Floor (J.R. 61(a) (11)). Aug. 29 Sep.9\u2014Floor Session only. No committees, other than Conference Committees and Rules Committee, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sep. 2 \u2014Last day to amend bills on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(13)). Sep. 5 \u2014Labor Day. Sep. 9 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Interim Study Recess begins at the end of this day’s session (J.R. 51(a)(4)). Oct. 7 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sep. 11 and in the Governor’s possession after Sep. 11 (Art. IV, Sec. 10(b)(1)) 6 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.About CCWRO 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. – Provide 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 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate, Public Benefits Specialist Email: [email protected] Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Phone: 916-947-1037 CCWRO SERVICE PROMISE: Any call to our cell numbers will be returned within 24 hour7 ”

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” CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 13 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Consultants: Myesha Jackson, Principal Consultant [email protected] Committee Secretary: Irene Frausto [email protected] Phone 916-\u00ad319-\u00ad2089 Fax 916-\u00ad319-\u00ad2189 1020 N Street, Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Republican Consultant: Mary Bellamy [email protected] Phone 916-\u00ad319-\u00ad3900 Fax 916-\u00ad319-\u00ad 3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Kansen Chu (Chair) Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Florence Bernal [email protected] Chad Mayes (Vice Chair) Phone: 916-319-2042 Fax: 916-319-2142 Room # 4144 Joshua White [email protected] Ian C. Calderon Phone: 916-319-2057 Fax: 916-319-2157 Room # 5150 Kelsy Castillo [email protected] Patty Lopez Phone: 916-319-2039 Fax: 916-319-2139 Room # 5160 Kristi Lopez [email protected] Mark Stone Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Arianna Smith – [email protected] Brian Maienschein Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 3098 Natalie Buchbinder [email protected] Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2015-13 October 15, 2015 1 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 13 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] Bill No. Sponsor & Position Bill Description Bill Status Next Steps AB 294- Lackey *Room # 2114 – 319-2036 Staff: Tim Townsend [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Health & Human Services Program – Re- quires all Health & Human Services pro- gram state plans and waivers to be placed on the front page of the applicable depart- ment web pages. Signed into law Chapter 296, Statutes of 2015. AB 371- Mullin Room #3160 – 916-319-2022 Staff: Elena Santamaria [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs -This would repeal the 100- hour rule and simplify CalWORKs eligibil- ity by eliminating the deprivation factor of eligibility. Vetoed by the Governor. AB 376 – Lopez *Room # 5160 – 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs -This bill would allow the county to request proof of immunization from a CalWORKs applicant or recipient only if the statewide immunization registry does not have verification of immunization. Vetoed by the Governor. AB 433 – Chu Room # 5175 – 319-2025 Staff: Myesha Jackson [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to provide a griev- ing period and appropriate referrals to ser- vices when a CalWORKs recipient miscar- ries or when a child in the home of a Cal- WORKs recipient dies, without interruption of services. Signed into law Chapter 514, Statutes of 2015. AB 492 Gonzalez Room # 6013 – 319-2080 Staff: Andrea Sanmiguel [email protected] Support if Amended to Make Vouchers County Option CalWORKs Would require counties to issue $50 ancillary services for diapers in the form of voucher. Assembly Human Services Committee Two-Year bill AB 702- Maienschein * Room # 4139 – 319-2077 Staff: Natalie Buchbinder [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP & San Diego Anti-Hunger Coalition SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would delete the re- quirement that the 16 days of temporary homeless assistance be limited to 16 con- secutive days and allow recipients to have a choice of when they can use it. Held in Senate Appropriations AB 743 – Eggman * Room # 3173 – 319-2013 Staff: Mayte Sanchez [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would exempt veter- an educational benefits as income for Cal- WORKs and require that the county adopt the satisfactory progress definition of the secondary educational institution that the participant is attending. Held in Senate Appropriations 2 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 13 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] AB 357- Chiu Room #2196 – 916-319-2017 SUPPORT CalWORKs\/CalFresh This bill would provide that employed recipient of public benefits would not be penalized for taking time off to meet and provide information to the county welfare department. Held on Assembly floor- two-year bill SENATE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Staff: Consultants: Mareva Brown ([email protected], Sara Rogers ([email protected] Assistant: Mark Teemer Jr. ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 327-9478 1020 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Room 521 Republican Consultant Joe Parra ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1501 Fax: (916) 445-3105 1020 N. Street, Sacramento Room 234 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Mike McGuire, Chair Phone: 651-4002 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 5064 Kelly Burns [email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (Vice Chair) Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 Matt. Galligher – [email protected] Senator Carol Liu,Chair Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 5097 Darcel Sanders [email protected] Senator Loni Hancock Phone: 651-4009 Fax: 651-4909 Room # 2080 Marla Cowan [email protected] Senator Janet Nguyen Phone: 651-4023 Fax: 651-4923 Room # 3048 Emilye Reeb [email protected] 3 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 13 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 23- Mitchell * Room # 4082 916-651-4026 Elise Gyore [email protected] EBCL and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule. Got out of Assembly Appropriations. Waiting for Action on the Assem- bly floor. SB 157- Huff Room # 3063 916-651-4029 Debra Gonzales [email protected] Author Spot Bill Rules Committee SB 297- McGuire Room # 5064 916-651-4002 Mareva Brown [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would modernize the California safety net programs application process by making the system more ef- fective and efficient. Held in Senate Appropriations SB 306- Hertzberg * Room # 4038 916-651-4018 Michael Bedard [email protected] CCWRO, WCLP & CAHC SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would maximize participation in the CalFresh program to the extent permitted by federal law for ABAWDS and stop the Cal- WORK clock for the months that the federal government de- clares a recession. Held in Senate Appropriations SB 312- Pan * Room # 4070 916-651-4006 Darin Walsh [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would give the county the option to do electronic application inter- views. Held in Senate Appropriations SB 521- Liu Room # 5097 916-651-4025 Darcel Sanders [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would in- crease participation in the CalFresh program Held in Senate Appropriations 4 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 13 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] 2015-\u00ad2016 Appropriations Committees Assembly Appropriations Committee Jolie Onodera, Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone 916.319.2081 Fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2206 Republican Consultant – Shantele Denny- [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone – 916.319.2081 fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2114 Republican Consultant Julie Souliere, [email protected] 916-319-2637 Room 6027 – Senate Appropriations Committee 5 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 13 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] 2015-\u00ad2016 Budget Committees Assembly Budget Committee Sub. # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] Rob Bonta (D) Phone: 319-2018 Fax: 319-2118 Rm. #: 6005 Rylan Gervease [email protected] David Chiu (D) Phone: 319-2017 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Yong Salas [email protected] Shannon Grove(R) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Robert Smith [email protected] Brian Jones (R) Phone: 319-2071 Fax: 319-2171 Rm. #: 3141 Jennifer Bell [email protected] Nicole Vasquez, Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Email Address Holly Mitchel, Chair Phone: 651-\u00ad4030 Fax: 651-\u00ad4930 Room #: 5080 Elise Gyore [email protected] Jeff Stone Phone: 651-\u00ad4028 Fax: 651-\u00ad4928 Room #: 4062 Hanna Marrs [email protected] Bill Monning Phone: 651-\u00ad4017 Fax: 651-\u00ad4917 Room #: 313 Bethany Westfall [email protected] Samantha Lui, Committee Consultant Phone: 651-\u00ad4103 Fax: 323-\u00ad8386 Room #: 5019 [email protected] 6 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 13 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] TENTATIVE SENATE CALENDAR 2016 REGULAR SESSION 2015 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 4 \u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(1)). Jan. 8 \u2014Budget must be submitted by Gov- ernor (Art. IV, Sec. 12(a)). Jan. 18 \u2014Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Jan. 29 \u2014Last day to submit bill requests to the Office of Legislative Counsel. Feb. 15 \u2014Presidents’ Day. Feb. 26 \u2014Last day for bills to be introduced (J.R. 61(a)(1)), (J.R. 54(a)). Mar. 27 \u2014Spring Recess begins at end of this day’s session (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Mar. 31 \u2014Cesar Chavez Day. Apr. 4 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(a)(2)). April 29 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to Fiscal Committees fis- cal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(2)). May 15 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor non fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(3)). May 22 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 8 (J.R. 61(a)(4)). May 25 \u2014Memorial Day. May 29 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(5)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 8 (J.R. 61(a)(6)). May 30 June 3 \u2014Floor Session Only. No committee may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(a)(7)). June 3 \u2014Last day for bills to be passed out of the house of origin (J.R. 61(a)(8)). June 8 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(a)(9)). June 15 \u2014Budget must be passed by mid- night (Art. IV, Sec. 12 (c)(3)). July 4 \u2014Independence Day. July 15 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(10)). Sum- mer Recess begins at the end of this day’s session, provided the Budget has been en- acted (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 15 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 26 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills to the Floor (J.R. 61(a) (11)). Aug. 29 Sep.9\u2014Floor Session only. No committees, other than Conference Commit- tees and Rules Committee, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sep. 2 \u2014Last day to amend bills on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(13)). Sep. 5 \u2014Labor Day. Sep. 9 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Interim Study Recess begins at the end of this day’s session (J.R. 51(a)(4)). Oct. 7 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sep. 11 and in the Governor’s pos- session after Sep. 11 (Art. IV, Sec. 10(b)(1)) 7 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 13 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected]

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” CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2015-12 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] [bookmark: _GoBack] September 2, 2015 ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Consultants: Myesha Jackson, Principal Consultant [email protected] Committee Secretary: Irene Frausto [email protected] Phone 916-319-2089 Fax 916-319-2189 1020 N Street, Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Republican Consultant: Mary Bellamy [email protected] Phone 916-319-3900 Fax 916-319- 3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Kansen Chu (Chair) Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Florence Bernal [email protected] Chad Mayes (Vice Chair) Phone: 916-319-2042 Fax: 916-319-2142 Room # 4144 Joshua White [email protected] Ian C. Calderon Phone: 916-319-2057 Fax: 916-319-2157 Room # 5150 Kelsy Castillo [email protected] Patty Lopez Phone: 916-319-2039 Fax: 916-319-2139 Room # 5160 Kristi Lopez [email protected] Mark Stone Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Arianna Smith – [email protected] Brian Maienschein Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 3098 Natalie Buchbinder [email protected] Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill No. Sponsor & Position Bill Description Bill Status Next Steps AB 294- Lackey *Room # 2114 – 319-2036 Staff: Tim Townsend [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Health & Human Services Program – Requires all Health & Human Services program state plans and waivers by placed on the front page of the applicable department web page. Enrolled and on its way to the Governor. AB 371- Mullin Room #3160 – 916-319-2022 Staff: Elena Santamaria [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs -This would repeal the 100-hour rule and simplify CalWORKs eligibility by eliminating the deprivation factor of eligibility. On the Senate Floor. Headed to the Governor for his signature AB 376 – Lopez *Room # 5160 – 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs -This bill would allow the county to request proof of immunization from a CalWORKs applicant or recipient only if the statewide immunization registry does not have verification of immunization. On the Senate Floor. Headed to the Governor for his signature AB 433 – Chu Room # 5175 – 319-2025 Staff: Myesha Jackson [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to provide a grieving period and appropriate referrals to services when a CalWORKs recipient miscarries or when a child in the home of a CalWORKs recipient dies, without interruption of services. On the Senate Floor. Headed to the Governor for his signature AB 492 Gonzalez Room # 6013 – 319-2080 Staff: Andrea Sanmiguel [email protected] Support if Amended to Make Vouchers County Option CalWORKs Would require counties to issue $50 ancillary services for diapers in the form of voucher. Assembly Human Services Committee Two-Year bill AB 702- Maienschein * Room # 4139 – 319-2077 Staff: Natalie Buchbinder [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP & San Diego Anti-Hunger Coalition SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would delete the requirement that the 16 days of temporary homeless assistance be limited to 16 consecutive days and allow recipients to have a choice of when they can use it. Held in Senate Appropriations AB 743 – Eggman * Room # 3173 – 319-2013 Staff: Mayte Sanchez [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would exempt veteran educational benefits as income for CalWORKs and require that the county adopt the satisfactory progress definition of the secondary educational institution that the participant is attending. Held in Senate Appropriations AB 357- Chiu Room #2196 – 916-319-2017 SUPPORT CalWORKs\/CalFresh This bill would allow employees recipient public benefits to not be penalized for taking time off to meet and provide information to the county welfare department. Held on Assembly floor- two-year bill SENATE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Staff: Consultants: Mareva Brown ([email protected], Sara Rogers ([email protected] Assistant: Mark Teemer Jr. ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 327-9478 1020 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Room 521 Republican Consultant Joe Parra ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1501 Fax: (916) 445-3105 1020 N. Street, Sacramento Room 234 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Mike McGuire, Chair Phone: 651-4002 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 5064 Kelly Burns [email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (Vice Chair) Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 Matt. Galligher – [email protected] Senator Carol Liu,Chair Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 5097 Darcel Sanders [email protected] Senator Loni Hancock Phone: 651-4009 Fax: 651-4909 Room # 2080 Marla Cowan [email protected] Senator Janet Nguyen Phone: 651-4023 Fax: 651-4923 Room # 3048 Emilye Reeb [email protected] SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 23- Mitchell * Room # 4082 916-651-4026 Elise Gyore [email protected] EBCL and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule. Got out of Assembly Appropriations. Waiting for Action on the Assembly floor. SB 157- Huff Room # 3063 916-651-4029 Debra Gonzales [email protected] Author Spot Bill Rules Committee SB 297- McGuire Room # 5064 916-651-4002 Mareva Brown [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would modernize the California safety net programs application process by making the system more effective and efficient. Held in Suspense. SB 306- Hertzberg * Room # 4038 916-651-4018 Michael Bedard [email protected] CCWRO, WCLP & CAHC SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would maximize participation in the CalFresh program to the extent permitted by federal law for ABAWDS and stop the CalWORK clock for the months that the federal government declares a recession. Held in Suspense SB 312- Pan * Room # 4070 916-651-4006 Darin Walsh [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would give the county the option to do electronic application interviews. Held in Suspense. SB 521- Liu Room # 5097 916-651-4025 Darcel Sanders [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would increase participation in the CalFresh program Held in Suspense. 2015-2016 Appropriations Committees Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone – 916.319.2081 fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2114 Republican Consultant Julie Souliere, [email protected] 916-319-2637 Room 6027 – Senate Appropriations Committee Jolie Onodera, Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone 916.319.2081 Fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2206 Republican Consultant – Shantele Denny- [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 09 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 09 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 09 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] 2015-2016 Budget Committees Assembly Budget Committee Sub. # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] Rob Bonta (D) Phone: 319-2018 Fax: 319-2118 Rm. #: 6005 Rylan Gervease [email protected] David Chiu (D) Phone: 319-2017 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Yong Salas [email protected] Shannon Grove(R) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Robert Smith [email protected] Brian Jones (R) Phone: 319-2071 Fax: 319-2171 Rm. #: 3141 Jennifer Bell [email protected] Nicole Vasquez, Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Email Address Holly Mitchel, Chair Phone: 651-4030 Fax: 651-4930 Room #: 5080 Elise Gyore [email protected] Jeff Stone Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room #: 4062 Hanna Marrs [email protected] Bill Monning Phone: 651-4017 Fax: 651-4917 Room #: 313 Bethany Westfall [email protected] Samantha Lui, Committee Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5019 [email protected] Septambor 2, 2015 CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Pea trea eee ee eee ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE 1020’N* Sree Sut 40, Serament, CA 95816 ienete Ee aes === Gtr a a 1-071 Pna estate, ”

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” CCWRO [bookmark: _GoBack]California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2015-11 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] July 29, 2015 ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Consultants: Myesha Jackson, Principal Consultant [email protected] Committee Secretary: Irene Frausto [email protected] Phone 916-319-2089 Fax 916-319-2189 1020 N Street, Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Republican Consultant: Mary Bellamy [email protected] Phone 916-319-3900 Fax 916-319- 3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Kansen Chu (Chair) Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Florence Bernal [email protected] Chad Mayes (Vice Chair) Phone: 916-319-2042 Fax: 916-319-2142 Room # 4144 Joshua White [email protected] Ian C. Calderon Phone: 916-319-2057 Fax: 916-319-2157 Room # 5150 Kelsy Castillo [email protected] Patty Lopez Phone: 916-319-2039 Fax: 916-319-2139 Room # 5160 Kristi Lopez [email protected] Mark Stone Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Arianna Smith – [email protected] Brian Maienschein Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 3098 Natalie Buchbinder [email protected] Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill No. Sponsor & Position Bill Description Bill Status Next Steps AB 294- Lackey *Room # 2114 – 319-2036 Staff: Tim Townsend [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Health & Human Services Program – Requires all Health & Human Services program state plans and waivers by placed on the front page of the applicable department web page. LOCATION: Senate Floor on Consent. AB 371- Mullin Room #3160 – 916-319-2022 Staff: Elena Santamaria [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs -This would repeal the 100-hour rule and simplify CalWORKs eligibility by eliminating the deprivation factor of eligibility. Waiting for action on Senate Appropriations Suspense AB 376 – Lopez *Room # 5160 – 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs -This bill would allow the county to request proof of immunization from a CalWORKs applicant or recipient only if the statewide immunization registry does not have verification of immunization. Waiting for action on Senate Appropriations Suspense AB 433 – Chu Room # 5175 – 319-2025 Staff: Myesha Jackson [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to provide a grieving period and appropriate referrals to services when a CalWORKs recipient miscarries or when a child in the home of a CalWORKs recipient dies, without interruption of services. Senate Appropriations Date: 8-17-15 Time: 10 am Room #4203 AB 492 Gonzalez Room # 6013 – 319-2080 Staff: Andrea Sanmiguel [email protected] Support if Amended to Make Vouchers County Option CalWORKs Would require counties to issue $50 ancillary services for diapers in the form of voucher. Assembly Human Services Committee Two-Year bill AB 702- Maienschein * Room # 4139 – 319-2077 Staff: Natalie Buchbinder [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP & San Diego Anti-Hunger Coalition SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would delete the requirement that the 16 days of temporary homeless assistance be limited to 16 consecutive days and allow recipients to have a choice of when they can use it. Senate Appropriations Date: 8-17-15 Time: 10 am Room #4203 AB 743 – Eggman * Room # 3173 – 319-2013 Staff: Mayte Sanchez [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would exempt veteran educational benefits as income for CalWORKs and require that the county adopt the satisfactory progress definition of the secondary educational institution that the participant is attending. Senate Appropriations Date: 8-17-15 Time: 10 am Room #4203 AB 357- Chiu Room #2196 – 916-319-2017 SUPPORT CalWORKs\/CalFresh This bill would allow employees recipient public benefits to not be penalized for taking time off to meet and provide information to the county welfare department. Held on Assembly floor- two-year bill SENATE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Staff: Consultants: Mareva Brown ([email protected], Sara Rogers ([email protected] Assistant: Mark Teemer Jr. ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 327-9478 1020 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Room 521 Republican Consultant Joe Parra ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1501 Fax: (916) 445-3105 1020 N. Street, Sacramento Room 234 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Mike McGuire, Chair Phone: 651-4002 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 5064 Kelly Burns [email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (Vice Chair) Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 Matt. Galligher – [email protected] Senator Carol Liu,Chair Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 5097 Darcel Sanders [email protected] Senator Loni Hancock Phone: 651-4009 Fax: 651-4909 Room # 2080 Marla Cowan [email protected] Senator Janet Nguyen Phone: 651-4023 Fax: 651-4923 Room # 3048 Emilye Reeb [email protected] SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 23- Mitchell * Room # 4082 916-651-4026 Elise Gyore [email protected] EBCL and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule. Assembly Human Services Committee DATE: 8-19-15 TIME: 8:00 am Room: 437 SB 157- Huff Room # 3063 916-651-4029 Debra Gonzales [email protected] Author Spot Bill Rules Committee SB 297- McGuire Room # 5064 916-651-4002 Mareva Brown [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would modernize the California safety net programs application process by making the system more effective and efficient. Held in Suspense. SB 306- Hertzberg * Room # 4038 916-651-4018 Michael Bedard [email protected] CCWRO, WCLP & CAHC SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would maximize participation in the CalFresh program to the extent permitted by federal law for ABAWDS and stop the CalWORK clock for the months that the federal government declares a recession. Held in Suspense SB 312- Pan * Room # 4070 916-651-4006 Darin Walsh [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would give the county the option to do electronic application interviews. Held in Suspense. SB 521- Liu Room # 5097 916-651-4025 Darcel Sanders [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would increase participation in the CalFresh program Held in Suspense. 2015-2016 Appropriations Committees Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone – 916.319.2081 fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2114 Republican Consultant Julie Souliere, [email protected] 916-319-2637 Room 6027 – Senate Appropriations Committee Jolie Onodera, Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone 916.319.2081 Fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2206 Republican Consultant – Shantele Denny- [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 09 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 09 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 09 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] 2015-2016 Budget Committees Assembly Budget Committee Sub. # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] Rob Bonta (D) Phone: 319-2018 Fax: 319-2118 Rm. #: 6005 Rylan Gervease [email protected] David Chiu (D) Phone: 319-2017 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Yong Salas [email protected] Shannon Grove(R) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Robert Smith [email protected] Brian Jones (R) Phone: 319-2071 Fax: 319-2171 Rm. #: 3141 Jennifer Bell [email protected] Nicole Vasquez, Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Email Address Holly Mitchel, Chair Phone: 651-4030 Fax: 651-4930 Room #: 5080 Elise Gyore [email protected] Jeff Stone Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room #: 4062 Hanna Marrs [email protected] Bill Monning Phone: 651-4017 Fax: 651-4917 Room #: 313 Bethany Westfall [email protected] Samantha Lui, Committee Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5019 [email protected] ia CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Pee tree eee ee eT ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE 1020’N* Sree Sut 40, Serament, CA 95816 ienete Ee aes === Gtr a a 1-071 Pna estate, ”

