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RPEA Chapter 9 Surf City- Santa Cruz has been serving retired public employees since 1958.
RPEA LEGISLATIVE TRACKING & POSITIONS            updated  June 25, 2020

AB 447 (Patterson R) Care facilities: criminal record clearances.

Current Text: Introduced: 2/11/2019   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/11/2019

Status: 8/30/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(12). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 7/1/2019)(May be acted upon Jan 2020)

Location: 8/30/2019-S. 2 YEAR

Summary: The Department of Social Services is required to investigate the criminal record of certain individuals who provide services to the residents and clients of a community care facility, a residential care facility for persons with chronic life-threatening illness, a residential care facility for the elderly, or a child daycare facility. Violations of the licensing requirements for these different types of care facilities are crimes. This bill would expand who is required to comply with the requirement for obtaining a criminal record clearance by including individuals who are otherwise associated at the facility and would expand a requirement for the department to maintain criminal record clearances of individuals in its active files.

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AB 462 (Rodriguez D)   Asset management: emerging managers.

Current Text: Amended: 5/21/2019   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/11/2019

Last Amend: 5/21/2019

Status: 5/21/2019-From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on RLS.

Location: 4/23/2019-S. RLS.

Summary: Would require the Board of Administration of the Public Employees’ Retirement System and the Teachers’ Retirement Board to each provide a report to the Legislature, commencing March 1, 2021, and annually thereafter, on the status of achieving appropriate objectives and initiatives, to be defined by the boards, regarding participation of emerging managers responsible for asset management within each system’s portfolio of investments.

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AB 1404 (Santiago D)  Nonprofit sponsors: reporting obligations.

Current Text: Amended: 9/6/2019   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/22/2019

Last Amend: 9/6/2019

Status: 9/15/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(15). (Last location was INACTIVE FILE on 9/14/2019)(May be acted upon Jan 2020)

Location: 9/15/2019-S. 2 YEAR

Summary: The Nonprofit Corporation Law regulates the organization and operation of nonprofit public benefit corporations, nonprofit mutual benefit corporations, and nonprofit religious corporations, including, but not limited to, health care service plans. That law requires a nonprofit public benefit corporation to furnish annually to its members a report that includes the assets and liabilities of the corporation, revenue or receipts of the corporation, and the expenses or disbursements of the corporation. This bill would require a nonprofit sponsor to make specified annual disclosures publicly available by posting those disclosures on the nonprofit sponsor’s public internet website in the same location where it posts copies of its annual report.

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AB 1766 (Bloom D) Licensed adult residential facilities and residential care facilities for the elderly: data collection: residents with a serious mental disorder.

Current Text: Amended: 6/27/2019   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/22/2019

Last Amend: 6/27/2019

Status: 7/10/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(10). (Last location was HUM. S. on 7/3/2019)(May be acted upon Jan 2020)

Location: 7/10/2019-S. 2 YEAR

Summary: Would require the State Department of Social Services to collect and publicly report data from licensed adult residential facilities and residential care facilities for the elderly, including whether the facility accepts residents with a serious mental disorder, as defined, and the destination for all residents with a serious mental disorder who exited during the previous 12 months, among other information. The bill would also require the department to publicly report on a quarterly basis how many licensed residential facilities primarily serving low-income residents closed permanently in the prior quarter and to create guidelines to ensure that the county in which a facility is located is notified when that facility notifies the department that it is closing.

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AB 1814 (Committee on Insurance) Long-term care insurance.

Current Text: Introduced: 3/5/2019   html   pdf

Introduced: 3/5/2019

Status: 9/15/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(15). (Last location was INACTIVE FILE on 9/14/2019)(May be acted upon Jan 2020)

Location: 9/15/2019-S. 2 YEAR

Summary: Current law regulates and defines long-term care insurance as, among other things, any insurance policy, certificate, or rider advertised, marketed, offered, solicited, or designed to provide coverage for diagnostic, preventive, therapeutic, rehabilitative, maintenance, or personal care services that are provided in a setting other than an acute care unit of a hospital.This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes and would delete obsolete provisions regarding this type of insurance.

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AB 1962 (Voepel R)   Sales and use taxes: exemption: senior housing.

Current Text: Introduced: 1/21/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 1/21/2020

Status: 3/9/2020-In committee: Hearing for testimony only.

