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2006 Chaptered Assembly Education Legislation


Assembly Bills

AB 49 | AB 103 | AB 162 | AB 172 | AB 307 | AB 326 | AB 368 | AB 569 | AB 576 | AB 607 | AB 633 | AB 680 |
AB 827 | AB 937 | AB 1228 | AB 1282 | AB 1286 | AB 1319 | AB 1369 | AB 1381 | AB 1387 | AB 1433 | AB 1482 |
AB 1535 | AB 1548 | AB 1667 | AB 1708 | AB 1758 | AB 1801 | AB 1802 | AB 1803 | AB 1806 | AB 1808 | AB 1811 |
AB 1851 | AB 1889 | AB 1895 | AB 1943 | AB 1948 | AB 1967 | AB 1968 | AB 1986 | AB 1994 | AB 2007 | AB 2030 |
AB 2041 | AB 2067 | AB 2098 | AB 2102 | AB 2117 | AB 2144 | AB 2160 | AB 2161 | AB 2165 | AB 2167 | AB 2169 |
AB 2179 | AB 2181 | AB 2195 | AB 2196 | AB 2216 | AB 2226 | AB 2240 | AB 2241 | AB 2242 | AB 2244 | AB 2254 |
AB 2362 | AB 2384 | AB 2403 | AB 2419 | AB 2438 | AB 2448 | AB 2462 | AB 2466 | AB 2513 | AB 2560 | AB 2581 |
AB 2591 | AB 2613 | AB 2651 | AB 2652 | AB 2671 | AB 2675 | AB 2684 | AB 2717 | AB 2722 | AB 2740 | AB 2751 |
AB 2811 | AB 2813 | AB 2837 | AB 2865 | AB 2871 | AB 2872 | AB 2882 | AB 2923 | AB 2932 | AB 2945 | AB 2947 |
AB 2951 | AB 2977 | AB 2985 | AB 2989 | ACR 34 | ACR 58 | ACR 114 | ACR 116 | ACR 138 | AJR 41 |

2006 Chaptered Senate Education Bills


AB 49

Author

Benoit

Chapter

147

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue a 2-year nonrenewable preliminary specialist instruction credential, solely for the purpose of instructing deaf or hearing-impaired pupils, to any prelingually deaf candidate, as defined, if the candidate meets certain minimum requirements for the credential. The credential is limited to teaching pupils who are enrolled in state special schools or in special classes for pupils with hearing impairments. This bill, instead, would require the commission, upon the recommendation of a preliminary credential preparation program sponsor, approved by the commission, to issue a 2-year preliminary teaching credential or preliminary services credential to a candidate who is prelingually deaf and meets all of the requirements in law for the full, pertinent 5-year teaching or services credential, except that the candidate would be exempted from compliance with certain state basic skills proficiency testing requirements. The bill would limit the holder of the credential to teaching or providing services to deaf and hearing-impaired pupils who are enrolled in state special schools or in special classes for pupils with hearing impairments. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 103

Author

Cohn

Chapter

696

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

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 a school safety plan to include disaster procedures, including, among others, an earthquake emergency procedure system and a school building disaster plan. This bill would require the State Department of Education to electronically distribute disaster preparedness educational materials and lesson plans that are currently available to local school districts and county offices of education. This bill would require the State Department of Education to ensure that the materials are available in at least the 3 most dominant primary languages spoken by English learners in California. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 162

Author

Leslie

Chapter

407

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law establishes the public school system in this state. Existing law also establishes the California Community Colleges under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Existing law authorizes the establishment of school districts and county offices of education, as well as community college districts, and authorizes these districts to provide instruction at public elementary and secondary schools and community college campuses throughout the state. This bill would require the department, as it deems necessary to expedite review of the applicant's plans, to make a good faith effort to hire state employees. The bill would require the department to establish procedures and requirements governing the use of the collaborative process for project development and review, as an alternative to the traditional plan review and approval process, to ensure the public safety of school buildings serving kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, as well as community college buildings, through a collaborative, consistent, and timely project development and review process. The bill would require the department, in consultation with participating school districts and community college districts, to establish mutually determined timeframe goals for a project's plan review, district and consultant response, response review, and final approval. The bill would require the timeframe goals to reflect the project's estimated construction cost, complexity, and size, and other requirements of the collaborative process for project development and review. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 172

Author

Chan

Chapter

211

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

Existing law, the Child Care and Developmental Services Act, establishes various full- and part-time programs for a comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective system of developmental services for children to age 13 and their parents. Other existing law, the Kindergarten Readiness Pilot Program, permits, until January 1, 2014, school districts to participate in the program to provide kindergarten preparedness opportunities to increase a child's readiness for school. Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to administer state preschool programs including part-time day and preschool appropriate programs for prekindergarten children 3 to 5 years of age. This bill would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Department of Education to administer prekindergarten and family literacy programs in accordance with specified funding and other requirements. The bill would require a participating program to provide specified child development and family literacy services as a condition of receiving funding. The bill would require a local educational agency on behalf of one or more participating programs to select a program coordinator who may be assigned one or more specified duties. The bill would make an appropriation by making $50,000,000 of the funds appropriated in a specified provision of the Budget Act of 2006 for child development and preschool programs available for expenditure by the Superintendent for purposes of prekindergarten and family literacy programs, as specified. The bill would require the Superintendent to conduct an evaluation of the effectiveness of those programs, as specified. The bill would also make an appropriation by making $5,000,000 of unearned contract funds appropriated in a specified provision of the Budget Act of 2005 for general child care programs available for expenditure by the Superintendent to provide direct child care services for children in participating classrooms, as specified. The bill would require the Superintendent to encourage participating providers to offer full-day services through a combination of part-day preschool slots and part-day general child care and development programs. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 307

Author

Chavez

Chapter

313

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Ed. Technology

Summary

Existing law requires the State Department of Education to administer the California Technology Assistance Project to provide a regionalized network of technical assistance to schools and school districts on the implementation of education technology. Existing law requires the department to administer provisions governing education technology and authorizes school districts, county offices of education, and state special schools to apply to the State Board of Education to participate in grant programs related to education technology. Existing law requires a school district to have a current 3-to-5 year education technology plan as a precondition to receiving a technology grant administered by the department, unless this requirement is waived by the board. This bill would, on or before July 1, 2007, require the Superintendent to develop guidelines and criteria for inclusion in the education technology plan. The bill would require the guidelines and criteria to include a component to educate pupils and teachers on the appropriate and ethical use of information technology in the classroom, Internet safety, avoiding plagiarism, the concept, purpose, and significance of a copyright so that pupils can distinguish between lawful and unlawful online downloading, and the implications of illegal peer-to-peer network file sharing. The bill would exempt a school district that, on July 1, 2008, has a 3-to-5 year education technology plan from compliance with this requirement until that plan expires or is voluntarily replaced, at which time the school district would be subject to the requirement.

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AB 326

Author

Blakeslee

Chapter

212

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Ed. Technology

Summary

Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including telephone corporations. Existing law authorizes the commission to fix just and reasonable rates and charges. Existing law establishes the California High-Cost Fund-A Administrative Committee Fund in the State Treasury and requires that the moneys in the fund be expended, upon appropriation, only to accomplish a specified telecommunications universal service program. Existing law provides that moneys in the fund are the proceeds of rates and are held in trust for the benefit of ratepayers and to compensate telephone corporations for their costs of providing universal service. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations that, because maintenance of universal public switched telephone network service throughout the state and maintenance of public safety answering points in high-cost areas of the state rely on appropriations from the fund, maintaining adequate funding levels for the fund is critical to public health and safety.

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AB 368

Author

Evans

Chapter

408

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

Existing law establishes various programs for vocational and career technical education in the public schools. This bill would require the State Department of Education to develop and maintain a registry of career technical education equipment that is listed for sale and make the registry accessible to school districts via an Internet Web site. The bill would authorize a school district that intends to offer for sale any career technical education equipment, including table saws, drafting equipment, or auto diagnostic tools, to list the equipment in the registry established by the department. The bill would require the equipment listed in the registry to be offered for sale in the first instance to other school districts and maintained in the registry for a period of no less than 4 months unless the equipment is purchased, as specified. The bill would require on or before March 1, 2010, the Legislative Analyst to report to the Legislature on the efficacy of the registry and would authorize the Legislative Analyst to submit the report to the Legislature by including it in its annual analysis of the Budget Bill. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 569

Author

Garcia

Chapter

702

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Child Nutrition

Summary

Existing law requires each school district or county superintendent of schools maintaining any kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, to provide one nutritionally adequate free or reduced-price meal for each needy pupil during each schoolday, except as specified. Existing law permits a school district or county office of education to use funds made available through any applicable federal or state program or to use its own funds to provide the required meals. This bill would require the department to conduct a study on or before March 31, 2007, on certain matters relating to the feasibility of requiring schools that meet the qualifications for the federal severe need reimbursement to offer breakfast. The bill would require the department to report the results of the study to the Legislature on or before April 30, 2007. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 576

Author

Wolk

Chapter

329

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law regulates the sharing of a patient's or client's immunization information between a health care provider, local health department, the State Department of Health Services, and other agencies. Existing law prescribes the process by which a patient or client, or parent or guardian of a patient or client, may refuse to allow the information to be shared. This bill would, after the patient or client, or parent or guardian of a patient or client refuses the sharing of immunization information, allow the patient's or client's physician to maintain access to this information for the purpose of patient care or protecting the public health, and would allow the local health department and the department to maintain access to this information for the purpose of protecting the public health, as specified. The bill would also allow local health departments and the department to share the name of a patient or client, or parent or guardian of a patient or client, with a state, local health department, health care provider, immunization information system, or any representative of an entity designated by federal or state law to receive this information, and would authorize the department to enter into written agreements to share this information with other states for specified purposes, unless the patient or client, or parent or guardian of the patient or client, refuses to allow the information to be shared. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 607

Author

Goldberg

Chapter

704

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law requires a county superintendent of schools, among other things, to visit and examine each school in the county to observe its operation and learn of its problems. Existing law requires the county superintendent to annually present a report to the governing board of each school district under his or her jurisdiction, and to the board of supervisors of the county, describing the state of the schools in the county that are ranked in deciles 1 to 3, inclusive, of the 2003 base Academic Performance Index (API). This bill would require the annual report to be submitted in November at a regularly scheduled meeting of the governing board. The bill would require the report to include certain determinations for each school and teacher misassignments and teacher vacancies and would require the county superintendent, or his or her designee, to use a standardized template to report those details, unless those details are already being reported by the county superintendent, or his or her designee. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 633

