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AB-1682 State government: Department of Justice: Children’s Justice Fund.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/30/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 30, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1682


Introduced by Assembly Member Burke

February 17, 2017


An act to amend Section 53070 of the Education Code, relating to instructional programs. An act to add Section 12532 to the Government Code, relating to state government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1682, as amended, Burke. Instructional programs: career technical education. State government: Department of Justice: Children’s Justice Fund.
Existing law establishes the Attorney General as the head of the Department of Justice. There is in the Department of Justice a Bureau of Children’s Justice. The bureau investigates and enforces the legal rights of children, including the enforcement of civil rights laws and state criminal laws relating to child abuse and human trafficking.
This bill would create in the State Treasury the Children’s Justice Fund for the deposit of penalty moneys that are recovered pursuant to any action or settlement of a claim brought by the Bureau of Children’s Justice. Subject to appropriation by the Legislature, the bill would require those moneys to be expended by the bureau for specified purposes.

Existing law establishes the California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program as a state education, economic, and workforce development initiative with the goal of providing pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, with the knowledge and skills necessary to transition to employment and postsecondary education.

This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to this law.

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

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 12532 is added to the Government Code, to read:

12532.
 (a) The Legislature finds and declares that the Attorney General’s Bureau of Children’s Justice was created to protect the rights of children through investigation and litigation on matters impacting the lives of California’s young people.
(b) There is hereby created in the State Treasury the Children’s Justice Fund.
(c) Direct payments made to the State of California as penalties recovered by the Attorney General from an action or settlement of a claim brought by the Attorney General’s Bureau of Children’s Justice shall be deposited into the Children’s Justice Fund.
(d) Moneys in the Children’s Justice Fund, upon appropriation by the Legislature, shall be used by the Bureau of Children’s Justice within the Department of Justice’s Public Rights Division to support investigations and prosecutions of laws intended to protect the rights and well-being of children, including implementation of judgments obtained from those prosecutions or investigations and other activities that are in furtherance of the bureau’s mission.

SECTION 1.Section 53070 of the Education Code is amended to read:
53070.

(a)The California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program is hereby established as a state education, economic, and workforce development initiative with the goal of providing pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, with the skills and knowledge necessary to transition to employment and postsecondary education. The purpose of this program is to encourage and maintain the delivery of career technical education programs during implementation of the school district and charter school local control funding formula pursuant to Section 42238.02. There is hereby appropriated to the department from the General Fund for the program established pursuant to this chapter the following amounts:

(1)For the 2015–16 fiscal year, four hundred million dollars ($400,000,000).

(2)For the 2016–17 fiscal year, three hundred million dollars ($300,000,000).

(3)For the 2017–18 fiscal year, two hundred million dollars ($200,000,000).

(b)Of the amounts appropriated in paragraphs (1) through (3), inclusive, of subdivision (a), 4 percent is designated for applicants with average daily attendance of less than or equal to 140, 8 percent is designated for applicants with average daily attendance of more than 140 and less than or equal to 550, and 88 percent is designated for applicants with average daily attendance of more than 550, unless otherwise determined by the Superintendent in collaboration with the executive director of the state board. For purposes of this section, average daily attendance shall be those figures that are reported at the time of the second principal apportionment for the previous fiscal year for pupils in grades 7 to 12, inclusive. For any applicant consisting of more than one school district, county office of education, charter school, or regional occupational center or program operated by a joint powers authority, or of any combination of those entities, the sum of the average daily attendance for each of the constituent entities shall be used for purposes of this subdivision.