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Public Social Services; Aid and Medical Assistance; Computation and Payment of Aid Grants   

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(a) It is the intent of the Legislature to establish an emergency assistance for needy families program to serve the shelter needs of homeless families apparently eligible for aid pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 11450. To this end, the State Department of Social Services shall conduct negotiations with the United States Department of Health and Human Services on establishing an emergency assistance program to address the temporary and permanent shelter needs of homeless families currently served under paragraph (2) of subdivision (f) of Section 11450.

(b) (1) Upon receiving federal approval for an emergency assistance program and prior to implementation, the department shall notify the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature of its intent to implement the emergency assistance program. The notification shall identify those portions of paragraph (2) of subdivision (f) of Section 11450 which are intended to be superseded by the emergency assistance program.

(2) Except as provided in this subdivision, the emergency assistance program for which notification is submitted to the Legislature pursuant to paragraph (1) shall become effective the first day after 120 calendar days of continuous session of the Legislature after the date on which the notification is transmitted, or at a later date as may be indicated in the notification, unless, prior to the end of the 120-calendar-day period, either house of the Legislature adopts by a majority vote of the duly elected and qualified members thereof a resolution indicating disapproval of the proposed emergency assistance program.

(3) As used in this section, "120 calendar days of continuous session" shall be deemed broken only by an adjournment sine die, but in computing the 120 calendar days for the purposes of this section, days on which either house is not in session because of a recess of more than 10 days shall not be included.

(c) Upon implementation of the emergency assistance program, the department shall cease implementation of those portions of paragraph (2) of subdivision (f) of Section 11450 which are superseded by the emergency assistance program.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 713, Sec. 51.)