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” California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-01 1 Total TANF expenditures are $8.5 billion (state, local, and federal funds) in 2022- 23. The amount budgeted includes $6.6 billion for CalWORKs program expenditures and $2 billion in other programs. Other programs include expenditures for Child Welfare Services, Foster Care, Department of Developmental Services programs, the Statewide Automated Welfare System, California Community Colleges Child Care and Education Services, Cal Grants, and the Department of Child Support Services. The average monthly CalWORKs caseload is estimated to be 398,000 families in 2022-23. Governor Newsom Budget documents CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-01 February 28, 2022 1.TOTAL CalWORKs Funds – $8.5 Billion 2 CalWORKs Payments to Needy Families- $3.9 billion 3 Other CalWORKs Costs Not Payments to Families – $ 2.6 billion 4. Money for non- CalWORKs Expenditures $ 2 billion http:\/\/www.ccwro.org\/ California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-01 2 Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Jessica Langtry, Principal Consultant [email protected] Emmalynn Mathis, Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 , Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2022 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates All Support letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Lisa Calderon, Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room # 4120 Melissa Sagun Email: [email protected] Laurie Davis -Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2073 Room # 4720 Taylor Melody Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 6240 K. Jones Email: [email protected] Isaac G. Bryan – (R) Phone: 916-319-2054 Room # 5630 Amy Ho Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 4520 Brianna Yadon Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 5740 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 6340 Jessica Rocha Email: [email protected] Christopher Ward (D) Phone: 916-319-2078 Room # 4220 Tobias Uptan-Villa Email: [email protected] http:\/\/ahum.assembly.ca.gov\/ http:\/\/ahum.assembly.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/calegislation.lc.ca.gov\/Advocates\/ https:\/\/a57.asmdc.org\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/ad73.asmrc.org\/ mailto:[email protected] http:\/\/asmdc.org\/members\/a31\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/assembly.ca.gov\/a54 mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/ad68.asmrc.org\/ mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/a13.asmdc.org\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/a78.asmdc.org\/ mailto:[email protected] California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-01 3 2022 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponso r Bill Description Next Steps AB 1728 Robert Rivas (D) Phone: 916-319-2030 Room # 5510 Staff: Julio Mendez Vargas Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs -This bill would exempt parents, including adoptive parents, with children under 3 years of age or younger. The bill would also exempt a nonbirthing parent for the first 8 weeks after the birth of their child. The parent will be notified that even though they are exempt they can volunteer to participate and will get a form to voluntarily participate in WtW. Assembly Human Services Committee AB 1828 – Chen (R) Phone: 916-319-2055 Room # 4620 Staff: James Malone Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require CDSS, before July 1, 2023, to submit a request to USDA, FNS to provide a waiver to exclude the basic allowance for housing provided to uniformed service members from countable income in the determination of eligibility and benefit level for purposes of receiving CalFresh benefits. 2052 Quirk-Silva(D) Phone: 916-319-2065 Room # 6012 Staff: Dawn Adler Email; [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would aid a CalWORKs child until they compete their high school education up to the age of 20. 2230 Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 8110 Staff: Emmanuel Aguayo Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would eliminate the once-a-year limitation for CalWORKs Homeless Assistance and issue the 16 days of homeless assistance in one lumpsum. 2277 – Reyes (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Room # 8210 Staff: Ivan Fernandez SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would provide that a CalWORKs beneficiary who qualifies for a https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB1728 https:\/\/a30.asmdc.org\/ mailto:[email protected] http:\/\/www.ccwro.org\/ https:\/\/wclp.org\/ https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB1828 https:\/\/ad55.asmrc.org\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB2052 https:\/\/a65.asmdc.org\/ http:\/\/www.ccwro.org\/ https:\/\/wclp.org\/ https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB2230 https:\/\/a64.asmdc.org\/ mailto:[email protected] http:\/\/www.ccwro.org\/ https:\/\/wclp.org\/ https:\/\/a47.asmdc.org\/ https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB2277 http:\/\/www.ccwro.org\/ https:\/\/wclp.org\/ California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-01 4 Email:[email protected] Domestic Violence Waiver must be issued a waiver by the county. AB 2300 Kalra (D) Phone: 916-319-2027 Room #5130 Staff: Marissa Plante [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would require research relative to poverty, measuring poverty and efforts to ameliorate poverty. AB 2393 Mayes (R) Phone: 916-319-2042 Room #4710 Staff: John Knobel [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would provide CalWORKs beneficiaries be issued incentive award or education stipend as a tax credit if established under the Revenue and Taxation Code. AB 2491 Cervantes (D) Phone: 916-319-2055 Room #4620 Staff: Dulce Ramirez [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- Spot bill. AB 2652 McCarty Phone: 916-319-2007 Room #4250 Staff: Sierra Cook [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- Spot bill AB 2810 Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2055 Room #4620 Staff: Dulce Ramirez [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would require each campus of CSU to use the FAFSA information to alert students that they may be eligible for CalFresh. AB 2865 Lee Phone: 916-319-2025 Room # 6330 Staff: Aubrey Rodriguez [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- Spot Bill https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB2300 https:\/\/a27.asmdc.org\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB2393 https:\/\/www.assembly.ca.gov\/assemblymemberchadmayes mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB2491 https:\/\/a60.asmdc.org\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB2652 https:\/\/a07.asmdc.org\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB2810 mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB2865 https:\/\/a25.asmdc.org\/ mailto:[email protected] California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-01 5 Senate Human Services Committee Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Bridget Hankerson, Committee Consultant – [email protected] Elizabeth Schmitt, Committee Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2022 Senate Human Services Committee All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 7310 Marisol Ibarra Email: [email protected] Senator Brian Jones, (R) Vice- Chair Phone: 651-4038 Fax: 651-4938 Room # 7140 Brixton Layne Email: @sen.ca.gov Senator Dave Cortese (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 6640 Andrea Amavisca Email: [email protected] Senator Sydney Kalmager (D) Phone: 651-4030- Fax: 651-4930 Room # 6510 Kira Pegues Email: [email protected] Senator Richard Pan (D) Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # Davon Thomas Email: [email protected] 2022 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 20 – Dodd (D) Room # 6620 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Clara Vazeix [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO University of California Student Association CalFresh- This bill would provide for maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption and provide that the California Student Aid Commission will provide verification needed to qualify for CalFresh as appropriate. Referred to Assembly Human SB 364- Skinner (D) Room # 8630 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Diego Lopez [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO University of California Student Association CalFresh P-EBT Meals- The bill would require the department to seek all available funding for, and maximize participation in, the P-EBT program. The bill would also require the department to issue BOOST Nutrition EBT benefits to any child or pupil who was eligible to receive benefits under the P-EBT program, as of July 1, 2021, for the 5-month period following the end of the P-EBT program, and would require the department to use the same Referred to Assembly Human mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/calegislation.lc.ca.gov\/Advocates\/ https:\/\/sd14.senate.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/jones.cssrc.us\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/sd15.senate.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/sd30.senate.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/sd06.senate.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB20 https:\/\/sd03.senate.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] http:\/\/www.ccwro.org\/ https:\/\/ucsa.org\/ https:\/\/ucsa.org\/ https:\/\/ucsa.org\/ https:\/\/ucsa.org\/ https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB364 https:\/\/sd09.senate.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] http:\/\/www.ccwro.org\/ https:\/\/ucsa.org\/ https:\/\/ucsa.org\/ https:\/\/ucsa.org\/ https:\/\/ucsa.org\/ California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-01 6 eligibility, issuance, and other procedures as used under the P-EBT program. SB 641 – Skinner (D) Room # 8630 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Kapril Walker [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also ask CDSS to convene a workgroup to gather data to be able to evaluate the effectiveness of availing CalFresh to students. Referred to Assembly Human SB 768 Glazer (D) Room 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sophia Quach [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO University of California Student Association CalFresh- This is a clean up for SB 1232. Makes some technical changes to include non-credited units, include non-profit postsecondary educational institutions and repeal SIPs for college students who are covered by SB 1232 anyhow. Referred to Assembly Human SB 996 – Kamlager (D) Room # 6510 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Kira Pegues Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would (1) eliminate CalWORKs assets test aligning it with CalFresh and (2) do away with the. CalWORKs 100-hour rule test. Referred to Senate Rules Committee SB 950 -Archuleta (D) Room # 6720 Phone 916-651-4032 Staff: Andrew Aldama [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require the CDSS to submit a request to the United States Department of Agriculture, on or before December 31, 2023, to waive a specified federal requirement in order to exclude the basic allowance for housing for members of a uniformed service from countable income in the calculation of CalFresh eligibility and benefit level and would require the waiver to be implemented within 12 months of being granted. Referred to Senate Rules Committee SB 1066 Hurdato (D) Room 7310 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Marisol.Ybarra [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs Spot bill Referred to Senate Rules Committee SB 1083 Nancy Skinner (D) Room 8630 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Cassidy Denny [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs Homeless Assistance – This bill would eliminate the once-a-year homeless assistance limitation and provide for 40 days temporary homeless assistance benefit. Referred to Senate Rules Committee SB 1341 Cortese (D) Room 6640 Phone 916-651-4015 Staff: Andrea Amavisca [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh- Spot bill. Referred to Senate Rules Committee https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB641 https:\/\/sd09.senate.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB768 https:\/\/sd07.senate.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] http:\/\/www.ccwro.org\/ https:\/\/ucsa.org\/ https:\/\/ucsa.org\/ https:\/\/ucsa.org\/ https:\/\/ucsa.org\/ https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB996 https:\/\/sd30.senate.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] http:\/\/www.ccwro.org\/ https:\/\/wclp.org\/ https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB950 https:\/\/sd32.senate.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB1066 https:\/\/sd14.senate.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB10833 https:\/\/sd09.senate.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] http:\/\/www.ccwro.org\/ https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB1341 https:\/\/sd15.senate.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] http:\/\/www.ccwro.org\/ California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-01 7 Assembly Appropriations Committee 1021 O Street, Sacramento. CA 95814 Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Kala Tailor, Committee Secretary Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 8220 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 40 Kala Tailor, Committee Secretary Committee Members Office Suite Numbers Phone Number Fax Number Chris R. Holden (Chair) 5650 916-319-2051 916-319-2151 Frank Bigelow (Vice Chair) 4640 916-319-2005 916-319-2105 Isaac G. Bryan 5630 916-319-2054 916-319-2154 Lisa Calderon 4120 916-319-2057 916-319-2157 Wendy Carrillo 5720 916-319-2051 916-319-2151 Megan Dahle 5710 916-319-2001 916-319-2101 Laurie Davies 4720 916-319-2073 916-319-2173 Vince Fong 4630 916-319-2034 916-319-2134 Jesse Gabriel 5220 916-319-2045 916-319-2145 Eduardo Garcia 8120 916-319-2056 916-319-2156 Marc Levine 5240 916-319-2010 916-319-2110 Bill Quirk 5120 916-319-2020 916-319-2120 Robert Rivas 5110 916-319-2030 916-319-2130 Akilah Weber, M.D. 4130 916-319-2079 916-319-2179 Every Wednesday 9 a. m., Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda applewebdata:\/\/613E6B3F-F62A-4DA6-AD1D-8012E6A2E931\/#http:\/\/apro.assembly.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/assembly.ca.gov\/a41 https:\/\/assembly.ca.gov\/a05 https:\/\/assembly.ca.gov\/a54 https:\/\/assembly.ca.gov\/a57 https:\/\/assembly.ca.gov\/a51 https:\/\/assembly.ca.gov\/a01 https:\/\/assembly.ca.gov\/a73 https:\/\/assembly.ca.gov\/a34 https:\/\/assembly.ca.gov\/a45 https:\/\/assembly.ca.gov\/a56 https:\/\/assembly.ca.gov\/a10 https:\/\/assembly.ca.gov\/a20 https:\/\/assembly.ca.gov\/a30 https:\/\/assembly.ca.gov\/a79 http:\/\/apro.assembly.ca.gov\/hearings http:\/\/sapro.senate.ca.gov\/ California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-01 8 Senate Committee on Appropriations Samantha Lui, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee members Room # Phone Staff Staff Email Address Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 5050 916-651-4025 Ben Edelstein [email protected] Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- Chair) 3036 916-651-4036 Cynthia Bryant [email protected] Steven Bradford – (D) 2059 916-651-4035 Chase Hopkins [email protected] Brian Jones – (R) 2054 916-651-4038 Danielle Parsons [email protected] Sydney Kamlager (D) 4062 916-651-4030 Nikki Johnson [email protected] John Laird- (D) 4040 916-651-4017 Lesley Brizuela [email protected] Bob Wieckowski – (D) 4085 916-651-4010 Heather Resetarits [email protected] Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda http:\/\/sapro.senate.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] http:\/\/sd25.senate.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] http:\/\/senate.ca.gov\/sd36 http:\/\/senate.ca.gov\/sd36 mailto:[email protected] http:\/\/sd35.senate.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/jones.cssrc.us\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/sd30.senate.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/sd17.senate.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/sd10.senate.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] \/Users\/kevinaslanian\/Desktop\/See%20Committee%20Hearing%20Agenda California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-01 9 2022 Budget Committees Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health m& Human Services Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 K. Jones [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2126 Room. #: 2111 Aaron Rice [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Room. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Room. #: 4162 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Room, #: 5175 Daniel Folwarkpow [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2002 Fax: 319-2102 Room, #: 6005 Tobias Uptan-Villa [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 8230 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Joseph Shinstock [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2022 State Budget Bill for 2022-2023 – AB 1624 Assembly Budget Committee, Health & Human Services Subcommittee 1 Date: February 23, Time: 1:30 pm Place: Room 444, State Capitol Arambula, Chair ( Listen to this hearing ) Department of Social Services – Show Details Assembly Budget Committee, Health & Human Services Subcommittee 1 Date: March 9 Time: 1:30 pm, Place: Room 444, State Capitol Arambula, Chair ( Listen to this hearing ) Department of Social Services – Show Details https:\/\/abgt.assembly.ca.gov\/sub1healthandhumanservices https:\/\/abgt.assembly.ca.gov\/sub1healthandhumanservices https:\/\/a31.asmdc.org\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/ad26.asmrc.org\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/ad23.asmrc.org\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/a40.asmdc.org\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/a48.asmdc.org\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/a02.asmdc.org\/ mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB1624 http:\/\/assembly.ca.gov\/listen\/444-audio https:\/\/www.assembly.ca.gov\/dailyfile http:\/\/assembly.ca.gov\/listen\/444-audio https:\/\/www.assembly.ca.gov\/dailyfile California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-01 10 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee Sub #3 Health & Human Services Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D) Chair Phone: 651-4005 Room #: 5097 David Stammerjohan [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Room #4082 Senator Richard Pan, (D) Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5114 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2022-2023 – SB 840 Senate Budget Committee, Health & Human Services Subcommittee #1 March 1, 1:30 pm, Room 2040, State Capitol (Elisa Wynne, Renita Polk, Committee Consultants) 5180 Department of Social Services \u27a2 Child Care \u27a2 Child Welfare Services \u27a2 Office of Equity Programs \u27a2 State Hearings https:\/\/sbud.senate.ca.gov\/subcommittee3 https:\/\/sbud.senate.ca.gov\/subcommittee3 https:\/\/sd05.senate.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/melendez.cssrc.us\/ https:\/\/sd06.senate.ca.gov\/ mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] https:\/\/leginfo.legislature.ca.gov\/faces\/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB840 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-01 11 Jan. 1\u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 3\u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R.51(a)(4)). Jan. 10\u2014Budget must be submitted by Governor (Art. IV, Sec. 12(a)). Jan. 14\u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to Fiscal Committees fiscal bills introduced in their house in 2021 (J.R. 61(b)(1)). Jan. 17\u2014Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Jan. 21\u2014Last day to submit bill requests to the Office of Legislative Counsel. Jan. 21\u2014Last day for any committee to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house in 2021 (J.R. 61(b)(2)). Jan. 31\u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in 2021 in their house (Art. IV, Sec. 10(c)), (J.R. 61(b)(3)). Feb. 18\u2014Last day for bills to be introduced (J.R. 61(b)(4)), (J.R.54(a)). Feb. 21\u2014Presidents’ Day. Apr. 1\u2014Cesar Chavez Day observed. Apr. 7\u2014Spring Recess begins upon adjournment of this day’s session (J.R. 51(b)(1)). Apr. 18\u2014Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(b)(1)). Apr. 29\u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to Fiscal Committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R.61(b)(5)). May 6\u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(6)). May 13\u2014Last day for policy committees to meet prior to May 31 (J.R.61(b)(7)). May 20\u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(8)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to May 31 (J.R. 61(b)(9)). May 23 – 27\u2014Floor Session Only. No committee, other than Conference or Rules, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(b)(10)). Monday, June 6\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 7\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, June 8\u2014Check-in Session Thursday, June 9\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. Monday, June 13\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, June 15\u2014Check-in Session Upon Call of the President pro Tempore BUDGET BILL MUST BE PASSED BY MIDNIGHT Thursday, June 16\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. Monday, June 20\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 21\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, June 22\u2014Check-in Session Thursday, June 23\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. Monday, June 27\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 28\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, June 29\u2014Check-in Session Thursday, June 30\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. LAST DAY FOR A LEGISLATIVE MEASURE TO QUALIFY FOR THE NOVEMBER 8 GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT Friday, July 1\u2014LAST DAY FOR POLICY COMMITTEES TO MEET AND REPORT BILLS SUMMER RECESS BEGINS UPON ADJOURNMENT, PROVIDED BUDGET BILL HAS BEEN PASSED Monday, August 1\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. LEGISLATURE RECONVENES Monday, August 8\u2014Floor Session, 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 9\u2014Check-in Session Wednesday, August 10\u2014Check-in Session Thursday, August 11\u2014Floor Session, 9 a.m. Friday, August 12\u2014LAST DAY FOR FISCAL COMMITTEES TO MEET AND REPORT BILLS TO THE FLOOR AUGUST 15 \u2014THROUGH AUGUST 31 – FLOOR SESSION ONLY. NO COMMITTEES, OTHER THAN THE CONFERENCE OR RULES COMMITTEES, MAY MEET FOR ANY PURPOSE 2022 Legislative Session Calendar California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2022-01 12 CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years. CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 635 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] 2022 ASSEMBLY BILLS 2022 SENATE BILLS Programs Covered CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 635 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected]

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“CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-07 November 8, 2021 [image: Map Description automatically generated] 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-07[image: Submit Position Letter] 2021-2022 State Budget Highlights AB 135, Chapter 85, Statutes of 2021 & 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-07 Section 18 One-time Pandemic Emergency Assistance $640 to all CalWORKs families. Section 23. Development of global telephonic signature for social services programs. Section 24. Photo I.D. requirement for CalWORKs, like the Voter photo I.D. for voters in many red states but not required of CalFresh applicants Section 28- Prohibition of county collection of nonfraudulent overpayment delayed by the county Section 32. Six (6)-month of possible continuation of CalWORKs for parents whose children have been taken away from them by child welfare social workers. Section 36. Pregnant mom reform of 2021 that increases $47 monthly special need payments for the unborn to $100 a month and accepts attestation of pregnancy subject to medical verification in 30 days. Section 37. CalWORKs 5.3% grant increase effective 10-1-21. Section 39. This section would increase the earned income disregard for CalWORKs applicants from $90 established in 1998 to $450. Section 44. Training of County staff relative to trauma-informed, anti-racist, anti-stigma, and implicit bias-aware culture. Section 87 CalFresh benefits for food insecure noncitizens who live in California. Section 46. SSP grants for both individuals and couples to be increased by a percentage that can be accomplished with $291.3 million, beginning January 1, 202 Section 78. Telephone Signature for public social services in California. Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Senior Consultant [email protected] Emmalynn Mathis, Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 , Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2021 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Lisa Calderon, Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room # 2137 Melissa Sagun Email: [email protected] Laurie Davis -Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2073 Room # 3141 Taylor Melody Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 5155 Karen Jones Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 2016 Brianna Yadon Email: [email protected] Mike Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 3173 Briana Leon Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 4162 Jessica Rocha Email: [email protected] Christopher Ward (D) Phone: 916-319-2078 Room # 2160 Tobias Uptan-Villa Email: [email protected] 2020 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 221 Santiago (D) Phone: 916-319-2019 Room # 6027 Staff: Marylin Limon [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require the department to provide a food assistance benefit statewide to low-income California residents, regardless of their immigration status. Held in Senate Appropriations Committee AB 321- Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 4162 Staff: Jessica Roca [email protected] SUPPORT Child care – This bill would authorize a part-day California state preschool program for 3- and 4-year-old children in families whose primary language is not English and whose income is above the income eligibility threshold and they will have priority. Assembly Human Services Committee Two-Year Bill AB 396 Gabriel (D) Tel 916-319-2045 Room # 4117 Staff: Alpert Dana [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require that any college program that meets the requirements CDSS shall meet the CalFresh student exception. Signed into law, Chapter 461, statutes of 2021 AB 461 – Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 4162 Staff: Jessica Roca [email protected] CCWRO WCL&P SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would define self-employment as a non-core activity a clean-up bill for AB 79. On the Governor’s Desk for Signature AB 548 Carillo (D) Phone: 916-319-2051 Room # 4167 Staff: Jessica Zaragoza [email protected] CCWRO WCL&P SUPPORT UI Overpayments (OP)- This bill would repeal all interest payments added to the actual UI OPs. It would also waive the current UI OPs from 25% recovery of agency caused UI OPs. For non-agency OP that are recovered immediately at 100%, this bill would recover 10% for UI benefits under $400 a week and 25% for OP over $400 a week. Assembly Committee on Insurance Two-Year Bill AB 889- Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2051 Room # 4167 Staff: Brianna Leon [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT This bill would require a qualified entity, defined as a corporation or limited liability company that owns real property that is offered for rent or lease, to report to the Secretary of State specified information regarding the qualified entity. Held in Senate Judiciary Committee AB 996 Nazarian (D) Phone: 916-319-2046 Room # 4146 Staff: Grace Dikho [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would require serve eligible non-school aged children breakfast or a morning snack at a local educational agency school site if the school elects to do so. Assembly Education Committee Two-Year bill AB 1004 Calderon (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room #2137 Staff: Lucia Saldivar [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- The bill would exempt the census income or stipend if the temporary work is related to the decennial census and would make this provision retroactive and applicable to income or a stipend paid by any of the above entities for temporary work related to the most recent decennial census. Signed into law, Chapter 99, statutes of 2021 AB 1326 Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room #5155 Staff: Eusevio Padilla [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would require the county to designate a county staff liaison for community college staff. On the Governor’s Desk for Signature AB 1461 Reyes (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room #2175 Staff: Cynthia Gomez [email protected] CCWRO WCL&P SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would prohibit the discontinuance of those services due to the denial of a visa application if the individual is eligible for those services on another basis. The bill would add to the categories of eligible noncitizen victims for the services individuals who have filed a formal application with the appropriate federal agency for status or relief under the federal Violence Against Women Act or for special immigrant juvenile status, as specified. Vetoed by the Governor on 10-05-2021 AB 1538 Quirk (D) Phone: 916-319-2020 Room #2163 Staff: Tomasa Duenas [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would require research relative to poverty, measuring poverty and efforts to ameliorate poverty. Held in Committee Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Chief Committee Consultant [email protected] Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2021 Senate Human Services Committee All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 2016 Marisol Ibarra Email: [email protected] Senator Brian Jones, (R) Vice- Chair Phone: 651-4038 Fax: 651-49 Room # 4088 Brixton Layne Email: [email protected] Senator Dave Cortese (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 2082 Andrea Amavisca Email: [email protected] Senator Sydney Kalmager (D) Phone: 651-4030- Fax: 651-4930 Room # 4062 Nikki Neda Ashtari Email: [email protected] Senator Richard Pan (D) Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # 5114 Davon Thomas Email: [email protected] 2021 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 20 – Dodd (D) Room # 4032 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Heather Hopkins [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association WCL&P SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also require the require maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption and provide that the California Student Aid Commission will provide verification needed to qualify for CalFresh as appropriate. Two-Year Bill SB 65 Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Jessica Bartholow [email protected] Western Center on Law & Policy SUPPORT CalWORKs & Medi-Cal- This bill would make significant improvements the Medi-Cal and CalWORKs programs for pregnant CalWORKs and Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Signed into law, Chapter 449, statutes of 2021 SB 107 Wiener (D) Room 5100 Phone 916-651-4011 Staff: Cassidy Denny [email protected] Nourish California SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would allow CalFresh beneficiaries to complete their application and recertification by phone and would simplify the CalFresh application process for the elderly and disabled. Two-Year bill SB 364 Skinner (D) Room 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Jessica Bartholow [email protected] SUPORT Pupil Meals- This bill would allow free pupil meals to continue beyond the pandemic and set up the BOOST program making pupil meals available during school breaks longer than one week or school closures due to declared disasters. Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee SB 454 Bates (R) Room 3063 Phone 916-651-4036 Staff: Brianna Yadon [email protected] SUPPORT County of Orange Child Support- This bill would define support obligor is delinquent in payment of support to mean that the support obligor is $5,000 in arrears on their support obligation. Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee SB 464 Hurtado(D) Room 2016 Phone 916-651-4041 SUPPORT Nourish California CalFresh- This bill, commencing January 1, 2023, would instead make a noncitizen applicant eligible for the California Food Assistance Program if the noncitizen satisfies all eligibility criteria for participation in the CalFresh program except any requirements related to immigration status. The bill would, commencing January 1, 2023, eliminate the distinctions based on when the noncitizen applicant entered the country and would eliminate the sponsorship and other listed criteria requirements for eligibility on a noncitizen who entered the country on or after August 22, 1996. Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee SB 768 Glazer (D) Room 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Alexxis Frost [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalFresh- This is a clean up for SB 1232. Makes some technical changes to include non-credited units, include non-profit postsecondary educational institutions and repeal SIPs for college students who are covered by SB 1232 anyhow. Two Year Bill Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 2114 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 40 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Lorena Gonzales (D) Chair Room 2114 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2080 Frank Bigelow – (R) (Vice Chair) Room 6027 (916) 319-2005 (916) 319-2105 Richard Bloom (D) Room 2003 (916) 319-2050 (916) 319-2150 Rob Bonta – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 Lisa Calderon (D) Room 2175 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 4167 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Vince Fong- (R) Room 2002 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Jesse Gabriel (D) Room 4139 (916) 319-2045 (916) 319-2145 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4140 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Sydney Kamlager- (D) Room 4015 (916) 319-2054 (916) 319-2154 Marc Levine (D) Room 5135 (916) 319-2010 (916) 319-2110 Bill Quirk (D) Room 2163 (916) 319-2020 (916) 319-2120 Robert Rivas (D) Room 5158 (916) 319-2030 (916) 319-2130 Every Wednesday 9 a. m., Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Senate Committee on Appropriations Samantha Lui, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee members Room # Phone Staff Staff Email Address Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 5050 916-651-4025 Ben Edelstein [email protected] Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- Chair) 3036 916-651-4036 Cynthia Bryant [email protected] Steven Bradford – (D) 2059 916-651-4035 Chase Hopkins [email protected] Brian Jones – (R) 2054 916-651-4038 Danielle Parsons [email protected] Sydney Kamlager (D) 4062 916-651-4030 Nikki Johnson [email protected] John Laird- (D) 4040 916-651-4017 Lesley Brizuela [email protected] Bob Wieckowski – (D) 4085 916-651-4010 Heather Resetarits [email protected] Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 2021 State Budget Committees Assembly Budget Subcommittee Committee # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Karen Jones [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-20711 Fax: 319-2111 Room. #: 3091 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2126 Room. #: 2111 Aaron Rice [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Room. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Room. #: 4162 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Room, #: 5175 Daniel Folwarkpow [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2002 Fax: 319-2102 Room, #: 6005 Tobias Uptan-Villa [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Joseph Shinstock [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2021 State Budget Bill for 2021-2022 AB 128 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-07 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee Sub #3 Health & Human Services Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D) Chair Phone: 651-4005 Room #: 5097 David Stammerjohan [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Room #4082 Senator Richard Pan, (D) Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5114 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] 2021-2022 Legislative Session for 2021 – Over CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years. CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 635 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Tide nR ace ”

