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AB-550 Veterans: Medical Foster Home Pilot Program.(2019-2020)

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Bill Status
AB-550
Flora (A) , Berman (A)
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Veterans: Medical Foster Home Pilot Program.
03/16/19
An act to add and repeal Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 1850) of Division 8 of the Military and Veterans Code, relating to veterans.
Assembly
09/13/19
09/05/19

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Desk Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/21/20 Stricken from file.
10/12/19 Vetoed by Governor.
09/18/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
09/10/19 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0. Page 3298.).
09/10/19 Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Page 3252.)
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 550 without my signature.

This bill would authorize a Medical Foster Home Pilot Program for veterans that would be exempt from state licensure or regulation and subject only to oversight by the federal government.

Other community care facilities in the state are subject to licensure and regulation by the Department of Social Services to ensure safety standards and safeguards.

The state should maintain oversight of the operation of the homes proposed under this bill to ensure that California veterans in these homes do not have fewer safety protections than residents in other community care settings.

Therefore, I am directing the California Health and Human Services Agency and the Department of Social Services to explore a workable regulatory model, including any necessary statutory changes, to allow such a pilot program to move forward. I am committed to working collaboratively on a regulatory model that preserves California's oversight and values while allowing for Medical Foster Homes to operate in our state.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom