Selected 2012 Child-Related Bills

Bill # Focus Summary Author

AB

823

TAY

Would create a Children’s Cabinet and bring together heads of various state agencies that affect children birth to adult transition with the purpose of promoting interagency sharing to come up with comprehensive strategies for working with these children.

Dickinson

AB

839

N

Would require school districts to engage in various activities aimed at increasing access to and participation in the federal School Breakfast Program.

Brownley

AB

846

TAY

Would require the county welfare department or CDSS to ascertain whether identity theft may have occurred under specified circumstances. The bill would authorize the county welfare department and the State Department of Social Services to refer the matter to a governmental agency or nonprofit organization that provides information and assistance to victims of identity theft. Current law requires such a referral. The bill would authorize the governmental agency or nonprofit organization to take remedial actions to clear the youth’s credit record and to report the results to the county welfare department or the State Department of Social Services. The bill would require the Office of Privacy Protection, in consultation with the State Department of Social Services and other specified entities, to develop a list of governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations to which these matters may be referred for assistance in responding to an instance of suspected identity theft.

Bonilla

AB

1015

R/C-S

Would require counties to consult with specified stakeholders in developing self-assessments and county improvement plans

Calderon

AB

1434

CW

Adds employees of a public or private institution of higher education, as to child abuse or neglect occurring on that institution's premises, to the list of individuals who are mandated reporters.

Feuer

AB

1435

CW

Adds athletic coaches, administrators, and directors, as defined, employed by or volunteering with a public or private organization to the list of individuals who re mandated reporters, as specified. This bill would require an organization, as defined, to provide initial training to each athletic coach, administrator, or director on specified matters relating to child abuse and neglect, and also would require those individuals to complete continuing training every 2 years.

Dickinson

AB

1438

CW

Requires any person to report to a peace officer a known or suspected instance of a child being the victim of sexual abuse, and would make a failure to report punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a period of 6 months or a fine of up to $ 1,000, or by both that imprisonment and fine.

Bradford

AB

1440

CW

Would require each county child welfare agency, within 60 calendar days of determining that abuse or neglect led to a child's death in the county, as described, to review the child's death and prepare a written report containing specified information. The bill would require the county child welfare agency to submit this report to DSS within 10 days of its completion. Commencing January 1, 2013, would require a DSS required report on child fatalities to include additional information provided to DSS pursuant to this bill.

Perrea

AB

1441

ED

Would, for each taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2012, and before January 1, 2017, allow a credit of up to $ 500 per eligible student for qualified costs, as defined, paid or incurred by a qualified taxpayer, as defined, at a qualified educational institution, as defined, on behalf of the taxpayer, the taxpayer's spouse, or any dependent of the taxpayer. The credit allowed would be limited for all taxable years to a total of $ 2,000 per eligible student.

Beall

AB

1449

ED or H&S

Existing law requires a school district that elects to offer an athletic program to receive, on a yearly basis, a concussion and head injury information sheet that is signed by the athlete and the athlete's parent or guardian before the athlete's initiating practice or competition. This bill would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop and make available on the State Department of Education's Internet Web site a concussion and head injury information sheet that a school district may use to fulfill this requirement.

Hayashi

AB

1451

ED or H&S

This bill, commencing January 1, 2013, would require each high school sports coach taking or renewing his or her first aid certification to take additional training that includes a basic understanding of the signs, symptoms, and appropriate emergency action steps regarding potentially catastrophic injuries, including, but not limited to, head and neck injuries, concussions, second impact syndrome, asthma attacks, heat stroke, and cardiac arrest. By requiring high school sports coaches to complete this additional training, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Hayashi

AB

1452

H&S

Existing law requires a public or private hospital, clinic, or birthing center, at the time of discharge of a child, to provide and discuss information on the current law requiring child passenger restraint systems, safety belts, and the transportation of children in rear seats to the parents or the person to whom the child is released if the child is under 8 years of age, but specifies that a public or private hospital, clinic, or birthing center shall not be responsible for the failure of the parent or person to whom the child is released to properly transport the child. This bill would require a public or private hospital, clinic, or birthing center, at the time a child under 8 years of age is discharged, to also provide and discuss contact information relating to obtaining, at no cost or low cost, information and assistance relating to child passenger restraint system requirements, installation, and inspection, including, among other things, the telephone number of the local office of the Department of the California Highway Patrol.

Hill

AB

1560

N

Would require DSS, to the extent permitted by federal law, to waive the CalFresh gross income test for any individual who is categorically eligible for CalFresh and who is a member of a household that receives, or is eligible to receive, medical assistance under the Medi-Cal program.

Fuentes

AB

1564

CW

Would include volunteers of public or private organizations, including nonprofit organizations, whose duties require direct contact with and supervision of children in the list of individuals who are mandated reporters. The bill would also require employers to provide training in child abuse and neglect identification and reporting to their employees and volunteers who are mandated reporters. Would also require the FTB to revoke the exemption of an organization if a person who is a mandated reporter in the scope of his or her duties in the organization has been found guilty of a misdemeanor, as provided, with respect to failure to report an incident of known or reasonably suspected child sexual abuse, as defined, in the scope of his or her duties in the organization. This bill would require the board to reinstate the exemption if the organization provides notification that the guilty verdict of the person has been overturned.

Lara

AB

1568

Ed

Existing law requires, if the number of pupils who wish to attend a charter school exceeds its capacity, preference to be extended to pupils currently attending the charter school and pupils who reside in the school district. Existing law also authorizes other preferences to be extended, on an individual school basis, if consistent with the law. This bill would prohibit preferences based on the contribution of time or money.

Hernandez

AB

1571

SEM

Would make it a felony punishable by imprisonment in a state prison for 5, 7, or 10 years to intentionally smuggle for profit or commercial purposes a human under 18 years of age who is not accompanied by a family member over 18 years of age or the offense involved the use of a weapon designed for lethal use, including a firearm or an instrument that, under the circumstances in which it is used or threatened to be used, is readily capable of causing death or serious physical injury.

Donnelly

AB

1573

CW

Under existing law, a pupil is deemed to have complied with the residency requirement if he/she attends a public school within the school district in which his or her foster home is located. Existing law requires a local educational agency serving a foster child to allow the child to remain in his/her school of origin, as defined, for the duration of the jurisdiction of the juvenile court. This bill would deem a pupil who is a foster child who remains in his/her school of origin to have met the residency requirements for school attendance in that school district.

Brownley

AB

1575

Ed

Would prohibit a public school pupil from being required to pay a pupil fee for participation in an educational activity. Would require specified school officials to determine if an unlawful pupil fee has been, or is being, charged and if so, present the determination at a public hearing or meeting of the applicable governing board or body at which the governing board or body would be required to identify the nature of the violation and take action to provide full reimbursements to all affected pupils, parents, or guardians within a specified time period.

Lara

AB

1594

N

Would require a charter school to provide each needy pupil with one nutritionally adequate free or reduced-price meal during each schoolday. Would exclude a charter school that offers only nonclassroom-based instruction from this requirement.

Eng

AB

1611

CW

Would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to address the issue of racial and ethnic disproportionality and disparities in the foster care system.

