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AB 2663

Title: Youth Acceptance Project.
Author: James C. Ramos

Summary
AB 2663, Ramos. Youth Acceptance Project. Existing law generally provides for the placement of foster youth in various placement settings, and governs the provision of child welfare services, defined to mean public social services that are directed toward the accomplishment of specified purposes, including protecting and promoting the welfare of all children, preventing the unnecessary separation of children from their families, and restoring to their families children who have been removed. Existing law establishes the California Interagency Council on Homelessness, and requires the council to, among other things, set and measure progress towards goals to prevent and end homelessness among youth in California.This bill would, on or before July 1, 2023, require the State Department of Social Services to establish a 5-year pilot program, the Youth Acceptance Project (YAP), in order to increase permanency outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or plus (LGBTQ+) and gender-expansive youth, as defined, in up to 5 counties, to be selected to participate on a voluntary basis in the pilot program, as specified. The bill would set forth qualifying conditions for YAP services, including the youth’s receipt of child welfare services or being at risk of entering foster care, or being homeless or at risk of homelessness.The bill would, subject to an appropriation, require the department to work in consultation with the nonprofit organization Family Builders by Adoption and other relevant stakeholders, as specified, to assist participating counties in providing LGBTQ+ and gender-expansive youth, and their families who are struggling with accepting the youth’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, with advocacy, therapeutic-style support, and other necessary and appropriate intervention services. The bill would require participating counties to provide services that meet certain requirements relating to professional providers, principles, and procedures, including, among other things, any necessary housing and homelessness services, as specified.The bill would require the department to submit a report to the Legislature with an evaluation of the pilot program.This bill would make these provisions inoperative on July 1, 2029, and would repeal them as of January 1, 2030.

Status
Introduced. To print. 02/18/2022
From printer. May be heard in committee March 21. 02/19/2022
Referred to Coms. on HUM. S. and JUD. 03/24/2022
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HUM. S. Read second time and amended. 03/24/2022
Re-referred to Com. on HUM. S. 03/28/2022
In committee: Hearing postponed by committee. 04/05/2022
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HUM. S. Read second time and amended. 04/19/2022
Re-referred to Com. on HUM. S. 04/20/2022
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (April 26). Re-referred to Com. on APPR. 04/27/2022
In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file. 05/18/2022
Joint Rule 62(a), file notice suspended. (Page 4736.) 05/19/2022
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (May 19). 05/19/2022
Read second time. Ordered to third reading. 05/19/2022
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 61. Noes 2. Page 4862.) 05/23/2022
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. 05/24/2022
Referred to Com. on HUMAN S. 06/01/2022
In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author. 06/07/2022
From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 0.) (June 27). 06/28/2022
Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR. 06/29/2022
In committee: Hearing postponed by committee. 07/20/2022
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on APPR. 08/01/2022
In committee: Referred to suspense file. 08/08/2022
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (August 11). 08/11/2022
Read second time. Ordered to third reading. 08/11/2022
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 33. Noes 0.). 08/23/2022
In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 25 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77. 08/23/2022
Assembly Rule 77(a) suspended. 08/24/2022
Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 65. Noes 0.). 08/24/2022
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 9:30 p.m. 08/31/2022
Vetoed by Governor. 09/19/2022

Bill Documents
AB 2663 - 09/19/22- Assembly Floor Analysis
09/19/22 - AB 2663 (09/19/22- Assembly Floor Analysis)


AB 2663 - 08/26/22 - Enrolled
08/26/22 - AB 2663 (08/26/22 - Enrolled)

AB 2663 - 08/23/22- Assembly Floor Analysis
08/23/22 - AB 2663 (08/23/22- Assembly Floor Analysis)

AB 2663 - 08/13/22- Senate Floor Analyses
08/13/22 - AB 2663 (08/13/22- Senate Floor Analyses)

AB 2663 - 08/05/22- Senate Appropriations
08/05/22 - AB 2663 (08/05/22- Senate Appropriations)

AB 2663 - 08/01/22 - Amended Senate
08/01/22 - AB 2663 (08/01/22 - Amended Senate)

AB 2663 - 06/29/22 - Amended Senate
06/29/22 - AB 2663 (06/29/22 - Amended Senate)

AB 2663 - 06/23/22- Senate Human Services
06/23/22 - AB 2663 (06/23/22- Senate Human Services)

AB 2663 - 05/20/22- Assembly Floor Analysis
05/20/22 - AB 2663 (05/20/22- Assembly Floor Analysis)

AB 2663 - 05/16/22- Assembly Appropriations
05/16/22 - AB 2663 (05/16/22- Assembly Appropriations)

AB 2663 - 04/23/22- Assembly Human Services
04/23/22 - AB 2663 (04/23/22- Assembly Human Services)

AB 2663 - 04/19/22 - Amended Assembly
04/19/22 - AB 2663 (04/19/22 - Amended Assembly)

AB 2663 - 03/24/22 - Amended Assembly
03/24/22 - AB 2663 (03/24/22 - Amended Assembly)

AB 2663 - 02/18/22 - Introduced
02/18/22 - AB 2663 (02/18/22 - Introduced)