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AB-344 New Beginnings California Program.(2019-2020)

Senate:
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Assembly:
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-344
Calderon (A)
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New Beginnings California Program.
03/07/19
An act to add Chapter 7.5 (commencing with Section 8270) to Division 8 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to public social services.
Assembly
09/06/19

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/13/19 Vetoed by Governor.
09/11/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
09/05/19 In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
09/04/19 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 2527.).
08/30/19 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 344 without my signature.

This bill establishes the New Beginning California Program within the Department of Community Services and Development, which would provide a maximum of 50 grants annually to award matching funds of up to $50,000 to cities, counties, and local continuum of care programs to implement or expand employment programs for homeless individuals.

While the intent of this measure is laudable, it creates General Fund cost pressures and should be considered in the annual budget process. Moreover, the 2019 Budget Act includes $650 million for local jurisdictions to combat homelessness, of which employment programs are an eligible use.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom