Karen Bass’ Foster Care Bills

Make a difference! Show your support for the following bills by writing letters and making calls to your congressmen and women, or show up to the hearing in Sacramento. The following bills by Assembly Member Karen Bass are set for the 6/27 hearing in Senate Human Services (Room 3191), State Capitol, Sacramento, CA. The hearing will be held at 1:30 PM: 

 

AB 1979 – Background check: waiver of fees for mentors providing service to foster youth
 NE/ST
 LA County Sheriff/ICAN
 Allows DOJ to waive fees associated with background checks for volunteer mentors who provide service to foster youth
 Senate Human Services
 
 
AB 2193 – Social Worker Caseload
 JG/NE
 SEIU/CWDA/NASW
 Establishes a statutory requirement that the state phase-in over a 5 year period, the recommendations of SB 2030.
 Senate Committee on Human Services
 Hearing: Tuesday, June 27, 2006
 
AB 2194 – ILP Services: adoption
 JG/ST
 Bass
 Provides ILP services for foster youth who are subsequently adopted.
 Senate Committee on Human Services
 Hearing: Tuesday, June 27, 2006
 
AB 2195 – Foster caregivers: emergency placement options
 NE
 Bass
 Establishes a process for assessment & approval of a relative/nonrelative extended family member’s home for an emergency placement option.
 Senate Committee on Human Services
 Hearing: Tuesday, June 27, 2006
 
AB  2216 – Child Welfare Leadership & Performance Accountability Act of 2006
 JG/NE
 Bass (various children’s advocacy groups)
 Creates a structure for leadership and accountability for the management of the multiple agencies that provide services to foster youth.
 Senate Committee on Human Services
 Hearing: Tuesday, June 27, 2006
For more information, contact: 

Office of Assemblymember Karen Bass, 47th District

State Capitol, Room 2117

Sacramento, CA 95814

T (916) 319-2047

F (916) 319-2147