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2005 Chaptered Assembly Education Legislation


Assembly Bills

AB 23 | AB 65 | AB 109 | AB 110 | AB 124 | AB 128 | AB 133 | AB 138 | AB 208 | AB 254 | AB 256 | AB 276 | AB 277 |
AB 322 | AB 351 | AB 363 | AB 405 | AB 414 | AB 420 | AB 430 | AB 491 | AB 532 | AB 541 | AB 682 | AB 689 | AB 702 |
AB 706
| AB 720 | AB 740 | AB 747 | AB 767 | AB 776 | AB 783 | AB 796 | AB 831 | AB 835 | AB 846 | AB 882 | AB 897 |
AB 947
| AB 953 | AB 961 | AB 967 | AB 982 | AB 1052 | AB 1054 | AB 1071 | AB 1088 | AB 1136 | AB 1166 | AB 1179 |
AB 1261
| AB 1270 | AB 1280 | AB 1285 | AB 1303 | AB 1309 | AB 1358 | AB 1366 | AB 1378 | AB 1385 | AB 1392 |
AB 1412
| AB 1438 | AB 1474 | AB 1480 | AB 1492 | AB 1496 | AB 1563 | AB 1595 | AB 1609 | AB 1610 | AB 1633 |
AB 1642
| AB AB 1646 | AB 1662 | AB 1721 | AB 1741 | AB 1746 | AB 1757 | AB 1772 | ACR 6 | ACR 7 | ACR 9 |
ACR 10
| ACR 17 | ACR 30 | ACR 55 | ACR 57 | ACR 59 | ACR 62 | ACR 74 | ACR 83 | ACR 85 | ACR 89 | ACR 90 |
AJR 10
| AJR 19 | AJR 30 |

Senate Bills


AB 23

Author

Liu

Chapter

502

Urgency?

True

Subject

Adult Education

Summary

Existing law requires, to the extent funds available for specified adult education programs are in excess of the amount needed to fund the programs, the Superintendent of Public Instruction to use the excess funds for the development of criteria for identifying programmatic areas of adult education needing expansion. This bill would delete that requirement. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 65

Author

Daucher

Chapter

13

Urgency?

True

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 are provided health care services. This bill would additionally authorize a county, by ordinance, to authorize the special commission to provide delivery systems for persons eligible to receive health care services under the Medicare program and under both the Medi-Cal program and Medicare program. This bill would require a special commission providing delivery systems pursuant to this provision to obtain a license under the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act under certain circumstances, to conform to applicable state licensing and freedom of choice requirements as directed by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and to provide notice that includes eligibility and enrollment information for those persons who are dually eligible to receive medical benefits under both the Medi-Cal program and the Medicare program. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 109

Author

Chan

Chapter

284

Urgency?

False

Subject

Child Health

Summary

The California Children and Families Act of 1998, an initiative measure, requires that the California Children and Families Program, established by the act, be funded by surtaxes imposed on the sale and distribution of cigarettes and tobacco products and deposited into the California Children and Families Trust Fund, and that the fund be used for the implementation of comprehensive early childhood development and smoking prevention programs. Existing law establishes a state commission, First 5 California, with powers and duties relating to the administration of the act on a state level, and authorizes a county's board of supervisors to establish a county children and families commission to administer the act on a county level. This bill would add to these requirements (1) that the county commission, in a public hearing, adopt policies regarding conflict of interest of commission members and commission contracting and procurement policies, (2) that the county adopt a limit on the percentage of the county commission's operating budget that may be spent on administrative functions, pursuant to guidelines issued by the state commission, and (3) that the county commission adopt, in a public hearing, policies and processes establishing the salaries and benefits of employees of the county commission. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 110

Author

Ruskin

Chapter

69

Urgency?

False

Subject

CDE Admin/Governance

Summary

Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to compile certain reports relating to various matters involving pupils. This bill would provide the intent of the Legislature with regard to these reports. The bill would delete certain redundant and duplicative data collection and reporting requirements contained in existing law, and would modify procedures that apply to data collection and reporting relating to pupil expulsions.

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AB 124

Author

Dymally

Chapter

644

Urgency?

False

Subject

CDE Admin/Governance

Summary

The State Civil Service Act requires each state agency and department to establish an effective affirmative action program with specified components, and to establish goals and timetables designed to overcome any identified underutilization of minorities and women in their respective organizations. Existing law requires the State Personnel Board to conduct specified activities in this regard. This bill would revise and recast these provisions to instead require each state agency to establish an equal opportunity program to ensure that the state policy of providing equal access to state jobs, work assignments, training, and other employment-related opportunities for all qualified job applicants and employees, based on merit and nondiscrimination in every aspect of personnel policies and employment practices, is fully implemented. It would require the State Personnel Board to conduct specified activities, including the collection of specific employment data based on race, ethnicity, gender, and disability in this regard. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 128

Author

Committee on Budget

Chapter

234

Urgency?

True

Subject

Assessment & Standards, Promotion/Retention, Budget Issues

Summary

Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, with the approval of the State Board of Education, to develop the California High School Exit Examination in English language arts and mathematics in accordance with state academic content standards. Existing law requires, commencing with the 2003-04 school year and each school year thereafter, each pupil completing grade 12 to successfully pass the exit examination as a condition of graduation from high school. This bill would provide specified funding for eligible pupils, as defined, who are required to pass the California High School Exit Examination, to be used for intensive instruction and services for those pupils, and provides for the allocation of those funds to schools. The bill would make an appropriation as it would revise items of the Budget Act of 2005 to provide funds for this purpose. The bill would also make an appropriation as it would provide that funds received for supplemental instruction may also be used for these purposes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 133

Author

Committee on Budget

Chapter

504

Urgency?

True

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

Existing law provides for the county-administered In-home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, under which qualified aged, blind, and disabled persons are provided with services in order to permit them to remain in their own homes and avoid institutionalization. This bill would delete the provision that would require the IHSS supplementary benefit provision to become inoperative upon determination and notification by the Department of Finance. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 138

Author

Committee on Budget

Chapter

72

Urgency?

True

Subject

CDE Admin/Governance

Summary

Existing law requires local elections officials to notify voters of the location of their polling places. These notices are required to inform the voter as to whether the polling place is accessible to the physically handicapped and to inform the voter of his or her right to assistance in voting, if applicable. This bill would instead authorize, but not require, local elections officials to make these notices. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 208

Author

Gordon

Chapter

142

Urgency?

False

Subject

Attendance

Summary

Existing law requires each person between the ages of 6 and 18 years, not otherwise exempt, to attend the public full-time day school in the district in which their parent or guardian is a resident. Existing law, until January 1, 2008, authorizes the governing board of a school district to adopt a resolution to become a school district of choice that accepts interdistrict transfers, as specified. Existing law establishes a transfer application procedure, as specified. Existing law authorizes the district to limit the number of pupils accepted for transfer in specified circumstances, but requires the district to give priority for attendance to siblings of children already in attendance in that district. This bill would also authorize a school district of choice to give priority for attendance to children of military personnel, if the school district elected to accept transfer pupils pursuant to the above provisions by a resolution adopted by the governing board of the school district prior to April 1, 2005. The bill would also make specified exceptions to, and provisions regarding, the transfer application procedure in existing law, with respect to pupils whose parents or legal guardians are enlisted in the military.