Beall

AB

1628

CW

Would revise existing law that provides that certain child abuse actions may not be brought against a person or entity on or after the plaintiff’s 26th birthday by extending the age cut-off to 35. Would prohibit any confidential settlement in a civil action seeking damages that is based in whole or in part on an act of childhood sexual abuse. Would revise the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act.

Beall

AB

1629

H&S

Would require DCHS to grant provisional provider status to an applicant or provider who meets specified criteria as a provider practicing in a medically underserved area.

Halderman

AB

1637

Ed

Under current law, the Student Aid Commission is required to certify by October 1 of each year a qualifying institution's latest 3-year cohort default rate as most recently reported by USDOE; an otherwise qualifying institution is ineligible for initial or renewal Cal Grant awards if the institution's 3-year cohort default rate is equal to or greater than a specified threshold. This bill would instead require qualifying institutions to calculate, as specified, and certify to the Commission its student default risk index score by October 1 of each year, and would make an otherwise qualifying institution ineligible for new Cal Grant awards if the institution's student default risk index score exceeds a specified threshold.

Wieckowski

AB

1638

Ed

Would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would simplify school finance by consolidating funding for categorical programs into targeted block grants to promote greater equity, increase local control, and improve instruction. The bill would also make the provision relating to the expenditure of block grant funds inoperative on July 1, 2014.

Brownley

AB

1640

N

Would require CalWORKs aid to be paid to a pregnant mother at any time after verification of pregnancy, regardless of whether she is eligible for the Cal-Learn Program. Would prohibit, to the extent permitted by federal law, a pregnant woman or pregnant teenager from being denied or made ineligible for CalFresh benefits, or from being required to participate in CalFresh E & T, at any time after verification of pregnancy.

Mitchell

AB

1660

CW

Would generally prohibit a person from representing or providing specified services to artists who are minors, under 16 years of age, unless he/she submits to the Labor Commissioner an application for a Minor's Representation Permit and receives that permit. Upon receiving the application and filing fee and determining that the applicant is not subject to public notification on an Internet Web site as a sex offender, the commissioner shall issue a Minor's Representation Permit to the applicant. Would prohibit a person who is identified as a sex offender subject to public disclosure on the Internet from being permitted to represent or provide specified services to artists who are minors.

Campos

AB

1673

CC

Would require that after a child is enrolled in or deemed eligible for various child care programs, the child will be deemed eligible for continued eligibility in that program for a period of 12 months unless the child no longer resides in the state or the child is deceased.

Mitchell

AB

1674

FL

Would among other things require any standards for supervised visitation providers adopted by the Judicial Council to conform to the provisions of the bill; require supervised visitation providers to be professional providers, therapeutic providers, or nonprofessional providers, as specified; and prohibit a nonprofessional provider, as defined, from being used in cases in which the court has determined there is domestic violence or child sexual abuse, except as specified.

Ma

AB

1678

N

Would prohibit a mobile food facility from selling or otherwise providing food or beverages within 1,500 feet of any property line of an elementary or secondary school campus, and would require the enforcing agency to notify each individual or entity that seeks approval of a mobile food facility of this requirement.

Monning

AB

1689

CP

SPOT BILL: would make a technical, nonsubtantive change to existing law relating to the statewide electronic benefits transfer (EBT) system for the purpose of providing financial and food assistance benefits to needy Californians.

Donnelly

AB

1695

CW

Would make it a misdemeanor for any person convicted of a crime committed against a minor under the age of 14 who, because of that conviction, is required to register as a sex offender pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act to be outside his or her domicile without a state-issued identification card.

Cook

AB

1697

CW

Would require DSS to designate a separate, consistent data entry field in the Child Welfare Services Case Management System for a county welfare agency to record information regarding the reasons for the placement of a child when the child is placed with a foster family agency or group home. It would also require a county welfare agency to file this information with the system when this placement is made.

Perea

AB

1705

Ed

With regard to the CHSEE, would amend the definition of an eligible pupil with a disability to mean a pupil who has, among other things, an anticipated graduation date and is scheduled to receive a high school diploma on or after July 1, 2015, and the school district or state special school certifies that the pupil has satisfied or will satisfy all other state and local requirements for the receipt of a high school diploma on or after July 1, 2015. Would authorize an eligible pupil with a disability, commencing July 1, 2015, to participate in the alternative means of demonstrating the level of academic achievement in the content standards required for passage of the high school exit examination in the manner prescribed by the regulations adopted by the state board.

Silva

AB

1707

CW

Existing law requires an agency receiving reports from mandated reporters to notify, in writing, the known or suspected child abuser that he/she has been reported to CACI whenever that agency forwards a report in writing to DOJ. This bill would, if a known or suspected child abuser is a minor, require the agency to additionally notify the minor's current caregiver, the minor's parent or parents or legal guardian, the minor's attorney, if any, and the minor's guardian ad litem, if any. This bill would require the removal of any person listed in the CACI as of January 1, 2013, who was listed prior to reaching 18 years of age if the person is listed only once in the CACI with no subsequent listings. The bill would require the removal of any person listed in the CACI who was listed prior to reaching 18 years of age if the incident or incidents resulting in the listing or listings did not result in the person being adjudicated a ward of the court or in a criminal conviction. Existing law requires DOJ to act as a repository of reports of suspected child abuse and severe neglect to be maintained in the CACI. Existing law requires that only information from reports that are reported as substantiated shall be filed, and requires all other determinations to be removed from the central list. This bill would require the information in the report to be deleted if a suspected child abuser was a minor at the time the report was filed, provided that no subsequent report concerning the same suspected child abuser has been received prior to the suspected child abuser reaching 18 years of age.

Ammiano

AB

1709

JJ

Would provide that a youth who is 16 years of age or older at the time of the commission of an offense that could be used as a future felony conviction under the Three Strikes law is entitled to a jury trial in the juvenile court. The jury trial would proceed in the same manner as a jury trial in criminal court. This bill would provide that the right to a jury trial does not affect the right of a detained minor to adjudication of the petition to declare him or her a ward of the court within 15 days of the filing of the petition.

Mitchell

AB

1712

TAY

Existing law requires a court that continues dependency jurisdiction with respect to a nonminor dependent to order development of a planned permanent living arrangement, under a mutual agreement. This bill would revise the definition of mutual agreement, by specifying the criteria of these agreements applicable to nonminor dependents who are in receipt of Kin-GAP and AFDC-FC payments, respectively.

Beall

AB

1713

CW

Existing law identifies commercial film and photographic print processors as mandated reporters, and requires any commercial film and photographic print processor who has knowledge of or observed in his or her professional capacity or employment any film, photograph, videotape, negative, or slide depicting a child under 16 years of age engaging in an act of sexual conduct to report the instance of suspected child abuse. This bill would expand the application of those provisions to commercial film and photographic print or image processors, as defined, and would also expand the list of media to which those provisions apply to include, among other things, any representation of information, data, or an image, as specified.

