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2008 Chaptered Senate Bills


| SB 286 | SB 302 | SB 361 | SB 381 | SB 441 | SB 564 | SB 588 | SB 658 | SB 870 | SB 890 | SB 946
| SB 1070 | SB 1104 | SB 1105 | SB 1110 | SB 1112 | SB 1123 | SB 1147 | SB 1158 | SB 1160
| SB 1186 | SB 1197 | SB 1207 | SB 1250 | SB 1251 | SB 1274 | SB 1277 | SB 1298 | SB 1303
| SB 1304 | SB 1341 | SB 1352 | SB 1353 | SB 1370 | SB 1378 | SB 1380 | SB 1393 | SB 1437
| SB 1457 | SB 1472 | SB 1473 | SB 1496 | SB 1498 | SB 1530 | SB 1537 | SB 1556 | SB 1621
| SB 1629 | SB 1637 | SB 1638 | SB 1660 | SB 1666 | SB 1680 | SB 1696 | SB 1726 | SB 1772
| SB 1774 | SCA 12 | SCR 83 | SCR 127 | SCR 128 |

2008 Chaptered Assembly Bills


SB 286

Author

Lowenthal

Chapter

373

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Transportation

Summary

Existing federal law, as part of the comprehensive surface transportation program, allocates transportation funds to each state for transportation enhancement projects. This bill, with respect to federal funds made available to the state for transportation enhancement projects, would require the department to develop and transportation planning agencies, county transportation commissions or authorities, and congestion management agencies to utilize criteria that give priority in the selection of these projects to the sponsors of eligible projects that partner with, or commit to employ the services of, a community conservation corps, as defined, or the California Conservation Corps to construct or undertake the project. The bill would authorize these agencies and the Department of Transportation to enter into cooperative agreements, grant agreements, or procurement contracts with community conservation corps pursuant to certain simplified contract requirements. The bill would require the California Transportation Commission, when developing guidelines for the state transportation improvement program and the state highway operations and protection program, to include guidance to encourage the allocation of funds for transportation enhancement projects to community conservation corps and the California Conservation Corps as partners with applicants that commit to employ the services of corps members in the construction of those projects. The bill would make related legislative findings and declarations.

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SB 302

Author

Ducheny

Chapter

376

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

Existing law authorizes the Employment Development Department to administer various job training and placement programs and services for eligible persons, as provided, and requires that the department, among other things, develop a statewide plan and area plans to coordinate all programs it administers, as specified. This bill would require the Employment Development Department, in addition to its existing duties and obligations, to report annually to the Governor, the Legislature, and the California Workforce Investment Board, no later than November 30, regarding the training expenditures made by local workforce investment boards in the prior fiscal year, as provided. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 361

Author

Scott

Chapter

514

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) as the statewide postsecondary education coordinating and planning agency and provides for its functions and responsibilities. This bill would require, unless otherwise specified, that reports submitted to the Legislature by the commission be submitted to the Senate and Assembly budget subcommittees on education, the Senate education and Assembly higher education subcommittees, the Legislative Analyst's Office, the office of the Secretary for Education, and the Department of Finance. This bill would, if full funding is not provided in the annual Budget Act, require the commission to prioritize its workload to ensure, at a minimum, that specified responsibilities are completed in a timely manner. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 381

Author

Calderon

Chapter

613

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law prohibits any person from being registered as a voter except by affidavit of registration and requires that the affidavit be mailed or delivered to the county elections official. The Secretary of State has certain administrative duties under existing law in providing voter registration materials. The federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993 provides for state departments of motor vehicles to make voter registration information and materials available to an applicant for a driver's license and other vehicular documents. Under existing state law, the Department of Motor Vehicles requires licensed persons to provide a signature and the Department of Motor Vehicles is required to digitize that signature and forward the digitized signature to the Secretary of State if a person wishes to register to vote. This bill would, after the Secretary of State certifies that the state has a statewide voter registration database that complies with the requirements of the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002, authorize a person who is qualified to register to vote and who has a valid California driver's license or state identification card to submit an affidavit of voter registration electronically on the Internet Web site of the Secretary of State. An affidavit of voter registration submitted through this process is effective if received by the Secretary of State on or before the 15th day prior to an election, subject to specified requirements. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 441

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

597

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Nutrition

Summary

Existing law regulates various aspects of the provision of food and beverages in vending machines, including access to carbonated beverages at schools, the giving of priority to blind persons with respect to the operation of vending facilities on state property, the sanitation of vending machines and requiring public health permits, and the placement of vending machines in safety roadside rests on the state highway system. This bill would require a vendor that operates or maintains a vending machine on designated state property, until a specified date, to offer food and beverages in the vending machine that meet accepted nutritional guidelines, as defined, in accordance with certain percentages.

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SB 564

Author

Ridley-Thomas

Chapter

381

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law requires the State Department of Public Health, in cooperation with the State Department of Education, to establish a Public School Health Center Support Program to perform specified functions relating to the establishment, retention, or expansion of school health centers in California. Existing law, for purposes of those provisions, defines a "school health center" to mean a center or program that provides age-appropriate health care services at the program site or through referrals, and may be located on or at a local educational agency. This bill would also specify that a "school health center" may conduct routine physical health, mental health, and oral health assessments, and provide for any services not offered onsite or through a referral process. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 588

Author

Runner

Chapter

704

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 require the department to develop and submit, in consultation with the board of governors, by June 1, 2009, to the California Building Standards Commission proposed building standards for adoption as part of the California Building Standards Code that will govern the construction, reconstruction, modification, or expansion of school buildings of a community college district, if the community college district elects not to utilize the Field Act. The department would be required to review and include, where appropriate, in these standards the standards that govern the California State University. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 658

