Action Alert: Support NEW CONSERVATORSHIP PILOT PROGRAM

namiyourvoiceSB 1045 WILL BE HEARD IN THE ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

This bill creates a new category of conservatorship in LA and SF counties, as part of a pilot program, for individuals who are chronically homeless and unable to care for their own health due to a serious mental illness and substance use disorder.

NAMI California is asking members and affiliates to write support letters to their representatives!

Click here to learn more and take action.

Take action and voice your support!

For questions, contact advocacy@namica.org


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SB 1045: Expanding Conservatorships

STATUS: SB 1045 WAS REFERRED TO THE ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE. HEARING DATE TO BE DETERMINED.

This bill would establish a pilot program in San Francisco and Los Angeles Counties, creating a procedure for the appointment of a conservator for a person who is chronically homeless and incapable of caring for their own health and well-being due to serious mental illness and substance use disorder, as evidenced by high-frequency emergency department use, high-frequency jail detention, or frequent placement under a 72-hour involuntary hold.

WRITE

Once a bill passes out of committee, it moves to the floor where the author of the bill can bring it up for a vote. Letting your representative know how you feel about the bill is an important advocacy action to inform how representative votes on a bill on the floor.

Write your representative to let him or her know that you and your affiliate support SB 1045. To create a letter, use the below template, or write your own. Send letters to advocacy@namica.org and our team will make sure it gets to the right place.

SB 1045 Support Letter for Organizations

SB 1045 Support Letter for Individuals  

ATTEND

Show your support by attending the hearing. If you can’t attend, follow this link to get a live webcast of the hearing! (click here)

EDUCATE

Review the Bill. Being informed on a bill before speaking to a representative is very important so you can get your point across in the best way possible.

Fact Sheet

SB 1045 Full Text

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