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                                   THIRD READING 

          Bill No:  AB 126
          Author:   Committee on Budget
          Amended:  8/24/15 in Senate
          Vote:     21  

           SENATE BUDGET & FISCAL REVIEW COMMITTEE:  12-3, 8/27/15
           AYES:  Leno, Nielsen, Allen, Beall, Block, Hancock, Monning,  
            Moorlach, Pan, Pavley, Roth, Wolk
           NOES:  Anderson, Nguyen, Stone
           NO VOTE RECORDED:  Mitchell

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  Not relevant

           SUBJECT:   Budget Act of 2015

          SOURCE:    Author
          DIGEST:   This bill amends the 2015 Budget Act by providing for  
          certain adjustments to various budget items, clarifications of  
          budget bill language, and additional appropriations.

          ANALYSIS:   This bill makes certain technical and clarifying  
          changes.  Specifically, this bill: 

           1) Makes adjustments to the Department of Fish and Wildlife  
             federal fund authority in 2013-14 and 2015-16, in order to  
             appropriately reflect funds received.

           2) Adds language inadvertently missing from the Budget Act to  
             allow the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to  
             extend State Recreation Area grants to locals. Also, added  
             language for the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation  


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             Program's previously approved fee authority. This program was  
             transferred to the State Water Resources Control Board when  
             the Drinking Water Program was moved from the Department of  
             Public Health.

           3) Includes $18 million for the Santa Monica Mountains  
             Conservancy, originally proposed in the January budget, from  
             the appropriate bond allocation specifically designated for  
             the Conservancy, rather than for the Los Angeles River.

           4) Removes funding for desalination in the State Water  
             Resources Control Board that was already appropriated under  
             the Department of Water Resources.

           5) Adds provisional language to specify that the allocation  
             methodology for an augmentation of $1.962 million in special  
             education funding shall be based on the federal IDEA  
             (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) formula.

           6) Amends provisional language to specify that the $25 million  
             provided for adult education data activities be expended  
             pursuant to Education Code Section 84920. The language  
             previously referenced an incorrect code section.

           7) Increases the funding amount from $7.07 million General Fund  
             to $9.0 million General Fund (an increase of $1.9 million  
             General Fund) for the congregate nutrition program, known  
             also as "Meals on Wheels." Provides a $670,000 increase in  
             2015-16 federal funding authority for the Health Insurance  
             Counseling and Advocacy Program to assist beneficiaries  
             eligible for CalMediConnect. 

           8) Increases the amount available for counties to recruit,  
             retain, and support foster care parents and relative  
             caregivers to appropriately reflect the initial amounts  
             included in the Governor's budget. 

           9) Provides $420,000 (State Parks and Recreation Fund) for  
             Leland Stanford Mansion operations.

           10)Restores language, inadvertently deleted in SB 97 (Budget  
             and Fiscal Review Committee, Chapter 11, Statutes of 2015),  
             limiting the amount of savings that may be transferred from  
             the regional centers purchase-of-services budget to the  


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             Department of Developmental Services budget for the purpose  
             of administering the Self-Determination Program.

          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    Yes         Fiscal  
          Com.:YesLocal:   No

          SUPPORT:   (Verified8/28/15)

          None received

          OPPOSITION:   (Verified8/28/15)

          None received

          Prepared by:Committee Staff / B. & F.R. / (916) 651-4103
          8/31/15 10:59:19

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