Author

Romero

Chapter

271

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law establishes the Year-Round School Grant Program to provide financial assistance to school districts operating year-round educational programs. The State Department of Education, in consultation with school districts, the Department of Finance, the Legislative Analyst's Office, and other affected parties, is required to conduct a study of the grant program to develop an equitable method of phasing out the program over a multiyear period. This bill would phase out the Year-Round School Grant Program over a 4-year period by reducing grant amounts by 20 percent each fiscal year commencing with the 2008-09 fiscal year, would prohibit the Superintendent of Public Instruction from approving new year-round school grants, and would require that the Budget Act for the 2008-09 fiscal year and the Budget Acts for each fiscal year thereafter appropriate to the State Department of Education an amount equal to the amount appropriated for the program for the 2007-08 fiscal year, plus the amount equal to the reduction in funding for the Year-Round School Grant Program. If the Budget Act of 2008 is enacted before this bill and does not reflect the reallocation, or if the Budget Act for any of the 2009-10 to 2012-13 fiscal years, inclusive, does not reflect the reallocation, the Director of Finance would be required to transfer a specified amount appropriated in the Budget Act for the Year-Round School Grant Program to the Charter School Facility Grant Program to accomplish the reallocation of funding. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 870

Author

Ridley-Thomas

Chapter

281

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Existing law requires the California Housing Finance Agency to make financing opportunities available for the construction, rehabilitation, and purchase of housing for persons and families of low or moderate income by borrowing in the securities markets and relending to housing sponsors, developers, and homeowners and by insuring loans made by the agency or by others for these same purposes. This bill would authorize the agency to act through resolution, except when expressly required under existing law to act through rule or regulation, and would delete certain requirements that the agency adopt rules or regulations. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 890

Author

Scott

Chapter

472

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law requires a school district maintaining any of grades 7 to 12, inclusive, to offer to all otherwise qualified pupils in those grades a course of study fulfilling the requirements and prerequisites for admission to the California public institutions of postsecondary education and to provide a timely opportunity to each of those pupils to enroll within a 4-year period in each course necessary to fulfill those requirements and prerequisites. This bill would establish, until January 1, 2019, the Early Commitment to College program. Participation by pupils, school districts, colleges, and universities in the program would be voluntary. A pupil scheduled to graduate from high school after 2017 would not be allowed to participate. The Superintendent of Public Instruction would be required, among other program duties, to designate the 30 percent of public schools that maintain any of grades 6 to 9, inclusive, with the highest proportion of low-income pupils, as defined, as College Opportunity Zones. A school that is designated as a College Opportunity Zone by the Superintendent would be required to give all pupils enrolled in grades 6 to 9, inclusive, and their parents or guardians the opportunity to sign a "Save Me a Spot in College" pledge developed by the Superintendent. Schools not designated as a College Opportunity Zone would be required to give pupils who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals and are enrolled in grades 6 to 9, inclusive, and their parents or guardians the opportunity to sign a pledge. Participating school districts would be required to provide college information and college preparation events inclusive of pupils who sign the pledge. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 946

Author

Scott

Chapter

473

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Assessment & Standards
Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, as one of the segments of postsecondary education in this state. Existing law establishes community college districts throughout the state, and authorizes those districts to provide instruction to students at community college campuses. This bill would express legislative findings and declarations relating to the Early Assessment Program (EAP), a collaborative effort established by the California State University to enable pupils to learn about their readiness for college-level English and mathematics before their senior year of high school. The bill would express legislative intent that the existing EAP be modified by expanding it to include the California Community Colleges. The bill would also express legislative intent that the existing EAP student notification system, as currently operated by agreement between CSU and the State Department of Education, be modified to include specified requirements. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 1070

Author

Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review

Chapter

133

Is Urgency?

Y

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law requires that ballot pamphlet pages be at least 81/2 by 111/2 inches in size. This bill would instead authorize the Secretary of State to choose the size of the ballot pamphlet which, in his or her judgment, best serves the voters. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1104

Author

Scott

Chapter

576

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue a 2-year preliminary designated subjects teaching credential upon the completion by an applicant of certain specified requirements. This bill would repeal that authority. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1105

Author

Margett

Chapter

577

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law provides that whenever the holder of any credential issued by the State Board of Education or the Commission on Teacher Credentialing has been convicted of any sex offense or controlled substance offense, as defined, the commission shall forthwith suspend the credential and that when the conviction becomes final or when imposition of sentence is suspended, the commission shall forthwith revoke the credential. This bill would authorize a credential holder whose credential has not been revoked as a result of a misdemeanor sex offense that does not require registration as a sex offender to apply for reinstatement of his or her credential if the accusation or information against the holder has been dismissed and he or she has been released from all disabilities and penalties resulting from the offense, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1110

Author

Scott

Chapter

578

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to privately admonish or publicly reprove or to revoke or suspend the credentials of a holder for, among other things, immoral or unprofessional conduct, any cause that would have warranted the denial of an application for or renewal of a credential, or evident unfitness for service. The commission is required to revoke the credential of a holder who is convicted of specified violent or serious felonies or a sex offense, as defined, is found to be insane before a federal court or a court in this or another state, or is determined to be a sexual psychopath under specified laws. This bill would require the commission to suspend the credential of a holder when it receives notice that another state has taken final action to revoke a credential or license authorizing the holder of the credential to perform any duty in the public schools of another state. The suspension would not take effect until the commission verifies that the underlying acts of misconduct in the other state could result in a revocation of a credential in this state. The suspension would remain in effect until the commission takes final action on a recommendation of the Committee of Credentials following the committee's review of the matter. This bill contains other existing laws.

