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AB-864 California Conservation Corps: applicant selection.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 10/12/2017 02:00 PM
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Assembly Bill No. 864
CHAPTER 659

An act to add Sections 14306.5 and 17003 to the Public Resources Code, relating to resources conservation.

[ Approved by Governor  October 11, 2017. Filed with Secretary of State  October 11, 2017. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 864, McCarty. California Conservation Corps: applicant selection.
Existing law authorizes the Director of the California Conservation Corps, in implementing the California Conservation Corps program, to recruit and enroll corpsmembers and to adopt criteria for selecting applicants for enrollment, including individuals convicted of a crime described in the California Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Existing law requires the director, when adopting this criteria, to take into account the health, safety, and welfare of the public and the corps’ program participants and staff.
This bill would authorize the director to select an applicant for enrollment in the corps’ program who is on probation, postrelease community supervision, or mandatory supervision.
Existing law establishes community conservation corps, defined as a nonprofit public benefit corporation or an agency operated by a city, county, or city and county that is certified by the California Conservation Corps, as meeting specified criteria.
Existing law prohibits school districts from employing or retaining in employment persons who have been convicted of a controlled substance offense, as defined.
This bill would authorize, notwithstanding that prohibition, a school district or county office of education that operates a community conservation corps to select an applicant for enrollment in the community conservation corps’ program who is on probation, postrelease community supervision, or mandatory supervision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 14306.5 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

14306.5.
 In recruiting and enrolling corpsmembers and special corpsmembers, the director may select an applicant for enrollment in the corps’ program who is on probation, postrelease community supervision, or mandatory supervision.

SEC. 2.

 Section 17003 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

17003.
 Notwithstanding the prohibition on hiring or retaining an employee with a controlled substance offense, as defined in Section 44011 of the Education Code, contained in Part 25 (commencing with Section 44000) of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Education Code, a school district or county office of education that operates a community conservation corps certified pursuant to Section 14507.5 may select an applicant for enrollment in the community conservation corps’ program who is on probation, postrelease community supervision, or mandatory supervision.