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        SENATE THIRD READING
        SB 101 (Budget and Fiscal Review Committee)
        As Amended  August 27, 2013
        Majority vote.  Budget Bill Appropriation Takes Effect Immediately

         SENATE VOTE  :Vote not relevant  
         
         BUDGET              17-5                                         
         
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        |Ayes:|Skinner, Gorell, Bloom,   |
        |     |Campos, Chávez, Chesbro,  |
        |     |Daly, Dickinson, Gordon,  |
        |     |Jones-Sawyer, Melendez,   |
        |     |Mitchell, Mullin,         |
        |     |Muratsuchi, Nazarian,     |
        |     |Stone, Ting               |
        |     |                          |
        |-----+--------------------------|
        |Nays:|Grove, Morrell, Nestande, |
        |     |Patterson, Wagner         |
        |     |                          |
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         SUMMARY  :  Contains technical corrections to health-related budget  
        trailer bills adopted as part of the overall budget package in June  
        of 2013.  This bill also appropriates private foundation funding,  
        and corresponding federal matching funds, that the state has  
        received from The California Endowment for purposes related to  
        compensating Medi-Cal application assisters and providing counties  
        with grants to conduct outreach to populations eligible for  
        Medi-Cal.  Specifically,  this bill  :

        1)Authorizes the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), until  
          July 1, 2017, to liquidate the prior years' encumbrances  
          previously obligated by the former Department of Alcohol and Drug  
          Programs (DADP).

        2)Requires the State Controller to transfer specified Budget Act  
          appropriations from the former DADP to DHCS in order to liquidate  
          prior years' encumbrances.

        3)Authorizes the Department of Public Health (DPH), until July 1,  
          2017, to liquidate the prior years' encumbrances previously  
          obligated by the Office of Problem and Pathological Gambling  








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          (within the former DADP).

        4)Requires the State Controller to transfer specified Budget Act  
          appropriations from the Office of Problem and Pathological  
          Gambling to DPH in order to liquidate prior years' encumbrances.

        5)Clarifies procedures regarding the use of emergency regulations by  
          the California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA) in  
          the implementation of the Investment in Mental Health Wellness Act  
          of 2013.  Specifically, requires any emergency regulations to be  
          adopted in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act and to  
          be deemed to be an emergency and necessary for the immediate  
          preservation of the public peace, health and safety, or general  
          welfare.

        6)Creates the Healthcare Outreach and Medi-Cal Enrollment Account in  
          the Special Deposit Fund within the State Treasury, to collect and  
          allocate non-General Fund public or private grant funds, to be  
          appropriated by the Legislature, for outreach to and enrollment of  
          targeted Medi-Cal populations and to compensate application  
          assisters, consistent with statute adopted through AB 82 (Budget  
          Committee), Chapter 23, Statutes of 2013 (Budget Act of 2013  
          budget trailer bill).

        7)Appropriates to DHCS $28 million ($14 million from the Healthcare  
          Outreach and Medi-Cal Enrollment Account; $14 million Federal  
          funds) for compensation to Medi-Cal application assisters.

        8)Appropriates to DHCS $25 million ($12.5 million from the  
          Healthcare Outreach and Medi-Cal Enrollment Account; $12.5 million  
          Federal funds) to provide for outreach and enrollment grants to  
          eligible entities (as specified in AB 82).

        9)Authorizes DHCS to expend up to $500,000 annually in 2013-14,  
          2014-15, and 2015-16 to implement sections 70 and 71 of AB 82,  
          which requires DHCS to accept funding from The California  
          Endowment for the purpose of compensating Medi-Cal application  
          assisters and making outreach and enrollment grants.

        10)Sunsets this section of law, that creates the Healthcare Outreach  
          and Medi-Cal Enrollment Account, appropriates funds to DHCS from  
          this account, and contains related provisions, on June 30, 2018.

        11)Contains an appropriation allowing this bill to take effect  








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          immediately upon enactment. 

         EXISTING LAW  :

        1)Transfers the duties, powers, purposes, functions,  
          responsibilities, and jurisdiction of the former DADP to DHCS.

        2)Transfers the duties, powers, purposes, functions,  
          responsibilities, and jurisdiction of the Office of Problem and  
          Pathological Gambling to DPH.

        3)Requires, within the Investment in Mental Health Wellness Act of  
          2013, that funds appropriated by the Legislature to the CHFFA be  
          made available to selected counties to increase capacity for  
          client assistance and services in crisis intervention, crisis  
          stabilization, crisis residential treatment, rehabilitative mental  
          health services, and mobile crisis support teams.

        4)Authorizes CHFFA to adopt emergency regulations regarding the  
          implementation of the Mental Health Wellness Act grants for  
          counties.

         FISCAL EFFECT  :  Appropriates $53 million ($26.5 million in private  
        foundation funding and $26.5 million in federal funds).

         COMMENTS  :  This bill is necessary in order to make technical  
        corrections to budget trailer bills adopted in June 2013.  It is  
        also necessary in order to appropriate the funds being given to the  
        state by The California Endowment, to create an account to receive  
        those funds, and to specify a cap on the amount of the funds  
        available for administration of this program.


         Analysis Prepared by  :    Andrea Margolis / BUDGET / (916) 319-2099


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