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SB-912 California Fostering Connections to Success Act.(2019-2020)

Senate:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Assembly:
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Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Bill Status
SB-912
Beall (S)
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Gipson (A) , Hurtado (S) , McCarty (A) , Wilk (S)
California Fostering Connections to Success Act.
03/05/20
An act to amend Sections 303 and 11403 of, and to add Section 11403.07 to, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to foster care, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.
Senate
09/01/20
08/24/20

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Two Thirds Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
11/30/20 Last day to consider Governor's veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
09/28/20 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/28/20 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/04/20 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
08/29/20 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 4439.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 912 without my signature.

During the current state of emergency related to the pandemic, the State of California has addressed the needs of many of our vulnerable populations through executive orders that immediately extended benefits and waived specified requirements to remove obstacles to provide ongoing aid. Foremost among these actions was including over $40 million in the 2020 Budget Act to allow nonminor dependents (NMDs) who would have otherwise aged out of extended foster care access to supports and services until June 30, 2021.

This bill, however, is seeking to extend court jurisdiction for all NMDs who aged out of extended foster care once the state of emergency was declared on March 4, 2020, until June 30, 2021. Further, this bill also would, for any statewide or county-by-county state of emergency declared by the Governor on or after January 1, 2021, require NMDs who turn 21 years of age while the state of emergency is in effect to continue to receive foster care support for six months from the date of the declaration.

Because disasters and pandemics vary and are difficult to predict, this bill would obligate the State to a specific approach that may not always be the most prudent or effective.

For these reasons, I am unable to sign this bill.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom