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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 9. PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES [10000 - 18999.8]

  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

PART 3. AID AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE [11000 - 15771]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

CHAPTER 9. Financial Provisions [15000 - 15207]

  ( Chapter 9 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

ARTICLE 3.5. Central Benefit Issuance Fund [15125 - 15126]
  ( Article 3.5 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 696, Sec. 2. )

15125.
  

(a) The Central Benefit Issuance Fund is hereby created in the State Treasury.

(b) The fund shall be administered by the State Department of Social Services, and, notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, all moneys in the fund are hereby continuously appropriated to the department, without regard to fiscal years, for expenditure for the purpose of making payments or advances to recipients of public social services and CalFresh benefits, as provided in Section 11006.6.

(c) Amounts to be transferred to the Central Benefit Issuance Fund shall be determined by the department, in accordance with an agreed upon format with the Controller, from the funds and appropriations properly chargeable for the implementation of the central benefit issuance system provided for in Section 11006.6.

(d) (1) Notwithstanding Section 17070 of the Government Code, any warrant drawn on the Central Benefit Issuance Fund that remains unpaid for 180 days after it becomes payable, shall be void and shall be canceled by the Controller.

(2) The Controller shall cause to be printed prominently on the face of each warrant issued from the fund, a notice regarding the requirements of paragraph (1).

(e) Notwithstanding Sections 17091 and 17092 of the Government Code, the department, with the concurrence of the Controller, shall provide for the replacement of lost or stolen warrants consistent with Section 29853.5 of the Government Code. The department may adopt regulations implementing this subdivision.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 227, Sec. 63. (AB 1400) Effective January 1, 2012.)

15126.
  

Counties participating in the central benefit issuance system, pursuant to Section 11006.6, shall pay to the department, at regular intervals as determined by the department, the share of public social services costs otherwise attributable to local government. Failure to pay within the determined intervals shall result in offsetting the appropriate amount from any funds going to the county from the state. Counties shall remit their share of public social services costs directly to the state, in accordance with an agreed upon format with the Controller, for deposit to the Central Benefit Issuance Fund or where deemed appropriate by the department.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 696, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1994.)

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