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AB-1368 Refugee social services.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/19/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1368


Introduced by Assembly Member Calderon

February 19, 2021


An act to amend Section 13279 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to public social services.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1368, as introduced, Calderon. Refugee social services.
Existing law requires the State Department of Social Services, after setting aside state administrative funds, to allocate federal funds for refugee social services programs to eligible counties and, in certain circumstances, to nonprofit organizations. Existing law requires funds distributed to counties pursuant to these provisions to be used by the county, pursuant to a plan developed by the county, to provide services to refugees that lead to their successful self-sufficiency and social integration. Existing law requires counties to make refugee social services available to recipients of refugee cash assistance and refugees receiving county general assistance in eligible counties.
This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to that provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 13279 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

13279.
 Refugee social services programs shall be available to recipients of refugee cash assistance and refugees receiving county general assistance in eligible counties. If the a county does not provide these services under the program authorized under Article 3.2 (commencing with Section 11320) of Chapter 2, a portion of the funds allocated to the county in accordance with Section 13276 may be used to provide services to recipients of refugee cash assistance and refugee recipients of general assistance based on federal requirements and service needs, as outlined in the county plan developed pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 13277.