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2005 Chaptered Senate Education Legislation


Senate Bills

SB 8 | SB 12 | SB 35 | SB 37 | SB 39 | SB 63 | SB 65 | SB 68 | SB 70 | SB 77 | SB 80 | SB 94 | SB 112 | SB 170 |
SB 218
| SB 220 | SB 245 | SB 281 | SB 302 | SB 319 | SB 352 | SB 358 | SB 370 | SB 377 | SB 405 | SB 424 |
SB 430
| SB 443 | SB 500 | SB 512 | SB 525 | SB 548 | SB 568 | SB 569 | SB 570 | SB 621 | SB 640 | SB 661 |
SB 665
| SB 679 | SB 687 | SB 701 | SB 707 | SB 724 | SB 755 | SB 796 | SB 837 | SB 854 | SB 875 | SB 954 |
SB 965
| SB 973 | SB 1016 | SB 1053 | SB 1054 | SB 1107 | SB 1108 | SCR 2 | SCR 4 | SCR 13 | SCR 33 |
SCR 41
| SCR 43 | SCR 51 | SJR 7 | SJR 8

Assembly Bills


SB 8

Author

Soto

Chapter

680

Urgency?

False

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law, the Political Reform Act of 1974, prohibits former members of a state administrative agency and former members of a district board, as defined, from representing any persons before the state administrative agency, or the district board, under specified conditions. This bill would, commencing July 1, 2006, also prohibit certain local officials who held positions with a local government agency, as defined, for a period of one year after leaving those positions, from acting as agents or attorneys for, or otherwise representing, for compensation, any other person, by appearing before, or communicating with, that local government agency, or any committee, subcommittee, or present member of that local government agency, or any officer or employee of the local government agency, if the appearance or communication is made for the purpose of influencing administrative or legislative action, as specified, or influencing any action or proceeding involving the issuance, amendment, awarding, or revocation of a permit, license, grant, or contract, or the sale or purchase of goods or property. The bill would provide that it does not preclude a local government agency from adopting an ordinance or policy that restricts the appearance of a former local official before that local government agency if that ordinance or policy is more restrictive than the bill provides. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 12

Author

Escutia

Chapter

235

Urgency?

False

Subject

Child Nutrition

Summary

Existing law prohibits the sale of certain beverages and food items at elementary schools, and at middle and high schools participating in a pilot program. This bill would, commencing July 1, 2007, limit those provisions, revised as specified, to elementary schools. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 35

Author

Florez

Chapter

243

Urgency?

False

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

The California Children and Families Act of 1998, an initiative measure, requires that the California Children and Families Program, established by the act, be funded by surtaxes imposed on the sale and distribution of cigarettes and tobacco products and deposited into the California Children and Families Trust Fund, and that the fund be used for the implementation of comprehensive early childhood development and smoking prevention programs. Existing law establishes a state commission, First 5 California, with powers and duties relating to the administration of the act on a state level, and authorizes a county's board of supervisors to establish a county children and families commission to administer the act on a county level. This bill would require each county commission, on or before November 1 of each year, to submit its audit and report to the state commission. It would require the report to be in a format prescribed by the state commission, if the state commission approves that format in a public meeting prior to the fiscal year in which it is to be utilized. The bill would require that the state commission's report include a listing, by category, of the aggregate expenditures on program areas funded by the state and county commissions. It would also authorize the state commission to withhold funds that would otherwise be allocated to the county commission from the California Children and Families Trust Fund in the event a county commission does not submit required information for the written report. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 37

Author

Speier

Chapter

673

Urgency?

False

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law sets forth the rights and responsibilities of pupils in public schools. Existing law further requires certain school employees to comply with various educational requirements. This bill would, in addition, describe the component of sport physiology as instruction on the harmful effects associated with the use of steroids and performance-enhancing dietary supplements by adolescents. The bill would require each high school sports coach, as defined, to complete a coaching education program developed by his or her school district or by the California Interscholastic Federation that meets those training requirements. The bill would make that requirement operative on December 31, 2008. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 39

Author

Murray

Chapter

113

Urgency?

False

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law requires that a voter's name be deleted from the permanent absent voter list if he or she fails to return an absentee ballot for any statewide general election. This bill would instead require that a voter's name be deleted only if he or she fails to return an absentee ballot for 2 consecutive statewide general elections.

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SB 63

Author

Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review

Chapter

73

Urgency?

True

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

Existing law requires a revenue limit to be calculated for each school district and each county superintendent of schools and requires the amount of the revenue limit to be adjusted for various factors. Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to take into account the revenue limit of a school district and county superintendent of schools when apportioning funding to school districts and county superintendents of schools. Existing law reduces the revenue limit for the 2005-06 fiscal year by a deficit factor of 0.323% for both county superintendents of schools and school districts, and further reduces that revenue limit for those entities for the 2004-05 fiscal year by a deficit factor of 1.826%. Existing law requires the revenue limit computation for the 2006-07 fiscal year to be made as if the revenue limits for the 2003-04, 2004-05, and 2005-06 fiscal years had been determined without being reduced. This bill would instead reduce the revenue limit for a county superintendent of schools and school district for the 2005-06 fiscal year by a deficit factor of 0.901%, reduce the revenue limit for a school district for the 2005-06 fiscal year by 0.909%, further reduce the revenue limit for each county superintendent of schools for the 2006-07 fiscal year by a 0.901% deficit factor, and for each school district by a 0.909% deficit factor, and, as to a county superintendent of schools and a school district, would postpone to the 2007-08 fiscal year the requirement that revenue limits be computed as if the reductions had not been made. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 65

Author

Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review

Chapter

491

Urgency?

