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SB 1391 - An Act to Add Section 18927 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Calfresh.

CalFresh benefits: overissuance. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing federal law provides for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known in California as CalFresh, under which supplemental nutrition assistance benefits allocated to the state by the federal government are distributed to eligible individuals by each county. Existing federal law provides for the collection of fraudulent and nonfraudulent overissuances of SNAP benefits, and… More
Existing federal law provides for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known in California as CalFresh, under which supplemental nutrition assistance benefits allocated to the state by the federal government are distributed to eligible individuals by each county. Existing federal law provides for the collection of fraudulent and nonfraudulent overissuances of SNAP benefits, and authorizes the United States Secretary of Agriculture to delegate this power to the appropriate state agencies. Under existing law, a county administering CalFresh, and operating an early fraud detection and prevention program in accordance with existing law, is required to make a referral for fraud investigation when reasonable grounds for fraud exist, including when an overpayment or overissuance of benefits, or both, may result from an applicant’s failure to report information pertinent to eligibility or benefits.

This bill would establish procedures, consistent with federal law, for recovering CalFresh overissuances, including requiring benefits to be reduced when an overissuance is caused by intentional program violation or fraud, inadvertent household error, or when caused by administrative error, under certain circumstances. This bill would authorize the State Department of Social Services to establish a minimum cost-effective threshold for collecting CalFresh overissuances, as specified. The bill would prohibit collection of an overissuance from being attempted, in connection with a household that is no longer receiving CalFresh benefits, when the overissuance is caused by administrative error and is less than $125, or a threshold established by the state pursuant to a specified provision, whichever is greater. This bill would require collection of an overissuance to be attempted, in connection with a household that is no longer receiving CalFresh benefits, when the overissuance is caused by inadvertent household error and is $35 or more. The bill would extend the authority to implement, as specified, these provisions and related provisions until January 1, 2014.

Because counties administer the CalFresh program, by requiring that counties perform new duties, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions. Hide
 
Status:
The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 27, 2012.

voted YES: 26 voted NO: 7
7 voted present/not voting

An Act to Add Section 18927 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Calfresh.

SB 1391 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
Existing federal law provides for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known in California as CalFresh, under which supplemental nutrition assistance benefits allocated to the state by the federal government are distributed to eligible individuals by each county. Existing federal law provides for the collection of fraudulent and nonfraudulent overissuances of SNAP benefits, and authorizes the United States Secretary of Agriculture to delegate this power to the appropriate state agencies. Under existing law, a county administering CalFresh, and operating an early fraud detection and prevention program in accordance with existing law, is required to make a referral for fraud investigation when reasonable grounds for fraud exist, including when an overpayment or overissuance of benefits, or both, may result from an applicant’s failure to report information pertinent to eligibility or benefits.

This bill would establish procedures, consistent with federal law, for recovering CalFresh overissuances, including requiring benefits to be reduced when an overissuance is caused by intentional program violation or fraud, inadvertent household error, or when… More
Existing federal law provides for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known in California as CalFresh, under which supplemental nutrition assistance benefits allocated to the state by the federal government are distributed to eligible individuals by each county. Existing federal law provides for the collection of fraudulent and nonfraudulent overissuances of SNAP benefits, and authorizes the United States Secretary of Agriculture to delegate this power to the appropriate state agencies. Under existing law, a county administering CalFresh, and operating an early fraud detection and prevention program in accordance with existing law, is required to make a referral for fraud investigation when reasonable grounds for fraud exist, including when an overpayment or overissuance of benefits, or both, may result from an applicant’s failure to report information pertinent to eligibility or benefits.

This bill would establish procedures, consistent with federal law, for recovering CalFresh overissuances, including requiring benefits to be reduced when an overissuance is caused by intentional program violation or fraud, inadvertent household error, or when caused by administrative error, under certain circumstances. This bill would authorize the State Department of Social Services to establish a minimum cost-effective threshold for collecting CalFresh overissuances, as specified. The bill would prohibit collection of an overissuance from being attempted, in connection with a household that is no longer receiving CalFresh benefits, when the overissuance is caused by administrative error and is less than $125, or a threshold established by the state pursuant to a specified provision, whichever is greater. This bill would require collection of an overissuance to be attempted, in connection with a household that is no longer receiving CalFresh benefits, when the overissuance is caused by inadvertent household error and is $35 or more. The bill would extend the authority to implement, as specified, these provisions and related provisions until January 1, 2014.

