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File #: 22-329    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 12/21/2021 Departments: COUNTY EXECUTIVE
On agenda: 5/3/2022 Final action: 5/3/2022
Title: Accept this informational report on the 2022 State and Federal Legislative sessions.
Attachments: 1. 20220503_att_2022 Board Tracker.docx
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors

From: Michael Callagy, County Executive
Connie Juarez-Diroll, Chief Legislative Officer

Subject: 2022 State and Federal Legislative Update #3

Accept this informational report on the 2022 State and Federal Legislative sessions.

The California State Legislature continues to make its way through the 2022 legislative session following a one-week spring recess. At the federal level, the House Appropriations Committee launched the solicitation process for Community Project funding requests for fiscal year 2023.

The following is a summary of the notable legislation currently making its way through the state legislative process:

Behavioral Health Care Reform: Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman is carrying an 8-bill package to improve the behavioral health system across the continuum and reform the Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Act. The bills are cosponsored by the Big City Mayors and psychiatrists and psychologists. The package includes:
* SB 929 (Eggman-D) would improve the data on services provided to LPS conservatees.
* SB 965 (Eggman-D) would allow for relevant testimony to be heard during LPS conservatorship hearings by creating an exception to the rule against hearsay.
* SB 970 (Eggman-D) would apply the Continuous Quality Improvement paradigm to Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funding, requiring greater accountability for spending and outcome data. This bill would also provide some funding flexibilities once the improvement framework is in place.
* SB 1035 (Eggman-D) would allow a court to order medication compliance as a Laura's Law treatment plan.
* SB 1154 (Eggman-D) would create a statewide database of available behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment beds.
* SB 1227 (Eggman-D) would add one additional 30-day stabilization period to the authority of a Public Guardian or Con...

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