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OneVoice CSDA Newsletter,  September 2018

Legislative update

By Greg Wilson, Executive Director, CSDA

The Child Support Directors Association has been watching several legislative bills this year several of which continue to move forward in the legislative process.

  • SB1121 (Dodd)

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB1121

Intended as a clean-up bill for AB375 (Chaptered June 29, 2018). This bill was gutted and amended on August 6 and further amended on the 27th. CSAC and a coalition of mostly retail, insurance, medical and other large data-heavy businesses had advocating additional amendments. There is some concern that the bill’s final language may inhibit for-profit businesses from participating freely with LCSAs. This bill has passed out of both houses and has been enrolled. It is now waiting on a signature or veto from the Governor.

  • AB1811 (Committee on Budget)

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB1811

This Budget Trailer Bill was Chaptered on June 27, 2018. The bill gives the Association and DCSS a road map for the shared “Phase 2” discussions for the purpose of identifying state and local operational efficiencies, refining the child support budget methodology, and cost-of-living, salary, and benefit increases in local child support agencies. A final report is due to the Legislature by July 1, 2019.

  • AB2802 (Friedman)

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB2802

Deals with the interception of insurance payments. There has been little opposition and it continues to enjoy bi-partisan support. This bill has passed out of both houses and has been enrolled. It is now waiting on a signature or veto from the Governor.

  • AB2684 (Bloom)

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB2684

Revises and recasts provisions of the Uniform Act on Blood Tests to Determine Paternity and makes conforming changes to the Uniform Parentage Act. This bill has passed out of both houses and has been enrolled. It is now waiting on a signature or veto from the Governor.

  • AB2780 (Bloom)

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB2780.

Deals with the vocational assessments and qualifications of vocational training counselors. This bill has been signed by the Governor and chaptered on August 20.

  • SB695 (Lara)

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB695

Makes conforming changes to various laws with respect to the use of an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) in lieu of a Social Security Number (SSN). The bill allows the State Department to provide an ITIN to other agencies when a SSN has not been provided. Amendments suggested by DCSS have been adopted into the bill language. This bill has passed out of both houses and has been enrolled. It is now waiting on a signature or veto from the Governor.

  • SB1511 (Committee on Judiciary)

This bill was ordered to the inactive file prior to the end of the legislative session.

  • AB3248 (Committee on Judiciary)

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB3248

This bill makes changes to emancipation provisions when documented medical conditions prevent full-time high school attendance; requires the SDU to send all family support collections payments directly to families; updates the Family Code to allow LCSAs to access and copy information from closed child support hearings; and extends the exemption for the electronic filing of court documents to January 1, 2021. This bill has passed out of both houses and has been enrolled. It is now waiting on a signature or veto from the Governor.