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“CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-14 September 2, 2019 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo]Next Up bills that came off suspense will be heard on assembly & Senate Floors next two (2) weeks 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-14[image: Submit Position Letter] California Department of Social Services Local Assistance 2019-20 Appropriation Historical CalWORKs and TANF Funding Chart FY 2019-20 Appropriation Total TANF Grant\/Required MOE $6,572,555,000 Percentage of the Total Available TANF Money Total Available Funding $7,488,586,000 Total Funding Needed $7,417,718,000 Total TANF Reserve $70,868,000 CalWORKs Grants 3,030,848,000 40% Administration 645,736,000 Services 1,216,172,000 Child Care 330,658,000 Mental Health\/Sub. Abuse Services 126,606,000 County Single Allocation (CSA)- County TANF Block Grant Allocation 2,319,172,000 31% TANF Transfer to Student Aid Commission 1,060,090,000 Kin-GAP Program 95,310,000 Additional TANF\/MOE Expenditures in CDSS 464,938,000 Other MOE Eligible Expenditures 776,985,000 State Support Costs 27,588,000 0.4% Non-CalWORKs Transfers 192,119,000 CalWORKs Contribution to the General Fund $2,670,078,000 SB 80 Assembly Human Services Committee Daphne Hunt, 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] 2019 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 24 Burke (D) Room:5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] GRACE WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would declare the Legislature’s intent to enact legislation that would establish a Targeted Child Tax Credit as recommended by the task force. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 229 Nazarian (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Mike Stajura Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 283 Chu (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Zachary Leary Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would give the State Department of Social Services the option to impose a $50 penalty for CalWORKs parents who fail to verify that children under 6 years of age have been vaccinated. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor AB 341 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 21 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Shanna Ezzell [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide that persons applying for medical assistance indicating that they also would like to apply for CalFresh would have their application transmitted to the county of residence prepopulated with information from the medical assistance application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 426 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 2170 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Michael Chen [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT IHSS This bill would prohibit medical professionals authorized to complete the SOC 873 to charge for the completion of said form For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor AB 494 – Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmitt [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide for an objective rule to determine when shelter cost of questionable and requires verification. Chapter 90 Statutes of 2019 AB 526 Petrie-Norris Room # – 4144 Tel. 916- 319-2074 Staff: Andrew Medina Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CDF Horizontal Integration This bill would help WIC eligible families and persons become eligible for Medi-Cal Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Held in Committee AB 534 Mayes (R) Room # – 4098 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Brandon Ebeck [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would require the CDSS, SDPH, CDE and the Department of Food and Agriculture, to develop a plan to end hunger. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 612 Weber (D) Room # – 3104 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Kiara Patton [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh Restaurant Meals This bill would allow college students to use their EBT card to buy food at college campuses. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 721 – Grayson (D) Room #4164 Tel. 916-319-2014 Staff: Audrey Detmer [email protected] SUPPORT Training Supportive Services This bill would require California Workforce development to establish Lifting Families Out of Poverty Workforce Training Services Program that would give participants up to $5,000 per participant. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 807- Bauer-Kahan Room #2130 Tel. 916-319-2016 Staff: Brandon Bratcher Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would expand the number of income exemptions for CalWORKs. Next Step Senate Floor AB 870 – Burke (D) Room #5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] Author’s Bill SUPPORT Public Social Services This bill would require the various state agencies to examine the eligibility process and systems for public assistance programs and supportive services to help integrating services for beneficiaries of public assistance. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 942 Weber (D) Room #3123 Tel. 916-319-2079 Staff: Tiffaney Boyd [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide Food Security, Food Safety, and Access to Choices Act of 2019, would require the DSS consistent with federal law, to establish a process to enter into MOU with restaurants in a county that has chosen not to administer its own RMP that can include multiple locations in the State. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor AB 944 Quirk (D) Room #2163 Tel. 916-319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] Alameda County CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill requires the county to reconsider the sponsored alien indigence exception every 12 months on or after July 1, 2021. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor AB 960 – Maienschein (D) Room # 2170 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Michael Chen [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs -Homeless Assistance This bill would make changed in the CalWORKs homeless assistance program (HAP). It will delete the use it or lose it provision of temporary HAP, it would eliminate the once-a-year homeless assistance for homeless families and other changes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor AB 987 Rivas (D) Room #5158 Tel. 916-319-2030 Staff: Rita Durgin [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the monthly maximum amount for recurring special needs to $15 and authorize the allowance for a special diet to also be used for special food preparation needs. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee AB 1022 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh Email: [email protected] WCLP CFBA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill establishes a state-only program for persons losing CalFresh due to the federal ABAWDs program. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriation Committee AB 1091 Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support This bill would make modifications in collection of child support and also making child due the month following the month of having income again. For LSC Letter Click Here Two-Year Bill AB 1092 -Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support. The bill would instead require the department and local child support agencies, with respect to delinquencies in child support that have been assigned to the county, to charge interest on the principal amount owed at a rate no higher than the rate required by federal law on or after January 22, 2019. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor AB 1377 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Raquel Mason Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT CalFresh This bill is would require schools to notify children eligible for school meals that they may also be eligible for CalFresh. Next Step Senate Floor AB 1403 Carillo(D) Room #4167 Tel. 916-319-2051 Staff: Jessica Zaragoza Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT General Assistance This bill would amend state law which makes an adult ineligible for General Assistance when they are no longer receiving CalWORKs for a child under 18 in certain situation and subject to state appropriation of funds therefore. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Held in Committee AB 1436 Stone (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Nicole Hisatomi Email: [email protected] WCLP CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the applicant current disregard of $225 to $500 in 1-1-20, $550 1-1-21 and $600 1-1-22. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services This bill was enacted in SB 80 this year. AB 1434 Kalra (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Chris Reafe Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT SSI This bill would require that the SSI grants be equal 100% of the federal poverty level. Next Step Two-Year Bill 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 2019 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS Monday – 2-25-19 Monday -3-11-19 – ASSEMBLY BLLS -TBD 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 Jeff Stone, Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room # 4062 David Scheidt Email: [email protected] 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 Mike McGuire (D) Phone: 651-40-2 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 5061 Jamal Wilson 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] 2019 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 173 (D) Dodd Room # 2024 Phone: 916-651-4024 Staff: Marisol Prieto Valli Email: [email protected] Yolo County SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would require the colleges to create a form that would inform college students that they are eligible for CalFresh because they are eligible for Work-Study and he form should serve as verification of eligibility for work-study. Chapter 139 Statutes of 2019 SB 265 Hertzberg (D) Room # 313 Phone: 916-651-4018 Staff: Cynthia Castillo [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT School Meals This bill would bill require those local educational agencies to ensure that a pupil whose parent or guardian has unpaid school meal fees is not shamed, treated differently, or served a meal that differs from what a pupil paying for a school meal would receive. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor SB 285 Wiener (D) Room # 5100 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCLP CalFresh This bill would require the State Department of Social Services to ensure counties are providing the desired access to CalFresh and meeting specified participation performance outcomes and require DSS to develop a universal application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee- Held in Committee SB 298 Caballero (D) Room # 5052 Phone: 916-651-4012 Staff: Enedina Garcia [email protected] SUPPORT Poverty Reduction This bill would require the DSS, starting 2020 and every 2 years thereafter, to do an analysis and submit a report to the Legislature with specified information, including, among other things, a compilation of recommendations made by the task force that have been implemented and an estimate of the impact on child poverty and deep child poverty the implemented recommendations have had. Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee- Held in Committee SB 321 – Mitchell (D) Room # 5050 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Bridget Kolakovsky [email protected] Child Care Law Center Parent Voices SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would make changes in Child Care by making Stage 1 child care available from the day CalWORKs beneficiaries are approved for CalWORKs for a period of one-year or when the case is transferred to Stage 2. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services SB 337- Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would pass through all child support payments to the family as exempt income. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor SB 365 Durazo (D) Room # 5066 Phone 916-651-4024 Staff: Bethany Renfree [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would amend the CalWORKs Immediate Need statute to (1) make certain that parents with a job or a verified job offer who need childcare in order to work are deemed to be in immediate need if apparently eligible for CalWORKs. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor SB 374 – Glazer (D) Co-Author Stone (R) & Lackey (R) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] Author with CCWRO WCLP Support SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would deem CalWORKs students attending publicly funded education entity full-time to be meeting the CalWORKs welfare-to-work requirements and provide students advance payments for books. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill SB 470 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP CGA UFCW SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent online cash EBT purchases unless retailer has been approved by CDSS and would establish food safety requirements for online CalFresh EBT purchases. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee- Held in Committee SB 490- Hurdato (D) Room # 2054 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Mariam Valdez [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would stop establishing a claim and collecting CalFresh administrative error overpayments from SSI recipients. For LSC Letter Click Here Assembly Floor SB 735 Leyva Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Public Assistance Benefits This bill would require that the computer system alert workers immediately that the applicant or recipients needs ADA accommodations. Chapter 155 Statutes of 2019 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-14 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 Eloise Reyes- (D) Acting Chair Phone: 916-319-2047 Fax: 916-319-2147 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-2074 Fax: 319-2174 Rm. #: 5126 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 John Nam [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 2019 State Budget Bill for 2019-2020 AB 74 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-14 [bookmark: _GoBack] 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 Jeff Stone, (R) Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Room #: 4062 Chris Norden [email protected] 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 Anthony Archie [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2019-2020 SB 73 Sub #3 Hearings for 2019 2019 CALENDAR TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FIRST YEAR OF BIENNIUM CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY & SENATE 2019 20 REGULAR Aug. 12 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 30 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sep. 2 \u2014Labor Day. Sep. 3-13 \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(a)(13)). Sep. 6 \u2014Last day to amend on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Sep. 13 \u2014Last day for any bill to be passed (J.R. 61(a)(15)). Interim Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(4)). Oct. 13 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sept. 13 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 13 (Art. IV, Sec.10(b)(1)). 2020 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 6 \u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(4)). (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, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Tide nR ace Tide nR ace ”

Document 2019-13 CCWRO Welfare Bill and Budget Action Tracker

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“CCWRO [bookmark: _GoBack]California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-13 August 21, 2019 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo]Next Up Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committee Suspense File Hearing Monday, August 30, 2019 9 am 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-13[image: Submit Position Letter] 2019-2020 Human Services Budget Trailer Bill Senate Bill 80 Section 1. CalWORKs child care intent language Section 4 through section 7. Child support Section 15. Transitional Housing program for youth between the ages of 18 to 24, with priority being given to former foster care children. Section 28. CalSAWS advocate involvement provisions. Section 30. CalWORKs identity verification Section 31. IHSS Electronic Visit Verification System Section 32. Increasing overpayment collection threshold to $250. Section 33 to 34 and 40. Increasing the CalWORKs asset test to $10,000 and $25,000 for a car. Section 41 to 44. Limiting the CalWORKs IRT to 55% of the FPL plus the last income last used to determine CalWORKs Benefits Level. Section 46 to 49. Stage One child from Day one intent language. Section 50. Requirement to verify that the participant has child care before being required to participate in a WtW activity. Section51. Payments of supportive services including advance payments. Section 52. Home visiting for pregnant woman before the second trimester. Section 57. Allowing for 16 days of cumulative days in lieu of consecutive days. Section 58. October 1, 2019 CalWORKs grant increase. Section 60. Increasing the CalWORKs Earned Income Disregard from $225 to $500 effective 1-1-1-20, $550 effective 1-1-21 and $600 effective 1-1-22. Section 74. CalOAR workgroup provisions. Section 76. IHSS direct deposit system for IHSS payments at the option of the provider. Section 96. Rapid response program for immigrants. Section 99. Revising the provisions of the county single allocation for WtW services. Section 118 and 119. Making the SSI\/SSP cash-in SNB and TNB benefits permanent. Section 120. Updating the county single allocation block grant for CalFresh Administration Section 121. Developing a simplified CalFresh application. SB 80 Assembly Human Services Committee Daphne Hunt, 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] 2019 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 24 Burke (D) Room:5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] GRACE WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would declare the Legislature’s intent to enact legislation that would establish a Targeted Child Tax Credit as recommended by the task force. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 229 Nazarian (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Mike Stajura Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 283 Chu (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Zachary Leary Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would give the State Department of Social Services the option to impose a $50 penalty for CalWORKs parents who fail to verify that children under 6 years of age have been vaccinated. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File AB 341 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 21 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Shanna Ezzell [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide that persons applying for medical assistance indicating that they also would like to apply for CalFresh would have their application transmitted to the county of residence prepopulated with information from the medical assistance application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 426 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 2170 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Michael Chen [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT IHSS This bill would require the social worker to assist IHSS applicants to secure a competed SOC 873 form. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File AB 494 – Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmitt [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide for an objective rule to determine when shelter cost of questionable and requires verification. Chapter 90 Statutes of 2019 AB 526 Petrie-Norris Room # – 4144 Tel. 916- 319-2074 Staff: Andrew Medina Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CDF Horizontal Integration This bill would help WIC eligible families and persons become eligible for Medi-Cal Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File AB 534 Mayes (R) Room # – 4098 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Brandon Ebeck [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would require the CDSS, SDPH, CDE and the Department of Food and Agriculture, to develop a plan to end hunger. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 612 Weber (D) Room # – 3104 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Kiara Patton [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh Restaurant Meals This bill would allow college students to use their EBT card to buy food at college campuses. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 721 – Grayson (D) Room #4164 Tel. 916-319-2014 Staff: Audrey Detmer [email protected] SUPPORT Training Supportive Services This bill would require California Workforce development to establish Lifting Families Out of Poverty Workforce Training Services Program that would give participants up to $5,000 per participant. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 807- Bauer-Kahan Room #2130 Tel. 916-319-2016 Staff: Brandon Bratcher Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would expand the number of income exemptions for CalWORKs. Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File AB 870 – Burke (D) Room #5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] Author’s Bill SUPPORT Public Social Services This bill would require the various state agencies to examine the eligibility process and systems for public assistance programs and supportive services to help integrating services for beneficiaries of public assistance. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 942 Weber (D) Room #3123 Tel. 916-319-2079 Staff: Tiffaney Boyd [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide Food Security, Food Safety, and Access to Choices Act of 2019, would require the DSS consistent with federal law, to establish a process to enter into MOU with restaurants in a county that has chosen not to administer its own RMP that can include multiple locations in the State. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File AB 944 Quirk (D) Room #2163 Tel. 916-319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] Alameda County CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill requires the county to reconsider the sponsored alien indigence exception every 12 months. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File AB 960 – Maienschein (D) Room # 2170 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Michael Chen [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs -Homeless Assistance This bill would make changed in the CalWORKs homeless assistance program (HAP). It will delete the use it or lose it provision of temporary HAP, it would eliminate the once-a-year homeless assistance for homeless families and other changes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services Committee 7-8-19 AB 987 Rivas (D) Room #5158 Tel. 916-319-2030 Staff: Rita Durgin [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the monthly maximum amount for recurring special needs to $15 and authorize the allowance for a special diet to also be used for special food preparation needs. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File AB 1022 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh Email: [email protected] WCLP CFBA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill establishes a state-only program for persons losing CalFresh due to the federal ABAWDs program. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriation Committee AB 1091 Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support This bill would make modifications in collection of child support and also making child due the month following the month of having income again. For LSC Letter Click Here Two-Year Bill AB 1092 -Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support. The bill would instead require the department and local child support agencies, with respect to delinquencies in child support that have been assigned to the county, to charge interest on the principal amount owed at a rate no higher than the rate required by federal law For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File AB 1377 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Raquel Mason Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT CalFresh This bill is would require schools to notify children eligible for school meals that they may also be eligible for CalFresh. Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File AB 1403 Carillo(D) Room #4167 Tel. 916-319-2051 Staff: Jessica Zaragoza Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT General Assistance This bill would amend state law which makes an adult ineligible for General Assistance when they are no longer receiving CalWORKs for a child under 18 in certain situation and subject to state appropriation of funds therefore. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File AB 1436 Stone (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Nicole Hisatomi Email: [email protected] WCLP CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the applicant current disregard of $225 to $500 in 1-1-20, $550 1-1-21 and $600 1-1-22. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services This bill was enacted in SB 80 this year. AB 1434 Kalra (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Chris Reafe Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT SSI This bill would require that the SSI grants be equal 100% of the federal poverty level. Next Step Two-Year Bill 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 2019 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS Monday – 2-25-19 Monday -3-11-19 – ASSEMBLY BLLS -TBD 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 Jeff Stone, Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room # 4062 David Scheidt Email: [email protected] 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 Mike McGuire (D) Phone: 651-40-2 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 5061 Jamal Wilson 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] 2019 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 173 (D) Dodd Room # 2024 Phone: 916-651-4024 Staff: Marisol Prieto Valli Email: [email protected] Yolo County SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would require the colleges to create a form that would inform college students that they are eligible for CalFresh because they are eligible for Work-Study and he form should serve as verification of eligibility for work-study. Chapter 139 Statutes of 2019 SB 265 Hertzberg (D) Room # 313 Phone: 916-651-4018 Staff: Cynthia Castillo [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT School Meals This bill would bill require those local educational agencies to ensure that a pupil whose parent or guardian has unpaid school meal fees is not shamed, treated differently, or served a meal that differs from what a pupil paying for a school meal would receive. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee- Suspense File SB 285 Wiener (D) Room # 5100 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCLP CalFresh This bill would require the State Department of Social Services to ensure counties are providing the desired access to CalFresh and meeting specified participation performance outcomes and require DSS to develop a universal application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee- Suspense File SB 298 Caballero (D) Room # 5052 Phone: 916-651-4012 Staff: Enedina Garcia [email protected] SUPPORT Poverty Reduction This bill would require the DSS, starting 2020 and every 2 years thereafter, to do an analysis and submit a report to the Legislature with specified information, including, among other things, a compilation of recommendations made by the task force that have been implemented and an estimate of the impact on child poverty and deep child poverty the implemented recommendations have had. Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee- Suspense File SB 321 – Mitchell (D) Room # 5050 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Bridget Kolakovsky [email protected] Child Care Law Center Parent Voices SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would make changes in Child Care by making Stage 1 child care available from the day CalWORKs beneficiaries are approved for CalWORKs for a period of one-year or when the case is transferred to Stage 2. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services SB 337- Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would pass through all child support payments to the family as exempt income. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee SB 365 Durazo (D) Room # 5066 Phone 916-651-4024 Staff: Bethany Renfree [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would amend the CalWORKs Immediate Need statute to (1) make certain that parents with a job or a verified job offer who need childcare in order to work are deemed to be in immediate need if apparently eligible for CalWORKs. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee- Suspense File SB 374 – Glazer (D) Co-Author Stone (R) & Lackey (R) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] Author with CCWRO WCLP Support SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would deem CalWORKs students attending publicly funded education entity full-time to be meeting the CalWORKs welfare-to-work requirements and provide students advance payments for books. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill SB 470 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP CGA UFCW SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent online cash EBT purchases unless retailer has been approved by CDSS and would establish food safety requirements for online CalFresh EBT purchases. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee- Suspense File SB 490- Hurdato (D) Room # 2054 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Mariam Valdez [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would stop establishing a claim and collecting CalFresh administrative error overpayments from SSI recipients. For LSC Letter Click Here Assembly Appropriations Committee- Suspense File SB 735 Leyva Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Public Assistance Benefits This bill would require that the computer system alert workers immediately that the applicant or recipients needs ADA accommodations. Chapter 155 Statutes of 2019 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-13 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 Eloise Reyes- (D) Acting Chair Phone: 916-319-2047 Fax: 916-319-2147 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-2074 Fax: 319-2174 Rm. #: 5126 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 John Nam [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 2019 State Budget Bill for 2019-2020 AB 74 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-13 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 Jeff Stone, (R) Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Room #: 4062 Chris Norden [email protected] 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 Anthony Archie [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2019-2020 SB 73 Sub #3 Hearings for 2019 2019 CALENDAR TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FIRST YEAR OF BIENNIUM CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY & SENATE 2019 20 REGULAR Aug. 12 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 30 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sep. 2 \u2014Labor Day. Sep. 3-13 \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(a)(13)). Sep. 6 \u2014Last day to amend on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Sep. 13 \u2014Last day for any bill to be passed (J.R. 61(a)(15)). Interim Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(4)). Oct. 13 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sept. 13 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 13 (Art. IV, Sec.10(b)(1)). 2020 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 6 \u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(4)). (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, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [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 #2019-12 July 15, 2019 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-11[image: Submit Position Letter] 2019-2020 Human Services Budget Trailer Bill Senate Bill 80 Section 1. CalWORKs child care intent language Section 4 through section 7. Child support Section 15. Transitional Housing program for youth between the ages of 18 to 24, with priority being given to former foster care children. Section 28. CalSAWS advocate involvement provisions. Section 30. CalWORKs identity verification Section 31. IHSS Electronic Visit Verification System Section 32. Increasing overpayment collection threshold to $250. Section 33 to 34 and 40. Increasing the CalWORKs asset test to $10,000 and $25,000 for a car. Section 41 to 44. Limiting the CalWORKs IRT to 55% of the FPL plus the last income last used to determine CalWORKs Benefits Level. Section 46 to 49. Stage One child from Day one intent language. Section 50. Requirement to verify that the participant has child care before being required to participate in a WtW activity. Section51. Payments of supportive services including advance payments. Section 52. Home visiting for pregnant woman before the second trimester. Section 57. Allowing for 16 days of cumulative days in lieu of consecutive days. Section 58. October 1, 2019 CalWORKs grant increase. Section 60. Increasing the CalWORKs Earned Income Disregard from $225 to $500 effective 1-1-1-20, $550 effective 1-1-21 and $600 effective 1-1-22. Section 74. CalOAR workgroup provisions. Section 76. IHSS direct deposit system for IHSS payments at the option of the provider. Section 96. Rapid response program for immigrants. Section 99. Revising the provisions of the county single allocation for WtW services. Section 118 and 119. Making the SSI\/SSP cash-in SNB and TNB benefits permanent. Section 120. Updating the county single allocation block grant for CalFresh Administration Section 121. Developing a simplified CalFresh application. SB 80 Assembly Human Services Committee Daphne Hunt, 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] 2019 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 24 Burke (D) Room:5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] GRACE WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would declare the Legislature’s intent to enact legislation that would establish a Targeted Child Tax Credit as recommended by the task force. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 229 Nazarian (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Mike Stajura Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 283 Chu (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Zachary Leary Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would give the State Department of Social Services the option to impose a $50 penalty for CalWORKs parents who fail to verify that children under 6 years of age have been vaccinated. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File AB 341 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 21 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Shanna Ezzell [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide that persons applying for medical assistance indicating that they also would like to apply for CalFresh would have their application transmitted to the county of residence prepopulated with information from the medical assistance application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 426 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 2170 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Michael Chen [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT IHSS This bill would require the social worker to assist IHSS applicants to secure a competed SOC 873 form. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File AB 494 – Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmitt [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide for an objective rule to determine when shelter cost of questionable and requires verification. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Enrolled to Governor AB 526 Petrie-Norris Room # – 4144 Tel. 916- 319-2074 Staff: Andrew Medina Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CDF Horizontal Integration This bill would help WIC eligible families and persons become eligible for Medi-Cal Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File AB 534 Mayes (R) Room # – 4098 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Brandon Ebeck [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would require the CDSS, SDPH, CDE and the Department of Food and Agriculture, to develop a plan to end hunger. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 612 Weber (D) Room # – 3104 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Kiara Patton [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh Restaurant Meals This bill would allow college students to use their EBT card to buy food at college campuses. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 721 – Grayson (D) Room #4164 Tel. 916-319-2014 Staff: Audrey Detmer [email protected] SUPPORT Training Supportive Services This bill would require California Workforce development to establish Lifting Families Out of Poverty Workforce Training Services Program that would give participants up to $5,000 per participant. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 807- Bauer-Kahan Room #2130 Tel. 916-319-2016 Staff: Brandon Bratcher Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would expand the number of income exemptions for CalWORKs. Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File AB 870 – Burke (D) Room #5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] Author’s Bill SUPPORT Public Social Services This bill would require the various state agencies to examine the eligibility process and systems for public assistance programs and supportive services to help integrating services for beneficiaries of public assistance. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 942 Weber (D) Room #3123 Tel. 916-319-2079 Staff: Tiffaney Boyd [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide Food Security, Food Safety, and Access to Choices Act of 2019, would require the DSS consistent with federal law, to establish a process to enter into MOU with restaurants in a county that has chosen not to administer its own RMP that can include multiple locations in the State. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File AB 944 Quirk (D) Room #2163 Tel. 916-319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] Alameda County CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill requires the county to reconsider the sponsored alien indigence exception every 12 months. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File AB 960 – Maienschein (D) Room # 2170 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Michael Chen [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs -Homeless Assistance This bill would make changed in the CalWORKs homeless assistance program (HAP). It will delete the use it or lose it provision of temporary HAP, it would eliminate the once-a-year homeless assistance for homeless families and other changes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services Committee 7-8-19 AB 987 Rivas (D) Room #5158 Tel. 916-319-2030 Staff: Rita Durgin [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the monthly maximum amount for recurring special needs to $15 and authorize the allowance for a special diet to also be used for special food preparation needs. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File AB 1022 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh Email: [email protected] WCLP CFBA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill establishes a state-only program for persons losing CalFresh due to the federal ABAWDs program. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriation Committee AB 1091 Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support This bill would make modifications in collection of child support and also making child due the month following the month of having income again. For LSC Letter Click Here Two-Year Bill AB 1092 -Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support. The bill would instead require the department and local child support agencies, with respect to delinquencies in child support that have been assigned to the county, to charge interest on the principal amount owed at a rate no higher than the rate required by federal law For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File AB 1377 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Raquel Mason Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT CalFresh This bill is would require schools to notify children eligible for school meals that they may also be eligible for CalFresh. Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File AB 1403 Carillo(D) Room #4167 Tel. 916-319-2051 Staff: Jessica Zaragoza Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT General Assistance This bill would amend state law which makes an adult ineligible for General Assistance when they are no longer receiving CalWORKs for a child under 18 in certain situation and subject to state appropriation of funds therefore. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File AB 1436 Stone (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Nicole Hisatomi Email: [email protected] WCLP CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the applicant current disregard of $225 to $500 in 1-1-20, $550 1-1-21 and $600 1-1-22. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services This bill was enacted in SB 80 this year. AB 1434 Kalra (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Chris Reafe Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT SSI This bill would require that the SSI grants be equal 100% of the federal poverty level. Next Step Two-Year Bill [bookmark: _GoBack] 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 2019 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS Monday – 2-25-19 Monday -3-11-19 – ASSEMBLY BLLS -TBD 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 Jeff Stone, Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room # 4062 David Scheidt Email: [email protected] 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 Mike McGuire (D) Phone: 651-40-2 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 5061 Jamal Wilson 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] 2019 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 173 (D) Dodd Room # 2024 Phone: 916-651-4024 Staff: Marisol Prieto Valli Email: [email protected] Yolo County SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would require the colleges to create a form that would inform college students that they are eligible for CalFresh because they are eligible for Work-Study and he form should serve as verification of eligibility for work-study. For LSC Letter Click Here Enrolled to the Governor SB 265 Hertzberg (D) Room # 313 Phone: 916-651-4018 Staff: Cynthia Castillo [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT School Meals This bill would bill require those local educational agencies to ensure that a pupil whose parent or guardian has unpaid school meal fees is not shamed, treated differently, or served a meal that differs from what a pupil paying for a school meal would receive. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee- Suspense File SB 268 Wiener (D) Room # 5100 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would repeal CalWORKs asset test and align it with CalFresh. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee- Suspense File SB 285 Wiener (D) Room # 5100 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCLP CalFresh This bill would require the State Department of Social Services to ensure counties are providing the desired access to CalFresh and meeting specified participation performance outcomes and require DSS to develop a universal application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee- Suspense File SB 298 Caballero (D) Room # 5052 Phone: 916-651-4012 Staff: Enedina Garcia [email protected] SUPPORT Poverty Reduction This bill would require the DSS, starting 2020 and every 2 years thereafter, to do an analysis and submit a report to the Legislature with specified information, including, among other things, a compilation of recommendations made by the task force that have been implemented and an estimate of the impact on child poverty and deep child poverty the implemented recommendations have had. Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee- Suspense File SB 321 – Mitchell (D) Room # 5050 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Bridget Kolakovsky [email protected] Child Care Law Center Parent Voices SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would make changes in Child Care by making Stage 1 child care available from the day CalWORKs beneficiaries are approved for CalWORKs for a period of one-year or when the case is transferred to Stage 2. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services SB 337- Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would pass through all child support payments to the family as exempt income. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee SB 365 Durazo (D) Room # 5066 Phone 916-651-4024 Staff: Bethany Renfree [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would amend the CalWORKs Immediate Need statute to (1) make certain that parents with a job or a verified job offer who need childcare in order to work are deemed to be in immediate need if apparently eligible for CalWORKs. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee- Suspense File SB 374 – Glazer (D) Co-Author Stone (R) & Lackey (R) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] Author with CCWRO WCLP Support SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would deem CalWORKs students attending publicly funded education entity full-time to be meeting the CalWORKs welfare-to-work requirements and provide students advance payments for books. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill SB 470 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP CGA UFCW SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent online cash EBT purchases unless retailer has been approved by CDSS and would establish food safety requirements for online CalFresh EBT purchases. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee- Suspense File SB 490- Hurdato (D) Room # 2054 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Mariam Valdez [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would stop establishing a claim and collecting CalFresh administrative error overpayments from SSI recipients. For LSC Letter Click Here Assembly Appropriations Committee- Suspense File SB 735 Leyva Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT Public Assistance Benefits This bill would require that the computer system alert workers immediately that the applicant or recipients needs ADA accommodations. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Enrolled to Governor 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-11 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 2019 State Budget Committees Assembly Budget Subcommittee Committee # 1 Assembly Budget Committee Sub #1 Staff Staff Eloise Reyes- (D) Acting Chair Phone: 916-319-2047 Fax: 916-319-2147 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-2074 Fax: 319-2174 Rm. #: 5126 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 John Nam [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 2019 State Budget Bill for 2019-2020 AB 74 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-11 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 Jeff Stone, (R) Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Room #: 4062 Chris Norden [email protected] 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 Anthony Archie [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2019-2020 SB 73 Sub #3 Hearings for 2019 2019 CALENDAR TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FIRST YEAR OF BIENNIUM CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY & SENATE 2019 20 REGULAR Aug. 12 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 30 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sep. 2 \u2014Labor Day. Sep. 3-13 \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(a)(13)). Sep. 6 \u2014Last day to amend on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Sep. 13 \u2014Last day for any bill to be passed (J.R. 61(a)(15)). Interim Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(4)). Oct. 13 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sept. 13 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 13 (Art. IV, Sec.10(b)(1)). 2020 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 6 \u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(4)). (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, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [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 #2019-11 July 03, 2019 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] Senate Human Services Committee Monday, July 08, 2019 3 p.m. State Capitol, Room 2040 SUPPORT Letters Due Tuesday July 1, 209 at noon. .A.B.No. 283- Chu. CalWORKs: school attendance: immunizations. A.B.No. 426 – Maienschein. In-Home Supportive Services program. A.B.No. 960 – Maienschein. CalWORKs: homeless assistance. A.B.No. 987 – Robert Rivas. CalWORKs: special diet and food preparation allowance. A.B.No. 1403-Carrillo. General assistance: eligibility. Assembly Human Services Committee Tuesday, July 02, 2019 1:30 p.m. State Capitol, Room 437 SUPPORT Letters Due Tuesday June 25, at noon. S.B.No. 285 – Wiener. Public social services. S.B.No. 298 – Caballero. Poverty reduction. S.B.No. 490 – Hurtado. CalFresh: benefit overissuance. 2019-2020 California Budget Bill AB 74 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-11 2019 Human Services Budget Trailer Bill SB 80 [image: Submit Position Letter] Please us this portal to submit your position statement. Assembly Human Services Committee Daphne Hunt, 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] 2019 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 24 Burke (D) Room:5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] 70 GRACE WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would declare the Legislature’s intent to enact legislation that would establish a Targeted Child Tax Credit as recommended by the task force. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 229 Nazarian (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Mike Stajura Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 283 Chu (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Zachary Leary Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services Committee on 7-8-19 AB 341 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 21 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Shanna Ezzell [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide that persons applying for medical assistance indicating that they also would like to apply for CalFresh would have their application transmitted to the county of residence prepopulated with information from the medical assistance application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 426 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 2170 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Shanna Ezzell [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT IHSS This bill would repeal the unnecessary IHSS form SOC 873. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services Committee on 7-8-19 AB 494 – Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmitt [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide for an objective rule to determine when shelter cost of questionable and requires verification. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor AB 526 Petrie-Norris Room # – 4144 Tel. 916- 319-2074 Staff: Andrew Medina Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CDF Horizontal Integration This bill would help WIC eligible families and persons become eligible for Medi-Cal Next Step Senate Healtth Services AB 534 Mayes (R) Room # – 4098 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Brandon Ebeck [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would require the CDSS, SDPH, CDE and the Department of Food and Agriculture, to develop a plan to end hunger. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 612 Weber (D) Room # – 3104 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Kiara Patton [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh Restaurant Meals This bill would allow college students to use their EBT card to buy food at college campuses. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 721 – Grayson (D) Room #4164 Tel. 916-319-2014 Staff: Audrey Detmer [email protected] SUPPORT Training Supportive Services This bill would require California Workforce development to establish Lifting Families Out of Poverty Workforce Training Services Program that would give participants up to $5,000 per participant. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 807- Bauer-Kahan Room #2130 Tel. 916-319-2016 Staff: Brandon Bratcher Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would expand the number of income exemptions for CalWORKs. Next Step Senate Appropriation Committee AB 870 – Burke (D) Room #5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] Author’s Bill SUPPORT Public Social Services This bill would require the various state agencies to examine the eligibility process and systems for public assistance programs and supportive services to help integrating services for beneficiaries of public assistance. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 942 Weber (D) Room #3123 Tel. 916-319-2079 Staff: Tiffaney Boyd [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide Food Security, Food Safety, and Access to Choices Act of 2019, would require the DSS consistent with federal law, to establish a process to enter into MOU with restaurants in a county that has chosen not to administer its own RMP that can include multiple locations in the State. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriation Committee AB 944 Quirk (D) Room #2163 Tel. 916-319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] Alameda County CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill requires the county to reconsider the sponsored alien indigence exception every 12 months. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee AB 960 – Maienschein (D) Room # 2170 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Michael Chen [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs -Homeless Assistance This bill would make changed in the CalWORKs homeless assistance program (HAP). It will delete the use it or lose it provision of temporary HAP, it would eliminate the once-a-year homeless assistance for homeless families and other changes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services Committee 7-8-19 AB 987 Rivas (D) Room #5158 Tel. 916-319-2030 Staff: Rita Durgin [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the monthly maximum amount for recurring special needs to $15 and authorize the allowance for a special diet to also be used for special food preparation needs. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services Committee on 7-8-19 AB 1022 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh Email: [email protected] WCLP CFBA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill establishes a state-only program for persons losing CalFresh due to the federal ABAWDs program. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriation Committee AB 1091 Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support This bill would make modifications in collection of child support and also making child due the month following the month of having income again. For LSC Letter Click Here Two-Year Bill AB 1092 -Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support. The bill would instead require the department and local child support agencies, with respect to delinquencies in child support that have been assigned to the county, to charge interest on the principal amount owed at a rate no higher than the rate required by federal law For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Judiciary Committee AB 1377 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Raquel Mason Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT CalFresh This bill is would require schools to notify children eligible for school meals that they may also be eligible for CalFresh. Next Step Senate Appropriation Committee AB 1403 Carillo(D) Room #4167 Tel. 916-319-2051 Staff: Jessica Zaragoza Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT General Assistance This bill would amend state law which makes an adult ineligible for General Assistance when they are no longer receiving CalWORKs to clarify that this only applies when the CalWORKs eligible child is still in the home. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services Committee on 7-8-19 AB 1436 Stone (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Nicole Hisatomi Email: [email protected] WCLP CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the applicant current disregard of $90 to $500. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 1434 Kalra (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Chris Reafe Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT SSI This bill would require that the SSI grants be equal 100% of the federal poverty level. Next Step Two-Year Bill 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 2019 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS Monday – 2-25-19 Monday -3-11-19 – ASSEMBLY BLLS -TBD NOTE: All hearings at 3:00 p.m. in room #2040 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-11 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 Jeff Stone, Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room # 4062 David Scheidt Email: [email protected] 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 Mike McGuire (D) Phone: 651-40-2 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 5061 Jamal Wilson 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] 2019 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 173 (D) Dodd Room # 2024 Phone: 916-651-4024 Staff: Marisol Prieto Valli Email: [email protected] Yolo County SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would require the colleges to create a form that would inform college students that they are eligible for CalFresh because they are eligible for Work-Study and he form should serve as verification of eligibility for work-study. For LSC Letter Click Here Passed Senate Human Services Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committe SB 265 Hertzberg (D) Room # 313 Phone: 916-651-4018 Staff: Cynthia Castillo [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT School Meals This bill would bill require those local educational agencies to ensure that a pupil whose parent or guardian has unpaid school meal fees is not shamed, treated differently, or served a meal that differs from what a pupil paying for a school meal would receive. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committe SB 268 Wiener (D) Room # 5100 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would repeal CalWORKs asset test and align it with CalFresh. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committe SB 285 Wiener (D) [bookmark: _GoBack]Room # 5100 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCLP CalFresh This bill would require the State Department of Social Services to ensure counties are providing the desired access to CalFresh and meeting specified participation performance outcomes and require DSS to develop a universal application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 07-02-19 SB 298 Caballero (D) Room # 5052 Phone: 916-651-4012 Staff: Enedina Garcia [email protected] SUPPORT Poverty Reduction This bill would require the DSS, starting 2020 and every 2 years thereafter, to do an analysis and submit a report to the Legislature with specified information, including, among other things, a compilation of recommendations made by the task force that have been implemented and an estimate of the impact on child poverty and deep child poverty the implemented recommendations have had. Next Step Assembly Human Services 07-02-19 SB 321 – Mitchell (D) Room # 5050 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Bridget Kolakovsky [email protected] Child Care Law Center Parent Voices SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would make changes in Child Care by making Stage 1 child care available from the day CalWORKs beneficiaries are approved for CalWORKs for a period of one-year or when the case is transferred to Stage 2. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services SB 337- Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would pass through all child support payments to the family as exempt income. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committe SB 365 Durazo (D) Room # 5066 Phone 916-651-4024 Staff: Bethany Renfree [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would amend the CalWORKs Immediate Need statute to (1) make certain that parents with a job or a verified job offer who need childcare in order to work are deemed to be in immediate need if apparently eligible for CalWORKs. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee- Suspense File SB 374 – Glazer (D) Co-Author Stone (R) & Lackey (R) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] Author with CCWRO WCLP Support SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would deem CalWORKs students attending publicly funded education entity full-time to be meeting the CalWORKs welfare-to-work requirements and provide students advance payments for books. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill SB 470 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP CGA UFCW SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent online cash EBT purchases unless retailer has been approved by CDSS and would establish food safety requirements for online CalFresh EBT purchases. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committe SB 490- Hurdato (D) Room # 2054 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Mariam Valdez [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would stop establishing a claim and collecting CalFresh administrative error overpayments from SSI recipients. For LSC Letter Click Here Assembly Human Services 07-02-19 SB 735 Leyva Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require that the computer system alert workers immediately that the applicant or recipients needs ADA accommodations. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor 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 Eloise Reyes- (D) Acting Chair Phone: 916-319-2047 Fax: 916-319-2147 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-2074 Fax: 319-2174 Rm. #: 5126 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 John Nam [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 2019 State Budget Bill for 2019-2020 AB 74 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-11 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 Jeff Stone, (R) Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Room #: 4062 Chris Norden [email protected] 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 Anthony Archie [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2019-2020 SB 73 Sub #3 Hearings for 2019 2019 CALENDAR TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FIRST YEAR OF BIENNIUM CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY & SENATE 2019 20 REGULAR July 4 \u2014Independence Day. July 10 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(a)(10)). July 12 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(11)). Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 12 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 30 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sep. 2 \u2014Labor Day. Sep. 3-13 \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(a)(13)). Sep. 6 \u2014Last day to amend on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Sep. 13 \u2014Last day for any bill to be passed (J.R. 61(a)(15)). Interim Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(4)). Oct. 13 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sept. 13 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 13 (Art. IV, Sec.10(b)(1)). 2020 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 6 \u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(4)). (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, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [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 #2019-10 June 21, 2019 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] Senate Human Services Committee Monday, June 24, 2019 3 p.m. State Capitol, Room 2040 SUPPORT Letters Due Tuesday June 17, 209 at noon. A.B.No. 426 – Maienschein. In-Home Supportive Services program. [bookmark: _GoBack]A.B.No. 807 – Bauer-Kahan. CalWORKs eligibility: income exemptions. (Urgency) A.B.No. 942 – Weber. CalFresh: Restaurant Meals Program. A.B. No. 960 – Maienschein. CalWORKs: Homeless Assistance. A.B.No. 987 – Robert Rivas. CalWORKs: special diet and food preparation allowance. A.B.No. 1022 -Wicks. California Anti-hunger Response and Employment Training Act of 2019. A.B.No. 1377 – Wicks. CalFresh. A.B. No. 1403 – Carrillo. General Assistance: Eligibility. Assembly Human Services Committee Tuesday, July 02, 2019 1:30 p.m. State Capitol, Room 437 SUPPORT Letters Due Tuesday June 25, at noon. S.B.No. 285 – Wiener. Public social services. S.B.No. 298 – Caballero. Poverty reduction. S.B.No. 490 – Hurtado. CalFresh: benefit overissuance. Assembly Appropriations Committee Tuesday, June 26, 2019 9 a.m. State Capitol, Room 4202 SUPPORT Letters Due Tuesday June 25, at noon. S.B.No. 173- Dodd. CalFresh: postsecondary student eligibility: workstudy. S.B.No. 365 – Durazo. CalWORKs: immediate needs assistance. S.B.No. 735 – Leyva. Public social services: accommodation: notification. 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-10 2019 Human Services Budget Trailer Bill AB 80 [image: Submit Position Letter] Please us this portal to submit your position statement. Assembly Human Services Committee Daphne Hunt, 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 # 4208 Michael Chen Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] 2019 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 24 Burke (D) Room:5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] GRACE WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would declare the Legislature’s intent to enact legislation that would establish a Targeted Child Tax Credit as recommended by the task force. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 229 Nazarian (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Zachary Leary Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 283 Chu (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Zachary Leary Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services Committee on 7-8-19 AB 341 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 4208 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Shanna Ezzell [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide that persons applying for medical assistance indicating that they also would like to apply for CalFresh would have their application transmitted to the county of residence prepopulated with information from the medical assistance application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 426 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 4208 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Shanna Ezzell [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT IHSS This bill would repeal the unnecessary IHSS form SOC 873. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services Committee on 7-8-19 AB 494 – Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmitt [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide for an objective rule to determine when shelter cost of questionable and requires verification. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor AB 526 Petrie-Norris Room # – 4144 Tel. 916- 319-2074 Staff: Andrew Medina Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CDF Horizontal Integration This bill would help WIC eligible families and persons become eligible for Medi-Cal Next Step Senate Human Services AB 534 Mayes (R) Room # – 4098 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Brandon Ebeck [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would require the CDSS, SDPH, CDE and the Department of Food and Agriculture, to develop a plan to end hunger. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 612 Weber (D) Room # – 3104 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Kiara Patton [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh Restaurant Meals This bill would allow college students to use their EBT card to buy food at college campuses. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 721 – Grayson (D) Room #4164 Tel. 916-319-2014 Staff: Audrey Detmer [email protected] SUPPORT Training Supportive Services This bill would require California Workforce development to establish Lifting Families Out of Poverty Workforce Training Services Program that would give participants up to $5,000 per participant. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 807- Bauer-Kahan Room #2130 Tel. 916-319-2016 Staff: Brandon Bratcher Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would expand the number of income exemptions for CalWORKs. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee on 6-24-19 AB 870 – Burke (D) Room #5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] Author’s Bill SUPPORT Public Social Services This bill would require the various state agencies to examine the eligibility process and systems for public assistance programs and supportive services to help integrating services for beneficiaries of public assistance. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 942 Weber (D) Room #3123 Tel. 916-319-2079 Staff: Tiffaney Boyd [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide Food Security, Food Safety, and Access to Choices Act of 2019, would require the DSS consistent with federal law, to establish a process to enter into MOU with restaurants in a county that has chosen not to administer its own RMP that can include multiple locations in the State. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services Committee on 6-24-19 AB 944 Quirk (D) Room #2163 Tel. 916-319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] Alameda County CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill requires the county to reconsider the sponsored alien indigence exception every 12 months. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee AB 960 – Maienschein (D) Room # 4208 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Michael Chen [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs -Homeless Assistance This bill would make changed in the CalWORKs homeless assistance program (HAP). It will delete the use it or lose it provision of temporary HAP, it would eliminate the once-a-year homeless assistance for homeless families and other changes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 987 Rivas (D) Room #5158 Tel. 916-319-2030 Staff: Rita Durgin [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the monthly maximum amount for recurring special needs to $15 and authorize the allowance for a special diet to also be used for special food preparation needs. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services Committee on 7-8-19 AB 1022 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh Email: [email protected] WCLP CFBA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill establishes a state-only program for persons losing CalFresh due to the federal ABAWDs program. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services Committee on 6-24-19 AB 1091 Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support This bill would make modifications in collection of child support and also making child due the month following the month of having income again. For LSC Letter Click Here Two-Year Bill AB 1092 -Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support. The bill would instead require the department and local child support agencies, with respect to delinquencies in child support that have been assigned to the county, to charge interest on the principal amount owed at a rate no higher than the rate required by federal law For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Judiciary Committee AB 1377 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Raquel Mason Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT CalFresh This bill is would require schools to notify children eligible for school meals that they may also be eligible for CalFresh. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee on 6-24-19 AB 1403 Carillo(D) Room #4167 Tel. 916-319-2051 Staff: Jessica Zaragoza Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT General Assistance This bill would amend state law which makes an adult ineligible for General Assistance when they are no longer receiving CalWORKs to clarify that this only applies when the CalWORKs eligible child is still in the home. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services Committee on 7-8-19 AB 1436 Stone (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Nicole Hisatomi Email: [email protected] WCLP CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the applicant current disregard of $90 to $500. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 1434 Kalra (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Chris Reafe Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT SSI This bill would require that the SSI grants be equal 100% of the federal poverty level. Next Step Two-Year Bill 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 2019 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS Monday – 2-25-19 Monday -3-11-19 – ASSEMBLY BLLS -TBD NOTE: All hearings at 3:00 p.m. in room #2040 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-10 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 Jeff Stone, Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room # 4062 David Scheidt Email: [email protected] 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 Mike McGuire (D) Phone: 651-40-2 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 3086 Jamal Wilson 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 # 4066 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] 2019 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 173 (D) Dodd Room # 2024 Phone: 916-651-4024 Staff: Marisol Prieto Valli Email: [email protected] Yolo County SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would require the colleges to create a form that would inform college students that they are eligible for CalFresh because they are eligible for Work-Study and he form should serve as verification of eligibility for work-study. For LSC Letter Click Here Passed Senate Human Services Next Step Assembly Human Services 6-18-19 SB 265 Hertzberg (D) Room # 313 Phone: 916-651-4018 Staff: Cynthia Castillo [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT School Meals This bill would bill require those local educational agencies to ensure that a pupil whose parent or guardian has unpaid school meal fees is not shamed, treated differently, or served a meal that differs from what a pupil paying for a school meal would receive. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services SB 268 Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would repeal CalWORKs asset test and align it with CalFresh. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 6-18-19 SB 285 Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCLP CalFresh This bill would require the State Department of Social Services to ensure counties are providing the desired access to CalFresh and meeting specified participation performance outcomes and require DSS to develop a universal application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 07-02-19 SB 298 Caballero (D) Room # 5052 Phone: 916-651-4012 Staff: Enedina Garcia [email protected] SUPPORT Poverty Reduction This bill would require the DSS, starting 2020 and every 2 years thereafter, to do an analysis and submit a report to the Legislature with specified information, including, among other things, a compilation of recommendations made by the task force that have been implemented and an estimate of the impact on child poverty and deep child poverty the implemented recommendations have had. Next Step Assembly Human Services 07-02-19 SB 321 – Mitchell (D) Room # 5050 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Bridget Kolakovsky [email protected] Child Care Law Center Parent Voices SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would make changes in Child Care by making Stage 1 child care available from the day CalWORKs beneficiaries are approved for CalWORKs for a period of one-year or when the case is transferred to Stage 2. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services SB 337- Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would pass through all child support payments to the family as exempt income. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 6-18-19 SB 365 Durazo (D) Room # 5066 Phone 916-651-4024 Staff: Bethany Renfree [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would amend the CalWORKs Immediate Need statute to (1) make certain that parents with a job or a verified job offer who need childcare in order to work are deemed to be in immediate need if apparently eligible for CalWORKs. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 6-18-19 SB 374 – Glazer (D) Co-Author Stone (R) & Lackey (R) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] Author with CCWRO WCLP Support SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would deem CalWORKs students attending publicly funded education entity full-time to be meeting the CalWORKs welfare-to-work requirements and provide students advance payments for books. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill SB 470 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP CGA UFCW SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent online cash EBT purchases unless retailer has been approved by CDSS and would establish food safety requirements for online CalFresh EBT purchases. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 6-18-19 SB 490- Hurdato (D) Room # 2054 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Mariam Valdez [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would stop establishing a claim and collecting CalFresh administrative error overpayments from SSI recipients. For LSC Letter Click Here Assembly Human Services 07-02-19 SB 735 Leyva Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require that the computer system alert workers immediately that the applicant or recipients needs ADA accommodations. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps 07-02-19 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 Eloise Reyes- (D) Acting Chair Phone: 916-319-2047 Fax: 916-319-2147 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-2074 Fax: 319-2174 Rm. #: 5126 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 John Nam [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 2019 State Budget Bill for 2019-2020 AB 74 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-10 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 Jeff Stone, (R) Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Room #: 4062 Chris Norden [email protected] 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 Anthony Archie [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2019-2020 SB 73 Sub #3 Hearings for 2019 2019 CALENDAR TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FIRST YEAR OF BIENNIUM CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY & SENATE 2019 20 REGULAR May 27 \u2014Memorial Day. May 28-31 \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(a)(7)). May 31 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house (J.R. 61(a)(8)). June 3 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(a)(9)). June 15 \u2014Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec.12(c)(3)). July 4 \u2014Independence Day. July 10 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(a)(10)). July 12 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(11)). Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 12 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 30 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sep. 2 \u2014Labor Day. Sep. 3-13 \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(a)(13)). Sep. 6 \u2014Last day to amend on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Sep. 13 \u2014Last day for any bill to be passed (J.R. 61(a)(15)). Interim Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(4)). Oct. 13 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sept. 13 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 13 (Art. IV, Sec.10(b)(1)). 2020 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 6 \u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(4)). (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, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [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 #2019-08 June 12, 2019 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] Senate Human Services Committee [bookmark: _GoBack]Monday, June 24, 2019 3 p.m. State Capitol, Room 2040 SUPPORT Letters Due Tuesday June 17, 209 at noon. A.B.No. 426 Maienschein. In-Home Supportive Services program. A.B.No. 807 Bauer-Kahan. CalWORKs eligibility: income exemptions. (Urgency) A.B.No. 942 Weber. CalFresh: Restaurant Meals Program. A.B.No. 987 Robert Rivas. CalWORKs: special diet and food preparation allowance. A.B.No. 1022 Wicks. California Anti-hunger Response and Employment Training Act of 2019. A.B.No. 1377 Wicks. CalFresh. Assembly Human Services Committee Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:30 p.m. State Capitol, Room 437 Subject to Change SUPPORT Letters Due Tuesday June 11, at noon. S.B.No. 173 Dodd. CalFresh: postsecondary student eligibility: workstudy S.B.No. 268 Wiener. CalWORKs eligibility: asset limits. S.B.No. 285 Wiener. Public social services. S.B.No. 337 Skinner. Child support. S.B.No. 365 Durazo. CalWORKs: immediate needs assistance. S.B.No. 470 Skinner. Electronic benefits transfer system. S.B.No. 735 Leyva. Public social services: accommodation: notification. [image: Submit Position Letter] Please us this portal to submit your position statement. Assembly Human Services Committee Daphne Hunt, 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 # 4208 Michael Chen Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] 2019 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 24 Burke (D) Room:5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] GRACE WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would declare the Legislature’s intent to enact legislation that would establish a Targeted Child Tax Credit as recommended by the task force. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 229 Nazarian (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Zachary Leary Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 283 Chu (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Zachary Leary Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 341 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 4208 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Shanna Ezzell [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide that persons applying for medical assistance indicating that they also would like to apply for CalFresh would have their application transmitted to the county of residence prepopulated with information from the medical assistance application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 426 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 4208 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Shanna Ezzell [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT IHSS This bill would repeal the unnecessary IHSS form SOC 873. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services Committee on 6-24-19 AB 494 – Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmitt [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide for an objective rule to determine when shelter cost of questionable and requires verification. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee AB 526 Petrie-Norris Room # – 4144 Tel. 916- 319-2074 Staff: Andrew Medina Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CDF Horizontal Integration This bill would help WIC eligible families and persons become eligible for Medi-Cal Next Step Senate Human Services AB 534 Mayes (R) Room # – 4098 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Brandon Ebeck [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would require the CDSS, SDPH, CDE and the Department of Food and Agriculture, to develop a plan to end hunger. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 612 Weber (D) Room # – 3104 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Kiara Patton [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh Restaurant Meals This bill would allow college students to use their EBT card to buy food at college campuses. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 721 – Grayson (D) Room #4164 Tel. 916-319-2014 Staff: Audrey Detmer [email protected] SUPPORT Training Supportive Services This bill would require California Workforce development to establish Lifting Families Out of Poverty Workforce Training Services Program that would give participants up to $5,000 per participant. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 807- Bauer-Kahan Room #2130 Tel. 916-319-2016 Staff: Brandon Bratcher Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would expand the number of income exemptions for CalWORKs. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee on 6-24-19 AB 870 – Burke (D) Room #5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] Author’s Bill SUPPORT Public Social Services This bill would require the various state agencies to examine the eligibility process and systems for public assistance programs and supportive services to help integrating services for beneficiaries of public assistance. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 942 Weber (D) Room #3123 Tel. 916-319-2079 Staff: Tiffaney Boyd [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide Food Security, Food Safety, and Access to Choices Act of 2019, would require the DSS consistent with federal law, to establish a process to enter into MOU with restaurants in a county that has chosen not to administer its own RMP that can include multiple locations in the State. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services Committee on 6-24-19 AB 944 Quirk (D) Room #2163 Tel. 916-319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] Alameda County CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill requires the county to reconsider the sponsored alien indigence exception every 12 months. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Appropriations Committee AB 960 – Maienschein (D) Room # 4208 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Michael Chen [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs -Homeless Assistance This bill would make changed in the CalWORKs homeless assistance program (HAP). It will delete the use it or lose it provision of temporary HAP, it would eliminate the once-a-year homeless assistance for homeless families and other changes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 987 Rivas (D) Room #5158 Tel. 916-319-2030 Staff: Rita Durgin [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the monthly maximum amount for recurring special needs to $15 and authorize the allowance for a special diet to also be used for special food preparation needs. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services Committee on 6-24-19 AB 1022 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh Email: [email protected] WCLP CFBA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill establishes a state-only program for persons losing CalFresh due to the federal ABAWDs program. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services Committee on 6-24-19 AB 1091 Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support This bill would make modifications in collection of child support and also making child due the month following the month of having income again. For LSC Letter Click Here Two-Year Bill AB 1092 -Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support. The bill would instead require the department and local child support agencies, with respect to delinquencies in child support that have been assigned to the county, to charge interest on the principal amount owed at a rate no higher than the rate required by federal law For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Judiciary Committee AB 1377 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Raquel Mason Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT CalFresh This bill is would require schools to notify children eligible for school meals that they may also be eligible for CalFresh. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee on 6-24-19 AB 1403 Carillo(D) Room #4167 Tel. 916-319-2051 Staff: Jessica Zaragoza Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT General Assistance This bill would amend state law which makes an adult ineligible for General Assistance when they are no longer receiving CalWORKs to clarify that this only applies when the CalWORKs eligible child is still in the home. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 1436 Stone (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Nicole Hisatomi Email: [email protected] WCLP CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the applicant current disregard of $90 to $500. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 1434 Kalra (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Chris Reafe Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT SSI This bill would require that the SSI grants be equal 100% of the federal poverty level. Next Step Two-Year Bill 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 2019 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS Monday – 2-25-19 Monday -3-11-19 – ASSEMBLY BLLS -TBD NOTE: All hearings at 3:00 p.m. in room #2040 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-09 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-09 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 Jeff Stone, Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room # 4062 David Scheidt Email: [email protected] 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 Mike McGuire (D) Phone: 651-40-2 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 3086 Jamal Wilson 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 # 4066 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] 2019 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 173 (D) Dodd Room # 2024 Phone: 916-651-4024 Staff: Marisol Prieto Valli Email: [email protected] Yolo County SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would require the colleges to create a form that would inform college students that they are eligible for CalFresh because they are eligible for Work-Study and he form should serve as verification of eligibility for work-study. For LSC Letter Click Here Passed Senate Human Services Next Step Assembly Human Services 6-18-19 SB 265 Hertzberg (D) Room # 313 Phone: 916-651-4018 Staff: Cynthia Castillo [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT School Meals This bill would bill require those local educational agencies to ensure that a pupil whose parent or guardian has unpaid school meal fees is not shamed, treated differently, or served a meal that differs from what a pupil paying for a school meal would receive. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services SB 268 Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would repeal CalWORKs asset test and align it with CalFresh. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 6-18-19 SB 285 Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCLP CalFresh This bill would require the State Department of Social Services to ensure counties are providing the desired access to CalFresh and meeting specified participation performance outcomes and require DSS to develop a universal application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 6-18-19 SB 298 Caballero (D) Room # 5052 Phone: 916-651-4012 Staff: Enedina Garcia [email protected] SUPPORT Poverty Reduction This bill would require the DSS, starting 2020 and every 2 years thereafter, to do an analysis and submit a report to the Legislature with specified information, including, among other things, a compilation of recommendations made by the task force that have been implemented and an estimate of the impact on child poverty and deep child poverty the implemented recommendations have had. Next Step Assembly Human Services SB 321 – Mitchell (D) Room # 5050 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Bridget Kolakovsky [email protected] Child Care Law Center Parent Voices SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would make changes in Child Care by making Stage 1 child care available from the day CalWORKs beneficiaries are approved for CalWORKs for a period of one-year or when the case is transferred to Stage 2. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services SB 337- Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would pass through all child support payments to the family as exempt income. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 6-18-19 SB 365 Durazo (D) Room # 5066 Phone 916-651-4024 Staff: Bethany Renfree [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would amend the CalWORKs Immediate Need statute to (1) make certain that parents with a job or a verified job offer who need childcare in order to work are deemed to be in immediate need if apparently eligible for CalWORKs For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 6-18-19 SB 374 – Glazer (D) Co-Author Stone (R) & Lackey (R) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] Author with CCWRO WCLP Support SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would deem CalWORKs students attending publicly funded education entity full-time to be meeting the CalWORKs welfare-to-work requirements and provide students advance payments for books. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill SB 470 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP CGA UFCW SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent online cash EBT purchases unless retailer has been approved by CDSS and would establish food safety requirements for online CalFresh EBT purchases. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 6-18-19 SB 490- Hurdato (D) Room # 2054 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Mariam Valdez [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would stop establishing a claim and collecting CalFresh administrative error overpayments from SSI recipients. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services SB 735 Leyva Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require that the computer system alert workers immediately that the applicant or recipients needs ADA accommodations. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 6-18-19 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 Eloise Reyes- (D) Acting Chair Phone: 916-319-2047 Fax: 916-319-2147 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-2074 Fax: 319-2174 Rm. #: 5126 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 John Nam [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 2019 State Budget Bill for 2019-2020 AB 74 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-09 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 Jeff Stone, (R) Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Room #: 4062 Chris Norden [email protected] 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 Anthony Archie [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2019-2020 SB 73 Sub #3 Hearings for 2019 2019 CALENDAR TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FIRST YEAR OF BIENNIUM CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY & SENATE 2019 20 REGULAR May 27 \u2014Memorial Day. May 28-31 \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(a)(7)). May 31 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house (J.R. 61(a)(8)). June 3 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(a)(9)). June 15 \u2014Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec.12(c)(3)). July 4 \u2014Independence Day. July 10 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(a)(10)). July 12 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(11)). Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 12 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 30 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sep. 2 \u2014Labor Day. Sep. 3-13 \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(a)(13)). Sep. 6 \u2014Last day to amend on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Sep. 13 \u2014Last day for any bill to be passed (J.R. 61(a)(15)). Interim Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(4)). Oct. 13 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sept. 13 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 13 (Art. IV, Sec.10(b)(1)). 2020 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 6 \u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(4)). (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, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [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 #2019-08 June 1, 2019 [image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo] Assembly Human Services Committee Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 437 Subject to Change SUPPORT Letters Due Tuesday June 10, at noon. . Senate Human Services Committee Monday, June 10, 2019 3 p.m. -State Capitol, Room 2040 SUPPORT Letters Due Tuesday June 03, 209 at noon. A.B.No. 494 – Berman. CalFresh: eligibility: shelter expense deductions. (Urgency) A.B.No. 944Quirk.CalWORKs: sponsored noncitizen: indigence exception. A.C.R.No. 1 – Bonta. Immigration: public charges. Full Agenda [image: Submit Position Letter] Please us this portal to submit your position statement. 2019-2020 State Budget Conference Committee Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D), Chair Room 5050. Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Luan Huyh Senator John M. W. Moorlach (R) Room 2048. Phone 916-651-4037 Staff: Spenser Street Senator Jim Nielsen (R) Room 5064 Phone 916-651-4004 Staff: Collin Sueyres Senator Richard D. Roth (D) Room 2080. Phone 916-651-4031 Staff: Elise Gyore Senator Nancy Skinner (D) Room 5094. Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Marvyn Deon Assemblymember Phil Ting (D), Vice Chair Room 6026. Phone 916-319-2019 Staff: Nicole Vasquez Assemblymember Chad Mayes (R) Room 4098. Phone 916-319-2042 Staff: Brandon Ebeck Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D) Room 2136. Phone 916-319-2007 Staff: Alex Harold Assemblymember Jay Obernolte (R) Room 4116. Phone 916-319-2033 Staff: Teres Trujillo Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D) Room 3123. Phone 916-319-2079 Staff: Anthony DiMartino Assembly Human Services Committee Daphne Hunt, 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 # 4208 Michael Chen Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] 2019 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 24 Burke (D) Room:5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] GRACE WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would declare the Legislature’s intent to enact legislation that would establish a Targeted Child Tax Credit as recommended by the task force. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 229 Nazarian (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Zachary Leary Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 283 Chu (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Zachary Leary Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 341 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 4208 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Shanna Ezzell [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide that persons applying for medical assistance indicating that they also would like to apply for CalFresh would have their application transmitted to the county of residence prepopulated with information from the medical assistance application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 426 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 4208 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Shanna Ezzell [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT IHSS This bill would repeal the unnecessary IHSS form SOC 873. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 494 – Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmitt [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide for an objective rule to determine when shelter cost of questionable and requires verification. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services 6-10-19 AB 526 Petrie-Norris Room # – 4144 Tel. 916- 319-2074 Staff: Andrew Medina Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CDF Horizontal Integration This bill would help WIC eligible families and persons become eligible for Medi-Cal Next Step Senate Human Services AB 534 Mayes (R) Room # – 4098 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Brandon Ebeck [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would require the CDSS, SDPH, CDE and the Department of Food and Agriculture, to develop a plan to end hunger. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 612 Weber (D) Room # – 3104 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Kiara Patton [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh Restaurant Meals This bill would allow college students to use their EBT card to buy food at college campuses. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 721 – Grayson (D) Room #4164 Tel. 916-319-2014 Staff: Audrey Detmer [email protected] SUPPORT Training Supportive Services This bill would require California Workforce development to establish Lifting Families Out of Poverty Workforce Training Services Program that would give participants up to $5,000 per participant. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 807- Bauer-Kahan Room #2130 Tel. 916-319-2016 Staff: Brandon Bratcher Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would expand the number of income exemptions for CalWORKs. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 870 – Burke (D) Room #5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] Author’s Bill SUPPORT Public Social Services This bill would require the various state agencies to examine the eligibility process and systems for public assistance programs and supportive services to help integrating services for beneficiaries of public assistance. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 942 Weber (D) Room #3123 Tel. 916-319-2079 Staff: Tiffaney Boyd [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide Food Security, Food Safety, and Access to Choices Act of 2019, would require the DSS consistent with federal law, to establish a process to enter into MOU with restaurants in a county that has chosen not to administer its own RMP that can include multiple locations in the State. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 944 Quirk (D) Room #2163 Tel. 916-319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] Alameda County CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill requires the county to reconsider the sponsored alien indigence exception every 12 months. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 960 – Maienschein (D) Room # 4208 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Michael Chen [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs -Homeless Assistance This bill would make changed in the CalWORKs homeless assistance program (HAP). It will delete the use it or lose it provision of temporary HAP, it would eliminate the once-a-year homeless assistance for homeless families and other changes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 987 Rivas (D) Room #5158 Tel. 916-319-2030 Staff: Rita Durgin [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the monthly maximum amount for recurring special needs to $15 and authorize the allowance for a special diet to also be used for special food preparation needs. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 1022 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh Email: [email protected] WCLP CFBA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill establishes a state-only program for persons losing CalFresh due to the federal ABAWDs program. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 1091 Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support This bill would make modifications in collection of child support and also making child due the month following the month of having income again. For LSC Letter Click Here Two-Year Bill AB 1092 -Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support. The bill would instead require the department and local child support agencies, with respect to delinquencies in child support that have been assigned to the county, to charge interest on the principal amount owed at a rate no higher than the rate required by federal law For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Judiciary Committee AB 1377 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Raquel Mason Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT CalFresh This bill is would require schools to notify children eligible for school meals that they may also be eligible for CalFresh. Next Step Senate Human Services AB 1403 Carillo(D) Room #4167 Tel. 916-319-2051 Staff: Jessica Zaragoza Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT General Assistance This bill would amend state law which makes an adult ineligible for General Assistance when they are no longer receiving CalWORKs to clarify that this only applies when the CalWORKs eligible child is still in the home. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 1436 Stone (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Nicole Hisatomi Email: [email protected] WCLP CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the applicant current disregard of $90 to $500. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 1434 Kalra (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Chris Reafe Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT SSI This bill would require that the SSI grants be equal 100% of the federal poverty level. Next Step Two-Year Bill 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 2019 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS Monday – 2-25-19 Monday -3-11-19 – ASSEMBLY BLLS -TBD NOTE: All hearings at 3:00 p.m. in room #2040 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-08 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-08 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 Jeff Stone, Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room # 4062 David Scheidt Email: [email protected] 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 Mike McGuire (D) Phone: 651-40-2 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 3086 Jamal Wilson 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 # 4066 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] [bookmark: _GoBack] 2019 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 173 (D) Dodd Room # 2024 Phone: 916-651-4024 Staff: Marisol Prieto Valli Email: [email protected] Yolo County SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would require the colleges to create a form that would inform college students that they are eligible for CalFresh because they are eligible for Work-Study and he form should serve as verification of eligibility for work-study. For LSC Letter Click Here Passed Senate Human Services Next Step Assembly Human Services SB 265 Hertzberg (D) Room # 313 Phone: 916-651-4018 Staff: Cynthia Castillo [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT School Meals This bill would bill require those local educational agencies to ensure that a pupil whose parent or guardian has unpaid school meal fees is not shamed, treated differently, or served a meal that differs from what a pupil paying for a school meal would receive. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services SB 268 Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would repeal CalWORKs asset test and align it with CalFresh. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services SB 285 Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] SUPPORT CCWRO WCLP CalFresh This bill would require the State Department of Social Services to ensure counties are providing the desired access to CalFresh and meeting specified participation performance outcomes and require DSS to develop a universal application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services SB 298 Caballero (D) Room # 5052 Phone: 916-651-4012 Staff: Enedina Garcia [email protected] SUPPORT Poverty Reduction This bill would require the DSS, starting 2020 and every 2 years thereafter, to do an analysis and submit a report to the Legislature with specified information, including, among other things, a compilation of recommendations made by the task force that have been implemented and an estimate of the impact on child poverty and deep child poverty the implemented recommendations have had. Next Step Assembly Human Services SB 321 – Mitchell (D) Room # 5050 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Bridget Kolakovsky [email protected] Child Care Law Center Parent Voices SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would make changes in Child Care by making Stage 1 child care available from the day CalWORKs beneficiaries are approved for CalWORKs for a period of one-year or when the case is transferred to Stage 2. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services SB 337- Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would pass through all child support payments to the family as exempt income. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services SB 365 Durazo (D) Room # 5066 Phone 916-651-4024 Staff: Bethany Renfree [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would amend the CalWORKs Immediate Need statute to (1) make certain that parents with a job or a verified job offer who need childcare in order to work are deemed to be in immediate need if apparently eligible for CalWORKs For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services SB 374 – Glazer (D) Co-Author Stone (R) & Lackey (R) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] Author with CCWRO WCLP Support SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would deem CalWORKs students attending publicly funded education entity full-time to be meeting the CalWORKs welfare-to-work requirements and provide students advance payments for books. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill SB 470 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP CGA UFCW SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent online cash EBT purchases unless retailer has been approved by CDSS and would establish food safety requirements for online CalFresh EBT purchases. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services SB 490- Hurdato (D) Room # 2054 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Mariam Valdez [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would stop establishing a claim and collecting CalFresh administrative error overpayments from SSI recipients. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services \\] SB 735 Leyva Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require that the computer system alert workers immediately that the applicant or recipients needs ADA accommodations. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 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 Eloise Reyes- (D) Acting Chair Phone: 916-319-2047 Fax: 916-319-2147 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-2074 Fax: 319-2174 Rm. #: 5126 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 John Nam [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 2019 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-08 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 Jeff Stone, (R) Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Room #: 4062 Chris Norden [email protected] 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 Anthony Archie [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2019-2020 SB 73 Sub #3 Hearings for 2019 2019 CALENDAR TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FIRST YEAR OF BIENNIUM CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY & SENATE 2019 20 REGULAR May 27 \u2014Memorial Day. May 28-31 \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(a)(7)). May 31 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house (J.R. 61(a)(8)). June 3 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(a)(9)). June 15 \u2014Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec.12(c)(3)). July 4 \u2014Independence Day. July 10 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(a)(10)). July 12 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(11)). Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 12 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 30 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sep. 2 \u2014Labor Day. Sep. 3-13 \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(a)(13)). Sep. 6 \u2014Last day to amend on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Sep. 13 \u2014Last day for any bill to be passed (J.R. 61(a)(15)). Interim Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(4)). Oct. 13 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sept. 13 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 13 (Art. IV, Sec.10(b)(1)). 2020 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 6 \u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(4)). (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, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [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 #2019-07 May 17, 2019 Assembly Human Services Committee Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 437 Subject to Change SUPPORT Letters Due Tuesday June 4, at noon. . Senate Human Services Committee Monday, June 10, 2019 3 p.m. -State Capitol, Room 2040 SUPPORT Letters Due Monday June 3, at noon. 2019 CalWORKs Average Grant Level Family of 3 Months Average Grant Percentage of the federal poverty level of 2019 1\/1\/19 $568 32% 4\/1\/19 $629 35% 10\/1\/19 $682 38% [image: Submit Position Letter] Please us this portal to submit your position statement. Assembly Human Services Committee Daphne Hunt, 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 # 4208 Michael Chen Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] 2019 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps AB 24 Burke (D) Room:5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] GRACE WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would declare the Legislature’s intent to enact legislation that would establish a Targeted Child Tax Credit as recommended by the task force. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 229 Nazarian (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Zachary Leary Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 283 Chu (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Zachary Leary Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 341 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 4208 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Shanna Ezzell [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide that persons applying for medical assistance indicating that they also would like to apply for CalFresh would have their application transmitted to the county of residence prepopulated with information from the medical assistance application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 426 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 4208 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Shanna Ezzell [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT IHSS This bill would repeal the unnecessary IHSS form SOC 873. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor. AB 494 – Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmitt [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide for an objective rule to determine when shelter cost of questionable and requires verification. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 526 Petrie-Norris Room # – 4144 Tel. 916- 319-2074 Staff: Andrew Medina Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CDF Horizontal Integration This bill would help WIC eligible families and persons become eligible for Medi-Cal Next Step Assembly Floor.. AB 534 Mayes (R) Room # – 4098 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Brandon Ebeck [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would require the CDSS, SDPH, CDE and the Department of Food and Agriculture, to develop a plan to end hunger. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 612 Weber (D) Room # – 3104 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Kiara Patton [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh Restaurant Meals This bill would allow college students to use their EBT card to buy food at college campuses. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 721 – Grayson (D) Room #4164 Tel. 916-319-2014 Staff: Audrey Detmer [email protected] SUPPORT Training Supportive Services This bill would require California Workforce development to establish Lifting Families Out of Poverty Workforce Training Services Program that would give participants up to $5,000 per participant. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 807- Bauer-Kahan Room #2130 Tel. 916-319-2016 Staff: Brandon Bratcher Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would expand the number of income exemptions for CalWORKs. Next Step Assembly Floor AB 870 – Burke (D) Room #5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] Author’s Bill SUPPORT Public Social Services This bill would require the various state agencies to examine the eligibility process and systems for public assistance programs and supportive services to help integrating services for beneficiaries of public assistance. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 942 Weber (D) Room #3123 Tel. 916-319-2079 Staff: Tiffaney Boyd [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide Food Security, Food Safety, and Access to Choices Act of 2019, would require the DSS consistent with federal law, to establish a process to enter into MOU with restaurants in a county that has chosen not to administer its own RMP that can include multiple locations in the State. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor . AB 944 Quirk (D) Room #2163 Tel. 916-319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] Alameda County CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill requires the county to reconsider the sponsored alien indigence exception every 12 months. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor AB 960 – Maienschein (D) Room # 4208 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Michael Chen [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs -Homeless Assistance This bill would make changed in the CalWORKs homeless assistance program (HAP). It will delete the use it or lose it provision of temporary HAP, it would eliminate the once-a-year homeless assistance for homeless families and other changes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor AB 987 Rivas (D) Room #5158 Tel. 916-319-2030 Staff: Rita Durgin [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the monthly maximum amount for recurring special needs to $15 and authorize the allowance for a special diet to also be used for special food preparation needs. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor AB 1022 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh Email: [email protected] WCLP CFBA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill establishes a state-only program for persons losing CalFresh due to the federal ABAWDs program. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor AB 1091 Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support This bill would make modifications in collection of child support and also making child due the month following the month of having income again. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor AB 1092 -Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support. The bill would instead require the department and local child support agencies, with respect to delinquencies in child support that have been assigned to the county, to charge interest on the principal amount owed at a rate no higher than the rate required by federal law For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor AB 1377 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Raquel Mason Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT CalFresh This bill is would require schools to notify children eligible for school meals that they may also be eligible for CalFresh. Next Step Assembly Floor AB 1403 Carillo(D) Room #4167 Tel. 916-319-2051 Staff: Jessica Zaragoza Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT General Assistance This bill would amend state law which makes an adult ineligible for General Assistance when they are no longer receiving CalWORKs to clarify that this only applies when the CalWORKs eligible child is still in the home. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor AB 1436 Stone (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Nicole Hisatomi Email: [email protected] WCLP CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the applicant current disregard of $90 to $500. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor AB 1434 Kalra (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Chris Reafe Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT SSI This bill would require that the SSI grants be equal 100% of the federal poverty level. Next Step Two-Year Bill 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 2019 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS Monday – 2-25-19 Monday -3-11-19 – ASSEMBLY BLLS -TBD NOTE: All hearings at 3:00 p.m. in room #2040 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-07 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-07 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 Jeff Stone, Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room # 4062 David Scheidt Email: [email protected] 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 Mike McGuire (D) Phone: 651-40-2 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 3086 Jamal Wilson 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 # 4066 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] 2019 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 173 (D) Dodd Room # 2024 Phone: 916-651-4024 Staff: Marisol Prieto Valli Email: [email protected] Yolo County SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would require the colleges to create a form that would inform college students that they are eligible for CalFresh because they are eligible for Work-Study and he form should serve as verification of eligibility for work-study. For LSC Letter Click Here Passed Senate Human Services Next Step 28.8 by Senate Approps. Senate Floor SB 265 Hertzberg (D) Room # 313 Phone: 916-651-4018 Staff: Cynthia Castillo [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT School Meals This bill would bill require those local educational agencies to ensure that a pupil whose parent or guardian has unpaid school meal fees is not shamed, treated differently, or served a meal that differs from what a pupil paying for a school meal would receive. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor SB 268 Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would repeal CalWORKs asset test and align it with CalFresh. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor SB 285 Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require the State Department of Social Services to ensure counties are providing the desired access to CalFresh and meeting specified participation performance outcomes and require DSS to develop a universal application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor SB 298 Caballero (D) Room # 5052 Phone: 916-651-4012 Staff: Enedina Garcia [email protected] SUPPORT Poverty Reduction This bill would require the State Department of Social Services, commencing in 2020 and every 2 years thereafter, to conduct an analysis and submit a report to the Legislature with specified information, including, among other things, a compilation of recommendations made by the task force that have been implemented and an estimate of the impact on child poverty and deep child poverty the implemented recommendations have had. Next Step Senate Floor SB 321 – Mitchell (D) Room # 5050 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Bridget Kolakovsky [email protected] Child Care Law Center Parent Voices SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would make changes in Child Care by making Stage 1 child care available from the day CalWORKs beneficiaries are approved for CalWORKs for a period of one-year or when the case is transferred to Stage 2. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Approps. SB 337- Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would pass through all child support payments to the family as exempt income. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor . SB 365 Durazo (D) Room # 5066 Phone 916-651-4024 Staff: Bethany Renfree [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would amend the CalWORKs Immediate Need statute to (1) make certain that parents with a job or a verified job offer who need childcare in order to work are deemed to be in immediate need if apparently eligible for CalWORKs For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor . SB 374 – Glazer (D) Co-Author Stone (R) & Lackey (R) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] Author with CCWRO WCLP Support SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would deem CalWORKs students attending publicly funded education entity full-time to be meeting the CalWORKs welfare-to-work requirements and provide students advance payments for books. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill SB 470 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP CGA UFCW SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent online cash EBT purchases unless retailer has been approved by CDSS and would establish food safety requirements for online CalFresh EBT purchases. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor SB 490- Hurdato (D) Room # 2054 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Mariam Valdez [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would stop establishing a claim and collecting CalFresh administrative error overpayments from SSI recipients. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor SB 735 Leyva Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require that the computer system alert workers immediately that the applicant or recipients needs ADA accommodations. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 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 Eloise Reyes- (D) Acting Chair Phone: 916-319-2047 Fax: 916-319-2147 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-2074 Fax: 319-2174 Rm. #: 5126 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 John Nam [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 2019 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-07 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] Senator Jeff Stone, (R) Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Room #: 4062 Chris Norden [email protected] 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 Anthony Archie [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2019-2020 SB 73 Sub #3 Hearings for 2019 2019 CALENDAR TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FIRST YEAR OF BIENNIUM CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY & SENATE 2019 20 REGULAR May 27 \u2014Memorial Day. May 28-31 \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(a)(7)). May 31 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house (J.R. 61(a)(8)). June 3 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(a)(9)). June 15 \u2014Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec.12(c)(3)). July 4 \u2014Independence Day. July 10 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(a)(10)). July 12 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(11)). Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 12 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 30 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sep. 2 \u2014Labor Day. Sep. 3-13 \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(a)(13)). Sep. 6 \u2014Last day to amend on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Sep. 13 \u2014Last day for any bill to be passed (J.R. 61(a)(15)). Interim Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(4)). Oct. 13 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sept. 13 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 13 (Art. IV, Sec.10(b)(1)). 2020 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 6 \u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(4)). (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, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [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 #2019-06 May 17, 2019 Assembly Human Services Committee Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 437 Subject to Change SUPPORT Letters Due Tuesday June 4, at noon. . Senate Human Services Committee Monday, June 10, 2019 3 p.m. -State Capitol, Room 2040 SUPPORT Letters Due Monday June 3, at noon. 2019 CalWORKs Average Grant Level Family of 3 Months Average Grant Percentage of the federal poverty level of 2019 1\/1\/19 $568 32% 4\/1\/19 $629 35% 10\/1\/19 $682 38% [image: Submit Position Letter] Please us this portal to submit your position statement. Assembly Human Services Committee Daphne Hunt, 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 # 4208 Michael Chen Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] 2019 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Bill Sponsor Bill Description Status Next Steps AB 24 Burke (D) Room:5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] GRACE WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would declare the Legislature’s intent to enact legislation that would establish a Targeted Child Tax Credit as recommended by the task force. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 229 Nazarian (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Zachary Leary Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 283 Chu (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Zachary Leary Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 341 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 4208 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Shanna Ezzell [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide that persons applying for medical assistance indicating that they also would like to apply for CalFresh would have their application transmitted to the county of residence prepopulated with information from the medical assistance application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 426 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 4208 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Shanna Ezzell [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT IHSS This bill would repeal the unnecessary IHSS form SOC 873. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor. AB 494 – Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmitt [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide for an objective rule to determine when shelter cost of questionable and requires verification. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services AB 526 Petrie-Norris Room # – 4144 Tel. 916- 319-2074 Staff: Andrew Medina Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CDF Horizontal Integration This bill would help WIC eligible families and persons become eligible for Medi-Cal Next Step Assembly Approps. AB 534 Mayes (R) Room # – 4098 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Brandon Ebeck [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would require the CDSS, SDPH, CDE and the Department of Food and Agriculture, to develop a plan to end hunger. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 612 Weber (D) Room # – 3104 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Kiara Patton [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh Restaurant Meals This bill would allow college students to use their EBT card to buy food at college campuses. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 721 – Grayson (D) Room #4164 Tel. 916-319-2014 Staff: Audrey Detmer [email protected] SUPPORT Training Supportive Services This bill would require California Workforce development to establish Lifting Families Out of Poverty Workforce Training Services Program that would give participants up to $5,000 per participant. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill AB 807- Bauer-Kahan Room #2130 Tel. 916-319-2016 Staff: Brandon Bratcher Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would expand the number of income exemptions for CalWORKs. Next Step Assembly Floor AB 870 – Burke (D) Room #5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] Author’s Bill SUPPORT Public Social Services This bill would require the various state agencies to examine the eligibility process and systems for public assistance programs and supportive services to help integrating services for beneficiaries of public assistance. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 942 Weber (D) Room #3123 Tel. 916-319-2079 Staff: Tiffaney Boyd [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide Food Security, Food Safety, and Access to Choices Act of 2019, would require the DSS consistent with federal law, to establish a process to enter into MOU with restaurants in a county that has chosen not to administer its own RMP that can include multiple locations in the State. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor . AB 944 Quirk (D) Room #2163 Tel. 916-319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] Alameda County CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill requires the county to reconsider the sponsored alien indigence exception every 12 months. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor AB 960 – Maienschein (D) Room # 4208 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Michael Chen [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs -Homeless Assistance This bill would make changed in the CalWORKs homeless assistance program (HAP). It will delete the use it or lose it provision of temporary HAP, it would eliminate the once-a-year homeless assistance for homeless families and other changes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor AB 987 Rivas (D) Room #5158 Tel. 916-319-2030 Staff: Rita Durgin [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the monthly maximum amount for recurring special needs to $15 and authorize the allowance for a special diet to also be used for special food preparation needs. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor AB 1022 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh Email: [email protected] WCLP CFBA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill establishes a state-only program for persons losing CalFresh due to the federal ABAWDs program. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor AB 1091 Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support This bill would make modifications in collection of child support and also making child due the month following the month of having income again. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor AB 1092 -Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support. The bill would instead require the department and local child support agencies, with respect to delinquencies in child support that have been assigned to the county, to charge interest on the principal amount owed at a rate no higher than the rate required by federal law For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor AB 1377 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Raquel Mason Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT CalFresh This bill is would require schools to notify children eligible for school meals that they may also be eligible for CalFresh. Next Step Assembly Floor AB 1403 Carillo(D) Room #4167 Tel. 916-319-2051 Staff: Jessica Zaragoza Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT General Assistance This bill would amend state law which makes an adult ineligible for General Assistance when they are no longer receiving CalWORKs to clarify that this only applies when the CalWORKs eligible child is still in the home. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor AB 1436 Stone (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Nicole Hisatomi Email: [email protected] WCLP CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the applicant current disregard of $90 to $500. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Floor AB 1434 Kalra (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Chris Reafe Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT SSI This bill would require that the SSI grants be equal 100% of the federal poverty level. Next Step Two-Year Bill 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 2019 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS Monday – 2-25-19 Monday -3-11-19 – ASSEMBLY BLLS -TBD NOTE: All hearings at 3:00 p.m. in room #2040 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-06 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-06 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 Jeff Stone, Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room # 4062 David Scheidt Email: [email protected] 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 Mike McGuire (D) Phone: 651-40-2 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 3086 Jamal Wilson 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 # 4066 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] 2019 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 173 (D) Dodd Room # 2024 Phone: 916-651-4024 Staff: Marisol Prieto Valli Email: [email protected] Yolo County SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would require the colleges to create a form that would inform college students that they are eligible for CalFresh because they are eligible for Work-Study and he form should serve as verification of eligibility for work-study. For LSC Letter Click Here Passed Senate Human Services Next Step 28.8 by Senate Approps. Senate Floor SB 265 Hertzberg (D) Room # 313 Phone: 916-651-4018 Staff: Cynthia Castillo [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT School Meals This bill would bill require those local educational agencies to ensure that a pupil whose parent or guardian has unpaid school meal fees is not shamed, treated differently, or served a meal that differs from what a pupil paying for a school meal would receive. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor SB 268 Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Alison Kostusak [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would repeal CalWORKs asset test and align it with CalFresh. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor SB 285 Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Alison Kostusak [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require the State Department of Social Services to ensure counties are providing the desired access to CalFresh and meeting specified participation performance outcomes and require DSS to develop a universal application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor SB 298 Caballero (D) Room # 5052 Phone: 916-651-4012 Staff: Enedina Garcia [email protected] SUPPORT Poverty Reduction This bill would require the State Department of Social Services, commencing in 2020 and every 2 years thereafter, to conduct an analysis and submit a report to the Legislature with specified information, including, among other things, a compilation of recommendations made by the task force that have been implemented and an estimate of the impact on child poverty and deep child poverty the implemented recommendations have had. Next Step Senate Floor SB 321 – Mitchell (D) Room # 5050 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Bridget Kolakovsky [email protected] Child Care Law Center Parent Voices SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would make changes in Child Care by making Stage 1 child care available from the day CalWORKs beneficiaries are approved for CalWORKs for a period of one-year or when the case is transferred to Stage 2. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Approps. SB 337- Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would pass through all child support payments to the family as exempt income. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor . SB 365 Durazo (D) Room # 5066 Phone 916-651-4024 Staff: Bethany Renfree [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would amend the CalWORKs Immediate Need statute to (1) make certain that parents with a job or a verified job offer who need childcare in order to work are deemed to be in immediate need if apparently eligible for CalWORKs For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor . SB 374 – Glazer (D) Co-Author Stone (R) & Lackey (R) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 [bookmark: _GoBack]Staff: Sakshi Walia [email protected] Author with CCWRO WCLP Support SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would deem CalWORKs students attending publicly funded education entity full-time to be meeting the CalWORKs welfare-to-work requirements and provide students advance payments for books. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Two-Year Bill SB 470 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP CGA UFCW SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent online cash EBT purchases unless retailer has been approved by CDSS and would establish food safety requirements for online CalFresh EBT purchases. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor SB 490- Hurdato (D) Room # 2054 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Mariam Valdez [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would stop establishing a claim and collecting CalFresh administrative error overpayments from SSI recipients. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Floor SB 735 Leyva Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require that the computer system alert workers immediately that the applicant or recipients needs ADA accommodations. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 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 Eloise Reyes- (D) Acting Chair Phone: 916-319-2047 Fax: 916-319-2147 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-2074 Fax: 319-2174 Rm. #: 5126 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 John Nam [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 2019 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-06 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] Senator Jeff Stone, (R) Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Room #: 4062 Chris Norden [email protected] 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 Anthony Archie [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2019-2020 SB 73 Sub #3 Hearings for 2019 2019 CALENDAR TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FIRST YEAR OF BIENNIUM CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY & SENATE 2019 20 REGULAR May 27 \u2014Memorial Day. May 28-31 \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(a)(7)). May 31 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house (J.R. 61(a)(8)). June 3 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(a)(9)). June 15 \u2014Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec.12(c)(3)). July 4 \u2014Independence Day. July 10 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(a)(10)). July 12 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(11)). Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 12 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 30 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sep. 2 \u2014Labor Day. Sep. 3-13 \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(a)(13)). Sep. 6 \u2014Last day to amend on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Sep. 13 \u2014Last day for any bill to be passed (J.R. 61(a)(15)). Interim Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(4)). Oct. 13 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sept. 13 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 13 (Art. IV, Sec.10(b)(1)). 2020 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 6 \u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(4)). (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, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] NOTES Tide nR ace ”

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“[image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo]CCWRO [bookmark: _GoBack]California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-05 April 15, 2019 Assembly Human Services Committee Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 437 SUPPORT Letters Due Tuesday April 2, at noon. A.B.No. 721 Grayson. Workforce training programs: supportive services A.B.No. 1022 Wicks. California Anti-Hunger Response and Employment Training Act of 2019 A.B.No. 1377 Wicks.CalFresh A.B.No. 1436 Mark Stone. CalWORKs: eligibility: income exemptions . Senate Human Services Committee Monday, April 22, 2019 3 p.m. -State Capitol, Room 2040 SUPPORT Letters Due Monday April 1, at noon. S.B.No. 285 Wiener. Public social services. S.B.No. 374 Glazer. CalWORKs: postsecondary education. S.B.No. 470 Skinner. Electronic benefits transfer system. S.B.No. 490 Hurtado. CalFresh: benefit overissuance. S.B.No. 735 Leyva. Public social services: accommodation: notification. [image: Submit Position Letter] Please us this portal to submit your position statement. Assembly Human Services Committee Daphne Hunt, 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 # 4208 Michael Chen Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] 2019 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Bill Sponsor Bill Description Status Next Steps AB 24 Burke (D) Room:5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] GRACE WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would declare the Legislature’s intent to enact legislation that would establish a Targeted Child Tax Credit as recommended by the task force. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Committee on Revenue & Taxation AB 229 Nazarian (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Zachary Leary Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps. Suspense File AB 341 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 4208 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Lauren Grainger [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide that persons applying for medical assistance indicating that they also would like to apply for CalFresh would have their application transmitted to the county of residence prepopulated with information from the medical assistance application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps. Suspense File AB 426 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 4208 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Shanna Ezzell [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT IHSS This bill would repeal the unnecessary IHSS form SOC 873 and provide that hours can only be changed if there is evidence of change of conditions of the IHSS beneficiary. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps. AB 494 – Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmitt [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide for an objective rule to determine when shelter cost of questionable and requires verification. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps. AB 526 Petrie-Norris Room # – 4144 Tel. 916- 319-2074 Staff: Andrew Medina Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CDF Horizontal Integration This bill would help WIC eligible families and persons become eligible for Medi-Cal Next Step Assembly Approps. AB 534 Mayes (R) Room # – 4098 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Brandon Ebeck [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would require the CDSS, SDPH, CDE and the Department of Food and Agriculture, to develop a plan to end hunger. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps. AB 612 Weber (D) Room # – 3104 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Kiara Patton [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh Restaurant Meals This bill would allow college students to use their EBT card to buy food at college campuses. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps. AB 721 – Grayson (D) Room #4164 Tel. 916-319-2014 Staff: Audrey Detmer [email protected] SUPPORT Training Supportive Services This bill would require California Workforce development to establish Lifting Families Out of Poverty Workforce Training Services Program that would give participants up to $5,000 per participant. Next Step Assembly Human Services April 23, 2019 AB 807- Bauer-Kahan Room #2130 Tel. 916-319-2016 Staff: Brandon Bratcher Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would expand the number of income exemptions for CalWORKs. Next Step Assembly Approps AB 870 – Burke (D) Room #5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] Author’s Bill SUPPORT Public Social Services This bill would require the various state agencies to examine the eligibility process and systems for public assistance programs and supportive services to help integrating services for beneficiaries of public assistance. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 942 Weber (D) Room #3123 Tel. 916-319-2079 Staff: Tiffaney Boyd [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide Food Security, Food Safety, and Access to Choices Act of 2019, would require the DSS consistent with federal law, to establish a process to enter into MOU with restaurants in a county that has chosen not to administer its own RMP that can include multiple locations in the State. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps. AB 944 Quirk (D) Room #2163 Tel. 916-319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] Alameda County CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill requires the county to reconsider the sponsored alien indigence exception every 12 months. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps AB 960 – Maienschein (D) Room # 4208 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Michael Chen [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs -Homeless Assistance This bill would make changed in the CalWORKs homeless assistance program (HAP). It will delete the use it or lose it provision of temporary HAP, it would eliminate the once-a-year homeless assistance for homeless families and other changes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps AB 987 Rivas (D) Room #5158 Tel. 916-319-2030 Staff: Rita Durgin [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the monthly maximum amount for recurring special needs to $15 and authorize the allowance for a special diet to also be used for special food preparation needs. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps AB 1022 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh Email: [email protected] WCLP CFBA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill establishes a state-only program for persons losing CalFresh due to the federal ABAWDs program. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 4-23-19 AB 1091 Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support This bill would make modifications in collection of child support and also making child due the month following the month of having income again. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps AB 1092 -Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support. The bill would instead require the department and local child support agencies, with respect to delinquencies in child support that have been assigned to the county, to charge interest on the principal amount owed at a rate no higher than the rate required by federal law For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps AB 1184 – Gloria (D) Room #2176 Tel. 916-319-2078 Staff: Samantha Huynh Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT Public Records This bill is would require local and state agencies to retain electronic writings for 2 yeaers. Next Step Assembly Judiciary Services AB 1377 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Raquel Mason Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT CalFresh This bill is would require schools to notify children eligible for school meals that they may also be eligible for CalFresh. Next Step Assembly Human Services 4-23-19 AB 1403 Carillo(D) Room #4167 Tel. 916-319-2051 Staff: Jessica Zaragoza Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT General Assistance This bill would amend state law which makes an adult ineligible for General Assistance when they are no longer receiving CalWORKs to clarify that this only applies when the CalWORKs eligible child is still in the home. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps AB 1436 Stone (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Nicole Hisatomi Email: [email protected] WCLP CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the applicant current disregard of $90 to $500. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 4-23-19 AB 1434 Kalra (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Chris Reafe Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT SSI This bill would require that the SSI grants be equal 100% of the federal poverty level. Next Step Assembly Approps. AB 1498 Lackey (R) Room #2174 Tel. 916-319-2036 Staff: Mark Isidro Email: [email protected] Child Support This bill would require a state webpage before 1-1-21 would list names, photographs and amount of child support that is delinquent and impose other penalties. 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 2019 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS Monday – 2-25-19 Monday -3-11-19 – ASSEMBLY BLLS -TBD NOTE: All hearings at 3:00 p.m. in room #2040 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-05 1 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-05 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 Jeff Stone, Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room # 4062 David Scheidt Email: [email protected] 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 Mike McGuire (D) Phone: 651-40-2 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 3086 Jamal Wilson 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 # 4066 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] 2019 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 173 (D) Dodd Room # 2024 Phone: 916-651-4024 Staff: Marisol Prieto Valli Email: [email protected] Yolo County SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would require the colleges to create a form that would inform college students that they are eligible for CalFresh because they are eligible for Work-Study and he form should serve as verification of eligibility for work-study. For LSC Letter Click Here Passed Senate Human Services Next Step 28.8 by Senate Approps. Senate Floor SB 268 Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Alison Kostusak [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would repeal CalWORKs asset test and align it with CalFresh. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Approps. SB 285 Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Alison Kostusak [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require the State Department of Social Services to ensure counties are providing the desired access to CalFresh and meeting specified participation performance outcomes and require DSS to develop a universal application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step To be in Senate Human Services on April 22, 2019 SB 321 – Mitchell (D) Room # 5050 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Bridget Kolakovsky [email protected] Child Care Law Center Parent Voices SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would make changes in Child Care by making Stage 1 child care available from the day CalWORKs beneficiaries are approved for CalWORKs for a period of one-year or when the case is transferred to Stage 2. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Approps. SB 337- Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would pass through all child support payments to the family as exempt income. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Approps. SB 365 Durazo (D) Room # 5066 Phone 916-651-4024 Staff: Bethany Renfree [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would amend the CalWORKs Immediate Need statute to (1) make certain that parents with a job or a verified job offer who need childcare in order to work are deemed to be in immediate need if apparently eligible for CalWORKs For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Approps. SB 374 – Glazer (D) Co-Author Stone (R) & Lackey (R) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Miguel Mauricio [email protected] Author with CCWRO WCLP Support SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would deem CalWORKs students attending publicly funded education entity full-time to be meeting the CalWORKs welfare-to-work requirements and provide students advance payments for books. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services 4-22-19 SB 470 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP CGA UFCW SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent online cash EBT purchases unless retailer has been approved by CDSS and would establish food safety requirements for online CalFresh EBT purchases. Next Step To be in Senate Human Services on April 22, 2019 SB 490- Hurdato (D) Room # 2054 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Mariam Valdez [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would stop establishing a claim and collecting CalFresh administrative error overpayments from SSI recipients. Next Step To be in Senate Human Services on April 22, 2019 SB 735 Leyva Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require that the computer system alert workers immediately that the applicant or recipients needs ADA accommodations. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step To be in Senate Human Services on April 22, 2019 ‘ 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 Eloise Reyes- (D) Acting Chair Phone: 916-319-2047 Fax: 916-319-2147 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-2074 Fax: 319-2174 Rm. #: 5126 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 John Nam [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 2019 13 California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-05 Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 Department of Community Services and Development, Department of Child Support Services Wednesday, May 1, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 Health & Human Services Agency, CDSS Automation Projects and Application Hub Wednesday, May 6, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 127 Stakeholder Proposals, Spring Finance Letters and Open Issue Wednesday, May 6, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 Spring Finance Letters and Open Issues 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 Jeff Stone, (R) Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Room #: 4062 Chris Norden [email protected] 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 Anthony Archie [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2019-2020 SB 73 Sub #3 Hearings for 2019 Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Department of Health Care Services Dental Services, Medi-Cal 2020 Waiver, Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Open Issues Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Open Issues All Departments as Needed 2019 CALENDAR TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FIRST YEAR OF BIENNIUM CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY & SENATE 2019 20 REGULAR Apr. 11 \u2014Spring Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Apr. 22 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Apr. 26 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R.61(a)(2)). May 3 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R.61(a)(3)). May 10 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 4 (J.R.61(a)(4)). May 17 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(5)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 3 (J.R. 61(a)(6)). May 27 \u2014Memorial Day. May 28-31 \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(a)(7)). May 31 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house (J.R. 61(a)(8)). June 3 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(a)(9)). June 15 \u2014Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec.12(c)(3)). July 4 \u2014Independence Day. July 10 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(a)(10)). July 12 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(11)). Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 12 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 30 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sep. 2 \u2014Labor Day. Sep. 3-13 \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(a)(13)). Sep. 6 \u2014Last day to amend on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Sep. 13 \u2014Last day for any bill to be passed (J.R. 61(a)(15)). Interim Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(4)). Oct. 13 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sept. 13 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 13 (Art. IV, Sec.10(b)(1)). 2020 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 6 \u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(4)). (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. 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“[image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo]CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-04 March 29, 2019 Senate Human Services Committee Monday, April 8, 2019 3 p.m. – Room 2040 Letters Due Monday April 1, at noon. S.B.No. 268 Wiener.CalWORKs eligibility: asset limits. S.B.No. 298 Caballero.Poverty reduction. S.B.No. 321 Mitchell.CalWORKs: supportive services: childcare. S.B.No. 337 Skinner.Child support. S.B.No. 365 Durazo.CalWORKs: immediate needs assistance. S.B.No. 374 Glazer.CalWORKs: postsecondary education. Assembly Human Services Committee Tuesday, April 9, 2019 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 437 Letters Due Tuesday April 2, at noon. A.B.No. 534 Mayes. Social services: access to food. A.B.No. 612 Weber. CalFresh: Restaurant Meals Program. A.B.No. 942 Weber. CalFresh: Restaurant Meals Program. A.B.No. 1022 Wicks. California Anti-Hunger Response and Employment Training Act of 2019. A.B.No. 1377 Wicks. CalFresh. A.B.No. 1403 Carrillo. General assistance: eligibility. A.B.No. 1434 Kalra. Public social services: SSI\/SSP. [image: Submit Position Letter] Please us this portal to submit your position statement. 2019 Budget Hearings Calendar ASSEMBLY BUDGET HEARINGS Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – 2:30 p.m. Room 444 CalWORKs, CalFresh and Immigration & Nat. Services SENATE BUDGET HEARINGS Thursday, April 11, 2019 -9:30 a.m. Room 4203 DSS CalWORKs, CalFresh and Immigration Services Assembly Human Services Committee Daphne Hunt, 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 # 4208 Nadra Mamou Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] 2019 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Bill Sponsor Bill Description Status Next Steps AB 24 Burke (D) Room:5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] GRACE WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would declare the Legislature’s intent to enact legislation that would establish a Targeted Child Tax Credit as recommended by the task force. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 229 Nazarian (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Zachary Leary Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps. AB 341 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 4208 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Shanna Ezzell [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide that persons applying for medical assistance indicating that they also would like to apply for CalFresh would have their application transmitted to the county of residence prepopulated with information from the medical assistance application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps. AB 426 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 4208 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Shanna Ezzell [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT IHSS This bill would repeal the unnecessary IHSS form SOC 873 and provide that hours can only be changed if there is evidence of change of conditions of the IHSS beneficiary. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps. AB 494 – Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmitt [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide for an objective rule to determine when shelter cost of questionable and requires verification. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps. AB 526 Petrie-Norris Room # – 4144 Tel. 916- 319-2074 Staff: Andrew Medina Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CDF Horizontal Integration This bill would help WIC eligible families and persons become eligible for Medi-Cal Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 534 Mayes (R) Room # – 4098 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Brandon Ebeck [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would require the CDSS, SDPH, CDE and the Department of Food and Agriculture, to develop a plan to end hunger. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 4-9-19 AB 612 Weber (D) Room # – 3104 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Kiara Patton [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh Restaurant Meals This bill would allow college students to use their EBT card to buy food at college campuses. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 4-9-19 AB 683 Carrillo (D) Room #4167 Tel. 916-319-2051 Staff: Samantha Samuelsen Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Medi-Cal This bill would prohibit the department from an asset and resource test for Medi-Cal beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Shared Savings Program. It would also require the exemption of certain assets subject to federal approval. Next Step Assembly Health Services AB 715 Arambula (D) Room #5155 Tel. 916-319-2031 Staff: Marla Cowan [email protected] WCLP DRC SUPPORT Medi-Cal This bill would require upon receipt of federal approval, all countable income over 100% of the federal poverty level, up to 138% of the federal poverty level, to be disregarded, after taking all other disregards, deductions, and exclusions into account for those persons eligible under the program for aged and disabled persons. Next Step Assembly Health Services March 21, 2019 AB 807- Bauer-Kahan Room #2130 Tel. 916-319-2016 Staff: Brandon Bratcher Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would expand the number of income exemptions for CalWORKs. Next Step Assembly Approps AB 870 – Burke (D) Room #5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] Author’s Bill SUPPORT Public Social Services This bill would require the various state agencies to examine the eligibility process and systems for public assistance programs and supportive services to help integrating services for beneficiaries of public assistance. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 942 Weber (D) Room #3123 Tel. 916-319-2079 Staff: Tiffaney Boyd [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide Food Security, Food Safety, and Access to Choices Act of 2019, would require the DSS consistent with federal law, to establish a process to enter into MOU with restaurants in a county that has chosen not to administer its own RMP that can include multiple locations in the State. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 4-9-19 AB 944 Quirk (D) Room #2163 Tel. 916-319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] Alameda County CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill requires the county to reconsider the sponsored alien indigence exception every 12 months. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps AB 960 – Maienschein (D) Room # 4208 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Shanna Ezzell [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs -Homeless Assistance This bill would make changed in the CalWORKs homeless assistance program (HAP). It will delete the use it or lose it provision of temporary HAP, it would eliminate the once-a-year homeless assistance for homeless families and other changes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps AB 987 Rivas (D) Room #5158 Tel. 916-319-2030 Staff: Rita Durgin [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the monthly maximum amount for recurring special needs to $15 and authorize the allowance for a special diet to also be used for special food preparation needs. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps AB 1022 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh Email: [email protected] WCLP CFBA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill establishes a state-only program for persons losing CalFresh due to the federal ABAWDs program. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 4-9-19 AB 1070 Arambula (D) Room #5155 Tel. 916-319-2031 Staff: Marla Cowan [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill is CalWORKs Home Visiting Initiative spot bill. AB 1091 Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support This bill would make modifications in collection of child support and also making child due the month following the month of having income again. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps AB 1092 -Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support. The bill would instead require the department and local child support agencies, with respect to delinquencies in child support that have been assigned to the county, to charge interest on the principal amount owed at a rate no higher than the rate required by federal law For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Approps AB 1184 – Gloria (D) Room #2176 Tel. 916-319-2078 Staff: Samantha Huynh Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT Public Records This bill is would require local and state agencies to retain electronic writings for 2 yeaers. Next Step Assembly Judiciary Services 4-9-19 AB 1377 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Raquel Mason [bookmark: _GoBack]Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT CalFresh This bill is would require schools to notify children eligible for school meals that they may also be eligible for CalFresh. Next Step Assembly Human Services 4-9-19 AB 1403 Carillo(D) Room #4167 Tel. 916-319-2051 Staff: Jessica Zaragoza Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT General Assistance This bill would amend state law which makes an adult ineligible for General Assistance when they are no longer receiving CalWORKs to clarify that this only applies when the CalWORKs eligible child is still in the home. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 4-9-19 AB 1436 Stone (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Nicole Hisatomi Email: [email protected] WCLP CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the applicant current disregard of $90 to $500. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services 4-9-19 AB 1434 Kalra (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Chris Reafe Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT SSI This bill would require that the SSI grants be equal 100% of the federal poverty level. Next Step Assembly Human Services 4-9-19 AB 1498 Lackey (R) Room #2174 Tel. 916-319-2036 Staff: Mark Isidro Email: [email protected] Child Support This bill would require a state webpage before 1-1-21 would list names, photographs and amount of child support that is delinquent and impose other penalties. 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 2019 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS Monday – 2-25-19 Monday -3-11-19 – ASSEMBLY BLLS -TBD NOTE: All hearings at 3:00 p.m. in room #2040 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. 1 1 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 Jeff Stone, Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room # 4062 David Scheidt Email: [email protected] 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 Fennando Ramirez Email: [email protected] Senator Mike McGuire (D) Phone: 651-40-2 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 3086 Jamal Wilson 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 # 4066 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] 2019 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 173 (D) Dodd Room # 2024 Phone: 916-651-4024 Staff: Marisol Prieto Valli Email: [email protected] Yolo County SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would require the colleges to create a form that would inform college students that they are eligible for CalFresh because they are eligible for Work-Study and he form should serve as verification of eligibility for work-study. For LSC Letter Click Here Passed Senate Human Services Next Step Senate Appropriations SB 268 Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Alison Kostusak [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would repeal CalWORKs asset test and align it with CalFresh. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services 4-9-19 SB 285 Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Alison Kostusak [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require the State Department of Social Services to ensure counties are providing the desired access to CalFresh and meeting specified participation performance outcomes and require DSS to develop a universal application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step To be in Senate Human Services SB 321 – Mitchell (D) Room # 5050 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Bridget Kolakovsky [email protected] Child Care Law Center Parent Voices SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would make changes in Child Care by making Stage 1 child care available from the day CalWORKs beneficiaries are approved for CalWORKs for a period of one-year or when the case is transferred to Stage 2. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services 4-9-19 SB 337- Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would pass through all child support payments to the family as exempt income. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services 4-9-19 SB 365 Durazo (D) Room # 5066 Phone 916-651-4024 Staff: Bethany Renfree [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would amend the CalWORKs Immediate Need statute to (1) make certain that parents with a job or a verified job offer who need childcare in order to work are deemed to be in immediate need if apparently eligible for CalWORKs; and (2) issue immediate need assistance to prevent imminent evictions. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services 4-9-19 SB 374 – Glazer (D) Co-Author Stone (R) & Lackey (R) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Miguel Mauricio [email protected] Author with CCWRO WCLP Support SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would deem CalWORKs students attending publicly funded education entity full-time to be meeting the CalWORKs welfare-to-work requirements and provide students advance payments for books. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Senate Human Services 4-9-19 SB 470 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP CGA UFCW SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent online cash EBT purchases unless retailer has been approved by CDSS and would establish food safety requirements for online CalFresh EBT purchases. Next Step To be in Senate Human Services SB 489 – Hurdato (D) Room # 2054 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Erin Skaggs [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would require CDSS to submit a report to the legislature about the program established pursuant to W&IC 11325.9 to 11325.93. Next Step To be in Senate Human Services SB 735 Leyva Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require that the computer system alert workers immediately that the applicant or recipients needs ADA accommodations. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step To be in Senate Human Services ‘ 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 Eloise Reyes- (D) Acting Chair Phone: 916-319-2047 Fax: 916-319-2147 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-2074 Fax: 319-2174 Rm. #: 5126 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 John Nam [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 2019 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 CalWORKs, CalFresh and Immigration & Naturalization Services Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 Child Welfare Services, Foster Care and Community Care Licensing Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 Department of Community Services and Development, Department of Child Support Services Wednesday, May 1, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 Health & Human Services Agency, CDSS Automation Projects and Application Hub Wednesday, May 6, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 127 Stakeholder Proposals, Spring Finance Letters and Open Issues Wednesday, May 6, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 Spring Finance Letters and Open Issues 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 Jeff Stone, (R) Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Room #: 4062 Chris Norden [email protected] 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 Anthony Archie [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2019-2020 SB 73 Sub #3 Hearings for 2019 Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Department of Social Services Child Welfare Services Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Department of Social Services CalWORKs, CalFresh and Immigration Services Provider rates & Access and Pharmacy Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Department of Health Care Services Dental Services, Medi-Cal 2020 Waiver, Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Open Issues Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Open Issues All Departments as Needed 2019 TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FIRST YEAR OF BIENNIUM CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY & SENATE 2019 20 REGULAR CALENDAR 2019 Apr. 11 \u2014Spring Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Apr. 22 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Apr. 26 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R.61(a)(2)). May 3 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R.61(a)(3)). May 10 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 4 (J.R.61(a)(4)). May 17 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(5)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 3 (J.R. 61(a)(6)). May 27 \u2014Memorial Day. May 28-31 \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(a)(7)). May 31 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house (J.R. 61(a)(8)). June 3 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(a)(9)). June 15 \u2014Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec.12(c)(3)). July 4 \u2014Independence Day. July 10 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(a)(10)). July 12 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(11)). Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 12 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 30 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sep. 2 \u2014Labor Day. Sep. 3-13 \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(a)(13)). Sep. 6 \u2014Last day to amend on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Sep. 13 \u2014Last day for any bill to be passed (J.R. 61(a)(15)). Interim Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(4)). Oct. 13 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sept. 13 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 13 (Art. IV, Sec.10(b)(1)). 2020 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 6 \u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(4)). (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. 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“[image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo]CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-03 March 17, 2019 Monday, March 25, 2019 3 p.m. – Room 2040 Letters Due Monday, March 18th at noon. S.B.337 Skinner. CalWORKs Child support. S.B. 268 Wiener. CalWORKs Asset Test Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 437 Letters Due Monday, March 18th at noon. A.B.No. 494 Berman. CalFresh: eligibility: shelter expense deductions. (Urgency) A.B.No. 534 Mayes. Social services: access to food. A.B.No. 807 Bauer-Kahan. CalWORKs eligibility: income exemptions. A.B.No. 942 Weber. CalFresh: Restaurant Meals Program. A.B.No. 944 Quirk. CalWORKs: sponsored noncitizen: indigence exception. A.B.No. 960 Maienschein. CalWORKs: homeless assistance. A.B.No. 987 Robert Rivas. CalWORKS: special diet and food preparation allowance. ASSEMBLY BUDGET HEARINGS Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – 2:30 p.m. Room 444 CalWORKs, CalFresh and Immigration & Nat. Services Thursday, March 14, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 DSS In-Home Supportive Services SSI\/SSP SENATE BUDGET HEARINGS Thursday, March 28, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Office of Systems Integration & CalSAWS Department of Child Support Services DSS State Hearings & Automation Thursday, April 11, 2019 -9:30 a.m. Room 4203 DSS CalWORKs, CalFresh and Immigration Services Assembly Human Services Committee Daphne Hunt, 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 # 4208 Nadra Mamou Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] 2019 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Bill Sponsor Bill Description Status Next Steps AB 24 Burke (D) Room:5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] GRACE WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would declare the Legislature’s intent to enact legislation that would establish a Targeted Child Tax Credit as recommended by the task force. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 229 Nazarian (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Zachary Leary [bookmark: _GoBack]Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 341 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 4208 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Nadra Mamou [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide that persons applying for medical assistance indicating that they also would like to apply for CalFresh would have their application transmitted to the county of residence prepopulated with information from the medical assistance application. For LSC Letter Click Here Passed Assembly Human Services Next Step Assembly Appropriations AB 426 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 4208 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Nadra Mamou [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT IHSS This bill would repeal the unnecessary IHSS form SOC 873 and provide that hours can only be changed if there is evidence of change of conditions of the IHSS beneficiary. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Passed Assembly Human Services Next Step Assembly Appropriations AB 494 – Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmitt [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide for an objective rule to determine when shelter cost of questionable and requires verification. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step AB 526 Petrie-Norris Room # – 4144 Tel. 916- 319-2074 Staff: Andrew Medina Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CDF Horizontal Integration This bill would help WIC eligible families and persons become eligible for Medi-Cal Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 534 Mayes (R) Room # – 4098 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Brandon Ebeck [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would require the CDSS, SDPH, CDE and the Department of Food and Agriculture, to develop a plan to end hunger. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 612 Weber (D) Room # – 3104 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Kiara Patton [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh Restaurant Meals This bill would allow college students to use their EBT card to buy food at college campuses. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 683 Carrillo (D) Room #4167 Tel. 916-319-2051 Staff: Samantha Samuelsen Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Medi-Cal This bill would prohibit the department from an asset and resource test for Medi-Cal beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Shared Savings Program. It would also require the exemption of certain assets subject to federal approval. Next Step Assembly Health Services March 21, 2019 AB 715 Arambula (D) Room #5155 Tel. 916-319-2031 Staff: Marla Cowan [email protected] WCLP DRC SUPPORT Medi-Cal This bill would require upon receipt of federal approval, all countable income over 100% of the federal poverty level, up to 138% of the federal poverty level, to be disregarded, after taking all other disregards, deductions, and exclusions into account for those persons eligible under the program for aged and disabled persons. Next Step Assembly Health Services March 21, 2019 AB 807- Bauer-Kahan Room #2130 Tel. 916-319-2016 Staff: Brandon Bratcher Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would expand the number of income exemptions for CalWORKs. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 870 – Burke (D) Room #5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] Author’s Bill SUPPORT Public Social Services This bill would require the various state agencies to examine the eligibility process and systems for public assistance programs and supportive services to help integrating services for beneficiaries of public assistance. Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 942 Weber (D) Room #3123 Tel. 916-319-2079 Staff: Tiffaney Boyd [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide Food Security, Food Safety, and Access to Choices Act of 2019, would require the DSS consistent with federal law, to establish a process to enter into MOU with restaurants in a county that has chosen not to administer its own RMP that can include multiple locations in the State. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 944 Quirk (D) Room #2163 Tel. 916-319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] Alameda County CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill requires the county to reconsider the sponsored alien indigence exception every 12 months. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 960 – Maienschein (D) Room # 4208 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Nadra Mamou [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs -Homeless Assistance This bill would make changed in the CalWORKs homeless assistance program (HAP). It will delete the use it or lose it provision of temporary HAP, it would eliminate the once-a-year homeless assistance for homeless families and other changes. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 987 Rivas (D) Room #5158 Tel. 916-319-2030 Staff: Rita Durgin [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the monthly maximum amount for recurring special needs to $15 and authorize the allowance for a special diet to also be used for special food preparation needs. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 1022 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh Email: [email protected] WCLP CFBA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill establishes a state-only program for persons losing CalFresh due to the federal ABAWDs program. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step Assembly Human Services AB 1070 Arambula (D) Room #5155 Tel. 916-319-2031 Staff: Marla Cowan [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill is CalWORKs Home Visiting Initiative spot bill. AB 1091 Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support This bill would make modifications in collection of child support and also making child due the month following the month of having income again. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step AB 1092 -Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support. The bill would instead require the department and local child support agencies, with respect to delinquencies in child support that have been assigned to the county, to charge interest on the principal amount owed at a rate no higher than the rate required by federal law For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step AB 1377 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT CalFresh This bill is would require schools to notify children eligible for school meals that they may also be eligible for CalFresh. AB 1403 Carillo(D) Room #4167 Tel. 916-319-2051 Staff: Jessica Zaragoza Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT General Assistance This bill would amend state law which makes an adult ineligible for General Assistance when they are no longer receiving CalWORKs to clarify that this only applies when the CalWORKs eligible child is still in the home. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step AB 1436 Stone (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Nicole Hisatomi Email: [email protected] WCLP CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would level up the CalWORKs earned income disregard so that it reflects recent changes in minimum wage and keeps pace with increases to the wage. Would make conforming changes to the applicant test. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step AB 1434 Kalra (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Chris Reafe Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT SSI This bill would require that the SSI grants be equal 100% of the federal poverty level. AB 1498 Lackey (R) Room #2174 Tel. 916-319-2036 Staff: Mark Isidro Email: [email protected] Child Support This bill would require a state webpage before 1-1-21 would list names, photographs and amount of child support that is delinquent and impose other penalties. 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 2019 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS Monday – 2-25-19 Monday -3-11-19 – ASSEMBLY BLLS -TBD NOTE: All hearings at 3:00 p.m. in room #2040 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. 1 1 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 Jeff Stone, Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room # 4062 David Scheidt Email: [email protected] 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 Fennando Ramirez Email: [email protected] Senator Mike McGuire (D) Phone: 651-40-2 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 3086 Jamal Wilson 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 # 4066 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] 2019 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 173 (D) Dodd Room # 2024 Phone: 916-651-4024 Staff: Marisol Prieto Valli Email: [email protected] Yolo County SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would require the colleges to create a form that would inform college students that they are eligible for CalFresh because they are eligible for Work-Study and he form should serve as verification of eligibility for work-study. For LSC Letter Click Here Passed Senate Human Services Next Step Senate Appropriations SB 268 Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Alison Kostusak [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would repeal CalWORKs asset test and align it with CalFresh. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step To be in Senate Human Services SB 285 Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Alison Kostusak [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require the State Department of Social Services to ensure counties are providing the desired access to CalFresh and meeting specified participation performance outcomes and require DSS to develop a universal application. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step To be in Senate Human Services SB 321 – Mitchell (D) Room # 5050 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Bridget Kolakovsky [email protected] Child Care Law Center Parent Voices SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would make changes in Child Care by making Stage 1 child care available from the day CalWORKs beneficiaries are approved for CalWORKs for a period of one-year or when the case is transferred to Stage 2. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step To be in Senate Human Services SB 337- Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the current $50 child support pass through to $200 a month. SB 365 Durazo (D) Room # 5066 Phone 916-651-4024 Staff: Bethany Renfree [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would amend the CalWORKs Immediate Need statute to (1) make certain that parents with a job or a verified job offer who need childcare in order to work are deemed to be in immediate need if apparently eligible for CalWORKs; and (2) issue immediate need assistance to prevent imminent evictions. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step To be in Senate Human Services SB 374 – Glazer (D) Co-Author Stone (R) & Lackey (R) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Miguel Mauricio [email protected] Author with CCWRO WCLP Support SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would deem CalWORKs students attending publicly funded education entity full-time to be meeting the CalWORKs welfare-to-work requirements and provide students advance payments for books. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step To be in Senate Human Services SB 470 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP CGA UFCW SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent online cash EBT purchases unless retailer has been approved by CDSS and would establish food safety requirements for online CalFresh EBT purchases. Next Step To be in Senate Human Services SB 489 – Hurdato (D) Room # 2054 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Erin Skaggs [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would require CDSS to submit a report to the legislature about the program established pursuant to W&IC 11325.9 to 11325.93. Next Step To be in Senate Human Services SB 735 Leyva Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require that the computer system alert workers immediately that the applicant or recipients needs ADA accommodations. For LSC Letter Click Here Next Step To be in Senate Human Services ‘ 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 Eloise Reyes- (D) Acting Chair Phone: 916-319-2047 Fax: 916-319-2147 Room # 2175 Amer Rashid [email protected] Jim Frazier (D) Phone: 319-2074 Fax: 319-2174 Rm. #: 5126 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 John Nam [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 2019 Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 IHSS, SSI and Adult Protective Services Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 CalWORKs, CalFresh and Immigration & Naturalization Services Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 Child Welfare Services, Foster Care and Community Care Licensing Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 Department of Community Services and Development, Department of Child Support Services Wednesday, May 1, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 Health & Human Services Agency, CDSS Automation Projects and Application Hub Wednesday, May 6, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 127 Stakeholder Proposals, Spring Finance Letters and Open Issues Wednesday, May 6, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 Spring Finance Letters and Open Issues 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 Jeff Stone, (R) Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Room #: 4062 Chris Norden [email protected] 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 Anthony Archie [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2019-2020 SB 73 Sub #3 Hearings for 2019 Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Department of Social Services In-Home Supportive Services SSI\/SSP Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Department of Health Care Services Medi-Cal Overview, Eligibility, Benefits, ACA, Managed Care, Fiscal Intermediary and Family Health Programs Thursday, March 28, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Office of Systems Integration Community Services and Development, Department of Child Support Services Department of Social Services State Hearings & Automation Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Department of Social Services Child Welfare Services Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Department of Social Services CalWORKs, CalFresh and Immigration Services Provider rates & Access and Pharmacy Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Department of Health Care Services Dental Services, Medi-Cal 2020 Waiver, Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Open Issues Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Open Issues All Departments as Needed 2019 TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FIRST YEAR OF BIENNIUM CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY & SENATE 2019 20 REGULAR CALENDAR 2019 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 7 \u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R.51(a)(1)). Jan. 10 \u2014Budget must be submitted by Governor (Art. IV, Sec. 12(a)). Jan. 21 \u2014Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Jan. 25 \u2014Last day to submit bill requests to the Office of Legislative Counsel. Feb. 18 \u2014Presidents’ Day. Feb. 22 \u2014Last day for bills to be introduced (J.R. 61(a)(1), J.R.54(a)). Mar. 29 \u2014Cesar Chavez Day observed. Apr. 11 \u2014Spring Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Apr. 22 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Apr. 26 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R.61(a)(2)). May 3 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R.61(a)(3)). May 10 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 4 (J.R.61(a)(4)). May 17 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(5)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 3 (J.R. 61(a)(6)). May 27 \u2014Memorial Day. May 28-31 \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(a)(7)). May 31 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house (J.R. 61(a)(8)). June 3 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(a)(9)). June 15 \u2014Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec.12(c)(3)). July 4 \u2014Independence Day. July 10 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(a)(10)). July 12 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(11)). Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 12 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 30 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sep. 2 \u2014Labor Day. Sep. 3-13 \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(a)(13)). Sep. 6 \u2014Last day to amend on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Sep. 13 \u2014Last day for any bill to be passed (J.R. 61(a)(15)). Interim Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(4)). Oct. 13 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sept. 13 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 13 (Art. IV, Sec.10(b)(1)). 2020 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 6 \u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(4)). (SOME DATES INCLUDED IN THIS CALENDAR ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE 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 150 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate & Public Benefits Specialist Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected]

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“[image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo]CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-02 March 4, 2019 What’s New A bunch new bills for the 2019-2020 Legislative Session. See pages 3-6 and 8 through 9. NEW RULE All support\/oppose letter must be submitted Electronically here. You can email letters to the committee staff, but only letters submitted here will be considered Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Assembly Human Services Committee REYES, Chair 0- 1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 437 BILLS HEARD IN ORDER OF AUTHOR SIGN-IN A.B.No. 283 – Chu.CalWORKs: immunizations: truancy. A.B.No. 341 – Maienschein. CalHEERS: application for CalFresh. A.B.No. 426 – Maienschein.In-Home Supportive Services program: medical certification. A.C.R.No. 1 – Bonta. Immigration: public charges. SUPPORT LETTERS DUE Closed of Business Day 3-5-19 ASSEMBLY BUDGET HEARINGS Wednesday, March 20, 2019 – 2:30 p.m. Room 444 IHSS, SSI and Adult Protective Services Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – 2:30 p.m. Room 444 CalWORKs, CalFresh and Immigration & Nat. Services Thursday, March 14, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 DSS In-Home Supportive Services SSI\/SSP SENATE BUDGET HEARINGS Thursday, March 28, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Office of Systems Integration & CalSAWS Department of Child Support Services DSS State Hearings & Automation Thursday, April 11, 2019 -9:30 a.m. Room 4203 DSS CalWORKs, CalFresh and Immigration Services Assembly Human Services Committee Daphne Hunt, Chief Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Senior Consultant [email protected] [bookmark: _GoBack]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; 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 Fax: 916-319-2147 Room # 4015 Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] Brian Maienschein CVice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 4139 Nadra Mamou Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Fax: 916-319-2168 Room # 2016 Nicolas Gauthier Email: [email protected] Laura Friedman (D) Phone: 916-319-2043 Fax: 916-319-2143 Room # 137 Allison Ruff-Schurman Email: [email protected] Mike Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Fax: 916-319-2164 Room # 3173 Estella Pacheco Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Fax: 916-319-2129 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] 2019 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Bill Sponsor Bill Description Status Next Steps AB 24 Burke (D) Room:5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] GRACE WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would declare the Legislature’s intent to enact legislation that would establish a Targeted Child Tax Credit as recommended by the task force. AB 229 Nazarian (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Zachary Leary Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. AB 341 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 4208 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Nadra Mamou [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide that persons applying for medical assistance indicating that they also would like to apply for CalFresh would have their application transmitted to the county of residence prepopulated with information from the medical assistance application. AB 426 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 4208 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Nadra Mamou [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT IHSS This bill would repeal the unnecessary IHSS form SOC 873 and provide that hours can only be changed if there is evidence of change of conditions of the IHSS beneficiary. AB 494 – Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmitt [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide for an objective rule to determine when shelter cost of questionable and requires verification. AB 526 Petrie-Norris Room # – 4144 Tel. 916- 319-2074 Staff: Andrew Medina Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CDF Horizontal Integration This bill would help WIC eligible families and persons become eligible for Medi-Cal AB 534 Mayes (R) Room # – 4098 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Brandon Ebeck [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would require the CDSS, SDPH, CDE and the Department of Food and Agriculture, to develop a plan to end hunger. Next Step AB 612 Weber (D) Room # – 3104 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Kiara Patton [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh Restaurant Meals This bill would allow college students to use their EBT card to buy food at college campuses. AB 683 Carrillo (D) Room #4167 Tel. 916-319-2051 Staff: Samantha Samuelsen Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Medi-Cal This bill would prohibit the department from an asset and resource test for Medi-Cal beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Shared Savings Program. It would also require the exemption of certain assets subject to federal approval. AB 715 Arambula (D) Room #5155 Tel. 916-319-2031 Staff: Marla Cowan [email protected] WCLP DRC SUPPORT Medi-Cal This bill would require upon receipt of federal approval, all countable income over 100% of the federal poverty level, up to 138% of the federal poverty level, to be disregarded, after taking all other disregards, deductions, and exclusions into account for those persons eligible under the program for aged and disabled persons. AB 807- Bauer-Kahan Room #2130 Tel. 916-319-2016 Staff: John Skoglund Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would expand the number of income exemptions for CalWORKs. AB 870 – Burke (D) Room #5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] Author’s Bill SUPPORT Public Social Services This bill would require the various state agencies to examine the eligibility process and systems for public assistance programs and supportive services to help integrating services for beneficiaries of public assistance. AB 942 Weber (D) Room #3123 Tel. 916-319-2079 Staff: Tiffaney Boyd [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide Food Security, Food Safety, and Access to Choices Act of 2019, would require the DSS consistent with federal law, to establish a process to enter into MOU with restaurants in a county that has chosen not to administer its own RMP that can include multiple locations in the State. AB 944 Quirk (D) Room #2163 Tel. 916-319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] Alameda County CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill requires the county to reconsider the sponsored alien indigence exception every 12 months. AB 960 – Maienschein (D) Room # 4208 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Nadra Mamou [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs -Homeless Assistance This bill would make changed in the CalWORKs homeless assistance program (HAP). It will delete the use it or lose it provision of temporary HAP, it would eliminate the once-a-year homeless assistance for homeless families and other changes. AB 987 Rivas (D) Room #5158 Tel. 916-319-2030 Staff: Rita Durgin [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the monthly maximum amount for recurring special needs to $15 and authorize the allowance for a special diet to also be used for special food preparation needs. AB 1022 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh Email: [email protected] WCLP CFBA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill establishes a state-only program for persons losing CalFresh due to the federal ABAWDs program. AB 1070 Arambula (D) Room #5155 Tel. 916-319-2031 Staff: Marla Cowan [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill is CalWORKs Home Visiting Initiative spot bill. AB 1091 Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support This bill would make modifications in collection of child support and also making child due the month following the month of having income again. AB 1092 -Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Debby Marroquin Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support. The bill would instead require the department and local child support agencies, with respect to delinquencies in child support that have been assigned to the county, to charge interest on the principal amount owed at a rate no higher than the rate required by federal law AB 1377 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT CalFresh This bill is would require schools to notify children eligible for school meals that they may also be eligible for CalFresh. AB 1403 Carillo(D) Room #4167 Tel. 916-319-2051 Staff: Jessica Zaragoza Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT General Assistance This bill would amend state law which makes an adult ineligible for General Assistance when they are no longer receiving CalWORKs to clarify that this only applies when the CalWORKs eligible child is still in the home. AB 1436 Stone (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Nicole Hisatomi Email: [email protected] WCLP CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would level up the CalWORKs earned income disregard so that it reflects recent changes in minimum wage and keeps pace with increases to the wage. Would make conforming changes to the applicant test. AB 1434 Kalra (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Chris Reafe Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT SSI This bill would require that the SSI grants be equal 100% of the federal poverty level. AB 1498 Lackey (R) Room #2174 Tel. 916-319-2036 Staff: Mark Isidro Email: [email protected] Child Support This bill would require a state webpage before 1-1-21 would list names, photographs and amount of child support that is delinquent. The bill would prohibit the use of information published on the website for purposes relating to credit, employment, and housing, among other things. The bill would impose a fine of at least $10,000 on a person who uses information from the website to commit a misdemeanor, and a fine of up to $50,000 on a person who uses information from the website to commit a felony. AB 1773 Weber (D) Room # – 3104 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Email: CalWORKs Spot bill. 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 2019 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS Monday – 2-25-19 Monday -3-11-19 – ASSEMBLY BLLS -TBD NOTE: All hearings at 3:00 p.m. in room #2040 All Support\/Oppose letters must be submitted here. 1 1 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 Jeff Stone, Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room # 4062 David Scheidt Email: [email protected] 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 Fennando Ramirez Email: [email protected] Senator Mike McGuire (D) Phone: 651-40-2 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 3086 Jamal Wilson 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 # 4066 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] 2019 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 173 (D) Dodd Room # 2024 Phone: 916-651-4024 Staff: Marisol Prieto Valli Email: [email protected] Yolo County SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would require the colleges to create a form that would inform college students that they are eligible for CalFresh because they are eligible for Work-Study and he form should serve as verification of eligibility for work-study. SB 268 Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Alison Kostusak [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would repeal CalWORKs asset test and align it with CalFresh. SB 321 – Mitchell (D) Room # 5050 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Bridget Kolakovsky [email protected] Child Care Law Center Parent Voices SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would make changes in Child Care by making Stage 1 child care available from the day CalWORKs beneficiaries are approved for CalWORKs for a period of one-year or when the case is transferred to Stage 2. SB 337- Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would increase the current $50 child support pass through to $200 a month. SB 365 Durazo (D) Room # 5066 Phone 916-651-4024 Staff: Bethany Renfree [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would amend the CalWORKs Immediate Need statute to (1) make certain that parents with a job or a verified job offer who need childcare in order to work are deemed to be in immediate need if apparently eligible for CalWORKs; and (2) issue immediate need assistance to prevent imminent evictions. SB 374 – Glazer (D) Co-Author Stone (R) & Lackey (R) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Miguel Mauricio [email protected] Author with CCWRO WCLP Support SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would deem CalWORKs students attending publicly funded education entity full-time to be meeting the CalWORKs welfare-to-work requirements and provide students advance payments for books. SB 470 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP CGA UFCW SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent online cash EBT purchases unless retailer has been approved by CDSS and would establish food safety requirements for online CalFresh EBT purchases. SB 489 – Hurdato (D) Room # 2054 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Erin Skaggs [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would require CDSS to submit a report to the legislature about the program established pursuant to W&IC 11325.9 to 11325.93. SB 735 Leyva Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require that the computer system alert workers immediately that the applicant or recipients needs ADA accommodations. ‘ 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: 319-2074 Fax: 319-2174 Rm. #: 5126 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 John Nam [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 2019 Monday, February 25, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 4202 Medi-Cal and Denti-Cal Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 IHSS, SSI and Adult Protective Services Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 CalWORKs, CalFresh and Immigration & Naturalization Services Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 Child Welfare Services, Foster Care and Community Care Licensing Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 Department of Community Services and Development, Department of Child Support Services Wednesday, May 1, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 Health & Human Services Agency, CDSS Automation Projects and Application Hub Wednesday, May 6, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 127 Stakeholder Proposals, Spring Finance Letters and Open Issues Wednesday, May 6, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 Spring Finance Letters and Open Issues Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Richard Pan, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4030 Fax: 651-4930 Room #: 5080 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] Senator Jeff Stone, (R) Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room #: 4062 Chris Norden [email protected] Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 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 Anthony Archie [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2019-2020 SB 73 Sub #3 Hearings for 2019 Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Department of Health Care Services Dental Services, Medi-Cal 2020 Waiver, Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Department of Social Services In-Home Supportive Services SSI\/SSP Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Department of Health Care Services Medi-Cal Overview, Eligibility, Benefits, ACA, Managed Care, Fiscal Intermediary and Family Health Programs Thursday, March 28, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Office of Systems Integration Community Services and Development, Department of Child Support Services Department of Social Services State Hearings & Automation Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Department of Social Services Child Welfare Services Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Department of Social Services CalWORKs, CalFresh and Immigration Services Provider rates & Access and Pharmacy Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Open Issues Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Open Issues All Departments as Needed 2019 TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FIRST YEAR OF BIENNIUM CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY & SENATE 2019 20 REGULAR CALENDAR 2019 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 7 \u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R.51(a)(1)). Jan. 10 \u2014Budget must be submitted by Governor (Art. IV, Sec. 12(a)). Jan. 21 \u2014Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Jan. 25 \u2014Last day to submit bill requests to the Office of Legislative Counsel. Feb. 18 \u2014Presidents’ Day. Feb. 22 \u2014Last day for bills to be introduced (J.R. 61(a)(1), J.R.54(a)). Mar. 29 \u2014Cesar Chavez Day observed. Apr. 11 \u2014Spring Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Apr. 22 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Apr. 26 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R.61(a)(2)). May 3 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R.61(a)(3)). May 10 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 4 (J.R.61(a)(4)). 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Aug. 12 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 30 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sep. 2 \u2014Labor Day. Sep. 3-13 \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(a)(13)). Sep. 6 \u2014Last day to amend on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Sep. 13 \u2014Last day for any bill to be passed (J.R. 61(a)(15)). Interim Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(4)). Oct. 13 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sept. 13 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 13 (Art. IV, Sec.10(b)(1)). 2020 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 6 \u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(4)). (SOME DATES INCLUDED IN THIS CALENDAR ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE 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 150 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Telephone 916-736-0616 Fax- 916-736-2645 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate & Public Benefits Specialist Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected]