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” CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2015-09 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] June 24, 2015 ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Consultants: Myesha Jackson, Principal Consultant [email protected] Committee Secretary: Irene Frausto [email protected] Phone 916-319-2089 Fax 916-319-2189 1020 N Street, Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Republican Consultant: Mary Bellamy [email protected] Phone 916-319-3900 Fax 916-319- 3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Kansen Chu (Chair) Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Florence Bernal [email protected] Chad Mayes (Vice Chair) Phone: 916-319-2042 Fax: 916-319-2142 Room # 4144 Joshua White [email protected] Ian C. Calderon Phone: 916-319-2057 Fax: 916-319-2157 Room # 5150 Kelsy Castillo [email protected] Patty Lopez Phone: 916-319-2039 Fax: 916-319-2139 Room # 5160 Kristi Lopez [email protected] Mark Stone Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Arianna Smith – [email protected] Brian Maienschein Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 3098 Natalie Buchbinder [email protected] Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill No. Sponsor & Position Bill Description Bill Status Next Steps AB 93- Weber Room # 6026 -916-319-2079 Staff: Nicole Vazquez [email protected] 205-2016 State Budget Bill. AB 233- Lopez *Room # 5160 – 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CAPPA SUPPORT CalWORKs Child Care and Other Child Care Programs-This bill would provide for a 12 month child care certification period. Referred to Assembly Committee on Appropriations AB 294- Lackey *Room # 2114 – 319-2036 Staff: Tim Townsend [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Health & Human Services Program – Requires all Health & Human Services program state plans and waivers by placed on the front page of the applicable department web page. LOCATION: Senate Floor on Consent. AB 371- Mullin Room #3160 – 916-319-2022 Staff: Elena Santamaria [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs -This would repeal the 100-hour rule and simplify CalWORKs eligibility by eliminating the deprivation factor of eligibility. LOCATION: Senate Floor on Consent. AB 376 – Lopez *Room # 5160 – 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs -This bill would allow the county to request proof of immunization from a CalWORKs applicant or recipient only if the statewide immunization registry does not have verification of immunization. Senate Appropriations Date: 6-29-15 Time: 10 am Room #4203 AB 433 – Chu Room # 5175 – 319-2025 Staff: Myesha Jackson [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to provide a grieving period and appropriate referrals to services when a CalWORKs recipient miscarries or when a child in the home of a CalWORKs recipient dies, without interruption of services. Referred to Senate Human Services Committee AB 492 Gonzalez Room # 6013 – 319-2080 Staff: Andrea Sanmiguel [email protected] Support if Amended to Make Vouchers County Option CalWORKs Would require counties to issue $50 ancillary services for diapers in the form of voucher. Assembly Human Services Committee Two-Year bill AB 702- Maienschein * Room # 4139 – 319-2077 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP & San Diego Anti-Hunger Coalition SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would delete the requirement that the 16 days of temporary homeless assistance be limited to 16 consecutive days and allow recipients to have a choice of when they can use it. Senate Appropriations Date: 6-29-15 Time: 10 am Room #4203 AB 743 – Eggman * Room # 3173 – 319-2013 Staff: Mayte Sanchez [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would exempt veteran educational benefits as income for CalWORKs and require that the county adopt the satisfactory progress definition of the secondary educational institution that the participant is attending. Referred to Senate Human Services Committee AB 357- Chiu Room #2196 – 916-319-2017 SUPPORT CalWORKs\/CalFresh This bill would allow employees recipient public benefits to not be penalized for taking time off to meet and provide information to the county welfare department. Held on Assembly floor- two-year bill SENATE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Staff: Consultants: Mareva Brown ([email protected], Sara Rogers ([email protected] Assistant: Mark Teemer Jr. ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 327-9478 1020 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Room 521 Republican Consultant Joe Parra ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1501 Fax: (916) 445-3105 1020 N. Street, Sacramento Room 234 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Mike McGuire, Chair Phone: 651-4002 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 5064 Kelly Burns [email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (Vice Chair) Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 Matt. Galligher – [email protected] Senator Carol Liu,Chair Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 5097 Darcel Sanders [email protected] Senator Loni Hancock Phone: 651-4009 Fax: 651-4909 Room # 2080 Marla Cowan [email protected] Senator Janet Nguyen Phone: 651-4023 Fax: 651-4923 Room # 3048 Emilye Reeb [email protected] SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 23- Mitchell * Room # 4082 916-651-4026 Elise Gyore [email protected] EBCL and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule. Assembly Human Services Committee DATE: 7-14-15 TIME: 1:30 [bookmark: _GoBack]Room: 437 SB 157- Huff Room # 3063 916-651-4029 Debra Gonzales [email protected] Author Spot Bill Rules Committee SB 297- McGuire Room # 5064 916-651-4002 Mareva Brown [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would modernize the California safety net programs application process by making the system more effective and efficient. Senate Appropriations Committee Referred to Suspense File. SB 306- Hertzberg * Room # 4038 916-651-4018 Michael Bedard [email protected] CCWRO, WCLP & CAHC SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would maximize participation in the CalFresh program to the extent permitted by federal law for ABAWDS and stop the CalWORK clock for the months that the federal government declares a recession. Senate Appropriations Committee Referred to Suspense File. SB 312- Pan * Room # 4070 916-651-4006 Darin Walsh [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would give the county the option to do electronic application interviews. Senate Appropriations Committee Referred to Suspense File. SB 521- Liu Room # 5097 916-651-4025 Darcel Sanders [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would increase participation in the CalFresh program Senate Appropriations Committee Referred to Suspense File. 2015-2016 Appropriations Committees Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone – 916.319.2081 fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2114 Republican Consultant Julie Souliere, [email protected] 916-319-2637 Room 6027 – Senate Appropriations Committee Jolie Onodera, Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone 916.319.2081 Fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2206 Republican Consultant – Shantele Denny- [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 09 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 09 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 09 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] 2015-2016 Budget Committees Assembly Budget Committee Sub. # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] Rob Bonta (D) Phone: 319-2018 Fax: 319-2118 Rm. #: 6005 Rylan Gervease [email protected] David Chiu (D) Phone: 319-2017 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Yong Salas [email protected] Shannon Grove(R) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Robert Smith [email protected] Brian Jones (R) Phone: 319-2071 Fax: 319-2171 Rm. #: 3141 Jennifer Bell [email protected] Nicole Vasquez, Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Email Address Holly Mitchel, Chair Phone: 651-4030 Fax: 651-4930 Room #: 5080 Elise Gyore [email protected] Jeff Stone Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room #: 4062 Hanna Marrs [email protected] Bill Monning Phone: 651-4017 Fax: 651-4917 Room #: 313 Bethany Westfall [email protected] Samantha Lui, Committee Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5019 [email protected] aie CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Pea tt eee eee ee ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE 1020’N* Sree Sut 40, Serament, CA 95816 ienete Ee aes === Gtr a a 1-071 Pna estate, ”

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” CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2015-09 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] This Weeks Highlights Budget Conference Committee should start next. More coming. Stay Tune. Senate Appropriations Committee killed anti-poverty bills SB 297, 306 and 312. Assembly Appropriations Committee passes anti-poverty bills AB 702 and AB743. June 5, 2015 ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Consultants: Myesha Jackson, Principal Consultant [email protected] Committee Secretary: Irene Frausto [email protected] Phone 916-319-2089 Fax 916-319-2189 1020 N Street, Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Republican Consultant: Mary Bellamy [email protected] Phone 916-319-3900 Fax 916-319- 3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Kansen Chu (Chair) Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Florence Bernal [email protected] Chad Mayes (Vice Chair) Phone: 916-319-2042 Fax: 916-319-2142 Room # 4144 Joshua White [email protected] Ian C. Calderon Phone: 916-319-2057 Fax: 916-319-2157 Room # 5150 Kelsy Castillo [email protected] Patty Lopez Phone: 916-319-2039 Fax: 916-319-2139 Room # 5160 Kristi Lopez [email protected] Mark Stone Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Arianna Smith – [email protected] Brian Maienschein Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 3098 Natalie Buchbinder [email protected] Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill No. Sponsor & Position Bill Description Bill Status Next Steps AB 93- Weber Room # 6026 -916-319-2079 Staff: Nicole Vazquez [email protected] 205-2016 State Budget Bill. AB 233- Lopez *Room # 5160 – 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CAPPA SUPPORT CalWORKs Child Care and Other Child Care Programs-This bill would provide for a 12 month child care certification period. Referred to Assembly Committee on Appropriations AB 294- Lackey *Room # 2114 – 319-2036 Staff: Tim Townsend [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Health & Human Services Program – Requires all Health & Human Services program state plans and waivers by placed on the front page of the applicable department web page. Senate Human Services Date: 6-9-15 Time: 1:30 Room #3191 AB 371- Mullin Room #3160 – 916-319-2022 Staff: Elena Santamaria [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs -This would repeal the 100-hour rule and simplify CalWORKs eligibility by eliminating the deprivation factor of eligibility. Referred to Senate Human Services Committee AB 376 – Lopez *Room # 5160 – 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs -This bill would allow the county to request proof of immunization from a CalWORKs applicant or recipient only if the statewide immunization registry does not have verification of immunization. Senate Human Services Date: 6-9-15 Time: 1:30 Room #3191 AB 433 – Chu Room # 5175 – 319-2025 Staff: Myesha Jackson [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to provide a grieving period and appropriate referrals to services when a CalWORKs recipient miscarries or when a child in the home of a CalWORKs recipient dies, without interruption of services. Referred to Senate Human Services Committee AB 492 Gonzalez Room # 6013 – 319-2080 Staff: Andrea Sanmiguel [email protected] Support if Amended to Make Vouchers County Option CalWORKs Would require counties to issue $50 ancillary services for diapers in the form of voucher. Assembly Human Services Committee Two-Year bill AB 702- Maienschein * Room # 4139 – 319-2077 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP & San Diego Anti-Hunger Coalition SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would delete the requirement that the 16 days of temporary homeless assistance be limited to 16 consecutive days and allow recipients to have a choice of when they can use it. Referred to Senate Human Services Committee AB 743 – Eggman * Room # 3173 – 319-2013 Staff: Mayte Sanchez [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would exempt veteran educational benefits as income for CalWORKs and require that the county adopt the satisfactory progress definition of the secondary educational institution that the participant is attending. Referred to Senate Human Services Committee AB 357- Chiu Room #2196 – 916-319-2017 SUPPORT CalWORKs\/CalFresh This bill would allow employees recipient public benefits to not be penalized for taking time off to meet and provide information to the county welfare department. Held on Assembly floor- two-year bill SENATE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Staff: Consultants: Mareva Brown ([email protected], Sara Rogers ([email protected] Assistant: Mark Teemer Jr. ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 327-9478 1020 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Room 521 Republican Consultant Joe Parra ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1501 Fax: (916) 445-3105 1020 N. Street, Sacramento Room 234 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Mike McGuire, Chair Phone: 651-4002 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 5064 Kelly Burns [email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (Vice Chair) Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 Matt. Galligher – [email protected] Senator Carol Liu,Chair Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 5097 Darcel Sanders [email protected] Senator Loni Hancock Phone: 651-4009 Fax: 651-4909 Room # 2080 Marla Cowan [email protected] Senator Janet Nguyen Phone: 651-4023 Fax: 651-4923 Room # 3048 Emilye Reeb [email protected] SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 23- Mitchell * Room # 4082 916-651-4026 Elise Gyore [email protected] EBCL and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule. Senate Appropriations Committee Referred to Suspense File. SB 157- Huff Room # 3063 916-651-4029 Debra Gonzales [email protected] Author Spot Bill Rules Committee SB 297- McGuire Room # 5064 916-651-4002 Mareva Brown [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would modernize the California safety net programs application process by making the system more effective and efficient. Senate Appropriations Committee Referred to Suspense File. SB 306- Hertzberg * Room # 4038 916-651-4018 Michael Bedard [email protected] CCWRO, WCLP & CAHC SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would maximize participation in the CalFresh program to the extent permitted by federal law for ABAWDS and stop the CalWORK clock for the months that the federal government declares a recession. Senate Appropriations Committee Referred to Suspense File. SB 312- Pan * Room # 4070 916-651-4006 Darin Walsh [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would give the county the option to do electronic application interviews. Senate Appropriations Committee Referred to Suspense File. SB 521- Liu Room # 5097 916-651-4025 Darcel Sanders [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would increase participation in the CalFresh program Senate Appropriations Committee Referred to Suspense File. 2015-2016 Appropriations Committees Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone – 916.319.2081 fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2114 Republican Consultant Julie Souliere, [email protected] 916-319-2637 Room 6027 – Senate Appropriations Committee Jolie Onodera, Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone 916.319.2081 Fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2206 Republican Consultant – Shantele Denny- [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 09 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 09 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 09 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] 2015-2016 Budget Committees Assembly Budget Committee Sub. # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] Rob Bonta (D) Phone: 319-2018 Fax: 319-2118 Rm. #: 6005 Rylan Gervease [email protected] David Chiu (D) Phone: 319-2017 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Yong Salas [email protected] Shannon Grove(R) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Robert Smith [email protected] Brian Jones (R) Phone: 319-2071 Fax: 319-2171 Rm. #: 3141 Jennifer Bell [email protected] Nicole Vasquez, Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Email Address Holly Mitchel, Chair Phone: 651-4030 Fax: 651-4930 Room #: 5080 Elise Gyore [email protected] Jeff Stone Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room #: 4062 Hanna Marrs [email protected] Bill Monning Phone: 651-4017 Fax: 651-4917 Room #: 313 Bethany Westfall [email protected] Samantha Lui, Committee Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5019 [email protected] mensszets CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Pea tt eee eee ee ‘This Wooks Highlights Budget Conference Committee should start next. More coming. Stay Tune. ‘Sonate Appropriations Committee killed anti- poverty bills SB 297, 306 and 312. Assembly Appropriations Committee passes anti-poverty bills AB 702 and ABT43. ASSEMBLY) HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE ene res RE eee ee Seperate ‘hone 81800 120. Seet Sue to cramer, CA H14 Gtr a a 1-071 Pna estate, ”

