Bill Text: CA AB2098 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session | Amended

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Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2018-09-26 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 751, Statutes of 2018. [AB2098 Detail]

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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 15, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2098


Introduced by Assembly Member McCarty

February 08, 2018


An act to amend Section 66010 add and repeal Article 22 (commencing with Section 8460) of Chapter 2 of Part 6 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, relating to postsecondary education. after school programs.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2098, as amended, McCarty. Postsecondary education: segments. After school programs: computer coding: grant program.
Existing law 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, under which a program can apply for a grant for operating a before school component, an after school component, or both the before and after school components, on one or multiple schoolsites. The After School Education and Safety Program requires an applicant for a grant to ensure that certain requirements are fulfilled, including that all componenents of the program have an educational and literacy element in which tutoring or homework assistance is provided in one or more of the areas of language arts, mathematics, history and social science, computer training, or science.
This bill, subject to an appropriation of moneys by the Legislature, would establish the After School Kids Code Grant Program under the administration of the State Department of Education to provide one-time grant funds to eligible after school education and safety programs that focus on computer coding as part of their program curriculum. The bill would require the department, in consultation with interested stakeholders, to develop an application process and criteria for determining eligible grant recipients consistent with the purpose of promoting computer coding education. The bill would require the department to determine the amount and number of grants to be awarded under the program based on the after school program site enrollment and in consideration of the overall funding appropriated for this grant program in the 2018–19 annual Budget Act or other statute. The bill would repeal the program on January 1, 2023.

Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges, the California State University, the University of California, independent institutions of higher education, as defined, and private postsecondary educational institutions, as defined, as the segments of postsecondary education in this state. The missions and functions of these segments are set forth in the Donahoe Higher Education Act.

This bill would make nonsubstantive changes in a provision that, for purposes of the Donahoe Higher Education Act, designates the segments of public postsecondary education as the California Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California, as specified, and defines independent institutions of higher education for these purposes.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Article 22 (commencing with Section 8460) is added to Chapter 2 of Part 6 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, to read:
Article  22. After School Kids Code Grant Program

8460.
 (a) Subject to moneys appropriated by the Legislature for the purposes of this section, the department shall administer the After School Kids Code Grant Program. Under the grant program, the department shall provide one-time grant funds to eligible after school education and safety programs established pursuant to Article 22.5 (commencing with Section 8482) that focus on computer coding as part of their program curriculum.
(b) The department, in consultation with interested stakeholders, shall develop an application process and criteria for determining eligible grant recipients consistent with the purpose of promoting computer coding education. The department shall determine the amount and number of grants to be awarded under the program based on the after school program site enrollment and in consideration of the overall funding appropriated for this grant program in the 2018–19 annual Budget Act or other statute.

8461.
 This article shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2023, and as of that date is repealed.

SECTION 1.Section 66010 of the Education Code is amended to read:
66010.

(a)Public higher education consists of all of the following: (1) the California Community Colleges; (2) the California State University, and each campus, branch, and function thereof; and (3) each campus, branch, and function of the University of California.

(b)As used in this part, “independent institutions of higher education” are those nonpublic higher education institutions that grant undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, or both, and that are formed as nonprofit corporations in this state and are accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

(c)No provision of this part is intended to regulate, subsidize, or intrude upon private education, including, but not necessarily limited to, independent educational institutions and religious schools, nor to vary existing state law or state constitutional provisions relating to private education.

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