Bill to Help Pregnant Foster Youth Sent to Governor
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The California Legislature passed a bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to help pregnant foster youth access prenatal services.
Sponsored by the John Burton Foundation, the Children’s Law Center of California and First Place for Youth, Assembly Bill (AB) 1838 would allow caregivers of expectant foster youth to receive an existing infant income supplement three months prior to the birth of the child in order to encourage prenatal care access and preparation for parenthood. It passed the Assembly 69-0 vote today following a 36-0 Senate vote last week. Governor Jerry Brown has until September 30, 2016 to sign or veto the bill.