Because counties administer the CalFresh program, by requiring that counties perform new duties, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions. Hide
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Title
An Act to Add Section 18927 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Calfresh.
Author(s)
Carol Liu
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • CalFresh benefits: overissuance
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/24/2012
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Senate Committee on Human Services4/10/2012
    Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations5/07/2012
    Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations5/24/2012
    Passed Senate5/29/2012
    Passed Assembly Committee on Human Services6/26/2012
    Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations8/16/2012
    Passed Assembly8/21/2012
    Passed Assembly8/23/2012
    Passed Senate8/27/2012
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)8/31/2012
    Became law (chaptered).9/23/2012
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteSenate Committee on Human ServicesDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.4/10/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Human Services
    6 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on Appropriations Suspense file.5/07/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
    7 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.5/24/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
    5 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB1391 Liu5/29/2012This bill PASSED the Senate
    32 voted YES 6 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Human ServicesDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.6/26/2012This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Human Services
    4 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.8/16/2012This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
    12 voted YES 5 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblySB 1391 Liu Senate Third Reading By HALL8/21/2012This bill PASSED the Assembly
    54 voted YES 21 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblySB 1391 Liu Senate Third Reading By HALL8/23/2012This bill PASSED the Assembly
    52 voted YES 24 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenateUnfinished Business SB1391 Liu Concurrence8/27/2012This bill PASSED the Senate
    26 voted YES 7 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/24/2012
    2/24/2012Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
    2/25/2012From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 26.
    2/27/2012Read first time.
    3/08/2012Referred to Com. on HUMAN S.
    3/20/2012Set for hearing April 10.
    4/09/2012From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on HUMAN S.
    4/10/2012From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 0. Page 3264.) (April 10). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    select this voteVote4/10/2012Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
    4/23/2012From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    4/27/2012Set for hearing May 7.
    5/07/2012Placed on APPR. suspense file.
    select this voteVote5/07/2012Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.
    5/18/2012Set for hearing May 24.
    select this voteVote5/24/2012Do pass as amended.
    5/24/2012From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 3596.) (May 24).
    5/25/2012Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
    5/29/2012Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 32. Noes 6. Page 3663.) Ordered to the Assembly.
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage5/29/2012Senate 3rd Reading SB1391 Liu
    5/30/2012In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
    6/07/2012Referred to Com. on HUM. S.
    6/15/2012From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on HUM. S.
    select this voteVote6/26/2012Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
    6/27/2012From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 2.) (June 26). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    8/06/2012From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    8/08/2012Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
    select this voteVote8/16/2012Do pass.
    8/16/2012From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (August 16).
    8/20/2012Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    8/21/2012Ordered to third reading. Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 54. Noes 21. Page 6070.) Ordered to the Senate. Action rescinded whereby the bill was read third time, passed, and ordered to the Senate.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/21/2012SB 1391 Liu Senate Third Reading By HALL
    8/23/2012Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 52. Noes 24. Page 6204.) Ordered to the Senate.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/23/2012SB 1391 Liu Senate Third Reading By HALL
    8/24/2012In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
    8/27/2012Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 26. Noes 7. Page 4853.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/27/2012Unfinished Business SB1391 Liu Concurrence
    8/31/2012Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 11:15 p.m.
    9/23/2012Approved by the Governor.
    9/23/2012Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 491, Statutes of 2012.

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    20 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    An Act to Add Section 18927 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Calfresh.: Unfinished Business SB1391 Liu Concurrence

