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SB-1229 Mental health.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/20/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 1229


Introduced by Senator Allen

February 20, 2020


An act relating to mental health.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1229, as introduced, Allen. Mental health.
Existing law, the Bronzan-McCorquodale Act, contains provisions governing the operation and financing of community mental health services for the mentally disordered in every county through locally administered and locally controlled community mental health programs. Existing law further provides that, to the extent resources are available, the primary goal of the use of funds deposited in the mental health account of the local health and welfare trust fund should be to serve specified target populations, including, among others, homeless persons who are mentally ill.
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to provide timely and effective mental health and substance abuse services to homeless individuals.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to provide timely and effective mental health and substance abuse services to homeless individuals.