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AB-446 Instructional materials: disposal of obsolete instructional materials.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 06/15/2017 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Senate  June 14, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 446


Introduced by Assembly Member Bigelow

February 13, 2017


An act to amend Section 60510.5 of, and to add Section 60510.1 to to, the Education Code, relating to instructional materials.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 446, as amended, Bigelow. Instructional materials: disposal of obsolete instructional materials.
Existing law authorizes the State Board of Education, the governing board of a school district, or a county office of education to dispose of surplus or undistributed obsolete instructional materials in its possession that are usable for educational purposes by donation to specified persons or entities, or by sale.
This bill would authorize the state board, the governing board of a school district that is contiguous with an adjoining state, or a county office of education of a county that is contiguous with an adjoining state to dispose of surplus or undistributed obsolete instructional materials in its possession that are usable for educational purposes by donation to children or adults in that adjoining state for the purpose of increasing the general literacy of the people. The bill would encourage these entities to submit an intention to dispose of these obsolete instructional materials to public notice and comment procedures, as specified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 60510.1 is added to the Education Code, to read:

60510.1.
 The state board, the governing board of a school district that is contiguous with an adjoining state, or a county office of education of a county that is contiguous with an adjoining state may dispose of surplus or undistributed obsolete instructional materials in its possession that are usable for educational purposes by donation to children or adults in that adjoining state for the purpose of increasing the general literacy of the people.

SEC. 2.

 Section 60510.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

60510.5.
 (a) Prior to Before the disposition by a school district of any instructional materials pursuant to Section 60510, 60510 or 60510.1, the governing board of the school district governing board is encouraged to do both of the following:
(1) No later than 60 days prior to before that disposition, notify the public of its intention to dispose of those materials through a public service announcement on a television station in the county in which the school district is located, a public notice in a newspaper of general circulation published in that county, or any other means that the governing board of the school district determines to reach most effectively the entities described in subdivisions (a) to (e), inclusive, of Section 60510.
(2) Permit representatives of the entities described in subdivisions (a) to (e), inclusive, of Section 60510 and members of the public to address the governing board of the school district regarding that disposition.
(b) This section does not apply to any school district that, as of January 1, 1992, had in operation a procedure for the disposition of instructional materials pursuant to Section 60510.