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” CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2015-08 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense Hearing will be May 28, 2015. May 21, 2015 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 06 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 06 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 06 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Consultants: Myesha Jackson, Principal Consultant [email protected] Committee Secretary: Irene Frausto [email protected] Phone 916-319-2089 Fax 916-319-2189 1020 N Street, Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Republican Consultant: Mary Bellamy [email protected] Phone 916-319-3900 Fax 916-319- 3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Kansen Chu (Chair) Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Florence Bernal [email protected] Chad Mayes (Vice Chair) Phone: 916-319-2042 Fax: 916-319-2142 Room # 4144 Joshua White [email protected] Ian C. Calderon Phone: 916-319-2057 Fax: 916-319-2157 Room # 5150 Kelsy Castillo [email protected] Patty Lopez Phone: 916-319-2039 Fax: 916-319-2139 Room # 5160 Kristi Lopez [email protected] Mark Stone Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Arianna Smith – [email protected] Brian Maienschein Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 3098 Natalie Buchbinder [email protected] Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGaw [email protected] ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill No. Sponsor & Position Bill Description Bill Status Next Steps AB 103- Weber Room # 6026 -916-319-2079 Staff: Nicole Vazquez [email protected] 205-2016 State Budget Bill. AB 233- Lopez *Room # 5160 – 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CAPPA SUPPORT CalWORKs Child Care and Other Child Care Programs-This bill would provide for a 12 month child care certification period. Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 294- Lackey *Room # 2114 – 319-2036 Staff: Tim Townsend [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Health & Human Services Program – Requires all Health & Human Services program state plans and waivers by placed on the front page of the applicable department web page. Referred to Senate Human Services Committee AB 371- Mullin Room #3160 – 916-319-2022 Staff: Elena Santamaria [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs -This would repeal the 100-hour rule and simplify CalWORKs eligibility by eliminating the deprivation factor of eligibility. Passed Assembly Appropriations Committee to Next Step- Assembly Floor AB 376 – Lopez *Room # 5160 – 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs -This bill would allow the county to request proof of immunization from a CalWORKs applicant or recipient only if the statewide immunization registry does not have verification of immunization. Referred to Senate Human Services Committee AB 433 – Chu Room # 5175 – 319-2025 Staff: Myesha Jackson [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to provide a grieving period and appropriate referrals to services when a CalWORKs recipient miscarries or when a child in the home of a CalWORKs recipient dies, without interruption of services. Referred to Assembly Committee on Appropriations AB 492 Gonzalez Room # 6013 – 319-2080 Staff: Andrea Sanmiguel [email protected] Support if Amended to Make Vouchers County Option CalWORKs Would require counties to issue $50 ancillary services for diapers in the form of voucher. Assembly Human Services Committee Two-Year bill AB 702- Maienschein * Room # 4139 – 319-2077 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP & San Diego Anti-Hunger Coalition SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would delete the requirement that the 16 days of temporary homeless assistance be limited to 16 consecutive days and allow recipients to have a choice of when they can use it. Passed Assembly Appropriations Committee to Next Step- Assembly Floor AB 743 – Eggman * Room # 3173 – 319-2013 Staff: Mayte Sanchez [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would exempt veteran educational benefits as income for CalWORKs and require that the county adopt the satisfactory progress definition of the secondary educational institution that the participant is attending. Passed Assembly Appropriations Committee to Next Step- Assembly Floor AB 357- Chiu Room #2196 – 916-319-2017 SUPPORT CalWORKs\/CalFresh This bill would allow employees recipient public benefits to not be penalized for taking time off to meet and provide information to the county welfare department. Assembly Appropriation Committee Suspense File. SENATE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Staff: Consultants: Mareva Brown ([email protected], Sara Rogers ([email protected] Assistant: Mark Teemer Jr. ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 327-9478 1020 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Room 521 Republican Consultant Joe Parra ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1501 Fax: (916) 445-3105 1020 N. Street, Sacramento Room 234 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Mike McGuire, Chair Phone: 651-4002 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 4002 Kelly Burns [email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (Vice Chair) Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 Matt. Galligher – [email protected] Senator Carol Liu,Chair Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 5097 Darcel Sanders [email protected] Senator Loni Hancock Phone: 651-4009 Fax: 651-4909 Room # 2080 Marla Cowan [email protected] Senator Janet Nguyen Phone: 651-4023 Fax: 651-4923 Room # 4034 Emilye Reeb [email protected] SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 23- Mitchell * Room # 4082 916-651-4026 Elise Gyore [email protected] EBCL and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule. Senate Appropriations Committee Referred to Suspense File. SB 157- Huff Room # 3063 916-651-4029 Debra Gonzales [email protected] Author Spot Bill Rules Committee SB 297- McGuire Room # 5064 916-651-4002 Mareva Brown [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would modernize the California safety net programs application process by making the system more effective and efficient. Held in Senate Appropriations Committee SB 306- Hertzberg * Room # 4038 916-651-4018 Michael Bedard [email protected] CCWRO, WCLP & CAHC SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would maximize participation in the CalFresh program to the extent permitted by federal law for ABAWDS and stop the CalWORK clock for the months that the federal government declares a recession. Senate Appropriations Held in Senate Appropriations Committee SB 312- Pan * Room # 4070 916-651-4006 Darin Walsh [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would give the county the option to do electronic application interviews. Held in Senate Appropriations Committee SB 521- Liu Room # 5097 916-651-4025 Darcel Sanders [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would increase participation in the CalFresh program Held in Senate Appropriations Committee 2015-2016 Appropriations Committees Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone – 916.319.2081 fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2114 Republican Consultant Julie Souliere, [email protected] 916-319-2637 Room 6027 – Senate Appropriations Committee Jolie Onodera, Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone 916.319.2081 Fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2206 Republican Consultant – Shantele Denny- [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 2015-2016 Budget Committees Assembly Budget Committee Sub. # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] Rob Bonta (D) Phone: 319-2018 Fax: 319-2118 Rm. #: 6005 Rylan Gervease [email protected] David Chiu (D) Phone: 319-2017 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Yong Salas [email protected] Shannon Grove(R) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Robert Smith [email protected] Brian Jones (R) Phone: 319-2071 Fax: 319-2171 Rm. #: 3141 Jennifer Bell [email protected] Nicole Vasquez, Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Email Address Holly Mitchel, Chair Phone: 651-4030 Fax: 651-4930 Room #: 5080 Elise Gyore [email protected] Jeff Stone Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room #: 4062 Hanna Marrs [email protected] Bill Monning Phone: 651-4017 Fax: 651-4917 Room #: 313 Bethany Westfall [email protected] Samantha Lui, Committee Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5019 [email protected] mevanzons CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Pea tt eee eee ee ee ‘Assembly and Senate Appropriations Commit- ‘we Suspense Hearing will be May 28, 2015. 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” CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2015-07 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] May 6, 2015 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 06 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 06 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 06 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Consultants: Myesha Jackson, Principal Consultant [email protected] Committee Secretary: Irene Frausto [email protected] Phone 916-319-2089 Fax 916-319-2189 1020 N Street, Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Republican Consultant: Mary Bellamy [email protected] Phone 916-319-3900 Fax 916-319- 3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Kansen Chu (Chair) Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Florence Bernal [email protected] Chad Mayes (Vice Chair) Phone: 916-319-2042 Fax: 916-319-2142 Room # 4144 Joshua White [email protected] Ian C. Calderon Phone: 916-319-2057 Fax: 916-319-2157 Room # 5150 Kelsy Castillo [email protected] Patty Lopez Phone: 916-319-2039 Fax: 916-319-2139 Room # 5160 Kristi Lopez [email protected] Mark Stone Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Arianna Smith – [email protected] Brian Maienschein Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 3098 Natalie Buchbinder [email protected] Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGaw [email protected] ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill No. Sponsor & Position Bill Description Bill Status Next Steps AB 103- Weber Room # 6026 -916-319-2079 Staff: Nicole Vazquez [email protected] 205-2016 State Budget Bill. AB 233- Lopez *Room # 5160 – 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CAPPA SUPPORT CalWORKs Child Care and Other Child Care Programs-This bill would provide for a 12 month child care certification period. Referred to Assembly Committee on Appropriations AB 294- Lackey *Room # 2114 – 319-2036 Staff: Tim Townsend [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Health & Human Services Program – Requires all Health & Human Services program state plans and waivers by placed on the front page of the applicable department web page. Passed Assembly Appropriation Committee on Consent. Next stop Assembly Floor AB 371- Mullin Room #3160 – 916-319-2022 Staff: Elena Santamaria [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs -This would repeal the 100-hour rule and simplify CalWORKs eligibility by eliminating the deprivation factor of eligibility. Assembly Appropriations Committee Referred to Suspense File AB 376 – Lopez *Room # 5160 – 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs -This bill would allow the county to request proof of immunization from a CalWORKs applicant or recipient only if the statewide immunization registry does not have verification of immunization. Assembly Appropriation Committee Room: 4202 Date: 4-29-15 Time: 9 am AB 433 – Chu Room # 5175 – 319-2025 Staff: Myesha Jackson [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to provide a grieving period and appropriate referrals to services when a CalWORKs recipient miscarries or when a child in the home of a CalWORKs recipient dies, without interruption of services. Referred to Assembly Committee on Appropriations AB 492 Gonzalez Room # 6013 – 319-2080 Staff: Andrea Sanmiguel [email protected] Support if Amended to Make Vouchers County Option CalWORKs Would require counties to issue $50 ancillary services for diapers in the form of voucher. Assembly Human Services Committee Two-Year bill AB 702- Maienschein * Room # 4139 – 319-2077 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP & San Diego Anti-Hunger Coalition SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would delete the requirement that the 16 days of temporary homeless assistance be limited to 16 consecutive days and allow recipients to have a choice of when they can use it. Referred to Assembly Appropriation Committee Suspense File. AB 743 – Eggman * Room # 3173 – 319-2013 Staff: Mayte Sanchez [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would exempt veteran educational benefits as income for CalWORKs and require that the county adopt the satisfactory progress definition of the secondary educational institution that the participant is attending. Referred to Assembly Appropriation Committee AB 357- Chiu Room #2196 – 916-319-2017 SUPPORT CalWORKs\/CalFresh This bill would allow employees recipient public benefits to not be penalized for taking time off to meet and provide information to the county welfare department. Referred to Assembly Appropriation Committee SENATE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Staff: Consultants: Mareva Brown ([email protected], Sara Rogers ([email protected] Assistant: Mark Teemer Jr. ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 327-9478 1020 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Room 521 Republican Consultant Joe Parra ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1501 Fax: (916) 445-3105 1020 N. Street, Sacramento Room 234 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Mike McGuire, Chair Phone: 651-4002 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 4002 Kelly Burns [email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (Vice Chair) Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 Matt. Galligher – [email protected] Senator Carol Liu,Chair Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 5097 Darcel Sanders [email protected] Senator Loni Hancock Phone: 651-4009 Fax: 651-4909 Room # 2080 Marla Cowan [email protected] Senator Janet Nguyen Phone: 651-4023 Fax: 651-4923 Room # 4034 Emilye Reeb [email protected] SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 23- Mitchell * Room # 4082 916-651-4026 Elise Gyore [email protected] EBCL and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule. Senate Appropriations Committee Referred to Suspense File. SB 157- Huff Room # 3063 916-651-4029 Debra Gonzales [email protected] Author Spot Bill Rules Committee SB 297- McGuire Room # 5064 916-651-4002 Mareva Brown [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would modernize the California safety net programs application process by making the system more effective and efficient. Senate Appropriations Committee Referred to Suspense File. SB 306- Hertzberg * Room # 4038 916-651-4018 Michael Bedard [email protected] CCWRO, WCLP & CAHC SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would maximize participation in the CalFresh program to the extent permitted by federal law for ABAWDS and stop the CalWORK clock for the months that the federal government declares a recession. Senate Appropriations Committee – Room: 4203 Date: May 18, 2015 Time: 10 a.m. SB 312- Pan * Room # 4070 916-651-4006 Darin Walsh [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would give the county the option to do electronic application interviews. Senate Appropriations Committee – Room: 4203 Date: May 18, 2015 Time: 10 a.m. SB 521- Liu Room # 5097 916-651-4025 Darcel Sanders [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would increase participation in the CalFresh program Senate Appropriations Committee – Room: 4203 Date: May 18, 2015 Time: 10 a.m. Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone – 916.319.2081 fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2114 Republican Consultant Julie Souliere, [email protected] 916-319-2637 Room 6027 – Senate Appropriations Committee Jolie Onodera, Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone 916.319.2081 Fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2206 Republican Consultant – Shantele Denny- [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 2015-2016 Budget Committees Assembly Budget Committee Sub. # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] Rob Bonta (D) Phone: 319-2018 Fax: 319-2118 Rm. #: 6005 Rylan Gervease [email protected] David Chiu (D) Phone: 319-2017 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Yong Salas [email protected] Shannon Grove(R) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Robert Smith [email protected] Brian Jones (R) Phone: 319-2071 Fax: 319-2171 Rm. #: 3141 Jennifer Bell [email protected] Nicole Vasquez, Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] MonDAY, May 11 , 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 127 All Departments SUBJECT: Open Issues WEdnESDAY, may 18, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services Upon the Call of the Chair State Capitol, Room- TBD All Departments SUBJECT Open Issues Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Email Address Holly Mitchel, Chair Phone: 651-4030 Fax: 651-4930 Room #: 5080 Elise Gyore [email protected] Senator Jeff Stone Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room #: 4062 Hanna Marrs [email protected] Senator Bill Monning Phone: 651-4017 Fax: 651-4917 Room #: 313 Bethany Westfall [email protected] Samantha Lui, Committee Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 [email protected] thursDAY, may 7, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room127 ( Listen to this hearing ) Secretary of Health & Human Services Office of Law Enforcement Services thursDAY, may 18, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services Call of the Chair p.m. – State Capitol, Room: TBD ALL DEPARTMENTS mevsizons CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Pea tree eee eee ‘ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE 1020’N\u00b0 Sr Sut 10, Seramem, CA 95816 Gtk a a 1-071 Pat este, ”

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” CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2015-06 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] April 26, 2015 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 06 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 06 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 06 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Consultants: Myesha Jackson, Principal Consultant [email protected] Committee Secretary: Irene Frausto [email protected] Phone 916-319-2089 Fax 916-319-2189 1020 N Street, Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Republican Consultant: Mary Bellamy [email protected] Phone 916-319-3900 Fax 916-319- 3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Kansen Chu (Chair) Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Florence Bernal [email protected] Chad Mayes (Vice Chair) Phone: 916-319-2042 Fax: 916-319-2142 Room # 4144 Joshua White [email protected] Ian C. Calderon Phone: 916-319-2057 Fax: 916-319-2157 Room # 5150 Kelsy Castillo [email protected] Patty Lopez Phone: 916-319-2039 Fax: 916-319-2139 Room # 5160 Kristi Lopez [email protected] Mark Stone Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Arianna Smith – [email protected] Brian Maienschein Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 3098 Natalie Buchbinder [email protected] Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGaw [email protected] ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill No. Sponsor & Position Bill Description Bill Status Next Steps AB 103- Weber Room # 6026 -916-319-2079 Staff: Nicole Vazquez [email protected] 205-2016 State Budget Bill. AB 233- Lopez *Room # 5160 – 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CAPPA SUPPORT CalWORKs Child Care and Other Child Care Programs-This bill would provide for a 12 month child care certification period. Assembly Education Committee Room: 4202 Date: 4-29-15 Time: 1:30 p.m. AB 294- Lackey *Room # 2114 – 319-2036 Staff: Tim Townsend [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Health & Human Services Program – Requires all Health & Human Services program state plans and waivers by placed on the front page of the applicable department web page. Passed Assembly Appropriation Committee on Consent. Next stop Assembly Floor AB 371- Mullin Room #3160 – 916-319-2022 Staff: Elena Santamaria [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs -This would repeal the 100-hour rule and simplify CalWORKs eligibility by eliminating the deprivation factor of eligibility. Assembly Appropriations Committee Referred to Suspense File AB 376 – Lopez *Room # 5160 – 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs -This bill would allow the county to request proof of immunization from a CalWORKs applicant or recipient only if the statewide immunization registry does not have verification of immunization. Assembly Appropriation Committee Room: 4202 Date: 4-29-15 Time: 9 am AB 433 – Chu Room # 5175 – 319-2025 Staff: Myesha Jackson [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to provide a grieving period and appropriate referrals to services when a CalWORKs recipient miscarries or when a child in the home of a CalWORKs recipient dies, without interruption of services. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: 4-28-15 Time: 1:30 AB 492 Gonzalez Room # 6013 – 319-2080 Staff: Andrea Sanmiguel [email protected] Support if Amended to Make Vouchers County Option CalWORKs Would require counties to issue $50 ancillary services for diapers in the form of voucher. Assembly Human Services Committee Two-Year bill AB 702- Maienschein * Room # 4139 – 319-2077 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP & San Diego Anti-Hunger Coalition SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would delete the requirement that the 16 days of temporary homeless assistance be limited to 16 consecutive days and allow recipients to have a choice of when they can use it. Referred to Assembly Appropriation Committee Suspense File. AB 743 – Eggman * Room # 3173 – 319-2013 Staff: Mayte Sanchez [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would exempt veteran educational benefits as income for CalWORKs and require that the county adopt the satisfactory progress definition of the secondary educational institution that the participant is attending. Referred to Assembly Appropriation Committee AB 357- Chiu Room #2196 – 916-319-2017 SUPPORT CalWORKs\/CalFresh This bill would allow employees recipient public benefits to not be penalized for taking time off to meet and provide information to the county welfare department. Referred to Assembly Appropriation Committee SENATE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Staff: Consultants: Mareva Brown ([email protected], Sara Rogers ([email protected] Assistant: Mark Teemer Jr. ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 327-9478 1020 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Room 521 Republican Consultant Joe Parra ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1501 Fax: (916) 445-3105 1020 N. Street, Sacramento Room 234 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Mike McGuire, Chair Phone: 651-4002 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 4002 Kelly Burns [email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (Vice Chair) Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 Matt. Galligher – [email protected] Senator Carol Liu,Chair Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 5097 Darcel Sanders [email protected] Senator Loni Hancock Phone: 651-4009 Fax: 651-4909 Room # 2080 Marla Cowan [email protected] Senator Janet Nguyen Phone: 651-4023 Fax: 651-4923 Room # 4034 Emilye Reeb [email protected] SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 23- Mitchell * Room # 4082 916-651-4026 Elise Gyore [email protected] EBCL and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule. Senate Appropriations Committee Referred to Suspense File. SB 157- Huff Room # 3063 916-651-4029 Debra Gonzales [email protected] Author Spot Bill Rules Committee SB 297- McGuire Room # 5064 916-651-4002 Mareva Brown [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would modernize the California safety net programs application process by making the system more effective and efficient. Senate Appropriations Committee – Room: 4203 Date: May 1, 2015 Time: 10 a.m. SB 306- Hertzberg * Room # 4038 916-651-4018 Michael Bedard [email protected] CCWRO, WCLP & CAHC SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would maximize participation in the CalFresh program to the extent permitted by federal law for ABAWDS and stop the CalWORK clock for the months that the federal government declares a recession. Senate Human Services Committee – Room: 3191 Date: April 28, 2015 Time: 1:30 SB 312- Pan * Room # 4070 916-651-4006 Darin Walsh [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would give the county the option to do electronic application interviews. Passed the Senate Human Services Committee Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee SB 521- Liu Room # 5097 916-651-4025 Darcel Sanders [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would increase participation in the CalFresh program Passed the Senate Human Services Committee Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone – 916.319.2081 fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2114 Republican Consultant Julie Souliere, [email protected] 916-319-2637 Room 6027 – Senate Appropriations Committee Jolie Onodera, Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone 916.319.2081 Fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2206 Republican Consultant – Shantele Denny- [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 2015-2016 Budget Committees Assembly Budget Committee Sub. # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] Rob Bonta (D) Phone: 319-2018 Fax: 319-2118 Rm. #: 6005 Rylan Gervease [email protected] David Chiu (D) Phone: 319-2017 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Yong Salas [email protected] Shannon Grove(R) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Robert Smith [email protected] Brian Jones (R) Phone: 319-2071 Fax: 319-2171 Rm. #: 3141 Jennifer Bell [email protected] Nicole Vasquez, Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] MonDAY, May , 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 127 All Departments SUBJECT: Open Issues WEdnESDAY, may 5, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 444 All Departments SUBJECT Open Issues Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Email Address Holly Mitchel, Chair Phone: 651-4030 Fax: 651-4930 Room #: 5080 Elise Gyore [email protected] Senator Jeff Stone Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room #: 4062 Hanna Marrs [email protected] Senator Bill Monning Phone: 651-4017 Fax: 651-4917 Room #: 313 Bethany Westfall [email protected] Samantha Lui, Committee Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 [email protected] tHURsDAY, april 30, 2015 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health & Human Services & 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of session – State Capitol, Room 4203 DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERIVCES & DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERIVCES SUBJECT: Child Support Department, CalFresh, State Hearings, Automation Systems, including ACA Horizontal Integration; EBT 3 Project and DSS SHD Appeals Case Management Proposals thursDAY, may 7, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room127 ( Listen to this hearing ) Secretary of Health & Human Services Office of Law Enforcement Services nomaeaens CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Pee tt eee eee ee eg ‘ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE 1020’N\u00b0 Sr Sut 10, Seramem, CA 95816 Gtk a a 1-071 Pat este, ”

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” CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2015-06 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] April 26, 2015 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 06 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 06 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 06 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Consultants: Myesha Jackson, Principal Consultant [email protected] Committee Secretary: Irene Frausto [email protected] Phone 916-319-2089 Fax 916-319-2189 1020 N Street, Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Republican Consultant: Mary Bellamy [email protected] Phone 916-319-3900 Fax 916-319- 3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Kansen Chu (Chair) Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Florence Bernal [email protected] Chad Mayes (Vice Chair) Phone: 916-319-2042 Fax: 916-319-2142 Room # 4144 Joshua White [email protected] Ian C. Calderon Phone: 916-319-2057 Fax: 916-319-2157 Room # 5150 Kelsy Castillo [email protected] Patty Lopez Phone: 916-319-2039 Fax: 916-319-2139 Room # 5160 Kristi Lopez [email protected] Mark Stone Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Arianna Smith – [email protected] Brian Maienschein Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 3098 Natalie Buchbinder [email protected] Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGaw [email protected] ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill No. Sponsor & Position Bill Description Bill Status Next Steps AB 103- Weber Room # 6026 -916-319-2079 Staff: Nicole Vazquez [email protected] 205-2016 State Budget Bill. AB 233- Lopez *Room # 5160 – 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CAPPA SUPPORT CalWORKs Child Care and Other Child Care Programs-This bill would provide for a 12 month child care certification period. Assembly Education Committee Room: 4202 Date: 4-29-15 Time: 1:30 p.m. AB 294- Lackey *Room # 2114 – 319-2036 Staff: Tim Townsend [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Health & Human Services Program – Requires all Health & Human Services program state plans and waivers by placed on the front page of the applicable department web page. Passed Assembly Appropriation Committee on Consent. Next stop Assembly Floor AB 371- Mullin Room #3160 – 916-319-2022 Staff: Elena Santamaria [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs -This would repeal the 100-hour rule and simplify CalWORKs eligibility by eliminating the deprivation factor of eligibility. Assembly Appropriations Committee Referred to Suspense File AB 376 – Lopez *Room # 5160 – 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs -This bill would allow the county to request proof of immunization from a CalWORKs applicant or recipient only if the statewide immunization registry does not have verification of immunization. Assembly Appropriation Committee Room: 4202 Date: 4-29-15 Time: 9 am AB 433 – Chu Room # 5175 – 319-2025 Staff: Myesha Jackson [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to provide a grieving period and appropriate referrals to services when a CalWORKs recipient miscarries or when a child in the home of a CalWORKs recipient dies, without interruption of services. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: 4-28-15 Time: 1:30 AB 492 Gonzalez Room # 6013 – 319-2080 Staff: Andrea Sanmiguel [email protected] Support if Amended to Make Vouchers County Option CalWORKs Would require counties to issue $50 ancillary services for diapers in the form of voucher. Assembly Human Services Committee Two-Year bill AB 702- Maienschein * Room # 4139 – 319-2077 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP & San Diego Anti-Hunger Coalition SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would delete the requirement that the 16 days of temporary homeless assistance be limited to 16 consecutive days and allow recipients to have a choice of when they can use it. Referred to Assembly Appropriation Committee Suspense File. AB 743 – Eggman * Room # 3173 – 319-2013 Staff: Mayte Sanchez [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would exempt veteran educational benefits as income for CalWORKs and require that the county adopt the satisfactory progress definition of the secondary educational institution that the participant is attending. Referred to Assembly Appropriation Committee AB 357- Chiu Room #2196 – 916-319-2017 SUPPORT CalWORKs\/CalFresh This bill would allow employees recipient public benefits to not be penalized for taking time off to meet and provide information to the county welfare department. Referred to Assembly Appropriation Committee SENATE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Staff: Consultants: Mareva Brown ([email protected], Sara Rogers ([email protected] Assistant: Mark Teemer Jr. ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 327-9478 1020 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Room 521 Republican Consultant Joe Parra ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1501 Fax: (916) 445-3105 1020 N. Street, Sacramento Room 234 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Mike McGuire, Chair Phone: 651-4002 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 4002 Kelly Burns [email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (Vice Chair) Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 Matt. Galligher – [email protected] Senator Carol Liu,Chair Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 5097 Darcel Sanders [email protected] Senator Loni Hancock Phone: 651-4009 Fax: 651-4909 Room # 2080 Marla Cowan [email protected] Senator Janet Nguyen Phone: 651-4023 Fax: 651-4923 Room # 4034 Emilye Reeb [email protected] SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 23- Mitchell * Room # 4082 916-651-4026 Elise Gyore [email protected] EBCL and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule. Senate Appropriations Committee Referred to Suspense File. SB 157- Huff Room # 3063 916-651-4029 Debra Gonzales [email protected] Author Spot Bill Rules Committee SB 297- McGuire Room # 5064 916-651-4002 Mareva Brown [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would modernize the California safety net programs application process by making the system more effective and efficient. Senate Appropriations Committee – Room: 4203 Date: May 1, 2015 Time: 10 a.m. SB 306- Hertzberg * Room # 4038 916-651-4018 Michael Bedard [email protected] CCWRO, WCLP & CAHC SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would maximize participation in the CalFresh program to the extent permitted by federal law for ABAWDS and stop the CalWORK clock for the months that the federal government declares a recession. Senate Human Services Committee – Room: 3191 Date: April 28, 2015 Time: 1:30 SB 312- Pan * Room # 4070 916-651-4006 Darin Walsh [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would give the county the option to do electronic application interviews. Passed the Senate Human Services Committee Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee SB 521- Liu Room # 5097 916-651-4025 Darcel Sanders [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would increase participation in the CalFresh program Passed the Senate Human Services Committee Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone – 916.319.2081 fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2114 Republican Consultant Julie Souliere, [email protected] 916-319-2637 Room 6027 – Senate Appropriations Committee Jolie Onodera, Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone 916.319.2081 Fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2206 Republican Consultant – Shantele Denny- [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 2015-2016 Budget Committees Assembly Budget Committee Sub. # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] Rob Bonta (D) Phone: 319-2018 Fax: 319-2118 Rm. #: 6005 Rylan Gervease [email protected] David Chiu (D) Phone: 319-2017 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Yong Salas [email protected] Shannon Grove(R) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Robert Smith [email protected] Brian Jones (R) Phone: 319-2071 Fax: 319-2171 Rm. #: 3141 Jennifer Bell [email protected] Nicole Vasquez, Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] MonDAY, May , 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 127 All Departments SUBJECT: Open Issues WEdnESDAY, may 5, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 444 All Departments SUBJECT Open Issues Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Email Address Holly Mitchel, Chair Phone: 651-4030 Fax: 651-4930 Room #: 5080 Elise Gyore [email protected] Senator Jeff Stone Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room #: 4062 Hanna Marrs [email protected] Senator Bill Monning Phone: 651-4017 Fax: 651-4917 Room #: 313 Bethany Westfall [email protected] Samantha Lui, Committee Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 [email protected] tHURsDAY, april 30, 2015 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health & Human Services & 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of session – State Capitol, Room 4203 DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERIVCES & DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERIVCES SUBJECT: Child Support Department, CalFresh, State Hearings, Automation Systems, including ACA Horizontal Integration; EBT 3 Project and DSS SHD Appeals Case Management Proposals thursDAY, may 7, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room127 ( Listen to this hearing ) Secretary of Health & Human Services Office of Law Enforcement Services nomaeaens CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Pee tt eee eee ee eg ‘ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE 1020’N\u00b0 Sr Sut 10, Seramem, CA 95816 Gtk a a 1-071 Pat este, ”

