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2007 Chaptered Assembly Education Bills


Assembly Bills

AB 14 | AB 57 | AB 67 | AB 98 | AB 106 | AB 123 | AB 139 | AB 176 | AB 177 | AB 194 | AB 199 | AB 216 | AB 221 | AB 233
AB 236 | AB 299 | AB 315 | AB 321 | AB 332 | AB 335 | AB 340 | AB 347 | AB 369 | AB 373 | AB 384 | AB 394 | AB 402
AB 404 | AB 428 | AB 452 | AB 469 | AB 473 | AB 485 | AB 532 | AB 554 | AB 556 | AB 597 | AB 603 | AB 609 | AB 622
AB 629 | AB 641 | AB 647 | AB 668 | AB 673 | AB 685 | AB 686 | AB 714 | AB 754 | AB 756 | AB 757 | AB 758 | AB 766
AB 774 | AB 905 | AB 917 | AB 933 | AB 950 | AB 962 | AB 1014 | AB 1061 | AB 1078 | AB 1080 | AB 1090 | AB 1168
AB 1222 | AB 1242 | AB 1243 | AB 1248 | AB 1287 | AB 1291 | AB 1296 | AB 1300 | AB 1307 | AB 1316 | AB 1317
AB 1323 | AB 1331 | AB 1368 | AB 1381 | AB 1426 | AB 1430 | AB 1432 | AB 1441 | AB 1453 | AB 1462 | AB 1471
AB 1512 | AB 1514 | AB 1525 | AB 1540 | AB 1548 | AB 1559 | AB 1560 | AB 1571 | AB 1663 | AB 1678 | AB 1685
AB 1687
| AB 1698 | AB 1731 | AB 1732 | AB 1734 | ACR 5 | ACR 6 | ACR 8 | ACR 18 | ACR 23 | ACR 36 | ACR 45
ACR 50
| ACR 54 | ACR 55 | ACR 70 | ACR 72 | AJR 4 | AJR 5 | AJR 10 | AJR 13 | AJR 19 | AJR 23

2007 Chaptered Senate Education Legislation

 


AB 14

Author

Laird

Chapter

568

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Discrimination

Summary

The Unruh Civil Rights Act entitles all persons within the jurisdiction of this state to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges, or services in all business establishments, regardless of sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, marital status, or sexual orientation. This bill would enact the Civil Rights Act of 2007, as described herein, and would instead subject those licensees to disciplinary action if the above-described discrimination is based upon the prospective recipient's sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, marital status, or sexual orientation. This bill would also provide, however, that nothing in these provisions would prohibit the consideration of those characteristics for purposes of diagnosis or treatment, or require any healing arts practitioner to perform a licensed activity for which he or she is not qualified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 57

Author

Soto

Chapter

673

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Transportation

Summary

Existing law authorizes certain state and local entities to secure and expend federal funds appropriated under the federal Highway Safety Act of 1973 for a number of programs relating to projects for the improvement of highway safety and the reduction of traffic congestion. This bill would instead authorize those state and local entities to secure and expend federal funds appropriated under the federal act known as SAFETEA-LU for programs relating to highway safety improvements that can reduce the number of fatal and serious injury accidents, as specified. The bill would declare the Legislature's intent that these federal funds be allocated in approximately equal amounts between state highways and local roads. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 67

Author

Dymally

Chapter

259

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Employment Issues

Summary

Existing law requires local and state agencies to provide information regarding public services in a non-English language if a substantial number of the public served by the agency are non-English-speaking people. Existing law also requires state agencies to provide reports to the State Personnel Board regarding the provision of information in a non-English language, subject to certain exceptions by the State Personnel Board. This bill would provide that a person is qualified as a bilingual person, employee, or interpreter for these purposes if the State Personnel Board has tested and certified the person or approved the testing and certification. The bill would provide that local agencies would have discretion to determine who is qualified to provide information in a non-English language. The bill would also authorize additional grounds for the State Personnel Board to exempt state agencies from the reporting requirements.

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AB 98

Author

Niello

Chapter

589

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. Existing law provides for the CalWORKs program for the allocation of federal funds received through the TANF block grant program, under which each county provides cash assistance and other benefits to qualified low-income families. This bill would require the department to pay 50% of the wage subsidy to counties that include these activities within their welfare-to-work activities, subject to prescribed limitations. The bill would also require the department, no later than January 10, 2011, to report to the Legislature on the outcomes of implementing the bill, as prescribed. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 106

Author

Berg

Chapter

378

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Under existing law, the State Department of Health Services is responsible for the licensure and regulation of health facilities, including general acute care hospitals, as defined. This bill would require a general acute care hospital, pursuant to its own standardized procedures and if it has the vaccine in its possession, each year, commencing October 1 to the following April 1, inclusive, to offer, prior to discharge, immunizations for influenza and pneumococcal disease to its inpatients, aged 65 years or older. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 123

Author

Nunez

Chapter

260

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

The Roberti-Z'berg-Harris Urban Open-Space and Recreation Program Act (urban open-space act), administered by the Department of Parks and Recreation, authorizes grants to be made by the department to cities, counties, and districts for recreational or open-space purposes. The urban open-space act requires property acquired or developed pursuant to the urban open-space act to be used by the grant recipient only for the purposes for which the grant moneys were requested and prohibits any other use of the area, except as authorized by the Legislature. This bill would authorize the City of Huntington Park to transfer to the Los Angeles Unified School District up to 3.8 acres of parkland in Westside Park and the facilities on that land if certain conditions are met. Before the transfer could occur, the Department of Parks and Recreation would have to determine that all those conditions have been met. The bill would require, as one of the conditions, that the transferred property be used only for a school facility. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 139

Author

Bass

Chapter

158

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Transportation

Summary

Existing law requires an applicant for an original or renewal certificate to drive a schoolbus, school pupil activity bus, youth bus, general public paratransit vehicle, or farm labor vehicle to submit to the Department of Motor Vehicles a report of a medical physician's examination of the applicant given not more than 2 years prior to the application date. This bill would authorize the medical examination to be given by a licensed advanced practice registered nurse qualified to perform a medical examination, or a licensed physician assistant.

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AB 176

Author

Jones

Chapter

488

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. Existing law provides for the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program for the allocation of federal funds received through the TANF program, under which each county provides cash assistance and other benefits to qualified low-income families. This bill would require assignment to the county of all rights to support for applications received on or after October 1, 2009, with respect to support that accrues during the period of time that the applicant or recipient is receiving CalWORKs assistance. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 177

Author

Bass

Chapter

525

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Charter Schools

Summary

Existing law allows a charter school that serves at-risk pupils and operates under a charter approved before June 1, 1997, by the Los Angeles County Board of Education to operate until June 30, 2008. The existing statute requires the approval of the county board of education for the specified charter school or schools to continue operating after June 30, 2003. This bill would instead allow the specified charter school or schools to operate until June 30, 2013, subject to the approval of the county board of education for continued operation after June 30, 2008. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 194

Author

Committee on Budget

Chapter

489

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

The Budget Act of 2007 made appropriations for the support of state government for the 2007-08 fiscal year. This bill would amend and supplement the Budget Act of 2007 by revising items of appropriation for the State Department of Health Care Services, the Employment Development Department, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the State Department of Education, and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 199

Author

Committee on Budget

Chapter

186

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

Existing law requires that any state position that is vacant for 6 consecutive monthly pay periods be abolished by the Controller on the following July 1. Amendments to existing law proposed by SB 86 of the 2007-08 Regular Session, if enacted, would, from July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2010, inclusive, instead require any state position that is vacant for 12 consecutive monthly pay periods to be abolished by the Controller on the following July 1. This bill would delete the amendments to this provision proposed by SB 86, if those amendments are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2008. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 216

Author

Bass

Chapter

382

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Special Education

Summary

Existing law requires school districts, county offices of education, and special education local plan areas to comply with state laws that conform to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, in order that the state may qualify for federal funds available for the education of individuals with exceptional needs. School districts, county offices of education, and special education local plan areas are required to identify, locate, and assess individuals with exceptional needs and to provide those pupils with a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment, with special education and related services as reflected in an individualized education program. Under certain circumstances, a school district, county office of education, or special education local plan area is authorized to enter into a contract for the provision of special education and related services with a nonpublic, nonsectarian school or agency that has been certified by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. This bill, instead, would require that the educational materials, services, and programs provided by the nonpublic, nonsectarian school be consistent with the pupil's individualized education program. The bill also would revise the provision relating to standards-based, core curriculum and instructional materials. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 221

Author

Anderson

Chapter

671

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

The California Constitution provides that the Legislature may by statute prohibit retirement board investments if it is in the public interest to do so, and providing that the prohibition satisfies specified fiduciary standards. This bill would create the California Public Divest from Iran Act and additionally prohibit the Public Employees' Retirement System and the State Teachers' Retirement System from investing public employee retirement funds in a company with business operations in Iran that is invested in or engaged in business operations with entities in the defense or nuclear sectors of Iran, or the company is invested or engaged in business operations with entities involved in the development of petroleum or natural gas resources of Iran, and that company is subject to sanctions under federal law, as specified, or the company is engaged in business operations with an Iranian organization that has been labeled as a terrorist organization by the United States government. The bill would require the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement Board of the State Teachers' Retirement System to sell or transfer any investments in a company with business operations in Iran, until Iran is removed from the United States Department of State's list of countries that have been determined to repeatedly provide support for acts of international terrorism and the President of the United States determines and certifies that Iran has ceased its efforts to design, develop, manufacture, or acquire a nuclear explosive device or related materials and technology, as specified. The bill would make related legislative findings and declarations. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 233

Author

Jones

Chapter

592

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law gives the State Air Resources Board the responsibility for control of emissions from motor vehicles and requires the state board to coordinate efforts of all levels of government as they affect air quality. The state board is required to identify toxic air contaminants and to establish airborne toxic control measures for toxic air contaminants. The state board has adopted an airborne toxic control measure to limit diesel-fueled commercial motor vehicle idling. Violations of this regulation are subject to a minimum civil penalty of $100. This bill would increase this minimum civil penalty to $300. The bill would also require the state board, every 3 years, to review enforcement of specified diesel emission control regulations and develop a strategic plan for consistent, comprehensive, and fair enforcement of these regulations. The bill would require the state board to submit this plan to the relevant legislative policy and fiscal committees by January 1, 2009, and every 3 years thereafter. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 236

Author

Lieu

Chapter

593

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Transportation

Summary

Existing law requires the Department of General Services, in consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy Commission) and the State Air Resources Board (board), to develop and adopt specifications and standards for all passenger cars and light-duty trucks that are purchased or leased on behalf of, or by, state offices, agencies, and departments. These specifications and standards are required to include specified elements. The Director of General Services is required to compile and maintain specified information on the nature of vehicles that are owned or leased by the state. This bill would require the Department of General Services, in conjunction with the board and the Energy Commission, by December 31, 2008, to amend and revise existing purchasing methodology to rank environmental and energy benefits, and costs of motor vehicles for potential procurement by state and local governments and to develop vehicle ranking containing specified criteria. By July 1, 2009, available vehicles in individual classes would be ranked based on the purchasing methodology revised by the Energy Commission. The Department of General Services would be required to procure, for use in the state fleet, vehicles that meet federal requirements and have been ranked best in their class as determined by the revised purchasing methodology, except as specified. The Department of General Services would be required to take specified actions regarding vehicle procurement and alternative fuel and related infrastructure. By July 1, 2009, a vehicle capable of using alternative fuels would be required to be operated on those fuels unless alternative fuels are not readily available or other factors exist that may prevent the use of those fuels. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 299

Author

Tran

Chapter

130

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Omnibus Miscellaneous

Summary

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

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AB 315

Author

Berg

Chapter

264

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Existing law permits the Counties of Alameda, Mendocino, Humboldt, and any other county, as determined by the Secretary of California Health and Human Services to, until January 1, 2009, implement, upon approval of that county, and with the assistance and participation of the appropriate state departments, a program for the funding and delivery of services and benefits through an integrated and comprehensive county health and human services system, subject to certain limitations. This bill would eliminate the repeal date of these provisions, thus extending their duration indefinitely.

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AB 321

Author

Nava

Chapter

384

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Transportation

Summary

Existing law establishes a 25 miles per hour prima facie limit when approaching or passing a school building or the grounds thereof, contiguous to a highway and posted up to 500 feet away from the school grounds, with a standard "SCHOOL" warning sign, while children are going to or leaving the school either during school hours or during the noon recess period. The prima facie limit also applies when approaching or passing school grounds that are not separated from the highway by a fence, gate, or other physical barrier while the grounds are in use by children and the highway is posted with a standard "SCHOOL" warning sign. A violation of that prima facie limit is an infraction. This bill would additionally allow a city or county to establish in a residence district, on a highway with a posted speed limit of 30 miles per hour or slower, a 15 miles per hour prima facie limit when approaching, at a distance of less than 500 feet from, or passing, a school building or the grounds thereof, contiguous to a highway and posted with a school warning sign that indicates a speed limit of 15 miles per hour, while children are going to or leaving the school, either during school hours or during the noon recess period. The prima facie limit would also apply when approaching, at that same distance, or passing school grounds that are not separated from the highway by a fence, gate, or other physical barrier while the grounds are in use by children and the highway is posted with one of those signs. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 332

Author

DeVore

Chapter

51

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Under existing law, elections officials must determine the sufficiency of recall petitions with regard to the required number of valid signatures within 30 days from the date of filing the petition, as provided. This bill would provide that Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays would be excluded in calculating the 30-day requirement of determining the sufficiency of a recall petition with regard to the number of valid signatures.

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AB 335

Author

De Leon

Chapter

726

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. Existing law provides for the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program under which, through a combination of state and county funds and federal funds received through the TANF program, each county provides cash assistance and other benefits to qualified low-income families. Existing law establishes maximum aid grant amounts to be provided under the CalWORKs program, and provides, with certain exceptions, that the aid grant amounts shall be adjusted annually to reflect any increases or decreases in the cost of living. This bill would also permit the domestic violence to be verified by a sworn statement made by the victim, as provided by specified existing law. It would also require county welfare departments to inform recipients who verify domestic violence by this sworn statement of specified information. By increasing the duties of local officials, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 340

Author

Hancock

Chapter

464

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

Existing law requires the placement of dependent children by the juvenile court according to specified procedures. Existing law requires the state, through the State Department of Social Services 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. Existing law provides for the licensure of foster care providers, and the approval of adoptive parents. This bill would require the State Department of Social Services, in consultation with county welfare agencies, to implement a pilot program to establish a unified resource family approval process to replace the existing multiple processes for licensing foster family homes, approving relatives and nonrelative extended family members as foster care providers, and approving adoptive families, as provided in the bill. The bill would define a resource family for its purposes as an individual or couple that a participating county has approved to care for a related or unrelated child who is under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court or otherwise in the care of a county child welfare agency. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 347

Author

Nava

Chapter

526

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Assessment & Standards

Summary

Existing law requires each pupil completing grade 12 to successfully pass the high school exit examination as a condition of receiving a diploma of graduation or a condition of graduation from high school. This bill, among other things, would revise the definition of "eligible pupil" to include pupils who have not satisfied the requirement that they pass the high school exit examination in order to graduate from high school and have failed one or both parts of the examination by the end of grade 12; revise the calculation for determining the per pupil rate for purposes of funding; authorize the receipt of intensive instruction and services on Saturdays, evenings, or at a time and location deemed appropriate by the school district for eligible pupils; expand the authorized scope of intensive instruction and services to include instruction in English language arts or mathematics, or both, that eligible pupils need to pass those parts of the high school exit examination not yet passed and the provision of instruction and services by a public or nonpublic entity as determined by the local educational agency; require a school district to accomplish additional matters relating to pupils who have not passed one or both parts of the exit examination by the end of grade 12; and require the annual report to also include information relating to the notification of eligible pupils of the intensive instruction and services provided and be submitted to the appropriate county superintendent of schools. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 369

Author

Solorio

Chapter

160

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

Existing law requires the Department of Justice to maintain an index of all reports of child abuse and severe neglect submitted by agencies mandated to make those reports. Existing law requires the Department of Justice to make relevant information contained in the index available to specified law enforcement agencies, county welfare departments, and other agencies that are conducting a child abuse investigation. This bill would require the Department of Justice to make available to a Court Appointed Special Advocate program that is conducting a background investigation of an applicant seeking employment with the program or a volunteer position as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, information contained in the index regarding known or suspected child abuse by the applicant. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 373

Author

Wolk

Chapter

670

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

CDE Admin/Governance

Summary

Existing law authorizes the governing board of a school district or community college district to authorize an election for the issuance of bonds for that district and the issuance of those bonds pursuant to specified requirements. Existing law authorizes the formation of a school facilities improvement district (SFID) by a school district or community college district and the election for the issuance of bonds for that district and the issuance of those bonds pursuant to specified requirements. This bill would conform, except for specified differences, the requirements for bonds, including the process through which those bonds are ultimately issued, for SFIDs to the requirements for bonds for school districts and community college districts, including, but not limited to, authorizing the governing board of the school district or community college district that formed the SFID to issue bonds on behalf of that SFID. The prohibition on the boundaries of a SFID including all or part of the territory of a specified community facilities district would be deleted. The board of supervisors of a county in which a SFID is located would be required to file the resolution adopted by that board that made specific provisions related to a SFID applicable with the California Debt Investment Advisory Commission. The requirement that notice of a hearing of the governing board of a school district or community college district on the establishment of a SFID be posted in 3 public places within the proposed SFID for at least 14 days prior to the time of the hearing would be deleted. The governing board of a school district or community college district that has established a SFID would be authorized to amend the resolution it adopted to establish the SFID in specified ways. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 384

Author

Portantino

Chapter

255

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

The Public Employees' Medical and Hospital Care Act provides continuing health benefit coverage to the surviving spouse, as defined, or eligible family member of a firefighter or peace officer who dies as a result of an injury or disease sustained in the line of duty. Contributions paid by those persons and the state are deposited into one of 2 continuously appropriated funds to provide that coverage. This bill would enact the California Fallen Federal Firefighter Survivor Assistance Act of 2007, which would extend that health benefit coverage to the surviving spouse, as defined, or eligible family member of a firefighter employed by the federal government who was a resident of, and whose regular duty assignment was to perform firefighting services in, this state, and who dies as a result of an injury or disease sustained in the line of duty. By extending that coverage to those survivors, the bill would increase the contributions to continuously appropriated funds, thereby making an appropriation.

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AB 394

Author

Levine

Chapter

566

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Safe Schools

Summary

Existing law prohibits discrimination on the basis of specified protected characteristics, including, but not limited to, actual and perceived gender identification and sexual orientation, in any program or activity conducted by an educational institution, as specified. This bill would require the State Department of Education to monitor adherence to the antidiscrimination and antiharassment requirements as part of its regular monitoring and review of local educational agencies and to assess whether local educational agencies have done certain things, including, among others, adopted a policy that prohibits discrimination and harassment and adopted a process for receiving and investigating complaints of discrimination and harassment. The department would be required to display information on curricula and other resources that specifically address bias-related discrimination and harassment on specified Internet Web sites. The department would also be required to develop, and post on appropriate department Internet Web sites, a model handout describing certain rights and obligations relating to antidiscrimination and antiharassment and the policies addressing bias-related discrimination and harassment in schools.

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AB 402

Author

Ma

Chapter

450

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

The California Constitution generally limits ad valorem taxes on real property to 1% of the full cash value of that property. For purposes of this limitation, "full cash value" is defined as the assessor's valuation of real property as shown on the 1975-76 tax bill under "full cash value" or, thereafter, the appraised value of that real property when purchased, newly constructed, or a change in ownership has occurred. The California Constitution excludes from a "change in ownership" specified property transfers of a principal residence and the first $1,000,000 of the value of other real property between parents and their children, as defined by the Legislature. Existing property tax law implementing this constitutional exclusion generally defines "children" as a child born of the parent or parents, stepchildren, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law, and adopted children. Existing law requires those seeking this exclusion to file a claim therefor, and requires that parts of this claim be made under penalty of perjury. This bill would specify, for purposes of this change in ownership exclusion, that "children" also includes a foster child, as provided. This bill would prohibit the exclusion of a purchase or transfer of a principal residence from a foster child to the child's biological parent if the transferor child received that principal residence, or interest therein, from a foster parent through a purchase or transfer that was previously excluded. This bill would also require a person claiming the exclusion established by the bill to provide legal substantiation regarding the foster child status of the child, as specified. By changing the manner in which county officials administer this change in ownership exclusion, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill would also impose a state-mandated local program by expanding the definition of the crime of perjury by adding a new class of people who must file the exclusion claim under penalty of perjury. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 404

Author

Ruskin

Chapter

495

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law requires a broadcast or mass mailing advertisement supporting or opposing a candidate or ballot measure, if paid for by an independent expenditure, to include a disclosure statement that identifies the name of the committee making the independent expenditure and the names of the persons from whom the committee making the independent expenditure has received its 2 highest cumulative contributions of $50,000 or more during the 12-month period prior to the expenditure, as specified. This bill would require that an advertisement supporting or opposing a candidate, that is paid for by an independent expenditure, expressly state that it is not authorized by a candidate or candidate-controlled committee. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 428

Author

Carter

Chapter

527

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Curriculum/Standards

Summary

Existing law prohibits, except as specified, a pupil from receiving a diploma of graduation from high school if that pupil, while in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, has not completed specified academic requirements. Existing law requires school districts maintaining any of grades 7 to 12, inclusive, to offer a course of study satisfying the prerequisites for admission to the California public institutions of postsecondary education, and a course of study that provides an opportunity for pupils to attain entry-level employment skills in business or industry upon graduation from high school. This bill would require each school district offering any of grades 9 to 12, inclusive, each school year, as part of the specified annual notification, to provide the parent or guardian of each minor pupil enrolled in any of those grades in the district with written notification that, to the extent possible, would not exceed one page in length. The notification contents would relate to the courses offered by the district that satisfy the subject requirements for admission to the California State University and the University of California and also would include information on career technical education, including a brief description of it, as defined by the State Department of Education. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 452

Author

Arambula

Chapter

316

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law requires the local elections official to send a voter notification form upon receipt of a properly executed affidavit of registration or when the local elections official receives an official notice that the voter's address has changed. Existing law requires the voter notification form to inform the voter of his or her party affiliation, that he or she is registered to vote, and that he or she may vote in any election held 15 or more days after the date shown on the notice. This bill would require the local elections official to send a voter notification form when the voter's recent registration indicates a change in party affiliation. The bill also would authorize the Secretary of State, in coordination with local elections officials who choose to participate, to develop specific procedures to address complaints related to voter registration, as specified. By imposing new duties on elections officials, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 469

Author

Horton

Chapter

133

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law establishes in state government the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and requires the commission, among other things, to review and approve applications for, and issue, teaching and services credentials. A credential is required to contain its date of expiration, be issued on a form prescribed by the commission, and bear the signatures of the secretary and the chairman of the commission or their facsimile signatures. This bill would instead require the credential to bear the signatures of the executive director and the chair of the commission or their facsimile signatures. The commission would be required to process an application for a credential within 50 business days of receipt, subject to specified exceptions. A specific timeframe would be established for the submission of certain applications to the commission by specified educational entities.

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AB 473

Author

Adams

Chapter

54

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

The Political Reform Act of 1974 requires elected officers, candidates, and committees to file campaign statements. The act requires all candidates, elected officers, committees, and proponents of state ballot measures or the qualification of state ballot measures, with certain exceptions, to file 2 copies of these campaign statements with the clerk of the county in which they are domiciled. The act provides that a committee is domiciled at the address listed on its campaign statement or if the committee is outside of California, it is deemed to be Los Angeles County. This bill would provide instead that all candidates and elected officers and their controlled committees shall file one copy of the campaign statements with the elections official of the county in which the candidate or elected officer is domiciled. The bill would make this provision inapplicable to proponents of state ballot measures or the qualification of state ballot measures. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 485

Author

Solorio

Chapter

233

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Accountability

Summary

Existing law sets forth a method for providing special education and related services to pupils with exceptional needs. Under certain circumstances, contracts are permitted to be entered for the provision of those services by nonpublic, nonsectarian schools or agencies, as defined. Existing law authorizes a master contract for special education and related services provided by a nonpublic, nonsectarian school or agency only if the school or agency has been certified by the Superintendent of Public Instruction as meeting specified standards. The Superintendent is authorized to revoke or suspend the certification of a nonpublic, nonsectarian school or agency for any of specified reasons. This bill would prohibit a nonpublic, nonsectarian school or agency whose certification has been revoked, and certain other administrators and entities involved with the school or agency, from being eligible to apply for recertification for 2 years from the revocation date.

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AB 532

Author

Wolk

Chapter

598

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law requires the Department of General Services, in consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, to ensure that solar energy equipment is installed, no later than January 1, 2007, on all state buildings and state parking facilities, where feasible. This bill would require the department to ensure that solar energy equipment is installed no later than January 1, 2009, on these buildings and facilities, as well as state-owned swimming pools that are heated with fossil fuels or electricity, where feasible. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 554

Author

Hernandez

Chapter

318

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

The Public Employees' Medical and Hospital Care Act permits an employer to elect to participate in the prefunding of health care coverage for annuitants. Under that law, if an employer elects to participate in the prefunding of health care coverage for annuitants, the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System determines the contribution rate for that employer. That law requires the board of administration to notify each employer that provides retirement benefits through the Public Employees' Retirement System of that employer's contribution rate, regardless of whether that employer participates in the prefunding of health care coverage. This bill would revise and recast those provisions to permit the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System to authorize an employer to participate in the prefunding of health care coverage and other postemployment benefits for annuitants. The bill would require a participating employer to contract with the board of administration regarding specified terms and conditions of the prefunding of health care coverage and other postemployment benefits.

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AB 556

Author

Huff

Chapter

220

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law declares that the International Baccalaureate Program is a comprehensive and rigorous 2-year curriculum, leading to examinations for high school pupils. From funds appropriated for this purpose, the Superintendent of Public Instruction is required to allocate annually to each school district on behalf of each public school or middle school in the district that offers an International Baccalaureate Program, up to $25,000 to cover the ongoing costs of professional development required by the program and to help pay the required program examination fees for low- and middle-income pupils in need of financial assistance. Existing law also provides for the award of startup grants of $15,000. If funds are insufficient to fully fund all grants authorized, funding priority is given to schools that were funded in the prior year and in the amount of the prior year grant. This bill would repeal the provisions regarding startup grants and an obsolete limitation on the amount of grants for middle school programs. If funds are insufficient to fully fund all grants authorized, 2nd funding priority would be required to be given to high schools and middle schools that have the highest percentage of pupils from low-income families.

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AB 597

Author

Committee on Education

Chapter

529

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

Existing law provides for the establishment of various programs for career technical education in the public schools, including regional occupational centers and programs. The State Department of Education has career technical education staff responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of a basic integrated statewide information system for career technical education and technical training. Existing law requires the governing board of each school district participating in a career technical education program to appoint a career technical education advisory committee to develop recommendations on the program and to provide a liaison between the district and potential employers. This bill would make the State Department of Education responsible for the creation of comprehensive, easy to access, user-friendly Web site pages with specified information about opportunities and programs available in the state on career technical education in elementary and secondary schools. The department would be required to select by July 1, 2008, and on a competitive basis, an elementary or secondary school career technical education program for pupils to develop the Web site pages as part of a career technical education course of study related to technology and Web site development. The department would be required to establish criteria and parameters for the content of the Web site pages and periodically review the work of the design process to ensure that all the criteria and legal considerations are met. These Web site pages would be required to be incorporated into the department's Web site by January 1, 2010. The department would be required to establish criteria for the posting of information and links on the Web site and provide ongoing Web site administration and maintenance.

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AB 603

Author

Price

Chapter

234

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law establishes programs until January 1, 2008, known as "Address Confidentiality for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking" and "Address Confidentiality for Reproductive Health Care Service Providers, Employees, Volunteers, and Patients" that 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. Existing law 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 application of these programs until January 1, 2013. By increasing the duties of local public officials and extending the operation of an existing crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 609

Author

Eng

Chapter

600

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

The State Building Construction Act of 1955 authorizes the State Public Works Board to acquire and to engage in the construction of, cogeneration equipment, alternative energy equipment, or conservation measures, and any combination thereof, and to enter into energy service contracts at any structure, building, facility, site, or work used, owned, or acquired by state agencies, subject to specified criteria. Equipment, conservation measures, or energy services contracts subject to these provisions are required to be anticipated to provide cost savings to the state in each year during the term of any revenue bonds, notes, or energy service contracts issued or entered into pursuant to the act or other specified provisions of law, except as otherwise authorized by the Legislature. This bill would instead require the equipment, conservation measures, or energy service contracts to be anticipated to provide cost savings to the state during the useful life of the equipment or conservation measure.