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SB 1112

Author

Scott

Chapter

515

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Class-Size Reduction

Summary

Existing law establishes the Class Size Reduction Program, in which participating school districts are provided funding for each class in which the class size is reduced to a ratio of 20 or fewer pupils per certificated teacher in kindergarten and any of grades 1 to 3, inclusive. Existing law requires the program to be implemented according to a prescribed order of priority based on grade level, and requires the Controller to deduct a specified amount from the next principal apportionment to the school district for each class that the district failed to reduce to 20 or fewer pupils. The amount deducted is adjusted, for qualifying districts, according to the number of pupils over 20 per class who were enrolled, in effect creating a mitigation formula. Existing law, on July 1, 2009, makes these mitigation provisions inoperative. This bill would change the date that these provisions will become inoperative to July 1, 2014. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1123

Author

Wiggins

Chapter

371

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Existing law requires a state or local retirement system to secure, not less than triennially, the services of an enrolled actuary, who is to perform a valuation of the system. Existing law requires the Legislature and local legislative bodies to secure the services of an enrolled actuary to provide a statement of the actuarial impact upon future annual costs before authorizing increases in public retirement plan benefits. Existing law requires the future annual costs of the public retirement plan benefits, as determined by the actuary, to be made public at a public meeting at least 2 weeks prior to the adoption of any increases in the benefits. This bill would revise and recast provisions regarding the services of an enrolled actuary and the disclosure of public retirement plan benefits, as described above. The bill would redefine the qualifications of actuaries for these purposes. The bill would include other postretirement benefits, with specified exceptions, within the subject matter of the actuary's statement that is provided before the Legislature or a local legislative body may authorize an increase in benefits. The bill would require the future annual costs of other postemployment benefits to be made public, as specified, and would require local legislative bodies to have an actuary present to provide information at the meeting where the adoption of a new benefit will be considered, subject to certain exceptions. The bill would prohibit the adoption of any benefit to which its provisions apply by means of a consent calendar. The bill would require, upon the adoption of any benefit change to which its provisions apply, that the person with the responsibilities of a chief executive officer acknowledge in writing that he or she understands the current and future cost of the benefit as determined by the actuary, and would specify that the Director of the Department of Personnel Administration perform this function for the adoption of benefit changes by the state. By increasing the duties of local entities, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would except from these provisions a school district or a county office of education and specify that these entities remain subject to other regulations. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1147

Author

Calderon

Chapter

546

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Health

Summary

Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, and under which qualified low-income persons receive health care benefits. The Medi-Cal program is governed, in part, by federal Medicaid provisions. This bill would, commencing the later of January 1, 2010, or the date that all necessary federal approvals are obtained, require, to the extent permitted under federal law, Medi-Cal benefits provided to an individual under 21 years of age who is an inmate of a public institution to be suspended, rather than terminated. This bill would require county welfare departments to notify the department within 10 days of receiving information that an individual under 21 years of age on Medi-Cal in the county is or will be an inmate of a public institution. This bill would also require, by a specified time period, the department, in consultation with the Chief Probation Officers of California and the County Welfare Directors Association, to establish the protocols and procedures necessary to implement these provisions. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1158

Author

Scott

Chapter

516

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes an assumption program of loans for education, administered by the Student Aid Commission, under which any person enrolled in a participating institution of postsecondary education, or any person who agrees to participate in a teacher trainee or teacher internship program, is eligible to enter into an agreement for loan assumption, to be redeemed pursuant to a prescribed procedure upon becoming employed as a teacher if he or she satisfies certain conditions. Existing law authorizes the commission to issue loan assumption agreements to out-of-state teachers. Existing law also limits the number of loan assumption agreements that can be issued to district interns to 500 per year. This bill would expand program eligibility by including an otherwise qualified applicant who agrees to teach on a part-time basis for the equivalent of 4 full-time academic years in a public school in the state and a specified credentialed teacher who has not already participated in the program, and who is teaching at a public school ranked in the lowest 2 deciles on the Academic Performance Index. The bill would limit the number of loan assumption agreements that can be provided to specified credentialed teachers to no more than 400 per year and delete the commission's authority to provide agreements to out-of-state teachers. The bill would also reduce the number of loan assumption agreements that can be issued to district interns from 500 to 100 per year. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 1160

Author

Alquist

Chapter

484

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

CalWorks

Summary

Existing law provides that no applicant shall be granted public assistance under the CalWORKs program and social services block grant programs until he or she is first personally interviewed by the county or state staff for patients in state hospitals. This bill would exempt from that requirement a caretaker relative who is caring for a dependent child of the court, and is receiving CalWORKs benefits on behalf of the child, who is changing residence from one county to another county and applying for benefits on behalf of one or more related children who are receiving benefits under the CalWORKs program, and who is not an applicant for, or a recipient of, benefits under the CalWORKs program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1186

Author

Scott

Chapter

518

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law requires the governing board of a school district to employ for positions requiring certification qualifications only persons who possess the qualifications for those positions. Existing law authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to waive provisions governing the preparation or licensing of educators in certain situations. If a suitable fully prepared teacher is not available to the school district, the district is required to make reasonable efforts to recruit first a credential candidate who is scheduled to complete initial preparation requirements within 6 months and then a candidate who is qualified to participate in an approved internship program in the region of the school district. This bill would instead require a school district that seeks a waiver of provisions governing the preparation or licensing of educators to recruit first a candidate who is qualified to participate and enrolls in an approved internship program in the region of the school district and then a candidate who is scheduled to complete preliminary credential requirements within 6 months. The commission would be required to assure that the employer will provide orientation, guidance, and assistance to the candidate. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1197

