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2007 Chaptered Senate Education Bills


Senate Bills

SB 13 | SB 20 | SB 33 | SB 39 | SB 45 | SB 50 | SB 52 | SB 77 | SB 78 | SB 80 | SB 89 | SB 91 | SB 100 | SB 104 |
SB 112
| SB 113 | SB 116 | SB 132 | SB 139 | SB 144 | SB 161 | SB 166 | SB 170 | SB 190 | SB 193 | SB 198 |
SB 219
| SB 232 | SB 233 | SB 272 | SB 273 | SB 278 | SB 280 | SB 283 | SB 293 | SB 319 | SB 330 | SB 341 |
SB 343
| SB 345 | SB 405 | SB 418 | SB 473 | SB 490 | SB 512 | SB 513 | SB 518 | SB 519 | SB 537 | SB 601 |
SB 614
| SB 667 | SB 699 | SB 703 | SB 720 | SB 733 | SB 734 | SB 744 | SB 768 | SB 777 | SB 785 | SB 813 |
SB 854
| SB 855 | SB 859 | SB 901 | SB 1028 | SB 1039 | SCR 5 | SCR 8 | SCR 17 | SCR 18 | SCR 26 | SCR 28 |
SCR 36
| SCR 39 | SCR 46 | SCR 48 | SCR 49 | SCR 50 | SCR 54 | SCR 55 | SCR 58 | SJR 3 |

2007 Chaptered Assembly Education Bills


SB 13

Author

Wyland

Chapter

519

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law, the Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2006, in part, authorizes the sale of $7,329,000,000 of state general obligation bonds to provide aid to school districts, county superintendents of schools, and county boards of education to construct and modernize education facilities. The Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 (the Greene Act) requires the State Allocation Board to allocate to applicant school districts, prescribed per-unhoused-pupil state funding for construction and modernization of school facilities, including hardship funding, and authorizes the board to allocate supplemental funding for site development and acquisition. The Greene Act requires the career technical education advisory committee of a school district, in conjunction with an application of the district for funding of any construction or modernization project, and as a condition of the district receiving funds for the project, to provide written confirmation that the need for vocational and career technical education facilities is being adequately met within the district, as specified. The Greene Act prohibits the board from apportioning funds to a school district unless the applicant school district has certified that the services for design professionals working on the project have been obtained through a specified competitive bidding process and has obtained written approval from the State Department of Education that the site selection, and the building plans and specifications, comply with the standards adopted by the department. This bill would require the State Department of Education to include in its application for new construction plan approval certain questions relating to career technical education facilities, including whether the project will include facilities related to career technical education and if not, how the applicant district plans to meet the needs of pupils related to career technical education. The department would be required to maintain the answers to those questions in a publicly accessible manner and to provide a summary of the responses to those questions to the Office of Public School Construction on a quarterly basis. The Office of Public School Construction would be required to post the summary to its Web site as soon as possible after receiving it.

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SB 20

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

215

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Charter Schools

Summary

The Charter Schools Act of 1992, as amended, authorizes a petition for the operation of a state charter school to be submitted directly to the State Board of Education. The state board is authorized to approve a charter for the operation of a state charter school that may operate at multiple sites throughout the state. The act prohibits the state board from approving a petition to establish a state charter school unless it finds that the proposed state charter school will provide instructional services of statewide benefit that cannot be provided by a charter school operating in only one school district, or in only one county. This bill would require the state board to base the statewide benefit finding on substantial evidence. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 33

Author

Simitian

Chapter

214

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Transportation

Summary

Under existing law, on and after July 1, 2008, it will be an infraction for any person to drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone, unless that telephone is designed and configured to allow hands-free listening and talking operation, and is used in that manner while driving, except as otherwise provided. A violation point is not given for a violation. A violation is punishable by a base fine of $20 for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense. This bill, on and after July 1, 2008, would prohibit a person under the age of 18 years from driving a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone, even if equipped with a hands-free device, or while using a mobile service device, as defined. The prohibition would not apply to such a person using a wireless telephone or a mobile service device for emergency purposes. By creating a new infraction, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 39

Author

Migden

Chapter

468

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

Existing law requires the case file of a dependent child or ward of the juvenile court to be kept confidential, except as specified. Existing law permits the juvenile case files that pertain to a deceased child who was within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, as provided, to be released to the public after a petition has been filed and interested parties have been afforded an opportunity to file an objection, subject to certain limitations. This bill would revise those provisions and instead require that juvenile case files that pertain to any child who died as the result of child abuse or neglect shall be released to the public, subject to certain limitations set forth in the bill. The bill would also add specified attorneys to the persons allowed access to a juvenile case file. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 45

Author

Perata

Chapter

635

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

The former Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Reform Act of 1989, which became inoperative on July 1, 2007, and is to be repealed on January 1, 2008, generally set minimum standards of instructional quality, ethical and business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility for private postsecondary and vocational educational institutions, as defined. The act established the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education in the Department of Consumer Affairs. The former act required the bureau, among other things, to review and investigate all institutions, programs, and courses of instruction approved under the act. This bill would extend these provisions so that they apply until July 1, 2008. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 50

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

87

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

Existing law requires the Department of Justice to pay certain judgments against the state. This bill would appropriate a total of $3,445,000 to the Department of Justice to pay specific settlements. Any funds appropriated in excess of the amount required for the payment of these claims shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2008. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 52

Author

Scott

Chapter

520

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to establish standards for the issuance and renewal of credentials, certificates, and permits, including the designated subjects vocational education teaching credentials. The minimum requirements for the designated subjects preliminary vocational education teaching credential and minimum requirements for the 5-year renewal of that credential are established. This bill would change the name of that credential to the designated subjects preliminary career technical education teaching credential. The passage of a specified basic skills examination would be deleted from the minimum requirements for the designated subjects preliminary career technical education teaching credential. The authority of the commission to require a subject examination as part of the minimum requirements also would be deleted. The bill would require the commission to establish a list of authorized subjects for the designated subjects preliminary and professional clear career technical education teaching credential and would require the list to reflect the 15 industry sectors identified in the California career technical education model curriculum standards adopted by the State Board of Education. The commission would be required to implement the authorized subjects list by September 30, 2007. The commission would be required to convene an advisory committee to review credential requirements for designated subjects career technical education teaching credentials and make recommendations for consolidating requirements for full-time and part-time service. By April 1, 2008, the commission would be required to make recommendations to the Legislature on the minimum requirements for designated subjects career technical education teaching credentials. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 77

