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2009 Chaptered Senate Bills


| SB 19 | SB 40 | SB 48 | SB 65 | SB 67 | SB 68 | SB 72 | SB 90 | SB 118 | SB 124 | SB 130 | SB 147 | SB 171 | SB 188
| SB 191 | SB 247 | SB 249 | SB 312 | SB 334 | SB 361 | SB 471 | SB 509 | SB 511 | SB 512 | SB 572 | SB 592 | SB 599
| SB 634 | SB 640 | SB 651 | SB 680 | SB 702 | SB 751 | SB 824 | SBX3 1 | SBX3 4 | SBX4 16 | SCA 4 | SCA 8 | SCR 20 |

2009 Chaptered Assembly Bills


SB 19

Author

Simitian

Chapter

159

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Pupil Data/Privacy

Summary

Existing law establishes the California Education Information System, which consists of the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) and the California Longitudinal Teacher Integrated Data Education System (CALTIDES). Existing law requires that data elements and codes included in the California Education Information System be maintained in compliance with specified provisions of law. This bill would additionally require that data elements and codes included in the California Education Information System be maintained in compliance with any other applicable federal or state law that can be interpreted as protecting the privacy and confidentiality of individual pupils or certificated personnel. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 40

Author

Correa

Chapter

552

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Pupil Data/Privacy

Summary

Existing law requires any person, entity, or government agency that is presenting a document for recording or filing with a county recorder to only list the last 4 digits of a social security number. Existing law also requires a county recorder to use due diligence to truncate social security numbers in the public record version of official records. This bill would provide that a document containing more than the last 4 digits of a social security number is not entitled for recording. This bill would also provide that a recorder shall be deemed to be in compliance if he or she uses due diligence to truncate social security numbers in documents recorded, as provided. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 48

Author

Alquist

Chapter

161

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the various segments of the public 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. This bill would require that publishers of textbooks offered for sale at a public or a private postsecondary institution of education make the textbooks available, in whole or in part, to the extent practicable, in an electronic format by January 1, 2020. The bill would require that electronic versions of textbooks include the same content as the printed versions and would allow the electronic versions to be copy-protected. This bill contains other existing laws.

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SB 65

Author

Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review

Chapter

633

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

Existing law sets forth the duties and authority of the Treasurer generally in the sale of state bonds. Moneys are continuously appropriated from the General Fund in an annual amount necessary to pay all obligations, including principal, interest, fees, costs, indemnities, and all other amounts incurred by the state under or in connection with any credit enhancement or liquidity agreement entered into by the state, as specified, for bonds payable pursuant to an appropriation from the General Fund. Existing law prohibits the amount appropriated for these fees, costs, and other similar expenses from exceeding a percentage of the original principal amount of the bonds that is specified in the federal Internal Revenue Code. This bill would, until June 30, 2013, instead increase that percentage by which those expenses are calculated to 3%, thereby making an appropriation. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 67

Author

Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review

Chapter

634

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. The California Constitution allows for a specified suspension of the prohibition on the Legislature from modifying the manner of apportioning ad valorem property tax revenues. Existing law requires 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% of the total amount of ad valorem property tax revenue apportioned to that local agency in the 2008-09 fiscal year. This bill would revise the definition of the term "authority," in the case of an authority issuing bonds in which Proposition 1A receivables are pledged to the payment of the bonds, to require it to consist of not less than 250 local agencies. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 68

Author

Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review

Chapter

652

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

School Finance

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. Specific provisions of the California Constitution authorize 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 redevelopment. Not less than 20% 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 are required in the 2009-10 fiscal year to remit to the county auditor an amount of revenue for deposit in the Supplemental Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund in each county for allocation to school entities. Existing law authorizes the agency, in order to make the full allocation, to borrow the amount required to be allocated to the Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund, pursuant to existing law, unless executed contracts exist that would be impaired if the agency reduced the amount allocated to that fund. This bill would additionally authorize an agency, in order to make the required allocation to the county Supplemental Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund, to borrow any moneys in the Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund under the same condition. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 72

Author

Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review

Chapter

340

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Existing law requires that, on and after January 1, 2010, payments to employees made through the Uniform State Payroll System for a pay period ending on June 30 of each year shall be on or after July 1, provided that employees, in any event, be paid promptly. This bill would require that, on and after January 1, 2010, payments to employees made through the Uniform State Payroll System for a master payroll paid on June 30 of each year shall be issue dated on July 1. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 90

Author

Ducheny

Chapter

22

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

The Budget Acts of 2007 and 2008 appropriated specified amounts from the General Fund for specified programs. This bill would appropriate $135,064,000 from the General Fund in augmentation of appropriations in the Budget Act of 2007 and would authorize the Director of Finance to transfer specified amounts between items of appropriation in that Budget Act. The bill also would appropriate $510,125,000 from the General Fund in augmentation of appropriations in the Budget Act of 2008. The bill additionally would require California Prison Health Care Services to report to the Legislature in 2009 and 2010 on actions to reduce and better manage medical service contract costs. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 118

Author

Liu

Chapter

338

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Under existing law, the state, through the State Department of Social Services and county welfare departments, is required to establish and support a public system of statewide child welfare services. This bill would require that the case plan include specified information, to the extent possible, about a parent's incarceration in determining the reasonable services to be offered or provided to that parent's children. The bill would also require social workers to make reasonable efforts to collect and update necessary data regarding a child's incarcerated parent or parents, once a consistent data entry field or fields have been designated in the statewide child welfare database. By expanding the duties of county officials, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 124

Author

Oropeza

Chapter

561

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Transportation

Summary

Existing law designates the State Air Resources Board as the state agency charged with coordinating efforts to attain and maintain ambient air quality standards. Existing law also designates the state board as the state agency with the primary responsibility for the control of vehicular air pollution. Existing law requires the state board to identify toxic air contaminants that are emitted into the ambient air of the state, and requires the state board to establish toxic control measures for toxic air contaminants. Existing regulations adopted by the state board establish toxic control measures to limit schoolbus idling and idling at schools. Those existing regulations require drivers of schoolbuses, transit buses, school pupil activity buses, youth buses, general public paratransit vehicles, as those terms are defined in the regulations, and specified transit buses and commercial motor vehicles to, among other things, turn off the bus or vehicle engine upon stopping at or within 100 feet of a school, prohibits those drivers from turning the bus or vehicle engine on more than 30 seconds before beginning to depart from a school or within 100 feet of a school, and prohibits those drivers from causing the bus or vehicle to idle for more than 5 consecutive minutes or 5 aggregate minutes in any one hour at any location greater than 100 feet from a school. Those existing regulations provide that any violation of those requirements subjects the driver or the motor carrier to a minimum civil penalty of $100 and to criminal penalties. Those existing regulations authorize the state board, peace officers and the authorized representatives of their law enforcement agencies, and air quality management districts and air pollution control districts, to enforce those provisions. This bill would increase the minimum civil penalty for a violation to $300 and authorize additional civil penalties.

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SB 130

Author

Denham

Chapter

20

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

School District Management

Summary

Existing law provides for emergency apportionments to school districts subject to specified conditions including, in certain circumstances, the repayment of an emergency loan over a period of no more than 10 years and the appointment by the Superintendent of Public Instruction of an administrator who would exercise the powers and responsibilities of the governing board of the school district. This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to provide emergency apportionment assistance to the King City Joint Union High School District, and require the Superintendent to assume all the rights, duties, and powers of the governing board of the King City Joint Union High School District and to appoint, in consultation with the Monterey County Superintendent of Schools, a state administrator to act on behalf of the Superintendent in exercising the Superintendent's authority over the school district. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 147

Author

DeSaulnier

Chapter

168

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

The Donahoe Higher Education Act sets forth, among other things, the missions and functions of California's public and independent segments of higher education and their respective institutions of higher education. Existing law establishes the California State University, under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University as one of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. This bill, notwithstanding any other provision of law, on or before January 1, 2014, would require the trustees to develop and implement a procedure for allowing a student to satisfy the completion of a general elective course requirement for the purposes of admission to the university by completing a high school career technical education course that meets either (1) specified criteria that the bill would require the trustees to establish, or (2) model academic standards for high school courses adopted by the California State University pursuant to existing law. The bill would require the university to recognize the completion of all high school career technical education courses that meet model curriculum standards established by the Superintendent as satisfying the completion of a general elective course requirement for the purposes of admission to the university, if, by January 1, 2014, the university has not developed that procedure. The bill would require the trustees to adopt related requirements based on the recommendations and judgment of the Academic Senate of the California State University. This bill contains other existing laws.

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SB 171

Author

Pavley

Chapter

34

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law requires a school district or a county superintendent of schools to require a candidate for a position requiring certification qualifications or a retirant position, if the candidate has not previously been employed in a position requiring certification qualifications in this state or has not previously been employed as a retirant, to obtain a medical certificate showing that the candidate is free from any disabling disease making him or her unfit to instruct or associate with children. Existing law requires that the medical certificate be submitted directly to the governing board of the school district or the county superintendent of schools by a physician and surgeon licensed pursuant to specified statutes or a commissioned medical officer, as specified, following the completion of a prescribed medical examination of the candidate. This bill, in addition, would authorize the submission of the medical certificate by a physician assistant practicing in compliance with specified statutes or a licensed advanced practice registered nurse acting pursuant to standardized procedures and protocols in compliance with specified statutory provisions.

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SB 188

Author

Runner

Chapter

566

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law authorizes any employer, whose employee has suffered unlawful violence or a credible threat of violence from any individual, which can reasonably be construed to be carried out or to have been carried out at the workplace, to seek a temporary restraining order and an injunction on behalf of the employee and, at the discretion of the court, other employees, as specified. Any intentional and knowing violation of the temporary restraining order is a misdemeanor, punishable as specified. This bill would similarly authorize any chief administrative officer of a private postsecondary educational institution, or an officer or employee designated by the chief administrative officer to maintain order on the school campus or facility, a student of which has suffered a credible threat of violence made off the school campus or facility from any individual, which can reasonably be construed to be carried out or to have been carried out at the school campus or facility, to, with the written consent of the student, seek a temporary restraining order and an injunction, on behalf of the student and, at the discretion of the court, any number of other students at the campus or facility, as specified. The bill would provide that any intentional and knowing violation of the temporary restraining order is a misdemeanor, punishable as specified. By creating new duties for local law enforcement officials and expanding the scope of an existing crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 191

Author

Wright

Chapter

305

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Charter Schools

Summary

Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction annually to compute a general-purpose entitlement for each charter school, as specified. Existing law prescribes calculations to modify that general-purpose entitlement with regard to specified pupils who attend a charter school that is established through the conversion of an existing public school within a unified school district on or after July 1, 2005. This bill would provide that those modified calculations do not apply to charter schools that convert to charter schools on or after January 1, 2010. The bill instead would provide for such charter schools to receive general-purpose funding, as specified. The bill would declare that these provisions do not preclude a charter school or unified school district from agreeing to an alternative funding formula.

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SB 247

Author

Alquist

Chapter

209

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Curriculum & Instructional Materials
Categorical Reform

Summary

Existing law, the Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program, provides for funds to be apportioned to school districts based upon enrollment to ensure that each pupil is provided with a standards-aligned textbook or basic instructional materials, as adopted by the State Board of Education subsequent to the adoption of content standards, or as adopted by the local governing board, for grades 9 to 12, inclusive. This bill would provide that a local governing board may use funding received pursuant to these provisions to purchase state-adopted instructional materials for kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, and state standards-aligned materials for grades 9 to 12, inclusive, in an electronic or hardbound format if it can ensure that each pupil will be provided with a copy of the instructional materials to use at school and at home. However, providing access to the materials at school and at home would not require the local educational agency to purchase 2 sets of materials.

