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AB-1331 Mental health: Statewide Director of Crisis Services.(2021-2022)

Senate:
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Assembly:
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-1331
Irwin (A)
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Mental health: Statewide Director of Crisis Services.
03/22/21
An act to add Section 5401 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health.
Assembly
09/09/21
06/22/21

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/07/21 Vetoed by Governor.
09/13/21 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
09/07/21 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 73. Noes 0.).
09/02/21 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 4 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
09/02/21 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 37. Noes 0.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1331 without my signature.

This bill would require the Director of the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to appoint a full-time executive Statewide Director of Crisis Services to convene state and local leaders to develop and implement a cohesive statewide behavioral health crisis care delivery system.

Behavioral health crisis care services are critical, including early prevention efforts. My administration has made significant investments to improve California's behavioral health system, including $150 million to build out mobile crisis infrastructure. In addition, DHCS is investing $20 million in California's network of emergency call centers to support the launch of a new 988 hotline, an alternative to 911, for people seeking help during a mental health crisis.

The California Health and Human Services Agency and its departments will work with state and local partners and stakeholders to assess and address gaps in behavioral health crisis care services as my Administration works to implement the new behavioral health initiatives included in the budget.



Given the fiscal implications of adding this position, and the additional staffing needed to support it, this proposal would be more appropriately addressed through the budget process.


Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom