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Legislative Committee

About the Legislative Committee: The Public Policy Committee (also known as “Legislative Committee”), consists of a chairperson and at least three (3) other directors, and interested community stakeholders (at the discretion of the president), all appointed by the President. The President shall serve ex-officio on this committee and will vote on position recommendations to the board only in the event of a tie.  This committee will establish a schedule of meetings sufficient to analyze proposed legislation impacting consumers, consumers’ families, and stakeholders, monitor recommendations from the Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA), recommend positions for the board, inform our local community stakeholders, and inform our local policymakers of the impact of these proposals on people with developmental disabilities.

Committee Members:  Lynda Mendoza (Chair/Board Secretary), Candice Bright (Co-Chair, CLASP member), Margaret Heinz, Ex-Officio and Board President, Robert Balderama, Liz Herrera Knapp (CLASP Rep.), Dena Hernandez (SCDD North Valley Hills), Daime Hoornaert (CLASP member), Emily Grunder. Staff:  Tony Anderson, Executive Director and Doug Bonnet, Special Assistant to the Executive Director.

The next committee meeting will be held on Monday, March 2nd, from 12pm – 2pm at the VMRC Stockton Office in the Cohen Board Room.

January 2020

2019 New Laws Impacting the IDD Community Presentation – January 27, 2020

2019 New Laws Impacting the IDD Community Video Presentation – January 27, 2020


December 2019

Legislative Committee Meeting Agenda:  December 12, 2019


Working Session Document for November 2019 Meeting

Full File of Bill Outcomes

DRAFT Presentation 

Subject Reports

  1. Full Bile File of Bill Outcomes
  2. Children and Families
  3. Civil Rights and Recognitions
  4. Community Access and Independent Living
  5. Community Safety
  6. Diversity 
  7. Education
  8. Employment
  9. Health 
  10. Housing
  11. Mental Health 
  12. Regional Center and Provider Operations

2019-2020 Trailer Bill Detail Presentation and Letter

The Lanterman Act Changes Again… Presentation on the TBL for 2019-2020 to the committee.

The Lanterman Act Changes Again…TBL Presentation to the VMRC Management and the SCDD Regional Advisory Committee – September 24, 2019 (reduced text)

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