Governor signs bills to help those in foster care

Sep 29, 2014 3:13 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a package of bills to help foster children in California.

Among the bills Brown announced signing Monday is AB1658. It's designed to protect foster youth from identity theft by requiring county child welfare agencies to request credit reports for children 16 years and older. The bill is by Democratic Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer of Los Angeles.

AB1761 by Democratic Assemblyman Isadore Hall of Compton encourages social workers to keep children with relatives when they enter the foster care system.

SB1252 by Democratic Sen. Norma Torres of Pomona extends housing to foster youth up to age 25 if they are completing a secondary education.

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