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AB-1419 Local educational agencies: meetings: online public participation.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 36100) is added to Part 21 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Education Code, to read:

CHAPTER  6. Miscellaneous Provisions Applicable to School Districts, County Offices of Education, and Charter Schools
36100.
 In addition to the requirements of the Ralph M. Brown Act (Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 54950) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code), the governing board of a school district, a county board of education, and the governing body of a charter school shall make any public meeting accessible electronically online to all members of the public seeking to attend and ensure the opportunity for the members of the public participating electronically to comment on agenda items in the same manner as a person attending a meeting in person.
SEC. 2.
 The Legislature finds and declares that Section 1 of this act, which adds Section 36100 of the Education Code, furthers, within the meaning of paragraph (7) of subdivision (b) of Section 3 of Article I of the California Constitution, the purposes of that constitutional section as it relates to the right of public access to the meetings of local public bodies or the writings of local public officials and local agencies. Pursuant to paragraph (7) of subdivision (b) of Section 3 of Article I of the California Constitution, the Legislature makes the following findings:
This act is necessary to ensure greater public participation in the public meetings of local educational agencies.
SEC. 3.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district under this act would result from a legislative mandate that is within the scope of paragraph (7) of subdivision (b) of Section 3 of Article I of the California Constitution.