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AB-1754 School bonds: portable electronic devices and instructional materials.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 24, 2014

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1754


Introduced by Assembly Member Hagman
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Chávez)
(Coauthors: Senators Gaines and Vidak)

February 14, 2014


An act to add Section 15267 to the Education Code, relating to school bonds.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1754, as amended, Hagman. School bonds: portable electronic devices and instructional materials.
The California Constitution limits the maximum amount of any ad valorem tax on real property to 1% of the full cash value of the property except for ad valorem taxes or special assessments that pay the interest and redemption charges on certain bonded indebtedness, including bonded indebtedness incurred by a school district, community college district, or county office of education for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, or the acquisition or lease of real property for school facilities, approved by 55% of the voters if the proposition includes specified accountability requirements.
This bill would prohibit proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized and issued pursuant to the exception described above to be used to purchase instructional materials, as defined. portable electronic devices, including, but not limited to, laptop computers and tablet computers, that are not closely connected to classroom instruction, are assigned to individual pupils, or are permitted to leave the schoolsite for more than one schoolday, or to purchase basic or supplemental instructional materials.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 15267 is added to the Education Code, to read:

15267.
 Proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized and issued pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 1 of Article XIII A and subdivision (b) of Section 18 of Article XVI of the California Constitution shall not be used to purchase instructional materials, as defined in subdivision (h) of Section 60010. either of the following:
(a) Portable electronic devices, including, but not limited to, laptop computers and tablet computers, that are any of the following:
(1) Not closely connected to classroom instruction.
(2) Assigned to individual pupils.
(3) Permitted to leave the schoolsite for more than one schoolday.
(b) Basic or supplemental instructional materials.