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AB-1327 Aging in place: home modification.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 05/24/2021 03:38 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 24, 2021
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 25, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1327


Introduced by Assembly Member Ting

February 19, 2021


An act to amend Sections 9451 and 9452 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to aging.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1327, as amended, Ting. Aging in place: home modification.
Existing law law, subject to an appropriation, requires the California Department of Aging, in consultation with the California Commission on Aging, to enter into a contract with an entity a research-based university gerontology department, as specified, to develop information and materials relating to the concept of “aging in place” and the benefits of home modification for seniors. Existing law requires the department to distribute that material information to area agencies on aging and other appropriate entities.
This bill would require the department to update that information and materials the above information and materials, as specified, to include information on the benefits of accessory dwelling units as a type of home modification to help Californians age in place, and to prominently post the above-specified distributed material distributed information on its internet website.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 9451 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

9451.
 (a) The department, in consultation with the commission, shall enter into a contract for the development of information and materials which that shall be used to educate Californians on the concept of “aging in place” and the benefits of home modification. The contractor shall be a research-based university gerontology department with extensive experience and work with the concept of “aging in place” and the benefits of home modification.
(b) (1) The department shall update the information and materials developed pursuant to subdivision (a) to include information on the benefits of accessory dwelling units as a type of home modification to help Californians age in place.
(2) The department may comply with the requirement of paragraph (1) by updating existing materials instead of creating new materials.

SEC. 2.

 Section 9452 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

9452.
 The department shall do both of the following:
(a) Distribute the information developed pursuant to Section 9451 to each area agency on aging and to other appropriate entities throughout the state.
(b) Prominently post the information, as specified in subdivision (a), on its internet website.