Amended in Senate June 19, 2013

California Legislature—2013–14 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 151


Introduced by Assembly Member Olsen

(Coauthors: Assembly Members Achadjian, Chávez, Donnelly, Gorell, and Wieckowski)

(Coauthors: Senators Cannella and Fuller)

January 18, 2013


begin deleteAn act to add Section 17951.5 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to local government fees. end deletebegin insertAn act to add Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 935) to Chapter 5 of Division 4 of the Military and Veterans Code, relating to veterans.end insert

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 151, as amended, Olsen. Local government:begin delete fee waiver:end delete disabledbegin delete veteransend deletebegin insert veterans: assistanceend insert.

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Existing law authorizes the board of supervisors of any county to grant financial assistance, relief, and support to indigent veterans, as provided. Existing law requires that the assistance, relief, and support be administered through and by any military, naval, or marine organization created for the purpose of aiding, relieving, and supporting such veterans, as specified.

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This bill would authorize the governing board of a county to grant financial assistance, relief, and support to a disabled veteran, as defined.

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The State Housing Law authorizes cities and counties to prescribe fees for permits required or authorized pursuant to the State Housing Law.

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This bill would authorize the governing board of any city or county to grant financial assistance, relief, and support to disabled veterans, as defined, by waiving service-related fees charged by the city or county, as specified.

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Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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begin insertSECTION 1.end insert  

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begin insertArticle 1.5 (commencing with Section 935) is
2added to Chapter 5 of Division 4 of the end insert
begin insertMilitary and Veterans
3Code
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5Article begin insert1.5.end insert  Disabled Veterans
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(a) The governing board of any county may grant
8financial assistance, relief, and support to a disabled veteran, as
9defined in Section 999.

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SECTION 1.  

Section 17951.5 is added to the Health and Safety
11Code
, to read:

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17951.5.  

(a) The governing board of any city or county may
13grant financial assistance, relief, and support to disabled veterans
14by reducing or waiving building inspection or permit fees charged
15by the city or county for the modification of a dwelling owned by
16a disabled veteran for the purpose of making the dwelling more
17accessible.

18(b) The governing body shall use its general fund or other
19appropriate revenue source to compensate for the difference
20between a fee reduced or waived pursuant to this section and the
21fee that would otherwise be charged.

22(c) For purposes of this section, “disabled veteran” has the same
23meaning as defined in Section 999 of the Military and Veterans
24 Code.

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