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CA Assembly Bill 100 PASSED
Summary
An act to amend Sections 5813.5, 5846, 5847, 5890, 5891, 5892, and 5898 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health services, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.Bill No: AB 100
Author: Assembly Budget Committee
Amended: 3/14/11 in Senate

DIGEST : This bill makes necessary changes to enact the
Budget Bill for 2011-12 related to the Mental Health
Services Act (MHSA).

Senate Floor Amendments of 3/14/11 delete the prior version
of the bill and insert the current language regarding the
MHSA.

ANALYSIS : This bill makes the following key changes:

State Administrative Cap and Conforming Administrative Changes. This bill changes the percentage amount available from revenues deposited into the Mental Health Services Act Fund for State Administration from the existing 5 percent to 3.5 percent. The Budget Bill appropriates about $22
million (Mental Health Services Act Funds) across several state entities, including the Department of Mental Health, the State Department of Education, Community College
Chancellor's office, and the MHSA Oversight and....

Conclusion
Chapter 20, Statutes of 2009 of the Third Extraordinary Session (AB 5XXX) established the MHSOAC as separate and apart from the DMH. The Legislature clearly intended that the MHSOAC operate as an independent entity in order to ensure independent oversight and accountability by strengthening the MHSOAC's role in carrying out its responsibilities. The MHSOAC will continue to carry out its mandate with respect to oversight and accountability of the MHSA and the public mental health system. The Commission is committed to ensuring that Californians are receiving what they voted for and will continue as stewards of the MHSA throughout its implementation and into the future

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