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“CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-06 September 10, 2021 [image: Map Description automatically generated] 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-06[image: Submit Position Letter] 2021-2022 State Budget Highlights AB 135, Chapter 85, Statutes of 2021 & 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-06 Section 18 One-time Pandemic Emergency Assistance $640 to all CalWORKs families. Section 23. Development of global telephonic signature for social services programs. Section 24. Photo I.D. requirement for CalWORKs, like the Voter photo I.D. for voters in many red states but not required of CalFresh applicants Section 28- Prohibition of county collection of nonfraudulent overpayment delayed by the county Section 32. Six (6)-month of possible continuation of CalWORKs for parents whose children have been taken away from them by child welfare social workers. Section 36. Pregnant mom reform of 2021 that increases $47 monthly special need payments for the unborn to $100 a month and accepts attestation of pregnancy subject to medical verification in 30 days. Section 37. CalWORKs 5.3% grant increase effective 10-1-21. Section 39. This section would increase the earned income disregard for CalWORKs applicants from $90 established in 1998 to $450. Section 44. Training of County staff relative to trauma-informed, anti-racist, anti-stigma, and implicit bias-aware culture. Section 87 CalFresh benefits for food insecure noncitizens who live in California. Section 46. SSP grants for both individuals and couples to be increased by a percentage that can be accomplished with $291.3 million, beginning January 1, 202 Section 78. Telephone Signature for public social services in California. Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Senior Consultant [email protected] Emmalynn Mathis, Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 , Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2021 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Lisa Calderon, Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room # 2137 Melissa Sagun Email: [email protected] Laurie Davis -Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2073 Room # 3141 Taylor Melody Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 5155 Karen Jones Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 2016 Brianna Yadon Email: [email protected] Mike Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 3173 Briana Leon Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 4162 Jessica Rocha Email: [email protected] Christopher Ward (D) Phone: 916-319-2078 Room # 2160 Tobias Uptan-Villa Email: [email protected] 2020 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 221 Santiago (D) Phone: 916-319-2019 Room # 6027 Staff: Marylin Limon [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require the department to provide a food assistance benefit statewide to low-income California residents, regardless of their immigration status. Held in Senate Appropriations Committee AB 321- Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 4162 Staff: Jessica Roca [email protected] SUPPORT Child care – This bill would authorize a part-day California state preschool program for 3- and 4-year-old children in families whose primary language is not English and whose income is above the income eligibility threshold and they will have priority. Assembly Human Services Committee Two-Year Bill AB 396 Gabriel (D) Tel 916-319-2045 Room # 4117 Staff: Alpert Dana [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require that any college program that meets the requirements CDSS shall meet the CalFresh student exception. On the Governor’s Desk for Signature AB 461 – Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 4162 Staff: Jessica Roca [email protected] CCWRO WCL&P SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would define self-employment as a non-core activity a clean-up bill for AB 79. On the Governor’s Desk for Signature AB 548 Carillo (D) Phone: 916-319-2051 Room # 4167 Staff: Jessica Zaragoza [email protected] CCWRO WCL&P SUPPORT UI Overpayments (OP)- This bill would repeal all interest payments added to the actual UI OPs. It would also waive the current UI OPs from 25% recovery of agency caused UI OPs. For non-agency OP that are recovered immediately at 100%, this bill would recover 10% for UI benefits under $400 a week and 25% for OP over $400 a week. Assembly Committee on Insurance Two-Year Bill AB 889- Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2051 Room # 4167 Staff: Brianna Leon [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT This bill would require a qualified entity, defined as a corporation or limited liability company that owns real property that is offered for rent or lease, to report to the Secretary of State specified information regarding the qualified entity. Held in Senate Judiciary Committee AB 996 Nazarian (D) Phone: 916-319-2046 Room # 4146 Staff: Grace Dikho [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would require serve eligible non-school aged children breakfast or a morning snack at a local educational agency school site if the school elects to do so. Assembly Education Committee Two-Year bill AB 1004 Calderon (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room #2137 Staff: Lucia Saldivar [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- The bill would exempt the census income or stipend if the temporary work is related to the decennial census and would make this provision retroactive and applicable to income or a stipend paid by any of the above entities for temporary work related to the most recent decennial census. Signed by the Governor. Chapter 99, Statutes of 2021 AB 1326 Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room #5155 Staff: Eusevio Padilla [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would require the county to designate a county staff liaison for community college staff. On the Governor’s Desk for Signature AB 1461 Reyes (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room #2175 Staff: Cynthia Gomez [email protected] CCWRO WCL&P SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would prohibit the discontinuance of those services due to the denial of a visa application if the individual is eligible for those services on another basis. The bill would add to the categories of eligible noncitizen victims for the services individuals who have filed a formal application with the appropriate federal agency for status or relief under the federal Violence Against Women Act or for special immigrant juvenile status, as specified. On the Governor’s Desk for Signature AB 1538 Quirk (D) Phone: 916-319-2020 Room #2163 Staff: Tomasa Duenas [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would require research relative to poverty, measuring poverty and efforts to ameliorate poverty. Held in Committee Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Chief Committee Consultant [email protected] Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2021 Senate Human Services Committee All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 2016 Marisol Ibarra Email: [email protected] Senator Brian Jones, (R) Vice- Chair Phone: 651-4038 Fax: 651-49 Room # 4088 Brixton Layne Email: [email protected] Senator Dave Cortese (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 2082 Andrea Amavisca Email: [email protected] Senator Sydney Kalmager (D) Phone: 651-4030- Fax: 651-4930 Room # 4062 Nikki Neda Ashtari Email: [email protected] Senator Richard Pan (D) Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # 5114 Davon Thomas Email: [email protected] 2021 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 20 – Dodd (D) Room # 4032 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Heather Hopkins [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association WCL&P SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also require the require maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption and provide that the California Student Aid Commission will provide verification needed to qualify for CalFresh as appropriate. Two-Year Bill SB 65 Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Jessica Bartholow [email protected] Western Center on Law & Policy SUPPORT CalWORKs & Medi-Cal- This bill would make significant improvements the Medi-Cal and CalWORKs programs for pregnant CalWORKs and Medi-Cal beneficiaries. On the Governor’s Desk for Signature SB 107 Wiener (D) Room 5100 Phone 916-651-4011 Staff: Cassidy Denny [email protected] Nourish California SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would allow CalFresh beneficiaries to complete their application and recertification by phone and would simplify the CalFresh application process for the elderly and disabled. Two-Year bill SB 364 Skinner (D) Room 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Jessica Bartholow [email protected] SUPORT Pupil Meals- This bill would allow free pupil meals to continue beyond the pandemic and set up the BOOST program making pupil meals available during school breaks longer than one week or school closures due to declared disasters. Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee SB 454 Bates (R) Room 3063 Phone 916-651-4036 Staff: Brianna Yadon [email protected] SUPPORT County of Orange Child Support- This bill would define support obligor is delinquent in payment of support to mean that the support obligor is $5,000 in arrears on their support obligation. Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee SB 464 Hurtado(D) Room 2016 Phone 916-651-4041 SUPPORT Nourish California CalFresh- This bill, commencing January 1, 2023, would instead make a noncitizen applicant eligible for the California Food Assistance Program if the noncitizen satisfies all eligibility criteria for participation in the CalFresh program except any requirements related to immigration status. The bill would, commencing January 1, 2023, eliminate the distinctions based on when the noncitizen applicant entered the country and would eliminate the sponsorship and other listed criteria requirements for eligibility on a noncitizen who entered the country on or after August 22, 1996. Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee SB 768 Glazer (D) Room 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Alexxis Frost [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalFresh- This is a clean up for SB 1232. Makes some technical changes to include non-credited units, include non-profit postsecondary educational institutions and repeal SIPs for college students who are covered by SB 1232 anyhow. Two Year Bill Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 2114 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 40 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Lorena Gonzales (D) Chair Room 2114 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2080 Frank Bigelow – (R) (Vice Chair) Room 6027 (916) 319-2005 (916) 319-2105 Richard Bloom (D) Room 2003 (916) 319-2050 (916) 319-2150 Rob Bonta – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 Lisa Calderon (D) Room 2175 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 4167 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Vince Fong- (R) Room 2002 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Jesse Gabriel (D) Room 4139 (916) 319-2045 (916) 319-2145 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4140 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Sydney Kamlager- (D) Room 4015 (916) 319-2054 (916) 319-2154 Marc Levine (D) Room 5135 (916) 319-2010 (916) 319-2110 Bill Quirk (D) Room 2163 (916) 319-2020 (916) 319-2120 Robert Rivas (D) Room 5158 (916) 319-2030 (916) 319-2130 Every Wednesday 9 a. m., Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Senate Committee on Appropriations Samantha Lui, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee members Room # Phone Staff Staff Email Address Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 5050 916-651-4025 Ben Edelstein [email protected] Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- Chair) 3036 916-651-4036 Cynthia Bryant [email protected] Steven Bradford – (D) 2059 916-651-4035 Chase Hopkins [email protected] Brian Jones – (R) 2054 916-651-4038 Danielle Parsons [email protected] Sydney Kamlager (D) 4062 916-651-4030 Nikki Johnson [email protected] John Laird- (D) 4040 916-651-4017 Lesley Brizuela [email protected] Bob Wieckowski – (D) 4085 916-651-4010 Heather Resetarits [email protected] Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 2021 State Budget Committees Assembly Budget Subcommittee Committee # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Karen Jones [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-20711 Fax: 319-2111 Room. #: 3091 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2126 Room. #: 2111 Aaron Rice [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Room. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Room. #: 4162 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Room, #: 5175 Daniel Folwarkpow [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2002 Fax: 319-2102 Room, #: 6005 Tobias Uptan-Villa [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Joseph Shinstock [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2021 State Budget Bill for 2021-2022 AB 128 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-06 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee Sub #3 Health & Human Services Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D) Chair Phone: 651-4005 Room #: 5097 David Stammerjohan [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Room #4082 Senator Richard Pan, (D) Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5114 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] 2021-2022 Legislative Session for 2021 – Over CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years. CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 635 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Tide nR ace ”

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“CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-05 June 21, 2021 [image: Map Description automatically generated] 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-04[image: Submit Position Letter] 2021-2022 State Budget Highlights 2021-2022 funding Available for CalWORKs the TANF block grant and federally required maintenance of effort (MOE) $9,171 million 2021-2022 CalWORKs funds for Grants to CalWORKs Eligible Families Living in Deep Poverty 48% $4,387 million 2021-2022 CalWORKs TANF\/MOE money not used for the CalWORKs Program 21% $1,930 million 2021-2022 Average CalWORKs grant for a family of three (3) effective 10-1-21 with a 5.3% increase $752 a month or 41% of the 2021 federal poverty level Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Senior Consultant [email protected] Emmalynn Mathis, Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 , Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2021 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Lisa Calderon, Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room # 2137 Melissa Sagun Email: [email protected] Laurie Davis -Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2073 Room # 3141 Taylor Melody Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 5155 Karen Jones Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 2016 Brianna Yadon Email: [email protected] Mike Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 3173 Briana Leon Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 4162 Jessica Rocha Email: [email protected] Christopher Ward (D) Phone: 916-319-2078 Room # 2160 Tobias Uptan-Villa Email: [email protected] 2020 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 221 Santiago (D) Phone: 916-319-2019 Room # 6027 Staff: Marylin Limon [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require the department to provide a food assistance benefit statewide to low-income California residents, regardless of their immigration status. Senate Human Services June 22, 2021 1:30 pm AB 321- Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 4162 Staff: Jessica Roca [email protected] SUPPORT Child care – This bill would authorize a part-day California state preschool program for 3- and 4-year-old children in families whose primary language is not English and whose income is above the income eligibility threshold and they will have priority. Assembly Human Services Committee Two-Year Bill AB 396 Gabriel (D) Tel 916-319-2045 Room # 4117 Staff: Alpert Dana [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require that any college program that meets the requirements CDSS shall meet the CalFresh student exception. Senate Human Services June 22, 2021 1:30 pm AB 461 – Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 4162 Staff: Jessica Roca [email protected] CCWRO WCL&P SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would define self-employment as a non-core activity a clean-up bill for AB 79. Senate Human Services June 22, 2021 1:30 pm AB 548 Carillo (D) Phone: 916-319-2051 Room # 4167 Staff: Jessica Zaragoza [email protected] CCWRO WCL&P SUPPORT UI Overpayments (OP)- This bill would repeal all interest payments added to the actual UI OPs. It would also waive the current UI OPs from 25% recovery of agency caused UI OPs. For non-agency OP that are recovered immediately at 100%, this bill would recover 10% for UI benefits under $400 a week and 25% for OP over $400 a week. Assembly Committee on Insurance Two-Year Bill AB 889- Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2051 Room # 4167 Staff: Brianna Leon [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Safety Net for Grocery Store Closures – This bill would require grocery store establishments to give notice to customers and CalFresh beneficiaries of a store closure and public benefits and job and training information to the store employees. Senate Committee on Governance & Finance AB 996 Nazarian (D) Phone: 916-319-2046 Room # 4146 Staff: Grace Dikho [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would require serve eligible non-school aged children breakfast or a morning snack at a local educational agency school site if the school elects to do so. Assembly Education Committee Two-Year bill AB 1004 Calderon (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room #2137 Staff: Lucia Saldivar [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- The bill would exempt the census income or stipend if the temporary work is related to the decennial census and would make this provision retroactive and applicable to income or a stipend paid by any of the above entities for temporary work related to the most recent decennial census. Senate Approps. AB 1326 Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room #5155 Staff: Eusevio Padilla [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would require the county to designate a county staff liaison for community college staff. Senate Human Services and Education Committees AB 1461 Reyes (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room #2175 Staff: Cynthia Gomez [email protected] CCWRO WCL&P SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would prohibit the discontinuance of those services due to the denial of a visa application if the individual is eligible for those services on another basis. The bill would add to the categories of eligible noncitizen victims for the services individuals who have filed a formal application with the appropriate federal agency for status or relief under the federal Violence Against Women Act or for special immigrant juvenile status, as specified. Senate Human Services June 22, 2021 1:30 pm AB 1538 Quirk (D) Phone: 916-319-2020 Room #2163 Staff: Tomasa Duenas [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would require research relative to poverty, measuring poverty and efforts to ameliorate poverty. Held in Committee Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Chief Committee Consultant [email protected] Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2021 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates April 6, April 20, May 4 & May 18 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 2016 Marisol Ibarra Email: [email protected] Senator Brian Jones, (R) Vice- Chair Phone: 651-4038 Fax: 651-49 Room # 4088 Brixton Layne Email: [email protected] Senator Dave Cortese (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 2082 Andrea Amavisca Email: [email protected] Senator Sydney Kalmager (D) Phone: 651-4030- Fax: 651-4930 Room # 4062 Nikki Neda Ashtari Email: [email protected] Senator Richard Pan (D) Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # 5114 Davon Thomas Email: [email protected] 2021 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 20 – Dodd (D) Room # 4032 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Heather Hopkins [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association WCL&P SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also require the require maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption and provide that the California Student Aid Commission will provide verification needed to qualify for CalFresh as appropriate. Two-Year Bill SB 65 Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Jessica Bartholow [email protected] Western Center on Law & Policy SUPPORT CalWORKs & Medi-Cal- This bill would make significant improvements the Medi-Cal and CalWORKs programs for pregnant CalWORKs and Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Assembly Health Committee June 22, 2021 1:30 pm SB 107 Wiener (D) Room 5100 Phone 916-651-4011 Staff: Cassidy Denny [email protected] Nourish California SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would allow CalFresh beneficiaries to complete their application and recertification by phone and would simplify the CalFresh application process for the elderly and disabled. Two-Year bill SB 364 Skinner (D) Room 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Jessica Bartholow [email protected] SUPORT Pupil Meals- This bill would allow free pupil meals to continue beyond the pandemic and set up the BOOST program making pupil meals available during school breaks longer than one week or school closures due to declared disasters. Senate Appropriations Committee Held in Committee SB 454 Bates (R) Room 3063 Phone 916-651-4036 Staff: Brianna Yadon [email protected] SUPPORT County of Orange Child Support- This bill would define support obligor is delinquent in payment of support to mean that the support obligor is $5,000 in arrears on their support obligation. Assembly Judiciary Committee SB 464 Hurtado(D) Room 2016 Phone 916-651-4041 SUPPORT Nourish California CalFresh- This bill, commencing January 1, 2023, would instead make a noncitizen applicant eligible for the California Food Assistance Program if the noncitizen satisfies all eligibility criteria for participation in the CalFresh program except any requirements related to immigration status. The bill would, commencing January 1, 2023, eliminate the distinctions based on when the noncitizen applicant entered the country and would eliminate the sponsorship and other listed criteria requirements for eligibility on a noncitizen who entered the country on or after August 22, 1996. Assembly Human Services Committee June 30,2021 1:30 pm SB 768 Glazer (D) Room 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Alexxis Frost [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalFresh- This is a clean up for SB 1232. Makes some technical changes to include non-credited units, include non-profit postsecondary educational institutions and repeal SIPs for college students who are covered by SB 1232 anyhow. Two Year Bill 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-05 Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 2114 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 40 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Lorena Gonzales (D) Chair Room 2114 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2080 Frank Bigelow – (R) (Vice Chair) Room 6027 (916) 319-2005 (916) 319-2105 Richard Bloom (D) Room 2003 (916) 319-2050 (916) 319-2150 Rob Bonta – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 Lisa Calderon (D) Room 2175 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 4167 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Vince Fong- (R) Room 2002 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Jesse Gabriel (D) Room 4139 (916) 319-2045 (916) 319-2145 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4140 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Sydney Kamlager- (D) Room 4015 (916) 319-2054 (916) 319-2154 Marc Levine (D) Room 5135 (916) 319-2010 (916) 319-2110 Bill Quirk (D) Room 2163 (916) 319-2020 (916) 319-2120 Robert Rivas (D) Room 5158 (916) 319-2030 (916) 319-2130 Every Wednesday 9 a. m., Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Senate Committee on Appropriations Samantha Lui, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee members Room # Phone Staff Staff Email Address Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 5050 916-651-4025 Ben Edelstein [email protected] Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- Chair) 3036 916-651-4036 Cynthia Bryant [email protected] Steven Bradford – (D) 2059 916-651-4035 Chase Hopkins [email protected] Brian Jones – (R) 2054 916-651-4038 Danielle Parsons [email protected] Sydney Kamlager (D) 4062 916-651-4030 Nikki Johnson [email protected] John Laird- (D) 4040 916-651-4017 Lesley Brizuela [email protected] Bob Wieckowski – (D) 4085 916-651-4010 Heather Resetarits [email protected] Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 2021 State Budget Committees Assembly Budget Subcommittee Committee # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Karen Jones [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-20711 Fax: 319-2111 Room. #: 3091 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2126 Room. #: 2111 Aaron Rice [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Room. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Room. #: 4162 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Room, #: 5175 Daniel Folwarkpow [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2002 Fax: 319-2102 Room, #: 6005 Tobias Uptan-Villa [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Joseph Shinstock [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2021 State Budget Bill for 2021-2022 AB 128 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-05 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee Sub #3 Health & Human Services Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D) Chair Phone: 651-4005 Room #: 5097 David Stammerjohan [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Room #4082 Senator Richard Pan, (D) Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5114 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] 2021-2022 Legislative Session for 2021 July 2 – Independence Day observed. July 14 – Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(10)). July 16 – Summer Recess begins upon adjournment of this day’s session, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 16 – Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 27 – Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills to the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(11)). Aug. 30-Sept. 10 – Floor Session only. No committees, other than conference committees and Rules Committee, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sept. 3 – Last day to amend bills on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(13)). Sept. 6 – Labor Day. Sept. 10 – Last day for each house to pass bills (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Interim Study Recess begins at end of this day’s session (J.R. 51(a)(4)). CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years. CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 635 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Tide nR ace Tide nR ace ”

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“CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-03 May 21, 2021 [image: Map Description automatically generated] 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-04[image: Submit Position Letter] 2021-2022 State Budget Highlights 2021-2022 funding Available for CalWORKs the TANF block grant and federally required maintenance of effort (MOE) $9,171 million 2021-2022 CalWORKs funds for Grants to CalWORKs Eligible Families Living in Deep Poverty 48% $4,387 million 2021-2022 CalWORKs TANF\/MOE money not used for the CalWORKs Program 21% $1,930 million 2021-2022 Average CalWORKs grant for a family of three (3) effective 10-1-21 with a 5.3% increase $752 a month or 41% of the 2021 federal poverty level Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Senior Consultant [email protected] Emmalynn Mathis, Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 , Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2021 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates April 7, April 21, May 5, May 19 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Lisa Calderon, Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room # 2137 Tom White Email: [email protected] Laurie Davis -Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2073 Room # 3141 Taylor Medody Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 5155 Karen Jones Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 2016 Nicolas Gauthier Email: [email protected] Mike Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 3173 Briana Leon Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 4162 Jessica Rocha Email: [email protected] Christopher Ward (D) Phone: 916-319-2078 Room # 2160 Tobias Uptan-Villa Email: [email protected] 2020 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 221 Santiago (D) Phone: 916-319-2019 Room # 6027 Staff: Marylin Limon [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require the department to provide a food assistance benefit statewide to low-income California residents, regardless of their immigration status. Awaiting Assembly Floor Action AB 321- Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 4162 Staff: Jessica Roca [email protected] SUPPORT Child care – This bill would authorize a part-day California state preschool program for 3- and 4-year-old children in families whose primary language is not English and whose income is above the income eligibility threshold and they will have priority. Assembly Human Services Committee Two-Year Bill AB 396 Gabriel (D) Tel 916-319-2045 Room # 4117 Staff: Alpert Dana [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require that any college program that meets the requirements CDSS shall meet the CalFresh student exception. Awaiting Assembly Floor Action AB 461 – Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 4162 Staff: Jessica Roca [email protected] CCWRO WCL&P SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would define self-employment as a non-core activity a clean-up bill for AB 79. Awaiting Assembly Floor Action AB 548 Carillo (D) Phone: 916-319-2051 Room # 4167 Staff: Jessica Zaragoza [email protected] CCWRO WCL&P SUPPORT UI Overpayments (OP)- This bill would repeal all interest payments added to the actual UI OPs. It would also waive the current UI OPs from 25% recovery of agency caused UI OPs. For non-agency OP that are recovered immediately at 100%, this bill would recover 10% for UI benefits under $400 a week and 25% for OP over $400 a week. Assembly Committee on Insurance Two-Year Bill AB 889- Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2051 Room # 4167 Staff: Brianna Leon [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Safety Net for Grocery Store Closures – This bill would require grocery store establishments to give notice to customers and CalFresh beneficiaries of a store closure and public benefits and job and training information to the store employees. On the Assembly Floor AB 996 Nazarian (D) Phone: 916-319-2046 Room # 4146 Staff: Grace Dikho [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would require serve eligible non-school aged children breakfast or a morning snack at a local educational agency school site if the school elects to do so. Assembly Education Committee Two-Year bill AB 1004 Calderon (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room #2137 Staff: Lucia Saldivar [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- The bill would exempt the census income or stipend if the temporary work is related to the decennial census and would make this provision retroactive and applicable to income or a stipend paid by any of the above entities for temporary work related to the most recent decennial census. Senate Human Services Committee AB 1326 Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room #5155 Staff: Eusevio Padilla [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would require the county to designate a county staff liaison for community college staff. Awaiting Assembly Floor Action AB 1461 Reyes (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room #2175 Staff: Cynthia Gomez [email protected] CCWRO WCL&P SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would prohibit the discontinuance of those services due to the denial of a visa application if the individual is eligible for those services on another basis. The bill would add to the categories of eligible noncitizen victims for the services individuals who have filed a formal application with the appropriate federal agency for status or relief under the federal Violence Against Women Act or for special immigrant juvenile status, as specified. Awaiting Assembly Floor Action AB 1538 Quirk (D) Phone: 916-319-2020 Room #2163 Staff: Tomasa Duenas [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would require research relative to poverty, measuring poverty and efforts to ameliorate poverty. Held in Committee Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Chief Committee Consultant [email protected] Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2021 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates April 6, April 20, May 4 & May 18 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez, Email: [email protected] Senator Brian Jones, (R) Vice- Chair Phone: 651-40 Fax: 651-49 Room # 4088 Danielle Parsons, Email: [email protected] Senator Dave Cortese (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 2082 Tania Dikho Email: [email protected] Senator Sydney Kalmager (D) Phone: 651-4030- Fax: 651-4930 Room # 4062 Nikki Johnson Email: [email protected] Senator Richard Pan (D) Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # 5114 Diana Douglas Email: [email protected] 2021 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 20 – Dodd (D) Room # 4032 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Heather Hopkins [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association WCL&P SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also require the require maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption and provide that the California Student Aid Commission will provide verification needed to qualify for CalFresh as appropriate. Awaiting Senate Floor Action SB 65 Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Jessica Bartholow [email protected] Western Center on Law & Policy SUPPORT CalWORKs & Medi-Cal- This bill would make significant improvements the Medi-Cal and CalWORKs programs for pregnant CalWORKs and Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Awaiting Senate Floor Action SB 107 Wiener (D) Room 5100 Phone 916-651-4011 Staff: Cassidy Denny [email protected] Nourish California SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would allow CalFresh beneficiaries to complete their application and recertification by phone and would simplify the CalFresh application process for the elderly and disabled. Awaiting Senate Floor Action SB 364 Skinner (D) Room 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Jessica Bartholow [email protected] SUPPORT Pupil Meals- This bill would allow free pupil meals to continue beyond the pandemic and set up the BOOST program making pupil meals available during school breaks longer than one week or school closures due to declared disasters. Senate Appropriations Committee on SB 454 Bates (R) Room 3063 Phone 916-651-4036 Staff: Brianna Yadon [email protected] SUPPORT County of Orange Child Support- This bill would define support obligor is delinquent in payment of support to mean that the support obligor is $5,000 in arrears on their support obligation. Assembly Judiciary Committee SB 464 Hurtado(D) Room 2016 Phone 916-651-4041 SUPPORT Nourish California CalFresh- This bill, commencing January 1, 2023, would instead make a noncitizen applicant eligible for the California Food Assistance Program if the noncitizen satisfies all eligibility criteria for participation in the CalFresh program except any requirements related to immigration status. The bill would, commencing January 1, 2023, eliminate the distinctions based on when the noncitizen applicant entered the country and would eliminate the sponsorship and other listed criteria requirements for eligibility on a noncitizen who entered the country on or after August 22, 1996. Awaiting Senate Floor Action SB 768 Glazer (D) Room 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Alexxis Frost [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalFresh- This is a clean up for SB 1232. Makes some technical changes to include non-credited units, include non-profit postsecondary educational institutions and repeal SIPs for college students who are covered by SB 1232 anyhow. Assembly Human Services 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-04 Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 2114 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 40 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Lorena Gonzales (D) Chair Room 2114 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2080 Frank Bigelow – (R) (Vice Chair) Room 6027 (916) 319-2005 (916) 319-2105 Richard Bloom (D) Room 2003 (916) 319-2050 (916) 319-2150 Rob Bonta – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 Lisa Calderon (D) Room 2175 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 4167 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Vince Fong- (R) Room 2002 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Jesse Gabriel (D) Room 4139 (916) 319-2045 (916) 319-2145 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4140 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Sydney Kamlager- (D) Room 4015 (916) 319-2054 (916) 319-2154 Marc Levine (D) Room 5135 (916) 319-2010 (916) 319-2110 Bill Quirk (D) Room 2163 (916) 319-2020 (916) 319-2120 Robert Rivas (D) Room 5158 (916) 319-2030 (916) 319-2130 Every Wednesday 9 a. m., Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Senate Committee on Appropriations Samantha Lui, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee members Room # Phone Staff Staff Email Address Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 5050 916-651-4025 Ben Edelstein [email protected] Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- Chair) 3036 916-651-4036 Cynthia Bryant [email protected] Steven Bradford – (D) 2059 916-651-4035 Chase Hopkins [email protected] Brian Jones – (R) 2054 916-651-4038 Danielle Parsons [email protected] Sydney Kamlager (D) 4062 916-651-4030 Nikki Johnson [email protected] John Laird- (D) 4040 916-651-4017 Lesley Brizuela [email protected] Bob Wieckowski – (D) 4085 916-651-4010 Heather Resetarits [email protected] Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 2021 State Budget Committees Assembly Budget Subcommittee Committee # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Karen Jones [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-20711 Fax: 319-2111 Room. #: 3091 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2126 Room. #: 2111 Aaron Rice [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Room. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Room. #: 4162 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Room, #: 5175 Daniel Folwarkpow [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2002 Fax: 319-2102 Room, #: 6005 Tobias Uptan-Villa [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Joseph Shinstock [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2021 State Budget Bill for 2021-2022 – AB 214 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-04 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee Sub #3 Health & Human Services Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D) Chair Phone: 651-4005 Room #: 5097 David Stammerjohan [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Room #4082 Senator Richard Pan, (D) Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5114 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2021-2022 SB 112 Sub #3 Hearings for 2021 2021-2022 Legislative Session for 2021 Mar. 25 – Spring Recess begins upon adjournment of this day’s session (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Mar. 31 – Cesar Chavez Day. Apr. 5 – Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Apr. 30 – Last day for policy committees to hear and report to Fiscal Committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(2)). May 7 – Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(3)). May 14 – Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 7 (J.R. 61(a)(4)). May 21 – Last 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 7 (J.R. 61 (a)(6)). May 31 – Memorial Day. June 15 – Budget bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12 (c)(3)). June 1-4 – Floor Session Only. No committee, other than Conference or Rules, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(a)(7)). June 4 – Last day for bills to be passed out of the house of origin (J.R. 61(a)(8)). June 7 – Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(a)(9)). July 2 – Independence Day observed. July 14 – Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(10)). July 16 – Summer Recess begins upon adjournment of this day’s session, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 16 – Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 27 – Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills to the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(11)). Aug. 30-Sept. 10 – Floor Session only. No committees, other than conference committees and Rules Committee, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sept. 3 – Last day to amend bills on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(13)). Sept. 6 – Labor Day. Sept. 10 – Last day for each house to pass bills (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Interim Study Recess begins at end of this day’s session (J.R. 51(a)(4)). CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years. CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 635 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Tide nR ace Tide nR ace ”

