Today's Law As Amended

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AB-3134 Refugee social services.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 13286 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

 (a) Upon appropriation by the Legislature in the Budget Act, in addition to the benefits provided pursuant to this chapter, an additional eight months of refugee cash assistance payments, to be paid from state funds, shall be paid to the refugee after the payment of the federally funded cash aid benefits has been exhausted.
(b) The transition from federally funded to state-funded refugee cash assistance payments shall be seamless, and shall not require a refugee to reapply for state cash assistance if the refugee is otherwise eligible.
(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2026, and as of that date is repealed.
SEC. 2.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.