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AB-1765 Teacher credentialing: adverse action.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/22/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1765


Introduced by Assembly Member O’Donnell

February 22, 2019


An act to add Section 44244.5 to the Education Code, relating to teacher credentialing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1765, as introduced, O’Donnell. Teacher credentialing: adverse action.
Existing law requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, among other duties, to establish standards for the issuance and renewal of credentials, certificates, and permits. Existing law requires the commission to appoint a Committee of Credentials and requires each allegation of an act or omission by an applicant for, or holder of, a credential for which the applicant or holder may be subject to an adverse action to be presented to the committee. Existing law requires the committee to investigate the allegation and report its actions and recommendations to the commission, including its findings as to probable cause, and if probable cause exists, its recommendations as to the appropriate adverse action.
This bill would require the highest priorities of the commission in exercising its authority to impose adverse action to be the protection of children, the education profession, and the public, and would require the commission, wherever possible and if consistent with these priorities, to impose adverse action that is intended to aid in the rehabilitation of the credential applicant or credentialholder.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 44244.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

44244.5.
 The protection of children, the education profession, and the public shall be the highest priorities of the commission in exercising its authority to impose adverse action on credential applicants and credentialholders. If imposing adverse action is consistent with these priorities, the commission shall, wherever possible, impose adverse action that is intended to aid in the rehabilitation of the credential applicant or credentialholder.