Last Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the California State Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Health & Human Services held a hearing to discuss several issues impacting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) throughout the state. Members of the committee listened to more than six hours of testimony by the Governor’s administration, the Legislature, and from the public on proposals that will have both immediate and long-lasting impacts to the I/DD community. You can view the hearing in its entirety here. Topics discussed include:
The provide rate study and emergency 8% funding increase for Lanterman Act services and supports (starting at 1:05:00 on the video)
Local minimum wage increases and the impact on service providers (starting at 3:07:15)
Safety net services for people in crisis (starting at 3:18:00)
14 day uniform holiday schedule, social recreation and camp services, an 1/2 day billing (starting at 4:42:00)
Racial disparities in I/DD services (starting at 5:21:00)
The full agenda of topics can be found here.
The next legislative hearing will be by the State Senate on May 2.