Senate BillNo. 645


Introduced by Senator Hancock

February 27, 2015


An act to add Section 8483.73 to, the Education Code, relating to after school programs, and making an appropriation therefor.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

SB 645, as introduced, Hancock. After school programs: grant amounts.

Existing law, the After School Education and Safety Program Act of 2002, enacted by initiative statute, establishes the After School Education and Safety Program to serve pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 9, inclusive, at participating public elementary, middle, junior high, and charter schools. The existing act provides that each school establishing a program pursuant to the act is eligible to receive a renewable 3-year grant for before or after school programs, as provided, and a grant for operating a program beyond 180 regular schooldays or during summer, weekend, intersession, or vacation periods, as provided, and specifies the maximum grant amount and related amounts for each of these grants. The existing act provides a formula for determining an amount to be continuously appropriated from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for purposes of the program, and authorizes the Legislature to appropriate additional funds for purposes of the program.

This bill would, for the 2015-16 fiscal year, appropriate $36,630,000 more to the department for purposes of the program. Commencing with the 2016-17 fiscal year, and for each fiscal year thereafter, the bill would appropriate $73,260,000 more to the department for purposes of the program. The bill would, commencing with the 2017-18 fiscal year, require the Department of Finance to annually adjust that amount using a specified calculation, provided that adjustment does not result in a reduction. The bill would, also commencing with the 2017-18 fiscal year, require the State Department of Education to annually adjust the maximum grant amounts and those related amounts to reflect the percentage change in the California Consumer Price Index, provided that adjustment does not result in a reduction. The bill also would provide that funds appropriated by the bill would be applied toward the minimum funding requirements for school districts and community college districts imposed by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution.

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

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

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SECTION 1.  

Section 8483.73 is added to the Education Code,
2to read:

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8483.73.  

(a) (1) For the 2015-16 fiscal year, thirty-six million
4six hundred thirty thousand dollars ($36,630,000) is hereby
5appropriated from the General Fund to the department for purposes
6of the program established pursuant to this article.

7(2) For the 2016-17 fiscal year, and for each fiscal year
8thereafter, seventy-two million two hundred sixty thousand dollars
9($73,260,000) is hereby continuously appropriated from the
10General Fund to the department for purposes of the program
11established pursuant to this article. Commencing with the 2017-18
12fiscal year, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Department of
13Finance shall adjust this amount by adding the product of six
14hundred twenty-three million two hundred sixty thousand dollars
15($623,260,000) times the percentage change in the California
16Consumer Price Index from the 2016-17 fiscal year, provided that
17adjustment does not result in a reduction in any fiscal year.

18(b) (1) Commencing with the 2017-18 fiscal year, and each
19fiscal year thereafter, the department shall annually adjust the
20dollar amounts specified in Sections 8482.55, 8483.7, 8483.75,
21and 8483.76 by an amount necessary to reflect the percentage
22change in the California Consumer Price Index from the 2016-17
23fiscal year, provided that adjustment does not result in a reduction
24in any fiscal year.

P3    1(c) For purposes of making the computations required by Section
28 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriations
3made by subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund
4revenues appropriated for school districts,” as defined in
5subdivision (c) of Section 41202, for the fiscal year in which they
6were appropriated, and included within the “total allocations to
7school districts and community college districts from General Fund
8proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as
9defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202, for the fiscal year in
10which they were appropriated.



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