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SB 672 Leno Room 5100 - (916) 651-4011

Author Staff - Tam Ma

Sponsor: San Francisco Living Wage Coalition and WCLP

This bill would require the department issue a policy to simplify the verification of earned income and dependent care.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Enacted into law. Chapter 568, Statues of 2013

SB 480 Yee Room 4074 - (916) 651-4008

Author Staff - Alicia Lewis

Sponsor: Author

This bill would restore CalWORKs, CalFresh and Medi-Cal benefits to individuals who were receiving such benefits prior to incarceration without the necessity of reapplication if otherwise eligible.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Referred to Senate Human Services

NEXT STEPS: Senate Human  Services - Two Year Bill

 

SB 346 Beall Room 2068 - (916) 651-4015

Author Staff - Kanton Stanhope

Sponsor: Santa Clara County -Michael Rattigan

(916) 447-2868, 1100 K STREET, SUITE 102, SAC.,  CA 95814

This bill would allow the county welfare department to release client confidential information without the consent of the applicant or recipient for an undefined “client centered” approach services.

CCWRO POSITION: Support if limited to health care programs

STATUS: Became law. Chapter 658, statutes of 2013

SB 283 Hancock Room 2082 - (916) 651-4024

Author Staff - Marla Cowan

Sponsor: CWDA, Drug Policy Alliance and WCLP

 

This bill would opt to provide food stamps to convicted drug felons. The bill would also provide CalWORKs to those drug felons who are complying with their probation requirements.

 

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Held in Assembly Human Services

SB 252 Liu Room 5097 - (916) 651-4025

Author Staff - Andea Lane

Sponsor: WCLP

This bill would require the department to apply for federal funding for voluntary home visiting program for low-income Californians.

This bill would also exempt pregnant CalWORKs recipients from the WtW program if the parent were participating in a home visit program.

 

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS:  Enacted into law. Chapter 563, Statues of 2013

AB 1280 John Perez Room 219 - (916) 319-2053

Author Staff - Gail Gronert

Sponsor: WCLP

This bill would make direct deposit for CalWORKs recipients more accessible.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS:  Enacted into law. Chapter 557, Statues of 2013

AB 1107 Garcia Room 5146 - (916) 319-2058

Author Staff - Robb Layne

Sponsor:  WCLP

This bill would require a statewide notice and process for assist survivors of domestic violence. The bill would also provide that a statement under penalty of perjury should be sufficient to establish eligibility for waivers under the federal domestic violence option program.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee

AB 1094 Brown Room 2196 - (916) 319-2047

Author Staff - Cody Boyles

Sponsor: CCWRO & WCLP

Current law provides a $225 disregard for disability benefits. This bill would extent the $225 disregard to veteran’s disability benefits.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Referred to Assembly Human Services

NEXT STEPS:  Enacted into law. Chapter 554, Statues of 2013

AB 814 Bradford Room 5136 - (916) 319-2047

Author Staff - Ian Blair

Sponsor: WCLP

This bill would prohibit the reduction of CalWORKs benefits when a child under is not in school. The bill would also prohibit the sanctioning of a child over 16 unless provided with an age-appropriate assessment.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Referred to Assembly Human Services

NEXT STEPS: Held in Assembly Human Services Committee

AB 419 Lowenthal Room 3152 - (916) 319-2070

Author Staff - Mary Jean Florez

Sponsor: CWDA

This bill would consider a child who is a patient in a public hospital for surgical care shall be considered temporarily absent from the home for the duration of the hospital stay.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Enacted into law. Chapter 293, Statues of 2013

AB 309 Mitchell Room 2163 - (916) 319-2054

Author Staff - Jay Jefferson

Sponsor: Author

This bill would expand the availability of expedited services CalFresh benefits to unaccompanied homeless youth.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Referred to Assembly Human Services

NEXT STEPS: Assembly Human Services

Date: 4-2-13

Time: 1:30 pm

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SB 134 Hueso Room 2054 - (916) 651-4040

Author Staff - Maria Garcia

Sponsor: WCLP

This bill would provide for treatment of housing costs for veterans to be treated the way it is treated for seniors. It would also exempt veterans from the Food Stamp Employment and Training program.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Enacted into law. Chapter 283, statutes of 2013.

AB 271 Mitchell Room 2163 - (916) 319-2054

Author Staff - Mia Orr

Sponsor: EBCL and WCLP

This bill would repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Held in Senate Appropriations Committee

AB 197 Stone Room 4164  - (916) 319-2029

Author Staff - Myesha Jackson

Sponsor: CCWRO, CWDA, California United Way & WCLP

This bill would waive the CalFresh gross income test to any person categorically eligible for CalFresh and receiving Medi-Cal.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB 74, Chapter  21, Section 13 increases the car exemption from $4,650 to $9,500.

AB 191 Bocanegra Room 4167 319-2039

Author Staff - Israel Salas

Sponsor: CFPA

This bill would waive the CalFresh gross income test to any person categorically eligible for CalFresh and receiving Medi-Cal.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Enacted into law. Chapter 669, statutes of 2013.

AB 35 -Hernandez - Room 4146 Tel. 916- 319-2048

Author Staff: Vianey Nunez

Sponsor: Author

This bill would provide that immigration consultants, attorneys, notaries public, and organizations accredited by the United States Board of Immigration Appeals shall be the only individuals authorized to charge clients or prospective clients a fee for providing services associated with filing an application under the deferred action program. The bill also would prohibit immigration consultants, attorneys, notaries public, and organizations accredited by the United States Board of Immigration Appeals from participating in practices that amount to price gouging, as defined, when a client or prospective client solicits these services. By expanding the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

This bill would also provide that, to the extent authorized by federal law, if a person has received a notice of decision from the federal government granting deferred action under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and if that person performed the services while he or she was in receipt of a valid employment authorization from the federal government, he or she is a person who was lawfully present for purposes of performing the services and is eligible for unemployment compensation benefits, as specified.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

STATUS: Enacted into law. Chapter 571, statutes of 2013.

pdf CCWRO testimony Before Subcommittee on Income Security and Family on TANF & ARRA

AB 2508 - Bonilla

 

 

CCWRO POSITION- SUPPORT

This bill would preclude state agencies or departments from authorizing call-center contracts for public assistance or health benefit programs if they hire employees outside California to perform the work.

SPONSORED BY: Western Center on Law & Poverty and California Labor Federation

BILL STATUS: 9-30-12- Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 824, Statutes of 2012.

 

AB 2469 - Shannon Grove (R)

 

CCWRO POSITION- OPPOSE

This bill would impose a drug testing requirement for CalWORKs recipients.

BILL STATUS: Assembly Human Services Committee - Not taken up by author. The bill is deed.

AB 2325 - Roger Hernandez (D)

 

CCWRO POSITION- SUPPORT

This bill would exempt the first car for CalWORKs applicants and recipients.

BILL STATUS: Died in Senate Appropriations Committee

AB 2035- Bradford (D)

 

CCWRO POSITION- SUPPORT

This bill would provide for replacement of EBT benefits lost through third party skimming.

SPONSORED BY: Western Center on Law & Poverty

BILL STATUS: 9-14-12 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 319, Statutesof 2012.

AB 1970 - Nancy Skinner (D)

 

CCWRO POSITION- SUPPORT

This bill would modernize the CalWORKs, Fiid Stamps and medi-Cal programs to make them more effective and efficient.

SPONSORED BY: Western Center on Law & Poverty, SEIU, CWDA and CCWRO

BILL STATUS:  Died in Senate Appropriations Committee.

AB 1841 - Silva (R)

 

CCWRO POSITION- OPPOSE

This bill would repeal the freedom of an IHHS recipient to request a waiver from criminal exclusion for his or her provider.

BILL STATUS: Assembly Human Services Committee. Died in Committee.

AB 1691 -Bonnie Lowenthal (D)

 

CCWRO POSITION- SUPPORT

This bill would expand time that refugees can participate in English as Second Language (ESL) classes.

BILL STATUS: Passed the Assembly. Placed on Senate Appropriations Committee suspense file.
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AB 1640 - Mitchell (D)

 

CCWRO POSITION- SUPPORT

This bill would allow pregnant women with no other children under the age of 19 not eliigble for CalLearn to received cash aid from the date of verification of the pregnancy.

BILL STATUS: Waiting for action on the Senate Floor.

AB 1560 Fuentes (D)

 

CCWRO POSITION- SUPPORT

This bill would make would make Medi-Cal recipients with gross income below 200% FPL income-eligible for CalFresh.

BILL STATUS:  Died in Senate Appropriations Committee.

AB 828 - Swanson (D)

 

CCWRO POSITION - SUPPORT

This bill would repeal the current prohibition of issuing food stamps to certaing indigent people convicted of certain drug related crimes.

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

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BILL STATUS: In Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense file.

NEXT STOP: Died in Senate Appropriations Committee.

 

SB 1391 - Carol Lui (D)

 

CCWRO POSITION - SUPPORT

This bill would require counties to waive the collection of food stamp overissuances of $125 and a greater amount pursuant to DSS regulations.

SPONSORED BY: Western Center on Law & Poverty

BILL STATUS: 9-23-12 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 491, Statutes of 2012.

SB 1074- Dutton (R)

 

CCWRO POSITION - OPPOSE

This bill would restore the fingerprinting requirement for food stamp recipients.

BILL STATUS: Senate Human Services Committee. Died in Committee.

SB 1060 Hancock- (D)

 

CCWRO POSITION - SUPPORT

This bill would remove the lifetime ban of CalWORKs recipients convicted of a drug felony as long as they have completed a drug treatment program.

SPONSORED BY: Western Center on Law & Poverty and CWDA

BILL STATUS:  Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File. Bill failed passage.

SB 930 - Kevin de Leon (D)

 

CCWRO POSITION - SUPPORT

This bill would allow a public assistance application to be used as an application for other means-tested programs.

SPONSORED BY: Western Center on Law & Poverty

BILL STATUS:  Waiting for action on the Assembly Floor.

SB  320 - Wright (D)

 

CCWRO POSITION - SUPPORT

This bill would make certain changes in the state heairng process to make the hearing process more efficient.

SPONSORED BY: Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations

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BILL STATUS:  Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee.

pdf SB 12 (Senator Corbett) (137 KB) (D)

CCWRO POSITION - SUPPORT

This bill would appropriate $250 million to restore the Stage Three Child Care Program

BILL STATUS: Referred to Rules committee.

This issue was resolved through the enactment of teh 2011-2012 budget. The bill was amended that had nothing to do with child care.

SB 43- Liu

 

CCWRO POSITION: SUPPORT

Existing federal law provides for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known in California as CalFresh (formerly the Food Stamp Program), under which nutrition assistance benefits formerly referred to as food stamps, allocated to the state by the federal government, are distributed to eligible individuals by each county. Existing federal law requires all SNAP recipients, unless otherwise exempt, between 15 to 60 years of age, inclusive, who are physically and mentally fit, to register for employment and participate in the Food Stamp Employment and Training (FSET) program.

 

This bill would require a county that elects to participate in the FSET program, which the bill would designate as the CalFresh Employment and Training program (CalFresh E&T), to screen CalFresh work registrants to determine whether they will participate in, or be deferred from, the CalFresh E&T program, and would describe the criteria for deferral. The bill would authorize a CalFresh work registrant who is deferred from mandatory participation in the CalFresh E&T program to request to enroll in the program as a voluntary participant.

