Budget Update

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State Budget Update 

  • The Assembly Budget Subcommittee #1 on Health and Human Services (Sub1) held its final "for vote only" hearing on May 21st- no public comments was taken. The hearing was very brief, approving nearly all developmental services agenda items. Recommendations on the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) rate study differed from the Senate action last week and will send that and many other issues to the Budget Conference Committee for further review, discussion and final action. The hearing is archived and can be watched on-line through the CA State Assembly Media Archives webpage. The agenda for the May 21st hearing can be found on the Assembly Budget Subcommittee #1 webpage. For a summary of the hearing and final vote count of Sub1, please view document here. 

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Do you want to know more about the legislative or budget process? How a bill actually becomes a law? Do you want to learn how to better engage and get involved with your elected officials? If so, contact Roxy Ortiz for more information regarding upcoming sessions atrortiz@elarc.org 


Bill Update:

These are several bills that will impact the regional center system (this is a limited list, for a more comprehensive list please visits ARCA’s website).

You can also search for other bills by visiting the California Legislative Information bill search


ARCA Reports

October 2018: The Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA) has released  its newest report: Building A System for Tomorrow: Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities to Lead Inclusive Lives.  This paper focuses on the essential resources the developmental services system needs to build a system for the future - to support individuals with developmental disabilities to lead inclusive lives they choose for themselves in their own communities. 

Additionally, reports authored by ARCA  in earlier years explain how funding limitations have negatively impacted regional centers’ ability to provide quality services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.  By posting these reports, ELARC hopes that they will increase your understanding of the challenges the developmental services system faces in supporting each Californian with a developmental disability as envisioned by the Lanterman Act.

Previous ARCA Reports

On the Brink of Collapse
Funding the Work of California’s Regional Centers
Inadequate Rates for Service Provision in California
ELARC page “Contact Your Legislator”


Please note: The Budget Page is updated when actions taken on the California state budget from the State Legislature and/or Governor's office and/or Department of Developmental Services have or may have significant impact for individuals with developmental disabilities.