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AB-1176 High school equivalency certificates: general educational development test: confined persons.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/17/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1176


Introduced by Assembly Member Mullin

February 17, 2017


An act to amend Section 51423 of the Education Code, relating to high school equivalency certificates.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1176, as introduced, Mullin. High school equivalency certificates: general educational development test: confined persons.
Existing law authorizes the Superintendent of Public Instruction to provide a general educational development test to persons confined in certain hospitals or correctional institutions. Existing law authorizes the Superintendent to grant a waiver to a county office of education to provide a general educational development test preparation program, not to exceed one hour per schoolday, as part of any other instructional program during the regular schoolday to certain of these confined persons.
This bill would no longer limit that program from exceeding one hour per schoolday.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 51423 of the Education Code is amended to read:

51423.
 (a) (1) The Superintendent may provide for the administration of the general educational development test to persons confined to state or county hospitals or to institutions maintained by state or county correctional agencies.
(2) Those agencies, upon request, shall reimburse the Superintendent in an amount sufficient to pay the cost of administering the test.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Superintendent may grant a waiver to a county office of education to provide a general educational development test preparation program, not to exceed one hour per schoolday, program as part of any other instructional program during the regular schoolday to a person who is at least 17 years of age, has accumulated insufficient units of high school credit to graduate from high school by 18 years of age, and is confined to a state or county hospital or to an institution maintained by a state or county correctional agency.