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2001 Chaptered K-12 Education Legislation


 

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Summary

AB 6  Cardenas
Chapter 545

Summer/After School

Existing law establishes the After School Learning and Safe Neighborhoods Partnership Program to create incentives for establishing local after school enrichment programs and establishes maximum grant amounts for participating schools. This bill would permit schools to establish before and after school programs under these provisions, would establish maximum grants for before and after school programs, and would revise related funding priorities. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 43  Wesson
Chapter 836

CDE Admin/Governance

Existing law established a state civil service system and provides for a Commission on the Status of Women to enable women to make the maximum contribution to society. This bill would require the commission to evaluate the compensation and classification plans for state civil service and related employees and the employees of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and the California State University and to determine where compensation and classification inequities exist, based on comparability of the value of work. It would require the commission to report to the Legislature and the parties meeting and conferring under the Ralph C. Dills Act and the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act, and would require the commission to hire staff or contract for services as required, pursuant to specified procedures. This bill contains other related provisions.

AB 59  Cedillo
Chapter 894

Child Nutrition

Existing law provides for the federal medicaid program, administered by each state, California's version of which is the Medi-Cal program. The Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Services, provides qualified low-income persons with health care services. The bill would provide that any child enrolled in specified programs shall be deemed to have met the income eligibility requirements for the Medi-Cal program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 75  Steinberg
Chapter 697

Staff Development 

Existing law prohibits a person from being employed as principal of a school of 6 or more certificated employees unless he or she holds a valid school administration credential and a teaching credential or a services credential with a specialization in pupil personnel, health, clinical or rehabilitative, or librarian services. This bill would establish, until July 1, 2006, the Principal Training Program to provide incentive funding to provide schoolsite administrators with instruction and training. The bill would require the State Board of Education, in consultation with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing or any other entity with specified expertise, to develop criteria for the approval of state-qualified training providers. The bill would require the State Department of Education to develop, and the State Board of Education to review and approve, interim and final reports containing prescribed information on the status of the program. This bill contains other existing laws.

AB 79  Havice
Chapter 646

Safe Schools/Violence Prevention 

Existing law provides that each school district and county office of education is responsible for the overall development of comprehensive school safety plans for its schools operating kindergarten and any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive. Under existing law, a comprehensive school safety plan is required to identify appropriate strategies and programs that will provide or maintain a high level of school safety and address the school's procedures for complying with existing laws related to school safety, including the development of, among other things, child abuse reporting procedures and disaster procedures. This bill would require the State Department of Education to develop model policies on the prevention of bullying and on conflict resolution and to make the model policies available to school districts. The bill would authorize a school district to adopt one or both of the policies for incorporation into its school safety plan.

AB 96  Aroner
Chapter 135

 Urgency? Y

School District Management Issues

(1) Existing law authorizes the governing board of a school district that determines during a fiscal year that its revenues are less than the amount necessary to meet its current year expenditure obligations to request an emergency apportionment through the Superintendent of Public Instruction subject to requirements and repayment provisions. This bill would appropriate $2,300,000 to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the purpose of providing the Emery Unified School District a loan, allocated as specified, with conditions as specified. The bill would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to immediately appoint an administrator, who would have specified duties and responsibilities. The bill would require the Controller to conduct audits of the books and accounts of the district until the Superintendent of Public Instruction determines that the district is solvent. The duties imposed by the bill on the district would constitute a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 99  Zettel
Chapter 546

Ed Tech

Existing law, the Digital High School Education Technology Grant Act of 1997, provides one-time installation grants and ongoing technology support and staff training grants to school districts and county offices of education that operate high schools. This bill would authorize a high school established after October 6, 2000, that would have been eligible for an annual technology support and staff training grant, to receive that grant and would require a high school to provide a technology plan to the Superintendent of Public Instruction before receiving a grant.

AB 110  Zettel
Chapter 410

Teachers/Teacher Credentialing

The Personal Income Tax Law authorizes various credits against the taxes imposed by those laws, including a credit against taxes imposed by those laws for credentialed teachers in an amount equal to specified amounts, depending upon years of service as a teacher. This bill would provide that the accuracy-related penalty does not apply to tax credits authorized for credentialed teachers claimed on tax returns filed for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2000, and before January 1, 2001. This bill contains other existing laws.

AB 128  Goldberg
Chapter 839

Teachers/Teacher Credentialing

Under existing law, the governing board of a school district and the governing board of a community college district are required to prescribe written rules and regulations governing the personnel management of the classified service. Existing law requires that any employee designated as a permanent employee be subject to disciplinary action only for cause as prescribed by rule or regulation of the governing board, but the governing board's determination of the sufficiency of the cause for disciplinary action is required to be conclusive. This bill would provide that nothing in those provisions shall be construed to prohibit the governing board, pursuant to the terms of an agreement with an employee organization, under specified provisions, from delegating its authority to determine whether sufficient cause exists for disciplinary action against classified employees, excluding peace officers, as defined, to an impartial 3rd-party hearing officer, and would provide that the governing board retains authority to review the determination under the standards set forth in specified provisions. This bill contains other related provisions.

AB 132  Horton
Chapter 259

STRS/PERS

The Meyers-Milias-Brown Act authorizes a local public agency and a recognized employee organization that has been recognized as the exclusive or majority bargaining agent to negotiate an agency shop agreement. Under the act, an agency shop arrangement is required to be placed in effect, without a negotiated agreement, upon (1) a signed petition of 30% of the employees of the applicable bargaining unit requesting an agency shop agreement and an election to implement an agency fee arrangement, and (2) the approval of a majority of employees who cast ballots in a secret ballot election in favor of the agency shop arrangement. Existing law provides that the petition may only be filed after good faith negotiations, not to exceed 30 days, have taken place between the parties in an effort to reach agreement. This bill would permit the petition to be filed only after the recognized employee organization has requested the public agency to negotiate on an agency shop arrangement and, beginning 7 working days after the public agency received the request, the two parties have had 30 calendar days to attempt good faith negotiations in an effort to reach agreement.

AB 135  Havice
Chapter 840

STRS/PERS

Under the Teachers' Retirement Law, quarterly supplemental payments are made to retired members, disabled members, and beneficiaries from specified accounts to restore up to 75% of the purchasing power of the initial monthly allowances provided under the Defined Benefit Program, as specified. This bill would provide that those supplemental payments shall be made to restore up to 80% of the purchasing power of those allowances.

AB 139  Florez
Chapter 620

School Finance

Existing law requires the superintendent of schools of each county to perform prescribed duties, including, but not limited to, visiting and examining each school in his or her county. This bill would, in addition, require that the superintendent of schools of each county annually present a report, as prescribed, regarding fiscal solvency of any district with a disapproved budget, qualified interim certification, or negative interim certification, or that has been determined at any time to be in a position of fiscal uncertainty, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 174  Oropeza
Chapter 382

CDE Admin/Governance

Existing law requires, until January 1, 2002, the State Department of Education to identify the three lowest performing elementary schools in the Compton Unified School District for purposes of extending the school year for certain pupils who are performing in mathematics or English language arts at 2 or more grade levels below the grade level in which they are enrolled and authorizes, until January 1, 2002, the Compton Unified School District to identify additional schools in the district and extend their school year instruction. Existing law requires, until January 1, 2002, that the attendance of those pupils subject to the extended school year shall be excluded from the determination of average daily attendance. Existing law requires, until January 1, 2002, the district to test specified pupils at certain times and the department to review teacher compensation in certain low performing schools and, in conjunction with the Legislative Analyst, to contract for an independent evaluation to determine the effectiveness of the extended school year curriculum and related matters. This bill would extend the repeal date of these provisions to January 1, 2003, thereby extending the application of these provisions and imposing a state-mandated local program. The bill would, in addition to the evaluation required pursuant to existing law, require a second independent evaluation to further determine the effectiveness of the extended school year curriculum and related matters. The bill would require that the results of the second evaluation be reported on or before January 1, 2003, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 192  Canciamilla
Chapter 243

General Government

(1) The Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act requires, with specified exceptions, that all meetings of a state body be open and public and all persons be permitted to attend any meeting of a state body. This bill would reorganize and recast the definition of 'state body' for the purposes of the act. The bill would make conforming changes in this regard. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 297  Kehoe
Chapter 453

Summer/After School

Existing law establishes the After School Learning and Safe Neighborhoods Partnerships Program to create incentives for establishing local after school enrichment programs and establishes maximum grant amounts for participating schools and serve pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 9, inclusive, at participating elementary, middle, and junior high schoolsites. Under existing law, every after school program established pursuant to the program is required to operate a minimum of 3 hours a day and at least until 6 p.m. on every regular schoolday. This bill would, until January 1, 2005, establish the Six-to-Six Before and After School Program to establish a similar program to provide local before and after school enrichment programs. This bill would permit a participating program, operated by a city or county in partnership with a community-based organization with the approval of a local educational agency and operated on a schoolsite, to operate for up to 30 hours per week without obtaining a license or special permit otherwise required under prescribed provisions of law. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 303  Dickerson
Chapter 551

Special Education

Existing law authorizes certain special education local plan areas to request designation as necessary small special education local plan areas if their total reported units of average daily attendance in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, are less than 15,000 including all of the school districts located in the county or counties participating in the local plan, except those districts participating in a countywide special education local plan area located in an adjacent county that also meets certain criteria. This bill would authorize a necessary small special education local plan area that experiences a reduction in its funding compared to the prior year, to claim, in addition to the current year funding, an amount equal to 40% of the reduction.

AB 306  Frommer
Chapter 736

Special Education

(1) Existing law requires braille instruction to be provided by a teacher credentialed to teach pupils who are functionally blind. Existing related regulations authorize holders of certain credentials to teach children with disabilities in a special day class in which the primary disability is visual impairment including blindness. This bill would authorize a school district, special education local plan area, or county office of education to reinforce braille instruction using a braille instructional aide who meets certain criteria and is under the supervision of a teacher who holds an appropriate credential, as determined by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, to teach pupils who are functionally blind or visually impaired. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 341  Strom-Martin
Chapter 884

Teachers/Teacher Credentialing

Existing law establishes various programs of professional development for teachers, including among others the Beginner Teacher Support and Assessment System, a grant program for in-service training of teachers of mathematics who teach pupils enrolled in grades 4 to 12, inclusive, the Education Technology Staff Development program, the Teacher Reading Instruction Development programs, and the California Professional Development Institutes. This bill would require the State Department of Education to issue a request for proposals to contract for the development of standards for professional development for educators and instructional leaders. The standards would serve as guidelines for providers of professional development activities and could be used to facilitate the coordination among existing professional development programs. The bill would require the entity with which the department contracts to submit the standards to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for approval after which the superintendent would be required to submit the standards to the State Board of Education for approval. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 343  Bates
Chapter 885

   Urgency? Y

Environmental Ed.

(1) Existing law requires the State Coastal Conservancy to implement various coastal protection programs and projects, and, for purposes of those provisions, defines a 'nonprofit organization' as 'any private, nonprofit organization, existing under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, which has among its principal charitable purposes the preservation of land for scientific, historic, educational, recreational, agricultural, scenic, or open-space opportunities.' This bill would revise that definition of a 'nonprofit organization' to mean any private, nonprofit organization, that qualifies under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, whose purposes are consistent with specified provisions governing the conservancy. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 365  Nation
Chapter 844

Classified Employees

Existing law, which is applicable to school districts and community college districts that have not adopted the merit system, requires the governing board of each school district and community college district to prescribe written rules governing the personnel management of the classified service, whereby those employees are designated as permanent employees of the district after serving a prescribed probationary period not to exceed one year. This bill would require a permanent employee who accepts a promotion and fails to complete the probationary period for the promotional position, to be employed in the classification from which he or she was promoted. This bill contains other related provisions.

AB 379  Papan
Chapter 64

   Urgency? Y

Special Education

(1) Existing law requires the special education program to sunset on June 30, 2001. This bill would delete this provision. To the extent that the deletion of this provision would extend the imposition of certain duties on school districts regarding the provision of the special education program on and after June 30, 2001, the bill would impose a state mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 401  Cardenas
Chapter 647

Teachers/Teacher Credentialing

Existing law, the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 (Greene Act), makes funding available to eligible school districts for various purposes related to school facilities, including construction and modernization. Under existing law, the State Allocation Board is required to determine the eligibility of school districts to receive apportionments under the Greene Act and to apportion funds only upon the completion of certain requirements by the applicant school district. This bill would alter the calculation involving the appraised value of the site for the purposes of calculating this assistance and would authorize the board to provide funding for this assistance to a school district that uses land previously acquired by the school district in an amount equal to 50% of the cost of site development to the school district, plus 50% of the site's appraised value if certain conditions are met. This bill contains other existing laws.

AB 427 Hertzberg
Chapter 125

Urgency? Y

Child Care and Development

Existing law requires the State Department of Social Services to license community care facilities participating in transitional housing programs for children who are 17 or 18 years of age or who, although older, are completing high school or the equivalent level of vocational or technical training. This bill would revise the certification standards, and includes those certified facilities within the scope of transitional housing facilities. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 430 Cardenas
Chapter 171

Urgency? Y

Statewide Budget Issues

Existing law, the California Early Intervention Services Act, requires various state departments to provide coordinated services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families pursuant to a statewide system of early intervention services. Existing law requires the State Department of Developmental Services to serve as the lead agency responsible for administration and coordination of the statewide system of early intervention services under the act. This bill would require regional centers, when providing services under the act, to comply with specified statutory and regulatory provisions except in certain cases. The bill would provide that any contract between the department and a regional center entered into on and after January 1, 2002, shall require that all employment contracts entered into with regional center staff or contractors be available to the public for review, except with respect to the social security number of the contracting party. It would also prohibit any employment contract, or portion thereof, from being deemed confidential or unavailable for public review. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 436 Chan
Chapter 701

Urgency? Y

School Facilities

(1) The existing California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires a lead agency, as defined, to prepare, or cause to be prepared, and certify the completion of, an environmental impact report on a project that it proposes to carry out or approve that may have a significant effect on the environment, or to adopt a negative declaration if it finds that the project will not have that effect. The act authorizes the utilization of a focused environmental impact report on any subsequent project identified in a master environmental impact report, if the lead agency finds that the analysis in the master environmental impact report of cumulative impacts, growth inducing impacts, and irreversible significant effects on the environment is adequate for the subsequent project. The act also requires the lead agency to prepare a focused environmental impact report notwithstanding that the project was not mentioned in a master environmental impact report, where a project consists of not more that 100 units or a residential and commercial or retail mixed-use development of not more that 100,000 square feet, if the project meets specified requirements. This bill would, until January 1, 2005, authorize a focused environmental impact report to be prepared for a project in the City of Oakland that consists of multiple-family residential development, or a residential and commercial or retail mixed-use development with not more than 25% of the total floor area of the project utilized as retail space, if certain conditions are met, including a condition that the Oakland City Council vote to authorize the implementation of the bill by voting to approve the practice of preparing focused environmental impact reports in specified central business target housing areas. The bill would also exclude that vote and a related determination by the council from the definition of 'project' for the purposes of CEQA. By imposing a duty on the City of Oakland to make additional determinations, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 441 Simitian
Chapter 155

Urgency? Y

School Finance

Existing law requires each county superintendent of schools to make specified calculations to determine a base revenue limit for each school district in the county. This bill would, for the 2001-02 fiscal year, require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to compute an equalization adjustment for each school district so that no district's prior year base revenue limit per unit of average daily attendance is less than the prior year base revenue limit per unit of average daily attendance above which fall not more than 10% of the total statewide units of average daily attendance for the appropriate size and type of district. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 445 Cardenas
Chapter 114

School Facilities

Existing law establishes the Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Program and the Rental Assistance Program, which are administered by the California Housing Finance Agency pursuant to a contract with the Department of General Services, to provide assistance in the amount of the applicable school facility fee for affordable housing developments. Existing law, for the purposes of those programs, establishes the School Facilities Fee Assistance Fund, which is continuously appropriated to the Department of General Services. Specified amounts are appropriated to that fund from the General Fund in each of specified fiscal years, including $20,000,000 in the 2002-03 fiscal year through December 31, 2002. These provisions are to be repealed as of January 1, 2003. This bill would delete that appropriation in the 2002-03 fiscal year. The bill would prohibit the agency from honoring reservations received on or after January 1, 2002, for participation in those programs, and would require any unobligated amounts in the School Facilities Fee Assistance Fund as of that date to be transferred to the General Fund, except as specified. The bill would delete the January 1, 2003, repeal date for those provisions, and would make the provisions inoperative on and after January 1, 2002, except with respect to any repayment obligation or regulatory agreement imposed as a condition of assistance.

AB 449  Firebaugh
Chapter 260

Classified Employees

Under existing law, classified employees of schools and community colleges are school members of the Public Employees' Retirement System. Service retirement benefits for those members are based, in part, upon years of service credit, as defined. Certain provisions of existing law provide that classified employees of schools and community colleges shall receive service credit for periods of time during which they are on an approved leave of absence to serve as an elected officer of an employee organization, up to a maximum of 8 years, subject to specified conditions. This bill would increase the maximum amount of service credit under those provisions to 12 years.

AB 458  Pacheco, Rod
Chapter 386

Curriculum/Standards

Existing law requires the governing board of every school district to enforce in its schools the courses of study and the use of textbooks and other instructional materials prescribed by the proper authority. This bill would prohibit a school district, when calculating a pupil's grade point average, from assigning extra grade weighting to a course that covers a subject required for admission to the University of California or the California State University unless the University of California approves the course for extra grade weighting.

AB 466  Strom-Martin
Chapter 737

Staff Development

Existing law requests the Regents of the University of California to jointly develop with the Trustees of the California State University and the independent colleges and universities, the California Professional Development Institutes that provide training to teachers in various subject matters taught in the elementary and secondary schools. This bill would require the instruction provided through the professional development institutes to acquaint teachers with the value in the diagnostic nature of standardized tests. The bill would require that priority for the selection of teachers to participate in the professional development institutes be accorded first to teachers who have not participated in a professional development institute in reading or mathematics; second priority would be accorded to teachers who have participated in a professional development institute in reading or mathematics but who have not yet received supplemental training in the specified areas; and third priority would be accorded to teachers who have participated in a professional development institute in reading or mathematics and have received supplemental training in the specified areas. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 540 Firebaugh
Chapter 814

Higher Education

Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Existing law authorizes the establishment of community college districts under the administration of community college governing boards, and authorizes these districts to provide instruction at community college campuses throughout the state. Existing law authorizes community college districts to admit, and charge a tuition fee for, nonresident students in accordance with specified criteria. This bill would require that a person, other than a nonimmigrant alien as defined, who has attended high school in California for 3 or more years, who has graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent thereof, who has registered at or attends an accredited institution of higher education in California not earlier than the fall semester or quarter of the 2001-02 academic year, and who, if he or she is an alien without lawful immigration status, has filed an affidavit as specified, be exempted from paying nonresident tuition at the California Community Colleges and the California State University. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 559  Wiggins
Chapter 458

Child Health

(1) Existing law authorizes a pharmacy to furnish a dangerous drug or dangerous device to a licensed health care facility for storage in a specified manner. This bill would authorize a pharmacy to furnish epinephrine auto-injectors to a school district or county office of education if certain conditions are met. The bill would require the school district or county office of education to maintain records regarding the acquisition and disposition of epinephrine auto-injectors furnished by the pharmacy for a period of 3 years from the date the records were created. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 620  Wayne
Chapter 705

Ed Tech

Existing law establishes various programs for enhancement of technology skills of pupils, including, but not limited to, the California Summer Science and Technology Academy, the Education Technology Grant Program Act of 1996, the Archie-Hudson and Cunneen School Technology Revenue Bond Act, the Education Technology Staff Development Program, the California Technology Assistance Project, and the Digital High School Education Technology Grant Act of 1997. This bill would, until January 1, 2003, establish the High-Tech Schools Grant Program to provide grants to eligible school districts or charter schools for the purpose of establishing new high-tech high schools. The grant program would be administered by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, with the approval of the State Board of Education and with the assistance of an advisory board, who would be required to award grants under the program on a competitive basis. The amount of a grant under the program would be $2,000,000 and would require a local match that is at least equal to the amount of the grant. The bill would require that all funds awarded under the program be used to establish high-tech high schools, as defined. The bill would state that funding for the purposes of the grant program would be contingent on an appropriation made in the annual Budget Act, other legislation, or both.

AB 636  Steinberg
Chapter 678

Child Care/Child Development

Under existing law, the State Department of Social Services oversees the administration of county public social services, including child welfare services. This bill would enact the Child Welfare System Improvement and Accountability Act of 2001. This bill would require the department to establish, by April 1, 2003, the California Child and Family Service Review System, in order to review, commencing January 1, 2004, all county child welfare systems. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 653  Horton
Chapter 484

Safe Schools/Violence Prevention

Existing law specifies those acts for which a pupil may be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion. This bill would, in addition, include the act of aiding or abetting the infliction or attempted infliction of physical injury to another person as an act for which a pupil may be suspended, but not expelled. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 677  Steinberg
Chapter 708

Special Education

  (1) Existing law provides that no person in the state shall be unlawfully denied the benefits of, or unlawfully subjected to discrimination under, any program or activity that is funded directly by the state or receives any financial assistance from the state, on the basis of ethnic group identification, religion, age, sex, color, or disability, and defines the term 'disability' for these purposes.  This bill instead would provide that no person in the state shall, on any of those bases, be unlawfully denied full and equal access to the benefits of, or unlawfully subjected to discrimination under, any program or activity that is conducted, operated, or administered by the state or by any state agency, is funded directly by the state, or receives any financial assistance from the state. It would also revise the definition of 'disability' for these purposes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 699  Canciamilla
Chapter 591

Accountability

Existing law provides for a program for the adoption of lists of instructional materials, makes certain requirements relating to the publishers and manufacturers of instructional materials, establishes the State Instructional Materials Fund for the purposes of providing funds for the acquisition of instructional materials, sets forth local order procedures, and sets forth other requirements relating to instructional materials. Existing law requires the Instructional Materials Program to sunset on June 30, 2001. This bill would reactivate the Instructional Materials Program commencing January 1, 2002, and would sunset the program June 30, 2006, and would provide that funding for that program in the 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, and 2005-06 fiscal years shall be contingent upon funding in the annual Budget Act. The bill would require publishers to submit standards maps to local districts prior to purchase for the purpose of allowing districts to determine the extent to which instructional materials are aligned to the content standards, as specified. The bill would require the maps to be filled out using a standard form created and approved by the State Board of Education.

AB 717  Wiggins
Chapter 709

Career/TechEd

Existing law, the Digital High School Education Technology Grant Act of 1997, establishes a program to provide high school pupils with basic computer skills including, but not limited to, Internet search and retrieval tools, so as to, among other things, improve pupil achievement in all academic subjects. This bill would, until January 1, 2003, establish the California Information Technology Career Academy Grant Initiative to establish a partnership between the state and the National Academy Foundation and would provide grants to create up to 100 information technology career academies in public high schools.

AB 722  Corbett
Chapter 250

Safe Schools/Violence Prevention

Existing law authorizes the governing board of any school district to provide a comprehensive educational counseling program for all pupils enrolled in the schools of the district. This bill would require the State Department of Education to conduct a study of pupil support, defined to include school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers, in the schools, as specified. The bill would require the State Department of Education to report the results of the study to the Governor and the Legislature by January 1, 2003. The bill would appropriate $125,000 from the General Fund to the State Department of Education to conduct the study. This bill contains other existing laws.

AB 734  Chan
Chapter 322

   Urgency? Y

Child Care/Child Development

(1) The California Children and Families Act of 1998 requires that the California Children and Families Program, established by the act, be funded by certain surtaxes imposed on the sale and distribution of cigarettes and tobacco products and deposited into the California Children and Families Trust Fund, and that the fund be used for the implementation of comprehensive early childhood development and smoking prevention programs. Existing law further requires that the 6% of funds deposited in a Mass Media Communications Account in the fund be used for, among other things, the prevention of tobacco, alcohol, and drug use by pregnant women. This bill would require that these funds also be used for the cessation of tobacco, alcohol, and drug use by pregnant women. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 760  Shelley
Chapter 553

Curriculum/Standards

Existing law requires the governing board of any educational institution to provide for each member of an athletic team insurance protection for medical and hospital expenses. Existing law authorizes the governing board of any school district to make available ambulance service for athletic events. Existing law requests the University of California to design and conduct a study of pupil injuries resulting from participation in high school athletic events. This bill would, subject to an appropriation in the 2001-02 Budget Act, provide grants to fund pilot projects that enter into partnerships to support safety in high school interscholastic athletics. This bill would authorize the department to contract with statewide nonprofit organizations to administer the program and would require the department or that organization to request and review proposals from grant applicants. The bill would require the department, or its administering nonprofit organization, to report to the Legislature.

