BILL NUMBER: AB 2085	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Huff
   (Coauthor: Assembly Member Anderson)

                        FEBRUARY 19, 2008

   An act to amend Section 51500 of the Education Code, relating to
schools.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 2085, as introduced, Huff. Schools: discrimination.
   Existing law prohibits a person from being subjected to
discrimination on the basis of disability, gender, nationality, race
or ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation in any program or
activity conducted by a public or private preschool, elementary, or
secondary school or institution, the governing board of a school
district, or any combination of school districts or counties
recognized as administrative agencies for public elementary or
secondary schools, that receives, or benefits from, state financial
assistance or enrolls pupils who receive state student financial aid.
Existing law prohibits a teacher from giving instruction, and a
school district from sponsoring any activity, that promotes a
discriminatory bias because of disability, gender, nationality, race
or ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.
   This bill instead would prohibit a teacher from giving
instruction, and a school district from sponsoring an activity, that
reflects adversely upon persons because of their race, gender, color,
creed, disability, national origin, religion, or ancestry. The bill
would thus delete sexual orientation from the categories listed in
existing law.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 51500 of the Education Code is amended to read:

   51500.  No teacher shall give instruction  ,  nor shall a
school district sponsor  any   an 
activity  ,  that  promotes a discriminatory bias
because of a characteristic listed in Section 220  
reflects adversely upon persons because of their race, gender, color,
  creed, disability, national origin, religion, or ancestry
 .