AB 2230

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 25, 2022
  • Passed Senate Aug 30, 2022
  • Governor

CalWORKs: temporary shelter and permanent housing benefits.

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 and individuals. Existing law sets forth the amount of maximum aid to be paid for each needy family and includes allowances for recurring or nonrecurring special needs that a family may be eligible for, as specified. Under existing law, homeless assistance is available to a family that is homeless and seeking shelter when the family is eligible for aid under the CalWORKs program. Under existing law, a nonrecurring special needs benefit of $85 per day is available to families of up to 4 members for the costs of temporary shelter, and the 5th and additional members of the family each receive $15 per day, up to a daily maximum of $145, as specified. Existing law requires the temporary shelter special needs benefit to be granted or denied the same day that the family's application for homeless assistance is submitted. Existing law authorizes the temporary shelter benefit for an initial period of up to 3 working days, and then, after homelessness has been verified, the 3-day limit is extended for a period of time that does not exceed a total of 16 calendar days, as specified. Existing law requires the extension of benefits to be done in increments of one week and to be based upon documentation that the family is searching for permanent housing, good cause, or other circumstances defined by the department. This bill, instead, would require the family, if the special needs benefit is granted, to receive the benefits for 16 calendar days, in a one-time payment. The bill would repeal a related obsolete provision. Because the bill would impose new duties on counties in administering the CalWORKs program, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill would become operative on July 1, 2024, and only upon an appropriation for the purpose of the bill, unless the changes made by the bill cannot be implemented without an update to the Statewide Automated Welfare System (SAWS) , in which case the bill would become operative on the date that the department notifies the Legislature that SAWS has been updated to perform the necessary automation to implement the bill. 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 above provisions. This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 11450 of the Welfare and Institutions Code proposed by SB 1083 to be operative only if this bill and SB 1083 are enacted and this bill is enacted last. 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.

Bill Sponsors (2)

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Actions


Sep 22, 2022

Assembly

Vetoed by Governor.

Sep 13, 2022

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.

Aug 31, 2022

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 62. Noes 13.).

Aug 30, 2022

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 34. Noes 4.).

Aug 25, 2022

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 15, 2022

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 11, 2022

Senate

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

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 1.) (August 11).

Jun 27, 2022

Senate

In committee: Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Jun 14, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (June 13). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Jun 08, 2022

Senate

Referred to Com. on HUMAN S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on 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 57. Noes 13. Page 4978.)

May 23, 2022

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 19, 2022

Assembly

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

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (May 19).

Apr 27, 2022

Assembly

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

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Apr 18, 2022

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 07, 2022

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Apr 06, 2022

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 1.) (April 5).

Feb 24, 2022

Assembly

Referred to Com. on HUM. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HUM. S.

Feb 16, 2022

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.

Feb 15, 2022

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB2230 HTML
02/15/22 - Introduced PDF
04/07/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/19/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/11/22 - Amended Senate PDF
08/25/22 - Amended Senate PDF
09/02/22 - Enrolled PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/04/22- Assembly Human Services PDF
04/25/22- Assembly Appropriations PDF
05/24/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
06/09/22- Senate Human Services PDF
06/24/22- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/11/22- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/15/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
08/26/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
08/30/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
09/26/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

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