ARCA is actively engaged in the legislative process. We review bills through our Legislative Committee to look at how they affect the developmental disabilities service system. Depending on various factors, ARCA will support, oppose, comment on, or track such bills. We also provide written and public testimony, including on Budget issues.
We also summarize our system’s Budget “trailer bill.” This type of bill deals with all the changes to state law needed to legally implement policies proposed in the Budget. Unless otherwise specified, its various sections go into effect on July 1st. These bills usually are passed immediately after the Budget, “trailing” behind it. Our list of tracked bills is broken into three sections, based on the type of position (if any) ARCA has taken.