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” 1 Sad Facts about CalWORKs 2019 California has the highest child poverty rate in the United States of America. California has $3.9 billion Federal TANF available for Cal- WORKs in 2018-2019. Only $1.9 billion will be allocated to CalWORKs. The remaining $2 billion will be treated as Cal- WORKs Contribution to the General Fund . Only 40% of CalWORKs families get aid for their family size. 60% of the families are getting aid for one or more less persons compliments of CalWORKs sanctions, penalties, time limits and other anti-child and punitive features of the CalWORKs program. $2 billion CalWORKs dollars redirected from the mouths of CalWORKs babies and children endur- ing deep poverty to non-CalWORKs programs Federal TANF Block Grant Used for CalWORKs – $1.9 billion Federal TANF Block Grant Available for CalWORKs – $1.9 billion CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2019-01 February 25, 2019 What’s New A bunch new bills for the 2019-2020 Legislative Session. All support\/oppose let- ter must be submitted Electronically here. You can email letters to the committee staff, but only letters submitted here will be considered. 2 Assembly Human Services Committee Daphne Hunt, 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; 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 Fax: 916-319-2147 Room # 4015 Amer Rashid Email: [email protected] Brian Maienschein CVice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 4139 Nadra Mamou Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan Email: [email protected] Steven Choi – (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Fax: 916-319-2168 Room # 2016 Nicolas Gauthier Email: [email protected] Laura Friedman (D) Phone: 916-319-2043 Fax: 916-319-2143 Room # 137 Allison Ruff-Schurman Email: [email protected] Mike Gibson (D) Phone: 916-319-2064 Fax: 916-319-2164 Room # 3173 Estella Pacheco Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Fax: 916-319-2129 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] 2019 ASSEMBLY BILLS 3 Bill Bill Sponsor Bill Description Status Next Steps AB 24 Burke (D) Room:5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] GRACE WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs – This bill would declare the Legislature’s intent to enact legislation that would establish a Targeted Child Tax Credit as recommended by the task force. AB 229 Nazarian (D) Room # – 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2062 Staff: Zachary Leary Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. AB 341 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 4208 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Nadra Mamou [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would pro- vide that persons applying for medical assistance indicating that they also would like to apply for CalFresh would have their appli- cation transmitted to the county of residence prepopulated with in- formation from the medical assis- tance application. AB 426 – Maienschein (D) Room # – 4208 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Nadra Mamou [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT IHSS This bill would repeal the unnecessary IHSS form SOC 821 and provide that hours can only be changed if there is evidence of change of conditions of the IHSS beneficiary. AB 494 – Berman (D) Room # – 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmitt [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would pro- vide for an objective rule to deter- mine when shelter cost of ques- tionable and requires verification. AB 526 Petrie-Norris Room # – 4144 Tel. 916- 319-2074 Staff: Andrew Medina Email: [email protected] SUPPORT CDF Horizontal Integration This bill would help WIC eligible families and persons become eligible for Medi-Cal AB 534 Mayes (R) Room # – 4098 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Brandon Ebeck [email protected] CCWRO CFBA WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would re- quire the CDSS, SDPH, CDE and the Department of Food and Agri- culture, to develop a plan to end hunger. 4 AB 612 Weber (D) Room # – 3104 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Kiara Patton [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh Restaurant Meals This bill would allow college stu- dents to use their EBT card to buy food at college campuses. AB 683 Carrillo (D) Room #4167 Tel. 916-319-2051 Staff: Samantha Samuelsen Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Medi-Cal This bill would pro- hibit the department from an asset and resource test for Medi-Cal beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Shared Savings Program. It would also require the exemption of certain assets subject to federal approval. AB 715 Arambula (D) Room #5155 Tel. 916-319-2031 Staff: Marla Cowan [email protected] WCLP DRC SUPPORT Medi-Cal This bill would re- quire upon receipt of federal approval, all countable income over 100% of the federal pov- erty level, up to 138% of the federal poverty level, to be dis- regarded, after taking all other disregards, deductions, and ex- clusions into account for those persons eligible under the pro- gram for aged and disabled persons. AB 807- Bauer-Kahan Room #2130 Tel. 916-319-2016 Staff: John Skoglund Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would expand the number of income exemptions for CalWORKs. AB 870 – Burke (D) Room #5150 Tel. 916-319-2062 Staff: Harrison Bowlby Email: [email protected] Author’s Bill SUPPORT Public Social Services This bill would require the various state agencies to examine the eligibility process and systems for public assistance programs and supportive services to help integrating services for benefi- ciaries of public assistance. AB 942 Weber (D) Room #3123 Tel. 916-319-2079 Staff: Tiffany Boyd [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide Food Security, Food Safety, and Access to Choices Act of 2019, would require the DSS consistent with federal law, to establish a process to enter into MOU with restaurants in a county that has chosen not to administer its own RMP that can include multiple locations in the State. 5 AB 944 Quirk (D) Room #2163 Tel. 916-319-2020 Staff: Miranda Flores [email protected] Alameda County CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill requires the county to reconsider the spon- sored alien indigence exception every 12 months. AB 960 – Maienschein (D) Room # 4208 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Nadra Mamou [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs Homeless Assis- tance This bill would make changed in the CalWORKs home- less assistance program (HAP). It will delete the use it or lose it provision of temporary HAP, it would eliminate the once-a-year homeless assistance for homeless families and other changes. AB 987 Rivas (D) Room #5158 Tel. 916-319-2030 Staff: Rita Durgin [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would in- crease the monthly maximum amount for recurring special needs to $15 and authorize the al- lowance for a special diet to also be used for special food prepara- tion needs. AB 1022 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: WCLP CFBA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill estab- lishes a state-only program for persons losing CalFresh due to the federal ABAWDs program. AB 1070 Arambula (D) Room #5155 Tel. 916-319-2031 Staff: Marla Cowan [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill is Cal- WORKs Home Visiting Initiative spot bill. AB 1091 Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Michael Lucien Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support This bill would make modifications in collection of child support and also making child due the month following the month of having income again. AB 1092 -Jones-Sawyer (D) Room #2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Michael Lucien Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT Child Support. The bill would instead require the department and local child support agen- cies, with respect to delinquen- cies in child support that have been assigned to the county, to charge interest on the principal amount owed at a rate no higher than the rate required by federal law 6 AB 1377 Wicks (D) Room #5160 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Samantha Huynh Email: [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT CalFresh This bill is would re- quire schools to notify children eligible for school meals that they may also be eligible for CalFresh. AB 1403 Carillo(D) Room #4167 Tel. 916-319-2051 Staff: Jessica Zaragoza Email: [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT General Assistance This bill would amend state law which makes an adult ineligible for Gen- eral Assistance when they are no longer receiving CalWORKs to clarify that this only applies when the CalWORKs eligible child is still in the home. AB 1436 Stone (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Nicole Hisatomi Email: [email protected] WCLP CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would level up the CalWORKs earned income disregard so that it re- flects recent changes in minimum wage and keeps pace with in- creases to the wage. Would make conforming changes to the appli- cant test. AB 1434 Kalra (D) Room #2196 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Chris Reafe Email: [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT SSI This bill would require that the SSI grants be equal 100% of the federal poverty level. AB 1498 Lackey (R) Room #2174 Tel. 916-319-2036 Staff: Mark Isidro Email: [email protected] SUPPORT Child Support This bill is Cal- WORKs Home Visiting Initiative spot bill. AB 1773 Weber (D) Room # – 3104 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Email: CalWORKs Spot bill. 7 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 2019 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS Monday – 2-25-19 Monday -3-11-19 – ASSEMBLY BLLS -TBD 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 Jeff Stone, Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room # 4062 David Scheidt Email: [email protected] 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 Fennando Ramirez Email: [email protected] Senator Mike McGuire (D) Phone: 651-40-2 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 3086 Jamal Wilson 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 # 4066 Brayden Borcherding Email: [email protected] 8 2019 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 173 (D) Dodd Room # 2024 Phone: 916-651-4024 Staff: Marisol Prieto Valli Email: Marisol.Prieto- [email protected] Yolo County SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would require the colleges to create a form that would inform college students that they are eligible for CalFresh because they are eligible for Work-Study and he form should serve as verification of eligibility for work-study. SB 268 Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Alison Kostusak [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would re- peal CalWORKs asset test and align it with CalFresh. SB 321 – Mitchell (D) Room # 5050 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Bridget Kolakovsky [email protected] Child Care Law Center Parent Voices SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would make changes in Child Care by making Stage 1 child care available from the day CalWORKs benefi- ciaries are approved for CalWORKs for a period of one-year or when the case is transferred to Stage 2. SB 337- Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would in- crease the current $50 child support pass through to $200 a month. SB 365 Durazo (D) Room # 5066 Phone 916-651-4024 Staff: Bethany Renfree [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would amend the CalWORKs Immediate Need statute to (1) make certain that parents with a job or a verified job offer who need childcare in order to work are deemed to be in immedi- ate need if apparently eligible for CalWORKs; and (2) issue immedi- ate need assistance to prevent immi- nent evictions. SB 374 – Glazer (D) Co-Author Stone (R) & Lackey (R) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Miguel Mauricio [email protected] Author with CCWRO WCLP Support SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would deem CalWORKs students attend- ing publicly funded education entity full-time to be meeting the Cal- WORKs welfare-to-work require- ments and provide students advance payments for books. 9 SB 470 – Skinner (D) Room # 5094 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Fred Williams [email protected] WCLP CGA UFCW SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would prevent online cash EBT purchases unless retailer has been approved by CDSS and would establish food safety re- quirements for online CalFresh EBT purchases. SB 489 – Hurdato (D) Room # 2054 Phone 916-651-4014 Staff: Erin Skaggs [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would re- quire CDSS to submit a report to the legislature about the program established pursuant to W&IC 11325.9 to 11325.93. SB 735 Leyva Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nycole Baruch [email protected] Author SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require that the computer system alert workers immediately that the appli- cant or recipients needs ADA ac- commodations. 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 11 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: 319-2074 Fax: 319-2174 Rm. #: 5126 Marc Engrtrom [email protected] Devon Mathis (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Justin Boman [email protected] Jim Patterson (R) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 Christine Rose [email protected] James Ramos (D) Phone: 319-2026 Fax: 319-2117 Rm. #: 2196 John Nam [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 2019 Monday, February 25, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 4202 Medi-Cal and Denti-Cal Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 IHSS, SSI and Adult Protective Services Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 CalWORKs, CalFresh and Immigration & Naturalization Services Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 Child Welfare Services, Foster Care and Community Care Licensing Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 Department of Community Services and Development, Department of Child Support Services Wednesday, May 1, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 Health & Human Services Agency, CDSS Automation Projects and Application Hub Wednesday, May 6, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 127 Stakeholder Proposals, Spring Finance Let- ters and Open Issues Wednesday, May 6, 2019 2:30 p.m. Room 444 Spring Finance Letters and Open Issues Senate Budget Committee Sub. # 3 Senate Budget Committee Sub #3 Staff Email Address Senator Richard Pan, (D) Chair Phone: 651-4030 Fax: 651-4930 Room #: 5080 Bernadette Lawrence [email protected] Senator Jeff Stone, (R) Vice Chair Phone: 651-4028 Fax: 651-4928 Room #: 4062 Chris Norden [email protected] Senator Melissa Hurtado, (D) Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 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 Anthony Archie [email protected] State Budget Bill for 2019-2020 SB 73 Sub #3 Hearings for 2019 Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Department of Social Services In-Home Supportive Services SSI\/SSP Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Department of Health Care Services Medi-Cal Overview, Eligibility, Benefits, ACA, Managed Care, Fiscal Intermediary and Family Health Programs Thursday, March 28, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Office of Systems Integration Community Services and Development, Department of Child Support Services Department of Social Services State Hearings & Automation Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Department of Social Services Child Welfare Services Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Department of Social Services Cal- WORKs, CalFresh and Immigration Ser- vices Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Department of Health Care Services Den- tal Services, Medi-Cal 2020 Waiver, Pro- vider rates & Access and Pharmacy Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Open Issues Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:30 a.m. Room 4203 Open Issues All Departments as Needed 2019 TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FIRST YEAR OF BIENNIUM CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY & SENATE 2019 20 REGULAR CALENDAR 2019 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 7 \u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R.51(a)(1)). Jan. 10 \u2014Budget must be submitted by Governor (Art. IV, Sec. 12(a)). Jan. 21 \u2014Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Jan. 25 \u2014Last day to submit bill requests to the Office of Legislative Counsel. Feb. 18 \u2014Presidents’ Day. Feb. 22 \u2014Last day for bills to be introduced (J.R. 61(a)(1), J.R.54(a)). Mar. 29 \u2014Cesar Chavez Day observed. Apr. 11 \u2014Spring Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Apr. 22 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(a)(2)). Apr. 26 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and re- port to fiscal committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R.61(a)(2)). May 3 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and re- port to the Floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R.61(a)(3)). May 10 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 4 (J.R.61(a)(4)). May 17 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(5)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 3 (J.R. 61(a)(6)). May 27 \u2014Memorial Day. May 28-31 \u2014Floor Session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except for Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Commit- tees (J.R. 61(a)(7)). May 31 \u2014Last day for each house to pass bills intro- duced in that house (J.R. 61(a)(8)). June 3 \u2014Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(a)(9)). June 15 \u2014Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec.12(c)(3)). July 4 \u2014Independence Day. July 10 \u2014Last day for policy committees to hear and re- port fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(a)(10)). July 12 \u2014Last day for policy committees to meet and re- port bills (J.R. 61(a)(11)). Summer Recess begins upon ad- journment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 12 \u2014Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(a)(3)). Aug. 30 \u2014Last day for fiscal committees to meet and re- port bills (J.R. 61(a)(12)). Sep. 2 \u2014Labor Day. Sep. 3-13 \u2014Floor Session only. No committee may meet for any purpose, except Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Commit- tees (J.R. 61(a)(13)). Sep. 6 \u2014Last day to amend on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Sep. 13 \u2014Last day for any bill to be passed (J.R. 61(a)(15)). Interim Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(4)). Oct. 13 \u2014Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sept. 13 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 13 (Art. IV, Sec.10(b)(1)). 2020 Jan. 1 \u2014Statutes take effect (Art. IV, Sec. 8(c)). Jan. 6 \u2014Legislature reconvenes (J.R. 51(a)(4)). (SOME DATES INCLUDED IN THIS CALEN- DAR ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE) CCWRO – The Coalition of California Wel- fare 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 pro- grams such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assis- tance 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 en- acted state and federal legislation and regula- tions. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assis- tance 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 ser- vices programs regarding public benefit programs, laws and regulations. – Collects and disperses statistical information and analysis on the public assistance programs, includ- ing statistical information upon request from quali- fied legal services program. – Provides status information on pending state leg- islation 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 & Public Benefits Specialist Email:[email protected] Cell Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Erin Simonitch, Staff Attorney Public Benefits Emil: [email protected] Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email: [email protected] CCWRO Services for IOLTA Qualified Legal Services Field Programs ”

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“[image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo]CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2018-13 October 1, 2018 Sad Facts about CalWORKs 2018F I N A L R E P O R T [bookmark: _GoBack]for 2018 California has the highest child poverty rate in the United States of America. California has $3.9 billion Federal TANF available for CalWORKs in 2018-2019. Only $1.9 billion will be allocated to CalWORKs. The remaining $2 billion will be treated as CalWORKs Contribution to the General Fund . Only 40% of CalWORKs families get aid for their family size. 60% of the families are getting aid for one or more less persons compliments of CalWORKs sanctions, penalties, time limits and other anti-child and punitive features of the CalWORKs program. Source: Governor’s 2018-2019 Budget Documents Assembly Human Services Committee Daphne Hunt, Chief Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Senior Consultant [email protected] Irene Frausto, Committee Secretary – [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Alex Kahn, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Abbie Parvin, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2018 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates March 6, 2018; March 20, 2018; April 10, 2018, April 24, 2018, May 8, 2018 (non-fiscal bills) SENATE BILLS – June 12, 2018 June 26, 2018 (Senate Bills) NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Blanca Rubio -Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2048 Fax: 916-319-2148 Room # 5175 Denise Barajas Email: [email protected] Steven Choi-Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Fax: 916-319-2168 Room # 2016 Brianna Yadon Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Fax: 916-319-2129 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Brian Maienschein – (R) Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 4139 Carli Olson Email: [email protected] Eloise Reyes- (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Fax: 916-319-2147 Room # 4015 Melissa Cosio Email: [email protected] 2018 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Bill Sponsor & Position Bill Description Status Next Steps AB 60- Santiago (D) Room # – 6027 Tel. 916- 319-2053 Staff: Jaspreet Johl [email protected] Child Care Law Center Parent Voices SUPPORT CalWORKs Child Care This bill would allow child care contractors to receive CalWORKs information to determine eligibility for Stage 2 and 3 child care services. Vetoed [image: \/var\/folders\/69\/vl0ghz9w8vl4zwlvt9_64w4c0000gn\/T\/com.microsoft.Word\/Content.MSO\/DC907C52.tmp] AB 1871 – Bonta (D) Room # – 2148 Tel. 916- 319-2018 Staff: Alma Barreras [email protected] CFPA SUPPORT School Meals This bill would require a charter school to provide each needy pupil with one nutritionally adequate free or reduced-price meal during each school day. Chapter 480 Statutes of 2018 [image: Related image] AB 1883 Weber (D) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Joe Kocurek [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would create a state-only food stamp program for military families who are low-income. Next Step Held in Approps. AB 1892 Jones-Sawyer (D) Room # 2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Alexander Soto [email protected] WCLP LA Hunger Action CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would provide transitional CalFresh benefits to households terminating their participation in the CAPI for or the General Assistance program, and to non-minor dependents exiting foster care. Chapter 381 Statutes of 2018 [image: Related image] AB 1894 Weber (D) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Tiffany Boyd [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh Would require CSU college cafeterias to participate in the CalFresh Restaurant Meals Programs. Chapter 746 Statutes of 2018 [image: Related image] AB 1909 Nazarian (D) Room # 4146 Tel. 916- 319-2046 Staff: Emilia Zamani [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written for providers of in-home supportive services. Vetoed [image: \/var\/folders\/69\/vl0ghz9w8vl4zwlvt9_64w4c0000gn\/T\/com.microsoft.Word\/Content.MSO\/DC907C52.tmp] AB 1921- Maienschein (R) Room # 4139 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Carli Olson [email protected] WCLP CCWRO CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs Homeless Assistance This bill would allow that temporary homeless assistance may be used consecutively. It would also authorize payments for permanent housing for shared housing with a sublease, or shared housing agreement. Vetoed [image: \/var\/folders\/69\/vl0ghz9w8vl4zwlvt9_64w4c0000gn\/T\/com.microsoft.Word\/Content.MSO\/DC907C52.tmp] AB 1952 Mayes (R) Room # – 4098 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Leigh Kammerick [email protected] WCLP, CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would require the State Department of Social Services, the State Department of Public Health, the CDE, and the Department of Food and Agriculture, to develop a plan to end hunger. Held in Senate Appropriations Committee AB 1957 Berman (D) Room # 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmitt [email protected] WCLP, CCWRO CAFB SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would provide for privacy protections and other rights for public benefit beneficiaries choosing to use electronic communication options. Chapter 384 Statutes of 2018 [image: Related image] AB 1992 Chu (D) Room # 3126 Tel. 916-319-2025 Staff: Annie Pham [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs CalWORKs Immunization This bill would give applicants and recipients up to 180 days to provide verification of immunization for children under 6 years of age and reduce the penalty to $50. Vetoed [image: \/var\/folders\/69\/vl0ghz9w8vl4zwlvt9_64w4c0000gn\/T\/com.microsoft.Word\/Content.MSO\/DC907C52.tmp] AB 2030 Lim\u00f3n (D) Room # 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2037 Staff: Israel Landa [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs & CalFresh This bill would require that the need for ADA and DV accommodation be flagged on the first page of the case. Chapter 485 Statutes of 2018 [image: Related image] 2066 Mark Stone (D) Room # 3146 Phone: 916-319-2029 Staff: Arianna Smith [email protected] SUPPORT California EITC This bill would make certain improvements in the California EITC system. Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 2111 Quirk (D) Room # 2163 Phone: 916-319-2020 Staff: Matthew Canty [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill requires the county to reconsider the sponsored alien indigence exception every 12 months. Vetoed [image: \/var\/folders\/69\/vl0ghz9w8vl4zwlvt9_64w4c0000gn\/T\/com.microsoft.Word\/Content.MSO\/DC907C52.tmp] AB 2122 Reyes (D) Room # 32175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Matthew Hamlett [email protected] Environmental Work Group CCWRO SUPPORT Medi-Cal-Lead Testing This bill would require the DHCS to ensure that a child enrolled in Medi-Cal receives blood lead screening tests at 12 and 24 months of age, and that a child 2 to 6 years of age, inclusive, receives a blood lead screening test if there is no record of a previous test. Vetoed [image: \/var\/folders\/69\/vl0ghz9w8vl4zwlvt9_64w4c0000gn\/T\/com.microsoft.Word\/Content.MSO\/DC907C52.tmp] AB 2152 Weber (D) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Sawact Seyoum [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require the DSS to define the number of days that someone would experience hunger before they would be determined unfit for work, and, therefore, exempt from the ABAWDS work requirements. Vetoed [image: \/var\/folders\/69\/vl0ghz9w8vl4zwlvt9_64w4c0000gn\/T\/com.microsoft.Word\/Content.MSO\/DC907C52.tmp] AB 2269 Lackey (R) Room # 2148 Tel. 916-319-2036 Staff: Amanda Hernandez [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would allow a CalWORKs child to complete his or her high school studies if they are in the last year of school and under 20 years of age. Held in Senate Appropriations Committee AB 2297 Arambula (D) Room # 5155 Phone: 916-319-2031 Staff: Marla Cowan [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would give an additional $15 to households (HH) with special food needs and add $28 for all CalFresh HHs. Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee 2313 Mark Stone (D) Room # 3146 Phone: 916-319-2029 Staff: Sandra Nakagawa [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would make sure that EBT benefits stolen by hackers would not result in economic loss to CalWORKs families. Chapter 712 Statutes of 2018 [image: Related image] AB 2326 Rubio (D) Room # 5175 Tel. 916- 319-2048 Staff: Denise Barajas [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would exempt any parent with a child under 2 years from WtW. The exemption notice of action would come with a form to allow the parent to volunteer to participate in a WtW activity of their choice. Held in Senate Appropriations Committee AB 2626 – Mullin (D) Room # 3160 Tel. 916- 319-2022 Staff: Miriam Farouk [email protected] SUPPORT Child Care This bill provides that a family seeking employment homelessness or incapacitation shall receive services for 5 days per week at 6.5 hours per day and the family has an adjusted monthly income at or below 80% the state median income. Chapter 945 Statutes of 2018 [image: Related image] AB 2637 O’Donnell (D) Room # 2196 Tel. 916- 319-2070 Staff: Christine Aurre [email protected] CWDA County of Los Angeles SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill, effective May 1, 2019, would make a child receiving CalWORKs aid who is not pregnant or parenting a child and who attains a high school diploma or its equivalent eligible to receive a one-time education support payment of $500. Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 2872 Carillo (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2051 Staff: Brandon Seto [email protected] SUPPORT IHSS This bill would require the department to designate the hours, per county, to compensate providers of in-home supportive services for peer-to-peer training, including how to enroll as a new provider and how to navigate the program. Vetoed [image: \/var\/folders\/69\/vl0ghz9w8vl4zwlvt9_64w4c0000gn\/T\/com.microsoft.Word\/Content.MSO\/DC907C52.tmp] AB 3033 – Maienschein (R) Room # 4139 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Nadra Mamou [email protected] CCWRO San Diego Anti-Hunger Coalition SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide that persons applying for medical assistance indicating that they also would like to apply for CalFresh would have their application transmitted to the county of residence prepopulated with information from the medical assistance application. Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 3200 Karla (D) Room # 4005 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Barry Brewer [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT SSI This bill would increase the SSI levels to 100% of the federal poverty level and would include an annual COLA. Held in Senate Appropriations Committee AB 3224 Thurmond (D) Room # 4005 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Michael Lucien Jr. [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide that only government employees can make eligibility determinations for public benefits programs. Chapter 179 Statutes of 2018 [image: Related image] 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 2019 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS – ASSEMBLY BLLS NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Scott Wiener (D) Chair Phone: 916-651-4011 Fax: 916-651-4911 Room # 5064 Krista Pfefferkorn Email: [email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (R) – Vice Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 David Scheidt Email: [email protected] Senator Steven Glazer (D) Phone: 651-4007 Fax: 651-4907 Room # 4072 Miguel Mauricio Email: [email protected] Senator Connie Leyva (D) Phone: 651-4020 Fax: 651-4920 Room # 4061 Nycole Baroch Email: [email protected] Senator Mike McGuire (D) Phone: 651-40-2 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 3086 Jamal Wilson Email: [email protected] Senator Janet Nguyen (R) Phone: 651-4034 Fax: 651-4934 Room # 3048 David Gonzalez Email: [email protected] Senator Anthony Portatino (D) Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 3086 Yvonne Vasquez Email: [email protected] 2018 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 726 – Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would make changes in the threshold amounts for overpayment collections. Chapter Statutes of 2018 [image: Related image] SB 926 – Skinner (D) Room # 2059 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Elle Chen [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide working CalWORKs recipients with certain protections from WtW sanctions because of work related issues. Vetoed [image: \/var\/folders\/69\/vl0ghz9w8vl4zwlvt9_64w4c0000gn\/T\/com.microsoft.Word\/Content.MSO\/DC907C52.tmp] SB 982- Mitchell (D) Room # 5080 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Bridget Kolakovsky [email protected] CCWRO CWDA WCLP CCDF SUPPORT CalWORKs SB 982 would assure that no CalWORKs family would have a cash aid grant that is less than 50% of the federal poverty level. Held in Senate Appropriations Committee SB 1041 – Leyva (D) Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nicholas Romo [email protected] Environmental Work Group CCWRO SUPPORT Lead Testing This bill would require the information to include a lead screening report aggregated to show the total number of children enrolled in Medi-Cal, and not enrolled in Medi-Cal, broken down by county and age, who have received blood lead screening tests. Chapter 690 Statutes of 2018 [image: Related image] SB 1446 – Glazer (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Miguel Mauricio [email protected] CalWORKs This bill provides that any person meeting the federal work participation shall not be sanctioned. Chapter 740 Statutes of 2018 [image: Related image] Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services 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 6005 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 William Brough (R) Room 3141 (916) 319-2073 (916) 319-2173 Ian C. Calderon – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 2160 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Susan Talamantes Eggman – (D) Room 3173 (916) 319-2013 (916) 319-2113 Vince Fong- (R) Room 4144 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Laura Friedman- (D) Room 2137 (916) 319-2043 (916) 319-2143 James Gallagher – (R) Room 5128 (916) 319-2003 (916) 319-2103 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4162 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Adrin Nazarian- (D) Room 4146 (916) 319-2046 (916) 319-2046 Jay Obernolte- (R) Room 4116 (916) 319-2033 (916) 319-2133 Bill Quirk- (D) Room 2163 (916) 319-2020 (916) 319-2120 Eloise Gomez-Reyes- (D) Room 4015 (916) 319-2047 (916) 319-2147 Every Wednesday 9 am, Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 1 Senate Committee on Appropriations Debra Cooper, Consultant Human Services Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Fax 916-651-4901 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 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 2018 California State Legislature Schedule Sept. 30 Last 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)). Nov. 6 General Election Nov. 30 Adjournment Sine Die at midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). Dec. 3 12 Noon convening of the 2019-2020 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 150 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate & Public Benefits Specialist Email:[email protected] Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Phone: 916-947-1037 Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email:[email protected] Phone: 916-613-8586 $2 billion Snatched from the Mouths of CalWORKs babies and children living in deep poverty – 2018-2019 Federal TANF Block Grant Used for CalWORKs-$1.9 billion Federal TANF Block Grant Available for CalWORKs – $3.9 billion 1.9 3.9 ”

