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AB-1 Education finance: CalWORKs Stage 3.(2011-2012)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  January 14, 2011

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1


Introduced  by  Assembly Member John A. Pérez
(Principal Coauthor(s): Assembly Member Blumenfield)
(Coauthor(s): Assembly Member Allen, Ammiano, Atkins, Beall, Bonilla, Bradford, Brownley, Buchanan, Cedillo, Chesbro, Davis, Dickinson, Feuer, Fuentes, Galgiani, Gatto, Gordon, Hall, Hayashi, Hill, Lara, Bonnie Lowenthal, Ma, Mitchell, Monning, V. Manuel Pérez, Portantino, Skinner, Swanson, Williams, Yamada)

December 06, 2010


An act relating to education finance, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately as an appropriation for the usual and current expenses of the state.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1, as amended, John A. Pérez. Education finance: CalWORKs Stage 3.
Existing law requires that child care be provided in 3 stages to recipients of benefits under the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program. The first stage of child care begins upon the entry of a person into the CalWORKs program. The 2nd stage of child care begins when a county determines that the work or approved work activity of the recipient is stable or when a recipient is making the transition off of aid and child care is available through a local stage 2 program. The 3rd stage of child care, which is administered by programs contracting with the State Department of Education, begins when a funded child care space becomes available for the child or children of the eligible CalWORKs recipient.
This bill would reappropriate $118,000,000 $60,000,000 in unobligated balances appropriated in the Budget Act of 2009, and from the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant, and would also appropriate $115,534,000 from the General Fund, to the State Department of Education for CalWORKs Stage 3 child care services. The bill would also require the State Department of Education to use those funds for families that were receiving, or would have been eligible to receive, CalWORKs Stage 3 child care development services, before, on, or after October 31, 2010.
The bill would declare that it makes appropriations for the usual and current expenses of the state, thereby taking immediate effect.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to restore funding to CalWORKs Stage 3 child care and development services, retroactive to November 1, 2010. 2010, and through March 31, 2011.

SEC. 2.

 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the unobligated balances from the following budget items are reappropriated to the State Department of Education for CalWORKs Stage 3 child care services, in augmentation of, and for the purposes specified in, Schedule (1.5)(f) of Item 6110-196-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2010 (Ch. 712, Stats. 2010).

(1)Fifteen million three hundred thousand dollars ($15,300,000) of the liquidated federal fund balance appropriated in Item 6110-196-0890, as included in Schedule (1.5) of Item 6110-196-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2009 (Ch. 1, Stats. 2009).

(2)Forty-two million seven hundred thousand dollars ($42,700,000) from the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant funds appropriated prior to the 2010 fiscal year.

(3)

(1) Twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) from Schedule (1) of Item 6110-196-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2009 (Ch. 1, Stats. 2009).

(4)

(2) Forty million dollars ($40,000,000) from Schedule (1.5) of Item 6110-196-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2009 (Ch. 1, Stats. 2009).

(b)The sum of one hundred fifteen million five hundred thirty-four thousand dollars ($115,534,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund for CalWORKs Stage 3 child care services, in augmentation of, and for the purposes specified in, Schedule (1.5)(f) of Item 6110-196-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2010 (Ch. 712, Stats. 2010).

(c)

(b) Pursuant to this section, the State Department of Education shall use the funds appropriated in subdivisions (a) and (b) subdivision (a) for families who were eligible for and receiving CalWORKs Stage 3 child care services pursuant to Section 8354 of the Education Code on or before October 31, 2010, and for those families who would have otherwise been eligible to receive CalWORKs Stage 3 child care services after October 31, 2010.

SEC. 3.

 This act makes an appropriation for the usual current expenses of the state within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect.