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AB-22 Housing: safe and clean shelter for children.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 12/03/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 22


Introduced by Assembly Member Burke
(Principal coauthor: Senator Wiener)

December 03, 2018


An act to add Chapter 7.9 (commencing with Section 8699) to Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code, relating to housing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 22, as introduced, Burke. Housing: safe and clean shelter for children.
Existing law establishes the Department of Housing and Community Development in the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency, and requires the department to administer various housing programs throughout the state, including programs that address the needs of homeless individuals and families, and reviewing local ordinances for the design, development, and operation of homeless shelters in cities and counties that have declared a shelter crisis.
This bill would declare that it is the policy of the state that every child has the right to safe and clean shelter and that no child should be without safe and clean shelter by 2025. The bill would require the agency, the department, and every other state agency, to consider this policy when establishing, adopting, or revising any policy, regulation, or grant criterion pertinent to safe and clean shelter for children.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 7.9 (commencing with Section 8699) is added to Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code, to read:
CHAPTER  7.9. Safe and Clean Shelter for Children

8699.
 (a) It is hereby declared to be the policy of the state that every child has the right to safe and clean shelter and that no child should be without safe and clean shelter by 2025.
(b) The Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and every other state agency, shall consider the state policy specified in subdivision (a) when establishing, adopting, or revising any policy, regulation, or grant criterion that is pertinent to safe and clean shelter for children.