Author

Ducheny

Chapter

171

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

This bill would make appropriations for support of state government for the 2007-08 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 78

Author

Ducheny

Chapter

172

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

SB 77, as proposed by Conference Report No. 1 on July 9, 2007, would make appropriations for the support of state government for the 2007-08 fiscal year. This bill would amend and supplement the Budget Act of 2007 by revising items of appropriation for the Office of the Chief Information Officer; the Secretary of State and Consumer Services; the Office of Emergency Services; the California Gambling Control Commission; the Department of Consumer Affairs; the Department of General Services; the Department of Transportation; the Department of the California Highway Patrol; the Department of Parks and Recreation; the State Air Resources Board; the California Integrated Waste Management Board; the State Water Resources Control Board; the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs; the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board; the State Department of Mental Health; the State Department of Social Services; the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; the State Department of Education; the Employment Development Department; and the Department of Finance. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 80

Author

Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review

Chapter

174

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Assessment & Standards
ELL
Budget Issues

Summary

Existing law requires, for the 1990-91 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, that moneys to be applied by the state for the support of school districts, community college districts, and direct elementary and secondary level instructional services provided by the state be distributed in accordance with certain calculations governing the proration of those moneys among the 3 segments of public education. Existing law makes that provision inapplicable to the fiscal years between the 1992-93 and 2006-07 fiscal years, inclusive. This bill, in addition, would make that provision inapplicable to the 2007-08 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 89

Author

Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review

Chapter

182

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the Student Aid Commission as the primary state agency for the administration of state-authorized student financial aid programs available to students attending all segments of postsecondary education. Existing law authorizes the commission to carry out prescribed tasks, and authorizes the commission to establish an auxiliary organization for the purpose of providing operational and administrative services for the commission's participation in the Federal Family Education Loan Program. Under existing law, the operations of the auxiliary organization are required to be conducted in conformity with an operating agreement approved, for a period not to exceed 5 years, by the commission. This bill would authorize the Director of Finance to act as agent for the state in the sale of the student loan guarantee portfolio and certain related assets and liabilities of the student loan guarantee program not retained by the commission to an entity approved by the United States Secretary of Education to act as a state student loan guarantee agency for the Federal Family Education Loan Program, and selected by the director, in consultation with the Treasurer, pursuant to a prescribed procedure. The bill would also authorize the Director of Finance to consummate other transactions to maximize the value of the state student loan guarantee program to the state. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 91

Author

Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review

Chapter

184

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the Student Aid Commission as the primary state agency for the administration of state-authorized student financial aid programs available to students attending all segments of postsecondary education. Existing law authorizes the commission to carry out prescribed tasks, and authorizes the commission to establish an auxiliary organization for the purpose of providing operational and administrative services for the commission's participation in the Federal Family Education Loan Program. Under existing law, the operations of the auxiliary organization are required to be conducted in conformity with an operating agreement approved, for a period not to exceed 5 years, by the commission. This bill would repeal provisions of existing law relating to the establishment and operation of the auxiliary organization and the state's participation in the Federal Family Education Loan Program if and when the Director of Finance notifies the Secretary of State and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee that specified occurrences, related to either a sale of the state student loan guarantee program assets to a transferee guaranty agency, as defined, or a transaction with a transferee guarantee program operator, have been consummated and 30 days elapse after the receipt of the notice.

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SB 100

Author

Ducheny

Chapter

71

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

The Budget Act of 2006 appropriated specified amounts from the General Fund and unallocated nongovernmental cost funds for expenditure for contingencies or emergencies upon written notification from the Director of Finance. The bill would appropriate $140,970,000, as scheduled, in augmentation of these Budget Act appropriations. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 104

Author

Machado

Chapter

288

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation by the State Department of Social Services of community care facilities, including, but not limited to, facilities that provide care for children. Existing law, which would be repealed on January 1, 2008, includes crisis nurseries, as defined, within these regulated community care facilities and sets forth specific provisions applicable to crisis nurseries. This bill would extend to July 1, 2011, the repeal date of these provisions relating to the regulation of crisis nurseries as community care facilities. Since violation of provisions applicable to community care facilities is a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program by changing the definition of an existing crime. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 112

Author

Scott

Chapter

191

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law establishes the voluntary California Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment System, also known as the Marian Bergeson Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment System, that includes providing an effective transition into the teaching career for first- and 2nd-year teachers, and ensuring that an individual induction plan is in place for each participating teacher. For purposes of this system, the term "beginning teacher" is defined as a teacher with a valid California credential or an intern participating in the program established who is serving in the first year or 2nd year of service. This bill would exclude from the definition of "beginning teacher" a teacher with a life credential, a clear credential, or a professional clear teaching credential who returns to serve in a certificated teaching position. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 113

Author

Calderon

Chapter

2

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law specifies that the presidential primary election be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June in any year evenly divisible by the number 4. Existing law also specifies that the statewide direct primary election be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June of each even-numbered year, and be consolidated with the presidential primary election in any year in which the statewide direct primary election is in a year evenly divisible by the number 4. This bill would require that the presidential primary election be held on the first Tuesday in February in any year evenly divisible by the number 4. By increasing the duties on county elections officials due to the presidential primary election in February, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 116

Author

Maldonado

Chapter

289

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Classified/Paraprofessional

Summary

Existing law provides that an individual is considered "unemployed" for the purpose of eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits if, for any week of less than full-time work, the wages payable to the individual for that week, when reduced by $25 or 25% of the wages payable, whichever is greater, do not equal or exceed the individual's unemployment weekly benefit amount. Existing law provides for the calculation of unemployment benefits. This bill would provide that an individual who has been laid off from his or her most recent work, or is unable to commence work at his or her regular or seasonal workplace, as a direct result of the freezing weather conditions in January 2007, as specified, shall be considered "unemployed" for the purpose of eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits if the individual worked or was scheduled to commence work in a county specifically designated by the Governor as being in a state of emergency, as provided, and for any week of less than full-time work, the wages payable to the individual for that week, when reduced by $200, do not equal or exceed the individual's unemployment weekly benefit amount. This bill would require the payment of unemployment compensation to an individual under these circumstances in a weekly amount equal to his or her weekly benefit amount less the amount of wages in excess of $200 payable for that week, with benefits subject to the regular one-week waiting period. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 132

Author

Committee on Education

Chapter

730

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Assessment & Standards

Summary

The Education Code assigns various duties to state and local educational agencies and governs the operation of public schools, community colleges, and universities in the state. This bill would make various clarifying and technical changes to the code and also delete obsolete provisions from the code.

