Legislation

Chaptered Legislation
| (October 2017)

Assembly Bill 2132 - Levine. Building permit fees: waiver.

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 386, Statutes of 2018. 

Approved by Governor September 14, 2018. Filed with Secretary of State September 14, 2018 


Senate Bill 398 - Monning. Acquired brain trauma.

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 402, Statutes of 2018. 

Approved by Governor September 14, 2018. Chaptered by Secretary of State September 14, 2018. 


Federal Legislation
| 2017-2018

House Resolution 1628 - Black. American Health Care Act of 2017.

Intended to replace the current Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”).  This bill has provisions that are worse for lower-income, older persons and individuals with disabilities.  Estimated cuts to Medicaid could be up to $800 billion.

SPIL Goal 2. Advocacy and Community Organizing, Objective 2. IL Network members receive regulatory guidance on Community Organizing and Systems Change.

Status: 9/25/2017 Bi-partisan Graham-Cassidy bill amendment did not gather needed votes to pass.


House Resolution 2472 - Sensenbrenner. Disability Integration Act of 2017.

This bill prohibits states or local governments that provide institutional placements for individuals with disabilities who need long-term assistance with daily living activities or health-related tasks, and prohibits insurance providers that fund such long-term services, from denying community-based services that would enable such individuals to live in the community and lead an independent life.

Status: 6/7/2017 Referred to House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.


House Resolution 3307 - Grijalva. Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 2017..

Will restore the original intent of the Social Security Income (SSI) program by raising the asset limit, updating earned and unearned income rules and modernizing and number of financial eligibility rules.

SPIL Goal 2. Advocacy and Community Organizing, Objective 2. IL Network members receive regulatory guidance on Community Organizing and Systems Change.

6/7/2018 Referred to House Committee on Ways and Means.


House Resolution 5306 - Guthrie. EMPOWER Care Act .

Extends and improves the Money Follows the Person program (MFP), which expired on September 2016.  In California, this was the California Community Transitions (CCT) demonstration project.  States can continue to use remaining grant funding through 2020, but there is not enough funding to sustain the program at current levels.  MFP was first authorized in 2005 to assist the transition of persons with disabilities and seniors from nursing homes back to their communities; as well as developing infrastructure to promote and enhance access to home and community based services. 

SPIL Goal 1. Enhance and expand existing transition services, Objective 2. Californians with disabilities move from more restricted settings into the community setting of their choice.

3/16/2018 Referred to House Subcommittee on Health.


House Resolution 620 - Poe. ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017.

To amend the Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, to promote compliance through education, to clarify the requirements for demand letters, to provide for a notice and cure period before the commencement of a private civil action against a public facility.

SPIL Goal 2. Advocacy and Community Organizing, Objective 2. IL Network members receive regulatory guidance on Community Organizing and Systems Change.

Status: 02/26/2018 Moved to Senate.


State Legislation
| 2017-2018

AB 1013 - Low. Remote Accessible Vote by Mail Systems.

Requires county elections to permit a voter with a disability, or a military or overseas voter to cast his/her ballot using a certified remote accessible vote by mail system.  This requirement would not apply to counties conducting an all-mailed ballot election.

SPIL Goal 2. Advocacy and Community Organizing, Objective 2. IL Network members receive regulatory guidance on Community Organizing and Systems Change.

6/25/2018 Referred to Appropriations Suspense File.


AB 1250 - Jones-Sawyer. Counties: contracts for personal services.

Would establish specific standards for the use of personal services contracts by counties.  By placing new duties on local government agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

SPIL Goal 1. Enhance and expand existing transition services, Objective 2. Californians with disabilities move from more restricted settings into the community setting of their choice.

9/5/2017 Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Senate Committee on Rules.


AB 1865 - Lackey. Guide, signal and service dogs.

Expands the disciplinary action to an individual charged with causing injury to or the death of any guide, signal or service dog.  Deletes the requirement that the service dog must be in discharge of its duties when the injury or death occurs.  Requires a defendant convicted of these crimes to also make restitution to the owner for medical or medical-related expenses and lost wages.

SPIL Goal 2. Advocacy and Community Organizing, Objective 2. IL Network members receive regulatory guidance on Community Organizing and Systems Change.

6/25/2018 Referred to Appropriations Suspense File


AB 2132 - Levine. Building permit fees: waiver.

Would authorize cities and counties to waive or reduce all building permit fees for accessibility improvements to the home of a person at least 60 years of age with a qualifying disability.

SPIL Goal 1. Expand and enhance existing transition services, Objective 2. Californians with disabilities move from more restricted settings into the community setting of their choice.

6/13/2018 Ordered to third reading in Senate.


AB 3200 - Kalra. Public social services: SSI/SSP.

Existing law provides for the State Supplementary Program for the Aged, Blind and Disabled (SSP) to augment Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments to eligible recipients.  Cost-of-living adjustments have been deleted since 2011.  This bill would reinstate the cost-of-living adjustment to increase the amount of benefits paid under the SSP.

SPIL Goal 2. Advocacy and Community Organizing, Objective 2. IL Network members receive regulatory guidance on Community Organizing and Systems Change.

6/27/2018 Re-referred to Senate Committee on Appropriations.


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