True

Subject

School Finance

Summary

Existing law requires a revenue limit to be calculated for each school district and for each county superintendent of schools, and requires the amount of the revenue limit to be adjusted for various factors. Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to take into account the revenue limit of a school district and a county superintendent of schools when apportioning funding to school districts and to county superintendents of schools. Existing law reduces the revenue limit for the 2004-05 fiscal year by a deficit factor of 0.323% for both school districts and for county superintendents of schools, further reduces that revenue limit for those entities for the 2003-04 and 2004-05 fiscal years by a deficit factor of 1.826%, further reduces that revenue limit for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 fiscal years by a deficit factor of 0.909% for school districts and 0.901% for county superintendents of schools. This bill would, instead, reduce the revenue limit for each school district for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 fiscal years by a 0.892% deficit factor, and for each county superintendent of schools for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 fiscal years by a 0.898% deficit factor. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 68

Author

Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review

Chapter

78

Urgency?

True

Subject

Child Care/Child Development, Budget Issues

Summary

The Child Care and Developmental Services Act, administered by the State Department of Education, provides that children up to 13 years of age are eligible, with certain requirements, for child care and development services. This bill would impose new requirements on the State Department of Education, on the alternative payment program, and on child care providers under alternative payment programs relating to the establishment of waiting lists. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 70

Author

Scott

Chapter

352

Urgency?

False

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

Existing law establishes economic and workforce regional development centers to provide specified services, and to perform specified functions relating to economic and workforce development. This bill would require the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to assist economic and workforce regional development centers and consortia, including middle and junior high schools or high schools and regional occupational centers and programs, to improve linkages and career-technical education pathways between high schools and community colleges for the benefit of pupils and students in both education systems, as described. The bill would require the board of governors to ensure that elementary and secondary school educators strongly collaborate with college faculty in implementing this provision. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 77

Author

Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review

Chapter

38

Urgency?

True

Subject

Omnibus, Budget Issues

Summary

This bill would make appropriations for support of state government for the 2005-06 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 80

Author

Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review

Chapter

39

Urgency?

True

Subject

Omnibus, Budget Issues

Summary

SB 77, as proposed to be amended by Conference Report No. 1 on June 13, 2005, would make appropriations for the support of state government during the 2005-06 fiscal year. This bill would amend the Budget Act of 2005 by revising items of appropriation for support of the judicial branch; the Office of Emergency Services; the Secretary for Business, Transportation, and Housing; the Secretary for Resources; the State Teachers' Retirement Fund; the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection; the Department of Fish and Game; the Department of Parks and Recreation; the Department of Water Resources; the State Water Resources Control Board; the State Department of Social Services; the State Department of Education; the University of California; the California State University; the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges; local government financing; the Gap Repayment Fund; and Vehicle License Fee gap loan transfers, as specified, and by authorizing unallocated reductions. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 94

Author

Migden

Chapter

11

Urgency?

True

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

Existing law requires the Attorney General to report to the Legislature when there is no sufficient appropriation available for the payment of a claim against the state. This bill would appropriate $45,000,000 from the General Fund to the Attorney General to pay a specified judgment. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 112

Author

Ortiz

Chapter

492

Urgency?

False

Subject

ELL

Summary

Under existing law, the State Department of Social Services must require that a county's costs in administering employment-related and English language training programs funded by certain program funds derived from the federal Refugee Act of 1980 not exceed the percentage for county administrative costs permitted by the department in administering the Refugee Targeted Assistance Program. Existing law requires the department to allocate all social services funds derived from the act, after setting aside state administrative funds, and all federal targeted assistance funds received by the department, to each eligible county in the same proportion that the number of refugees on aid in each eligible county bears to the total number of refugees on aid in all eligible counties. Existing law defines "aid" and "eligible county" for these purposes. This bill would revise these provisions to require the department, in allocating these funds, to assign differential weights for refugees, based on the length of time they have resided in the United States. The bill would make conforming changes in the applicable definitions. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 170

Author

Vincent

Chapter

19

Urgency?

False

Subject

Classified/Paraprofessional

Summary

Existing law permits a school district or county superintendent of schools to reduce its number of employees, subject to certain requirements, if its pupil enrollment drops below certain levels, and requires a school district or county superintendent of schools to give notice to the employee before the 15th of May that his or her services will be terminated at the close of the current school year. This bill would extend that authority to the 2005-06 school year. This bill contains other existing laws.

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SB 218

Author

Scott

Chapter

626

Urgency?