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AB 254

Author

Nakanishi

Chapter

111

Urgency?

False

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act, permits each county to establish an emergency medical services program under which the county is required to designate a local emergency medical services agency (EMS agency). The act authorizes the local EMS agency to implement a trauma care system if the system meets the minimum standards set forth in the regulations established by the Emergency Medical Services Authority and the authority has approved a plan. This bill would set forth a principal's staff-notification and other duties for an AED placed in a public or private K-12 school. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 256

Author

De La Torre

Chapter

708

Urgency?

False

Subject

Classified/Paraprofessional

Summary

The Public Employees' Retirement Law defines "local sheriff" for purposes of prescribing benefits and contribution rates, to include any officer or employee of a sheriff's office of a contracting agency, except specified persons whose functions do not fall within the scope of active law enforcement service. This bill would expand the definition of "local sheriff" to include district attorney investigators of Solano County, subject to specified conditions. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 276

Author

Baca

Chapter

287

Urgency?

False

Subject

Classified/Paraprofessional

Summary

Existing law authorizes a state employee who is a member of the California National Guard or a United States military reserve organization to receive specified compensation benefits for a period not to exceed 365 days if he or she is ordered to serve on active duty on and after September 11, 2001, as a result of the War on Terrorism. Existing law authorizes the Governor to extend this benefit by executive order by up to 365 days. This bill would specify that a state employee is entitled to retain hazardous duty pay, hostile fire pay, imminent danger pay, or any other special and incentive pay from the federal government because they would not be included as military pay and allowances for the purposes of these compensation benefits.

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AB 277

Author

Mountjoy

Chapter

288

Urgency?

True

Subject

General Government

Summary

The Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act requires, with specified exceptions for authorized closed sessions, that all meetings of a state body be open and public and all persons be permitted to attend any meeting of a state body. Pursuant to one of these exceptions, the act authorizes a state body, until January 1, 2006, to hold closed sessions to consider matters posing a threat or potential threat of criminal or terrorist activity against the personnel, property, buildings, facilities, or equipment, including electronic data, owned, leased, or controlled by the state body, where disclosure of these considerations could compromise or impede the safety or security of the personnel, property, buildings, facilities, or equipment, including electronic data, owned, leased, or controlled by the state body, as specified. It requires the state body holding a closed session under these provisions to make specified disclosures about the closed session. This bill would extend indefinitely the duration of these provisions. This bill also would authorize the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System to hold closed sessions when considering matters relating to the development of rates and competitive strategy for long-term care insurance plans. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 322

Author

Oropeza

Chapter

386

Urgency?

False

Subject

Desegregation

Summary

Existing law, the Sex Equity in Education Act, states the policy of the state that elementary and secondary school classes and courses, including nonacademic and elective classes and courses, be conducted without regard to the sex of the pupil enrolled in these classes or courses. Existing federal law, known as Title IX, prohibits a person, on the basis of sex, from being excluded from participation in, being denied the benefits of, or being subject to, discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. This bill would enact the Athletes' Bill of Rights and would enumerate the rights available to a pupil relating to gender equity in athletics. The bill would require the State Department of Education, by July 1, 2006, to post these rights on its Web site.

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AB 351

Author

Chu

Chapter

124

Urgency?

True

Subject

Budget Issues - Claims Bill

Summary

Existing law requires the Attorney General to report to the Legislature when there is no sufficient appropriation available for the payment of a claim against the state. This bill would appropriate $2,400,000 from the General Fund to the State Department of Education, $220,000 from the Earthquake Safety and Public Buildings Rehabilitation Fund of 1990 to the Department of General Services, and $14,067,219.89 from the General Fund to the Department of General Services to pay the judgments and settlement claims in specified cases. The bill would provide that any funds appropriated in excess of the amounts required for the payment of the judgment or settlement costs in these cases shall revert to the fund from which it is appropriated on June 30 of the fiscal year in which the final payment is made. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 363

Author

Chu

Chapter

296

Urgency?

False

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

Under existing law, the State Department of Social Services oversees the administration of county public social services, including child welfare services. Existing law requires the department to establish, by April 1, 2003, the California Child and Family Service Review System, in order to review, commencing January 1, 2004, all county child welfare systems. Existing law requires the department, beginning with the 2002-03 fiscal year, to report to the Assembly and Senate Budget Committees and appropriate legislative policy committees regarding the department's progress relating to federal and state child and family service reviews. This bill would revise the department's duty to report the above information to instead require the department to provide information to the designated legislative committees. The bill would add to the information required to be provided, to include findings and recommendations for child welfare system improvements identified in county self-assessments and county system improvement plans, including common barriers that inhibit system improvements, and recommendations to overcome the barriers. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 405

Author

Montanez

Chapter

566

Urgency?

False

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law, the Healthy Schools Act of 2000, provides that effective least toxic pest management practices should be the preferred method of managing pests at schoolsites and requires that the state take the necessary steps, pursuant to specified provisions, to facilitate the adoption of effective pest management practices at schoolsites. The existing act requires each schoolsite to maintain records of all pesticide use at the schoolsite for a period of 4 years and to make the records available to the public upon request. The existing act requires, on an annual basis, the school district designee to provide to all staff and parents or guardians of pupils enrolled at a school written notification addressing, among other things, expected pesticide use. The existing act requires that the recipients be afforded the opportunity to register with the school district to receive information regarding individual pesticide applications. The existing act requires the school district designee to post warning signs prior to application of pesticides at a schoolsite. This bill would prohibit, in specified circumstances, the use on a schoolsite of specified pesticides that have been granted a conditional registration, an interim registration, or an experimental use permit by the Department of Pesticide Regulation, or a pesticide that is subject to an experimental registration issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The bill would prohibit the use on a schoolsite of a pesticide if the Department of Pesticide Regulation cancels or suspends registration, or requires phaseout of use, of the pesticide. The bill would also prohibit a vendor or manufacturer from making those pesticides available to a school district either by sale or by gift.

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AB 414

Author

Klehs

Chapter

606

Urgency?

False

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law requires an awarding body, as defined, that chooses to use funds from either the Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2002 or the Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2004 for a public works project to initiate and enforce, or contract with a 3rd party to initiate and enforce, a labor compliance program, as defined, for that public works project. This bill would specify that a 3rd party that contracts with an awarding body to initiate and enforce a labor compliance program, for purposes of these provisions, may not review the payroll records of its own employees or the employees of its subcontractors, and the awarding body or an independent third party must review these payroll records for purposes of the labor compliance program.

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AB 420

Author

Horton, Shirley

Chapter

390

Urgency?

False

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing, Assessment & Standards

Summary

Existing law requires the adequacy of subject matter preparation and the basis for assignment of certified personnel in public schools to be determined by the successful passage of a subject matter examination, as specified. This bill, instead, would authorize the commission to establish guidelines for alternative assessments performed by organizations, as specified, to determine the adequacy of that preparation in languages for which there is no adequate examination, and would require the commission to submit an expenditure plan for the development of a subject matter examination in the Filipino language to the Department of Finance no later than January 8, 2006. The bill would require the commission, upon approval of that plan, as specified, and subject to an appropriation in the Budget Act of 2006 for this purpose, to contract with another entity for that entity to develop, for certification by the commission, a subject matter examination in the Filipino language, to be administered no later than September 1, 2008. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 430

Author

Nava

Chapter

364

Urgency?

False

Subject

Staff Development

Summary

This measure extends the sunset date for the Principal Training Program from July 1, 2006 to July 1, 2012, and renames the program, “the Administrator Training Program.” The program authorizes the SSPI to award incentive funding to provide school administrators with instruction and training in specified areas.

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AB 491

Author

Goldberg

Chapter

710

Urgency?

False

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. This bill would, in addition, authorize additional eligibility for a school district that has 2 or more schoolsites with a pupil population density that is greater than 115 pupils per acre in kindergarten and grades 1 to 6, inclusive, or a schoolsite pupil population density greater than 90 pupils per acre in grades 7 to 12, inclusive, as determined by the Superintendent of Public Instruction using enrollment data from the California Basic Educational Data System for the 2004-05 school year, for funding for projects that will relieve overcrowded conditions, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 532

Author

Levine

Chapter

509

Urgency?

False

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law sets forth the requirements for competitive bidding on various types of contracts awarded by state and local agencies. Existing law authorizes a school district to contract with suppliers to obtain materials, supplies, equipment, and services, including technological supplies and equipment. This bill would authorize a school district to utilize alternative competitive negotiation methods for procuring bids for the acquisition of specified technological supplies and equipment.

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AB 541

Author

Harman

Chapter

302

Urgency?

False

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

Existing law, until January 1, 2008, authorizes a court to require any parent who is seeking custody of, or visitation with, a child who is the subject of a custody proceeding, to undergo testing for the illegal use of controlled substances and the use of alcohol under specified circumstances. Existing law requires the court to order the least intrusive method of testing. Existing law requires that testing be in conformity with certain federal procedures, provides that the results of this testing shall be confidential and maintained as a sealed record, and permits a parent or legal custodian who is tested to contest the test results at a hearing. This bill would also authorize a court to require any person who is seeking custody of, or visitation with, a child who is the subject of a guardianship proceeding, to undergo drug testing pursuant to the above-described procedures. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 682

Author

Karnette

Chapter

678

Urgency?

False

Subject

School Finance

Summary

Existing law establishes the professional development block grant, which is composed of funding from, and for, specified existing categorical education programs. Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to apportion block grant funds to a school district based on the number of certificated teachers employed by the school district in the immediately prior fiscal year. This bill would instead require the Superintendent to apportion block grant funds to a school district in the same relative statewide proportion that the district received for the component programs in the 2003-04 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 689

Author

Nava

Chapter

645

Urgency?

False

Subject

Curriculum & Instructional Materials

Summary

This bill requires the State Board of Education, based on recommendations from the Superintendent of Public Instruction, to adopt model content standards for health education by March 1, 2008.

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AB 702

Author

Koretz

Chapter

611

Urgency?

False

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law requires the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to establish the Health Professions Education Foundation, a public benefit corporation, for the purpose of providing financial assistance in the form of scholarships or loans for educational costs of registered nurses or graduates of associate degree nursing programs who agree to serve in underrepresented areas. This bill would, in addition, allow the office to provide financial assistance to students who are seeking a master's or doctoral degree in nursing. The bill would require that a registered nurse and student must commit to teaching nursing in a California nursing school for 5 years in order to receive a scholarship or loan repayment for a master's or doctoral degree program.

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AB 706

Author

Parra

Chapter

310

Urgency?

False

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the California State University and its various campuses under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University. This bill would enact the California State University Investigation of Reported Improper Governmental Activities Act. The bill would establish a procedure for the investigation of written complaints submitted to a designated administrator of the California State University by employees of, or applicants for employment at, the university. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 720

Author

Villines

Chapter

146

Urgency?

False

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law prescribes the holidays in this state for state agencies, public schools, and community colleges. Among the holidays prescribed in this state is November 11, known as Veterans Day. This bill would require every campus of the California State University to observe November 11 as a holiday by closing on that day. The bill would also require the university to observe the following Monday as the Veterans Day holiday when November 11 falls on a Sunday, and to observe the preceding Friday as the Veterans Day holiday when November 11 falls on a Saturday. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 740

Author

Huff

Chapter

359

Urgency?

True

Subject

Charter Schools

Summary

Existing law establishes the targeted instructional improvement block grant and authorizes school districts, if they are not in violation of a court order regarding desegregation, to expend funds received pursuant to the grant for purposes related to specified programs. This bill would allow schools to continue to receive funding, as specified, for purposes of a court-ordered desegregation program after they convert to charter schools if the court order remains in effect and they continue to serve the same population and implement the intended goals of the court order. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 747

Author

Blakeslee

Chapter

528

Urgency?

False

Subject

Classified/Paraprofessional

Summary

Existing law authorizes the Director of the Department of Personnel Administration to formulate and adopt rules and regulations affecting the purposes, responsibilities, and jurisdiction of the department and that are consistent with the law and necessary for personnel administration. Pursuant to these regulations, excluded employees are permitted to transfer annual leave, vacation, compensating time off, and holiday leave credits to an excluded employee or represented employee who has exhausted all of his or her paid time off when a catastrophic illness or injury occurs to the recipient employee or a member of his or her family. This bill would codify this regulation and in addition, would permit an excluded employee, for catastrophic leave purposes, to be the recipient of annual leave, vacation, compensating time off, and holiday leave credits donated by a represented employee.

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AB 767

Author

Mullin

Chapter

204

Urgency?

False

Subject

Safe Schools

Summary

Existing law generally prohibits the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages at a public schoolhouse or any grounds thereof. Existing law provides that this prohibition does not apply if the alcoholic beverage is acquired, possessed, or used at a professional minor league baseball game conducted at the stadium of a community college located in a county with a population of less than 250,000 inhabitants, as specified. This bill would provide that the prohibition against the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages on the grounds of a public schoolhouse does not apply if the grounds on which the alcoholic beverage is acquired, possessed, used, or consumed is property that has been developed and is used for residential facilities or housing that is offered for rent, lease, or sale exclusively to faculty or staff of a public school or community college district. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 776

Author

Chu

Chapter

713

Urgency?

False

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law requires certain persons to report incidents of suspected child abuse to specified agencies by telephone and also by written report thereof within 36 hours. This bill would require those agencies to keep a record of all reports received. This bill would permit those written reports to be made via fax or electronic transmission. This bill would also specify that if after reasonable efforts, a mandated reporter is unable to submit a report by telephone, he or she shall immediately or as soon as is practicably possible make a one-time automated written report and be available to respond to telephone followup by the agency with which he or she filed the report, as specified. This bill would provide that these reports would be captured in the Child Welfare Services/Case Management System and would provide that these provisions would not become operative until that system is updated as necessary and would become inoperative 3 years thereafter or on January 1, 2009, whichever occurs first. This bill would also require the Department of Social Services to submit a report reflecting the reasons stated by mandated reporters for filing a one-time automated written report in lieu of the initial telephone report, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 783

Author

Jones

Chapter

714

Urgency?

True

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law provides that all expenses authorized and necessarily incurred in the preparation for and conduct of elections are to be paid from the county treasuries. This bill would provide that expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2005, and before January 1, 2006, for elections proclaimed by the Governor to fill a vacancy in the office of Senator or Member of the Assembly, or to fill a vacancy in the office of United States Senator or Representative in the Congress of the United States, are to be paid by the state. Where an election proclaimed by the Governor is consolidated with a local election, the state would pay only those additional expenses directly related to the election proclaimed by the Governor. The bill would further provide that it does not preclude the use of otherwise authorized federal funds in elections in which at least one candidate for federal office appears on the ballot. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 796

Author

Wolk

Chapter

27

Urgency?

False

Subject

Libraries

Summary

Existing law requires library districts to be designated using specified name and style guidelines. This bill would allow the selection of a name for a library district that sufficiently distinguishes the library district from an existing school district.

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AB 831

Author

Committee on Education

Chapter

118

Urgency?

True

Subject

Omnibus

Summary

AB 831, one of two annual education omnibus bills, corrects errors, resolves conflicts in code sections, deletes obsolete references, and makes other noncontroversial changes to the Education Code. Provisions reinstate the Carl Washington School Safety and Violence Prevention Act, makes an appropriation from the Donated Food Revolving Fund, and includes technical clean-up to the Williams Settlement legislation relative to instructional materials and teacher requirements.

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AB 835

Author

Huff

Chapter

31

Urgency?

False

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 trustee areas, and to make specified changes to the governing boards of school districts. This bill would extend these provisions to the abolition of a common governing board. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 846

Author

Liu

Chapter

314

Urgency?

False

Subject

Driver Training

Summary

Existing law does not provide by statute the course requirements of an automobile driver education course offered by a private secondary school. Existing law provides that the satisfactory completion of a course in automobile driver education offered by such a school satisfies specified driver education instructional requirements, under specified conditions. This bill would revise and recast those provisions and would instead provide that the satisfactory completion of an Internet-based, correspondence, or other distance-learning course offered by a private secondary school meets those instructional requirements. The bill would set forth additional automobile driver education course requirements for those private schools that offer that course and would specify other requirements.

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AB 882

Author

Nation

Chapter

28

Urgency?

False

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Under existing law, contracts entered into by and between a school governing board and any certified architect or structural engineer are required to provide that plans, specifications, and estimates are the property of the school district. Existing law provides that a school district that proposes to reuse the plans within the school district is required to specify the terms and conditions for the reuse in the contract entered into between the school district and the architect or engineer. This bill would provide that a school district that reuses the plans prepared by the certified architect or structural engineer and retains another certified architect or structural engineer for the preparation of those plans for the reuse would be required to indemnify and hold harmless the original certified architect or structural engineer, and their consultants, agents, and employees, from and against any claims, damages, losses, and expenses arising out of or resulting from, in whole or in part, the reuse.

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AB 897

Author

Coto

Chapter

530

Urgency?

False

Subject

Assessment & Standards

Summary

Existing law requires school districts, special education local plan areas, or county offices of education to provide opportunities for braille instruction for pupils who, due to a prognosis of visual deterioration, may be expected to have a need for braille as a reading medium. This bill would require the Superintendent to utilize an advisory task force to develop standards for pupils to learn and achieve mastery of the braille mathematics code as they progress from kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive. The bill would require that these standards be developed for pupils who, due to a visual impairment, are functionally blind or may be expected to have a need to learn the braille code as their primary literacy mode for learning. The bill would require the task force to report to the state board by March 1, 2006, on recommendations for adoption of math and reading standards. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 947

Author

Liu

Chapter

191

Urgency?

True

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the California Educational Facilities Authority Act, the purpose of which is to provide private institutions of higher education within the state an additional means by which to expand, enlarge, and establish dormitory, academic, faculty and staff housing, and related facilities, finance those facilities, refinance existing facilities, and to provide private and public institutions of higher education within the state an additional means to assist students in financing their costs of attendance. The act requires a "private college" to be a nonprofit private or independent degree-granting educational institution that is regionally accredited and empowered to provide a program of education beyond the high school level. This bill would specify that, for purposes of obtaining financing under the act, a "private college" also includes a nonprofit affiliate, established on or prior to January 1, 2005, of one or more private colleges, whose sole or primary purpose is to provide administrative or other support services to the affiliated private college or colleges, and that undertakes a project for the exclusive use and benefit of one or more of the affiliated private colleges. The bill would also specify that a "private college" includes a private nonprofit research organization affiliated with one or more private colleges and engaged in basic research and advanced education at the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels, but solely for the purpose of refunding bonds or other obligations previously issued by the authority. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 953

Author

Coto

Chapter

513

Urgency?

True

Subject

Accountability

Summary

This bill makes several technical amendments to the Local Educational Agency Intervention Program by eliminating the Prevention of Program Improvement Program, and specifying that districts identified as program improvement during the 2005-06 fiscal year will be receive funding based upon the performance of the socioeconomically disadvantaged subgroup on the API of the district. This bill specifies that if a school assistance and intervention team fails to assist a school in making significant growth, the school and intervention team is only removes from the school in which it is working.

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AB 961

Author

Committee on Higher Education

Chapter

318

Urgency?

False

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

The Golden State Scholarshare Trust Act establishes the Golden State Scholarshare Trust, under the administration of the Scholarshare Investment Board, to provide financial aid for postsecondary education costs of participating students. The act authorizes the board to appoint a program administrator and determine his or her duties and compensation. The act authorizes the program administrator to enter into contracts on behalf of the board. This bill would delete those provisions relating to a program administrator and, instead, authorize the board to appoint an executive director with similar powers. The bill would also authorize the executive director to conduct any business necessary for efficient operations of the board. The bill would additionally authorize the board to invest specified moneys under contract with investment managers, and would make related conforming changes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 967

Author

Canciamilla

Chapter

399

Urgency?

False

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 authorizes the establishment of community college districts under the administration of community college governing boards, and authorizes these districts to provide instruction at community college campuses throughout the state. This bill would exempt from this 5% a pupil recommended by his or her principal for enrollment in a college-level advanced scholastic summer session course, or in a vocational community college summer session course, if specified criteria are met. The bill would require the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, on or before January 1, 2007, and on or before January 1 of each year thereafter, to report to the Department of Finance the number of pupils recommended pursuant to that exemption who enroll in community college summer session courses. The bill would prohibit the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges from including enrollment growth attributable to that exemption as part of its annual budget request for the California Community Colleges. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 982

Author

Laird

Chapter

320

Urgency?

False

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Under existing law, community college district governing boards are required to adopt regulations exempting from health supervision and services fees all low-income students, including students who demonstrate financial need (1) in accordance with the methodology set forth in federal law or regulation for determining the expected family contribution of students seeking financial aid or (2) according to specified income standards established by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. This bill would express findings and declarations of the Legislature with respect to the funding of student health services in the California Community Colleges. The bill would delete the provision requiring the exemption of certain students from health supervision and services fees.

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AB 1052

Author

Leslie

Chapter

324

Urgency?

False

Subject

Transportation

Summary

Existing law requires motor carriers and drivers of commercial vehicles, including schoolbus drivers, to comply with certain federal regulations relating to the use of controlled substances and alcohol, including testing requirements for the use of those substances. A willful violation of these requirements is a misdemeanor punishable by certain fines and terms of imprisonment. This bill would define a "school transportation vehicle" as a vehicle that is not a schoolbus, school pupil activity bus, or youth bus, and is used by a school district or county office of education for the primary purpose of transporting children. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1054

Author

Bogh

Chapter

65

Urgency?

False

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law requires that candidates for Republican county central committee appear on the local ballot and specifies the manner of their election. It requires that in a county containing fewer than 5 Assembly districts, a committee be elected by supervisor districts, in accordance with a specified formula. It requires that in a county containing more than 4 and fewer than 20 Assembly districts the county central committee be elected from Assembly districts. This bill would impose a state-mandated local program by requiring that, notwithstanding the above, a committee of not fewer than 30 members be elected in San Bernardino County. The bill would require members to be elected by supervisor district, and would require that the number to be elected from any supervisor district be determined in accordance with a specified formula. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1071

Author

Chu

Chapter

192

Urgency?

True

Subject

Curriculum & Instructional Materials

Summary

This bill increases the amount of funding that may be used for the School Assistance and Intervention Team (SAIT) to $17,648,050.

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AB 1088

Author

Oropeza

Chapter

647

Urgency?

False

Subject

Higher 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, and their respective institutions of higher education. Among other things, the act requires the governing board of each community college district, the Trustees of the California State University, the Regents of the University of California, to the extent the regents make the act applicable, and the governing board of independent postsecondary institutions, as defined, to adopt rules requiring each of their respective campuses to enter into written agreements with local law enforcement agencies that clarify operational responsibilities for investigations of Part I violent crimes, as defined, occurring on each campus. This bill would express findings and declarations of the Legislature with respect to the incidence of sexual assault on college and university campuses. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1136

Author

Dymally

Chapter

402

Urgency?

True

Subject

Supplemental Instruction

Summary

Existing law authorizes the governing board of a school district and a charter school to offer programs of direct, systematic, and intensive supplemental instruction to pupils enrolled in grades 2 to 6, inclusive, who have been identified as having a deficiency in mathematics, reading, or written expression, as specified, or as being at risk of retention. Existing law authorizes the governing board of a school district and a charter school to offer supplemental instructional programs in mathematics, science, or other core academic areas, as designated, and provides that the maximum entitlement of a school district or charter school for reimbursement for pupil hours of attendance in the supplemental instructional programs shall be calculated pursuant to a formula that is based on 5% of the total enrollment of the school district or charter school for the prior fiscal year multiplied by a specified hourly rate. Existing law makes these authorizations inoperative on July 1, 2005, and repeals them on January 1, 2006. This bill would require adjustment of apportionment for changes in program participation by school districts in the 2004-05 fiscal year. This bill would also delete the inoperative and repeal dates, extending the operation of provisions relating to those programs indefinitely. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1166

Author

Canciamilla

Chapter

328

Urgency?

False

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Under existing law, the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of certain employees of the system whose positions are designated as managerial, notwithstanding specified provisions of law. This bill would clarify the board's ability to make appointments and fix compensation notwithstanding several provisions establishing salary limits. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1179

Author

Yee

Chapter

638

Urgency?

False

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

Existing law regulates the sale of certain merchandise, such as political items and sports memorabilia. This bill would require violent video games to be labeled as specified and would prohibit the sale or rental of those games to minors. The bill would provide that a person who violates the act shall be liable in an amount of up to $1,000 for each violation.

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AB 1261

Author

Leno

Chapter

639

Urgency?

False

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

Existing law requires a pupil placed in a licensed children's institution or foster family home to attend programs operated by the local educational agency, unless one of certain specified circumstances applies. This bill would revise the applicable circumstances. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1270

Author

Gordon

Chapter

33

Urgency?

False

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. This bill would permit modernization grant funding for a modernization project of the El Segundo Unified School District if the school district executed a construction contract for that project after May 27, 1998. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 1280

Author

Maze

Chapter

515

Urgency?

False

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. This bill would enact the California Community College Baccalaureate Partnership Act, and establish the California Community College Baccalaureate Partnership Program. Under the program, the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges would be authorized to annually award 2 grants, not to exceed $50,000 each, to a collaborative, composed of at least one community college and at least one baccalaureate degree-granting institution, formed for the purpose of offering baccalaureate degree programs on the participating community college campus or campuses. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 1285

Author

Montanez

Chapter

650

Urgency?

False

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

Existing law requires that moneys in a specified item of the Budget Act of 2000 be allocated to local child care and development planning councils based on the percentage of state-subsidized, center-based child care funds received in the county in which the council is located, and requires that these funds be used to address the retention of qualified child care employees in state-subsidized child care centers. Existing law authorizes the allocation of these funds annually thereafter for these purposes. This bill would delete the authorization for the allocation of these funds annually thereafter for these purposes, and make an appropriation by authorizing these funds, and other specified funds appropriated for these purposes, to be used in the County of Los Angeles if specified requirements are met, to address the retention of qualified persons working in licensed child care programs that serve a majority of children who receive subsidized child care services, including, but not limited to, family day care homes, as defined. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 1303

Author

Daucher

Chapter

97

Urgency?

True

Subject

School Finance

Summary

Existing law authorizes a school district to receive a 2-part financing designed to provide an advance of apportionments owed to the school district from the State School Fund and requires the initial emergency apportionment to be an interim loan from the General Fund to the school district. Existing law requires the school district to enter into a lease financing with the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (the bank) for the purpose of financing the emergency apportionment and requires the term of the lease not to exceed 20 years. This bill would require the term of the lease to be extended for a period not to exceed 10 years if at the end of the lease term any rent payable is not fully paid or if the rent payable has been abated. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1309

Author

Yee

Chapter

516

Urgency?