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AB 622

Author

Mullin

Chapter

269

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Assessment & Standards

Summary

Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to issue a California high school equivalency certificate to any person who passes a general educational development test approved by the State Board of Education and administered by an approved testing center, is a California resident or a member of the armed services and assigned to duty in California, and is either 18 years old or would have graduated from high school if he or she had remained in school and followed the usual course of study toward graduation. This bill, in addition, would add a person who is at least 17 years old, has accumulated a certain number of units of high school credit, and is confined to a state or county hospital or to an institution maintained by a state or county correctional agency, to the list of persons who are eligible to receive a high school equivalency certificate. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 629

Author

Brownley

Chapter

602

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law establishes requirements for the provision of sex education. This bill would enact the Sexual Health Education Accountability Act, which would require, with certain exceptions, any program that provides education to prevent adolescent or unintended pregnancy or to prevent sexually transmitted infections and that is conducted, operated, or administered by the state or any state agency, or is funded directly or indirectly by the state, or receives any financial assistance from state funds or funds administered by the state to meet specified requirements. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 641

Author

Torrico

Chapter

603

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law prohibits a local agency that imposes any fees or charges on a residential development for the construction of public improvements or facilities from requiring the payment of those fees or charges until the date of the final inspection, or the date the certificate of occupancy is issued, whichever occurs first, except that the agency is authorized to require the payment of those fees and charges at an earlier time if (1) the local agency determines that the fees or charges will be collected for public improvements or facilities for which an account has been established and funds appropriated, and for which the local agency has adopted a proposed construction schedule or plan prior to final inspection or issuance of the certificate of occupancy, or (2) the fees or charges are to reimburse the local agency for expenditures previously made. If the fee or charge is not fully paid prior to issuance of a building permit, existing law authorizes the local agency issuing the building permit to require the property owner, as a condition of issuance of the building permit, to execute a contract to pay the fee or charge within the specified time. This bill would provide that the specified exemption to the existing prohibition does not apply, except for developer fees levied for school construction purposes, to units reserved for occupancy by lower income households included in a residential development proposed by a nonprofit housing developer in which at least 49% of the total units are reserved for occupancy by lower income households, as defined, at an affordable rent, as defined. The bill would provide that fees and charges exempted under the bill from payment prior to the date of final inspection or issuance of the certificate of occupancy shall become immediately due and payable when the residential development no longer meets the lower income household occupancy requirements. The bill would authorize a city, county, or city and county to require the posting of a performance bond or a letter of credit from a federally insured, recognized depository institution, in addition to the contract required under existing law, to guarantee payment of any fees or charges that are subject to the exemption provided under the bill.

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AB 647

Author

Salas

Chapter

135

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law establishes the Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee to provide advice to the State Department of Health Services and the State Department of Education with respect to policy development, integration, and evaluation of tobacco education programs. Existing law specifies the duties of the State Department of Education with respect to tobacco programs administered by local public and private schools, school districts, and county offices of education. Existing law requires the State Department of Education to award and administer grants for projects directed at the prevention of tobacco use among schoolage children. Existing law specifies the duties of county offices of education regarding antitobacco programs. This bill would revise the above-described provisions to, among other things, require the State Department of Education to administer a competitive grant program for school-based, antitobacco education programs and tobacco use intervention and cessation activities, and revise the duties of the county offices of education with respect to this grant program. The provisions of this bill would take effect July 1, 2009.

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AB 668

Author

Portantino

Chapter

607

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 these districts to provide instruction to students at community college campuses. This bill would enact the California Community College Student Federal and State Financial Aid Opportunity Act. The bill would express various findings and declarations of the Legislature relating to the use of the federal Pell Grant program by students of the California Community Colleges, and would express the intent of the Legislature to increase the number of students of the California Community Colleges receiving awards from the federal Pell Grant program. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 673

Author

Hayashi

Chapter

393

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Safe Schools

Summary

Existing law, the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act, requires the filing of a report with a police department or county sheriff's office or county welfare department by a mandated reporter, as defined, who, in his or her professional capacity or within the scope of his or her employment, has knowledge of or observes a child whom the mandated reporter knows or reasonably suspects has been the victim of child abuse or neglect. For the purposes of these provisions, the terms "child abuse or neglect in out-of-home care" and "child abuse or neglect" are defined as including physical injury inflicted by other than accidental means. Failure to file a mandated report is a misdemeanor. This bill would amend the terms "child abuse or neglect in out-of-home care" and "child abuse or neglect" to include death inflicted by other than accidental means. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 685

Author

Karnette

Chapter

56

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Special Education

Summary

Existing law requires that every individual with exceptional needs, as defined, who is eligible be provided with educational instruction, services, or both, at no cost to his or her parent or guardian or, as appropriate, to him or her. A free appropriate public education is required to be made available to individuals with exceptional needs in accordance with specified federal regulations adopted pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. This bill would make technical changes to various provisions of existing law regarding special education and related services to conform various provisions to the new federal regulations and update cross-references in response to those regulations. The bill also would delete obsolete provisions and make other clarifying and technical, nonsubstantive changes. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 686

Author

Gaines

Chapter

137

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Physical Education

Summary

Existing law, enacted by initiative statute, establishes the criteria by which the juvenile court may find that certain minors, including a person who has committed one of specified violent offenses when he or she was 16 years of age or older, 2 or more felony offenses under certain circumstances, or specified violent offenses at 14 years of age or older under certain circumstances, are unfit for treatment in juvenile court. Existing law authorizes the district attorney to file an accusatory pleading in a court of criminal jurisdiction against those minors, including, among others, a minor 14 years of age or older who is alleged to have personally used a firearm during the commission or attempted commission of a felony, as described in a specified provision. The initiative statute provides that any amendment of its provisions requires a 2/3 vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This bill would clarify that the personal use of a firearm during the commission or attempted commission of a felony includes, for purposes of the above provisions, certain felonies that are enumerated in a separate provision. The bill would correct an obsolete cross-reference and make other technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 714

Author

Maze

Chapter

108

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Existing law requires that, in any case in which a child is removed from the physical custody of his or her parents pursuant to specified provisions of law, preferential consideration be given to a request by a relative of the child for placement of the child with the relative. This bill would provide that, with respect to a child who was previously a dependent of the court and was previously adopted, and whose adoption has been disrupted or set aside pursuant to specified provisions, or who has been released into the custody of the department or a licensed adoption agency by the adoptive parents or parent, the department and any licensed adoption agency may search for a relative and furnish identifying information relating to the child to that relative if it is believed the child's welfare will be promoted thereby. The bill would provide that, for the purposes of these provisions, a relative includes a member of the child's birth family and nonrelated extended family members, regardless of whether the parental rights were terminated, provided that specified circumstances exist. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 754

Author

Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Soci

Chapter

321

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Existing law requires the Department of Personnel Administration to provide any side letter, appendix, or other addendum to a properly ratified memorandum of understanding that requires the expenditure of $250,000 or more related to salary and benefits and that is not already contained in the original memorandum of understanding or the Budget Act to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. Existing law requires the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, within 30 days after receiving the side letter, appendix, or other addendum, to determine if the addendum presents substantial additions that are not reasonably within the parameters of the original memorandum of understanding and thereby requires legislative action to ratify the addendum. This bill would approve addenda to memoranda of understanding entered into by the state employer and State Bargaining Units 1, 7, and 16 that require the expenditure of funds. The bill would approve provisions of the addenda that require the expenditure of funds. The bill would provide that those provisions shall not take effect unless the funds are specifically appropriated by the Legislature or already exist within available appropriations, and would allow the reopening of negotiations if the Legislature does not approve or fully fund any addendum included in the bill. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 756

Author

Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Soci

Chapter

322

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Existing law requires the Department of Personnel Administration to provide any side letter, appendix, or other addendum to a properly ratified memorandum of understanding that requires the expenditure of $250,000 or more related to salary and benefits and that is not already contained in the original memorandum of understanding or the Budget Act to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. Existing law requires the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, within 30 days after receiving the side letter, appendix, or other addendum, to determine if the addendum presents substantial additions that are not reasonably within the parameters of the original memorandum of understanding and thereby requires legislative action to ratify the addendum. This bill would approve the addenda to memoranda of understanding entered into by the state employer and State Bargaining Units 1, 3, 8, 18, 19, and 20 that require the expenditure of funds, as specified. The bill would further approve provisions of the addenda that require the expenditure of funds, and would appropriate $26,516,000 from the General Fund and other unallocated nongovernmental cost funds for those purposes. The bill would provide that those provisions shall not take effect unless the funds are specifically appropriated by the Legislature or already exist within available appropriations, and would allow the reopening of negotiations if the Legislature does not approve or fully fund any addendum. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 757

Author

Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Soci

Chapter

323

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

The State Teachers' Retirement Law specifies the days or hours of creditable service that equal "full time" for the purpose of calculating benefits under the Defined Benefit Program of the State Teachers' Retirement System, with a minimum standard applied to employees providing kindergarten through grade 12 instruction, as specified. This bill would apply that minimum standard to employees providing prekindergarten instruction. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 758

Author

Plescia

Chapter

396

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Transportation

Summary

Existing law authorizes a court to order a person convicted of a traffic violation to attend a traffic violator school licensed under certain provisions of the Vehicle Code; or, in lieu of adjudicating a traffic offense, if the defendant holds a certain noncommercial driver's license, and with the consent of the defendant, to order the person to attend a licensed traffic violator school, a licensed driving school, or any other court-approved program of driving instruction. This bill would prohibit the Department of Motor Vehicles from requiring a licensee, in the event of a cancellation of a scheduled class, to provide a program of instruction in traffic safety to a person for a fee that is less than the standard fee normally charged by the licensee for its program if the notice of cancellation was given to a student at least 72 hours in advance of the class, or if the class was canceled due to exigent circumstances beyond the control of the licensee. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 766

Author

Walters

Chapter

23

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Charter Schools

Summary

Existing law authorizes the governing board of a school district or the county superintendent of schools of a county to, among other things, conduct field trips or excursions in connection with courses of instruction or school-related social, educational, cultural, athletic, or school band activities to and from places in the state, any other state, the District of Columbia, or a foreign country for pupils enrolled in elementary or secondary schools. All persons making a field trip or excursion are deemed to have waived all claims against the district or the State of California for injury, accident, illness, or death occurring during or by reason of the field trip or excursion. This bill would clarify that provision by adding charter schools to the list of entities against which all claims are deemed to have been waived.

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AB 774

Author

Houston

Chapter

162

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Physical Education

Summary

Existing law requires the adopted course of study for grades 1 to 12, inclusive, to include physical education, and requires pupils to attend physical education for a specified minimum amount of time, based on grade level, unless otherwise exempted. Two courses in physical education are required to be completed by a pupil as part of the requirements for receipt of a diploma of graduation from high school, unless that pupil is otherwise exempted from physical education. This bill would authorize a school district or a county office of education to establish a registry of volunteer after school physical recreation instructors. To be included on a registry, a prospective registrant would be required to submit to a specified criminal background check, submit current contact information, and keep that information current. A school, school district, or county office of education would be authorized to contribute funds to pay for all or part of the cost of a criminal background check required of a prospective registrant. The bill also would authorize a school district or county office of education maintaining a registry to impose other requirements on prospective registrants, including, but not limited to, certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The bill would authorize a school under the jurisdiction of a school district or county office of education maintaining a registry, upon approval of the person acting as the coordinator of, or overseeing, the after school activities of the school, to allow a registrant to provide instruction in physical recreation to pupils after school hours or provide other services. Instruction in physical recreation provided to a pupil by a volunteer would be prohibited from counting toward satisfaction of either the physical education course requirements for graduation from high school or the required number of minutes of instruction in physical education. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 905

Author

Arambula

Chapter

110

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

The Child Care and Development Services Act provides child care and development services to children from birth to 13 years of age and their parents through full- and part-time programs. The act requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to adopt rules and regulations on eligibility, enrollment, and priority of services needed to implement those programs. A regulation adopted by the Superintendent provides that a family's period of eligibility for those programs is limited to 60 working days during the contract period if the basis of the family's need is seeking employment. This bill would authorize the Superintendent to extend the 60-day eligibility period by an additional 60 days if he or she determines that opportunities for employment have diminished to the degree that one or both parents cannot reasonably be expected to find employment within 60 working days and granting the extension is in the public interest.

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AB 917

Author

Salas

Chapter

501

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law provides that if a precinct board is unable to furnish a ballot to a qualified voter on election day because of an insufficient number of ballots at the precinct, the county elections official is required to deliver additional ballots to the precinct in order to allow voting by 10:00 p.m. This bill would instead require that additional ballots be delivered within 2 hours. The bill would also require the precinct board to give waiting voters the option of casting their vote immediately using an alternative procedure approved by the Secretary of State and established prior to the election. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 933

Author

Jeffries

Chapter

142

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Existing law provides for the salaries, benefits, and raises of various exempt state employees, including the heads of various state agencies. This bill would revise these provisions. The bill would also delete obsolete statutory provisions relating to the Governor, Members of the Legislature, and other statewide elected officers.

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AB 950

Author

Salas

Chapter

362

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes uniform student residency requirements for purposes of ascertaining the amount of tuition and fees to be paid by students of public postsecondary education institutions. Existing law entitles a graduate student at a campus of the California State University who is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States stationed in this state on active duty to resident classification for the purpose of determining the amount of tuition and fees for no more than one academic year, and thereafter applies uniform residency requirements to that student. Members of the Armed Forces assigned for educational purposes to a state-supported institution of higher education are exempted from these residency classifications. Existing law requests the Regents of the University of California to establish the same residency requirements for students enrolled at the University of California. This bill would extend to 2 academic years the period during which these active duty military graduate students would be entitled to resident classification for the purpose of determining the amount of tuition and fees.

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AB 962

Author

Houston

Chapter

688

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law, the Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Licensure Act, provides for the registration and regulation of speech-language pathology assistants by the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Existing law requires a person seeking approval as a speech-language pathology assistant to make an application to the board for approval. This bill would express findings and declarations of the Legislature with respect to the services provided by speech-language pathology professionals and paraprofessionals. The bill would require the California Postsecondary Education Commission to assess and discuss issues, information, and barriers relating to, and progress made in the accomplishment of, the creation of additional speech-language pathology assistant training programs in a report to the Legislature. The bill would require the commission to confer with specified stakeholder groups in connection with this report. The bill would require this report to be submitted to the appropriate policy committees of the Assembly and the Senate on or before June 1, 2008. The bill would specify that the commission would produce this report using existing resources.

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AB 1014

Author

Bass

Chapter

691

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

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 act provides that a school district's ongoing eligibility for new construction funding is determined by making calculations related to certain factors, including enrollment projections. The act requires school districts to calculate enrollment projections for the 5th year beyond the fiscal year in which the application is made by utilizing the cohort survival enrollment projection system, as defined and approved by the board. The act authorizes the board to supplement the cohort survival enrollment projection with the number of unhoused pupils who are anticipated as a result of dwelling units proposed pursuant to approved and valid tentative subdivision maps. This bill, in addition, would authorize the board to supplement the projection with modified weighting mechanisms, subject to specified conditions, and an adjustment to reflect the effects of specified changes in birth rates. School districts would be authorized to submit an enrollment projection for either a 5th year or 10th year beyond the fiscal year in which the application is made. A school district that bases its enrollment projection calculation on a high school attendance area would be authorized to use pupil residence in that attendance area to calculate enrollment. The board would be authorized to adopt regulations to specify the format and certification requirements for a school district that submits residency data.

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AB 1061

Author

Mullin

Chapter

530

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Accountability

Summary

The Classroom Instructional Improvement and Accountability Act requires the governing board of each school maintaining an elementary or secondary school to develop and cause to be implemented for each school in the district a school accountability report card that includes assessments of various school conditions. The act prohibits any change to its provisions, except a change to further its purposes enacted by a bill passed by a vote of 2/3 of the Legislature and signed by the Governor. This bill would delete certain items from the list of school conditions for which assessments are required to be included in the school accountability report card, including, among others, the quality of school instruction and leadership, classroom discipline and climate for learning, the availability of qualified substitute teachers, the degree to which pupils are prepared to enter the workforce, and whether the school qualifies for the Governor's Performance Award Program. The Legislature would find and declare that the changes made to the act by those provisions further the purposes of the act. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1078

Author

Lieber

Chapter

622

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 delete the maximum amount of savings and interest that a CalWORKs recipient would be permitted to retain. The bill would extend the provisions excluding from income the principal and interest in the designated federal savings plans to CalWORKs applicants. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1080

Author

Mullin

Chapter

278

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

The Child Care and Development Services Act requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to administer state preschool programs that include part-day and preschool appropriate programs for prekindergarten children 3 to 5 years of age, inclusive. The act provides that $50,000,000 from a specified item in the Budget Act of 2006 for child development and preschool programs is available for expenditure by the Superintendent according to a specified schedule. The act specifies that $45,000,000 of that amount is to reimburse participating programs located in the attendance area of elementary schools in deciles 1 to 3, inclusive, based on the 2005 base Academic Performance Index on a per-child basis at the same rate that is used for the state preschool program. This bill would require the State Department of Education, if funds from the $45,000,000 amount are offered under a new competitive bidding process after January 1, 2008, due to the termination, suspension, or relinquishment of an original contract award and in order to maintain an existing class, to assign first priority to successful applicants that will maintain that class within the attendance area of the elementary school pursuant to the program's original grant. The bill would also make other technical, clarifying, and conforming changes to existing statutory provisions.

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AB 1090

Author

Spitzer

Chapter

505

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law provides, with the exception of candidates for Justice of the State Supreme Court or Court of Appeal, that each candidate for elective city, county, district, state, or federal office, at his or her option, may have appear immediately under his or her name as a candidate only one of a number of specified designations, including, but not limited to, his or her current principal professions, vocations, or occupations. This bill would require the elections official to maintain a copy of the ballot designation for each candidate that appears on the ballot in that county for a specified period of time. By increasing the duties of local elections officials, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1168

Author

Jones

Chapter

627

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

CDE Admin/Governance

Summary

Existing law establishes the University of California, under the administration of the Regents of the University of California, the California State University, under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University, and the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and private, independent institutions of higher education as the 4 segments of postsecondary education in this state. This bill would require the Office of Privacy Protection in the Department of Consumer Affairs to establish a task force, with specified members, to conduct a review of the use by all public and private colleges and universities in this state of social security numbers in order to recommend practices to minimize the collection, use, storage, and retention of social security numbers. It would require the task force to commence meetings no later than May 1, 2008, and, on or before July 1, 2010, to submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the Office of Privacy Protection and to the Assembly Committee on Judiciary and the Senate Committee on Judiciary. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1222

Author

Laird

Chapter

329

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Finance

Summary

Under the California Constitution, whenever the Legislature or a state agency mandates a new program or higher level of service on any local government, including school districts, the state is required to provide a subvention of funds to reimburse the local government, with specified exceptions. Existing law establishes a procedure for local governmental agencies to file claims for reimbursement of these costs with the Commission on State Mandates. These procedures require that a claim for reimbursement include, among other things, a written narrative that identifies the specific sections of statutes or executive orders alleged to contain a mandate. This bill would require that a test claim also identify the effective date and register number of regulations alleged to contain a mandate, as well as a legislatively determined mandate on the same statute or executive order. It would also require that the written narrative contain specified declarations with respect to legislatively determined mandates, if applicable. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1242

Author

Karnette

Chapter

694

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Existing law requires all vacancies in the classified service of a school district that has adopted the merit system to be filled from applicants on eligibility lists that are made up from promotional examinations or by appointments made by means of transfer, demotion, reinstatement, or reemployment, as specified. Existing law requires that if a vacancy is filled from applicants on an eligibility list, the appointment be made from the eligible candidates having the first 3 ranks on the list who are ready and willing to accept the position. This bill, in a school district with a pupil population over 400,000 and until January 1, 2012, would authorize an appointment for a school-based position to be made from any rank on the eligibility list, but would require consideration of certain factors. The bill would limit this authority to specified listed classes. A school district that avails itself of this authority would be required to study, among other things, the effectiveness of this selection method and submit a report on the study to the affected labor unions. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 1243

Author

Karnette

Chapter

508

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law permits any voter to apply for permanent absent voter status if the voter completes an application containing the required information in accordance with specified statutory provisions and establishes provisions applicable to absent voters and permanent absent voters. This bill would revise these provisions to rename "an absent voter" and a "permanent absent voter" as a vote by mail voter. The bill would also require affidavits of registration to contain a space to permit the affiant to apply for "vote by mail status" and would make other technical, nonsubstantive conforming changes to these provisions. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1248

Author

Evans

Chapter

738

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law requires the Administrative Office of the Courts to make monthly distributions from superior court filing fees to the law library fund in each county in specified amounts. This bill would increase the amount of these monthly distributions for the Counties of Inyo, Mendocino, Plumas, and San Benito, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1287

Author

Jeffries

Chapter

63

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law provides that absentee ballots may be submitted to satellite offices, the locations, hours, and telephone numbers of which must be announced by general news release no less than 14 days before voting at that location. This bill would provide that in cases of disaster or emergency, only 48 hours' notice of the satellite office information is required.

