SB 1300

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 18, 2022
  • Passed Senate May 25, 2022
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Foster youth: Supplemental Security Income.


Existing law provides for the out-of-home placement, including foster care placement, of children who are unable to remain in the custody and care of their parents. Existing law, the federal Social Security Act, provides for benefits for eligible beneficiaries, including survivorship and disability benefits and supplemental security income (SSI) benefits for, among others, blind and disabled children. Existing law requires the county to provide specified information relating to SSI payments to a foster youth receiving those benefits when the youth is approaching their 18th birthday, including providing information regarding the federal requirement that the youth establish continuing disability as an adult in order for SSI benefits to continue. Existing law declares the intent of the Legislature that nonminor dependents who receive federal SSI benefits may serve as their own payee, if it is determined that the nonminor dependent satisfies the criteria established by the Social Security Administration, and should be assisted by the county welfare department in receiving direct payment. Existing law requires a youth in foster care and nearing emancipation to be screened by the county for potential eligibility SSI benefits, as specified. This bill would revise and expand these provisions with respect to nonminor dependents, including requiring the county, if the youth elects to remain in foster care as a nonminor dependent after attaining 18 years of age, to assist the nonminor dependent in establishing continuing disability as an adult, including identifying an appropriate representative payee, which may include the nonminor dependent, a trusted adult, or the county. The bill would specify the duties of the county if selected as a nonminor dependent's representative payee. The bill would revise screening requirements for foster youth nearing emancipation, including requiring the youth to be under the supervision of the county child welfare agency, juvenile probation department, or tribal organization, and requiring the screening to first occur when the youth is over 16 years of age. The bill also would require the county to screen all nonminor dependents for potential eligibility for SSI benefits, and to submit an application on behalf of any nonminor dependent who is screened as being likely to be eligible for those benefits and consents to the application, as specified. The bill would require the county to assist the nonminor dependent or representative payee other than the county to provide information to the Social Security Administration to ensure that the nonminor dependent receives the appropriate number of payments. The bill would replace various references to county welfare departments to instead refer to county placement agencies. By increasing duties of county placing agencies assisting foster youth and nonminor dependents, the bill would impose a state-mandated 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 (1)



Aug 11, 2022


August 11 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.

Aug 03, 2022


August 3 set for first hearing. Placed on suspense file.

Jun 29, 2022


From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (June 28). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Jun 14, 2022


June 14 hearing postponed by committee.

Jun 02, 2022


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

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

May 26, 2022


In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

May 25, 2022


Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 3935.) Ordered to the Assembly.

May 23, 2022


Ordered to special consent calendar.

May 19, 2022


Read second time. Ordered to third reading.


From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 0. Page 3791.) (May 19).

May 13, 2022


Set for hearing May 19.

Apr 25, 2022


April 25 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file.

Apr 14, 2022


Set for hearing April 25.

Apr 07, 2022


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

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

Apr 06, 2022


From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 10. Noes 0. Page 3326.) (April 5).

Mar 30, 2022


From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 4. Noes 0. Page 3253.) (March 29). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

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

Mar 23, 2022


Set for hearing April 5 in JUD. pending receipt.

Mar 22, 2022


Set for hearing March 29.

Mar 02, 2022


Referred to Coms. on HUMAN S. and JUD.

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

Feb 22, 2022


From printer.

Feb 18, 2022


Article IV Section 8(a) of the Constitution and Joint Rule 55 dispensed with February 7, 2022, suspending the 30 calendar day requirement.


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

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
02/18/22 - Introduced PDF
04/07/22 - Amended Senate PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
03/25/22- Senate Human Services PDF
04/01/22- Senate Judiciary PDF
04/22/22- Senate Appropriations PDF
05/21/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
06/27/22- Assembly Human Services PDF
08/01/22- Assembly Appropriations PDF


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