AB 2920 - Older Californians Equality and Protection Act
Lead Author: Assemblymember Mark Leno (D-San Francisco)
Assembly Bill 2920, the Older Californians Equality and Protection Act, authored by Assemblymember Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), would amend the Welfare and Institutions Act to add actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as other categories currently protected under the the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), to the list of factors that the Department of Aging and Area Agencies on Aging consider when assessing the need for state services and planning how to implement them. The bill would greatly strengthen the state's ability to respond to the needs of LGBT seniors who are at high risk for isolation, poverty, homelessness and premature institutionalization.
STATUS: Passed by Legislature. Signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger on September 30, 2006.
BACKGROUND ON AB 2920:
Date Last Modified: 4/25/2008