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” CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2015-04 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] April 11, 2015 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 04 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 04 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 04 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Consultants: Myesha Jackson, Principal Consultant [email protected] Committee Secretary: Irene Frausto [email protected] Phone 916-319-2089 Fax 916-319-2189 1020 N Street, Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Republican Consultant: Mary Bellamy [email protected] Phone 916-319-3900 Fax 916-319- 3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Kansen Chu (Chair) Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Florence Bernal [email protected] Chad Mayes (Vice Chair) Phone: 916-319-2042 Fax: 916-319-2142 Room # 4144 Joshua White [email protected] Ian C. Calderon Phone: 916-319-2057 Fax: 916-319-2157 Room # 5150 Kelsy Castillo [email protected] Patty Lopez Phone: 916-319-2039 Fax: 916-319-2139 Room # 5160 Kristi Lopez [email protected] Mark Stone Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Arianna Smith – [email protected] Brian Maienschein Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 3098 Natalie Buchbinder [email protected] Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGaw [email protected] ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill No. Sponsor & Position Bill Description Bill Status Next Steps AB 103- Weber Room # 6026 -916-319-2079 Staff: Nicole Vazquez [email protected] SUPPORT 205-2016 State Budget Bill. AB 233- Lopez *Room # 5160 – 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CAPPA SUPPORT CalWORKs Child Care and Other Child Care Programs-This bill would provide for a 12 month child care certification period. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: 4-14-15 Time: 1:30 AB 294- Lackey *Room # 2114 – 319-2036 Staff: Tim Townsend [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Health & Human Services Program – Requires all Health & Human Services program state plans and waivers by placed on the front page of the applicable department web page. Assembly Health Committee Passed on consent. Next stop Assembly Appropriations AB 371- Mullin Room #3160 – 916-319-2022 Staff: Elena Santamaria [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs -This would repeal the 100-hour rule and simplify CalWORKs eligibility by eliminating the deprivation factor of eligibility. Assembly Appropriations Committee Room: 4202 Date: April 15 Time: 9:00 am AB 376 – Lopez *Room # 5160 – 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs -This bill would allow the county to request proof of immunization from a CalWORKs applicant or recipient only if the statewide immunization registry does not have verification of immunization. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: 4-14-15 Time: 1:30 AB 433 – Chu Room # 5175 – 319-2025 Staff: Myesha Jackson [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to provide a grieving period and appropriate referrals to services when a CalWORKs recipient miscarries or when a child in the home of a CalWORKs recipient dies, without interruption of services. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: 4-28-15 Time: 1:30 AB 492 Gonzalez Room # 6013 – 319-2080 Staff: Andrea Sanmiguel [email protected] Support if Amended to Make Vouchers County Option CalWORKs Would require counties to issue $50 ancillary services for diapers in the form of voucher. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: 4-28-15 Time: 1:30 AB 702- Maienschein * Room # 4139 – 319-2077 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP & San Diego Anti-Hunger Coalition SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would delete the requirement that the 16 days of temporary homeless assistance be limited to 16 consecutive days and allow recipients to have a choice of when they can use it. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: 4-14-15 Time: 1:30 AB 743 – Eggman * Room # 3173 – 319-2013 Staff: Mayte Sanchez [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would exempt veteran educational benefits as income for CalWORKs and require that the county adopt the satisfactory progress definition of the secondary educational institution that the participant is attending. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: 4-14-15 Time: 1:30 SENATE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Staff: Consultants: Mareva Brown ([email protected], Sara Rogers ([email protected] Assistant: Mark Teemer Jr. ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 327-9478 1020 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Room 521 Republican Consultant Joe Parra ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1501 Fax: (916) 445-3105 1020 N. Street, Sacramento Room 234 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Mike McGuire, Chair Phone: 651-4002 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 4002 Kelly Burns [email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (Vice Chair) Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 Matt. Galligher – [email protected] Senator Carol Liu,Chair Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 5097 Darcel Sanders [email protected] Senator Loni Hancock Phone: 651-4009 Fax: 651-4909 Room # 2080 Marla Cowan [email protected] Senator Janet Nguyen Phone: 651-4023 Fax: 651-4923 Room # 4034 Emilye Reeb [email protected] SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 23- Mitchell * Room # 4082 916-651-4026 Elise Gyore [email protected] EBCL and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule. Senate Appropriations Committee – Room: 4203 Date: 4-13-15 Time: 10:00 am SB 157- Huff Room # 3063 916-651-4029 Debra Gonzales [email protected] Author Spot Bill Rules Committee SB 297- McGuire Room # 5064 916-651-4002 Mareva Brown [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would modernize the California safety net programs application process by making the system more effective and efficient. Senate Human Services Committee – Room: 3191 Date: April 14, 2015 Time: 1:30 SB 306- Hertzberg * Room # 4038 916-651-4018 Michael Bedard [email protected] CCWRO, WCLP & CAHC SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would maximize participation in the CalFresh program to the extent permitted by federal law for ABAWDS and stop the CalWORK clock for the months tht the federal government declares a recession. Senate Human Services Committee – Room: 3191 Date: April 14, 2015 Time: 1:30 SB 312- Pan * Room # 4070 916-651-4006 Darin Walsh [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would give the county the option to do electronic application interviews. Senate Human Services Committee – Room: 3191 Date: April 14, 2015 Time: 1:30 SB 521- Liu Room # 5097 916-651-4025 Darcel Sanders [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would increase participation in the CalFresh program Senate Human Services Committee – Room: 3191 Date: April 14, 2015 Time: 1:30 Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone – 916.319.2081 fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2114 Republican Consultant Julie Souliere, [email protected] 916-319-2637 Room 6027 – Senate Appropriations Committee Jolie Onodera, Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone 916.319.2081 Fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2206 Republican Consultant – Shantele Denny- [email protected] [bookmark: _GoBack] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2015-2016 Budget Committees Assembly Budget Committee Sub. # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] Rob Bonta (D) Phone: 319-2018 Fax: 319-2118 Rm. #: 6005 Rylan Gervease [email protected] David Chiu (D) Phone: 319-2017 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Yong Salas [email protected] Shannon Grove(R) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Robert Smith [email protected] Brian Jones (R) Phone: 319-2071 Fax: 319-2171 Rm. #: 3141 Jennifer Bell [email protected] Nicole Vasquez, Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] WednesDAY, april 22, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 444 ( Listen to this hearing ) All Departments SUBJECT: Open Issues April Letters MONDAY, april 27, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 127( Listen to this hearing ) Health & Welfare Agency; Department of Social Services; Department of Community Services & Development; Department of Child Support; Automation Projects SUBJECT: Budget Change Proposals (BCPs) & Other Proposals WednesDAY, april 29, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 444 ( Listen to this hearing ) All Departments SUBJECT: Open Issues April Letters monDAY, may 4, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room127 ( Listen to this hearing ) All Departments SUBJECT: Open Issues WednesDAY, May 6, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 444 ( Listen to this hearing ) All Departments SUBJECT: Open Issues April Letters Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Email Address Holly Mitchel, Chair Phone: 651-4030 Fax: 651-4930 Room #: 5080 Elise Gyore [email protected] Senator Jeff Stone Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room #: 4062 Hanna Marrs [email protected] Senator Bill Monning Phone: 651-4017 Fax: 651-4917 Room #: 313 Bethany Westfall [email protected] Samantha Lui, Committee Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Samantha Lui [email protected] tHURsDAY, april 16 19, 2015 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health & Human Services & Subcommittee #1 on Education 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session – State Capitol, Room 4203 DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERIVCES SUBJECT: CalWORKs Child Care tHURsDAY, april 30, 2015 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health & Human Services & 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of session – State Capitol, Room 4203 DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERIVCES & DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERIVCES SUBJECT: CalFresh, State Hearings, Automation Systems, Including ACA Horizontal Integration; EBT 3 Project and DSS SHD Appeals Case Management Proposals tHURsDAY, april 30, 2015 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health & Human Services & 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session – State Capitol, Room 4203 ALL DEPARTMENTS SUBJECT: Open Issues a CCWRO California Public Benefits Legis Pies tree eee et ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Soe er eee senda Si ta repaetean Crone STA.I90 Pas a 1020’N* Sree Su 40, Serament, CA 05816 ”

Document 2015-#03 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker

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” CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2015-03 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] March 23, 2015 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 03 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 02 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 02 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Consultants: Myesha Jackson, Principal Consultant [email protected] Committee Secretary: Irene Frausto [email protected] Phone 916-319-2089 Fax 916-319-2189 1020 N Street, Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Republican Consultant: Mary Bellamy [email protected] Phone 916-319-3900 Fax 916-319- 3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Kansen Chu (Chair) Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Florence Bernal [email protected] Chad Mayes (Vice Chair) Phone: 916-319-2042 Fax: 916-319-2142 Room # 4144 Joshua White [email protected] Ian C. Calderon Phone: 916-319-2057 Fax: 916-319-2157 Room # 5150 Kelsy Castillo [email protected] Patty Lopez Phone: 916-319-2039 Fax: 916-319-2139 Room # 5160 Kristi Lopez [email protected] Mark Stone (Chair) Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Arianna Smith – [email protected] Brian Maienschein Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 3098 Natalie Buchbinder [email protected] Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGaw [email protected] ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill No. Sponsor & Position Bill Description Bill Status Next Steps AB 103- Weber Room # 6026 -916-319-2079 Staff: Nicole Vazquez [email protected] SUPPORT 205-2016 State Budget Bill. AB 233- Lopez *Room # 5160 – 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CAPPA SUPPORT CalWORKs Child Care and Other Child Care Programs-This bill would provide for a 12 month child care certification period. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: 4-14-15 Time: 1:30 AB 294- Lackey *Room # 2114 – 319-2036 Staff: Tim Townsend [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Health & Human Services Program – Requires all Health & Human Services program state plans and waivers by placed on the front page of the applicable department web page. Assembly Health Committee Room: 4202 Date: 4-7-15 Time: 1:30 AB 371- Mullin Room #3160 – 916-319-2022 Staff: Elena Santamaria [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs -This would repeal the 100-hour rule and simplify CalWORKs eligibility by eliminating the deprivation factor of eligibility. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: March 24 Time: 1:30 AB 376 – Lopez *Room # 5160 – 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs -This bill would allow the county to request proof of immunization from a CalWORKs applicant or recipient only if the statewide immunization registry does not have verification of immunization. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: 4-14-15 Time: 1:30 AB 433 – Chu Room # 5175 – 319-2025 Staff: Myesha Jackson [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to provide a grieving period and appropriate referrals to services when a CalWORKs recipient miscarries or when a child in the home of a CalWORKs recipient dies, without interruption of services. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: 4-14-15 Time: 1:30 AB 492 Gonzalez Room # 6013 – 319-2080 Staff: andrea.sanmiguel [email protected] Support if Amended to Make Vouchers County [bookmark: _GoBack]Option CalWORKs Would require counties to issue $50 ancillary services for diapers in the form of voucher. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: 4-14-15 Time: 1:30 AB 702- Maienschein * Room # 4139 – 319-2077 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP & San Diego Anti-Hunger Coalition SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would delete the requirement that the 16 days of temporary homeless assistance be limited to 16 consecutive days and allow recipients to have a choice of when they can use it. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: 4-14-15 Time: 1:30 AB 743 – Eggman * Room # 3173 – 319-2013 Staff: Mayte Sanchez [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would exempt veteran educational benefits as income for CalWORKs and require that the county adopt the satisfactory progress definition of the secondary educational institution that the participant is attending. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: 4-14-15 Time: 1:30 SENATE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Staff: Consultants: Mareva Brown ([email protected], Sara Rogers ([email protected] Assistant: Mark Teemer Jr. ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 327-9478 1020 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Room 521 Republican Consultant Joe Parra ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1501 Fax: (916) 445-3105 1020 N. Street, Sacramento Room 234 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Mike McGuire, Chair Phone: 651-4002 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 4002 Kelly Burns [email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (Vice Chair) Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 Matt. Galligher – [email protected] Senator Carol Liu,Chair Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 5097 Darcel Sanders [email protected] Senator Loni Hancock Phone: 651-4009 Fax: 651-4909 Room # 2080 Marla Cowan [email protected] Senator Janet Nguyen Phone: 651-4023 Fax: 651-4923 Room # 4034 Emilye Reeb [email protected] SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 23- Mitchell * Room # 4082 916-651-4026 Elise Gyore [email protected] EBCL and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule. Senate Human Services Committee – Room: 3191 Date: 3-24-15 Time: 1:30 SB 157- Huff Room # 3063 916-651-4029 Debra Gonzales [email protected] Author Spot Bill Senate Human Services Committee – Room: 3191 Date: TBD Time: 1:30 SB 297- McGuire Room # 5064 916-651-4002 Mareva Brown [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would modernize the California safety net programs application process by making the system more effective and efficient. Senate Human Services Committee – Room: 3191 Date: April 14, 2015 Time: 1:30 SB 306- Hertzberg * Room # 4038 916-651-4018 Michael Bedard [email protected] CCWRO, WCLP & CAHC SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would maximize participation in the CalFresh program to the extent permitted by federal law. Senate Human Services Committee – Room: 3191 Date: April 14, 2015 Time: 1:30 SB 312- Pan * Room # 4070 916-651-4006 Darin Walsh [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would give the county the option to do electronic application interviews. Senate Human Services Committee – Room: 3191 Date: April 14, 2015 Time: 1:30 SB 521- Liu Room # 5097 916-651-4025 Darcel Sanders [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would increase participation in the CalFresh program Senate Human Services Committee – Room: 3191 Date: April 14, 2015 Time: 1:30 Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone – 916.319.2081 fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2114 Republican Consultant Julie Souliere, 916-319-2637 Room 6027 – [email protected] Senate Appropriations Committee Jolie Onodera, Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone 916.319.2081 Fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2206 Republican Consultant – Shantele Denny- [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2015-2016 Budget Committees Assembly Budget Committee Sub. # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] Rob Bonta (D) Phone: 319-2018 Fax: 319-2118 Rm. #: 6005 Rylan Gervease [email protected] David Chiu (D) Phone: 319-2017 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Yong Salas [email protected] Shannon Grove(R) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Robert Smith [email protected] Brian Jones (R) Phone: 319-2071 Fax: 319-2171 Rm. #: 3141 Jennifer Bell [email protected] Nicole Vasquez, Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] WednesDAY, april 22, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 444 ( Listen to this hearing ) All Departments SUBJECT: Open Issues April Letters MONDAY, april 27, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 127( Listen to this hearing ) Health & Welfare Agency; Department of Social Services; Department of Community Services & Development; Department of Child Support; Automation Projects SUBJECT: Budget Change Proposals (BCPs) & Other Proposals WednesDAY, april 29, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 444 ( Listen to this hearing ) All Departments SUBJECT: Open Issues April Letters monDAY, may 4, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room127 ( Listen to this hearing ) All Departments SUBJECT: Open Issues WednesDAY, May 6, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 444 ( Listen to this hearing ) All Departments SUBJECT: Open Issues April Letters Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Email Address Holly Mitchel, Chair Phone: 651-4030 Fax: 651-4930 Room #: 5080 Elise Gyore [email protected] Senator Jeff Stone Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room #: 4062 Hanna Marrs [email protected] Senator Bill Monning Phone: 651-4017 Fax: 651-4917 Room #: 313 Bethany Westfall [email protected] Samantha Lui, Committee Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Samantha Lui [email protected] tHURsDAY, March 26, 2015 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health & Human Services & 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session – State Capitol, Room 4203 DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERIVCES SUBJECT: CalWORKs; In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS);CMISP II, SSI\/SSP tHURsDAY, april 16 19, 2015 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health & Human Services & Subcommittee #1 on Education 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session – State Capitol, Room 4203 DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERIVCES SUBJECT: CalWORKs Child Care tHURsDAY, april 30, 2015 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health & Human Services & 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of session – State Capitol, Room 4203 DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERIVCES & DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERIVCES SUBJECT: CalFresh, State Hearings, Automation Systems, Including ACA Horizontal Integration; EBT 3 Project and DSS SHD Appeals Case Management Proposals tHURsDAY, april 30, 2015 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health & Human Services & 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session – State Capitol, Room 4203 ALL DEPARTMENTS SUBJECT: Open Issues mere aa; 2018 CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative eae ee eed ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE 1020’N\u00b0 Sr Sut 10, Seramem, CA 95816 eee Gt pre Ke a a 1-071 Pna este ”

