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        CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
        AB 2081 (Education Committee)
        As Amended  June 9, 2010
        Majority vote
         
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        |ASSEMBLY:  |74-0 |(April 29,      |SENATE: |31-0 |(June 24,      |
        |           |     |2010)           |        |     |2010)          |
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        SUMMARY  :  Makes technical non-controversial revisions to the  
        Education Code (EC) to delete obsolete references and language,  
        correct technical errors and oversights, and updates references.

         The Senate amendments  delete obsolete cross-references to  
        non-existent EC sections in the following EC Sections 1266, 1510,  
        15235, and 35331.  

         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 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.

         FISCAL EFFECT  :   This bill is keyed non-fiscal. 

         AS PASSED BY THE ASSEMBLY  , this bill was substantially similar to the  
        version passed by the Senate. 

         COMMENTS  :  This bill is the annual Education Code clean up  
        legislation, sponsored by the Superintendent of Public Instruction  
        (SPI) to make various non-controversial revisions to statute. This  
        education omnibus bill corrects errors, resolves conflicts, and  
        deletes obsolete references.  By tradition, objection to any  
        provision by the CDE, the Department of Finance, or any of the four  
        legislative caucuses prevents that provision from being included in  
        this bill.

        This bill makes technical amendments to delete references to obsolete  






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        and outdated sections of the EC and to clean up provisions of a  
        previously enacted bill relative to school district organization.  

        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 would allow the county committee on school  
        district organization to exclude elementary districts from a  
        unification of a high school district when all affected districts  
        support the unification and the county superintendent of schools has  
        agreed to the local approval process allowed by AB 174 (Carter)  
        Chapter 314, Statutes of 2009.

         Analysis Prepared by  :    Marisol Avina / ED. / (916) 319-2087 FN:  
        0005044