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AB-991 Foster youth: independent living services. (2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 10609.43 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

10609.43.
 (a) (1) For each county that has an Internet Web site, each county department of social services shall publish on the county’s Internet Web site information regarding all services offered to participants in the Independent Living Program, including, but not limited to, class schedules and contact information, or, if services are provided by a contractor, a link to the contractor’s Internet Web site listing programs and services offered.
(2) The county department of social services shall annually update the information published pursuant to paragraph (1) for the purpose of ensuring the accuracy of information necessary for a participant to effectively access and utilize Independent Living Program services.
(b) The State Department of Social Services shall publish on the Internet Web site for its Independent Living Program direct links to the information published by each county pursuant to subdivision (a). The department shall annually review and update those links as necessary.
SEC. 2.
 To the extent that this act has an overall effect of increasing the costs already borne by a local agency for programs or levels of service mandated by the 2011 Realignment Legislation within the meaning of Section 36 of Article XIII of the California Constitution, it shall apply to local agencies only to the extent that the state provides annual funding for the cost increase. Any new program or higher level of service provided by a local agency pursuant to this act above the level for which funding has been provided shall not require a subvention of funds by the state or otherwise be subject to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.