BILL NUMBER: AB 169	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Torres

                        JANUARY 20, 2011

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


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 169, as introduced, 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 school districts, county offices of education,
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.   Whenever   (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  thereof   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. 
   When any such 
    (b)     If a  federal law designates a
state  education   educational  agency or
other agency or officer primarily responsible for state supervision
of public schools,  such   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  the provisions of  this article, direct the
allocation and apportionment of the federal funds to  local
education agencies   school districts  . 
   (c) As used in this article, "school districts" include school
districts, county offices of education, 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  local
 school districts  and other agencies 
entitled to receive federal funds for the support of schools. In
determining the rules and regulations by which  such
  tho   se  allocations are to be made,
the State Board of Education shall consider all factors of local
effort and all educational programs maintained by  such
agencies. Such   those school districts. The  rules
and regulations  adopted pursuant to this section  shall be
based upon need  ,  and the  agencies' 
 State Board of Education shall carefully scrutinize the 
abilities and efforts  shall be carefully scrutinized
  of the affected school districts  .