Location: 1/30/2020-A. REV. & TAX

Summary: Current state sales and use tax laws impose a tax on retailers measured by the gross receipts from the sale of tangible personal property sold at retail in this state of, or on the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, tangible personal property purchased from a retailer for storage, use, or other consumption in this state. This bill, on and after January 1, 2021, and before January 1, 2026, would exempt from these taxes the gross receipts from the sale of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, building materials and supplies purchases by a qualified person for use by that qualified person in the construction of specified senior housing developments.

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AB 2101 (Committee on Public Employment and Retirement)  Public employees’ retirement: required distributions: age.

Current Text: Amended: 5/4/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/6/2020

Last Amend: 5/4/2020

Status: 6/23/2020-Referred to Com. on L., P.E. & R.    

Location:  6/23/2020-S. L., P.E. & R.

Summary: Current law requires administration of PERS by the Board of Administration of PERS. Current law creates the Public Employees’ Retirement Fund as a trust fund to be expended only for purposes related to the system and its administration, as specified, and provides that the fund is continuously appropriated for these purposes. Existing law, the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA), on and after January 1, 2013, generally requires a public retirement system, as defined, to modify its plan or plans to comply with the act, as specified. Under current law, data filed with the board by any member, retired member, beneficiary, or annuitant is confidential. This bill would make various technical and clarifying changes to these provisions, including specifying that data filed on behalf of any member, retired member, beneficiary, or annuitant is also confidential and that data may be divulged to other retirement systems that provide reciprocal benefits to members of PERS.

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AB 2365 (Rodriguez D)   Public Employees’ Retirement System: employment without reinstatement.

Current Text: Amended: 5/4/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/18/2020

Last Amend: 5/4/2020

Status:  6/23/2020-Referred to Com. on L., P.E. & R.

Location:  6/23/2020-S. L., P.E. & R.

Summary: PERL requires a person who is employed in violation of its reinstatement requirements to be reinstated in the member category previously held and on the date on which the unlawful employment occurred. In these circumstances, PERL requires that a retired member reimburse the system for the person’s allowance received during the periods of the unlawful employment, to pay to the system employee contributions that otherwise should have been paid, and to contribute for associated administrative expenses, as specified. PERL requires employers in these circumstances to pay to the system the employer contributions that otherwise should have been paid and to contribute for associated administrative expenses, as specified. This bill would eliminate the above-described requirement that a person employed without reinstatement in a manner other than authorized by PERL be reinstated, instead providing that reinstatement permissive. The bill would make conforming changes and make specific reference to the duties of employees and employers regarding reinstatement after retirement in violation of PEPRA.

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AB 2377 (Chiu D)   Adult residential facilities: closures and resident transfers.

Current Text: Amended: 5/4/2020   hbml  pdf

Introduced: 2/18/2020

Last Amend: 5/4/2020

Status: 6 /11/2020-In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Location: 6/11/2020-S. RLS.

Summary: Among other provisions, current law requires a residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFE), if 7 or more residents of the facility will be transferred as a result of the forfeiture of a license or the change in the use of a facility, to submit a proposed closure plan for the affected residents to the State Department of Social Services for review, and requires the department to approve or disapprove the plan.Current law requires an RCFE to refund to a resident any paid preadmission fees, according to a prescribed schedule. Current law imposes civil penalties for a violation of these requirements by an RCFE, of $100 per violation per day. This bill would establish similar procedures and requirements for an adult residential facility transferring a resident of the facility to another facility or to an independent living arrangement as a result of the forfeiture of a license or a closure of the facility for another reason.

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AB 2471 (Maienschein D)  Senior citizens: rescission of contracts.

Current Text: Amended: 5/21/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/19/2020

Last Amend: 5/21/2020

Status: 6/11/2020-In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Location: 6/11/2020-S. RLS

Summary: Current law authorizes the legislative body of a public agency, as defined, to determine that it would be convenient, advantageous, and in the public interest to designate an area within which authorized public agency officials and property owners may enter into voluntary contractual assessments to finance certain improvements. Current law prohibits a public agency from permitting a property owner meeting certain criteria to participate in any program established pursuant to these provisions for specified purposes unless the property owner is given the right to cancel the contractual assessment without penalty or obligation before midnight on the 3rd business day after a specified date. Current law also requires a financing estimate and disclosure document to be provided to the property owner prior to entering into the voluntary contractual assessment. Current law requires the document to include, among other things, a description of the property owner’s right to cancel. This bill would extend the period of time to cancel the contracts or offers described above from 3 to 5 business days if the buyer or property owner is a senior citizen, as defined, for contracts entered into, or offers to purchase conveyed, on or after January 1, 2021.

