AB 1976

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jun 10, 2020
  • Passed Senate Aug 27, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Sep 25, 2020

Mental health services: assisted outpatient treatment.

Abstract

The Assisted Outpatient Treatment Demonstration Project Act of 2002, known as Laura's Law, until January 1, 2022, authorizes each county to elect to offer specified mental health programs either through a resolution adopted by the county board of supervisors or through the county budget process, if the county board of supervisors makes a finding that specified mental health programs will not be reduced as a result of participating. Existing law authorizes participating counties to pay for the services provided from moneys distributed to the counties from various continuously appropriated funds, including the Mental Health Services Fund, when included in a county plan, as specified. This bill, commencing July 1, 2021, would instead require a county or group of counties to offer those mental health programs, unless a county or group of counties opts out by a resolution passed by the governing body stating the reasons for opting out and any facts or circumstances relied on in making that decision. The bill would also authorize a county to instead offer those mental health programs in combination with one or more counties, subject to specified implementation provisions. The bill would prohibit a county or group of counties implementing these provisions from reducing existing voluntary mental health programs serving adults, or children's mental health programs, as a result of the implementation. The bill would also repeal the expiration of Laura's Law, thereby extending it indefinitely. Existing law authorizes various persons to request the county mental health director to file a petition in the superior court for an order for assisted outpatient treatment for a person who meets specified criteria. This bill, commencing July 1, 2021, would additionally authorize a judge in a superior court to request a petition for that order to be filed for a person who appears before the judge. The bill would make additional conforming changes.

Bill Sponsors (4)

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Sep 25, 2020

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 140, Statutes of 2020.

Sep 10, 2020

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2:30 p.m.

Aug 30, 2020

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 74. Noes 0. Page 5335.).

Aug 27, 2020

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 30. Noes 0. Page 4356.).

Aug 24, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 20, 2020

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (August 20).

Aug 13, 2020

Senate

In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Aug 05, 2020

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Aug 04, 2020

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (August 1).

Jul 30, 2020

Senate

Joint Rule 62(a), file notice suspended. (Ayes 25. Noes 7. Page 4021.)

Jul 01, 2020

Senate

Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Jun 11, 2020

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Jun 10, 2020

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 77. Noes 0. Page 4796.)

Jun 08, 2020

Assembly

Ordered to third reading.

Assembly

From Consent Calendar.

Jun 03, 2020

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

Jun 02, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (June 2).

May 19, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (May 18). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 05, 2020

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

May 04, 2020

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended.

Mar 17, 2020

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Feb 06, 2020

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on HEALTH and JUD.

Jan 23, 2020

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee February 22.

Jan 22, 2020

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
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01/22/20 - Introduced PDF
05/04/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/05/20 - Amended Senate PDF
08/20/20 - Amended Senate PDF
09/01/20 - Enrolled PDF
09/25/20 - Chaptered PDF

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