AB 2159

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 15, 2022
  • Passed Assembly May 25, 2022
  • Passed Senate Aug 22, 2022
  • Became Law Sep 28, 2022

Reunification services.

Bill Subjects

Reunification Services.

Abstract

Existing law establishes the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, which may adjudge children to be dependents of the court under certain circumstances. Existing law establishes the grounds for removal of a dependent child from the custody of the child's parents or guardian and generally requires the court to order the social worker to provide designated child welfare services, including family reunification services. Existing law requires a court to order reasonable services, including reunification services, if a parent or guardian is incarcerated, institutionalized, or detained by the United States Department of Homeland Security, or has been deported to the parent or guardian's country of origin, unless the court determines by clear and convincing evidence that those services would be detrimental to the child considering specified factors, including, among other things, the length of the sentence, the nature of the crime, and the degree of detriment to the child if services are not offered. This bill would prohibit the denial of reunification services for parents and guardians who are in custody before conviction, as specified. To the extent that the bill would impose additional duties on local entities and social workers, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. 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 no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (2)

Votes


Actions


Sep 28, 2022

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 691, Statutes of 2022.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Aug 29, 2022

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.

Aug 22, 2022

Assembly

In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 32. Noes 8. Page 4951.).

Aug 02, 2022

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 01, 2022

Senate

From committee: Be ordered to second reading pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.

Jun 28, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 0.) (June 27). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Jun 15, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on HUMAN S. (Ayes 9. Noes 2.) (June 14). Re-referred to Com. on HUMAN S.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HUMAN S.

Jun 01, 2022

Senate

Referred to Coms. on JUD. and HUMAN S.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on JUD. and HUMAN S.

May 26, 2022

Senate

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

May 25, 2022

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 61. Noes 12. Page 4928.)

May 19, 2022

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 13. Noes 3.) (May 19).

May 11, 2022

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Apr 27, 2022

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (April 26). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Mar 22, 2022

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on HUM. S. (Ayes 7. Noes 1.) (March 22). Re-referred to Com. on HUM. S.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HUM. S.

Mar 17, 2022

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Mar 16, 2022

Assembly

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

Feb 24, 2022

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on JUD. and HUM. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on JUD. and HUM. S.

Feb 16, 2022

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.

Feb 15, 2022

Assembly

Introduced. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB2159 HTML
02/15/22 - Introduced PDF
03/16/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/24/22 - Enrolled PDF
09/28/22 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
03/18/22- Assembly Judiciary PDF
04/23/22- Assembly Human Services PDF
05/09/22- Assembly Appropriations PDF
05/20/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
06/10/22- Senate Judiciary PDF
06/23/22- Senate Human Services PDF
08/03/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF

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