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SB 139

Author

Scott

Chapter

522

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

The existing Donahoe Higher Education Act sets forth, among other things, the missions and functions of the various segments of postsecondary education in the state. These segments include the California State University, the California Community Colleges, and the various private and independent colleges and universities. This bill would add to the Donahoe Higher Education Act a provision prohibiting a campus of the California State University or the California Community Colleges that operates a registered nursing program from requiring a student who has been admitted to that registered nursing program and who has already earned a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education to complete general education requirements. The bill would instead authorize these segments to require those students to complete only the coursework that is necessary to prepare him or her for licensing as a registered nurse. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 144

Author

Committee on Local Government

Chapter

343

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law authorizes 2 or more public agencies to enter into agreements to jointly exercise any power common to the contracting parties, as specified. Existing law requires specified notice to be filed with the Secretary of State when a joint powers agreement provides for the creation of an agency or entity that is separate from the parties to the agreement, as specified. Existing law also authorizes one or more persons to form a corporation, as specified, by executing and filing articles of incorporation with the Secretary of State. This bill would require a corporation that is created by a local elected agency, as specified, and an agency or entity formed pursuant to a joint powers agreement, as specified, to furnish an additional copy of its articles of incorporation, or notice of the agreement to the Secretary of State, and would require the Secretary of State to forward the extra copy to the Controller. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 161

Author

Margett

Chapter

427

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing public contract law authorizes public entities to adopt methods and procedures to receive bids on public works or other contracts over the Internet, as specified. This bill would authorize public entities to receive supporting materials submitted pursuant to a public works contract over the Internet, as specified. This bill would require public entities that receive bids and supporting materials over the Internet to provide an electronic receipt to the contractor either by immediate transmission or by providing access to the contractor to an electronic file that contains the receipt, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 166

Author

Negrete McLeod

Chapter

461

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law makes each school district and county office of education responsible for the overall development of all comprehensive school safety plans for its schools operating kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive. Existing law requires the Office of Emergency Services, in coordination with all interested state agencies with designated response roles in the state emergency plan and interested local emergency management agencies, to jointly establish by regulation a standardized emergency management system for use by all emergency response agencies, to include specified components. This bill would make various legislative findings and declarations regarding emergency preparedness plans. The bill would require by January 1, 2009, the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, in consultation with the Governor's Office of Emergency Services and the Office of Homeland Security, to develop emergency preparedness standards and guidelines to assist community college districts and campuses in the event of a natural disaster, hazardous condition, or terrorist activity on or around a community college campus as specified. This bill contains other existing laws.

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SB 170

Author

Denham

Chapter

33

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Attendance

Summary

Existing law provides that a pupil is deemed to have complied with the residency requirements for school attendance in a school district if the pupil satisfies one of the specified requirements. Until July 1, 2007, existing law authorizes a school district in which at least one parent or legal guardian of a pupil is employed to allow that pupil to attend a school in that district through grade 12 if a parent or legal guardian so chooses and if a parent or legal guardian of the pupil continues to be employed by an employer situated within the attendance boundaries of the district. This bill would extend the operation of the provision authorizing the school district in which a parent or the legal guardian of the pupil is physically employed to allow the pupil to attend a school in that district, through June 30, 2012, and would repeal the provision on January 1, 2013. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 190

Author

Yee

Chapter

523

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the Trustees of the California State University, and provides for the administration of the university by that body. Under existing law, the membership of the trustees includes 16 members appointed by the Governor and 5 ex officio members, who are the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Speaker of the Assembly, and the person named by the trustees to serve as the Chancellor of the California State University. This bill would enact the Higher Education Governance Accountability Act. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 193

Author

Scott

Chapter

554

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

The Wildman-Keeley-Solis Exemplary Teacher Training Act of 1997 establishes the California School Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program for the purpose of recruiting paraprofessionals to participate in a program designed to encourage them to enroll in teacher training programs and to provide instructional service as teachers in the public schools. The act requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, in consultation with certain other educational entities, to select, pursuant to specified criteria, 24 or more school districts or county offices of education representing rural, urban, and suburban areas that apply to participate in the program. The act requires a school district or county office of education to require a person participating in the program to commit to fulfilling certain specified obligations relating to obtaining a teaching credential and employment as a teacher in the district. This bill, in addition, would require a school district or county office of education to require a program participant to obtain a certificate of clearance from the commission and provide verification of a specified level of academic achievement prior to participating in the program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 198

Author

Battin

Chapter

168

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

Existing law allows the development and operation of emergency, transitional, and permanent housing facilities that specifically assist homeless youth by exempting these facilities from state and local laws prohibiting age discrimination in housing. Existing law defines a homeless youth as being either an emancipated minor who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, or someone between 18 and 24 years of age, who is also homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, is no longer eligible for foster care based on age, or has run away from home. This bill would expand the definition of a homeless youth to include anyone 24 years of age and younger who is also homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, is no longer eligible for foster care based on age, or has run away from home. The bill would also state the intent of the Legislature that housing made available to homeless unemancipated minors shall be consistent with applicable regulations. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 219

Author

Steinberg

Chapter

731

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Accountability

Summary

Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, with approval of the State Board of Education, to develop the Academic Performance Index (API) consisting of a variety of indicators currently reported to the State Department of Education to track the achievement of schools and their pupils. Statutory provisions establish a specific calculation for graduation rates to be included within the API and require the Superintendent to provide an annual report to the Legislature on graduation and dropout rates in California. The Superintendent is required to establish an advisory committee to advise the Superintendent and the state board on all matters relative to the creation of the API and implementation of the Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program and the High Achieving/Improving Schools Program. This bill, beginning July 1, 2011, would require that the API include additional information regarding test scores and other accountability data of pupils who were referred by the school or school district of residence to an alternative education program and school and school district dropout rates. The bill would require the advisory committee to recommend to the Superintendent and the state board certain matters relative to the assignment of the accountability data on pupils in alternative education programs. The requirements imposed by the bill would become operative only if local educational agencies receive a per pupil allocation prior to the 2010-11 fiscal year for implementation of the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System.