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SB 249

Author

Cox

Chapter

176

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Nutrition

Summary

Existing law requires the State Department of Public Health to develop information about meningococcal disease, by April 1, 2002, and make it available to each requesting degree-granting public and private postsecondary institution and to each requesting school district. Existing law authorizes the department to design and implement a public awareness campaign to reach members of the population identified as being at high risk for contracting the disease. This bill would, instead, require the department to develop information about meningococcal disease, including information pertaining to children who are between 11 and 18 years of age, by April 1, 2010. The bill would authorize the State Department of Education to add this information to any health education material sent home to parents of students who are at least 11 years of age.

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SB 312

Author

Romero

Chapter

179

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Categorical Reform
Accountability

Summary

Existing law establishes the State Board of Education for the purpose of, among other things, studying the educational conditions and needs of the state and making plans for the improvement of the administration and efficiency of the public schools of the state. Existing law requires that the State Board of Education adhere to specified requirements relating to meetings and hearings. Existing law establishes the State Allocation Board, consisting of specified members and charged with specified duties, including, but not limited to, determining how bond funds are allocated for public school construction and modernization projects. Existing law requires the State Allocation Board to adhere to specified requirements relating to meetings and hearings. This bill would require the State Board of Education and the State Allocation Board to provide for live video and audio transmission of all meetings and hearings that are open to the public through a technology that is accessible to as large a segment of the public as possible. The technologies to be used would include, but not be limited to, cable, satellite, over-the-air, or any other type of transmission that can be accessed through a television, and Web cast. The State Board of Education and the State Allocation Board would be required to ensure that any Web cast transmission implemented pursuant to these provisions be transmitted over and accessed through the K-12 High-Speed Network. The State Board of Education and the State Allocation Board also would be required to consult with the State Chief Information Officer for the purposes of implementing the provisions of the bill.

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SB 334

Author

Ducheny

Chapter

349

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

The Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 requires the State Allocation Board to allocate to applicant school districts prescribed per-unhoused-pupil state funding for construction and modernization of school facilities, including hardship funding, and supplemental funding for site development and acquisition. This bill would require an increase made to the per-unhoused-pupil grant amounts also to be made to the per-unhoused-pupil who is a qualifying individual with exceptional needs grant amounts. If an increase to the per-unhoused-pupil grant amounts differentiates among the pupil groups based on whether the pupils are elementary, middle, or high school pupils, the bill would require the Office of Public School Construction to recommend to the board a methodology to adjust those amounts for pupils who are qualifying individuals with exceptional needs so that they reflect these increases. This bill contains other existing laws.

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SB 361

Author

Runner

Chapter

351

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law requires the California State University and each community college district, and requests the University of California, with respect to each campus in their respective jurisdictions that administers a priority enrollment system, to grant priority for registration for enrollment to any member or former member of the Armed Forces of the United States for any academic term attended at one of these institutions within 2 years of leaving active duty. This bill would specify that these priority registration provisions apply to any member or former member of the Armed Forces of the United States who has received an honorable discharge, a general discharge, or an other than honorable discharge; and to any member or former member of the State Military Reserve, but not to those who have received either a dishonorable discharge or bad conduct discharge. The bill also would define "Armed Forces of the United States" for purposes of the priority registration provisions. By establishing revised requirements relating to student eligibility for priority registration for community college districts, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 471

Author

Romero

Chapter

185

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Curriculum & Instructional Materials

Summary

The California Stem Cell Research and Cures Act, an initiative measure approved by the voters at the November 2, 2004, general election (Proposition 71), establishes the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the purpose of which is, among other things, to make grants and loans for stem cell research, for research facilities, and for other vital research opportunities to realize therapies, protocols, and medical procedures that will result in the cure for, or substantial mitigation of, diseases and injuries. This bill would create the California Stem Cell and Biotechnology Education and Workforce Development Act of 2009 to establish stem cell and biotechnology education and workforce development as a state priority and to promote stronger links among industry sectors, the CIRM, and California public schools. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 509

Author

Committee on Education

Chapter

303

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Omnibus

Summary

Existing law requires the State Allocation Board to apportion certain funds from the State School Deferred Maintenance Fund to school districts, and specifies that those funds be apportioned after December 1 of each fiscal year. This bill would delete the provision specifying that those funds be apportioned after December 1. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 511

Author

Committee on Education

Chapter

187

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Assessment & Standards

Summary

Existing law establishes the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program, also known as the STAR Program, and requires the State Department of Education to ensure that school districts administer the California Standards Test to their pupils, as specified. Under existing law, a pupil or his or her parent or guardian may authorize the release of the pupil's results to a postsecondary educational institution. This bill would require the department to ensure that a California Standards Test that is augmented for the purpose of determining readiness for college-level coursework inform a pupil in grade 11 that he or she may request that results from that assessment be released to a postsecondary educational institution. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 512

Author

Committee on Education

Chapter

53

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing
Special Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue teaching and services credentials, and to establish standards for the issuance and renewal of credentials, certificates, and permits. This bill would update references to the commission. The bill would also update cross-references, delete obsolete provisions, and would make other technical, nonsubstantive changes.

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SB 572

Author

Leno

Chapter

626

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Curriculum & Instructional Materials

Summary

Existing law requires the Governor to proclaim certain days each year for specified reasons. Existing law also designates particular days each year as having special significance in public schools and educational institutions and encourages those entities to conduct suitable commemorative exercises on those dates. This bill would provide that the Governor proclaim May 22 of each year as Harvey Milk Day, and would designate that date as having special significance in public schools and educational institutions and would encourage those entities to conduct suitable commemorative exercises on that date. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 592

Author

Romero

Chapter

192

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law establishes the Charter Schools Facilities Program to provide funding to qualifying entities for the purpose of establishing school facilities for charter school pupils. Existing law requires the California School Finance Authority, in consultation with the State Allocation Board, to adopt regulations establishing uniform terms and conditions that would apply equally to funding for charter school facilities projects, including security provisions that include the requirement that title to project facilities be held by the school district in which the facility is to be physically located, in trust, for the benefit of the state public school system. This bill, in addition, would authorize a local governmental entity, as specified, or a charter school to hold title to charter school project facilities. The bill would require applicants, prior to the release of funds for site acquisition or new construction final apportionments, to provide documentary evidence that the school district in which the facility is to be physically located, a local governmental entity, as specified, or the charter school holds title to the project facilities, subject to specified conditions. The bill would authorize a charter school to request a school district to transfer title to project facilities to an entity authorized by the bill, as specified, if the district entered into an agreement, prior to January 1, 2010, to hold title to the project facilities. The bill would authorize a school district that receives such a request to transfer the title to the entity designated in the request pursuant to terms and conditions mutually agreed upon by the district and the charter school. The bill also would make conforming changes. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 599

Author

Negrete McLeod

Chapter

642

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

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 require the successor agency to the former Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education in the Department of Consumer Affairs to transmit any available data regarding school performance, as prescribed, it receives from any schools under its jurisdiction to the California Postsecondary Education Commission. However, the bill would make this provision operative only if AB 48 of the 2009-10 Regular Session is enacted and becomes effective on or before January 1, 2010, and creates a successor agency to the former Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 634

Author

Committee on Public Employment and Retirement

Chapter

304

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Under the State Teachers' Retirement Law, the compensation earnable for a member of the State Teachers' Retirement System employed by a community college prior to July 1, 1996, is defined by a specified number of hours based on provisions in effect on June 30, 1996. That law permits the Teachers' Retirement Board to establish and implement certain factors and assumptions to determine the compensation earnable of a member employed by a community college prior to July 1, 1996, including when the community college subsequently acts to reduce the minimum standard for full time, as specified. This bill would clarify that these provisions apply when the community college subsequently acts to reduce the minimum standard for full time for the class of employees, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 640

