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SB-549 Social workers: essential workers.(2021-2022)

Senate:
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Veto
Assembly:
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Bill Status
SB-549
Jones (S)
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Social workers: essential workers.
03/21/21
An act to add Section 10005 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to public social services, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.
Senate
09/01/21
06/23/21

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Two Thirds Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/04/21 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/04/21 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/03/21 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m.
08/30/21 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 2216.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
08/26/21 In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 549 without my signature.

This bill would require social workers, if they are deemed essential workers during a state of emergency declared by the Governor, to be included in the first group of essential workers who are eligible to receive emergency materials and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Social workers provide vital services to children, families, and individuals and are a critical support during emergencies and disasters. It is imperative that they have the PPE necessary to do their jobs safely.

Existing law already protects and prioritizes essential workers, including social workers, for PPE distribution. Given uncertain and changing conditions in emergencies, this prioritization must be done in a manner that preserves flexibility for emergency response during a state of emergency.


Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom