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AB 756- Mitchell (D)

CCWRO POSITION - SUPPORT

This bill would prohibit banks who make $6 billion a month profits from imposing over $1.5 million worth of surcharges on welfare recipients for using their EBT card to access their CalWORKs benefits which are at the same level that they were in 1989.

 

SPONSORED BY:  Sponsored by Western Center on Law & Poverty Co-Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations.

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BILL STATUS: Assembly Human Services - April 26, 2011 @ 1:30 p.m. PASSAGE FAILED. Author granted reconsideration.

NEXT STEP: Two Year Bill

 

AB 730 - Grove (R)

 

CCWRO POSITION - OPPOSE

This bill would require drug testing for welfare recipients.

SPONSOR: Autor

BILL STATUS: Two Year bill

 

AB 596 -  Carter (D)

CCWRO POSITION - SUPPORT

This bill would provide for due process hearings for child care recipients like he hearing provided to welfare recipients to the extent it is cost neutral.

SPONSOR: Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations (CCWRO) - Kevin Aslanian

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BILL STATUS: March 30, 2011 passed the Assmebly Education Committee

NEXT STOP - Assembly Human Services Committee hearing on April 26, 2011 @ 1:30 p.m. - PASSED

NEXT STOP: Assembly Appropriations Committee. Two-Year Bill

 

AB 493 - Perra (D)

 

CCWRO POSITION - OPPOSE

This bill would prohibit CalWORKs recipients from using their EBT cards to buy alcohol and tabocca or to use those EBT cards at gamling or adult entertainment establishment.

SPONSOR: Author

BILL STATUS: Referred to Senate Human Services Committee.

NEXT STOP: Senate Human Services Committee. Two-year bill.

 

 

AB 402- Skinner (D)

CCWRO POSITION - SUPPORT

This bill would authorize school district to provide food stamp eligibility information to children receiving school lunch services.

SPONSOR: California Welfare Directors Association (CWDA) - Cathy Senderling - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BILL STATUS: 10/06/2011- Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 504, Statutes of 2011..