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AB-1534 Area agencies on aging: independent living centers: funding.(2013-2014)



SECTION 1.

 Division 11 (commencing with Section 19900) is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

DIVISION 11. FUNDING FOR SERVICES FOR SENIORS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

19900.
 (a) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, in any fiscal year in which the Budget Act is not enacted by July 1 of that fiscal year, there is hereby continuously appropriated from the Federal Trust Fund the following sums:
(1) To the California Department of Aging the amount of federal funds contained in the Federal Trust Fund necessary to pay area agencies on aging for the administration of programs under their jurisdiction, as provided in Division 8.5 (commencing with Section 9000). The Department of Finance, upon enactment of the Budget Act and in the absence of this action being taken by the Legislature or the Governor in that Budget Act, may reduce the applicable Budget Act allocations by the amount of any payments made pursuant to this paragraph.
(2) To the Department of Rehabilitation the amount of federal funds contained in the Federal Trust Fund necessary to pay independent living centers for the administration of programs under their jurisdiction, as provided in Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 19800) of Division 10. The Department of Finance, upon enactment of the Budget Act and in the absence of this action being taken by the Legislature or the Governor in that Budget Act, may reduce the applicable Budget Act allocations by the amount of any payments made pursuant to this paragraph.
(b) If payments are made to area agencies on aging or independent living centers pursuant to this section, the first payment shall be made on July 15, with payments to be made on the 15th of each month thereafter, until the enactment of the Budget Act.
SEC. 2.
  This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to ensure that area agencies on aging and independent living centers will be able to prevent interruptions in important services provided to elderly persons and persons with disabilities if the Budget Act of 2015 is not enacted in a timely manner, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.