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Yamada bills helping youths, seniors on governor’s desk

By From page A3 | August 29, 2013

Three measures authored this year by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, now are awaiting action from Gov. Jerry Brown.

“I’m pleased that AB 1006, a bill proposed by a local Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer to support at-risk youth, has reached the governor’s desk,” Yamada said. “Two other modest measures — AB 394 and AB 776 — reflect my ongoing interest in bolstering Alzheimer’s research funding and planning efforts already underway to support our aging population.”

The bills awaiting the governor’s signature are:

* AB 394 — Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Research Fund Tax Check-Off:  This bill allows the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Research Fund income tax check-off to remain on the state income tax form for five additional years by extending the sunset date for the check-off from Jan. 1, 2015 to Jan. 1, 2020.

* AB 776 — Coordinated Care Initiative Stakeholders: This legislation would ensure that Area Agencies on Aging and Independent Living Centers are included as stakeholders as the Department of Health Care Services begins the process of integrating medical and long-term care services for “dual-eligible” Californians under the terms of the Coordinated Care Initiative.

* AB 1006 — Sealing Juvenile Records: This bill would help reformed juvenile offenders start adulthood with a clean slate by standardizing the process for informing juvenile offenders of their right to seal their juvenile records. Courts and probation officers would be required to provide this information when the youth has fulfilled the requirements of the court or probation.

Enterprise staff

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