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                                    THIRD READING


          Bill No:  SB 505
          Author:   Jackson (D)
          Amended:  5/28/13
          Vote:     21


           SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE  :  9-0, 4/10/13
          AYES:  Liu, Wyland, Block, Correa, Hancock, Hueso, Huff,  
            Jackson, Monning

           SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE  :  5-2, 5/23/13
          AYES:  De León, Hill, Lara, Padilla, Steinberg
          NOES:  Walters, Gaines


           SUBJECT  :    Education Technology

           SOURCE  :     Superintendent of Public Instruction


           DIGEST  :    This bill extends the sunset, until January 1, 2019,  
          on the State Education Technology Services (SETS) programs that  
          support the use of technology in California schools.  This bill  
          also extends the sunset date, until January 1, 2019, on the  
          California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) administered by  
          the State Department of Education (CDE) which provides a  
          regionalized network of technical assistance to schools and  
          school districts on the implementation of education technology.   
          These programs serve a statewide function in the delivery of  
          education technology based services, providing a variety of  
          services to schools and school districts.


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           ANALYSIS  :    

          Existing law:

          1.Creates, until January 1, 2014, CTAP administered by CDE which  
            provides a regionalized network of technical assistance to  
            schools and school districts on the implementation of  
            education technology.  The CTAP is composed of regional  
            consortia that work collaboratively with school districts and  
            county offices of education to meet locally defined  
            educational needs that can be effectively addressed with the  
            use of technology.

          2.Requires the State Board of Education to award grants to fund  
            a school district or county office of education in each region  
            of CTAP to act as the lead agency to administer the services  
            of that region.

          3.Requires grant funding to be provided through the annual  
            Budget Act.

          This bill:

          1.Extends the sunset date, until January 1, 2019, on SETS  
            programs, that support the use of technology in California  
            schools.  These programs serve a statewide function in the  
            delivery of education technology based services, providing a  
            variety of services to schools and school districts.

          2.Extends the sunset date, until January 1, 2019, on CTAP  
            administered by CDE, which provides a regionalized network of  
            technical assistance to schools and school districts on the  
            implementation of education technology.

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

          According to the Senate Appropriations Committee, this bill  
          extends the sunsets on three programs that are currently subject  
          to categorical flexibility.  The fiscal estimates below  
          represent the annual cost to continue the programs as they were  

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          funded in 2008-09, before they were included in categorical  
          flexibility.  The CDE has indicated that it will seek additional  
          funding to expand the role of these programs if they are  
          continued.

                 California Learning Resource Network (CLRN):  $987,884  
               General Fund.

                 Technology Information Center for Administrative  
               Leadership:  $723,517 General Fund.
                 Technical Support for Education Technology in Schools:   
               $577,079 General Fund.

                 SETS contract administration:  $125,000 in staffing  
               costs for the CDE.

                 Mandate:  Potentially substantial reimbursable mandate  
               on COEs, which this bill requires to undertake activities  
               previously done through consortia that received state grant  
               funds.

           SUPPORT  :   (Verified  5/28/13)

          Superintendent of Public Instruction (source)


           ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT  :    


          PQ:ej  5/28/13   Senate Floor Analyses 

                           SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  SEE ABOVE

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