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AB 2473 (Cooper D)   Public investment funds.

Current Text: Amended: 6/3/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/19/2020

Last Amend: 6/3/2020

Status: 6/23/2020-Referred to Com. on L., P.E. & R.

Location: 6/23/2020-S. L., P.E. & R.

Summary: Would exempt from disclosure under the California Public Records specified records regarding an internally managed private loan made directly by a public investment fund, including quarterly and annual financial statements of the borrower or its constituent owners, unless the information has already been publicly released by the keeper of the information.

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AB 2844 (Obernolte R)   Guardians and conservators: duties: accountings.

Current Text: Amended: 5/4/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/20/2020

Last Amend: 5/4/2020

Status:  6/23/2020-Referred to Com. on JUD.

Location: 6 /23/2020-S. JUD.

Summary: The Guardianship-Conservatorship Law generally establishes the standards and procedures for the appointment and termination of an appointment for a guardian or conservator of a person, an estate, or both. Current law requires a guardian or conservator to present the accounting of the assets of the estate of the ward or conservatee to the court at specified intervals and defines an “account statement” for these purposes to include an original account statement from any institution or financial institution. This bill would expand the definition of “account statement” to include a verified electronic statement that is certified under penalty of perjury in a specified manner.

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AB 2870 (Fong R)   Housing: supportive housing grants.

Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/21/2020

Status: 3/5/2020-Referred to Com. on H. & C.D.

Location: 3/5/2020-A. H. & C.D.

Summary: Would appropriate $750,000,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Housing and Community Development for the purpose of providing counties with one-time grants to build, acquire space for, and renovate structures to be used for supportive housing for persons experiencing homelessness, as provided. The bill would require the department to allocate these moneys among counties by a competitive application process. The bill would require a county to develop and submit a housing needs assessment that includes a demonstration of the county’s need for supportive housing units and capacity to build those units in order to receive a grant.

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AB 2926 (Calderon D) Referral agencies for residential care facilities for the elderly: duties.

Current Text: Amended: 5/4/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/21/2020

Last Amend: 5/4/2020

Status: 6/23/2020-Referred to Com. on HUMAN S.

Location;  6/23/2020-S. HUM. S

Summary: The California Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Act generally requires the State Department of Social Services to license, inspect, and regulate residential care facilities for the elderly and imposes criminal penalties on a person who violates the act or who willfully or repeatedly violates any rule or regulation adopted under the act. This bill would recast the requirements on a placement agency and its employees to instead be requirements on a referral source, defined to mean a person or entity that provides a referral to a residential care facility for the elderly, except as specified.

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SB 266 (Leyva D)   Public Employees’ Retirement System: disallowed compensation: benefit adjustments.

Current Text: Amended: 9/3/2019   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/12/2019

Last Amend: 9/3/2019

Status: 9/15/2019-9/15/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(15). (Last location was DESK on 9/11/2019)(May be acted upon Jan 2020)

Location: 9/15/2019-S. 2 YEAR

Summary: Would establish new procedures under PERL for cases in which PERS determines that the benefits of a member or annuitant are, or would be, based on disallowed compensation that conflicts with PEPRA and other specified laws and thus impermissible under PERL. The bill would also apply these procedures retroactively to determinations made on or after January 1, 2017, if an appeal has been filed and the employee member, survivor, or beneficiary has not exhausted their administrative or legal remedies. At the threshold, after determining that compensation for an employee member reported by the state, school employer, or a contracting agency is disallowed, the bill would require the applicable employer to discontinue the reporting of the disallowed compensation.

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SB 364 (Stone R) Property taxation: senior and disabled veterans.

Current Text: Amended: 6/18/2019   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/20/2019

Last Amend: 6/18/2019

Status: 6/18/2019-From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on REV. & TAX.

Location: 6/6/2019-A. REV. & TAX

Summary: The California Constitution generally limits ad valorem taxes on real property to 1% of the full cash value, as defined, of that property, and provides that the full cash value base may be adjusted each year by the inflationary rate not to exceed 2% for any given year. Current property tax law implementing this constitutional authority provides that the taxable value of real property is the lesser of its base year value compounded annually by an inflation factor not to exceed 2%, as provided, or its full cash value. Current property tax law also provides that the taxable value of a manufactured home is the lesser of its base year value compounded annually by an inflation factor not to exceed 2% or its full cash value. This bill, for any assessment year commencing on or after January 1, 2020, and before January 1, 2030, would provide that the inflation factor shall not apply to the principal place of residence, including a manufactured home, of a qualified veteran, as defined, who is 65 years of age or older on the lien date, was honorably discharged from military service, and meets specified requirements.

