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SB-101 Budget Act of 2015. (2015-2016)



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SB101:v94#DOCUMENT

Senate Bill No. 101
CHAPTER 321

An act to amend the Budget Act of 2015, by amending Items 0250-101-0932, 0250-102-0932, 0650-001-3228, 2660-001-3228, 3540-001-3063, 3790-001-0392, 3790-301-0392, 3810-001-6083, 3810-101-6083, 3900-001-3228, 3940-001-0179, 3940-101-6083, 4170-001-0890, 4170-101-0001, 4170-101-0890, 4170-101-3167, 4300-101-0001, 4700-001-3228, 5180-151-0001, 5180-153-0001, 6100-161-0001, 6100-196-0001, 6100-488, 6870-101-0001, 7501-001-0001, and 8120-001-0268 of, and to add Items 2665-001-3228, 3600-401, 3860-001-3228, 3860-101-3228, 3900-101-3228, 4700-101-3228, and 8570-001-3228 to, Section 2.00 of, and by amending Section 39.00 of, that act, relating to the State Budget, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, budget bill.

[ Approved by Governor  September 22, 2015. Filed with Secretary of State  September 22, 2015. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 101, Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review. Budget Act of 2015.
The Budget Act of 2015 made appropriations for the support of state government for the 2015–16 fiscal year.
This bill would amend the Budget Act of 2015 by revising items of appropriation and making other changes.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a Budget Bill.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Item 0250-101-0932 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
0250-101-0932—For local assistance, Judicial Branch, payable from the Trial Court Trust Fund ........................
2,337,627,000
Schedule:
(1)
0150010-Support for Operation of Trial Courts ........................
1,883,879,000
(2)
0150019-Compensation of Superior Court Judges ........................
323,784,000
(3)
0150028-Assigned Judges ........................
26,047,000
(4)
0150037-Court Interpreters ........................
94,089,000
(5)
0150067-Court Appointed Special Ad vocate (CASA) program ........................
2,213,000
(6)
0150071-Model Self-Help Program ........................
957,000
(7)
0150083-Equal Access Fund ........................
5,482,000
(8)
0150087-Family Law Information Centers ........................
345,000
(9)
0150091-Civil Case Coordination ........................
832,000
(10)
Reimbursements to 0150010-Support for Operation of Trial Courts ........................
−1,000
Provisions:
1.
The funds appropriated in Schedule (2) shall be made available for costs of the workers’ compensation program for trial court judges.
2.
The amount appropriated in Schedule (3) shall be made available for all judicial assignments. Schedule (3) expenditures for necessary support staff may not exceed the staffing level that is necessary to support the equivalent of three judicial officers sitting on assignments. Prior to utilizing funds appropriated in Schedule (3), trial courts shall maximize the use of judicial officers who may be available due to reductions in court services or court closures.
3.
The funds appropriated in Schedule (4) shall be for payments to contractual court interpreters, and certified or registered court interpreters employed by the courts for services provided during court proceedings and other services related to pending court proceedings, including services provided outside a courtroom, and the following court interpreter coordinators: 1.0 each in counties of the 1st through the 15th classes, 0.5 each in counties of the 16th through the 31st classes, and 0.25 each in counties of the 32nd through the 58th classes. For the purposes of this provision, “court interpreter coordinators” may be full- or part-time court employees, and shall be certified or registered court interpreters in good standing under existing law.
The Judicial Council shall set statewide or regional rates and policies for payment of court interpreters, not to exceed the rate paid to certified interpreters in the federal court system.
The Judicial Council shall adopt appropriate rules and procedures for the administration of these funds. The Judicial Council shall report to the Legislature and the Director of Finance annually regarding expenditures from Schedule (4).
4.
Upon order of the Director of Finance, the amount available for expenditure in this item may be augmented by the amount of any additional resources available in the Trial Court Trust Fund, which is in addition to the amount appropriated in this item. Any augmentation must be approved in joint determination with the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and shall be authorized not sooner than 30 days after notification in writing to the chairpersons of the committees in each house of the Legislature that consider appropriations, the chairpersons of the committees and appropriate subcommittees that consider the State Budget, and the chairperson of the joint committee, or not sooner than whatever lesser time the chairperson of the joint committee, or his or her designee, may determine. When a request to augment this item is submitted to the Director of Finance, a copy of that request shall be delivered to the chairpersons of the committees and appropriate subcommittees that consider the State Budget. Delivery of a copy of that request shall not be deemed to be notification in writing for purposes of this provision.
