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2006 Chaptered Senate Education Legislation


Senate Bills

SB 145 | SB 162 | SB 267 | SB 293 | SB 361 | SB 368 | SB 437 | SB 472 | SB 562 | SB 604 | SB 638 | SB 652 |
SB 678
| SB 933 | SB 1040 | SB 1131 | SB 1133 | SB 1209 | SB 1250 | SB 1270 | SB 1283 | SB 1285 | SB 1292 |
SB 1303
| SB 1304 | SB 1309 | SB 1324 | SB 1327 | SB 1367 | SB 1379 | SB 1383 | SB 1385 | SB 1415 | SB 1430 |
SB 1441
| SB 1442 | SB 1446 | SB 1452 | SB 1454 | SB 1465 | SB 1466 | SB 1488 | SB 1534 | SB 1543 | SB 1552 |
SB 1577
| SB 1579 | SB 1592 | SB 1614 | SB 1641 | SB 1652 | SB 1654 | SB 1655 | SB 1667 | SB 1690 | SB 1710 |
SB 1724
| SB 1725 | SB 1747 | SB 1760 | SB 1814 | SB 1852 | SCR 72 | SCR 73 | SCR 90 | SCR 110 | SCR 115 |
SCR 116
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2006 Chaptered Assembly Education Bills


SB 145

Author

Murray

Chapter

624

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law, the Political Reform Act of 1974, provides that a contribution for an election may be accepted by a candidate for elective state office after the date of the election only to the extent that the contribution does not exceed net debts outstanding from the election and the contribution does not otherwise exceed the applicable contribution limit for that election. This bill would authorize an elected state officer to accept contributions after the date of the election to the office presently held for the purpose of paying expenses associated with holding office, subject to certain limitations. The bill would set limits on the amount of contributions that may be made to an elected state officer in a calendar year and on the aggregate amount of contributions that a state officer may receive in a calendar year. The bill would provide that specified contributions are deemed to be a contribution to that candidate for election to any state office that he or she may seek during the term of office to which he or she is currently elected, including reelection to the office he or she currently holds, and that, for any specified contributions that exceed the allowable contribution limit for the office sought, the amount exceeding the limit be returned to the contributor on a basis to be determined by the commission. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 162

Author

Ortiz

Chapter

241

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law establishes the scope of functions and responsibilities of the State Department of Health Services. This bill would enact the California Public Health Act of 2006, which would establish the State Department of Public Health, to be headed by the State Public Health Officer to be appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate and would rename the State Department of Health Services as the State Department of Health Care Services. The bill would transfer the responsibility for certain programs from the State Department of Health Services to the State Department of Public Health, and would require the State Public Health Officer to convene the Public Health Advisory Committee. The bill would retain responsibility for the remaining programs within the renamed State Department of Health Care Services, and would make conforming changes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 267

Author

Romero

Chapter

629

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Assessment & Standards

Summary

Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, with the approval of the State Board of Education, to develop a high school exit examination in English language arts and mathematics in accordance with state academic content standards. Existing law requires, commencing with the 2003-04 school year, each pupil completing grade 12 to successfully pass the high school exit examination as a condition of receiving a diploma of graduation or a condition of graduation from high school. Existing law requires that the high school exit examination be offered to individuals with exceptional needs, and that individuals with exceptional needs be administered the examination with appropriate accommodations, where necessary. This bill would extend the above provisions relating to the granting or denial of a high school diploma by a school district or state special school to pupils with disabilities who are scheduled to graduate from high school in 2007, have not passed the high school exit examination or are eligible for a high school exit examination waiver, have not received a high school exit examination waiver, and meet other specified criteria. The bill would repeal these extended provisions on December 31, 2007. The bill would also require the pupil, parent, or legal guardian of the pupil to be notified that the pupil is entitled to receive a free appropriate public education, as specified, no later than 30 days prior to the receipt of a diploma in 2007. By extending the date on which school districts and state special schools must comply with the above requirements, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 293

Author

Ducheny

Chapter

630

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

The federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 provides for workforce investment activities, including activities in which states may participate. Existing law contains various programs for job training and employment investment, including work incentive programs, as specified. This bill would restructure and revise those provisions relating to the state administration of, and educational services under, the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 by a California Workforce Investment Board. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 361

Author

Scott

Chapter

631

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Existing law authorizes the establishment of community college districts under the administration of community college governing boards, and authorizes these districts to provide instruction at community college campuses throughout the state. Existing law establishes a system for the apportionment of state funding to community college districts. This system is generally based on calculations related to the number of full-time equivalent students (FTES) in attendance at each district. This bill would delete, as of October 1, 2006, the provision that establishes the current community college funding system for allocating state general apportionment revenues and the provision that governs the allocation of equalization funds to community college districts. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 368

Author

Escutia

Chapter

632

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

ELL

Summary

Proposition 227, an initiative statute approved by the voters at the June 2, 1998, statewide primary election, requires the state to encourage family members and others to provide personal English language tutoring to children coming from backgrounds of limited English proficiency. This bill would require each school district, as a condition for receiving funding under the bill for the 2007-08 fiscal year, to develop a plan, to be approved by the school district governing board, certifying that the agency will accomplish certain objectives relating to providing personal English language tutoring to children from backgrounds of limited English proficiency. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 437

Author

Escutia

Chapter

328

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law establishes various public programs to provide health care coverage to eligible children, including the Medi-Cal program administered by the State Department of Health Services and county welfare agencies, and the Healthy Families Program administered by the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board. Children through 18 years of age are eligible for health care coverage under these programs if they meet certain household income and other requirements. This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature that all children in the state have health care coverage by December 1, 2010. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 472

Author

Alquist

Chapter

524

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Staff Development

Summary

Existing law establishes the Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program, which is administered by the Superintendent of Public Instruction with the approval of the State Board of Education. Under this program, a local education agency, as defined, receives incentive funding to provide training in mathematics and reading to teachers and to provide training to instructional aides and paraprofessionals, as defined, who directly assist with classroom instruction in mathematics and reading. Under existing law, the program becomes inoperative on July 1, 2006, and is repealed on January 1, 2007. This bill would extend the operation of the program until July 1, 2012, when the program would become inoperative. The bill would provide for the repeal of these provisions on January 1, 2013. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 562

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

301

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Physical Education

Summary

Existing law provides the State Department of Education the authority to exercise general supervision over courses of physical education and specified authority over interscholastic athletics. Existing law grants the governing board of a school district authority to regulate interscholastic athletics, including, but not limited to, the authority to enter into associations or consortia with other boards relating to interscholastic athletics, with certain requirements. Existing law repeals these provisions on January 1, 2007. This bill would extend the operation of these provisions indefinitely. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 604

Author

Aanestad

Chapter

139

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Charter Schools

Summary

Existing law provides that a charter school in its first year of operation is eligible to receive funding for a specified advance apportionment based on an estimate of average daily attendance for the current fiscal year, as specified. This bill would permit advance apportionment for a charter school in its 2nd or later year of operation that is adding one or more grade levels. The bill would base the apportionment on the part of the average daily attendance at the 2nd principal apportionment for the prior year that was attributable to pupils in the highest grade served by the charter school. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 638

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

380

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Summer/After School

Summary

Existing law, the 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens program (ASSETs act), provides that the purpose of the program is to create incentives for establishing locally driven after school enrichment programs that partner schools and communities to provide academic support and safe, constructive alternatives for high school pupils in the hours after the regular schoolday. The ASSETs act, commencing with the 2006 -07 fiscal year, requires a program to comply with the State Department of Education's requirements for hours and days of program operation. Existing law requires an applicant for a grant to run a program pursuant to the ASSETs act to meet specified requirements. This bill would provide that an additional purpose of the program is to assist pupils in passing the high school exit examination. The bill would require a program to operate for a minimum of 15 hours per week. The bill would revise the requirements that a grant applicant is required to meet. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 652

Author

Scott

Chapter

804

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the University of California, under the administration of the Regents of the University of California, and the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, as 2 of the segments of public postsecondary education in the state. This bill would add a provision to the act that requests the University of California (UC) to address deficiencies in the articulation of major preparation courses between the California Community Colleges and the campuses of UC to make it easier for prospective transfer students to identify which community college courses meet major preparation requirements across the various campuses of the university. The bill would request UC to identify commonalities and differences in similar majors across all UC campuses in order to accomplish specified goals. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 678

Author

Ducheny

Chapter

838

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Existing federal law, the Indian Child Welfare Act, governs the proceedings for determining the placement of an Indian child when that child is removed from the custody of his or her parent or guardian. Existing law authorizes tribes recognized under federal law to intervene in these proceedings. This bill would revise, recast, and expand various provisions of state law to, among other things, apply to certain children who do not come within the definition of an Indian child for purposes of the Indian Child Welfare Act, and would provide that a parent, Indian custodian, or tribe may intervene in child custody proceedings involving children with Indian ancestry, as specified. The bill would also authorize a tribe to participate in dependency proceedings involving an Indian child, as specified. The bill would provide that an Indian child's parent's consent to adoption or guardianship is invalid unless it meets specified standards. The bill would specify that if an Indian custodian or biological parent of an Indian child in guardianship proceedings lacks the financial ability to retain counsel and requests that appointment, certain provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act regarding court-appointed counsel would apply. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 933

Author

Machado

Chapter

304

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, until January 1, 2008, to issue district intern credentials authorizing persons employed by any school district to provide classroom instruction to pupils with mild and moderate disabilities in special education classes. This bill would require the commission, until January 1, 2010, to participate in a pilot program, which may include the San Joaquin County Office of Education and up to 5 school districts or consortia, to provide teacher preparation programs for teachers of pupils with disabilities in special education classes and would authorize the commission to issue district intern credentials authorizing participants in the programs to provide classroom instruction to pupils with disabilities in special education classes. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 1040

Author

Dunn

Chapter

395

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law requires the Regents of the University of California, the Board of Directors of the Hastings College of the Law, and the Trustees of the California State University to excuse the mandatory systemwide tuition and fees of any surviving spouse or surviving child, natural or adopted, of a deceased person who was a resident of the state, who was employed by a public agency, or who was a contractor, or who was an employee of a contractor, as defined, whose principal duties consisted of active law enforcement service or active fire suppression and prevention, and who was killed in the performance of those duties. This bill would instead require that, to be eligible for the waiver of mandatory systemwide fees or tuition under this provision, a surviving stepchild live or be domiciled with the deceased person at the time of his or her death. The bill would also require that the surviving stepchild be claimed on the tax form most recently filed by the deceased person prior to that person's death, or receive 50% or more of his or her support from that deceased person in the tax year immediately preceding the death of the deceased person, or both. This bill contains other existing laws.

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SB 1131

Author

Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review

Chapter

371

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Budget Issues

Summary

Existing law provides for funding of certain education programs through categorical education block grants and requires the amount of funds allocated under those grants to be adjusted for inflation and growth pursuant to certain formulas. This bill would specify that the amount of the adjustment for inflation and growth for certain categorical education block grants is subject to provisions in the annual Budget Act. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1133

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

751

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Finance

Summary

Existing provisions of the California Constitution require the state to apply a minimum amount of funding for each fiscal year for the support of school districts and community college districts. Existing law provides that, for purposes of those minimum funding requirements for school districts and community college districts, appropriations for deficiencies and prior year adjustments are deemed appropriations in the fiscal year in which the deficiencies or prior year adjustments occurred, unless otherwise provided by law. This bill would substantially revise the procedure for making the determinations regarding data to be used to provide the minimum state educational funding. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1209

Author

Scott

Chapter

517

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law establishes the teacher credentialing block grant and requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to apportion block grant funds to a school district offering approved programs, as specified, based on the number of eligible participants in each of those programs. Existing law, commencing with the 2006-07 fiscal year, requires the amount of funding a school district receives through the grant be adjusted for inflation and for growth, as specified. This bill would, in addition, require the Superintendent to apportion block grant funds to a charter school offering approved programs, as specified. The bill would, instead of being adjusted for inflation and growth, require that the amount of funding a school district receives be adjusted based on changes in the number of participating credential candidates, with the amount per candidate adjusted annually for inflation. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1250

Author

Perata

Chapter

512

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations. Existing law requires the PUC to require Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas and Electric, and Southern California Edison to identify a separate electrical rate component to fund programs that enhance system reliability and provide in-state benefits. This rate component is a nonbypassable element of local distribution and collected on the basis of usage. Existing PUC resolutions refer to the nonbypassable rate component as a "public goods charge." The public goods charge moneys are collected to support cost-effective energy efficiency and conservation activities, public interest research and development not adequately provided by competitive and regulated markets, and renewable energy resources. The moneys collected by the public goods charge for renewable energy are required to be transferred to the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy Commission), for deposit in the Renewable Resource Trust Fund, for use for the renewable energy resources program. Some of the money in the fund, and in the accounts in the fund, is continuously appropriated to the Energy Commission for specified purposes related to renewable energy resources. The moneys collected by the public goods charge for public interest research and development are required to be transferred to the Energy Commission, for deposit in the Public Interest Research, Development, and Demonstration Fund, for use for specified purposes, including the public interest energy research, demonstration, and development program. The bill would revise and recast the public interest energy research, demonstration, and development program, and the renewable energy resources program, including the purposes for which money in the Renewable Resource Trust Fund may be used, thereby making an appropriation. The bill would make other related changes, including in the Reliable Electric Service Investments Act. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1270

Author

Chesbro

Chapter

397

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Special Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the State Department of Developmental Services and sets forth its duties and responsibilities, including, but not limited to, administration and oversight of the state developmental centers and programs relating to persons with developmental disabilities. This bill would require the department to provide to regional centers, and make available on the Internet, specified information related to employment options for persons with developmental disabilities. This bill would also require the department, in consultation with regional centers, to assess the need and develop a plan for the training of regional center staff on employment issues faced by persons with a developmental disability. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1283

Author

Chesbro

Chapter

399

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Special Education

Summary

Existing law, the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act, requires the State Department of Developmental Services to allocate funds to private nonprofit regional centers for the provision of community services and support for persons with developmental disabilities and their families, and sets forth the duties of the regional centers, including, but not limited to, development of individual program plans and the monitoring of services. This bill would change from 6 to 7, the length of years within an 8-year period that a member of a regional center governing board may serve. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1285

Author

Aanestad

Chapter

153

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law, the Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Licensure Act, licenses and regulates the practices of speech-language pathology and audiology by the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board in the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law defines the practice of speech-language pathology for purposes of the act. This bill would include in that definition the performance of suctioning in connection with a speech-language pathologist's scope of practice, after compliance with a medical facility's training protocols. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1292

Author

Scott

Chapter

752

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing
ELL

Summary

Existing law permits a teacher with a basic teaching credential to be assigned to provide specially designed content instruction delivered in English, as defined, to limited-English-proficient pupils only if certain conditions are met, including that the teacher be, as of January 1, 1999, a permanent employee of a school district, a county office of education, or a school administered under the authority of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and that the teacher complete, before January 1, 2008, 45 clock hours of staff development in methods of specially designed content instruction delivered in English. Existing law requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to file a related report with the Legislature by December 4, 2007. This bill would authorize a teacher with a designated subjects teaching credential or a service credential with a special class authorization to be assigned to provide specially designed content instruction delivered in English, as defined, if the teacher completes, or enrolls in, specified staff development training. The bill would require the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, in consultation with the Superintendent of Public Instruction, to establish guidelines, as specified. The bill would require the commission to review staff development programs to determine whether they comply with the established guidelines. The bill would require that a certificate of completion be given to a teacher who completes staff development training, as specified. The bill would require a teacher who receives a certificate or certificates of completion, as specified, to be deemed certificated for specified purposes. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 1303

Author

Runner

Chapter

648

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Existing law authorizes the establishment of community college districts under the administration of community college governing boards, and authorizes these districts to provide instruction at community college campuses throughout the state. This bill, instead, would exempt from the 5% limitation a pupil recommended by his or her principal for enrollment in a course that does not offer college credit in English language arts or mathematics, but is necessary to assist specified pupils pass the California High School Exit Exam, and the principal who makes the recommendation provides certain data to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1304

Author

Runner

Chapter

649

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Throughout the state, community college districts operate campuses and provide instruction to students. Existing law provides standards and procedures for the construction of school facilities by community college districts. This bill would authorize state funds provided for the capital outlay financing needs of the California Community Colleges to be used to acquire an existing government-owned or privately-owned building and for the necessary costs of converting that building to community college use. The bill would provide that a community college district that is eligible for state funding for capital outlay financing may purchase such a building and convert it to community college use with state funds if it meets specified criteria. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 1309

Author

Scott

Chapter

837

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

Existing law establishes programs of nursing education at public and private institutions of higher education. This bill would express legislative intent with respect to expanding the capacity of the state's institutions of higher education to prepare students for nursing careers. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1324

Author

Lowenthal

Chapter

308

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law, the Field Act, requires that an owned relocatable building that is to be used for school purposes is subject to certain provisions requiring approval of plans and relating to the structural safety of school buildings. The existing Field Act provides that, notwithstanding those provisions, an owned or leased relocatable building that does not meet those requirements may be used until September 30, 2007, as a school building, if certain conditions are met, including, among others, that the relocatable building was manufactured and in use for classroom purposes on or before May 1, 2000, and bears a commercial coach insignia of approval from the Department of Housing and Community Development. This bill would authorize the use of those owned or leased relocatable buildings as a school building until September 30, 2015, if the specified conditions are met. The bill would also include, as additional conditions, that the relocatable building be anchored to the ground to resist earthquake and wind loads and that the school district has certified to the Department of General Services that the relocatable building complies with the conditions. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1327

Author

Soto

Chapter

59

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Special Education

Summary

Existing law provides that each person between the ages of 6 and 18 years not exempted, as specified, is subject to compulsory full-time education. Existing law requires the administration of each private school and public school district of any county, upon the severance of attendance or the denial of admission of any child who is physically handicapped, mentally retarded, or multiple handicapped, but is otherwise subject to compulsory education, to report the severance, expulsion, exclusion, exemption, transfer, or suspension beyond 10 schooldays to the county superintendent of schools in the jurisdiction. This bill would instead make the reporting requirement regarding a severance of attendance or denial of admission applicable to any child who is an individual with exceptional needs or a qualified handicapped person, as defined. This bill contains other existing laws.

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SB 1367

Author

Ducheny

Chapter

250

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Finance

Summary

Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to apportion to each school district on a yearly basis state aid funds in an amount that is determined by multiplying the district's total revenue limit, which is computed as specified, by the district's average daily attendance, which is computed as specified. Existing law requires the total revenue limit to be increased by specified amounts for each school that is located in a school district with an average daily attendance of less than 2,501 and meets the definition in existing law of "necessary small high school." Existing law prohibits the designation of a high school as a necessary small high school from being changed unless a review of the determinative factors supporting the designation indicates that the designation should be changed. Existing law requires the specified review to be conducted every 5 years. This bill, instead, would revise the definition of "necessary small high school" to include either or both of the specified schools if the amount of average daily attendance of the school is 286 or less. The bill would prohibit that status from being changed except as a review of the determinative factors made every 2 years following the date of the determination indicates that the determination should be changed. This bill contains other existing laws.

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SB 1379

Author

Perata

Chapter

599

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law establishes various programs for the protection of the public from exposure to toxins, including, but not limited to, the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act, administered by the State Department of Health Services, which imposes a fee upon manufacturers or persons who are responsible for lead contamination and applies the proceeds of the fee to reduction or elimination of the harm caused by the lead contamination. This bill would require the department in collaboration with the California Environmental Protection Agency to establish the California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program to monitor the presence and concentration of designated chemicals, as defined, in Californians. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 1383

Author

Ortiz

Chapter

652

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law, the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Act, establishes the Cal Grant A and B Entitlement awards, the California Community College Transfer Cal Grant Entitlement awards, the Competitive Cal Grant A and B awards, the Cal Grant C awards, and the Cal Grant T awards under the administration of the Student Aid Commission, and establishes eligibility requirements for awards under these programs for participating students attending qualifying institutions. Among the existing eligibility requirements established under the act for the Cal Grant A and B Entitlement awards is a requirement that a student must have graduated from high school or its equivalent during or after the 2000-01 academic year and that the student has submitted a completed financial aid application no later than March 2 of the academic year, as defined to mean a year commencing on July 1 and ending on June 30, of high school graduation or its equivalent. Among the existing eligibility requirements established under the act for the California Community College Transfer Cal Grant Entitlement awards is a requirement that a student must have graduated from a California high school or its equivalent during or after the 2000-01 academic year. This bill would specify that a student who does not meet the requirements for a high school diploma or its equivalent in the academic year immediately preceding the award year, but who meets the requirements for a high school diploma or its equivalent by December 31 of the academic year immediately following the date of application, satisfies the requirement of obtaining high school graduation or its equivalent for the purposes of the act, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1385

Author

Vincent

Chapter

65

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Existing law permits a school district or county superintendent of schools to reduce its number of employees, subject to certain requirements, if its pupil enrollment drops below certain levels, and requires a school district or county superintendent of schools to give notice to the employee before the 15th of May that his or her services will be terminated at the close of the current school year. This bill would extend that authority to the 2006-07 and 2007-08 school years. This bill contains other existing laws.

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SB 1415

Author

Scott

Chapter

810

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law allows the governing board of any school district to sell any real property belonging to the district or to lease for a term not exceeding 99 years, any real property, together with any personal property located thereon, belonging to the district, subject to specified requirements and limitations. Existing law requires a school district to use the funds derived from the sale of surplus property for capital outlay or for costs of maintenance of school district property that the governing board of the school district determines will not recur within a 5-year period. Existing law allows a school district to deposit the proceeds from the sale or lease with an option to purchase of school district property in the general fund of the district for any general fund purpose if the school district governing board and the State Allocation Board have determined that the district has no anticipated need for additional sites or building construction for the 5-year period following the sale or lease, and the district has no major deferred maintenance requirements. This bill would delete the authority of a school district to use those proceeds for any general fund purpose. The bill would increase from 5 to 10 years the time period following the sale or lease with option to purchase for which the school district governing board and the State Allocation Board are required to determine that the district has no anticipated need for additional sites or building construction. The bill would require that the proceeds from the sale or lease with option to purchase of school district property be used for one-time expenditures. The bill would prohibit a school district from using those proceeds for ongoing expenditures including, but not limited to, salaries and other operational expenses. The bill would require the State Allocation Board, in consultation with the State Department of Education, to adopt regulations that govern the use of those proceeds for one-time expenditures and define ongoing expenditures for purposes of that prohibition. The bill would also delete obsolete provisions.

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SB 1430

Author

Alquist

Chapter

874

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law authorizes the Director of Health Services and local health officers to issue orders to enforce various public health and safety requirements. Existing law also authorizes local peace officers to enforce orders of the State Department of Health Services and of local health officers issued for the purpose of preventing the spread of any contagious, infectious, or communicable disease and authorizes the Director of Health Services and the local health officer to consider whether a request for enforcement assistance would necessitate advising regarding measures to be taken to prevent infection of enforcement officers when requesting assistance in enforcement of their orders. This bill would enact the Local Pandemic and Emergency Health Preparedness Act of 2006. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1441

Author

Kuehl

Chapter

182

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Desegregation

Summary

Existing law prohibits discrimination on the basis of, among other things, race, national origin, ethnic group identification, religion, age, sex, color, or disability, against any person in any program or activity conducted, operated, or administered by the state or by any state agency, or that is funded directly by the state, or that receives any financial assistance from the state. Existing law also requires, with respect to disability, that these programs and activities meet the protections and prohibitions contained in certain provisions of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the federal rules and regulations implementing that act, or state law if the state protections and prohibitions are stronger. This bill would add sexual orientation to these provisions and define for these purposes "sex" and "sexual orientation." This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 1442

Author

Escutia

Chapter

436

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Assessment & Standards

Summary

Existing law establishes a 5-year pilot grant program, administered by the State Department of Education, for the purpose of awarding grants to cover the costs of advanced placement examination fees. Existing law authorizes school districts to apply to the department for grant funding under the program based on the number of economically disadvantaged pupils in the district who will take the next offered advanced placement examinations. Existing law repeals those provisions on January 1, 2008. This bill would amend the program to authorize the department to award grants to cover the costs of International Baccalaureate examination fees, as specified, in addition to the costs of advanced placement examination fees for certain eligible high school pupils, as defined. The bill would require funding priority be given to advanced placement examination fees if there is insufficient funding allocated to the grant program in a given fiscal year. The bill would require the department to make every effort to obtain and allocate federal funding for the purposes of the program prior to expending any state funds and require all federal and state funds obtained by the department for the purposes of the program to be expended for those purposes only and prohibit those funds from being used to fund any other program. The bill would also extend the repeal date of the program to January 1, 2013.

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SB 1446

Author

Perata

Chapter

653

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Charter Schools

Summary

Existing law requires the county superintendent of schools to determine a revenue limit for each school district in the county pursuant to a prescribed formula, and requires, for purposes of that apportionment, that average daily attendance be calculated, as prescribed. This bill, commencing on July 1, 2007, would provide that for the purposes of the above computation, a pupil enrolled in a grade at a charter school sponsored by the school district will not be counted if the school district does not offer classes for pupils enrolled in that grade. The bill would also, for the purpose of that computation, prohibit the amount of the attendance counted for any pupil to be greater than the attendance claimed for that pupil by the charter school in the current year. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1452

Author

Speier

Chapter

452

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School District Management

Summary

Existing law requires that the Controller, the Director of Finance, and the respective staffs of all state agencies that have their own internal auditors or that conduct internal audits or internal audit activities, and all city, county, city and county, and district employees that conduct internal audits or internal audit activities of those respective agencies, utilize the general and specified standards of internal auditing specified in a publication of the Institute of Internal Audits. This bill would, with respect to cities, counties, cities and counties, and district employees, delete the references to internal auditors, internal audits, and internal audit activities, and instead refer to auditors, audits, and audit activities. It would require state and local entities to instead conduct their work under the general and specified standards prescribed by the Institute of Internal Auditors or the Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States, as appropriate, and except as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1454

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

601

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Safe Schools

Summary

Existing law codifies within the Education Code the definition of hazing and imposes criminal penalties on persons who haze. This bill would repeal the Education Code hazing provisions and instead codify within the Penal Code a new definition of hazing and prescribe misdemeanor and felony penalties, as specified. This bill would also allow a person to bring a civil action for injury or damages against individuals who participate in the hazing or organizations who authorize, request, command, participate in, or ratify the hazing. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1465

Author

Soto

Chapter

654

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Under existing 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. This bill would permit 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. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1466

Author

Committee on Public Employment and Retirement

Chapter

655

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

The State Teachers' Retirement Law permits a member or participant of the Defined Benefit Plan, the Defined Benefit Supplement Program, and the Cash Balance Benefit Program, to elect from among several forms of retirement benefit and annuity payments. That law prohibits the member, if he or she elects a joint and survivor annuity and retires, from changing his or her beneficiary unless the beneficiary is the spouse or domestic partner of the member or participant and a judgment of dissolution, legal separation, or nullity is entered. That law further permits the member or participant, after that judgment is entered, to elect a new annuity beneficiary and, if that new beneficiary predeceases the member or participant, the member or participant may further change his or her beneficiary. That law further prohibits a member of the Defined Benefit Supplement Program from further changing his or her beneficiary if the member elects a modified retirement allowance with a "pop-up" feature, as specified. Existing law establishes the Teachers' Deferred Compensation Fund, a continuously appropriated fund, as a repository for funds received by the Teachers' Retirement System pursuant to administrating funds received in administering specified deferred compensation plans. Existing law requires the Teachers' Retirement Board to establish a vendor registration process for the purposes of providing information about tax-deferred retirement investment products. This bill would delete that restriction for the member of the Defined Benefit Supplement Program who elects a modified retirement allowance with a "pop-up" feature and permit that member, if he or she is otherwise eligible, to change his or her beneficiary. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1488

Author

Hollingsworth

Chapter

661

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School District Management

Summary

Existing law, notwithstanding any other law, and subject to specified limitations, authorizes the Santee School District and the Capistrano Unified School District to sell certain surplus real and personal property, as specified, to deposit the proceeds into the general fund of the school district or the county office of education, and to use the proceeds from that transaction for any one-time general fund purpose. Existing law repeals those provisions on January 1, 2007. This bill would, in addition, grant that authority to the Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District. The bill would also extend the repeal date for those provisions to January 1, 2010. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 1534

Author

Ortiz

Chapter

801

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Nutrition

Summary

Federal law, Section 411 of the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), provides that certain persons are not eligible for defined state and local public benefits unless a state law is enacted subsequent to the effective date of the act, August 22, 1996, that affirmatively provides for that eligibility. This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to affirm the ability of counties, cities, and hospital districts, at their own discretion, to provide health care and other services to all residents. The bill would authorize any city, county, city and county, or hospital district to provide aid, including health care, to persons who, but for the above-referred to provision of the federal PRWORA, would meet the eligibility requirements for any program of that entity. This bill contains other existing laws.

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SB 1543

Author

Alarcon

Chapter

669

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

Existing law, the Donahoe Higher Education Act, sets forth, among other things, the missions and functions of California's public and independent segments of higher education, and their respective institutions of higher education. Existing law establishes the University of California, under the administration of the Regents of the University of California, and the California State University, under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University, as 2 of the public segments of postsecondary education in this state. Provisions of the Donahoe Higher Education Act apply to the University of California only to the extent that the regents act, by resolution, to make those provisions applicable. This bill would add to the Donahoe Higher Education Act a provision providing that if, by July 1, 2008, either the University of California or the California State University has not adopted, in accordance with the criteria in existing law, model uniform academic standards for career technical education that will satisfy the completion of a general elective course requirement for the purposes of admission to their respective universities, the regents are requested to, and the trustees are required to, recognize the completion of all high school career technical education courses that meet the model curriculum standards developed by the superintendent as satisfying the completion of a general elective course requirement for the purposes of admission to their respective universities. The bill would request the regents, and would require the trustees, to make publicly available, upon their adoption, any model curriculum standards for career technical education courses. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1552

Author

Scott

Chapter

753

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law provides for the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program. Existing law provides for the awarding of grants by the Board of Governors and the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to community college districts for leadership in accomplishing the mission and goals of this program. Existing law provides that this program is to be implemented only during those fiscal years for which funds are appropriated for these purposes in the annual Budget Act. Existing law provides for the repeal of the program on January 1, 2008. This bill would extend the operation of the program 5 years by delaying the repeal date of the program until January 1, 2013. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 1577

Author

Romero

Chapter

402

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School District Management

Summary

Existing law requires a school district governing board to give official notice at a regularly scheduled school board meeting if a public school within the district that has elected to be accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) or any other chartered accrediting agency loses its accreditation status. Existing law requires a school district, if a school loses its accreditation status, to notify each parent or guardian of the pupils in the school that the school has lost its accreditation status, in writing, and requires this notice to indicate the potential consequences of the school's loss of accreditation status. This bill would require this notice to also be posted on the school district's Internet Web site and the school's Internet Web site, if any. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1579

Author

Committee on Elections, Reapportionment and Consti

Chapter

155

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

The Political Reform Act of 1974, an initiative statute, requires a candidate to deposit all campaign contributions into a campaign account, and provides that contributions deposited into the campaign account shall be deemed to be held in trust for expenses associated with the election of the candidate or for expenses associated with holding office. The act generally provides that an expenditure to seek office is within the lawful execution of that trust if it is reasonably related to a political purpose, an expenditure associated with holding office is within the lawful execution of the trust if it is reasonably related to a legislative or governmental purpose, and expenditures that confer a substantial personal benefit shall be directly related to a political, legislative, or governmental purpose. The act provides more specific guidance relating to certain types of expenditures, including expenditures related to travel expenses, and the reporting of those expenditures. This bill would correct an erroneous cross-reference in these provisions. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1592