Campos

AB

1717

CW

Existing law requires DSS to notify the local director of social services and the probation officer of the county in which a community care facility is located whenever the license, registration, or special permit issued to the community care facility is suspended, revoked, temporarily suspended, forfeited, canceled, or expired. Existing law requires DOJ to notify a school district if it discovers that an individual who is an applicant for employment for a position requiring certification qualifications has been convicted of specified offenses and requires a school district employer to request subsequent arrest service from DOJ, as specified. This bill would require DSS to notify DOJ whenever an accusation or complaint is made against a holder of a license, registration, or special permit for a community care facility alleging grounds for suspension, revocation, or temporary suspension of the license, registration, or special permit. The bill would also require DOJ to provide to a school district information pertaining to an accusation or complaint alleging grounds for suspension, revocation, or temporary suspension of a license, registration, or special permit for a community care facility if the accusation or complaint is made against a certificated school employee who is also the holder of that license, registration, or special permit.

Dickinson

AB

1726

H&S

This bill would require an owner of a public swimming pool, as defined, to employ at least one qualified pool operator, and to maintain and conspicuously post a current certificate of each qualified pool operator employed by the swimming pool. This bill would require every pool operator of a public swimming pool to be a qualified pool operator, and to take a pool operator training course and examination, as specified, approved by a local enforcement agency. The bill would require that the public pool operator training course consist of at least 14 hours of instruction covering topics such as water disinfection, water chemistry, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems, health and safety, and facility operations, and include a written examination evaluating subject knowledge.

Allen

AB

1728

H&S

For various health programs, including the California Children's Services Program, Genetically Handicapped Person's Program, Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, State-Only Family Planning Program, Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment (Family PACT) Program, Healthy Families Program, and Access for Infants and Mothers Program, existing law requires provider rates of payment to be identical to the rates of payment for the same service performed by the same provider type pursuant to the Medi-Cal program. This bill would provide an exception to this provision and require hospital inpatient rates of payment for dates of service on or after January 1, 2011, to be 90% of the Medi-Cal hospital interim rates of payment, as developed by DHCS.

Galgiani

AB

1729

Ed

Would authorize a superintendent or principal to use alternatives to suspension or expulsion that are age appropriate and designed to address and correct the root causes of the pupil's specific misbehavior. Would require, if an individual with exceptional needs is subject to discipline under this provision, an IEP team to hold a meeting within 3 days to discuss behavior of the individual with exceptional needs and determine if a functional behavioral assessment and behavioral interventionplan are needed to address the behavior. Would provide that an individual with exceptional needs is not subject to suspension, except as specified, expulsion, or other behavioral interventions, but instead will receive an appropriate assessment identifying behavioral needs, proposed behavioral goals to address the identified needs, and appropriate related services. Existing law requires the imposition of suspension only when other means of correction fail to bring about proper conduct but authorizes the suspension of a pupil, including an individual with exceptional needs, upon a first offense if the principal or superintendent of schools determines that specified offenses were committed or that the pupil's presence causes a danger to persons or property or threatens to disrupt the instructional process. This bill would require documentation of other means of correction used and would specify that other means of correction include, but are not limited to, a positive behavior support approach with tiered interventions, conferences between school personnel, parents, and pupils, and participation in a restorative justice program.

Ammiano

AB

1731

H&S

Would require DPH to expand statewide screening of newborns to include pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart disease, and would exempt the expansion of contracts for this purpose from provisions that establish standards for contracts, require the Department of General Services to approve contracts, and give the California Technology Agency authority over information technology projects.

Block

AB

1732

Ed

Existing law prohibits the suspension, or recommendation for expulsion, of a pupil from school unless the school district superintendent or the school principal determines that the pupil has committed any of various specified acts, including, but not limited to, bullying, as defined. This bill would include knowingly and without consent credibly impersonating, another person, as specified, as an act for which a pupil may be suspended or expelled from school. The bill would require a pupil who engages in this impersonation conduct to attend a diversion class with his or her parents or legal guardian. The bill also would prohibit a pupil who successfully completes the diversion class from being suspended or recommended for expulsion.

Campos

AB

1746

N

Would restrict the sale of electrolyte replacement beverages in middle schools and high schools to specified times before and after school.

Williams

AB

1751

CW

Would require all state departments, boards, agencies, bureaus, or other agencies of the state, or any of its political subdivisions, to provide information to county child welfare agencies and county probation departments for use in identifying, locating, and notifying the parents of children who are in juvenile court proceedings, as well as for use in establishing parent and child relationships and in assessing the appropriateness of placing the child with a noncustodial parent. Would authorize the release of a parent's name, social security number, most recent address, telephone number, place of employment, or other contact information to county child welfare agencies and county probation departments that administer federal programs for foster care and child and family services. Would require DSS to, by January 30, 2013, amend the foster care state plan required under federal law to implement access to that information provided to the California Parent Locator Service by the federal Parent Locator Service. Would require DSS to issue, by July 1, 2013, an all-county letter or similar instruction explaining that county child welfare agencies and probation departments are entitled to specified information contained in child and spousal support records. Would authorize the DSS Director Services to adopt emergency regulations to implement the provisions of this bill and to readopt those emergency regulations a single time. Would authorize DSS to develop an interagency agreement with the DCSS defining the county child welfare agency's access to information provided by the federal Parent Locator Service to the California Parent Locator Service. Would also require that the information exchange between the California Parent Locator Service or the California Child Support Automation System and the county child welfare agency be done through automated processes to the extent feasible.

Pan

AB

1757

CW

Would make various changes to the adoption and guardianship processes.

Fletcher

AB

1764

CW

Would specify that current law does not require an executive director or supervisor of a private adoption agency to be licensed as a clinical social worker, provided the individual meets the requisite years of experience in social work employment and adoption social work services.

R. Hernandez

AB

1781

N

Existing law requires the governing board of each school district and county superintendent to formulate a plan that, among other things, will ensure that children eligible to receive free or reduced priced meals and milk shall not be treated differently than other children. This bill would require the governing board of each school district and county superintendent of schools to include, as part of that plan, a provision to ensure that during meal times, children shall be able to receive a free or reduced-price meal at any serving line that the school food services program operates, manages, or from which the school food services program receives revenue.

Brownley

AB

1799

Ed

Would require the former public school or private school to perform the transfer of a pupil's permanent record or copy of it no later than 10 schooldays, as defined, following the date of the request.

Bradford

AB

1803

H&S

Would, for Medi-Cal fee-for-services beneficiaries, add emergency services and care that are necessary for the treatment of an emergency medical condition and medical care directly related to the emergency medical condition, as defined, to the schedule of benefits.

Mitchell

AB

1817

CW

Would expand the list of persons identified as mandated reporters to include commercial computer technicians, as defined. Existing law requires any commercial film and photographic print processor who has knowledge of or observed in his or her professional capacity or employment any film, photograph, videotape, negative, or slide depicting a child under 16 years of age engaging in an act of sexual conduct to report the instance of suspected child abuse to a law enforcement agency, as specified. This bill would in addition make those provisions applicable to commercial computer technicians, and instead require a report to be made when those individuals have knowledge of or observe a child who appears to be under 16 years of age being subject to or involved in an act of sexual conduct. The bill would make those provisions applicable to a picture, graphic, or image that is intentionally saved, transmitted, or organized on an electronic medium, as defined. The bill would revise the agencies to which those individuals may report an incident of suspected abuse.

Atkins

AB

1819

Ed

Would require charter schools to make the State Teachers’ Retirement Plan and the Public Employees’ Retirement Plan available to its employees, as specified, and

Ammiano

AB

1820

H&S/CC

Would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would prohibit the use or possession of push pins on the premises of a child day care facility, preschool, or kindergarten classroom.