Author

Hancock

Chapter

58

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

Existing law authorizes the county superintendent of schools of each county, with the consent of the State Board of Education, to establish and maintain, or with one or more counties to establish and maintain a regional occupational center or regional occupational program in the county to provide education and training in career technical courses. Existing law also authorizes the governing board of any school district maintaining high schools in a county, with the consent of the state board and of the county superintendent of schools, to cooperate in the establishment and maintenance of a regional occupational center or program, except as specified. Existing law requires the governing board of each regional occupational center or program to establish and maintain an employer advisory board or boards pursuant to guidelines developed by the State Department of Education. Existing law requires an employer advisory board to perform various duties, including, among others, approving measures, criteria, and methods to evaluate whether pupils acquired the skills and knowledge identified in their skill certificates and assisting a regional occupational center or program in creating college scholarships for pupils participating in occupational course sequences. This bill instead would require an employer advisory board to recommend measures, criteria, and methods to evaluate pupils' skills and knowledge. In addition to creating college scholarships, the bill would require an employer advisory board to assist a regional occupational center or program in identifying scholarships. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 651

Author

Romero

Chapter

197

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Promotion/Retention

Summary

Existing law requires the governing board of each school district and each county superintendent of schools to adopt policies regarding pupil promotion and retention. Existing law requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the state board, and the department to provide to the State Chief Information Officer the individual nonpersonally identifiable or aggregate data related to adequate yearly progress, graduation rates, pupils who drop out of school, and demographics of pupils and teachers. This bill would require the Superintendent, on or before August 1, 2011, and annually thereafter, to submit to the Governor, the Legislature, and the state board, a report called the Annual Report on Dropouts in California. The bill would require, among other things, that the report contain specified information on dropout rates, graduation rates, pupil promotion rates, course enrollment patterns, and behavioral data. The bill would require that the report include data from the most recent year and, at a minimum, the two prior years. The bill would also require the Superintendent to make an oral presentation of the contents of the report to the state board and to make the contents of the report available on the department's Internet Web site. The bill would state the intent of the Legislature that the report be usable by specified groups for analyzing the high rate of dropouts in California. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 680

Author

Romero

Chapter

198

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Transfers
Attendance

Summary

Existing law requires each person between the ages of 6 and 18 years, who is not otherwise exempt, to attend the public full-time day school in the school district in which his or her parent or guardian is a resident. Existing law authorizes the governing board of a school district to accept interdistrict transfers by adopting a resolution to become a school district of choice, as defined, and authorizes the governing board to ensure, by resolution, that pupils accepted for transfer are selected through a random, unbiased process that prohibits an evaluation of whether or not the pupil should be enrolled based upon his or her academic or athletic performance. This bill would require any communication made by a participating school district to parents or guardians to be factually accurate and not target individual parents or guardians or residential neighborhoods on the basis of specified personal characteristics of pupils. The bill would require a school district of choice, at its expense, to ensure that the auditor who conducts the annual financial audit of the district, as specified, reviews compliance with the requirements for a random, unbiased selection process and appropriate communications at the same time that he or she is conducting the annual audit, and would require the district to notify the auditor regarding this compliance review prior to the commencement of the annual audit. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 702

Author

DeSaulnier

Chapter

199

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

Existing law, the California Child Day Care Facilities Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of child day care facilities by the State Department of Social Services. Under existing law, a violation of any of these provisions is punishable as a crime. This bill would, commencing January 1, 2011, define an ancillary day care center, and provide that a person who provides care or supervision in an ancillary day care center is a provider for purposes of the trustline registry provisions. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 751

Author

Romero

Chapter

202

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue a California teaching credential, including a 5-year preliminary multiple subject teaching credential, a 5-year preliminary single subject credential, or a 5-year preliminary education specialist credential, to a teacher prepared in a country other than the United States who meets specified requirements. This bill would authorize the commission to issue a multiple subject, single subject, or education specialist teaching credential to a teacher prepared in a country other than the United States who has earned a valid corresponding elementary, secondary, or special education teaching credential in another state and who meets specified requirements. The bill would also make various nonsubstantive conforming changes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 824

Author

Committee on Revenue and Taxation

Chapter

67

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities, School Finance

Summary

The State Board of Equalization administers various taxes within the state. Existing law requires the board to hold regular meetings at the State Capitol each month, and authorizes it to hold special meetings at such times and places within the state as the chairperson directs. This bill would instead require that the State Board of Equalization hold at least one regular meeting in Sacramento each quarter and authorizes the board to hold the required monthly meetings at times and places within the state as the chairperson directs. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SBX3 1

Author

Ducheny

Chapter

1

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

This bill would make appropriations for support of state government for the 2009-10 fiscal year. The California Constitution authorizes the Governor to declare a fiscal emergency and to call the Legislature into special session for that purpose. The Governor issued a proclamation declaring a fiscal emergency, and calling a special session for this purpose, on December 19, 2008. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SBX3 4

Author

Ducheny

Chapter

12

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Budget Issues

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 at reasonable intervals 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. This bill would revise the definition of sufficient textbooks for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 fiscal years and, during those fiscal years, would require a county superintendent of schools to use that revised definition to determine whether a school has sufficient textbooks. The bill would make these provisions inoperative on July 1, 2010, and repeal them on January 1, 2011. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SBX4 16

Author

Ducheny

Chapter

23

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

School Finance

Summary

Existing law requires the Controller to draw warrants on the State Treasury in favor of the county treasurer of each county in each month of each year in prescribed amounts and in a prescribed manner. This bill would revise the schedule pursuant to which the Controller draws these warrants and the amount of the warrants. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SCA 4

Author

Maldonado

Chapter

2

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing provisions of the California Constitution require the Legislature to provide for primary elections for partisan offices, including an open presidential primary election, as specified. The California Constitution also provides that all judicial, school, county, and city offices are nonpartisan offices, and a political party or party central committee is prohibited from endorsing, supporting, or opposing a candidate for such an office. This measure, which would be known as the "Top Two Primaries Act," would provide for a "voter-nominated primary election" for each state elective office and congressional office in California, in which a voter may vote at the primary election for any candidate for a congressional or state elective office without regard to the political party preference disclosed by the candidate or the voter. The measure would further provide that a candidate for a congressional or state elective office generally may choose whether to have his or her political party preference indicated upon the ballot for that office in the manner to be provided by statute. The measure would prohibit a political party or party central committee from nominating a candidate for a congressional or state elective office at the primary, but the measure would permit a political party or party central committee to endorse, support, or oppose a candidate for congressional or state elective office. The 2 candidates receiving the 2 highest vote totals for each office at a primary election, regardless of party preference, would then compete for the office at the ensuing general election. This measure would require the Legislature to provide for partisan elections for presidential candidates, political party committees, and party central steering committees. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SCA 8

Author

Maldonado

Chapter

3

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing provisions of the California Constitution direct the California Citizens Compensation Commission to establish and adjust the salary and benefits for Members of the Legislature and certain other state officers. This measure would prohibit the commission from adopting in a fiscal year a resolution that would increase the salary of Members of the Legislature or other state officers if the Director of Finance determines that there will be a negative balance in the Special Fund for Economic Uncertainties at the end of that fiscal year.

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SCR 20

Author

Liu

Chapter

88

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

This measure would encourage designated entities to distribute the Children of Incarcerated Parents Bill of Rights to identified children of incarcerated parents, and to invite discussion and encourage relevant departments to use the bill of rights as a framework for analysis and determination of procedures when making decisions about services for these children.

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