5.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, upon approval and order of the Director of Finance, the amount appropriated in this item shall be reduced by the amount transferred in Item 0250-115-0932 to provide adequate resources to the Judicial Branch Workers’ Compensation Fund to pay workers’ compensation claims for judicial branch employees and judges, and administrative costs pursuant to Section 68114.10 of the Government Code.
6.
Upon approval by the Administrative Director, the Controller shall transfer up to $11,274,000 to Item 0250-001-0932 for recovery of costs for administrative services provided to the trial courts by the Judicial Council.
7.
In order to improve equal access and the fair administration of justice, the funds appropriated in Schedule (7) are available for distribution by the Judicial Council through the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission in support of the Equal Access Fund Program to qualified legal services projects and support centers as defined in Sections 6213 to 6215, inclusive, of the Business and Professions Code, to be used for legal services in civil matters for indigent persons. The Judicial Council shall approve awards made by the commission if the council determines that the awards comply with statutory and other relevant guidelines. Upon approval by the Administrative Director, the Controller shall transfer up to 5 percent of the funding appropriated in Schedule (7) to Item 0250-001-0932 for administrative expenses. Ten percent (10%) of the funds remaining after administrative costs shall be for joint projects of courts and legal services programs to make legal assistance available to pro per litigants and 90 percent of the funds remaining after administrative costs shall be distributed consistent with Sections 6216 to 6223, inclusive, of the Business and Professions Code. The Judicial Council may establish additional reporting or quality control requirements consistent with Sections 6213 to 6223, inclusive, of the Business and Professions Code.
8.
Funds available for expenditure in Schedule (7) may be augmented by order of the Director of Finance by the amount of any additional resources deposited for distribution to the Equal Access Fund Program in accordance with Sections 68085.3 and 68085.4 of the Government Code. Any augmentation under this provision shall be authorized not sooner than 30 days after notification in writing to the chairpersons of the committees in each house of the Legislature that consider appropriations, the chairpersons of the committees and appropriate subcommittees that consider the State Budget, and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or not sooner than whatever lesser time the chairperson of the joint committee, or his or her designee, may determine.
9.
Sixteen (16.0) subordinate judicial officer positions are authorized to be converted to judgeships in the 2015–16 fiscal year in the manner and pursuant to the authority described in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 69615 of the Government Code, as described in the notice filed by the Judicial Council under subparagraph (B) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (c) of Section 69615 of the Government Code.
10.Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and upon approval of the Director of Finance, the amount available for expenditure in Schedule (1) may be increased by the amount of any additional resources collected for the recovery of costs for court-appointed dependency counsel services.
11.Upon approval of the Administrative Director, the Controller shall transfer up to $556,000 to Item 0250-001-0932 for administrative services provided to the trial courts in support of the court-appointed dependency counsel program.
12.
Of the amounts appropriated in Schedule (1), $325,000 shall be allocated by the Judicial Council in order to reimburse the California State Auditor’s Office for the costs of trial court audits incurred by the California State Auditor’s Office pursuant to Section 19210 of the Public Contract Code.
14.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $26,900,000 is available for expenditure or encumbrance until June 30, 2017.

SEC. 2.

 Item 0250-102-0932 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
0250-102-0932—For local assistance, Judicial Branch, payable from the Trial Court Trust Fund ........................
114,700,000
Schedule:
(1)0150011-Court Appointed Dependency Counsel ........................ 114,700,000

SEC. 3.

 Item 0650-001-3228 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
0650-001-3228—For support of Office of Planning and Research, payable from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund ........................
1,817,000
Schedule:
(1)
0370-Strategic Growth Council ........................
1,817,000
Provisions:
1.Funds appropriated in this item shall count toward the share of annual proceeds continuously appropriated to the Strategic Growth Council as specified in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 39719 of the Health and Safety Code.
2.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $500,000 shall be available to provide technical assistance to disadvantaged communities. The Strategic Growth Council shall report on the use of these funds at legislative budget hearings.

