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AB-1928 California Conservation Corps: contracts.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 09/05/2018 09:00 PM
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Assembly Bill No. 1928
CHAPTER 253

An act to add and repeal Section 14318 of the Public Resources Code, relating to resources conservation.

[ Approved by Governor  September 05, 2018. Filed with Secretary of State  September 05, 2018. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1928, McCarty. California Conservation Corps: contracts.
Existing legislative findings and declarations state that the California Conservation Corps offers California a unique opportunity to meet both the goal of increasing understanding and appreciation of the environment and the goal of helping youths become productive adults. Existing law provides that the Legislature reaffirms its intent that the corps’ mission includes increasing awareness of and improving our natural resources, and instilling basic skills and a healthy work ethic in California youth, building their character, self-esteem, and self-discipline, and establishing within them a strong sense of civic responsibility and understanding of the value of a day’s work for a day’s wages.
This bill would authorize the California Conservation Corps, until January 1, 2024, to enter into a contract with an individual or collective of certified community conservation corps for a specified type of project or program that is in furtherance of those legislative findings and declarations. The bill would authorize the Director of the California Conservation Corps to establish guidelines for these purposes and would require these contracts to adhere to any established guidelines. The bill would require the California Conservation Corps to file a report on the success of any such program or project with the Legislature before January 1, 2023.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 14318 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

14318.
 (a) The corps may enter into a contract with an individual or collective of community conservation corps certified pursuant to Section 14507.5 for a project or program that is in furtherance of Section 14000 and that consists of one or more of the following:
(1) Natural resources and land management projects.
(2) Energy and climate programs.
(3) Emergency response services.
(4) Educational, programming, and training services.
(5) Corpsmember services.
(6) Ancillary services.
(b) The director may establish guidelines for purposes of this section. If the director establishes guidelines for purposes of this section, a contract entered into pursuant to subdivision (a) shall adhere to those guidelines.
(c) The corps shall file a report on the success of any program or project undertaken pursuant to this section with the Legislature in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code before January 1, 2023.
(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2024, and as of that date is repealed.