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AB-264 Transitional housing.(2011-2012)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 14, 2011
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 22, 2011

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 264


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Hagman
(Coauthor(s): Assembly Member Portantino)
(Coauthor(s): Senator Harman)

February 07, 2011


An act to add Section 34251 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to transitional housing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 264, as amended, Hagman. Transitional housing.
Under existing law, in each city and county there is a public agency known as the housing authority of the city or county.
This bill would require operators of transitional housing to notify the city or county and residents within 300 feet of the property when a transitional housing facility will be established so that the city or county and residents have specified knowledge about the transitional housing facility. The bill would exempt certain domestic violence shelters from this requirement.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 34251 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

34251.
 (a) “Transitional housing” as used in this section has the same meaning as that term is defined in subdivision (i) of Section 50801.
(b) Any operator of transitional housing shall notify the city or county, as the case may be, in which it will be located and residents within 300 feet of the property when a transitional housing facility is being established so that the city or county and the residents will have knowledge of the following:
(1) Where the transitional housing will be located.
(2) The purpose of the transitional housing facility and what segment of the population it will serve.
(3) The name of the transitional housing operator with a point of contact.
(4) The state agency that will be responsible for oversight.
(c) This section shall not apply to domestic violence shelters that come within the definition of “emergency shelter” set forth in paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 124250, any transitional or semipermanent housing that is operated by a domestic violence shelter, or housing provided to domestic violence survivors by a public or private entity.
(d) The purpose of this section is to allow the residents to work problems out directly with the transitional housing operator and the state agency that regulates the transitional housing facility.