True

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law provides for the establishment in a county of a health authority or commission to provide or contract for the provision of health care benefits to eligible persons. Existing law sets forth rules of governance for each health authority or commission so established and makes it a public entity for certain purposes. This bill would require that any entity that is established pursuant to a joint powers agreement that is licensed under provisions of law regulating the licensing of health care service plans, where one party to the agreement is an entity established in a county to provide or contract for the provision of health care benefits to eligible persons, shall be subject to all of the same provisions, including, but not limited to, governance, public records requirements, open meeting requirements, and conflicts of interest as is the entity that is a party to the joint powers agreement. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1358

Author

Mullin

Chapter

229

Urgency?

False

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law requires the governing board of each school district, before acquiring title to property for a new schoolsite, to provide the State Department of Education written notice of the proposed acquisition, along with any information required by the department, if the proposed site is within two miles, measured by air line, of that point on an airport runway or potential airport runway included in an airport master plan that is nearest to the site. Existing law requires the State Department of Education, upon receipt of the notice, to notify the Department of Transportation in writing of the proposed acquisition. Existing law requires the Department of Transportation to investigate the proposed site and submit a report of its findings and recommendations concerning acquisition of the site to the State Department of Education. Existing law requires the State Department of Education to forward the report to the governing board of the school district. Existing law provides that state or local funds may not be apportioned or expended for acquisition of a site if the Department of Transportation's recommendation does not favor acquisition of the site. This bill would require a school district to provide the Department of Transportation with that notice before leasing property for a new schoolsite. This bill also would make these provisions applicable to charter schools.

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AB 1366

Author

Lieber

Chapter

360

Urgency?

False

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Under existing law, community college districts throughout the state provide instruction at the campuses they operate and maintain. Existing law provides for an annual audit of each community college district, and requires the board of governors to establish standards and procedures to encourage sound fiscal management practices by community college districts. This bill would add the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges or his or her designee and a member of a community college district governing board chosen by the chancellor to the FCMAT governing board, thus increasing its membership to 25. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1378

Author

Lieber

Chapter

538

Urgency?

False

Subject

Special Education

Summary

Existing law, the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act, requires the State Department of Developmental Services to allocate funds to private nonprofit regional centers for the provision of community services and support for persons with developmental disabilities and their families, and sets forth the duties of the regional centers, including, but not limited to, development of individual program plans and the monitoring of services. Existing law requires the department to develop a plan for the proposed closure of any developmental center. This bill would authorize the department to operate any facility, provide employees to assist in the operation of any facility, provide other necessary services and supports, or contract with any entity for the use of the department's employees to provide services in furtherance of an orderly closure of Agnews Developmental Center. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1385

Author

Laird

Chapter

361

Urgency?

False

Subject

Child Nutrition

Summary

Existing law requires school districts and county superintendents of schools to provide free or reduced-price meals to needy pupils as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. This bill would require the State Department of Education to create a computerized data-matching system, as specified, using existing databases from the State Department of Education and the State Department of Health Services to directly certify recipients of public assistance programs for enrollment in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. This bill would require the State Department of Education to determine the availability of and request or apply for, as appropriate, federal funds to assist the state in implementing new direct certification requirements mandated by federal law. The bill would make its provisions operative upon receipt of federal funds to assist the state in implementing new direct certification requirements mandated by federal law.

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AB 1392

Author

Umberg

Chapter

651

Urgency?

False

Subject

Child Nutrition

Summary

Existing law requires a school district and a county superintendent of schools maintaining a kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, to provide for each needy pupil one nutritionally adequate free or reduced-price meal during each schoolday, except as specified. This bill would require a waiver to be granted if a Summer Food Service Program is available within a specified proximity to the schoolsite and as to specified hours of operation, or if compliance with the requirement would result in a financial loss equal to the operating costs of one month, averaged over the school year. The bill would not permit a waiver of the requirement to provide a nutritionally adequate free or reduced-price meal for certain pupils enrolled in a summer school session. To the extent that these restrictions on granting a waiver from this requirement would impose additional duties on a school district, the bill would create a state-mandated local program.

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AB 1412

Author

Leno

Chapter

640

Urgency?

False

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

Existing law requires the juvenile court to conduct periodic status review hearings, and, in certain cases, to terminate the parental rights to, and to order a permanent plan of adoption or legal guardianship for, a dependent child of the juvenile court. Existing law also requires social workers to prepare various reports, including a case plan, regarding the child in connection with these hearings, and to make efforts to maintain relationships between the child and specified individuals who are important to the child. Several of these provisions apply specifically to a child who is 10 years of age or older who is placed in a group home for 6 months or longer from the date the child entered foster care. This bill would revise those provisions to apply to a child who is 10 years of age or older and who has been in an out-of-home placement, subject to appropriation through the budget process and by phase, as specified. The bill would also require that a child be involved in developing his or her case plan as age and developmentally appropriate. By expanding the class of children to whom these provisions would apply, the bill would impose additional duties on social workers, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1438

Author

Salinas

Chapter

540

Urgency?

False

Subject

General Government

Summary

The Ralph M. Brown Act requires, with specified exceptions, that all meetings of a legislative body of a local agency be open and public and all persons be permitted to attend. The act authorizes a legislative body to use teleconferencing, subject to specified requirements, including that each teleconference location be accessible to the public and that at least a quorum of the members of the body participate from locations within the boundaries of the territory over which the local agency exercises jurisdiction. This bill would provide that, notwithstanding the provisions of the act on teleconferencing, until January 1, 2009, with respect to a teleconference meeting of a county health authority established in a county under specified provisions, members of a health authority who are outside the jurisdiction may be counted toward the establishment of a quorum when participating in the teleconference if at least 50% of the number of members that would establish a quorum are present within the jurisdiction and the health authority provides a teleconference number and associated access codes, if any, that allows any person to call in to participate in the meeting and that number and access codes are identified in the notice and agenda of the meeting. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1474

Author

Maze

Chapter

337

Urgency?

False

Subject

Driver Training

Summary

Existing law, the Brady-Jared Teen Driver Safety Act of 1997, allows for the issuance of a driver's license to a person at least 16 years of age but under 18 years of age under the provisional licensing program. This bill instead, would provide that during the first 12 months after issuance of a provisional driver's license, the licensee is prohibited from driving between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. and is prohibited from transporting passengers who are under 20 years of age, unless in either situation the licensee is accompanied and supervised as currently provided or an existing exception applies. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1480

Author

Maze

Chapter

362

Urgency?

False

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 establishes community college districts throughout the state, and authorizes these districts to provide instruction at the community college campuses they maintain. This bill would express various findings and declarations of the Legislature with respect to agricultural education in the community college system. The bill would require the California Community Colleges Agriculture and Natural Resources Advisory Committee to identify and develop quality program criteria that may be used to uniformly evaluate the effectiveness of the agricultural education programs in community colleges throughout California. The bill would require that these criteria be developed in consultation with instructors, administrators, students, industry representatives, and other interested parties, and build upon the local program evaluation previously developed by the advisory committee. The bill would further require that these criteria be submitted, no later than June 30, 2007, in a written report to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Legislature. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 1492

Author

Evans

Chapter

363

Urgency?

False

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 also requires state and local agencies, including community college districts, to comply with specified requirements prior to the disposal of surplus land. This bill would exclude from provisions governing the construction of community college facilities and governing 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.

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AB 1496

Author

Goldberg

Chapter

517

Urgency?

False

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

Existing law vests specified powers and duties in the State Department of Education for purposes of the public education system. This bill would require the department to compile an attrition rate, in addition to the dropout rate the department compiles pursuant to the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, for high school pupils according to a specified formula.

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AB 1563

Author

Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy

Chapter

518

Urgency?

False

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

The Enterprise Zone Act generally provides for the designation by the Department of Housing and Community Development of enterprise zones in the state pursuant to which certain entities within the zone may receive regulatory, tax, and other incentives for private investment and employment. The department is required to submit a report to the Legislature every 5 years that reviews the progress and effectiveness of each enterprise zone, with respect to specified components. This bill would require the report submitted by the Department of Housing and Community Development to include a review of any efforts made regarding training of unemployed individuals pursuant to these provisions, and would require the Employment Development Department to provide information to the department in this regard. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 1595

Author

Evans

Chapter

343

Urgency?

False

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law prohibits a state or local agency from posting the home address or telephone number of any elected or appointed official on the Internet without first obtaining the written permission of that individual. Existing law also prohibits a person from knowingly posting on the Internet the home address or telephone number of an elected or appointed official or of the official's residing spouse or child with intent to cause imminent great bodily harm to that individual. This bill would prohibit a person, business, or association from publicly posting or publicly displaying on the Internet the home address or telephone number of any elected or appointed official if that official has made a written demand of that person, business, or association to not disclose his or her home address or telephone number, or from soliciting, selling, or trading on the Internet the home address or telephone number of an elected or appointed official with the intent to cause bodily harm to the official or to any person residing at the official's home address. It would provide various remedies for violation of these provisions. It would limit the liability of an interactive computer service or access software provider under these provisions. This bill also would add to the list of elected or appointed officials covered by all of the foregoing provisions state administrative law judges, federal judges, and federal defenders, Members of the United States Congress, and appointees of the President.

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AB 1609

Author

Liu

Chapter

354

Urgency?

False

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

The bill adds an assessment of career-technical education data measures to the school accountability report card. This bill is sponsored by the Governor.

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AB 1610

Author

Wolk

Chapter

543

Urgency?

False

Subject

Charter Schools

Summary

The bill would add required components to charter school petitions that are presented to a county office of education in order to establish a countywide charter school, extends the sunset of charter school waiver authority, and requires that a pupil's school district of residence be notified when that pupil drops out of a charter school.

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AB 1633

Author

Evans

Chapter

641

Urgency?

False

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

Existing law permits a child who is in foster care and receiving aid pursuant to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) program, who is attending high school or the equivalent level of vocational or technical training on a full-time basis prior to his or her 18th birthday, to continue to receive aid following his or her 18th birthday, if the child continues to reside in foster care placement, remains otherwise eligible for AFDC-FC payments, and continues to attend high school or the equivalent level of vocational or technical training on a full-time basis and if the child may reasonably be expected to complete the educational or training program before his or her 19th birthday. This bill would extend the opportunity to remain in foster care placement beyond the age of 18 years to a foster child who is pursuing a high school equivalency certificate. By extending AFDC-FC benefits to additional recipients, this bill would increase the duties of counties administering the program, thus imposing a state-mandated local program. The bill would declare that no appropriation would be made pursuant to the existing continuous appropriation for purposes of implementing these provisions. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1642

Author

Salinas

Chapter

344

Urgency?

False

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 trustee areas and make specified changes to the governing boards of school districts. Under existing law, a resolution of the county committee approving a proposal to establish or abolish trustee areas or to make specified changes to the governing boards of school districts constitutes an order of election, as specified. This bill would extend these provisions to the abolition of a common governing board.

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AB 1646

Author

Committee on Higher Education

Chapter

654

Urgency?

True

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 authorizes the establishment of community college districts under the administration of community college governing boards, and authorizes these districts to provide instruction at community college campuses throughout the state. This bill would recast and revise numerous statutes relating to the operation and organization of the California Community Colleges system and its component districts and campuses. The bill would make various nonsubstantive technical and conforming changes in these statutes. Among other technical and conforming revisions, the bill would change existing statutory references to "average daily attendance" to "full-time equivalent students (FTES)," references to "school" authorities and programs to "college" authorities and programs, and references to "certificated" personnel to "academic" personnel. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 1662

Author

Lieber

Chapter

653

Urgency?

True

Subject

Special Education

Summary

This bill would conform state law to the new federal Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Reauthorization 2004 provisions, as required by the United States Department of Education (ED), in order to receive about $1.3 billion in federal special education funds, California's projected share of funds in the 2005-2006 fiscal year. The bill will make key changes in areas such as teacher qualifications, identification of students with special needs, modifications to Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), conflict resolution, transition, procedural safeguards, monitoring, and child find, a process to ensure that all children, ages 0-21, who can benefit from special education services receive them. Additionally, the bill will provide more choice for parents, local flexibility and many opportunities for paperwork reduction. AB 1662 is an urgency measure since all changes to IDEA are effective July 1, 2005, except the definition of ”highly qualified” special education teachers as aligned with the No Child Left Behind Act, which became effective on December 3, 2004.

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AB 1721

Author

Pavley

Chapter

581

Urgency?

False

Subject

Instructional Materials

Summary

Existing law establishes the Office of Education and the Environment within the California Integrated Waste Management Board, and requires the office to develop and implement a unified education strategy on the environment for elementary and secondary schools. Existing law requires school district governing boards, when adopting instructional materials for use in schools, to include only materials that accurately portray the educational principles for the environment. This bill would repeal that instructional materials requirement. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1741

Author

Committee on Judiciary

Chapter

121

Urgency?

False

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law sets forth the requirement for an application for voter registration information, including a statement of the intended use of the information requested. The bill would prohibit the requester of voter information or of signatures or other information collected for an initiative, referendum, or recall petition from sending the information outside of the United States, as specified, and would state findings and declarations regarding the protection of voter-related identities and personal information of Californians.

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AB 1746

Author

Committee on Local Government

Chapter

347

Urgency?

