Senate BillNo. 264


Introduced by Senator Gaines

February 18, 2015


An act to amend Section 70 of the Education Code, relating to elementary and secondary education.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

SB 264, as introduced, Gaines. Elementary and secondary education: definitions.

Existing law establishes the Education Code. Existing law sets forth general provisions, rules of construction, and definitions that govern the construction of the code. For purposes of the code, existing law defines “writing” to include any form of recorded message capable of comprehension by ordinary visual means. For purposes of the code, existing law requires a notice, report, statement, or record that is required or authorized by the code to be made in writing in the English language, unless it is expressly provided otherwise. For purposes of the code, existing law deems the mailing of a notice or other communication by certified mail to be sufficient compliance with a requirement of law in the code that a notice or other communication is to be mailed by registered mail by or to a person or corporation.

This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.

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

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

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SECTION 1.  

Section 70 of the Education Code is amended to
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70.  

begin insert(a)end insertbegin insertend insert Writing includes any form of recorded message capable
2of comprehension by ordinary visual means.begin delete Whenever anyend deletebegin insert If aend insert
3 notice, report, statement, or record is required or authorized by
4this code, it shall be made in writing in the English language unless
5it is expressly provided otherwise.

begin delete

6Wherever any

end delete

7begin insert(b)end insertbegin insertend insertbegin insertIf aend insert notice or other communication is required by this code
8to be mailed by registered mail by or tobegin delete anyend deletebegin insert aend insert person or
9corporation, the mailing ofbegin delete suchend deletebegin insert theend insert notice or other communication
10by certified mail shall be deemed to bebegin delete aend delete sufficient compliance
11with the requirements of law.



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