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Legislation Action Report
June 2014


Report from the Legislation Action Committee

The California State PTA Legislation Action Committee met June 9, 2014. At this meeting, positions were taken on the 11 bills listed below.

To read the full bill, click on the individual bill numbers.

AB 1530 (Chau)
Model curricula: computer science.
Support – Education
Advocate – Carol Kocivar ckocivar@capta.org

AB 1579 (Stone)
CalWORKs: pregnant women.
Support – Family Engagement
Advocate – Dianna MacDonald dmacdonald@capta.org

AB 1819 (Hall)
Family day care home: smoking prohibition.
Support – Family Engagement
Advocate – Dianna MacDonald dmacdonald@capta.org

AB 2341 (Quirk-Silva)
California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System: pupils of military families.
Support – Miscellaneous
Advocate – Kathy Moffat legislation@capta.org

AB 2372 (Ammiano)
Property taxation: change in ownership.
Support – Taxation
Advocate – Kathy Moffat legislation@capta.org

AB 2384 (Bradford)
Schoolsite councils.
Seek Amendments – Education
Advocate – Carol Kocivar ckocivar@capta.org

AB 2421 (Nestande)
Corporation Tax Law: credits: Homeless and Foster Youth Opportunities Investment Act.
Oppose – Taxation
Advocate – Kathy Moffat legislation@capta.org

SB 1000 (Monning)
Public health: sugar-sweetened beverages: safety warnings.
Support – Health
Advocate – Cathy Hall chall@capta.org

SB 1057 (Corbett)
Pupil curriculum: history-social science content standards.
Seek Amendments – Education
Advocate – Carol Kocivar ckocivar@capta.org

SB 1143 (Liu)
Pupil instruction: independent study.
Watch – Education
Advocate – Carol Kocivar ckocivar@capta.org

SB 1460 (Committee on Human Services)
Child welfare.
Support – Community Concerns
Advocate – Shereen Walter swalter@capta.org


POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

SUPPORT – Great importance, beneficial to welfare of children and youth; PTA actively works for passage.

SUPPORT IF AMENDED – If amended to address PTA concerns or recommendations, PTA will work to secure passage.

APPROVE – Not a high priority, or does not need PTA support.

SEEK AMENDMENTS – Bill incomplete or author is working on amendments; PTA works with author and allied organizations to change or shape the bill; if pending bill changes, position may change.

OPPOSE – Harmful to welfare of children and youth; PTA actively works to defeat.

OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED – Some text conflicts with PTA positions; PTA works with author for changes.

WATCH – May be important, but PTA remains neutral; follows progress.

 

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