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SB-911 Public schools: September 11th Remembrance Day.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 03/10/2020 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  March 10, 2020

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 911


Introduced by Senator Borgeas

February 03, 2020


An act to add Section 37222.21 to the Education Code, relating to public schools.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 911, as amended, Borgeas. Public schools: September 11th Remembrance Day.

(1)Existing

Existing law designates particular days each year as having special significance, and encourages all public schools and educational institutions to observe those days and to conduct suitable commemorative exercises on those days.
This bill would designate and set apart September 11 each year as September 11th Remembrance Day, a day having special significance. The bill would require, encourage, when September 11th Remembrance Day falls on a schoolday, each public elementary and secondary school to observe a moment of silence at an appropriate time while school is in session. By imposing new duties on local educational agencies, the bill would constitute a state-mandated local program.

(2)The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YESNO   Local Program: YESNO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 37222.21 is added to the Education Code, to read:

37222.21.
 (a) September 11 of each year is designated and set apart as September 11th Remembrance Day, a day having special significance pursuant to Section 37222.
(b) When September 11th Remembrance Day falls on a schoolday, each public elementary and secondary school shall is encouraged to observe a moment of silence at an appropriate time while school is in session.

SEC. 2.

If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.