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“CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-03 April 16, 2021 [image: Map Description automatically generated] 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-03[image: Submit Position Letter] Assembly Human Services Committee – CALDERON, Chair Wednesday, April 21, 2021; 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 4202 ( Listen to this hearing ) Measure: Author: Summary: A.B.No. 1368 Calderon. Social services for persons granted asylum. A.B.No. 396 Gabriel. CalFresh: educational programs A.B.No. 889 Gipson. Food access: grocery stores. A.B.No. 1461 Reyes. Human services: noncitizen victims. A.B.No. 321 Valladares. Childcare services: eligibility. A.B.No. 461 Villapudua. CalWORKs: welfare-to-work: self-employment. Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Senior Consultant [email protected] Emmalynn Mathis, Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 , Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2021 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates April 7, April 21, May 5, May 19 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Lisa Calderon, Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room # 2137 Tom White Email: [email protected] Laurie Davis -Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2073 Room # 3141 Taylor Medody Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 5155 Karen Jones Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 2016 Nicolas Gauthier Email: [email protected] Mike Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 3173 Briana Leon Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 4162 Jessica Rocha Email: [email protected] Christopher Ward (D) Phone: 916-319-2078 Room # 2160 Tobias Uptan-Villa Email: [email protected] 2020 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 221 Santiago (D) Phone: 916-319-2019 Room # 6027 Staff: Marylin Limon [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require the department to provide a food assistance benefit statewide to low-income California residents, regardless of their immigration status. Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 321- Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 4162 Staff: Jessica Roca [email protected] SUPPORT Child care – This bill would authorize a part-day California state preschool program for 3- and 4-year-old children in families whose primary language is not English and whose income is above the income eligibility threshold and they will have priority. Assembly Human Services Committee 4-21-21 AB 396 Gabriel (D) Tel 916-319-2045 Room # 4117 Staff: Alpert Dana [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require that any college program that meets the requirements CDSS shall meet the CalFresh student exception. Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 461 – Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 4162 Staff: Jessica Roca [email protected] CCWRO WCL&P SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would define self-employment as a non-core activity a clean-up bill for AB 79. Assembly Human Services Committee 4-21-21 AB 548 Carillo (D) Phone: 916-319-2051 Room # 4167 Staff: Jessica Zaragoza [email protected] CCWRO WCL&P SUPPORT UI Overpayments (OP)- This bill would repeal all interest payments added to the actual UI OPs. It would also waive the current UI OPs from 25% recovery of agency caused UI OPs. For non-agency OP that are recovered immediately at 100%, this bill would recover 10% for UI benefits under $400 a week and 25% for OP over $400 a week. Assembly Committee on Insurance 4-29-21 AB 889- Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2051 Room # 4167 Staff: Brianna Leon [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Safety Net for Grocery Store Closures – This bill would require grocery store establishments to give notice to customers and CalFresh beneficiaries of a store closure and public benefits and job and training information to the store employees. Assembly Human Services Committee 4-21-21 AB 996 Nazarian (D) Phone: 916-319-2046 Room # 4146 Staff: Grace Dikho [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCL&P CalWORKs- This bill would require serve eligible non-school aged children breakfast or a morning snack at a local educational agency school site if the school elects to do so. Assembly Education Committee 4-21-21 AB 1004 Calderon (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room #2137 Staff: Lucia Saldivar [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- The bill would exempt the census income or stipend if the temporary work is related to the decennial census and would make this provision retroactive and applicable to income or a stipend paid by any of the above entities for temporary work related to the most recent decennial census. Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 1326 Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room #5155 Staff: Eusevio Padilla [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would require the county to designate a county staff liaison for community college staff. Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 1461 Reyes (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room #2175 Staff: Cynthia Gomez [email protected] CCWRO WCL&P SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would prohibit the discontinuance of those services due to the denial of a visa application if the individual is eligible for those services on another basis. The bill would add to the categories of eligible noncitizen victims for the services individuals who have filed a formal application with the appropriate federal agency for status or relief under the federal Violence Against Women Act or for special immigrant juvenile status, as specified. Assembly Human Services Committee 4-21-21 AB 1538 Quirk (D) Phone: 916-319-2020 Room #2163 Staff: Tomasa Duenas [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would require research relative to poverty, measuring poverty and efforts to ameliorate poverty. Assembly Revenue & Taxation Committee Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Chief Committee Consultant [email protected] Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2021 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates April 6, April 20, May 4 & May 18 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez, Email: [email protected] Senator Brian Jones, (R) Vice- Chair Phone: 651-40 Fax: 651-49 Room # 4088 Danielle Parsons, Email: [email protected] Senator Dave Cortese (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 2082 Tania Dikho Email: [email protected] Senator Sydney Kalmager (D) Phone: 651-4030- Fax: 651-4930 Room # 4062 Nikki Johnson Email: [email protected] Senator Richard Pan (D) Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # 5114 Diana Douglas Email: [email protected] 2021 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 20 – Dodd (D) Room # 4032 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Heather Hopkins [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association WCL&P SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also require the require maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption and provide that the California Student Aid Commission will provide verification needed to qualify for CalFresh as appropriate. Senate Appropriations Committee SB 107 Wiener (D) Room 5100 Phone 916-651-4011 Staff: Cassidy Denny [email protected] Nourish California SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would allow CalFresh beneficiaries to complete their application and recertification by phone and would simplify the CalFresh application process for the elderly and disabled. Senate Floor SB 364 Skinner (D) Room 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Jessica Bartholow [email protected] SUPPORT Pupil Meals- This bill would allow free pupil meals to continue beyond the pandemic and set up the BOOST program making pupil meals available during school breaks longer than one week or school closures due to declared disasters. Senate Appropriations Committee on SB 454 Bates (R) Room 3063 Phone 916-651-4036 Staff: Brianna Yadon [email protected] SUPPORT County of Orange Child Support- This bill would define support obligor is delinquent in payment of support to mean that the support obligor is $5,000 in arrears on their support obligation. Senate Floor SB 464 Hurtado(D) Room 2016 Phone 916-651-4041 SUPPORT Nourish California CalFresh- This bill, commencing January 1, 2023, would instead make a noncitizen applicant eligible for the California Food Assistance Program if the noncitizen satisfies all eligibility criteria for participation in the CalFresh program except any requirements related to immigration status. The bill would, commencing January 1, 2023, eliminate the distinctions based on when the noncitizen applicant entered the country and would eliminate the sponsorship and other listed criteria requirements for eligibility on a noncitizen who entered the country on or after August 22, 1996. Referred to Senate Human Services Committee SB 768 Glazer (D) Room 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Alexxis Frost [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalFresh- This is a clean up for SB 1232. Makes some technical changes to include non-credited units, include non-profit postsecondary educational institutions and repeal SIPs for college students who are covered by SB 1232 anyhow. Senate Appropriations Committee 4-19-21 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-03 Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 2114 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 40 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Lorena Gonzales (D) Chair Room 2114 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2080 Frank Bigelow – (R) (Vice Chair) Room 6027 (916) 319-2005 (916) 319-2105 Richard Bloom (D) Room 2003 (916) 319-2050 (916) 319-2150 Rob Bonta – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 Lisa Calderon (D) Room 2175 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 4167 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Vince Fong- (R) Room 2002 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Jesse Gabriel (D) Room 4139 (916) 319-2045 (916) 319-2145 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4140 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Sydney Kamlager- (D) Room 4015 (916) 319-2054 (916) 319-2154 Marc Levine (D) Room 5135 (916) 319-2010 (916) 319-2110 Bill Quirk (D) Room 2163 (916) 319-2020 (916) 319-2120 Robert Rivas (D) Room 5158 (916) 319-2030 (916) 319-2130 Every Wednesday 9 a. m., Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Senate Committee on Appropriations , Democratic Consultant Email: Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee members Room # Phone Staff Staff Email Address Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 5050 916-651-4025 Ben Edelstein [email protected] Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- Chair) 3036 916-651-4036 Cynthia Bryant [email protected] Steven Bradford – (D) 2059 916-651-4035 Chase Hopkins [email protected] Brian Jones – (R) 2054 916-651-4038 Danielle Parsons [email protected] Sydney Kamlager (D) 4062 916-651-4030 Nikki Johnson [email protected] John Laird- (D) 4040 916-651-4017 Lesley Brizuela [email protected] Bob Wieckowski – (D) 4085 916-651-4010 Heather Resetarits [email protected] Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 2020 State Budget Committees Assembly Budget Subcommittee Committee # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Karen Jones [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-20711 Fax: 319-2111 Room. #: 3091 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2126 Room. #: 2111 Aaron Rice [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Room. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Room. #: 4162 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Room, #: 5175 Daniel Folwarkpow [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2002 Fax: 319-2102 Room, #: 6005 Tobias Uptan-Villa [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Joseph Shinstock [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2021 State Budget Bill for 2021-2022 – AB 214 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-03 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee Sub #3 Health & Human Services Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D) Chair Phone: 651-4005 Room #: 5097 David Stammerjohan [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Room #4082 Senator Richard Pan, (D) Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5114 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2021-2022 SB 112 Sub #3 Hearings for 2021 5\/6\/21 @ 10 am or upon adjournment in room 3191 5\/11\/21 @ 1:30 pm in room 3191 5\/13\/21 @ 10 am or upon adjournment in room 3191 5\/18\/21 @ 1:30 pm in room 3191 5\/20\/21 @ 10 am or upon adjournment in room 3191 2021-2022 Legislative Session for 2021 Mar. 25 – Spring Recess begins upon adjournment of this day’s session (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Mar. 31 – Cesar Chavez Day. Apr. 5 – Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Apr. 30 – Last day for policy committees to hear and report to Fiscal Committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(2)). May 7 – Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(3)). May 14 – Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 7 (J.R. 61(a)(4)). May 21 – Last 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 7 (J.R. 61 (a)(6)). May 31 – Memorial Day. June 15 – Budget bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12 (c)(3)). June 1-4 – Floor Session Only. No committee, other than Conference or Rules, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(a)(7)). June 4 – Last day for bills to be passed out of the house of origin (J.R. 61(a)(8)). June 7 – Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(a)(9)). July 2 – Independence Day observed. July 14 – Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(10)). July 16 – Summer Recess begins upon adjournment of this day’s session, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 16 – Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 27 – Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills to the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(11)). Aug. 30-Sept. 10 – Floor Session only. No committees, other than conference committees and Rules Committee, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sept. 3 – Last day to amend bills on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(13)). Sept. 6 – Labor Day. Sept. 10 – Last day for each house to pass bills (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Interim Study Recess begins at end of this day’s session (J.R. 51(a)(4)). CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years. CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 635 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Tide nR ace ”

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“CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-02 March 23, 2021 [image: Map Description automatically generated] 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-01[image: Submit Position Letter] Assembly Human Services Committee – CALDERON, Chair Wednesday, April 7, 20211:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 4202 ( Listen to this hearing ) Measure: Author: Summary: A.B.No. 1326 Arambula. Public social services: county liaison for higher education. A.B.No. 674 Bennett. Dependent children: documents. A.B.No. 941 Bennett. Farmworker assistance: resource centers. A.B.No. 1051 Bennett. Medi-Cal: specialty mental health services: foster youth. A.B.No. 788 Calderon. Juveniles: reunification. A.B.No. 1004 Calderon. CalWORKs eligibility: income exemption: census. (Urgency) A.B.No. 1338 Low. Public social services programs: eligibility: income: taxation: gross income exclusion. A.B.No. 546 Maienschein. Dependent children: documents: housing. A.B.No. 1538 Quirk.Public Social Services: records: tax return information. A.B.No. 865 Quirk-Silva. Childcare services: alternative payment programs: direct deposits: reserve funds. A.B.No. 221 Santiago. Emergency food assistance. (Urgency) A.B.No. 461 Villapudua. CalWORKs: welfare-to-work: self-employment. Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Senior Consultant [email protected] Emmalynn Mathis, Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 , Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2021 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates April 7, April 21, May 5, May 19 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Lisa Calderon, Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room # 2137 Tom White Email: [email protected] Laurie Davis -Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2073 Room # 3141 Emily Humpol Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 5155 Karen Jones Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 2016 Nicolas Gauthier Email: [email protected] Mike Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 3173 Briana Leon Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 4162 Jessica Rocha Email: [email protected] Christopher Ward (D) Phone: 916-319-2078 Room # 2160 Tobias Uptan-Villa Email: [email protected] 2020 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 221 Santiago (D) Phone: 916-319-2019 Room # 6027 Staff: Marylin Limon [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require the department to provide a food assistance benefit statewide to low-income California residents, regardless of their immigration status, upon the appropriation of funds by the Legislature. Assembly Human Services Committee 4-7-21 AB 321- Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 4162 Staff: Jessica Roca [email protected] SUPPORT Child care – This bill would authorize a part-day California state preschool program for 3- and 4-year-old children in families whose primary language is not English and whose income is above the income eligibility threshold and they will have priority. Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee AB 396 Gabriel (D) Tel 916-319-2045 Room # 4117 Staff: Alpert Dana [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require that any college program that meets the requirements CDSS shall meet the CalFresh student exception. Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee and Committee on Higher ed, AB 461 – Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 4162 Staff: Jessica Roca [email protected] CCWRO WCL&P SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would define self-employment as a non-core activity a clean-up bill for AB 79. Assembly Human Services Committee 4-7-21 AB 548 Carillo (D) Phone: 916-319-2051 Room # 4167 Staff: Jessica Zaragoza [email protected] CCWRO WCL&P SUPPORT UI Overpayments (OP)- This bill would repeal all interest payments added to the actual UI OPs. It would also waive the current UI OPs from 25% recovery of agency caused UI OPs. For non-agency OP that are recovered immediately at 100%, this bill would recover 10% for UI benefits under $400 a week and 25% for OP over $400 a week. Referred to the Assembly Committee on Insurance AB 996 Nazarian (D) Phone: 916-319-2046 Room # 4146 Staff: Grace Dikho [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would require serve eligible non-school aged children breakfast or a morning snack at a local educational agency school site if the school elects to do so. Assembly Education Committee AB 1004 Calderon (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room #2137 Staff: Lucia Saldivar [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- The bill would exempt the census income or stipend if the temporary work is related to the decennial census and would make this provision retroactive and applicable to income or a stipend paid by any of the above entities for temporary work related to the most recent decennial census. Assembly Human Services Committee 4-7-21 AB 1326 Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room #5155 Staff: Eusevio Padilla [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would require the county to designate a county staff liaison for community college staff. Assembly Human Services Committee 4-7-21 AB 1461 Reyes (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room #2175 Staff: Cynthia Gomez [email protected] CCWRO WCL&P SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would prohibit the discontinuance of those services due to the denial of a visa application if the individual is eligible for those services on another basis. The bill would add to the categories of eligible noncitizen victims for the services individuals who have filed a formal application with the appropriate federal agency for status or relief under the federal Violence Against Women Act or for special immigrant juvenile status, as specified. Assembly Human Services AB 1538 Quirk (D) Phone: 916-319-2020 Room #2163 Staff: Tomasa Duenas [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would require research relative to poverty, measuring poverty and efforts to ameliorate poverty. Assembly Human Services Committee 4-7-21 Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Chief Committee Consultant [email protected] Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2021 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates April 6, April 20, May 4 & May 18 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez, Email: [email protected] Senator Brian Jones, (R) Vice- Chair Phone: 651-40 Fax: 651-49 Room # 4088 Danielle Parsons, Email: [email protected] Senator Dave Cortese (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 2082 Tania Dikho Email: [email protected] Senator Sydney Kalmager (D) Phone: 651-4030- Fax: 651-4930 Room # 4062 Nikki Johnson Email: [email protected] Senator Richard Pan (D) Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # 5114 Diana Douglas Email: [email protected] 2021 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 20 – Dodd (D) Room # 4032 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Heather Hopkins [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association WCL&P SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also require the require maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption and provide that the California Student Aid Commission will provide verification needed to qualify for CalFresh as appropriate. Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee SB 107 Wiener (D) Room 5100 Phone 916-651-4011 Staff: Cassidy Denny [email protected] Nourish California SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would allow CalFresh beneficiaries to complete their application and recertification by phone and would simplify the CalFresh application process for the elderly and disabled. Senate Floor SB 364 Skinner (D) Room 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Jessica Bartholow [email protected] SUPPORT Pupil Meals- This bill would allow free pupil meals to continue beyond the pandemic and set up the BOOST program making pupil meals available during school breaks longer than one week or school closures due to declared disasters. Senate Judiciary Committee on April 7, 2021 SB 454 Bates (R) Room 3063 Phone 916-651-4036 Staff: Brianna Yadon [email protected] SUPPORT County of Orange Child Support- This bill would define support obligor is delinquent in payment of support to mean that the support obligor is $5,000 in arrears on their support obligation. Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee SB 464 Hurtado(D) Room 2016 Phone 916-651-4041 SUPPORT Nourish California CalFresh- This bill, commencing January 1, 2023, would instead make a noncitizen applicant eligible for the California Food Assistance Program if the noncitizen satisfies all eligibility criteria for participation in the CalFresh program except any requirements related to immigration status. The bill would, commencing January 1, 2023, eliminate the distinctions based on when the noncitizen applicant entered the country and would eliminate the sponsorship and other listed criteria requirements for eligibility on a noncitizen who entered the country on or after August 22, 1996. Referred to Senate Human Services Committee SB 768 Glazer (D) Room 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalFresh- This is a clean up for SB 1232. Makes some technical changes to include non-credited units, include non-profit postsecondary educational institutions and repeal SIPs for college students who are covered by SB 1232 anyhow. Passed the Senate Human Services Committee on 3-23-21 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-01 Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 2114 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 40 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Lorena Gonzales (D) Chair Room 2114 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2080 Frank Bigelow – (R) (Vice Chair) Room 6027 (916) 319-2005 (916) 319-2105 Richard Bloom (D) Room 2003 (916) 319-2050 (916) 319-2150 Rob Bonta – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 Lisa Calderon (D) Room 2175 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 4167 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Vince Fong- (R) Room 2002 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Jesse Gabriel (D) Room 4139 (916) 319-2045 (916) 319-2145 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4140 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Sydney Kamlager- (D) Room 4015 (916) 319-2054 (916) 319-2154 Marc Levine (D) Room 5135 (916) 319-2010 (916) 319-2110 Bill Quirk (D) Room 2163 (916) 319-2020 (916) 319-2120 Robert Rivas (D) Room 5158 (916) 319-2030 (916) 319-2130 Every Wednesday 9 a. m., Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Senate Committee on Appropriations , Democratic Consultant Email: Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee members Room # Phone Staff Staff Email Address Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 5050 916-651-4025 Ben Edelstein [email protected] Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- Chair) 3036 916-651-4036 Cynthia Bryant [email protected] Steven Bradford – (D) 2059 916-651-4035 Chase Hopkins [email protected] Brian Jones – (R) 2054 916-651-4038 Danielle Parsons [email protected] Sydney Kamlager (D) 4062 916-651-4030 Nikki Johnson [email protected] John Laird- (D) 4040 916-651-4017 Lesley Brizuela [email protected] Bob Wieckowski – (D) 4085 916-651-4010 Heather Resetarits [email protected] Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 2020 State Budget Committees Assembly Budget Subcommittee Committee # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Karen Jones [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-20711 Fax: 319-2111 Room. #: 3091 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2126 Room. #: 2111 Aaron Rice [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Room. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Room. #: 4162 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Room, #: 5175 Daniel Folwarkpow [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2002 Fax: 319-2102 Room, #: 6005 Tobias Uptan-Villa [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Joseph Shinstock [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2021 State Budget Bill for 2021-2022 – AB 214 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-01 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee Sub #3 Health & Human Services Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D) Chair Phone: 651-4005 Room #: 5097 David Stammerjohan [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Room #4082 Senator Richard Pan, (D) Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5114 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2021-2022 SB 112 Sub #3 Hearings for 2021 2021-2022 Legislative Session for 2021 Mar. 25 – Spring Recess begins upon adjournment of this day’s session (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Mar. 31 – Cesar Chavez Day. Apr. 5 – Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Apr. 30 – Last day for policy committees to hear and report to Fiscal Committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(2)). May 7 – Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(3)). May 14 – Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 7 (J.R. 61(a)(4)). May 21 – Last 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 7 (J.R. 61 (a)(6)). May 31 – Memorial Day. June 15 – Budget bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12 (c)(3)). June 1-4 – Floor Session Only. No committee, other than Conference or Rules, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(a)(7)). June 4 – Last day for bills to be passed out of the house of origin (J.R. 61(a)(8)). June 7 – Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(a)(9)). July 2 – Independence Day observed. July 14 – Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(10)). July 16 – Summer Recess begins upon adjournment of this day’s session, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 16 – Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 27 – Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills to the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(11)). Aug. 30-Sept. 10 – Floor Session only. No committees, other than conference committees and Rules Committee, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sept. 3 – Last day to amend bills on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(13)). Sept. 6 – Labor Day. Sept. 10 – Last day for each house to pass bills (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Interim Study Recess begins at end of this day’s session (J.R. 51(a)(4)). CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years. CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 635 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Tide nR ace ”

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2021-01 CCWRO Welfare Bill and Budget Action Tracker 03-02-21.docx

“CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-02 March 1, 2021 [image: Map Description automatically generated] 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-02[image: Submit Position Letter] 2021 Welfare Facts 2021-2022 State Budget reveals that it takes 61\u00a2 to issue 39\u00a2 in benefits to California’s impoverished families living in deep poverty November of 2020 WtW Participation v. Sanctions The Welfare-to-sanction program Sanctioned Families WtW Participating Families 39,225 33,203 2020-2021 Annual Cost Per Participating Families for the WtW Bureaucracy 47,000 a year 2020-2021 Annual CalWORKs benefits issued to per family $8,008 a year Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Senior Consultant [email protected] Emmalynn Mathis, Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 , Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2021 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates April 7, 2021 April 21, 2021 & 1:30 pm All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Lisa Calderon, Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room # 2137 Tom White Email: [email protected] Laurie Davis -Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2073 Room # 3141 Emily Humpol Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 5155 Karen Jones Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 2016 Nicolas Gauthier Email: [email protected] Mike Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 3173 Briana Leon Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 4162 Jessica Rocha Email: [email protected] Christopher Ward (D) Phone: 916-319-2078 Room # 2160 Tobias Uptan-Villa Email: [email protected] 2020 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 221 Santiago (D) Phone: 916-319-2019 Room # 6027 Staff: Marylin Limon [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require the department to provide a food assistance benefit statewide to low-income California residents, regardless of their immigration status, upon the appropriation of funds by the Legislature. Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee AB 321- Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 4162 Staff: Jessica Roca [email protected] SUPPORT Child care – This bill would authorize a part-day California state preschool program for 3- and 4-year-old children in families whose primary language is not English and whose income is above the income eligibility threshold and they will have priority. Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee AB 396 Gabriel (D) Tel 916-319-2045 Room # 4117 Staff: Alpert Dana [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require that any college program that meets the requirements CDSS shall meet the CalFresh student exception. Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee and Committee on Higher ed, AB 461 – Carlos Villapudua (D) Phone: 916-319-2013 Room # 4162 Staff: Jessica Roca [email protected] CCWRO WCL&P SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would define self-employment as a non-core activity a clean-up bill for AB 79. Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee AB 548 Carillo (D) Phone: 916-319-2051 Room # 4167 Staff: Jessica Zaragoza [email protected] CCWRO WCL&P SUPPORT UI Overpayments (OP)- This bill would repeal all interest payments added to the actual UI OPs. It would also waive the current UI OPs from 25% recovery of agency caused UI OPs. For non-agency OP that are recovered immediately at 100%, this bill would recover 10% for UI benefits under $400 a week and 25% for OP over $400 a week. AB 996 Nazarian (D) Phone: 916-319-2046 Room # 4146 Staff: Grace Dikho [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would require serve eligible non-school aged children breakfast or a morning snack at a local educational agency school site if the school elects to do so. Assembly Education Committee AB 1004 Calderon (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room #2137 Staff: Lucia Saldivar [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- The bill would exempt the census income or stipend if the temporary work is related to the decennial census and would make this provision retroactive and applicable to income or a stipend paid by any of the above entities for temporary work related to the most recent decennial census. Assembly Human Services AB 1326 Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room #5155 Staff: Eusevio Padilla [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would require the county to designate a county staff liaison for community college staff. Assembly Human Services AB 1461 Reyes (D) Phone: 916-319-2057 Room #2175 Staff: Cynthia Gomez [email protected] CCWRO WCL&P SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would prohibit the discontinuance of those services due to the denial of a visa application if the individual is eligible for those services on another basis. The bill would add to the categories of eligible noncitizen victims for the services individuals who have filed a formal application with the appropriate federal agency for status or relief under the federal Violence Against Women Act or for special immigrant juvenile status, as specified. Assembly Human Services AB 1538 Quirk (D) Phone: 916-319-2020 Room #2163 Staff: Tomasa Duenas [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would require research relative to poverty, measuring poverty and efforts to ameliorate poverty. A Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Chief Committee Consultant [email protected] Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2021 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates March 23, April 6, April 20, May 5 and May 18, 2021 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez, Legislative Director Email: [email protected] Senator Brian Jones, (R) Vice- Chair Phone: 651-40 Fax: 651-49 Room # 4088 Danielle Parsons, Legislative Director Email: [email protected] Senator Dave Cortese (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 2082 Tania Dikho Email: [email protected] Senator Richard Pan (D) Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # 5114 Diana Douglas Email: [email protected] Vacant 2021 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 20 – Dodd (D) Room # 4032 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Heather Hopkins [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association WCL&P SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also require the require maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption and provide that the California Student Aid Commission will provide verification needed to qualify for CalFresh as appropriate. SB 107 Wiener (D) Room 5100 Phone 916-651-4011 Staff: Cassidy Denny [email protected] Nourish California SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would allow CalFresh beneficiaries to complete their application and recertification by phone and would simplify the CalFresh application process for the elderly and disabled. SB 364 Skinner (D) Room 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Jessica Bartholow [email protected] SUPPORT Pupil Meals- This bill would allow free pupil meals to continue beyond the pandemic and set up the BOOST program making pupil meals available during school breaks longer than one week or school closures due to declared disasters. SB 454 Bates (R) Room 3063 Phone 916-651-4036 Staff: Brianna Yadon [email protected] SUPPORT County of Orange Child Support- This bill would define support obligor is delinquent in payment of support to mean that the support obligor is $5,000 in arrears on their support obligation. SB 464 Hurtado(D) Room 2016 Phone 916-651-4041 SUPPORT Nourish California CalFresh- This bill, commencing January 1, 2023, would instead make a noncitizen applicant eligible for the California Food Assistance Program if the noncitizen satisfies all eligibility criteria for participation in the CalFresh program except any requirements related to immigration status. The bill would, commencing January 1, 2023, eliminate the distinctions based on when the noncitizen applicant entered the country and would eliminate the sponsorship and other listed criteria requirements for eligibility on a noncitizen who entered the country on or after August 22, 1996. SB 768 Glazer (D) Room 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalFresh- This is a clean up for SB 1232. Makes some technical changes to include non-credited units, include non-profit postsecondary educational institutions and repeal SIPs for college students who are covered by SB 1232 anyhow. 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-02 Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 2114 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Lorena Gonzales (D) Chair Room 2114 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2080 Frank Bigelow – (R) (Vice Chair) Room 6027 (916) 319-2005 (916) 319-2105 Richard Bloom (D) Room 2003 (916) 319-2050 (916) 319-2150 Rob Bonta – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 Lisa Calderon (D) Room 2175 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 4167 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Vince Fong- (R) Room 2002 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Jesse Gabriel (D) Room 4139 (916) 319-2045 (916) 319-2145 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4140 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Sydney Kamlager- (D) Room 4015 (916) 319-2054 (916) 319-2154 Marc Levine (D) Room 5135 (916) 319-2010 (916) 319-2110 Bill Quirk (D) Room 2163 (916) 319-2020 (916) 319-2120 Robert Rivas (D) Room 5158 (916) 319-2030 (916) 319-2130 Every Wednesday 9 a. m., Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Senate Committee on Appropriations , Democratic Consultant Email: Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee Members Office Phone Staff Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 3086 (916) 651-4025 (916) 651-4925 Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- Chair) 3048 (916) 651-4036 (916) 651-4936 Steven Bradford – (D) 2059 (916) 651-4035 (916) 651-4935 Brian Jones – (R) 4088 (916) 651-4038 (916) 651-4938 John Laird- (D) 4040 (916) 651-4017 (916) 651-4917 Bob Wieckowski – (D) 4085 (916) 651-4013 (916) 651-4913 Committee members Room Phone Staff Staff Email Address Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 3086 (916) 651-4025 Ben Edelstein [email protected] Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (Vice-Chair) 3048 (916) 651-4036 Sarah Couch [email protected] Steven Bradford – (D) 2059 (916) 651-4035 Austin Panush [email protected] Brian Jones – (R) 4088 (916) 651-4038 Danielle Parsons Danielle,[email protected] John Laird- (D) 4040 (916) 651-4017 Lesley Brizuela [email protected] Bob Wieckowski – (D) 4085 (916) 651-4013 Heather Resetarits [email protected] Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 2021 State Budget Committees Assembly Budget Subcommittee Committee # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Karen Jones [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-20711 Fax: 319-2111 Room. #: 3091 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2126 Room. #: 2111 Aaron Rice [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Room. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Room. #: 4162 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Room, #: 5175 Daniel Folwarkpow [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2002 Fax: 319-2102 Room, #: 6005 Tobias Uptan-Villa [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Joseph Shinstock [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2021 State Budget Bill for 2021-2022 – AB 214 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2021-02 Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee Sub #3 Health & Human Services Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D) Chair Phone: 651-4005 Room #: 5097 David Stammerjohan [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Room #4082 Senator Richard Pan, (D) Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5114 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2021-2022 SB 112 Sub #3 Hearings for 2021 2021-2022 Legislative Session for 2021 Mar. 25 – Spring Recess begins upon adjournment of this day’s session (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Mar. 31 – Cesar Chavez Day. Apr. 5 – Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Apr. 30 – Last day for policy committees to hear and report to Fiscal Committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(2)). May 7 – Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(3)). May 14 – Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 7 (J.R. 61(a)(4)). May 21 – Last 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 7 (J.R. 61 (a)(6)). May 31 – Memorial Day. June 15 – Budget bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12 (c)(3)). June 1-4 – Floor Session Only. No committee, other than Conference or Rules, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(a)(7)). June 4 – Last day for bills to be passed out of the house of origin (J.R. 61(a)(8)). June 7 – Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(a)(9)). July 2 – Independence Day observed. July 14 – Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(10)). July 16 – Summer Recess begins upon adjournment of this day’s session, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 16 – Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 27 – Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills to the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(11)). Aug. 30-Sept. 10 – Floor Session only. No committees, other than conference committees and Rules Committee, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sept. 3 – Last day to amend bills on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(13)). Sept. 6 – Labor Day. Sept. 10 – Last day for each house to pass bills (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Interim Study Recess begins at end of this day’s session (J.R. 51(a)(4)). CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years. CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 635 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Tide nR ace ”