False

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Existing law provides that if the court, by order or judgment, declares a child free from the custody and control of both parents, or one parent if the other does not have custody and control, the court shall at the same time order the child referred to the State Department of Social Services or a licensed adoption agency for adoptive placement by the agency. Existing law provides that the State Department of Social Services or licensed adoption agency shall be responsible for the custody and supervision of the child and shall be entitled to the exclusive care and control of the child at all times until a petition for adoption is granted. This bill would create an exception to that provision if the child is living with a caretaker who has been designated by the court as a prospective adoptive parent. The bill would authorize a court to designate a current caretaker as a prospective adoptive parent if the child has lived with the caretaker for at least 6 months, the caretaker has expressed a commitment to adopt the child, and the caretaker has taken at least one step to facilitate the adoption, as specified. The bill would further provide that a child living in the home of a designated prospective adoptive parent may only be removed from that home after a noticed hearing in which the court finds that removal from the home is in the child's best interest, except as specified. The bill would require the Judicial Council to prepare forms to facilitate the filing of petitions under these provisions. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 220

Author

Chesbro

Chapter

203

Urgency?

True

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law generally prohibits the sale, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages at a public schoolhouse. Existing law provides that this prohibition does not apply if certain conditions apply. This bill would exempt from the prohibition wine produced by a bonded winery owned or operated as part of an instructional program in viticulture and enology. This bill contains other related provisions.

Author

Chesbro

Chapter

203

Urgency?

True

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law generally prohibits the sale, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages at a public schoolhouse. Existing law provides that this prohibition does not apply if certain conditions apply. This bill would exempt from the prohibition wine produced by a bonded winery owned or operated as part of an instructional program in viticulture and enology. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 245

Author

Battin

Chapter

107

Urgency?

False

Subject

CDE Admin/Governance

Summary

Existing law generally sets forth the duties and authority of the Department of General Services in acquiring, assigning, and maintaining state property on behalf of state agencies. This bill would provide that final determination of the use of existing state-owned or state-leased facilities that are currently under the jurisdiction of the Department of General Services by state agencies shall be made by the Department of General Services. It would provide that the request of an agency that is required to be made to and approved by the department to acquire new facilities through lease, purchase, or construction shall first consider the utilization of existing state-owned, state-leased, or state-controlled facilities before considering the leasing of additional facilities on behalf of a state agency. It would also require that when tenant state agencies located in existing state-owned facilities vacate their premises, they continue to pay rent for the facilities unless and until a new tenant can be assigned or until the Department of General Services can negotiate a mutual termination of the lease, unless the department has generated the tenant's relinquishment or the tenant is vacating in accordance with the provisions of its lease agreement.

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SB 274

Author

Romero

Chapter

254

Urgency?

False

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing statutory law forbids specified officers or employees from engaging in any employment, activity, or enterprise for compensation which is inconsistent, incompatible, or in conflict with, or inimical to, his or her duties as an officer or employee or with the duties, functions, or responsibilities of his or her appointing power or the agency by which he or she is employed, except as specified. The common law forbids the simultaneous holding of 2 offices that exercise sovereign power that are incompatible, the test for which is satisfied in each of the following circumstances: (1) when one office is superior to and exercises some supervisory power over the other, or has the power to remove the incumbent of the other or to audit the accounts of the other, (2) when there are inconsistent functions or divided loyalties between the offices, or (3) when the nature and duties of the 2 offices render it improper, from consideration of public policy, for one incumbent to retain both. Existing law authorizes the Attorney General to bring an action against any person who unlawfully holds or exercises any public office. This bill would, except as specified, provide that a public officer, including, but not limited to, an appointed or elected member of a governmental board, commission, committee, or other body, shall not simultaneously hold 2 public offices that satisfy this common law test for incompatibility. It would provide when 2 offices are incompatible that a public officer shall be deemed to have forfeited the first office upon acceding to the 2nd. It would state that this provision is enforceable by the Attorney General. It would further state that its provisions do not apply to a position of employment, as specified, or to a governmental body with only advisory powers. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 281

Author

Maldonado

Chapter

236

Urgency?

True

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing state and federal laws require all schools participating in meal programs to provide nutritious food and beverages to pupils. This bill would establish, within the State Department of Education, the California Fresh Start Pilot Program, to be administered by the department, in consultation with the Department of Food and Agriculture and the State Department of Health Services, in order to encourage public schools maintaining kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, to provide fruits and vegetables that have not been deep fried to pupils in order to supplement other fruits and vegetables that have not been deep fried and that are available to those pupils, and in order to promote the consumption of nutritious fruits and vegetables by schoolage children. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 302

Author

Scott

Chapter

627

Urgency?

False

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Existing law provides that a man is presumed to be the natural father of a child if certain conditions are met. This presumption may be rebutted by a judgment establishing paternity of the child by another man. Existing law also authorizes a child, the child's natural mother, or, with certain exceptions, a presumed father of the child to bring an action to determine paternity, as specified. Existing law provides that an action to determine a parent and child relationship may be brought in the county in which a child resides or is found, or, if the father is deceased, in the county in which probate proceedings for probate of his estate have been or could be commenced. This bill would authorize, in a stepparent adoption, the consent of either or both birth parents to be signed in the presence of a notary public. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 319

Author

Migden

Chapter

355

Urgency?

False

Subject

Charter Schools

Summary

Existing law, the Charter Schools Act of 1992, allows for the establishment of charter schools that operate independently from the existing school district structure as a method of accomplishing specified goals. This bill would, for the 2005-06 fiscal year only, revise, as specified, the revenue limit funding of a unified school district with respect to the funding associated with the average daily attendance of pupils attending a charter school established prior to July 1, 2005, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 352

Author

Scott

Chapter

356

Urgency?

True

Subject

School District Management

Summary

Existing law establishes various training programs for employees of school districts. This bill would establish, within the State Department of Education, the Chief Business Officer Training Program, to be administered by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, with the approval of the State Board of Education. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 358

Author

Scott

Chapter

628

Urgency?

False

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

Existing law requires, as a condition of the State Department of Social Services or other licensing agency issuing a license, permit, or certificate of approval, as appropriate, for a person to operate or to provide direct care services in a community care facility, residential care facility for persons with a chronic life-threatening illness, residential care facility for the elderly, or child day care facility, the fingerprinting of, and criminal record clearance for, applicants and persons to be employed by, reside at, or be present in any of these facilities, except as specified. This bill would exempt from those requirements individuals engaged by a licensed or certified foster parent to provide short-term care to a foster child for periods not exceeding 24 hours. The bill would also hold caregivers to a reasonable and prudent parent standard in the selection of babysitters, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 370

Author

Bowen

Chapter

724

Urgency?

False

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law requires the Secretary of State to establish the specifications and the regulations governing voting machines, voting devices, and any software used, including the programs and procedures for vote tabulating and testing. The Secretary of State may not approve any voting system that does not fulfill statutory and regulatory requirements. Existing law also prohibits the Secretary of State from approving a direct recording electronic voting system that does not include an accessible voter verified paper audit trail, and will prohibit, on and after January 1, 2006, a city or county from contracting for or purchasing a direct recording electronic voting system that does not include an accessible voter verified paper audit trail. In addition, existing law requires that, as of January 1, 2006, all direct recording electronic voting machines in use on that date, regardless of when contracted for or purchased, shall have received federal qualification, as defined, and shall include an accessible voter verified paper audit trail. This bill would provide that on a direct recording electronic voting system, the electronic record of each vote shall be considered the official record of the vote, except that the voter verified paper audit trail shall be the official paper audit record and shall be used in the manual tally and any recount. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 377

Author

Ortiz

Chapter

643

Urgency?

True

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law establishes the Medi-Cal program, administered by the State Department of Health Services, that provides certain benefits to qualified recipients. Certain dental services are covered Medi-Cal benefits. This bill would declare that the Legislature has appropriated money in the Budget Act of 2001 and each subsequent Budget Act thereafter, for the provision under the Medi-Cal program of nonemergency benefits for the prevention and treatment of dental and periodontal disease for beneficiaries during pregnancy to prevent premature deliveries and low-birth weights. The bill would require the department to immediately implement the provision of these services by informing Denti-Cal and other Medi-Cal providers through provider bulletins that these benefits are included for pregnant beneficiaries. The bill would require the department to adopt regulations to implement the provision of these services on or before January 1, 2008, and would provide that implementation by provider bulletin of this provision shall not be delayed pending the adoption of these regulations. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 405

Author

Battin

Chapter

20

Urgency?

False

Subject

School District Management

Summary

Existing law authorizes the Board of Trustees of the Santa Paula Union School District in Ventura to provide, by resolution, that the Santa Paula Union High School Public Library District shall be governed by a separate board of trustees, as specified. This bill would authorize the Board of Trustees of the Banning Unified School District to provide, by resolution, that the Banning Unified School District Library District shall be governed by a separate governing board, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 424

Author

Poochigian

Chapter

9

Urgency?

False

Subject

Curriculum/Standards

Summary

Existing law requires the Governor to proclaim certain days every year for specified reasons. This bill would establish April 24 of each year as the "California Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide" and the period beginning on the Sunday before that day through the following Sunday as the days of remembrance of the Armenian Genocide.

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SB 430

Author

Runner

Chapter

357

Urgency?

False

Subject

Charter Schools

Summary

Existing law establishes the County Office Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team to provide, among other things, fiscal management assistance at the request of any school district or county office of education. This bill would permit a county superintendent of schools to request the County Office Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team to review the fiscal or administrative condition of a school district or charter school under his or her jurisdiction. The bill would, in addition, permit a charter school to request specified assistance from the County Office Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 443

Author

Committee on Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments

Chapter

86

Urgency?

False

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law sets forth the procedures for declaring candidacy for a district office, including the availability of forms and the dates on which the declarations of candidacy are due to the county elections official. This bill would prohibit a person from filing nomination papers for more than one district office or term of office for the same district at the same election. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 500

Author

Kuehl

Chapter

630

Urgency?

