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AB-2070 Community college employees: apprenticeship instructors: qualifications.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 26, 2014

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2070


Introduced by Assembly Member Campos

February 20, 2014


An act to add Section 238 87356.5 to the Code of Civil Procedure, Education Code, relating to juries. community colleges.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2070, as amended, Campos. Juries: social media accounts. Community college employees: apprenticeship instructors: qualifications.
Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, as one of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law requires the board of governors to adopt regulations concerning the minimum qualifications for employment in the community colleges as an apprenticeship instructor.
This bill would provide additional ways for a person to satisfy the minimum qualifications required to serve as an apprenticeship instructor teaching a credit apprenticeship course at a community college.

Existing law, the Trial Jury Selection and Management Act, governs the selection of jurors and the formation of trial juries for both civil and criminal cases. Existing law requires a trial judge to examine prospective jurors, and, upon completion of the judge’s examination, grants counsel for each party the right to examine, by oral and direct questioning, any prospective juror in order to enable counsel to intelligently exercise peremptory challenges and challenges for cause.

Existing law requires that jurors be admonished that they may not discuss the case, conduct research, or disseminate information in connection with the trial. Under existing law the prohibitions on conversation, research, and dissemination of information apply to all forms of electronic and wireless communication.

This bill would prohibit a court from requiring or requesting a juror or prospective juror to disclose a username or password for the purpose of accessing personal social media or requiring the juror or prospective juror to access personal social media in the presence of the judge, counsel for either party, or any other officer of the court.

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

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 87356.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

87356.5.
 (a) In addition to the minimum qualifications for service as an apprenticeship instructor teaching a credit apprenticeship course adopted by the board of governors pursuant to Section 87356, a person may also satisfy the minimum qualifications for service as an apprenticeship instructor teaching a credit course by satisfying one or more of the following:
(1) The person has served as an apprenticeship instructor since January 1, 1993, if the service was authorized pursuant to minimum qualifications in effect at the time of hire.
(2) The person has six years of occupational experience in the subject matter area to be taught, a journeyman’s certificate in the subject matter area to be taught, and shall have completed, within two years of being hired as an apprenticeship instructor, 12 semester units of degree-applicable college level course work.
(3) The person has six years of occupational experience in the subject matter area to be taught, a journeyman’s certificate in the subject matter area to be taught, and has completed 60 hours of professional education in classroom techniques and instructional development. If the person has not completed 60 hours of professional education in classroom techniques and instructional development, the person may be hired as an apprenticeship instructor on the condition that the person complete 60 hours of professional education in classroom techniques and instructional development within two years of being hired.
(4) The person has six years of occupational experience in the subject matter area to be taught, a journeyman’s certificate in the subject matter area to be taught, and possesses a vocational or career technical education teaching credential.
(b) A person may satisfy the minimum qualifications for service as an apprenticeship instructor teaching a credit course if a committee composed of members from a Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee at the community college relevant to the subject matter area to be taught and career technical education faculty at the community college determines that the person possesses qualifications that are at least equivalent to any set of minimum qualifications for service as an apprenticeship instructor.

SECTION 1.Section 238 is added to the Code of Civil Procedure, to read:
238.

(a) As used in this section, “social media” means an electronic service or account, or electronic content, including, but not limited to, videos, still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, email, online services or accounts, or Internet Web site profiles or locations.

(b)A court shall not require or request a juror or prospective juror to do any of the following:

(1)Disclose a username or password for the purpose of accessing personal social media.

(2)Access personal social media in the presence of the judge, counsel for either party, or any other officer of the court.