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The Legislature, subject to the Governor's approval, has the sole authority under Section 12 of Article IV of the California Constitution to appropriate any funds, including federal funds, to the department pursuant to the Budget Act. Each year the Legislature shall review the Governor's proposed budget for the department and conduct public hearings on the proposed use and distribution of federal block grant funds as required by Section 1915(b) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (Public Law 97-35).