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File #: 22-664    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 12/21/2021 Departments: COUNTY EXECUTIVE
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Accept this informational report on the 2022 State and Federal legislative sessions.
Attachments: 1. 20220913_att_Budget Bills.pdf, 2. 20220913_att_Board Legislative Tracker
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Executive
Connie Juarez-Diroll, Chief Legislative Officer
Subject: 2022 State and Federal Legislative Update #5

RECOMMENDATION:
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Accept this informational report on the 2022 State and Federal legislative sessions.

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BACKGROUND:
The State Legislature wrapped up its work for the year, and the 2021-22 session adjourned at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 1. This year, members introduced 2,350 bills, including 787 Senate and 1,563 Assembly bills. The Governor has until September 30 to determine the fate of hundreds of bills sent to him in the final days of the session. In addition, legislators and the Governor reached an agreement on a final list of budget bills for FY 2022-23, passing one additional Budget Bill, Jr., and twelve trailer bills ranging from supplemental sick leave to energy.
On August 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The IRA aims to reduce the federal deficit, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and lower health insurance-related costs while increasing health insurance coverage for vulnerable Americans.

DISCUSSION:
The following is a list of some of the most notable bills impacting counties taken up by the Legislature at the end of the session:
CARE Courts-SB 1338 (Umberg-D), the Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Court Program, would create a court framework in every county to compel people with serious mental illness, many of whom are homeless, into housing and medical treatment. If a person refuses to comply, they could be considered by the court for conservatorship. Additionally, if a county fails to provide the necessary services, it could face fines of up to $1,000 per day. The counties of Glenn, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne will start the program by October 1, 2023, while the rest of the state...

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