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SB-489 CalWORKs: multidisciplinary services teams.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/21/2019 09:00 PM


Senate Bill
No. 489

Introduced by Senator Hurtado

February 21, 2019

An act to amend and repeal 11325.95 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to public social services.


SB 489, as introduced, Hurtado. CalWORKs: multidisciplinary services teams.
Existing law provides for the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program, under which each county provides cash assistance and other benefits to qualified low-income families. Each county is required to pay a share of the cost of both aid grant and administrative costs for the CalWORKs program.
Existing law requires the State Department of Social Services to develop 3-year pilot projects in Counties of Alameda, San Bernardino, and Ventura, at the option of each county, to create an integrated and coordinated case management system for the delivery of services to families receiving CalWORKs benefits through the use of multidisciplinary service teams, as defined. Existing law required the department to submit a report to the Legislature by April 1, 2002, on the outcomes of these pilot programs and other specified factors.
This bill would require the department to submit a new report to the Legislature by April 1, 2020, that considers all relevant pilot program data from 2002 to 2019, inclusive. The bill would repeal these provisions on April 1, 2024.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


 Section 11325.95 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

 (a) The department shall prepare a report, for submission to the Legislature on or before April 1, 2002, 2020, on the outcomes of the pilot program established pursuant to Sections 11325.9 to 11325.93, inclusive, improving coordinated case management, assisting hard-to-serve CalWORKs families in alleviating multiple barriers to employment, and integrating service delivery within the multidisciplinary services team structure. The department shall also include in the report an analysis of the impact that record and information sharing has on CalWORKs recipients and their families, whether this information sharing pilot program results in increased employment rates of hard-to-serve parents, and whether there are any adverse consequences to recipients resulting from information sharing among agencies. In preparing this report, the department shall consider all relevant pilot program data from 2002 to 2019, inclusive.
(b) (1) A report submitted pursuant to this section shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(2) Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, this section is repealed on April 1, 2024.