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Requires adult applicants for public assistance benefits to have California driver’s license or identification card and child applicants to have birth certificate and social security card. Requires counties and the state to retain copies of such identification documents and monitor subsequent submissions. Requires certain beneficiaries to seek employment for the entire period during which that beneficiary is receiving benefits. Requires additional state and county steps to identify and facilitate employment for those beneficiaries. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Annual state and local savings, potentially in the hundreds of millions of dollars, from reduced caseloads in the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program and other public social services programs. Annual state and local costs at least in the tens of millions of dollars to implement a job placement program for CalWORKs recipients and administer additional documentation requirements. One-time state costs in the tens of millions of dollars for various changes to state information technology systems.
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PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BENEFITS. ELIGIBILITY. INITIATIVE STATUTE. California Initiative 1726 (2015).