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“\u03c0CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-12 October 12, 2020 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-12[image: Submit Position Letter] SSI Beneficiaries Eligible CalFresh Before Cash Out 158,070 cases New SSI Beneficiaries Getting CalFresh 409,123 cases SSI Household Beneficiaries 1.2 million Source: CDSS CalFresh Branch Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Senior Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Cyndi Hillery, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2020 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates No more hearings All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Eloise Reyes- Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] Devon Mathis Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2026 Room # 2111 Justin Boman Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 2016 Nicolas Gauthier Email: [email protected] Laura Friedman (D) Phone: 916-319-2043 Room # 2137 Allison Ruff-Schurman Email: [email protected] Mike Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 3173 Estella Pacheco Email: [email protected] Brian Maienschein (D) Phone: 916-319-2077 Room # 2170 Michael Chen Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] 2020 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 1845 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Mike Stajura Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would establish an Office of Homelessness in the Governor’s Office. Held on Senate floor AB 1937 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would require schools to keep track of homeless children and provide needed services to them. Held in Assembly Education Committee AB 1954 – Cooley(D) Room # – 3013 Tel. 916- 319-2008 Staff: Nestor Lopez Email: [email protected] Alliance for Children’s Rights & Children’s Law Center SUPPORT Foster Care – This bill would require that siblings shall be placed together, and that capacity alone shall not be reason to find that placement of siblings together is contrary to the safety or well-being of any sibling. Held in Assembly Human Services AB 2029 Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmidt Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs The bill would exempt child support payments paid by a member of the assistance unit to or for an individual living outside of the assistance unit’s home from being included as income for these purposes. Held in Senate Human Services AB 2046 Voepel (R) Room # – 4009 Tel. 916- 319-2071 Staff: Lily Movsisyan [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Veteran’s Child Support This bill would treat low-income veteran’s disability income similar to the way social security disability income is treated for child support garnishment purposes. Vetoed [image: \/var\/folders\/69\/vl0ghz9w8vl4zwlvt9_64w4c0000gn\/T\/com.microsoft.Word\/Content.MSO\/DC907C52.tmp] AB 2276 – Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT This bill requires the California Department of Health Care Services ensure that Medi-Cal recipient children receives blood lead screening tests at 12 and 24 months of age, and that any child 2 to 6 years of age, inclusive, receive a blood lead screening test if there is no record of any previous test for that child. The Department must do annual reports, require testing, notify parents impose standards for managed care plan. Chapter 216 Statutes of 2020 [image: Related image] AB 2277 Salas (D) Room # – 4016 Tel. 916- 319-2032 Staff: Erik Turner [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill would require that any Medi-Cal managed care health plan contracting with the California Department of Health Care Services include in the executed contract the plan’s agreement require identifying children not tested and letting parents know that the child should be tested for lead. Held in Senate Health Committee AB 2278-Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Page Brokow [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3965 CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention- This bill requires that laboratories that perform blood lead screening test analyses report the name of the health plan paying for each individual’s test to the California Department of Health Care Services. Held in Senate Health Committee AB 2279- Garcia (D). Room # – 2013 Tel. 916- 319-2056 Staff: Lamont Gordon [email protected] SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill adds specific risk factors to the regulatory standard of care that apply when a child is at risk of lead poisoning including the list of items currently codified in New York State Law. Held in Senate Health Committee AB 2282 McCarty (D) Room # – 2136 Tel. 916- 319-2007 Staff: Suzy Costa [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would help students to get CalFresh benefits. Held in Senate Committee on Education AB 2415 – Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would ban surcharges for EBT customers withdrawing cash benefits from an ATM. Held in Assembly Human Services AB 2567 (Burke) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs Spot bill to restore the 60-month time limit for CalWORKs Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 3073- Wicks (D) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require the CDSS, on or before March 1, 2021, to issue an ACL containing recommendations and suggested methods for CWDs to partner with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and county jails to get CalFresh available upon reentry of the applicant into the community from the state prison or a county jail. Chapter 225 Statutes of 2020 [image: Related image] AB 3133 Aguilar-Curry (D) Room # – 5144 Tel. 916- 319-2004 Staff: Angela Pontes Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Refugee The bill would prohibit a refugee from being denied resettlement in California based on specified protected characteristics. Chapter 189 Statutes of 2020 [image: Related image] AB 3134 Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Refugee Cash Assistance This bill would additional 8 months of refugee cash assistance payments to a refugee after the payment of federally funded cash aid benefits has been exhausted. Held on Senate Floor AB 3142 (Wicks) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent the sponsors of immigrant beneficiaries of the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and other state public assistance programs from having to pay for benefits received by a low-income, eligible immigrant. Held in Assembly Human Services AB 3314 (Weber) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Joe Kocurek Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Child Support would conform state law establishing guidelines for default child support orders of the non-custodial parent as required by federal rule. Held in Assembly Judiciary Committee Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Chief Committee Consultant [email protected] Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez, Legislative Director Email: [email protected] Senator Brian Jones, (R) Vice- Chair Phone: 651-40 Fax: 651-49 Room # 4088 Danielle Parsons, Legislative Director Email: [email protected] Senator James Beall (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 2082 Tania Dikho Email: [email protected] Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) Phone: 651-4019 Fax: 651-4919 Room # 2032 Fernando Ramirez Email: [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room # 4082 Samantha Henson, Legislative Director [email protected] Senator Richard Pan (D) Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # 5114 Diana Douglas Email: [email protected] Senator Scott Wiener (D) Phone: 651-4011 Fax: 651-4911 Room # 5100 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] 2020 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 33 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Michelle Rae Sonico Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require DSS, in consultation with the OSI and other relevant stakeholders, to establish the qualifications, processes, and standards required to certify and recertify retailers as eligible to accept payments online using cash benefits and to determine the allowable online purchases that may be made using cash benefits. Held in Senate Committee on Appropriations SB 882- Wiener (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide for a demonstration program that would provide for a simplified eligibility for processing for the elderly CalFresh beneficiaries. Held in Senate Committee on Appropriations SB 1008 Leyva (D) Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] SUPPORT This bill requires HCD to create and establish an on-line registry that would allow the public to know the status of lead inspections and lead abatement for properties throughout the state. Held in Senate Judiciary Committee SB 1065 Hertzberg (D) Room # 313 Phone 916-651-4018 Staff: Cynthia Castillo [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs Homeless Assistance- This bill would make improvements in the CalWORKs Homeless Assistance Program. Chapter 152 Statutes of 2019 [image: Related image] SB 1082- Dodd (D) Room # 4032 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Marisol Prieto-Valle [email protected] CCWRO WCLP University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also require the require maxi maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption. Held in Senate Education Committee SB 1232 Glazer – (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would provide low-income parents in a CalWORKs recipient family who are making satisfactory progress at a publicly funded postsecondary educational institution a standard allowance of $250 to $500 per academic term to support the costs of education in the form of WtW ancillary services and they will be deemed to be meeting the CalWORKs WtW participation requirements. Chapter 366 Statutes of 2020 [image: Related image] 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-12 Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 2114 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Lorena Gonzales (D) Chair Room 2114 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2080 Frank Bigelow – (R) (Vice Chair) Room 6027 (916) 319-2005 (916) 319-2105 Richard Bloom (D) Room 2003 (916) 319-2050 (916) 319-2150 Rob Bonta – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 Bill Brough (R) Room 3141 (916) 319-2073 (916) 319-2173 Ian C. Calderon – (D) Room 319 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 4167 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Tyler Diep (R) Room 5126 (916) 319-2072 (916) 319-2172 Susan Eggman – (D) Room 4117 (916) 319-2013 (916) 319-2113 Vince Fong- (R) Room 4144 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Jesse Gabriel (D) Room 4162 (916) 319-2045 (916) 319-2145 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4140 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Jay Obernolte – (R) Room 4116 (916) 319-2003 (916) 319-2103 Cottie Petrie-Norris (D) Room 3149 (916) 319-2074 (916) 319-2174 Robert Rivas (D) Room 5158 (916) 319-2030 (916) 319-2130 Every Wednesday 9 am, Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Senate Committee on Appropriations Debra Cooper, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 3086 (916) 651-4025 (916) 651-4925 Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- 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 Steven Bradford – (D) 2054 (916) 651-4035 (916) 651-4935 Senator Jim Nielsen – (R) 2068 (916) 651-4004 (916) 651-4904 Senator Scott Wiener- (D) 4070 (916) 651-4011 (916) 651-4911 Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 2020 State Budget Committees Assembly Budget Subcommittee Committee # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-20711 Fax: 319-2111 Rm. #: 3091 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Rm. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Rm. #: 2196 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Rm, #: 5175 Taylor Woolfork [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Liz Snow [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Cyndi Hillery [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2020 State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 – AB 1917 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-12 Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Richard Pan, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5080 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Room #4082 Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Phone: 651-4014 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 SB 808 Sub #3 Hearings for 2020 CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years.CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 635 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] June 2020 SSI Cash Out Update – 33% of the SSI Caseload Total SSI Households New SSI HH Getting CalFresh SSI HH Getting CalFresh before SSI Cashout 1200000000 409123000 158070000 Tide nR ace Tide nR ace ”

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“[image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo]CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-11 September 7, 2020 During the coronavirus pandemic immigrants have been disproportionately impacted in California. According to CDSS’s CA1037 CAPI report regarding California’s Cash Assistance program (CAPI) the rate of denials went up by 10% from January of 2020 to June of 2020 This is primarily due to the fact that CWDs are closed down and many immigrants are not IT savy. Month\/Year Applications Received During the Month Applications approved Applications Denied Percentage of Applications Acted Upon Denied 20-Jan 481 155 251 62% 20-Feb 440 186 269 59% 20-Mar 459 159 249 61% 20-Apr 290 93 147 61% 20-May 369 124 212 63% 20-Jun 389 93 250 73% 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-11[image: Submit Position Letter] Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Senior Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Cyndi Hillery, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2020 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates No more hearings All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Eloise Reyes- Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] Devon Mathis Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2026 Room # 2111 Justin Boman Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 2016 Nicolas Gauthier Email: [email protected] Laura Friedman (D) Phone: 916-319-2043 Room # 2137 Allison Ruff-Schurman Email: [email protected] Mike Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 3173 Estella Pacheco Email: [email protected] Brian Maienschein (D) Phone: 916-319-2077 Room # 2170 Michael Chen Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] 2020 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 1845 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Mike Stajura Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would establish an Office of Homelessness in the Governor’s Office. Next Step Died on Senate AB 1937 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would require schools to keep track of homeless children and provide needed services to them. Next Step Assembly Education Committee AB 1954 – Cooley(D) Room # – 3013 Tel. 916- 319-2008 Staff: Nestor Lopez Email: [email protected] Alliance for Children’s Rights & Children’s Law Center SUPPORT Foster Care – This bill would require that siblings shall be placed together, and that capacity alone shall not be reason to find that placement of siblings together is contrary to the safety or well-being of any sibling. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 2029 Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmidt Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs The bill would exempt child support payments paid by a member of the assistance unit to or for an individual living outside of the assistance unit’s home from being included as income for these purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 2046 Voepel (R) Room # – 4009 Tel. 916- 319-2071 Staff: Lily Movsisyan [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Veteran’s Child Support This bill would treat low-income veteran’s disability income similar to the way social security disability income is treated for child support garnishment purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step On the Governor’s Desk Waiting for a Signature AB 2276 – Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT This bill requires the California Department of Health Care Services ensure that Medi-Cal recipient children receives blood lead screening tests at 12 and 24 months of age, and that any child 2 to 6 years of age, inclusive, receive a blood lead screening test if there is no record of any previous test for that child. The Department must do annual reports, require testing, notify parents impose standards for managed care plan. Next Step On the Governor’s Desk Waiting for a Signature AB 2277 Salas (D) Room # – 4016 Tel. 916- 319-2032 Staff: Erik Turner [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill would require that any Medi-Cal managed care health plan contracting with the California Department of Health Care Services include in the executed contract the plan’s agreement require identifying children not tested and letting parents know that the child should be tested for lead. Next Step Senate Health Committee AB 2278-Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Page Brokow [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3965 CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention- This bill requires that laboratories that perform blood lead screening test analyses report the name of the health plan paying for each individual’s test to the California Department of Health Care Services. Next Step Senate Health Committee AB 2279- Garcia (D). Room # – 2013 Tel. 916- 319-2056 Staff: Lamont Gordon [email protected] SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill adds specific risk factors to the regulatory standard of care that apply when a child is at risk of lead poisoning including the list of items currently codified in New York State Law. Next Step Senate Health Committee AB 2282 McCarty (D) Room # – 2136 Tel. 916- 319-2007 Staff: Suzy Costa [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would help students to get CalFresh benefits. Next Step Senate Committee on Education AB 2415 – Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would ban surcharges for EBT customers withdrawing cash benefits from an ATM. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 2567 (Burke) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs Spot bill to restore the 60-month time limit for CalWORKs Next Step Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 3073- Wicks (D) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require the CDSS, on or before March 1, 2021, to issue an ACL containing recommendations and suggested methods for CWDs to partner with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and county jails to get CalFresh available upon reentry of the applicant into the community from the state prison or a county jail. Next Step On the Governor’s Desk Waiting for a Signature AB 3133 Aguilar-Curry (D) Room # – 5144 Tel. 916- 319-2004 Staff: Angela Pontes Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Refugee The bill would prohibit a refugee from being denied resettlement in California based on specified protected characteristics. Next Step On the Governor’s Desk Waiting for a Signature AB 3134 Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Refugee Cash Assistance This bill would additional 8 months of refugee cash assistance payments to a refugee after the payment of federally funded cash aid benefits has been exhausted. Next Step Died on Senate Floor AB 3142 (Wicks) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent the sponsors of immigrant beneficiaries of the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and other state public assistance programs from having to pay for benefits received by a low-income, eligible immigrant. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 3314 (Weber) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Joe Kocurek Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Child Support would conform state law establishing guidelines for default child support orders of the non-custodial parent as required by federal rule. Next Step Assembly Judiciary Committee Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Chief Committee Consultant [email protected] Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez, Legislative Director Email: [email protected] Senator Brian Jones, (R) Vice- Chair Phone: 651-40 Fax: 651-49 Room # 4088 Danielle Parsons, Legislative Director Email: [email protected] Senator James Beall (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 2082 Tania Dikho Email: [email protected] Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) Phone: 651-4019 Fax: 651-4919 Room # 2032 Fernando Ramirez Email: [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room # 4082 Samantha Henson, Legislative Director [email protected] Senator Richard Pan (D) Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # 5114 Diana Douglas Email: [email protected] Senator Scott Wiener (D) Phone: 651-4011 Fax: 651-4911 Room # 5100 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] 2020 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 33 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Michelle Rae Sonico Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require DSS, in consultation with the OSI and other relevant stakeholders, to establish the qualifications, processes, and standards required to certify and recertify retailers as eligible to accept payments online using cash benefits and to determine the allowable online purchases that may be made using cash benefits. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Held in Senate Committee on Appropriations SB 882- Wiener (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide for a demonstration program that would provide for a simplified eligibility for processing for the elderly CalFresh beneficiaries. Next Step Held in Senate Committee on Appropriations SB 1008 Leyva (D) Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] SUPPORT This bill requires HCD to create and establish an on-line registry that would allow the public to know the status of lead inspections and lead abatement for properties throughout the state. Next Step Senate Judiciary Committee SB 1065 Hertzberg (D) Room # 313 Phone 916-651-4018 Staff: Cynthia Castillo [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORK Homeless Assistance- This bill would make improvements in the CalWORKs Homeless Assistance Program. Next Step On the Governor’s Desk Waiting for a Signature SB 1082- Dodd (D) Room # 4032 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Marisol Prieto-Valle [email protected] CCWRO WCLP University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also require the require maxi maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption. Next Step Senate Education Committee SB 1232 Glazer – (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would provide low-income parents in a CalWORKs recipient family who are making satisfactory progress at a publicly funded postsecondary educational institution a standard allowance of $250 to $500 per academic term to support the costs of education in the form of WtW ancillary services and they will be deemed to be meeting the CalWORKs WtW participation requirements. Next Step On the Governor’s Desk Waiting for a Signature 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-11 Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 2114 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Lorena Gonzales (D) Chair Room 2114 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2080 Frank Bigelow – (R) (Vice Chair) Room 6027 (916) 319-2005 (916) 319-2105 Richard Bloom (D) Room 2003 (916) 319-2050 (916) 319-2150 Rob Bonta – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 Bill Brough (R) Room 3141 (916) 319-2073 (916) 319-2173 Ian C. Calderon – (D) Room 319 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 4167 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Tyler Diep (R) Room 5126 (916) 319-2072 (916) 319-2172 Susan Eggman – (D) Room 4117 (916) 319-2013 (916) 319-2113 Vince Fong- (R) Room 4144 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Jesse Gabriel (D) Room 4162 (916) 319-2045 (916) 319-2145 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4140 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Jay Obernolte – (R) Room 4116 (916) 319-2003 (916) 319-2103 Cottie Petrie-Norris (D) Room 3149 (916) 319-2074 (916) 319-2174 Robert Rivas (D) Room 5158 (916) 319-2030 (916) 319-2130 Every Wednesday 9 am, Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Senate Committee on Appropriations Debra Cooper, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 3086 (916) 651-4025 (916) 651-4925 Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- 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 Steven Bradford – (D) 2054 (916) 651-4035 (916) 651-4935 Senator Jim Nielsen – (R) 2068 (916) 651-4004 (916) 651-4904 Senator Scott Wiener- (D) 4070 (916) 651-4011 (916) 651-4911 Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 2020 State Budget Committees Assembly Budget Subcommittee Committee # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-20711 Fax: 319-2111 Rm. #: 3091 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Rm. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Rm. #: 2196 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Rm, #: 5175 Taylor Woolfork [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Liz Snow [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Cyndi Hillery [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2020 State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 – AB 1917 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-11 Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Richard Pan, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5080 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Room #4082 Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Phone: 651-4014 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 SB 808 Sub #3 Hearings for 2020 2020 Legislative CALENDAR Last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years.CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Tide nR ace ”

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“[image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo]CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-10 August 17, 2020 Supplemental Report of the 2020-21 Budget Act PDF – July 29, 2020 – The Supplemental Report of the 2020-21 Budget Act contains statements of legislative intent that were adopted during deliberations on the 2020-21 budget package. California County Racist WtW Sanctions Machine Keeps on Going even during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. Months Sanctions Undupl. Part. Non-Compliance Jan-20 49,448 65,687 16,135 Feb-20 49,077 65,064 16,260 Mar-20 48,753 61,346 8,500 Apr-20 47,637 54,901 5,065 May-20 45,016 54,948 4,225 With thousands of workers absent, and most of the county welfare offices closed, counties are still ruthlessly sanctioning CalWORKs families for alleged failure to participate during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic April 5,065 families and May 4,225 families. During May of 2020 counties sanctioned over 26,250 families for more than a year that includes 61,743 children. How barbaric! 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-10[image: Submit Position Letter] Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Senior Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Cyndi Hillery, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2019 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates ASSEMBLY BILLS February 26, 2019; March 12, 2019; March 26, 2019 April 9, 2019, April 23, 2019, April 30, 2019 (non-fiscal bills) SENATE BILLS – June 12, 2019 June 26, 2019 (Senate Bills) NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm in room #437 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Eloise Reyes- Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] Devon Mathis Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2026 Room # 2111 Justin Boman Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 2016 Nicolas Gauthier Email: [email protected] Laura Friedman (D) Phone: 916-319-2043 Room # 2137 Allison Ruff-Schurman Email: [email protected] Mike Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 3173 Estella Pacheco Email: [email protected] Brian Maienschein (D) Phone: 916-319-2077 Room # 2170 Michael Chen Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] 2020 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 1845 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Mike Stajura Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would establish an Office of Homelessness in the Governor’s Office. Next Step Senate Approps. 8-14-20 AB 1937 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would require schools to keep track of homeless children and provide needed services to them. Next Step Assembly Education Committee AB 1954 – Cooley(D) Room # – 3013 Tel. 916- 319-2008 Staff: Nestor Lopez Email: [email protected] Alliance for Children’s Rights & Children’s Law Center SUPPORT Foster Care – This bill would require that siblings shall be placed together, and that capacity alone shall not be reason to find that placement of siblings together is contrary to the safety or well-being of any sibling. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 2029 Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmidt Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs The bill would exempt child support payments paid by a member of the assistance unit to or for an individual living outside of the assistance unit’s home from being included as income for these purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 2046 Voepel (R) Room # – 4009 Tel. 916- 319-2071 Staff: Lily Movsisyan [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Veteran’s Child Support This bill would treat low-income veteran’s disability income similar to the way social security disability income is treated for child support garnishment purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Approps. Rule 28.8 Senate Floor AB 2276 – Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT This bill requires the California Department of Health Care Services ensure that Medi-Cal recipient children receives blood lead screening tests at 12 and 24 months of age, and that any child 2 to 6 years of age, inclusive, receive a blood lead screening test if there is no record of any previous test for that child. The Department must do annual reports, require testing, notify parents impose standards for managed care plan. Next Step Senate Approps. Suspense File AB 2277 Salas (D) Room # – 4016 Tel. 916- 319-2032 Staff: Erik Turner [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill would require that any Medi-Cal managed care health plan contracting with the California Department of Health Care Services include in the executed contract the plan’s agreement require identifying children not tested and letting parents know that the child should be tested for lead. Next Step Senate Health Committee AB 2278-Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Page Brokow [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3965 CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention- This bill requires that laboratories that perform blood lead screening test analyses report the name of the health plan paying for each individual’s test to the California Department of Health Care Services. Next Step Senate Health Committee AB 2279- Garcia (D). Room # – 2013 Tel. 916- 319-2056 Staff: Lamont Gordon [email protected] SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill adds specific risk factors to the regulatory standard of care that apply when a child is at risk of lead poisoning including the list of items currently codified in New York State Law. Next Step Senate Health Committee AB 2282 McCarty (D) Room # – 2136 Tel. 916- 319-2007 Staff: Suzy Costa [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would help students to get CalFresh benefits. Next Step Senate Committee on Education AB 2415 – Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would ban surcharges for EBT customers withdrawing cash benefits from an ATM. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 2567 (Burke) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs Spot bill to restore the 60-month time limit for CalWORKs Next Step Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 3073- Wicks (D) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require the CDSS, on or before March 1, 2021, to issue an ACL containing recommendations and suggested methods for CWDs to partner with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and county jails to get CalFresh available upon reentry of the applicant into the community from the state prison or a county jail. Next Step Senate Approps AB 3133 Aguilar-Curry (D) Room # – 5144 Tel. 916- 319-2004 Staff: Angela Pontes Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Refugee The bill would prohibit a refugee from being denied resettlement in California based on specified protected characteristics. Next Step Senate Floor, Third Reading AB 3134 Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Refugee Cash Assistance This bill would additional 8 months of refugee cash assistance payments to a refugee after the payment of federally funded cash aid benefits has been exhausted. Next Step Senate Approps AB 3142 (Wicks) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent the sponsors of immigrant beneficiaries of the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and other state public assistance programs from having to pay for benefits received by a low-income, eligible immigrant. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 3314 (Weber) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Joe Kocurek Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Child Support would conform state law establishing guidelines for default child support orders of the non-custodial parent as required by federal rule. Next Step Assembly Judiciary Committee Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Chief Committee Consultant [email protected] Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez, Legislative Director Email: [email protected] Senator Brian Jones, (R) Vice- Chair Phone: 651-40 Fax: 651-49 Room # 4088 Danielle Parsons, Legislative Director Email: [email protected] Senator James Beall (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 2082 Tania Dikho Email: [email protected] Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) Phone: 651-4019 Fax: 651-4919 Room # 2032 Fernando Ramirez Email: [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room # 4082 Samantha Henson, Legislative Director [email protected] Senator Richard Pan (D) Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # 5114 Diana Douglas Email: [email protected] Senator Scott Wiener (D) Phone: 651-4011 Fax: 651-4911 Room # 5100 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] 2020 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 33 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Michelle Rae Sonico Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require DSS, in consultation with the OSI and other relevant stakeholders, to establish the qualifications, processes, and standards required to certify and recertify retailers as eligible to accept payments online using cash benefits and to determine the allowable online purchases that may be made using cash benefits. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services Committee 7-20-20 @ 2 pm SB 882- Wiener (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide for a demonstration program that would provide for a simplified eligibility for processing for the elderly CalFresh beneficiaries. Next Step Senate Approps SB 1008 Leyva (D) Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] SUPPORT This bill requires HCD to create and establish an on-line registry that would allow the public to know the status of lead inspections and lead abatement for properties throughout the state. Next Step Senate Judiciary Committee SB 1065 Hertzberg (D) Room # 313 Phone 916-651-4018 Staff: Cynthia Castillo [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORK Homeless Assistance- This bill would make improvements in the CalWORKs Homeless Assistance Program. Next Step Assembly Approps SB 1082- Dodd (D) Room # 4032 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Marisol Prieto-Valle [email protected] CCWRO WCLP University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also require the require maxi maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption. Next Step Senate Education Committee SB 1232 Glazer – (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would provide low-income parents in a CalWORKs recipient family who are making satisfactory progress at a publicly funded postsecondary educational institution a standard allowance of $250 to $500 per academic term to support the costs of education in the form of WtW ancillary services and they will be deemed to be meeting the CalWORKs WtW participation requirements. Next Step Assembly Approps. 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-10 Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 2114 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Lorena Gonzales (D) Chair Room 2114 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2080 Frank Bigelow – (R) (Vice Chair) Room 6027 (916) 319-2005 (916) 319-2105 Richard Bloom (D) Room 2003 (916) 319-2050 (916) 319-2150 Rob Bonta – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 Bill Brough (R) Room 3141 (916) 319-2073 (916) 319-2173 Ian C. Calderon – (D) Room 319 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 4167 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Tyler Diep (R) Room 5126 (916) 319-2072 (916) 319-2172 Susan Eggman – (D) Room 4117 (916) 319-2013 (916) 319-2113 Vince Fong- (R) Room 4144 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Jesse Gabriel (D) Room 4162 (916) 319-2045 (916) 319-2145 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4140 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Jay Obernolte – (R) Room 4116 (916) 319-2003 (916) 319-2103 Cottie Petrie-Norris (D) Room 3149 (916) 319-2074 (916) 319-2174 Robert Rivas (D) Room 5158 (916) 319-2030 (916) 319-2130 Every Wednesday 9 am, Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Senate Committee on Appropriations Debra Cooper, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 3086 (916) 651-4025 (916) 651-4925 Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- 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 Steven Bradford – (D) 2054 (916) 651-4035 (916) 651-4935 Senator Jim Nielsen – (R) 2068 (916) 651-4004 (916) 651-4904 Senator Scott Wiener- (D) 4070 (916) 651-4011 (916) 651-4911 Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 2020 State Budget Committees Assembly Budget Subcommittee Committee # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-20711 Fax: 319-2111 Rm. #: 3091 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Rm. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Rm. #: 2196 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Rm, #: 5175 Taylor Woolfork [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Liz Snow [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Cyndi Hillery [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2020 State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 – AB 1917 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-10 Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Richard Pan, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5080 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Room #4082 Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Phone: 651-4014 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 SB 808 Sub #3 Hearings for 2020 2020 Legislative CALENDAR Revised 2020 Legislative Calendar – subject to change Last day for Appropriations to report fiscal bills to the floor (2nd house) August 14 (both houses) Last day for bills to pass the floor of the second house August 31 (both houses) Last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills Sept 30 (both houses) CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years.CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Tide nR ace ”

