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AB-461 CalWORKs: welfare-to-work: self-employment.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/08/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 461


Introduced by Assembly Member Villapudua

February 08, 2021


An act to add Section 11322.82 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to CalWORKs.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 461, as introduced, Villapudua. CalWORKs: welfare-to-work: self-employment.
Existing law establishes 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 using federal, state, and county funds. Existing law requires a recipient of CalWORKs to participate in welfare-to-work activities for a specified number of hours per week as a condition of eligibility. Existing law identifies the welfare-to-work activities in which a recipient may participate, including, among others, self-employment.
This bill would require, for the purpose of calculating the number of hours a recipient is participating in welfare-to-work activities, the number of hours a recipient is credited with being engaged in self-employment activities to be based on the number of hours the recipient reports being engaged in self-employment activities. To the extent this bill would increase the administrative duties of counties with regard to the CalWORKs program, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
Existing law continuously appropriates moneys from the General Fund to defray a portion of county costs under the CalWORKs program.
This bill would instead provide that the continuous appropriation would not be made for purposes of implementing the bill.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 11322.82 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

11322.82.
 For the purpose of calculating the number of hours a recipient is participating in welfare-to-work activities pursuant to Section 11322.8, the number of hours a recipient is credited with being engaged in self-employment activities shall be based on the number of hours the recipient reports being engaged in self-employment activities.

SEC. 2.

 No appropriation pursuant to Section 15200 of the Welfare and Institutions Code shall be made for purposes of implementing this act.

SEC. 3.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.