    20 organizations supported this bill

    Alameda County Community Food Bank
    Assembly Committee on Human Services (2012, June 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
    Assembly Committee on Human Services (2012, June 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Association of Food Banks
    Assembly Committee on Human Services (2012, June 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Catholic Conference
    Assembly Committee on Human Services (2012, June 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Family Resource Association (cfra)
    Assembly Committee on Human Services (2012, June 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Food Policy Advocates
    Assembly Committee on Human Services (2012, June 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Hunger Action Coalition
    Assembly Committee on Human Services (2012, June 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
    Assembly Committee on Human Services (2012, June 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California State Association of Counties
    Assembly Committee on Human Services (2012, June 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations
    Assembly Committee on Human Services (2012, June 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    County Welfare Directors Association of California
    Assembly Committee on Human Services (2012, June 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Feeding America San Diego
    Assembly Committee on Human Services (2012, June 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Hand Up Student Advisory Board
    Assembly Committee on Human Services (2012, June 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Hunger Advocacy Network
    Assembly Committee on Human Services (2012, June 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS)
    Assembly Committee on Human Services (2012, June 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    National Association of Social Workers
    Assembly Committee on Human Services (2012, June 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    San Francisco Food Security Task Force
    Assembly Committee on Human Services (2012, June 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    St. Anthony Foundation
    Assembly Committee on Human Services (2012, June 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    The San Diego Hunger Coalition
    Assembly Committee on Human Services (2012, June 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Western Center on Law and Poverty
    Assembly Committee on Human Services (2012, June 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

    1 organization opposed this bill

    Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
    Assembly Committee on Human Services (2012, June 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$750$0
    Joel AndersonRCA-36$17,125$0
    Tom BerryhillRCA-14$0$0
    Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$9,400$0
    Anthony CannellaRCA-12$1,500$0
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$16,700$100
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$27,300$0
    Kevin De LeonDCA-22$46,399$0
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$26,380$0
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$5,600$0
    Bill EmmersonRCA-37$3,100$0
    Noreen EvansDCA-2$21,720$100
    Jean FullerRCA-18$4,000$0
    Ted GainesRCA-1$10,900$0
    Loni HancockDCA-9$64,600$0
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$11,000$0
    Ed HernandezDCA-24$32,749$0
    Bob HuffRCA-29$1,500$0
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$7,300$0
    Doug La MalfaRCA-4$0$0
    Mark LenoDCA-3$37,250$0
    Ted LieuDCA-28$57,950$3,900
    Carol LiuDCA-21$12,300$0
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$9,900$0
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$19,700$0
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$88,800$0
    Curren PriceDCA-26$15,200$0
    Michael RubioDCA-16$22,100$0
    Sharon RunnerRCA-17$0$0
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$5,500$0
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$103,800$0
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$8,500$0
    Juan VargasDCA-40$60,200$0
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$2,000$0
    Lois WolkDCA-5$18,266$0
    Rod WrightDCA-25$21,000$0
    Mark WylandRCA-38$2,000$0
    Leland YeeDCA-8$40,200$0

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$750$0
    Joel AndersonRCA-36$17,125$0
    Tom BerryhillRCA-14$0$0
    Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$9,400$0
    Anthony CannellaRCA-12$1,500$0
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$16,700$100
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$27,300$0
    Kevin De LeonDCA-22$46,399$0
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$26,380$0
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$5,600$0
    Bill EmmersonRCA-37$3,100$0
    Noreen EvansDCA-2$21,720$100
    Jean FullerRCA-18$4,000$0
    Ted GainesRCA-1$10,900$0
    Loni HancockDCA-9$64,600$0
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$11,000$0
    Ed HernandezDCA-24$32,749$0
    Bob HuffRCA-29$1,500$0
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$7,300$0
    Doug La MalfaRCA-4$0$0
    Mark LenoDCA-3$37,250$0
    Ted LieuDCA-28$57,950$3,900
    Carol LiuDCA-21$12,300$0
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$9,900$0
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$19,700$0
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$88,800$0
    Curren PriceDCA-26$15,200$0
    Michael RubioDCA-16$22,100$0
    Sharon RunnerRCA-17$0$0
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$5,500$0
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$103,800$0
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$8,500$0
    Juan VargasDCA-40$60,200$0
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$2,000$0
    Lois WolkDCA-5$18,266$0
    Rod WrightDCA-25$21,000$0
    Mark WylandRCA-38$2,000$0
    Leland YeeDCA-8$40,200$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    State & local government employee unions$707,723
    Health & welfare policy$41,716
    Welfare & social work$34,500
    Women's issues$24,600
    Municipal & county government organizations$21,900
    Nonprofit foundations$2,250
    Human rights$0

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Public official (elected or appointed)$4,100
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