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SB 430 (Wieckowski D)   Public employees’ retirement benefits: judges.

Current Text: Amended: 5/17/2019   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/21/2019

Last Amend: 5/17/2019

Status: 7/10/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(10). (Last location was P.E. & R. on 5/30/2019)(May be acted upon Jan 2020)

Location: 7/10/2019-A. 2 YEAR

Summary: Would grant a judge who was elected to office in 2012, but did not take office until on or after January 1, 2013, the option of making a one-time, irrevocable election to have a pre-January 1, 2013, membership status in the Judges’ Retirement System II for service accrued after on and after July 1, 2020. The bill would require the election to be made during a 30-day period beginning March 1, 2020. A judge making this election would no longer be a new member under specified provisions of PEPRA.

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SB 512 (Pan D) Long-term services and supports.

Current Text: Amended: 7/5/2019   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/21/2019

Last Amend: 7/5/2019

Status: 8/30/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(12). (Last location was APPR. on 7/5/2019)(May be acted upon Jan 2020)

Location: 8/30/2019-A. 2 YEAR

Summary: Would establish the California Long-Term Services and Supports Benefits Board (LTSS Board), to be composed of 9 specified members, including, among others, the Treasurer as chair, the Secretary of California Health and Human Services as vice chair, and 3 members to be appointed by the Governor. The bill would require the LTSS Board to manage and invest revenue deposited in the California Long-Term Services and Supports Benefits Trust Fund (LTSS Trust), which the bill would create in the State Treasury, to, upon appropriation, finance long-term services and supports for eligible individuals. The bill would also create, until January 1, 2025, the Long-Term Services and Supports Advisory Committee for the purpose of providing ongoing advice and recommendations to the LTSS Board.

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SB 596 (Stern D) In-home supportive services: additional higher energy allowance.

Current Text: Amended: 1/23/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/22/2019

Last Amend: 1/23/2020

Status: 6/18/2020-Referred to Com. on HUM. S.

Location: 6/18/2020-A. HUM. S.

Summary: Would require a county human services agency to, using existing materials, inform each applicant for benefits under the IHSS program that the applicant may be eligible to receive that higher energy allowance and any advanced notifications that may be provided by a public utility when the public utility plans to deenergize portions of the electrical distribution system or in an emergency. By creating additional duties for counties, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

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SB 776 (Skinner D)   College admissions: criminal history inquiry: prohibition.

Current Text: Amended: 1/6/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/22/2019

Last Amend: 1/6/2020

Status: 1/27/2020-Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 30. Noes 6.) Ordered to the Assembly. In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Location: 1/27/2020-A. DESK

Summary: Would prohibit a post secondary educational institution in this state from inquiring about a prospective student’s criminal history on an initial application form or at any time during the admissions process before the institution’s final decision relative to the prospective student’s application for admission. By imposing new duties on community college districts, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

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SB 852 (Pan D)  Health care: prescription drugs.

Current Text: Amended: 5/19/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 1/13/2020

Last Amend: 6/18/2020

Status: 6/22/2020-Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Location: 6/22/2020-S. THIRD READING

Calendar:   6/25/2020  #40  SENATE SENATE BILLS -THIRD READING FILE

Summary: Would establish the Office of Drug Contracting and Manufacturing within the California Health and Human Services Agency to, among other things, increase patient access to affordable drugs. The bill would require the office, on or before January 1, 2022, to contract or partner with at least one drug company or generic drug manufacturer to produce at least 10 generic prescription drugs, as determined by the office, and insulin at a price that results in savings. The bill would require the office to prepare and submit a report to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2022, that, among other things, assesses the feasibility of the office to directly manufacture generic prescription drugs and includes an estimate of the cost of building or acquiring manufacturing capacity.

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SB 1037 (Archuleta D)   Property taxation: base year value transfers.

Current Text: Introduced: 2/14/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/14/2020

Status: 2/27/2020-Referred to Com. on GOV. & F.

Location: 2/27/2020-S. GOV. & F.

