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SB-1263 Charter schools: location.(2013-2014)

Bill Status
Pavley (S)
Charter schools: location.
An act to amend Sections 47605 and 47605.1 of the Education Code, relating to charter schools.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
11/30/14 Consideration of Governors veto died on file.
09/19/14 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/19/14 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/04/14 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m.
08/28/14 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 23. Noes 11. Page 4939.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate

I am returning Senate Bill 1263 without my signature.

This bill seeks to reverse the application of a limited exemption in law that allows a charter school petitioner to locate a single school site outside of its authorizing school district, under specific circumstances. This bill would instead require the charter school to first get permission from the host district where it intends to locate.

Unfortunately, it appears that some districts and charter schools have gone against the spirit of the law and the exemption has instead become the rule.  This has led to litigation and strained relationships among districts and charter schools.

While this bill attempts to solve a real problem, I am not comfortable with the retroactive language that could force existing charter schools to change locations.

I have assembled a team to examine this situation and come back with solutions that minimize disruption to students and parents.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.