False

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

Under existing law, a child may come within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court and become a dependent child of the court, in, among others, cases of abuse or neglect, or failure of a parent or guardian to adequately supervise or protect the child. Existing law declares that a parent's or guardian's physical disability is only relevant to a court's determination to the extent that the parent's disability prevents him or her from exercising care or control. This bill would additionally declare that a child whose parent has been adjudged a dependent child of the court shall not be considered to be at risk of abuse or neglect solely because of the age, dependent status, or foster care status of the parent. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 512

Author

Committee on Education

Chapter

677

Urgency?

True

Subject

Omnibus

Summary

SB 512, one of two annual education omnibus bills, corrects errors, resolves conflicts in code sections, deletes obsolete references, and makes other noncontroversial changes to the Education Code. Provisions make technical corrections to legislation related to categorical education program block grants and other programs.

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SB 525

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

661

Urgency?

False

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

The State Teachers' Retirement Law establishes procedures for the refund of certain contributions and credits, and for the payment of a retirement allowance, and requires that these refunds begin not later than April 1 of the calendar year following the later of the calendar year that the member becomes 70 1/2 years of age or the calendar year that the member terminates employment, as specified. This bill would instead require a refund begin not later than April 1 of the calendar year in which the member attains the age at which the Internal Revenue Code requires a distribution of benefits for the calendar year the member becomes 70 1/2 years of age, or the calendar year that the member terminates employment. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 548

Author

Morrow

Chapter

106

Urgency?

False

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law generally prohibits property belonging to the state from being insured against risk of damage or destruction by fire, with specified exceptions. This bill would, notwithstanding this general prohibition, authorize the Director of General Services to establish a master builders' risk insurance program for all state construction projects during construction and would require that program to provide that if a master policy is issued, that policy would require a deductible of at least $25,000 from the contractor.

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SB 568

Author

Kehoe

Chapter

602

Urgency?

False

Subject

School Finance

Summary

Existing property tax law requires the county auditor, in each fiscal year, to allocate property tax revenue to local jurisdictions in accordance with specified formulas and procedures, and generally requires that each jurisdiction be allocated an amount equal to the total of the amount of revenue allocated to that jurisdiction in the prior fiscal year, subject to certain modifications, and that jurisdiction's portion of the annual tax increment, as defined. Existing law requires the auditor to reduce, for the 2004-05 and 2005-06 fiscal years, the total amount of property tax revenue that is otherwise required to be allocated to an enterprise and a nonenterprise special district, as defined, by an amount calculated by the Controller pursuant to a specified formula. Existing law requires that the total statewide amount of these reductions for each of those fiscal years equal $350 million. This bill would specify that, for the 2005-06 fiscal year, a nonenterprise special district does not include a local health care district, as specified. This bill would also require the Controller to implement this exemption in a manner that ensures that this bill does not result in a net increase in the total amount of the reduction for any special district for the 2005-06 fiscal year from the total amount of the reduction determined for that special district for the 2004-05 fiscal year. This bill contains other existing laws.

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SB 569

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

498

Urgency?

False

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the California State University, administered by the Trustees of the California State University, and the University of California, administered by the Regents of the University of California, as 2 of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law establishes the Hastings College of the Law, under the governance of the Board of Directors of the Hastings College of the Law, within the University of California. This bill would prescribe criteria for the disclosure of the names and addresses of alumni of the California State University, the University of California, and the Hastings College of the Law. The bill would require that the names, addresses, and electronic mail addresses of alumni be disclosed only to provide those persons with informational materials relating to the university and its programs and activities; to provide those persons, or the trustees, auxiliary organizations of the California State University, as defined, the regents, the board of directors, or the alumni associations with beneficial commercial opportunities; or to promote and support the educational mission of the university, the trustees, the regents, the board of directors, or the alumni associations. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 570

Author

Migden

Chapter

265

Urgency?

False

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

Existing law requires the Judicial Council to perform various duties designed to assist the judiciary. This bill would require the Judicial Council, to the extent resources are available, to provide education on mental health and developmental disability issues affecting juveniles in delinquency proceedings to judicial officers and other public officers and entities, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 621

Author

Speier

Chapter

499

Urgency?

False

Subject

Classified/Paraprofessional

Summary

Under the Ralph C. Dills Act, a provision of a memorandum of understanding reached between the state employer and a recognized employee organization representing state civil service employees that requires the expenditure of funds does not become effective unless approved by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act. This bill would require the Department of Personnel Administration to provide any side letter, appendix, or other addendum to a properly ratified memorandum of understanding that requires the expenditure of $250,000 or more related to salary and benefits and that is not already contained in the original memorandum of understanding or the Budget Act to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. This bill would require the Joint Legislative Budget Committee within 30 days after receiving the side letter, appendix, or other addendum to determine if it presents substantial additions that are not reasonably within the parameters of the original memorandum of understanding and thereby requires legislative action to ratify it. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 640

Author

Escutia

Chapter

379

Urgency?

