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                                    THIRD READING


          Bill No:  ACR 49
          Author:   Weber (D), et al.
          Amended:  5/7/15 in Assembly
          Vote:     21  

          ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  Read and adopted, 5/7/15

           SUBJECT:   California Senior Bill of Rights


          SOURCE:    SEIU California
                     SEIU-United Long-Term Care Workers Union


          DIGEST:  This resolution declares the Legislature's support of  
          older Californians by continuing the state's commitment to them  
          in specified ways.


          ANALYSIS:   This resolution makes the following legislative  
          findings:


          1)Older Californians have worked hard all their lives, built our  
            state, and defended our nation, among other things, and thus  
            deserve a dignified, secure and independent retirement for  
            their contributions.  


          2)The number of Californians 60 years of age or older to reach  
            12 million by 2030.  Many Californians are living longer and  
            working longer than past generations, many of whom are reliant  
            upon local, state and federal services to be independent,  
            safe, and to maintain a dignified life.  









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          3)In times of economic downturn, seniors are subjected to  
            greater instances of poverty, hunger, and homelessness, and  
            are increasingly subjected to fraud, scams, exploitation and  
            abuse which deprives them of dignity, financial security, and  
            access to quality health care.  


          This resolution states that the Legislature and the people of  
          California should uphold and protect the dignity and  
          independence of older Californians by continuing the state's  
          commitment to provide these individuals with certain supportive  
          programs and services.


          Prior Legislation


          ACR 202 (Corbett, Resolution Chapter 119, Statutes of 2002)  
          declared that it is the goal of the Legislature that every  
          senior in California receive the best possible health care and  
          that, in order to achieve this goal, the Legislature finds and  
          declares that seniors ought to have specified rights.


          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:NoLocal:    No


          SUPPORT:   (Verified5/20/15)


          SEIU California (co-source)
          SEIU-United Long-Term Care Workers Union (co-source)
          American Association of Retired Persons
          California Association of Public Authorities for IHSS
          United Domestic Workers of America, AFSCME Local 3930


          OPPOSITION:   (Verified5/20/15)










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          Prepared by:Melissa Ward / SFA / (916) 651-1520
          5/26/15 11:38:18


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