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” CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2015-02 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] March 4, 2015 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 02 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 02 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 02 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Consultants: Myesha Jackson, Principal Consultant [email protected] Committee Secretary: Irene Frausto [email protected] Phone 916-319-2089 Fax 916-319-2189 1020 N Street, Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Republican Consultant: Mary Belamy [email protected] Phone 916-319-3900 Fax 916-319- 3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Kansen Chu (Chair) Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Florence Bernal [email protected] Chad Mayes (Vice Chair) Phone: 916-319-2042 Fax: 916-319-2142 Room # 4144 Joshua White [email protected] Ian C. Calderon Phone: 916-319-2057 Fax: 916-319-2157 Room # 5150 Kelsy Castillo [email protected] Patty Lopez Phone: 916-319-2039 Fax: 916-319-2139 Room # 5160 Kristi Lopez [email protected] Mark Stone (Chair) Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Arianna Smith – [email protected] Brian Maienschein Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 3098 Natalie Buchbinder [email protected] Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGaw [email protected] ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill No. Sponsor Bill Description Bill Status Next Steps AB 103- Weber Room # 6026 -916-319-2079 Staff: Nicole Vazquez [email protected] 205-2016 State Budget Bill. AB 233- Lopez Room # 5160 – 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CAPPA CalWORKs Child Care and Other Child Care Programs-This bill would provide for a 12 month child care certification period. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: TBD Time: 1:30 AB 294- Lackey Room # 2114 – 319-2036 Staff: Tim Townsend [email protected] CCWRO Health & Human Services Program – Requires all Health & Human Services program state plans and waivers by placed on the front page of the applicable department web page. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: TBD Time: 1:30 AB 371- Mullin Room #3160 – 916-319-2022 Staff: Elena Santamaria [email protected] Author CalWORKs -This would repeal the 100-hour rule and simplify CalWORKs eligibility by eliminating the deprivation factor of eligibility. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: TBD Time: 1:30 AB 376 – Lopez Room # 5160 – 319-2039 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO CalWORKs -This bill would allow the county to request proof of immunization from a CalWORKs applicant or recipient only if the statewide immunization registry does not have verification of immunization. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: TBD Time: 1:30 AB 433 – Chu Room # 5175 – 319-2025 Staff: Myesha Jackson [email protected] CalWORKs – This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to provide a grieving period and appropriate referrals to services when a CalWORKs recipient miscarries or when a child in the home of a CalWORKs recipient dies, without interruption of services. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: TBD Time: 1:30 AB 492 Gonzalez Room # 6013 – 319-2080 Staff: andrea.sanmiguel [email protected] CalWORKs Spot Bill Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: TBD Time: 1:30 AB 702- Maienschein Room # 4139 – 319-2077 Staff: Kristi Lopez [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP CalWORKs – This bill would delete the requirement that the 16 days of temporary homeless assistance be limited to 16 consecutive days and allow recipients to have a choice of when they can use it. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: TBD Time: 1:30 AB 743 – Eggman Room # 3173 – 319-2013 Staff: Mayte Sanchez [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP CalWORKs This bill would exempt veteran educational benefits as income for CalWORKs and require that the coub nty adopt the satisfactory progress definition of the secondary educational institution that the participant is attending. Assembly Human Services Committee Room: 437 Date: TBD Time: 1:30 SENATE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Staff: Consultants: Mareva Brown ([email protected], Sara Rogers ([email protected] Assistant: Mark Teemer Jr. ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 327-9478 1020 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Room 521 Republican Consultant Joe Parra ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1501 Fax: (916) 445-3105 1020 N. Street, Sacramento Room 234 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Mike McGuire, Chair Phone: 651-4002 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 4002 Kelly Burns [email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (Vice Chair) Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 Matt. Galligher – [email protected] Senator Carol Liu,Chair Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 5097 Darcel Sanders [email protected] Senator Loni Hancock Phone: 651-4009 Fax: 651-4909 Room # 2080 Marla Cowan [email protected] Senator Janet Nguyen Phone: 651-4023 Fax: 651-4923 Room # 4034 Emilye Reeb [email protected] SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 23- Mitchell Room # 4082 916-651-4026 Elise Gyore [email protected] EBCL and WCLP CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule. Senate Human Services Committee – Room: 3191 Date: 3-24-15 Time: 1:30 SB 157- Huff Room # 3063 916-651-4029 Debra Gonzales [email protected] Author Spot Bill Senate Human Services Committee – Room: 3191 Date: TBD Time: 1:30 SB 297- McGuire Room # 5064 916-651-4002 Mareva Brown [email protected] Author CalWORKs – This bill would modernize the California safety net programs application process by making the system more effective and efficient. Senate Human Services Committee – Room: 3191 Date: TBD Time: 1:30 SB 306- Hertzberg Room # 4038 916-651-4018 Michael Bedard [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP CalWORKs – This bill would maximize participation in the CalFresh program to the extent permitted by federal law. Senate Human Services Committee – Room: 3191 Date: TBD Time: 1:30 SB 312- Pan Room # 4070 916-651-4006 Darin Walsh [email protected] CCWRO and WCLP CalWORKs – This bill would give the county the option to do electronic application interviews. Senate Human Services Committee – Room: 3191 Date: TBD Time: 1:30 SB 521- Liu Room # 5097 916-651-4025 Darcel Sanders [email protected] WCLP CalFresh – This bill would increase participation in the CalFresh program Senate Human Services Committee – Room: 3191 Date: TBD Time: 1:30 Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone – 916.319.2081 fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2114 Republican Consultant Julie Souliere, 916-319-2637 Room 6027 – [email protected] Senate Appropriations Committee Jolie Onodera, Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone 916.319.2081 Fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2206 Republican Consultant – Shantele Denny- [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2015-2016 Budget Committees Assembly Budget Committee Sub. # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] Rob Bonta (D) Phone: 319-2018 Fax: 319-2118 Rm. #: 6005 Rylan Gervease [email protected] David Chiu (D) Phone: 319-2017 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Yong Salas [email protected] Shannon Grove(R) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Robert Smith [email protected] Brian Jones (R) Phone: 319-2071 Fax: 319-2171 Rm. #: 3141 Jennifer Bell [email protected] Nicole Vasquez, Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 444 ( Listen to this hearing ) INFORMATIONAL HEARING SUBJECT: State and Community Perspectives on Gaps and Opportunities in Health and Human Services wedneSDAY, march 11, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 437 ( Listen to this hearing ) Department of Social Services SUBJECT: IHSS and SSI\/SSP WednesDAY, march 25, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 444 ( Listen to this hearing ) All Departments SUBJECT: Open Issues WednesDAY, april 22, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 444 ( Listen to this hearing ) All Departments SUBJECT: Open Issues April Letters MONDAY, april 27, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 127( Listen to this hearing ) Health & Welfare Agency; Department of Social Services; Department of Community Services & Development; Department of Child Support; Automation Projects SUBJECT: Budget Change Proposals (BCPs) & Other Proposals WednesDAY, april 29, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 444 ( Listen to this hearing ) All Departments SUBJECT: Open Issues April Letters monDAY, may 4, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room127 ( Listen to this hearing ) All Departments SUBJECT: Open Issues WednesDAY, May 6, 2015 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 444 ( Listen to this hearing ) All Departments SUBJECT: Open Issues April Letters Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Email Address Holly Mitchel, Chair Phone: 651-4030 Fax: 651-4930 Room #: 5080 Elise Gyore [email protected] Senator Jeff Stone Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room #: 4062 Hanna Marrs [email protected] Senator Bill Monning Phone: 651-4017 Fax: 651-4917 Room #: 313 Bethany Westfall [email protected] Samantha Lui, Committee Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Samantha Lui [email protected] tuesDAY, March 10, 2015 Joint Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health & Human Services & 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 3191 SUBJECT: Welfare to Work Oversight of California’s CalWORKs Program tHURsDAY, March 19, 2015 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health & Human Services & 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of session State Capitol, Room 4203 DEPARTMENT OF MANAGED HEALTH CARE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES SUBJECT: Medi-Cal Overview; Caseload; ACA Implementation; Medi-Cal rates & Access; Denti-Cal & Other Items tHURsDAY, March 26, 2015 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health & Human Services & 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session – State Capitol, Room 4203 DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERIVCES SUBJECT: CalWORKs; In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS);CMISP II, SSI\/SSP tHURsDAY, april 16 19, 2015 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health & Human Services & Subcommittee #1 on Education 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session – State Capitol, Room 4203 DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERIVCES SUBJECT: CalWORKs Child Care tHURsDAY, april 30, 2015 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health & Human Services & 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of session – State Capitol, Room 4203 DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERIVCES & DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERIVCES SUBJECT: CalFresh, State Hearings, Automation Systems, Including ACA Horizontal Integration; EBT 3 Project and DSS SHD Appeals Case Management Proposals tHURsDAY, april 30, 2015 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health & Human Services & 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session – State Capitol, Room 4203 ALL DEPARTMENTS SUBJECT: Open Issues merch avaats CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative eae ee eee ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE 1020’N* Sire Sut 10, Serament, CA 05816 eee Gtk ara 1-071 Pa estate ”

Document 2015-#01 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker

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” CCWRO Public Benefits California Legislative Bill Action Tracker #2015-01 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] February , 2015 CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 01 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 ccwro.org Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell ccwro.org Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] CCWRO Bill & Budget Action Tracker 2015 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551 Phone 916-736-0616 Cell 916-712-0071 ccwro.org Contact person: Kevin Aslanian Cell 916-712-0071 Email: [email protected] ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Consultants: Myesha Jackson, Principal Consultant [email protected] Committee Secretary: Irene Frausto [email protected] Phone 916-319-2089 Fax 916-319-2189 1020 N Street, Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Republican Consultant: Mary Belamy [email protected] Phone 916-319-3900 Fax 916-319- 3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Kansen Chu (Chair) Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Arianna Smith – [email protected] Chad Mayes (Vice Chair) Phone: 916-319-2042 Fax: 916-319-2142 Room # 4144 Joshua White [email protected] Ian C. Calderon Phone: 916-319-2057 Fax: 916-319-2157 Room # 5150 Kelsy Castillo [email protected] Patty Lopez Phone: 916-319-2039 Fax: 916-319-2139 Room # 5160 Kristine Lopez [email protected] Mark Stone (Chair) Phone: 916-319-2025 Fax: 916-319-2125 Room # 5175 Arianna Smith – [email protected] Brian Maienschein Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 3098 Erin Donnette [email protected] Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGaw [email protected] ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill No. Sponsor Bill Description Bill Status Next Steps AB 103- Weber Room # 6026 -916-319-2079 205-2016 State Budget Bill. AB 145 -Gomez Room # 2114 – 319-2051 Staff: Kim Angulo [email protected] CCWRO Requires EDD to report names of employers that have more than 100 Medi-Cal recipients working for them. AB 1502 – Mullin Room # 2163 – 916-319-2022 Staff: Elena Santamaria [email protected] CCWRO & WCLP CalWORKs -This is the Family Unity Act of 2014. This bill would repeal the 100-hour rule for CalWORKs applicants and exempt relative caretakers other than the natural or adopted parent from mandatory participation in the welfare-to-work program. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB 1516 – Gonzalez Room # 5155 – 319-2080 Staff: Bridget Kolakosky [email protected] CCWRO CalWORKs – This bill would provide diapers for toddlers under 2 years old. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB1579 – Stone Room # 5155 – 319-2029 Staff: Arianna Smith [email protected] WCLP CalWORKs -This bill would allow pregnant women without any children to receive aid from the second trimester of pregnancy. Chapter 632, Statutes of 2014 AB1613 – Stone Room # 5155 – 319-2029 Staff: Arianna Smith [email protected] CCWRO & WCLP CalWORKs – This bill would implement OMB Circular 87 that provides States must not spend more money collecting an overpayment compared to the value of the overpayment to be collected. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. SENATE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Staff: Consultants: Mareva Brown ([email protected], Sara Rogers ([email protected] Assistant: Mark Teemer Jr. ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 327-9478 1020 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Room 521 Republican Consultant Joe Parra ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1501 Fax: (916) 445-3105 1020 N. Street, Sacramento Room 234 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Mike McGuire, Chair Phone: 651-4002 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 4002 Kelly Burns [email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (Vice Chair) Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 Matt. Galligher – [email protected] Senator Carol Liu,Chair Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 5097 Darcel Sanders [email protected] Senator Loni Hancock Phone: 651-4009 Fax: 651-4909 Room # 2080 Marla Cowan [email protected] Senator Janet Nguyen Phone: 651-4023 Fax: 651-4923 Room # 4034 Emilye Reeb [email protected] SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 23- Mitchell Room # 4082 916-651-4026 Elise Gyore [email protected] EBCL and WCLP CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule. SB 69 – Leno Room # 5097 916-651-4025 2015-2015 State Budget Bill SB 1002 – DeLoen Room # 5061 916-651-4022 Claire Conlon [email protected] WCLP Food Stamps and Medi-Cal – This bill would align Medi-Cal redeterminations with the food stamp recertifications that would not disadvantage the beneficiary. Vetoed by the Governor. SB 1029 – Hancock Room # 2082 916-651-4009 Marla Cowan [email protected] WCLP CalWORKs & Food Stamps – This bill would repeal the current probation of Food Stamp benefits for convicted drug felons and would provide for a pre-release application for food stamp benefits for persons being released from custody. Ordered to Senate Inactive File SB 1147 – DeSaulnier Room # 5035 916-651-4007 Tempestt Edward [email protected] California Food Policy Advocates CalWORKs & Food Stamps – This bill would require the department to establish statewide customer service standards and performance goals with regard to CalFresh. Held in Senate Appropriations. Committee. Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone – 916.319.2081 fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2114 Republican Consultant Julie Souliere, 916-319-2637 Room 6027 – [email protected] Senate Appropriations Committee Jolie Onodera, Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone 916.319.2081 Fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2206 Republican Consultant – Shantele Denny- [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2015-2016 Budget Committees Assembly Budget Committee Sub. # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Tony Thurmond Phone: 916-319-2015 Fax: 916-319-2115 Room # 5150 Tyrone McGraw [email protected] Rob Bonta (D) Phone: 319-2018 Fax: 319-2118 Rm. #: 6005 Rylan Gervease [email protected] David Chiu (D) Phone: 319-2017 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Yong Salas [email protected] Shannon Grove(R) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Robert Smith [email protected] Brian Jones (R) Phone: 319-2071 Fax: 319-2171 Rm. #: 3141 Jennifer Bell [email protected] Nicole Vasquez, Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] HEARINGS Wednesday, February 25, Special start time of 1:00 PM, Room 444 5180 Department of Social Services \uf0b7 State Strategies to Reduce Poverty \uf0b7 CalWORKs \uf0b7 CalFresh Consultant: Nicole Vazquez Wednesday, March 11, Special start time of 1:30 PM, Room TBD (larger room has been requested, please check the Daily File) 5180 Department of Social Services \uf0b7 In-Home Supportive Services \uf0b7 Supplemental Security Income\/State Supplementary Payment Consultant: Nicole Vazquez Wednesday, March 25, 3:00 PM, Room 444 \uf0b7 All Departments \uf0b7 Open and Pending Issues Consultant: Nicole Vazquez Tuesday, April 14, 9:00 AM, Room 444 (larger room has been requested, please check the Daily File) 5180 Department of Social Services 6100 California Department of Education \uf0b7 Joint Hearing with Sub. 2 on Child Care and Early Childhood Education Consultants: Katie Hardeman, Mark Martin, and Nicole Vazquez Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Email Address Holly Mitchel, Chair Phone: 651-4030 Fax: 651-4930 Room #: 5080 Elise Gyore [email protected] Senator Jeff Stone Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room #: 4062 Hanna Marrs [email protected] Senator Bill Monning Phone: 651-4017 Fax: 651-4917 Room #: 313 Bethany Westfall [email protected] Samantha Lui, Committee Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Samantha Lui [email protected] reer ots CCWRO Public Benefits California Legislative PG oT ‘ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE 1020’N* Sire Sut 10, Serament, CA 05816 ona pe Rei hin aR 187 Pa ein ”

