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AB-887 Human trafficking victims assistance: grants.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 08/15/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  August 15, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  June 21, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  July 13, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  July 06, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  June 26, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 17, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 16, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 887


Introduced by Assembly Members Santiago and Cooper
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Baker, Berman, Bonta, Caballero, Daly, Gabriel, Kiley, Muratsuchi, Patterson, Rubio, and Weber)
(Coauthor: Senator Wiener)(Coauthors: Senators Nguyen, Stern, Vidak, and Wiener)

February 16, 2017


An act to amend Section 8590.7 of the Government Code, relating to human trafficking, and making an appropriation therefor.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 887, as amended, Santiago. Human trafficking victims assistance: grants.
Existing law creates the Human Trafficking Victims Assistance Fund in the State Treasury. Existing law makes the Office of Emergency Services responsible for awarding grants, based on specified criteria, to qualified nonprofit organizations that provide services to victims of human trafficking.
This bill would appropriate $5,000,000 from the General Fund to the Office of Emergency Services for the purpose of awarding grants to support programs for victims of human trafficking.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 8590.7 of the Government Code is amended to read:

8590.7.
 (a) There is hereby created in the State Treasury the Human Trafficking Victims Assistance Fund. Moneys in the fund, including any interest earned, shall only be expended to support programs for victims of human trafficking pursuant to the requirements of this article and for reimbursement of costs incurred by the office in connection with its duties under pursuant to this section. Of the amounts appropriated to the fund, no more than 5 percent shall be applied for reimbursement of costs incurred by the office in connection with its duties.
(b) The office shall do all of the following:
(1) Be responsible for overseeing the grant program.
(2) Award grants based on the following:
(A) The capability of the qualified nonprofit organization to provide comprehensive services.
(B) The stated goals and objectives of the qualified nonprofit organization.
(C) The number of people to be served and the needs of the community.
(D) Evidence of community support.
(E) Other criteria the office deems appropriate that is consistent with the requirements of this paragraph.
(3) Publish deadlines and written procedures for qualified nonprofit organizations to apply for the grants.
(c) The sum of five million dollars ($5,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the office for the purpose of awarding grants to support programs for victims of human trafficking.