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2009 Chaptered Assembly Bills


| AB 9 | AB 20 | AB 48 | AB 66 | AB 81 | AB 131 | AB 140 | AB 154 | AB 167 | AB 172 | AB 174 | AB 176 | AB 187 | AB 232
| AB 239 | AB 271 | AB 295 | AB 343 | AB 399 | AB 400 | AB 468 | AB 487 | AB 488 | AB 506 | AB 544 | AB 654 | AB 669
| AB 691 | AB 717 | AB 767 | AB 794 | AB 851 | AB 870 | AB 966 | AB 1020 | AB 1025 | AB 1053 | AB 1080 | AB 1084
| AB 1086 | AB 1130 | AB 1134 | AB 1149 | AB 1182 | AB 1311 | AB 1337 | AB 1364 | AB 1368 | AB 1388 | AB 1390
| AB 1393 | AB 1396 | AB 1398 | AB 1541 | AB 1584 | ABX2 5 | ABX2 7 | ABX2 8 | ABX3 56 | ABX4 1 | ABX4 2
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2009 Chaptered Senate Bills


AB 9

Author

John A. Perez

Chapter

363

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Under the Political Reform Act of 1974, a "contribution" means a payment, a forgiveness of a loan, a payment of a loan by a 3rd party, or an enforceable promise to make a payment, except to the extent that full and adequate consideration is received, unless it is clear from the surrounding circumstances that it is not made for political purposes. Under the act, an "independent expenditure" is an expenditure in connection with a communication which expressly advocates the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate or the qualification, passage, or defeat of a clearly identified measure, or taken as a whole and in context, unambiguously urges a particular result in an election but which is not made to or at the behest of the affected candidate or committee. A candidate or committee that makes an independent expenditure totaling $1,000 or more in a calendar year to support or oppose a measure or qualification of a measure is required to file a report of that disclosure with the Fair Political Practices Commission. A person who violates the act is subject to administrative, civil, and criminal penalties. This bill would provide that a contribution includes the payment of public moneys by a state or local governmental agency for a communication to the public which expressly advocates the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate or the qualification, passage, or defeat of a clearly identified measure, or taken as a whole and in context, unambiguously urges a particular result in an election, and which is made at the behest of the affected candidate or committee. The bill would further provide that an independent expenditure includes the payment of public moneys by a state or local governmental agency. By placing administrative, civil, and criminal penalties on persons who violate this bill, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 20

Author

Solorio

Chapter

402

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the University of California (UC) as a public trust administered by the Regents of the University of California. Employees of the UC provide instruction to students and conduct research at each of the 10 campuses of the UC, which are located in Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz. Existing law establishes the California State University (CSU), under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University, as one of the other segments of public postsecondary education in this state. This bill would require the Department of General Services, to negotiate and establish a model contract with standard contract provisions with both the regents and the trustees by July 1, 2010. The trustees would be required to, and the regents would be urged to, negotiate and establish with the Department of General Services the model contract applicable to their university by July 1, 2010. The bill would define the term contract to mean a research, training, or service agreement between the state and the UC or CSU, or a grant from the state to the UC or CSU for research, training, or service. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 48

Author

Portantino

Chapter

310

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

The former Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Reform Act of 1989, which became inoperative on July 1, 2007, and was repealed on January 1, 2008, was administered by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education in the Department of Consumer Affairs. The former act generally effectuated legislative intent to ensure minimum standards of instructional quality and institutional stability in private postsecondary educational institutions and required the bureau, among other things, to review and investigate all institutions, programs, and courses of instruction approved under the act. This bill would recast and revise the former act as the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009. The bill would establish the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education in the Department of Consumer Affairs as a successor agency to the former bureau. The bill would appropriate the sum of $580,000 from the Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Administration Fund to the bureau for the purpose of funding 5 education administration positions, and would continue that fund in existence and rename it as the Private Postsecondary Education Administration Fund. The bill also would continue the existence of the continuously appropriated Student Tuition Recovery Fund, would provide that certain violations of the new act are punishable as infractions, and would provide procedures for the resolution of student claims under the former act. The bill would impose reporting requirements on the bureau, the Bureau of State Audits, and the Legislative Analyst's Office regarding compliance with the act. The bill would appropriate $270,000 from the Private Postsecondary Education Administration Fund to the Bureau of State Audits to cover its costs of implementing the reporting requirements. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 66

Author

Anderson

Chapter

214

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Charter Schools
Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

Existing law authorizes the superintendent of a school district in which a minor resides, the chief executive officer of a charter school, or specified school employees authorized by the superintendent or chief executive officer in writing, to issue a work permit to a pupil upon receipt of a written request from a parent, guardian, foster parent, or other specified person. A superintendent of a school district also is authorized to designate the principal or another person having charge of a private school to issue work permits. Existing law imposes limits on the number of hours per schoolday and per week that a pupil with a work permit may work. This bill, in addition, would authorize the principal of a public or private school, subject to specified requirements and conditions, to issue, or designate another administrator in the school to issue, work permits to pupils who attend the school. The bill would require that the hour limitations that apply to a work permit issued by any of the officials or employees authorized to issue work permits be based on the school calendar of the school the pupil attends.

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AB 81

Author

Strickland, Audra

Chapter

76

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Athletics

Summary

Existing law recognizes that the California Interscholastic Federation is a voluntary organization that consists of school and school-related personnel with responsibility for administering interscholastic athletic activities in secondary schools. This bill would require that a foster child who changes residences pursuant to a court order or decision of a child welfare worker be immediately deemed to meet all residency requirements for participation in interscholastic sports or other extracurricular activities. This bill contains other existing laws.

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AB 131

Author

Evans

Chapter

413

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Ed. Options

Summary

Existing law provides for the appointment of counsel to represent a parent or guardian of a child, or the child, in juvenile court proceedings if the parent or guardian is unable to afford counsel. Existing law also provides that the father, mother, spouse, or other person liable for the support of the minor shall be liable to the county for those costs, except as specified, and, more generally, for specified other costs, including the reasonable costs of support of the minor while the minor is placed in, detained in, or committed to, any institution pursuant to an order of the juvenile court or pursuant to the authority of a peace officer to take a minor into temporary custody. This bill would expand the provisions described above to specifically provide that the persons who are liable for the support of the minor shall also be liable for the cost to the county or the court for the cost of legal services rendered to the minor, except under specified circumstances. The bill would specify that the fees collected pursuant to this provision be deposited in the Trial Court Trust Fund. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 140

Author

Beall

Chapter

84

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Special Education

Summary

Under existing law, the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act, the State Department of Developmental Services is authorized to contract with regional centers to provide support and services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Under existing law, the regional centers purchase needed services for individuals with developmental disabilities through approved service providers or arrange for their provision through other publicly funded agencies. This bill would establish procedures for the resolution of disputes between a regional center and a generic agency, as defined, over provision of, or payment for, services that are contained in an individualized family service plan or individual program plan for any child under 6 years of age.

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AB 154

Author

Evans

Chapter

222

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Under existing law, the State Department of Social Services is required to provide assistance to families adopting children from the foster care system. Payments may be made for ongoing expenses or for one-time adoption expenses, as provided. Existing law requires the department to actively seek and make maximum use of federal funds that may be available for those purposes. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to conform state statutes with specified federal legislation and to expend savings resulting from changes in eligibility for adoption assistance on specified services. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 167

Author

Adams

Chapter

224

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Existing law prescribes the course of study a pupil is required to complete while in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, in order to receive a diploma of graduation. Existing law authorizes the governing board of a school district to adopt rules specifying additional coursework requirements. This bill would require a school district to exempt a pupil in foster care from all coursework and other requirements adopted by the governing board of the district that are in addition to the statewide coursework requirements if the pupil, while he or she is in grade 11 or 12, transfers to the district from another school district or between high schools within the district, unless the district makes a finding that the pupil is reasonably able to complete the additional requirements in time to graduate from high school while he or she remains eligible for foster care benefits pursuant to state law. The bill would require a school district to notify a pupil in foster care who is granted an exemption, and, as appropriate, the person holding the right to make educational decisions for the pupil, if any of the requirements that are waived will affect the pupil's ability to gain admission to a postsecondary educational institution, and to provide information about transfer opportunities available through the California Community Colleges. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 172

Author

Smyth

Chapter

398

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Safe Schools

Summary

Existing law generally prohibits the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages at a public schoolhouse or any grounds thereof. Existing law provides that this prohibition does not apply if the alcoholic beverage is acquired, possessed, or used during events at a college-owned or college-operated stadium or other facility, but specifies that the exemption does not apply to any public education facility in which any grade from kindergarten to grade 12, inclusive, is schooled. This bill would provide that the prohibition against the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages on the grounds of a public schoolhouse does not apply if the alcoholic beverages are acquired, possessed, or used during events at a community college-owned facility in which any grade from kindergarten to grade 12, inclusive, is schooled, if the event is held at a time when students are not present at the facility. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 174

Author

Carter

Chapter

314

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

CDE Admin/Governance

Summary

Existing law defines an action to reorganize school districts as an action to form, dissolve, or lapse a school district, to annex all or part of the territory of a district to another district, to transfer all or part of a district to another district, the unification or deunification of a school district, or to otherwise alter the boundaries of a school district, or any combination of those actions. This bill would revise and clarify that definition. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 176

Author

Silva

Chapter

88

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Omnibus Miscellaneous

Summary

Existing law establishes the California Law Revision Commission. Existing law authorizes the commission to recommend changes in the law as it deems necessary to modify or eliminate antiquated and inequitable rules of law and bring the law into harmony with modern conditions. Existing law requires the commission to file a report at each regular session of the Legislature containing a calendar of topics selected by the commission for study, which is subject to approval by concurrent resolution of the Legislature. Existing law authorizes the commission to recommend revisions to correct technical or minor defects in the statutes without the prior concurrent resolution of the Legislature referring the matter to it for study. This bill would make changes to the terms used to describe recording technology to effectuate the recommendations of the commission. The bill would make additional technical, nonsubstantive changes.

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AB 187

Author

Committee on Budget

Chapter

644

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law, the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program, establishes, among other award programs, the Cal Grant A and B Entitlement awards and the California Community College Transfer Cal Grant Entitlement awards under the administration of the Student Aid Commission, and establishes eligibility requirements for awards under these programs for participating students attending qualifying institutions. This bill would require the commission to adopt regulations establishing a pilot program for an alternative Cal Grant delivery system under which a qualifying institution, if it elects to participate and meets specified requirements, would be authorized to voluntarily administer award grants under the Cal Grant A and B Entitlement Programs and the California Community College Transfer Cal Grant Entitlement Program. The bill would prohibit the commission from implementing the pilot alternative delivery system until the commission meets prescribed conditions, including receiving commitments from at least 30, but not more than 35, qualifying institutions electing to participate in the alternative delivery system and to pay the costs associated with developing and implementing the pilot alternative delivery system. The bill would prescribe requirements for the selection of qualifying institutions within the University of California, California State University, and California Community Colleges for participation in the pilot program. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 232

Author

Hill

Chapter

90

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

The Teachers' Retirement Law establishes certain retirement benefits and procedures for the administration of those benefits to retired public schoolteachers and other persons formerly employed in connection with the schools, as specified. Existing law requires that certain documents relating to benefits under that retirement system be signed, as specified. This bill would require that, for an application or document requiring a signature, that signature be in a form prescribed by the retirement system, including on paper or made by electronic means. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 239

Author

Brownley

Chapter

316

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue an authorization to a teacher to provide specified services to limited-English-proficient pupils, and sets forth the minimum requirements for that authorization. This bill would also authorize the commission to issue the authorization to an applicant who possesses a valid teaching credential and who holds certain certificates issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 271

Author

Solorio

Chapter

95

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Ed. Options

Summary

Existing law establishes the California YouthBuild Program and authorizes the director of the Employment Development Department to make grants to eligible applicants, as provided, for specified purposes. Existing law also authorizes the director to contract with qualified nonprofit organizations to provide technical assistance to YouthBuild programs. Existing law also authorizes the director to contract with qualified nonprofit organizations to provide technical assistance to YouthBuild programs. Existing law allows the department to accept proposals for funding from applicants who establish their eligibility, as provided, by submitting proof that they have been funded or designated as a federal YouthBuild program by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and restricts the use of the term "YouthBuild" to programs funded pursuant to the California YouthBuild Program. This bill, in conformity with the federal YouthBuild Transition Act of 2005 that transferred the administration of the YouthBuild program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to the Department of Labor, would revise those provisions that make reference to the Department of Housing and Urban Development to refer instead to the Department of Labor.

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AB 295

Author

Ammiano

Chapter

427

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Existing law requires, upon appropriation by the Legislature of funds for this purpose, that the State Department of Social Services establish a 3-year project in 4 counties, including San Francisco and Los Angeles Counties, and one state district office, and further requires that funding to those counties from appropriations in the annual Budget Act be used to provide funding for preadoption and postadoption services to ensure the successful adoption of a targeted population of children who have been in foster care 18 months or more. Existing law requires the department to work with counties to develop requirements for the project, and to provide information on the results of the project to the Legislature, by November 30, 2010. This bill would extend the availability of funds appropriated for the specified adoption activities to June 30, 2010, and would also extend the date for the department to provide the related information to the Legislature to May 31, 2011.

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AB 343

Author

Saldana

Chapter

237

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Transfers

Summary

Existing law authorizes a school district of choice, as defined, to give priority for attendance to children of military personnel, if the school district elected to accept transfer pupils by a resolution adopted by the governing board of the school district prior to April 1, 2005. This bill would ratify the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children to, among other things, facilitate the enrollment, placement, advancement, and transfer of the academic records of the children of military families for the purpose of removing barriers to their educational success due to the frequent moves and deployment of their parents. The compact would establish the Interstate Commission on Educational Opportunity for Military Children to provide for dispute resolution among member states, promulgate rules, and take other actions necessary for the administration of the compact. The compact would only become effective upon ratification by a minimum of 10 states. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 399

Author

Brownley

Chapter

240

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

The Public Employees' Retirement Law (PERL) permits a member of the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) with less than 3 years of service who enters employment as a member of another public retirement system supported, in whole or in part, by state funds, within 6 months of leaving state service to elect to leave accumulated contributions on deposit in the retirement fund. The law provides that failure to make an election to withdraw accumulated contributions shall be deemed an election to leave accumulated contributions on deposit in the retirement fund. This bill would require that a member who is permanently separated from all service covered by PERS, who is not in specified public service, and 70 years of age, be provided with an election to withdraw contributions or, if vested, an election to either apply for service retirement or withdraw contributions. The bill would require that failure to apply for service retirement or to make an election to withdraw contributions within 90 days be deemed an election to withdraw contributions. The bill would specify the method of distribution of contributions for members who cannot be located with reasonable diligence. The bill also would make technical changes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 400

Author

De Leon

Chapter

440

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

CDE Admin/Governance

Summary

Existing law requires the Department of Finance, the Controller, the Treasurer, and the Department of General Services to collaboratively develop, implement, utilize, maintain, and operate the Financial Information System for California (FISCal) as a single integrated financial management system that encompasses the management of resources and dollars in the areas of budgeting, accounting, procurement, cash management, financial management, financial reporting, cost accounting, asset management, project accounting, grant management, and human resources management. Existing law requires the Office of the Financial Information System, upon its establishment, to implement the FISCal system, in a specified manner, with Wave One consisting of certain departments. Existing law authorizes the State Public Works Board to issue debt to pay for the development and implementation of the FISCal system, declares the intent of the Legislature to use General Fund appropriations for the cost of the FISCal system, and continuously appropriates funds and subaccounts to pay for the system's development, implementation, operation, and maintenance. This bill would require the FISCal system to additionally include a state budget transparency component that allows the public to access nonconfidential General Fund and federal fund expenditure data, such as the amount of an expenditure and a brief description of its purpose, using an Internet Web site. The bill would define "General Fund and federal fund expenditures" as expenditures or transfers of funds in excess of $5,000, but would not include transfers between 2 state departments or agencies or payments of federal or state assistance to any individual recipient. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 468

Author

Hayashi

Chapter

320

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Existing law requires the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System to administer the Public Employees' Medical and Hospital Care Act. Existing law permits a contracting agency to elect to be subject to the act for its employees and annuitants, provided that the contracting agency and each employee or annuitant contribute a portion of the cost of providing the benefit coverage afforded under the health benefit plan approved or maintained by the board in which the employee or annuitant may be enrolled. Existing law specifies that the employer contribution of a contracting agency begins on the effective date of enrollment and is the amount fixed from time to time by resolution of the governing body of the agency. The resolution is required to be filed with the board and the contribution amount shall be effective on the first day of the second month following the month in which the resolution is received by the system. Existing law provides an optional vesting schedule, for contracting agencies, that links the employer contribution, as specified, to percentages associated with an employee's credited years of service. Under this formulation, the employer contribution for the contracting agency reaches 100 percent of a specified amount when the employee attains 20 years of credited service, with certain exceptions. This bill would require the employer contribution for postretirement health benefit coverage for an annuitant of the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority who is first hired on or after November 1, 2004, to be based on percentages associated with the annuitant's credited years of service. Under this formulation, the employer contribution for the contracting agency would reach 100 percent of a specified amount if the annuitant attained 15 years of credited service, with certain exceptions. The bill would define credited service and would require that at least 5 years of credited service to have been performed with the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority. The bill would require that employer to provide any information requested by the board that the board deems necessary to implement the section. The bill would except from the formulation described above annuitants who have retired for disability. The bill would also except annuitants who have 15 or more years of service entirely with the authority and would require the board to establish application procedures and eligibility criteria to implement this provision.

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AB 487

Author

Brownley

Chapter

321

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Instructional Materials

Summary

Existing law authorizes the State Board of Education and school districts to dispose of surplus or undistributed obsolete instructional materials that are usable for educational purposes, to specified entities, including by sale to any organization that agrees to use the materials solely for educational purposes and to make no charge of any kind to the persons to whom the organization gives or lends the materials. This bill would also authorize county offices of education to dispose of surplus or undistributed obsolete instructional materials under these provisions. The bill would delete the provision requiring the organization to agree to use the materials for educational purposes. The bill would require that all of the proceeds of any sale of surplus or undistributed obsolete instructional materials made under these provisions be available for school districts and county offices of education to acquire basic instructional materials, supplemental instructional materials, or technology-based materials. The bill would also delete a provision requiring the organization to certify that it agrees to use the materials for educational purposes and make no charge to the persons to whom the organization gives or lends the materials.

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AB 488

Author

Torres

Chapter

445

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

Under existing law, each county may enter into performance agreements with nonprofit agencies to encourage innovation in the delivery of children's services, to develop services not available in the community, and to promote change in the child welfare services system. Existing law limits these performance agreements to a period of 3 years. This bill would authorize the State Department of Social Services to renew or extend the performance agreements described above for up to an additional 3 years beyond the original 3-year time period, would require an independent evaluation and report regarding the waiver, and would make conforming changes.

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AB 506

Author

Furutani

Chapter

306

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

The State Teachers' Retirement Law limits the amount of postretirement compensation that may be earned in specified types of employment by a retired member of the Defined Benefit Program without a reduction in the retirement benefits of the member. That law, operative until June 30, 2010, provides exemptions from this limit and specifies that the limitation provisions do not apply to compensation earned by a member retired for service who has returned to work after retirement and, for at least 12 consecutive months, has not performed specified activities. This bill would, as of July 1, 2010, apply a limitation of $0 to the compensation for performance of specified activities as an employee of an employer, an employee of a third party, or as an independent contractor during the first 6 calendar months after a member retired for service under this part, if the member is below normal retirement age at the time the compensation is earned. This bill would also extend the operation of these provisions until June 30, 2012. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 544

Author

Coto

Chapter

324

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, among other things, to establish professional standards, assessments, and examinations for entry and advancement in the education process. The commission is authorized to issue an eminence credential to any person who has achieved eminence in a field of endeavor taught, or service practiced, in the public schools of California. This bill would require the commission, upon recommendation by a tribal government of a federally recognized Indian tribe in California, to issue an American Indian languages credential to a candidate who has demonstrated fluency in that tribal language, and met other requirements. The bill would authorize the holder of an American Indian languages credential to teach the American Indian language for which the credential was issued in California public schools in preschool, kindergarten, grades 1 to 12, inclusive, and in adult education courses, and would make the holder of that credential eligible for a professional clear teaching credential upon completion of a specified period of time and application and consultation as specified. The bill would encourage each federally recognized American Indian tribe to develop a written and oral assessment that should be successfully completed before an applicant is recommended for an American Indian languages credential.

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AB 654

Author

Mendoza

Chapter

249

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

The State Teachers' Retirement Law prescribes the rights and benefits of members of the State Teachers' Retirement System. The law provides that retirement benefits under the Defined Benefit Program of the State Teachers' Retirement Plan are based on the member's final compensation and years of credited service. Generally, final compensation is the highest average annual compensation earnable by the member during a 3-year period. However, for a member with 25 or more years of credited service, final compensation is the highest average annual compensation earnable by the member during a one-year period. That law authorizes the Governor, a school district, community college district, or county office of education to grant members of the Defined Benefit Program of the State Teachers' Retirement Plan 2 additional years of service credit, if the member retires for service within a designated period and certain conditions are satisfied, including the transfer of a specified amount to the Teachers' Retirement Fund. This bill would require regular interest to be charged on the unpaid balance if the transfer to the retirement fund is made in installments. The bill would modify the definition of "regular interest" for purposes of the State Teachers' Retirement Law. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 669

Author

Fong

Chapter

251

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the segments of public postsecondary education in the state, including the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges. Existing law establishes uniform residency requirements for purposes of ascertaining the amount of fees to be paid by students. Existing law establishes various exceptions to these uniform residency requirements, including, but not limited to, exceptions for a student who has been entirely self-supporting and actually present in California for more than one year immediately preceding the residence determination date, as specified, and for a student who is a full-time employee of an institution or of any state agency who is assigned to work outside of the state. This bill would allow an exception to the uniform residency requirements for a student 19 years of age or under at the time of enrollment, who resides in California and is a dependent or ward of the state through California's child welfare system, or was served by California's child welfare system and is no longer being served either due to emancipation or aging out of the system.

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AB 691

Author

Gilmore

Chapter

252

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Finance

Summary

Existing law authorizes the Pacific Unified School District, the Leggett Valley Unified School District, the Reeds Creek Elementary School District, the Potter Valley Community Unified School District, the Borrego Springs Unified School District, the Julian Union Elementary School District, the Julian Union High School District, and the Warner Unified School District to operate one or more schools in their districts on a 4-day school week, so long as those school districts comply with specified requirements, including the annual provision of at least 560 hours of instructional time for kindergarten, 700 hours of instructional time for grades 1, 2, and 3, and 845 hours of instructional time for grades 4 to 8, inclusive. This bill would extend the authority to operate one or more schools on a 4-day school week and apply those minimum annual instructional time requirements, and other specified requirements, to the Alpaugh Unified School District, beginning in the 2010-11 fiscal year. The bill would provide that, if a school operating on a 4-day school week pursuant to the bill fails to achieve its Academic Performance Index growth target for 2 consecutive years, the authority of that school to operate on a 4-day school week would be permanently revoked commencing with the beginning of the following school year. This provision would be repealed on January 1, 2016. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 717

Author

Cook

Chapter

158

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Curriculum & Instructional Materials

Summary

Existing law requires the Governor to proclaim various days as holidays and days of remembrance. Existing law also designates certain days in each year as having special significance for purposes of encouraging schools to observe those days and conduct suitable commemorative exercises. This bill would require the Governor to annually proclaim March 30 of each year as "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day." The bill would additionally encourage schools to conduct exercises on March 30 of each year to recognize the contributions of those involved in the Vietnam conflict.

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AB 767

Author

Ammiano

Chapter

123

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Counseling/Guidance

Summary

The Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006 authorizes the issuance of bonds in the amount of $2,850,000,000 pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law. One billion five hundred million dollars of proceeds from the sale of these bonds is required to be deposited in the Affordable Housing Account and a specified amount of money in the account are to be transferred to the Housing Rehabilitation Loan Fund, expended under the Multifamily Housing Program, and the Building Equity and Growth in Neighborhoods Fund, to be used for the Building Equity and Growth in Neighborhoods Program. Existing law requires that any funds not encumbered for these purposes within 30 months of availability revert for general use in the Multifamily Housing Program and CalHome Program, respectively. This bill would require that funds transferred to the Housing Rehabilitation Loan Fund that are not encumbered by July 31, 2011, revert for general use unless the Department of Housing and Community Development determines that the funds should revert sooner due to diminished demand. The bill would also require that funds transferred to the Building Equity and Growth in Neighborhoods Fund that are not encumbered by November 17, 2011, revert for general use unless the department determines that the funds should revert sooner due to diminished demand. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 794

Author

Hagman

Chapter

125

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law establishes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to review and approve applications for and issue teaching and services credentials, and authorizes the commission to levy fees for the issuance and renewal of teaching and services credentials, to be deposited into the Teacher Credentials Fund in the State Treasury. This bill would require the commission to waive all application and processing fees for the initial issuance of a teaching credential to an out-of-state applicant who relocates to California due to orders received from a branch of the United States Armed Forces that require the applicant's spouse to relocate to California.

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AB 851

Author

Brownley

Chapter

374

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Finance

Summary

Existing law requires the county superintendent of schools to determine a revenue limit for each school district in the county pursuant to a specified formula based on the base revenue limit of the school district for the prior year, adjusted for inflation, and the average daily attendance for the entire school district. This bill would require the base revenue limit for each school district for the 2011-12 fiscal year to include an adjustment computed as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 870

Author

Huber

Chapter

258

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Safe Schools

Summary

Existing law makes it a misdemeanor or a felony for a person, subject to exceptions, to bring or possess any of specified weapons, including dirks, daggers, ice picks, certain knives, razors with unguarded blades, tasers, stun guns, instruments expelling metallic projectiles, and spot marker guns, upon the grounds of, or within, any public or private school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive. This bill would, in addition, make it a misdemeanor to bring or possess a razor blade or box cutter upon those school grounds, except as provided. Because this bill creates new crimes, it would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 966

Author

Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Soci

Chapter

130

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

The Public Employees' Retirement Law (PERL) creates the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), which provides a defined benefit to its members based on age at retirement, service credit, and final compensation. PERL defines final compensation in this regard for members of certain state bargaining units who became a state member of the system on or after January 1, 2006, or January 1, 2007, with specified exceptions. This bill would specify that the provisions described above apply to members in state bargaining units 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 who were employed by the state for the first time on or after January 1, 2006, or January 1, 2007. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1020

Author

Emmerson

Chapter

267

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Under existing law, public wading pools, as defined, are required to equip drain suction outlets with specified anti-entrapment grates to prevent physical entrapment of the bathers. Under existing law, the Swimming Pool Safety Act, public swimming pools are exempted from that act's requirements that newly constructed pools be equipped with specified safety features, including anti-entrapment grates for drain suction outlets. This bill would require an existing public swimming pool, as defined, to be equipped with anti-entrapment devices or systems that meet ASME/ANSI or ASTM performance standards. It would also require an existing public swimming pool with a single main drain that is not an unblockable drain to meet at least one of the specified standards. The bill would impose timeframes by which its requirements must be met, subject to exceptions, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1025

Author

Conway

Chapter

379

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Athletics

Summary

Existing law permits qualified credentialholders to coach in a competitive sport upon authorization by action of the local governing board, as specified. This bill would require a noncertificated candidate, commencing on July 1, 2010, prior to assuming a paid or volunteer position to supervise, direct, or coach a pupil activity program sponsored by, or affiliated with, a school district, to obtain from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing an Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate issued by the commission upon verification of the candidate's personal identification and verification that he or she meets specified requirements. The bill would require that each certificate be issued initially for a period of 5 years and provide that it may be renewed. The bill would require the commission to submit specified information relating to applicants to the Department of Justice to obtain state and federal criminal history information prior to the issuance of a certificate, as specified, and require the commission to make that information available to the Department of Justice or the Federal Bureau of Investigation, upon request. The bill would also authorize the commission to establish a fee for the certificate.

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AB 1053

Author

Solorio

Chapter

268

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

Existing law establishes the Interstate Compact on Juveniles. The compact sets forth the agreement between the contracting states regarding the supervision of delinquent juveniles, including the procedure for the return of runaways and escapees. This bill would repeal the Interstate Compact on Juveniles and instead enact, only until January 1, 2012, the Interstate Compact for Juveniles. This compact would make the state subject to rules and regulations having the force and effect of statutory law governing the supervision or return of juvenile offenders, including status offenders, in the compacting states as developed at a future date by the Interstate Commission for Juveniles, except when a provision exceeds the constitutional limits imposed on the Legislature, or as specified. The commission consists of commissioners appointed as specified in each compacting state. Any state and any one of specified United States territories is eligible to become a compacting state. Each compacting state represented at any meeting of the commission is entitled to one vote. The compact would also require the state to create a State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision that would exercise related duties, as specified. The bill would authorize the commission to levy and collect an annual assessment from the state and the other compacting states to cover the cost of the internal operations and activities of the commission and its staff based upon a formula to be determined by the commission, that takes into consideration, among other things, the population of each compacting state. The bill would also authorize the commission to impose penalties on the state, including fines, fees, and costs, for default in the performance of the state's obligations under the compact, as determined by the commission. The bill would provide that the compact administrator, as defined, in this state would be the executive director of the Corrections Standards Authority. The bill would require that executive director to convene an executive steering committee to review and make recommendations regarding the compact, as specified. The bill would also require the Corrections Standards Authority to present the committee's final report to the Legislature by January 1, 2011. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1080

Author

Skinner

Chapter

383

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law authorizes a school district to enter into leases and agreements relating to real property and buildings to be used jointly by the district and any private person, firm, or corporation, pursuant to specified provisions. This bill would additionally authorize a school district to enter into leases and agreements relating to real property and buildings to be used jointly by the district and a local governmental agency, as defined.

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AB 1084

Author

Adams

Chapter

507

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law extends by 24 months the expiration date of any tentative or vesting tentative subdivision map or parcel map, as the case may be, for which a tentative or vesting tentative map has been approved that had not expired as of July 15, 2009, and that will expire before January 1, 2012. This bill would maintain this provision but recast it within the Government Code. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1086

Author

Miller

Chapter

132

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

CDE Admin/Governance

Summary

Existing law prohibits, except in specified circumstances, a state agency, political subdivision, municipal corporation, district, or public officer responsible for letting a public works contract from drafting bid specifications for that contract in a manner that limits the bidding to any one concern or product, unless the specification is followed by the words "or equal." Existing law requires that these bid specifications provide a period of time prior to or after, or prior to and after, the award of the contract to allow the contractor to submit data that demonstrates that a concern or product to be provided under the contract is equal to the concern or product identified in the bid specification. This bill would make findings and declarations regarding the intent of the entire provision to encourage contractors and manufacturers to develop and implement new and ingenious materials, products, and services, as specified, at a lower cost to taxpayers.

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AB 1130

Author

Solorio

Chapter

273

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Accountability

Summary

Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish an advisory committee to make recommendations by July 1, 2005, on a methodology for generating a measurement of academic performance by utilizing unique pupil identifiers for pupils and annual academic achievement growth to provide a more accurate measure of a school's growth over time. Existing law also requires, if appropriate and feasible, the Superintendent, with the approval of the State Board of Education, to implement this measurement of academic performance. This bill would state findings and declarations regarding standards-based education reform, assessments, and accountability and the use of cohort growth measures in accountability systems and intervention determinations. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 1134

Author

Mendoza

Chapter

510

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law requires that a declaration setting forth certain information be attached to an initiative, referendum, or recall petition or paper that is submitted to an elections official. Under existing law, a voter may file a written request with the elections official to withdraw his or her signature from an initiative, referendum, or recall petition prior to its filing. This bill would provide that a voter's written request to withdraw his or her signature from these petitions is not a petition or paper requiring a declaration.

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AB 1149

Author

Davis

Chapter

139

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law authorizes the Counties of Los Angeles, Merced, Orange, and Stanislaus to participate in a pilot program to permit the electronic filing of statements of economic interests. Existing law authorizes the pilot program from January 1, 2009, to January 1, 2012, inclusive, for the reporting years of 2008 to 2011, inclusive, and requires a county participating in the pilot program to submit a report to the Fair Political Practices Commission containing specified information regarding the electronic filing process no later than July 1, 2011. The Fair Political Practices Commission is then required to transmit these reports to the Legislative Analyst's Office, which is required to provide a report evaluating the program to the Legislature no later than March 1, 2012. Existing law prohibits certain elected officials from participating in the pilot program, as prescribed. This bill would limit the reporting years included in the pilot program to 2008 to 2010, inclusive. This bill would also change the date on which the Legislative Analyst must report to the Legislature regarding the pilot program from March 1, 2012, to February 1, 2012. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1182

Author

Brownley

Chapter

386

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the various segments of the higher education system in the state. These segments include the University of California, which is administered by the Regents of the University of California, the California State University, which is administered by the Trustees of the California State University, and the California Community Colleges, which is administered by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, which together comprise the public postsecondary education system. This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to refine higher education reporting requirements to provide for more effective, manageable, and transparent reporting by the higher education segments. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1311

Author

Duvall

Chapter

284

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Governance

Summary

Existing law requires the Department of General Services to submit an annual report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and each Member of the Legislature that is required to list specified information and include detailed information on all items in the report. This bill would instead require the department to summarize the information required to be included in the report and would delete the requirement regarding detailed information. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1337

Author

Evans

Chapter

146

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law makes it a crime to conduct certain political activities within 100 feet of a polling place or an elections official's office while the polls are open on election day. Electioneering is one of the activities prohibited by these provisions. This bill would define electioneering as displaying visible or disseminating audible information that advocates for or against any candidate or measure on the ballot in specified locations. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1364

Author

Evans

Chapter

526

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law permits the modification of contracts by state agencies in specified instances. This bill would provide that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, any state agency that has entered into a grant agreement for the expenditure of state bond funds where the state agency or grant recipient is, or may be, unable to comply with the terms of that agreement because of the suspension of interim funding for projects and contracts by the Pooled Money Investment Board on or after December 18, 2008, shall, with the consent of the grant recipient, have the authority to either renegotiate, modify, or eliminate the deadlines and timetables for and deliverables within the grant agreement in order to address the suspension or to terminate the grant agreement if no grant funds have yet been delivered thereunder. The bill would specify that it does not modify any act under which bonds are authorized to be issued or the State General Obligation Bond Law. This bill contains other related provisions.

