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          Bill No:  AB 2081
          Author:   Assembly Education Committee
          Amended:  6/9/10 in Senate
          Vote:     21

           
           SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE :  6-0, 6/16/10
          AYES:  Romero, Huff, Emmerson, Hancock, Liu, Price
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Alquist, Simitian, Wyland

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR :  74-0, 4/29/10 - See last page for vote


           SUBJECT  :    Education

           SOURCE  :     Superintendent of Public Instruction 


           DIGEST  :    This bill makes technical non-controversial  
          revisions to the Education Code to delete obsolete  
          references and language, correct technical errors and  
          oversights, and update references, as specified.

           ANALYSIS  :    

           Existing Law

           1.Assigns various duties to state and local educational  
            agencies and governs the operation of public schools.

          2.Authorizes an elementary school district that has  
            boundaries within a high school district to be excluded  
            from an action to unify those districts if the governing  
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            board receives approval from the State Board of Education  
            (SBE).

          3.Provides that any action to reorganize a school district  
            shall be effective for all purposes on July 1 of the  
            calendar year following the calendar year in which the  
            action is completed, except as specified.  
           
          This bill is one of the annual Education Code clean up  
          bills that makes various non-controversial revisions to  
          statute.  This education omnibus bill corrects errors,  
          resolves conflicts, and deletes obsolete references.

          Specifically, this bill:

          1.Deletes cross-references to various obsolete and outdated  
            sections of the Education Code and corrects a cross  
            reference.

          2.Corrects an oversight that was not included in AB 174  
            (Carter), Chapter 314, Statutes of 2009, relative to the  
            ability to exclude elementary school districts form a  
            unification of a high school district.

           Comments

           By tradition, objection to any provision by the agency  
          affected, the Department of Finance, or any of the four  
          legislative caucuses prevents that provision from being  
          included in this bill.

           Prior Legislation

           AB 174 (Carter), Chapter 314, Statutes of 2009, provides  
          that county committees on school district organization can  
          locally approve unification proposals, without going to the  
          SBE if all affected districts support the unification and  
          the county superintendent of schools has agreed to the  
          local approval process.  However, the ability to exclude  
          elementary school districts from a unification of a high  
          school district was unintentionally left out of the  
          legislation.  Thus, the ability to determine one component  
          of some unification proposals remains an authority of the  
          SBE.  The clean up amendment in this bill allows the county  

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          committee on school district organization to exclude  
          elementary districts from a unification of a high school  
          district when all affected districts support eh unification  
          and the county superintendent of schools has agreed to the  
          local approval process allowed by AB 174.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :    Appropriation:  No   Fiscal Com.:  No    
          Local:  No

           SUPPORT  :   (Verified  6/17/10)

          Superintendent of Public Instruction (source)


           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  : 
          AYES:  Adams, Ammiano, Anderson, Arambula, Beall, Bill  
            Berryhill, Tom Berryhill, Blakeslee, Block, Blumenfield,  
            Bradford, Brownley, Buchanan, Charles Calderon, Carter,  
            Chesbro, Conway, Cook, Coto, Davis, De La Torre, De Leon,  
            DeVore, Emmerson, Eng, Evans, Feuer, Fletcher, Fong,  
            Fuentes, Fuller, Furutani, Gaines, Galgiani, Garrick,  
            Gilmore, Hagman, Hall, Harkey, Hayashi, Hernandez, Hill,  
            Huber, Huffman, Jeffries, Knight, Lieu, Logue, Ma,  
            Mendoza, Miller, Monning, Nava, Nestande, Niello,  
            Nielsen, Norby, V. Manuel Perez, Portantino, Ruskin,  
            Salas, Saldana, Silva, Skinner, Smyth, Solorio, Audra  
            Strickland, Swanson, Torlakson, Torres, Tran, Villines,  
            Yamada, John A. Perez
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Bass, Caballero, Jones, Bonnie  
            Lowenthal, Torrico, Vacancy


          CPM:cm  6/17/10   Senate Floor Analyses 

                         SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  SEE ABOVE

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