Statement from Legislative Leaders on Department of Developmental Services Funding

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement regarding developmental disabilities program funding in the 2015-16 budget agreement:

“The Assembly and Senate included funding increases for developmental disabilities programs in each of the individual budgets we passed and in the joint budget conference committee agreement as well. In final negotiations with the Governor, however, it became clear that the funding increase, along with some other priorities, would have to be considered in a special session and not as part of the budget legislation. The Extraordinary Legislative Session on Health Care we will be convening on Friday includes developmental disabilities programs in its scope. Our commitment has not changed, only the venue.”