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AB-2967 Foster care: certified record of live birth.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/26/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 26, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 18, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 22, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2967


Introduced by Assembly Member Quirk-Silva

February 16, 2018


An act to add Section 103578 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to foster care.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2967, as amended, Quirk-Silva. Foster care: certified record of live birth.
Existing law establishes the State Department of Public Health and sets forth its powers and duties, including, but not limited to, the duties as of the State Registrar relating to the uniform administration of provisions relating to vital records and health statistics. Existing law requires the State Registrar, local registrar, or county recorder to, upon request and payment of the required fee, supply to an applicant a certified copy of the record of a birth, fetal death, death, marriage, or marriage dissolution registered with the official.
This bill would require require, on or before July 1, 2019, each local registrar or county recorder to issue, without a fee, a certified record of live birth to any person who demonstrates that he or she is a youth living who has been placed in foster care, as defined. The bill would require a county social services provider who welfare agency that has relevant knowledge regarding the youth to verify that the youth is living has been placed in foster care for purposes of these provisions. By imposing a higher level of service on county employees, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 103578 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

103578.
 Each On or before July 1, 2019, each local registrar or county recorder shall, without a fee, issue a certified record of live birth to any person who demonstrates that he or she is a youth living who has been placed in foster care, as defined in subdivision (f) of Section 11400 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. A county social services provider who welfare agency that has relevant knowledge regarding the youth shall verify that the youth is living has been placed in foster care for purposes of this section. A certificate issued pursuant to this section shall not contain a stamp indicating that the certified record is for government use only.

SEC. 2.

  To the extent that this act has an overall effect of increasing the costs already borne by a local agency for programs or levels of service mandated by the 2011 Realignment Legislation within the meaning of Section 36 of Article XIII of the California Constitution, it shall apply to local agencies only to the extent that the state provides annual funding for the cost increase. Any new program or higher level of service provided by a local agency pursuant to this act above the level for which funding has been provided shall not require a subvention of funds by the state or otherwise be subject to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.