CA Health & Safety Code Section 38020


All departments under the Health and Welfare Agency may write and execute direct service contracts prior to July 1 of any fiscal year for the mutual benefit of both parties in order to avoid program and fiscal delay which could occur if the contracts were executed after July 1. Such contracts are valid and enforceable only if sufficient funds are made available by the Budget Act of the appropriate contract year. In addition, contracts may be subject to such additional restrictions, limitations, or conditions as enacted by the Legislature and contained in the Budget Bill or any statute enacted by the Legislature. If the Budget Act does not appropriate sufficient funds for the program, such contracts shall be invalid and of no further force and effect. In this event, the state shall have no liability to pay any funds whatsoever to the contractor, or to furnish any other considerations under this contract and the contractor shall not be obligated to perform any provisions of this contract.


As used in this act “direct service contract” means a contract for services contained in local assistance or subvention programs, or both.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 38020’s source at ca​.gov