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AB 1291

Author

Mendoza

Chapter

457

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Safe Schools

Summary

Under existing law, if a minor has been adjudged a ward of the juvenile court, and the court finds that a specified notice has been given to the parent or guardian of the minor and orders that the parent or guardian shall retain custody of the minor either subject to or without the supervision of the probation officer, the parent or guardian may be required to participate with the minor in a counseling or education program, including, but not limited to, parent education and parenting programs operated by community colleges, school districts, or other appropriate agencies designated by the court. This bill would authorize the juvenile court, if a minor is found to be a ward of the court by reason of the commission of a gang-related offense, and the court finds that the minor is a first-time offender and orders that a parent or guardian retain custody of that minor, to order the parent or guardian to attend antigang violence parenting classes. The bill would require the Department of Justice to establish the curriculum of those classes, including specified criteria. The bill would provide that the father, mother, spouse, or other person liable for the support of the minor, the estate of that person, and the estate of the minor shall be liable for the cost of the classes, unless the court finds that the person or estate does not have the financial ability to pay.

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AB 1296

Author

Torrico

Chapter

698

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

The Public Employees' Medical and Hospital Care Act requires the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System to approve health benefit plans for certain public employees and annuitants, and authorizes the board to contract with carriers offering health benefit plans. The act sets forth certain criteria the board may take into account when considering a contract with an entity seeking to provide health care benefits or services, and allows the board to require specified documents from that entity. This bill would require a health benefit plan or contractor, or an entity offering services relating to the administration of health benefit plans to members and annuitants, to disclose to the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System, staff, and any contractor or consultant of the system, the cost, utilization, actual claim payments, and contract allowance amounts for health care services rendered by participating hospitals, with specified restrictions and disclosure limitations imposed upon the board, staff, and any contractor or consultant of the system to whom the information is disclosed. The bill would deem this information confidential, subject to evidentiary trade secret protections, and exempt from the California Public Records Act, as specified.

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AB 1300

Author

Price

Chapter

458

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

Existing law states that the purpose of the Division of Juvenile Programs within the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is to provide comprehensive training, treatment, and rehabilitative services to youthful offenders under the jurisdiction of the department, that are designed to promote community restoration and accountability to victims, and to produce youth who become law-abiding and productive members of society. This bill would expand the purpose of the division to include the provision of comprehensive education to youthful offenders, in addition to training, treatment, and rehabilitative services, and it would provide that the services shall be designed to promote family ties, in addition to community restoration and accountability to victims, and to produce youth who become law-abiding and productive members of society. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1307

Author

Krekorian

Chapter

511

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Under existing law, an individual who is a member of the Public Employees' Retirement System, the Legislators' Retirement System, the Judges' Retirement System, or Judges' Retirement System II may participate in the Supplemental Contributions Program. Under existing law, that individual may contribute at least a minimum amount to the Supplemental Contributions Program. Existing law requires the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System to administer that program and requires employee contributions to be paid to the Supplemental Contributions Program Fund, a continuously appropriated fund. This bill would additionally permit an individual employed by an employer who contracts with the board for the Supplemental Contributions Program to participate in that program. By increasing contributions to a continuously appropriated fund, the bill would make an appropriation. The bill would also make clarifying and technical changes to these provisions.

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AB 1316

Author

Bass

Chapter

332

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

The State Teachers' Retirement Law permits a member of the Defined Benefit Program to elect from among several forms of retirement benefits based upon age, service credit, and final compensation. That law also permits a member of the Defined Benefit Program to apply for a disability allowance or disability retirement if the member has 5 or more years of credited service, and subject to specified requirements. This bill would additionally permit a member of the Defined Benefit Program who is eligible and applies for a disability allowance or disability retirement to apply for and receive a service retirement pending a determination of his or her application for disability, and subject to specified requirements and restrictions. The bill would provide that a member may not cancel his or her application for disability prior to a determination of that application unless he or she submits a written request to the State Teachers' Retirement System, as specified. The bill would permit a member to cancel his or her service retirement application or terminate his or her service retirement allowance pursuant to existing provisions of the State Teachers' Retirement Law. The bill would also permit the State Teachers' Retirement System to make appropriate adjustments to the applicable service retirement, disability allowance, or disability retirement of a member if the member cancels his or her service retirement application or terminates his or her service retirement allowance. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1317

Author

Mullin

Chapter

333

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Existing law requires the Teachers' Retirement Board to fix compensation for certain positions in the State Teachers' Retirement System, notwithstanding specified authority granted to the Department of Personnel Administration. This bill would extend that requirement to a general counsel position. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1323

Author

DeSaulnier

Chapter

24

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law requires an intradermal tuberculin test as a part of employment in specified occupations. This bill would authorize this test to be made by any other tuberculin test approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1331

Author

Evans

Chapter

465

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Existing law provides for the placement of certain children in foster care under the custody of the State Department of Social Services and county welfare departments. This bill would require a county to screen each foster youth in foster care who is at least 16 years and 6 months of age and not older than 17 years and 6 months of age in order to determine whether the youth is eligible for federal SSI benefits. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1368

Author

Mullin

Chapter

334

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law permits the governing board of a school district or a community college district, by resolution, to issue notes, on a negotiated or competitive-bid basis, maturing within a period not to exceed one year, in anticipation of the sale of bonds by that district at the time the notes are issued. All notes issued and any renewal of the notes are required to be payable at a fixed time not more than 5 years from the date of the original issuance of the note. If the sale of the bonds does not occur prior to the maturity of the notes, the fiscal officer of the district, in order to meet the notes then maturing, is required to issue renewal notes for this purpose. The renewal of a note may not be issued after the sale of bonds in anticipation of which the original note was issued. This bill would authorize a district to issue notes that mature within a period not to exceed 5 years, rather than one year. The prohibition on the fiscal officer of a school district or a community college district issuing a renewal note that would have a maturity date later than 5 years from the date of the original issuance of the note would be restated. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 1381

Author

Nunez

Chapter

459

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Safe Schools

Summary

Existing law establishes the Corrections Standards Authority, which administers various federally funded grant programs relating to juvenile justice and crime prevention. This bill would establish the Office of Gang and Youth Violence Policy, which would be responsible for coordinating and assisting various persons and entities with strategies to prevent violence and gang involvement, and which, and to the extent feasible, would be authorized to perform related duties, including establishing an Internet Web site, as specified. The bill would state the intent of the Legislature regarding the creation of the office. The bill would also require the office to submit a report to the Legislature on or before March 1, 2009, containing recommendations and other information, as specified.

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AB 1426

Author

Wolk

Chapter

546

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

The Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006, an initiative statute adopted by the voters at the November 7, 2006, statewide general election, among other things, makes $400,000,000 in bond funds available to the Department of Parks and Recreation for development, acquisition, interpretation, restoration, and rehabilitation of the state park system and its natural, historical, and visitor serving resources. This bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation to develop a detailed plan of implementation for its Central Valley Vision. In developing the plan, the department would be required to identify and prioritize specific sites and projects for acquisition and development in the Central Valley with respect to the protection of natural, cultural, and historical resources and access to recreational opportunities at state parks. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 1430

Author

Garrick

Chapter

708

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law provides that, for the purposes of contribution limits imposed by the Political Reform Act of 1974, payments for communications to an organization's members, employees, shareholders, or their family members, to support or oppose a candidate or ballot measure are not contributions or expenditures if not made for general public advertisements, such as broadcasting, billboards, or newspaper ads. However, existing law requires that payments by a political party for communications to registered party members that would otherwise qualify as contributions or expenditures be reported in accordance with provisions governing the filing of periodic campaign reports, and governing the filing of reports online or electronically with the Secretary of State. This bill would provide that certain restrictions and limitations by a local jurisdiction on payments for a member communication, as defined, would conflict with these provisions and would be prohibited. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1432

Author

Soto

Chapter

513

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

The State Teachers' Retirement Law prescribes a comprehensive system of rights and benefits for its members and specifically permits a court, upon legal separation or dissolution of marriage, to award to a nonmember spouse, as defined, a separate account under the Defined Benefit Program pursuant to that person's community property interest. The law permits an employer to offer benefits under the Cash Balance Benefit Program to certain employees who are employed less than 50% of full time, and addresses community property interests in this regard. The law provides certain exceptions for nonparticipant domestic partners in connection with federal tax law limitations. This bill would remove exceptions regarding certain transfers of accumulated contributions and rollover distributions for nonparticipant domestic partners in connection with federal tax law limitations. The bill would also make technical changes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1441

Author

Garrick

Chapter

283

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

The existing Political Reform Act of 1974 authorizes candidates for elective state office and elected state officials to establish legal defense accounts that are not subject to state campaign contribution limits and specifies that the funds in these accounts may be used only for attorney's fees and other expenses arising from specified civil, criminal, or administrative proceedings, with contributions to the accounts required to be reported in a manner prescribed by the Fair Political Practices Commission. This bill would extend these provisions to candidates for local elective office and local elective officials, would provide that contributions to the legal defense accounts of these candidates for local elective office are subject to any limitations provided by local ordinance, and would make these contributions subject to commission reporting requirements. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1453

Author

Soto

Chapter

466

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Existing law provides for child welfare services, which are public social services directed toward, among other purposes, protecting and promoting the welfare of all children, including those in foster care placement. Existing law provides for the placement of children in foster care in various settings, including group homes, by foster placement agencies, under the oversight of the State Department of Social Services. This bill would require the department to convene a workgroup of designated public and private stakeholders that will develop a plan for transforming the current system of group care for foster children or youth, and for children with serious emotional disorders into a system of residentially based services, as defined. The bill would require the department, by January 1, 2011, to provide a copy of the plan developed by the workgroup to the Legislature. The bill would require the department to encourage counties and private nonprofit agencies to develop voluntary agreements to test alternative program design and funding models to achieve the bill's objectives. The bill would authorize voluntary agreements between counties and nonprofit agencies to transfer all or part of an existing group home program into a residentially based services program, if specified conditions are met, would prohibit the agreements from exceeding 5 years from January 1, 2008, and would authorize the department to waive otherwise applicable regulatory provisions and approve alternative funding models, in order to facilitate implementation of these agreements. The bill would specify the required characteristics of these alternative funding models. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1462

Author

Adams

Chapter

65

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Existing law establishes the Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) program, under which counties provide payments to foster care providers, including group homes, on behalf of qualified children in foster care. The program is funded by a combination of federal, state, and county funds, with money from the General Fund being continuously appropriated to pay for the state's share of AFDC-FC costs. This bill would, if federal financial participation is available, require the payment of AFDC-FC benefits for certain children with developmental disabilities, who have special behavioral or medical needs, who are placed in a for-profit child care institution, as defined, and for whom the county placing agency demonstrates that there are no alternative placement options. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1471

Author

Feuer

Chapter

572

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Safe Schools

Summary

Existing law defines unsafe handguns as failing to pass certain tests, or lacking certain features, as specified. This bill, the Crime Gun Identification Act of 2007, would, commencing January 1, 2010, expand the definition of "unsafe handgun" to include semiautomatic pistols that are not designed and equipped with a microscopic array of characters that identify the make, model, and serial number of the pistol, etched in 2 or more places on the interior surface or internal working parts of the pistol, and that are transferred by imprinting on each cartridge case when the firearm is fired. Those provisions would be subject to specified certification procedures by the Department of Justice regarding the use of that technology. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1512

Author

Torrico

Chapter

467

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, and which provides health care services to qualified low-income recipients. The Medi-Cal program is partially governed and funded by federal Medicaid provisions. Under existing law, low-income children in foster care are covered under the Medi-Cal program. Existing law requires the county child welfare agency with the responsibility for the care and placement of the foster child, in consultation with the child's foster caregiver, to determine whether it is in the best interest of the child to enroll in a Medi-Cal managed care plan. In some counties a county organized health system provides Medi-Cal services. Existing law requires the department to establish for Medi-Cal managed care plans urgent disenrollment procedures for foster children in out-of-county placements. This bill would require that, whenever a foster child enrolled in a county organized health system is placed in an out-of-county placement, the county child welfare or probation agency with responsibility for the care and placement of the child determine, no later than one day after the out-of-county placement begins and in consultation with the child's foster caregiver, whether the child should remain in the county organized health system. If it is determined that the child should be disenrolled, the county department is required to submit a request to the appropriate entity that the child be disenrolled. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1514

Author

Maze

Chapter

120

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law authorizes only a juvenile court judicial officer to make orders regarding the administration of psychotropic medications for a dependent child who has been removed from the physical custody of his or her parent. This bill, likewise, would provide, with respect to a ward of the court who has been placed in foster care, that only a juvenile court judicial officer is authorized to make orders regarding the administration of psychotropic medications.

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AB 1525

Author

Cook

Chapter

67

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

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 in the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law requires the bureau, among other things, to review and investigate all institutions, programs, and courses of instruction approved under the act. The bill would express the intent of the Legislature to provide for the protection of the interests of students who, and institutions which, have pending matters, or any other pending business, before the bureau as of June 30, 2007. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1540

Author

Bass

Chapter

741

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the Student Aid Commission as the primary state agency for the administration of state-authorized student financial aid programs available to students attending all segments of postsecondary education. Under existing law, the commission, among other things, administers the Cal Grant Program, the Student Opportunity and Access Program, the Assumption Program of Loans for Education, the Graduate Assumption Program of Loans for Education, the Public Interest Attorney Loan Repayment Program, and the California State Work-Study Program. The Student Aid Commission also oversees the state's participation in the Federal Family Education Loan Program. This bill would express the intent of the Legislature that California students with financial need be made aware of the opportunities afforded to them through the various state and federal financial aid programs. The bill would express various findings and declarations of the Legislature relating to the Cash for College Program. The bill would establish the Cash for College Program under the administration of the Student Aid Commission, and would authorize the commission to allocate funds for support of local Cash for College projects designed to accomplish prescribed goals. The bill would require the commission to contract with an external evaluator to conduct an independent evaluation, and to report to the fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature by December 1 of each year, detailing program data, expenditures, and the findings of the independent evaluation on the extent to which program goals have been met. The bill would create the Cash for College Fund and would continuously appropriate voluntary contributions or donations received into the fund to the commission for purposes of the program. The bill would require the commission to allocate funds to regional coordinating organizations, as defined, to plan, coordinate, or conduct Cash for College workshop series within specified regions within the state. The bill would authorize the commission to partner with regional coordinating organizations or other entities to facilitate additional nonstate funding or donations of property, or both, for the program.

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AB 1548

Author

Solorio

Chapter

574

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Curriculum & Instructional Materials

Summary

The Donahoe Higher Education Act authorizes the activities of the 4 segments of the postsecondary education system in the state. These segments include the 3 public postsecondary segments: the University of California, which is administered by the Regents of the University of California, the California State University, which is administered by the Trustees of the California State University, and the California Community Colleges, which is administered by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Private and independent postsecondary educational institutions constitute the other segment. This bill would add the College Textbook Transparency Act to the Donahoe Higher Education Act. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1559

Author

Berryhill

Chapter

712

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 establishes community college districts throughout the state, under the administration of community college district governing boards, and authorizes these districts to provide instruction at the community college campuses they operate. This bill would require a community college registered nursing program that elects to use a multicriteria screening process on or after January 1, 2008, to evaluate applicants for admission to nursing programs to include specified criteria relating to the academic performance, work or volunteer experience, foreign language skills, life experiences, and special circumstances of the applicant. The bill would authorize a community college registered nursing program using a multicriteria screening process to use an approved diagnostic assessment tool before, during, or after the multicriteria screening process. The bill would require a district that uses multicriteria screening measures to report its nursing program admissions policies to the chancellor annually, in writing. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 1560

Author

Huffman

Chapter

532

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

The Warren-Alquist State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Act requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy Commission) to prescribe, by regulation, energy conservation design standards for new residential and new nonresidential buildings. This bill would require the Energy Commission to prescribe, by regulation, water efficiency and conservation standards for those buildings. The Energy Commission would be required to demonstrate that the adopted water efficiency or conservation standards are necessary to save energy. Before adopting a water efficiency or conservation standard for residential buildings, the Energy Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development would be required to issue jointly specified findings regarding the standards. In the development of the standards, the Energy Commission would be required to consult with members of a specified coordinating council and to involve parties subject to the proposed standards in public meetings and an opportunity to provide written or oral comments on the proposed regulations. The standards adopted would be required to be cost effective when taken in their entirety and when amortized over the economic life of the structure compared with historic practices. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1571

Author

DeSaulnier

Chapter

415

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

The Child Care and Development Services Act requires the State Department of Education to reallocate specified funds to reimburse alternative payment programs for actual and allowable costs incurred for additional services. Alternative payment programs are authorized to apply for reimbursement in an amount not to exceed $5,000 or 2% of the contract amount, whichever is greater. Alternative payment programs that receive reimbursement funds for 2 consecutive years are prohibited from applying for reimbursement funds for the following year. This bill instead would authorize alternative payment programs, excluding programs that provide child care services to CalWORKs recipients, to apply for reimbursement of up to 3% of the contract amount, or for a greater amount subject to the discretion of the department based on the availability of funds. The prohibition on applying for reimbursement funds for a 3rd consecutive year would be deleted. The department would be required to approve or deny applications submitted on or before September 30 of each calendar year. The department would be required to distribute reimbursement funds for each approved application within 90 days of receiving the application if it was filed within a specified date range. If requests for reimbursement exceed available funds, the department would be required to assign priority for reimbursement according to the order in which it receives applications. Alternative payment programs would be required to return to the department reimbursement funds that are not substantiated by the program's annual audit.

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AB 1663

Author

Evans

Chapter

454

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Special Education

Summary

Existing law establishes a right of individuals with exceptional needs to receive free appropriate public education and ensures the right to special instruction and related services needed to meet their unique needs, in conformity with federal law. This bill would make various revisions generally conforming state law to federal requirements relating to, among others, pupil identification, assessment, and eligibility; individualized education program development, including notice, implementation, and review; procedural safeguards, including due process hearing procedures and requirements; and pupil information confidentiality. The bill would also make clarifying, conforming, and other technical changes. To the extent that these revisions would impose new duties on local educational agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1678

Author

De La Torre

Chapter

68

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law provides that Members of the Legislature, and state, county, district, judicial district, and county officers or employees shall not be financially interested in any contract made by them in their official capacity, or by any body or board of which they are members. A contract made in violation of any of these provisions may be avoided at the instance of any party except the officer interested in the contract, and may not be avoided because of the interest of an officer therein unless the contract is made in the official capacity of the officer, or by a board or body of which the officer is a member. This bill would provide that the applicable statute of limitations for commencing an action under the provisions governing the avoidance of contracts in violation of existing law is 4 years after the plaintiff has discovered, or in the exercise of reasonable care should have discovered, the violation.

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AB 1685

Author

Garrick

Chapter

22

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Supplemental Instruction

Summary

Existing law establishes the 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens Program for the purpose of creating incentives for establishing locally driven after school enrichment programs that partner schools and communities to provide academic support and safe, constructive alternatives for high school pupils after the regular schoolday, and that may assist pupils in passing the high school exit examination. The participating high school after school programs are required to submit to the State Department of Education annual outcome-based data for evaluation including research-based indicators and measurable pupil outcomes, including, but not limited to, academic performance, school attendance, positive behavioral changes, and, to the extent possible, performance on the high school exit examination and graduation rates. This bill would require that certain measures of program effectiveness related to reporting of positive behavioral changes or skill development consistent with the program elements be based on reporting by schoolday teachers or after school staff who directly supervise pupils, rather than schoolday or after school teachers. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1687

Author

Brownley

Chapter

552

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Special Education

Summary

Existing law prohibits a provider of health care, a health care service plan, contractor, or corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates from intentionally sharing, selling, or otherwise using any medical information, as defined, for any purpose not necessary to provide health care services to a patient, except as expressly authorized by the patient, enrollee, or subscriber, as specified, or as otherwise required or authorized by law. Existing law also permits that medical information to be disclosed to providers of health care, health care service plans, contractors, or other health care professionals or facilities for purposes of diagnosis or treatment of the patient. Existing law provides that a violation of these provisions that results in economic loss or personal injury to a patient is punishable as a misdemeanor. Existing federal law defines "covered entity" for purposes of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This bill would provide that for purposes of these provisions, a provider of health care may disclose medical information to a county social worker, a probation officer, or any other person who is legally authorized to have custody or care of a minor, as defined, for the purpose of coordinating health care services and medical treatment provided to the minor. By expanding the definition of a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would also prohibit a county social worker, probation officer, or any other person who is legally authorized to have custody or care of a minor who receives medical information from further disclosing that information unless the disclosure is for the purpose of coordinating health care services and medical treatment of the minor and the disclosure is authorized by law. The bill would further provide that medical information disclosed pursuant to these provisions may not be admitted into evidence in any criminal or delinquency proceeding against the minor thereby requiring a 2/3 vote for enactment pursuant to the Victims' Bill of Rights. The bill would provide that if a provider of health care determines that the disclosure of medical information concerning the diagnosis and treatment of a mental health condition of a minor is reasonably necessary for the purpose of assisting in coordinating the treatment and care of the minor, that medical information may be disclosed to a county social worker, probation officer, or any other person who is legally authorized to have custody or care of the minor. The bill would also prohibit the further disclosure of information concerning the diagnosis and treatment of a mental health condition of a minor unless the disclosure is for the purpose of coordinating mental health services and treatment of the minor and the disclosure is authorized by law. The bill would also make related legislative findings and declarations. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1698

Author

Eng

Chapter

69

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts whenever the Legislature or a state agency mandates a new program or higher level of service on the local agencies or school districts. Statutory provisions establish procedures for local agencies to file a test claim for reimbursement of these costs with the Commission on State Mandates. Existing law authorizes the commission to order a reconsideration of all or part of a test claim or incorrect reduction claim on petition of any party. This authority expires 30 days after the statement of decision is delivered or mailed to the claimant. This bill would require the commission, by January 31, 2008, to amend the parameters and guidelines regarding the notification of truancy mandate program and definition of a truant and the elements included in the initial truancy notifications to conform to Chapter 1023 of the Statutes of 1994 and Chapter 19 of the Statutes of 1995. Upon revision of the parameters and guidelines, the Controller would be required to revise the appropriate claiming instructions to be consistent with the revised parameters and guidelines. The bill would deem changes by the commission to the parameters and guidelines to be effective on July 1, 2006.

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AB 1731

Author

Committee on Elections and Redistricting

Chapter

286

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law provides that a maximum tax rate election and specified other elections may be conducted wholly by mail, if certain conditions are satisfied. This bill would delete the authority to conduct a maximum tax rate election wholly by mail. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1732

Author

Committee on Elections and Redistricting

Chapter

125

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law defines "elections official" to include, among other persons, a county clerk, city clerk, registrar of voters, elections supervisor, or governing board having jurisdiction over elections within any county, city, or district within the state. The bill would delete "governing board" from this definition. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1734

Author

Committee on Elections and Redistricting

Chapter

515

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law requires a county elections official to maintain a record of which political party's ballot, or whether a nonpartisan ballot, was requested at a partisan primary election by each person who declined to state a party affiliation, and to make that record available to authorized persons or committees, as specified. This bill would require that a produced record be made available in either a printed or electronic format, as requested by the authorized person or committee. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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ACR 5

Author

Berg

Chapter

4

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Miscellaneous

Summary

This measure would recognize February 2007 as American Heart Month in California in order to raise awareness of the effect of heart disease on women. The measure would also recognize February 2, 2007, as Wear Red Day in California, and urge all citizens to show their support for women and the fight against heart disease by wearing and displaying the color red on that day.

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ACR 6

Author

Ma

Chapter

11

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Safe Schools

Summary

This measure would recognize February 5 to 9, 2007, as Teenage Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week.

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ACR 8

Author

Torrico

Chapter

10

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Miscellaneous

Summary

This measure would designate the week of March 18 through March 24, 2007, as California Nonprofits and Philanthropy Week.

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ACR 18

Author

Ruskin

Chapter

17

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Miscellaneous

Summary

This measure would declare March 2007 to be Arts Education Month.

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ACR 23

Author

Arambula

Chapter

12

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

This bill would declare the Legislature's support for EntrepreneurshipWeek USA, an event to be held nationally from February 24 to March 3, 2007, inclusive, and would encourage schools and other organizations to hold events promoting entrepreneurship during that week. The bill would also encourage educators and school administrators to train students in entrepreneurship principles and ideals.

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ACR 36

Author

Strickland

Chapter

20

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Nutrition

Summary

This measure would recognize the 2007 "March is National Nutrition Month" campaign and encourage citizens to join that campaign.

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ACR 45

Author

Caballero

Chapter

46

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Miscellaneous

Summary

This measure would proclaim May 23, 2007, as the 19th Annual State Scientist Day.

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ACR 50

Author

Torrico

Chapter

47

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Miscellaneous

Summary

This measure would recognize May 2007 as Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.

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ACR 54

Author

Salas

Chapter

57

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Physical Education

Summary

This measure would acknowledge the value of high-quality daily physical education programs for all youth, encourage local governments to support, and local educational agencies to provide, high-quality daily physical education experiences for all California children in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, and proclaim May 1 through 7, 2007, as "Physical Education and Sport Week" and May 2007, as "Physical Fitness and Sport Month."

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ACR 55

Author

Mullin

Chapter

145

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Charter Schools

Summary

This measure would urge the State Board of Education, county offices of education, and local school governing bodies to examine their current practices and to increase emphasis on character, citizenship, and ethics.

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ACR 70

Author

Galgiani

Chapter

147

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

This measure would proclaim the period of October 23 through October 31, 2007, as including Red Ribbon Week, and would encourage all Californians to help build drug-free communities and participate in drug prevention activities.

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ACR 72

Author

Mendoza

Chapter

140

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Miscellaneous

Summary

This measure would recognize the importance of California Native American Day, celebrated this year on September 28, 2007, and the annual California Cultural Awareness Conference to the enhancement of awareness of California Indian culture.

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AJR 4

Author

Beall

Chapter

123

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

CalWorks

Summary

This measure would request the United States Congress to repeal or amend provisions of federal law affecting the state's implementation of welfare-to-work and child support collection practices, in connection with the CalWORKs program.

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AJR 5

Author

Hernandez

Chapter

116

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

This measure would request the President and the Congress of the United States to enact the Social Security Fairness Act, which would repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision from the Social Security Act.

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AJR 10

Author

Villines

Chapter

52

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Miscellaneous

Summary

This measure would memorialize the President and the Congress of the United States to proclaim the 4th Monday in September as Family Day--A Day to Eat Dinner With Your Children.

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AJR 13

Author

Caballero

Chapter

55

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Nutrition

Summary

Existing law provides that the people of the State of California have a primary interest in the sanitary conditions under which food crops are grown and harvested for human consumption. This measure would request additional funds from the federal government to conduct research into the most effective practices to prevent E. coli O157:H7 contamination of leafy green vegetables, and that the funds be directed to the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security at the University of California, Davis.

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AJR 19

Author

Ma

Chapter

75

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

This measure would memorialize each Senator and Representative from California in the Congress of the United States to ensure that the Congress timely reauthorizes the State Children's Health Insurance Program to assure adequate federal funding for the Healthy Families Program. The measure would also urge the Governor to use his best efforts to work with the Congressional delegation in that regard and to provide meaningful assistance to help identify and enroll children who qualify for Medi-Cal or the Healthy Families Program.

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AJR 23

Author

Hancock

Chapter

125

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Federal Issues

Summary

This measure would urge the Congress of the United States to amend the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 to provide states more flexibility in the implementation of the law and in the identification of schools in need of improvement in order to strategically target resources and interventions toward those schools and school districts that are most in need, to permit adequate yearly progress to accommodate a range of accountability models, and to respect parental choice. This measure also would urge the President and the Congress of the United States to fully fund the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 for the life of the act.

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