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AB-232 Department of Finance: homelessness relief.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/24/2017 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 23, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 232


Introduced by Assembly Member Ridley-Thomas
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Bigelow, Caballero, Cooper, Gray, and Thurmond)

January 26, 2017


An act relating to health facilities. to add Section 13805 to the Government Code, relating to homelessness relief, and making an appropriation therefor.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 232, as amended, Ridley-Thomas. Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development: facility plan review. Department of Finance: homelessness relief.
Existing law creates the Department of Finance and provides that the department has general powers of supervision over all matters concerning the financial and business policies of the state.
This bill would enact the Homeless Relief Act of 2017. The bill would appropriate $500,000,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Finance for expenditure for the purpose of relieving homelessness in this state, to be allocated regionally to unspecified entities in accordance with a prescribed schedule.

Existing law establishes the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development in the California Health and Human Services Agency. Existing law vests in the office powers and duties relating to the construction of various health facilities, including publishing building standards for those facilities.

This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would require the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to revise the facility plan review service provided by the office, known as Over-The-Counter review, and to enact legislation that would authorize an increased fee for that service.

Vote: MAJORITY2/3   Appropriation: NOYES   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 (a) The Legislature finds and declares the following:
(1) California has by far the largest homeless population in the nation.
(2) Factors that contribute to the homelessness crisis include the expensive rental market, rapidly declining numbers of low-income housing units, and slow wage growth.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature to address the homelessness crisis in California by allocating five hundred million dollars ($500,000,000) to joint powers agencies formed to relieve homelessness and to individual counties where no joint powers agency exists for that purpose.

SEC. 2.

 This act shall be known and may be cited as the Homeless Relief Act of 2017.

SEC. 3.

 Section 13805 is added to the Government Code, to read:

13805.
 The sum of five hundred million dollars ($500,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of Finance for expenditure for the purpose of relieving homelessness in this state, to be allocated regionally in accordance with the following:
(a) ____ million dollars ($____) to____.
(b) ____ million dollars ($____) to____.

SECTION 1.

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would require the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to revise the facility plan review service provided by the office, known as Over-The-Counter review, and to enact legislation that would authorize an increased fee for that service.