 

This bill would require a county that elects to participate in the CalFresh E&T program to demonstrate in its CalFresh E&T plan how it is effectively using CalFresh E&T funds, as specified. The bill would further require that none of its provisions be construed to require a county to offer a particular component as part of its CalFresh E&T plan. The bill would provide that a CalFresh E&T participant is not an employee for the purposes of workers' compensation and would provide that it would not require a county to provide workers' compensation coverage for a CalFresh E&T participant. This bill would require the department to adopt implementing regulations by October 1, 2013. This bill is effective January 1, 2012.

 

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

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BILL STATUS: 10/06/2011 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 507, Statutes.

 

 

SB 417- Dutton (R)

 

CCWRO POSITION - OPPOSE

This bill would prohibit using an EBT card to purchase alcohol and tobacco.

SPONSORED BY: Author

BILL STATUS: Senate Human Services Committee on April 12, 2011- FAILED PASSAGE

 

 

 

SB 471- Rubio (R)

 

CCWRO POSITION - OPPOSE

This bill would prohibit using an EBT card to purchase soda can drinks.

SPONSORED BY: Author

BILL STATUS: Senate Human Services Committee on April 26, 2011

OUTCOME: Bill not heard. This is now a two-year bill.

SB 480- Vargas (D)

 

CCWRO POSITION - SUPPORT

This bill would prohibit using the income and resources in cases of a victim of domestic violence applying for aid that was available prior to application for public benefits and it not currently actually available.

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

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BILL STATUS: Passed the Senate Human Services Committee on April 26, 2011

NEXT STOP: Senate Appropriations Committee. Held in Suspense File. The Bill is Dead.

 

SB 930 - Evans (D)

 

CCWRO POSITION - SUPPORT

This bill would repeal finger-imaging requirements in the IHSS program and the prohibition of having a post office box.

 

BILL STATUS: 10/09/2011- Chaptered by Secretary of State on October 9, 2011, Charpter 649, statutes of 2011.

 

AB 1182 - Roger Hernandez (D)

 

CCWRO POSITION - SUPPORT

This bill would exempt one car of any value for a CalWORKs family.

SPONSOR: This bill is sponsored by the author.

 

BILL STATUS: VETOED ON 10/04/2011 BY GOVERNOR BROWN

VETO MESSAGE - To the Members of the California State Assembly: I am returning Assembly Bill 1182 without my signature. This bill would allow a person applying for welfare to have one car, or possibly more, of any value, rather than a maximum value of $4,650 under current law. In the last year, the state has been forced to make steep reductions in many programs, including the state's welfare-to-work program. As we go into the new year, we may have to make additional cuts. Until we better understand the fiscal outlook, we should not be making changes of this kind.

Sincerely, Edmund G. Brown Jr.

 

AB 1140- Donnelly (R)

 

CCWRO POSITION - OPPOSE

This bill would limit CalWORKs to a six (6) months.

SPONSOR: This bill is sponsored by the author.

BILL STATUS: Assembly Human Services Committee hearing on April 26, 2011 @ 1:30 p.m.

OUTCOME: Bill not heard. This is now a two-year bill.

AB 959 - Jones (R)

 

CCWRO POSITION - SUPPORT

This bill would allow CalWORKs recipients whose benefits have been terminated due to failure to turn in a quarterly report to have their benefits restore if they submit the report by the end of the month that the termination of benefits began.

SPONSORED BY: San Diego County

BILL STATUS: 10/6/11 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Charpter 506, Statutes of 2011.

AB 924 - Logue (R)

 

CCWRO POSITION - OPPOSE

This bill would terminate all aid for a family whose parents have timed out and are not meeting the federal work participation rates.

SPONSOR: This bill is sponsored by the author.

BILL STATUS: Assembly Human Services Committee hearing on April 26, 2011 @ 1:30 p.m. -  Bill not heard. This is now a two-year bill.

 

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..

 

 

AB 373 - Garrick (R)

 

CCWRO POSITION - OPPOSE

This bill would limit lifetime CalWORKs benefits to 24 months.

SPONSOR: Author

BILL STATUS: Assembly Human Services Committee hearing on April 26, 2011 @ 1:30 p.m. - FAILED PASSAGE.

 

spreadsheet AB 69- Beall (D)

CCWRO POSITION - SUPPORT

This bill would require DSS to seek a waiver to more easily enroll low-income social security recipients in the Food Stamp Program.

SPONSOR: California Food Policy Advocates - Kerry Birnbach - 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 502, Statutes of 2011

 

pdf AB 6 (Fuentes) (D) Coauthors: Beall, Blumenfield, Dickinson, Hall Roger Hernandez, Bonnie Lowenthal, Skinner, Solario and Yamada and Senator Pavley

CCWRO POSITION - SUPPORT

This bill would eliminate the fingerprinting requirements for Food Stamps. It would also establish a semi-annual reporting process for CalWORKs and Food Stamp and establish a program whereby Food Stamp recipients will receive a utility subsidy that would entitled them to the Standard Utility Allowance (SAU) without the need of expending administrative limited funds to verify utility expenses.

SPONSORED BY: California Food Policy Advocates -

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Alexis Fernandez - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

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BILL STATUS: 10/06/2011- Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 501, Statutes of 2011.

 

pdf AB 1- Speaker Perez (D)

CCWRO POSITION - SUPPORT

This bill would appropriate $250 million to restore the Stage Three Child Care Program

BILL STATUS: Ordered to inactive file at the request of Assembly Member John A. Perez on February 7, 2011.

This issue was resolved in the state budget for 2011-2012.

 

AB 2504 - Strickland (R) - Increasing Welfare Fines and Doling it out to Counties and District Attorneys

CCWRO POSITION- OPPOSE

BILL STATUS - Defeated in Human Services Committee

This would would increase welfare fines and rather than using the money for the program it would dole the money out to counties welfare fraud investigators and District Attorneys.

AB 2018 - Skinner (D) - Food Stamp Mobility

CCWRO POSITION - SUPPORT

CCWRO is co-sponsoring this bill with CWDA and WCL&P

This bill would provide that food stamp recipients would not have to reapply for food stamp benefits when they move from one county to another county.

BILL STATUS: Vetoed by the Governor because similar language is already in the 2010-2011 Budget Implementation Trailer Bill

AB 1914 - David (D) Food Stamp Income Verification Simplification

CCWRO - SUPPORT

Sponsored by CCWRO and WCL&P

This bill provides that Unemployment Insurance Benefits (UIB) benefits, for applicants applying to or receiving benefits from the Food Stamp Program (FSP), can be counted as income for purposes of FSP eligibility determination and calculation of the benefit level only if the county welfare department obtains a report from the Employment Development Department (EDD) specifying a start date and amount of the UIB; and further requires a copy of the report be provided to the FSP applicant or recipient if the county welfare department takes any action based on the report.

BILL STATUS: Vetoed by the Governor. The Veto message states that this can be done administratively.

AB 1866 - Strickland (R) - 100% Home Visit Program for all CalWORKs Applicants

CCWRO POSITION- OPPOSE

BILL STATUS: Defeated in Assembly Human Services Committee

This would would require home visits for every applicant of CalWORKs. It would cost over $50 million and it would create 1,000 new jobs for welfare fraud investigators. This bill is sponsored by welfare fraud investigators.

AB 1804 - Hagman (R) Employment Training Panel

CCWRO POSITION - SUPPORT

BILL STATUS - Passed Assembly Insurance Committee as amended.

NEXT STEP-

This bill stopped moving.

SB 1359 - Price (D) Study of Food Stamp Options

CCWRO Position - SUPPORT & Sponsored by CCWRO

This bill would require the California Research Bureau to compile all existing information and recommendations from interested stakeholders relating to increasing participation in the Federal human services programs, including the Food Stamp program. It would require the office of the Legislative Analyst to submit recommendations for five years no later than November 1, 2011 analyzing and evaluating participation in federal human services programs.