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AB 1368

Author

Adams

Chapter

528

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

Under existing law, the State Department of Public Health licenses and regulates child day care centers and family day care homes. Existing law requires day care center directors and licensees of large family day care homes to ensure that at least one staff member who has a current course completion in pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR, as specified, is onsite when children are present and is present with the children when they are offsite for facility activities. Willful or repeated violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor. This bill would make the above provision applicable to all family day care homes. By enlarging the scope of an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1388

Author

Hernandez

Chapter

529

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law requires, subject to a specific exception, the annual payments of principal and interest on bonds issued by a local agency, as defined, to be structured to amortize so that the maximum annual debt service payment on the bonds does not exceed the minimum annual debt service payment by more than 10 percent. This bill would repeal this provision. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1390

Author

Blumenfield

Chapter

292

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Safe Schools

Summary

Existing law requires the principal of a school or the principal's designee to notify the appropriate law enforcement agencies of the county or city in which the school is situated of certain unlawful acts committed by a pupil that may result in suspension, expulsion, or criminal liability of the pupil, as specified. This bill would require a school principal or the principal's designee to report any act involving either the possession, sale, or furnishment of a firearm, as specified, or the possession of an explosive, as specified, committed by a pupil or nonpupil on a schoolsite to the city police or county sheriff with jurisdiction over the school and the school security department or the school police department, as applicable. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1393

Author

Skinner

Chapter

391

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Existing law establishes community college districts throughout the state, and authorizes them to provide instruction to students at community college campuses. This bill would request community college campuses to give priority for housing to current and former foster youth. The bill would also request community college campuses that maintain student housing facilities open for occupation during school breaks, or on a year-round basis, to give first priority to current and former foster youth for residence in the housing facilities that are open for uninterrupted year-round occupation, and next give priority to current and former foster youth for housing that is open for occupation during the most days in the calendar year. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1396

Author

Torres

Chapter

392

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law specifies the membership of the state central committee for the Democratic Party of California and establishes procedures for the conduct of the committee's meetings and other practices. This bill would repeal those provisions and would, instead, specify that the elements and practices of the committee be the same as set forth in the standing rules and bylaws of the Democratic Party of California. The bill would require the party to post its standing rules and bylaws on its Internet Web site.

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AB 1398

Author

Blumenfield

Chapter

293

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Instructional Materials

Summary

Existing law defines specified terms used in provisions of law related to instructional materials, including technology-based materials. Existing law defines technology-based materials as basic or supplemental instructional materials that are designed as learning resources and that require the availability of electronic equipment in order to be used. However, the technology-based materials do not include the electronic equipment required to make use of those materials. This bill would revise the definition of technology-based materials to specify that they may include the electronic equipment required in order to use them if that equipment is to be used by pupils and teachers as a learning resource. This bill would provide that its provisions not be construed to relieve a school district of the obligation to provide pupils with sufficient textbooks or instructional materials, as specified. The bill would prohibit a school district from procuring this electronic equipment pursuant to the bill if a county office of education determines that the district is out of compliance with this obligation.

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AB 1541

Author

Committee on Health

Chapter

542

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law, the federal Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, requires a group health plan to permit an eligible person to enroll for coverage under the plan if the person's coverage under Medicaid or under a state child health plan was terminated, as specified, and the person applies for coverage under the group health plan not later than 60 days after that termination. This bill would define late enrollee to exclude an individual, or dependent, who has lost or will lose Healthy Families Program coverage, Access for Infants and Mothers Program coverage, or Medi-Cal program coverage and who requests enrollment within 60 days after termination of that coverage. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 1584

Author

Hernandez

Chapter

301

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Existing law prohibits designated officers and employees of the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) and the Teachers' Retirement Board of the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS), who served in those positions for less than 5 years, from taking any specified action on behalf of any person, other than the state, to influence certain actions by the retirement boards or systems within 2 years after leaving that position. This bill would include a member of the board, a deputy executive officer, and an assistant executive officer among those positions subject to the 2-year postemployment restriction, and would delete the qualification that the person have served in that position for less than 5 years. The bill also would make that postemployment restriction applicable to designated officers and employees, board members, and administrators of county retirement systems and specified employees of other public pension and retirement systems. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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ABX2 5

Author

Gaines

Chapter

3

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

Existing law authorizes an employer to propose an alternative workweek schedule, as defined, that may be either a single, standard work schedule or part of a menu of work schedule options offered to the employees. Under existing law, approval by secret ballot election of at least 2/3 of the affected employees in a work unit is required for adoption of an alternative workweek schedule. This bill would define "work unit" for purposes of these provisions and would authorize inclusion of a regular schedule of 8-hour days in the menu of work schedule options, with specified overtime compensation. The bill would authorize employees, with the consent of their employer, to move on a weekly basis from one work schedule to another on the adopted menu of work schedule options.

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ABX2 7

Author

Lieu

Chapter

5

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

Existing law requires that, upon a breach of the obligation of a mortgage or transfer of an interest in property, the trustee, mortgagee, or beneficiary record a notice of default in the office of the county recorder where the mortgaged or trust property is situated and mail the notice of default to the mortgagor or trustor. Existing law provides that, after not less than 3 months after the filing of the notice of default, the parties described above may give notice of sale, stating the time and place of the sale, as specified. This bill, until January 1, 2011, and only with respect to specified loans that were recorded between January 1, 2003, to January 1, 2008, would prohibit a mortgagee, trustee, or other person authorized to take sale from giving a notice of sale for an additional 90 days if the loan at issue is the first mortgage or deed of trust that the property secures, the borrower occupied the property as his or her principal residence at the time the loan became delinquent, and the notice of default has been filed. The bill would exempt certain loans from this prohibition, including, upon order of the Commissioner of Corporations, the Commissioner of Financial Institutions, or the Real Estate Commissioner, as applicable, the loans of a mortgage loan servicer, as defined, if the mortgage loan servicer applies to the commissioner for an exemption indicating that it has implemented a loan modification program with specified features and the commissioner concludes that the program meets specified requirements. The bill would permit a mortgage loan servicer to submit a revised application if its application is denied, and would permit the commissioner to revoke an exemption under certain circumstances. The bill would require the commissioners to adopt regulations in this regard, as specified. The bill would require the Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing to report to the Legislature 3 months after the first exemption is granted regarding the details of the actions on exemption of loans serviced by a mortgage loan servicer under a loan modification program and to submit subsequent reports every 6 months thereafter. The bill would require the secretary to post specified information on the exemption program on the agency's Internet Web site. This bill contains other related provisions.

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ABX2 8

Author

Nestande

Chapter

6

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires a lead agency 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. CEQA generally requires a lead agency to prepare a mitigated negative declaration for a project that may have a significant effect on the environment if revisions in the project would avoid or mitigate that effect and there is no substantial evidence that the project, as revised, would have a significant effect on the environment. CEQA also provides some exemptions from its requirements for specified projects. This bill would exempt the sale of surplus state real property made on an "as is" basis from designated provisions of CEQA. The bill would also exempt from those provisions of CEQA the execution of the purchase and sale agreement or the exchange agreement for surplus state real property if the disposition is not made on an "as is" basis and the close of escrow is contingent on a specified requirement or compliance with CEQA. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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ABX3 56

Author

Evans

Chapter

31

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Finance

Summary

Existing law appropriates the sum of $402,000,000 from the General Fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the 2009-10 fiscal year to be allocated to schoolsites selected to participate in the Quality Education Investment Act of 2006 (QEIA) program, as specified. Existing law requires the Superintendent, for each school district and chartering authority receiving an allocation pursuant to these provisions, to reduce its revenue limit or its general purpose entitlement, as specified, for the 2009-10 school year by the amount of the allocation received pursuant to these provisions. This bill would repeal those provisions and would instead allocate the sum of $355,000,000 from the General Fund to the Superintendent for the 2009-10 fiscal year to the schoolsites selected to participate in the QEIA program. The bill would require the Superintendent to allocate $64,872,000 in specified one-time carryover funds provided to the state under Title I of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6303 et seq.), and to allocate $100,000,000 in ongoing funds and one-time funds allocated under Title I pursuant to the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for the purpose of awarding grants to local educational agencies that participate in the QEIA program. The bill would reduce the total amount appropriated from the General Fund by the amount of federal funds allocated pursuant to those provisions, to the extent that the federal funds are available for the purposes of awarding grants to local educational agencies that participate in the Quality Education Investment Act program in the 2009-10 fiscal year, as specified. The bill would appropriate the sum of $20,000,000 from the Proposition 98 Reversion Account to the Superintendent to be allocated to schoolsites selected to participate in the QEIA program, subject to reduction by the total amount of federal funds available pursuant to those provisions. The bill would require the Superintendent, on or before February 15, 2010, to submit a specified plan for the use of prior year and ongoing Federal School Improvement Funds. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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ABX4 1

Author

Evans

Chapter

1

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

The Budget Act of 2009 (Chapter 1 of the 2009-10 Third Extraordinary Session) made appropriations for the support of state government for the 2009-10 fiscal year. This bill would make revisions in those appropriations for the 2009-10 fiscal year. The bill would make specified reductions in certain appropriations. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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ABX4 2

Author

Evans

Chapter

2

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

School Finance

Summary

Existing law requires the county superintendent of schools of each county, among other specified duties, to make annual visits to each school in his or her county to observe its operation and to learn of its problems. Existing law requires that the priority objective of those visits be the determination of whether each school has sufficient textbooks, as defined. Existing law states for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 fiscal years the intent of the Legislature that each pupil be provided with the same state-adopted standards-aligned textbook or instructional material as is provided to every other pupil enrolled in the same grade and same course offered by the local educational agency. This bill would extend the definition of "sufficient textbooks" to the 2012-13 fiscal year and would modify the statement of legislative intent. The bill would clarify that a local educational agency is not required to purchase all of the instructional materials included in an adoption if the materials that are purchased are made available to all the pupils for whom they are intended in all of the schools within the local educational agency. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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ABX4 3

Author

Evans

Chapter

3

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

School Finance

Summary

The California Constitution requires the state to apply a minimum amount of funding for each fiscal year for the support of school districts and community college districts. The amount of that minimum funding obligation is required to be determined pursuant to one of three tests, depending on specified factors. The California Constitution provides that school districts and community college districts are entitled to a maintenance factor equal to the amount of a reduction of the minimum funding obligation due to specified circumstances. The California Constitution requires that a specified amount of the maintenance factor be allocated in a manner determined by the Legislature in each fiscal year in which the percentage growth in per capita General Fund revenues exceeds the percentage growth in California per capita personal income. (2) The bill would declare that the minimum state educational funding obligation for school districts and community college districts for the 2005-06 fiscal year is $53,345,420,000, with an outstanding balance of $1,110,516,000; for the 2006-07 fiscal year is $55,251,266,000, with an outstanding balance of $211,533,000; for the 2007-08 fiscal year is $56,577,491,000, with no outstanding balance; and for the 2008-09 fiscal year is $49,102,041,000. The bill would declare that a maintenance factor obligation is created for the 2008-09 fiscal year, and that the outstanding maintenance factor balance through the 2008-09 fiscal year is $11,212,909,000. The bill would require that the computations of the minimum funding obligation for the 2009-10 fiscal year be based on the amounts identified for the minimum funding obligation and the maintenance factor obligation for the 2008-09 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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ABX4 7

Author

Evans

Chapter

7

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

CalWorks

Summary

Existing federal law provides for allocation of federal funds through the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant program to eligible states, with California's version of this program being known as the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program. This bill, notwithstanding any other law, would authorize the State Department of Health Care Services and the State Department of Social Services to implement a centralized statewide eligibility and enrollment process for the CalWORKs program, the Medi-Cal program, and SNAP. The bill would declare the intent of the Legislature that the development of the process achieve specified outcomes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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ABX4 8

Author

Evans

Chapter

8

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

CalWorks

Summary

Existing federal law provides for allocation of federal funds through the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant program to eligible states, with California's version of this program being known as the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program. This bill would require the county, commencing July 1, 2011, and with specified exceptions, to conduct a self-sufficiency review for CalWORKs recipients, with specified exceptions. The bill would require the county to provide the department with an evaluation of the implementation of the self-sufficiency reviews and would require those evaluations to be sent to the Legislature upon receipt from all counties. Because this bill would impose additional requirements on the counties, it would create a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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ABX4 10

Author

Committee on Budget

Chapter

10

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Transportation

Summary

Existing law, pursuant to Proposition 116 of 1990, creates the Public Transportation Account as a trust fund in the State Transportation Fund, provides that revenues are to be deposited in that account from specified portions of the sales taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel, and provides that moneys in the account are available for expenditure only for transportation planning and mass transportation purposes. Certain provisions of Proposition 116 may be amended by the Legislature only by a 2 /3 vote of both houses and if the amendment is consistent with the purposes of the provision being amended. Existing law creates the Mass Transportation Fund in the State Treasury and provides that for the 2009-10 to 2012-13 fiscal years, inclusive, all of gasoline sales tax revenues commonly known as the "spillover" that would otherwise be deposited in the Public Transportation Account shall be deposited instead in that fund. Existing law specifies the transportation purposes that may be funded by the fund, including payment of debt service on transportation general obligation bonds by transfer of funds from the Mass Transportation Fund to the Transportation Debt Service Fund. For the 2008-09 fiscal year, $939,408,000 of "spillover" revenues are to be transferred to the Mass Transportation Fund. Existing law creates the Transportation Debt Service Fund in the State Treasury for the purpose, among other things, of using transportation revenues rather than the General Fund for the payment of debt service on transportation bonds or to reimburse the General Fund in that regard. This bill, for the 2008-09 fiscal year, would instead require $1,041,234,000 of the "spillover" revenues to be transferred to the Mass Transportation Fund. This bill, for the 2009-10 fiscal year, would provide that $225,044,000 from the Public Transportation Account may be used for the purpose of reimbursing the General Fund for current debt service payments on transit-related general obligation bonds. The bill would also provide for transfer from the Mass Transportation Fund to the Transportation Debt Service Fund of any amount of the "spillover" funds received during the 2009-10 to 2012-13 fiscal years, inclusive, necessary to offset the cost of debt service payments made from the General Fund during any fiscal year for transportation-related general obligation bond expenditures. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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ABX4 14

Author

Committee on Budget

Chapter

13

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

School Finance

Summary

Existing property tax law requires the county auditor, in each fiscal year, to allocate property tax revenue among local jurisdictions in accordance with specified formulas and procedures, and generally requires that each jurisdiction be allocated an amount equal to the total of the amount of revenue allocated to that jurisdiction in the prior fiscal year, subject to certain modifications, and that jurisdiction's portion of the annual tax increment, as defined. This bill would suspend that prohibition for the 2009-10 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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ABX4 15

Author

Gaines

Chapter

14

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

School Finance

Summary

Existing property tax law requires the county auditor, in each fiscal year, to allocate property tax revenue among local jurisdictions in accordance with specified formulas and procedures, and generally requires that each jurisdiction be allocated an amount equal to the total amount of revenue allocated to that jurisdiction in the prior fiscal year, subject to certain modifications, and that jurisdiction's portion of the annual tax increment, as defined. This bill would generally require the auditor of each county to reduce the amount of ad valorem property tax revenue apportionments to each local agency for the 2009-10 fiscal year by 8 percent of the total amount of ad valorem property tax revenue apportioned to that local agency in the 2008-09 fiscal year, and would require each county auditor to transfer those revenues to a Supplemental Revenue Augmentation Fund, to be transferred therefrom by the county office of education to the Controller in amounts as directed by the Department of Finance to reimburse the state for costs of providing various services in that county. This bill would require full repayment to local agencies of the reduction amounts, including interest, as determined by the Controller, and would make an appropriation therefor. This bill would authorize the issuer of bonds issued pursuant to provisions of this bill, or any local agency that did not participate in the sale of its right of repayment as provided in this bill, to seek a writ of mandamus exclusively in the California Supreme Court, if full repayment to local agencies has not occurred as of a specified date. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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ABX4 21

Author

Evans

Chapter

19

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

CDE Admin/Governance

Summary

Existing law, with regard to certain state contracts, requires the awarding department to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder meeting or making a good faith effort to meet specified statewide participation goals for disabled veteran business enterprises. Existing law requires that, if a bidder cites an approved utilization plan in response to the disabled veteran business enterprise participation requirements of a solicitation that calls for specified business participation, and the solicitation specifies higher participation goals than the utilization plan, the bidder shall meet the goals in the solicitation or make a good faith effort to do so. This bill would instead require the awarding department to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder meeting specified business enterprise statewide participation goals. The bill would also, if a solicitation specifies higher participation goals than the bidder's utilization plan, require the bidder to meet the goals in the solicitation. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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ABX4 26

Author

Committee on Budget

Chapter

21

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

The Community Redevelopment Law authorizes the establishment of redevelopment agencies in communities to address the effects of blight, as defined, in blighted areas in those communities known as project areas. Section 16 of Article XVI of the California Constitution authorizes a redevelopment agency to receive funding through tax increments attributable to increases in assessed property tax valuation of property in a project area due to the redevelopment. Not less than 20 percent of tax increments generated from a project area are required to be used by a redevelopment agency to increase and improve the community's supply of low- and moderate-income housing. Redevelopment agencies also are required in specified years to remit to the county auditor an amount of revenue, determined in accordance with specified calculations made by the Director of Finance and based on a specified report of the Controller, for deposit in the Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund in each county for allocation to school entities. For each redevelopment project for which the redevelopment plan provides for the division of taxes, the redevelopment agency is required to file with the county auditor or officer, as specified, a statement of indebtedness. This bill would require redevelopment agencies, the county auditor, and the Controller to submit specified reports or make specified calculations by specified dates regarding the revenue payments deposited by redevelopment agencies in the county Supplemental Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund to be established in each county treasury for allocation to school entities. By adding to the duties of county auditors, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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ACAX3 1

Author

Niello

Chapter

1

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 13 of the 2007-08 Regular Session, as amended by Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 30 of the 2007-08 Regular Session, would, if approved by the voters, make certain changes relating to state finance. This measure would withdraw Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 30 from the consideration of the voters. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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ACAX3 2

Author

Bass

Chapter

2

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Finance

Summary

The California Constitution requires the state, from all state revenues, to first set apart the moneys to be applied for the support of the public school system and public institutions of higher education. The Constitution requires that the moneys to be applied by the state for the support of school districts and community college districts be not less than the greater of 3 amounts computed pursuant to specified tests. The Constitution provides that school districts and community college districts are entitled to a maintenance factor, as specified, for any fiscal year in which they are allocated a reduced amount of funding pursuant to the 3rd test or pursuant to a suspension of the minimum funding guarantee. This measure would provide, commencing with the 2011-12 fiscal year, that school districts and community college districts are to receive supplemental education payments in the total amount of $9,300,000,000, and would require the Legislature to annually appropriate that amount from a specified account until the full amount of the supplemental education payments has been allocated. The measure would provide that the payments are in lieu of the maintenance factor amounts, if any, that otherwise would be determined for the 2007-08 or 2008-09 fiscal years. The measure would make its operation contingent upon the establishment, under a separate provision of the Constitution, of the specified account from which the payments would be appropriated. This bill contains other existing laws.

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ACR 3

Author

Mendoza

Chapter

97

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Curriculum & Instructional Materials

Summary

This measure would recognize March 31, 2009, as the anniversary of the birth of Cesar Chavez, and would call upon all Californians to participate in appropriate observances to remember Cesar Chavez as a symbol of hope and justice to all persons.

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ACR 5

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

5

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Curriculum & Instructional Materials

Summary

This measure would proclaim the month of March 2009 as California Science Education Month, and would extend the Legislature's support to students of all ages who are interested in science.

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ACR 8

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

13

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Physical Education

Summary

This measure would proclaim the month of May 2009 as California Fitness Month, and would encourage all Californians to enrich their lives through proper diet and exercise.

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ACR 22

Author

Mendoza

Chapter

11

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Miscellaneous

Summary

This measure would recognize March 2, 2009, as Read Across America Day.

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ACR 26

Author

Davis

Chapter

44

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Miscellaneous

Summary

This measure would declare March 2009 to be Arts Education Month and would encourage all elected officials to participate with their educational communities in celebrating the arts.

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ACR 27

Author

Davis

Chapter

34

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Curriculum/Standards

Summary

This measure would declare the month of May 2009 as World Languages and Cultures Month.

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ACR 39

Author

Caballero

Chapter

26

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

This measure would designate April 30, 2009, as El Dia de los Ninos: Children's Day.

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ACR 41

Author

Miller

Chapter

17

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Curriculum & Instructional Materials

Summary

This measure would proclaim November 2009 as California Indian Heritage Month, encourage its observance with activities that celebrate our uniqueness as Americans, and commend California Indian nations for their outstanding contributions to this state.

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ACR 53

Author

Price

Chapter

30

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Special Education

Summary

This measure would declare April 2009 as Autism Awareness Month and recognize that individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are valued and important members of society. This measure would recognize the parents and relatives of individuals with ASDs for their sacrifice and dedication in providing for the special needs of individuals with ASDs. This measure would also declare the Legislature's continued support of the work of specified organizations related to ASDs.

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ACR 54

Author

Brownley

Chapter

99

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Finance

Summary

This measure would state the intent of the Legislature that the State of California generate sufficient funds for, and allocate sufficient funds to, education, so as to bring per-pupil spending up to or beyond the national average, and to a level that accounts for the actual cost of educating California's diverse pupil population.

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ACR 80

Author

Hill

Chapter

101

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Miscellaneous

Summary

This measure would declare the Legislature's support for a Bill of Rights for the Children and Youth of California that resolves to invest in all children and youth so that certain goals may be achieved.

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ACR 93

Author

Torres

Chapter

115

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Miscellaneous

Summary

This measure would proclaim October 23 to October 31, 2009, inclusive, as Red Ribbon Week, and would encourage all Californians to help build drug-free communities and participate in drug prevention activities.

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ACR 95

Author

Torrico

Chapter

117

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Curriculum & Instructional Materials

Summary

This measure would recognize the importance of California Native American Day, celebrated this year on September 25, 2009, and the concurrent California Indian Cultural Awareness Conference to the enhancement of awareness of California Indian culture.

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AJR 10

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

103

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

This measure would request the President and the Congress of the United States to enact the Social Security Fairness Act of 2009, which would repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision from the Social Security Act.

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