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INFORMATION HEARINGS - "THE LANTERMAN ACT IN 2011 AND BEYOND"

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 1:00 to 4:30 pm, State Capitol, Sacramento

The Senate Human Services Committee, Chaired by Senator Carol Liu, will be having Oversight / Information Hearings on "The Lanterman Act and Beyond" on Tuesday March 22nd from 1:00 pm to 4:30 in the John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203).

It will be televised Live and can be viewed Live On-Line at the California Channel: http://www.calchannel.com

The hearings will be recorded and re-played on TV Channel 26.

The Senate Human Services Committee oversees Bills related to CalWORKs and other welfare programs; State Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) Child Welfare  and Foster Care; Services to Persons with  Disabilities, including those provided by Regional Centers and the state's Developmental Centers; In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS); Community Care Licensing; and, Social Services and Rehabilitative Services.

Members on The Senate Human Services Committee and their websites:

Senator Carol Liu (Chair)   http://dist21.casen.govoffice.com/

Senator Bill Emmerson (Vice Chair)   http://cssrc.us/web/37/

Senator Tom Berryhill   http://cssrc.us/web/14/

Senator Loni Hancock   http://dist09.casen.govoffice.com/

Senator Tony Strickland    http://cssrc.us/web/19/

Senator Roderick Wright   http://dist25.casen.govoffice.com/

Senator Leland Yee   http://dist08.casen.govoffice.com/

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