 

STATUS- Passed the Senate Human Services Committee and it never moved.

SB 1322. Senator Lui (D)

CCWRO POSITION - Support

This bill would require a county that implements the federal time limits for ABAWDS to receive food stamp to offer self-initiated workfare activities to maintain food stamp eligibility and to allow exempt exempt household to voluntarily participate in the Food Stamp Employment and Training program.

STATUS - Vetoed by the Governor

 

 

A bill to provide for an Earned Income Tax Credit Outreach Program

BILL STATUS: Held in Assembly Appropriations.

CCWRO Position- SUPPORT

 

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This bill would delete the months from the 60 month time clock for CalWORKs participants who are not able to participate in a WtW program due to good cause found by the county.

BILL STATUS: Passed the Assembly. Bill contents included in Chapter 4, statutes of 2009.

CCWRO Position- SUPPORT

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This bill would require all applicants to go through a home visit before the application is approved. It would cost over $50 million a year and would create jobs for more than 1,000 welfare fraud investigators.. 

BILL STATUS: Assembly  Human Services Committee. Defeated in Committee.

CCWRO Position- OPPOSE

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This bill would provide that food stamp recipients who move from one county to another would receive continued benefits similar to the way CalWORKs recipients are treated when they move from one county to another.

BILL STATUS:  Passed the Senate Human Services Committee on June 23, 2009 without opposition.

NEXT STEP - Held Senate Appropriations Committee.

CCWRO Position- SUPPORT

CCWRO Sponsored Bill

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This bill would require the department of social services in consultation with IHSS advocates and counties to report on the extent of the fraud in the current California IHSS system.

BILL STATUS: Passed the Senate Human Services Committee on June 23, 2009.

NEXT STEP - Passed Senate Appropriations Committee

CCWRO Position- SUPPORT

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This bill would give foster care children food stamps for 6 months after they leave foster care without applying for food stamps. 

BILL STATUS:  Passed the Senate Human Services Committee on June 23, 2009.

NEXT STEP - Senate Appropriations Committee.

CCWRO POSITION: Support

 

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This bill would repeal the provisions authorizing the Legislature to take money from the Employment Training Panel fund to fund the local assistance portion of welfare-to-work activities under the CalWORKs program.


BILL STATUS: Assembly Insurance Committee. Died in Committee.

CCCWRO Position- SUPPORT

Link

This bill would maintain Medi-Cal coverage when the beneficiary transmits income information for CalWORKs and Food Stamps.

BILL STATUS: Two-Year bill in Senate Appropriations.

CCWRO Position- SUPPORT

This bill would set up a semi-annual reporting system for Food Stamps and CalWORKs in lieu of the current quarterly reporting system.

BILL STATUS: Assembly Human Services - Passed the Committee

NEXT STEP - 5-28-09 - Assembly Appropriation Committee held the bill in committee.

CCWRO Position- SUPPORT

Link

This bill would repeal any asset tests for recipients and impose a $7,000 asset test upon applicants

BILL STATUS:  Passed the Senate Human Services Committee on June 23, 2009.

NEXT STEP - Held in Senate Appropriations Committee.

CCWRO Position- SUPPORT

 

Link

This bill would require California to opt out of the prohibition of giving Food Stamp to persons with a drug felony conviction.

BILL STATUS: Held in Senate Appropriations.

CCWRO Position- SUPPORT

A bill to impose drug tests on adults in CalWORKs.

BILL STATUS: Failed in Senate Human Services Committee.

CCWRO Position- OPPOSE

 

 

The bill would require the fingerprint imaging system to apply to use under the Food Stamp Program only to the extent the applicants for, or recipients of, food stamps also apply for or receive designated nonhealth benefits associated with county aid and relief to indigents.

BILL STATUS: Held in Senate Appropriation Committee.

CCWRO Position- SUPPORT

 

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