SEC. 4.

 Item 2660-001-3228 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
2660-001-3228—For support of Department of Transportation, payable from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund ........................
668,000
Schedule:
(1)
1840019-State and Federal Mass Transit ........................
668,000
(2)
9900100-Administration ........................
15,000
(3)
9900200-Administration—​Distribu ted ........................
−15,000
Provisions:
1.Funds appropriated in this item shall count towards the share of annual proceeds continuously appropriated to the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, as specified in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 39719 of the Health and Safety Code.
2.Funds appropriated in this item shall count towards the share of annual proceeds continuously appropriated to the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program, as specified in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 39719 of the Health and Safety Code.

SEC. 5.

 Item 2665-001-3228 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015, to read:
2665-001-3228—For support of High-Speed Rail Authority, payable from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund ........................
103,000
Schedule:
(1)1970-Administration ........................ 103,000
Provisions:
1.Funds appropriated in this item shall count towards the share of annual proceeds continuously appropriated to the High Speed Rail Authority as specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 39719 of the Health and Safety Code.

SEC. 6.

 Item 3540-001-3063 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
3540-001-3063—For support of Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, payable from the State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund ........................
79,518,000
Schedule:
(1)
2465-Fire Protection ........................
68,472,000
(2)
2470-Resource Management ........................
9,615,000
(3)
2475-State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection ........................
696,000
(4)
2480-Department of Justice Legal Services ........................
735,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item includes revenues derived from the assessment of fines and penalties imposed as specified in Section 13332.18 of the Government Code.
2.Notwithstanding any other provision of law or applicable regulation, the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection may provide fire prevention grants to local entities, including, but not limited to, local government, fire districts, community services districts, water districts, and special districts with state responsibility area within their jurisdiction.
3.Notwithstanding any other provision of the law or administrative procedure, of the amount appropriated in this item, $250,000 shall be available to pay salaries, benefits, and associated operating equipment and expenses associated with two Associate Governmental Program Analyst positions for the fire prevention grant program, through June 30, 2017.

SEC. 7.

 Item 3600-401 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015, to read:
3600-401—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Director of Finance may authorize the augmentation of up to $25,000,000 for expenditure for any program for the Department of Fish and Wildlife, on a one-time basis, payable from the Federal Trust Fund. The amount shall equal any additional federal funds approved for the purpose of properly realigning expenditures charged to the Fish and Game Preservation Fund and federal funds in prior fiscal years. The Department of Finance, in consultation with the State Controller’s Office, shall determine the proper fiscal years as well as budget and accounting treatment, consistent with the timing of obligations and purposes of the expenditures made. The subject expenditures must have been made consistent with state law and federal requirements. Acceptance of such additional federal funds does not impose on the state any requirement to commit or expend new state funds for any program or purpose.

SEC. 8.

 Item 3790-001-0392 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
3790-001-0392—For support of Department of Parks and Recreation, payable from the State Parks and Recreation Fund ........................
172,287,000
Schedule:
(1)
2840-Support of the Department of Parks and Recreation ........................
200,252,000
(2)
Reimbursements to 2840-Support of the Department of Parks and Recreation ........................
−27,965,000
Provisions:
1.
It is the intent of the Legislature that salaries, wages, operating expenses, and positions associated with implementing specific Department of Parks and Recreation capital outlay projects continue to be funded through capital outlay appropriations, and that these funds should also be reflected in the department’s state operations budget in the Governor’s Budget as a special item of expense reflecting the funding provided from the capital outlay appropriations.
2.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Director of Finance may authorize a loan from the General Fund, in an amount not to exceed 35 percent of reimbursements appropriated in this item to the Department of Parks and Recreation, provided that:
(a)
The loan is to meet cash needs resulting from the delay in receipt of reimbursements for services provided.
(b)
The loan is for a short term and shall be repaid by September 30, 2016.
(c)
Interest charges may be waived pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 16314 of the Government Code.
(d)
The Director of Finance may not approve the loan unless the approval is made in writing and filed with the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the chairpersons of the committees in each house of the Legislature that consider appropriations not later than 30 days prior to the effective date of the approval, or not later than whatever lesser time prior to that effective date that the chairperson of the joint committee, or his or her designee, may determine.
3.
The Department of Parks and Recreation is authorized to enter into a contract for fee collection and other services required by the department with a cooperative association that has and will continue to fund state employees on an ongoing basis.

