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AB-903 Los Medanos Community Healthcare District.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 04/05/2021 01:34 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 05, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 903


Introduced by Assembly Member Frazier

February 17, 2021


An act to add Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 32499.6) to Division 23 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to health care districts.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 903, as amended, Frazier. Los Medanos Community Healthcare District.
Existing law, the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000, provides the authority and procedures for the initiation, conduct, and completion of changes of organization and reorganization of cities and districts by local agency formation commissions. Existing law establishes the procedures for the dissolution of the existence of a district and sets forth provisions for winding up the affairs of a dissolved district, as specified.
This bill would require the dissolution of the Los Medanos Community Healthcare District, as specified. The bill would require the County of Contra Costa to be successor of all rights and responsibilities of the district, and require the county to complete a property tax transfer process to ensure the transfer of the district’s health-related ad valorem property tax revenues to the county in order to operate the Los Medanos Area Health Plan Grant Program. By requiring a higher level of service from the County of Contra Costa as described above, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the Los Medanos Community Healthcare District in the County of Contra Costa.
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 no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 32499.6) is added to Division 23 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:
CHAPTER  11. Los Medanos Community Healthcare District Dissolution

32499.6.
 (a) The Los Medanos Community Healthcare District shall hereby be dissolved, effective February 1, 2022.
(b) The County of Contra Costa shall be the successor to the district. All assets, rights, and responsibilities of the district are transferred to the county as the successor of the district. As of the effective date of dissolution, the county shall have ownership, possession, and control of all books, records, papers, offices, equipment, supplies, moneys, funds, appropriations, licenses, permits, entitlements, agreements, contracts, claims, judgments, land, and other assets and property, real or personal, owned or leased by, connected with the administration of, or held for the benefit or use of the district. Accounts payable and all other contract obligations shall be transferred to the county.
(c) The county shall complete all of the following by the effective date of dissolution:
(1) The county board of supervisors shall form a Los Medanos Health Advisory Committee that reports directly to the county board of supervisors and shall develop and conduct the Los Medanos Area Health Plan Grant Program focused on comprehensive health-related services. The county board of supervisors shall appoint five members to the Los Medanos Health Advisory Committee. The Los Medanos Health Advisory Committee shall:
(A) Develop an area health plan that identifies major health disparities impacting residents in the district’s territory and identify priorities for improving health outcomes.
(B) Solicit proposals from service providers interested in participating in the Los Medanos Area Health Plan Grant Program and that are capable of addressing the priorities in an adopted health plan.
(C) Monitor the efficacy of the programs to which grants are made.
(D) Report to the county board of supervisors not less than once a year on the execution of a health plan and the status of the grant program.
(2) The county board of supervisors shall commence and complete a property tax transfer process as outlined in Article 5 (commencing with Section 99) of Chapter 6 of Part 0.5 of Division 1 of the Revenue and Taxation Code to transfer the district’s health-related ad valorem property tax revenues to the county.
(3) The county board of supervisors shall direct the auditor-controller to establish a new special fund for the countytreasure county treasurer to track the receipt and disbursement of ad valorem property tax revenues received by the county pursuant the property tax transfer process.
(4) The Los Medanos Area Health Plan Grant Program shall be funded by ad valorem property tax funds received by the county as a result of the dissolution of the district and any other funds made available to the program.
(5) The county shall accept all real and personal property, books, records, papers, offices, equipment, supplies, moneys, funds, appropriations, licenses, permits, entitlements, agreements, contracts, claims, judgements, and all other assets and obligations transferred from the district in “as-is” condition, without any payment or repair obligations from the district.

SEC. 2.

 The Legislature finds and declares that a special statute is necessary and that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique circumstances surrounding the Los Medanos Community Healthcare District.

SEC. 3.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because a local agency or school district has the authority to levy service charges, fees, or assessments sufficient to pay for the program or level of service mandated by this act, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code.