False

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

Existing law, the Child Care and Development Services Act, provides for a system of child care and development services for children, including children with exceptional needs, by public and private child care providers. The act authorizes the establishment of child care resource and referral programs for the purpose of, among other things, providing information and referrals to child care services and assistance to child care providers. This bill would appropriate $5,000,000 from the funds identified in Provision 5(c) of Item 6110-196-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2005 to the State Department of Education for the purpose of funding, beginning in the 2005-06 fiscal year, state-funded child care resource and referral programs and certain local planning councils for certain activities related to child care and development services with respect to serving children with disabilities. The bill would require the State Department of Education to develop an allocation plan to distribute these funds, as provided. The bill would require child care resource and referral programs or specified local planning councils interested in applying for these funds to submit a proposal to the State Department of Education for the use of the funds. This bill would require the State Department of Education, in coordination with the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, to develop a uniform reporting process for a state-funded child care resource and referral program or local planning council to submit a one-time report on the use and effectiveness of those funds.

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SB 661

Author

Migden

Chapter

552

Urgency?

False

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the public postsecondary education system in California. Among the segments of public postsecondary education in the state is the California State University, which is administered by the Trustees of the California State University. This bill would require the trustees to ensure that all California State University campuses that provide athletic scholarships for student athletes also provide summer athletic scholarships commencing during the 2006 summer term. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 665

Author

Migden

Chapter

208

Urgency?

False

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

Existing law establishes various career preparation programs, including the School-to-Career Program, which provides grants for local agencies to build connections between educators, employers, local government, and the community, as specified. Existing law also establishes the California Occupational Information Coordination Committee for the purposes of, among other things, developing a plan for the use of available resources to design and implement a statewide comprehensive labor market and occupational supply and demand information system. This bill would repeal the California Occupational Information Coordination Committee and instead establish the California Career Resource Network for the purpose of providing career development information and resources, as provided. The bill would also make conforming changes.

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SB 679

Author

Simitian

Chapter

268

Urgency?

False

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

Existing law establishes the Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) program, under which counties provide payments to foster care providers, including group homes, on behalf of qualified children in foster care. The program is funded by a combination of federal, state, and county funds, with money from the General Fund being continuously appropriated to pay for the state's share of AFDC-FC costs. This bill would also include within the definition of a group home for purposes of the AFDC-FC program a nondetention, licensed residential home operated by the County of San Mateo, with a capacity of up to 25 beds, that provides services in a group setting to children in need of care and supervision. This bill would provide that no appropriation shall be made pursuant to the provision continuously appropriating funds for the AFDC-FC program, for the purposes of funding the bill. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 687

Author

Simitian

Chapter

358

Urgency?

False

Subject

Accountability

Summary

The Classroom Instructional Improvement and Accountability Act requires each school district to develop and implement a school accountability report card, as prescribed. The act prohibits any change to its provisions, except a change to further its purpose enacted by a bill passed by a vote of 2/3 of the Legislature and signed by the Governor. This bill would impose a state-mandated local program by specifying reporting requirements for the assessment of estimated expenditures per pupil, and would require that assessment of estimated expenditures per pupil include salaries of personnel at the schoolsite, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 701

Author

Migden

Chapter

725

Urgency?

True

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to adopt rules and regulations with respect to eligibility, enrollment, and priority of services for federal and state subsidized child care programs. This bill would, in addition, authorize the City and County of San Francisco, as a pilot project, to develop and implement an individualized county child care subsidy plan. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 707

Author

Kehoe

Chapter

553

Urgency?

False

Subject

Supplemental Instruction

Summary

Existing law, the After School Education and Safety Program, creates incentives for establishing local before and after school enrichment programs and establishes maximum grants for before and after school programs. Existing law allows an applicant for one of those grants to request approval from the Superintendent of Public Instruction, prior to or during the grant application process, to provide services at another schoolsite for either the before or after school component if there is a significant barrier to pupil participation in a before and after school enrichment program at the school of attendance. This bill would allow a program grantee that is temporarily prevented from operating a program at a given site due to natural disaster, civil unrest, or imminent danger to pupils or staff in addition to other sources of authority to transfer funds, as specified, to transfer funding to other program sites to meet attendance targets during that time period. The bill would allow the State Department of Education to recommend, and the State Board of Education to approve, a request by a program grantee for payment of funds, as specified, in the event that the grantee is temporarily prevented from operating its entire program due to natural disaster, civil unrest, or imminent danger to pupils or staff. The bill would allow the State Board of Education, upon the request of a program grantee, to approve other unforeseen events as qualifying a program grantee to shift funding to other program sites, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 724

Author

Scott

Chapter

269

Urgency?

False

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law, known as the Donahoe Higher Education Act, sets forth, among other things, the missions and functions of California's public and independent segments of higher education, and their respective institutions of higher education. Provisions of the act do not apply to the University of California unless the regents of the university act, by resolution, to make them applicable. This bill would instead authorize the California State University to award the Doctor of Education degree, and prescribe standards for the awarding of that degree. The bill would require the California State University, the Department of Finance, and the Legislative Analyst's Office to jointly conduct, in accordance with prescribed criteria, a statewide evaluation of the doctoral programs implemented under the bill and to report the results of the evaluation, in writing, to the Legislature and the Governor on or before January 1, 2011. This bill contains other existing laws.

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SB 755

Author

Poochigian

Chapter

676

Urgency?

True

Subject

Assessment & Standards

Summary

SB 755 makes needed clean-up corrections to the STAR reauthorization bill, SB 1448 (Chapter 233, Statutes of 2004). The provisions would do the following: Prohibit educators from conducting test preparation for students; Authorize the California Department of Education to release 25 percent of test items in the section that sunsets in 2011; Make clarifying changes to the use of the augmented California Standardized Tests by institutions of higher education; and Appropriates $2,285,000 from the General Fund (“Proposition 98 Reversion Account”) to cover costs incurred during the 2004-05 fiscal year to maintain and score the direct writing assessment for grades four and seven. SB 755 also clarifies that English-learners who receive instruction in their primary language, or who have been enrolled in a United States school for less than 12 months, shall be tested in their primary language. These students must also be assessed with the English California Standards Tests.

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SB 796

Author

Figueroa

Chapter

686

Urgency?

False

Subject

Administration, School Finance

Summary

Existing law generally sets forth the duties and responsibilities of the head of any state agency, department, board, commission, bureau, or program. This bill would enact the Government Modernization, Efficiency, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2005, which, among other things, would require, until January 1, 2012, every state agency that issues permits or licenses or accepts applications, proposals, bids, or similar requests, to post on a Web site, no later than January 1, 2007, "customer service" links that contain, among other things, specified information for frequently asked questions, forms and applications, and instructions for filing complaints in electronic format via the Internet. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 837

Author

Dutton

Chapter

272

Urgency?

False

Subject

Ed. Technology

Summary

Existing law provides for a pilot project for alternative protest procedures in connection with state agency acquisition of goods and services, including the acquisition of information technology goods and services, and requires the Department of General Services to administer the project until January 1, 2007, or until the pilot project has been applied to at least 25 contracts, including at least 5 information technology contracts, whichever occurs later. This bill would delete the minimum contract attainment provisions, and would extend the repeal date until December 31, 2011, as specified. The bill would rename the project as the Alternative Protest Process. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 854

Author

Ashburn

Chapter

555

Urgency?

True

Subject

Summer/After School

Summary

Existing law defining the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program creates incentives for establishing local before and after-school enrichment programs and establishes maximum grants and reimbursement rates for before and after-school programs. SB 854 would change the reimbursement rates and maximum grants for those programs, and provide that administrative funds necessary to run the program need not be earned through attendance. The bill would establish the Advisory Committee on Before and After School Programs for the purpose of providing information and advice to the SSPI, the Secretary for Education, and the State Board of Education regarding state and federal policy, and funding issues affecting before and after school programs.

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SB 875

Author

Runner

Chapter

353

Urgency?

False

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

The After School Education and Safety Program creates incentives to establish after school enrichment programs that partner schools and communities to provide academic and literacy support and safe constructive alternatives for pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 9, inclusive, at participating public elementary, middle, junior high, and charter schools. This bill would expand the above-referenced educational enrichment component to include career technical education. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 954

Author

Figueroa

Chapter

556

Urgency?

True

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law sets forth the requirements for the acquisition of information technology goods and services by the state, and requires all contracts for the acquisition of those goods and services to be made by or under the supervision of the Department of General Services, with expenditures in this regard subject to the review and approval of the Department of Finance. This bill makes certain findings regarding the manner in which state agencies procure information technology goods and services. This bill would require the Department of General Services, on or before January 1, 2007, to develop policies and guidelines for the procurement of information technology goods and services, including identifying and documenting information for requests for proposals, publishing policies regarding obtaining bids for and acquiring information technology, establishing a centralized entity responsible for information technology procurement methods within the Department of General Services, developing uniform standards, with at least 2 public hearings, for information technology procurement, and communicating rules and requirements to vendors and the general public. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 965

Author

Escutia

Chapter

237

Urgency?

False

Subject

Child Nutrition

Summary

Existing law requires the governing board of a school district to give diligent care to the health and physical development of pupils. Existing law restricts the sale of beverages to pupils at an elementary school to certain specified beverages, including water, milk, and 100% fruit juices, and at a middle or junior high school at specified times to certain specified beverages. This bill would modify the list of beverages that may be sold to pupils at an elementary or a middle or junior high school, and would restrict the sale of beverages to pupils at a high school at specified times to certain specified beverages.

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SB 973

Author

Kuehl

Chapter

418

Urgency?

False

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

For purposes of retirement benefits, the Teachers' Retirement Law provides that the term "spouse" includes a person who is the registered domestic partner of a member. This bill would revise and recast those provisions to provide that a person who is the registered domestic partner of a member shall be treated in the same manner as a "spouse," and would make other conforming changes in that regard. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1016

Author

Bowen

Chapter

726

Urgency?

False

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law sets forth the requirements for the information to be provided on the affidavit of registration, including that the affidavit of registration include the affiant's California driver's license number, California identification card number, or any other identification number specified by the Secretary of State. This bill would require that in the case of an applicant who has been issued a current and valid driver's license, the applicant's driver's license number be provided on the affidavit of registration, or, in the case of any other applicant, the last 4 digits of the applicant's social security number be provided on the affidavit of registration. The bill would require that, if an applicant for voter registration has not been issued a current and valid driver's license or a social security number, the state assign the applicant a number which will serve to identify the applicant for voter registration purposes. The bill would require the affidavit of registration to contain a specified statement about confidentiality of the personal information of certain voters, a statement that commercial use of voter registration information is a misdemeanor, and a toll-free hotline telephone number that the public may use to report suspected fraudulent activity concerning the misuse of voter registration information. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1053

Author

Scott

Chapter

276

Urgency?

False

Subject

School Finance

Summary

Existing law establishes various categorical aid programs under which funding is provided for specific educational purposes. This bill would, until June 30, 2010, establish the Local Improvement Program as a pilot project which would allow school districts to apply to the State Board of Education to participate in the program and would limit participation to no more than 15 school districts. This bill would require school districts participating in the program to allocate instructional program funding to participating schools with maximum flexibility in the development and implementation of schoolsite funding in order to support and improve pupil learning.

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SB 1054

Author

Soto

Chapter

87

Urgency?

False

Subject

Charter Schools

Summary

Existing law, the Field Act, requires the Department of General Services to supervise the design and construction of any school building or the reconstruction or alteration of or addition to any school building, if not exempted, to ensure that plans and specifications comply with the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to the act and building standards published in the California Building Standards Code and to ensure that the work of construction has been performed in accordance with the approved plans and specifications, for the protection of life and property. This bill would expressly include the California Building Standards Code, as adopted and enforced by a local building enforcement agency, amongst those state laws from which a charter school is not exempt. The bill would require charter schools to be in compliance with those provisions by January 1, 2007. The bill would also provide that a charter school is exempt from this requirement if it complies with the requirements of the Field Act, or if the school is exclusively owned or controlled by the federal government or other entity that is not subject to the California Building Standards Code. This bill contains other existing laws.

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SB 1107

Author

Committee on Public Safety

Chapter

279

Urgency?

False

Subject

Omnibus

Summary

Existing law generally regulates public safety. This bill would make various technical, nonsubstantive changes to provisions related to, among other things, domestic violence, summary criminal history information, and child abuse reporting. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1108

Author

Committee on Judiciary

Chapter

22

Urgency?

False

Subject

Omnibus, Miscellaneous

Summary

Existing law directs the Legislative Counsel to advise the Legislature from time to time as to legislation necessary to maintain the codes. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes in various provisions of law to effectuate the recommendations made by the Legislative Counsel to the Legislature.

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SCR 2

Author

Scott

Chapter

5

Urgency?

False

Subject

Miscellaneous

Summary

This measure would proclaim March 2005 to be "Arts Education Month."

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SCR 4

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

32

Urgency?

False

Subject

Child Health

Summary

This measure would encourage various government, community, school, and workplace activities in support of public health awareness and prevention of obesity and diabetes.

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SCR 13

Author

Battin

Chapter

16

Urgency?

False

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

This measure would acknowledge the month of April 2005 as Child Abuse Prevention Month, and encourage the people of the State of California to work together to support youth-serving child abuse prevention activities in their communities and schools.

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SCR 33

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

36

Urgency?

False

Subject

Child Health

Summary

This measure would proclaim May 2005, as California Fitness Month, and encourage all Californians to enrich their lives through proper diet and exercise.

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SCR 41

Author

Machado

Chapter

69

Urgency?

False

Subject

Safe Schools

Summary

This measure would recognize the significant task of men and women who serve as school crossing guards of ensuring the safety of schoolchildren.

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SCR 43

Author

Figueroa

Chapter

52

Urgency?

False

Subject

Special Education

Summary

This measure would proclaim April 2005 as Autism Awareness Month and would acknowledge the contributions made in the area of early autism intervention treatment by experts in the field and the sacrifice and dedication of families of autistic people. The measure would also declare the Legislature's support for increasing federal funding for autism research and the Legislature's continuing support of research into the causes and treatment of autism by the University of California, Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, and the work of the California Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology, and others. The measure would commend the United States Department of Health and Human Services for the swift implementation of the Children's Health Act of 2000. The measure would stress the need to begin early intervention services soon after a child has been diagnosed with autism.

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SCR 51

Author

Perata

Chapter

124

Urgency?

False

Subject

Special Education

Summary

This measure would establish, until November 30, 2007, the Legislative Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism. The measure would require the commission to report related findings and recommendations to the Governor and to the Legislature no later than September 30, 2007.

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SJR 7

Author

Bowen

Chapter

35

Urgency?

False

Subject

CDE Admin/Governance

Summary

This bill would proclaim April 19, 2005, as Equal Pay Day in California and would urge Congress to protect the right of all American women to receive equal pay for equal work, and to continue to provide effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex.

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SJR 8

Author

Soto

Chapter

95

Urgency?

False

Subject

Ed. Technology

Summary

This measure would request Congress and the President to fully restore federal Enhancing Education Through Technology Act funding to the amount originally authorized under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

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