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“[image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo]CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-09 July 6, 2020 Next Up Date: July 13, 2020 Time: 2 p.m. John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203) ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE REYES, Chair Measure: Author: Summary: A.B.No. 3073 Wicks. CalFresh: preenrollment. A.B.No. 3134 Reyes. Refugee social services. Date: July 20, 2020 Time: 2 p.m. Room 4202 SENATE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE HURTADO, Chair Measure: Author: Summary: S.B.No. 1232 Glazer. CalWORKs: postsecondary education. S.B.No. 1065 Hertzberg. CalWORKs: homeless assistance. S.B.No. 1341 Hurtado. CalWORKs. S.B.No. 33 Skinner. Electronic benefits transfer system. S.B.No. 596 Stern. In-home supportive services: additional higher energy allowance. 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-05[image: Submit Position Letter] Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Senior Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Cyndi Hillery, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2019 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates ASSEMBLY BILLS February 26, 2019; March 12, 2019; March 26, 2019 April 9, 2019, April 23, 2019, April 30, 2019 (non-fiscal bills) SENATE BILLS – June 12, 2019 June 26, 2019 (Senate Bills) NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm in room #437 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Eloise Reyes- Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] Devon Mathis Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2026 Room # 2111 Justin Boman Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 2016 Nicolas Gauthier Email: [email protected] Laura Friedman (D) Phone: 916-319-2043 Room # 2137 Allison Ruff-Schurman Email: [email protected] Mike Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 3173 Estella Pacheco Email: [email protected] Brian Maienschein (D) Phone: 916-319-2077 Room # 2170 Michael Chen Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] 2020 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 1845 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Mike Stajura Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would establish an Office of Homelessness in the Governor’s Office. Next Step Assembly Floor AB 1937 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would require schools to keep track of homeless children and provide needed services to them. Next Step Assembly Education Committee AB 1954 – Cooley(D) Room # – 3013 Tel. 916- 319-2008 Staff: Nestor Lopez Email: [email protected] Alliance for Children’s Rights & Children’s Law Center SUPPORT Foster Care – This bill would require that siblings shall be placed together, and that capacity alone shall not be reason to find that placement of siblings together is contrary to the safety or well-being of any sibling. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 2029 Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmidt Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs The bill would exempt child support payments paid by a member of the assistance unit to or for an individual living outside of the assistance unit’s home from being included as income for these purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 2046 Voepel (R) Room # – 4009 Tel. 916- 319-2071 Staff: Lily Movsisyan [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Veteran’s Child Support This bill would treat low-income veteran’s disability income similar to the way social security disability income is treated for child support garnishment purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Judiciary AB 2276 – Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT This bill requires the California Department of Health Care Services ensure that Medi-Cal recipient children receives blood lead screening tests at 12 and 24 months of age, and that any child 2 to 6 years of age, inclusive, receive a blood lead screening test if there is no record of any previous test for that child. The Department must do annual reports, require testing, notify parents impose standards for managed care plan. Next Step Senate Health Committee AB 2277 Salas (D) Room # – 4016 Tel. 916- 319-2032 Staff: Erik Turner [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill would require that any Medi-Cal managed care health plan contracting with the California Department of Health Care Services include in the executed contract the plan’s agreement require identifying children not tested and letting parents know that the child should be tested for lead. Next Step Assembly Floor AB 2278-Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Page Brokow [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3965 CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention- This bill requires that laboratories that perform blood lead screening test analyses report the name of the health plan paying for each individual’s test to the California Department of Health Care Services. Next Step Senate Health Committee AB 2279- Garcia (D). Room # – 2013 Tel. 916- 319-2056 Staff: Lamont Gordon [email protected] SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill adds specific risk factors to the regulatory standard of care that apply when a child is at risk of lead poisoning including the list of items currently codified in New York State Law. Next Step Senate Health Committee AB 2282 McCarty (D) Room # – 2136 Tel. 916- 319-2007 Staff: Suzy Costa [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would help students to get CalFresh benefits. Next Step Senate Committee on Education AB 2413 Ting (D) Room # – 6026 Tel. 916- 319-2019 Staff: Tara Bamboa-Eastman [email protected] OPPOSE CalFresh This bill would, among other things, do away with semi-annual reporting and reinstate change reporting that would reduce benefits for CalFresh beneficiaries and increase CalFresh churning. Next Step Assembly Floor AB 2415 – Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would ban surcharges for EBT customers withdrawing cash benefits from an ATM. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 2567 (Burke) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs Spot bill to restore the 60-month time limit for CalWORKs Next Step Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 3073- Wicks (D) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require the CDSS, on or before March 1, 2021, to issue an ACL containing recommendations and suggested methods for CWDs to partner with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and county jails to get CalFresh available upon reentry of the applicant into the community from the state prison or a county jail. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee July 20, 2020 @ 2 pm AB 3133 Aguilar-Curry (D) Room # – 5144 Tel. 916- 319-2004 Staff: Angela Pontes Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Refugee The bill would prohibit a refugee from being denied resettlement in California based on specified protected characteristics. Next Step Senate Judiciary Committee AB 3134 Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Refugee Cash Assistance This bill would additional 8 months of refugee cash assistance payments to a refugee after the payment of federally funded cash aid benefits has been exhausted. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee July 20, 2020 @ 2 pm AB 3142 (Wicks) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent the sponsors of immigrant beneficiaries of the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and other state public assistance programs from having to pay for benefits received by a low-income, eligible immigrant. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 3314 (Weber) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Joe Kocurek Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Child Support would conform state law establishing guidelines for default child support orders of the non-custodial parent as required by federal rule. Next Step Assembly Judiciary Committee Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Chief Committee Consultant [email protected] Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez, Legislative Director Email: [email protected] Senator Brian Jones, (R) Vice- Chair Phone: 651-40 Fax: 651-49 Room # 4088 Danielle Parsons, Legislative Director Email: [email protected] Senator James Beall (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 2082 Tania Dikho Email: [email protected] Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) Phone: 651-4019 Fax: 651-4919 Room # 2032 Fernando Ramirez Email: [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room # 4082 Samantha Henson, Legislative Director [email protected] Senator Richard Pan (D) Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # 5114 Diana Douglas Email: [email protected] Senator Scott Wiener (D) Phone: 651-4011 Fax: 651-4911 Room # 5100 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] 2020 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 33 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Michelle Rae Sonico Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require DSS, in consultation with the OSI and other relevant stakeholders, to establish the qualifications, processes, and standards required to certify and recertify retailers as eligible to accept payments online using cash benefits and to determine the allowable online purchases that may be made using cash benefits. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services Committee 7-20-20 @ 2 pm SB 882- Wiener (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide for a demonstration program that would provide for a simplified eligibility for processing for the elderly CalFresh beneficiaries. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee 5-19-20 @ 3 pm SB 1008 Leyva (D) Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] SUPPORT This bill requires HCD to create and establish an on-line registry that would allow the public to know the status of lead inspections and lead abatement for properties throughout the state. Next Step Senate Judiciary Committee SB 1065 Hertzberg (D) Room # 313 Phone 916-651-4018 Staff: Cynthia Castillo [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORK Homeless Assistance- This bill would make improvements in the CalWORKs Homeless Assistance Program. Next Step Assembly Human Services Committee 7-20-20 @ 2 pm SB 1082- Dodd (D) Room # 4032 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Marisol Prieto-Valle [email protected] CCWRO WCLP University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also require the require maxi maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption. Next Step Senate Education Committee SB 1232 Glazer – (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would provide low-income parents in a CalWORKs recipient family who are making satisfactory progress at a publicly funded postsecondary educational institution a standard allowance of $250 to $500 per academic term to support the costs of education in the form of WtW ancillary services and they will be deemed to be meeting the CalWORKs WtW participation requirements. Next Step Assembly Human Services Committee 7-20-20 @ 2 pm 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-08 Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 2114 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Lorena Gonzales (D) Chair Room 2114 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2080 Frank Bigelow – (R) (Vice Chair) Room 6027 (916) 319-2005 (916) 319-2105 Richard Bloom (D) Room 2003 (916) 319-2050 (916) 319-2150 Rob Bonta – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 Bill Brough (R) Room 3141 (916) 319-2073 (916) 319-2173 Ian C. Calderon – (D) Room 319 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 4167 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Tyler Diep (R) Room 5126 (916) 319-2072 (916) 319-2172 Susan Eggman – (D) Room 4117 (916) 319-2013 (916) 319-2113 Vince Fong- (R) Room 4144 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Jesse Gabriel (D) Room 4162 (916) 319-2045 (916) 319-2145 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4140 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Jay Obernolte – (R) Room 4116 (916) 319-2003 (916) 319-2103 Cottie Petrie-Norris (D) Room 3149 (916) 319-2074 (916) 319-2174 Robert Rivas (D) Room 5158 (916) 319-2030 (916) 319-2130 Every Wednesday 9 am, Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Senate Committee on Appropriations Debra Cooper, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 3086 (916) 651-4025 (916) 651-4925 Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- 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 Steven Bradford – (D) 2054 (916) 651-4035 (916) 651-4935 Senator Jim Nielsen – (R) 2068 (916) 651-4004 (916) 651-4904 Senator Scott Wiener- (D) 4070 (916) 651-4011 (916) 651-4911 Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 2020 State Budget Committees Assembly Budget Subcommittee Committee # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-20711 Fax: 319-2111 Rm. #: 3091 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Rm. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Rm. #: 2196 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Rm, #: 5175 Taylor Woolfork [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Liz Snow [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Cyndi Hillery [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2020 State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 – AB 1917 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-08 Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Richard Pan, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5080 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Room #4082 Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Phone: 651-4014 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 SB 808 Sub #3 Hearings for 2020 2020 Legislative CALENDAR Revised 2020 Legislative Calendar – subject to change Updated 5\/6\/20 Legislative Actions Senate Assembly Last day for policy committees to report fiscal bills to Appropriations (1st house) May 29 May 22 Last day for policy committees to report nonfiscal bills to the floor (1st house) June 5 May 29 Last day for Appropriations to report fiscal bills to the floor (1st house) June 19 June 5 Last day for bills to pass the floor of the first house June 26 June 19 Summer Recess July 2 – July 13 June 19 – July 13 Last day for policy committees to report fiscal bills to Appropriations (2nd house) July 31 (both houses) Last day for policy committees to report nonfiscal bills to the floor (2nd house) August 7 (both houses) Last day for Appropriations to report fiscal bills to the floor (2nd house) August 14 (both houses) Last day for bills to pass the floor of the second house August 31 (both houses) Last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills Sept 30 (both houses) May 15 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61 (b)(8)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 1 (J.R. 61 (b)(9)). May 25 \u2014Memorial Day. May 26-29 \u2014Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except for Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(10)). May 29 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house. (J.R. 61(b)(11)). June 1 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(b)(12)). June 15 \u2014Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12(c)). June 25 \u2014Last day for a legislative measure to qualify for the Nov. 3 General Election ballot (Elections Code Sec. 9040). June 26 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(b)(13). July 2 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(14)). July 2 – Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(b)(2)). July 3 \u2014Independence Day observed. Aug. 3 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(b)(2)). Aug. 14 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(15)). Aug. 17-31 \u2014Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(16)). Aug. 21 \u2014Last day to amend bills on the floor (J.R. 61(b)(17)). Aug. 31 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills (Art. IV, Sec 10(c), J.R. 61(b)(18)). Final Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(3)). Sep. 30 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature before Sept. 1 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 1 (Art. IV, Sec. 10(b)(2)). Oct. 1 \u2014Bills enacted on or before this date take effect January 1, 2021. (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Nov. 3 \u2014General Election. Nov. 30 \u2014Adjournment sine die at midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). Dec. 7 \u2014 2021 22 Regular Session convenes for Organizational Session at 12 noon. (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). 2021 Jan. 1\u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years.CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Tide nR ace ”

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“[image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo]CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-08 June 7, 2020 Next Up Date: June 9, 2020 Time: 9 a.m. John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203) SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE PORTANTINO, Chair Measure: Author: Summary: S.B.No. 882 Wiener. CalFresh S.B.No. 1065 Hertzberg. CalWORKs: homeless assistance. S.B.No. 1232 Glazer. CalWORKs: postsecondary education S.B.No. 1341 Hurtado. CalWORKs. social services 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-05[image: Submit Position Letter] CalWORKs and CalFresh Applications Climb Week After Week During the Coronavirus Pandemic. CalFresh Applications 3-20 Week 2- Shut Down 3-20 Week 3 3-20 Week 4 4-20 Week 1 4-20 Week 2 4-20 Week 3 4-20 Week 4 5-20 Week 1 5-20 Week 2 5-20 Week 3 5-20 Week 4 Application Received During the Week 41,918 57,177 95,516 87,234 93,153 90,561 97,330 66,646 60,854 62,344 64,978 CalWORKs Applications 3-20 Week 2- Shut Down 3-20 Week 3 3-20 Week 4 4-20 Week 1 4-20 Week 2 4-20 Week 3 4-20 Week 4 5-20 Week 1 5-20 Week 2 5-20 Week 3 5-20 Week 4 Application Received During the Week 6,765 6,284 14,380 12,156 11,564 9,369 10,636 8,158 7,180 7,346 6,136 Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Senior Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Cyndi Hillery, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2019 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates ASSEMBLY BILLS February 26, 2019; March 12, 2019; March 26, 2019 April 9, 2019, April 23, 2019, April 30, 2019 (non-fiscal bills) SENATE BILLS – June 12, 2019 June 26, 2019 (Senate Bills) NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm in room #437 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Eloise Reyes- Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] Devon Mathis Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2026 Room # 2111 Justin Boman Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 2016 Nicolas Gauthier Email: [email protected] Laura Friedman (D) Phone: 916-319-2043 Room # 2137 Allison Ruff-Schurman Email: [email protected] Mike Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 3173 Estella Pacheco Email: [email protected] Brian Maienschein (D) Phone: 916-319-2077 Room # 2170 Michael Chen Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] 2020 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 1845 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Mike Stajura Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would establish an Office of Homelessness in the Governor’s Office. Next Step Assembly Floor AB 1937 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would require schools to keep track of homeless children and provide needed services to them. Next Step Assembly Education Committee AB 1954 – Cooley(D) Room # – 3013 Tel. 916- 319-2008 Staff: Nestor Lopez Email: [email protected] Alliance for Children’s Rights & Children’s Law Center SUPPORT Foster Care – This bill would require that siblings shall be placed together, and that capacity alone shall not be reason to find that placement of siblings together is contrary to the safety or well-being of any sibling. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 2029 Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmidt Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs The bill would exempt child support payments paid by a member of the assistance unit to or for an individual living outside of the assistance unit’s home from being included as income for these purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 2046 Voepel (R) Room # – 4009 Tel. 916- 319-2071 Staff: Lily Movsisyan [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Veteran’s Child Support This bill would treat low-income veteran’s disability income similar to the way social security disability income is treated for child support garnishment purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor AB 2276 – Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT This bill requires the California Department of Health Care Services ensure that Medi-Cal recipient children receives blood lead screening tests at 12 and 24 months of age, and that any child 2 to 6 years of age, inclusive, receive a blood lead screening test if there is no record of any previous test for that child. The Department must do annual reports, require testing, notify parents impose standards for managed care plan. Next Step Assembly Floor AB 2277 Salas (D) Room # – 4016 Tel. 916- 319-2032 Staff: Erik Turner [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill would require that any Medi-Cal managed care health plan contracting with the California Department of Health Care Services include in the executed contract the plan’s agreement require identifying children not tested and letting parents know that the child should be tested for lead. Next Step Assembly Floor AB 2278-Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Page Brokow [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3965 CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention- This bill requires that laboratories that perform blood lead screening test analyses report the name of the health plan paying for each individual’s test to the California Department of Health Care Services. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2279- Garcia (D). Room # – 2013 Tel. 916- 319-2056 Staff: Lamont Gordon [email protected] SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill adds specific risk factors to the regulatory standard of care that apply when a child is at risk of lead poisoning including the list of items currently codified in New York State Law. Next Step Assembly Floor AB 2282 McCarty (D) Room # – 2136 Tel. 916- 319-2007 Staff: Suzy Costa [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would help students to get CalFresh benefits. Next Step Assembly Floor AB 2413 Ting (D) Room # – 6026 Tel. 916- 319-2019 Staff: Tara Bamboa-Eastman [email protected] OPPOSE CalFresh This bill would, among other things, do away with semi-annual reporting and reinstate change reporting that would reduce benefits for CalFresh beneficiaries and increase CalFresh churning. Next Step Assembly Floor AB 2415 – Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would ban surcharges for EBT customers withdrawing cash benefits from an ATM. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 2567 (Burke) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs Spot bill to restore the 60-month time limit for CalWORKs Next Step Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 3073- Wicks (D) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require the CDSS, on or before March 1, 2021, to issue an ACL containing recommendations and suggested methods for CWDs to partner with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and county jails to get CalFresh available upon reentry of the applicant into the community from the state prison or a county jail. Next Step Assembly Floor AB 3133 Aguilar-Curry (D) Room # – 5144 Tel. 916- 319-2004 Staff: Angela Pontes Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Refugee The bill would prohibit a refugee from being denied resettlement in California based on specified protected characteristics. Next Step Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 3134 Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Refugee Cash Assistance This bill would additional 8 months of refugee cash assistance payments to a refugee after the payment of federally funded cash aid benefits has been exhausted. Next Step Assembly Floor AB 3142 (Wicks) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent the sponsors of immigrant beneficiaries of the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and other state public assistance programs from having to pay for benefits received by a low-income, eligible immigrant. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 3314 (Weber) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Joe Kocurek Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Child Support would conform state law establishing guidelines for default child support orders of the non-custodial parent as required by federal rule. Next Step Assembly Judiciary Committee Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Chief Committee Consultant [email protected] Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez, Legislative Director Email: [email protected] Senator Brian Jones, (R) Vice- Chair Phone: 651-40 Fax: 651-49 Room # 4088 Danielle Parsons, Legislative Director Email: [email protected] Senator James Beall (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 2082 Tania Dikho Email: [email protected] Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) Phone: 651-4019 Fax: 651-4919 Room # 2032 Fernando Ramirez Email: [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room # 4082 Samantha Henson, Legislative Director [email protected] Senator Richard Pan (D) Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # 5114 Diana Douglas Email: [email protected] Senator Scott Wiener (D) Phone: 651-4011 Fax: 651-4911 Room # 5100 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] 2020 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 33 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Michelle Rae Sonico Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require DSS, in consultation with the OSI and other relevant stakeholders, to establish the qualifications, processes, and standards required to certify and recertify retailers as eligible to accept payments online using cash benefits and to determine the allowable online purchases that may be made using cash benefits. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor SB 882- Wiener (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide for a demonstration program that would provide for a simplified eligibility for processing for the elderly CalFresh beneficiaries. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee 5-19-20 @ 3 pm SB 1008 Leyva (D) Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] SUPPORT This bill requires HCD to create and establish an on-line registry that would allow the public to know the status of lead inspections and lead abatement for properties throughout the state. Next Step Senate Judiciary Committee SB 1065 Hertzberg (D) Room # 313 Phone 916-651-4018 Staff: Cynthia Castillo [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORK Homeless Assistance- This bill would make improvements in the CalWORKs Homeless Assistance Program. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee 5-19-20 @ 3 pm SB 1082- Dodd (D) Room # 4032 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Marisol Prieto-Valle [email protected] CCWRO WCLP University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also require the require maxi maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption. Next Step Senate Education Committee SB 1232 Glazer – (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would provide low-income parents in a CalWORKs recipient family who are making satisfactory progress at a publicly funded postsecondary educational institution a standard allowance of $250 to $500 per academic term to support the costs of education in the form of WtW ancillary services and they will be deemed to be meeting the CalWORKs WtW participation requirements. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee 5-19-20 @ 3 pm 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-08 Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 2114 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Lorena Gonzales (D) Chair Room 2114 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2080 Frank Bigelow – (R) (Vice Chair) Room 6027 (916) 319-2005 (916) 319-2105 Richard Bloom (D) Room 2003 (916) 319-2050 (916) 319-2150 Rob Bonta – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 Bill Brough (R) Room 3141 (916) 319-2073 (916) 319-2173 Ian C. Calderon – (D) Room 319 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 4167 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Tyler Diep (R) Room 5126 (916) 319-2072 (916) 319-2172 Susan Eggman – (D) Room 4117 (916) 319-2013 (916) 319-2113 Vince Fong- (R) Room 4144 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Jesse Gabriel (D) Room 4162 (916) 319-2045 (916) 319-2145 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4140 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Jay Obernolte – (R) Room 4116 (916) 319-2003 (916) 319-2103 Cottie Petrie-Norris (D) Room 3149 (916) 319-2074 (916) 319-2174 Robert Rivas (D) Room 5158 (916) 319-2030 (916) 319-2130 Every Wednesday 9 am, Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Senate Committee on Appropriations Debra Cooper, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 3086 (916) 651-4025 (916) 651-4925 Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- 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 Steven Bradford – (D) 2054 (916) 651-4035 (916) 651-4935 Senator Jim Nielsen – (R) 2068 (916) 651-4004 (916) 651-4904 Senator Scott Wiener- (D) 4070 (916) 651-4011 (916) 651-4911 Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 2020 State Budget Committees Assembly Budget Subcommittee Committee # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-20711 Fax: 319-2111 Rm. #: 3091 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Rm. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Rm. #: 2196 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Rm, #: 5175 Taylor Woolfork [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Liz Snow [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Cyndi Hillery [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2020 State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 – AB 1917 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-08 Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Richard Pan, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5080 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] Senator Melissa Melendez (R) Phone: 651-4028 Room #4082 Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Phone: 651-4014 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 SB 808 Sub #3 Hearings for 2020 2020 Legislative CALENDAR Revised 2020 Legislative Calendar – subject to change Updated 5\/6\/20 Legislative Actions Senate Assembly Last day for policy committees to report fiscal bills to Appropriations (1st house) May 29 May 22 Last day for policy committees to report nonfiscal bills to the floor (1st house) June 5 May 29 Last day for Appropriations to report fiscal bills to the floor (1st house) June 19 June 5 Last day for bills to pass the floor of the first house June 26 June 19 Summer Recess July 2 – July 13 June 19 – July 13 Last day for policy committees to report fiscal bills to Appropriations (2nd house) July 31 (both houses) Last day for policy committees to report nonfiscal bills to the floor (2nd house) August 7 (both houses) Last day for Appropriations to report fiscal bills to the floor (2nd house) August 14 (both houses) Last day for bills to pass the floor of the second house August 31 (both houses) Last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills Sept 30 (both houses) May 15 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61 (b)(8)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 1 (J.R. 61 (b)(9)). May 25 \u2014Memorial Day. May 26-29 \u2014Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except for Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(10)). May 29 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house. (J.R. 61(b)(11)). June 1 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(b)(12)). June 15 \u2014Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12(c)). June 25 \u2014Last day for a legislative measure to qualify for the Nov. 3 General Election ballot (Elections Code Sec. 9040). June 26 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(b)(13). July 2 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(14)). July 2 – Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(b)(2)). July 3 \u2014Independence Day observed. Aug. 3 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(b)(2)). Aug. 14 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(15)). Aug. 17-31 \u2014Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(16)). Aug. 21 \u2014Last day to amend bills on the floor (J.R. 61(b)(17)). Aug. 31 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills (Art. IV, Sec 10(c), J.R. 61(b)(18)). Final Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(3)). Sep. 30 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature before Sept. 1 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 1 (Art. IV, Sec. 10(b)(2)). Oct. 1 \u2014Bills enacted on or before this date take effect January 1, 2021. (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Nov. 3 \u2014General Election. Nov. 30 \u2014Adjournment sine die at midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). Dec. 7 \u2014 2021 22 Regular Session convenes for Organizational Session at 12 noon. (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). 2021 Jan. 1\u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years.CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Tide nR ace Tide nR ace ”