SEC. 9.

 Item 3790-301-0392 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
3790-301-0392—For capital outlay, Department of Parks and Recreation, payable from the State Parks and Recreation Fund ........................
678,000
Schedule:
(0.5)0000225-Leo Carrillo SP: Steelhead Trout Barrier Removal—Construction ........................ 351,000
(0.8)0000764-Border Field SP: Public Use Improvements—Preliminary plans ........................ 678,000
(1)
0000698-Mendocino Headlands SP: Big River Watershed Restoration—​Preliminary plans, working drawings, and construction ........................
1,741,000
(1.5)Reimbursements to 0000225-Leo Carrillo SP: Steelhead Trout Barrier Removal—Construction ........................ −351,000
(2)
Reimbursements to 0000698-Mendocino Headlands SP: Big River Watershed Restoration—​Preliminary plans, working drawings, and construction ........................
−1,741,000
Provisions:
1.It is the intent of the Legislature that the future phases of the project in Schedule (0.8) be funded with the balance of the funds received from the settlement of the federal condemnation of property at the Border Field State Park.

SEC. 10.

 Item 3810-001-6083 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
3810-001-6083—For support of Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, payable from the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Fund of 2014, pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 79731 of the Water Code ........................
508,000
Schedule:
(1)
2940-Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy ........................
508,000

SEC. 11.

 Item 3810-101-6083 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
3810-101-6083—For local assistance, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, payable from the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Fund of 2014 ........................
17,500,000
Schedule:
(1)
2945-Local Assistance Grants ........................
17,500,000
Provisions:
1.
The funds appropriated in this item are available for expenditure of local assistance or capital outlay until June 30, 2018, pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 79731 of the Water Code.

SEC. 12.

 Item 3860-001-3228 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015, to read:
3860-001-3228—For support of Department of Water Resources, payable from the Green House Gas Reduction Fund ........................
1,000,000
Schedule:
(1)3230-Continuing Formulation of the California Water Plan ........................ 1,000,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2017, and available for liquidation until June 30, 2019.
2.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available to administer a grant program for local agencies, joint powers authorities, or nonprofit organizations to implement residential, commercial, or institutional water efficiency programs or projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and also reduce water and energy use.

SEC. 13.

 Item 3860-101-3228 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015, to read:
3860-101-3228—For local assistance, Department of Water Resources, payable from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund ........................
19,000,000
Schedule:
(1)3230-Continuing Formulation of the California Water Plan ........................ 19,000,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2017, and available for liquidation until June 30, 2019.
2.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for assistance to local agencies, joint powers authorities, or nonprofit organizations to implement residential, commercial, or institutional water efficiency programs or projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and also reduce water and energy use.

SEC. 14.

 Item 3900-001-3228 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
3900-001-3228—For support of State Air Resources Board, payable from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund ........................
18,686,000
Schedule:
(1)
3510-Climate Change ........................
18,686,000
Provisions:
1.Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the funds appropriated in this item, up to $1,000,000 is available to fund the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund expenditure project tracking system upon project approval by the Department of Technology, and shall be available for expenditure until June 30, 2017.

SEC. 15.

 Item 3900-101-3228 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015, to read:
3900-101-3228—For local assistance, State Air Resources Board, payable from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund ........................
90,000,000
Schedule:
(1)3510-Climate Change ........................ 90,000,000
Provisions:
1.Notwithstanding Section 16304.1 of the Government Code, the funds appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance until June 30, 2018, and be available for liquidation of encumbrances until June 30, 2021.

SEC. 16.

 Item 3940-001-0179 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
3940-001-0179—For support of State Water Resources Control Board, payable from the Environmental Laboratory Im provement Fund ........................
3,302,000
Schedule:
(1)
3565-Drinking Water Quality ........................
3,302,000
Provisions:
1.
Of this amount, $7,000 is to reimburse the State De partment of Public Health for lease-revenue bond rental payments and related costs associated with the State Water Resources Control Board’s occupancy in the State Department of Public Health’s Richmond Laboratory.
2.
The Controller shall transfer funds appropriated in this item to the State Department of Public Health, in the amount shown in Provision 1, as and when provided for in a schedule submitted by the State Public Works Board.
3.The State Water Resources Control Board shall adjust the Environmental Laboratory Improvement Fund fees of the board that are subject to the annual fee adjustment pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 100425 of the Health and Safety Code to an amount such that, if the new fees were effective throughout the 2015–16 fiscal year, the estimated revenues would be sufficient to offset at least 95 percent of the approved program level intended to be supported by those fees. The Environmental Laboratory Improvement Fund fees may be increased by up to 57.84 percent only if the fund condition statement for the fund projects a reserve less than 10 percent of estimated expenditures and the revenues projected for the 2015–16 fiscal year are less than the appropriation contained in this act.

SEC. 17.

 Item 3940-101-6083 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
3940-101-6083—For local assistance, State Water Resources Control Board, payable from the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Fund of 2014, to be available for expenditure until June 30, 2018, and available for liquidation until June 30, 2021 ........................
1,307,500,000
Schedule:
(2)
3560-Water Quality ........................
1,307,500,000

SEC. 18.

 Item 4170-001-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
4170-001-0890—For support of California Department of Aging, payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
7,871,000
Schedule:
(1)
3890-Nutrition ........................
2,810,000
(2)
3895-Senior Community Employment Service ........................
532,000
(3)
3900-Supportive Services ........................
3,471,000
(4)
3905-Community-Based Programs and Projects ........................
1,058,000
Provisions:
1.
The Department of Finance may authorize the transfer of funds between this item and Item 4170-101-0890 no sooner than 30 days after written notification to the chairpersons of the fiscal committees of each house of the Legislature and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or not sooner than whatever lesser time the chairperson of the joint committee, or his or her designee, may determine. The notification shall include: (a) the amount of the proposed transfer, (b) an identification of the purposes for which the funds will be used, (c) documentation that the proposed activities must be carried out in the current year and that no other funds are available for their support, and (d) the impact of any transfer on the level of services.

SEC. 19.

 Item 4170-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
4170-101-0001—For local assistance, California Department of Aging ........................
29,538,000
Schedule:
(1)
3890-Nutrition ........................
8,954,000
(2)
3900-Supportive Services ........................
1,066,000
(3)
3905-Community-Based Programs and Projects ........................
4,493,000
(4)
3910-Medi-Cal Programs ........................
20,232,000
(5)
Reimbursements to 3900-Supportive Services ........................
−66,000
(6)
Reimbursements to 3905-Community-Based Programs and Projects ........................
−4,493,000
(7)
Reimbursements to 3890-Nutrition ........................
−648,000
Provisions:
1.
Notwithstanding Section 26.00, the Department of Finance, upon notification by the California Department of Aging, may authorize transfers between Pro gram 3890-Nutrition and Program 3900-Supportive Services in response to budget revisions submitted by the Area Agencies on Aging.
2.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, the Controller shall, upon enactment of this act, reimburse the amount specified in Program 3910-Medi-Cal Programs to the State Department of Health Care Services for support of the Multipurpose Senior Services Program.

SEC. 20.

 Item 4170-101-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
4170-101-0890—For local assistance, California Department of Aging, payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
143,881,000
Schedule:
(1)
3890-Nutrition ........................
69,498,000
(2)
3895-Senior Community Employment Service ........................
7,339,000
(3)
3900-Supportive Services ........................
60,119,000
(4)
3905-Community-Based Programs and Projects ........................
6,925,000
Provisions:
1.
Provision 1 of Item 4170-001-0890 is also applicable to this item.
2.
Notwithstanding subdivision (e) of Section 28.00, the Department of Finance, upon notification by the California Department of Aging, may authorize augmentations in this item for federal Title III, Title VII, HICAP one-time only allocations, and for unexpended 2014–15 federal grant funds. The Department of Finance shall provide notification of the augmentation to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee within 10 working days from the date of the Department of Finance approval of the adjustment.
3.
Notwithstanding Section 26.00, the Department of Finance, upon notification by the California Department of Aging, may authorize transfers between Program 3890-Nutrition and Program 3900-Supportive Services in response to budget revisions submitted by the Area Agencies on Aging.
4.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, federal moneys made available for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Program pursuant to this act shall be available for expenditure or encumbrance until August 31, 2015.