Author

Romero

Chapter

674

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Assessment & Standards

Summary

Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, with the approval of the State Board of Education, to develop a high school exit examination in English language arts and mathematics in accordance with state academic content standards. Existing law requires, commencing with the 2003-04 school year and each school year thereafter, each pupil completing grade 12 to successfully pass the high school exit examination as a condition of receiving a diploma of graduation or graduation from high school. This bill would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction, by June 30, 2007, to report to the Legislature and the Governor on the number and percentage of pupils who failed to receive a diploma of graduation from high school in 2006 due to the failure of those pupils to pass the high school exit examination, disaggregated by ethnicity, English learner status, and other information as may be determined to be necessary to understanding the meaning and consequences of the failure to pass the high school exit examination.

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SB 1614

Author

Simitian

Chapter

840

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law recognizes the development by the State Department of Education of the California Education Information System (CEIS) for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a basic, integrated, statewide information system for education. This bill would require the department, in collaboration with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, to contract for the development of a teacher data system to be known as the California Longitudinal Teacher Integrated Data System. The bill would declare that the CEIS includes the new teacher data system and the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System, as specified. The bill would provide that the purpose of the teacher data system is to serve as the central state repository of information regarding the teacher workforce in the state for purposes of developing and reviewing state policy, identifying workforce trends, and identifying future needs regarding that workforce. The bill would prohibit the system from being used for purposes of employment decisions of individual teachers and from including certain personal information of individual teachers, as specified. The bill would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to convene a working group, including, but not limited to, representatives from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the Department of Finance, the Secretary for Education, the Legislative Analyst's Office, the Employment Development Department, and representatives of local educational agencies, postsecondary educational institutions, researchers, teachers, administrators, and parents, to provide advice and guidance on the development of the teacher data system. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1641

Author

Soto

Chapter

388

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of community care facilities, including foster family agencies, foster family homes, small family homes, and group homes as defined, by the State Department of Social Services. This bill would require the Director of Social Services to report to the Legislature on the progress of the department's children's residential regulation review workgroup, including recommendations being considered for statutory, regulatory, and policy changes, and any workplan for the implementation of those recommendations. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1652

Author

Vincent

Chapter

134

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Existing law authorizes the establishment of community college districts under the administration of community college governing boards, and authorizes these districts to provide instruction at community college campuses throughout the state. This bill would revise the provision relating to leases for a period not exceeding 5 separate or consecutive calendar days or portions of those days, to instead authorize the lease of property not needed for school classroom buildings for a period not exceeding 14 separate or consecutive calendar days, or portions of those days, in each fiscal year. This bill contains other existing laws.

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SB 1654

Author

Ortiz

Chapter

156

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law authorizes eligible voters to vote by absentee ballot and authorizes a county elections official to deliver an absentee ballot to the absent voter's spouse or parent. This bill would additionally authorize delivery of an absentee ballot to the absentee voter's child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling, or a person residing in the same household as the absent voter, who is 16 years of age or older.

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SB 1655

Author

Scott

Chapter

518

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law authorizes the superintendent of a school district, upon adoption by the governing board of the school district of a policy concerning transfers of teachers from one school to another school within the district, to transfer teachers consistent with that policy. This bill would, notwithstanding that authority, prohibit a superintendent from transferring a teacher who requests to be transferred to a school offering kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, that is ranked in deciles 1 to 3, inclusive, on the Academic Performance Index if the principal of the school refuses to accept the transfer. The bill would prohibit the governing board of a school district from adopting a policy or regulation, or entering into a collective bargaining agreement, that assigns, after April 15 of the school year prior to the school year in which the transfer would become effective, priority to a teacher who requests to be transferred to another school over other qualified applicants who have applied for positions requiring certification qualifications at that school. The bill would provide that, if its prohibitions are in direct conflict with the terms of a collective bargaining agreement in effect on January 1, 2007, those prohibitions become operative with regard to the employees governed by that agreement upon its expiration.

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SB 1667

Author

Kuehl

Chapter

389

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Existing law authorizes the juvenile court to adjudge a minor who has been abused or neglected, or who meets other specified criteria, to be a dependent child of the court. Existing law requires a social worker or probation officer to give notice of review hearings relating to the adoption or legal guardianship of the minor to specified persons. Among others, the social worker or probation officer is required to give notice to the foster parents, Indian custodian, relative caregivers, community care facilitator or foster family agency having physical custody of the child, if a child is removed from the physical custody of the parents or legal guardian. This bill would authorize any foster parent, Indian custodian, relative caregiver, community care facilitator, or foster family agency who is notified, as described above, to attend all hearings and to submit any information he or she deems relevant to the court in writing. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1690

Author

Romero

Chapter

519

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

Existing unemployment compensation disability law provides a formula for determining benefits available to qualifying disabled individuals. For an individual who has quarterly base wages of greater than $1,749.20, the weekly benefit is calculated by multiplying base wages by 55% and dividing the result by 13. For a benefit that is not a multiple of $1, existing law provides that the benefit shall be computed to the next higher multiple of $1. However, existing law provides that this amount may not exceed the maximum workers' compensation temporary disability indemnity weekly benefit amount. This bill would provide that, notwithstanding the limitation placed on the workers' compensation disability indemnity weekly benefit amount, any benefit that is not a multiple of $1 shall be computed to the next higher multiple of $1. Because this bill would increase the amount payable from the Unemployment Compensation Disability Fund, a continuously appropriated special fund, this bill would make an appropriation. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1710

Author

Ackerman

Chapter

880

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Ed. Options

Summary

Existing law establishes within the State Department of Education an American Indian Education Unit to provide administrative oversight of American Indian education programs established by the state and to study and identify the cultural and educational disadvantages affecting American Indian children in the existing public school system. Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to appoint an American Indian Education Unit Coordinator to be responsible for the American Indian Education Unit. This bill would prescribe duties of the American Indian Education Unit and the department, as specified. The bill would also require the Superintendent to appoint an American Indian Education Oversight Committee, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1724

Author

Runner

Chapter

453

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law prohibits, except under specified circumstances, a state department or agency, as defined, from contracting with a vendor, contractor, or an affiliate of a vendor or contractor, unless that vendor or contractor, and all of its affiliates that make sales for deliveries into California, are holders of a California seller's permit issued as prescribed. Existing law defines "state department or agency," for these purposes, to include every state office, department, division, bureau, board, commission, and the California State University, and to exclude the University of California, the Legislature, the courts, and any agency in the judicial branch of government. This bill would also exclude the California State University from this prohibition.

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SB 1725

Author

Bowen

Chapter

687

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law requires an elections official to count only those absentee ballots returned by mail that are received by the elections official or delivered to a polling place by the close of the polls on the day of the election that contain specified information. Existing law also requires the elections official to establish procedures to ensure the secrecy of any absentee ballot returned to a precinct polling place. This bill would require an elections official, on or before March 1, 2008, to establish procedures to track and confirm the receipt of voted absentee ballots and to make this information available by means of online access using the county's elections division Internet Web site, or if none is available, by means of a toll-free telephone number for this purpose. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1747

Author

Bowen

Chapter

690

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law provides that the county central committee of each qualified political party may employ and may have present at the central counting place or places, not more than 2 qualified data processing specialists or engineers to check and review, among other things, the preparation and operation of the tabulating devices, and be in attendance at any or all phases of an election. This bill would instead authorize each qualified political party and any bona fide association of citizens or a media organization to employ not more than 2 representatives to be present at the central counting place or places. The bill would also authorize the county elections official to limit the total number of representatives to no more than 10, as specified.

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SB 1760

Author

Bowen

Chapter

178

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law specifies the requirements for approval of voting systems and inspection of approved voting systems. This bill would prohibit the Secretary of State from approving any voting system, including a direct recording electronic voting system, unless the paper used for its voter verified paper audit trail is of sufficient quality that it maintains its integrity and readability throughout the required retention period.

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SB 1814

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

882

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

The existing 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, as defined, that it proposes to carry out or approve that may have a significant effect on the environment, as defined, or to adopt a negative declaration if it finds that the project will not have that effect. CEQA also 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 on the environment. CEQA authorizes a master environmental impact report to be prepared for specified projects. CEQA defines terms and provides some exemptions from its requirements for specific projects. This bill would include, as a project for which a master environmental impact report may be prepared, a plan for district projects to be undertaken by a school district, that also complies with applicable school facilities requirements. By imposing new duties on a lead agency, to determine whether a project is subject to these provisions, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1852

Author

Committee on Judiciary

Chapter

538

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Omnibus

Summary

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

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SCR 72

Author

Maldonado

Chapter

96

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Miscellaneous

Summary

This measure would designate a portion of State Highway Route 101 in San Luis Obispo County as the Vernon L. Sturgeon Memorial Highway. The measure would also designate the Interstate 10 and Interstate 405 interchange in Los Angeles as the Marilyn Jorgenson Reece Memorial Interchange. The measure would request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost of appropriate plaques and markers showing these special designations, and upon receiving donations from nonstate sources sufficient to cover the cost, to erect those plaques and markers.

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SCR 73

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

91

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

This measure would continue the existence and set forth the membership of the California Task Force on Youth and Workplace Wellness, to perform duties to promote fitness and health in schools and workplaces. It would provide that the task force is to consist of Members of the Legislature and experts appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate Committee on Rules. It would provide that members of the task force are to conduct task force business on a volunteer basis, permit the task force to accept private funds and in-kind donations, require the task force to submit a report on its work to the Legislature on or before June 30, 2008, and provide that the task force would cease to exist on July 1, 2010, unless its existence is extended by a later enacted resolution.

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SCR 90

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

73

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

This measure would express the Legislature's support for "10 Steps to a Healthy California," including promoting the importance of physical activity and healthy eating.

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SCR 110

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

97

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Libraries

Summary

This measure would recognize the week of April 2, 2006, to April 8, 2006, inclusive, as National Library Week, would applaud the positive and vital impact of California's public libraries, librarians, and all library workers, and would thank them.

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SCR 115

Author

Chesbro

Chapter

75

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Special Education

Summary

This measure would proclaim the year 2006 as "Year of the Community" and would declare that the Legislature will actively promote the rights of persons with developmental disabilities and their full inclusion into community life.

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SCR 116

Author

Cedillo

Chapter

76

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

This measure would proclaim May as Foster Care Month and May 2, 2006, as a special day of recognition to honor the teams that work to "change a lifetime" for children and youth in foster care.

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