California Legislature—2013–14 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 1019

Introduced by Assembly Member Ammiano

February 22, 2013

An act to amend Section 2053.4 of the Penal Code, relating to state prisons.


AB 1019, as introduced, Ammiano. State prisons: correctional education and vocational training.

Existing law requires the Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to appoint a Superintendent of Correctional Education to oversee and administer all prison education programs, set long-term and short-term goals for inmate literacy and testing, and establish priorities for prison education.

This bill would also require goals for vocational education to be set by the Superintendent of Correctional Education.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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Section 2053.4 of the Penal Code is amended to



Thebegin delete Director of Correctionsend deletebegin insert Secretary of the
4Department of Corrections and Rehabilitationend insert
shall appoint a
5Superintendent of Correctional Education, who shall oversee and
6administer all prison education programs. The Superintendent of
7Correctional Education shall set both short-term and long-term
P2    1goals for inmate literacy and testingbegin insert and vocational education
2programsend insert
, and shall establish priorities for prisonbegin insert academic and
3vocationalend insert
education programs.