Block

AB

1829

N

Would require a school district participating in the National School Lunch Program to disseminate specified information regarding the nutritional content of the reimbursable lunches served as part of the program in a manner that permits parents and pupils to access the nutritional information while they access the daily school lunch menu, commencing with the 2013-14 school year. The bill would specify that these requirements apply only to school districts that, as of January 1, 2013, regularly disseminate school menu information online or in printed form.

Bradford

AB

1832

Ed

Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to require, or request, as appropriate, public postsecondary institutions to grant academic credit to students for similar training and hours of experience performed while on active military duty.

Silva

AB

1837

SEM

SPOT BILL: technical, nonsubstantive changes to existing human trafficking laws

Donnelly

AB

1849

JJ

Would authorize the juvenile court of a county to adopt a restorative justice program to address the needs of minors, victims, and the community and require a restorative justice program adopted by a juvenile court to be implemented through a restorative justice protocol developed by the court with the prosecutor, public defender, and, when possible, representatives from other interested groups. Certain enumerated offenses would not be eligible for inclusion within a restorative justice program. Would authorize a court not to refer an eligible minor to a restorative justice program if the court determines that the program is not in the minor's best interest. Would require AOC to establish restorative justice pilot programs in 5 or more counties.

Carter

AB

1856

CW

Would require the training for an administrator of a group home facility, licensed foster parent, and relative or nonrelative extended family member caregiver, to include instruction on cultural competency and sensitivity relating to, and best practices for, providing adequate care to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth in out-of-home care. Would provide that foster children also have the right to have caregivers and child welfare personnel who have received instruction on cultural competency and sensitivity relating to, and best practices for, providing adequate care to LGBT youth in out-of-home care.

Ammiano

AB

1857

Ed

Would authorize school districts to provide education programs that promote healthy relationships and prevent teen dating violence to pupils in grades 7 to 12, inclusive, through curricular, extracurricular, and school climate-improvement activities. Would authorize school districts to work in partnership with parents, caregivers, and youth, domestic violence, sexual assault, or other appropriate community-based organizations, as deemed appropriate by the school district, to provide these education programs.

Fong

AB

1864

FL

Existing law authorizes the family law court to appoint one or more experts to investigate, to render a report, and to testify as an expert, and authorizes or requires, as specified, the family law court to appoint various professionals to assist in these proceedings, including counsel for the minor, mediators, and child custody evaluators, among others. This bill would prohibit any monetary liability on the part of, and any cause of action for damages against, any professional appointed by court order to provide services to the court pursuant to the provisions described above, as an expert witness or in connection with family law proceedings, for any act, opinion, report, or communication in the performance of those services, as specified.

Wagner

AB

1872

N or CC

Would require, except as provided, a family day care home to adhere to certain nutrition standards in the provision of meals and snacks. Would require DSS to take specified actions with respect to noncompliance with these provisions, and would require DSS to disseminate certain information to prospective and current providers.

Alejo

AB

1880

Ed

Would require middle schools and high schools to establish and implement a policy to prevent and respond to dating abuse, which the bill would define.

Lara

AB

1899

SEM or Ed

Would require students who are victims of trafficking, domestic violence, and other serious crimes, as defined, to be exempt from paying nonresident tuition at the CSU and CCC, and to be eligible to apply for, and participate in, all student financial aid programs and scholarships administered by a public postsecondary educational institution or the State of California, to the same extent as individuals who are admitted to the United States as refugees under specified federal law. The bill would request the University of California to adopt policies that are consistent with the provisions of the bill.

Mitchell

AB

1909

CW

Would make several changes to existing law regarding foster children’s education, placement, suspension and expulsion, and notification.

Ammiano

AB

1923

SN

SPOT BILL : would make technical nonsubstantive changes to existing law on special ed services offered by child care centers and family day care centers

Mendoza

AB

1928

CW

Would require a licensing agency to exclude biological children, adoptive children, or children in guardianship who also reside on the premises for purposes of the capacity limits applicable to a foster family home or small family home, or a family home certified by a foster family home agency licensed pursuant to the act. The bill would authorize DSS to implement these provisions through all-county letters until the adoption of implementing regulations, as prescribed.

Cook

AB

1935

H&S

SPOT BILL: would make technical nonsubstantive changes to law regarding the video game rating system

Fong

AB

1937

Ed

Would allow a contractor, consultant, volunteer, or other party to whom a local educational agency or institution has outsourced institutional services or functions to be considered a school official for purposes of accessing pupil records if he or she performs an institutional service or function for which the agency or institution would otherwise use employees, he or she is under the direct control of the agency or institution with respect to the use and maintenance of educational records, and he or she may use the information only for purposes for which the disclosure was made, and is prohibited from disclosing the information to any other party without the prior written consent of the parent or eligible pupil. The bill would require a local educational agency or institution to use reasonable methods to ensure that school officials and employees obtain access only to those educational records in which they have a legitimate educational interest, as prescribed.

Silva

AB

1940

SEM

Would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would delete any record of a conviction for the crime of prostitution if the defendant is a victim of human trafficking.

Hill

AB

1956

SEM

Would expand existing tattoo removal programs to serve individuals who were tattooed for identification in sex trafficking or prostitution and are in the custody of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation or county probation departments, who are on parole or probation, or who are in a specified community-based organization.

Portantino

AB

1970

N or H&S

Would, among other things, revise procedures relating to public social services application and recertification interviews to require these interviews to be conducted in person, by telephone, or by other electronic means, to promote administrative efficiency and reduce costs to applicants and recipients.

Skinner

AB

1991

CC

Would exempt from licensure under the California Child Day Care Facilities Act a public recreation program operated as prescribed for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, that operates less than 20 hours per week and for a total of 14 weeks or less during a 12-month period.

Smyth

AB

2002

H&S

For purposes of assigning an eligible Medi-Cal beneficiary to a managed care plan when the beneficiary fails to select a plan, would provide that the term safety net provider includes specified types of clinics and medical care providers.

Cedillo

AB

2019

CW

With regard to the Foster Family Home and Small Family Home Insurance Fund, this bill would require that any claim not approved or rejected within 180 days be deemed approved. The bill would require DSS or its designated agency to ensure that a claimant receives notification of the decision to approve or reject a claim within 15 days of the decision. Would also require that the fund be maintained at an adequate level to meet anticipated liabilities; require DSS to use claims information to make recommendations to the Legislature regarding the amount of funding necessary to meet these purposes; and require DSS to report to the Legislature by January 1, 2015, on the feasibility of expanding coverage of the fund, on a revenue-neutral basis, to homes that are certified by foster family agencies.

Hill

AB

2032

Ed

Would require a charter school to comply with laws governing school districts relating to the suspension and expulsion of pupils.

Mendoza

AB

2040

SEM

Would provide that a person who was adjudicated a ward of the court for the commission of a violation of specified provisions prohibiting prostitution may petition a court to have his or her records sealed as these records pertain to the prostitution offenses without showing that he or she has not been subsequently convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or that rehabilitation has been attained, as provided. Would provide that a person who was 18 years of age or older, or who was under 18 years of age but was tried as an adult, at the time of a commission of a violation of specified provisions prohibiting prostitution may petition a court to allow the petitioner to withdraw his or her plea of guilty or plea of nolo contendere and enter a plea of not guilty, or to have the court set aside the verdict. The bill would require the court to grant the petition if the petitioner has made a satisfactory showing that the violation was a result of the petitioner having been a victim of human trafficking.