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SB 232

Author

Ducheny

Chapter

292

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Curriculum & Instructional Materials

Summary

Existing law provides for the establishment and maintenance of 6 subject matter projects by the Regents of the University of California with the approval of the Concurrence Committee. Existing law provides that these subject matter projects are to create opportunities for researchers, higher education faculty, and elementary and secondary school faculty to work together to identify exemplary teaching practices, examine and develop research on learning, knowledge, and educational materials, and to provide support to teachers to develop and enhance content knowledge and pedagogical skills. Under existing law, these projects become inoperative on June 30, 2007, and are repealed on January 1, 2008. This bill would require the Concurrence Committee to provide a final report to the Governor and to appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature on or before January 1, 2011, including specified information relating to the subject matter projects. The bill would delete obsolete language relating to an independent note changes of the subject matter projects that was required to be completed prior to February 1, 2006. The bill would extend the date on which those projects become inoperative to June 30, 2012, and the repeal date to January 1, 2013, thus extending the existence of these projects by 5 years.

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SB 233

Author

Cox

Chapter

584

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law requires public entities to comply with certain procedures in soliciting and evaluating bids and awarding contracts for the erection, construction, alteration, repair, or improvement of any public structure, building, road, or other public improvement. Existing law, until January 1, 2011, authorizes certain counties, with the approval of the board of supervisors, to enter into specified design-build contracts for construction projects, in accordance with specified provisions. Existing law defines a "project" as the construction of a building and the improvements directly related to the construction of a building. Existing law includes findings and declarations for this provision stating the intent of the Legislature with regard to enabling the specified counties to use cost-effective options for modernizing public facilities. This bill would change the definition of project to mean the construction of a building and improvements directly related to the construction of a building, and county wastewater treatment facilities. This bill would also change the findings and declarations for this provision to state the intent of the Legislature to enable the specified counties to use the design-build method for buildings and county sanitation wastewater treatment infrastructure. This bill would also remove a portion of the legislative findings and declarations. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 272

Author

Runner

Chapter

356

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law requires each segment of public higher education to establish, and update as necessary, a written policy concerning students who are called to active military service, as specified. Existing law grants to qualifying members of the National Guard, the State Military Reserve, and the Naval Militia an entitlement to academic leave when active duty, as defined, interrupts college attendance for the purpose of pursuing an undergraduate degree. This bill would require the California State University and each community college district, and request the University of California, with respect to each campus in their respective jurisdictions that administers a priority enrollment system, to grant priority for registration for enrollment to any member or former member of the Armed Forces of the United States for any academic term attended at one of these institutions within 2 years of leaving active duty, including, but not necessarily limited to, any student of those institutions who is called to active military duty compelling the student to take an academic leave of absence. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 273

Author

Ackerman

Chapter

170

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Assessment & Standards
Education Programs

Summary

Existing law establishes within the State Department of Education an American Indian Education Unit to provide technical support to, and administrative oversight of, American Indian education programs established by the state in order to ensure certain matters, and prescribes certain duties of the unit. This bill would require the Superintendent to request input from the committee regarding changes to the 1975 guidelines, rather than requiring that the committee provide input on, and approval of, changes to the guidelines, prior to the submission of the guidelines to the State Board. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 278

Author

Lowenthal

Chapter

204

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Attendance

Summary

Existing law requires a pupil to be excused from school when the pupil is absent due to, among other things, justifiable personal reasons, including an appearance in court, attendance at a funeral service, observance of a holiday or ceremony of his or her religion, attendance at religious retreats, or attendance at an employment conference. This bill would add attendance at an education conference on the legislative or judicial process offered by a nonprofit organization to the justifiable personal reasons for which a pupil is required to be excused from school.

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SB 280

Author

Scott

Chapter

345

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law authorizes the assignment of a teacher with a designated subjects teaching credential or a service credential with a special class authorization to provide specially designed content instruction delivered in English, as defined, to limited-English-proficient pupils if the teacher completes, or is enrolled in, a course of staff development in methods of specially designed content instruction delivered in English for not less than 45 clock hours. This bill would delete the requirement that the teacher complete or be enrolled in a course of staff development. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 283

Author

Maldonado

Chapter

35

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, as one of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. The membership of the board includes 2 student members appointed from a list of names of at least 3 persons submitted to the Governor by the California Student Association of Community Colleges. This bill would delete the reference to that association and, instead, require the student organization recognized by the board of governors to submit that list.

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SB 293

Author

Ackerman

Chapter

76

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Under existing law, the Secretary of State is required to deliver certificates of nomination to local elections officials 68 days prior to a general election. This bill would, until January 1, 2009, require, if the Republican National Convention will conclude after the deadline for the Secretary of State to deliver certificates of nomination to local elections officials, the Chairperson of the Republican State Central Committee to notify the Secretary of State of the apparent nomination, with certain requirements, of the Republican candidates for President and Vice President of the United States either not less than 78 days prior to the election or as soon as the nominations become apparent but not less than 61 days prior to the election. The bill would require the Secretary of State to prepare the certificates of nomination based on this information.

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SB 319

Author

Wiggins

Chapter

296

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

Existing law prescribes limits on the hours of employment of minors, but authorizes the Labor Commissioner to grant an exemption to employers operating agricultural packing plants for employment of minors 16 and 17 years of age for up to 10 hours on days when school is not in session, during the peak harvest season. Under existing law, which will be repealed January 1, 2008, that exemption may additionally authorize employment of a minor who is enrolled in a school in Lake County to be employed for more than 48, but not more than 60, hours a week upon prior written approval by the Lake County Board of Education. This bill would revise those provisions relating to Lake County by limiting the employer exemption that may be issued by the Labor Commissioner to the employment of minors, 16 or 17 years of age, who reside in Lake County, and only on days when school is not in session, for up to 10 hours a day, as well as for more than 48 hours but not more than 60 hours in a week, upon prior written approval of the Lake County Office of Education. The bill would delete a requirement that a minor be enrolled in school in Lake County for the exemption to apply. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 330

Author

Committee on Human Services

Chapter

46

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Education Programs

Summary

Existing law establishes the Department of Community Services and Development to perform various functions, including coordinating and assisting community action agencies with respect to antipoverty and community services programs. This bill would correct obsolete provisions in, and would make other technical changes in, existing law relating to the department and community action agencies.

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SB 341

Author

Lowenthal

Chapter

643

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

The Enterprise Zone Act requires the lead agency filing a preliminary application for designation of an area under its jurisdiction as an enterprise zone, to provide an initial study and a notice of preparation to the Department of Housing and Community Development, the state clearinghouse, and all responsible agencies. Only an entity chosen by the department as a final applicant for designation is required to prepare or cause to be prepared, a draft environmental impact report, subject to specified criteria. Prior to final designation, the applicant is required to complete and certify a final impact report, and no further environmental impact report is required if specified conditions are met. This bill would instead require the submission of a notice of preparation and a draft environmental impact report if an environmental impact report is to be prepared. It would require the submission by an applicant lead agency chosen as a final applicant of a draft environmental impact report, negative declaration, or mitigated negative declaration, as required by specified provisions of law, and would delete the exceptions to the requirement of further environmental impact reports for preliminary applications filed on and after October 1, 2007. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 343

Author

Negrete McLeod

Chapter

298

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

The Ralph M. Brown Act requires that any meeting of a legislative body of a local agency be open and public and all persons be permitted to attend. The act requires the body to post an agenda at least 72 hours before a regular meeting and provides that agendas and any other writings, when distributed to all, or a majority of all, of the members of a legislative body of a local agency by any person in connection with a matter subject to discussion or consideration at a meeting of the body are public records subject to the public disclosure requirements of the California Public Records Act. This bill would provide that if a writing that is a public record under these provisions, and that relates to an agenda item for an open session of a regular meeting of the legislative body of a local agency, is distributed less than 72 hours prior to that meeting, the writing shall be made available for public inspection at a public office or location that the agency shall designate for this purpose. It would require each local agency to list the address of this office or location on the agendas for all meetings of the legislative body of that agency. It also would authorize a local agency to post a writing that is a public record under these provisions on the agency' s Internet Web site. It would make these provisions effective on July 1, 2008.

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SB 345

Author

Aanestad

Chapter

524

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Charter Schools

Summary

The Charter Schools Act of 1992 prescribes the requirements for the establishment and operation of charter schools. Charter schools operate independently of the existing school district structure and are exempt from most statutory provisions and regulations governing the operations of public schools. This bill would authorize the governing board of a charter school to use those same monthly installment and withholding options for purposes of making salary payments to its certificated employees. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 405

Author

Steinberg

Chapter

732

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

Under existing law, the Middle and High School Supplemental Counseling Program is established to provide additional counseling services to pupils in grades 7 to 12, inclusive. As a condition of receiving funds, the governing board of each school district maintaining any of grades 7 to 12, inclusive, is required to hold a public meeting to adopt the program, which is required to include specified provisions. This bill would expand the program requirements to include provisions for individualized review of the career goals of the pupil and academic and career-related opportunities available to the pupil and for explanation of the coursework and academic progress required for eligibility for admission to a 4-year college. School districts, as a condition of the program, also would be required to perform additional duties related to identifying and monitoring pupils who are not on track to satisfy the curricular requirements for admission to the University of California and the California State University and to mandate each school perform additional duties related to that subject. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 418

Author

Migden

Chapter

463

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Special Education
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 property tax law also reduces the amounts of ad valorem property tax revenue that would otherwise be annually allocated to the county, cities, and special districts pursuant to these general allocation requirements by requiring, for purposes of determining property tax revenue allocations in each county for the 1992-93 and 1993-94 fiscal years, that the amounts of property tax revenue deemed allocated in the prior fiscal year to the county, cities, and special districts be reduced in accordance with certain formulas. It requires that the revenues not allocated to the county, cities, and special districts as a result of these reductions be transferred to the Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund (ERAF) in that county for allocation to school districts, community college districts, and the county office of education. This bill would, for the 2007-08 fiscal year and for each fiscal year thereafter, require the auditor of a county whose ERAF contains excess funds to apportion, to the extent funds are available after funding is provided for general special education programs, funds sufficient to cover not more than 50% of the amount determined, pursuant to a specified statute, to a SELPA for the funding of out-of-home care in licensed children's institutions. This bill would require the State Department of Education, for the same fiscal years, to apportion the remaining 50% of the amount determined pursuant to that specified provision, or a larger percentage, as necessary, if the applicable county ERAF has insufficient funds available for that purpose, to the applicable SELPA. This bill would prohibit a county from being required to provide excess ERAF funds for purposes of specified special education programs for a fiscal year prior to the 2007-08 fiscal year that has not already provided for those programs prior to the start of the 2007-08 fiscal year. This bill also would, for the 2007-08 fiscal year and for each fiscal year thereafter, prohibit excess ERAF funds from being apportioned to additional special education programs. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 473

Author

Cox

Chapter

248

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

Existing law requires the Department of Justice to establish and implement a certification program in the Department of Justice for processing fingerprint-based criminal background clearances on individuals who roll fingerprints. Existing law requires the Department of Justice to work with applicant regulatory entities to improve and make more efficient the criminal offender record information request process related to employment, licensing, and certification background investigations. This bill would prohibit a state agency that requires fingerprinting for any non-law-enforcement purpose from requiring the use of specified live scan fingerprinting service providers certified by the Department of Justice to roll fingerprint impressions. The bill also would authorize state agencies to identify on their Web sites a list of live scan fingerprinting service providers certified by the Department of Justice, and if a state agency chooses to do so, it would be required to provide a link to the Department of Justice's Web site that lists all certified live scan fingerprinting service providers.

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SB 490

Author

Alquist

Chapter

648

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Nutrition

Summary

The Pupil Nutrition, Health, and Achievement Act of 2001 requires a school to follow the Enhanced Food Based Meal Pattern, Nutrient Standard Meal Planning, or Traditional Meal Pattern developed by the United States Department of Agriculture or the Shaping Health as Partners in Education (SHAPE) Menu Patterns developed by the state in order to qualify for reimbursement for free and reduced-price meals sold or served to pupils. The act prescribes nutrition standards for snacks sold to pupils in middle, junior, or high school with certain exceptions. The act also prohibits the sale of certain beverages to a pupil at an elementary school. This bill would prohibit, commencing on July 1, 2009, a school or school district, through a vending machine or school food service establishment during school hours and up to 1/2 hour before and after school hours, from making available to pupils enrolled in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, a food containing artificial trans fat and would prohibit the use of artificial trans fat in the preparation of a food item served to those pupils. This prohibition would not apply to food provided as part of a USDA meal program and would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 512

Author

Committee on Elections, Reapportionment and Consti

Chapter

348

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law requires that candidates for specified elected state offices file statements with the Fair Political Practices Commission disclosing their financial interests. This bill would require a candidate for an elected office that is designated in a conflict of interest code to file, with the elections official with whom the candidate's nomination documents are filed, a statement disclosing his or her financial interests. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 513

Author

Committee on Elections, Reapportionment and Consti

Chapter

199

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law permits the use of various voting systems, including punchcard voting systems, and defines the word "demonstrator" to mean a model or facsimile of the voting device or the portion of the face of the voting machine that shows the voter how to operate the machine. This bill would delete the definition of "demonstrator" from these provisions. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 518

Author

Migden

Chapter

649

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

Existing law authorizes a peace officer to take a minor that the officer has reasonable cause to believe is within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, either as a dependent child or as a ward of the court, into temporary custody without a warrant, as specified. Existing law provides procedures for processing the minor thereafter. Existing law requires the release within 48 hours of a minor who is taken into temporary custody by a peace officer or probation officer, as specified, unless a petition to declare him or her a dependent child or ward of the court has been filed. Existing law requires the juvenile court, upon the appearance of a minor at a detention hearing, to inform the minor, and his or her parents or guardians, of the reasons why the minor was taken into custody, the nature of the juvenile court proceedings, and their right to representation by counsel. This bill would enact the "Youth Bill of Rights" in connection with youth confined in a facility of the Division of Juvenile Facilities. The bill would enumerate various specific rights. The bill would require every Division of Juvenile Facilities facility to provide each youth who is placed in the facility with an age and developmentally appropriate orientation that includes an explanation and a copy of the rights, and would require a facility of the Division of Juvenile Facilities to post a listing of the rights. The bill would require all facilities of the Division of Juvenile Facilities to provide care, placement, and services to youth in their custody without discriminating on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnic group identification, ancestry, national origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental or physical disability, or HIV status. The bill would require the Office of the Ombudspersons of the Division of Juvenile Facilities to take various actions in connection with the rights, including disseminating information, investigating complaints, providing information regarding complaints it does not investigate, compiling data and making it available to the Legislature, and providing a toll-free telephone number. The bill would further require the Ombudspersons of the Division of Juvenile Facilities, in consultation with specified groups, to develop standardized, age-appropriate information in connection with these rights by July 1, 2008.

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SB 519

Author

Committee on Governmental Organization

Chapter

92

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

The Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act requires that all meetings of a state body be open and public and all persons be permitted to attend. The act requires the body to provide notice and an agenda of a regular meeting at least 10 days in advance of the meeting but authorizes the calling of a special meeting for specified purposes when compliance with the 10-day notice would impose a substantial hardship on the state body or when immediate action is required to protect the public interest. This bill would authorize the calling of a special meeting to provide for an interim executive officer of a state body upon the death, incapacity, or vacancy in the office of the executive officer.

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SB 537

Author

Simitian

Chapter

650

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Charter Schools

Summary

The Charter Schools Act of 1992 authorizes a chartering agency to charge up to 1% of a charter school's revenue for the actual costs of supervisorial oversight of the charter school. A chartering agency is authorized to charge up to 3% of a charter school's revenue for actual costs of supervisorial oversight if the charter school is able to obtain substantially rent-free facilities from the chartering agency. This bill would require the California Research Bureau of the California State Library to prepare and submit to the Legislature on or before January 8, 2009, a report on the key elements and actual costs of charter school oversight. In preparing its report, the bureau would be required to consult with an advisory panel to ensure technical accuracy. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 601

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

720

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law requires the State Department of Education to exercise general supervision over the physical education courses in elementary and secondary schools of the state. The department is required to ensure that the data collected through categorical program monitoring (CPM) indicates the actual number of minutes of instruction in physical education actually provided by each school district for the purpose of determining whether each school district is in compliance with the required minimum minutes of instruction. Public schools are required to provide instruction in physical education for a total period of time of not less than 200 minutes each 10 schooldays to pupils in grades 1 to 6, inclusive, and for a total period of time of not less than 400 minutes each 10 schooldays to pupils in grades 7 to 12, inclusive. This bill would require the department to ensure that the data collected through CPM indicates the extent to which each school within the jurisdiction of a school district or county office of education performs specified duties regarding the provision of instruction in physical education, including, among others, providing the required minimum minutes of instruction and conducting physical fitness testing. The department would be required to submit annually a report to the Governor and the Legislature that summarizes the data collected through CPM regarding those items and to post annually a summary of that data on the Internet Web site of the department. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 614

Author

Simitian

Chapter

471

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law authorizes, until January 1, 2010, a school district governing board to enter into a design-build contract, as defined, in which factors in addition to price and cost may be considered in awarding a contract for the design and construction of a school facility that exceeds $10,000,000. This bill instead would authorize a school district governing board to enter into those contracts that exceed $2,500,000, and would extend this authority until January 1, 2014. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 667

Author

Hollingsworth

Chapter

559

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Finance

Summary

Existing law defines a necessary small school as an elementary school with an average daily attendance of less than 101, exclusive of pupils attending grades 7 and 8 of a junior high school, maintained by a school district that maintains 2 or more schools, that meets other criteria involving combinations of distance and average daily attendance. The county superintendent of schools is required to make computations for each elementary and secondary school district that has fewer than 2,501 units of 2nd principal apportionment average daily attendance and maintains at least one school that meets the criteria for a necessary small school. This bill would appropriate $55,000 from the General Fund to the Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District for purposes of allowing the school district to continue to operate the Palomar Mountain Elementary School, which through the 1999-2000 school year was part of the Pauma Elementary School District and qualified that district to receive necessary small school funding for the school.

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SB 699

Author

Ducheny

Chapter

94

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

The Mitigation Fee Act authorizes fees and charges for specific purposes, including fees and charges imposed for water and sewer connections or capacity charges that may not exceed the estimated reasonable cost of providing the service or improvement for which the fee or charge is imposed, unless a question regarding the amount of the fee or charge imposed in excess of this cost is submitted to and approved by 2/3 of the electors voting on the issue. The bill would redefine a "capacity charge" to mean a charge for public facilities in existence at the time a charge is imposed or charges for new public facilities to be acquired or constructed in the future that are of proportional benefit to the person or property being charged, including supply or capacity contracts for rights or entitlements, real property interests, and entitlements and other rights of the local agency involving capital expense relating to its use of existing or new public facilities. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 703

Author

Ducheny

Chapter

583

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, which has been adopted in this state, authorizes and governs the interstate placement of children. Pursuant to the compact, the officers and agencies of this state and its subdivisions are authorized to enter into agreements with appropriate officers or agencies of, or in, other states to provide for the out-of-state placement of a child and for the provision of services to that child. This bill would require a county child welfare agency to conduct, complete, and report the results of a home study, as specified, within 60 days after an officer or agency of this state, or its political subdivision, receives a request from another state to conduct a study of a home environment for purposes of assessing the safety and suitability of placing a child in the home, except as specified. The bill would also require a county to treat a home study report received from another state as meeting specified requirements of this state for the completion of a home study, except as specified. By imposing new duties on local employees, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 720

Author

Kuehl

Chapter

475

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Existing law relating to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) program defines various categories of placement options for eligible foster children. One of these categories is the "whole family foster home," which is defined as a family home, approved relative caregiver or nonrelative extended family member's home, or certified family home, that provides foster care for a minor parent and his or her child, and is specifically recruited and trained in this regard. This bill would expand the definition of a whole family foster home by specifying that this category includes both new and existing foster homes, and by including the homes of nonrelated legal guardians who are appropriately recruited and trained. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 733

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

304

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Curriculum & Instructional Materials

Summary

The Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program requires the State Department of Education to apportion funds appropriated for purposes of the program to school districts to ensure that each pupil is provided with a standards-aligned textbook or basic instructional materials as adopted by the State Board of Education subsequent to the adoption of content standards for kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, or as adopted by the local governing board for grades 9 to 12, inclusive. The program becomes inoperative on July 1, 2007, and is repealed on January 1, 2008. This bill would require the program to be administered for purposes of funding as if it had been operative at the beginning of the 2007-08 fiscal year, make the program operative on January 1, 2008, and change the inoperative and repeal dates to July 1, 2013, and January 1, 2014, respectively.

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SB 734

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

476

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Curriculum & Instructional Materials

Summary

Existing law requires the State Board of Education to adopt basic instructional materials for use in kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive. Existing law further requires the state board to ensure that curriculum frameworks are reviewed and adopted in each subject area consistent with specified submission cycles. This bill would reenact a provision that, until January 1, 2007, required the State Department of Education, prior to conducting a followup adoption, to notify all publishers and manufacturers known to produce basic instructional materials in that subject, that a fee will be assessed based on the number of programs the publisher or manufacturer indicates will be submitted. A review of a submission would be prohibited from being conducted until the fee is paid in full. These provisions would be repealed on January 1, 2011. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 744

Author

Runner

Chapter

96

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Child Nutrition

Summary

The California Uniform Retail Food Facilities Law (CURFFL) provides for the regulation of health and sanitation standards for food facilities, including commissaries, by the State Department of Public Health and is primarily enforced by local health agencies. A violation of any provision of CURFFL is a misdemeanor. This bill would revise the definition of a commissary to mean a food facility that services mobile food facilities, mobile support units, or vending machines where any of the specified actions occur. By extending the applicability of the misdemeanor provisions of the CURFFL and by increasing the duties of local enforcement agencies, this bill would create a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 768

Author

Corbett

Chapter

305

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law requires individuals and organizations that distribute voter registration cards to return the completed cards from voters to the appropriate elections official or to deposit the cards in the postal service within 3 days of receiving them. This bill would provide that an affiant's driver's license number, identification card number, and social security number are confidential and would make it an infraction, punishable by a fine not to exceed $500, except as specified, for any person, individual, or organization to knowingly disclose this information from an affidavit of registration or a voter registration card that was distributed to a voter, or entrusted by the elector to another person. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 777

Author

Kuehl

Chapter

569

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Discrimination

Summary

Existing law states that it is the policy of the state to afford equal rights and opportunities to all persons in the public or private elementary and secondary schools and postsecondary educational institutions of the state regardless of their sex, ethnic group identification, race, national origin, religion, or mental or physical disability and prohibits a person from being subjected to discrimination on those bases and contains various provisions to implement that policy. This bill would revise the list of prohibited bases of discrimination and the kinds of prohibited instruction and activities and, instead, would refer to disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic contained in the definition of hate crimes that is contained in the Penal Code. The bill would define disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation for this purpose. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 785

Author

Steinberg

Chapter

469

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law requires the State Department of Mental Health to implement managed mental health care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries through fee-for-service or capitated rate contracts with mental health plans, including individual counties, counties acting jointly, any qualified individual or organization, or a nongovernmental entity. Under existing law, this may include the provision of specialty mental health services to children in foster care. This bill would require the State Department of Mental Health, by July 1, 2008, to create a standardized contract, service authorization procedure, and set of documentation standards and forms, and to use these items to facilitate the receipt of medically necessary specialty mental health services by a foster child who is placed outside of his or her county of original jurisdiction, as specified. In addition, the bill would require the California Health and Human Services Agency to coordinate the efforts of the State Department of Mental Health and the State Department of Social Services for the performance of designated duties with respect to implementing these provisions, including establishing informational materials for foster care providers and county child welfare agencies, relating to the provision of mental health services to children in their care, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 813

Author

Wiggins

Chapter

97

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law requires that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, except for an election for a judicial office, an election may not be conducted and no votes cast for the office be counted, and if counted the votes are null and void, if an incumbent is a candidate for a nonpartisan statewide, countywide, or citywide office, or for a nonpartisan office that is elected by division, area, or district, which he or she currently holds at an election at which only one other candidate, excluding any write-in candidates, has qualified to have his or her name placed on the ballot for that office, and either the challenger or the incumbent dies after the hour of 12:01 a.m. of the 68th day before the election. This bill would specify that these provisions apply to a primary election and not to a runoff election. This bill contains other existing laws.

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SB 854

Author

Ridley-Thomas

Chapter

481

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law requires the Secretary of State to annually provide secondary education and specified postsecondary education campuses with a number of voter registration forms that is consistent with the number of students enrolled at each school. The Secretary of State is required to provide written notice with each form, instructing students regarding voter eligibility and where to file the completed forms. This bill would allow students to submit completed voter registration forms to the Secretary of State in addition to returning the forms in person or by mail to the elections official of the county in which the student resides. This bill would require every community college and California State University campus that operates an automated class registration system on or before January 1, 2008, to permit students through an automated program in coordination with the Secretary of State, during the class registration process, to elect to receive a voter registration form that is preprinted with personal information relevant to voter registration by January 1, 2010. This bill would further allow a community college or California State University campus that does not operate an automated class registration system on or before January 1, 2008, 2 years from when it begins operating an automated class registration system to implement an automated voter registration program. This bill would state that the University of California is encouraged to comply with this requirement. The bill also would require the Secretary of State to annually submit to the Legislature, on or before January 1 of each year, a report on its student voter registration efforts, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 855

Author

Ridley-Thomas

Chapter

352

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law establishes the California State University and its various campuses under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University. The existing State University Revenue Bond Act of 1947 authorizes the trustees, among other things, to utilize the proceeds of various fees, rents, or other charges, including fees relating to the construction of student body centers, parking and other transportation facilities, and student health facilities, and fees charged for extension programs and other self-supporting instructional programs, as a revenue source to repay bonds issued by the trustees to fund the construction of these facilities. The proceeds of these fees, rents, and other charges are continuously appropriated to the trustees for their respective purposes. This bill would amend the definitions of "bonds" and "revenue bonds" under the act to include commercial paper notes issued by the trustees. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 859

Author

Scott

Chapter

723

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue various types of teaching and services credentials, including preliminary and clear multiple and single subject teaching credentials. The commission is also authorized to issue emergency teaching and specialist permits that correspond to specified credential types. Statutory provisions specify the requirements with which applicants for those credentials and permits are required to comply. This bill would, until July 1, 2015, authorize the commission to issue and renew visiting faculty permits that would be valid for one year and renewable 2 times and authorize instruction in departmentalized classes to individuals who satisfy specified requirements, including having a minimum of 3 years, as specified, of full-time teaching experience at, or the full-time equivalent of that experience at, an accredited California community college, a campus of the California State University or the University of California, or a regionally accredited private, nonprofit postsecondary institution. Before issuing a visiting faculty permit, the commission would be required to review and approve the justification for the permit submitted by the employing school district. The commission would be authorized to deny a request for a visiting faculty permit that does not include the requisite justification. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 901

Author

Padilla

Chapter

353

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

The State Teachers' Retirement Law limits the amount of postretirement compensation that may be earned in specified types of employment by a retired member of the Defined Benefit Program without a reduction in the retirement benefits of the member. That law, operative until January 1, 2008, provides exemptions from this limit and specifies that the limitation provisions do not apply to either compensation earned by a member retired for service who has returned to work after retirement and, for at least 12 consecutive months, has not performed specified activities or compensation earned for the performance of activities for which the employer is not able to receive state apportionment or to compensation that is not creditable, as specified. This bill would extend the operation of both these provisions until June 30, 2009, and extend the provisions related to an exemption based upon the employer not being able to receive state apportionment or to compensation that is not creditable indefinitely. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1028

Author

Padilla

Chapter

669

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law designates the State Air Resources Board as the state agency responsible for the preparation of the state implementation plan required by the federal Clean Air Act, and requires the state board to coordinate the activities of local air districts to comply with the act. The state board is authorized to adopt and implement motor vehicle emission standards, in-use performance standards, and motor vehicle fuel specifications for the control of air contaminants and sources of air pollution which the state board has found to be necessary, cost effective, and technologically feasible. This bill would require the state board to adopt and implement motor vehicle emission standards, in-use performance standards, and motor vehicle fuel specifications for the control of air contaminants and sources of air pollution which the state board has found to be necessary, cost effective, and technologically feasible. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 1039

Author

Committee on Health

Chapter

483

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law, the California Public Health Act of 2006, commencing July 1, 2007, establishes the former State Department of Public Health, renames the State Department of Health Services as the State Department of Health Care Services, and redistributes between these 2 departments the functions and responsibilities of the former State Department of Health Services. This bill would make technical and conforming changes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SCR 5

Author

Lowenthal

Chapter

8

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Miscellaneous

Summary

This measure would proclaim May 2007 as California Museum Month.

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SCR 8

Author

Battin

Chapter

29

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Miscellaneous

Summary

This measure would acknowledge the month of April 2007 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 17

Author

Ridley-Thomas

Chapter

15

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Miscellaneous

Summary

This measure would recognize the efforts of the California African American Museum, and would urge all citizens to join in celebrating the accomplishments of African-Americans in communities throughout California and beyond during Black History Month and throughout the year.

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SCR 18

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

25

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Physical Education

Summary

This measure would proclaim the month of May 2007, as California Fitness Month, and would encourage all Californians to enrich their lives through proper diet and exercise.

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SCR 26

Author

Yee

Chapter

31

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Curriculum & Instructional Materials

Summary

This measure would declare the month of May 2007 to be World Languages and Cultures Month.

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SCR 28

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

37

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Physical Education

Summary

This measure would recognize the importance of quality youth sports experiences, as well as the important role that local park and recreation agencies play in providing safe and enjoyable youth sports experiences.

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SCR 36

Author

Yee

Chapter

49

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Miscellaneous

Summary

This measure would designate May 11, 2007, and each May 11 thereafter, as California Community College Music Day to recognize the Music Association of California Community Colleges for its commitment to music education.

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SCR 39

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

62

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Physical Education

Summary

This measure would urge all Californians to enrich their lives through proper diet and exercise, and encourage Members of the Legislature to increase public awareness about the benefits of exercise and physical fitness by hosting events in their districts that encourage physical fitness, and increase participation in activities that promote physical and mental health and a nutritious and well-balanced diet.

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SCR 46

Author

Machado

Chapter

79

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Safe Schools

Summary

This measure would designate the second week in November 2007 as California Anti-Bullying Week.

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SCR 48

Author

Harman

Chapter

81

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Miscellaneous

Summary

This measure would designate the week of September 17, 2007, as Child Awareness Week to honor children's charities, youth-serving organizations, and other nongovernmental organizations that are committed to enriching and bettering the lives of children and youth in California and the rest of the country.

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SCR 49

Author

Ridley-Thomas

Chapter

58

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

This measure would proclaim June 2007 as Make It In Scrubs Month in order to recognize the importance of encouraging the state's youth to pursue careers in the health care profession and the need to expand health care education programs in the state's universities and colleges.

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SCR 50

Author

Harman

Chapter

105

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

This measure would strongly encourage the State Board of Education to include instruction on preventing child abuse and neglect in the next set of health education content standards.

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SCR 54

Author

Perata

Chapter

82

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Safe Schools

Summary

This measure would designate the month of June 2007 as "9-1-1 for Kids Safety Education Month" in the State of California.

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SCR 55

Author

Perata

Chapter

127

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Special Education

Summary

This measure would extend the termination date of the authorization to act of the Legislative Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism from November 30, 2007, to November 30, 2008.

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SCR 58

Author

Cedillo

Chapter

128

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Curriculum & Instructional Materials

Summary

This measure would recognize the importance of including the events surrounding the Mexican Repatriation Program in the social studies curriculum and request that the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission and the State Board of Education include these events in the 2009 curriculum framework.

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SJR 3

Author

Aanestad

Chapter

97

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Finance

Summary

This measure would urge the 110th Congress to reauthorize and fund the federal Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000.

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