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AB-170 Developmental services: regional centers: Inland Regional Center.(2011-2012)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 170


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Jeffries

January 20, 2011


An act relating to developmental services.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 170, as introduced, Jeffries. Developmental services: regional centers: Inland Regional Center.
Under existing law, the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act, the State Department of Developmental Services is authorized to contract with regional centers to provide support and services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would divide the Inland Regional Center, which serves Riverside and San Bernardino counties, into 2 separate regional centers that independently serve their respective communities.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that does all of the following:
(a) Rectifies the level of accountability and the quality of services provided to consumers of the regional center in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
(b) Increases local involvement and ensures that consumers at the regional center in Riverside and San Bernardino counties are given the individual attention and service they deserve.
(c) Divides the Inland Regional Center, which serves the Riverside and San Bernardino counties, into two separate regional centers that independently serve their respective communities in order to address the concerns in subdivisions (a) and (b).