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” CCWRO ANALYSIS OF THE 2014-2015 GOVERN0R’S CalWORKs PROPOSED BUDGET This transfer is 25% of all CalWORKs Funding More than $1.6 billion will be diverted from CalWORKs as an \”involuntary CalWORKs contribution\” to the General Fund 2014-2015 inceased CalWORKs grant is the same as in 1987 The $1.6 billion would have created 30,000 jobs 2014-2015 CalWORKs Average Grant for a Family of Three Is: 29% of the federal poverty level 18% of the federal supplemental poverty level CCWRO Analysis of the 2014-2015 California Proposed State Budget for CalWORKs 2 HIGHLIGHTS On January 9, 2014, Governor Brown released his 2014-2015 Proposed State Budget. Press reports failed to mention that the budget once again fleeces the CalWORKs program. Of the total TANF\/CalWORKs federal and state matching funds of $6,573,463,000, Governor Brown proposes to make an INVOLUNTARY CalWORKs contribution to the general fund to the tune of $1,628,157,394. This is a statistically significant 25% of funds denied CalWORKs families who live in deep poverty. Moreover, this is a job killer in that the $1.6 billion would have created about 30,000 jobs. However the Governor has made it very clear he is not interested in jobs. His budget is about education, health care, safety and paying off the debt not JOBS for Californians. See page 20 about CalWORKs and CalFresh creating jobs. The Proposed Budget forecasts that $108.7 billion will be available for the State General Fund. The Budget also proposes $106.8 billion in General Fund expenditures that include $61.6 non-Prop 98 expenditures and $45.1 in Prop 98 expenditures. The Governor’s budget proposes to double the rainy day fund to $4.2 billion. This will increase the rainy day fund from 5% to 10% of the total budget. The $1.6 billion in CalWORKs being siphoned off will cover over one-third of the rainy day reserve. Budget Major CalWORKs Initiative CalWORKs Major Policy Initiative The major CalWORKs policy initiative for 2014-2015 is the Parent\/Child Engagement Demonstration pilot program for CalWORKs and Welfare-to-Work. In a nutshell, the Parent\/Child Engagement Demonstration pilot is a six-county project to serve 2,000 CalWORKs families for a three-year period. The program will focus on both the parent and the child. For parents, the program will provide parenting skills, life skills and work-readiness activities all designed to improve the economic well-being of the family. The program will engage the parents in the child-care setting. For the children, the program will offer stable licensed childcare, which will continue part-time after the adult completes the in-class participation. The approach is modeled on the Chicago Child Parent Center Program. Evaluations of the Chicago model demonstrated improved outcomes for children and parents. There will be trailer bill to implement this project. See page CalWORKs Involuntary Contribution to the State General Fund 2013-2014 $1,628,157,394 2014-2015 $1,654,806,000 Source: Governor’s budget documents. CCWRO Analysis of the 2014-2015 California Proposed State Budget for CalWORKs 3 60 of the Governor’s Budget Summary for some additional details. The first year cost is $9.9 million for partial year implementation. The information in Table #1 is provided by the State Department of Social Services. Source: Todd Bland, CDSS. TABLE #1 CalWORKs Early Engagement Redesign Item 2013-2014 2014-2015 Change Amount Percent Change Amount Expanded Subsidized Employment (ESE) $39.3 $134.1 $94.9 241% Family Stabilization 10.8 26.4 15.6 144% Standardized Appraisal Tool 8.3 16.7 8.3 100% Subtotal $58.5 $177.2 $118.8 203% Less grant savings from ESE -$11.2 -$38.4 -$27.13 241% Net Totals $47.2 $138.9 $91.6 194% Source: Governor’s budget documents. CCWRO RECOMMENDATION – CCWRO is concerned that the counties will make this program mandatory for the participants. CCWRO reserves judgment on this proposal until we see the details of the program to assure that the program contains adequate protections for impoverished families who may be lured into this program. CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work Performance Oversight State\/County Peer Reviews This initiative will provide eight new staff to DSS for conducting so- called quality control reviews. The request from DSS is for eight positions in Table #2. TABLE #2 CalWORKs Welfare to Work Performance Oversight State\/County Peer Reviews 1.0 Staff Services Manager II (SSM II) 2.0 Research Analyst II (RA II) 1.0 Staff Services Manager I (SSM I) 4.0 Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPAs) Source: Governor’s budget documents. CCWRO Analysis of the 2014-2015 California Proposed State Budget for CalWORKs 4 This new unit will be responsible for reviewing the implementation of the Work Incentive Nutrition Supplement (WINS) initiative that is expected to increase the WtW federal participation rates by 15%. The WINS program has been implemented pursuant to Section 15525 of the W&IC enacted in SB 1041, Chapter 47, and Statutes of 2012. This unit would also conduct the peer reviews mandated by W&IC 10533 in July 12, 2006. Last year DSS started reviewing county implementation of SB 1041. DSS visited 17 counties during 2013. The review process is rather informal. DSS staff reviews some case files that are cherry picked by county staff. DSS rejected the suggestion that cases being reviewed be randomly selected by DSS. The reviews consist of talking to county staff selected by the county administrators and reviewing cases files selected by the county administrators. The review does not result in a report identifying the options the county uses in implementing the WtW program and how those options meet the purpose of the WtW program, the number of participants that achieved self-sufficiency and the real purpose of the WtW program. Since 2007 Counties still receive $90 million each year in their county single allocation to reduce sanctions, pursuant to AB 1808, Chapter 75, Statutes of 2006. In November of 2007, 33% of the unduplicated participants were sanctioned. In November of 2013 it grew to 45% of unduplicated participants who endured WtW sanctions. The 2013 visits did not review the county processes for reducing sanctions and how counties are using the $90 million annual allocation to reduce sanctions. CCWRO RECOMMENDATION – CCWRO supports funding for new staff provided that the Legislature amend Section 10533 to require that county staff and cases to be reviewed by DSS staff, be randomly selected and that they review options selected by the counties, and how the annual $90 million allocation for reducing sanctions is being implemented in the county. The current review process does not appear to be designed to improve the process or achieve less sanctions and review of county compliance with the state laws and regulations. Affordable Care Act (ACA) Caseload Growth & Appeals Case Management Systems The Proposed Budget includes a Budget Change Proposal (BCP) from the Department of Social Services (DSS) State Hearings Division (SHD) that has two components. One is a request for additional staff to address the new hearings that DSS will undertake pursuant to the ACA. The other is to modernize the 1970 state hearing computer system that has 21 subsystems that make up the current State Hearings System (SHS). DSS State Hearing Division is seeking 74 new positions and a 21st century computer system that would meet the requirement of the ACA. The current SHD computer has been an impediment to 10533. The DSS shall establish a CalWORKs county peer review process, and shall implement this process first in pilot counties, and then statewide no later than July 1, 2007. The peer review process shall include individual CalWORKs data reviews of counties, based on existing data. Counties shall receive programmatic technical assistance from teams made up of state and peer-county administrators to assist with implementing best practices to improve their performance and make progress toward meeting established state performance goals, as specified in Chapter 1.5 (commencing with Section 10540) and Section 15204.6. CCWRO Analysis of the 2014-2015 California Proposed State Budget for CalWORKs 5 meeting language access since the current system can only generate information in English and Spanish. This puts California out of compliance with federal Civil Rights mandates. CCWRO RECOMMENDATION CCWRO supports this BCP request. Given the fact that Medi-Cal and Covered California will have new cases that would be eligible for due process hearings, there is a need for the DSS State Hearings Division to have the resources to address the need. It is estimated that there will be 551,000 new Medi-Cal applications and 630,000 Covered California applications. These applications are expected to generate an estimated 37,868 hearing requests and that 25% of the hearing requests will go to a hearing. CalWORKs Budget Changes for 2014-2015. WtW costs escalate by 13% in the Proposed Budget. However, funding for grants to California’s impoverished families will be reduced by 4%. Rather than increasing the grants for CalWORKs families, the budget puts the money into line items that do not meet the basic survival needs of impoverished families. Table #3 shows the changes in funding for different parts of the CalWORKs program. On page 19 we have a annual increase\/decrease of budget allocations for CalWORKs benefits compared to the funding of the county single allocatoin. TABLE # 3 CHANGE Item Governor’s 2014-2015 Proposed Budget 2013-2014 Appropriation Amount Percent CalWORKs Payments to Eligible Families $3,050,933.00 $3,161,374.00 $(110,441.00) -4% CalWORKs Employment Program 1,360,793.00 1,177,326.00 183,467.00 13% CalWORKs Eligibility Administration 510,650.00 560,293.00 (49,643.00) -10% CalWORKs Stage 1 Child Care 384,296.00 405,267.00 (20,971.00) -5% CalFresh Administration 1,980,677.00 1,853,459.00 127,218.00 7% SAWS automation LEADER, CalWIN, C- IV, EBT, etc. 377,308.00 329,897,00 47,411.00 13% Source: Governor’s budget documents. CCWRO Analysis of the 2014-2015 California Proposed State Budget for CalWORKs 6 SOME FALSE ASSERTIONS IN THE STATE BUDGET Governor Brown falsely implies that the 2014-2015 Budget provides a 5% grant increase effective March 1, 2014. In fact, this increase was enacted in June 2013, but the California state capitol press core falsely reported that the budget of 2014-2015 provides this increase. The Governor’s budget propoganda documents failed to mention that the 5% increase was embodied in AB 85, Chapter 24, Statutes of 2014. TABLE #3 compare the 2013-2014 appropriations with the Governor’s 2014-2015 Budget. WHAT ARE THE AVERAGE MONTHLY GRANTS FOR CHILDREN IN CALIFORNIA? TABLE # 4 reveals severe child discrimination in the state budget. In 2014-2015 the State will pay $201 a month for a CalWORKs child while paying $2,343 a month for a foster care child. This is anti-family in that children benefit financially for NOT living with their natural parents. TABLE #4 CalWORKs Child Living with Parents v. Child Not Living with Natural Parents-$201 Program FY 2013-2014 Governor’s Proposed Budget CalWORKs Child $193 $201 One Foster Care Child $2,343 $2,397 One KinGAP Child $714 $742 Adopted Child Assistance $924 $961 Source: Governor’s budget documents. CalWORKs children living in deep poverty receive the least amount of assistance while involuntarily being forced to contribute over $1.6 billion to the State General Fund. What will the average CalWORKs grant be in 2014-2015? $480 per family? $480 a month. Program FY 2013-2014 Governor’s Proposed Budget for 2014-2015 Monthly Average CalWORKs Case Payment $464 $480 Source: Governor’s State Budget Documents CCWRO Analysis of the 2014-2015 California Proposed State Budget for CalWORKs 7 BENEFIT LEVELS FOR MARCH 2014 Below 40% of the Federal Poverty Level Pursuant to AB 85, Chapter 24, Statutes of 2013, CalWORKs grants will increase by 5% effective March 1, 2014. There is zero increase in the 2014-2015 Proposed Budget to help families receive an income that would meet their basic needs. The actual average CalWORKs grant level for a family is three is $480 a month in the Proposed Budget. TABLE #5 shows the payment levels effective March 1, 2014. CCWRO RECOMMENDATION – The budget should fully restore and insure continued funding for the SSI, AFDC, and CalWORKs COLA that was repealed in 2009. Last year, the Legislature established a fund to pay for increases in CalWORKs. W&IC 11450.025 provides that increases in maximum aid payments shall be funded with growth revenues from the Child Poverty and Family Supplemental Support Subaccount. Per W&IC 11450.025 (d) If funds received by the Child Poverty and Family Supplemental Support Subaccount in a particular fiscal year are insufficient to fully fund any increases to maximum aid payments made pursuant to this section, the remaining cost for that fiscal year will be addressed through existing provisional authority included in the annual Budget Act. Additional grant increases shall not be provided until and unless the ongoing cumulative costs of all prior grant increases provided pursuant to this section are fully funded by the Child Poverty and Family Supplemental Support Subaccount. Obviously, the viability of this fund is uncertain. There is no guarantee that W&IC 11450.025 can fully fund the annual COLA. For example, if the COLA for a particular year is 5% but the W&IC 11450.025 increase is only 3%, then the 2% difference should be instituted automatically. TABLE # 5 Benefit Levels Effective March 1, 2013 Authorized in the 2013-2014 State Budget Assistance Unit Size Region 1 Region 2 1 $333 $315 2 542 515 3 670 638 4 800 761 5 909 866 6 1,021 972 7 1,122 1,067 8 1,222 1.164 9 1,321 1,258 10 or more 1,419 1,350 CCWRO Analysis of the 2014-2015 California Proposed State Budget for CalWORKs 8 WELFARE TO WORK PROGRAM 13% INCREASED FUNDING The Budget falsely implies that the CalWORKs program protects needy families and ..preserve families and foster independence. The reality is that the monetary grant levels remain at the same level they were in the 1980’s notwithstanding the cost of living in the 21st century. The Budget does nothing to address the severe misery that many CalWORKs families endure monthly. The entire Welfare-to-Work program is designed to make CalWORKs recipients completely dependent upon the whims of the Welfare-to-Work workers. The path towards independence taken by the CalWORKs recipient is dictated by the county and not the participant. The fact that participants have very little say in how they can achieve self-sufficiency is reflected in the outcomes of the program. State and County welfare officials have vehemently opposed any law that would actually allow CalWORKs recipients to decide how they can achieve self-suffiicency which would foster independence. Proponents of the punitive California Welfare-to-Work program argue that the program should be evaluated as to what steps the program forces participants to complete. The public, including participants of the program, believe that the test should be how many families achieved self-suffiiciency, which is the alleged purpose of the program. What does the Welfare-to-Work Program do? See TABLE #6 which reflects the outcomes of the WtW program 55% of the families are being sanctioned while about 2% of the participants find employment that result in termination of CalWORKs at a taxpayer cost of over $46,000 per job. The 55% is computed by looking at the number of undupliucated participants in sanction at the beginning of the month and the number new sanctions added during that month. The amount of funding used for the WtW program is set forth in TABLE # 7. Funding for WtW has been increasing annually while the outcomes have remained the same. More money to the county welfare-to-work programs does not yield more self- sufficiency for the participants of the WtW program. But is does certainly and very effectively yield immense misery and suffering to the participants in the form of sanctions which appear to be the primary purpose of the prorgam as reflected in the outcomes of data reported by counties. CCWRO Analysis of the 2014-2015 California Proposed State Budget for CalWORKs 9 TABLE # 6 October, 2013 WtW 25 & 25A Activity Reports By California Counties Number of Unduplicated Participants this Month 117,793 Number of Participants Already Being Sanctioned 51,442 Number of Participants Sanctioned During this Month 13,066 Percentage of Unduplicated Participants Sanctioned 55% Dollar Loss to CalWORKs Families Due to Sanctions this Month Estimates at $125 Per Sanction this Month $8,063,500.00 Number of Unduplicated Participants Who Entered Employment That Resulted In Termination of CalWORKs this Month 2,656 Percentage of Unduplicated Participants Who Entered Employment That Resulted In Termination of CalWORKs this Month 2% Cost Per Unduplicated Participants Who Entered Employment That Resulted In Termination of CalWORKs this Month $46,407.02 Number of Participants NOT Being Paid Transportation by the County this Month 68,257 Percentage of Number of Participants NOT Being Paid Transportation by the County this Month 42% Estimated Dollar Amount Poor Families Defrauded by Counties Not Receiving Transportation @ $100 per Participant this Month $6,825,700.00 TABLE # 7 2013-2014 County Single Allocation for CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work Program Employment Services $940,857,000 Mental Health Services $76,303,000 Substance Abuse Services $58,302,400 Child Care Services $403,622,000 TOTAL WtW Funds $1,479,084,400 Source: Governor’s budget documents and CDSS WtW 25 Reports. WtW Supportive Services – 46% of Unduplicated Participants DO NOT Receive Transporation. As TABLE #6 reveals during October of 2013 there were 117,793 unduplicated participant and 68,257 of them received transportation while 49,538 participants did not receive transportation. This is an amazing number of CalWORKs families living on CCWRO Analysis of the 2014-2015 California Proposed State Budget for CalWORKs 10 a fixed income below 40% of the poverty being fleeced out of transportation supportive services by county welfare administrators. Welfare & Institutions Code 11323.2 (a)(2) that transportation shall be paid and Section 11323.4 provides: (a) Payments for supportive services, as described in Section 11323.2, shall be advanced to the participant, wherever necessary, and when desired by the participant, so that the participant need not use his or her funds to pay for these services. There is statewide violation of this section in that participants are rarely empowered to request transportation or advance payments for transportation. Often participants are forced to take this expense out of the mouths of their children to pay for transportation or face the WtW sanctions. Participants face a 40% chance of not even being reimbursed. California counties have a long history of fleecing WtW participants out of transportation. TABLE # 8 reveals the history of California counties fleecing of CalWORKs WtW participants of transportation supportive services. We do not believe that state or county welfare officials can claim with a straight face that 40- 50% of the state or county employees fail to submit a claim for transportation. Yet, for the past 15 years neither DSS nor county officials have done anything to address the statewide fleecing of CalWORKs WtW participants out of transportation claims of which they are entitled. Are we to believe that 50% of participants do not incur transportation costs even though they must meet their mandatory WtW assignments or face a $125 reduction in the fixed income that is less than 29% of the federal poverty level? TABLE # 8 Percentage of WtW Unduplicated Participants Not Receiving Transportation Assistance November of Each Year Unduplicated Participants Not Receiving Needed Transportation Assistance Percentage of Unduplicated Participants Not Receiving Needed Transportation Assistance 2002 87684 54% 2003 69396 56% 2004 58451 53% 2005 50471 48% 2006 53308 49% 2007 53457 45% 2008 59419 45% 2009 74865 52% 2010 69947 50% 2011 55981 46% 2012 52337 45% 2013 50510 44% Source: State Department of Social Services WtW 25 and WtW 25A November reports based upon information DSS received from counties. CCWRO Analysis of the 2014-2015 California Proposed State Budget for CalWORKs 11 The average age of a WtW participant is about 33 years old. Most have an email addresses and are able to access on-line services. The WtW program operates in the 20th century and does not use any of the current technological efficiencies. While CalFresh and CalWORKs recipients are now able to navigate their case on-line, WtW recipients must call the worker who often does not answer the phone. There is no reason why participants should not be able to request supportive services and advance supportive services on-line. The technology is available. On-line access will reduce sanctions, avail supportive services to participants and even help California meet the federal work participation rates that they have not been able to do after spending more than a billion dollars annually for many years. When GAIN started in 1990, DSS did a needs assessment of childcare and determined that 70% of the unduplicated participants would need childcare. About 30% of the GAIN\/WtW participants have received childcare services. Historically about 50% of the unduplicated participants received transportation. When advocates suggested that WtW participants be allowed to request supportive services on-line, counties nixed the idea and continue to fleece WtW participants of over $6 million each month of transportation services. The WtW hurdles: Orientation\/Appraisal – This is the activity where allegedly participants are given information about their rights and responsibilities and an alleged appraisal of the participant’s limitations. Generally this happens weeks after the approval of the application. The majority of the sanctions occur at this stage. Sanctions occur because of failure to attend orientation\/appraisal as the participants lack childcare and transportation supportive services. The county does not inform the participant of the availability of these supportive services. Further, there is no requirement that the county verifies that the participant needs childcare and transportation to attend this activity. Job Club All WtW participants must attend Job Club unless the county allows participants without a high school (HS) diploma to complete their high school or GED requirements. Assessment This is a major failing of the program. The worker assigns the participant to the component that the worker wants completed not to the component that allows the participant to become self-sufficient. The current WtW model is county knows best . How can participants achieve self-sufficiency when the WtW program is designed to make the participant totally be dependent and obedient to the whims of the county welfare worker? Advocates proposed that the participant be allowed to make a written request for a specific component to the county. Upon submission, the county could reject the participant’s choice if it would not lead to self-sufficiency and had the evidence to support it. The counties opposed this proposal. DSS labeled this proposal as a fundamental change in the program and rejected it. CCWRO Analysis of the 2014-2015 California Proposed State Budget for CalWORKs 12 Signing the WtW Plan The participant is mandated to sign the county drafted WtW plan or be sanctioned for not signing. Participants are rarely given a third-party assessment as mandated by State regulation EAS 42-711.556 & 42-715.22. Sanctions – Sanctions are imposed for alleged failure to participate. Studies show that most sanctions are due to lack of supportive services. Sanctions result in 24-30% reduction of the family’s fixed income. CCWRO RECOMMENDATION – Orientation\/Appraisal\/Assessment DSS is developing an on-line orientation\/appraisal\/assessment tool. This tool would be used for the upfront assessment. Selection of Component by Participant: After assessment the participant will be given the opportunity to select either the component option recommended by the assessment or the participant’s preferred component. Welfare recipients cannot become self-reliant by depending upon the county worker to make decisions for them. They must be afforded the dignity of making decisions independently to the extent that the participant wants to make these decisions. Participants shall have the option of seeking and receiving assistance from the county to make these decisions. Selecting a Component After Assessment – The participant-selected component shall be accepted unless the county has evidence that the component cannot lead to self-sufficiency and has evidence that the component option recommended by the assessment will lead to self-sufficiency. Participants should have the option of selecting a component on-line in consultation with their family, pastor and other support systems that they may have. Sanctions: Sanctions should only go into effect if the reduction of benefits would be more than the rent and 50% of the food stamp utility allowance. If the participant cures the sanction, 50% of the sanctioned money, not to exceed $500, should be returned to the family as a lump sum income payment and the remaining 50%, not to exceed $500, shall be returned of the participant completes his or her compliance plan assignment. Supportive Services Participants should have the option of requesting supportive services and advance payments on-line to reduce sanctions and help California meet the federal work participation rates. Counties shall verify that the assistance unit actually has needed supportive services to prevent the imposition of the CalWORKs inhumane WtW sanctions before assigning the parent to any work activity that can result in a sanction. CCWRO Analysis of the 2014-2015 California Proposed State Budget for CalWORKs 13 CalFresh (also known as Food Stamps) The budget appropriates $ 1.9 billion for the administration of the program. The benefits are 100 percent federally funded. The funding for the administration costs are 50 percent federal funds, 35 percent GF and 15 percent county funds, except for state-mandated program changes, which are 50 percent federal funds and 50 percent GF. California has the lowest participation rate in the nation at 55% and even lower for the working poor at 42%. DSS has undertaken various measures to increase participation rates that have failed to propel California out of having one of the lowest in the Nation. Some of the changes implemented in the program include telephone interviews rather than in- person, allowing applicants to apply on-line. These measures although enacted with good intentions have had a negative impact on participation. On-line applications are denied at a greater rate than applications in person. Many food banks and community organizations doing food stamp outreach have decided that on-line applications are a barrier to participation and do not work. There are three different on-line application platforms in California. It is not unusual to get a call from someone who had a telephone interview but then get a notice of action denying the application for failing to complete the interview. California has a high rate of churning. Churning is a phenomenon where the application is denied, then the same person reapplies and benefits are approved for the second application causing unnecessary high administrative costs for the California CalFresh Program. California also has a very bad record of issuing benefits to households in need of emergency food stamps. In order to be eligible for emergency food stamps, more commonly known as CalFresh Expedited Service, the household has to be otherwise eligible, have less than $100 in liquid resources and less than $150 in income. DSS publishes quarterly reports known as DFA 296X. The last DFA 296X report for the last quarter of 2012 shows that 67% of the applications completed by households who were eligible for emergency food assistance were denied emergency food assistance. The DSS has failed to examine the reasons for this high rate of denial of emergency food assistance to needy food insecure households. On the other hand during October of 2013, 21% of all CalFresh applications were denied. Table # 9 shows the large county rate of denials of emergency CalFresh versus regular CalFresh applications. The major barriers to participation in the CalFresh Program are: Access to county office – In order to apply for food stamps in the largest county of California, Los Angeles, applicants have to line up outside the county welfare office and wait for more than an hour just to enter the building and go through security. It is not unusual to spend the entire day at the county welfare office and then be told to come back again to bring verification that often the county could secure itself. Most offices have police officers that can be intimidating to applicants. Verification Procedural denials caused by failure to provide verification, is one of the major reasons for denying an application for CalFresh. Often the county requests verification that is often not needed. Other times, the information is actually needed but the applicant is unable CCWRO Analysis of the 2014-2015 California Proposed State Budget for CalWORKs 14 to obtain the verification and counties fail to inform the applicants that the county could secure for the applicant. Counties have always been afforded flexibility to do whatever they want to do by the DSS that has resulted in the lowest participation rates in the country. Lack of Oversight DSS, as the single state agency responsible for administering the CalFresh program, refuses to act as a principle and make sure that California’s CalFresh program is administered uniformly throughout the state. Each county has different barriers to participation in the CalFresh program. Although DSS conducts annual reviews of the county CalFresh operations, the reviews are very superficial. The reviews yield corrective action plans that state the county will train the workers only to have the same issue reappear during the next review of the county. Accountability is cosmetic as DSS views counties as their equals or sometimes DSS staff act as if they are working for counties. TABLE # 9- Emergency CalFresh Apps v. Regular CalFresh October, 2013 – DFA 296 CalFresh Applications on Hand During October, 2013 CalFresh Applications Denied Percentage of CalFresh Applications Denied 296X Report DFA for last quarter of 2012 Expedited service cases disposed of during the report quarter Found not entitled to expedited service Percentage of expedited service cases Found not entitled to expedited service Statewide 283,885 60,967 21% Statewide 311,089 210,076 68% Alameda 18072 1,674 9% Alameda 9,774 5,420 55% Contra Costa 5535 1,265 23% Contra Costa 4,834 3,340 69% Fresno 6284 1,396 22% Fresno 13,552 7,811 58% Kern 8709 2,309 27% Kern 14,417 8,995 62% Los Angeles 65327 14,019 21% Los Angeles 80,533 48,463 60% Orange 19282 2,821 15% Orange 15,548 9,984 64% Riverside 16683 5,520 33% Riverside 30,536 19,811 65% Sacramento 12010 3,104 26% Sacramento 15,986 11,866 74% San Bern. 18620 6,199 33% San Bern. 36,658 22,708 62% San Diego 25028 4,947 20% San Diego 29,175 17,361 60% San Francisco 4228 863 20% San Francisco 4,942 2,887 58% San Joaquin 8916 1,675 19% San Joaquin 6,414 2,809 44% Santa Clara 6702 1,234 18% Santa Clara 6,647 4,948 74% Solano 2732 619 23% Solano 2,362 1,046 44% Stanislaus 4620 1,278 28% Stanislaus 9,173 5,636 61% Tulare 6624 629 9% Tulare 7,290 3,870 53% Tuolumne 422 118 28% Tuolumne 799 473 59% Ventura 5764 1,126 20% Ventura 2,756 962 35% Yuba 1059 14 1% Yuba 1,420 772 54% Source: CDSS DFA 296 and 296X reports. CCWRO Analysis of the 2014-2015 California Proposed State Budget for CalWORKs 15 Expedited Service (ES) It is ironic that 68% of the ES determinations result in denials of ES while 21% of CalFresh applications result in denials. It is very clear that county human service agencies are very apprehensive about issuing expedited service benefits to food insecure households consistent with federal and state regulations. This has a direct link to California’s high poverty and child poverty rates. This has enormous implication on the development of children who are forced to endure hunger because county human services agencies finds creative ways to deprive food insecure children, toddlers and adults of food security. CCWRO RECOMMENDATIONS (1) The DSS shall convene a workgroup of advocates, state and counties to review the functionality and the customer experience with the on-line application platforms and make recommendations of how to improve the on-line application process to increase participation in the CalFresh program for the budget committees. (2) The DSS shall establish a statewide, objective, uniform verification policy that assures the county human services agencies will first secure verification that is available to the county human services agencies before seeking verification from the applicant. The verification request shall have a space where the applicant or recipient can certify that he or she does not have access to the information and authorizes the county to get the information. At that point the information on the application shall be considered verified to the extent permitted by federal law and benefits shall be issue to the food insecure household. (3) The DSS shall collect quarterly information on the reasons for CalFresh ES denials. Applicants who have been screened for ES shall be allowed to submit a written CalFresh application on the day of the application to assure that applications and CalFresh ES benefits are not denied for failure to submit a signed application. If the interview yields information that is different from what is on the signed application, the county human services agencies shall secure a telephone signature for the revised application and mail a copy of the revised application to the applicant. (4) CalFresh ES benefits shall be issued if there is no verifiable information at the disposal of the state or the county human services agencies that indicates that the applicant is ineligible for expedited service or CalFresh benefits. The county human services agencies shall use all available state and federal databases to verify any factor of eligibility before requesting verification from the applicant including the use of any electronic means to verify identity of the applicant. (5) The DSS annual review known as management evaluations shall be revamped to provide the Legislature and the public with a comprehensive analysis of the county human services agency operations. The report shall be posted on the Internet, including any corrective action plan and DSS response to the corrective action plan. CCWRO Analysis of the 2014-2015 California Proposed State Budget for CalWORKs 16 SUMMARY OF CCWRO RECOMMENDATIONS 1. Parent\/Child Engagement Demonstration pilot program for CalWORKs and Welfare-to-Work – CCWRO is concerned that the counties will make this program mandatory for the participants. CCWRO reserves judgment on this proposal until we see the details of the Program to assure that the program contains adequate protections for impoverished families who may be lured into this program. 2. Eight (8) new staff for WtW Division – CCWRO supports funding for new staff provided that the Legislature amend Section 10533 to require that county staff and cases to be reviewed by DSS staff, be randomly selected and that they review options selected by the counties, and how the annual $90 million allocation for reducing sanctions is being implemented in the county. The current review process does not appear to be designed to improve the process or achieve less sanctions and review of county compliance with the state laws and regulations. 3. 74 News staff for State Hearings Division CCWRO supports this BCP request. Given the fact that Medi-Cal and Covered California will have new cases that would be eligible for due process hearings there is a need for the DSS State Hearings Division to have the resources to address the need. It is estimated that there will be 551,000 new Medi-Cal applications and 630,000 Covered California applications. These applications are expected to generate an estimated 37,868 hearing requests. It is estimate that 25% of the hearing requests will go to a hearing. 4. Restoration of SSI and CalWORKs COLA: The budget should fully restore and insure continued funding for the SSI, AFDC, and CalWORKs COLA that was repealed in 2009. Last year, the Legislature established a fund to pay for increases in CalWORKs. W&IC 11450.025 provides that increases in maximum aid payments shall be funded with growth revenues from the Child Poverty and Family Supplemental Support Subaccount. Per W&IC 11450.025 (d) If funds received by the Child Poverty and Family Supplemental Support Subaccount in a particular fiscal year are insufficient to fully fund any increases to maximum aid payments made pursuant to this section, the remaining cost for that fiscal year will be addressed through existing provisional authority included in the annual Budget Act. Additional grant increases shall not be provided until and unless the ongoing cumulative costs of all prior grant increases provided pursuant to this section are fully funded by the Child Poverty and Family Supplemental Support Subaccount. 5. Welfare-to-Work Recommendations CCWRO Analysis of the 2014-2015 California Proposed State Budget for CalWORKs 17 5-1. Orientation\/Appraisal\/Assessment DSS is developing an on-line orientation\/appraisal\/assessment tool. This tool would be used for the upfront assessment. 5-2. Selection of Component by Participant – After assessment the participant will be given the opportunity to select either the component option recommended by the assessment or the participant’s preferred component. Welfare recipients cannot become self-reliant by depending upon the county worker to make decisions for them. They must be afforded the dignity of making decisions independently to the extent that the participant wants to make these decisions. Participants shall have the option of seeking and receiving assistance from the county to make these decisions. 5-3. County Action on Participant Component Selection – The participant selected component shall be accepted unless the county has evidence that the component cannot lead to self-sufficiency and has evidence that the component option recommended by the assessment will lead to self-sufficiency. Participants should have the option of selecting a component on-line in consultation with their family, pastor and other support systems that they may have. 5-4. Sanctions: Sanctions should only go into effect if the reduction of benefits would be more than the rent and 50% of the food stamp utility allowance. If the participant cures the sanction, 50% of the sanctioned money, not to exceed $500, should be returned to the family as a lump sum income payment and the remaining 50%, not to exceed $500, shall be returned of the participant completes his or her compliance plan assignment. 5-5. Supportive Services Participants should have the option of requesting supportive services and advance payments on-line to reduce sanctions and help California meet the federal work participation rates. Counties shall verify that the assistance unit actually has needed supportive services to prevent the imposition of the CalWORKs inhumane WtW sanctions before assigning the parent to any work activity that can result in a sanction. 6. CalFresh Recommendations 6-1. The DSS shall convene a workgroup of advocates, state and county to review the functionality and the customer experience with the on-line application platforms and make recommendations of how to improve the on-line application process to increase participation in the CalFresh program for the budget committees during 2015-2016 budget hearings. 6-2. The DSS shall establish a statewide, objective, uniform verification policy that assures the county human services agencies will first secure verification that is available to the county human services agencies before seeking verification from the applicant. The verification request shall have a space where the CCWRO Analysis of the 2014-2015 California Proposed State Budget for CalWORKs 18 applicant or recipient can certify that he or she does not have access to the information and authorizes the county to get the information. At that point the information on the application shall be considered verified to the extent permitted by federal law and benefits shall be issue to the food insecure household. 6-3. The DSS shall collect quarterly information on the reasons for CalFresh ES denials. Applicants who have been screened for ES shall be allowed to submit a written CalFresh application on the day of the application to assure that applications and CalFresh ES benefits are not denied for failure to submit a signed application. If the interview yields information that is different from what is on the signed application, the county human services agencies shall secure a telephone signature for the revised application and mail a copy of the revised application to the applicant. 6-4. CalFresh ES benefits shall be issued if there is no verifiable information at the disposal of the state the county human service agency that verifies the applicant’s ineligibility for expedited service or CalFresh benefits. The county human services agencies shall use all available state and federal databases to verify any factor of eligibility before requesting verification from the applicant including the use of any electronic means to verify identity of the applicant. 6-5. The DSS annual review known as management evaluations shall be revamped to provide the DSS, the Legislature and the public with a comprehensive analysis of the county human services agency CalFresh and CalWORKS\/WtW operations. The report shall be posted on the Internet, including any county corrective action plan and DSS’s approval or disapproval of the corrective action plan. CCWRO Analysis of the 2014-2015 California Proposed State Budget for CalWORKs 19 Annual Appropriations of County Single Allocation (CSA) Compared to Appropriations for CalWORKs County Single allocation INCREASED by 33% from 1998-1999 to 2012-2013 CalWORKs Grant allocation DECREASED by 15% from 1998-1999 to 2012-2013 State Fiscal Year Total CSA Allocation County Share Total Grant Allocation CSA allocation increase\/ decrease from previous State Fiscal Year CalWORKs Grant allocation increase\/ decrease from previous State Fiscal Year 1998-1999* $1,403,116,378 $140,540,757 $3,728,895,597 1999-2000 1,466,239,771 140,540,757 3,409,184,226 4% -9% 2000-2001 1,534,363,372 140,540,757 3,110,590,925 5% -9% 2001-2002 1,703,597,672 140,540,757 3,128,453,615 11% 1% 2002-2003 1,614,776,793 140,540,757 2,998,104,490 -5% -4% 2003-2004 1,684,758,200 140,540,757 3,058,377,136 4% 2% 2004-2005 1,628,196,518 140,540,757 3,272,331,000 -3% 7% 2005-2006 1,647,633,000 140,540,757 3,067,470,861 1% -6% 2006-2007 1,708,315,000 140,540,757 2,949,089,178 4% -4% 2007-2008 1,860,028,000 140,540,757 3,006,359,917 9% 2% 2008-2009 1,911,003,000 140,540,757 3,275,881,220 3% 9% 2009-2010 1,949,398,000 140,540,757 3,406,732,000 2% 4% 2010-2011 1,946,940,000 140,540,757 3,674,460,000 0% 8% 2011-2012 1,836,073,000 140,540,757 3,261,728,000 -6% -11% 2012-2013 1,860,073,000 140,540,757 3,157,685,000 1 -3% Based on the federal change in welfare law known as TANF CalWORKs enacted. Source: State Department of Social Services. CFLNo. 98\/99-33; 99\/00-12; 00\/01-20;01\/02-04; 02\/03-19; 03\/04-10; 04\/05\/15; 05\/06-19; 06\/07-13; 07\/08-21; 08\/09-34; 09\/10-12; 10\/11-10;11\/12-12; 12\/13-18 & California State Budgets CCWRO Analysis of the 2014-2015 California Proposed State Budget for CalWORKs 20 Number of Jobs Welfare Recipients Create Annually and Monthly in California Actual 1.79% Economic Multiplier Food Stamps, SNAP\/CalFresh Annual Benefits $8,156,325,528.82 $14,028,879,909.57 Per Job Creation Costs $100,000.00 Annual Jobs Created by Food Stamp Recipients 140,289 CalWORKs\/TANF $3,161,374,000.00 $5,658,859,460.00 Per Job Creation Costs $100,000.00 Annual Jobs Created by CalWORKs Recipients 56,588.59 TOTAL TANF\/SNAP BENEFITS ISSUED $11,317,699,528.82 $19,687,739,369.57 Annual SNAP\/TANF jobs in California 196,877 Monthly SNAP\/TANF jobs in California 16,406.45 SOURCE OF COST PER JOB – The $100,000 per job is based upon on estimate received from Chad Stone, Chief Economist working for Center on Budget Policy and Priorities in Washington D.C. There are other estimates that assert that a cost of an entry-level job is about $60,000 per job. See: http:\/\/economistsview.typepad.com\/economistsview\/2008\/11\/how-much-does-i.html. Also see USDA, Economic Research Service, Economic Research Report Number 103, October 2010, The Food Assistance National Input- Output Multiplier (FANIOM) Model and Stimulus Effects of SNAP – Kenneth Hanson & CDSS Budget Documents of 2014-2015. Published by the Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. Authors – Grace Galligher & Kevin Aslanian 1901 Alhambra Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95816 Tel. (916) 736-0616 CONTACT PERSON: Kevin Aslanian Cell (916) 712-0071 Email: [email protected] webpage ccwro.org ”