AB 764  Goldberg
Chapter 87

Longer School Year/Day

Existing law generally prohibits a pupil in a kindergarten from being kept in school on any day for more than 4 hours exclusive of recesses. This bill would authorize a pupil in a kindergarten in a school operating on a program of multitrack year-round scheduling to be kept in school on any day for 265 minutes of instruction, exclusive of recesses.

AB 800 Wesson
Chapter 295

Employment Issues

Existing provisions of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act define and prohibit various discriminatory employment practices. This bill would make it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to adopt or enforce a policy that prohibits the use of any language in the workplace unless the policy is justified by business necessity, as defined, and prescribed notice of the policy and consequences for violation of the policy is given to employees. The bill would also make a statement of legislative intent regarding its provisions.

AB 804  Committee on Education
Chapter 734

   Urgency? Y

Technical Clean-up Issues

(1) Existing law authorizes programs previously funded under the Alternative Child Care Act and for new programs funded pursuant to the Child Care and Development Services Act to operate pursuant to the regulations for child day care facilities under the California Community Care Facilities Act, and does not require those programs to be subject to specified regulations and related laws under certain circumstances. This bill would delete those provisions. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 819  Jackson
Chapter 735

Safe Schools/Violence Prevention

  Existing law establishes the School Safety and Violence Prevention Act (Act), a statewide program administered by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, pursuant to which funds are allocated to school districts for purposes that include, but are not limited to, providing conflict resolution personnel, providing on-campus communication devices, establishing staff training programs, and establishing cooperative arrangements with law enforcement agencies.  This bill would state the intent of the Legislature that schoolsites receiving funds pursuant to the Act provide age-appropriate instruction in domestic violence prevention, dating violence prevention, and interpersonal violence prevention. This bill contains other related provisions.

AB 842  Diaz
Chapter 557

Curriculum/Standards

Existing law states that the Legislature finds and declares that the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is a comprehensive and rigorous 2-year curriculum, leading to examinations for high school pupils. Existing law requires, from funds appropriated for this purpose, the Superintendent of Public Instruction to annually allocate to each school district on behalf of each public high school in the district that offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, up to $25,000 to cover the ongoing costs of professional development required by the program. This bill would delete the term 'Diploma' from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. The bill would make participating middle schools eligible for funding as specified. The bill would also authorize funding to be expended to help pay the test fees for low-and middle-income pupils in need of financial assistance, as specified. The bill would require an annual cost-of-living adjustment to the amount of funding provided on an annual basis, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 844  Chan
Chapter 187

   Urgency? Y

At-Risk Students

(1) Existing law authorizes a school district to establish an alternative education and work center for dropouts, as specified. The program includes certain administrative duties for the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The authorization becomes inoperative on June 30, 2001, and is repealed on January 1, 2002. This bill would would extend the effective date of these provisions to January 1, 2007. The bill would require the State Department of Education to submit a report to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2003, evaluating the centers, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 866  Diaz
Chapter 650

Taxes

  The existing Personal Income Tax and Bank and Corporation Tax Law provide tax credits for startup expenses for child care programs or constructing a child care facility, costs for child care information and referral services, and costs paid or incurred for contributions to a qualified care plan. Under existing law these credits are only available for certain taxable years beginning before January 1, 2003.  This bill would apply the credits to taxable years beginning before January 1, 2007. This bill contains other related provisions.

AB 876  Wyland
Chapter 558

Reading & Math

Existing law provides for various reading programs for pupils in specified grades, including the Comprehensive Reading Leadership Program Act of 1996, the Elementary School Intensive Reading Program, and the Governor's Reading Award Program. This bill would appropriate $100,000 from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for the purpose of contracting for a study that identifies reading programs in schools that maintain kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 6, inclusive, where the performance of 75% of the pupils was at or above the 80th percentile on the reading portion of the achievement tests administered pursuant to the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program. This bill contains other existing laws.

AB 899  Liu
Chapter 683

Child Care/Child Development

Existing law establishes procedures for the placement of certain children in foster care. This bill would require those facilities that provide foster care services for children to make certain information regarding the rights of children in foster care available to those children. By changing the definition of a crime, this bill would result in a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 933 Migden
Chapter 366

Employment Issues

The annual Budget Act appropriates specified amounts from the General Fund, unallocated special funds, and unallocated nongovernmental cost funds for state employee compensation. This bill would appropriate $69,515,000 from those funds for state employee compensation, in augmentation of the Budget Act of 2001. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 945  Wright
Chapter 524

School Facilities

Existing law requires the State Department of Health Services to direct the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program to implement a program to identify and conduct medical followup of high-risk children, and to establish procedures for environmental abatement and followup designed to reduce the incidence of excessive childhood lead exposures. This bill would provide that in addition to any other providers determined to be eligible by the department to provide environmental investigation services as a part of case management services under that program, a qualified certified industrial hygienist or other qualified professional who is certified by the department as an inspector/assessor shall be eligible to provide those services and those services shall be funded under that program.

AB 961  Steinberg
Chapter 749

   Urgency? Y

Teachers/Teacher Credentialing

(1) Existing law requires the governing board of a school district to develop jointly with parents and guardians, and to adopt, a policy that outlines how parents or guardians of pupils, school staff, and pupils may share the responsibility for continuing the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development and well-being of pupils at each schoolsite. This bill would, consistent with federal law, require a school that participates in the High Priority Schools Grant Program for Low Performing Schools established by this bill and that maintains kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 5, inclusive, to jointly develop with parents or guardians for all children enrolled at that schoolsite a school-parent compact. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 972  Calderon
Chapter 865

   Urgency? Y

School Facilities

(1) Existing law requires a school district, in implementing provisions of law concerning the selection of schoolsites, to provide a notice to residents in the immediate area, approved in form by the Department of Toxic Substances Control, prior to the commencement of work on a preliminary endangerment assessment. This bill would instead require a school district to provide this notice utilizing a format developed by the Department of Toxic Substances Control. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 973  Chan
Chapter 214

Child Care/Child Development

(1) Under the existing California Children and Families Act of 1998, a county may elect to participate in the California Children and Families Program, by forming a county children and families commission, in accordance with the provisions of the act, to promote, support, and improve the early development of children from the prenatal stage to 5 years of age. This bill would provide that specified information regarding a child or a child's parent, legal guardian, or other family member, that is provided to a county commission by specified persons shall be considered confidential, and may be disclosed only to a person, agency, or entity that receives funding from the county commission by way of a grant award, contract, or as a service provider for early childhood services unless further disclosure is authorized by written consent of the parent or legal guardian or where disclosure is required by state or federal law. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 992  Papan
Chapter 215

Special Education

This bill would delete the prohibition against reimbursement by the state for special education and related services provided by a nonpublic, nonsectarian school by an individual who is or was an employee of a contracting local educational entity within the last 365 days, but would not delete the prohibition as it applies to nonpublic, nonsectarian agencies.

AB 1009  Wyland
Chapter 216

Career/TechEd

Existing law provides for the establishment of partnership academies by participating school districts and establishes criteria qualifying 'at-risk' students for enrollment in the academies. Under existing law, students not meeting the at-risk criteria may participate in an academy program and be considered qualified if they meet other criteria, but these students may not exceed 1/3 of the participating students. This bill would instead authorize a school district operating a partnership academy to enroll students that do not meet the at-risk criteria but meet other criteria and would limit the enrollment of these non-at-risk students to 1/2 of students enrolled in the academy.

AB 1018  Liu
Chapter 886

Career/TechEd

Existing law provides for the establishment of career technical schools and training programs. This bill would establish, subject to funding provided by an appropriation in the annual Budget Act or other measure for these purposes, the Industry-Based Certification Incentive Grant Program for the purpose of awarding grants to selected school districts, county offices of education, and regional occupational centers and programs to establish industry-based certification programs within their career technical programs. The State Department of Education, in consultation with the Secretary for Education, would administer the program and develop criteria and a process to select grant recipients. The bill would give first priority for the award of grants to programs that will operate in high schools that scored in the bottom two deciles on the Academic Performance Index. The bill would require the State Department of Education to evaluate the effectiveness of each industry-based certification program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 1107  Leach
Chapter 750

CDE Admin/Governance

(1) Existing law requires a school district to submit, on or before June 1, 1998, a written report to the Legislature or the State Board of Education on the amount of state funds that the school district has expended or diverted, as of January 1, 1996, from bilingual education programs for the purpose of recognition of, or instruction in, any dialect, idiom, or language derived from English and requires a school district to restore those funds to its bilingual program before January 1, 1999. This bill would delete these requirements. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 1189  Aanestad
Chapter 561

School Finance

  Existing law provides that a unified school district that meets certain criteria is eligible to receive apportionments pursuant to the schedules for a necessary small school and a necessary small high school, as specified. Under existing law, this provision becomes inoperative on July 1, 2002, and, as of January 1, 2003, is repealed.  This bill would extend this provision to July 1, 2004, and the date on which the provision would be repealed to January 1, 2005.

AB 1241  Pacheco, Robert
Chapter 714

Higher Education

Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Existing law authorizes the establishment of community college districts under the administration of community college governing boards, and authorizes these districts to provide instruction at community college campuses throughout the state. This bill would require the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, in consultation with the Chancellor of the California State University, the President of the University of California, the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, and with representatives of accredited colleges and universities in other states, to submit, on or before January 1, 2003, a written report to the Legislature on the feasibility of the development of a model teacher preparation curriculum that would be available to qualified students in each community college district, the establishment of financial incentives for community college students who wish to become teachers, the offering of community college teacher preparation courses that would provide academic credits that are fully transferable to the California State University, and the guaranteeing of the transfer of students who successfully complete the community college teacher preparation curriculum to appropriate status in teacher preparation programs of the California State University. The bill would require the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to report on the fiscal implication of implementing any or all of the recommendations of the feasibility study, as prescribed.

AB 1287  Cardenas
Chapter 564

   Urgency? Y

Accountability

(1)An existing provision of the California Constitution establishes the University of California under the administration of the Regents of the University of California. Pursuant to this authority, the regents have approved the implementation of a Dual Admissions Program, under which eligible students would be admitted to a campus of the university contingent upon successful completion of the requisite criteria for transfer from a community college. This bill would, without changing the total amount appropriated for these purposes, adjust the amounts scheduled for these specified outreach programs, thereby making an appropriation. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 1295  Thomson
Chapter 887

Accountability

Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) to develop an Academic Performance Index (API) to measure the performance of schools. The superintendent is required to develop growth targets for all schools and statewide API performance targets, based on the API. Existing law provides that, when the API is fully developed, schools may either meet the state target or meet their growth target to be eligible for the Governor's Performance Award Program, a program of monetary and nonmonetary awards to schools. This bill would delete the provision by which schools that meet the state target are eligible for the Governor's Performance Award Program and would require a school, including a school participating in the Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program, to meet, at a minimum, its annual API growth target to be eligible for that program. The bill would authorize the State Board of Education to establish additional criteria that schools must meet to be eligible for the program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 1301  Goldberg
Chapter 947

School Facilities

  (1) Existing law prohibits the governing board of a school district from approving a project involving the acquisition of a schoolsite or the construction of a school by the school district unless specified actions are taken with regard to potential contamination of the site, including a determination by the lead agency, as defined, that the property purchased or to be built upon is not the site of a current or former hazardous waste disposal site or solid waste disposal site, or a hazardous substance release site.  This bill would require the Los Angeles Unified School District, by January 1, 2003, to prepare a remedial investigation and feasibility study for the Belmont Learning Complex site and to submit the study to the Department of Toxic Substances Control for review. The bill would require the district to obtain a determination that the study is complete and meets the requirements of the Carpenter-Presley-Tanner Hazardous Substances Account Act before the district opens the Belmont Learning Complex as a school or takes any action to use the site for any nonschool purpose. The bill would require the district to reimburse the department for oversight costs incurred by the department and to post the study on its Internet Web site. The bill would impose a state-mandated local program by imposing new duties on a school district. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 1302  Committee on Education
Chapter 394

   Urgency? Y

Accountability

(1) Existing law establishes the Kindergarten Readiness Pilot Program. Existing law, for the 2001-02 school year, and each school year thereafter in which a school district continues to participate in the program, requires a school district to offer admission to first grade at the beginning of the school year, or at a later time in the same school year, only to children who will have their 6th birthday on or before September 1 of that school year. This bill would delay the above provision to the 2002-03 school year and would specifically allow charter schools to participate in the program. The bill would permit school districts to implement the program in selected schools or on a districtwide basis. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 1307  Goldberg
Chapter 565

Teachers/Teacher Credentialing

Existing law requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to establish standards and procedures for the initial issuance and renewal of credentials. This bill would require the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to adopt regulations to provide credential candidates enrolled in commission-accredited preparation programs, including internship programs, professional preparation programs, and integrated programs of professional preparation, with time of not less than 24 months to complete the programs without meeting new requirements, including, but not limited to, requirements added by statutes, regulations, or standards, after the candidates' enrollment in the programs. This bill contains other related provisions.

AB 1312  Nakano
Chapter 566

Safe Schools/Violence Prevention

Existing law prohibits hate crimes and provides for specified programs relating to hate crimes for students and law enforcement agencies. Existing law requires each principal of a school to forward a completed report of crimes committed, including hate motivated incidents and hate crimes, on school grounds to the district superintendent or county superintendent of schools. Existing law requires those superintendents to compile the school data and submit the aggregated data to the State Department of Education. Existing law requires every law enforcement agency in the state to make available a brochure on hate crimes to victims of those crimes and the public. This bill would appropriate $250,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Justice to establish the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Anti-Hate Crimes Program, the functions of which would be to (1) create hard copy brochures and workbooks to provide to Asian Pacific Islander communities throughout the state that define what are hate crimes, how to report a hate crime, how hate crimes impact a community and community strategies on responding to hate crimes; and (2) conduct training seminars for community organizations in order to better train them to assist themselves or other Asian Pacific Islander communities in dealing with hate crimes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 1367  Wiggins
Chapter 396

School Facilities

(1) Existing law authorizes the governing board of a school district, by a 2/3 vote of its members, to render a city or county zoning ordinance inapplicable to a proposed use of school district property except when the proposed use is for nonclassroom facilities. This bill would modify this authorization to also require the governing board of the school district to take this action only after the planning commission or other local planning agency of the city or county has received notice and copies of any relevant and available information, master plan, or other long range plan, including, if available, any proposed school facility needs analysis, that relates to the potential expansion of existing school sites or the necessity to acquire additional school sites, at least 45 days prior to completion of the needs analysis, master plan, or other long range plan. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 1402  Simitian
Chapter 421

School Facilities

Under existing law, a school district governing board is required to let any contract for a public project that costs $15,000 or more to the lowest responsible bidder. This bill would authorize school district governing boards to enter into a design-build contract, as defined, in which factors in addition to price and cost may be considered in awarding a contract for the design and construction of a school facility that exceeds $10,000,000. The bill would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop guidelines for design-build projects within 6 months after the operative date of the bill. The bill would require each contract to prohibit construction or alteration of any school building without the prior written approval of the plans by the Department of General Services, and would prescribe related matters. The bill would require a school district that elects to use the design-build process to submit its report to the Legislative Analyst, and would require the Legislative Analyst to submit an interim report to the Legislature by January 1, 2004, and a final report by January 1, 2006. The provisions of the bill would be repealed on January 1, 2007. This bill contains other existing laws.

AB 1455  Aanestad
Chapter 40

Community Service/Service Learning

Existing law prohibits an employee of a school district from serving as a nonteaching volunteer aide in the district. This bill would delete that prohibition.

AB 1478  Salinas
Chapter 422

School Facilities

Existing law establishes various requirements regarding the siting and construction of school facilities, including, but not limited to, the requirement that prescribed geological and soil engineering studies be conducted for the construction of any school building, as defined, within the boundaries of special studies zones or if the costs of construction exceeds $20,000. This bill would increase that amount to $25,000, would require an annual inflation adjustment for this amount, and would make technical, nonsubstantive, changes in related provisions.

AB 1499  Negrete McLeod
Chapter 268

Teachers/Teacher Credentialing

Existing law establishes the Teaching As A Priority Block Grant to be administered by the State Department of Education with the approval of the State Board of Education for the purpose of awarding block grants to school districts on a competitive basis to provide incentives to attract credentialed teachers to be employed and retained in low-performing schools. Block grant funds may be used at the discretion of a school district for teacher recruitment and retention incentives, with the target of reducing the number of teachers on emergency permits. Incentives may include signing bonuses, improved work conditions, teacher compensation, and housing subsidies. This bill would authorize a school district receiving block grant funds to offer incentives to recruit and retain credentialed teachers interested in attaining cross-cultural, language, and academic development certification (CLAD) or bilingual, cross-cultural, language, and academic development certification (BCLAD). The bill would authorize incentives to include stipends to cover the costs of examinations necessary to attain CLAD or BCLAD certification and coursework necessary for preparation programs offering CLAD and BCLAD emphasis.

AB 1539  Pavley
Chapter 629

Child Care/Child Development

Existing law sets forth provisions controlling the maintenance and disclosure of pupil records, and establishes the California School Information Services system in part to build the capacity of local education agencies to implement and maintain effective pupil information systems. This bill would require a state-funded preschool or infant and toddler program to provide a child's records to a public school when the child transfers, would require the superintendent to advise local education agencies regarding related federal Head Start requirements, and would make conforming changes.

AB 1558  Leach
Chapter 194

School Facilities

Existing law, the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act 1998 (Greene Act), provides funding to school districts to finance the construction and modernization of school facilities. The Greene Act requires applicants to make all necessary repairs, renewals, and replacements to ensure that a project is at all times kept in good repair. Existing law requires an applicant to establish a restricted account within the school district's general fund for the exclusive purpose of providing moneys for ongoing and major maintenance, and to agree to deposit prescribed amounts into the account for this purpose. Existing law requires the applicant school district to certify that it has publicly approved an ongoing and major maintenance plan. This bill would define major maintenance for this purpose, would require, commencing January 1, 2002, any school district applying for funding pursuant to the Greene Act to annually review the plan, update it as needed, and certify that it is in compliance with the plan. The bill would require applicants to certify that the plan includes prescribed criteria, including, but not limited to, identification of the major maintenance needs of the project, and specification of a schedule for completion of the major maintenance.

AB 1609  Calderon
Chapter 716

Assessment

Existing law requires that the Superintendent of Public Instruction, with the approval of the State Board of Education, develop a high school exit examination in language arts and mathematics in accordance with the statewide academically rigorous content standards. This bill would, instead, limit pupils in grade 9 to taking the high school exit examination in the 2000-01 school year. The bill would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to contract for an independent study to determine the state's readiness to require successful passage of the high school exit examination as a condition of receiving a diploma of graduation and a condition of graduation from high school, subject to approval by the State Board of Education regarding the scope of work and the final contract for the independent study. The bill would require that a final report based on the study be delivered to the Governor, Legislature, State Board of Education, and Superintendent of Public Instruction on or before May 1, 2003. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 1695  Committee on Human Services
Chapter 653

   Urgency? Y

At-Risk Students

Existing law sets forth the California Community Care Facilities Act which regulates, among other things, residential care facilities for children, except as specified. This bill would exempt from that act the homes of relatives and nonrelative extended family members when children are placed by the juvenile court, as specified. The bill would also revise the requirements for licensure of foster family homes, and exempt foster family homes from provisions for the temporary licensure of community care facilities, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 1696  Committee on Human Services
Chapter 831

At-Risk Students

(1) Existing law requires a probation officer, upon delivery of a minor who has been taken into temporary custody, to immediately investigate the circumstances of the minor and the facts surrounding the minor being taken into custody and to immediately release the minor to the custody of his or her parent, legal guardian, or responsible relative unless evidence before the court demonstrates that continuance in the home is contrary to the minor's welfare, as specified. This bill would require the probation officer, if he or she has reason to believe that the minor is at risk of entering foster care placement, to make reasonable efforts, as defined, to prevent or eliminate the need for removing the minor from the minor's home. Because this bill would impose additional duties on county probation officers, it would create a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 1717  Zettel
Chapter 570

Safe Schools/Violence Prevention

Existing law provides a cause of action for defamation, as specified. This bill would provide a communication by any person to a school principal, or a communication by a student attending the school, as defined, to the student's teacher or to a school counselor or school nurse and any report of that communication to the school principal, stating that a specific student or other specified person has made a threat to commit violence or potential violence on the school grounds involving the use of a firearm or other deadly or dangerous weapon, is a communication on a matter of public concern and is subject to liability in defamation only upon a showing by clear and convincing evidence that the communication or report was made with knowledge of its falsity or with reckless disregard for the truth or falsity of the communication.

AB 1718  Committee on Higher Education
Chapter 717

Teachers/Teacher Credentialing

(1) Existing law establishes the California State University under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University. Existing law, to be repealed as of January 1, 2002, sets forth a procedure for the adoption of regulations by the trustees, and requires the trustees to follow that procedure rather than the procedure set forth in the Administrative Procedure Act. This bill would delay the repeal of this provision until January 1, 2003. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 1720  Committee on Higher Education
Chapter 399

Career/TechEd

The existing Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Reform Act of 1989, which is administered by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education in the Department of Consumer Affairs, generally effectuates legislative intent to ensure minimum standards of instructional quality and institutional stability in private postsecondary educational institutions. Existing law establishes the California Postsecondary Education Commission as the statewide postsecondary education planning and coordinating agency and as an adviser to the Legislature and the Governor. This bill would require the committee to conduct the public hearing in cooperation with the commission. The bill would also require the committee, in cooperation with the commission, to review and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the bureau based upon specified factors and standards of performance. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 1721  Committee on Higher Education
Chapter 571

Higher Education

Existing law imposes duties and responsibilities on the California Postsecondary Education Commission as the statewide postsecondary education planning and coordinating agency and adviser to the Legislature and the Governor, including the duty to review all proposals for changes in eligibility pools for admission to public institutions and segments of postsecondary education and to make recommendations to the Legislature, the Governor, and institutions of postsecondary education. This bill would require the commission, in carrying out that requirement, to conduct a study periodically of the percentages of California public high school graduates estimated to be eligible for admission to the University of California and the California State University. This provision would be implemented only during those fiscal years for which funding is provided for it in the Budget Act or in another measure. This bill contains other related provisions.

AB 1725  Reyes
Chapter 598

   Urgency? Y

General Government

Under existing law, the governing board of any school district is authorized to initiate and carry on any program, activity, or otherwise act in any manner that is not in conflict with, or inconsistent with, or preempted by, any law, and that is not in conflict with the purposes for which school districts are established. This bill requires a school board to give official notice at a school board meeting if a public school within the district that has elected to be accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or any other chartered accrediting agency loses its accreditation status. The bill would require the school district, if it loses its accreditation status, to notify each parent or guardian of the pupils in that school, in writing, that the school has lost its accreditation status and would prescribe related matters, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 1737  Committee on Budget
Chapter 400

   Urgency? Y

Statewide Budget Issues

Existing law, as set forth in the Budget Act of 2001, makes various appropriations for the support of state government for the 2001-02 fiscal year. This bill would revise the Budget Act of 2001 by augmenting, reappropriating, making technical changes, and correcting references to certain appropriations, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

ABX1 29  Kehoe
Chapter 8

   Urgency? Y

Energy

(1) Existing law establishes the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission in the Resources Agency, and grants it authority with respect to various energy efficiency measures and programs. Existing law generally permits public agencies to develop energy conservation, cogeneration, and alternative energy supply sources at their facilities in order to promote all feasible means of energy and water conservation. Existing law also generally requires public agencies to meet specified requirements regarding service, consulting, architectural, and engineering contracts, and requires those contracts to be approved by the Department of General Services. This bill would enact, until January 1, 2002, the Summer 2001 Energy Efficiency Projects by Community College Districts program, which would fund the implementation of energy conservation, efficiency, cogeneration, and alternate energy supply sources by community college districts on public property. The bill would require a community college district to request proposals prior to awarding or entering into a contract, agreement, or lease, and would require the district to award each contract based on the consideration of specified qualifications. The bill would exempt energy projects from specified requirements imposed on contracts entered into by public agencies. The bill would authorize the exemption of any energy project proposed by a community college district from existing advertising and competitive bidding requirements if the director deems the exemption necessary, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

ACR 6  Havice
Chapter 57

Safe Schools/Violence Prevention

This measure would designate May 31, 2001, to June 30, 2001, inclusive, as Sober Graduation Month and would request Californians to join the Department of the California Highway Patrol in supporting the Sober Graduation Program.

ACR 10  Havice
Chapter 89

Child Health

This measure would proclaim October 22 through October 28, 2001, as Red Ribbon Week, and would encourage all Californians to help build drug-free communities.

ACR 14  Migden
Chapter 3

Physical Education

This measure would recognize female athletes, coaches, officials, and sports administrators for their important contribution in promoting the value of sports in the achievement of full human potential and would proclaim February 7, 2001, as California Girls and Women in Sports Day.