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“[image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo]CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-07 May 29, 2020 Next Up Assembly Appropriations Committee Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:00 a.m., Assembly Chambers A.B.No. 1845- Luz Rivas. Homelessness: Office to End Homelessness A.B.No. 1993 – Kamlager. Unemployment and disability insurance: benefits: elective coverage A.B.No. 2046 – Voepel. Family law: child support. A.B.No. 2282 – McCarty. CalFresh: enrollment: institutions of higher education A.B.No. 2413- Ting. CalFresh: CalWORKs: eligibility and reporting A.B.No. 2567 – Burke. CalWORKs: eligibility A.B.No. 3073 -Wicks. CalFresh: preenrollment A.B.No. 3134 – Reyes. Refugee social services All large counties and many medium size counties Have closed their doors to persons and families in need of emergence This Impacts 90% of California’s CalWORKs and CalFresh Cases. This means the poor are not able to apply and receive homeless assistance, CalWORKs Immediate Need and CalFresh Expedited Service as mandated by State law. Put another way Counties are massively violating state laws by denying CalWORKs and CalFresh applicants and recipients in dire need of emergency assistance the public assistance benefits they are entitled too. 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-05[image: Submit Position Letter] Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Senior Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Cyndi Hillery, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2019 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates ASSEMBLY BILLS February 26, 2019; March 12, 2019; March 26, 2019 April 9, 2019, April 23, 2019, April 30, 2019 (non-fiscal bills) SENATE BILLS – June 12, 2019 June 26, 2019 (Senate Bills) NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm in room #437 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Eloise Reyes- Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] Devon Mathis Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2026 Room # 2111 Justin Boman Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 2016 Nicolas Gauthier Email: [email protected] Laura Friedman (D) Phone: 916-319-2043 Room # 2137 Allison Ruff-Schurman Email: [email protected] Mike Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 3173 Estella Pacheco Email: [email protected] Brian Maienschein (D) Phone: 916-319-2077 Room # 2170 Michael Chen Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Committee hearing dates Assembly Bills – 2-25-20 3-10-20 3-24-20 4-14-20 and 4-21-20 Senate Bills – 6-2-20 6-16-20 and 6-30-20 2020 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 1845 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Mike Stajura Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would establish an Office of Homelessness in the Governor’s Office. Next Step Assembly Approps 6-2-20 @ 9 am AB 1937 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would require schools to keep track of homeless children and provide needed services to them. Next Step Assembly Education Committee AB 1954 – Cooley(D) Room # – 3013 Tel. 916- 319-2008 Staff: Nestor Lopez Email: [email protected] Alliance for Children’s Rights & Children’s Law Center SUPPORT Foster Care – This bill would require that siblings shall be placed together, and that capacity alone shall not be reason to find that placement of siblings together is contrary to the safety or well-being of any sibling. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 2029 Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmidt Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs The bill would exempt child support payments paid by a member of the assistance unit to or for an individual living outside of the assistance unit’s home from being included as income for these purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 2046 Voepel (R) Room # – 4009 Tel. 916- 319-2071 Staff: Lily Movsisyan [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Veteran’s Child Support This bill would treat low-income veteran’s disability income similar to the way social security disability income is treated for child support garnishment purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps 6-2-20 @ 9 am AB 2276 – Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT This bill requires the California Department of Health Care Services ensure that Medi-Cal recipient children receives blood lead screening tests at 12 and 24 months of age, and that any child 2 to 6 years of age, inclusive, receive a blood lead screening test if there is no record of any previous test for that child. The Department must do annual reports, require testing, notify parents impose standards for managed care plan. Next Step Assembly Approps 6-2-20 @ 9 am AB 2277 Salas (D) Room # – 4016 Tel. 916- 319-2032 Staff: Erik Turner [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill would require that any Medi-Cal managed care health plan contracting with the California Department of Health Care Services include in the executed contract the plan’s agreement require identifying children not tested and letting parents know that the child should be tested for lead. Next Step Assembly Approps 6-2-20 @ 9 am AB 2278-Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Page Brokow [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3965 CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention- This bill requires that laboratories that perform blood lead screening test analyses report the name of the health plan paying for each individual’s test to the California Department of Health Care Services. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2279- Garcia (D). Room # – 2013 Tel. 916- 319-2056 Staff: Lamont Gordon [email protected] SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill adds specific risk factors to the regulatory standard of care that apply when a child is at risk of lead poisoning including the list of items currently codified in New York State Law. Next Step Assembly Approps 6-2-20 @ 9 am AB 2282 McCarty (D) Room # – 2136 Tel. 916- 319-2007 Staff: Suzy Costa [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would help students to get CalFresh benefits. Next Step Assembly Approps 6-2-20 @ 9 am . AB 2413 Ting (D) Room # – 6026 Tel. 916- 319-2019 Staff: Tara Bamboa-Eastman [email protected] OPPOSE CalFresh This bill would, among other things, do away with semi-annual reporting and reinstate change reporting that would reduce benefits for CalFresh beneficiaries and increase CalFresh churning. Next Step Assembly Approps 6-2-20 @ 9 am AB 2415 – Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would ban surcharges for EBT customers withdrawing cash benefits from an ATM. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 2567 (Burke) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs Spot bill to restore the 60-month time limit for CalWORKs Next Step Assembly Approps 6-2-20 @ 9 am AB 3073- Wicks (D) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require the CDSS, on or before March 1, 2021, to issue an ACL containing recommendations and suggested methods for CWDs to partner with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and county jails to get CalFresh available upon reentry of the applicant into the community from the state prison or a county jail. Next Step Assembly Approps 6-2-20 @ 9 am AB 3133 Aguilar-Curry (D) Room # – 5144 Tel. 916- 319-2004 Staff: Angela Pontes Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Refugee The bill would prohibit a refugee from being denied resettlement in California based on specified protected characteristics. Next Step Assembly Approps 6-2-20 @ 9 am AB 3134 Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Refugee Cash Assistance This bill would additional 8 months of refugee cash assistance payments to a refugee after the payment of federally funded cash aid benefits has been exhausted. Next Step Assembly Approps 6-2-20 @ 9 am AB 3142 (Wicks) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent the sponsors of immigrant beneficiaries of the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and other state public assistance programs from having to pay for benefits received by a low-income, eligible immigrant. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 3314 (Weber) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Joe Kocurek Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Child Support would conform state law establishing guidelines for default child support orders of the non-custodial parent as required by federal rule. Next Step Assembly Judiciary Committee Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Chief Committee Consultant [email protected] Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2020 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS Monday 3-9-20 Monday -3-23-19 Monday 4-20-20 ASSEMBLY BILLS 6-8-20 and 6-27-20 NOTE: All hearings at 3:00 p.m. in room #2040 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez, Legislative Director Email: [email protected] Senator Vacant Phone: 651-40 Fax: 651-49 Room # Senator James Beall (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 2082 Tania Dikho Email: [email protected] Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson Phone: 651-4019 Fax: 651-4919 Room # 2032 Fernando Ramirez Email: [email protected] Senator Richard Pan Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # 5114 Diana Douglas Email: [email protected] Senator Scott Wiener Phone: 651-4011 Fax: 651-4911 Room # 5100 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] 2020 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 33 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Michelle Rae Sonico Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require DSS, in consultation with the OSI and other relevant stakeholders, to establish the qualifications, processes, and standards required to certify and recertify retailers as eligible to accept payments online using cash benefits and to determine the allowable online purchases that may be made using cash benefits. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor SB 882- Wiener (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide for a demonstration program that would provide for a simplified eligibility for processing for the elderly CalFresh beneficiaries. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee 5-19-20 @ 3 pm SB 1008 Leyva (D) Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] SUPPORT This bill requires HCD to create and establish an on-line registry that would allow the public to know the status of lead inspections and lead abatement for properties throughout the state. Next Step Senate Judiciary Committee SB 1065 Hertzberg (D) Room # 313 Phone 916-651-4018 Staff: Cynthia Castillo [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORK Homeless Assistance- This bill would make improvements in the CalWORKs Homeless Assistance Program. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee 5-19-20 @ 3 pm SB 1082- Dodd (D) Room # 4032 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Marisol Prieto-Valle [email protected] CCWRO WCLP University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also require the require maxi maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption. Next Step Senate Education Committee SB 1232 Glazer – (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would provide low-income parents in a CalWORKs recipient family who are making satisfactory progress at a publicly funded postsecondary educational institution a standard allowance of $250 to $500 per academic term to support the costs of education in the form of WtW ancillary services and they will be deemed to be meeting the CalWORKs WtW participation requirements. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee 5-19-20 @ 3 pm 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-07 Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 2114 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Lorena Gonzales (D) Chair Room 2114 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2080 Frank Bigelow – (R) (Vice Chair) Room 6027 (916) 319-2005 (916) 319-2105 Richard Bloom (D) Room 2003 (916) 319-2050 (916) 319-2150 Rob Bonta – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 Bill Brough (R) Room 3141 (916) 319-2073 (916) 319-2173 Ian C. Calderon – (D) Room 319 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 4167 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Tyler Diep (R) Room 5126 (916) 319-2072 (916) 319-2172 Susan Eggman – (D) Room 4117 (916) 319-2013 (916) 319-2113 Vince Fong- (R) Room 4144 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Jesse Gabriel (D) Room 4162 (916) 319-2045 (916) 319-2145 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4140 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Jay Obernolte – (R) Room 4116 (916) 319-2003 (916) 319-2103 Cottie Petrie-Norris (D) Room 3149 (916) 319-2074 (916) 319-2174 Robert Rivas (D) Room 5158 (916) 319-2030 (916) 319-2130 Every Wednesday 9 am, Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Senate Committee on Appropriations Debra Cooper, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 3086 (916) 651-4025 (916) 651-4925 Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- 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 Steven Bradford – (D) 2054 (916) 651-4035 (916) 651-4935 Senator Jim Nielsen – (R) 2068 (916) 651-4004 (916) 651-4904 Senator Scott Wiener- (D) 4070 (916) 651-4011 (916) 651-4911 Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 2020 State Budget Committees Assembly Budget Subcommittee Committee # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-20711 Fax: 319-2111 Rm. #: 3091 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Rm. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Rm. #: 2196 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Rm, #: 5175 Taylor Woolfork [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Liz Snow [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Cyndi Hillery [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2020 State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 – AB 1917 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-07 Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Richard Pan, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5080 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] VACANT Phone: 651-40 Room #: Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Phone: 651-4014 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 SB 808 Sub #3 Hearings for 2020 2020 Legislative CALENDAR Revised 2020 Legislative Calendar – subject to change Updated 5\/6\/20 Legislative Actions Senate Assembly Last day for policy committees to report fiscal bills to Appropriations (1st house) May 29 May 22 Last day for policy committees to report nonfiscal bills to the floor (1st house) June 5 May 29 Last day for Appropriations to report fiscal bills to the floor (1st house) June 19 June 5 Last day for bills to pass the floor of the first house June 26 June 19 Summer Recess July 2 – July 13 June 19 – July 13 Last day for policy committees to report fiscal bills to Appropriations (2nd house) July 31 (both houses) Last day for policy committees to report nonfiscal bills to the floor (2nd house) August 7 (both houses) Last day for Appropriations to report fiscal bills to the floor (2nd house) August 14 (both houses) Last day for bills to pass the floor of the second house August 31 (both houses) Last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills Sept 30 (both houses) May 15 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61 (b)(8)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 1 (J.R. 61 (b)(9)). May 25 \u2014Memorial Day. May 26-29 \u2014Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except for Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(10)). May 29 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house. (J.R. 61(b)(11)). June 1 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(b)(12)). June 15 \u2014Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12(c)). June 25 \u2014Last day for a legislative measure to qualify for the Nov. 3 General Election ballot (Elections Code Sec. 9040). June 26 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(b)(13). July 2 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(14)). July 2 – Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(b)(2)). July 3 \u2014Independence Day observed. Aug. 3 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(b)(2)). Aug. 14 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(15)). Aug. 17-31 \u2014Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(16)). Aug. 21 \u2014Last day to amend bills on the floor (J.R. 61(b)(17)). Aug. 31 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills (Art. IV, Sec 10(c), J.R. 61(b)(18)). Final Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(3)). Sep. 30 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature before Sept. 1 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 1 (Art. IV, Sec. 10(b)(2)). Oct. 1 \u2014Bills enacted on or before this date take effect January 1, 2021. (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Nov. 3 \u2014General Election. Nov. 30 \u2014Adjournment sine die at midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). Dec. 7 \u2014 2021 22 Regular Session convenes for Organizational Session at 12 noon. (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). 2021 Jan. 1\u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years.CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Tide nR ace ”

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“[image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo]CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-06 May 22, 2020 Many Counties Have Shut Down Doors Closed This Impacts 70% of California’s CalWORKs and CalFresh Cases. This means the poor are not able to apply and receive homeless assistance, CalWORKs Immediate Need and CalFresh Expedited Service as mandated by State law. Put another way Counties are massively violating state laws by denying CalWORKs and CalFresh applicants and recipients in dire need of emergency assistance the public assistance benefits they are entitled too. Next Up Senate Human Services Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:00 p.m. Room 4003 S.B.No. 882-Wiener.CalFresh. S.B.No. 1065-Hertzberg.CalWORKs: homeless assistance. S.B.No. 1202-Jones.Employment and training grants. S.B.No. 1232-Glazer.CalWORKs: postsecondary education. S.B.No. 1341-Hurtado.CalWORKs. 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-05[image: Submit Position Letter] Assembly Budget Hearings Next Week Monday, May 18, 2020 Sub 1 (Human Services): TIME: 1 PM (or Upon Adjournment of Revenue and Taxation Committee) to 7 PM, Capitol, Room 4202 Sub 2 (K-12 and ECE): TIME: 3 PM (or Upon Adjournment of Aging Committee) to 7PM, Capitol, Room 437 Senate Budget Hearings Next Week Saturday, May 23, 2020 Sub # 3 (Human Services) Time: 10 AM, Capitol Room #4003 The Senate will livestream the hearing on our website at www.sen.ca.gov. The public may submit comments in writing to the committee, or participate via telephone, during the public comment period. A phone number will be provided at the beginning of the hearing for those wishing to comment by telephone. The length of public comment may be limited. Written public comment may be directly provided to the committee by [email protected]. Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Senior Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Cyndi Hillery, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2019 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates ASSEMBLY BILLS February 26, 2019; March 12, 2019; March 26, 2019 April 9, 2019, April 23, 2019, April 30, 2019 (non-fiscal bills) SENATE BILLS – June 12, 2019 June 26, 2019 (Senate Bills) NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm in room #437 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Eloise Reyes- Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] Devon Mathis Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2026 Room # 2111 Justin Boman Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 2016 Nicolas Gauthier Email: [email protected] Laura Friedman (D) Phone: 916-319-2043 Room # 2137 Allison Ruff-Schurman Email: [email protected] Mike Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 3173 Estella Pacheco Email: [email protected] Brian Maienschein (D) Phone: 916-319-2077 Room # 2170 Michael Chen Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Committee hearing dates Assembly Bills – 2-25-20 3-10-20 3-24-20 4-14-20 and 4-21-20 Senate Bills – 6-2-20 6-16-20 and 6-30-20 2020 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 1845 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Mike Stajura Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would establish an Office of Homelessness in the Governor’s Office. Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 1937 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would require schools to keep track of homeless children and provide needed services to them. Next Step Assembly Education Committee AB 1954 – Cooley(D) Room # – 3013 Tel. 916- 319-2008 Staff: Nestor Lopez Email: [email protected] Alliance for Children’s Rights & Children’s Law Center SUPPORT Foster Care – This bill would require that siblings shall be placed together, and that capacity alone shall not be reason to find that placement of siblings together is contrary to the safety or well-being of any sibling. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 2029 Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmidt Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs The bill would exempt child support payments paid by a member of the assistance unit to or for an individual living outside of the assistance unit’s home from being included as income for these purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 2046 Voepel (R) Room # – 4009 Tel. 916- 319-2071 Staff: Lily Movsisyan [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Veteran’s Child Support This bill would treat low-income veteran’s disability income similar to the way social security disability income is treated for child support garnishment purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 2276 – Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT This bill requires the California Department of Health Care Services ensure that Medi-Cal recipient children receives blood lead screening tests at 12 and 24 months of age, and that any child 2 to 6 years of age, inclusive, receive a blood lead screening test if there is no record of any previous test for that child. The Department must do annual reports, require testing, notify parents impose standards for managed care plan. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2277 Salas (D) Room # – 4016 Tel. 916- 319-2032 Staff: Erik Turner [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill would require that any Medi-Cal managed care health plan contracting with the California Department of Health Care Services include in the executed contract the plan’s agreement require identifying children not tested and letting parents know that the child should be tested for lead. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2278-Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Page Brokow [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3965 CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention- This bill requires that laboratories that perform blood lead screening test analyses report the name of the health plan paying for each individual’s test to the California Department of Health Care Services. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2279- Garcia (D). Room # – 2013 Tel. 916- 319-2056 Staff: Lamont Gordon [email protected] SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill adds specific risk factors to the regulatory standard of care that apply when a child is at risk of lead poisoning including the list of items currently codified in New York State Law. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2282 McCarty (D) Room # – 2136 Tel. 916- 319-2007 Staff: Suzy Costa [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would help students to get CalFresh benefits. Next Step Assembly Approps. AB 2413 Ting (D) Room # – 6026 Tel. 916- 319-2019 Staff: Tara Bamboa-Eastman [email protected] OPPOSE CalFresh This bill would, among other things, do away with semi-annual reporting and reinstate change reporting that would reduce benefits for CalFresh beneficiaries and increase CalFresh churning. Next Step Assembly Approps AB 2415 – Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would ban surcharges for EBT customers withdrawing cash benefits from an ATM. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 2567 (Burke) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs Spot bill to restore the 60-month time limit for CalWORKs Next Step Assembly Approps AB 3073- Wicks (D) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require the CDSS, on or before March 1, 2021, to issue an ACL containing recommendations and suggested methods for CWDs to partner with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and county jails to get CalFresh available upon reentry of the applicant into the community from the state prison or a county jail. Next Step Assembly Approps AB 3133 Aguilar-Curry (D) Room # – 5144 Tel. 916- 319-2004 Staff: Angela Pontes Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Refugee The bill would prohibit a refugee from being denied resettlement in California based on specified protected characteristics. Next Step Assembly Approps AB 3134 Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Refugee Cash Assistance This bill would additional 8 months of refugee cash assistance payments to a refugee after the payment of federally funded cash aid benefits has been exhausted. Next Step Assembly Approps AB 3142 (Wicks) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent the sponsors of immigrant beneficiaries of the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and other state public assistance programs from having to pay for benefits received by a low-income, eligible immigrant. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 3314 (Weber) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Joe Kocurek Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Child Support would conform state law establishing guidelines for default child support orders of the non-custodial parent as required by federal rule. Next Step Assembly Judiciary Committee Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Chief Committee Consultant [email protected] Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2020 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS Monday 3-9-20 Monday -3-23-19 Monday 4-20-20 ASSEMBLY BILLS 6-8-20 and 6-27-20 NOTE: All hearings at 3:00 p.m. in room #2040 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez, Legislative Director Email: [email protected] Senator Vacant Phone: 651-40 Fax: 651-49 Room # Senator James Beall (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 2082 Tania Dikho Email: [email protected] Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson Phone: 651-4019 Fax: 651-4919 Room # 2032 Fernando Ramirez Email: [email protected] Senator Richard Pan Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # 5114 Diana Douglas Email: [email protected] Senator Scott Wiener Phone: 651-4011 Fax: 651-4911 Room # 5100 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] 2020 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 33 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Michelle Rae Sonico Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require DSS, in consultation with the OSI and other relevant stakeholders, to establish the qualifications, processes, and standards required to certify and recertify retailers as eligible to accept payments online using cash benefits and to determine the allowable online purchases that may be made using cash benefits. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor SB 882- Wiener (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide for a demonstration program that would provide for a simplified eligibility for processing for the elderly CalFresh beneficiaries. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee 5-19-20 @ 3 pm SB 1008 Leyva (D) Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] SUPPORT This bill requires HCD to create and establish an on-line registry that would allow the public to know the status of lead inspections and lead abatement for properties throughout the state. Next Step Senate Judiciary Committee SB 1065 Hertzberg (D) Room # 313 Phone 916-651-4018 Staff: Cynthia Castillo [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORK Homeless Assistance- This bill would make improvements in the CalWORKs Homeless Assistance Program. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee 5-19-20 @ 3 pm SB 1082- Dodd (D) Room # 4032 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Marisol Prieto-Valle [email protected] CCWRO WCLP University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also require the require maxi maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption. Next Step Senate Education Committee SB 1232 Glazer – (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would provide low-income parents in a CalWORKs recipient family who are making satisfactory progress at a publicly funded postsecondary educational institution a standard allowance of $250 to $500 per academic term to support the costs of education in the form of WtW ancillary services and they will be deemed to be meeting the CalWORKs WtW participation requirements. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee 5-19-20 @ 3 pm 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-06 Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 2114 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Lorena Gonzales (D) Chair Room 2114 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2080 Frank Bigelow – (R) (Vice Chair) Room 6027 (916) 319-2005 (916) 319-2105 Richard Bloom (D) Room 2003 (916) 319-2050 (916) 319-2150 Rob Bonta – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 Bill Brough (R) Room 3141 (916) 319-2073 (916) 319-2173 Ian C. Calderon – (D) Room 319 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 4167 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Tyler Diep (R) Room 5126 (916) 319-2072 (916) 319-2172 Susan Eggman – (D) Room 4117 (916) 319-2013 (916) 319-2113 Vince Fong- (R) Room 4144 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Jesse Gabriel (D) Room 4162 (916) 319-2045 (916) 319-2145 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4140 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Jay Obernolte – (R) Room 4116 (916) 319-2003 (916) 319-2103 Cottie Petrie-Norris (D) Room 3149 (916) 319-2074 (916) 319-2174 Robert Rivas (D) Room 5158 (916) 319-2030 (916) 319-2130 Every Wednesday 9 am, Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Senate Committee on Appropriations Debra Cooper, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 3086 (916) 651-4025 (916) 651-4925 Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- 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 Steven Bradford – (D) 2054 (916) 651-4035 (916) 651-4935 Senator Jim Nielsen – (R) 2068 (916) 651-4004 (916) 651-4904 Senator Scott Wiener- (D) 4070 (916) 651-4011 (916) 651-4911 Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 2020 State Budget Committees Assembly Budget Subcommittee Committee # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-20711 Fax: 319-2111 Rm. #: 3091 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Rm. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Rm. #: 2196 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Rm, #: 5175 Taylor Woolfork [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Liz Snow [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Cyndi Hillery [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2020 State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 – AB 1917 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-06 Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Richard Pan, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5080 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] VACANT Phone: 651-40 Room #: Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Phone: 651-4014 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 SB 808 Sub #3 Hearings for 2020 2020 Legislative CALENDAR Revised 2020 Legislative Calendar – subject to change Updated 5\/6\/20 Legislative Actions Senate Assembly Last day for policy committees to report fiscal bills to Appropriations (1st house) May 29 May 22 Last day for policy committees to report nonfiscal bills to the floor (1st house) June 5 May 29 Last day for Appropriations to report fiscal bills to the floor (1st house) June 19 June 5 Last day for bills to pass the floor of the first house June 26 June 19 Summer Recess July 2 – July 13 June 19 – July 13 Last day for policy committees to report fiscal bills to Appropriations (2nd house) July 31 (both houses) Last day for policy committees to report nonfiscal bills to the floor (2nd house) August 7 (both houses) Last day for Appropriations to report fiscal bills to the floor (2nd house) August 14 (both houses) Last day for bills to pass the floor of the second house August 31 (both houses) Last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills Sept 30 (both houses) May 15 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61 (b)(8)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 1 (J.R. 61 (b)(9)). May 25 \u2014Memorial Day. May 26-29 \u2014Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except for Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(10)). May 29 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house. (J.R. 61(b)(11)). June 1 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(b)(12)). June 15 \u2014Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12(c)). June 25 \u2014Last day for a legislative measure to qualify for the Nov. 3 General Election ballot (Elections Code Sec. 9040). June 26 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(b)(13). July 2 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(14)). July 2 – Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(b)(2)). July 3 \u2014Independence Day observed. Aug. 3 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(b)(2)). Aug. 14 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(15)). Aug. 17-31 \u2014Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(16)). Aug. 21 \u2014Last day to amend bills on the floor (J.R. 61(b)(17)). Aug. 31 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills (Art. IV, Sec 10(c), J.R. 61(b)(18)). Final Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(3)). Sep. 30 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature before Sept. 1 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 1 (Art. IV, Sec. 10(b)(2)). Oct. 1 \u2014Bills enacted on or before this date take effect January 1, 2021. (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Nov. 3 \u2014General Election. Nov. 30 \u2014Adjournment sine die at midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). Dec. 7 \u2014 2021 22 Regular Session convenes for Organizational Session at 12 noon. (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). 2021 Jan. 1\u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years.CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Tide nR ace Tide nR ace ”

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“[image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo]CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-05 May 15, 2020 Many Counties Have Shut Down Doors Closed This Impacts 70% of California’s CalWORKs and CalFresh Cases. This means the poor are not able to apply and receive homeless assistance, CalWORKs Immediate Need and CalFresh Expedited Service as mandated by State law. Put another way Counties are massively violating state laws by denying CalWORKs and CalFresh applicants and recipients in dire need of emergency assistance the public assistance benefits they are entitled too. Next Up Senate Human Services Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:00 p.m. Room 4003 S.B.No. 882-Wiener.CalFresh. S.B.No. 1065-Hertzberg.CalWORKs: homeless assistance. S.B.No. 1202-Jones.Employment and training grants. S.B.No. 1232-Glazer.CalWORKs: postsecondary education. S.B.No. 1341-Hurtado.CalWORKs. 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-05[image: Submit Position Letter] Assembly Budget Hearings Next Week Monday, May 18, 2020 Sub 1 (Human Services): TIME: 1 PM (or Upon Adjournment of Revenue and Taxation Committee) to 7 PM, Capitol, Room 4202 Sub 2 (K-12 and ECE): TIME: 3 PM (or Upon Adjournment of Aging Committee) to 7PM, Capitol, Room 437 Senate Budget Hearings Next Week Saturday, May 23, 2020 Sub # 3 (Human Services) Time: 10 AM, Capitol Room #4003 The Senate will livestream the hearing on our website at www.sen.ca.gov. The public may submit comments in writing to the committee, or participate via telephone, during the public comment period. A phone number will be provided at the beginning of the hearing for those wishing to comment by telephone. The length of public comment may be limited. Written public comment may be directly provided to the committee by [email protected]. Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Senior Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Cyndi Hillery, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2019 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates ASSEMBLY BILLS February 26, 2019; March 12, 2019; March 26, 2019 April 9, 2019, April 23, 2019, April 30, 2019 (non-fiscal bills) SENATE BILLS – June 12, 2019 June 26, 2019 (Senate Bills) NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm in room #437 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Eloise Reyes- Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] Devon Mathis Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2026 Room # 2111 Justin Boman Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 2016 Nicolas Gauthier Email: [email protected] Laura Friedman (D) Phone: 916-319-2043 Room # 2137 Allison Ruff-Schurman Email: [email protected] Mike Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 3173 Estella Pacheco Email: [email protected] Brian Maienschein (D) Phone: 916-319-2077 Room # 2170 Michael Chen Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Committee hearing dates Assembly Bills – 2-25-20 3-10-20 3-24-20 4-14-20 and 4-21-20 Senate Bills – 6-2-20 6-16-20 and 6-30-20 2020 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 1845 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Mike Stajura Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would establish an Office of Homelessness in the Governor’s Office. Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 1937 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would require schools to keep track of homeless children and provide needed services to them. Next Step Assembly Education Committee AB 1954 – Cooley(D) Room # – 3013 Tel. 916- 319-2008 Staff: Nestor Lopez Email: [email protected] Alliance for Children’s Rights & Children’s Law Center SUPPORT Foster Care – This bill would require that siblings shall be placed together, and that capacity alone shall not be reason to find that placement of siblings together is contrary to the safety or well-being of any sibling. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 2029 Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmidt Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs The bill would exempt child support payments paid by a member of the assistance unit to or for an individual living outside of the assistance unit’s home from being included as income for these purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 2046 Voepel (R) Room # – 4009 Tel. 916- 319-2071 Staff: Lily Movsisyan [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Veteran’s Child Support This bill would treat low-income veteran’s disability income similar to the way social security disability income is treated for child support garnishment purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 2276 – Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT This bill requires the California Department of Health Care Services ensure that Medi-Cal recipient children receives blood lead screening tests at 12 and 24 months of age, and that any child 2 to 6 years of age, inclusive, receive a blood lead screening test if there is no record of any previous test for that child. The Department must do annual reports, require testing, notify parents impose standards for managed care plan. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2277 Salas (D) Room # – 4016 Tel. 916- 319-2032 Staff: Erik Turner [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill would require that any Medi-Cal managed care health plan contracting with the California Department of Health Care Services include in the executed contract the plan’s agreement require identifying children not tested and letting parents know that the child should be tested for lead. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2278-Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Page Brokow [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3965 CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention- This bill requires that laboratories that perform blood lead screening test analyses report the name of the health plan paying for each individual’s test to the California Department of Health Care Services. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2279- Garcia (D). Room # – 2013 Tel. 916- 319-2056 Staff: Lamont Gordon [email protected] SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill adds specific risk factors to the regulatory standard of care that apply when a child is at risk of lead poisoning including the list of items currently codified in New York State Law. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2282 McCarty (D) Room # – 2136 Tel. 916- 319-2007 Staff: Suzy Costa [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would help students to get CalFresh benefits. Next Step Assembly Approps. AB 2413 Ting (D) Room # – 6026 Tel. 916- 319-2019 Staff: Tara Bamboa-Eastman [email protected] OPPOSE CalFresh This bill would, among other things, do away with semi-annual reporting and reinstate change reporting that would reduce benefits for CalFresh beneficiaries and increase CalFresh churning. Next Step Assembly Approps AB 2415 – Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would ban surcharges for EBT customers withdrawing cash benefits from an ATM. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 2567 (Burke) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs Spot bill to restore the 60-month time limit for CalWORKs Next Step Assembly Approps AB 3073- Wicks (D) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require the CDSS, on or before March 1, 2021, to issue an ACL containing recommendations and suggested methods for CWDs to partner with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and county jails to get CalFresh available upon reentry of the applicant into the community from the state prison or a county jail. Next Step Assembly Approps AB 3133 Aguilar-Curry (D) Room # – 5144 Tel. 916- 319-2004 Staff: Angela Pontes Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Refugee The bill would prohibit a refugee from being denied resettlement in California based on specified protected characteristics. Next Step Assembly Approps AB 3134 Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Refugee Cash Assistance This bill would additional 8 months of refugee cash assistance payments to a refugee after the payment of federally funded cash aid benefits has been exhausted. Next Step Assembly Approps AB 3142 (Wicks) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent the sponsors of immigrant beneficiaries of the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and other state public assistance programs from having to pay for benefits received by a low-income, eligible immigrant. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 3314 (Weber) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Joe Kocurek Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Child Support would conform state law establishing guidelines for default child support orders of the non-custodial parent as required by federal rule. Next Step Assembly Judiciary Committee Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Chief Committee Consultant [email protected] Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2020 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS Monday 3-9-20 Monday -3-23-19 Monday 4-20-20 ASSEMBLY BILLS 6-8-20 and 6-27-20 NOTE: All hearings at 3:00 p.m. in room #2040 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez, Legislative Director Email: [email protected] Senator Vacant Phone: 651-40 Fax: 651-49 Room # Senator James Beall (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 2082 Tania Dikho Email: [email protected] Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson Phone: 651-4019 Fax: 651-4919 Room # 2032 Fernando Ramirez Email: [email protected] Senator Richard Pan Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # 5114 Diana Douglas Email: [email protected] Senator Scott Wiener Phone: 651-4011 Fax: 651-4911 Room # 5100 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] 2020 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 33 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Michelle Rae Sonico Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require DSS, in consultation with the OSI and other relevant stakeholders, to establish the qualifications, processes, and standards required to certify and recertify retailers as eligible to accept payments online using cash benefits and to determine the allowable online purchases that may be made using cash benefits. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor SB 882- Wiener (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide for a demonstration program that would provide for a simplified eligibility for processing for the elderly CalFresh beneficiaries. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee 5-19-20 @ 3 pm SB 1008 Leyva (D) Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] SUPPORT This bill requires HCD to create and establish an on-line registry that would allow the public to know the status of lead inspections and lead abatement for properties throughout the state. Next Step Senate Judiciary Committee SB 1065 Hertzberg (D) Room # 313 Phone 916-651-4018 Staff: Cynthia Castillo [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORK Homeless Assistance- This bill would make improvements in the CalWORKs Homeless Assistance Program. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee 5-19-20 @ 3 pm SB 1082- Dodd (D) Room # 4032 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Marisol Prieto-Valle [email protected] CCWRO WCLP University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also require the require maxi maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption. Next Step Senate Education Committee SB 1232 Glazer – (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would provide low-income parents in a CalWORKs recipient family who are making satisfactory progress at a publicly funded postsecondary educational institution a standard allowance of $250 to $500 per academic term to support the costs of education in the form of WtW ancillary services and they will be deemed to be meeting the CalWORKs WtW participation requirements. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee 5-19-20 @ 3 pm 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-05 Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 2114 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Lorena Gonzales (D) Chair Room 2114 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2080 Frank Bigelow – (R) (Vice Chair) Room 6027 (916) 319-2005 (916) 319-2105 Richard Bloom (D) Room 2003 (916) 319-2050 (916) 319-2150 Rob Bonta – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 Bill Brough (R) Room 3141 (916) 319-2073 (916) 319-2173 Ian C. Calderon – (D) Room 319 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 4167 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Tyler Diep (R) Room 5126 (916) 319-2072 (916) 319-2172 Susan Eggman – (D) Room 4117 (916) 319-2013 (916) 319-2113 Vince Fong- (R) Room 4144 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Jesse Gabriel (D) Room 4162 (916) 319-2045 (916) 319-2145 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4140 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Jay Obernolte – (R) Room 4116 (916) 319-2003 (916) 319-2103 Cottie Petrie-Norris (D) Room 3149 (916) 319-2074 (916) 319-2174 Robert Rivas (D) Room 5158 (916) 319-2030 (916) 319-2130 Every Wednesday 9 am, Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Senate Committee on Appropriations Samantha Lui, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 3086 (916) 651-4025 (916) 651-4925 Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- 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 Steven Bradford – (D) 2054 (916) 651-4035 (916) 651-4935 Senator Jim Nielsen – (R) 2068 (916) 651-4004 (916) 651-4904 Senator Scott Wiener- (D) 4070 (916) 651-4011 (916) 651-4911 Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 2020 State Budget Committees Assembly Budget Subcommittee Committee # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-20711 Fax: 319-2111 Rm. #: 3091 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Rm. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Rm. #: 2196 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Rm, #: 5175 Taylor Woolfork [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Liz Snow [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Cyndi Hillery [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2020 State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 – AB 1917 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-05 Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Richard Pan, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5080 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] VACANT Phone: 651-40 Room #: Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Phone: 651-4014 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 SB 808 Sub #3 Hearings for 2020 2020 Legislative CALENDAR TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FIRST YEAR OF BIENNIUM CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY & SENATE 2020 21 REGULAR Mar. 27 \u2014Cesar Chavez Day observed. Apr. 2 \u2014Spring Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(1)). Apr. 13 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(b)(1)). Apr. 24 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees – fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R.61(b)(5)). May 1 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(6)). May 8 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 1 (J.R. 61(b)(7)). May 15 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61 (b)(8)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 1 (J.R. 61 (b)(9)). May 25 \u2014Memorial Day. May 26-29 \u2014Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except for Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(10)). May 29 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house. (J.R. 61(b)(11)). June 1 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(b)(12)). June 15 \u2014Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12(c)). June 25 \u2014Last day for a legislative measure to qualify for the Nov. 3 General Election ballot (Elections Code Sec. 9040). June 26 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(b)(13). July 2 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(14)). July 2 – Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(b)(2)). July 3 \u2014Independence Day observed. Aug. 3 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(b)(2)). Aug. 14 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(15)). Aug. 17-31 \u2014Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(16)). Aug. 21 \u2014Last day to amend bills on the floor (J.R. 61(b)(17)). Aug. 31 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills (Art. IV, Sec 10(c), J.R. 61(b)(18)). Final Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(3)). Sep. 30 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature before Sept. 1 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 1 (Art. IV, Sec. 10(b)(2)). Oct. 1 \u2014Bills enacted on or before this date take effect January 1, 2021. (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Nov. 3 \u2014General Election. Nov. 30 \u2014Adjournment sine die at midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). Dec. 7 \u2014 2021 22 Regular Session convenes for Organizational Session at 12 noon. (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). 2021 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). (SOME DATES INCLUDED IN THIS CALENDAR ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE) CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years.CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Tide nR ace Tide nR ace ”

