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AB-950 Community colleges: full-time instructors.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Senate  June 12, 2013

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 950


Introduced by Assembly Member Chau

February 22, 2013


An act to add Section 87482.3 to the Education Code, relating to community colleges.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 950, as amended, Chau. Community colleges: full-time instructors.
(1) Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Existing law requires the board of governors to adopt regulations that establish minimum standards regarding the percentage of hours of credit instruction that full-time instructors are required to teach.
This bill would prohibit a full-time faculty member, as defined, for a community college district from being assigned a workload that includes overload or extra assignments if the overload or extra assignments exceed 50% of a full-time workload in a semester or quarter that commences on or after January 1, 2014. The bill would provide that this prohibition shall not apply to a summer or intersession term, and community colleges with fewer than 3,000 full-time equivalent students, or to certain programs, as specified. The bill would also provide that the prohibition would not supersede the pertinent requirements of a collective bargaining agreement containing restrictions regarding limitations on overload or extra assignments that are more stringent than the limitations imposed by the bill is in effect when this bill becomes operative.
With respect to a community college district with a collective bargaining agreement that, as of January 1, 2014, prohibits a full-time faculty member from being assigned a workload that includes overload or extra assignments if the overload or extra assignments exceed 50% of a full-time workload, the prohibition in the bill would become operative on January 1, 2015. The prohibition in the bill would also apply to the workload of supervisory or managerial personnel of a community college district who are performing faculty work that is allowed under an applicable collective bargaining agreement.
To the extent that this bill would impose new duties on community college districts, it would constitute a state-mandated local program.
(2) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 87482.3 is added to the Education Code, to read:

87482.3.
 (a) Except as provided in subdivisions (b), (c), and (d), a full-time faculty member, as defined in Section 87003, for a community college district shall not be assigned a workload that includes overload or extra assignments if the overload or extra assignments exceed 50 percent of a full-time workload in a semester or quarter that commences on or after January 1, 2014.
(b) The prohibition in subdivision (a) shall not apply to a all of the following:
(1) A summer or intersession term.
(2) A community college district with fewer than 3,000 full-time equivalent students.
(3) Programs in the Taxonomy of Programs Code 09 for Engineering and Industrial Technologies, as described in the California Community College Taxonomy of Programs.
(c) The prohibition in subdivision (a) shall not supersede the pertinent requirements of a collective bargaining agreement containing restrictions regarding limitations on overload or extra assignments that are more stringent than the limitations in subdivision (a) is in effect at the time this section becomes operative.
(d) With respect to a community college district with a collective bargaining agreement that, as of January 1, 2014, prohibits a full-time faculty member from being assigned a workload that includes overload or extra assignments if the overload or extra assignments exceed 50 percent of a full-time workload, the prohibition in subdivision (a) shall become operative on January 1, 2015.
(e) The prohibition in subdivision (a) shall apply to the workload of supervisory or managerial personnel of a community college district who are performing faculty work that is allowed under an applicable collective bargaining agreement.

SEC. 2.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.