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AB-1694 Foster care payments: income.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/06/2018 09:00 PM
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Assembly Bill No. 1694
CHAPTER 10

An act to repeal Section 11004.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to foster care, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

[ Approved by Governor  April 06, 2018. Filed with Secretary of State  April 06, 2018. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1694, Mark  Stone. Foster care payments: income.
Existing law, the Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) program, requires foster care providers to be paid a per child per month rate, established by the State Department of Social Services, for the care and supervision of the child placed with the provider. Existing law prohibits foster care payments from being considered income of the foster parent or child for purposes of determining eligibility and benefits for specified state or federal programs unless required by federal law as a condition of the receipt of federal financial participation.
This bill would repeal the above-described prohibition on foster care payments from being considered income.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 11004.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is repealed.

SEC. 2.

 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to clarify the scope of the continuum of care reform as quickly as possible, it is necessary for this act to take effect immediately.