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“[image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo]CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2018-12 September 1, 2018 Sad Facts about CalWORKs 2018Coming Events (1) Getting letters asking the Governor to sign bills and (2) prepare for next year. – – – – Ideas for bills that would help your clients are now in demand. California has the highest child poverty rate in the United States of America. California has $3.9 billion Federal TANF available for CalWORKs in 2018-2019. Only $1.9 billion will be allocated to CalWORKs. The remaining $2 billion will be treated as CalWORKs Contribution to the General Fund . Only 40% of CalWORKs families get aid for their family size. 60% of the families are getting aid for one or more less persons compliments of CalWORKs sanctions, penalties, time limits and other anti-child and punitive features of the CalWORKs program. Source: Governor’s 2018-2019 Budget Documents Assembly Human Services Committee Daphne Hunt, Principle Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Committee Consultant [email protected] Irene Frausto, Committee Secretary – [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Alex Kahn, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Abbie Parvin, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2018 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates March 6, 2018; March 20, 2018; April 10, 2018, April 24, 2018, May 8, 2018 (non-fiscal bills) SENATE BILLS – June 12, 2018 June 26, 2018 (Senate Bills) NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Blanca Rubio -Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2048 Fax: 916-319-2148 Room # 5175 Denise Barajas Email: [email protected] Steven Choi-Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Fax: 916-319-2168 Room # 2016 Brianna Yadon Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Fax: 916-319-2129 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Brian Maienschein – (R) Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 4139 Carli Olson Email: [email protected] Eloise Reyes- (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Fax: 916-319-2147 Room # 4015 Melissa Cosio Email: [email protected] 2018 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Bill Sponsor & Position Bill Description Status Next Steps AB 60- Santiago (D) Room # – 6027 Tel. 916- 319-2053 Staff: Jaspreet Johl [email protected] Child Care Law Center Parent Voices SUPPORT CalWORKs Child Care This bill would allow child care contractors to receive CalWORKs information to determine eligibility for Stage 2 and 3 child care services. Next Step Enrolled 8-29-18 Waiting for Governor’s Signature AB 1871 – Bonta (D) Room # – 2148 Tel. 916- 319-2018 Staff: Alma Barreras [email protected] CFPA SUPPORT School Meals This bill would require a charter school to provide each needy pupil with one nutritionally adequate free or reduced-price meal during each school day. Next Step Enrolled 8-24-18 Waiting for Governor’s Signature AB 1883 Weber (D) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Joe Kocurek [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would create a state-only food stamp program for military families who are low-income. Next Step Held in Approps. AB 1892 Jones-Sawyer (D) Room # 2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Alexander Soto [email protected] WCLP LA Hunger Action CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would provide transitional CalFresh benefits to households terminating their participation in the CAPI for or the General Assistance program, and to non-minor dependents exiting foster care. Next Step Enrolled 8-24-18 Waiting for Governor’s Signature AB 1894 Weber (D) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Tiffany Boyd [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh Would require CSU college cafeterias to participate in the CalFresh Restaurant Meals Programs. Next Step Enrolled 8-22-18 Waiting for Governor’s Signature AB 1909 Nazarian (D) Room # 4146 Tel. 916- 319-2046 Staff: Emilia Zamani [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. Next Step Enrolled 8-22-18 Waiting for Governor’s Signature AB 1921- Maienschein (R) Room # 4139 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Carli Olson [email protected] WCLP CCWRO CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs Homeless Assistance This bill would allow that temporary homeless assistance may be used consecutively. It would also authorize payments for permanent housing for shared housing with a sublease, or shared housing agreement. Next Step Enrolled 8-22-18 Waiting for Governor’s Signature AB 1952 Mayes (R) Room # – 4098 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Leigh Kammerick [email protected] WCLP, CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would require the State Department of Social Services, the State Department of Public Health, the CDE, and the Department of Food and Agriculture, to develop a plan to end hunger. Held in Senate Appropriations Committee AB 1957 Berman (D) Room # 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmitt [email protected] WCLP, CCWRO CAFB SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would provide for privacy protections and other rights for public benefit beneficiaries choosing to use electronic communication options. Next Step Enrolled 8-22-18 Waiting for Governor’s Signature AB 1992 Chu (D) Room # 3126 Tel. 916-319-2025 Staff: Annie Pham [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs CalWORKs Immunization This bill would give applicants and recipients up to 180 days to provide verification of immunization for children under 6 years of age and reduce the penalty to $50. Next Step Enrolled 8-22-18 Waiting for Governor’s Signature AB 2030 Lim\u00f3n (D) Room # 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2037 Staff: Israel Landa [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs & CalFresh This bill would require that the need for ADA and DV accommodation be flagged on the first page of the case. Next Step Enrolled 8-22-18 Waiting for Governor’s Signature 2066 Mark Stone (D) Room # 3146 Phone: 916-319-2029 Staff: Arianna Smith [email protected] SUPPORT California EITC This bill would make certain improvements in the California EITC system. Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 2111 Quirk (D) Room # 2163 Phone: 916-319-2020 Staff: Matthew Canty [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill requires the county to reconsider the sponsored alien indigence exception every 12 months. Next Step Enrolled 8-29-18 Waiting for Governor’s Signature AB 2122 Reyes (D) Room # 32175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Matthew Hamlett [email protected] Environmental Work Group CCWRO SUPPORT Medi-Cal-Lead Testing This bill would require the DHCS to ensure that a child enrolled in Medi-Cal receives blood lead screening tests at 12 and 24 months of age, and that a child 2 to 6 years of age, inclusive, receives a blood lead screening test if there is no record of a previous test. Next Step Enrolled 8-30-18 Waiting for Governor’s Signature AB 2152 Weber (D) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Sawact Seyoum [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require the DSS to define the number of days that someone would experience hunger before they would be determined unfit for work, and, therefore, exempt from the ABAWDS work requirements. Next Step Enrolled 8-29-18 Waiting for Governor’s Signature AB 2269 Lackey (R) Room # 2148 Tel. 916-319-2036 Staff: Amanda Hernandez [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would allow a CalWORKs child to complete his or her high school studies if they are in the last year of school and under 20 years of age. Held in Senate Appropriations Committee AB 2297 Arambula (D) Room # 5155 Phone: 916-319-2031 Staff: Marla Cowan [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would give an additional $15 to households (HH) with special food needs and add $28 for all CalFresh HHs. Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee 2313 Mark Stone (D) Room # 3146 Phone: 916-319-2029 Staff: Sandra Nakagawa [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would make sure that EBT benefits stolen by hackers would not result in economic loss to CalWORKs families. Next Step Enrolled 8-29-18 Waiting for Governor’s Signature AB 2326 Rubio (D) Room # 5175 Tel. 916- 319-2048 Staff: Denise Barajas [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would exempt any parent with a child under 2 years from WtW. The exemption notice of action would come with a form to allow the parent to volunteer to participate in a WtW activity of their choice. Held in Senate Appropriations Committee AB 2626 – Mullin (D) Room # 3160 Tel. 916- 319-2022 Staff: Miriam Farouk [email protected] SUPPORT Child Care This bill provides that a family seeking employment homelessness or incapacitation shall receive services for 5 days per week at 6.5 hours per day and the family has an adjusted monthly income at or below 80% the state median income. Next Step Enrolled 8-29-18 Waiting for Governor’s Signature AB 2637 O’Donnell (D) Room # 2196 Tel. 916- 319-2070 Staff: Christine Aurre [email protected] CWDA County of Los Angeles SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill, effective May 1, 2019, would make a child receiving CalWORKs aid who is not pregnant or parenting a child and who attains a high school diploma or its equivalent eligible to receive a one-time education support payment of $500. Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 2872 Carillo (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2051 Staff: Brandon Seto [email protected] SUPPORT IHSS This bill would require the department to designate the hours, per county, to compensate providers of in-home supportive services for peer-to-peer training, including how to enroll as a new provider and how to navigate the program. Next Step Enrolled 8-29-18 Waiting for Governor’s Signature AB 3033 – Maienschein (R) Room # 4139 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Nadra Mamou [email protected] CCWRO San Diego Anti-Hunger Coalition SUPPORT [bookmark: _GoBack]CalFresh This bill would provide that persons applying for medical assistance indicating that they also would like to apply for CalFresh would have their application transmitted to the county of residence prepopulated with information from the medical assistance application. Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 3200 Karla (D) Room # 4005 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Barry Brewer [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT SSI This bill would increase the SSI levels to 100% of the federal poverty level and would include an annual COLA. Held in Senate Appropriations Committee AB 3224 Thurmond (D) Room # 4005 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Michael Lucien Jr. [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide that only government employees can make eligibility determinations for public benefits programs. Chapter 179 Statutes of 2018 Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Principle 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 2018 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS – April 10 April 24 ASSEMBLY BLLS June 12 June 26 NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Scott Wiener (D) Chair Phone: 916-651-4011 Fax: 916-651-4911 Room # 5064 Krista Pfefferkorn Email: [email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (R) – Vice Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 David Scheidt Email: [email protected] Senator Steven Glazer (D) Phone: 651-4007 Fax: 651-4907 Room # 4072 Miguel Mauricio Email: [email protected] Senator Connie Leyva (D) Phone: 651-4020 Fax: 651-4920 Room # 4061 Nycole Baroch Email: [email protected] Senator Mike McGuire (D) Phone: 651-40-2 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 3086 Jamal Wilson Email: [email protected] Senator Janet Nguyen (R) Phone: 651-4034 Fax: 651-4934 Room # 3048 David Gonzalez Email: [email protected] Senator Anthony Portatino (D) Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 3086 Yvonne Vasquez Email: [email protected] 2018 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 726 – Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would make changes in the threshold amounts for overpayment collections. Next Step Enrolled 8-31-18 Waiting for Governor’s Signature SB 900 – Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Taryn Smith [email protected] CFPA SUPPORT CalFresh- would enable the CalFresh EBT system to integrate supplemental nutrition benefits that incentivize California-grown produce purchases. This legislation would pilot community-based initiatives to earn and redeem supplemental nutrition benefits via EBT at grocery stores and farmers’ markets. Next Step Held SB 926 – Skinner (D) Room # 2059 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Elle Chen [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide working CalWORKs recipients with certain protections from WtW sanctions because of work related issues. Next Step Enrolled 8-28-18 Waiting for Governor’s Signature SB 982- Mitchell (D) Room # 5080 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Bridget Kolakovsky [email protected] CCWRO CWDA WCLP CCDF SUPPORT CalWORKs SB 982 would assure that no CalWORKs family would have a cash aid grant that is less than 50% of the federal poverty level. Held in Senate Appropriations Committee SB 1041 – Leyva (D) Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nicholas Romo [email protected] Environmental Work Group CCWRO SUPPORT Lead Testing This bill would require the information to include a lead screening report aggregated to show the total number of children enrolled in Medi-Cal, and not enrolled in Medi-Cal, broken down by county and age, who have received blood lead screening tests. Next Step Enrolled 8-28-18 Waiting for Governor’s Signature SB 1446 – Glazer (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Miguel Mauricio [email protected] CalWORKs This bill provides that any person meeting the federal work participation shall not be sanctioned. Next Step Enrolled 8-30-18 Waiting for Governor’s Signature Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services 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 6005 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 William Brough (R) Room 3141 (916) 319-2073 (916) 319-2173 Ian C. Calderon – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 2160 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Susan Talamantes Eggman – (D) Room 3173 (916) 319-2013 (916) 319-2113 Vince Fong- (R) Room 4144 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Laura Friedman- (D) Room 2137 (916) 319-2043 (916) 319-2143 James Gallagher – (R) Room 5128 (916) 319-2003 (916) 319-2103 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4162 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Adrin Nazarian- (D) Room 4146 (916) 319-2046 (916) 319-2046 Jay Obernolte- (R) Room 4116 (916) 319-2033 (916) 319-2133 Bill Quirk- (D) Room 2163 (916) 319-2020 (916) 319-2120 Eloise Gomez-Reyes- (D) Room 4015 (916) 319-2047 (916) 319-2147 Every Wednesday 9 am, Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 1 Senate Committee on Appropriations Debra Cooper, Consultant Human Services Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Fax 916-651-4901 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 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 2018 California State Legislature Schedule Sept. 30 Last 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)). Nov. 6 General Election Nov. 30 Adjournment Sine Die at midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). Dec. 3 12 Noon convening of the 2019-2020 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 150 Sacramento, CA 958725-8661 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate & Public Benefits Specialist Email:[email protected] Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Phone: 916-947-1037 Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email:[email protected] Phone: 916-613-8586 $2 billion Snatched from the Mouths of CalWORKs babies and children living in deep poverty – 2018-2019 Federal TANF Block Grant Used for CalWORKs-$1.9 billion Federal TANF Block Grant Available for CalWORKs – $3.9 billion 1.9 3.9 ”

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” 1 Sad Facts about CalWORKs 2018 California has the highest child poverty rate in the United States of America. California has $3.9 billion Federal TANF available for Cal- WORKs in 2018-2019. Only $1.9 billion will be allocated to CalWORKs. The remaining $2 billion will be treated as Cal- WORKs Contribution to the General Fund . Only 40% of CalWORKs families get aid for their family size. 60% of the families are getting aid for one or more less persons compliments of CalWORKs sanctions, penalties, time limits and other anti-child and punitive features of the CalWORKs program. Source: Governor’s 2018-2019 Budget Documents 1.9 3.9 0 1 2 3 4 5 Federal TANF Block Grant Used for CalWORKs-$1.9 billion Federal TANF Block Grant Avai lable for CalWORKs – $3.9 billion $2 BILLION SNATCHED FROM THE MOUTHS OF CALWORKS BABIES AND CHILDREN LIVING IN DEEP POVERTY BY CALIFORNIA BUDGET WRITERS CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2018-11 August 16, 2018 Coming Events Assembly and Senate Floor actions and getting prepared to get letters asking the Governor to sign the bills we all support. Post Budget Enactment Work AB 1811? Budget Implementation Actions CalACES meetings – SEC. 17 W&IC 10823.2. (a) The State Department of Social Services, the State De- partment of Health Care Services, and the Office of Systems Integration shall develop, in consultation with the County Welfare Directors Association of California, the SAWS consortia, and stakeholders, a formal process for health and human services advocates and clients to pro- vide input into new or changing public facing elements of CalACES and CalSAWS. CalWORKs Home Visiting Program Ending the SSI Cash-out – SEC. 38. W&IC 18900.5(d) The provisions of this section and Sections 18900.6 and 18900.7 shall be implemented by the de- partment in consultation with stakeholders and counties. Additionally, beginning July 1, 2018, and continuing quar- terly through June 2019, or the alternate implementation date described in subdivision (b), the department shall convene discussions with the Legislature regarding Imple- mentation. Single Allocation Reform 2 Assembly Human Services Committee Daphne Hunt, Principle Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Committee Consultant [email protected] Irene Frausto, Committee Secretary – [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Alex Kahn, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Abbie Parvin, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2018 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates March 6, 2018; March 20, 2018; April 10, 2018, April 24, 2018, May 8, 2018 (non-fiscal bills) SENATE BILLS – June 12, 2018 June 26, 2018 (Senate Bills) NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Blanca Rubio -Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2048 Fax: 916-319-2148 Room # 5175 Denise Barajas Email: [email protected] Steven Choi-Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Fax: 916-319-2168 Room # 2016 Brianna Yadon Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Fax: 916-319-2129 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Brian Maienschein – (R) Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 4139 Carli Olson Email: [email protected] Eloise Reyes- (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Fax: 916-319-2147 Room # 4015 Melissa Cosio Email: [email protected] 3 2018 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Bill Sponsor & Position Bill Description Status Next Steps AB 60- Santiago (D) Room # – 6027 Tel. 916- 319-2053 Staff: Jaspreet Johl [email protected] Child Care Law Center SUPPORT CalWORKs Child Care This bill would allow child care con- tractors to receive CalWORKs in- formation to determine eligibility for Stage 2 and 3 child care ser- vices. Next Step Senate Floor AB 1871 – Bonta (D) Room # – 2148 Tel. 916- 319-2018 Staff: Alma Barreras [email protected] CFPA SUPPORT School Meals This bill would require a charter school to pro- vide each needy pupil with one nutritionally adequate free or re- duced-price meal during each school day. Next Step Senate Floor AB 1883 Weber (D) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Joe Kocurek [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would create a state-only food stamp program for military families who are low- income. Next Step Held in Approps. AB 1892 Jones-Sawyer (D) Room # 2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Alexander Soto [email protected] WCLP LA Hunger Action CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would provide transitional CalFresh benefits to households termi- nating their participation in the CAPI for or the General Assis- tance program, and to non-mi- nor dependents exiting foster care. Next Step Senate Floor AB 1894 Weber (D) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Tiffany Boyd [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh Would require CSU college cafeterias to participate in the CalFresh Restaurant Meals Programs. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations AB 1909 Nazarian (D) Room # 4146 Tel. 916- 319-2046 Staff: Emilia Zamani [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. Next Step Senate Floor 4 AB 1921- Maienschein (R) Room # 4139 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Carli Olson [email protected] WCLP CCWRO CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs Homeless Assis- tance This bill would allow that temporary homeless assistance may be used consecutively. It would also authorize payments for permanent housing for shared housing with a sublease, or shared housing agreement. Next Step Senate Floor AB 1952 Mayes (R) Room # – 4098 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Leigh Kammerick [email protected] WCLP, CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would re- quire the State Department of So- cial Services, the State Depart- ment of Public Health, the CDE, and the Department of Food and Agriculture, to develop a plan to end hunger. Next Step Held in Approps. AB 1957 Berman (D) Room # 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmitt [email protected] WCLP, CCWRO CAFB SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would provide for privacy protections and other rights for public benefit beneficiaries choosing to use electronic com- munication options. Next Step Senate Floor AB 1992 Chu (D) Room # 3126 Tel. 916-319-2025 Staff: Annie Pham [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs CalWORKs Im- munization This bill would give applicants and recipients up to 180 days to provide verification of immunization for children un- der 6 years of age and reduce the penalty to $50. Next Step Senate Floor AB 2030 Lim\u00f3n (D) Room # 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2037 Staff: Israel Landa [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs & CalFresh This bill would require that the need for ADA and DV accommodation be flagged on the first page of the case. Next Step Senate Floor 2066 Mark Stone (D) Room # 3146 Phone: 916-319-2029 Staff: Arianna Smith [email protected] SUPPORT California EITC This bill would make certain improve- ments in the California EITC sys- tem. Held Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 2111 Quirk (D) Room # 2163 Phone: 916-319-2020 Staff: Matthew Canty [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill requires the county to reconsider the spon- sored alien indigence exception every 12 months. Next Step Senate Floor 5 AB 2122 Reyes (D) Room # 32175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Matthew Hamlett [email protected] Environmental Work Group CCWRO SUPPORT Medi-Cal-Lead Testing This bill would require the DHCS to en- sure that a child enrolled in Medi- Cal receives blood lead screening tests at 12 and 24 months of age, and that a child 2 to 6 years of age, inclusive, receives a blood lead screening test if there is no record of a previous test. Next Step Senate Floor AB 2152 Weber (D) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Sawact Seyoum [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would re- quire the DSS to define the num- ber of days that someone would experience hunger before they would be determined unfit for work, and, therefore, exempt from the ABAWDS work require- ments. Next Step Senate Floor AB 2269 Lackey (R) Room # 2148 Tel. 916-319-2036 Staff: Amanda Hernandez [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would al- low a CalWORKs child to com- plete his or her high school stud- ies if they are in the last year of school and under 20 years of age. Next Step Held in Approps AB 2297 Arambula (D) Room # 5155 Phone: 916-319-2031 Staff: Marla Cowan [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would give an additional $15 to households (HH) with special food needs and add $28 for all CalFresh HHs. Next Step Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee 2313 Mark Stone (D) Room # 3146 Phone: 916-319-2029 Staff: Sandra Nakagawa [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would make sure that EBT benefits sto- len by hackers would not result in economic loss to CalWORKs families. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee AB 2326 Rubio (D) Room # 5175 Tel. 916- 319-2048 Staff: Denise Barajas [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would exempt any parent with a child under 2 years from WtW. The ex- emption notice of action would come with a form to allow the parent to volunteer to participate in a WtW activity of their choice. Next Step Held in Approps AB 2626 – Mullin (D) Room # 3160 Tel. 916- 319-2022 Staff: Miriam Farouk [email protected] SUPPORT Child Care This bill provides that a family seeking employment homelessness or incapacitation shall receive services for 5 days per week at 6.5 hours per day and the family has an adjusted monthly income at or below 80% the state median income. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations 6 AB 2637 O’Donnell (D) Room # 2196 Tel. 916- 319-2070 Staff: Christine Aurre [email protected] CWDA County of Los Angeles SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill, effective May 1, 2019, would make a child receiving CalWORKs aid who is not pregnant or parenting a child and who attains a high school di- ploma or its equivalent eligible to receive a one-time education sup- port payment of $500. Next Step Held Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 2872 Carillo (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2051 Staff: Brandon Seto [email protected] SUPPORT IHSS This bill would require the department to designate the hours, per county, to compensate providers of in-home supportive services for peer-to-peer training, including how to enroll as a new provider and how to navigate the program. Next Step Senate Floor AB 3033 – Maienschein (R) Room # 4139 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Nadra Mamou [email protected] CCWRO San Diego Anti- Hunger Coalition SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would pro- vide that persons applying for medical assistance indicating that they also would like to apply for CalFresh would have their appli- cation transmitted to the county of residence prepopulated with in- formation from the medical assis- tance application. Next Step Held Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 3200 Karla (D) Room # 4005 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Barry Brewer [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT SSI This bill would increase the SSI levels to 100% of the federal poverty level and would include an annual COLA. Next Step Held in Senate Appropriations AB 3224 Thurmond (D) Room # 4005 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Michael Lucien Jr. [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide that only government em- ployees can make eligibility de- terminations for public benefits programs. Next Step Enrolled. Waiting for Governor Sig- nature 7 Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Principle 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 2018 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS – April 10 April 24 ASSEMBLY BLLS June 12 June 26 NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Scott Wiener (D) Chair Phone: 916-651-4011 Fax: 916-651-4911 Room # 5064 Krista Pfefferkorn Email: [email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (R) – Vice Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 David Scheidt Email: [email protected] Senator Steven Glazer (D) Phone: 651-4007 Fax: 651-4907 Room # 4072 Miguel Mauricio Email: [email protected] Senator Connie Leyva (D) Phone: 651-4020 Fax: 651-4920 Room # 4061 Nycole Baroch Email: [email protected] Senator Mike McGuire (D) Phone: 651-40-2 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 3086 Jamal Wilson Email: [email protected] Senator Janet Nguyen (R) Phone: 651-4034 Fax: 651-4934 Room # 3048 David Gonzalez Email: [email protected] Senator Anthony Portatino (D) Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 3086 Yvonne Vasquez Email: [email protected] 8 2018 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 726 – Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would make changes in the threshold amounts for overpayment collections. Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee SB 900 – Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Taryn Smith [email protected] CFPA SUPPORT CalFresh- would enable the CalFresh EBT system to inte- grate supplemental nutrition benefits that incentivize Cali- fornia-grown produce pur- chases. This legislation would pilot community-based initia- tives to earn and redeem sup- plemental nutrition benefits via EBT at grocery stores and farmers’ markets.. Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee SB 926 – Skinner (D) Room # 2059 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Elle Chen [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide working CalWORKs recipients with certain protec- tions from WtW sanctions be- cause of work related issues. Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee SB 982- Mitchell (D) Room # 5080 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Bridget Kolakovsky [email protected] CCWRO CWDA WCLP CCDF SUPPORT CalWORKs SB 982 would assure that no CalWORKs family would have a cash aid grant that is less than 50% of the federal poverty level. Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee SB 1041 – Leyva (D) Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nicholas Romo [email protected] Environ- mental Work Group CCWRO SUPPORT Lead Testing This bill would require the information to include a lead screening re- port aggregated to show the total number of children en- rolled in Medi-Cal, and not enrolled in Medi-Cal, broken down by county and age, who have received blood lead screening tests. Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee SB 1446 – Glazer (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Miguel Mauricio [email protected] CalWORKs This bill pro- vides that any person meeting the federal work participation shall not be sanctioned. Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee 9 Assembly Appropriations Committee 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 6005 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 William Brough (R) Room 3141 (916) 319-2073 (916) 319-2173 Ian C. 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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 pro- grams such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assis- tance 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 en- acted state and federal legislation and regula- tions. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assis- tance 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 pro- grams, 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 hear- ings. 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“[image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo]CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2018-10 June 28, 2018 Coming Events Legislature goes on recess and will return August 6,2018 Happy Summer all What is in the 2018-2019 budget trailer bill- AB 1811? SEC. 13 – CalACES Transparency. SEC. 18 – SIP Study Time. SEC. 19- CalWORKs Home Visit. SEC. 23 – Temporary Homeless Assistance Rate Increase from $65 a day to $85 a day. SEC. 24 CalWORKs Grant 10% increase Eff. 4-1-19. SEC. 25 – Ending Deep Poverty . SEC. 27 – Restoration of CalWORKs COLA eff. FY 2022-2023. SEC. 30 – Ending SSI Food Stamp Cash Out. SEC. 31 – Restoration of SSI COLA eff. FY 2022-2023. SEC. 38- Restoring CalFresh for SSI recipients. SEC. 39 – SSI Cash-Out Supplements. SEC. 41 – No loss of $10\/$20 from SSI grants due to Cash-out. July 16, 2018 Kickoff meeting implementing SSI cash-out eff. 7-1-19. Sad Facts about CalWORKs 2018 California has the highest child poverty rate in the United States of America. California has $3.9 billion Federal TANF available for CalWORKs in 2018-2019. Only $1.9 billion will be allocated to CalWORKs. The remaining $2 billion will be treated as CalWORKs Contribution to the General Fund . Only 40% of CalWORKs families get aid for their family size. 60% of the families are getting aid for one or more less persons compliments of CalWORKs sanctions, penalties, time limits and other anti-child and punitive features of the CalWORKs program. Source: Governor’s 2018-2019 Budget Documents Assembly Human Services Committee Daphne Hunt, Principle Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Committee Consultant [email protected] Irene Frausto, Committee Secretary – [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Alex Kahn, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Abbie Parvin, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2018 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates March 6, 2018; March 20, 2018; April 10, 2018, April 24, 2018, May 8, 2018 (non-fiscal bills) SENATE BILLS – June 12, 2018 June 26, 2018 (Senate Bills) NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Blanca Rubio -Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2048 Fax: 916-319-2148 Room # 5175 Denise Barajas Email: [email protected] Steven Choi-Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Fax: 916-319-2168 Room # 2016 Brianna Yadon Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Fax: 916-319-2129 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Brian Maienschein – (R) Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 4139 Carli Olson Email: [email protected] Eloise Reyes- (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Fax: 916-319-2147 Room # 4015 Melissa Cosio Email: [email protected] 2018 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Bill Sponsor & Position Bill Description Status Next Steps AB 1871 – Bonta (D) Room # – 2148 Tel. 916- 319-2018 Staff: Alma Barreras [email protected] CFPA SUPPORT School Meals This bill would require a charter school to provide each needy pupil with one nutritionally adequate free or reduced-price meal during each school day. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations AB 1883 Weber (D) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Joe Kocurek [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would create a state-only food stamp program for military families who are low-income. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations AB 1892 Jones-Sawyer (D) Room # 2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Alexander Soto [email protected] WCLP LA Hunger Action CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would provide transitional CalFresh benefits to households terminating their participation in the CAPI for or the General Assistance program, and to non-minor dependents exiting foster care. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee AB 1894 Weber (D) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Tiffany Boyd [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh Would require CSU college cafeterias to participate in the CalFresh Restaurant Meals Programs. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations AB 1909 Nazarian (D) Room # 4146 Tel. 916- 319-2046 Staff: Emilia Zamani [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee AB 1921- Maienschein (R) Room # 4139 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Carli Olson [email protected] WCLP CCWRO CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs Homeless Assistance This bill would allow that temporary homeless assistance may be used consecutively. It would also authorize payments for permanent housing for shared housing with a sublease, or shared housing agreement. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations AB 1952 Mayes (R) Room # – 4098 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Leigh Kammerick [email protected] WCLP, CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would require the State Department of Social Services, the State Department of Public Health, the CDE, and the Department of Food and Agriculture, to develop a plan to end hunger. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee AB 1957 Berman (D) Room # 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmitt [email protected] WCLP, CCWRO CAFB SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would provide for privacy protections and other rights for public benefit beneficiaries choosing to use electronic communication options. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee AB 1992 Chu (D) Room # 3126 Tel. 916-319-2025 Staff: Annie Pham [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs CalWORKs Immunization This bill would give applicants and recipients up to 180 days to provide verification of immunization for children under 6 years of age and reduce the penalty to $50. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations AB 2030 Lim\u00f3n (D) Room # 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2037 Staff: Israel Landa [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs & CalFresh This bill would require that the need for ADA and DV accommodation be flagged on the first page of the case. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations 2066 Mark Stone (D) Room # 3146 Phone: 916-319-2029 Staff: Arianna Smith [email protected] SUPPORT California EITC This bill would make certain improvements in the California EITC system. Held Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 2111 Quirk (D) Room # 2163 Phone: 916-319-2020 Staff: Matthew Canty [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill requires the county to reconsider the sponsored alien indigence exception every 12 months. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee AB 2122 Reyes (D) Room # 32175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Matthew Hamlett [email protected] Environmental Work Group CCWRO SUPPORT Medi-Cal-Lead Testing This bill would require the DHCS to ensure that a child enrolled in Medi-Cal receives blood lead screening tests at 12 and 24 months of age, and that a child 2 to 6 years of age, inclusive, receives a blood lead screening test if there is no record of a previous test. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee AB 2152 Weber (D) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Sawact Seyoum [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require the DSS to define the number of days that someone would experience hunger before they would be determined unfit for work, and, therefore, exempt from the ABAWDS work requirements. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations AB 2269 Lackey (R) Room # 2148 Tel. 916-319-2036 Staff: Amanda Hernandez [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would allow a CalWORKs child to complete his or her high school studies if they are in the last year of school and under 20 years of age. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee AB 2297 Arambula (D) Room # 5155 Phone: 916-319-2031 Staff: Marla Cowan [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would give an additional $15 to households (HH) with special food needs and add $28 for all CalFresh HHs. Next Step Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee 2313 Mark Stone (D) Room # 3146 Phone: 916-319-2029 Staff: Sandra Nakagawa [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would make sure that EBT benefits stolen by hackers would not result in economic loss to CalWORKs families. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee AB 2326 Rubio (D) Room # 5175 Tel. 916- 319-2048 Staff: Denise Barajas [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would exempt any parent with a child under 2 years from WtW. The exemption notice of action would come with a form to allow the parent to volunteer to participate in a WtW activity of their choice. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations AB 2626 – Mullin (D) Room # 3160 Tel. 916- 319-2022 Staff: Miriam Farouk [email protected] SUPPORT Child Care This bill provides that a family seeking employment homelessness or incapacitation shall receive services for 5 days per week at 6.5 hours per day and the family has an adjusted monthly income at or below 80% the state median income. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations AB 2637 O’Donnell (D) Room # 2196 Tel. 916- 319-2070 Staff: Christine Aurre [email protected] CWDA County of Los Angeles SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill, effective May 1, 2019, would make a child receiving CalWORKs aid who is not pregnant or parenting a child and who attains a high school diploma or its equivalent eligible to receive a one-time education support payment of $500. Next Step Held Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 2872 Carillo (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2051 Staff: Brandon Seto [email protected] SUPPORT IHSS This bill would require the department to designate the hours, per county, to compensate providers of in-home supportive services for peer-to-peer training, including how to enroll as a new provider and how to navigate the program. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations AB 3033 – Maienschein (R) Room # 4139 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Nadra Mamou [email protected] CCWRO San Diego Anti-Hunger Coalition SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide that persons applying for medical assistance indicating that they also would like to apply for CalFresh would have their application transmitted to the county of residence prepopulated with information from the medical assistance application. Next Step Held Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 3200 Karla (D) Room # 4005 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Barry Brewer [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT SSI This bill would increase the SSI levels to 100% of the federal poverty level and would include an annual COLA. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations AB 3224 Thurmond (D) Room # 4005 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Michael Lucien Jr. [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide that only government employees can make eligibility determinations for public benefits programs. Next Step Referred to Senate Floor Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Principle 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 2018 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS – April 10 April 24 ASSEMBLY BLLS June 12 June 26 NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Scott Wiener (D) Chair Phone: 916-651-4011 Fax: 916-651-4911 Room # 5064 Krista Pfefferkorn Email: [email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (R) – Vice Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 David Scheidt Email: [email protected] Senator Steven Glazer (D) Phone: 651-4007 Fax: 651-4907 Room # 4072 Miguel Mauricio Email: [email protected] Senator Connie Leyva (D) Phone: 651-4020 Fax: 651-4920 Room # 4061 Nycole Baroch Email: [email protected] Senator Mike McGuire (D) Phone: 651-40-2 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 3086 Jamal Wilson Email: [email protected] Senator Janet Nguyen (R) Phone: 651-4034 Fax: 651-4934 Room # 3048 David Gonzalez Email: [email protected] Senator Anthony Portatino (D) Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 3086 Yvonne Vasquez Email: [email protected] [bookmark: _GoBack] 2018 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 726 – Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would make changes in the threshold amounts for overpayment collections. Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee SB 900 – Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Taryn Smith [email protected] CFPA SUPPORT CalFresh- would enable the CalFresh EBT system to integrate supplemental nutrition benefits that incentivize California-grown produce purchases. This legislation would pilot community-based initiatives to earn and redeem supplemental nutrition benefits via EBT at grocery stores and farmers’ markets.. Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee SB 926 – Skinner (D) Room # 2059 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Elle Chen [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide working CalWORKs recipients with certain protections from WtW sanctions because of work related issues. Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee SB 982- Mitchell (D) Room # 5080 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Bridget Kolakovsky [email protected] CCWRO CWDA WCLP CCDF SUPPORT CalWORKs SB 982 would assure that no CalWORKs family would have a cash aid grant that is less than 50% of the federal poverty level. Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee SB 1041 – Leyva (D) Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nicholas Romo [email protected] Environmental Work Group CCWRO SUPPORT Lead Testing This bill would require the information to include a lead screening report aggregated to show the total number of children enrolled in Medi-Cal, and not enrolled in Medi-Cal, broken down by county and age, who have received blood lead screening tests. Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee SB 1446 – Glazer (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Miguel Mauricio [email protected] CalWORKs This bill provides that any person meeting the federal work participation shall not be sanctioned. Next Step Assembly Appropriations Committee Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services 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 6005 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 William Brough (R) Room 3141 (916) 319-2073 (916) 319-2173 Ian C. Calderon – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 2160 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Susan Talamantes Eggman – (D) Room 3173 (916) 319-2013 (916) 319-2113 Vince Fong- (R) Room 4144 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Laura Friedman- (D) Room 2137 (916) 319-2043 (916) 319-2143 James Gallagher – (R) Room 5128 (916) 319-2003 (916) 319-2103 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4162 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Adrin Nazarian- (D) Room 4146 (916) 319-2046 (916) 319-2046 Jay Obernolte- (R) Room 4116 (916) 319-2033 (916) 319-2133 Bill Quirk- (D) Room 2163 (916) 319-2020 (916) 319-2120 Eloise Gomez-Reyes- (D) Room 4015 (916) 319-2047 (916) 319-2147 Every Wednesday 9 am, Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 1 Senate Committee on Appropriations Debra Cooper, Consultant Human Services Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Fax 916-651-4901 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 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 2018 California State Legislature Schedule July 4 Independence Day. July 6 Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(14)). Summer Recess begins upon adjournment provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(b)(2)). Aug. 6 Legislature Reconvenes (J.R. 51(b)(2)). Aug. 17 Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(15)). Aug. 20-31 Floor Session only. No committees, other than Conference and Rules Committees, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(b)(16)). Aug. 24 Last day to amend on the floor (J.R. 61(b)(17)). Aug. 31 Last day for each house to pass bills, except bills that take effect immediately or bills in Extraordinary Session (Art. IV, Sec. 10(c), (J.R. 61(b)(18)). Final Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(3)). Sept. 30 Last 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)). Nov. 6 General Election Nov. 30 Adjournment Sine Die at midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). Dec. 3 12 Noon convening of the 2019-2020 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 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate & Public Benefits Specialist Email:[email protected] Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Phone: 916-947-1037 Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email:[email protected] Phone: 916-613-8586 $2 billion Snatched from the Mouths of CalWORKs babies and children living in deep poverty by California budget writers Federal TANF Block Grant Used for CalWORKs-$1.9 billion Federal TANF Block Grant Available for CalWORKs – $3.9 billion 1.9 3.9 ”

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” 1 Sad Facts about CalWORKs 2018 California has the highest child poverty rate in the United States of America. California has $3.9 billion Federal TANF available for Cal- WORKs in 2018-2019. Only $1.9 billion will be allocated to CalWORKs. The remaining $2 billion will be treated as Cal- WORKs Contribution to the General Fund . Only 40% of CalWORKs families get aid for their family size. 60% of the families are getting aid for one or more less persons compliments of CalWORKs sanctions, penalties, time limits and other anti-child and punitive features of the CalWORKs program. Source: Governor’s 2018-2019 Budget Documents 1.9 3.9 0 1 2 3 4 5 Federal TANF Block Grant Used for CalWORKs-$1.9 billion Federal TANF Block Grant Available for CalWORKs – $3.9 billion $2 BILLION SNATCHED FROM THE MOUTHS OF CALWORKS BABIES AND CHILDREN LIVING IN DEEP POVERTY BY CALIFORNIA BUDGET WRITERS CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2018-09 June 15, 2018 Coming Events Committee Hearings Public Benefits Bills Senate Human Services June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room #3191 .A.B.No. 1894Weber.Postsecondary educa- tion: student hunger. A.B.No. 1921Maienschein.CalWORKs: housing assistance. A.B.No. 1992Chu.CalWORKs eligibility: immunizations. A.B.No. 2030Lim\u00f3n.CalWORKs: accom- modations. A.B.No. 2152Weber.CalFresh: able-bodied adults without dependents. A.B.No. 2326Rubio.CalWORKs: welfare- to-work: exemption. Assembly Human Services June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room #437 S.B.No.726 – Wiener.CalWORKs: benefits overpay- ment. S.B.No.926 – Skinner.CalWORKs and CalFresh: work requirements. S.B.No.982 – Mitchell.CalWORKs: maximum grant amount. S.B.No.1446 – Glazer.CalWORKs: welfare-to-work. 2 Assembly Human Services Committee Daphne Hunt, Principle Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Committee Consultant [email protected] Irene Frausto, Committee Secretary – [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Alex Kahn, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2018 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates March 6, 2018; March 20, 2018; April 10, 2018, April 24, 2018, May 8, 2018 (non-fiscal bills) SENATE BILLS – June 12, 2018 June 26, 2018 (Senate Bills) NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Blanca Rubio -Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2048 Fax: 916-319-2148 Room # 5175 Denise Barajas Email: [email protected] Steven Choi-Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Fax: 916-319-2168 Room # 2016 Brianna Yadon Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Fax: 916-319-2129 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Brian Maienschein – (R) Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 4139 Carli Olson Email: [email protected] Eloise Reyes- (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Fax: 916-319-2147 Room # 4015 Melissa Cosio Email: [email protected] 3 2018 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Bill Sponsor & Position Bill Description Status Next Steps AB 1871 – Bonta (D) Room # – 2148 Tel. 916- 319-2018 Staff: Alma Barreras [email protected] CFPA SUPPORT School Meals This bill would require a charter school to pro- vide each needy pupil with one nutritionally adequate free or re- duced-price meal during each school day. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations AB 1883 Weber (D) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Joe Kocurek [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would create a state-only food stamp program for military families who are low- income. Next Step Senate Committee on Veterans Affair June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room 2040 AB 1892 Jones-Sawyer (D) Room # 2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Alexander Soto [email protected] WCLP LA Hunger Action CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would provide transitional CalFresh benefits to households termi- nating their participation in the CAPI for or the General Assis- tance program, and to non-mi- nor dependents exiting foster care. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee AB 1894 Weber (D) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Tiffany Boyd [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh Would require CSU college cafeterias to participate in the CalFresh Restaurant Meals Programs. Next Step Senate Education June 6, 2018 9:30 am Room 4203 AB 1909 Nazarian (D) Room # 4146 Tel. 916- 319-2046 Staff: Emilia Zamani [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as de- fined, in languages spoken by a sub- stantial number of providers of in- home supportive services. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee AB 1921- Maienschein (R) Room # 4139 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Carli Olson [email protected] WCLP CCWRO CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs Homeless Assistance This bill would allow that temporary homeless assistance may be used consecutively. It would also author- ize payments for permanent housing for shared housing with a sublease, or shared housing agreement. Next Step Senate Human Services June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 4 AB 1952 Mayes (R) Room # – 4098 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Leigh Kammerick [email protected] WCLP, CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would re- quire the State Department of So- cial Services, the State Depart- ment of Public Health, the CDE, and the Department of Food and Agriculture, to develop a plan to end hunger. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee AB 1957 Berman (D) Room # 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmitt [email protected] WCLP, CCWRO CAFB SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would provide for privacy protections and other rights for public benefit beneficiaries choosing to use electronic com- munication options. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee AB 1992 Chu (D) Room # 3126 Tel. 916-319-2025 Staff: Annie Pham [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs CalWORKs Im- munization This bill would give applicants and recipients up to 180 days to provide verification of immunization for children un- der 6 years of age. Next Step Senate Human Services June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 AB 2030 Lim\u00f3n (D) Room # 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2037 Staff: Israel Landa [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs & CalFresh This bill would require that the need for ADA and DV accommodation be flagged on the first page of the case. Next Step Senate Human Services June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 2066 Mark Stone (D) Room # 3146 Phone: 916-319-2029 Staff: Arianna Smith [email protected] SUPPORT California EITC This bill would make certain improve- ments in the California EITC sys- tem. Held Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 2111 Quirk (D) Room # 2163 Phone: 916-319-2020 Staff: Matthew Canty [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill requires the county to reconsider the spon- sored alien indigence exception every 12 months. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee 5 AB 2122 Reyes (D) Room # 32175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Matthew Hamlett [email protected] Environmental Work Group CCWRO SUPPORT Medi-Cal-Lead Testing This bill would require the DHCS to en- sure that a child enrolled in Medi- Cal receives blood lead screening tests at 12 and 24 months of age, and that a child 2 to 6 years of age, inclusive, receives a blood lead screening test if there is no record of a previous test. Next Step Senate Committee on Health June 27, 2018 1:30 pm Room 4203 AB 2152 Weber (D) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Sawact Seyoum [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would re- quire the DSS to define the num- ber of days that someone would experience hunger before they would be determined unfit for work, and, therefore, exempt from the ABAWDS work require- ments. Next Step Senate Human Services June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 AB 2269 Lackey (R) Room # 2148 Tel. 916-319-2036 Staff: Amanda Hernandez [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would al- low a CalWORKs child to com- plete his or her high school stud- ies if they are in the last year of school and under 20 years of age. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee AB 2297 Arambula (D) Room # 5155 Phone: 916-319-2031 Staff: Marla Cowan [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would give an additional $15 to households (HH) with special food needs and add $28 for all CalFresh HHs. Next Step Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee 2313 Mark Stone (D) Room # 3146 Phone: 916-319-2029 Staff: Sandra Nakagawa [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would make sure that EBT benefits sto- len by hackers would not result in economic loss to CalWORKs families. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee AB 2326 Rubio (D) Room # 5175 Tel. 916- 319-2048 Staff: Denise Barajas [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would exempt any parent with a child under 2 years from WtW. The ex- emption notice of action would come with a form to allow the parent to volunteer to participate in a WtW activity of their choice. Next Step Senate Human Services June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 AB 2626 – Mullin (D) Room # 3160 Tel. 916- 319-2022 Staff: Miriam Farouk [email protected] SUPPORT Child Care This bill provides that a family seeking employment homelessness or incapacitation shall receive services for 5 days per week at 6.5 hours per day and the family has an adjusted monthly income at or below 80% the state median income. Next Step Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee Room 3191 6 AB 2637 O’Donnell (D) Room # 2196 Tel. 916- 319-2070 Staff: Christine Aurre [email protected] CWDA County of Los Angeles SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill, effective May 1, 2019, would make a child receiving CalWORKs aid who is not pregnant or parenting a child and who attains a high school di- ploma or its equivalent eligible to receive a one-time education sup- port payment of $500. Next Step Held Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 2872 Carillo (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2051 Staff: Brandon Seto [email protected] SUPPORT IHSS This bill would require the department to designate the hours, per county, to compensate providers of in-home supportive services for peer-to-peer training, including how to enroll as a new provider and how to navigate the program. Next Step Senate Human Services June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 AB 3033 – Maienschein (R) Room # 4139 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Nadra Mamou [email protected] CCWRO San Diego Anti- Hunger Coalition SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would pro- vide that persons applying for medical assistance indicating that they also would like to apply for CalFresh would have their appli- cation transmitted to the county of residence prepopulated with in- formation from the medical assis- tance application. Next Step Held Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 3200 Karla (D) Room # 4005 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Barry Brewer [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT SSI This bill would increase the SSI levels to 100% of the federal poverty level and would include an annual COLA. Next Step Senate Human Services June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 AB 3224 Thurmond (D) Room # 4005 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Michael Lucien Jr. [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide that only government em- ployees can make eligibility de- terminations for public benefits programs. Next Step Referred to Senate Floor 7 Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Principle 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 2018 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS – April 10 April 24 ASSEMBLY BLLS June 12 June 26 NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Scott Wiener (D) Chair Phone: 916-651-4011 Fax: 916-651-4911 Room # 5064 Krista Pfefferkorn Email: [email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (R) – Vice Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 David Scheidt Email: [email protected] Senator Steven Glazer (D) Phone: 651-4007 Fax: 651-4907 Room # 4072 Miguel Mauricio Email: [email protected] Senator Connie Leyva (D) Phone: 651-4020 Fax: 651-4920 Room # 4061 Nycole Baroch Email: [email protected] Senator Mike McGuire (D) Phone: 651-40-2 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 3086 Jamal Wilson Email: [email protected] Senator Janet Nguyen (R) Phone: 651-4034 Fax: 651-4934 Room # 3048 David Gonzalez Email: [email protected] Senator Anthony Portatino (D) Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 3086 Lusine Chinkezian Email: [email protected] 8 2018 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 726 – Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would make changes in the threshold amounts for overpayment collections. Next Step Assembly Human Services Committee June 12, 2018 1:30 pm -Rm.437 SB 900 – Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Taryn Smith [email protected] CFPA SUPPORT CalFresh- would enable the CalFresh EBT system to inte- grate supplemental nutrition benefits that incentivize Cali- fornia-grown produce pur- chases. This legislation would pilot community-based initia- tives to earn and redeem sup- plemental nutrition benefits via EBT at grocery stores and farmers’ markets.. Next Step Assembly Human Services Committee June 26, 2018 1:30 pm -Rm.437 SB 926 – Skinner (D) Room # 2059 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Elle Chen [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide working CalWORKs recipients with certain protec- tions from WtW sanctions be- cause of work related issues. Next Step Assembly Human Services Committee June 26, 2018 1:30 pm -Rm.437 SB 982- Mitchell (D) Room # 5080 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Bridget Kolakovsky [email protected] CCWRO CWDA WCLP CCDF SUPPORT CalWORKs SB 982 would assure that no CalWORKs family would have a cash aid grant that is less than 50% of the federal poverty level. Next Step Assembly Human Services Committee June 26, 2018 1:30 pm -Rm.437 SB 1041 – Leyva (D) Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nicholas Romo [email protected] Environ- mental Work Group CCWRO SUPPORT Lead Testing This bill would require the information to include a lead screening re- port aggregated to show the total number of children en- rolled in Medi-Cal, and not enrolled in Medi-Cal, broken down by county and age, who have received blood lead screening tests. Next Step Assembly Committee on Health June 26, 2018 1:30 pm -Rm.4202 SB 1446 – Glazer (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Miguel Mauricio [email protected] CalWORKs This bill pro- vides that any person meeting the federal work participation shall not be sanctioned. Next Step Assembly Human Services Committee June 26, 2018 1:30 pm -Rm.437 9 Assembly Appropriations Committee 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 6005 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 William Brough (R) Room 3141 (916) 319-2073 (916) 319-2173 Ian C. Calderon – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 2160 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Susan Talamantes Eggman – (D) Room 3173 (916) 319-2013 (916) 319-2113 Vince Fong- (R) Room 4144 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Laura Friedman- (D) Room 2137 (916) 319-2043 (916) 319-2143 James Gallagher – (R) Room 5128 (916) 319-2003 (916) 319-2103 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4162 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Adrin Nazarian- (D) Room 4146 (916) 319-2046 (916) 319-2046 Jay Obernolte- (R) Room 4116 (916) 319-2033 (916) 319-2133 Bill Quirk- (D) Room 2163 (916) 319-2020 (916) 319-2120 Eloise Gomez-Reyes- (D) Room 4015 (916) 319-2047 (916) 319-2147 Every Wednesday 9 am, Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services Email: [email protected] Phone 916-319-2081 fax 916-319-2181 Room # 2114 Jared Yoshiki, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 10 Senate Committee on Appropriations Debra Cooper, Consultant Human Services Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Fax 916-651-4901 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 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, Ro om 4203 See Committee Hearing Agenda 11 CalWORKs Grant Levels Effective April 1, 2019 2018-2019 State Budget CalWORKs 10% Grant Increase Impact 2018 v. 2019 Region #1 2018 v. 2019 Region #2 Family Size MAP for Region #1 2018 % 2018 FPL MAP for Region #1- Eff. 4-19 $ Increase MAP for Region # 2 2018 % 2018 FPL MAP for Region 4- 19 $ Increase 1 $ 355 35% $ 391 $ 36 336 33% $ 370 $ 34 2 $ 577 42% $ 635 $ 58 549 40% $ 604 $ 55 3 $ 714 41% $ 785 $ 71 680 39% $ 748 $ 68 4 $ 852 41% $ 937 $ 85 810 39% $ 891 $ 81 5 $ 968 39% $ 1,065 $ 97 922 38% $ 1,014 $ 92 6 $ 1,087 39% $ 1,196 $ 109 1035 37% $ 1,139 $ 104 7 $ 1,195 42% $ 1,315 $ 120 1136 40% $ 1,250 $ 114 8 $ 1,301 41% $ 1,431 $ 130 1239 39% $ 1,363 $ 124 9 $ 1,407 40% $ 1,548 $ 141 1340 38% $ 1,474 $ 134 10 $ 1,511 39% $ 1,662 $ 151 1438 37% $ 1,582 $ 144 12 2018 California State Legislature Schedule June 4 Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(b)(12)). June 15 Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12(c)(3)). June 28 Last day for a legislative measure to qualify for the Nov. 6 General Election ballot (Elections code Sec. 9040). June 29 Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(b)(13)). July 4 Independence Day. July 6 Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(14)). Summer Recess be- gins upon adjournment provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(b)(2)). Aug. 6 Legislature Reconvenes (J.R. 51(b)(2)). Aug. 17 Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(15)). Aug. 20-31 Floor Session only. No com- mittees, other than Conference and Rules Committees, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(b)(16)). Aug. 24 Last day to amend on the floor (J.R. 61(b)(17)). Aug. 31 Last day for each house to pass bills, except bills that take effect immedi- ately or bills in Extraordinary Session (Art. IV, Sec. 10(c), (J.R. 61(b)(18)). Final Re- cess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(3)). Sept. 30 Last 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)). Nov. 6 General Election Nov. 30 Adjourn- ment Sine Die at midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). Dec. 3 12 Noon convening of the 2019- 2020 13 CCWRO – The Coalition of California Wel- fare 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 pro- grams such as: CalWORKs, CalFresh, also known as Food Stamps or SNAP, General Assis- tance 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 en- acted state and federal legislation and regula- tions. CCWRO collects, monitors and disseminates statistical information relating to public assis- tance 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 pro- grams, 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 hear- ings. 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“[image: Description: Description: CCWRO Logo]CCWRO California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2018-08 June 6, 2018 Coming Events 2018-2019 Budget Conference Committee Ends this Week Committee Hearings Public Benefits Bills Senate Human Services June 12, 2018 1:30 pm Room #3191 Assembly Human Services June 12, 2018 1:30 pm Room #437 Sad Facts about [bookmark: _GoBack]CalWORKs 2018 California has the highest child poverty rate in the United States of America. California has $3.9 billion Federal TANF available for CalWORKs in 2018-2019. Only $1.9 billion will be allocated to CalWORKs. The remaining $2 billion will be treated as CalWORKs Contribution to the General Fund . Only 40% of CalWORKs families get aid for their family size. 60% of the families are getting aid for one or more less persons compliments of CalWORKs sanctions, penalties, time limits and other anti-child and punitive features of the CalWORKs program. Source: Governor’s 2018-2019 Budget Documents Assembly Human Services Committee Daphne Hunt, Principle Consultant [email protected] Kelsy Castillo, Committee Consultant [email protected] Irene Frausto, Committee Secretary – [email protected] Phone (916) 319-2089 Fax (916) 319-2189 1020 N St., Suite 124, Sacramento, CA 95814 Alex Kahn, Republican Committee Consultant [email protected] Phone (916) 319-3900 Fax (916) 319-3902 1020 N St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 2018 Assembly Human Services Committee Hearing Dates March 6, 2018; March 20, 2018; April 10, 2018, April 24, 2018, May 8, 2018 (non-fiscal bills) SENATE BILLS – June 12, 2018 June 26, 2018 (Senate Bills) NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm Assembly Committee Member Human Services Staff Blanca Rubio -Chair (D) Phone: 916-319-2048 Fax: 916-319-2148 Room # 5175 Denise Barajas Email: [email protected] Steven Choi-Vice Chair (R) Phone: 916-319-2068 Fax: 916-319-2168 Room # 2016 Brianna Yadon Email: [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 916-319-2031 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan Email: [email protected] Mark Stone (D) Phone: 916-319-2029 Fax: 916-319-2129 Room # 3146 Keely O’Brien Email: [email protected] Brian Maienschein – (R) Phone: 916-319-2077 Fax: 916-319-2177 Room # 4139 Carli Olson Email: [email protected] Eloise Reyes- (D) Phone: 916-319-2047 Fax: 916-319-2147 Room # 4015 Melissa Cosio Email: [email protected] 2018 ASSEMBLY BILLS Bill Bill Sponsor & Position Bill Description Status Next Steps AB 1871 – Bonta (D) Room # – 2148 Tel. 916- 319-2018 Staff: Alma Barreras [email protected] CFPA SUPPORT School Meals This bill would require a charter school to provide each needy pupil with one nutritionally adequate free or reduced-price meal during each school day. Next Step Assembly Floor AB 1883 Weber (D) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Joe Kocurek [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would create a state-only food stamp program for military families who are low-income. Next Step Senate Human Services June 12, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 AB 1892 Jones-Sawyer (D) Room # 2117 Tel. 916-319-2059 Staff: Alexander Soto [email protected] WCLP LA Hunger Action CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would provide transitional CalFresh benefits to households terminating their participation in the CAPI for or the General Assistance program, and to non-minor dependents exiting foster care. Next Step Senate Human Services June 12, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 AB 1894 Weber (D) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Tiffany Boyd [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh Would require CSU college cafeterias to participate in the CalFresh Restaurant Meals Programs. Next Step Senate Education June 6, 2018 9:30 am Room 4203 AB 1909 Nazarian (D) Room # 4146 Tel. 916- 319-2046 Staff: Emilia Zamani [email protected] CWDA SUPPORT IHSS This bill would clarify that the department is required to provide translations of written content, as defined, in languages spoken by a substantial number of providers of in-home supportive services. Next Step Senate Human Services June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 AB 1921- Maienschein (R) Room # 4139 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Carli Olson [email protected] WCLP CCWRO CWDA SUPPORT CalWORKs Homeless Assistance This bill would allow that temporary homeless assistance may be used consecutively. It would also authorize payments for permanent housing for shared housing with a sublease, or shared housing agreement. Next Step Senate Human Services June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 AB 1952 Mayes (R) Room # – 4098 Tel. 916- 319-2042 Staff: Leigh Kammerick [email protected] WCLP, CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh – This bill would require the State Department of Social Services, the State Department of Public Health, the CDE, and the Department of Food and Agriculture, to develop a plan to end hunger. Next Step Senate Human Services June 12, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 AB 1957 Berman (D) Room # 6011 Tel. 916- 319-2024 Staff: Elizabeth Schmitt [email protected] WCLP, CCWRO CAFB SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would provide for privacy protections and other rights for public benefit beneficiaries choosing to use electronic communication options. Next Step Senate Human Services June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 AB 1992 Chu (D) Room # 3126 Tel. 916-319-2025 Staff: Annie Pham [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs CalWORKs Immunization This bill would give applicants and recipients up to 180 days to provide verification of immunization for children under 6 years of age. Next Step Senate Human Services June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 AB 2030 Lim\u00f3n (D) Room # 5150 Tel. 916- 319-2037 Staff: Israel Landa [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs & CalFresh This bill would require that the need for ADA and DV accommodation be flagged on the first page of the case. Next Step Senate Human Services June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 2066 Mark Stone (D) Room # 3146 Phone: 916-319-2029 Staff: Arianna Smith [email protected] SUPPORT California EITC This bill would make certain improvements in the California EITC system. Held Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 2111 Quirk (D) Room # 2163 Phone: 916-319-2020 Staff: Matthew Canty [email protected] SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill requires the county to reconsider the sponsored alien indigence exception every 12 months. Next Step Senate Human Services June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 AB 2122 Reyes (D) Room # 32175 Tel. 916- 319-2047 Staff: Matthew Hamlett [email protected] Environmental Work Group CCWRO SUPPORT Medi-Cal-Lead Testing This bill would require the DHCS to ensure that a child enrolled in Medi-Cal receives blood lead screening tests at 12 and 24 months of age, and that a child 2 to 6 years of age, inclusive, receives a blood lead screening test if there is no record of a previous test. Next Step Assembly Floor AB 2152 Weber (D) Room # – 3123 Tel. 916- 319-2079 Staff: Sawact Seyoum [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would require the DSS to define the number of days that someone would experience hunger before they would be determined unfit for work, and, therefore, exempt from the ABAWDS work requirements. Next Step Senate Human Services June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 AB 2269 Lackey (R) Room # 2148 Tel. 916-319-2036 Staff: Amanda Hernandez [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would allow a CalWORKs child to complete his or her high school studies if they are in the last year of school and under 20 years of age. Next Step Senate Human Services June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 AB 2297 Arambula (D) Room # 5155 Phone: 916-319-2031 Staff: Marla Cowan [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would give an additional $15 to households (HH) with special food needs and add $28 for all CalFresh HHs. Next Step Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee 2313 Mark Stone (D) Room # 3146 Phone: 916-319-2029 Staff: Sandra Nakagawa [email protected] CCWRO WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would make sure that EBT benefits stolen by hackers would not result in economic loss to CalWORKs families. Next Step Senate Human Services Committee AB 2326 Rubio (D) Room # 5175 Tel. 916- 319-2048 Staff: Denise Barajas [email protected] CCWRO SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would exempt any parent with a child under 2 years from WtW. The exemption notice of action would come with a form to allow the parent to volunteer to participate in a WtW activity of their choice. Next Step Senate Human Services June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 AB 2626 – Mullin (D) Room # 3160 Tel. 916- 319-2022 Staff: Miriam Farouk [email protected] SUPPORT Child Care This bill provides that a family seeking employment homelessness or incapacitation shall receive services for 5 days per week at 6.5 hours per day and the family has an adjusted monthly income at or below 80% the state median income. Next Step Senate Human Services June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 AB 2637 O’Donnell (D) Room # 2196 Tel. 916- 319-2070 Staff: Christine Aurre [email protected] CWDA County of Los Angeles SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill, effective May 1, 2019, would make a child receiving CalWORKs aid who is not pregnant or parenting a child and who attains a high school diploma or its equivalent eligible to receive a one-time education support payment of $500. Next Step Held Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 2872 Carillo (D) Room # – 2160 Tel. 916- 319-2051 Staff: Brandon Seto [email protected] SUPPORT IHSS This bill would require the department to designate the hours, per county, to compensate providers of in-home supportive services for peer-to-peer training, including how to enroll as a new provider and how to navigate the program. Next Step Senate Human Services June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 AB 3033 – Maienschein (R) Room # 4139 Tel. 916-319-2077 Staff: Nadra Mamou [email protected] CCWRO San Diego Anti-Hunger Coalition SUPPORT CalFresh This bill would provide that persons applying for medical assistance indicating that they also would like to apply for CalFresh would have their application transmitted to the county of residence prepopulated with information from the medical assistance application. Next Step Held Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 3200 Karla (D) Room # 4005 Tel. 916-319-2027 Staff: Barry Brewer [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT SSI This bill would increase the SSI levels to 100% of the federal poverty level and would include an annual COLA. Next Step Senate Human Services June 26, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 AB 3224 Thurmond (D) Room # 4005 Tel. 916-319-2015 Staff: Michael Lucien Jr. [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide that only government employees can make eligibility determinations for public benefits programs. Next Step Senate Human Services June 12, 2018 1:30 pm Room 3191 Senate Human Services Committee Taryn Smith, Principle 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 2018 Senate Human Services Committee Hearing Dates SENATE BILLS – April 10 April 24 ASSEMBLY BLLS June 12 June 26 NOTE: All hearings at 1:30 pm Senate Member Human Services Staff Senator Scott Wiener (D) Chair Phone: 916-651-4011 Fax: 916-651-4911 Room # 5064 Krista Pfefferkorn Email: [email protected] Senator Tom Berryhill (R) – Vice Chair Phone: 651-4014 Fax: 651-4914 Room # 3076 David Scheidt Email: [email protected] Senator Steven Glazer (D) Phone: 651-4007 Fax: 651-4907 Room # 4072 Miguel Mauricio Email: [email protected] Senator Connie Leyva (D) Phone: 651-4020 Fax: 651-4920 Room # 4061 Nycole Baroch Email: [email protected] Senator Mike McGuire (D) Phone: 651-40-2 Fax: 651-4902 Room # 3086 Jamal Wilson Email: [email protected] Senator Janet Nguyen (R) Phone: 651-4034 Fax: 651-4934 Room # 3048 David Gonzalez Email: [email protected] Senator Anthony Portatino (D) Phone: 651-4025 Fax: 651-4925 Room # 3086 Lusine Chinkezian Email: [email protected] 2018 SENATE BILLS Bill Number Author Sponsor Bill Description Next Steps SB 726 – Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Brayden Borcherding [email protected] WCLP CCWRO SUPPORT CalFresh & CalWORKs This bill would make changes in the threshold amounts for overpayment collections. Next Step Assembly Human Services Committee June 12, 2018 1:30 pm -Rm.437 SB 900 – Wiener (D) Room # 5064 Phone: 916-651-4011 Staff: Taryn Smith [email protected] CFPA SUPPORT CalFresh- would enable the CalFresh EBT system to integrate supplemental nutrition benefits that incentivize California-grown produce purchases. This legislation would pilot community-based initiatives to earn and redeem supplemental nutrition benefits via EBT at grocery stores and farmers’ markets.. Next Step Assembly Human Services Committee June 26, 2018 1:30 pm -Rm.437 SB 926 – Skinner (D) Room # 2059 Phone 916-651-4009 Staff: Elle Chen [email protected] WCLP SUPPORT CalWORKs This bill would provide working CalWORKs recipients with certain protections from WtW sanctions because of work related issues. Next Step Assembly Human Services Committee June 26, 2018 1:30 pm -Rm.437 SB 982- Mitchell (D) Room # 5080 Phone 916-651-4030 Staff: Bridget Kolakovsky [email protected] CCWRO CWDA WCLP CCDF SUPPORT CalWORKs SB 982 would assure that no CalWORKs family would have a cash aid grant that is less than 50% of the federal poverty level. Next Step Assembly Human Services Committee June 26, 2018 1:30 pm -Rm.437 SB 1041 – Leyva (D) Room # 4061 Phone 916-651-4020 Staff: Nicholas Romo [email protected] Environmental Work Group CCWRO SUPPORT Lead Testing This bill would require the information to include a lead screening report aggregated to show the total number of children enrolled in Medi-Cal, and not enrolled in Medi-Cal, broken down by county and age, who have received blood lead screening tests. Next Step Assembly Health Committee SB 1446 – Glazer (D) Room # 5108 Phone 916-651-4007 Staff: Miguel Mauricio [email protected] CalWORKs This bill provides that any person meeting the federal work participation shall not be sanctioned. Next Step Assembly Human Services Committee June 26, 2018 1:30 pm -Rm.437 Assembly Appropriations Committee Jennifer Swenson, Principal Consultant Human Services 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 6005 (916) 319-2018 (916) 319-2118 William Brough (R) Room 3141 (916) 319-2073 (916) 319-2173 Ian C. Calderon – (D) Room 2148 (916) 319-2057 (916) 319-2157 Wendy Carrillo – (D) Room 2160 (916) 319-2051 (916) 319-2151 Ed Chau- (D) Room 5016 (916) 319-2049 (916) 319-2149 Susan Talamantes Eggman – (D) Room 3173 (916) 319-2013 (916) 319-2113 Vince Fong- (R) Room 4144 (916) 319-2034 (916) 319-2134 Laura Friedman- (D) Room 2137 (916) 319-2043 (916) 319-2143 James Gallagher – (R) Room 5128 (916) 319-2003 (916) 319-2103 Eduardo Garcia – (D) Room 4162 (916) 319-2056 (916) 319-2156 Adrin Nazarian- (D) Room 4146 (916) 319-2046 (916) 319-2046 Jay Obernolte- (R) Room 4116 (916) 319-2033 (916) 319-2133 Bill Quirk- (D) Room 2163 (916) 319-2020 (916) 319-2120 Eloise Gomez-Reyes- (D) Room 4015 (916) 319-2047 (916) 319-2147 Every Wednesday 9 am, Room 4202 – See Committee Hearing Agenda 1 Senate Appropriations Committee Debra Cooper, Consultant Human Services Email: [email protected] Phone 916-651-4101 Fax 916-651-4901 Room # 2206 Anthony Archie, Republican Consultant Email: [email protected] 916-651-1501 1020 N Street, Suite 234, Sacramento, CA 95814 Committee Members Office Phone Fax Senator Ricardo Lara – (D) (Chair) 5050 (916) 651-4033 (916) 651-4933 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 2017-2018 State Budget Conference Committee Conference Committee Members Staff Email Address Philip Ting (D), Chair Phone: 319-2019 Fax: 319-2119 Room #: 6026 Nicole Vazquez [email protected] Joaquin Arambula (D) Phone: 319-2031 Fax: 319-2131 Fax: 916-319-2131 Room # 5155 Marla Cowan [email protected] Richard Bloom (D) Phone: 319-2050 Fax: 319-2150 Room #: 2003 Sean McNeil [email protected] Rocky Chavez (R) Phone: 319-2076 Fax: 319-2176 Room #: 2170 Kelly Ash & Veronica Badillo [email protected] [email protected] Jay Obernolte (R) Phone: 319-2033 Fax: 319-2033 Room 4116 Teresa Trujillo [email protected] Senator Holly Mitchel (D), Co-Chair Phone: 651-4030 Fax: 651-4930 Room #: 5080 Luan Huynh [email protected] Senator John Moorlack (R) Phone: 651-4037 Fax: 651-4937 Room #: 2048 Spencer Street [email protected] Senator Jim Nielsen (R) Phone: 651-4004 Fax: 651-4904 Room #: 2068 Colin Sueres [email protected] Senator Richard Roth (D) Phone: 651-4031 Fax: 651-4931 Room #: 4034 Matthew Montgomery [email protected] Senator Nancy Skinner (D) Phone: 651-4009 Fax: 651-4909 Room 2049 Marvin Deon [email protected] Major CalWORKs and SSI Budget Items in Conference Department Description Senate Assembly $ Difference Language Action CDSS Eliminate CalWORKs Homeless Assistance Consecutive Use Requirement None $16.8 million (16.8) TBL CDSS CalWORKs Cost of Living Adjustments 50.0 TBL CDSS Address Deep Poverty for CalWORKs Families $400 None 400.0 TBL CDSS SSI\/SSP Cost of Living Adjustments None $55 million 55.0 TBL CDSS Codify File Clearance Process TBL CDSS Welfare to Work Study Time TBL CDSS Permanent CalWORKs Home Visiting Program TBL 2018 California State Legislature Schedule May 11 Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the floor nonfiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(6)). May 18 Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 4 (J.R. 61(b)(7)). May 25 Last 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 4 (J.R. 61(b)(9)). May 28 Memorial Day. May 29- June 1 Floor Session only. No committees, other than conference or Rules committees, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61 (b)(10)). June 1 Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house (J.R. 61(b)(11)). June 4 Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(b)(12)). June 15 Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12(c)(3)). June 28 Last day for a legislative measure to qualify for the Nov. 6 General Election ballot (Elections code Sec. 9040). June 29 Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (J.R. 61(b)(13)). July 4 Independence Day. July 6 Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(14)). Summer Recess begins upon adjournment provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(b)(2)). Aug. 6 Legislature Reconvenes (J.R. 51(b)(2)). Aug. 17 Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(15)). Aug. 20-31 Floor Session only. No committees, other than Conference and Rules Committees, may meet for any purpose (J.R. 61(b)(16)). Aug. 24 Last day to amend on the floor (J.R. 61(b)(17)). Aug. 31 Last day for each house to pass bills, except bills that take effect immediately or bills in Extraordinary Session (Art. IV, Sec. 10(c), (J.R. 61(b)(18)). Final Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(b)(3)). Sept. 30 Last 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)). Nov. 6 General Election Nov. 30 Adjournment Sine Die at midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). Dec. 3 12 Noon convening of the 2019-20 Regular Session (Art. IV, Sec. 3(a)). CCWRO Services 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 Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director, Legislative Advocate & Public Benefits Specialist Email:[email protected] Phone: 916-712-0071 Grace Galligher, Directing Attorney Public Benefits Email: [email protected] Phone: 916-947-1037 Daphne Macklin, Advocate Public Benefits Email:[email protected] Phone: 916-613-8586 $2 billion Snatched from the Mouths of CalWORKs babies and children living in deep poverty by California budget writers Federal TANF Block Grant Used for CalWORKs-$1.9 billion Federal TANF Block Grant Available for CalWORKs – $3.9 billion 1.9 3.9 $2 billion Snatched from the Mouths of CalWORKs babies and children living in deep poverty by California budget writers Federal TANF Block Grant Used for CalWORKs-$1.9 billion Federal TANF Block Grant Available for CalWORKs – $3.9 billion 1.9 3.9 ”