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” CCWRO Public Benefits California Legislative Bill Action Tracker #2014-19 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] October 2, 2014 FINAL Legislative REPORT for 201 2 CCWRO PUBLIC BENEFITS BILL AND BUDGET ACTION TRACKER 2 CCWRO PUBLIC BENEFITS BILL AND BUDGET ACTION TRACKER CCWRO PUBLIC BENEFITS BILL AND BUDGET ACTION TRACKER 3 Summary of 2014-2015 State Budget Actions Affecting CalWORKs $1.1 billion was stolen from CalWORKs babies, children and families and used as CalWORKs INVOLUNTARY contribution to the state general fund while grants remain at the 1988 level. CalWORKs Funding Federal Funds $3.7 billion State Match $3 billion TOTAL CalWORKs Funding $6.7 billion CONTACT PERSON: Kevin Aslanian Cell Phone – 916-712-0061 Email: [email protected] ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill No. Sponsor Bill Description Bill Status Next Steps AB 264 – Maienschein Room # 3098 -916-319-2077 Staff: Erin Donnette [email protected] CCWRO & WCLP CalWORKs – This bill would delete the requirement that the 16 days of temporary homeless assistance be limited to 16 consecutive days and allow recipients to have a choice of when they can use it. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB 1452 – Stone Room # 5155 – 319-2029 Staff: Kim Angulo [email protected] CCWRO CalWORKs -This bill would increase the daily rate payments for temporary homeless assistance from $65 to $70 and have a COLA for the $75. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB 1502 – Mullin Room # 2163 – 916-319-2022 Staff: Elena Santamaria [email protected] CCWRO & WCLP CalWORKs -This is the Family Unity Act of 2014. This bill would repeal the 100-hour rule for CalWORKs applicants and exempt relative caretakers other than the natural or adopted parent from mandatory participation in the welfare-to-work program. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB 1516 – Gonzalez Room # 5155 – 319-2080 Staff: Bridget Kolakosky [email protected] CCWRO CalWORKs – This bill would provide diapers for toddlers under 2 years old. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB1579 – Stone Room # 5155 – 319-2029 Staff: Arianna Smith [email protected] WCLP CalWORKs -This bill would allow pregnant women without any children to receive aid from the second trimester of pregnancy. Chapter 632, Statutes of 2014 AB1613 – Stone Room # 5155 – 319-2029 Staff: Arianna Smith [email protected] CCWRO & WCLP CalWORKs – This bill would implement OMB Circular 87 that provides States must not spend more money collecting an overpayment compared to the value of the overpayment to be collected. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB1614 – Stone Room # 5155 – 319-2029 Staff: Arianna Smith [email protected] WCLP CalWORKs – This bill would make improvements in the delivery of benefits through the EBT system Chapter 720, Statutes of 2014 AB 1653- Garcia Room # 5164 – 319-2058 Staff: Elena Lee [email protected] CCWRO & WCLP CalWORKs DV Waivers – This bill would provide for a process to determine eligibility for DV waivers and limit retroactive waivers to 12 months. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB 1654 – Bonilla Room # 4140 – 319-2014 Staff: Ivan Carrillo [email protected] WCLP CalWORKs Child Support – This bill would increase child support disregard from $50 a month to $100 a month for a family with one child and $200 or more, if allowed by federal law, for families with more than 1 child. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB1776 – Nazarian Room # 4015 – 319-2046 Staff: Elissa K. Ouchida [email protected] CCWRO State Hearings – This would make certain changes in the state hearing process to make the system more efficient without disadvantaging recipients of public social services. Held in Suspense in Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB1930- Skinner Room # 4015 – 319-2015 Staff: Tony Bui [email protected] WCLP CCWRO Food Stamps – The bill require that students who participate in the EOPS program be considered exempt from the student work requirement as specified as permitted by federal law. Chapter 729 Statutes of 2014 AB 2252 John Perez Room # 219 – 319-2053 Staff: Gail Gronert [email protected] WCLP CalWORKs Child Support – This bill would provide protections for persons receiving child support payments in a form other than a check. Chapter 180 Statutes of 2014 AB 2311- Bradford Room # 5136 – 319-2062 Staff: Andrea Perry [email protected] CCWRO General Assistance Veterans This bill is the General Assistance Thanks You For Your Service Act of 2014 would exempt employable veterans of limiting general assistance benefits to 3 months every 12 months as provided in current law. County may opt out. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB 2345- Gonzalez Room # 5155 – 319-2080 Staff: Bridget Kolakosky [email protected] CIPC CP LCHC CalWORKs – This bill would provide CalWORKs benefits to noncitizens lawfully living in the United States of America. Held in Suspense in Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB 2354- Conway Room # 4130 – 319-2026 Staff: Maddy Stelsmiller [email protected] Conway CalWORKs – This bill would require that EBT cards have a photograph of the EBT cardholder. Failed Passage In Assembly Human Services Committee AB 2382- Bradford Room # 5136 – 319-2062 Staff: Erasmo Viveros [email protected] CCWRO CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the CalWORKs school-attendance penalty for children under 16 as there is already a truancy penalty in the California Education Code. Chapter 905 Statutes of 2014 AB 2435- Hagman Room # 4130 – 319-4130 Staff: Ian Adams [email protected] Hagman CalWORKs – This bill would deny CalWORKs benefits to a person who has been convicted of a sex crime against a person living with the CalWORKs family with certain exceptions. Failed Passage In Assembly Human Services Committee ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Consultants: Myesha Jackson ([email protected]) and Chris Reefe ([email protected]) Committee Secretary: Irene Frausto ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 319-2089 Fax: (916) 319-2189 1020 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Room 124 Republican Consultant Mary Belamy Email: [email protected] Phone: (916) 319-3900 Fax: (916) 319-3902 1020 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Room 400 Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Mark Stone (Chair) Phone: 916-319-2029 Fax: 916-319-2129 Room # 4146 Arianna Smith – [email protected] Brian Maienschein (Vice Chair) Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 3098 Erin Donnette [email protected] Tom Ammiano Phone: 916-319-2017 Fax: 916-319-2117 Room # 3146 Wendy Hill [email protected] Ian C. Calderon Phone: 916-319-2057 Fax: 916-319-2157 Room # 5150 Kelsy Castillo [email protected] Cristina Garcia Phone: 916-319-2058 Fax: 916-319-2158 Room # 5164 Elena Lee [email protected] Shannon Grove Phone: 916-319-2034 Fax: 916-319-2134 Room # 4208 Kristina Brown [email protected] Isadore Hall, III Phone: 916-319-2064 Fax: 916-319-2164 Room # 3123 Brian Duke [email protected] SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 899 – Mitchell Room # 4082 916-651-4026 Elise Gyore [email protected] EBCL and WCLP CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule. Held in Senate Appropriations. Committee. SB 999 – Liu Room # 5097 916-651-4025 WCLP Food Stamps – Reforming the Food Stamp Employment and Training Program Held in Senate Appropriations. Committee. SB 1002 – DeLoen Room # 5061 916-651-4022 Claire Conlon [email protected] WCLP Food Stamps and Medi-Cal – This bill would align Medi-Cal redeterminations with the food stamp recertifications that would not disadvantage the beneficiary. Vetoed by the Governor. SB 1029 – Hancock Room # 2082 916-651-4009 Marla Cowan [email protected] WCLP CalWORKs & Food Stamps – This bill would repeal the current probation of Food Stamp benefits for convicted drug felons and would provide for a pre-release application for food stamp benefits for persons being released from custody. Ordered to Senate Inactive File SB 1147 – DeSaulnier Room # 5035 916-651-4007 Tempestt Edward [email protected] California Food Policy Advocates CalWORKs & Food Stamps – This bill would require the department to establish statewide customer service standards and performance goals with regard to CalFresh. Held in Senate Appropriations. Committee. Assembly Appropriations Committee Mike Gatto (Chair)(D) Diane L. 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Calderon(D) Nora Campos(D) Susan Talamantes Eggman(D) Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services [email protected] [bookmark: _GoBack] Phone – 916.319.2081 fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2114 Republican Consultant Julie Souliere, 916-319-2637 Room 6027 – [email protected] Senate Appropriations Committee Appropriations Committee meets every Monday at 10:00 A.M. in Room 4203 Senator Kevin de Le\u00f3n (Chair) Senator Mimi Walters (Vice Chair) Senator Ted Gaines (R) Senator Jerry Hill (D), Senator Ricardo Lara (D) Senator Alex Padilla (D) Senator Darrell Steinberg (D) Jolie Onodera, Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone 916.319.2081 Fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2206 Republican Consultant – Shantele Denny- [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 [image: ] [image: ] Know Your Legislators [image: ] Assembly Members’ Addresses [image: ] Senators’ Addresses Organization of the Legislature [image: ] Assembly Committee Membership [image: ] Senate Committee Membership [image: ] Senate Calendar [image: ] Rules of the Legislature Legislative Process Information [image: ] How a Bill Becomes Law (GIF) [image: ] How a Bill Becomes Law (TEXT) [image: ] Glossary of Legislative Terms [image: ] [image: ] [image: ] Stolen CW 1.1 5.6 Home Page Feedback Help October 2, 2046 CCWRO Pee eee eee een Pee ae) FINAL Legislative REPORT for 201 ‘Summary of 2014-2015 State Budget Actions Affecting CalWORKs 51. billon was stolen from CalWORKs babies, cildran and fam lies and used #8 CalWORKs INVOLUNTARY contribution tothe while grants remain atthe 1988 ove. \u2014\u2014\u2014 Funds 7 billion ‘State Match ‘$3 bilion TOTAL CalWORKs Funding \u2014| $6.7 billion 1. bilion stolen rom ‘CONTACT PERSON: Kevin Alnian Co Phone 916.7120061- Email evn slaninGecwra.ony ”