False

Subject

General Government

Summary

The Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 governs the procedures for the formation and change of organization of cities and special districts. In the case of a petition for an annexation, a detachment, or a reorganization consisting solely of annexations or detachments, or both, signed by all of the landowners in the territory affected by the proposal, the local agency may approve or disapprove the proposal without notice or hearing, if prescribed conditions are met. With respect to uninhabited territory, the commission may waive protest proceedings if all the owners of land have given written consent and all subject agencies have consented in writing to a waiver of protest proceedings. With respect to inhabited city and district annexations or detachments, or both, the commission may waive protest proceedings if the commission has provided written notice of commission proceedings to all registered voters and landowners within the affected territory and has received no written opposition from registered voters or landowners within the affected territory, and all subject agencies have consented in writing to a waiver of protest proceedings. This bill would, in those 2 circumstances, delete the requirement that all subject agencies consent in writing to a waiver of protest proceedings in order for the commission to waive proceedings and instead, add the requirement that all subject agencies have not submitted written opposition to a waiver of protest proceedings. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1757

Author

Committee on Elections and Redistricting

Chapter

201

Urgency?

False

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law requires the local elections official to publish, not less than one week before the election, a list of polling places designated for each election precinct, followed by a list of precinct board members appointed. This bill would instead require the elections official, not less than one week before the election, to post a list of all current polling places in each precinct and a list of precinct board members appointed by the 15th day before the election and, not later than 28 days after the election, to post a list of precinct board members who actually served on election day. The bill would require the elections official to post these lists at his or her office and on his or her official Web site, to divide and distribute these lists for posting at the City Clerk's office, as specified, and to keep, archive, and make available these lists, as specified. By increasing the duties of local elections officials, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would also make conforming changes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1772

Author

Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Soci

Chapter

547

Urgency?

False

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Existing law requires a personnel commission to prescribe, amend, and interpret rules regarding the merit system. Existing law requires that those rules be printed and made available to a school, among others. This bill would provide that those rules may be electronically transmitted. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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ACR 6

Author

Koretz

Chapter

6

Urgency?

False

Subject

Curriculum & Instructional Materials

Summary

This measure would declare the month of April 2005 as Financial Literacy Month, in order to raise public awareness about the need for increased financial literacy.

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ACR 7

Author

Runner, Sharon

Chapter

37

Urgency?

False

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

This measure would congratulate and express the Legislature's appreciation for the achievements of SpaceShipOne and the efforts of the team of Paul Allen, Burt Rutan, and pilots Mike Melvill and Brian Binnie in making privately funded manned space flight a commercial reality.

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ACR 9

Author

Oropeza

Chapter

7

Urgency?

False

Subject

Physical Education

Summary

This measure would commemorate the accomplishments of female athletes, coaches, officials, and sports administrators for their important contribution in promoting the value of sports participation in the achievement of full human potential and would proclaim February 9, 2005, as California Girls and Women in Sports Day.

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ACR 10

Author

Chu

Chapter

8

Urgency?

False

Subject

Curriculum & Instructional Materials

Summary

This measure would declare February 19, 2005, as a Day of Remembrance in order to increase public awareness of the events surrounding the internment of Americans of Japanese ancestry during World War II.

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ACR 17

Author

Karnette

Chapter

26

Urgency?

False

Subject

Curriculum & Instructional Materials

Summary

This measure would recognize 2005 as the Year of Languages, and would encourage all educational communities to celebrate languages and cultures, and urge all citizens to become interested in, and to give full support to, quality language and cultural programs for all pupils in California schools.

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ACR 30

Author

McCarthy

Chapter

54

Urgency?

False

Subject

Curriculum/Standards

Summary

This measure would urge the State Board of Education and all local school governing bodies to examine current practice and develop plans to increase and broaden emphasis on principles of democracy in the schools of this state.

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ACR 55

Author

Horton, Jerome

Chapter

40

Urgency?

False

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

This measure would proclaim May 11, 2005, as the Day of the Teacher and urge all Californians to observe it.

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ACR 57

Author

Salinas

Chapter

113

Urgency?

False

Subject

Child Health

Summary

This measure would urge all California public schools maintaining kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, to implement an automated external defibrillator program.

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ACR 59

Author

Baca

Chapter

114

Urgency?

False

Subject

Curriculum & Instructional Materials

Summary

This measure would recognize the month of November 2005 as California Native American Indian History Month.

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ACR 62

Author

Nakanishi

Chapter

47

Urgency?

False

Subject

Miscellaneous

Summary

This measure would commend Asian and Pacific Islander Americans for their notable accomplishments and outstanding service to the state and recognize May 2005 as Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.

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ACR 74

Author

Saldana

Chapter

133

Urgency?

False

Subject

Physical Education

Summary

This measure would commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the enactment of Title IX of the federal Education Amendments of 1972 to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and would urge California educational institutions, as specified, to continue to comply with Title IX requirements relating to athletics by relying on various sources of information rather than a single survey to determine whether the institution is fully and effectively accommodating the athletic interests and abilities of both sexes.

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ACR 83

Author

Frommer

Chapter

135

Urgency?

False

Subject

Special Education

Summary

This measure would proclaim October 15, 2005, as White Cane Safety Day and call upon schools to offer opportunities for training to blind persons, public and private employers to utilize the skills of blind persons and open new opportunities for the blind, and all citizens to recognize the white cane and guide dog as instruments of safety and self-help for blind pedestrians.

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ACR 85

Author

Leno

Chapter

136

Urgency?

False

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

This measure would proclaim November 2005, as Court Adoption and Permanency Month.

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ACR 89

Author

Mountjoy

Chapter

140

Urgency?

False

Subject

General Government

Summary

This measure would declare the 3rd week in September as Constitution Week and September 17 as Constitution Day.

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ACR 90

Author

Arambula

Chapter

141

Urgency?

False

Subject

Safe Schools

Summary

This measure would proclaim October 23 through October 29, 2005, as Red Ribbon Week, and would encourage all Californians to help build drug-free communities and participate in drug prevention activities.

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AJR 10

Author

Chu

Chapter

68

Urgency?

False

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

This measure would declare legislative support for, and urge federal approval of, the California Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project Application (the Title IV-E Waiver), submitted to the United States Department of Health and Human Services. This measure would memorialize the Congress of the United States, and would urge states and counties, to enact laws and policies to allow for more flexible use of federal child welfare funding to support the needs of children and families at risk, even if the child is not removed from the home or formally made part of the child welfare system. The measure would urge designated federal, state, and local agencies to take related actions in furtherance of the Title IV-E Waiver.

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AJR 19

Author

Dymally

Chapter

60

Urgency?

False

Subject

General Government

Summary

This measure would memorialize the President and Congress of the United States to declare their public support for reauthorizing the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, certain provisions of which are scheduled to expire in 2007 unless extended by Congress.

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AJR 30

Author

Liu

Chapter

145

Urgency?

False

Subject

General Government

Summary

This measure would memorialize the Congress and the President of the United States to uphold protections of women's equality and to encourage all Americans to participate in the celebration of Women's Equality Day on August 26, 2005, the 85th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.

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