ACR 21  Firebaugh
Chapter 41

Higher Education

This measure would request the Regents of the University of California to repeal SP-1, a policy approved by the regents in 1995, by the end of the 2000-01 academic year.

ACR 22  Frommer
Chapter 72

Curriculum/Standards

This measure would commend the State Board of Education and the State Department of Education for its swift and prompt action in developing and making available for distribution the model curriculum on human rights and genocide. The measure would recommend that the department notify school districts of the availability of the curriculum and convene workshops and training seminars on the curriculum.

ACR 24  Strom-Martin
Chapter 9

Reading & Math

This measure would proclaim March 2, 2001, as Read Across California Day, endorse the Read Across America campaign, and would commend the National Education Foundation and the California Teachers Association for their efforts on behalf of the Read Across America campaign.

ACR 31  Strom-Martin
Chapter 25

Curriculum/Standards

This measure would urge all Californians to celebrate Women's History Month and join in the commemoration of International Women's Day on March 8, 2001. This measure would also urge all California public school districts to add an accurate and inclusive women's history component into approved curriculum and provide the corresponding educational materials for pupils in grades 1 to 12, inclusive. This measure would further urge the State Board of Education to ensure that the state curriculum framework includes accurate and inclusive instruction on the accomplishments and contributions of women throughout history and ensure that state criteria for selecting textbooks include information to guide the selection of textbooks that emphasize the accomplishments and contributions of women throughout history.

ACR 40  Leach
Chapter 26

Curriculum/Standards

This measure would proclaim April as Mathematics Education Awareness Month and would encourage Californians to work together to ensure that the mathematics curricula of local schools are adequately preparing children for the challenges of tomorrow.

ACR 53  Leach
Chapter 68

Miscellaneous

This measure would request the business community, administrators, teachers, and instructors of elementary and secondary schools and community colleges to cooperate in the development and expansion of school-business partnerships and would request the State Department of Education to disseminate copies of this measure to various agencies and organizations interested in fostering cooperation between elementary and secondary schools, community colleges, and the business community.

ACR 56  Steinberg
Chapter 46

At-Risk Students

This measure would acknowledge the month of May 2001, as Foster Care Awareness Month and urge all citizens to give recognition and appreciation to foster parents.

ACR 64  Zettel
Chapter 42

Charter Schools

This measure would proclaim April 30 through May 4, 2001, as California Charter Schools Week.

ACR 69  Strom-Martin
Chapter 43

Teachers/Teacher Credentialing

This measure would proclaim May 9, 2001, to be Day of the Teacher and would urge Californians to observe that day.

ACR 80  Havice
Chapter 123

Safe Schools/Violence Prevention

This measure would designate the week of September 3, 2001, as 'School Crossing Guards Week.'

ACR 86  Nation
Chapter 90

Miscellaneous

This measure would designate August 5, 2001, as National KidsDay.

ACR 104  Strom-Martin
Chapter 134

Miscellaneous

This measure would declare October 14 to October 20, 2001, as California Retired Teachers Week.

AJR 1  Havice
Chapter 82

General Government

This measure would memorialize the President and the Congress to (1) stand firm in their resolve to uphold the current provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), (2) affirm the intent and substance of the ADA by enacting new legislation that would nullify the effect of any court decision that weakens the act, (3) take appropriate measures to encourage both public and private entities to implement the provisions of the ADA, and (4) establish whether the ADA has been applied in the manner in which it was intended, and whether any unintended consequences have resulted.

AJR 13  Runner
Chapter 88

Special Education

This measure would urge the President and Congress to fully support the Coalition for Autism Research and Education (C.A.R.E.) and the additional federal funding needed for advanced autism research.

AJR 21  Runner
Chapter 119

Miscellaneous

This measure would memorialize the President, Vice President, and the Congress to fully support September 8, 2001, as International Literacy Day.

SB 6  O'Connell
Chapter 794

   Urgency? Y

School Finance

Existing law requires the county superintendent of schools to adjust the total revenue limit for each school district in the jurisdiction of the county superintendent of schools by the amount of increased or decreased employer contributions to the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), and sets forth a method for calculating that amount for the 1995-96 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter. Existing law, the Budget Act of 2001, appropriated $35,000,000 for the purpose of limiting the PERS offset to K-12 revenue limit apportionments. This bill would provide that the amount appropriated in the Budget Act of 2001 is for the purpose of limiting reductions to revenue limits, as described. The bill would also set forth parameters for apportionment reductions in the 2002-03 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions.

SB 10  Soto
Chapter 600

Transportation

(1) Existing federal law contains appropriations for a number of programs related to projects for the improvement of highway safety and the reduction of traffic congestion, including projects for bicycles and pedestrian safety and traffic calming measures in high-hazard locations. Existing state law authorizes certain state and local entities to secure and expend the federal funds for these purposes. Existing state law provides for the repeal of these provisions on January 1, 2002. This bill would change the January 1, 2002, repeal date to January 1, 2005, after which time the federal transportation funds would be received by the state to be spent for the purposes described above except for projects for bicycle and pedestrian safety and traffic calming measures in high-hazard locations. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 14  Peace
Chapter 2

Statewide Budget Issues

The Budget Act of 1999 appropriated $5,000,000 from the General Fund, unallocated special funds, and unallocated nongovernmental cost funds for expenditure for contingencies or emergencies upon written authorization from the Director of Finance. This bill would appropriate $739,186,000, as scheduled, in augmentation of these Budget Act appropriations. This bill would authorize the Director of Finance to withhold authorization for the expenditure of funds appropriated in the bill until preliminary estimates of potential deficiencies are verified. It would also authorize the director, notwithstanding specified provisions of the Budget Act of 1999, to authorize the use of population-related savings for other necessary expenditures of the Department of Corrections. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 19  Escutia
Chapter 913

Child Health

(1) Existing law requires the governing board of a school district to give diligent care to the health and physical development of pupils. This bill would authorize every public school to post a summary of nutrition and physical activity laws and regulations, and the school district policies and would require the State Department of Education to develop the summary of the laws and regulations. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 41  Alpert
Chapter 870

   Urgency? Y

Curriculum/Standards

(1) Existing law sets forth the required, authorized, and prohibited course of study for pupils in school districts maintaining grades 1 to 12, inclusive. Existing law provides for the development of California Indian education centers for the purposes of improving the academic achievement of American Indian pupils. This bill would require the State Librarian to allocate grants to develop California Native American instructional resources for public schools, would require that the instructional resources be submitted to the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission and to the State Board of Education for public hearings and approvals, as prescribed. The bill would appropriate $425,000 from the General Fund and allocate $250,000 of these moneys to the State Librarian for these purposes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 50  Machado
Chapter 173

   Urgency? Y

Special Education

Existing law requires the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board to adopt regulations that include standards for approval of Associate Degree Speech-Language Pathology Assistant training programs. Existing law requires a person applying for approval as a speech-language pathology assistant to have graduated from a speech-language pathology assistant associate of arts degree program, or equivalent course of study, approved by the board, except that on or before January 1, 2001, a speech-language pathology aide who has worked in that capacity for at least 12 months may apply for registration as a speech-language pathology assistant. This bill would require the board to adopt regulations establishing standards for accreditation of a training program's institution. The bill would also authorize until June 1, 2003, a person who has performed the functions of a speech-language pathology aide for a specified amount of time within the last 5 years to apply for registration as a speech-language pathology assistant. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 54  Polanco
Chapter 21

   Urgency? Y

STRS/PERS

(1) The Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act generally requires all meetings of a state body to be open and public. Under the act, a state body or its designated representative is not prevented from holding closed sessions with its representatives in discharging the responsibilities of the state body under the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act as the sessions relate to salaries, salary schedules, or compensation paid in the form of fringe benefits. The Meyers-Milias-Brown Act governs local government employer-employee relations. This bill would extend the above described provision to closed sessions of a state body or its designated representatives when discharging responsibilities of the state body under the Ralph C. Dills Act, which governs state employer-employee relations; the Bill of Rights for State Excluded Employees; and the Educational Employment Relations Act, which governs public school employer-employee relations. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 57  Scott
Chapter 269

Teachers/Teacher Credentialing

(1) Existing law requires the commission to ensure that each candidate has demonstrated ability and sets forth programs for professional preparation that satisfy this requirement. This bill would require the commission to waive components of these requirements for individuals meeting prescribed criteria regarding private school teaching experience. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 67  Burton
Chapter 1

CDE Admin/Governance

The Budget Act of 2000 appropriated specified amounts from the General Fund and unallocated special funds for expenditure for state employee compensation. This bill would appropriate $10,322,000, as scheduled, from the General Fund, unallocated special funds, and other unallocated nongovernmental cost funds in augmentation of specified items in the Budget Act of 2000, to offset a portion of the employees' health benefit premium increase during the period of January 1 to June 30, 2001, inclusive. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 165  O'Connell
Chapter 77

STRS/PERS

Under existing law, members of the Public Employees' Retirement System employed by a school employer, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, or the State Department of Education who are subsequently employed to perform service subject to coverage by the Defined Benefit Program of the State Teachers' Retirement Plan may elect to be excluded from membership under that plan and retain coverage under the system for that service. This bill would additionally make that election available to members of the Public Employees' Retirement System who have at least 5 years of credited service and who are subsequently employed to perform service subject to coverage by the Defined Benefit Program of the State Teachers' Retirement Plan.

SB 166  Poochigian
Chapter 116

Safe Schools/Violence Prevention

(1) Existing law authorizes the governing board of a school to order the expulsion of a pupil for possession of an explosive. This bill would require the governing board of a school to order the expulsion of a pupil possessing an explosive, as defined. Because this bill would impose new duties on school districts by increasing the number of expulsion-related actions within school districts, it would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 176  Ortiz
Chapter 8

   Urgency? Y

Higher Education

Existing law, known as the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Act, establishes, among other programs, the Cal Grant A Entitlement Program, the Cal Grant B Entitlement Program, the California Community College Transfer Cal Grant Entitlement Program, and the Competitive Cal Grant A and B Awards under the administration of the Student Aid Commission, and establishes eligibility requirements for awards under these programs. This bill would add to the eligibility requirements for the Cal Grant A Entitlement Program and the Cal Grant B Entitlement Program a provision specifying that a qualifying student must graduate from high school or its equivalent during or after the 2000-01 school year. The bill would amend the eligibility requirements for the California Community College Transfer Cal Grant Entitlement Program to change a reference to a federal statute and to specify that a student who graduates from a California high school during the 2000-01 academic year is eligible for that program. The bill would add to the eligibility requirements for the Competitive Cal Grant A awards a provision authorizing an applicant to meet the existing grade point average requirement through the submission of a college grade point average, as prescribed. The bill would amend the eligibility requirements for the Competitive Cal Grant B awards by creating an exemption from requirements regarding submission of a financial aid application and graduation from high school no sooner than the 2000-01 academic year. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 178  Costa
Chapter 573

Ed Options

(1) Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to apportion an amount pursuant to a prescribed formula to each school district or county office of education that certifies to the superintendent that it offers a minimum amount of instructional time, as specified, in certain fiscal years. Existing law also requires the superintendent to reduce the apportionment of a school district or county office of education pursuant to a prescribed formula if the school district or county office of education offers less than the required amount of instructional time. This bill would require the superintendent to make certain reductions based on current formulas only for specified fiscal years. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 210  Committee on Local Government
Chapter 176

School Facilities

(1) Existing law allows the board of supervisors to designate the place for payment of the principal and interest of school bonds. This bill would authorize those places to include any office of a trustee or paying agent, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 212  Oller
Chapter 374

   Urgency? Y

Child Health

Existing law contains various vaccination requirements related to school attendance. This bill would require the State Department of Health Services to develop a Meningococcal Disease Strategic Prevention Plan. In developing the plan the department would be required to review various scientific and medical references, other governmental disease prevention programs, and health coverage programs. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 214  Alpert
Chapter 401

General Government

Under existing law, every school district is required to be under the control of a board of school trustees or a board of education. Existing law prescribes the powers and duties of boards of education as well as the procedures for electing or appointing a member to a board of education. Existing law establishes the California Community College system, under which community college districts throughout the state are administered by governing boards. Existing law establishes the amount of compensation a member of a county board of education and a member of a governing board of a school district or community college district may receive for attending board meetings. For a member of a county board of education, the amount of compensation varies according to the classification of the county based on its average daily attendance. For a member of a school district or community college governing board, the amount varies based on the average daily attendance of the school district for the prior school year. This bill would authorize the county board of education, the governing board of a school district, and the governing board of a community college district to increase the compensation of individual board members of the county board of education, the governing board of a school district, and the governing board of a community college district, respectively, beyond the limits provided by those provisions by an amount not to exceed 5% based on the present monthly rate of compensation, to be effective upon the approval of the county board of education, governing board of the school district, or governing board of the community college district, respectively, but subject to rejection by a majority of the electors in that district voting in a referendum established for that purpose.

SB 225  Kuehl
Chapter 889

Discrimination/Students Rights

(1) Existing law, until January 1, 2002, describes the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) as a voluntary organization consisting of school and school-related personnel with the responsibility for administering interscholastic athletic activities in secondary schools and sets forth legislative intent that the CIF, in consultation with the State Department of Education, implement certain policies. Existing law prohibits a voluntary interscholastic athletic association, of which any public school is a member, from discriminating against, or denying the benefits of any program to, any person on the basis of race, sex, or ethnic origin. Existing law requires the CIF to report to the Legislature on its evaluation and accountability activities undertaken pursuant to those activities on or before January 1, 2002. This bill would broaden that prohibition against discrimination to include, among others, discrimination on the basis of religion, mental or physical disability, and any basis contained in the prohibition of hate crimes and would prescribe related matters. The bill would also require the CIF to provide information to parents and pupils regarding the state and federal complaint procedures for discrimination complaints in interscholastic athletics. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 231  Ortiz
Chapter 655

Child Health

Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, administered by the State Department of Health Services, under which qualified low-income persons are provided with health care services. The Medi-Cal program is partially governed and funded as part of the federal medicaid program. This bill would require the department to amend this state's medicaid plan to accomplish various goals aimed at enhancing Medi-Cal services provided on schoolsites, and access by students to these services. It would require the department to consult with specified entities to assist in formulating these state plan amendments. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 233  Alpert
Chapter 722

Assessment

(1) Existing law repeals the provisions of the Leroy Greene California Assessment of Academic Achievement Act which consists in part of the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program on January 1, 2002. This bill would extend the repeal date to January 1, 2005. The bill would delete obsolete provisions regarding the assessment of applied academic skills that is no longer a part of the Leroy Greene California Assessment of Academic Achievement Act. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 245  O'Connell
Chapter 20

   Urgency? Y

Assessment

(1) Under existing law, the Leroy Greene California Assessment of Academic Achievement Act requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to design and implement, a statewide pupil assessment program. Existing law requires the results of the achievement test administered pursuant to the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program to be returned to the school district in the same academic year in which the test was administered and no later than July 30 of the calendar year in which the test was administered. This bill would, instead, require those test results to be returned to the district within the period of time specified by the State Board of Education. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 257  Kuehl
Chapter 890

Safe Schools/Violence Prevention

(1) Existing law requires the School/Law Enforcement Partnership to establish interagency safe school programs to address the problems of school safety, truancy, excessive absenteeism, and school crime including vandalism, drug and alcohol abuse, gang membership, and gang violence. This bill would specify that for partnership purposes, school crime includes hate crimes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 273  Karnette
Chapter 574

   Urgency? Y

Instructional Materials

Under existing law, a local educational agency may be required to repay an apportionment significant audit exception resulting from an audit or review, which may not be waived by the State Board of Education. Under existing law, the Pupil Textbook and Instructional Materials Incentive Program Act, the governing board of a school district is required to take certain actions in order to be eligible to receive funds under that act, including, among others, holding a public hearing or hearings at which the governing board is required to encourage participation by parents, teachers, members of the community interested in the affairs of the school district, and bargaining unit leaders, and to make a determination, by resolution as to whether each pupil in each school in the district has, or will have prior to the end of that fiscal year, sufficient textbooks or instructional materials, or both, as prescribed. This bill would authorize the State Board of Education to consider and act upon requests to waive certain provisions of the Pupil Textbook and Instructional Materials Incentive Program Act, based on certain findings, to the extent that a failure to comply with those provisions would otherwise subject the school district to a repayment due to an apportionment significant audit exception, and would authorize that waiver, regardless of whether the request was received before or after the effective date of this bill. This bill contains other related provisions.

SB 299  Scott
Chapter 342

Teachers/Teacher Credentialing

(1) Existing law requires that each allegation of an act or omission by an applicant for, or holder of, a credential for which he or she may be privately admonished, publicly reproved, or for which his or her application or credential may be denied, suspended, or revoked be presented to the Committee of Credentials. Existing law defines 'credential' to mean a document issued by the State Board of Education or the Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing, authorizing a person to engage in the service specified by the credential. This bill would instead require that each allegation of an act or omission by an applicant for, or holder of, a credential for which he or she may be subject to an adverse action be presented to the Committee of Credentials, and would define 'adverse action' to include all of the circumstances in existing law that currently require presentation to the Committee of Credentials. The bill would delete the existing definition of 'credential' and would instead define it to include a credential, certificate, life document, life diploma, permit, certificate of clearance, or waiver issued by the commission. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 310  Perata
Chapter 575

School District Management Issues

Existing law authorizes any school district to adopt or rescind a reasonable dress code policy, as specified. This bill would require every schoolsite to allow for outdoor use during the school day, articles of sun-protective clothing that pupils would be allowed to wear outdoors, including, but not limited to, hats, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program, and authorize schoolsites to set a policy related to that clothing. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 311 Chesbro
Chapter 347

Higher Education

Existing law requires the Regents of the University of California, the Board of Directors of the Hastings College of the Law, and the Trustees of the California State University to excuse the mandatory systemwide tuition and fees of any surviving spouse or surviving child, natural or adopted, of a deceased person who was a resident of the state, who was employed by a public agency, as defined, whose principal duties consisted of active law enforcement service or active fire suppression and prevention, and who was killed in the performance of active law enforcement or active fire suppression and prevention duties. This provision is applicable to the Regents of the University of California only if the regents, by resolution, make it applicable. This bill would extend until January 1, 2004, the application of these provisions to the surviving spouse or surviving child of a person who died while performing these duties, and who was a contractor, or an employee of a contractor, performing services for a public agency. This bill contains other existing laws.

SB 321  Alarcon
Chapter 576

Teachers/Teacher Credentialing

Existing law authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue or renew emergency teaching or specialist permits if the applicant possesses a baccalaureate degree conferred by a regionally accredited institution of higher education, has fulfilled the subject matter requirements, and passes the state basic skills proficiency test and the commission approves the justification for the emergency permit submitted by the school district in which the applicant is to be employed. Existing law requires the holder of an emergency permit to attend an orientation to the curriculum and to techniques of instruction and classroom management, to teach only with the assistance and guidance of a teacher with 3 years of full-time teaching experience, and to participate in ongoing training, coursework, or seminars designed to prepare the individual to become a fully credentialed teacher or other educator in the subject area or areas in which he or she is assigned to teach or serve. This bill would, until January 1, 2007, authorize the Los Angeles Unified School District, from funds allocated to it for this purpose, to develop on a pilot project basis a 30-day training program for the teachers it hires on an emergency basis and who will be assigned to schools that have 15% or more teachers on emergency permits. The bill would require the training to be delivered before a teacher hired on an emergency basis begins teaching and would require a teacher participating in the training to spend half of the training period observing experienced fully credentialed teachers in a classroom of the same grade level as the teacher being trained. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 334  Ortiz
Chapter 800

   Urgency? Y

STRS/PERS

Existing law prescribes service retirement benefits for members of the Defined Benefit Program of the State Teachers' Retirement Plan who retire for service following reinstatement from a prior retirement. This bill would prescribe different service retirement benefits for those members who retire for service with at least 2 years of creditable service, as specified, following reinstatement from a prior retirement. This bill contains other related provisions.

SB 348  Kuehl
Chapter 723

   Urgency? Y

Statewide Budget Issues

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Existing statute establishes procedures for making that reimbursement and authorizes the Legislature to suspend a mandated program by not funding it in the annual Budget Act for any fiscal year. This bill would appropriate $89,042,000 from the General Fund and the State Transportation Fund, as specified, to the Controller for the payment of claims from school districts and local agencies for reimbursement for specified state-mandated local costs. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 354  Escutia
Chapter 888

Physical Education

Existing law requires the State Department of Education to exercise its general supervision over the course of physical education in elementary and secondary schools of the state, as specified. Existing law, until January 1, 2002, describes the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) as a voluntary organization consisting of school and school-related personnel with the responsibility for administering interscholastic athletic activities in secondary schools and sets forth legislative intent that the CIF, in consultation with the department, implement certain policies. Existing law required the CIF to report to the Legislature on its evaluation and accountability activities undertaken pursuant to those provisions on or before January 1, 2002. This bill would extend those provisions pertaining to the department and the CIF to January 1, 2007, and would instead require that report by the CIF to be submitted to the Governor and the Legislature on or before January 1, 2005.

SB 373  Torlakson
Chapter 926

School Facilities

(1) Existing law requires the State Board of Education to include in the science framework appropriate language addressing the issue of integrated waste management in the ecology and environmental studies areas. This bill would require the State Board of Education and the State Department of Education to revise, as necessary, the framework in science to include specified concepts regarding environmental education. The bill would require the Office of Integrated Environmental Education of the California Integrated Waste Management Board, which would be established by this bill, to provide the commission with information and materials to aid the commission in implementing this requirement. The bill would provide for the delayed implementation of these revisions until the appropriate curriculum framework adoption cycle commences. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 374  O'Connell
Chapter 724

Categorical Programs

Under existing law, school districts that participate in certain school improvement programs are required to develop and annually update a district master plan and submit that plan to the governing board of a school district for approval, in accordance with prescribed procedures. Existing law prohibits any school from participation in school-based coordinated categorical programs unless a school plan has been approved for the school. Under existing law, school districts that participate in those programs are required to ensure that for each school in a district operating categorical programs subject to those provisions, school plans and onsite program reviews are conducted at least once every 3 years, commencing in the 1984-85 school year, by independent persons not employed by the school district. Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to adopt regulations establishing criteria for these reviews and to develop a process for State Department of Education training and validation concerning those reviews. This bill would delete those provisions that require school districts to ensure that for each school in a district operating categorical programs, school plans and onsite program reviews are conducted at least once every 3 years by persons not employed by the school district. The bill would also delete obsolete provisions from those provisions. The bill would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish the content, process, and frequency for conducting reviews of district achievement related to categorical programs. The bill would instead require that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, as a condition of receiving funding for specified categorical programs, school districts ensure that each school in a district operating those categorical programs consolidates any plans that are required by those programs into a single plan, to be known as the Single Plan for Pupil Achievement. The bill would revise and expand the list of school-based categorical programs covered by those provisions. The bill would also require that this plan be aligned with school goals for improving pupil achievement, and would prescribe related matters. The bill would require the plan to be annually reviewed and updated, as specified, by the schoolsite council, or, if the school does not have such a council, by schoolwide advisory groups that meet certain requirements. The bill would require the governing board of a participating school district to review and approve the school plan and subsequent revisions.

SB 388  Alpert
Chapter 896

Miscellaneous

Under existing law, the governing board of any school district is authorized to sell for cash any personal property belonging to the school district if, among other things, the property is not required for school purposes, and certain requirements are satisfied regarding that sale, including providing notice of the sale, calling for bids, and selling the property to the highest responsible bidder. These requirements are applicable to a school district leasing land, buildings, or equipment that is no longer needed. This bill would authorize a school district, notwithstanding any other provision of law, to sell or lease Internet appliances, as defined, or personal computers to parents of pupils within the school district, for the purpose of providing access to the school district' s educational computer network, at a standard price not to exceed the cost incurred by the school district in purchasing the Internet appliance or computer, and would not require a sale or lease pursuant to those provisions to be subject to a requirement to call for bids or to sell or lease those Internet appliances or computers to the highest bidder. This bill contains other related provisions.

SB 413  Speier
Chapter 883

General Government

(1) Under the California Whistleblower Protection Act, the State Auditor is authorized to conduct an investigative audit upon receiving confirmation that an employee or state agency has engaged in an improper governmental activity. The act prohibits disclosure of the identity of the person who provided the information that initiated the investigative audit except as specified. The act further provides, among other things, that a person who intentionally engages in acts of reprisal, retaliation, threats, coercion, or similar acts against a state employee or applicant for state employment for having made a protected disclosure, as defined, is subject to civil liability and criminal penalties. However, the act provides that any action for civil damages is only available to an injured party who has first filed a complaint with the State Personnel Board and the board has failed to reach a decision pursuant to specified procedures. This bill would require the State Auditor to prepare a written explanation of the act, with specified information, no later than April 1, 2002, prepare for distribution to each state agency the explanation in electronic format, and post it on the Web site of the Bureau of State Audits. The bill would require every state agency to print and post the notice at state offices no later than July 1, 2002, and send it by electronic mail to state employees of the agency annually, and would provide instead that civil damages are available to an injured party only if the State Personnel Board has issued, or failed to issue, findings pursuant to the specified procedures. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 431  Monteith
Chapter 872

   Urgency? Y

Energy

Existing law requires the State Board of Education to adopt standards and criteria including, but not be limited to, comparisons and reviews of, among other things, reserves and fund balance, and requires school districts to use the standards and criteria in developing their budgets and managing their expenditures. Under existing related regulations, available reserves may not be less than certain percentages as applied to total expenditures, transfers out, and uses, with certain exceptions. For a school district with fewer than 1,001 to 30,000 units of average daily attendance, available reserves may not be less than 3%. This bill would provide, notwithstanding any other provision of law, that a county unified school district with fewer than 3,000 units of average daily attendance may use up to 30% of its budget reserve to pay for utility costs, including propane, fuel, and electricity costs, in each of the 2000-01 and 2001-02 fiscal years. This bill contains other related provisions.

SB 499  Soto
Chapter 802

STRS/PERS

The Teachers' Retirement Law provides that, prior to January 1, 2002, dependent, unmarried children of members of the Defined Benefit Program of the State Teachers' Retirement Plan are eligible for disability and family benefits if they are under 22 years of age on the date of the member's disability or death; however, on and after January 1, 2002, dependent, unmarried children of those members are eligible for those benefits only if they are under 18 years of age or under 22 years of age and full-time students, as defined, on the date of the member's disability or death. This bill would instead provide that, on and after January 1, 2002, dependent, unmarried children of those members shall continue to be eligible for disability and family benefits if they are under 22 years of age on the date of the member's disability or death. The bill would also make technical changes to that provision. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 501  Committee on Public Employment and Retirement
Chapter 803

STRS/PERS

(1) The Teachers' Retirement Law defines 'creditable compensation,' 'full-time equivalent,' and 'overtime' for purposes of calculating benefits under that law. This bill would make technical changes to those definitions. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 504  Scott
Chapter 910

Employment Issues

Under existing law, nonprofit public benefit corporations are subject to the antidiscrimination provisions of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act pertaining to employers, except that nonprofit public benefit corporations incorporated to provide health care on behalf of a religious organization are excluded from the provisions of the act pertaining to employers with respect to employment, including promotion, of an individual of a particular religion in an executive or pastoral-care position connected with the provision of health care. This bill, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, would permit nonprofit public benefit corporations formed by or affiliated with a particular religion, that operate an educational institution as the sole or primary activity, to restrict employment, including promotion, in any or all employment categories to individuals of the particular religion. The bill would specify that nonprofit public benefit corporations remain subject to certain existing prohibitions against discrimination in employment. The bill would also make technical, nonsubstantive changes.

SB 505  Perata
Chapter 536

   Urgency? Y

Special Education

Existing law, the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act, requires the provision of education and related services to individuals with exceptional needs. This bill would require the State Department of Education and the California State University to enter into an interagency agreement to have the Center for the Study of Correctional Education, located on the California State University, San Bernardino campus, provide technical assistance to the State Department of Education regarding compliance with state and federal laws and regulations regarding special education at the Department of the Youth Authority, to be funded with federal funding through an appropriation made in the annual Budget Act. The bill would require, no later than one year after entering into the interagency agreement, and then annually thereafter until termination of the agreement, the State Department of Education, with the assistance of the center, to provide interim status reports of the services received from the center to the Department of Finance and the Legislature. The bill would require the State Department of Education to submit a report to the Legislature, no later than December 1, 2006, regarding the usefulness of the services received from the center. These provisions would be repealed on January 1, 2007. This bill contains other related provisions.

SB 511  Alpert
Chapter 690

Special Education

Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, in connection with diagnostic centers established for the purpose of the diagnosis of disabled children to provide counseling services for parents, guardians, and families of disabled children. This bill would require the State Department of Education to award grants for the establishment of Family Empowerment Centers on Disability in each of the 32 regions in the state established under the Early Start Family Resource Centers that are operated by the State Department of Developmental Services for the purpose of extending services to communities not receiving services, as specified. The bill would require the department to issue requests for proposals, select grantees, and award grants, as specified. The bill would require the centers to be staffed primarily by parents and guardians of children and young people with disabilities, as specified. The bill would require centers receiving funding and serving the parents and guardians of children and young adults from age 3 years to age 18 years and those young adults from age 19 years to age 22 years who had an individualized education plan prior to their 18th birthday to provide specified services to parents and guardians of children and young adults with disabilities. The bill would require that funding for centers be allocated based upon a specified formula. The bill would require the establishment of a statewide Family Empowerment and Disability Council to provide assistance to Family Empowerment Centers on Disability, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 561  Morrow
Chapter 59

General Government

(1) Existing law requires each state agency that proposes regulations pursuant to the administrative rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act to post specified information regarding the proposed regulation on its Web site. Existing law also requires an agency that maintains an Internet Web site or other similar forum to publish specified materials on the Web site or other forum. This bill would consolidate and revise these provisions and make technical changes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 568  Morrow
Chapter 581

Transportation

(1) Under existing law, unless specifically prohibited by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, all schoolbuses manufactured on or after January 1, 2002, and purchased or leased for use in California are required to be equipped at all designated seating positions with a combination pelvic and upper torso passenger restraint system. Existing law declares the intent of the Legislature that school pupil transportation providers work to prioritize the allocation of schoolbuses purchased, leased, or contracted for after January 1, 2002, to ensure that elementary-level schoolbus passengers receive first priority for new schoolbuses whenever feasible. This bill, instead, would require that certain schoolbuses purchased or leased for use in California be equipped at all designated seating positions with a combination pelvic and upper torso passenger restraint system, as defined, unless specifically prohibited by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The bill would declare the intent of the Legislature that school pupil transportation providers work to prioritize the allocation of those schoolbuses to ensure that elementary level schoolbus passengers receive first priority for new schoolbuses whenever feasible. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 575  O'Connell
Chapter 725

School Facilities

Existing law, the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 (the Greene Act of 1998), requires the State Allocation Board to administer the allocation of school facilities funds for public education. This bill would, with certain exceptions relating to portable buildings, require new construction projects under the Greene Act of 1998, which require approval of the Department of General Services, to comply with prescribed automatic fire detection, alarm, and sprinkler system requirements, would require modernization projects having an estimated total cost in excess of $200,000 to comply with the automatic fire detection and alarm system requirements, and would require inclusion of amounts necessary to cover the costs of the system. The bill would require the State Allocation Board to review the adequacy of the per pupil eligibility amounts for new construction grants and modernization funding and make any adjustments determined to be necessary by July 1, 2003. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 593  Alarcon
Chapter 726

   Urgency? Y

School Facilities

Existing law establishes the California State University and provides for its administration by the Trustees of the California State University. Existing law designates 25 institutions of higher education as components of the California State University, and authorizes these institutions to provide various academic programs. This bill would authorize the trustees to exchange a parcel of land of approximately 5 acres, known as Zelzah Court, which is part of the California State University, Northridge property, for the approximately 8.5-acre Prairie Street schoolsite, which is owned by the Los Angeles Unified School District for land, or for a combination of land and money, in accordance with prescribed criteria. The bill would provide that any funds received from the transaction authorized by the bill would be appropriated to the trustees for expenditure, without regard to fiscal year, for construction and capital development of projects that are eligible for state support, following review and approval by the Department of Finance. The bill would require that the expenditure of funds received under the bill be consistent with the master plan of the campus for which the project is proposed. The bill would also require that any funds received under the bill that are not encumbered prior to January 1, 2007, revert to the General Fund. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 614  Burton
Chapter 805

Employment Issues

Existing law provides that public school employees who are in a unit for which an exclusive representative has been selected, are required, as a condition of continued employment, either to join the recognized employee organization or to pay the organization a fair share service fee. Existing law further provides that upon notification to the employer by the exclusive representative, the amount of the fee is required to be deducted by the employer from the wages or salary of the employee and paid to the employee organization, and prescribes related matters. This bill would instead require that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, upon receiving notice from the exclusive representative of a public school employee who is in a unit for which an exclusive representative has been selected, the employer would be required to deduct the amount of a fair share service fee from the wages and salary of the employee and pay that amount to the employee organization. The bill would also provide that the employee would, thereafter, be required, as a condition of employment, either to join the recognized employee organization or pay that fair share service fee, would prescribe related matters, and would make conforming changes in related provisions. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 633 Sher
Chapter 656

Environmental Ed.

(1) Existing law prohibits the management of hazardous waste, except in accordance with the hazardous waste laws, including laws governing the removal of hazardous waste from a major appliance, as defined. A violation of the hazardous waste control laws is a crime. This bill would enact the California Mercury Reduction Act of 2001. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 662  Committee on Judiciary
Chapter 159

Technical Clean-up Issues

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 restate existing provisions of law to effectuate the recommendations made by the Legislative Counsel to the Legislature for consideration during 2001, and would not make any substantive change in the law.

SB 675  Poochigian
Chapter 344

Charter Schools

Existing law prohibits the governing board of a school district from denying a petition for the establishment of a charter school unless it makes written factual findings to support one or more specified findings, including that the petition does not contain a reasonably comprehensive description of the manner in which annual, independent, financial audits will be conducted. Existing law requires, not later than the first day of May of each fiscal year, each county superintendent of schools to provide for an audit of all funds under his or her jurisdiction and control and the governing board of each school district to either provide for an audit of school district income and expenditures by source of funds, or make other prescribed arrangements. This bill would require a charter school to transmit a copy of its annual, independent, financial audit report for the preceding fiscal year to its chartering entity and the State Department of Education by December 15 of each year. The bill would not require the charter school to transmit the audit report if the school is encompassed in the audit of its chartering entity.

SB 735  Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review
Chapter 891

   Urgency? Y

School Facilities

(1) Existing law, until January 1, 2002, establishes the Educational Telecommunication Fund in order for the governing board of the County Office Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team to carry out its responsibilities regarding the establishment of telecommunications standards to support the efficient sharing of school business and administrative information and requires that the amount of any offset made to the principal apportionments of school districts because the apportionments were not in accordance with law be deposited in the fund for a maximum deposit of $10,000,000. This bill would change the date upon which the Educational Telecommunication Fund becomes inoperative to January 1, 2003. The bill would also increase the maximum amount that may be annually deposited in the fund to $15,000,000. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 738  Peace
Chapter 222

Statewide Budget Issues

The Budget Act of 2000 appropriated $5,000,000 from the General Fund, unallocated special funds, and unallocated nongovernmental cost funds for expenditure for contingencies or emergencies upon written authorization from the Director of Finance. The Budget Act of 2000 also appropriated $2,500,000 for loans to state agencies for contingencies or emergencies. This bill would appropriate $528,772,000, as scheduled, in augmentation of these Budget Act appropriations. This bill would authorize the Director of Finance to withhold authorization for the expenditure of funds appropriated in the bill until preliminary estimates of potential deficiencies are verified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 739  Peace
Chapter 106

   Urgency? Y

Statewide Budget Issues

This bill would make appropriations for support of state government for the 2001-02 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions.

SB 740  O'Connell
Chapter 892

Charter Schools

(1) Under the Charter Schools Act, a charter school that provides independent study is required to comply with the provisions of law that are otherwise applicable to the governing board of a school district or a county office of education that offers independent study. This bill would authorize a charter school that has an approved charter to receive funding for nonclassroom-based instruction, as defined for that purpose, only if a determination for funding is made by the State Board of Education. The bill would require the State Board of Education to adopt regulations, on or before February 1, 2002, that define and establish general rules governing nonclassroom-based instruction that apply to all charter schools and to the process for determining funding of nonclassroom-based instruction offered by charter schools. The bill would make the determination for funding subject to any conditions or limitations that the state board may prescribe. The bill would authorize the State Board of Education to adopt those regulations as emergency regulations. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 742  Escutia
Chapter 118

   Urgency? Y

Child Care/Child Development

(1) Existing law, the Corporate Securities Law of 1968, requires the Commissioner of Corporations to charge and collect specified fees in connection with securities-related actions and requires that those fees be credited to the State Corporations Fund. This bill would require the commissioner to set those fees for the 2002-03 and subsequent fiscal years in accordance with specified requirements. The bill would require the Department of Corporations to report to the Chair of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the Chairs of the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review and the Assembly Committee on Budget on the fees to be reduced and the projected revenue and fund balance impact on the State Corporations Fund. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 779  Karnette
Chapter 223

Transportation

Existing law authorizes a local authority by ordinance or resolution, to authorize preferential parking for members of organizations, professions, or other designated groups to park on specified streets if the local authority determines that the use of the permits will not adversely affect parking conditions for residents and merchants in the area. This bill would specify that the category of persons eligible to be granted those permits includes school personnel.

SB 786  Scott
Chapter 914

Instructional Materials

(1) Under existing law, the Leroy Greene California Assessment of Academic Achievement Act, the State Board of Education is required to adopt statewide academically rigorous content standards in the core curriculum areas of reading, writing, mathematics, history/social science, and science. Existing law, the Schiff-Bustamante Standards-Based Instructional Materials Program, requires the State Department of Education to apportion funds appropriated for the purchase of instructional materials that are aligned to those language arts, mathematics, history/social science, or science content standards in a specified amount. This bill would require that each school district that receives resources under that program or any other resources for that purpose purchase instructional materials for pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, that are aligned with state content standards in language arts, mathematics, history/social science, or science, as adopted by the State Board of Education, within 2 years of the date the materials have been adopted by the State Board of Education, and would prescribe related matters. The bill would also authorize the State Board of Education to grant extensions for the purchase of those instructional materials or textbooks beyond the 2-year period if certain requirements are met. The bill would require a school district to report to the Superintendent of Public Instruction any resources received under the Schiff-Bustamante Standards-Based Instructional Materials Program that have not been used within 2 years of their receipt by the school district and would authorize the Superintendent of Public Instruction to offset future apportionments of instructional materials funding in order to recover the unspent funds. By imposing new requirements on school districts regarding the purchase of instructional materials, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 819  Johnson
Chapter 378

Child Care/Child Development

Existing law requires that if a death or injury occurs to a child while in the care and control of a child day care provider because of abuse or willful neglect by the personnel of the facility, the local child protective agency must be notified. This bill would require that the department reopen an investigation into a licensed child day care facility when any person provides the department with a certified copy of a court record in which a judicial officer has determined that a child's injury may have been inflicted while in the custody of the day care facility. This bill contains other existing laws.

SB 837  Scott
Chapter 585

   Urgency? Y

Teachers/Teacher Credentialing

Existing law authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue or renew emergency teaching or specialist permits in accordance with regulations adopted by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and provided that certain conditions are met, including that the school district made a diligent search for, but is unable to recruit, a sufficient number of certificated teachers. This bill would define the requirement that a school district make a diligent search for certificated teachers by listing specific requirements. This bill contains other related provisions.

SB 841 Alpert
Chapter 694

Child Care/Child Development

Existing law makes provision for the placement of certain children in foster care, and 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. This bill would require the State Department of Social Services to provide technical assistance and training to help counties that elect to establish Early Start to Emancipation programs similar to a program established in the County of Los Angeles that provides services to foster youth as they transition from middle school to high school. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 955  Alpert
Chapter 586

   Urgency? Y

Teachers/Teacher Credentialing

(1) Existing law requires a charter school to offer the same number of minutes of instruction per year as do noncharter schools, maintain written attendance records, and certify that its pupils participate in the state testing programs. This bill would make these requirements a condition of the apportionment of state funds and would require a reduction in apportionment caused by an exception to these requirements to be proportional to the magnitude of the exception that caused the reduction. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 982  O'Connell
Chapter 203

   Urgency? Y

Special Education

Existing law requires, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that an act contains costs mandated by the state, that reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs be made, as specified. This bill would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to perform specified computations with respect to special education local planning areas and affected pupils and to permanently increase the amount per unit of average daily attendance for those areas. The bill would also state that, commencing with the 2001-02 fiscal year, to the 2010-11 fiscal year, $25,000,000 shall be appropriated, on a one-time basis each fiscal year, for allocation to school districts pursuant to a prescribed calculation. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 1031  Brulte
Chapter 611

   Urgency? Y

Migrant Education

(1) Existing law provides that the California Indian Education Center Program becomes inoperative on January 1, 2002. This bill would extend the program until January 1, 2007. The bill would require each California Indian education center, as a condition of receipt of annual funding, to collect and report site evaluation data that measure prescribed items. The bill would require each center to submit an evaluation of its program to the State Department of Education on or before July 1, 2005, and would require the State Department of Education to report the consolidated results of the yearly evaluation data and self reviews, as well as recommendations for program improvement, to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2006. This bill contains other related provisions.

SB 1058  Escutia
Chapter 541

Pregnant/Parenting Teens

Provisions of law that were repealed by their own terms on July 1, 2001, established a teenage pregnancy prevention program, targeted at pupils in elementary and secondary schools. This bill would reenact and recast those provisions, would make those provisions inoperative on July 1, 2003, and would repeal them as of January 1, 2004.

SB 1105  Margett
Chapter 405

Special Education

(1) Existing law requires that each meeting to develop, review, or revise the individualized education program of an individual with exceptional needs be conducted by an individualized education program team and include certain representatives. This bill would delete this provision and replace it with another similar provision, pertaining to the individualized education program team, but would include the pupil's regular education teacher. The bill would revise other requirements relating to the individualized education program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 1129  O'Connell
Chapter 132

School Facilities

Existing law authorizes the governing board of a school district or community college district, pursuant to a 2/3 vote of the governing board, to pursue the authorization and issuance of bonds by a 55% vote of the electorate, at a primary or general election, a regularly scheduled local election, or a statewide special election, subject to certain additional requirements. This bill would expressly authorize the governing board of a school district or community college district to proceed on behalf of a school facilities improvement district that is created by and under the exclusive authority of the school district or community college district upon approval by 55% of the votes cast by voters voting on the proposition of issuing bonds of the school facilities improvement district, subject to specified requirements. This bill contains other existing laws.

SB 1191  Speier
Chapter 745

   Urgency? Y

Technical Clean-up Issues

Existing law requires or requests various state and local agencies to prepare and submit reports to the Governor, the Legislature, or other state entities. This bill would revise or delete certain reporting requirements for state and local agencies, and delete obsolete references. This bill contains other related provisions.

SBX1 5  Sher
Chapter 7

   Urgency? Y

Energy

(1) Existing law authorizes state and local agencies to develop energy conservation, cogeneration, and alternate energy supply sources at the facilities of public agencies through contracts and leases in accordance with specified criteria. This bill, until January 1, 2003, would authorize state agencies to implement energy related projects, subject to certain criteria, and to enter into contracts for these purposes subject to certain criteria. The bill would authorize the Director of General Services to exempt state energy projects from the advertising and competitive bidding requirements set forth in state law, if the director deems it necessary to implement these provisions. The bill would exempt state energy projects from a specified capital outlay process at the discretion of the Department of Finance. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SBX1 31  Burton
Chapter 9

Energy

(1) Under existing law, after any order or decision has been made by the Public Utilities Commission, any party to the action or proceeding, or any stockholder or bondholder or other party pecuniarily interested in the public utility affected, may apply for a rehearing in respect to any matters determined in the action or proceeding and specified in the application for rehearing. This bill would prohibit a cause of action arising out of any order or decision of the commission construing, applying, or implementing the provisions of Chapter 4 of the Statutes of 2001-02 First Extraordinary Session (AB 1) from accruing in any court to any corporation or person unless the corporation or person has filed an application to the commission for a rehearing within 10 days after the date of issuance, and the commission would be required to issue its decision and order on rehearing within 20 days after the filing of that application. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SBX1 43  Alpert
Chapter 5

  Urgency? Y

Energy

(1) The Public Utilities Act requires the Public Utilities Commission to establish a ceiling of $.065 per kilowatthour on the energy component of electric bills for residential, small commercial, and lighting customers of the San Diego Gas and Electric Company, through December 31, 2002, retroactive to June 1, 2000, as prescribed. The commission may extend the ceiling through December 2003, as specified. Existing law requires the commission to determine that portion of each existing electrical corporation's retail rate effective on January 5, 2001, that is equal to the difference between the generation related component of the retail rate and the sum of the costs of the utility's own generation, qualifying facility contracts, existing bilateral contracts, and ancillary services, to be known as the California Procurement Adjustment. Existing law requires the commission to further determine the amount of the California Procurement Adjustment that is allocable to the power sold by the Department of Water Resources, which is payable by each electrical corporation to the department for deposit in the Department of Water Resources Electric Power Fund, and known as the Fixed Department of Water Resources Set-Aside. This bill would, instead, require the commission to also establish a ceiling of $0.065 per kilowatthour on the energy component of electric bills for electricity supplied to residential, small commercial, and street lighting customers by the San Diego Gas and Electric Company, through December 31, 2002, retroactive to June 1, 2000. The bill would require the commission to also establish a frozen rate of $0.065 per kilowatthour on the energy component of electric bills for electricity supplied to all customers by the San Diego Gas and Electric Company not subject to the ceiling imposed by existing law, through December 31, 2002, retroactive to February 7, 2001. The bill would provide that a frozen rate established shall not result in any retroactive recovery of undercollections by the San Diego Gas and Electric Company. The bill would require that any undercollection resulting from rate reductions retroactive to February 7, 2001, not result in a revenue undercollection to San Diego Gas and Electric Company. The bill would require the commission to adjust the California Procurement Adjustment and the Fixed Department of Water Resources Set-Aside for those customers, as prescribed. The bill would make related statements about the construction of the bill. Since a violation of a rule or order of the commission is a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program by creating a new crime. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SCR 2  Alpert
Chapter 7

Higher Education

This measure would proclaim February 2001 to be 'College Awareness Month.' This measure would urge California residents to encourage elementary and secondary school pupils to succeed in their academic endeavors so they may earn a college education and contribute to the economic, social, and political future of California.

SCR 6  Chesbro
Chapter 16

Physical Education

This measure would proclaim May 1 to May 7, 2001, as Physical Education and Sports Week and May as Physical Fitness and Sports Month in this state.

SCR 8  Murray
Chapter 14

Miscellaneous

This measure would proclaim March 2001 to be 'Arts Education Month.'

SCR 11  Morrow
Chapter 5

Libraries

This measure would proclaim the month of February 2001 as Library Lovers Month, and urge all Californians to visit a library and thank a librarian for services provided by libraries and librarians.

SCR 13  Morrow
Chapter 78

General Government

Under existing law, the California Law Revision Commission is required to study, and is limited to studying, those topics approved for its study by concurrent resolution of the Legislature. This measure would grant approval to the commission to continue its study of designated topics that the Legislature previously authorized or directed the commission to study. The measure would also delete one topic that the Legislature previously approved for study by the commission and would authorize the study of one new topic.

SCR 16  Chesbro
Chapter 17

Adult Education

This measure would proclaim the week of March 26, 2001, to April 1, 2001, as California Adult Education Week.

SCR 20  Alpert
Chapter 21

At-Risk Students

Existing law known as the California Academic Volunteer and Mentor Service Act of 1992 creates the Academic Volunteer and Mentor Service Program, administered by the office of the Governor and local school jurisdictions, in order to provide academic support and guidance to each child who requires it. Existing law also provides for the participation of volunteer mentors within certain substance abuse treatment programs. This measure would designate April 3, 2001, as State Employee Mentor Awareness and Recruitment Day with the purpose of focusing positive attention on state employee mentors and encouraging others to mentor a young person.

SCR 22  Battin
Chapter 65

Child Care/Child Development

 This measure would acknowledge the month of April, 2001, as Child Abuse Prevention Month and encourage members of the public to support child abuse prevention activities in their communities and schools.

SCR 26  Polanco
Chapter 51

Miscellaneous

 This measure would recognize March 31 as the anniversary of the birth of Cesar Chavez and call upon all Californians to participate in appropriate observances to remember Cesar Chavez as a symbol of hope and justice to all citizens.

SCR 40 Torlakson
Chapter 111

Child Health

This measure would establish the California Task Force on Youth and Workplace Wellness to perform specified duties to promote fitness and health in schools and workplaces. It would provide that the task force shall consist of Members of the Legislature and experts appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate Committee on Rules. It would provide that members of the task force shall conduct task force business on a volunteer basis, would permit the task force to accept private funds and in-kind donations, would require the task force to submit a report on its work to the Legislature on or before June 30, 2004, and provide that the task force shall cease to exist on July 1, 2004, unless a later enacted resolution deletes or extends that date.

SJR 10  Poochigian
Chapter 19

Special Education

 This measure would memorialize the President and Congress of the United States to provide the full federal share of funding for special education programs to the states so that this state and other states will not be required to take funding from other vital state and local programs to fund this underfunded federal mandate.

 

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