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Recently Introduced Bills

By Cathy Bui - March 13, 2009

 

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AB 533 (Hayashi) Training for High School Coaches

This bill, commencing December 31, 2010, would require each high school sports coach to complete a coaching education program that includes training in recognizing and managing the signs and symptoms of potentially catastrophic injuries, including but not limited to: head and neck injuries, concussions, second impact syndrome, asthma attacks, heatstroke, and cardiac arrest; emergency action planning; and communicating effectively with 911 emergency services. By requiring high school coaches to complete this additional training, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

AB 661 (Torlakson) Special Education & Behavioral Intervention Plans: Mandate Claims – Funding

This bill would require the Superintendent to perform various calculations to increase the amount of funding per unit of average daily attendance for each special education local plan area, as specified. The bill would appropriate $65,000,000 from the General Fund to the Superintendent in augmentation of a specified item of the Budget Act of 2009 for purposes of providing that increased funding. The bill also would appropriate $10,000,000 from the General Fund to the Superintendent for allocation on a one-time basis to county offices of education and special education local plan areas, as specified. The bill would direct that $85,000,000 be appropriated from the General Fund on a one-time basis in each of the 2011-12 to 2016-17 fiscal years, inclusive, except as provided, to the Superintendent for allocation to school districts on a per-pupil basis. The Superintendent would be required to use specified calculations to compute the allocation for each school district. The bill would deem the funding described in this paragraph as payments in full satisfaction of, and in lieu of, any reimbursable mandate claims resulting from the statement of decision of the Commission on State Mandates regarding the Behavioral Intervention Plans Mandated Cost Test Claim.

AB 980 (Swanson) Emergency Apportionments & Repayment – Charter Schools

This bill would require a charter school located within the geographic boundaries of a school district that is repaying an emergency apportionment and for which an administrator appointed by the Superintendent is exercising the authority of the governing board, to pay a pro-rated amount of the annual payment made by the district on the apportionment. The bill would require the Superintendent to deduct the pro-rated amount, to be calculated based upon the ratio of pupil enrollment, as prescribed, from the general purpose entitlement funding calculated for the charter school and apply the amount deducted to the outstanding balance of the applicable emergency apportionment.

SB 293 (Runner) Pupil Admission & Kindergarten and 1st Grade

This bill would change the required birthday for kindergarten and 1st grade admission to November 1 for the 2010-11 school year, October 1 for the 2011-12 school year, and September 1 for the 2012-13 school year and each school year thereafter. An elementary school would be required, until and including the 2012-13 school year, to admit a child to the 1st grade if the child has completed one school year of kindergarten.

SB 675 (Steinberg) Energy Job Training and Clean Technology and Renewable Energy Job Training, Career Technical Education and Dropout Prevention Act of 2010

This bill would enact the Clean Technology and Renewable Energy Job Training, Career Technical Education, and Dropout Prevention Act of 2010 and would create the Clean Technology and Renewable Energy Job Training, Career Technical Education and Dropout Prevention Fund (fund) in the State Treasury. The bill would provide that the moneys in the fund would be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, in the form of competitive grants that would be administered by the State Allocation Board and awarded to qualifying entities for the purposes of the construction of new facilities or the reconfiguration of existing facilities to enhance the educational opportunities for program participants, as defined, to provide them with the skills and knowledge necessary for careers directly related to clean technology, renewable energy, or energy efficiency that may also contribute to California's goal in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The bill would create the Clean Technology and Renewable Energy Job Training, Career Technical Education, and Dropout Prevention Council comprised of 9 members. The council would be required to issue guidelines to implement the purposes of this act. The bill would authorize the council to issue and renew negotiable bonds, notes, debentures, or other sources of security of up to $5,000,000,000 that would be secured by moneys appropriated by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act from the Public Interest Research, Development, and Demonstration Fund.

Editor's Note: Cathy Bui  is the Legislative Assistant for Governmental Solutions Group, LLC.  Pror to joining GSG, Ms. Bui worked in the office of Assembly Speaker Karen Bass.