Author

Benoit

Chapter

545

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

The California Child Day Care Facilities Act provides for the licensing and regulation of child day care facilities, including day care centers, by the State Department of Social Services. The act makes it a misdemeanor to willfully or repeatedly violate certain provisions or certain rules or regulations. This bill would require each licensed child day care facility to make accessible to the public a copy of any licensing report or other public licensing document pertaining to the facility that documents a facility visit, a substantiated complaint investigation, a conference with a local licensing agency management representative and the licensee in which issues of noncompliance are discussed, or a copy of an accusation indicating the department's intent to revoke the facility's license. By expanding the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 680

Author

Chan

Chapter

706

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

ELL

Summary

Existing law provides that, when 15% or more of the pupils enrolled in a public school speak a single primary language other than English, all notices, reports, statements, or records sent to the parent or guardian of any such pupil by the school or school district shall, in addition to English, be written in the primary language, and may be responded to either in English or the primary language. This bill would require the State Department of Education to monitor adherence to that requirement as part of its regular monitoring and review of public schools and school districts, to make certain related determinations, and to notify school districts of certain related information by August 1 of each year. The bill would require the department to make that notification using electronic methods. The bill would require the department to use existing resources to comply with those provisions.

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AB 827

Author

Goldberg

Chapter

815

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law, known as the Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Reform Act of 1989, generally sets 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 establishes the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education, which, among other things, is required to review and investigate all institutions, programs, and courses of instruction approved under the act. A provision of the act renders it inoperative on July 1, 2007, and provides for its repeal on January 1, 2008. This bill would also prohibit a private postsecondary or vocational institution that is subject to the act from failing to comply with a specified federal regulation relating to the notices required to be contained in a consumer credit contract, and would require a specified statement to be included in prescribed consumer credit contracts, but would specify that violation of the provision added by this bill is not punishable as a crime. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 937

Author

Wyland

Chapter

549

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law requires the adopted courses of study for grades 1 to 6, inclusive, to include, among other courses, a course in science, as specified. This bill would authorize the governing board of a school district to designate a credentialed teacher as a science coach at each elementary school, or provide staff development to teachers, in order to develop, coordinate, and provide instruction in an experimental science curriculum, as specified, and coach other teachers in the provision of that curriculum.

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AB 1228

Author

Daucher

Chapter

552

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Ed. Technology

Summary

Existing law establishes the Digital High School Education Technology Grant Program of 1997, consisting of one-time installation grants and ongoing technology support and staff training grants, to provide all high school pupils with basic computer skills, to improve pupil achievement in all academic subjects, and to increase collaboration among high schools, private industry, postsecondary educational institutions, and community organizations. The existing Archie-Hudson and Cunneen School Technology Revenue Bond Act authorizes the California School Finance Authority to issue bonds to finance, among other things, the establishment of computer-based networks and telecommunications systems for instructional purposes by school districts. This bill would establish the K-12 High-Speed Network, as specified, for the purpose of enriching pupil educational experiences and improving pupil academic performance by providing high-speed, high-bandwidth Internet connectivity to the public schools. The bill would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to use a competitive grant process to select a local educational agency to serve as the Lead Education Agency to administer the network on behalf of the Superintendent. The bill would require the Superintendent to establish a K-12 HSN advisory board to include the Superintendent, the county superintendent of schools of the Lead Education Agency, the Secretary for Education, and other officers of local educational agencies, as specified. The bill would specify the duties of the Lead Education Agency with regard to the administration of the network, including, among other things, contracting for an independent evaluation of the network to be completed by March 1, 2009, and provided to the Superintendent. The bill would require the Superintendent to report the results of that evaluation, as specified, to the Governor and the Legislature by April 30, 2009. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1282

Author

Mullin

Chapter

712

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

The existing Personal Income Tax and Corporation Tax Law provide tax credits for startup expenses for child care programs or constructing a child care facility, costs for child care information and referral services, and costs paid or incurred for contributions to a qualified care plan. Under existing law these credits are only available for certain taxable years beginning before January 1, 2007. This bill would extend the credits to taxable years beginning before January 1, 2012. This bill would also require the Franchise Tax Board to report to the Legislature on the effectiveness of these credits, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 1286

Author

Evans

Chapter

554

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law authorizes the governing board of any community college district to sell or lease, under specified conditions, real property, as defined, that the community college district owns. Existing law requires state and local agencies, including community college districts, to comply with specified requirements prior to the disposal of surplus land. Existing law excludes from provisions governing the construction of community college facilities and the disposal of property owned by community college districts certain transactions involving the sale or lease of property owned by a community college district if the proceeds of these transactions are expended for capital outlay purposes relating to qualified community college facilities, as defined, and if the district complies with other specified conditions. Existing law includes as one of the specified conditions a requirement that the community college district shall authorize the chancellor and Controller to withhold from its annual apportionment the amount of funds necessary to satisfy its annual payment obligation under the sale contract or lease, including authorization to withhold this amount and specify the amount to be withheld. Existing law states that this authorization shall have precedence over other expenditure obligations of the community college district. This bill would require the authorization to have precedence over other expenditure obligations of the community college district, with the exception of any obligations the community college district has incurred through the State Public Works Board's issuance of lease revenue bonds under specified provisions of existing law, which shall be met first. The bill would also specify that these provisions, including the provision that certain transactions are excluded from provisions governing the construction of community college facilities and the disposal of property owned by a community college district if specified requirements of existing law are met, would be repealed as of January 1, 2009. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1319

Author

Liu

Chapter

264

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law provides for adult educational programs offered by school districts and community colleges. This bill would make specified findings and declarations and would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that develops a coordinated adult education data system. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 1369

Author

Nunez

Chapter

209

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Employment Issues

Summary

Under existing law, 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 approve provisions that require the expenditure of funds of memoranda of understanding entered into between the state employer and State Bargaining Units 1, 3, 4, 11, 14, 15, 17, 20, and 21, and would provide that these provisions will become effective even if these provisions are approved by the Legislature in legislation other than the annual Budget Act. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1381

Author

Nunez

Chapter

299

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School District Management

Summary

Existing law authorizes the Inspector General of the Los Angeles Unified School District to conduct specified audits, investigations, and related activities. This bill would authorize the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education to appoint the inspector general and to make all employment decisions related to the inspector general in a manner consistent with any existing contracts under which the inspector general is employed. The bill would prohibit the dismissal of the inspector general, except for good cause. The bill would require the inspector general to be appointed for a term of 3 years. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1387

Author

Jones

Chapter

715

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires a lead agency, as defined, to prepare, or cause to be prepared by contract, and certify the completion of, an environmental impact report on a project, as defined, that may have a significant effect on the environment, or to adopt a negative declaration if it finds that the project will not have that effect. The bill would provide that, except as specified, if a residential project, not exceeding 100 units, with a minimum residential density of 20 units per acre, and within one-half mile of the transit stop, on an infill site, as defined, in an urbanized area, as defined, is in compliance with the traffic, circulation, and transportation policies of the general plan, applicable community plan, applicable specific plan, and applicable ordinances of the city or county, and the city or county with jurisdiction over the area where the project is located requires that the mitigation measures approved in a previously certified project area environmental impact report, as the bill would define that term, applicable to the project be incorporated into the project, the city or county is not required to comply with specified requirements with respect to the making of any findings regarding the significant environmental effects from impacts of the project on traffic at intersections, or on streets, highways, or freeways. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 1433

Author

Emmerson

Chapter

413

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law requires the governing board of any school district to make rules for the physical examination of pupils that will ensure proper care of the pupils and proper secrecy with regard to any defect noted. Existing law allows the parent or legal guardian having control or charge of any child enrolled in a public school to file annually a statement in writing, signed by the parent or legal guardian, that he or she will not consent to an examination of his or her child. Existing law exempts a child from physical examinations once such a statement is filed with the principal. This bill would require a pupil, while enrolled in kindergarten in a public school, or while enrolled in first grade in a public school if the pupil was not previously enrolled in kindergarten in a public school, to present proof, no later than May 31 of the school year, of having received an oral health assessment by a licensed dentist or other licensed or registered dental health professional operating within his or her scope of practice that was performed no earlier than 12 months prior to the date of the initial enrollment of the pupil. The bill would excuse a parent or legal guardian from complying with the above requirement by indicating on a specified form that the oral health assessment could not be completed because of one or more specified reasons. The bill would require public schools to send a notification of the assessment requirement to the parent or legal guardian of the pupil subject to that requirement, including a standardized form that can be used for an assessment or on which the parent or legal guardian can indicate one of several specified reasons why an assessment cannot be completed. The bill would require all public schools, after receiving completed assessments, and by December 31 of each year, to send a report, as specified, to the local health officer of the county office of education in which the school is located. The bill would not preclude a school district or county office of education from developing a schoolsite-based oral health assessment to comply with these provisions. The bill would require the Office of Oral Health of the Chronic Disease Control Branch of the State Department of Health Services to conduct an evaluation of the requirements imposed by the bill and prepare and submit a report to the Legislature by January 1, 2010, that discusses any improvements in the oral health of children resulting from the imposition of those requirements. The bill would authorize the Office of Oral Health to receive private funds and contract with the University of California to fulfill those duties. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1482

Author

Canciamilla

Chapter

213

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law allows a school district governing board to sell bonds at a negotiated sale or by competitive bidding. Existing law requires the issuer of a proposed or actual new debt issue of state or local government to report specified information to the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission (CDIAC). This bill would require a school district governing board, prior to selling bonds, to adopt a resolution, as an agenda item at a public meeting, that includes several specified items, including, among others, express approval of the method of sale. The bill would require, after the sale of the bonds, the governing board to present and disclose the actual cost information at its next scheduled public meeting and to submit an itemized summary of the costs of the bond sale to the CDIAC. The bill would require the governing board to ensure that all necessary information and reports regarding the sale or planned sale of bonds by the school district it governs are submitted to the CDIAC in compliance with a specified provision.

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AB 1535

Author

Nunez

Chapter

437

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Nutrition

Summary

Existing law establishes the Instructional School Gardens Program for the promotion, creation, and support of instructional school gardens by eligible educational agencies, as defined. Existing law requires that the program be administered by the State Department of Education through the allocation of one-time grants and technical assistance to applicant eligible educational agencies. Existing law authorizes the department to consult with the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) and public institutions of higher education, regarding curriculum development and evaluation of any program established pursuant to the Instructional School Gardens Program. This bill would revise those provisions to make grants and technical assistance available to charter schools as well as school districts and county offices of education. The bill, instead of requiring the department to consult with specified entities, would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to convene an interagency working group on instructional school gardens, which would include, but not be limited to, representatives of the State Department of Education, the Department of Food and Agriculture, the State Department of Health Services, and the CIWMB. The bill would require that interagency working group to advise the Superintendent on, among other things, effective and efficient means of encouraging school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education to establish and maintain instructional school gardens. The bill would authorize the Superintendent to establish an advisory group involving other agencies and groups with expertise in instructional school gardens, which would include, but not be limited to, the California Environmental Education Interagency Network. The bill would provide that the purpose of that advisory group is to support program efforts, as specified. The bill would require the Superintendent to use existing resources to establish the interagency working group and advisory group and would require the Department of Food and Agriculture, the State Department of Health Services, and the CIWMB to use existing resources for their participation in the working group. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1548

Author

Pavley

Chapter

717

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Ed. Technology
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, as specified. Other existing law requires the governing board of each school district maintaining one or more high schools to adopt instructional materials for use in the high schools under its control. Existing law establishes the State Instructional Materials Fund and continuously appropriates the moneys in the fund to the State Department of Education. Existing law authorizes a school district to use allowances received from the fund to purchase instructional materials adopted by the state board, to purchase instructional materials from any source, to purchase tests, to bind basic textbooks, to fund in-service training related to instructional materials, and to purchase classroom library materials for kindergarten and grades 1 to 4, inclusive. This bill would, as a pilot program and until January 1, 2016, require the department to authorize 12 schools to request a publisher that makes basic instructional materials available to a school district in a hard copy format to make instructional materials available in an electronic multimedia format upon adoption of instructional materials after January 1, 2000, by the state board or by the governing board of a selected school district that maintains a high school. The bill would grant authority to the state board to authorize a participating school to use alternate instructional materials in an electronic multimedia format, as described, if a publisher is unable to provide adopted instructional materials in an electronic multimedia format, as specified. The bill would require the department, before authorizing a school to participate in the pilot program, to certify that the school district that is applying on behalf of the school has no unmet needs for instructional materials. The bill would provide for other requirements relating to the pilot program. By expanding the purposes for which moneys from the State Instructional Materials Fund may be used, the bill would make an appropriation. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 1667

Author

Saldana

Chapter

414

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law provides that any individual with exceptional needs who requires specialized physical health care services, as defined, during the regular schoolday, may be assisted by certain specified individuals. This bill would, instead, provide that any individual with exceptional needs who requires specialized physical health care services, during the regular schoolday, may be assisted by certain specified individuals, including designated school personnel, as provided. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 1708

Author

DeVore

Chapter

97

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

CDE Admin/Governance

Summary

Existing law requires the Director of the Department of Personnel Administration to determine the fair and reasonable value of maintenance, living quarters, housing, lodging, board, meals, food, household supplies, fuel, laundry, and other services furnished by the state as an employer of its employees. Existing law provides that the value so determined constitutes the charges to be made to the state employees for any such maintenance or services furnished by the state, unless the employee is entitled to these benefits as compensation for his or her services or as actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of the state's business. This bill would revise that provision to specify that the director shall determine, by rule, the fair and reasonable value of these items and services. The bill would further require the director, by rule, to provide instruction for the administration of all lodging, maintenance, and other services furnished by the state as an employer to its employees. The bill would also specify that compliance with all the rules associated with these services is the responsibility of each director of each state department possessing lodging or supplying maintenance or other services to its employees. The bill would make other related changes to that provision.

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AB 1758

Author

Umberg

Chapter

19

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Accountability

Summary

Under the High Priority Schools Grant Program, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, with the approval of the state board, is required to identify schools ranked in deciles 1 to 5, inclusive, on the Academic Performance Index (API), and to invite those schools to participate in the program. Under the existing program, in order to be eligible for funding from the program, a school is also required to participate in the Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Grant Program. This bill would, instead, provide that 36 months after the receipt of funding to implement a school action plan, all schools that are not subject to state monitoring are eligible for a 4th year of funding, and would require a school that the most recent base API places in decile 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 to exit the program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1801

Author

Laird

Chapter

47

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

This bill would make appropriations for support of state government for the 2006-07 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 1802

Author

Committee on Budget

Chapter

79

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

Existing law requires a revenue limit to be calculated for each county superintendent of schools, and requires the revenue limit to be adjusted for various factors and to be reduced, as specified. Existing law further reduces the revenue limit for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 fiscal years by a deficit factor of 0.898%. This bill would delete the reduction of the revenue limit for the 2006-07 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1803

Author

Committee on Budget

Chapter

77

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law requires the Department of Pesticide Regulation to publish a financial report each year that describes the amount and source of funding of, and the cost to operate, each branch of the department, and the funding of the major programs within those branches. This bill would instead require the department to report the amount and source of funding for the major programmatic functions of the department. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1806

Author

Committee on Budget

Chapter

69

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

The Enterprise Zone Act prescribes the duties and responsibilities of the Department of Housing and Community Development in connection with the establishment of enterprise zones and manufacturing enhancement areas and, until January 1, 2007, authorizes the department and local governments to charge and collect fees in connection with the act and to assess each enterprise zone a fee of not more than $10 for each application it accepts for the issuance of a specified tax certificate issued by a local government. This bill would delete the January 1, 2007, inoperative date of the authority to establish, charge, and collect, and the requirement to assess, a fee pursuant to these provisions, thus making the authority and requirement permanent. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1808

Author

Committee on Budget

Chapter

75

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

Existing law, the Child Care and Development Services Act, authorizes alternative payment programs to provide payment to child care facilities with at least 75% subsidized children in prescribed circumstances, and authorizes the Superintendent of Public Instruction to adopt related regulations. This bill would delete the above 75% limitation, and would revise the methodology by which alternative payment programs reimburse licensed child care providers, in accordance with an annual market rate survey, as specified, and based on the rates charged by the provider to nonsubsidized families. The bill would make related technical changes. The bill would give alternative payment programs and licensed child care providers various responsibilities in connection with providing child care for subsidized families. The bill would require an alternative payment program to verify provider rates, using a random verification process, as prescribed. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1811

Author

Laird

Chapter

48

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

AB 1801, as proposed by Conference Report No. 1 on June 12, 2006, would make appropriations for the support of state government for the 2006-07 fiscal year. This bill would amend and supplement the Budget Act of 2006 by revising items of appropriation for the judicial branch; the Secretary for Business, Transportation and Housing; the Office of Emergency Services; the Department of Transportation; the Department of Fish and Game; the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission; the Department of Water Resources; the State Water Resources Control Board; the State Department of Health Services; the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board; the Department of Parks and Recreation; the State Air Resources Board; the Department of Toxic Substances Control; the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; the State Department of Education; the University of California; the California State University; the Department of Veterans Affairs; local government financing; the repayment of state-mandated local costs; and the Deficit Reduction Reserve Account. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 1851

Author

Coto

Chapter

331

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law establishes the Healthy Families Program, administered by the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board, to arrange for the provision of health services to an eligible person. Under the program, eligibility is based upon an application submitted to the board. Existing law authorizes a participating health, dental, or vision plan that is in good standing to provide application assistance directly to an applicant acting on behalf of an eligible person who telephones, writes, or contacts the plan in person, as specified, and requests application assistance. Existing law, which became inoperative on January 1, 2006, also authorized a participating health, dental, or vision plan to provide application assistance directly to an applicant under certain conditions, including when the assistance is provided upon referral from a government agency, school, or school district. This bill would delete the January 1, 2006, inoperative date and thereby authorize a participating health, dental, or vision plan to provide application assistance directly to an applicant under those conditions, including when the assistance is provided upon referral from a government agency, school, or school district. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 1889

Author

Nava

Chapter

502

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law creates the California Emergency Council, consisting of a specified membership and specified duties, including duties with regard to the certification of local disaster councils and the classification of disaster service workers. This bill would also require the membership of the council to include a representative of a local public health agency, to be appointed by the Governor, would require the council to have two advisory committees with specified memberships and duties, and would include the encouragement of certain community, business, and school preparedness efforts and the publication of a biennial report on emergency preparedness, among the council's duties. It would require the Office of Emergency Services to provide staff support to the Emergency Council as necessary, and to perform the duties currently performed by the council with respect to the certification of local disaster councils and the classification of disaster service workers. It would also require the Office of Emergency Services to provide notice to Emergency Council members with respect to any state of emergency declared by the Governor when the council is not meeting.

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AB 1895

Author

Coto

Chapter

269

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law, the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 (the Greene Act of 1998), 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 supplemental funding for site development and acquisition. This bill would, notwithstanding any other provision of law, and until January 1, 2010, authorize the Oak Grove Elementary School District to sell certain surplus real and personal property and to use the proceeds from that transaction for any one-time general fund purpose. The bill would prohibit, if any of the purchases of the property were made using the proceeds of a local general obligation bond act or revenue derived from developer fees, the amount deposited into the general fund from exceeding the difference between the purchase price of the property and the proceeds of the transaction divided by the amount of the proceeds of the transaction, as defined. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1943

Author

Nava

Chapter

817

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. Existing law specifies the duties of the board of governors, among which is the review and approval of all courses of instruction that are not offered as part of an educational program approved by the board of governors. Existing law establishes community college districts, and requires each district to be under the control of a governing board. Existing law specifies the duties of community college district governing boards, among which is the submission, to the board of governors for review and approval, of courses of instruction that are not offered in educational programs approved by the board of governors. This bill would express legislative intent with respect to allowing community college districts to offer credit courses that are not part of an approved educational program without prior approval by the board of governors. The bill would, until January 1, 2013, delete the provision that requires the board of governors to review and approve courses of instruction that are not offered as part of an educational program approved by the board of governors. The bill would instead, until January 1, 2013, authorize community college district governing boards to offer credit courses of instruction without the approval of the board of governors only under conditions authorized by regulations adopted by the board of governors. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 1948

Author

Montanez

Chapter

332

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Services and under which qualified low-income persons receive health care benefits. This bill would require the department to conduct, or contract for the conducting of, a technological feasibility study report of technological requirements for modifying the above electronic application to allow a person applying on behalf of a child the option to simultaneously preenroll and apply for enrollment in the Medi-Cal program or the Healthy Families Program over the Internet without submitting a followup paper application. The bill would require the results of the feasibility study report to be provided to the fiscal and health policy committees of the Legislature on or before March 1, 2008. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 1967

Author

Committee on Education

Chapter

730

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Omnibus

Summary

Existing law requires the Superintendent, if at any time during the fiscal year he or she determines that the county office of education may be unable to meet its financial obligations for the current or 2 subsequent fiscal years or if the county office has qualified for certification, as specified, to notify the county board of education and the county superintendent of schools, in writing, of that determination and the basis for the determination. This bill would require a county office of education, or a school district for which the county board of education serves as the governing board, to provide the Superintendent with a copy of a study, report, evaluation, or audit regarding evidence of fiscal distress, as specified. The bill would require the Superintendent to review and consider those studies, reports, evaluations, or audits and any additional studies, reports, evaluations, or audits that contain a finding by an external reviewer that more than 3 of the 15 most common predictors of school agencies needing intervention, as determined by the County Office Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team, are present. The bill would require the Superintendent, if those findings are made, to investigate the financial condition of the county office of education and determine if the county office of education may be unable to meet its financial obligations for the current or two subsequent fiscal years, or whether the county office should receive a qualified or negative interim financial certification, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1968

Author

Leslie

Chapter

560

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. Existing law establishes community college districts throughout the state, and authorizes them to maintain campuses at which instruction is provided to students. Existing law authorizes the governing boards of community college districts to charge various fees, including fees charged to students and employees at a campus of the district for purposes of partially or fully recovering transportation costs incurred by the district or of reducing fares for services provided by common carriers or municipally owned transit systems to these students and employees, in accordance with a prescribed procedure. With respect to these transportation fees, existing law requires a governing board maintaining transportation services to adopt rules and regulations governing the exemption of low-income students from these fees and authorizes the governing board to adopt rules and regulations that provide for the exemption of others. This bill would specify that its provisions relating to these transportation fees apply only to the Los Rios and Rio Hondo community college districts. The bill would provide that, notwithstanding the existing provision relating to the adoption of the rules and regulations governing the exemption of low-income students and other students from these fees, the governing board of a community college district to which this bill applies may adopt rules and regulations to exempt low-income students from this fee, or to require low-income students to pay all or part of this fee. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1986

Author

De La Torre

Chapter

346

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the California State University under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University. Existing law authorizes the establishment of auxiliary organizations, as defined, of the university for various purposes consistent with the mission of the university. The existing California State University Contract Law sets forth a process through which contracts for projects, as defined, that are entered into with respect to the California State University may be competitively bid, entered into, and executed. A provision of the law requires that a project be under the sole and direct control of the trustees pursuant to the administrative authority granted to them by existing law. A provision of the law authorizes the trustees and the Department of General Services to enter into an agreement under which the department will carry out any of the functions of the trustees under the law, upon terms that are mutually agreed upon. A provision of the law requires that any subcontractor or agent, or employee of any contractor or subcontractor, who has knowledge of any work done in violation of any contract under the California State University Contract Law, an d does not immediately notify the trustees or the inspector or resident engineer upon the project of the violation, is guilty of a felony. This bill would require that any construction project on a campus of the California State University that is performed by an auxiliary organization of the California State University and funded in whole or in part by public funds is subject to the California State University Contract Law, and would deem that construction project to be under the sole and direct control of the trustees for the purposes of the law. The bill would authorize the trustees to enter into an agreement under which the auxiliary organization may carry out any of the functions of the trustees under the law, upon terms that are mutually agreed upon. Because the bill would extend the scope of the California State University Contract Law, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program by creating a new crime . This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1994

Author

Leslie

Chapter

100

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Pupil Data/Privacy

Summary

Existing law, with specified exceptions, authorizes any adult patient of a health care provider, any minor patient authorized by law to consent to medical treatment, and any patient representative, to be entitled to inspect patient records, upon presenting to the health care provider a written request for those records, and payment of reasonable clerical costs incurred in locating and making the records available. Under existing law, the representative of a minor patient is not entitled to inspect or obtain copies of the minor's patient records under certain circumstances, including when the minor' s health care provider determines that access to the requested patient records would be detrimental to the provider's professional relationship with the minor patient or the minor's physical safety or psychological well-being. Existing law exempts the health care provider from liability for making the decision as to whether the minor's records are available for inspection, except in cases of bad faith. This bill would specify that the exemption from liability would also apply with respect to a health care provider's decision whether to make the minor patient's records available for copying.

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AB 2007

Author

Nava

Chapter

101

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

School Finance

Summary

Existing law provides for apportionments to school districts based on average daily attendance computations. This bill would require that, notwithstanding any other law, the average daily attendance for the 2nd principal apportionment for the 2003-04 fiscal year for the Montecito Union Elementary School District is 95.51% of the district's October 2003 California Basic Educational Data System enrollment. The bill would specify how that percentage was determined. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 2030

Author

Haynes

Chapter

757

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Charter Schools

Summary

Existing law, the Charter Schools Act of 1992, requires a charter school to comply with the provisions of its charter and the laws pertaining to charter schools and exempts charter schools from the laws governing school districts, with specified exceptions. Existing law authorizes the revocation of a charter for specified violations. Existing law requires the chartering authority to notify the charter school of any violation and allow the school a reasonable opportunity to cure the violation prior to revoking the charter unless the authority determines, in writing, that the violation constitutes a threat to pupils, as specified. This bill would require a chartering authority to provide a written notice of intent to revoke and notice of facts in support of revocation to a charter school prior to revoking its charter. The bill would require the chartering authority to hold a public hearing, as specified, no later than 30 days after the notice of intent to revoke is issued. The bill would require the authority to issue a decision to revoke or decline to revoke the charter no later than 30 days after the public hearing, unless the chartering authority and the charter school agree to a 30-day extension. The bill would require the chartering authority to make written factual findings, specific to the charter school, prior to revoking its charter. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2041

Author

Nava

Chapter

855

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Ed. Technology

Summary

Under existing law, the Public Safety Radio Strategic Planning Committee, comprised of 13 specified state entities, has primary responsibility in state government to develop and implement a statewide integrated public safety communication system for state government agencies that facilitates interoperability and other shared uses of public safety spectrum with local and federal agencies. This bill would add the Military Department, State Department of Health Services, and Department of Finance to, and remove the Department of the Youth Authority from, the committee and would require that a representative of the Office of Emergency Services serve as chairperson. It would require that interoperability be developed to include first response agencies, as defined, as the committee deems appropriate. It also would require the committee to meet at least twice a year, with one being a joint meeting with the California Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 2067

Author

Oropeza

Chapter

736

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law prohibits smoking of tobacco products inside public buildings, as defined, but excludes covered parking lots from this prohibition. Existing law additionally prohibits smoking in all enclosed spaces of places of employment, as defined. This bill would define "covered parking lot," for purposes of the exclusion from the prohibition with respect to public buildings, to exclude lobbies, lounges, waiting areas, elevators, stairwells, and restrooms that are a structural part of the covered parking lot, thereby making these areas subject to the smoking prohibition. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2098

Author

Liu

Chapter

818

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

CDE Admin/Governance

Summary

Existing law generally authorizes state agencies to accept alternate payment devices, subject to specified conditions. This bill would establish the Electronic Funds Transfer Task Force, as specified, to study and report to the Legislature on or before April 1, 2008, a plan for development and implementation of a new payment dispersal system utilizing electronic funds transfer technology, to include specified components.

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AB 2102

Author

Saldana

Chapter

608

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Federal Issues

Summary

Existing law prescribes certain courses of study for pupils enrolled in public school and requires specific courses be completed in order to receive a diploma of graduation from high school. Existing law permits a school district to specify additional coursework for a pupil to complete in order to receive a diploma of graduation from high school. This bill would require the State Department of Education to establish a formal liaison with the United States Department of Defense and school districts and county offices of education that enroll military dependents to examine course credit transfer issues and establish guidelines for course credit transfer, to develop procedures to facilitate the integration of military dependents into new schools, to establish procedures to assist military dependents in meeting local graduation requirements, and to create model memorandums of agreement between military bases and school districts or county offices of education. The bill also would permit the governing board of a school district and a county office of education to establish a course credit transfer policy for schoolage military dependents provided that the military dependents would still substantially meet the graduation requirements prescribed by the governing board; and to provide early entry transfer, pretranscript evaluation, pupil support services, and other similar assistance to aid schoolage military dependents in meeting graduation requirements. The bill, however, would limit the authority of a school district to make the specified accommodations for military dependents to situations in which the parent or legal guardian of the military dependent is serving on active duty or has been discharged from military service within the last year and the transfer of the military dependent to a new school is the direct result of a military transfer or discharge of the parent or legal guardian of the dependent.

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AB 2117

Author

Coto

Chapter

561

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

ELL

Summary

Existing law establishes the English Language Acquisition Program for pupils in grades 4 to 8, inclusive, and requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to allocate $100 per school year to each participating local educational agency for each pupil enrolled in any of those grades who is identified as eligible to participate in the program. This bill would require the State Department of Education to establish and administer a competitive grant pilot project to be conducted during the 2007-08 to 2009-10, inclusive, school years to identify existing best practices regarding topics including, but not limited to, curriculum, instruction, and staff development for teaching English language learners and promoting English language acquisition and development. The bill would prohibit the use of more than 5% of the total funding for the program for administrative, data collection, evaluation, or reporting activities. The bill would authorize a local educational agency, as defined, to apply on behalf of the eligible school or schools to the department for a grant of $200 per English language learner for each year of the pilot project. The bill would require the department to require each local educational agency that is selected to receive a grant to match the funds provided in the grant, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 2144

Author

Montanez

Chapter

562

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law, the California Land Reuse and Revitalization Act of 2004, until January 1, 2010, provides that an innocent landowner, a bona fide purchaser, or a contiguous property owner, as defined, qualifies for specified immunity from liability for response costs or damage claims with regard to a site in an urban infill area, if the innocent landowner, bona fide purchaser, or contiguous property owner meets specified conditions. The act defines the term "agency" as meaning the Department of Toxic Substances Control, the State Water Resources Control Board, or a California regional water quality control board. This bill would revise the public participation procedures that are required to be included in the response plan, including requiring the agency, 30 days before taking action on the response plan, to notify all other appropriate governmental entities and local agencies, including, but not limited to, the department, the regional board, or a redevelopment agency, that is not party to the response plan regarding the proposed response action. The bill would also require the agency to place a notice in a newspaper of general circulation, as specified, and post notice of the proposed response plan on the site. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2160

Author

Lieu

Chapter

742

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law requires that new public buildings be models of energy efficiency and be designed, constructed, and equipped with energy efficiency measures, materials, and devices, subject to specified criteria, and that existing buildings be retrofitted to meet specified standards when renovated or remodeled. In addition, certain executive orders require state agencies to implement certain energy and resource efficiency standards in this regard. This bill would require the Department of General Services to define a life cycle cost analysis model to be used with respect to certain state building design and construction decisions. It would require the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, in consultation with specified state entities, to identify and develop appropriate financing and project delivery mechanisms to facilitate state building energy and resource efficient projects, including the use of the life cycle cost analysis model, and, in consultation with the state entities and specified private entities, identify obstacles to private sector commercial energy and resource efficient projects, and identify and recommend financial and other incentives to facilitate private sector commercial building energy and resource efficient projects. The bill would also require the commission to report its findings and recommendations to the Green Action Team established to further the goals of a specified executive order.

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AB 2161

Author

Klehs

Chapter

563

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

The Community Redevelopment Law requires a redevelopment agency to replace dwelling units housing persons and families of low or moderate income that are destroyed or removed from the low- and moderate-income housing market as part of a redevelopment project that is subject to a written agreement with the agency or where financial assistance is provided by the agency. Existing law also requires that specified percentages of new and substantially rehabilitated dwelling units within a project area that are developed by public or private entities or by persons other than the redevelopment agency be affordable to and occupied by persons of low and moderate income. These replacement, new, or rehabilitated dwelling units are required to remain available at affordable housing cost to, and occupied by, persons and families of low-income, moderate-income, and very low income households for at least 55 years for rental units and 45 years for homeownership units. This bill would, until January 1, 2012, authorize the Redevelopment Agency of the County of Alameda to count the new construction of units outside the project area, but within the City of Hayward towards satisfaction of these housing obligations if certain conditions are met. This authorization would apply only to the Mt. Eden Sub-Area of the Eden Area Redevelopment Project Area. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 2165

Author

La Suer

Chapter

200

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Physical Education

Summary

Existing law, the Donahoe Higher Education Act, sets forth, among other things, the missions and functions of California's public and independent segments of higher education. Provisions of the act apply to the University of California only to the extent that the Regents of the University of California, by resolution, act to make them applicable. Existing provisions of the act prohibit a person from offering, promising, or attempting to give any money or other thing of value to a student athlete to induce, encourage, or reward the student athlete's application, enrollment, or attendance at a public or private institution of higher education. This bill, notwithstanding the provision that authorizes community college district governing boards to enforce rules and regulations relating to intercollegiate athletics or any other provision of law, would prohibit any student athlete enrolled at any campus of the University of California, the California State University, or the California Community Colleges from participating as a member of any intercollegiate athletic team, or as a participant in any intercollegiate athletic event, if he or she, at any time after his or her enrollment as a college or university student, is prosecuted as an adult and is convicted of any of several specified crimes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2167

Author

Arambula

Chapter

743

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Assessment & Standards

Summary

Existing law requires school districts to report certain information to the State Department of Education relating to, among other things, pupils, pupil attendance, and staff. Existing law requires the department to collect certain information from school districts and, pursuant to this law, the department gathers data from school districts on school staff and pupil enrollment in the annual California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) report. This bill would establish the specific calculation for graduation rates to be included within the API and would require the Superintendent to provide an annual report to the Legislature on the graduation and dropout rates in California and to make the same report available to the public, as specified. The bill would prohibit graduation rates from dropout recovery high schools, as defined, from being included in the API. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 2169

Author

Montanez

Chapter

475

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Classified/Paraprofessional

Summary

Existing law establishes a program until January 1, 2008, known as "Address Confidentiality for Victims of Domestic Violence and Stalking," which authorizes specified persons to complete an application containing specified information in person at a community-based victims' assistance program to be approved by the Secretary of State for the purpose of enabling state and local agencies to respond to requests for public records without disclosing a program participant's residence address contained in any public record, including the program participant's voter registration, and requires the Secretary of State to act as that person's agent for service of process and to designate a substitute mailing address for program participants pursuant to specified procedures that state and local agencies are required to use at the request of a program participant. This bill would extend the operation of these programs until 2013. By extending the duties on local agencies for an additional period of time, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2179

Author

Leslie

Chapter

441

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the University of California, under the administration of the Regents of the University of California, as one of the 3 segments of public postsecondary education in this state. This bill would, notwithstanding any other provision of law, indemnify current or former regents, officers, and employees of the university, current or former investment managers under contract with the university, and current or former officers, directors, trustees, agents, or employees of university foundations from all claims, demands, suits, actions, damages, judgments, costs, charges, and expenses, including court costs and attorney's fees, and all liability, losses, and damages of any nature whatsoever that these persons may at any time sustain by reason of any decision of the regents not to invest in any firm or firms with business operations in Sudan or with the Sudanese government.

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AB 2181

Author

Salinas

Chapter

273

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Attendance

Summary

Existing law, until January 1, 2006, specifically authorizes a court to order the parent, guardian, or other person having control or charge of a pupil, who is convicted of failing to comply with compulsory attendance laws, as specified, to immediately enroll the child in the appropriate school or educational program and provide proof of enrollment to the court. Existing law provides that a willful violation of that order is punishable as civil contempt with a fine of up to $1,000. This bill would delete the January 1, 2006, limitation thereby extending indefinitely the authority of a court over a person who fails to comply with the compulsory attendance laws, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 2195

Author

Bass

Chapter

383

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Existing law provides for the placement of dependent children by the juvenile court according to specified procedures. Existing law separately establishes the Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) program, under which counties provide payments to foster care providers on behalf of qualified children in foster care. The program is funded by a combination of federal, state, and county funds, with moneys from the General Fund being continuously appropriated to pay for the state's share of AFDC-FC costs. This bill would establish similar procedures for assessment and approval of a relative's or nonrelative extended family member's home when the sudden unavailability of a foster caregiver requires a temporary change in placement on an emergency basis for a child who is under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, including provision for making these placements eligible for payments under the AFDC-FC program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2196

Author

Spitzer

Chapter

208

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

The existing California Child Day Care Facilities Act provides for the licensure and regulation of specified types of child day care facilities and day care homes responsible for the regular care of children. Existing law requires each child day care facility to post a written notice accessible to parents and guardians. A willful violation of these provisions is a crime. This bill would require the notice to include information stating that the registered sex offender database is available to the public via a specified Internet Web site maintained by the Department of Justice. The bill would require the licensee to provide a copy of the Family Child Care Home Notification of Parents' Rights prepared by the State Department of Social Services, and would grant the provider immunity from liability. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2216

Author

Bass

Chapter

384

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Existing law provides for oversight by various state and local entities of certain populations of children, including those who are wards of the juvenile court, and those who are in foster care, or are otherwise under the supervision of county welfare departments. Existing law provides for a system of child welfare services administered by each county, with oversight by the State Department of Social Services. This bill, the Child Welfare Leadership and Performance Accountability Act of 2006, would establish within the California Health and Human Services Agency the California Child Welfare Council, an advisory body that would be responsible for improving the collaboration and processes of the multiple agencies and courts that serve children and youth in the child welfare and foster care systems. The bill would provide for the composition of the council, including as cochairs the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court or his or her designee, and the Secretary of California Health and Human Services. The bill would require the secretary to ensure that current federal and state level outcome measures, among other information, are posted on the State Department of Social Services' Internet Web site. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2226

Author

Garcia

Chapter

235

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law requires the governing body of each county or counties to establish a community child health and disability prevention program for the purpose of providing early and periodic assessments of the health status of children in the county or counties. Existing law requires the health screening and evaluation part of each program to include for each child screening tests for vision, hearing, anemia, tuberculosis, diabetes, and urinary tract conditions. Existing law requires the governing board of each school district to exclude from school, for not more than 5 days, any 1st grade pupil who has not provided either a certificate documenting that the child has received the appropriate health screening and evaluation services or a waiver signed by the child's parents or legal guardian indicating that they do not want, or are unable, to obtain these services. This bill would, on and after July 1, 2010, require each school district to provide a type 2 diabetes information sheet developed by the State Department of Education to the parent or legal guardian of incoming 7th grade pupils. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2240

Author

Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security

Chapter

117

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Existing law, the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937, establishes noncontributory retirement plans for employees in specified counties. Retirement benefits under those plans are calculated, in part, based upon a member's years of service credit. Under existing law, if approved by the county board of supervisors, a member of those plans in the Counties of Santa Barbara and Los Angeles may receive service credit for time that would not otherwise be recognized, including prior service with another public agency, and upon payment by the member of specified contributions to the retirement fund. This bill would additionally provide that the board of supervisors in the Counties of Santa Barbara and Los Angeles may provide that a member of a noncontributory plan may receive up to 5 years of service credit for additional retirement credit, as defined, upon payment of additional contributions prior to retirement, or in certain circumstances, within 120 days after retirement, by lump sum or by installment payments over a period of up to 10 years and subject to other conditions, as specified.

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AB 2241

Author

Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security

Chapter

216

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Existing civil service law provides that eligible employment lists shall be established as a result of free competitive examinations open to persons who lawfully may be appointed to any position within the class for which these examinations are held and who meet the minimum qualifications, as specified. This bill would permit the State Personnel Board to authorize the use of skills-based certification, as defined, for information technology classifications, if specified conditions are satisfied. The bill would also require the board to promulgate regulations specifying how skills-based certification shall be implemented.

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AB 2242

Author

Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security

Chapter

611

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Existing law provides in the State Treasury the State Annuitants' Vision Care Benefits Fund that is, upon appropriation by the Legislature, available to the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System for expenditure solely for the provision of vision care benefits to state annuitants. This bill would additionally establish a vision care program for specified state annuitants and their dependents. The bill would require the Department of Personnel Administration to administer the program, and would create the Vision Care Program for State Annuitants Fund that is available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for those purposes. The bill would also require the department to report to the Legislature with regard to the economic sustainability of the program, and would allow for the termination of the program upon a specified circumstance.

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AB 2244

Author

Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security

Chapter

118

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Existing law permits a local agency that contracts with the Public Employees' Retirement System for retirement services to classify certain local safety members as "local sheriff" members. Under existing law, that local agency may not establish different retirement benefits for some, but not all, members in specified local safety positions. This bill would revise these provisions to include a local sheriff member as a specified local safety position. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2254

Author

Goldberg

Chapter

766

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Accountability

Summary

Existing law establishes the Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program that invites schools that score below the 50th percentile on certain achievement tests to participate in the program, and provides specified funding to those schools. Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to take specified actions with regard to a school that is state-monitored under this program if the school has not met certain growth targets. This bill would permit the use of state and local funding, in addition to the federal funding that is currently permitted to be used, if a school is required by the Superintendent to contract with an outside entity to provide supplemental instruction to high-priority pupils, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2362

Author

Horton, Jerome

Chapter

570

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School District Management

Summary

Existing law provides various procedures, including competitive bidding, for different types of contracts involving state and local public entities, including school districts. Existing law authorizes, until December 1, 2007, job order contracting, as defined, by the Los Angeles Unified School District, and required the district to submit a report to the Legislature and the Office of Public School Construction in the Department of General Services regarding all job order contracting projects completed by December 31, 2004, and a report regarding the implementation of the job order contracting process for each job order procured, and the work completed on or before November 1, 2007. Under existing law, the Legislature has stated its intent to place a moratorium on the enactment of additional legislation authorizing school districts to use job order contracting until the Legislature has received that report. This bill would extend the operative date of the job order contracting project to December 1, 2012. This bill would also require all participating school districts to submit, before December 1, 2011, a report to certain legislative committees and the Office of Public School Construction in the Department of General Services regarding the implementation of the job order contracting process for each job order procured, and the work completed on or before November 1, 2011.

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AB 2384

Author

Leno

Chapter

236

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Nutrition

Summary

Existing law requires the State Department of Health Services to establish and implement, to the extent funds are available that are other than state general funds, a "5 A Day--For Better Health" program for the purpose of promoting public awareness of the need to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables as part of a low-fat, high-fiber diet in order to improve health and prevent major chronic diseases, including diet-related cancers. This bill would require the department to develop a "Healthy Food Purchase" pilot program to increase the sale and purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables in low-income communities, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 2403

Author

DeVore

Chapter

105

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

The California Child Day Care Facilities Act provides for the licensing and regulation of child day care facilities, including family day care homes, by the State Department of Social Services. The act prohibits a city, county, or city and county from prohibiting large family day care homes on lots zoned for single-family dwellings, but requires a city, county, or city and county to either (1) classify large family day care homes as a permitted use of residential property for zoning purposes, (2) grant a nondiscretionary permit to use a lot zoned for a single-family dwelling to any large family day care home that complies with certain local ordinances, or (3) require any large family day care home to apply for a permit to use a lot zoned for single-family dwellings. Under the 3rd possible action by a city, county, or city and county, the act requires the permit to be granted if the large family day care home complies with certain local ordinances and the local government is required to process the permit as economically as possible, with fees charged for review not to exceed the costs of the review and permit process. This bill would , with respect to the 3rd possible action, require the local government, upon request, to provide an applicant with a written fee verification, within 45 days of the applicant's request. The bill would, beginning July 1, 2007, require that the application form for large family day care permits include a statement of the applicant's right to request the written fee verification. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2419

Author

Wyland

Chapter

778

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law, the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998, 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 supplemental funding for site development and acquisition. The existing act requires a school district, as part of its application for large construction and modernization projects, to certify, in consultation with the career technical education advisory committee, that it has considered the need for vocational and career technical facilities to adequately meet its program needs. This bill would require 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 facilities is being adequately met within the district, as specified.

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AB 2438

Author

Chu

Chapter

121

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

The Public Employees' Retirement Law defines the term "compensation" for purposes of determining required contributions and benefits. That law generally requires a miscellaneous member to pay 6% and a school member to pay 7% of compensation as his or her normal retirement contribution to the Public Employees' Retirement System. Member contributions are made to the Public Employees' Retirement Fund, a continuously appropriated fund. This bill would additionally define compensation to include, if the member is a school employee of a school district or community college district, industrial disability leave paid to that member. Because this bill would expand the definition of compensation of a member who receives industrial disability leave and thereby increase member contributions to the Public Employees' Retirement Fund, this bill would make an appropriation.

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AB 2448

Author

Hancock

Chapter

572

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

Existing law permits the governing board of a school district that maintains a junior high or high school to schedule classes so that each pupil attends classes for at least 1,200 minutes during any 5-schoolday period. Existing law permits a pupil to be authorized to attend school for less than the total number of days in which the school is in session per week as long as the pupil attends the required number of minutes per 5-schoolday period. This bill also would permit a school to schedule classes so that each pupil attends 2,400 minutes during any 10-schoolday period and would permit a pupil to attend school fewer days per week to accommodate career technical education and regional occupational center and program courses and block or other alternative school class schedules as long as the pupil attends the required minutes per 10-schoolday period. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2462

Author

Mullin

Chapter

780

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

The State Teachers' Retirement Law prescribes the rights and benefits of the members of the Defined Benefit Program of the State Teachers' Retirement Plan. The law requires participating employers to contribute a specified percentage of creditable compensation of members of the program to the system, and these contributions are deposited in the Teachers' Retirement Fund, as specified. Existing law creates the Teachers' Health Benefits Fund, a continuously appropriated trust fund, for the purpose of developing health care benefit programs, which is funded by employer contributions, as specified. This bill would create the Teachers' Retirement Program Development Fund, to be continuously appropriated, to pay any costs determined by the board to be related to the development of programs authorized by statute that the board determines directly or indirectly enhance the financial security of members, participants, or beneficiaries of the State Teachers' Retirement Plan, upon a specified resolution by the Teachers' Retirement Board. The Teachers' Retirement Program Development Fund would be funded by employer contributions in an amount to be determined by the board. The bill would require an amount equal to these employer contributions together with interest, as specified, to be deposited in the Teachers' Retirement Fund from moneys generated from the programs receiving development funds pursuant to these provisions, on terms and conditions established by the board. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2466

Author

Daucher

Chapter

781

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

CalWorks

Summary

Existing federal law provides for allocation of federal funds through the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant program to eligible states, with California's version of this program being known as the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program. This bill would include financial management education within the definition of job search and job readiness assistance. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2513

Author

Pavley

Chapter

783

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Special Education

Summary

Existing law requires every individual with exceptional needs, as defined, who is eligible to receive educational instruction, related services, or both, under existing law to receive educational instruction, related services, or both, at no cost to his or her parents or, as appropriate, to him or her. This bill would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to convene, with input from the University of California, the California State University, relevant fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature, the Legislative Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism, the State Department of Developmental Services, and other appropriate entities, an advisory committee, as specified. The bill would require the advisory committee to develop specified recommendations that would identify the means by which public and nonpublic schools, including charter schools, may better serve children with autism. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 2560

Author

Ridley-Thomas

Chapter

334

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law requires the State Department of Health Services to implement and administer various child health and disease prevention programs. This bill would require the State Department of Health Services, in cooperation with the State Department of Education, to establish a Public School Health Center Support Program to perform specified functions relating to the establishment, retention, or expansion of school health centers in California, in collaboration with the State Department of Education. This bill would require the State Department of Health Services to establish standardized data collection procedures and collect specified data from school health centers on an ongoing basis. This bill would require the State Department of Education, in collaboration with the State Department of Health Services, to coordinate programs within the State Department of Education and programs within other specified departments to support public school health centers and to provide technical assistance to facilitate and encourage the establishment, retention, and expansion of public school health centers. The bill would require the program to provide a biennial update to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature containing specified information regarding public school health care centers, beginning on or before January 1, 2009.

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AB 2581

Author

Yee

Chapter

158

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Desegregation

Summary

Existing law prohibits the Regents of the University of California, upon their adoption of a specified resolution, and the Trustees of the California State University and the governing board of a community college district, from making or enforcing any rule subjecting a student to disciplinary sanction solely on the basis of conduct that is speech or other communication that, when engaged in outside a campus is protected from governmental restriction by specified provisions of the California Constitution or the United States Constitution. Existing law provides that nothing in this provision shall be construed to authorize any prior restraint of student speech. This bill would additionally prohibit any administrator of any campus of those institutions from making or enforcing any rule subjecting a student to disciplinary sanction solely on the basis of conduct that is speech or other communication that, when engaged in outside a campus, is protected from governmental restriction by specified provisions of the California Constitution or the United States Constitution. The bill would also prohibit its provisions from being construed to authorize any prior restraint of the student press.

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AB 2591

Author

Keene

Chapter

506

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

CDE Admin/Governance

Summary

Existing law requires state agencies to submit various reports to the Department of Finance regarding state agency operations and expenditures. This bill would, until July 1, 2010, require specified state agencies to submit to the department an annual report on the status of that agency's liquidated and delinquent accounts as of the end of the previous fiscal year and efforts made by the agency to collect those accounts. It would define liquidated and delinquent accounts for this purpose as any loans, accounts receivable, fines, assessments, penalties, or other monetary obligation owed to a state agency that is unpaid for 180 or more days after the obligation was first due to that state agency. It would require the director of the department, by no later than February 28 of each year, to submit to the Legislature a report on the status of liquidated and delinquent accounts of state agencies. It would specify that these requirements apply only if sufficient existing resources of the agencies and department are available for this purpose.

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AB 2613

Author

Mullin

Chapter

159

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Classified/Paraprofessional

Summary

Existing law provides that 8 hours of labor constitutes a day's work. Under existing law, any work in excess of 8 hours in one workday and any work in excess of 40 hours in any one workweek and the first 8 hours worked on the 7th day of work in any one workweek is required to be compensated at the rate of no less than 11/2 times the regular rate of pay for an employee. This bill would provide that these overtime compensation requirements not apply to an individual employed as a teacher, as defined, at a private elementary or secondary academic institution teaching students in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, and would further provide that this exemption not otherwise modify the exemptions from overtime compensation established by the Industrial Welfare Commission for professional, executive, and administrative employees. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 2651

Author

Jones

Chapter

335

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

The existing Newborn and Infant Hearing Screening, Tracking, and Intervention Act requires that every California Children's Services (CCS)-approved general acute care hospital with licensed perinatal services offer all parents of a newborn, upon birth admission, a hearing screening test for the identification of hearing loss, using protocols approved by the State Department of Health Services or its designee. This bill would, instead, require that this hearing screening be offered to every newborn, upon birth admission, by every general acute care hospital with licensed perinatal services, and would make related changes to the program. It would require certain hospitals that have not been approved by the CCS program, to contract for the provision of this service. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 2652

Author

Laird

Chapter

168

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School District Management

Summary

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. These procedures require the Controller to pay claims approved by the Commission on State Mandates, authorize the Controller to reduce claims in specified circumstances, and authorize a claimant to challenge a reduction by filing an incorrect reduction claim with the commission. Existing law declares the intent of the Legislature that the commission review its processes by which local agencies may appeal the reduction of reimbursement claims for state-mandated local programs. This bill would provide for the consolidation of claims alleging an incorrect reduction at the initiative of an individual claimant or the commission if the claims involve common questions of law or fact that predominate over any matter affecting only an individual claim and the consolidation would result in consistent decisionmaking by the commission. In the case of an individual claimant seeking to consolidate claims, the bill would require the Controller to provide the commission and the claimant with a list of claimants who have filed similar incorrect reduction claims under the same mandate. It also would require the commission, on or before January 15, 2007, and on or before each January 15 thereafter, to report to the Legislature the number of individual and consolidated incorrect reduction claims decided during the preceding calendar year and whether and why the reduction was upheld or overturned.

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AB 2671

Author

Salinas

Chapter

576

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Finance

Summary

Existing law authorizes a pupil who is a high school senior and who meets other specified criteria to be excused from school for specified reasons, including for the purpose of serving as a member of a precinct board during an election. This bill would delete the requirement that a pupil be a high school senior in order for him or her to be excused from school for the purpose of serving as a member of a precinct board during an election.

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AB 2675

Author

Strickland

Chapter

421

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

Existing law, the California Community Care Facilities Act and the California Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Act, provides for the licensing and regulation by the State Department of Social Services of community care facilities, including group homes and adult residential facilities, and residential care facilities for the elderly. The act requires administrators of group home facilities, adult residential facilities, and residential care facilities for the elderly to successfully complete department-approved certification programs prior to employment. Certificates issued under these provisions are required to be renewed every 2 years, and renewal is conditional upon the certificate holder submitting documentation of completion of 40 classroom hours, in the case of group home administrators, and 40 hours, in the case of adult residential facility and residential care facilities for the elderly administrators, of continuing education related to specified areas of knowledge. The act allows the department to inspect these certification training programs and continuing education courses to determine if content and teaching methods comply with regulations. A violation of the provisions regulating community care facilities and residential care facilities for the elderly is a crime. This bill would provide, with respect to group homes, adult residential facilities, and residential care facilities for the elderly, that no more than one-half of the required 40 hours of continuing education necessary to renew the above certificates may be satisfied through online courses. It would require all other continuing education hours to be completed in a classroom setting. It would require a vendor of online continuing education programs for these certificates related to group homes and adult residential facilities, with a specified exception, to ensure that each online course contains certain elements, including a final screen displaying a printable statement, to be signed by the participant, certifying that the identified participant completed the course. The bill would provide that a false certification on this screen regarding any material matter would be a misdemeanor. By creating a new crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would allow the department to conduct inspections of these certification training programs and continuing education courses, including online courses, at no charge to the department. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2684

Author

Montanez

Chapter

108

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Physical Education

Summary

Existing law requires the governing board of each school district to provide for each member of an athletic team specified amounts of insurance protection for medical and hospital expenses resulting from accidental bodily injuries. Existing law requires that the costs of that insurance be paid out of funds of the school district or funds of the student body in the event that the governing board of a school district determines that a member of an athletic team or the parent, guardian, or other person having charge or control of a member of an athletic team is financially unable to pay the costs of the insurance. Existing law provides that the governing board is not required to provide that insurance protection if an individual team member has health insurance or a reasonable equivalent of health benefits coverage provided for him or her in any other way or manner, including, but not limited to, the purchase of coverage by himself or herself, or by his or her parent or guardian. The bill would require school districts that elect to operate an interscholastic athletic team or teams to include a specified statement regarding no-cost or low-cost local, state, or federally sponsored health insurance programs in offers of insurance coverage and in other letters and printed materials regarding insurance protection that are sent to team members and in any other related letters and printed materials that are sent to team members, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2717

Author

Walters

Chapter

325

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Charter Schools

Summary

The California School Finance Authority Act establishes the California School Finance Authority for the purpose of assisting school districts and community college districts by providing financing for working capital, as defined, and capital improvements. This bill would, in addition, provide that charter schools are eligible for assistance under the act, and would revise various definitions and procedures contained in the act accordingly.

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AB 2722

Author

Canciamilla

Chapter

887

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Instructional Materials

Summary

Existing law requires the State Board of Education to adopt at least 5 separate basic instructional materials, as defined, for use in kindergarten and each of grades 1 to 8, inclusive, in language arts, mathematics, science, social science, bilingual or bicultural subjects, known as the core subjects, and any other subject, discipline or interdisciplinary areas for which the state board determines the adoption of instructional materials to be necessary or desirable. Existing law prescribes specific criteria by which instructional materials for use in kindergarten and each of grades 1 to 8, inclusive, are to be reviewed for adoption. Existing law authorizes instructional materials to be submitted for adoption no less than 2 times every 6 years for the core subjects, and no less than 2 times every 8 years for any other subject, discipline, or interdisciplinary area. This bill would prohibit the state board from adopting basic instructional materials in language arts or mathematics for the same grade level in successive years. The bill would require that instructional materials for language arts be submitted to the state board for adoption in 2008. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 2740

Author

La Malfa

Chapter

205

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law requires that the public schools close on specified holidays, including Veterans Day, to be observed on November 11, except as specified. Existing law authorizes the governing board of a school district, by adoption of a resolution, to revise the date upon which the schools of the district close in observance of any of those specified holidays, except Veterans Day. Existing law prohibits the governing board of a school district from requesting a waiver of the requirement to close on Veterans Day from the State Board of Education. This bill would provide that those provisions do not prohibit a school district from authorizing its facilities or grounds to be used in accordance with a specified provision on those days on which the public schools are closed. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2751

Author

Wyland

Chapter

194

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

The Mitigation Fee Act authorizes a local agency to charge a variety of fees, dedications, reservations, or other exactions in connection with the approval of a development project, as defined. Existing law provides that in specified actions imposing a fee as a condition of approval of a development project by a local agency, the local agency shall determine how there is a reasonable relationship between the amount of the fee and the cost of the public facility or portion of the public facility attributable to the development on which the fee is imposed. This bill, except as specified, would prohibit a fee from including the costs attributable to existing deficiencies in public facilities.

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AB 2811

Author

Plescia

Chapter

125

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Finance

Summary

The California State Lottery Act of 1984, an initiative measure, requires that the payment of moneys to, or on behalf of, a prizewinner by an assignee in consideration for the assignment of the future prize payment or payments to another person pursuant to a court order, be made in full prior to the time when, under the terms of the assignment, the lottery is required to make the first prize payment to the assignee, or be made in two installments, the first being paid prior to the time when, under the terms of the assignment, the lottery is required to make the first prize payment to the assignee and the second installment within eleven months thereafter. This bill would provide that, notwithstanding that provision, any other installment payment schedule is permitted if the installment obligation relating to the installments is guaranteed by a financial institution, as defined, or a brokerage firm that is a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, as required by federal law. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2813

Author

De La Torre

Chapter

822

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law, the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Act, establishes the Cal Grant A and B entitlement awards, the California Community College Transfer Cal Grant Entitlement awards, the Competitive Cal Grant A and B awards, the Cal Grant C awards, and the Cal Grant T awards under the administration of the Student Aid Commission, and establishes eligibility requirements for awards under these programs for participating students attending qualifying institutions. This bill would eliminate that requirement and those exceptions, and, instead, would limit eligibility to students who are not 28 years old of age or older by December 31 of the award year. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 2837

Author

Baca

Chapter

581

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Services, pursuant to which medical benefits are provided to eligible low-income persons. Existing law covers specified local educational agency services under the Medi-Cal program, including speech pathology and audiology services, and certain targeted case management services for children with an individualized education plan (IEP), an individualized family service plan (IFSP), or an individualized health and support plan (IHSP) provided on and after July 1, 1997, are covered under the Medi-Cal program. This bill would revise the authorization for providing speech pathology services to specify the qualifications required for a provider of these services. The bill would also revise the provisions relating to targeted case management services, to delete the reference to the IFSP, and to delete the July 1, 1997, date after which the remaining programs were required to be provided. The bill would also remove the reference to the IFSP in a related billing provision. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2865

Author

Torrico

Chapter

865

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Safe Schools

Summary

Existing law, the Healthy Schools Act of 2000 requires that the preferred method of managing pests at schoolsites be to use effective, least toxic pest management practices and requires schoolsites to maintain records of all pesticides used at the schoolsite for a period of 4 years. Existing law requires schools to provide all staff and parents or guardians of pupils enrolled at a school written notification of, among other things, expected pesticide use at that site. This bill would expand the definition of "schoolsite" as used in these provisions to also include private child day care facilities, as specified. This bill would also require property owners to notify tenants who operate a child day care facility of their pest management practices and to provide a specified notice prior to the application of pesticides. This bill would also require child day care facilities to inform contractors hired to apply pesticide at the schoolsite that the facility must comply with the act and require persons hired to apply pesticides at a child day care facility to provide specified information to the facility. This bill would require the Department of Pesticide Regulation to promote and facilitate the adoption of integrated pest management programs at child day care facilities, as specified. This bill would make other conforming changes.