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” CCWRO Public Benefits California Legislative Bill Action Tracker #2014-18 September 2, 2014 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] Legislative Calendar for 2014 6 CCWRO PUBLIC BENEFITS BILL AND BUDGET ACTION TRACKER 6 CCWRO PUBLIC BENEFITS BILL AND BUDGET ACTION TRACKER CCWRO PUBLIC BENEFITS BILL AND BUDGET ACTION TRACKER 7 Waiting for the Governor’s actions on bills that passed the Legislature. Summary of 2014-2015 State Budget Actions Affecting CalWORKs $1.1 billion was stolen from CalWORKs babies, children and families and used as CalWORKs INVOLUNTARY contribution to the state general fund while grants remain at the 1988 level. CalWORKs Funding Federal Funds $3.7 billion State Match $3 billion TOTAL CalWORKs Funding $6.7 billion CONTACT PERSON: Kevin Aslanian Cell Phone – 916-712-0061 Email: [email protected] ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill No. Sponsor Bill Description [bookmark: _GoBack]Bill Status Next Steps AB 264 – Maienschein Room # 3098 -916-319-2077 Staff: Erin Donnette [email protected] CCWRO & WCLP CalWORKs – This bill would delete the requirement that the 16 days of temporary homeless assistance be limited to 16 consecutive days and allow recipients to have a choice of when they can use it. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB 1452 – Stone Room # 5155 – 319-2029 Staff: Kim Angulo [email protected] CCWRO CalWORKs -This bill would increase the daily rate payments for temporary homeless assistance from $65 to $70 and have a COLA for the $75. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB 1502 – Mullin Room # 2163 – 916-319-2022 Staff: Elena Santamaria [email protected] CCWRO & WCLP CalWORKs -This is the Family Unity Act of 2014. This bill would repeal the 100-hour rule for CalWORKs applicants and exempt relative caretakers other than the natural or adopted parent from mandatory participation in the welfare-to-work program. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB 1516 – Gonzalez Room # 5155 – 319-2080 Staff: Bridget Kolakosky [email protected] CCWRO CalWORKs – This bill would provide diapers for toddlers under 2 years old. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB1579 – Stone Room # 5155 – 319-2029 Staff: Arianna Smith [email protected] WCLP CalWORKs -This bill would allow pregnant women without any children to receive aid from the second trimester of pregnancy. Waiting for Governor action before September 30, 2014 or is becomes law. AB1613 – Stone Room # 5155 – 319-2029 Staff: Arianna Smith [email protected] CCWRO & WCLP CalWORKs – This bill would implement OMB Circular 87 that provides States must not spend more money collecting an overpayment compared to the value of the overpayment to be collected. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB1614 – Stone Room # 5155 – 319-2029 Staff: Arianna Smith [email protected] WCLP CalWORKs – This bill would make improvements in the delivery of benefits through the EBT system Waiting for Governor action before September 30, 2014 or is becomes law. AB 1653- Garcia Room # 5164 – 319-2058 Staff: Elena Lee [email protected] CCWRO & WCLP CalWORKs DV Waivers – This bill would provide for a process to determine eligibility for DV waivers and limit retroactive waivers to 12 months. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB 1654 – Bonilla Room # 4140 – 319-2014 Staff: Ivan Carrillo [email protected] WCLP CalWORKs Child Support – This bill would increase child support disregard from $50 a month to $100 a month for a family with one child and $200 or more, if allowed by federal law, for families with more than 1 child. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB1776 – Nazarian Room # 4015 – 319-2046 Staff: Elissa K. Ouchida [email protected] CCWRO State Hearings – This would make certain changes in the state hearing process to make the system more efficient without disadvantaging recipients of public social services. Held in Suspense in Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB1930- Skinner Room # 4015 – 319-2015 Staff: Tony Bui [email protected] WCLP CCWRO Food Stamps – The bill require that students who participate in the EOPS program be considered exempt from the student work requirement as specified as permitted by federal law. Send to Governor 9-4-14. AB 2252 John Perez Room # 219 – 319-2053 Staff: Gail Gronert [email protected] WCLP CalWORKs Child Support – This bill would provide protections for persons receiving child support payments in a form other than a check. Waiting for Governor action before September 30, 2014 or is becomes law. AB 2311- Bradford Room # 5136 – 319-2062 Staff: Andrea Perry [email protected] CCWRO General Assistance Veterans This bill is the General Assistance Thanks You For Your Service Act of 2014 would exempt employable veterans of limiting general assistance benefits to 3 months every 12 months as provided in current law. County may opt out. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB 2345- Gonzalez Room # 5155 – 319-2080 Staff: Bridget Kolakosky [email protected] CIPC CP LCHC CalWORKs – This bill would provide CalWORKs benefits to noncitizens lawfully living in the United States of America. Held in Suspense in Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB 2354- Conway Room # 4130 – 319-2026 Staff: Maddy Stelsmiller [email protected] Conway CalWORKs – This bill would require that EBT cards have a photograph of the EBT cardholder. Failed Passage In Assembly Human Services Committee AB 2382- Bradford Room # 5136 – 319-2062 Staff: Erasmo Viveros [email protected] CCWRO CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the CalWORKs school-attendance penalty for children under 16 as there is already a truancy penalty in the California Education Code. Waiting for Governor action before September 30, 2014 or is becomes law. AB 2435- Hagman Room # 4130 – 319-4130 Staff: Ian Adams [email protected] Hagman CalWORKs – This bill would deny CalWORKs benefits to a person who has been convicted of a sex crime against a person living with the CalWORKs family with certain exceptions. Failed Passage In Assembly Human Services Committee ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Consultants: Myesha Jackson ([email protected]) and Chris Reefe ([email protected]) Committee Secretary: Irene Frausto ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 319-2089 Fax: (916) 319-2189 1020 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Room 124 Republican Consultant Mary Belamy Email: [email protected] Phone: (916) 319-3900 Fax: (916) 319-3902 1020 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Room 400 Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Mark Stone (Chair) Phone: 916-319-2029 Fax: 916-319-2129 Room # 4146 Arianna Smith – [email protected] Brian Maienschein (Vice Chair) Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 3098 Erin Donnette [email protected] Tom Ammiano Phone: 916-319-2017 Fax: 916-319-2117 Room # 3146 Wendy Hill [email protected] Ian C. Calderon Phone: 916-319-2057 Fax: 916-319-2157 Room # 5150 Kelsy Castillo [email protected] Cristina Garcia Phone: 916-319-2058 Fax: 916-319-2158 Room # 5164 Elena Lee [email protected] Shannon Grove Phone: 916-319-2034 Fax: 916-319-2134 Room # 4208 Kristina Brown [email protected] Isadore Hall, III Phone: 916-319-2064 Fax: 916-319-2164 Room # 3123 Brian Duke [email protected] SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 899 – Mitchell Room # 4082 916-651-4026 Elise Gyore [email protected] EBCL and WCLP CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule. Held in Senate Appropriations. Committee. SB 999 – Liu Room # 5097 916-651-4025 WCLP Food Stamps – Reforming the Food Stamp Employment and Training Program Held in Senate Appropriations. Committee. SB 1002 – DeLoen Room # 5061 916-651-4022 Claire Conlon [email protected] WCLP Food Stamps and Medi-Cal – This bill would align Medi-Cal redeterminations with the food stamp recertifications that would not disadvantage the beneficiary. Waiting for Governor action before September 30, 2014 or is becomes law. SB 1029 – Hancock Room # 2082 916-651-4009 Marla Cowan [email protected] WCLP CalWORKs & Food Stamps – This bill would repeal the current probation of Food Stamp benefits for convicted drug felons and would provide for a pre-release application for food stamp benefits for persons being released from custody. Ordered to Senate Inactive File SB 1147 – DeSaulnier Room # 5035 916-651-4007 Tempestt Edward [email protected] California Food Policy Advocates CalWORKs & Food Stamps – This bill would require the department to establish statewide customer service standards and performance goals with regard to CalFresh. Held in Senate Appropriations. Committee. SR 54- Mitchell Room # 4082 916-651-4026 Elise Gyore [email protected] WCLP CalWORKs – This resolution declares that on the 20th anniversary of the passage of the bill enacting the MFG rule, that this law should be repealed as soon as legislatively possible. To be heard on the Senate Floor SENATE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Staff:Consultants: Mareva Brown ([email protected], Sara Rogers ([email protected] Assistant: Mark Teemer Jr. ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 327-9478 1020 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Room 521 Republican Consultant Joe Parra ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1501 Fax: (916) 445-3105 1020 N. Street, Sacramento Room 234 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Jim Beall, Chair Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 2068 Cris Forsyth cris\/[email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (Vice Chair) Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 Brent Finkel – [email protected] Senator Carol Liu,Chair Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 5097 Darcel Sanders [email protected] Senator Mark DeSaulnier Phone: 651-4035 Fax: 651-4935 Room # 5035 Tempestt Edward [email protected] Senator Mark Wyland Phone: 651-4038 Fax: 651-4838 Room # 4048 Elizabeth Watson [email protected] Assembly Appropriations Committee Mike Gatto (Chair)(D) Diane L. Harkey (Vice Chair) (R) Travis Allen (R)Tim Donnelly(R) Eric Linder(R) Franklin E. Bigelow (R) Jimmy Gomez(D) Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D) Chris R. Holden(D) Richard Pan(D) Bill Quirk(D) Shirley N. Weber (D) Raul Bocanegra (D) Steven Bradford(D) Ian C. Calderon(D) Nora Campos(D) Susan Talamantes Eggman(D) Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone – 916.319.2081 fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2114 Republican Consultant Julie Souliere, 916-319-2637 Room 6027 – [email protected] Senate Appropriations Committee Appropriations Committee meets every Monday at 10:00 A.M. in Room 4203 Senator Kevin de Le\u00f3n (Chair) Senator Mimi Walters (Vice Chair) Senator Ted Gaines (R) Senator Jerry Hill (D), Senator Ricardo Lara (D) Senator Alex Padilla (D) Senator Darrell Steinberg (D) Jolie Onodera, Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone 916.319.2081 Fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2206 Republican Consultant – Shantele Denny- [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 [image: ] [image: ] Know Your Legislators [image: ] Assembly Members’ Addresses [image: ] Senators’ Addresses Organization of the Legislature [image: ] Assembly Committee Membership [image: ] Senate Committee Membership [image: ] Senate Calendar [image: ] Rules of the Legislature Legislative Process Information [image: ] How a Bill Becomes Law (GIF) [image: ] How a Bill Becomes Law (TEXT) [image: ] Glossary of Legislative Terms [image: ] [image: ] [image: ] Stolen CW 1.1 5.6 Home Page Feedback Help September 2, 2016 Waiting forthe Governor’s actions on bills that pase the Lagat. ‘Summary of 2014-2015 State Budget Actions ‘Affecting CalWORKs 5.1 billion was stolen from CalWORKs babies, children and {amilos and used a5 CalWORKs INVOLUNTARY contribution to ‘the stato general fund while grants romain at the 1888 le CAIN [Federal Funds ‘$3.7 bilion, [State Match [$3 bilion [TOTAL CalWORKs Funding [$6.7 billion 1.4 bilion stolen from ASSEMBLY BILLS. ”

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” CCWRO Public Benefits California Legislative Bill Action Tracker #2014-16 August 15, 2014 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] Legislative Calendar for 201 2 CCWRO PUBLIC BENEFITS BILL AND BUDGET ACTION TRACKER 2 CCWRO PUBLIC BENEFITS BILL AND BUDGET ACTION TRACKER CCWRO PUBLIC BENEFITS BILL AND BUDGET ACTION TRACKER 3 Aug. 18 31 \u2014Floor Session only. No committee may meet for any purpose [bookmark: _GoBack]Aug. 22 \u2014Last day to amend bills on the Floor Aug. 31 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills. Final Recess begins upon adjournment What’s New? Summary of 2014-2015 State Budget Actions Affecting CalWORKs $1.1 billion was stolen from CalWORKs babies, children and families and used as CalWORKs INVOLUNTARY contribution to the state general fund while grants remain at the 1988 level. CalWORKs Funding Federal Funds $3.7 billion State Match $3 billion TOTAL CalWORKs Funding $6.7 billion CONTACT PERSON: Kevin Aslanian Cell Phone – 916-712-0061 Email: [email protected] ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill No. Sponsor Bill Description Bill Status Next Steps AB 264 – Maienschein Room # 3098 -916-319-2077 Staff: Erin Donnette [email protected] CCWRO & WCLP CalWORKs – This bill would delete the requirement that the 16 days of temporary homeless assistance be limited to 16 consecutive days and allow recipients to have a choice of when they can use it. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB 1452 – Stone Room # 5155 – 319-2029 Staff: Kim Angulo [email protected] CCWRO CalWORKs -This bill would increase the daily rate payments for temporary homeless assistance from $65 to $70 and have a COLA for the $75. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB 1502 – Mullin Room # 2163 – 916-319-2022 Staff: Elena Santamaria [email protected] CCWRO & WCLP CalWORKs -This is the Family Unity Act of 2014. This bill would repeal the 100-hour rule for CalWORKs applicants and exempt relative caretakers other than the natural or adopted parent from mandatory participation in the welfare-to-work program. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB 1516 – Gonzalez Room # 5155 – 319-2080 Staff: Bridget Kolakosky [email protected] CCWRO CalWORKs – This bill would provide diapers for toddlers under 2 years old. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB1579 – Stone Room # 5155 – 319-2029 Staff: Arianna Smith [email protected] WCLP CalWORKs -This bill would allow pregnant women without any children to receive aid from the second trimester of pregnancy. Passed the Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. NEXT- Senate Floor. AB1613 – Stone Room # 5155 – 319-2029 Staff: Arianna Smith [email protected] CCWRO & WCLP CalWORKs – This bill would implement OMB Circular 87 that provides States must not spend more money collecting an overpayment compared to the value of the overpayment to be collected. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB1614 – Stone Room # 5155 – 319-2029 Staff: Arianna Smith [email protected] WCLP CalWORKs – This bill would make improvements in the delivery of benefits through the EBT system Passed the Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. NEXT- Senate Floor. AB 1653- Garcia Room # 5164 – 319-2058 Staff: Elena Lee [email protected] CCWRO & WCLP CalWORKs DV Waivers – This bill would provide for a process to determine eligibility for DV waivers and limit retroactive waivers to 12 months. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB 1654 – Bonilla Room # 4140 – 319-2014 Staff: Ivan Carrillo [email protected] WCLP CalWORKs Child Support – This bill would increase child support disregard from $50 a month to $100 a month for a family with one child and $200 or more, if allowed by federal law, for families with more than 1 child. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB1776 – Nazarian Room # 4015 – 319-2046 Staff: Elissa K. Ouchida [email protected] CCWRO State Hearings – This would make certain changes in the state hearing process to make the system more efficient without disadvantaging recipients of public social services. Held in Suspense in Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB1930- Skinner Room # 4015 – 319-2015 Staff: Tony Bui [email protected] WCLP CCWRO Food Stamps – The bill require that students who participate in the EOPS program be considered exempt from the student work requirement as specified as permitted by federal law. Passed the Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. NEXT- Senate Floor. AB 2252 John Perez Room # 219 – 319-2053 Staff: Gail Gronert [email protected] WCLP CalWORKs Child Support – This bill would provide protections for persons receiving child support payments in a form other than a check. To Engrossing and Enrolling. Waiting for Governor Action. AB 2311- Bradford Room # 5136 – 319-2062 Staff: Andrea Perry [email protected] CCWRO General Assistance Veterans This bill is the General Assistance Thanks You For Your Service Act of 2014 would exempt employable veterans of limiting general assistance benefits to 3 months every 12 months as provided in current law. County may opt out. Killed in Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. AB 2345- Gonzalez Room # 5155 – 319-2080 Staff: Bridget Kolakosky [email protected] CIPC CP LCHC CalWORKs – This bill would provide CalWORKs benefits to noncitizens lawfully living in the United States of America. Held in Suspense in Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB 2354- Conway Room # 4130 – 319-2026 Staff: Maddy Stelsmiller [email protected] Conway CalWORKs – This bill would require that EBT cards have a photograph of the EBT cardholder. Failed Passage In Assembly Human Services Committee AB 2382- Bradford Room # 5136 – 319-2062 Staff: Erasmo Viveros [email protected] CCWRO CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the CalWORKs school-attendance penalty for children under 16 as there is already a truancy penalty in the California Education Code. Passed the Senate Appropriations on 8-14-14. NEXT- Senate Floor. AB 2435- Hagman Room # 4130 – 319-4130 Staff: Ian Adams [email protected] Hagman CalWORKs – This bill would deny CalWORKs benefits to a person who has been convicted of a sex crime against a person living with the CalWORKs family with certain exceptions. Failed Passage In Assembly Human Services Committee ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Consultants: Myesha Jackson ([email protected]) and Chris Reefe ([email protected]) Committee Secretary: Irene Frausto ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 319-2089 Fax: (916) 319-2189 1020 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Room 124 Republican Consultant Mary Belamy Email: [email protected] Phone: (916) 319-3900 Fax: (916) 319-3902 1020 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Room 400 Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Mark Stone (Chair) Phone: 916-319-2029 Fax: 916-319-2129 Room # 4146 Arianna Smith – [email protected] Brian Maienschein (Vice Chair) Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 3098 Erin Donnette [email protected] Tom Ammiano Phone: 916-319-2017 Fax: 916-319-2117 Room # 3146 Wendy Hill [email protected] Ian C. Calderon Phone: 916-319-2057 Fax: 916-319-2157 Room # 5150 Kelsy Castillo [email protected] Cristina Garcia Phone: 916-319-2058 Fax: 916-319-2158 Room # 5164 Elena Lee [email protected] Shannon Grove Phone: 916-319-2034 Fax: 916-319-2134 Room # 4208 Kristina Brown [email protected] Isadore Hall, III Phone: 916-319-2064 Fax: 916-319-2164 Room # 3123 Brian Duke [email protected] SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 899 – Mitchell Room # 4082 916-651-4026 Elise Gyore [email protected] EBCL and WCLP CalWORKs – This bill would repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule. Held in Senate Appropriations. Committee. SB 999 – Liu Room # 5097 916-651-4025 WCLP Food Stamps – Reforming the Food Stamp Employment and Training Program Held in Senate Appropriations. Committee. SB 1002 – DeLoen Room # 5061 916-651-4022 Claire Conlon [email protected] WCLP Food Stamps and Medi-Cal – This bill would align Medi-Cal redeterminations with the food stamp recertifications that would not disadvantage the beneficiary. Passed the Assembly Approps. on 8-14-14. NEXT- Assembly Floor. SB 1029 – Hancock Room # 2082 916-651-4009 Marla Cowan [email protected] WCLP CalWORKs & Food Stamps – This bill would repeal the current probation of Food Stamp benefits for convicted drug felons and would provide for a pre-release application for food stamp benefits for persons being released from custody. Ordered to Senate Inactive File SB 1147 – DeSaulnier Room # 5035 916-651-4007 Tempestt Edward [email protected] California Food Policy Advocates CalWORKs & Food Stamps – This bill would require the department to establish statewide customer service standards and performance goals with regard to CalFresh. Held in Senate Appropriations. Committee. SR 54- Mitchell Room # 4082 916-651-4026 Elise Gyore [email protected] WCLP CalWORKs – This resolution declares that on the 20th anniversary of the passage of the bill enacting the MFG rule, that this law should be repealed as soon as legislatively possible. To be heard on the Senate Floor SENATE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE Staff:Consultants: Mareva Brown ([email protected], Sara Rogers ([email protected] Assistant: Mark Teemer Jr. ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 327-9478 1020 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Room 521 Republican Consultant Joe Parra ([email protected]) Phone: (916) 651-1501 Fax: (916) 445-3105 1020 N. Street, Sacramento Room 234 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Jim Beall, Chair Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 2068 Cris Forsyth cris\/[email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (Vice Chair) Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 Brent Finkel – [email protected] Senator Carol Liu,Chair Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 5097 Darcel Sanders [email protected] Senator Mark DeSaulnier Phone: 651-4035 Fax: 651-4935 Room # 5035 Tempestt Edward [email protected] Senator Mark Wyland Phone: 651-4038 Fax: 651-4838 Room # 4048 Elizabeth Watson [email protected] Assembly Appropriations Committee Mike Gatto (Chair)(D) Diane L. Harkey (Vice Chair) (R) Travis Allen (R)Tim Donnelly(R) Eric Linder(R) Franklin E. Bigelow (R) Jimmy Gomez(D) Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D) Chris R. Holden(D) Richard Pan(D) Bill Quirk(D) Shirley N. Weber (D) Raul Bocanegra (D) Steven Bradford(D) Ian C. Calderon(D) Nora Campos(D) Susan Talamantes Eggman(D) Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone – 916.319.2081 fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2114 Republican Consultant Julie Souliere, 916-319-2637 Room 6027 – [email protected] Senate Appropriations Committee Appropriations Committee meets every Monday at 10:00 A.M. in Room 4203 Senator Kevin de Le\u00f3n (Chair) Senator Mimi Walters (Vice Chair) Senator Ted Gaines (R) Senator Jerry Hill (D), Senator Ricardo Lara (D) Senator Alex Padilla (D) Senator Darrell Steinberg (D) Jolie Onodera, Consultant Human Services [email protected] Phone 916.319.2081 Fax 916.319.2181 Room # 2206 Republican Consultant – Shantele Denny- [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 [image: ] [image: ] Know Your Legislators [image: ] Assembly Members’ Addresses [image: ] Senators’ Addresses Organization of the Legislature [image: ] Assembly Committee Membership [image: ] Senate Committee Membership [image: ] Senate Calendar [image: ] Rules of the Legislature Legislative Process Information [image: ] How a Bill Becomes Law (GIF) [image: ] How a Bill Becomes Law (TEXT) [image: ] Glossary of Legislative Terms [image: ] [image: ] [image: ] Stolen CW 1.1 5.6 Home Page Feedback Help angst 15,2014 CCWRO Pee eet coe at eects ore Legislative Calendar for 201, Whalk’s New? ‘Summary of 2014-2015 State Budget Actions ‘Affecting CalWORKs [$37 billon, [$3 billion [TOTAL CalWORKs Funding 136.7 billion 51.1 bition stolen rom {cou Phone 90748001 Email eva slanecwra. ony ”