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SB-769 Housing: pilot program: rental vouchers: skilled nursing facility patients.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 03/10/2021 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  March 10, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 769


Introduced by Senator Becker

February 19, 2021


An act to amend Section 68055 of the Government Code, relating to solid waste. add and repeal Part 1.65 (commencing with Section 34090) of Division 24 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to housing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 769, as amended, Becker. Litter: receptacles. Housing: pilot program: rental vouchers: skilled nursing facility patients.
Existing law required the Department of Housing and Community Development, in response to a state of emergency proclaimed by the Governor on January 17, 2014, to provide housing rental-related subsidies to individuals who were unemployed or underemployed because agricultural or other businesses were affected by drought conditions and to other persons who suffered economic losses due to drought conditions.
This bill would create a pilot program, from January 1, 2023, to January 1, 2026, that would require the department to implement, upon appropriation by the Legislature, a program to provide housing rental-related subsidies to skilled nursing facility patients who, but for a lack of housing, would be discharged from the facility. The bill would authorize the department to administer the housing rental-related subsidies or to contract with qualified local government agencies or nonprofit organizations to administer the subsidies. The bill would also require the department to adopt guidelines establishing criteria for the subsidies, including, but not limited to, eligibility, income limits, and subsidy amounts.

Existing law requires litter receptacles to be placed on specified public places. Existing law requires any person owning or operating any establishment or public place in which litter receptacles are required to be placed to procure, place, and maintain those receptacles on the premises at that person’s own expense.

This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Part 1.65 (commencing with Section 34090) is added to Division 24 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:

PART 1.65. Housing Rental Subsidies for Skilled Nursing Facility Patients Pilot Program

34090.
 (a) (1) The Department of Housing and Community Development shall implement, upon appropriation by the Legislature, a pilot program to provide housing rental-related subsidies to skilled nursing facility patients who, but for a lack of housing, would be discharged from the facility.
(2) For purposes of this section, “skilled nursing facility” has the same meaning as in Section 1250.
(b) The department may administer the housing rental-related subsidies or contract with qualified local government agencies or nonprofit organizations to administer the subsidies.
(c) The department shall adopt guidelines establishing criteria for the subsidies, including, but not limited to, eligibility, income limits, and subsidy amounts.
(d) The department shall be subject to the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code) in adopting regulations to implement and administer this part.
(e) This part shall become operative on January 1, 2023.
(f) This part shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2026, and as of that date is repealed.

SECTION 1.Section 68055 of the Government Code is amended to read:
68055.

(a)It shall be the responsibility of any person owning or operating any establishment or public place in which litter receptacles are required by this chapter to procure, place, and maintain those receptacles at their own expense on the premises in accordance with this chapter.

(b)The responsibility for the removal of litter from receptacles placed at publicly owned places shall remain with the public agencies. The responsibility for the removal of litter from receptacles placed on private property shall remain with the owner of the property or, in cases where the owner is not in actual possession of the premises, with the tenant of the property.