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          Date of Hearing:  May 13, 2015


                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS


                                 Jimmy Gomez, Chair


          AB  
          1387 (Chu) - As Amended March 26, 2015


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          Urgency:  No  State Mandated Local Program:  NoReimbursable:  No


          SUMMARY:


          Provides technical clean-up to AB 2236 (Maienschein), Chapter  
          813, Statutes of 2014. Specifically, this bill:  










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          1)Deletes the requirement that revenues from civil penalties  
            levied by the Department of Social Services (DSS) against  
            licensed day care providers be used to assist families with  
            the identification, transportation, and enrollment of children  
            to another day care center when a family's day care center's  
            license is revoked or temporarily suspended.


          2)Deletes the requirement that revenues from civil penalties  
            levied by DSS against licensed family day care home providers  
            be used to assist families with the identification,  
            transportation, and enrollment of children to another day care  
            center when a family's family day care home's license is  
            revoked or temporarily suspended.


          FISCAL EFFECT:


          Negligible state cost.


          COMMENTS:


          Purpose. This is a clean-up measure that repeals provisions  
          inadvertently included in August 22, 2014, amendments made to AB  
          2236 (Maienschein) when the bill was in the Senate.


          Child Care Resource & Referral (R&R) agencies:  R&R agencies are  
          located in every county in California and are charged with  
          helping to ensure parents and their children get matched with  
          the most appropriate child care option to meet a family's needs.  
           The many services they provide to help families include  
          documenting parents' requests for child care services, tracking  
          a provider's licensing status, and working with providers to  
          improve the quality of child care and to expand the supply of  
          child care in each county.  While discussions are ongoing  








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          related to the state's investment in child care and supportive  
          services for families, the provisions being deleted in this bill  
          are already addressed through the work of R&R agencies.


          Prior Legislation: AB 2236 (Maienschein), Chapter 813, Statutes  
          of 2014, among other provisions, imposed a new civil penalty  
          structure, commencing July 1, 2015, for program violations in  
          facilities licensed by the Community Care Licensing Division of  
          DSS involving the death or physical abuse of, or serious bodily  
          injury to, a resident or child at the care facility.


          Analysis Prepared by:Jennifer Swenson / APPR. / (916)  
          319-2081