Swanson

AB

2060

CW & JJ

Would require the court, after limiting a parent's educational rights in dependency or wardship proceedings, to determine if there is a responsible adult who is available and willing to serve as the child's educational representative. Would permit the court to order an investigation and recommendations by the social worker or, in the case of a ward, by the probation officer. Would require the court to refer a dependent child or ward of the court to the local educational agency for appointment of a surrogate parent if, after investigation, the court cannot identify a responsible adult to make educational decisions for the child. Under this bill, the court could make educational decisions for a dependent child if no responsible adult could be identified and appointment of a surrogate parent was not warranted. Would require an appointed educational representative or surrogate parent to meet with the child, investigate the child's educational needs and whether those needs are being met, and present recommendations to the court or attend court to participate in any portion of a hearing that concerns the child's education.

Bonilla

AB

2064

H&S

Would require a health care service plan or health insurer that provides coverage for childhood and adolescent immunizations to reimburse a physician or physician group in an amount not less than the actual cost of acquiring the vaccine plus the cost of administration of the vaccine, as specified. Would prohibit a health care service plan contract or health insurance policy providing coverage for childhood or adolescent immunizations from imposing a deductible, copayment, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing mechanism for the administration of a childhood or adolescent immunization or for related procedures. Would prohibit those contracts or policies from containing a dollar limit provision for the administration of childhood and adolescent immunizations or including the cost of those immunizations in a dollar limit provision.

Perez

AB

2086

CW

Would require municipal jurisdictions that enact local ordinances that restrict the movement of registered sex offenders to post notices in places that would provide sufficient notice of the restriction.

Ammiano

AB

2093

TAY

Would enact the Foster Youth Higher Education Preparation and Support Act of 2012, which would require the CSU and request the CCC and UC to establish foster youth campus support programs, which are separate from the Higher Education Outreach and Assistance Act for Emancipated Foster Youth, to provide comprehensive support and outreach to current and former foster youth in an effort to retain foster youth in higher education. Would request campuses of the CCC, CSU and UC to designate a foster youth campus support program coordinator using new or existing resources. Would require DSS to annually notify foster youth 13 years of age or older, and those foster youths' caregivers, of the postsecondary educational support provided to them pursuant to this bill.

Skinner

AB

2101

JJ

Would establish a residential training camp pilot program, to be known as the Juvenile Rehabilitation Training Camp Pilot Program, for the purpose of providing an alternative placement option for male juveniles who commit specified offenses.

Achadjian

AB

2104

CC

Among other things, would provide that the state preschool programs shall include, but not be limited to, part-day and full-day age and developmentally appropriate programs designed to facilitate the transition to kindergarten for 3- and 4-year-old children.

Gordon

AB

2109

H&S

Would revise existing liaw regarding immunizations and exemptions.

Pan

AB

2114

H&S

Swimming pool safety: would among other things require a swimming pool, spa, or public wading pool that is subject to certain safety provisions to have at least 2 circulation outlets per pump, and be separated by a distance of at least 3 feet in any dimension between the suction outlets.

Smyth

AB

2137

CC

Would authorize a city, county, or city and county to prohibit large family day care homes on lots zoned for single-family dwellings and would encourage, rather than require, a city, county, or city and county to (1) classify large family day care homes as a permitted use of residential property for zoning purposes, (2) grant a nondiscretionary permit to use a lot zoned for a single-family dwelling to any large family day care home that complies with certain local ordinances, or (3) require any large family day care home to apply for a permit to use a lot zoned for single-family dwellings.

Bradford

AB

2186

CW

Would recast and codify existing law establishing the Youth Emergency Telephone Referral Project, establishing the project in the Cal-EMA, and provide that the agency may directly implement the project or may administer competitively awarded grants awarded to contract with California nonprofit corporations to do so. Would delete provisions requiring the project to be headquartered in Sacramento. Would clarify that the project’s services, as specified, are available to youth who are at risk of running away from home or becoming homeless, or who have run away from home or are homeless.

Grove

AB

2190

Ed

Would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to create a postsecondary education oversight and coordinating commission to accomplish prescribed goals relating to the goals and operations of the postsecondary education segments.

J. Perez

AB

2202

Ed

Would require the Legislative Analyst's Office to conduct a study that considers specified things and make recommendations concerning opportunities for expanding access to postsecondary education in underserved areas.

Block

AB

2203

Ed

Would increase the ages subject to compulsory education from 6-18 to 5-18

J. Perez

AB

2209

CW

Would prohibit the placement of any dependent child who is a United States citizen with any person, who is not a parent, outside the United States, as specified, prior

Hueso

AB

2241

TAY

Would establish the Transitioning Youth for Success Program for the purpose of prioritizing the use of specified federal unds for neglected, delinquent, or at-risk pupils.

Dickinson

AB

2242

Ed

Would provide that the act of disrupting school activities or otherwise willfully defying the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties would subject a pupil to in-school suspension in a supervised suspension classroom, but not to off-campus suspension, extended suspension, mmendation for expulsion, or expulsion.

Dickinson

AB

2268

TAY?

Would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to identify populations that are eligible for various community-based services, but that are underserved as a result of traditional place-based and regional funding models for providing these services, and to identify and implement strategies to ensure that the services are made available pursuant to a population-based model, where appropriate.

Eng

AB

2280

N

Would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would develop policies that clarify and improve the activities and practices related to vendor sanctions and notifications under the WIC program.

Lara

AB

2292

CW, JJ

Would require the court to hear testimony and review the available evidence before issuing an order returning a minor to the physical custody of his or her parents in dependency or wardship oceedings.

Nielsen

AB

2296

Ed

Would apply the CPPE provision prohibiting an institution from, among other things, offering an unaccredited doctoral degree program without disclosing to prospective students prior to enrollment that the degree program is unaccredited, whether the degree issued is in a field that requires licensure in California, and any known limitation of the degree, including, but not limited to, whether the degree is recognized for licensure or certification in California and other states, to the offering of associate, baccalaureate, and masters degree programs as well. Would require the school catalog to include a statement specifying whether the institution, or any of its programs, are accredited by an approved accrediting agency of the US Department of Education, and, if the institution offers an associate, baccalaureate, masters, or doctoral degree program that is not accredited by such an agency, the statement would be required to disclose that nonaccreditation and all known limitations of the degree. The bill would require an institution that maintains an Internet Web site to provide on that Internet Web site the school catalog, a School Performance Fact Sheet for each educational program offered by the institution, student brochures offered by the institution, a link to the bureau's Internet Web site, and the institution's most recent annual report submitted to the bureau. Would also require the institution to include information concerning where students may access the bureau's Internet Web site anywhere the institution identifies itself as being approved by the bureau.

Block

AB

2300

Ed

Would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would ensure that community service hours replace suspensions as a primary method of pupil discipline.

