BILL NUMBER: AB 1683	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  JULY 15, 2010
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MAY 28, 2010

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Torres

                        JANUARY 26, 2010

   An act to amend Sections 12000 and 12001 of the Education Code,
relating to education.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1683, as amended, Torres. Education: finance.
   Existing law requires the State Board of Education to direct the
allocation and apportionment of federal funds to local school
districts and other agencies entitled to receive those funds.
   This bill would define school districts for purposes of these
provisions to include county offices of education  , charter
schools,  and other agencies deemed eligible pursuant to state
and federal law. The bill would also make technical changes.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


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

  SECTION 1.  Section 12000 of the Education Code is amended to read:

   12000.  (a) If, by any act of Congress, funds are provided as
federal aid to education to the several states and the disposition of
the funds is not otherwise provided for by or under the act of
Congress or by or under any law of this state, the apportionment and
distribution of those funds to school districts shall, insofar as
consistent with the requirements prescribed by the federal law and
implementing rules and regulations, be governed by the standards set
forth in this article.
   (b) If a federal law designates a state educational agency or
other agency or officer primarily responsible for state supervision
of public schools, that designation shall be deemed to refer to the
State Board of Education. The State Board of Education shall make
timely application for any federal funds made available, and shall,
pursuant to the federal law and this article, direct the allocation
and apportionment of the federal funds to school districts.
   (c) As used in this article, "school districts" include school
districts, county offices of education,  charter schools, 
and other agencies deemed eligible pursuant to state and federal law.

  SEC. 2.  Section 12001 of the Education Code is amended to read:
   12001.  The State Board of Education shall adopt rules and
regulations for the allocation of federal funds to school districts
entitled to receive federal funds for the support of schools. In
determining the rules and regulations by which those allocations are
to be made, the State Board of Education shall consider all factors
of local effort and all educational programs maintained by those
school districts. The rules and regulations adopted pursuant to this
section shall be based upon need, and the State Board of Education
shall carefully scrutinize the abilities and efforts of the affected
school districts.