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SB 549

Title: Social workers: essential workers.
Author: Brian W. Jones

Summary
SB 549, Jones. Social workers: essential workers. Existing law governs the duties of social workers in a variety of areas, including foster care, health care, mental health, and substance abuse treatment. Other existing law, the California Emergency Services Act, authorizes the Governor to proclaim a state of emergency when specified conditions of disaster or extreme peril to the safety of persons and property exist. This bill would require social workers, if they are deemed essential workers during a state of emergency declared by the Governor, to be included in the group of essential workers who are eligible to receive the first distribution of emergency materials, as determined by the state or a local governmental entity, including, but not limited to, all materials and protective gear deemed necessary to protect their health and safety. The bill, with regard to social workers, would authorize the state or a local governmental entity to establish within the first group of essential workers eligible to receive the emergency materials, further levels of distribution for specified classifications of social workers.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

Status
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print. 02/18/2021
From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 21. 02/19/2021
Art. IV. Sec. 8(a) of the Constitution dispensed with. 02/22/2021
(Ayes 32. Noes 4.) 02/22/2021
Joint Rule 55 suspended. (Ayes 32. Noes 4. Page 272.) 02/22/2021
Referred to Coms. on L., P.E. & R. and HUMAN S. 03/03/2021
Set for hearing April 5. 03/23/2021
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on HUMAN S. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 5. Noes 0. Page 671.) (April 5). Re-referred to Com. on HUMAN S. 04/06/2021
Set for hearing April 20. 04/09/2021
From committee: Do pass. Ordered to consent calendar. (Ayes 5. Noes 0. Page 858.) (April 20). 04/21/2021
Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar. 04/22/2021
Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. (Ayes 36. Noes 0. Page 974.) Ordered to the Assembly. 04/29/2021
In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk. 04/29/2021
Referred to Coms. on L. & E. and HUM. S. 05/13/2021
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on HUM. S. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (June 8). Re-referred to Com. on HUM. S. 06/09/2021
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on HUM. S. 06/23/2021
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (June 30). Re-referred to Com. on APPR. 07/01/2021
From committee: Do pass. Ordered to consent calendar. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (August 19). 08/19/2021
Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar. 08/23/2021
Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. (Ayes 72. Noes 0.) Ordered to the Senate. 08/26/2021
In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending. 08/26/2021
Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 39. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling. 08/30/2021
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m. 09/03/2021
Vetoed by the Governor. 10/04/2021
In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending. 10/04/2021

Bill Text
(HTML) 09/01/2021 - SB 549 (Enrolled)
(PDF) 09/01/2021 - SB 549 (Enrolled)


(HTML) 06/23/2021 - SB 549 (Amended+Assembly)
(PDF) 06/23/2021 - SB 549 (Amended+Assembly)

(HTML) 02/18/2021 - SB 549 (Introduced)
(PDF) 02/18/2021 - SB 549 (Introduced)