Swanson

AB

2333

H&S

Would provide among other things that any person who keeps a BB device within any premises that is under the person's custody or control, who knows or reasonably should know that a minor is likely to gain access to that BB device without the permission of the minor's parent or legal guardian, and a minor obtains access to that BB device and thereafter carries the BB device off-premises,

Solorio

AB

2352

CP

Would delete existing requirements for assessing the value of a motor vehicle for purposes of CalWORKs program eligibility. The bill would exclude the value of a licensed motor vehicle from consideration when determining or redetermining CalWORKs eligibility.

Hernandez

AB

2365

FL

Would require a family court to consider, in determining the best interest of the child in custody proceedings, either parent' s documented use of prescribed controlled substances, including medical marijuana and narcotic maintenance medications for heroin and opioid addictions.

Nestande

AB

2419

Ed

Would prohibit a maximum Cal Grant A award from exceeding $4,000, notwithstanding the requirement that maximum award amounts for Cal Grant A awards for students attending public institutions shall be identified in the annual Budget Act.

Miller

AB

2427

Ed

Would prohibit special session fees at all campuses of the CSU for courses offered to matriculated students for credit towards an undergraduate or graduate degree, such as a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree, from exceeding fees arged per credit unit for any other academic term.

Butler

AB

2469

CP

Would require an applicant for, or recipient of, CalWORKs cash aid to undergo drug testing on a periodic basis, as a condition of eligibility. The bill would specify the substances for which drug testing would be conducted, and would require the department to seek any federal approvals necessary for the implementation of the bill. The bill would specify the duties of the department and county welfare departments in connection with the drug testing procedures, including paying the costs of a licensed substance abuse program, as specified. This bill would provide that otherwise eligible children in the household of an applicant or recipient who is ineligible for aid because of a positive drug test shall receive CalWORKs aid, under specified conditions.

Grove

AB

2513

CW

Would require that the license for a residential care facility for the care of foster children be forfeited if the licensee is convicted of identity theft.

Bonilla

AB

2537

Ed

Would make various changes to existing law regarding pupil discipline, suspension or expulsion.

V. Perez

AB

2547

HY

Would establish the Statewide Office of the Homeless Youth Advocate and require the office, among other things, to provide information and assistance to reduce the provision of overlapping services to, identify obstacles to the provision of services to, make recommendations to remove those obstacles and improve the quality of services provided to, and obtain and disseminate information from service providers relating to services available for, homeless youth (is sufficient funds exist to support the activities of the office).

Blumenfield

AB

2565

Ed

Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would require schools to create and display posters warning pupils of the range of consequences for engaging in behavior that can result in detention by law enforcement.

Swanson

AB

2573

CC

Would state that the Legislature finds and declares, among other things, that it is necessary to enact legislation that would grant family child care providers the right to choose a representative to negotiate collectively with the state over the operation of the child care system.

Furutani

AB

2578

Ed

Would require, commencing on January 1, 2013, that contributions by participants who make their contributions pursuant to a qualified state tuition plan, as provided in a designated section of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, be matched by an equal amount of state funds.

Solorio

AB

2585

H&S

Would make several changes to existing law regarding child passenger restraints in vehicles.

Nestande

AB

2616

Ed

Would identify specific reasons that constitute a valid excuse for which a pupil may be absent from school and make several other changes regarding truancy.

Carter

AB

2617

Ed

Would require, on or before May 31, 2013, the Superintendent, in cooperation with the state board and the Legislative Analyst's Office, to publish a report and recommendations addressing the adequacy of funding for dropout recovery programs in California,

Blumenfield

AB

2648

Ed

Would express findings and declarations of the Legislature with respect to the funding of public postsecondary education in this state. The bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would increase the state's investment in public postsecondary education and to find a dedicated revenue source to fund public postsecondary education in California.

Williams

AB

2662

Ed

Would make various changes regarding pupil promotion and retention.

Ed. Committee

SB

9

JJ

Authorizes a prisoner who was under 18 years of age at the time of committing an offense for which the prisoner was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole to submit a petition for recall and resentencing to the sentencing court, as specified.

Yee

SB

119

HY

This bill proposes adding an emergency youth shelter for youth between 12-18 who are homeless or at risk of being homeless under definition of “community care facility”.

Lowenthal Co-Author: Liu

SB

721

Ed

Would state the intent of the Legislature that budget and policy decisions regarding postsecondary education generally adhere to three specified goals.

Lowenthal

SB

970

CP

Would require a county human services department to allow an applicant initially applying for, or renewing, health care coverage using the single state application developed pursuant to the act, with the applicant's consent, to have his or her application information used to simultaneously initiate applications for CalWORKs and CalFresh, and would require the county to assess CalFresh recipients for potential state health subsidy program eligibility. The bill would require the California Health and Human Services Agency to convene a workgroup of human services and health care advocates, legislative staff, and other specified representatives, to identify other human services and work support programs that might be integrated into this cross-application process. Implementation of the process created by the bill would be required by December 31, 2015, except as specified.

DeLeon

SB

988

JJ

Would specify that all minors who are represented by counsel in wardship proceedings are entitled to competent counsel. Would set forth mandatory training and education standards for attorneys representing minors in wardship proceedings. An attorney would be solely responsible for fulfilling these requirements. An attorney would also be responsible for meeting regularly with his or her client, as well as contacting professionals associated with the client's case, working with other counsel and the court to resolve the case without a contested hearing, and adhering to mandated timelines.

Liu

SB

1048

CW / JJ

Existing law authorizes the juvenile court to join in a juvenile court proceeding any governmental agency or private service provider that the court determines has failed to meet a legal obligation to provide services to a child who is the subject of a dependency proceeding, and to join any governmental agency the court determines has failed to meet a legal obligation to provide services to a minor who is the subject of a delinquency proceeding. This bill would authorize the court to join in a juvenile court proceeding any private service provider that the court determines has failed to meet a legal obligation to provide services to a minor who is the subject of a delinquency proceeding.

Liu

SB

1050

H&S

Would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to establish a pilot program to promote the use of technology and telehealth systems for the screening, diagnosis, and evaluation of children with autism spectrum disorders.

Alquist

SB

1051

CP

Spot bill: Existing law requires each county to provide cash assistance and other social services to needy families through the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program using federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant program, state, and county funds. This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to the law relating to CalWORKs.

Emmerson

SB

1052

Ed

Would express legislative findings and declarations relating to the cost of college and university textbooks and establish the California Open Education Resources Council, to determine a list of the 50 most widely taken lower division courses in the public postsecondary segments and review and approve developed open source materials and promote strategies for production, access, and use of open source textbooks to be placed on reserve at campus libraries, among other things.

Steinberg

SB

1053

Ed

Would express legislative findings and declarations relating to the cost of college and university textbooks and would establish the California Digital Open Source Library, under the joint administration of the UC, CSU, and CCC, for the purpose of housing open source materials while providing a Web-based way for students, faculty, and staff to easily find, adopt, utilize, or modify course materials for little or no cost. The bill would require that the materials in the library bear a creative commons attribution license that allows others to use, distribute, and create derivative works based upon the digital material while still allowing the authors or creators of the material to receive credit for their efforts.

Steinberg

SB

1060

CP

Would provide that a person convicted of a drug-related felony shall be eligible to receive CalWORKs benefits if he or she meets certain conditions of eligibility.