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“[image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo]CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-04 May 11, 2020 Next Up Senate Human Services Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:00 p.m. Room 4003 S.B.No. 882-Wiener.CalFresh. S.B.No. 1065-Hertzberg.CalWORKs: homeless assistance. S.B.No. 1202-Jones.Employment and training grants. S.B.No. 1232-Glazer.CalWORKs: postsecondary education. S.B.No. 1341-Hurtado.CalWORKs. Support letters due May 12, 2020 See Submit Position Letters Below. Many Counties Have Shut Down Doors Closed This Impacts 50% of California’s CalWORKs and CalFresh Cases. This means the poor are not able to apply and receive homeless assistance, CalWORKs Immediate Need and CalFresh Expedited Service as mandated by State law. Put another way Counties are massively violating state laws by denying CalWORKs and CalFresh applicants and recipients in dire need of emergency assistance the public assistance benefits they are entitled too. 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-03[image: Submit Position Letter] Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Senior Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Cyndi Hillery, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2019 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates ASSEMBLY BILLS February 26, 2019; March 12, 2019; March 26, 2019 April 9, 2019, April 23, 2019, April 30, 2019 (non-fiscal bills) SENATE BILLS – June 12, 2019 June 26, 2019 (Senate Bills) NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm in room #437 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Eloise Reyes- Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] Devon Mathis Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2026 Room # 2111 Justin Boman Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 2016 Nicolas Gauthier Email: [email protected] Laura Friedman (D) Phone: 916-319-2043 Room # 2137 Allison Ruff-Schurman Email: [email protected] Mike Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 3173 Estella Pacheco Email: [email protected] Brian Maienschein (D) Phone: 916-319-2077 Room # 2170 Michael Chen Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Committee hearing dates Assembly Bills – 2-25-20 3-10-20 3-24-20 4-14-20 and 4-21-20 Senate Bills – 6-2-20 6-16-20 and 6-30-20 2020 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 1845 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Mike Stajura Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would establish an Office of Homelessness in the Governor’s Office. Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 1937 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would require schools to keep track of homeless children and provide needed services to them. Next Step Assembly Education Committee AB 1954 – Cooley(D) Room # – 3013 Tel. 916- 319-2008 Staff: Nestor Lopez Email: [email protected] Alliance for Children’s Rights & Children’s Law Center SUPPORT Foster Care – This bill would require that siblings shall be placed together, and that capacity alone shall not be reason to find that placement of siblings together is contrary to the safety or well-being of any sibling. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 2029 Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmidt Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs The bill would exempt child support payments paid by a member of the assistance unit to or for an individual living outside of the assistance unit’s home from being included as income for these purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 2046 Voepel (R) Room # – 4009 Tel. 916- 319-2071 Staff: Lily Movsisyan [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Veteran’s Child Support This bill would treat low-income veteran’s disability income similar to the way social security disability income is treated for child support garnishment purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 2276 – Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT This bill requires the California Department of Health Care Services ensure that Medi-Cal recipient children receives blood lead screening tests at 12 and 24 months of age, and that any child 2 to 6 years of age, inclusive, receive a blood lead screening test if there is no record of any previous test for that child. The Department must do annual reports, require testing, notify parents impose standards for managed care plan. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2277 Salas (D) Room # – 4016 Tel. 916- 319-2032 Staff: Erik Turner [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill would require that any Medi-Cal managed care health plan contracting with the California Department of Health Care Services include in the executed contract the plan’s agreement require identifying children not tested and letting parents know that the child should be tested for lead. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2278-Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Page Brokow [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3965 CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention- This bill requires that laboratories that perform blood lead screening test analyses report the name of the health plan paying for each individual’s test to the California Department of Health Care Services. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2279- Garcia (D). Room # – 2013 Tel. 916- 319-2056 Staff: Lamont Gordon [email protected] SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill adds specific risk factors to the regulatory standard of care that apply when a child is at risk of lead poisoning including the list of items currently codified in New York State Law. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2282 McCarty (D) Room # – 2136 Tel. 916- 319-2007 Staff: Suzy Costa [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would help students to get CalFresh benefits. Next Step Assembly Approps. AB 2413 Ting (D) Room # – 6026 Tel. 916- 319-2019 Staff: Tara Bamboa-Eastman [email protected] OPPOSE CalFresh This bill would, among other things, do away with semi-annual reporting and reinstate change reporting that would reduce benefits for CalFresh beneficiaries and increase CalFresh churning. Next Step Assembly Approps AB 2415 – Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would ban surcharges for EBT customers withdrawing cash benefits from an ATM. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 2567 (Burke) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs Spot bill to restore the 60-month time limit for CalWORKs Next Step Assembly Approps AB 3073- Wicks (D) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require the CDSS, on or before March 1, 2021, to issue an ACL containing recommendations and suggested methods for CWDs to partner with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and county jails to get CalFresh available upon reentry of the applicant into the community from the state prison or a county jail. Next Step Assembly Approps AB 3133 Aguilar-Curry (D) Room # – 5144 Tel. 916- 319-2004 Staff: Angela Pontes Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Refugee The bill would prohibit a refugee from being denied resettlement in California based on specified protected characteristics. Next Step Assembly Approps AB 3134 Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Refugee Cash Assistance This bill would additional 8 months of refugee cash assistance payments to a refugee after the payment of federally funded cash aid benefits has been exhausted. Next Step Assembly Approps AB 3142 (Wicks) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent the sponsors of immigrant beneficiaries of the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and other state public assistance programs from having to pay for benefits received by a low-income, eligible immigrant. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 3314 (Weber) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Joe Kocurek Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Child Support would conform state law establishing guidelines for default child support orders of the non-custodial parent as required by federal rule. Next Step Assembly Judiciary Committee Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Chief Committee Consultant [email protected] Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2020 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS Monday 3-9-20 Monday -3-23-19 Monday 4-20-20 ASSEMBLY BILLS 6-8-20 and 6-27-20 NOTE: All hearings at 3:00 p.m. in room #2040 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez, Legislative Director Email: [email protected] Senator Vacant Phone: 651-40 Fax: 651-49 Room # Senator James Beall (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 2082 Tania Dikho Email: [email protected] Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson Phone: 651-4019 Fax: 651-4919 Room # 2032 Fernando Ramirez Email: [email protected] Senator Richard Pan Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # 5114 Diana Douglas Email: [email protected] Senator Scott Wiener Phone: 651-4011 Fax: 651-4911 Room # 5100 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] 2020 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 33 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Michelle Rae Sonico Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require DSS, in consultation with the OSI and other relevant stakeholders, to establish the qualifications, processes, and standards required to certify and recertify retailers as eligible to accept payments online using cash benefits and to determine the allowable online purchases that may be made using cash benefits. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor SB 882- Wiener (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide for a demonstration program that would provide for a simplified eligibility for processing for the elderly CalFresh beneficiaries. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee 5-19-20 @ 3 pm SB 1008 Leyva (D) Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] SUPPORT This bill requires HCD to create and establish an on-line registry that would allow the public to know the status of lead inspections and lead abatement for properties throughout the state. Next Step Senate Judiciary Committee SB 1065 Hertzberg (D) Room # 313 Phone 916-651-4018 Staff: Cynthia Castillo [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORK Homeless Assistance- This bill would make improvements in the CalWORKs Homeless Assistance Program. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee 5-19-20 @ 3 pm SB 1082- Dodd (D) Room # 4032 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Marisol Prieto-Valle [email protected] CCWRO WCLP University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also require the require maxi maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption. Next Step Senate Education Committee SB 1232 Glazer – (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would provide low-income parents in a CalWORKs recipient family who are making satisfactory progress at a publicly funded postsecondary educational institution a standard allowance of $250 to $500 per academic term to support the costs of education in the form of WtW ancillary services and they will be deemed to be meeting the CalWORKs WtW participation requirements. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee 5-19-20 @ 3 pm 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-03 Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 2114 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Lorena Gonzales (D) Chair Room 2114 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2080 Frank Bigelow – (R) (Vice Chair) Room 6027 (916) 319-2005 (916) 319-2105 Richard Bloom (D) Room 2003 (916) 319-2050 (916) 319-2150 Rob Bonta – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 Bill Brough (R) Room 3141 (916) 319-2073 (916) 319-2173 Ian C. Calderon – (D) Room 319 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 4167 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Tyler Diep (R) Room 5126 (916) 319-2072 (916) 319-2172 Susan Eggman – (D) Room 4117 (916) 319-2013 (916) 319-2113 Vince Fong- (R) Room 4144 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Jesse Gabriel (D) Room 4162 (916) 319-2045 (916) 319-2145 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4140 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Jay Obernolte – (R) Room 4116 (916) 319-2003 (916) 319-2103 Cottie Petrie-Norris (D) Room 3149 (916) 319-2074 (916) 319-2174 Robert Rivas (D) Room 5158 (916) 319-2030 (916) 319-2130 Every Wednesday 9 am, Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Senate Committee on Appropriations Debra Cooper, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 3086 (916) 651-4025 (916) 651-4925 Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- 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 Steven Bradford – (D) 2054 (916) 651-4035 (916) 651-4935 Senator Jim Nielsen – (R) 2068 (916) 651-4004 (916) 651-4904 Senator Scott Wiener- (D) 4070 (916) 651-4011 (916) 651-4911 Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 2020 State Budget Committees Assembly Budget Subcommittee Committee # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-20711 Fax: 319-2111 Rm. #: 3091 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Rm. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Rm. #: 2196 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Rm, #: 5175 Taylor Woolfork [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Liz Snow [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Cyndi Hillery [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2020 State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 – AB 1917 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-03 Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Richard Pan, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5080 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] VACANT Phone: 651-40 Room #: Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Phone: 651-4014 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 SB 808 Sub #3 Hearings for 2020 2020 Legislative CALENDAR TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FIRST YEAR OF BIENNIUM CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY & SENATE 2020 21 REGULAR Mar. 27 \u2014Cesar Chavez Day observed. Apr. 2 \u2014Spring Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(1)). Apr. 13 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(b)(1)). Apr. 24 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees – fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R.61(b)(5)). May 1 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(6)). May 8 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 1 (J.R. 61(b)(7)). May 15 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61 (b)(8)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 1 (J.R. 61 (b)(9)). May 25 \u2014Memorial Day. May 26-29 \u2014Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except for Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(10)). May 29 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house. (J.R. 61(b)(11)). June 1 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(b)(12)). June 15 \u2014Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12(c)). June 25 \u2014Last day for a legislative measure to qualify for the Nov. 3 General Election ballot (Elections Code Sec. 9040). June 26 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(b)(13). July 2 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(14)). July 2 – Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(b)(2)). July 3 \u2014Independence Day observed. Aug. 3 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(b)(2)). Aug. 14 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(15)). Aug. 17-31 \u2014Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(16)). Aug. 21 \u2014Last day to amend bills on the floor (J.R. 61(b)(17)). Aug. 31 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills (Art. IV, Sec 10(c), J.R. 61(b)(18)). Final Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(3)). Sep. 30 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature before Sept. 1 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 1 (Art. IV, Sec. 10(b)(2)). Oct. 1 \u2014Bills enacted on or before this date take effect January 1, 2021. (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Nov. 3 \u2014General Election. Nov. 30 \u2014Adjournment sine die at midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). Dec. 7 \u2014 2021 22 Regular Session convenes for Organizational Session at 12 noon. (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). 2021 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). (SOME DATES INCLUDED IN THIS CALENDAR ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE) CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years.CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Tide nR ace ”

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“[image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo]CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-03 May 1, 2020 Next Up Assembly Human Services Tuesday, May 7, 2020 10:00 p.m. Room 437 A.B.No.2282McCarty.CalFresh: enrollment: institutions of higher education. A.B.No. 2413Ting.CalFresh: CalWORKs: eligibility and reporting. A.B.No. 2567Burke.CalWORKs: eligibility. A.B.No. 3073Wicks.CalFresh: preenrollment. A.B.No. 3134Reyes.Refugee social services. Assembly Budget Committee Sub. #1 Monday, May 4, 2020 State Capitol Building 10:00 p.m. Room 4202 On How our safety net programs are responding in the COVID-19 and Unemployment Crises and Identifying Challenges and Needs Going Forward Public stream on the Assembly’s website. After both panels have concluded, and after the conclusion of member questions, the public may provide public comment by using: Toll-free number: 1-877-692-8957; Access Code:131 54 202 For Panel 2: How are the Department of Social Services, Department of Developmental Services, and the California Department of Aging responding during this crisis? What has been done to facilitate access to programs and are programs able to assist families and people in need? What problems and challenges are you seeing? What more can the state do to respond as the pandemic, unemployment crisis, and economic recession continue? Kim Johnson, Director, Department of Social Services Nancy Bargmann, Director, Department of Developmental Services Kim McCoy Wade, Director, California Department of Aging Frank Mecca, Director, County Welfare Directors Association of California Ammar Aldujaili, Student at American River College and California State University, Sacramento Tia Orr, Director of Government Relations, SEIU California 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-03[image: Submit Position Letter] Many Counties Have Shut Down Doors Closed This Impacts 50% of California’s CalWORKs and CalFresh Cases. This means the poor are not able to apply and receive homeless assistance, CalWORKs Immediate Need and CalFresh Expedited Service as mandated by State law. Put another way Counties are massively violating state laws by denying CalWORKs and CalFresh applicants and recipients in dire need of emergency assistance the public assistance benefits they are entitled too. 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-03[image: Submit Position Letter] Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Senior Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Cyndi Hillery, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2019 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates ASSEMBLY BILLS February 26, 2019; March 12, 2019; March 26, 2019 April 9, 2019, April 23, 2019, April 30, 2019 (non-fiscal bills) SENATE BILLS – June 12, 2019 June 26, 2019 (Senate Bills) NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm in room #437 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Eloise Reyes- Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] Devon Mathis Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2026 Room # 2111 Justin Boman Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 2016 Nicolas Gauthier Email: [email protected] Laura Friedman (D) Phone: 916-319-2043 Room # 2137 Allison Ruff-Schurman Email: [email protected] Mike Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 3173 Estella Pacheco Email: [email protected] Brian Maienschein (D) Phone: 916-319-2077 Room # 2170 Michael Chen Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Committee hearing dates Assembly Bills – 2-25-20 3-10-20 3-24-20 4-14-20 and 4-21-20 Senate Bills – 6-2-20 6-16-20 and 6-30-20 2020 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 1845 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Mike Stajura Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would establish an Office of Homelessness in the Governor’s Office. Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 1937 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would require schools to keep track of homeless children and provide needed services to them. Next Step Assembly Education Committee AB 1954 – Cooley(D) Room # – 3013 Tel. 916- 319-2008 Staff: Nestor Lopez Email: [email protected] Alliance for Children’s Rights & Children’s Law Center SUPPORT Foster Care – This bill would require that siblings shall be placed together, and that capacity alone shall not be reason to find that placement of siblings together is contrary to the safety or well-being of any sibling. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 2029 Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmidt Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs The bill would exempt child support payments paid by a member of the assistance unit to or for an individual living outside of the assistance unit’s home from being included as income for these purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 2046 Voepel (R) Room # – 4009 Tel. 916- 319-2071 Staff: Lily Movsisyan [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Veteran’s Child Support This bill would treat low-income veteran’s disability income similar to the way social security disability income is treated for child support garnishment purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 2276 – Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT This bill requires the California Department of Health Care Services ensure that Medi-Cal recipient children receives blood lead screening tests at 12 and 24 months of age, and that any child 2 to 6 years of age, inclusive, receive a blood lead screening test if there is no record of any previous test for that child. The Department must do annual reports, require testing, notify parents impose standards for managed care plan. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2277 Salas (D) Room # – 4016 Tel. 916- 319-2032 Staff: Erik Turner [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill would require that any Medi-Cal managed care health plan contracting with the California Department of Health Care Services include in the executed contract the plan’s agreement require identifying children not tested and letting parents know that the child should be tested for lead. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2278-Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Page Brokow [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3965 CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention- This bill requires that laboratories that perform blood lead screening test analyses report the name of the health plan paying for each individual’s test to the California Department of Health Care Services. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2279- Garcia (D). Room # – 2013 Tel. 916- 319-2056 Staff: Lamont Gordon [email protected] SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill adds specific risk factors to the regulatory standard of care that apply when a child is at risk of lead poisoning including the list of items currently codified in New York State Law. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2282 McCarty (D) Room # – 2136 Tel. 916- 319-2007 Staff: Suzy Costa [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would help students to get CalFresh benefits. Next Step Assembly Human Services Date:5-7-20 Time: 10:00 pm Place: Room 437 AB 2413 Ting (D) Room # – 6026 Tel. 916- 319-2019 Staff: Tara Bamboa-Eastman [email protected] OPPOSE CalFresh This bill would, among other things, do away with semi-annual reporting and reinstate change reporting that would reduce benefits for CalFresh beneficiaries and increase CalFresh churning. Next Step Assembly Human Services Committee Date:5-7-20 Time: 10:00 pm Place: Room 437 AB 2415 – Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would ban surcharges for EBT customers withdrawing cash benefits from an ATM. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 2567 (Burke) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs Spot bill to restore the 60-month time limit for CalWORKs Next Step Assembly Human Services Date:5-7-20 Time: 10:00 pm Place: Room 437 AB 3073- Wicks (D) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require the CDSS, on or before March 1, 2021, to issue an ACL containing recommendations and suggested methods for CWDs to partner with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and county jails to get CalFresh available upon reentry of the applicant into the community from the state prison or a county jail. Next Step Assembly Human Services Date:5-7-20 Time: 10:00 pm Place: Room 437 AB 3133 Aguilar-Curry (D) Room # – 5144 Tel. 916- 319-2004 Staff: Angela Pontes Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Refugee The bill would prohibit a refugee from being denied resettlement in California based on specified protected characteristics. Next Step Assembly Judiciary Committee Date:5-11-20 Time: 10:00 pm Place: Room 4202 AB 3134 Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Refugee Cash Assistance This bill would additional 8 months of refugee cash assistance payments to a refugee after the payment of federally funded cash aid benefits has been exhausted. Next Step Assembly Human Services Date:5-7-20 Time: 10:00 pm Place: Room 437 AB 3142 (Wicks) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent the sponsors of immigrant beneficiaries of the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and other state public assistance programs from having to pay for benefits received by a low-income, eligible immigrant. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 3314 (Weber) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Joe Kocurek Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Child Support would conform state law establishing guidelines for default child support orders of the non-custodial parent as required by federal rule. Next Step Assembly Judiciary Committee Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Chief Committee Consultant [email protected] Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2020 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS Monday 3-9-20 Monday -3-23-19 Monday 4-20-20 ASSEMBLY BILLS 6-8-20 and 6-27-20 NOTE: All hearings at 3:00 p.m. in room #2040 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez, Legislative Director Email: [email protected] Senator Vacant Phone: 651-40 Fax: 651-49 Room # Senator James Beall (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 2082 Tania Dikho Email: [email protected] Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson Phone: 651-4019 Fax: 651-4919 Room # 2032 Fernando Ramirez Email: [email protected] Senator Richard Pan Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # 5114 Diana Douglas Email: [email protected] Senator Scott Wiener Phone: 651-4011 Fax: 651-4911 Room # 5100 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] 2020 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 33 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Michelle Rae Sonico Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require DSS, in consultation with the OSI and other relevant stakeholders, to establish the qualifications, processes, and standards required to certify and recertify retailers as eligible to accept payments online using cash benefits and to determine the allowable online purchases that may be made using cash benefits. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor SB 882- Wiener (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide for a demonstration program that would provide for a simplified eligibility for processing for the elderly CalFresh beneficiaries. Next Step Senate Human Services SB 1008 Leyva (D) Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] SUPPORT This bill requires HCD to create and establish an on-line registry that would allow the public to know the status of lead inspections and lead abatement for properties throughout the state. Next Step Senate Judiciary Committee SB 1065 Hertzberg (D) Room # 313 Phone 916-651-4018 Staff: Cynthia Castillo [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORK Homeless Assistance- This bill would make improvements in the CalWORKs Homeless Assistance Program. Next Step Senate Human Services SB 1082- Dodd (D) Room # 4032 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Marisol Prieto-Valle [email protected] CCWRO WCLP University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also require the require maxi maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption. Next Step Senate Education Committee SB 1232 Glazer – (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would provide low-income parents in a CalWORKs recipient family who are making satisfactory progress at a publicly funded postsecondary educational institution a standard allowance of $250 to $500 per academic term to support the costs of education in the form of WtW ancillary services and they will be deemed to be meeting the CalWORKs WtW participation requirements. Next Step Senate Human Services 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-03 Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 2114 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Lorena Gonzales (D) Chair Room 2114 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2080 Frank Bigelow – (R) (Vice Chair) Room 6027 (916) 319-2005 (916) 319-2105 Richard Bloom (D) Room 2003 (916) 319-2050 (916) 319-2150 Rob Bonta – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 Bill Brough (R) Room 3141 (916) 319-2073 (916) 319-2173 Ian C. Calderon – (D) Room 319 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 4167 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Tyler Diep (R) Room 5126 (916) 319-2072 (916) 319-2172 Susan Eggman – (D) Room 4117 (916) 319-2013 (916) 319-2113 Vince Fong- (R) Room 4144 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Jesse Gabriel (D) Room 4162 (916) 319-2045 (916) 319-2145 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4140 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Jay Obernolte – (R) Room 4116 (916) 319-2003 (916) 319-2103 Cottie Petrie-Norris (D) Room 3149 (916) 319-2074 (916) 319-2174 Robert Rivas (D) Room 5158 (916) 319-2030 (916) 319-2130 Every Wednesday 9 am, Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Senate Committee on Appropriations Debra Cooper, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 3086 (916) 651-4025 (916) 651-4925 Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- 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 Steven Bradford – (D) 2054 (916) 651-4035 (916) 651-4935 Senator Jim Nielsen – (R) 2068 (916) 651-4004 (916) 651-4904 Senator Scott Wiener- (D) 4070 (916) 651-4011 (916) 651-4911 Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 2020 State Budget Committees Assembly Budget Subcommittee Committee # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-20711 Fax: 319-2111 Rm. #: 3091 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Rm. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Rm. #: 2196 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Rm, #: 5175 Taylor Woolfork [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Liz Snow [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Cyndi Hillery [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2020 State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 – AB 1917 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-03 Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Richard Pan, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5080 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] VACANT Phone: 651-40 Room #: Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Phone: 651-4014 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 SB 808 Sub #3 Hearings for 2020 2020 Legislative CALENDAR TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FIRST YEAR OF BIENNIUM CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY & SENATE 2020 21 REGULAR Mar. 27 \u2014Cesar Chavez Day observed. Apr. 2 \u2014Spring Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(1)). Apr. 13 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(b)(1)). Apr. 24 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees – fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R.61(b)(5)). May 1 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(6)). May 8 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 1 (J.R. 61(b)(7)). May 15 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61 (b)(8)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 1 (J.R. 61 (b)(9)). May 25 \u2014Memorial Day. May 26-29 \u2014Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except for Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(10)). May 29 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house. (J.R. 61(b)(11)). June 1 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(b)(12)). June 15 \u2014Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12(c)). June 25 \u2014Last day for a legislative measure to qualify for the Nov. 3 General Election ballot (Elections Code Sec. 9040). June 26 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(b)(13). July 2 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(14)). July 2 – Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(b)(2)). July 3 \u2014Independence Day observed. Aug. 3 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(b)(2)). Aug. 14 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(15)). Aug. 17-31 \u2014Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(16)). Aug. 21 \u2014Last day to amend bills on the floor (J.R. 61(b)(17)). Aug. 31 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills (Art. IV, Sec 10(c), J.R. 61(b)(18)). Final Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(3)). Sep. 30 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature before Sept. 1 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 1 (Art. IV, Sec. 10(b)(2)). Oct. 1 \u2014Bills enacted on or before this date take effect January 1, 2021. (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Nov. 3 \u2014General Election. Nov. 30 \u2014Adjournment sine die at midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). Dec. 7 \u2014 2021 22 Regular Session convenes for Organizational Session at 12 noon. (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). 2021 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). (SOME DATES INCLUDED IN THIS CALENDAR ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE) CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years.CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Tide nR ace ”

