CAI's 2010 Legislative Priorities

CAI-Sponsored Legislation

  • SB 945 (Liu) — Dual Status Youth: Right to Services 
    Update: Signed by the Governor on Sept. 30, 2010
  • SB 1279 (Pavley) — Los Angeles County Juvenile Sex Trafficking Prevention and Protection Project 
    Update: Signed by the Governor on July 19, 2010
  • AB 2206 (Hill) — Foster Home Insurance Fund Liability 
    Update: Died in the Assembly Appropriations Committee
  • AB 2264 (De Leon) — Debt Collection: Homeless Youth 
    Update: Vetoed by the Governor on Sept. 24, 2010

SB 945 (Liu) would ensure that upon the release of a dual status ward from a nonfoster care facility, a probation officer or parole officer will provide the person with (1) a written notice stating that the youth is a former foster child and may be eligible for the services and benefits that are available to a former foster child through public and private programs; and (2) information that informs the youth of the availability of federal and state programs that provide independent living services and benefits to former foster children. By ensuring that all former foster youth receive access to transitional living skills programs, the likelihood that they will find jobs and housing increases, thereby reducing the growing population of homeless and incarcerated youth. Update: Signed by the Governor on September 30, 2010

SB 1279 (Pavley) would give statutory authority to the District Attorney’s office of Los Angeles County to develop a pilot project, contingent upon local funding, for the purposes of developing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary model to address the needs and effective treatment of commercially sexually exploited minors. Update: Signed by the Governor on July 19, 2010

AB 2206 (Hill) would have clarified that the Foster Family and Small Family Home Insurance Fund is not liable for claims that arise from any dishonest, fraudulent, criminal, or intentional act committed by a foster parent. Update: Died in the Assembly Appropriations Committee

AB 2264 (De Leon) would have prohibited the issuance of an order for the garnishment of a bank account or the earnings of a homeless youth for fees, fines, forfeitures, or penalties imposed by a court due to the violation of state or local law related to truancy, loitering, curfew violations, or illegal lodging. This bill would have provided that an order for garnishment may be issued if it is proven, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the youth against whom the garnishment is sought does not qualify as a homeless youth. Update: Vetoed by the Governor on Sept. 24, 2010

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Other Priority Legislation

  • AB 1933 (Brownley) -- Enabling Educational and Social Continuity for Foster Youth 
    Update: Signed by the Governor on Sept. 30, 2010
  • AB 2017 (Hall) -- YMCA Youth and Government Program 
    Update: Vetoed by the Governor on Sept. 25, 2010
  • AB 2319 (Swanson) -- Human Trafficking of Minors 
    Update: Died in the Assembly Appropriations Committee

AB 1933 (Brownley) ensures that foster youth will be allowed to remain at their school of origin for the duration of the court’s jurisdiction, including as they move school levels.Update: Signed by the Governor on Sept. 30, 2010

AB 2017 (Hall) would have funded the California YMCA Youth and Government Program through taxpayer donations via their state tax returns. Update: Vetoed by the Governor on Sept. 25, 2010

AB 2319 (Swanson) would have brought California law in line with the federal definition of human trafficking, recognizing anyone who trafficks a child for commercial sex as a human trafficker. Update: Died in the Assembly Appropriations Committee

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