SB 1232

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 20, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jun 25, 2020
  • Passed Assembly Aug 30, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Sep 30, 2020

CalWORKs: postsecondary education.

Abstract

Existing law establishes the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program, under which each county provides cash assistance and other benefits to qualified low-income families using federal, state, and county funds. Existing law requires a recipient of CalWORKs to participate in welfare-to-work activities as a condition of eligibility. Existing law authorizes a student who, at the time they are required to participate in the program, is enrolled in any undergraduate degree or certificate program that leads to employment to continue in that program if they are making satisfactory progress in that program, the county determines that continuing in the program is likely to lead to self-supporting employment for that recipient, and the welfare-to-work plan reflects that determination. A person may meet their welfare-to-work requirements by taking part in a self-initiated education or training program, but if a recipient does not complete a specified number of hours of classroom, laboratory, or internship activities, the county human services agency is required to have the recipient participate in concurrent work activities, as specified. Existing law requires that necessary supportive services, including childcare and transportation costs, be available to every welfare-to-work participant in order to participate in the program activity to which they are assigned. This bill would require that specified CalWORKs eligible individuals participating in a full time or part time educational activity at a publicly funded postsecondary educational institution and making satisfactory progress, as specified, receive a standard payment of $175 to $500 per semester or quarter, which may be provided, in whole or in part, in the form of a book voucher, or reimbursement for verified actual expenses for the purpose of paying costs associated with attending the postsecondary educational institution. The bill would exempt an applicant or recipient who is enrolled in a specified educational plan or program and making satisfactory progress from participating in specified work activities, would revise applicable assessment requirements, and would entitle an applicant to the payment or reimbursement and other necessary supportive services. The bill would define "full time" and "making satisfactory progress" for purposes of these provisions. By imposing a higher level of service on county employees, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill would authorize the State Department of Social Services to implement these provisions by all-county letter or similar instruction until regulations are adopted and would require emergency regulations to be adopted by January 1, 2023. The bill would authorize the initial adoption and one readoption of emergency regulations and would require final regulations to be adopted on or before the expiration of the emergency regulations. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above. Existing law continuously appropriates moneys from the General Fund to defray a portion of county costs under the CalWORKs program. This bill would instead provide that the continuous appropriation would not be made for purposes of implementing the bill.

Bill Sponsors (4)

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Sep 30, 2020

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 366, Statutes of 2020.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 10, 2020

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Aug 30, 2020

Senate

In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 75. Noes 0. Page 5283.) Ordered to the Senate.

Senate

Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 39. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

Senate

Ordered to special consent calendar.

Aug 20, 2020

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.

Aug 19, 2020

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 18, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended. Ordered to consent calendar. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (August 18).

Aug 03, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (August 3). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Jul 27, 2020

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on HUM. S.

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

Jul 09, 2020

Assembly

July 20 hearing postponed by committee.

Jun 29, 2020

Assembly

Referred to Com. on HUM. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HUM. S.

Jun 25, 2020

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 40. Noes 0. Page 3842.) Ordered to the Assembly.

Senate

Ordered to special consent calendar.

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Jun 22, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 18, 2020

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 0. Page 3770.) (June 18).

Jun 11, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing June 18.

Jun 09, 2020

Senate

June 9 hearing: Placed on APPR. suspense file.

Jun 03, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing June 9.

May 21, 2020

Senate

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

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

May 20, 2020

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 0. Page 3560.) (May 19).

May 08, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing May 19.

Mar 23, 2020

Senate

March 23 hearing postponed by committee.

Mar 13, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing March 23.

Mar 05, 2020

Senate

Referred to Com. on HUMAN S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HUMAN S.

Feb 21, 2020

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 22.

Feb 20, 2020

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

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02/20/20 - Introduced PDF
05/21/20 - Amended Senate PDF
06/18/20 - Amended Senate PDF
07/27/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/19/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
09/04/20 - Enrolled PDF
09/30/20 - Chaptered PDF

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