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AB-226 Teacher credentialing: spouses of active duty members of the Armed Forces: expedited application process.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/14/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 14, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 226


Introduced by Assembly Member Members Cervantes and Chávez

January 26, 2017


An act to add Section 44342.5 44343.5 to the Education Code, relating to teacher credentialing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 226, as amended, Cervantes. Teacher credentialing: application priority: spouses of military personnel. spouses of active duty members of the Armed Forces: expedited application process.
Existing law requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to, among other duties, establish standards for the issuance and renewal of credentials, certificates, and permits.

This bill would require the commission to adopt regulations to give priority for review and processing to applications for credentials, temporary certificates, and permits by spouses of military personnel on active duty.

This bill would require the commission to grant or deny an application for a credential within 7 days of the date that the commission received the application if the applicant supplies the commission with evidence that the applicant is married to, or in a domestic partnership or other legal union with, an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is assigned to a duty station in this state under official active duty military orders and holds a valid teaching credential in another state, district, or territory of the United States.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 44343.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

44343.5.
 The commission shall grant or deny an application for a credential within seven days of the date that the commission received the application if the applicant does both of the following:
(a) Supplies the commission with evidence that the applicant is married to, or in a domestic partnership or other legal union with, an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is assigned to a duty station in this state under official active duty military orders.
(b) Holds a valid teaching credential in another state, district, or territory of the United States.

SECTION 1.Section 44342.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:
44342.5.

The commission shall adopt regulations to give priority for review and processing to applications for credentials, temporary certificates, and permits by spouses of military personnel on active duty.