Bill Text: CA SB283 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session | Amended

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Bill Title: Developmental services.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 11-2)

Status: (Failed) 2018-02-01 - Returned to Secretary of Senate pursuant to Joint Rule 56. [SB283 Detail]

Download: California-2017-SB283-Amended.html

Amended  IN  Senate  March 13, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 283


Introduced by Senator Wilk
(Coauthor: Senator Hertzberg)(Coauthors: Senators Bates, Berryhill, Gaines, Hertzberg, Nguyen, and Vidak)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Acosta, Chávez, Cristina Garcia, Lackey, and Voepel)

February 09, 2017


An act to add Section 4512.5 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to developmental services.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 283, as amended, Wilk. Developmental services: traumatic brain injuries.
Existing law, the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act, requires the State Department of Developmental Services to contract with regional centers to provide services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, and requires regional centers to identify and pursue all possible sources of funding for consumers receiving those services. Existing law defines a “developmental disability” as a disability that originates before an individual attains 18 years of age, continues, or can be expected to continue, indefinitely, and constitutes a substantial disability for the individual.
This bill would modify that definition to make a person who suffers a traumatic brain injury an acquired brain injury, including, but not limited to, a traumatic brain injury, after he or she attains 18 years of age, but before he or she attains 22 years of age, eligible for services and supports for persons with developmental disabilities if the person would be otherwise eligible for those services but for his or her age.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 4512.5 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

4512.5.
 Notwithstanding subdivision (a) of Section 4512, a person who suffers a traumatic brain injury an acquired brain injury, including, but not limited to, a traumatic brain injury, after he or she attains 18 years of age, but before he or she attains 22 years of age, shall be eligible for services and supports for persons with developmental disabilities if the person would be otherwise eligible for those services but for his or her age.

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