Author

Alquist

Chapter

519

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

Existing law permits the governing board of any high school district, as specified, the governing board of any joint powers regional occupational center or program (ROC/P), or the county superintendent of schools that conducts any county-operated ROC/P, to establish and maintain, in connection with any high school or ROC/P under its or his or her jurisdiction, cooperative career technical education programs or community classrooms as part of a career technical education course in accordance with rules and regulations prescribed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. This bill, commencing in the 2009-10 fiscal year, would require that an ROC/P established and maintained by school districts or joint powers agencies pursuant to a joint powers agreement receive in annual operating funds an amount per unit of average daily attendance equal to the revenue limit received by each of the participating school districts, as specified, directly from the county office of education in which it is located. This bill contains other existing laws.

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SB 1207

Author

Scott

Chapter

113

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Attendance

Summary

Existing law requires, as a condition for the receipt of school apportionments from the state school fund, the governing board of each school district, other than a district that has only one school or that has schools that do not serve any of the same grade levels, to adopt rules and regulations establishing a policy of open enrollment within the district for residents of the district. Existing law requires that the open enrollment policy include, among other specified elements, a selection policy for a school that receives requests for admission in excess of the capacity of the school. Existing law also requires the governing board of a school district to determine the capacity of the schools in the district for purposes of the district's open enrollment policy. This bill would require the governing board of a school district to calculate the capacity of the schools in the district for purposes of the open enrollment policy in a nonarbitrary manner using pupil enrollment and available space. The bill also would make various technical and conforming changes in these provisions.

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SB 1250

Author

Yee

Chapter

522

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Ed. Technology

Summary

Existing law requires the public officer responsible for the well-being of any minor in the custody of the state or the county to notify the parents or guardians of that minor, if they can reasonably be located, within 24 hours of any serious injury or serious offense committed against the minor, upon reasonable substantiation that a serious injury or offense has occurred. This requirement does not apply if the minor requests that his or her parents or guardians not be informed and the chief probation officer or the Chief Deputy Secretary for Juvenile Justice determines that would be in the best interest of the minor. This bill would expand the above provision to require the public officer responsible for the well-being of any person in the custody of the Division of Juvenile Facilities to successfully contact at least one individual who is a parent, guardian, or emergency contact of that person, if the individual can reasonably be located, within 24 hours of any suicide attempt, as defined, by the person, or of any serious injury or serious offense committed against the person. The bill would authorize the person, in consultation with division staff, as appropriate, and with concurrence of the public officer responsible for the well-being of that person, to designate other persons who may be notified in lieu of a parent or a guardian. This requirement would not apply if a minor in custody requests that his or her parents, guardians, or other persons not be notified and the director of the division facility determines that would be in the best interest of the minor, or if an adult in custody does not consent to the notification. The bill would require an appropriate staff person, on specified occasions, to explain to a person in custody his or her rights pursuant to these provisions. The bill would require the division to provide the person with forms and any information necessary to provide informed consent as to who shall be notified and would require staff to enter specified information in this regard into the ward's record. The bill would also expand the definition of a "serious injury" for purposes of these provisions. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1251

Author

Steinberg

Chapter

710

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Accountability

Summary

Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, with approval of the State Board of Education, to develop the Academic Performance Index (API) consisting of a variety of indicators currently reported to the State Department of Education to track the achievement of schools and their pupils. Statutory provisions establish a specific calculation for graduating rates to be included within the API and require the Superintendent to provide an annual report to the Legislature on graduation and dropout rates in California. Existing law requires the API to be used for specified purposes, including, but not limited to, ranking all public schools in the state for purposes of the High Achieving/Improving Schools Program. This bill would include 5- and 6-year graduation rates in the indicators currently reported to the department for purposes of calculating a school's API. The bill would specify a formula to calculate these rates, and would provide that schools receive partial credit in their API scores for graduating pupils in 5 and 6 years, except that schools would be granted full credit for graduating in 5 or 6 years a pupil with disabilities who graduates in accordance with his or her individualized education program.

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SB 1274

Author

Wyland

Chapter

523

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Curriculum/Standards

Summary

Existing law requires a public school to conduct daily patriotic exercises. Existing law provides that this requirement may be satisfied through reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America. This bill would specify that instruction that promotes understanding the concepts of "pledge," "allegiance," "republic," and "indivisible," and understanding the importance of the pledge as an expression of patriotism, love of country, and pride in the United States of America satisfies the requirement that patriotic exercises be conducted. This bill would also require that, when pupils in a public school are instructed with regard to the words of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America as part of these patriotic exercises, the school is to provide a combination of the giving of the pledge and the instruction described above, which shall be provided by school districts during the time allotted for the patriotic exercise.

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SB 1277

Author

Maldonado

Chapter

398

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law requires all new playgrounds open to the public built by a public agency or any other entity to conform to the playground-related standards set forth by the American Society for Testing and Materials and the playground-related guidelines set forth by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. This bill would require, on or before September 1, 2010, the Integrated Waste Management Board, in consultation with the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and the State Department of Public Health, to prepare and provide to the Legislature and post on the board's Internet Web site a study on the effects of synthetic turf and natural turf on the environment and public health.

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SB 1298

Author

Simitian

Chapter

561

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Ed. Technology

Summary

Under existing law, the State Department of Education maintains the California Education Information System for the purposes of establishing and maintaining a basic, integrated, statewide information system for education. Existing law also establishes the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System. This bill would require the department to establish a process by which local educational agencies issue, maintain, and report information for center-based child care and development programs using the unique pupil identifiers established pursuant to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System. The bill would specify that these center-based child care and development programs would not be required to implement or maintain unique pupil identifiers until an appropriation for this purpose is provided in the annual Budget Act or another statute. The bill would require the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges, the University of California, and the California State University to establish a process by which colleges and universities within those systems issue, maintain and report information using specified unique statewide pupil identifiers. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 1303

Author

Runner

Chapter

579

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Existing law requires that a certificated or classified employee who was placed on a compulsory leave of absence after being charged with one of a number of sex or controlled substance offenses be paid his or her full compensation for the period of the compulsory leave of absence if he or she is acquitted of the offense or the charges against him or her are dismissed, and the employee previously had elected not to furnish bond or other acceptable security. This bill would specify that an employee would receive his or her full compensation for the period of the compulsory leave of absence upon his or her return to service in the school district if the employee is acquitted of the offense or if the charges against him or her are dismissed without his or her guilt being established. The bill would provide that, if the charges against the employee are dismissed as a result of the employee's successful completion of a drug diversion program, upon the employee's return to service in the school district, the school district, at the employee's election, would pay to the employee any accrued leave and differential pay, as specified, for the length of the employee's compulsory leave of absence.

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SB 1304

Author

Simitian

Chapter

61

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

Existing law, until January 1, 2009, authorizes the County of San Mateo to develop and implement an individualized county child care subsidy plan to ensure that child care subsidies received by the county are used to address local needs, conditions, and priorities. Existing law requires the County of San Mateo to phase out the plan between January 1, 2009, and January 1, 2011. This bill would extend those provisions for 5 years, and would therefore authorize the County of San Mateo to develop and implement the plan until January 1, 2014, and to phase out the plan between January 1, 2014, and January 1, 2016.

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SB 1341

Author

Padilla

Chapter

485

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

CalWorks

Summary

Existing federal law provides for allocation of federal funds through the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant program to eligible states, with California's version of this program being known as the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program. This bill would expand the scope of purposes for which eligible savings may be used to include costs associated with securing permanent rental housing or to make rent payments to overcome an episode of homelessness. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1352

Author

Wyland

Chapter

402

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law requires the Labor Commissioner to issue a civil wage and penalty assessment to a contractor or subcontractor, or both, if the Labor Commissioner determines, after investigation, that the contractor or subcontractor, or both, violated the laws regulating public works contracts, including the payment of prevailing wages. Existing law permits the affected contractor or subcontractor to obtain review of a civil wage and penalty assessment or a notice of withholding, as defined, by transmitting a written request for a hearing to the office of the Labor Commissioner within 60 days after service of the assessment or notice and requires a hearing officer, as specified, or, after January 1, 2009, an administrative law judge appointed by the Director of Industrial Relations, to commence a hearing within 90 days of receipt of the request. Existing law provides that, after 60 days following the service of the assessment or notice, the affected contractor, subcontractor, and surety on a bond issued to secure the payment of wages, as provided, become liable for liquidated damages in an amount equal to the amount of unpaid wages, as specified. Existing law authorizes the hearing officer, as specified, or, after January 1, 2009, an administrative judge, to waive payment of the liquidated damages if the affected contractor or subcontractor demonstrates, as provided, that he or she had substantial grounds for believing the assessment or notice to be in error, and also permits the affected contractor or subcontractor to obtain review of the administrative decision by filing a petition for a writ of mandate to the superior court within 45 days after service of the decision. This bill would continue to require a hearing officer, as specified, to hold the hearings, as provided, and would not require that an administrative law judge hold these hearings after January 1, 2009. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 1353

Author

Negrete McLeod

Chapter

592

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Existing law authorizes a state employee who is a member of the California National Guard or a United States military reserve organization to receive specified compensation benefits for a period not to exceed 365 days if he or she is ordered to serve on active duty on and after September 11, 2001, as a result of the War on Terrorism. Existing law authorizes the Governor to extend these benefits by executive order by up to an additional 365 days. This bill instead would authorize the Governor to extend these benefits by executive order by up to an additional 1,460 days.

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SB 1370

Author

Yee

Chapter

525

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law grants to public school pupils the right to exercise freedom of speech and of the press, as specified. Existing law also prohibits school districts operating one or more high schools and private secondary schools from making or enforcing a rule that subjects a high school pupil to disciplinary sanctions solely on the basis of conduct that is speech or other communication that is protected by specified provisions of the United States Constitution and the California Constitution. A pupil enrolled in a school that has made or enforced a rule in violation of this prohibition is authorized to commence a civil action for injunctive and declaratory relief. This bill would specify that the authority to commence a civil action applies to a pupil who is enrolled at the time the secondary educational institution made or enforced a rule in violation of the prohibition. The bill also would prohibit an employee from being dismissed, suspended, disciplined, reassigned, transferred, or otherwise retaliated against solely for acting to protect a pupil engaged in conduct authorized by a specified provision of state law or refusing to infringe upon conduct that is protected pursuant to state law or those constitutional provisions. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1378

Author

Dutton

Chapter

143

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law establishes the professional development block grant and requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to apportion block grant funds to a school district in the same relative statewide proportion that the school district received in the 2003-04 fiscal year for specified staff development programs. A school district may expend these funds for any purpose authorized by those programs. Among the purposes for which these funds may be expended are staff development instructional methods, including teaching strategies, classroom management and other training designed to improve pupil performance, conflict resolution, intolerance and hatred prevention, and academic content in the core curriculum areas. This bill would authorize a school district that receives a professional development block grant to offer to each of its teachers 2 hours of staff development in the prevention of youth suicide.

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SB 1380

Author

Steinberg

Chapter

486

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Existing law establishes the Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) program, under which counties provide payments to foster care providers on behalf of qualified children in foster care, pursuant to a schedule of basic rates. The program is funded by a combination of federal, state, and county funds, with moneys from the General Fund being continuously appropriated to pay for the state's share of AFDC-FC costs. Existing law, commencing January 1, 2008, increased by specified percentages and amounts the rate schedules applicable to AFDC-FC payments for group homes and other designated foster care placements, according to the facility's rate classification level (RCL) as established by the State Department of Social Services, pursuant to the assignment of specified point ranges. These point ranges are adjusted for group home programs that receive AFDC-FC payments for services performed during the 2002-03 through 2007-08 fiscal years, inclusive. This bill would extend the applicability of the adjusted point ranges designating each RCL, through the 2008-09 fiscal year. This bill would declare that no appropriation would be made for purposes of the bill. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1393

Author

Scott

Chapter

175

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Career/Technical Ed.

Summary

Existing law provides that a student of a registered nursing program at a campus of the California State University or California Community Colleges, who holds a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, may not be required to complete general education requirements. Instead, the student may only be required to complete coursework that is necessary for licensing as a registered nurse. This bill would specifically prohibit a campus of the California State University or California Community Colleges from requiring a student of a registered nursing program with a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution to complete any coursework other than that which is unique and exclusively required to earn a nursing degree from that institution. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1437

Author

Padilla

Chapter

718

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Ed. Technology

Summary

Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, as one of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law establishes various programs for the purpose of enhancing and implementing education technology at community college districts. This bill would, pursuant to funding provided to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, authorize the California Virtual Campus to pursue specified purposes relating to education technology to the extent funding is available. The bill would authorize the California Virtual Campus to partner with other educational entities and community-based organizations to facilitate ongoing collaboration and joint efforts relating to the use of technology resources and Internet connectivity. The bill would authorize the California Virtual Campus grant recipients to accomplish specified objectives relating to online education. The bill would require the board of governors, by February 28, 2009, to require the California Virtual Campus to establish a memorandum of understanding with at least 10 community-based organizations, as specified, that provide residents in low-income neighborhoods with access to high-speed networking and computers. The bill would require that the 10 community-based organizations be selected by a 6-member committee convened by the California Virtual Campus. The bill would require the California Virtual Campus to ensure that pilot program participants have access to adequate technical and operational support. The bill would require, on or before July 1, 2013, the lead agency for the California Virtual Campus to contract for an independent evaluation of, and submit a report to the Public Utilities Commission on, the achievements of the California Virtual Campus' joint efforts with community-based organizations. The bill would limit community college local assistance expenditures to extend high-speed network connectivity to the community-based organizations to $100,000. The bill would apply to the University of California to the extent that the Regents of the University of California, acting by appropriate resolution, make it applicable. The bill would repeal these provisions of law on January 1, 2014. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1457

Author

Steinberg

Chapter

474

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

The Golden State Scholarshare Trust Act establishes the Golden State Scholarshare Trust, under the administration of the Scholarshare Investment Board, to provide financial aid for postsecondary education costs of participating students. The act, except as otherwise provided, prohibits contributions to the trust by any nonpublic entity, person, firm, partnership, or corporation that is not designated for a specified beneficiary. This bill would create the California Scholarshare Advancement Vehicle for Education (CalSAVE) program to fund scholarships for beneficiaries to be determined by the board. The bill would create the CalSAVE account, a continuously appropriated fund within the program fund, and would authorize contributions from any person, firm, partnership, or corporation, to be deposited into the CalSAVE account even if not designated for a specified beneficiary. The board would be required to create subaccounts within the CalSAVE account for each category of beneficiary determined to be eligible, and each donor would be able to designate that his or her contribution be deposited into any subaccount within the CalSAVE account.

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SB 1472

Author

Ashburn

Chapter

353

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Existing law establishes a state civil service system that includes career executive assignments. Career executive assignments are appointments to a high administrative and policy influencing position within the state civil service in which the incumbent's primary responsibility is the managing of a major function or the rendering of management advice to top-level administrative authority. This bill would, until January 1, 2013, expand the category of persons eligible for a career executive assignment to include those persons who previously had permanent status in the civil service and those who, for 2 or more consecutive years, were either employed by the Legislature or held nonelected exempt positions in the executive branch, as specified. The bill would require a state entity that employs a person in a career executive assignment to notify the Controller of this person's employment status and would require the Controller to forward this information to the State Personnel Board. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1473

Author

Calderon

Chapter

719

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

The California Building Standards Law provides for the adoption of building standards by state agencies by requiring all state agencies that adopt or propose adoption of any building standard to submit the building standard to the California Building Standards Commission for approval or adoption. This bill would require the commission to adopt, approve, codify, update, and publish green building standards for any occupancy for which no state agency has the authority or expertise to propose those standards. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1496

Author

Ashburn

Chapter

408

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

STRS/PERS

Summary

Existing law classifies certain police officers, sheriff deputies, and firefighters who have responsibility for the direct supervision of state peace officer/firefighter personnel as state peace officer/firefighter members under the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). Employees classified as safety members under PERS, including state peace officer/firefighter members, are generally entitled to higher benefits and subject to higher contribution rates than employees classified as miscellaneous or general members. Member contributions to PERS are deposited in the Public Employees' Retirement Fund, a continuously appropriated fund. This bill would instead provide that those peace officers and firefighters are classified as state peace officer/firefighter members if the majority of their duties consists of responsibility for the direct supervision of state peace officer/firefighter personnel, conducting investigations or audits of investigatory practices and other audits of, or in, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, or the administration of programs of an agency, department, or other organizational unit that is primarily responsible for active law enforcement or active firefighting/fire suppression, except as specified. The bill would define administration for these purposes. The bill would also include in that classification individuals hired prior to January 1, 2009, who do not meet the criteria for this classification if those individuals have been continuously employed in positions that were deemed to come within the classification prior to January 1, 2009. The bill would also require the Department of Personnel Administration to annually determine which classes meet these conditions and report its findings to the Legislature and to this system, to be effective July 1 of each year. The bill would prohibit an agency or department from designating a classification as a state peace officer/firefighter member classification without prior approval from the Department of Personnel Administration. The bill would make an appropriation by increasing the amount of employee contributions to the Public Employees' Retirement Fund.

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SB 1498

Author

Committee on Judiciary

Chapter

179

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 nonsubstantive changes in various provisions of law to effectuate the recommendations made by the Legislative Counsel to the Legislature.

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SB 1530

Author

Hollingsworth

Chapter

180

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

Existing law lists, in order, the state officers that succeed to the office of the Governor under certain circumstances. This bill would add the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Insurance Commissioner, and the Chair of the Board of Equalization to those lists.

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SB 1537

Author

Kehoe

Chapter

355

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Under existing law, the California Disaster Assistance Act, the state share for eligible project costs is no more than 75 percent of total state eligible costs, and for specific incidents, the state share is up to 100 percent of total eligible state costs. This bill would include, as eligible for 100 percent state share, the wildfires that occurred in southern California commencing on or about October 20, 2007, as specified in agreements between the state and the United States for federal financial assistance. This bill would become effective only if SB 1764 of the 2007-08 Regular Session is enacted.

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SB 1556

Author

Ducheny

Chapter

723

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Facilities

Summary

Existing law establishes the public school system in this state, and, among other things, provides for the establishment of school districts throughout the state and for their provision of instruction at the public elementary and secondary schools they operate and maintain. Existing law establishes a public school funding system that includes, among other elements, the provision of funding to local education agencies through state apportionments, the proceeds of property taxes collected at the local level, and other sources. Existing law establishes procedures for the approval, funding, and completion of school construction projects financed through state funds, including procedures for the calculation by the State Allocation Board of the eligibility of a school district for new construction funding financed by the issuance of state bonds. This bill would authorize the State Allocation Board to permit an elementary school district with at least 37 elementary schools that is located within a high school district with at least 12 high schools, that has an average daily attendance exceeding 20,000 pupils, and that has geographical boundaries encompassing more than 100 square miles to calculate its eligibility for new construction funding based on a provision that is otherwise applicable only to high school attendance areas.

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SB 1621

Author

Ashburn

Chapter

183

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Existing law establishes the Student Aid Commission as the primary state agency for the administration of state-authorized student financial aid programs available to students attending all segments of postsecondary education. Existing law establishes the State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education (SNAPLE), administered by the commission, under which any person enrolled in, or a graduate of, an institution of postsecondary education or who has earned a baccalaureate or graduate level degree, and who meets the other requirements of the program, is eligible to receive a conditional loan assumption agreement, to be redeemed upon becoming employed as a full-time nursing faculty member at a California college or university. This bill would specify that an otherwise qualified person who has obtained a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution of postsecondary education is eligible to receive a conditional loan assumption agreement. The bill would limit participation in the SNAPLE program to those who, at a minimum, possess a baccalaureate degree in nursing or a field related to nursing. The bill would prohibit a person who is currently teaching nursing at a regionally accredited California college or university from entering into an agreement for loan assumption. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1629

Author

Steinberg

Chapter

307

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Child Care/Child Development

Summary

Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to administer state preschool programs, including part-day and preschool appropriate programs for prekindergarten children 3 to 5 years of age, inclusive, in educational development, health services, social services, nutritional services, parent education and participation, evaluation, and staff development. This bill would establish the Early Learning Quality Improvement System Advisory Committee, which would consist of 13 members. The advisory committee would be required to develop the policy and implementation plan for an Early Learning Quality Improvement System, and would be required to submit an interim report on its recommendations to the Legislature and the Governor by December 31, 2009, and a final report by December 31, 2010. The bill would require the Superintendent to apply to the California Children and Families Commission for funding to cover costs. The bill's provisions would become inoperative on July 1, 2011, and would be repealed on January 1, 2012. The bill would become operative only if AB 2759 of the 2007-08 Regular Session of the Legislature is enacted and becomes effective on or before January 1, 2009.

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SB 1637

Author

Torlakson

Chapter

530

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Ed. Technology

Summary

Existing law creates the California Technology Assistance Project administered by the State Department of Education to provide a regionalized network of technical assistance to schools and school districts on the implementation of education technology. The California Technology Assistance Project is composed of regional consortia that work collaboratively with school districts and county offices of education to meet locally defined educational needs that can be effectively addressed with the use of technology. Existing law requires the State Board of Education to award grants to fund a school district or county office of education in each region of the California Technology Assistance Project to act as the lead agency to administer the services of that region. Under existing law, these provisions remain in effect only until January 1, 2009. This bill would instead provide that these provisions would remain in effect until January 1, 2014.

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SB 1638

Author

Alquist

Chapter

531

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

At-Risk Students

Summary

Existing law requires a minor under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court as a consequence of delinquent conduct, in conformity with the interests of public safety and protection, to receive care, treatment, and guidance that is consistent with his or her best interest, that holds the minor accountable for his or her behavior, and that is appropriate for his or her circumstances. This bill would encourage each county superintendent of schools or governing board of a school district and each county chief probation officer to enter into a memorandum of understanding or an equivalent mutual agreement to support a collaborative process for meeting the needs of wards of the court who are receiving their education in juvenile court schools. The bill would specify various items that may be included in the memorandum of understanding or equivalent mutual agreement. This bill contains other existing laws.

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SB 1660

Author

Romero

Chapter

276

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Teachers & Credentialing

Summary

Existing law requires the governing board of a school district to fix and order paid the compensation of persons in public school service requiring certification qualifications employed by the governing board. The governing board of each school district also is required to adopt, cause to be printed, and make available to each certificated employee a schedule of salaries to be paid. This bill would authorize a school district to use funds received pursuant to the professional development block grant to compensate new and existing mathematics, science, and special education teachers in schools ranking, in the 2008-09 school year or any subsequent school year, in decile 1, 2, or 3 of the Academic Performance Index, in a manner separate from the uniform allowance for years of training and years of service, as permitted pursuant to the exception described above. The bill would require a school district to submit an annual educational report to specified government officials of the amount of funds used pursuant to this provision to compensate mathematics, science, and special education teachers. This bill contains other existing laws.

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SB 1666

Author

Calderon

Chapter

726

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Safe Schools

Summary

Existing law defines the term "safe school zone" as an area that encompasses any of specified places during regular school hours or within 60 minutes before or after the schoolday or 60 minutes before or after a school-sponsored activity at the schoolsite. This bill would specify, for that purpose, that "school" includes any public or private school. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1680

Author

Wyland

Chapter

123

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Higher Education

Summary

Under existing law, the segments of the public higher education system in the state 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 authorize the California Community Colleges and California State University, and request the University of California, to coordinate services for qualified students who are veterans or members of the military by clearly designating Military and Veterans Offices and individuals to provide specified services. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 1696

Author

Yee

Chapter

62

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

CDE Admin/Governance

Summary

Existing law, the California Public Records Act, requires each state and local agency to make its records available for public inspection during office hours and, upon request of any person, to make copies available upon payment of fees, unless the records are exempt by law from disclosure. This bill would provide that a state or local agency may not allow another party to control the disclosure of information that is otherwise subject to disclosure under the act. This bill would state that this provision is declaratory of existing law. This bill contains other related provisions.

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SB 1726

Author

Scott

Chapter

534

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

Existing law governs the presumptions that apply in a proceeding to determine parentage, including which presumption controls in a case in which 2 or more presumptions arise. Existing law also governs the determination of parentage when a wife undergoes artificial insemination. Existing law specifies that the donor of semen provided to a licensed physician and surgeon for use in artificial insemination of a woman other than the donor's wife is treated in law as if he were not the natural father of a child thereby conceived. This bill would revise the latter provision to apply also to a donation provided to a licensed sperm bank and to a donation provided for use for in vitro fertilization. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1772

Author

Committee on Rules

Chapter

418

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

General Government

Summary

The Political Reform Act of 1974 provides for the comprehensive regulation of campaign financing and related matters, including the reporting of campaign contributions, as defined, and payments made at the behest of candidates and elected officers. Existing law defines a payment made at the behest of a candidate as a contribution for purposes of the act unless the payment was made principally for legislative, governmental, or charitable purposes. Existing law nevertheless requires that payments of this type made at the behest of an elected officer shall be reported when those payments equal or exceed $5,000 in the aggregate from the same source in the same calendar year, and existing law establishes procedures for the filing of those reports. This bill would impose those reporting requirements on payments made at the behest of a member of the Public Utilities Commission principally for legislative, governmental, or charitable purposes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1774

Author

Corbett

Chapter

419

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Special Education

Summary

Existing law creates the 29-member State Council on Developmental Disabilities appointed by the Governor, to advise the State Department of Developmental Services and perform various other duties. Under existing federal law, 5-year grants are given to various University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service to provide leadership in, advise federal, state, and community policymakers about, and promote opportunities for, individuals with developmental disabilities. Two members of the state council are representatives from university centers of excellence in the state. This bill would, instead, require that the state council include a representative from each of the 3 university centers for excellence, and would increase from 2 to 3 the number of appointees with developmental disabilities thus increasing the council membership to 31. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SCA 12

Author

Perata

Chapter

143

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

School Finance

Summary

The California Constitution authorizes a California State Lottery, and the California State Lottery Act of 1984, enacted by initiative, provides for its operation and administration by the California State Lottery Commission and the Director of the California State Lottery, with certain limitations. The act declares that its purpose is to provide additional moneys to benefit education. This measure would provide that an additional purpose of the California State Lottery is to provide funds for other public purposes. The measure would authorize the Legislature to obtain moneys for the purposes of the California State Lottery through the sale of future revenues of the California State Lottery and rights to receive those revenues to an entity authorized by the Legislature to issue debt obligations for the purpose of funding that purchase.

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SCR 83

Author

Battin

Chapter

103

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Miscellaneous

Summary

This measure would proclaim November 2008 as California Indian Heritage Month, encourage its observance with activities that celebrate the uniqueness of Americans, and commend California Indian nations for their outstanding contributions to this state.

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SCR 127

Author

Steinberg

Chapter

120

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Foster Youth

Summary

This measure would designate the month of November 2008 as Court Adoption and Permanency Month and would encourage courts and local communities to join in activities to expedite permanency for children who have been abused and neglected.

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SCR 128

Author

Negrete McLeod

Chapter

121

Is Urgency?

N

Subject

Miscellaneous

Summary

This measure would recognize the importance of California Native American Day, celebrated this year on September 26, 2008, and the concurrent California Indian Cultural Awareness Conference to the enhancement of awareness of California Indian culture.

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