SB 1197

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2023-2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 15, 2024
  • Passed Senate May 23, 2024
  • Assembly
  • Governor

In-home respite services.

Bill Subjects

In-Home Respite Services


Existing law, the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act, requires the State Department of Developmental Services to allocate funds to private nonprofit regional centers for the provision of community services and supports for persons with developmental disabilities and their families. Existing law permits regional centers to purchase in-home respite services for regional center clients. Existing law defines in-home respite services as intermittent or regularly scheduled temporary nonmedical care and supervision provided in the client's own home, for a regional center client who resides with a family member. Existing law, the Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) program, requires foster care providers to be paid a per-child per-month rate, established by the State Department of Social Services, for the care and supervision of the child placed with the provider. Existing law generally provides for the placement of foster youth in various placement settings. Existing law provides for the implementation of the resource family approval process and defines a resource family as an individual or family who has successfully met both the home environment assessment standards and permanency assessment criteria, as specified, necessary for providing care for a child placed by a public or private child placement agency by court order, or voluntarily placed by a parent or legal guardian. Existing law prohibits children who receive both AFDC-FC benefits and regional center services and who reside with a relative, nonrelative extended family member, or specified community care facility that is not vendored by the regional center as a residential facility from being prohibited from receiving in-home respite services. This bill would add children who receive both AFDC-FC benefits and regional center services and who reside with a resource family to the above-described prohibition. The bill would also add Indian children who receive both AFDC-FC benefits and regional center services and who reside with an extended family member, as defined, or a tribally approved home, as defined, to the above-described prohibition. To the extent that the bill increases the duties of the county in administering the AFDC-FC program, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would make other technical changes. This bill would clarify that, for purposes of the provisions relating to children who receive both AFDC-FC benefits and regional center services, the terms "child" and "children" include a nonminor dependent, as defined. The bill would find and declare that this provision is declaratory of existing law. 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 no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (1)



May 24, 2024


In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

May 23, 2024


Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 37. Noes 0.) Ordered to the Assembly.

May 20, 2024


Ordered to special consent calendar.

May 16, 2024


Read second time. Ordered to third reading.


From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (May 16).

May 10, 2024


Set for hearing May 16.

Apr 15, 2024


April 15 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file.

Apr 05, 2024


Set for hearing April 15.

Apr 03, 2024


Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 02, 2024


From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 0. Page 3428.) (April 1).

Mar 12, 2024


Set for hearing April 1.

Feb 29, 2024


Referred to Com. on HUMAN S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HUMAN S.

Feb 16, 2024


From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 17.

Feb 15, 2024


Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
02/15/24 - Introduced PDF
04/03/24 - Amended Senate PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
03/28/24- Senate Human Services PDF
04/12/24- Senate Appropriations PDF
05/17/24- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF


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