BILL NUMBER: AB 2087 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Torres FEBRUARY 18, 2010 An act to amend Section 1012.1 of the Military and Veterans Code, relating to veterans. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST AB 2087, as introduced, Torres. Veterans homes: financial status investigations. Existing law provides for the establishment and operation of the Veterans' Homes of California, for aged and disabled veterans who are eligible for hospitalization or domiciliary care in a veterans' facility in accordance with federal rules and regulations. The homes are under the management and control of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Existing law authorizes the department to investigate a veterans' financial status to ensure that the veteran is unable to pay for necessary hospital or domiciliary care outside of the home, as specified. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision. Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Section 1012.1 of the Military and Veterans Code is amended to read: 1012.1. Prior to the admission of a veteran as a member of the home, and at any time during which a veteran is a member of the home, the department may investigate the veterans' financial status to
insureensure that the veteran is unable to pay for necessary hospital or domiciliary care outside of the home. The department may contract with any other state agency to conduct suchan investigation in its behalf.