AB 1712 Making it’s Way Through State Senate

By: Orville Thomas

A California bill to immediately extend foster care until the age of 21 is one step closer to passage.

Assembly Bill 1712, which would extend foster care services to youth aged 18-21, will be heard by the Senate Human Services committee on June 26th according to the committee office. AB 1712, authored by Assm. Jim Beall Jr. (D-San Jose), has been in the Senate since being passed 76-0 by the Assembly in late May.

Members of the Senate Human Services Committee are:

Senator Carol Liu (Chair)
Senator Bill Emmerson (Vice Chair)
Senator Tom Berryhill
Senator Loni Hancock
Senator Tony Strickland
Senator Roderick Wright
Senator Leland Yee

Check back with the Chronicle for updates on AB 1712 and the Commitee’s decision.

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