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AB-1615 Mental health: anti-immigration activities and rhetoric.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/22/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1615


Introduced by Assembly Member Arambula

February 22, 2019


An act relating to immigrants.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1615, as introduced, Arambula. Mental health: anti-immigration activities and rhetoric.
Existing law governs the operation and financing of community mental health services for the mentally disordered in every county through locally administered and locally controlled community mental health programs.
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to mitigate the impact of anti-immigration activities and rhetoric on the mental health and well-being of children in immigrant families in California by, among other things, investing in community-based treatment modalities.
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 to mitigate the impact of anti-immigration activities and rhetoric on the mental health and well-being of children in immigrant families in California by providing funding and promoting linkages between health care and other community services, such as immigration legal services, through improved care coordination; establishing cross-program coordination, such as schools and behavioral health care; and investing in community-based treatment modalities.