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AB 2871

Author

Huff

Chapter

583

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Special Education

Summary

Existing law authorizes parents of currently enrolled or former pupils access to any and all pupil records related to their children which are maintained by school districts or private schools. Existing law requires each school district to adopt procedures for the granting of requests by parents for copies of all pupil records or to inspect and review records during regular school hours, provided that the requested access is granted no later than 5 days following the date of the request. This bill would instead require the requested access no later than 5 business days following the date of the request. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2872

Author

Huff

Chapter

126

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School District Management

Summary

Existing law authorizes a county committee on school district organization, except as specified, to establish, rearrange the boundaries of, and abolish school district trustee areas and community college district trustee areas, and to increase or decrease the number of members of the governing boards, as specified, or to adopt one of the alternative methods of electing governing board members, as specified. Existing law authorizes a county committee on school district organization to establish or abolish a common governing board for a high school district and an elementary school district within the boundaries of the high school district by presenting the issue to the qualified registered voters within those boundaries, as specified. This bill would revise the number of qualified registered voters, as provided, whose signatures are required for purposes of submitting the petition to the county committee on school district organization. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2882

Author

De La Torre

Chapter

197

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Finance

Summary

Existing law authorizes the legislative body of a city to designate one or more proposed infrastructure financing districts and prescribes the procedures, including elections, necessary to establish those districts. This bill would provide that if a city that is a member of the Orangeline Development Authority establishes an infrastructure financing district for the purpose of providing funding for public transit facilities, that city may provide some or all of this funding to the Orangeline Development Authority for the purposes of furthering public transit facilities within the Orangeline Development Authority, including those facilities related to magnetic levitation.

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AB 2923

Author

Calderon

Chapter

434

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Driver Training

Summary

Existing law requires a court to suspend for one year or delay for one year the driving privilege of a person convicted of committing specified acts of graffiti or vandalism, except as specified. This bill instead would require a court to suspend that driving privilege for not more than two years. The bill also would require, that where the person convicted does not yet have the privilege to drive, the court is required to delay that driving privilege for not less than one year nor more than three years.

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AB 2932

Author

Chan

Chapter

111

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

Existing law, 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 make technical changes to these provisions to clarify which state laws the county commission must adhere to when it adopts its policies of conflict of interest and contract and procurement. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2945

Author

Spitzer

Chapter

427

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Existing law authorizes the legislative or advisory body of a multijurisdictional drug law enforcement agency to hold a closed session to discuss the case records of any ongoing criminal investigation, to hear testimony from persons involved in the investigation, and to discuss courses of action in particular cases. Existing law defines "multijurisdictional drug law enforcement agency" for these purposes as a joint powers entity, formed pursuant to specified provisions of existing law, which provides drug law enforcement services for the parties to the joint powers agreement. This bill would redesignate a multijurisdictional drug law enforcement agency as a multijurisdictional law enforcement agency, and would permit a multijurisdictional law enforcement agency to instead hold a closed session to discuss any ongoing criminal investigation of that agency. This bill would also define a multijurisdictional law enforcement agency as a joint powers entity, as specified, that provides law enforcement services for the parties to the joint powers agreement for the purpose of investigating criminal activity involving drugs; gangs; sex crimes; firearms trafficking or felony possession of a firearm; high technology, computer or identity theft; human trafficking; or vehicle theft. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 2947

Author

Goldberg

Chapter

585

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law, the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998, requires the State Allocation Board to allocate to applicant school districts, as defined, prescribed per-unhoused-pupil state funding for construction and modernization of school facilities, including hardship funding, and supplemental funding for site development and acquisition. This bill would require the existing school building capacity calculation used to determine new construction eligibility to be reduced by the number of pupils that were housed in facilities to which the school district or county office of education relinquished title, including a lease interest with a duration of greater than 5 years, as the result of a transfer of a special education program between a school district and a county office of education or special education local plan area, if applicable. The bill would authorize the board, for purposes of calculating projected enrollment as specified, to adopt regulations to ensure that the enrollment calculation of individuals with exceptional needs receiving special education services is adjusted in the enrollment reporting period in which the transfer occurs and 3 previous school years as a result of any transfer of a special education program between a school district and a county office of education or a special education local plan area. The bill would limit the adjustment of the projected enrollment calculation of a county office of education to instances in which a transfer of title for the special education program facilities has occurred. The bill would require the regulations, if adopted, to ensure that if a transfer of title to special education program facilities constructed with state funds occurs within 10 years after initial occupancy of the facility, the receiving school district or school districts shall remit to the state a proportionate share of any financial hardship assistance provided for the project as specified, if applicable. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 2951

Author

Goldberg

Chapter

866

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law authorizes a public agency that provides public utility service, as defined, to impose a capital facilities fee on any school district, county office of education, community college district, the California State University, the University of California, or state agency, subject to certain restrictions. Existing law defines the terms "capital facilities fee" or "capacity charge" as any nondiscriminatory charge to pay the capital cost of a public utility facility, and defines the term "nondiscriminatory" for these purposes. This bill would revise the definition of the term "public utility service." It would revise the definition of the term "capital facilities fee" to mean a nondiscriminatory connection fee, as defined, or a nondiscriminatory capacity charge, as defined, or both. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2977

Author

Mullin

Chapter

478

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law, the Swimming Pool Safety Act, generally provides that, on and after January 1, 1998, whenever a building permit is issued for construction of a new swimming pool at a private, single-family home, the pool shall be equipped with at least one of 5 specified safety features, including: (1) a pool enclosure; (2) a safety pool cover; (3) exit alarms on doors providing direct access to the pool; (4) self-closing, self-latching device with a release mechanism on doors providing direct access to the pool; or (5) other means of protection, if the degree of protection afforded is equal to or greater than any of the specified devices, as specified. This bill would revise the above provision to provide that, on and after January 1, 2007, whenever a building permit is issued for construction of a new swimming pool or spa, or for the structural remodeling of an existing pool or spa, at a private, single-family home, the pool shall be equipped with at least 1 of the 7 drowning prevention safety features, including the 5 devices specified above, except that a device as specified by an ordinance governing child access to pools would no longer be an authorized device and a spa must also be covered with a lockable or latchable cover, plus (6) removable mesh fencing meeting standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM); and (7) swimming pool alarms meeting ASTM standards. The bill would provide that prior to the issuance of any final approval for the completion of permitted construction or remodeling work, the local building official shall inspect to ensure that the above standards are met and that the drowning prevention safety features are in good working condition. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2985

Author

Maze

Chapter

387

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Existing law requires the placement of dependent children by the juvenile court according to specified procedures. Existing law requires the State Department of Social Services to administer every phase of the administration of public social services, except as specified. Existing law also requires the state, through the department and county welfare departments, to establish and support a system of statewide child welfare, which includes services related to foster care placement of dependent children and adoption. This bill would require a county welfare department to request a consumer disclosure, pursuant to federal law, on behalf of a youth in a foster care placement in the county, when the youth reaches his or her 16th birthday, in order to ascertain whether the youth has been the victim of identity theft. If the consumer disclosure reveals any negative items, or evidence that identity theft has occurred, the bill would require the county welfare department to refer the youth to an approved organization that provides services to victims of identity theft. The bill would require the department to develop a list of approved organizations for this purpose, in consultation with the County Welfare Directors Association and others. By requiring county welfare departments to perform new duties with respect to children in foster care placement, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2989

Author

Karnette

Chapter

586

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Supplemental Instruction

Summary

Existing law requires the governing board of each school district maintaining any or all of grades 2 to 9, inclusive, to offer, and authorizes a charter school to offer, programs of direct, systematic, and intensive supplemental instruction to pupils enrolled in grades 2 to 9, inclusive, who have been recommended for retention or who have been retained, and authorizes a school district or charter school to require a pupil who has been retained to participate in supplemental instructional programs. This bill would authorize the Long Beach Unified School District to require pupils, who are identified pursuant to a policy adopted by the governing board of the school district at a regularly scheduled board meeting, to participate in supplemental instruction programs, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions.

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ACR 34

Author

Liu

Chapter

114

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

This measure would declare that it is time for a compact with the students enrolled in California's public colleges and universities. The measure would express legislative recommendations with respect to this student compact, including recommendations relating to California higher education student fee and financial aid policies and funding for institutions to ensure students' access to and success in courses needed to complete their academic or vocational programs, limitation of the student loan debt, and the diversity of the student bodies and graduating classes at public colleges and universities.

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ACR 58

Author

Parra

Chapter

150

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

This measure would recognize that the rights of foster youth are critical to ensuring their well-being and future, and would urge the State Departments of Social Services, Education, Health Services, and Mental Health, as well as other designated entities, to develop practices to assist foster youth in understanding their rights and available resources.

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ACR 114

Author

Coto

Chapter

151

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Nutrition

Summary

This measure would establish a Legislative Task Force on Diabetes and Obesity, consisting of specified members, to study the factors contributing to the high rates of diabetes and obesity in Latinos, African-Americans, Asian Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans in this country, and would declare that the task force shall prepare a report containing recommendations regarding ways to reduce the incidence of those debilitating conditions in these ethnic groups.

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ACR 116

Author

Blakeslee

Chapter

85

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

This measure would declare that merit award payments in specified amounts, authorized by the Department of Personnel Administration, are made to specified current or retired state employees whose proposals have resulted in annual savings and net revenue gain to the state.

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ACR 138

Author

Koretz

Chapter

131

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

This measure would recognize September as Food Allergy Awareness Month 2006 in California in order to raise awareness about food allergies, and to urge continued support for ongoing research into the effects of food allergies.

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AJR 41

Author

Nation

Chapter

116

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

This measure would urge the Congress and the President of the United States to protect unlawful immigrant children by amending the federal immigration law to permit unlawful immigrant children to have an immigration specialist assigned to them prior to their emancipation. This bill contains other related provisions.

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