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          CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
          AB 1781 (Hertzberg)
          As Amended August 27, 2002
          Majority vote
           
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          |ASSEMBLY:  |54-20|(May 30, 2002)  |SENATE: |23-0 |(August 28,    |
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           Original Committee Reference:    ED.  

           SUMMARY :  Establishes the Instructional Materials Funding  
          Realignment Program (IMFRP), which provides funding to school  
          districts to purchase instructional materials.  Authorizes  
          school districts to use funding from the Instructional Materials  
          Fund (IMF) to purchase supplemental materials and classroom  
          library materials.  Repeals specified provisions of the  
          California Classroom Library Materials Act (CCLMA) of 1999. 

           The Senate amendments  : 

          1)Require the State Department of Education (SDE) to apportion  
            funds for purposes of IMFRP to school districts on the basis  
            of an equal amount per pupil enrolled in grades K-12 in the  
            prior year, as specified.  Require a school district or  
            charter school in its first year of operation of expanding  
            grade levels at a schoolsite to be eligible to receive funding  
            for IMFRP, based on enrollment estimates provided to SDE by  
            the school district or the charter school, as specified. 

          2)Require that pupils be provided with standards-aligned  
            textbooks or basic instructional materials by the beginning of  
            the first school term that begins no later than 24 months  
            after those materials were adopted by the State Board of  
            Education (SBE).  

          3)Authorize SBE to grant the school district additional time to  
            meet the purchasing requirements, as specified, if the  
            governing board of the school district demonstrates that  
            specified criteria apply to the district.

          4)Require that funds provided for the purchase of instructional  
            materials in the proposed Budget Act of 2002 be used for  








                                                                           
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            IMFRP. 

          5)Establish legislative intent that the following amounts from  
            the General Fund (GF) be appropriated in the annual Budget Act  
            or another measure, in each of the fiscal years from 2003-04  
            to 2006-07, to the Superintendent of Public Instruction: 

             a)   $350 million for the 2003-04 fiscal year;

             b)   $450 million for the 2004-05 fiscal year; 

             c)   $550 million for the 2005-06 fiscal year; and, 

             d)   $600 million for the 2006-07 fiscal year.  

          6)Made clarifying and technical changes. 

           AS PASSED BY THE ASSEMBLY  , this bill established IMFRP, which  
          provides funding to school districts to purchase instructional  
          materials.  Authorizes school districts to use funding from IMF  
          to purchase supplemental materials and classroom library  
          materials.  Repeals specified provisions of CCLMA of 1999.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :  According to the Senate Floor Analysis, the  
          proposed 2002-03 Budget would transfer $395,775,000 to IMF and  
          allocate $250 million to IMFRP and $145,775,000 in one-time  
          funding for instructional materials 

           COMMENTS  :  This bill is sponsored by the Governor.  According to  
          material provided by the Office of the Secretary of Education,  
          this proposal is "streamlined to give districts more  
          flexibility."

          In its current form, this bill does repeal the California Public  
          School Library Act (CPSLA) of 1998, as originally proposed by  
          the Governor.  The Assembly and Senate Budget Subcommittees on  
          Education took action to add language in the proposed 2002-03  
          Budget Act that states that the CPSLA Act of 1998 is to be  
          funded as a separate budget item on an annual basis.  Therefore,  
          the CPSLA Act of 1998 funds are not intended to be included in  
          IMFRP this fiscal year or future fiscal years.  


           Analysis Prepared by  :    Kimberly Rodriguez / ED. / (916)  








                                                                           
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