SEC. 21.

 Item 4170-101-3167 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
4170-101-3167—For local assistance, California Department of Aging, payable from the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality and Accountability Special Fund ........................
1,900,000
Schedule:
(1)
3900-Supportive Services ........................
1,900,000

SEC. 22.

 Item 4300-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
4300-101-0001—For local assistance, State Department of Developmental Services, for Regional Centers ........................
3,135,797,000
Schedule:
(1)
4140015-Operations ........................
615,536,000
(2)
4140019-Purchase of Services ........................
4,643,096,000
(3)
4140027-Early Intervention Program ........................
143,000
(4)
4140031-Prevention Program ........................
2,003,000
(5)
Reimbursements to 4140015-Operations ........................
−192,137,000
(6)
Reimbursements to 4140019-Purchase of Services ........................
−1,932,701,000
(7)
Reimbursements to 4140027-Early Intervention Program ........................
−143,000
Provisions:
1.
Upon order of the Director of Finance, the Controller shall transfer such funds as are necessary between this item and Item 4300-003-0001. Within 10 working days after approval of a transfer as authorized by this provision, the Department of Finance shall notify the chairpersons of the fiscal committees in each house of the Legislature and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee of the transfer, including the amount transferred, how the amount transferred was determined, and how the amount transferred will be utilized.
2.
A loan or loans shall be made available from the General Fund to the State Department of Developmen tal Services not to exceed a cumulative total of $395,000,000. The loan funds shall be transferred to this item as needed to meet cashflow needs due to delays in collecting reimbursements from the Health Care Deposit Fund. All moneys so transferred shall be repaid as soon as sufficient reimbursements have been collected to meet immediate cash needs and in installments as reimbursements accumulate if the loan is outstanding for more than one year.
3.
Notwithstanding Section 26.00, the Department of Finance may authorize transfer of expenditure authority between Schedules (1) and (2) in order to more accurately reflect expenditures in the Early Intervention Program (Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).
4.
Notwithstanding Section 26.00, the Department of Finance may authorize transfer of expenditure authority from Schedule (4) 4140031-Prevention Program to Schedule (2) 4140019-Purchase of Services to more accurately reflect expenditures in the Prevention and Early Start Programs.
5.Upon order of the Department of Finance, the Controller shall transfer up to $2,800,000 between this item and Item 4300-001-0001 in order to effectively administer the Self-Determination Program. The Director of Finance shall notify the Joint Legislative Budget Committee of the transfer, including the amount transferred, how the amount transferred was determined, and how the amount transferred will be utilized, not less than 30 days before the effective date of the approval.
6.The Department of Finance may authorize the transfer of expenditure authority from Schedule (2) 4140019-Purchase of Services to Item 4260-101-0001 to support the transition of current Medi-Cal eligible regional center consumers receiving behavioral health treatment services pursuant to Section 14132.56 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, upon completion of the statewide transition plan.
The Director of Finance shall provide notification to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee of any transfer of expenditure authority approved under this provision not less than 30 days prior to the effective date of the approval. The 30-day notification shall include a description of the transfer, including the number of children per regional center affected, the average cost of behavioral health treatment services for a regional center consumer, the average cost of behavioral health treatment services for a Medi-Cal enrollee, and assumptions used in calculating the amount of expenditure authority to be transferred.
7.Utilizing the work of the Health and Human Services Agency’s Developmental Services Task Force and the State Department of Developmental Services’ Home and Community-Based Services Advisory Group, the department shall report to the committees in the Senate and Assembly that consider the budget during the 2016–17 budget process on its evaluation of the existing rate-setting methodologies for community-based services and supports for persons with developmental disabilities and the regional center operations budget core staffing formula. The evaluation shall consider all of the following:
(1) Supporting maximum federal funding participation.
(2) Meeting the current and future needs of persons with developmental disabilities, including, but not limited to, those moving from developmental centers.
(3) Ensuring that services and supports provided are culturally competent.
(4) Maximizing consumer choice, including choice of providers within a service category, person-centered planning, and integration in all aspects of community life.
(5) Appropriate state and federal law and regulation requirements for caseload ratios, staffing levels, staffing competencies and qualifications, prudent auditing requirements, and other quality control measures.
(6) Reasonable costs necessary to sustainably provide quality services and supports, including statutory, regulatory, or contractually required program design components, including, but not limited to, employee wage and benefit requirements.
(7) Revised service codes that more accurately reflect service categories and improve the ability of the department to analyze and project expenditure trends.
(8) Meeting the current and future needs of consumers through a cost-effective and sustainable approach.

