AB 2480

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 23, 2022
  • Passed Senate Aug 31, 2022
  • Signed by Governor Sep 25, 2022

Rehabilitation services: persons with vision loss.

Abstract

Existing law provides for various services for individuals who are blind, including authorization for the Department of Rehabilitation to appoint counselor-teachers to provide individual guidance and training that will enable adult individuals who are blind adjust to daily living in the home and the community. Existing law requires a counselor-teacher to teach an adult individual who is blind reading and writing of braille, typing, travel techniques, and household arts and crafts in accordance with the needs of the blind person. This bill would eliminate the requirement for a counselor-teacher to teach typing and household arts and crafts, and instead would require the counselor-teacher to teach independent living skills and to provide assistive technology training to an adult individual who is blind. Existing federal law establishes the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind program, under which funds are awarded to states to provide independent living services to individuals who are 55 years of age or older and whose severe visual impairment makes competitive employment difficult to obtain, but for whom independent living goals are feasible. Pursuant to this federal program, the state Department of Rehabilitation administers the Older Individuals Who Are Blind program, which provides grants to specified organizations across the state to provide services to visually impaired individuals who are 55 years of age and older, to assist them to live independently. Other federal law, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, among other things, awards grants to states for vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities. This bill would require the department to establish a grant program to provide services to promote independent living to adults who are blind or have low vision, and who are not eligible to receive vocational rehabilitation services pursuant to the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The bill would require the department to award grants to private organizations with demonstrated expertise in serving adults who are blind or have low vision. The bill would authorize the department to select private organizations awarded grants under the most recent solicitation of grantees under the state's Older Individuals who are Blind program without using a competitive awards process. The bill would require the department to implement the program subject to an appropriation of funds in the annual Budget Act or through the use of any other funds already made available for the purposes described by the bill. The bill would eliminate an obsolete funding requirement in a related provision.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Votes


Actions


Sep 25, 2022

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 532, Statutes of 2022.

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 79. Noes 0.).

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 40. Noes 0. Page 5364.).

Aug 30, 2022

Senate

Ordered to special consent calendar.

Aug 11, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (August 11).

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 02, 2022

Senate

In committee: Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Jun 20, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 0.) (June 20). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Jun 14, 2022

Senate

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

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

Jun 01, 2022

Senate

Referred to Com. on HUMAN S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HUMAN S.

May 24, 2022

Senate

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

May 23, 2022

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 74. Noes 0. Page 4852.)

May 19, 2022

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (May 19).

Assembly

Joint Rule 62(a), file notice suspended. (Page 4736.)

May 18, 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. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (April 26). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Apr 21, 2022

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on HUM. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HUM. S.

Apr 20, 2022

Assembly

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

Mar 10, 2022

Assembly

Referred to Com. on HUM. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HUM. S.

Feb 18, 2022

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 20.

Feb 17, 2022

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB2480 HTML
02/17/22 - Introduced PDF
04/20/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/14/22 - Amended Senate PDF
09/02/22 - Enrolled PDF
09/25/22 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/23/22- Assembly Human Services PDF
05/16/22- Assembly Appropriations PDF
05/20/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
06/16/22- Senate Human Services PDF
07/29/22- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/13/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
08/31/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

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