Existing federal law provides for the allocation of federal funds through the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant program to eligible states. Existing law provides for the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program under which, through a combination of state and county funds and federal funds received through the TANF program, each county provides cash assistance and other benefits to qualified low-income families. Existing federal law provides for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, under which nutrition assistance benefits are allocated to each state by the federal government. Under existing state law, the CalFresh program, California's federal allocation is distributed to eligible individuals by each county. Existing law requires that the eligibility of households be determined to the extent permitted by federal law, and requires the State Department of Social Services to establish a program of categorical eligibility for CalFresh in accordance with federal law. Existing law requires each county human services agency to carry out the local administrative responsibilities of this program, subject to the supervision of the department and to rules and regulations adopted by the department. This bill would require a county human services agency that elects to use information contained in a consumer credit report for the determination of CalWORKs or CalFresh eligibility or benefit level to obtain written authorization from the applicant or recipient prior to obtaining the credit report and, if the county takes an adverse action against an applicant or recipient, to provide the applicant or recipient with a specified notice indicating that the verification or eligibility determination was based, in whole or in part, upon the information contained in the consumer credit report. The bill would also prohibit the county from requiring the applicant or recipient to submit hard-copy documentation that is duplicative of the information it will verify using the credit report.
Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 308, Statutes of 2016.
Approved by the Governor.
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 5 p.m.
Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 36. Noes 0. Page 5141.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Ordered to special consent calendar.
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 78. Noes 0. Page 5779.) Ordered to the Senate.
In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.
From committee: Do pass. Ordered to consent calendar. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (August 3).
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (June 28).
In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 4150.) Ordered to the Assembly.
Ordered to special consent calendar.
Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 0. Page 4006.) (May 27).
Set for hearing May 27.
May 2 hearing: Placed on APPR. suspense file.
Set for hearing May 2.
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 0. Page 3520.) (April 12).
Set for hearing April 12.
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 4. Noes 0. Page 3311.) (March 29). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on HUMAN S.
Set for hearing March 29.
From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 20.
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/18/16 - Introduced|
|03/28/16 - Amended Senate|
|04/19/16 - Amended Senate|
|05/31/16 - Amended Senate|
|06/30/16 - Amended Assembly|
|08/19/16 - Enrolled|
|09/12/16 - Chaptered|
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