BILL ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                                                                    



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          Date of Hearing:   May 1, 2013

                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                                  Mike Gatto, Chair

                   AB 1019 (Ammiano) - As Amended:  March 21, 2013 

          Policy Committee:                              Public  
          SafetyVote:  7-0

          Urgency:      No                  State Mandated Local Program:  
          No     Reimbursable:               

           SUMMARY  

           As proposed to be amended  , this bill requires the California  
          Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to set goals  
          and priorities for career technical education (CTE). 

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          Absorbable costs as this requirement is consistent with current  
          practice. 

          Current law requires CDCR to set goals and priorities for inmate  
          education programs. This bill specifies the inclusion of CTE. 

           COMMENTS  

           1)Rationale  . According to the author, "This bill recognizes that  
            rehabilitation includes developing a set of skills related to  
            successful reentry into the workforce. It does not mandate  
            what to teach or how the subject is to be taught but sets a  
            framework for decision making within CDCR. This bill would  
            require in law that CDCR set goals for vocational programs as  
            it currently does for academic programs and base its decisions  
            on evidence based data."

           2)Need for the bill is not clear  . CDCR's current education  
            efforts include goals and priorities for CTE as well as  
            academic education. Explicitly specifying such, however, is  
            not problematic.

           3)Amendments  delete the requirement to develop standards and  
            criteria for evaluating efficacy of CTE programs. 








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           Analysis Prepared by  :    Geoff Long / APPR. / (916) 319-2081