Summary: The California Constitution and current property tax law authorize a person who is either severely disabled or over 55 years of age to transfer the base year value, as defined, of property that is eligible for the homeowners’ property tax exemption to a replacement dwelling that is of equal or lesser value located within the same county as the property from which the base year value is transferred, and if a county ordinance so providing has been adopted, to a replacement dwelling that is located in a different county. This bill, on or after January 1, 2023, would expand this authorization to transfer the base year value of an original property to a person who is the parent or legal guardian of a severely and permanently disabled child and resides with the child.

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SB 1123 (Chang R)   Elder and dependent adult abuse.

Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/19/2020

Last Amend: 3/26/2020

Status: 6/18/2020-Referred to Com. on PUB. S

Location: 6/18/2020-A. PUB. S.

Summary: Current law requires local law enforcement agencies to revise or include in their policy manuals, if a policy manual exists, specified information regarding elder and dependent adult abuse, including, among other things, the definition of elder and dependent adult abuse provided by the Department of Justice in its March 2015 policy and procedures manual. This bill would define the term “elder and dependent adult abuse” for the purposes of those provisions and instead require that definition to be included in law enforcement agencies’ policy manuals.

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SB 1166 (Nielsen R)   Older adults: health promotion.

Current Text: Introduced: 2/20/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/20/2020

Status: 3/5/2020-Referred to Com. on RLS.

Location: 2/20/2020-S. RLS.

Summary: Current law establishes the State Department of Public Health and sets forth its powers and duties, including, but not limited to, jurisdiction over health promotion and preventive health services for older adults, as defined. Current law requires the department to maintain a program to promote the availability of medical health care for the aging.This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.

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SB 1259 (Hurtado D)   Licensed adult residential facilities and residential care facilities for the elderly: SSI/SSP recipients: report.

Current Text: Amended: 6/18/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/21/2020

Last Amend: 6/18/2020

Status: 6/24/2020-Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 39. Noes 0.) Ordered to the Assembly. In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk

Location: 6/24/2020-A. DESK

Summary: Would require the State Department of Social Services to establish a task force for the purpose of issuing a report, on or before January 1, 2023, that includes recommendations on how to meet the housing and care needs of recipients of SSI/SSP benefits. The bill would require the task force to, in the report, assess the unmet demand for licensed adult residential facility and residential care facility for the elderly placements for SSI/SSP recipients within each county and recommend how to build capacity of placements to those facilities for SSI/SSP recipients, among other things. The bill would also make related findings and declarations. The bill would require the department to update the Legislature on its progress in developing the report during the 2021–22 and 2022–23 budget process, as specified.
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SB 1292 (Jackson D) Senior affordable housing: nursing pilot program.

Current Text: Amended: 3/25/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/21/2020

Last Amend: 3/25/2020

Status: 3/25/2020-From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

Location: 2/21/2020-S. RLS.

Summary: Would, contingent on funds being appropriated in the annual Budget Act, require the California Department of Aging to establish and administer the Housing Plus Services Nursing Pilot Program in the Counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, and Sonoma. The program would provide grant funds to qualified nonprofit organizations that specialize in resident services for the purposes of hiring one full-time registered nurse to work at 3 senior citizen housing developments in each county to provide health education, navigation, coaching, and care to residents. The bill would require the department to submit a report to specified legislative committees and state agencies on or before January 1, 2025, and would repeal the program as of January 1, 2026.

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SB 1367 (Pan D) Home care aid applicant: criminal history.

Current Text: Amended: 3/25/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/21/2020

Last Amend: 3/25/2020

Status: 3/25/2020-From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

Location: 2/21/2020-S. RLS.

Summary: The Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act requires the State Department of Social Services to license and regulate home care organizations, as defined, and to establish and maintain a registry of registered home care aides and home care aide applicants on the department’s internet website. The act requires the department, before approving an individual for registration, to check the individual’s criminal history. This bill would prohibit the department from requiring a home care aid applicant to provide a character reference when determining whether to grant a criminal record exemption if the home care aid applicant committed a nonviolent, nonsexual misdemeanor or felony and completed their sentence over 10 years prior to the date of submitting an application pursuant to this section.

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SR 39 (Jackson D)   Relative to Older Americans Month.

Current Text: Enrolled: 5/22/2019   html   pdf

Introduced: 5/2/2019

Status: 5/20/2019-Read. Adopted. (Ayes 38. Noes 0.)

Location: 5/20/2019-S. ADOPTED

Summary: This measure would resolve that the Senate declares May 2019 as Older Americans Month to increase public awareness of the many contributions and positive impacts of older adults in the State of California. 
 
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Total Measures: 28

Total Tracking Forms: 28