LAWS = Effective October 1, 2008
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AB131 (Beall): State Preschool: Exceptional Needs - Urgency bill
Allows an LEA or school to employ a teacher to provide instruction to 3 and 4-year old children with autism if the teacher holds a level 1 or clear education specialist credential and has relevant experience or education to work with preschoolers with autism. Notes that unless new legislation is enacted the provisions of this bill will become inoperative on August 31, 2011 and repealed January 1, 2012. Sponsor: Santa Clara County Office of Education. Status: Chapter 487.
AB978 (Benoit): Community Care Facilities - Urgency clause
Provides for civil penalties for child care programs when specific serious violations are identified including: fire clearance violations; absence of supervision; accessible bodies of water; accessible firearms; refused entry to facility; presence of an excluded individual. Collected civil penalties will be placed in a Technical Assistance Fund to be expanded for T.A., training and education of licensees.
Status: Chapter 291.
AB2759 (Jones): Preschool consolidation
Reforms the state preschool programs by consolidating and streamlining child development programs that serve children 3-5 years of age. Amended to allow 10% of children in part-day preschool programs to have family income up to 15% above the eligibility threshold. Status: chapter 308.
SB1304 (Simitian): County of San Mateo child care subsidy plan
Extends the provisions of San Mateo County child care subsidy pilot for 5 years and would extend phase-out to January 1, 2016. Status: Chapter 61.
SB1629 (Steinberg): Early Learning Quality Improvement
Establishes an Advisory Committee of 13 appointed members to review the potential for an early learning quality improvement system. Requires that the commitee apply to the California Children and Families Commission to cover costs. Addresses programs that serve children 0-5. Status: Chapter 307.