Hancock

SB

1064

CW

Under existing law, a child who is removed from the physical custody of his or her parents in dissolution, dependency, or probate guardianship proceedings may be placed with a relative. When a child is placed with his or her relative during dependency proceedings and the relative is not a licensed or certified foster parent, existing law requires a county social worker to visit the relative's home, prior to placing the child in that home, to ascertain the appropriateness of the placement. Existing law also requires the court or county social worker to initiate a state and federal criminal records check of the relative through the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System as part of the assessment. This bill would permit a court to place a child in any of those proceedings with a relative regardless of the relative's immigration status. This bill would also permit a relative's foreign consulate identification card or foreign passport to be used for initiating the criminal records and fingerprint clearance checks. This bill would also authorize a dependency court to extend the review hearing periods following consideration of the parent's circumstances if a parent has been arrested and issued an immigration hold, detained by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or deported to his/her country of origin, and, under these circumstances would authorize a court to continue the case only if the court finds that the parent has made reasonable efforts to regain custody of the child or that termination of parental rights would be detrimental to the child. The bill would prohibit this extension under specified circumstances, including if the child was an abandoned infant, the parent was accused of murder or voluntary manslaughter of another of his or her children or of felony assault against this child or another of the parent's children.

DeLeon

SB

1072

H&S

Would require DPH to expand statewide screening of newborns to include screening for 6 types of lysosomal storage diseases.

Strickland

SB

1074

N

Would extend the state’s fingerprint imaging requirement to the CalFresh program.

Dutton

SB

1080

Ed, TAY

For grades 7 to 12, would encourage instruction provided in economics to include instruction related to the understanding of personal finances, including, but not limited to, budgeting, savings, credit, and identity theft. Would require SDE to develop a personal finances curriculum in the next cycle in which the history-social science curriculum framework is adopted.

Lieu

SB

1082

CW, TAY

Existing law authorizes an adult person, a parent or guardian acting on behalf of a minor, or a guardian acting on behalf of an incapacitated person who is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking to complete an application in person at a community-based victims' assistance program to be approved by the Secretary of State for the purpose of enabling state and local agencies to respond to requests for public records without disclosing a program participant's address contained in any public record and otherwise provide for confidentiality of identity for that person, subject to specified conditions. Existing law requires applicants to be certified for 4 years following the date of filing unless the certification is withdrawn or invalidated before that date. Existing law requires the Secretary of State to establish a renewal procedure. Existing law authorizes the Secretary of State to cancel a program participant's certification and authorizes a program participant to withdraw from program participation, as specified. Among other things, this bill would allow the Secretary of State to terminate a participant’s certification if he/she reaches 18 years of age during his/her certification term and has not renewed his/her certification within 60 days of reaching 18 years of age.

Corbett

SB

1087

Ed, CC

Existing law permits a participating program operated by a city, county, or nonprofit organization in the After School Learning and Safe Neighborhoods Partnership Program to operate for up to 30 hours per week without obtaining a license or special permit otherwise required under existing law. The bill would increase the authorization to 60 hours per week and provide that an individual child cannot be in care in the program for more than 30 hours per week. Existing law regulates the licensure and administration of day care centers and family day care centers and exempts specified recreation programs conducted for children from these regulations; this bill would expand the scope of this exemption.

Walters

SB

1088

Ed

Would prohibit a school from denying enrollment or readmission to a pupil solely on the basis that he or she has had contact with the juvenile justice system. Existing law provides that, at the time of the expulsion, the governing board of a school district shall set a date when the pupil shall be reviewed for readmission to a school maintained by the district or tothe school the pupil last attended, not later than the last day of the semester following the semester in which the expulsion occurred. This bill would additionally require the governing board of the school district, if it denies the readmission of an expelled pupil, to set a date not later than the last day of the semester following the semester in which the readmission was denied to reevaluate the pupil for readmission to a regular school district program or to the school the pupil last attended before the expulsion, subject to specified requirements.

Price

SB

1089

JJ

The California Community Care Facilities Act provides for the licensing and regulation of community care facilities. This bill would include in the definition of a community care facility a facility that serves delinquent or at-risk youth, other than those youths placed in a county-operated facility or a facility operated by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Facilities. The bill would include in the definition of a residential facility a boot camp, ranch camp, or forestry camp, other than those camps operated by a county or the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Facilities.

Liu

SB

1091

CW, SEM

Would authorize all victims of human trafficking, prostitution, and child exploitation to have up to two support persons during specified heraings, trials and proceedings.

Pavley

SB

1103

Ed, TAY

Existing law requires the governing board of a school district to provide an annual notification with specified information, including a complete list of career technical education courses offered by the school district that satisfy the subject matter requirements for admission to the CSU and the UC, to a parent or guardian of a minor pupil, as provided, and requires a school district offering any of grades 9 to 12, inclusive, to include, as part of that notice and among other things, a brief description of what constitutes career technical education. This bill would define "career technical education course" for purposes of that notice, and would additionally require that the notice contain a brief statement that most available jobs in the labor market do not require a 4-year degree, accompanied by references to specified labor statistics, a description of the completion and tuition rates at the UC and the CSU, and a list of all career technical education coursework offered by the school district. Existing law requires that, in order to receive a diploma of graduation from high school, a pupil complete certain courses, including, but not limited to, one course in visual or performing arts, foreign language, or career technical education; a school or school district that does not currently offer career technical education courses is not required to start new career technical education programs. This bill would clarify that this provision does not relieve a school or school district from the requirement that it offer pupils in grades 7 to 12, inclusive, a course of study that provides an opportunity for those pupils to attain entry-level employment skills in business or industry upon graduation from high school.

Wright

SB

1136

SN

Would amend the Mental Health Services Act and transfer various functions from DMH to DHCS. Also, existing law requires the DMH to adopt as part of its overall mission thedevelopment of community-based, comprehensive, interagency systems of care that target seriously emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children, as specified. This bill would instead authorize, rather than require, these provisions to be implemented.

Steinberg

SB

1138

Ed

Would revise existing law regarding the maintenance of educational data.

Liu

SB

1206

CW

Would make various changes to existing law concerning child abduction prevention.

Walters

SB

1235

Ed

Would make various changes to existing law concerning pupil suspensions.

Steinberg

SB

1260

FL

Would grant courts the discretion to set aside a paternity judgment in the interest of justice, based on the totality of the circumstances and the best interests of the child, except as specified.

Wright

SB

1264

CW

Would include in the list of individuals who are mandated reporters any athletic coach, including, but not limited to, an assistant coach or a graduate assistant involved in coaching at a public or private postsecondary institution.

Vargas

SB

1267

H&S

SPOT BILL: Would make technical nonsubstantive changes to existing law concerning various public health programs, including the childhood lead poisoning prevention program and the food safety inspection program.

Padilla

SB

1279

FL/CW

Would declare the intent of the Legislature to authorize the department to obtain access to designated information held by other state agencies as it relates to outcomes for children and youth involved in the child welfare system, for purposes of monitoring those outcomes and improving the operations of the child welfare system. This bill would require the department to consult with state and local agencies, child welfare advocates, and other appropriate entities, to determine the outcomes identified pursuant to the bill. The bill would require the department to provide information to the budget and appropriate policy committees of both houses of the Legislature, regarding identifying and monitoring the specified outcomes, and related findings and recommendations for needed statutory, regulatory, and fiscal changes.

Wolk

SB

1289

Ed

Would require a public or private postsecondary educational institution to make specified disclosures related to private student loans in financial aid material and private loan applications provided or made available by the institution, to distinguish private loans from federal loans in individual financial aid awards, and, for any private loan lender list provided by the institution, to provide general information on the terms of the loan available through the lender and disclose the reason for each lender' s inclusion on the list.

Corbett

SB

1299

CW

Would, among other things, include within the meaning of the term "authorized representative", for purposes of filing a claim with the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, a county social worker designated by a county department of social services to represent a child abuse or elder abuse victim if that victim is unable to file on his or her own behalf.

Wright

SB

1319

CW

Would provide that licensed foster family homes, as well as certified family homes of foster family agencies, are not subject to civil penalties under the California Community Care Facilities Act. Would also amend existing law that allows each county to enter into performance agreements with nonprofit agencies to encourage innovation in the delivery of children's services, to develop services not available in the community, and to promote change in the child welfare services system.

Liu

SB

1349

CW

SPOT BILL: would make technical nonsubstantive changes to existing law regarding mandated reporters.

Yee

SB

1352

CW

Would encourage each county to establish a child advocacy center to coordinate the investigation and prosecution of child abuse. Would provide that a child advocacy center may consist of a representative from the district attorney's office, the sheriff's department or police department, or both those departments, and child protective services and may also include representatives from medical and mental health, victim advocacy, and any other agency relevant to the identification, investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse.

Corbett

SB

1363

JJ

Would provide that a minor or ward who is detained in, or sentenced to, any juvenile facility, jail, or other secure state or local facility shall not be subject to solitary confinement, as defined, unless the minor or ward poses an immediate and substantial risk of harm to others or to the security of the facility, and all other less-restrictive options have been exhausted. The bill would permit the minor or ward to be held in solitary confinement only for the minimum time required to address the safety risk, but only if the mental and physical health of the minor or ward is not compromised.

Yee

SB

1389

SEM

Would make a person who commits specified sex crimes or identity theft, if the victim is a minor and the defendant made use of the Internet in the commission of the crime, guilty of cyber crimes against a minor, which would receive the same sentence as the underlying crime. The bill would also, until January 1, 2015, require the Department of Justice to include information on cyber crimes against a minor in the annual report to the Governor.

Corbett

SB

1407

CP

Would prohibit a psychotherapist from releasing mental health records to the parent or guardian of a minor who has been removed from their custody based solely on the parent or guardian's authorization; would allow the release of mental health records at the discretion of the court.

Leno

SB

1425

CW

Would authorize a court to deny reunification services in a dependency case if the child has been adjudicated a dependent child because of severe sexual abuse or severe physical harm to a nonrelated child in the care of the parent or guardian and if the court finds that pursuing reunification services with that parent would not benefit the child. Would require a court to order a hearing on a petition to modify an order finding that reunification services were not necessary only if the court finds, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the best interests of the child would be met by the proposed change. Would require a court to modify the order finding that reunification services were not necessary only if the court finds, by clear and convincing evidence, that reunification is in the child's best interests. The bill would apply the same standards to petitions to modify an order relating to custody or visitation of the dependent child.

Negrete McLeod

SB

1432

CW

Would make various to existing law regarding the California Child and Family Services Review System.

Steinberg

SB

1458

Ed

Would revise existing law concerning school accountability, the API, and graduation rates.

Steinberg

SB

1461

Ed

Would require the trustees, and would request the regents, to determine the amounts of undergraduate tuition and mandatory systemwide fees for each incoming first-year class. The bill would require that the tuition and mandatory systemwide fees set for an incoming first-year class under the bill would not be increased for at least 4 academic years, except as adjusted for inflation as specified.

Negrete McLeod

SB

1469

CW

SPOT BILL: would make technical nonsubstantive changes to existing law concerning dependent children.

Runner

SB

1476

FL

Would authorize a court to find that a child has 2 presumed parents notwithstanding the statutory presumption of parentage of the child by another man. The bill would authorize the court to make this finding if doing so would serve the best interest of the child based on the nature, duration, and quality of the presumed or claimed parents' relationships with the child and the benefit or detriment to the child of continuing those relationships. Would provide that a child may have a parent and child relationship with more than 2 parents. Would, in the case of a child with more than 2 legal parents, require the court to allocate custody and visitation among the parents based on the best interest of the child, including stability for the child. Would, in the case of a child with more than 2 legal parents, direct the court to divide child support obligations among the parents based on the statewide uniform guidelines, adjusted to permit recognition of more than 2 parents.

Leno

SB

1482

CW

Would authorize a court to appoint a nonrelative or relative with whom a dependent child is not currently residing as legal guardian for the child and to order that letters of guardianship be issued.

Fuller

SB

1490

Ed

SPOT BILL: would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to the Donahoe Higher Education Act.

Emmerson

SB

1502

CW

Would, notwithstanding any other law, prohibit a foster family home, foster family agency, or certified family home from knowingly accepting or permitting placement of any foster child if a person for whom registration is required for specified sex offenses resides at the location where the child is to be placed.

Runner

SB

1518

Ed

Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact subsequent legislation allowing school districts to affix commercial advertising on schoolbuses.

Fuller

SB

1521

CW

Would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to comply with the requirements of the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010 and the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act.

Liu

SB

1551

CW

Would require any competent adult, as defined, to report a reasonable suspicion of child sexual abuse and would make failure to report punishable by a range of fines and imprisonment based on the level of the failure.

Vargas

SB

1559

FL

SPOT BILL: would make technical nonsubstantive changes to existing law concerning family law adoptions.

Runner

SB

1561

Ed

Would require the governing board of a community college district to expel a student if he or she drops more than 3 courses in one semester, or quarter, as applicable, and would require that expulsion to be accompanied by a prompt hearing of a campus body.

Anderson

SB

1568

CW

Would require a local educational agency to allow a former foster child to continue his or her education in the school of origin through the end of the highest grade maintained at that school if the jurisdiction of the court is terminated and would apply to former foster children specified provisions relating to foster children transitioning between school grade levels.

DeSaulnier

SB

1571

HY

Would allow an individual to designate on his or her tax return that a specified amount in excess of their tax liability be transferred to the School Supplies for Homeless Children Fund, which would be created by this bill.

DeSaulnier

KEY:

Focus

Code

CP

Child Poverty

CS

Child Support

CR

Civil Rights

B

Budget

R

Realignment/County-State Issues

N

Child Nutrition

ED

Education -- K-12 and Higher Ed

H&S

Child Health & Safety

SN

Special Needs / Disabilities

CC

Child Care / Child Development

CW

Child Welfare, Child Abuse, Foster Care

JJ

Juvenile Justice / Delinquency

TAY

Youth Development

HY

Homeless Youth

SEM

Sexually Exploited Minors / Trafficked Minors

FL

Family Law (custody, visition, right to counsel)

Contact:

Children's Advocacy Institute
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: (619) 260-4806
Fax: (619) 260-4753

Sacramento Office
Phone: (916) 444-5646

Washington, D.C. Office
1023 15th St. NW, Suite 401
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: (917) 371-5191