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AB-1233 Advanced placement examinations: fees.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 09/13/2019 09:00 PM
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Enrolled  September 13, 2019
Passed  IN  Senate  September 09, 2019
Passed  IN  Assembly  September 10, 2019
Amended  IN  Senate  June 28, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 16, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 04, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1233


Introduced by Assembly Member Smith

February 21, 2019


An act to add Section 52243 to the Education Code, relating to pupil instruction.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1233, Smith. Advanced placement examinations: fees.
Existing law authorizes a school district to help pay for all or part of the costs of one or more advanced placement examinations that are charged to economically disadvantaged pupils.
This bill would establish a grant program, to be administered by the State Department of Education, for purposes of awarding grants to cover the costs of advanced placement examination fees for eligible low-income high school pupils and foster youth high school pupils, 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 52243 is added to the Education Code, to read:

52243.
 (a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Foster youth” has the same meaning as in Section 42238.01.
(2) “Low-income high school pupil” includes, but is not limited to, a pupil in high school who is eligible for a state or federal free or reduced-price meal program.
(b) There is hereby established a grant program for purposes of awarding grants to cover the costs of advanced placement examination fees for eligible low-income high school pupils or foster youth high school pupils. The department shall administer this program.
(c) A school district, county office of education, or charter school may apply to the department for grant funding pursuant to this section based on the number of low-income pupils and foster youth in the school district, county office of education, or charter school enrolled in advanced placement courses who will take the next offered advanced placement examinations. A school district, county office of education, or charter school that applies to the department for this purpose shall designate staff to whom pupils may submit applications for grants and shall institute a plan to notify pupils of the availability of financial assistance pursuant to this program. Grant funds shall be expended to pay the fees required of eligible low-income high school pupils or foster youth high school pupils to take an advanced placement examination.
(d) An eligible low-income high school pupil or foster youth high school pupil who is enrolled in an advanced placement course may apply to the designated staff for a grant pursuant to this section.
(e) A grant provided pursuant to this section shall not be used to supplant a fee waiver available to a low-income high school pupil or foster youth high school pupil who takes an advanced placement examination.
(f) This section shall be implemented using one-time moneys appropriated for those purposes in the annual Budget Act or other statute commencing in the 2019–20 fiscal year to the 2023–24 fiscal year, inclusive.