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“CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-02 March 14, 2020 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] CalWORKs Deep Poverty Continues CalWORKs Grant Increases eff. 10-1-20 NOTE: 28% of the CalWORKs caseload receives aid for all family members, while 72% of the families get aid for one or more less persons due to CalWORKs sanctions, penalties, time limits, etc. 28% of the Caseload Family Size Monthly FPL Region 1 Percentage of FPL Region 2 Percentage of FPL 1 $1,063 $567 53% $536 50% 2 $1,437 $718 50% $681 47% 3 $1,810 $905 50% $860 48% 4 $2,183 $1,093 50% $1,038 48% 5 $2,557 $1,280 50% $1,216 48% 6 $2,930 $1,468 50% $1,395 48% 7 $3,303 $1,656 50% $1,573 48% 8 $3,677 $1,843 50% $1,751 48% 72% of the Caseload Family Size Monthly FPL Region 1 Percentage of FPL Region 2 Percentage of FPL 1 $1,063 $567 53% $536 50% 2 $1,437 $567 39% $536 37% 3 $1,810 $718 40% $681 38% 4 $2,183 $905 41% $860 39% 5 $2,557 $1,093 43% $1,038 41% 6 $2,930 $1,280 44% $1,216 42% 7 $3,303 $1,468 44% $1,395 42% 8 $3,677 $1,656 45% $1,573 43% Next Up Senate Human Services Monday, March 23, 2020 3 p.m. Room 2040 S.B.No. 882 Wiener. CalFresh. S.B.No. 1065 Hertzberg. CalWORKs: homeless assistance. S.B.No. 1232 Glazer. CalWORKs: postsecondary education. Assembly Human Services Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:30 p.m. Room 437 A.B.No. 2029 Berman.CalWORKs eligibility: income exemptions. A.B.No. 2415 Quirk. Electronic benefits transfer system. A.B.No. 3073 Wicks. CalFresh: preenrollment. Senate Human Services Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9 a.m. Room 4203 S.B.No. 1082 Dodd. Student nutrition: eligibility for CalFresh benefits 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-02[image: Submit Position Letter] SB 80 FPL 2020 Federal Poverty Level Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Senior Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Cyndi Hillery, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2019 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates ASSEMBLY BILLS February 26, 2019; March 12, 2019; March 26, 2019 April 9, 2019, April 23, 2019, April 30, 2019 (non-fiscal bills) SENATE BILLS – June 12, 2019 June 26, 2019 (Senate Bills) NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm in room #437 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Eloise Reyes- Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] Devon Mathis Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2026 Room # 2111 Justin Boman Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 2016 Nicolas Gauthier Email: [email protected] Laura Friedman (D) Phone: 916-319-2043 Room # 2137 Allison Ruff-Schurman Email: [email protected] Mike Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 3173 Estella Pacheco Email: [email protected] Brian Maienschein (D) Phone: 916-319-2077 Room # 2170 Michael Chen Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Committee hearing dates Assembly Bills – 2-25-20 3-10-20 3-24-20 4-14-20 and 4-21-20 Senate Bills – 6-2-20 6-16-20 and 6-30-20 2020 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 1845 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Mike Stajura Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would establish an Office of Homelessness in the Governor’s Office. Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 1937 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would require schools to keep track of homeless children and provide needed services to them. Next Step Assembly Education Committee Date:3-18-20 Time: 1:30 pm Place: Room 127 AB 1954 – Cooley(D) Room # – 3013 Tel. 916- 319-2008 Staff: Nestor Lopez Email: [email protected] Alliance for Children’s Rights & Children’s Law Center SUPPORT Foster Care – This bill would require that siblings shall be placed together, and that capacity alone shall not be reason to find that placement of siblings together is contrary to the safety or well-being of any sibling. Next Step Assembly Human Services Date:3-24-20 Time: 1:30 pm Place: Room 437 AB 2029 Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmidt Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs The bill would exempt child support payments paid by a member of the assistance unit to or for an individual living outside of the assistance unit’s home from being included as income for these purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services Date:3-24-20 Time: 1:30 pm Place: Room 437 AB 2046 Voepel (R) Room # – 4009 Tel. 916- 319-2071 Staff: Lily Movsisyan [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Veteran’s Child Support This bill would treat low-income veteran’s disability income similar to the way social security disability income is treated for child support garnishment purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 2276 – Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT This bill requires the California Department of Health Care Services ensure that Medi-Cal recipient children receives blood lead screening tests at 12 and 24 months of age, and that any child 2 to 6 years of age, inclusive, receive a blood lead screening test if there is no record of any previous test for that child. The Department must do annual reports, require testing, notify parents impose standards for managed care plan. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2277 Salas (D) Room # – 4016 Tel. 916- 319-2032 Staff: Erik Turner [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill would require that any Medi-Cal managed care health plan contracting with the California Department of Health Care Services include in the executed contract the plan’s agreement require identifying children not tested and letting parents know that the child should be tested for lead. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2278-Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Page Brokow [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3965 CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention- This bill requires that laboratories that perform blood lead screening test analyses report the name of the health plan paying for each individual’s test to the California Department of Health Care Services. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2279- Garcia (D). Room # – 2013 Tel. 916- 319-2056 Staff: Lamont Gordon [email protected] SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill adds specific risk factors to the regulatory standard of care that apply when a child is at risk of lead poisoning including the list of items currently codified in New York State Law. Next Step Assembly Health Committee AB 2282 McCarty (D) Room # – 2136 Tel. 916- 319-2007 Staff: Suzy Costa [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would help students to get CalFresh benefits. Next Step AB 2413 Ting (D) Room # – 6026 Tel. 916- 319-2019 Staff: Tara Bamboa-Eastman [email protected] OPPOSE CalFresh This bill would, among other things, do away with semi-annual reporting and reinstate change reporting that would reduce benefits for CalFresh beneficiaries and increase CalFresh churning. Next Step Assembly Human Services Committee AB 2415 – Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would ban surcharges for EBT customers withdrawing cash benefits from an ATM. Next Step Assembly Human Services Date:3-24-20 Time: 1:30 pm Place: Room 437 AB 2567 (Burke) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs Spot bill to restore the 60-month time limit for CalWORKs Next Step Human Services AB 3073- Wicks (D) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require the CDSS, on or before March 1, 2021, to issue an ACL containing recommendations and suggested methods for CWDs to partner with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and county jails to get CalFresh available upon reentry of the applicant into the community from the state prison or a county jail. Next Step Assembly Human Services Date:3-24-20 Time: 1:30 pm Place: Room 437 AB 3133 Aguilar-Curry (D) Room # – 5144 Tel. 916- 319-2004 Staff: Angela Pontes Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Refugee The bill would prohibit a refugee from being denied resettlement in California based on specified protected characteristics. Next Step Assembly Judiciary Committee AB 3134 Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Refugee Cash Assistance This bill would additional 8 months of refugee cash assistance payments to a refugee after the payment of federally funded cash aid benefits has been exhausted. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 3142 (Wicks) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent the sponsors of immigrant beneficiaries of the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and other state public assistance programs from having to pay for benefits received by a low-income, eligible immigrant. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 3314 (Weber) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Joe Kocurek Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Child Support would conform state law establishing guidelines for default child support orders of the non-custodial parent as required by federal rule. Next Step Assembly Judiciary Committee Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Chief Committee Consultant [email protected] Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2020 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS Monday 3-9-20 Monday -3-23-19 Monday 4-20-20 ASSEMBLY BILLS 6-8-20 and 6-27-20 NOTE: All hearings at 3:00 p.m. in room #2040 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez, Legislative Director Email: [email protected] Senator Vacant Phone: 651-40 Fax: 651-49 Room # Senator James Beall (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 2082 Tania Dikho Email: [email protected] Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson Phone: 651-4019 Fax: 651-4919 Room # 2032 Fernando Ramirez Email: [email protected] Senator Richard Pan Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # 5114 Diana Douglas Email: [email protected] Senator Scott Wiener Phone: 651-4011 Fax: 651-4911 Room # 5100 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] 2020 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 33 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Michelle Rae Sonico Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require DSS, in consultation with the OSI and other relevant stakeholders, to establish the qualifications, processes, and standards required to certify and recertify retailers as eligible to accept payments online using cash benefits and to determine the allowable online purchases that may be made using cash benefits. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly SB 882- Wiener (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide for a demonstration program that would provide for a simplified eligibility for processing for the elderly CalFresh beneficiaries. Next Step Senate Human Services Date:3-23-20 Time: 3 pm Place: Room 2040 SB 1008 Leyva (D) Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] SUPPORT This bill requires HCD to create and establish an on-line registry that would allow the public to know the status of lead inspections and lead abatement for properties throughout the state. Next Step SB 1065 Hertzberg (D) Room # 313 Phone 916-651-4018 Staff: Cynthia Castillo [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORK Homeless Assistance- This bill would make improvements in the CalWORKs Homeless Assistance Program. Next Step Senate Human Services Date:3-23-20 Time: 3 pm Place: Room 2040 SB 1082- Dodd (D) Room # 4032 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Marisol Prieto-Valle [email protected] CCWRO WCLP University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also require the require maxi maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption. Next Step Senate Education Committee Date: 3-25-20 Time: 9 am Place: Room 4203 SB 1232 Glazer – (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would provide low-income parents in a CalWORKs recipient family who are making satisfactory progress at a publicly funded postsecondary educational institution a standard allowance of $250 to $500 per academic term to support the costs of education in the form of WtW ancillary services and they will be deemed to be meeting the CalWORKs WtW participation requirements. Next Step Senate Human Services Date:3-23-20 Time: 3 pm Place: Room 2040 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-02 Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 2114 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Lorena Gonzales (D) Chair Room 2114 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2080 Frank Bigelow – (R) (Vice Chair) Room 6027 (916) 319-2005 (916) 319-2105 Richard Bloom (D) Room 2003 (916) 319-2050 (916) 319-2150 Rob Bonta – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 Bill Brough (R) Room 3141 (916) 319-2073 (916) 319-2173 Ian C. Calderon – (D) Room 319 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 4167 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Tyler Diep (R) Room 5126 (916) 319-2072 (916) 319-2172 Susan Eggman – (D) Room 4117 (916) 319-2013 (916) 319-2113 Vince Fong- (R) Room 4144 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Jesse Gabriel (D) Room 4162 (916) 319-2045 (916) 319-2145 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4140 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Jay Obernolte – (R) Room 4116 (916) 319-2003 (916) 319-2103 Cottie Petrie-Norris (D) Room 3149 (916) 319-2074 (916) 319-2174 Robert Rivas (D) Room 5158 (916) 319-2030 (916) 319-2130 Every Wednesday 9 am, Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Senate Committee on Appropriations Debra Cooper, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 3086 (916) 651-4025 (916) 651-4925 Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- 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 Steven Bradford – (D) 2054 (916) 651-4035 (916) 651-4935 Senator Jim Nielsen – (R) 2068 (916) 651-4004 (916) 651-4904 Senator Scott Wiener- (D) 4070 (916) 651-4011 (916) 651-4911 Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 2019 State Budget Committees Assembly Budget Subcommittee Committee # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-20711 Fax: 319-2111 Rm. #: 3091 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Rm. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Rm. #: 2196 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Rm, #: 5175 Taylor Woolfork [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Liz Snow [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Cyndi Hillery [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2020 State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 – AB 1917 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-02 Monday, March 11, 2020 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services ARAMBULA, Chair 2:30 p.m. – Room TBD CDSS – IHSS; SSI\/SSP CalFresh for SSI beneficiaries Monday, March 18, 2020 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services ARAMBULA, Chair 2:30 p.m. – Room TBD CDSS Housing and Services Initiative CalWORKs CalFresh and Emergency Food Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Richard Pan, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5080 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] VACANT Phone: 651-40 Room #: Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Phone: 651-4014 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 SB 808 Sub #3 Hearings for 2020 SENATE BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW Subcommittee #3, Health & Human Services PAN, Chair MARCH 5, 2020 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203) CHHS Agency Electronic Visit Verification for IHSS CDSS IHSS SSI\/SSP SENATE BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW Subcommittee #3, Health & Human Services PAN, Chair MARCH 12, 2020 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203) DCHS Managed Care JOINT HEARING SENATE BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW SUB. # 1 and #3 PAN & ROTH, Chairs MARCH 26, 2020 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203) OSI and Office pf Early Childhood Development SENATE BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW Subcommittee #3, Health & Human Services PAN, Chair APRIL 2, 2020 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203) DHCS and DPH Medi-Cal Overview, Eligibility, Benefits 2020 Legislative CALENDAR TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FIRST YEAR OF BIENNIUM CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY & SENATE 2020 21 REGULAR Mar. 27 \u2014Cesar Chavez Day observed. Apr. 2 \u2014Spring Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(1)). Apr. 13 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(b)(1)). Apr. 24 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees – fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R.61(b)(5)). May 1 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(6)). May 8 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 1 (J.R. 61(b)(7)). May 15 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61 (b)(8)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 1 (J.R. 61 (b)(9)). May 25 \u2014Memorial Day. May 26-29 \u2014Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except for Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(10)). May 29 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house. (J.R. 61(b)(11)). June 1 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(b)(12)). June 15 \u2014Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12(c)). June 25 \u2014Last day for a legislative measure to qualify for the Nov. 3 General Election ballot (Elections Code Sec. 9040). June 26 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(b)(13). July 2 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(14)). July 2 – Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(b)(2)). July 3 \u2014Independence Day observed. Aug. 3 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(b)(2)). Aug. 14 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(15)). Aug. 17-31 \u2014Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(16)). Aug. 21 \u2014Last day to amend bills on the floor (J.R. 61(b)(17)). Aug. 31 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills (Art. IV, Sec 10(c), J.R. 61(b)(18)). Final Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(3)). Sep. 30 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature before Sept. 1 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 1 (Art. IV, Sec. 10(b)(2)). Oct. 1 \u2014Bills enacted on or before this date take effect January 1, 2021. (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Nov. 3 \u2014General Election. Nov. 30 \u2014Adjournment sine die at midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). Dec. 7 \u2014 2021 22 Regular Session convenes for Organizational Session at 12 noon. (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). 2021 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). (SOME DATES INCLUDED IN THIS CALENDAR ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE) CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years.CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Tide nR ace ”

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“CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-01 February 24, 2020 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] CalWORKs Deep Poverty Continues CalWORKs Grant Increases eff. 10-1-20 NOTE: 28% of the CalWORKs caseload receives aid for all family members, while 72% of the families get aid for one or more less persons due to CalWORKs sanctions, penalties, time limits, etc. 28% of the Caseload Family Size Monthly FPL Region 1 Percentage of FPL Region 2 Percentage of FPL 1 $1,063 $567 53% $536 50% 2 $1,437 $718 50% $681 47% 3 $1,810 $905 50% $860 48% 4 $2,183 $1,093 50% $1,038 48% 5 $2,557 $1,280 50% $1,216 48% 6 $2,930 $1,468 50% $1,395 48% 7 $3,303 $1,656 50% $1,573 48% 8 $3,677 $1,843 50% $1,751 48% 72% of the Caseload Family Size Monthly FPL Region 1 Percentage of FPL Region 2 Percentage of FPL 1 $1,063 $567 53% $536 50% 2 $1,437 $567 39% $536 37% 3 $1,810 $718 40% $681 38% 4 $2,183 $905 41% $860 39% 5 $2,557 $1,093 43% $1,038 41% 6 $2,930 $1,280 44% $1,216 42% 7 $3,303 $1,468 44% $1,395 42% 8 $3,677 $1,656 45% $1,573 43% Next Up DATE: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 TIME:1:30 p.m. PLACE: State Capitol, Room 437 BILLS HEARD IN ORDER OF AUTHOR SIGN-IN A.B.No. 2029Berman.CalWORKs eligibility: income exemptions. 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-01[image: Submit Position Letter] SB 80 FPL 2020 Federal Poverty Level Assembly Human Services Committee Debra Cooper, Chief Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Senior Consultant [email protected] Toni Zupan, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Cyndi Hillery, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2019 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates ASSEMBLY BILLS February 26, 2019; March 12, 2019; March 26, 2019 April 9, 2019, April 23, 2019, April 30, 2019 (non-fiscal bills) SENATE BILLS – June 12, 2019 June 26, 2019 (Senate Bills) NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm in room #437 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Eloise Reyes- Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] Devon Mathis Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2026 Room # 2111 Justin Boman Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Room # 2016 Nicolas Gauthier Email: [email protected] Laura Friedman (D) Phone: 916-319-2043 Room # 2137 Allison Ruff-Schurman Email: [email protected] Mike Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Room # 3173 Estella Pacheco Email: [email protected] Brian Maienschein (D) Phone: 916-319-2077 Room # 2170 Michael Chen Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Committee hearing dates Assembly Bills – 2-25-20 3-10-20 3-24-20 4-14-20 and 4-21-20 Senate Bills – 6-2-20 6-16-20 and 6-30-20 2020 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 1845 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Mike Stajura Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would establish an Office of Homelessness in the Governor’s Office. Next Step AB 1937 Luz Rivas (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2039 Staff: Email SUPPORT Homelessness – This bill would require schools to keep track of homeless children and provide needed services to them. Next Step AB 1954 – Cooley(D) Room # – 3013 Tel. 916- 319-2008 Staff: Nestor Lopez Email: [email protected] Alliance for Children’s Rights & Children’s Law Center SUPPORT Foster Care – This bill would require that siblings shall be placed together, and that capacity alone shall not be reason to find that placement of siblings together is contrary to the safety or well-being of any sibling. Next Step AB 2029 Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmidt Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs The bill would exempt child support payments paid by a member of the assistance unit to or for an individual living outside of the assistance unit’s home from being included as income for these purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step AB 2046 Voepel (R) Room # – 4009 Tel. 916- 319-2071 Staff: Lily Movsisyan [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Veteran’s Child Support This bill would treat low-income veteran’s disability income similar to the way social security disability income is treated for child support garnishment purposes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Judiciary Committee 3-10-20 AB 2276 – Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT This bill requires the California Department of Health Care Services ensure that Medi-Cal recipient children receives blood lead screening tests at 12 and 24 months of age, and that any child 2 to 6 years of age, inclusive, receive a blood lead screening test if there is no record of any previous test for that child. The Department must do annual reports, require testing, notify parents impose standards for managed care plan. Next Step AB 2277 Salas (D) Room # – 4016 Tel. 916- 319-2032 Staff: Erik Turner [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill would require that any Medi-Cal managed care health plan contracting with the California Department of Health Care Services include in the executed contract the plan’s agreement require identifying children not tested and letting parents know that the child should be tested for lead. Next Step AB 2278-Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Page Brokow [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3965 CCWRO SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention- This bill requires that laboratories that perform blood lead screening test analyses report the name of the health plan paying for each individual’s test to the California Department of Health Care Services. Next Step AB 2279- Garcia (D). Room # – 2013 Tel. 916- 319-2056 Staff: Lamont Gordon [email protected] SUPPORT Childhood Lead Prevention This bill adds specific risk factors to the regulatory standard of care that apply when a child is at risk of lead poisoning including the list of items currently codified in New York State Law. Next Step AB 2282 McCarty (D) Room # – 2136 Tel. 916- 319-2007 Staff: Suzy Costa [email protected] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would remove barriers for former foster children who are student from receiving CalFresh benefits. Next Step AB 2413 Ting (D) Room # – 6026 Tel. 916- 319-2019 Staff: Tara Bamboa-Eastman [email protected] OPPOSE CalFresh This bill would, among other things, do away with semi-annual reporting and reinstate change reporting that would reduce benefits for CalFresh beneficiaries and increase CalFresh churning. Next Step AB 2415 – Quirk (D) Room # – 2163 Tel. 916- 319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would ban surcharges for EBT customers withdrawing cash benefits from an ATM. Next Step AB 2567 (Burke) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs Spot bill to restore the 60-month time limit for CalWORKs Next Step AB 3073- Wicks (D) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] [bookmark: _GoBack] SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require the CDSS, on or before March 1, 2021, to issue an ACL containing recommendations and suggested methods for CWDs to partner with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and county jails to get CalFresh available upon reentry of the applicant into the community from the state prison or a county jail. Next Step AB 3133 Aguilar-Curry (D) Room # – 5144 Tel. 916- 319-2004 Staff: Angela Pontes Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Refugee The bill would prohibit a refugee from being denied resettlement in California based on specified protected characteristics. Next Step AB 3134 Reyes (D) Room # – 2175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Refugee Cash Assistance This bill would additional 8 months of refugee cash assistance payments to a refugee after the payment of federally funded cash aid benefits has been exhausted. Next Step AB 3142 (Wicks) Room # – 5160 Tel. 916- 319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent the sponsors of immigrant beneficiaries of the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and other state public assistance programs from having to pay for benefits received by a low-income, eligible immigrant. Next Step AB 3314 (Weber) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Joe Kocurek Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Child Support would conform state law establishing guidelines for default child support orders of the non-custodial parent as required by federal rule. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Chief Committee Consultant [email protected] Marisa Shea, Principal Consultant [email protected] Mark Teemer, Committee Secretary [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1524 Fax (916) 266-9350 1020 N St. Suite 521, Sacramento, CA 95814 Joe Parra, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 651-1501 Fax (916) 445-3105 1020 N St. Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 2020 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS Monday 3-9-20 Monday -3-23-19 Monday 4-20-20 ASSEMBLY BILLS 6-8-20 and 6-27-20 NOTE: All hearings at 3:00 p.m. in room #2040 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez, Legislative Director Email: [email protected] Senator Vacant Phone: 651-40 Fax: 651-49 Room # Senator James Beall (D) Phone: 651-4015 Fax: 651-4915 Room # 2082 Tania Dikho Email: [email protected] Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson Phone: 651-4019 Fax: 651-4919 Room # 2032 Fernando Ramirez Email: [email protected] Senator Richard Pan Phone: 651-4006 Fax: 651-4906 Room # 5114 Diana Douglas Email: [email protected] Senator Scott Wiener Phone: 651-4011 Fax: 651-4911 Room # 5100 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] 2020 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 33 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Michelle Rae Sonico Email: [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would require DSS, in consultation with the OSI and other relevant stakeholders, to establish the qualifications, processes, and standards required to certify and recertify retailers as eligible to accept payments online using cash benefits and to determine the allowable online purchases that may be made using cash benefits. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee- SB 882- Wiener (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide for a demonstration program that would provide for a simplified eligibility for processing for the elderly CalFresh beneficiaries. Next Step SB 1008 Leyva (D) Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] SUPPORT This bill requires HCD to create and establish an on-line registry that would allow the public to know the status of lead inspections and lead abatement for properties throughout the state. Next Step SB 1065 Hertzberg (D) Room # 313 Phone 916-651-4018 Staff: Cynthia Castillo [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORK Homeless Assistance- This bill would make improvements in the CalWORKs Homeless Assistance Program. Next Step SB 1082- Dodd (D) Room # 4032 Phone 916-651-4003 Staff: Marisol Prieto-Valle [email protected] CCWRO WCLP University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalFresh- This bill would also require the require maxi maximizing the opportunity for students to qualify for CalFresh benefits student exemption. Next Step SB 1232 Glazer – (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] CCWRO University of California Student Association SUPPORT CalWORKs- This bill would provide low-income parents in a CalWORKs recipient family who are making satisfactory progress at a publicly funded postsecondary educational institution a standard allowance of $250 to $500 per academic term to support the costs of education in the form of WtW ancillary services and they will be deemed to be meeting the CalWORKs WtW participation requirements. Next Step 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-01 Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 2114 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] Tel. 916-319-3900 Fax 319-3902 1020 N Street, Suite 400 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Lorena Gonzales (D) Chair Room 2114 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2080 Frank Bigelow – (R) (Vice Chair) Room 6027 (916) 319-2005 (916) 319-2105 Richard Bloom (D) Room 2003 (916) 319-2050 (916) 319-2150 Rob Bonta – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 Bill Brough (R) Room 3141 (916) 319-2073 (916) 319-2173 Ian C. Calderon – (D) Room 319 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 4167 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Tyler Diep (R) Room 5126 (916) 319-2072 (916) 319-2172 Susan Eggman – (D) Room 4117 (916) 319-2013 (916) 319-2113 Vince Fong- (R) Room 4144 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Jesse Gabriel (D) Room 4162 (916) 319-2045 (916) 319-2145 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4140 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Jay Obernolte – (R) Room 4116 (916) 319-2003 (916) 319-2103 Cottie Petrie-Norris (D) Room 3149 (916) 319-2074 (916) 319-2174 Robert Rivas (D) Room 5158 (916) 319-2030 (916) 319-2130 Every Wednesday 9 am, Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Senate Committee on Appropriations Debra Cooper, Democratic Consultant Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 9581 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Senator Anthony Portantino – (D) Chair 3086 (916) 651-4025 (916) 651-4925 Senator Patricia Bates – (R) (V- 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 Steven Bradford – (D) 2054 (916) 651-4035 (916) 651-4935 Senator Jim Nielsen – (R) 2068 (916) 651-4004 (916) 651-4904 Senator Scott Wiener- (D) 4070 (916) 651-4011 (916) 651-4911 Every Monday 10 am, Room 4203 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 2019 State Budget Committees Assembly Budget Subcommittee Committee # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Joaquin Arambula (D), Chair Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-20711 Fax: 319-2111 Rm. #: 3091 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2023 Fax: 319-2123 Rm. #: 3132 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2040 Fax: 319-2140 Rm. #: 2196 Adriana Ruelas [email protected] Blanca Rubio (D) Phone: 319-2048 Fax: 319-2148 Rm, #: 5175 Taylor Woolfork [email protected] Jim Wood (D) Phone: 319-2034 Fax: 319-2134 Rm, #: 4208 Liz Snow [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Democratic Committee Consultant Phone 319-2099 Fax 319-2199 Room 6029 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Republican Committee Consultant Phone: 319-3900 Fax: 319-3902 Cyndi Hillery [email protected] Sub #1 Hearings for 2020 State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 – AB 1917 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2020-01 Monday, March 11, 2020 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services ARAMBULA, Chair 2:30 p.m. – Room TBD CDSS – IHSS; SSI\/SSP CalFresh for SSI beneficiaries Monday, March 18, 2020 Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services ARAMBULA, Chair 2:30 p.m. – Room TBD CDSS Housing and Services Initiative CalWORKs CalFresh and Emergency Food Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Richard Pan, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4006 Room #: 5080 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] VACANT Phone: 651-40 Room #: Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Phone: 651-4014 Room # 2016 Mariam Valdez [email protected] Subcommittee Staff Committee Democratic Consultant Phone: 651-4103 Fax: 323-8386 Room #: 5097 Renita Polk, [email protected] Committee Republican Consultant Phone: 651-1501 Fax: 414-3681 1020 N , Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Rebecca Hamilton [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2020-2021 SB 808 Sub #3 Hearings for 2020 SENATE BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW Subcommittee #3, Health & Human Services PAN, Chair MARCH 5, 2020 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203) CHHS Agency Electronic Visit Verification for IHSS CDSS IHSS SSI\/SSP SENATE BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW Subcommittee #3, Health & Human Services PAN, Chair MARCH 12, 2020 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203) DCHS Managed Care JOINT HEARING SENATE BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW SUB. # 1 and #3 PAN & ROTH, Chairs MARCH 26, 2020 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203) OSI and Office pf Early Childhood Development SENATE BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW Subcommittee #3, Health & Human Services PAN, Chair APRIL 2, 2020 9:30 a.m. or upon adjournment of Session John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203) DHCS and DPH Medi-Cal Overview, Eligibility, Benefits 2020 Legislative CALENDAR TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FIRST YEAR OF BIENNIUM CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY & SENATE 2020 21 REGULAR Mar. 27 \u2014Cesar Chavez Day observed. Apr. 2 \u2014Spring Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(1)). Apr. 13 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(b)(1)). Apr. 24 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees – fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R.61(b)(5)). May 1 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(6)). May 8 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 1 (J.R. 61(b)(7)). May 15 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61 (b)(8)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 1 (J.R. 61 (b)(9)). May 25 \u2014Memorial Day. May 26-29 \u2014Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except for Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(10)). May 29 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house. (J.R. 61(b)(11)). June 1 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(b)(12)). June 15 \u2014Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12(c)). June 25 \u2014Last day for a legislative measure to qualify for the Nov. 3 General Election ballot (Elections Code Sec. 9040). June 26 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(b)(13). July 2 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(14)). July 2 – Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(b)(2)). July 3 \u2014Independence Day observed. Aug. 3 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(b)(2)). Aug. 14 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(15)). Aug. 17-31 \u2014Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(16)). Aug. 21 \u2014Last day to amend bills on the floor (J.R. 61(b)(17)). Aug. 31 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills (Art. IV, Sec 10(c), J.R. 61(b)(18)). Final Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(3)). Sep. 30 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature before Sept. 1 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 1 (Art. IV, Sec. 10(b)(2)). Oct. 1 \u2014Bills enacted on or before this date take effect January 1, 2021. (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Nov. 3 \u2014General Election. Nov. 30 \u2014Adjournment sine die at midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). Dec. 7 \u2014 2021 22 Regular Session convenes for Organizational Session at 12 noon. (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). 2021 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). (SOME DATES INCLUDED IN THIS CALENDAR ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE) CCWRO – The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. (CCWRO) is a state- wide nonprofit organization providing support services to qualified legal service field programs (QLSPs) funded by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. CCWRO has been providing support services for the past 35 years.CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs CCWRO provides consultation, information and representation for IOLTA qualified legal services programs regarding public benefit programs such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assistance and General Relief, SSI, Welfare to Work and other Public Assistance Programs. CCWRO maintains current information on the status of pending or recently proposed and enacted state and federal legislation and regulations. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assistance programs throughout California to legal services programs statewide. CCWRO provides public benefits training upon request depending on availability of staff. Programs Covered CalWORKs Cash Assistance to Immigrants (CAPI) Child Care Child Support CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP General Assistance\/ General Relief In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Medi-Cal Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Welfare Immigration SSI eligibility issues Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Services CCWRO provides: – Immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, including statistical information upon request from qualified legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state legislation and regulations. – Legislative Advocacy – Administrative Advocacy – Co-counsel on administrative lawsuits. – Client representation assistance at fair hearings. CCWRO Staff 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Senior Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Andrew Chen, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Tide nR ace Tide nR ace ”