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                                                                  AB 1905
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          CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
          AB 1905 (Cook and Emmerson)
          As Amended  August 17, 2010
          Majority vote
           
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          |ASSEMBLY:  |74-0 |(April 22,      |SENATE: |32-0 |(August 20,    |
          |           |     |2010)           |        |     |2010)          |
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           Original Committee Reference:    HUM. S.  

           SUMMARY  :  Ensures continued approval and payments for foster  
          youth relative caregiver homes pending the annual visit to  
          ensure the quality of care provided.

           The Senate amendments  establish the following conditions on the  
          continued approval and payments for relative caregiver homes  
          pending the annual visit to ensue the quality of care provided:

          1)The frequency of required visits to ensure quality of care  
            shall not be less than the frequency of visits for licensed  
            foster family homes, and under no circumstances shall visits  
            be less than once every 24 months.

          2)The frequency of required visits to ensure the quality of care  
            provided shall be subject to state plan approval.

           AS PASSED BY THE ASSEMBLY  , this bill ensured continued approval  
          and payments for foster youth relative caregiver homes pending  
          the annual reassessment visit.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :  According to the Senate Appropriations  
          Committee, pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8, negligible state costs.

           COMMENTS  :  This bill allows approved relative caregivers to  
          remain eligible for federal Aid to Families with Dependent  
          Children - Foster Care payments pending an annual reassessment.   
          The Senate amendments specify conditions pertaining to the  
          frequency of required visits related to the annual reassessment  
          and are consistent with the Assembly-approved version of this  
          bill.


           Analysis Prepared by  :  Michelle Doty Cabrera / HUM. S. / (916)  








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          319-2089


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