SEC. 23.

 Item 4700-001-3228 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
4700-001-3228—For support of Department of Community Services and Development, payable from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund ........................
8,773,000
Schedule:
(1)
4180-Energy Programs ........................
8,773,000
Provisions:
1.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the department may transfer funds from this item to Item 4700-101-3228, upon the Department of Finance’s approval.
2.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any unexpended funds of this appropriation as of June 30, 2016, shall be available for encumbrances in the subsequent fiscal year and for liquidation through June 30, 2018.

SEC. 24.

 Item 4700-101-3228 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015, to read:
4700-101-3228—For local assistance, Department of Community Services and Development, for Weatherization and Renewable Energy Projects, payable from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund ........................
70,000,000
Schedule:
(1)4180-Energy Programs ........................ 70,000,000
Provisions:
1.Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the department may transfer funds from this item to Item 4700-001-3228, upon the Department of Finance’s approval.
2.Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any unexpended funds of this appropriation as of June 30, 2016, shall be available for encumbrances in the subsequent fiscal year; and, available for liquidation through June 30, 2018.

SEC. 25.

 Item 5180-151-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
5180-151-0001—For local assistance, State Department of Social Services ........................
116,651,000
Schedule:
(1)
4275019-Children and Adult Services and Licensing ........................
381,892,000
(2)
4275028-Special Programs ........................
20,627,000
(3)
Reimbursements to 4275019-Children and Adult Services and Licensing ........................
−285,868,000
Provisions:
1.
Provision 1 of Item 5180-101-0001 also applies to this item.
2.
Notwithstanding Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 18000) of Part 6 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code and pursuant to Section 30029.8 of the Government Code, a loan not to exceed $50,000,000 shall be made available from the General Fund, from funds not otherwise appropriated, to cover the federal share or reimbursable share, or both, of costs of a program or programs when the federal funds or reimbursements have not been received by this state prior to the usual time for transmitting state payments for the federal or reimbursable share of costs. The loan from the General Fund shall be repaid when the federal or reimbursable share of costs for the program or programs becomes available.
3.
The Department of Finance may authorize the establishment of positions and transfer of amounts from this item to Item 5180-001-0001, in order to allow the state to perform the facilities evaluation function of Community Care Licensing in the event the counties fail to perform that function.
4.
Nonfederal funds appropriated in this item which have been budgeted to meet the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families maintenance-of-effort requirement established pursuant to the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-193) shall not be expended in any way that would cause their disqualification as a federally allowable maintenance-of-effort expenditure.
5.
The Department of Finance may authorize the establishment of positions and transfer of amounts from this item to Item 5180-001-0001 in order to allow the state to perform the adoptions function in the event that a county notifies the State Department of Social Services that it intends to cease performing that function.
6.
Funds appropriated in this item for the Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Program required by Chapter 5.2 (commencing with Section 16524.6) of Part 4 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code shall be appropriately reduced by the Department of Finance to the extent any activities for which funding is included are also required by the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-183).
7.
Provision 2 of Item 5180-151-0890 also applies to this item.
8.
Funds appropriated in this item available for legal services to unaccompanied undocumented minors in accordance with Chapter 5.6 (commencing with Section 13300) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code shall continue to be available for liquidation until June 30, 2021.
9.
Of the total amount appropriated in this item, up to $4,000,000 shall be available for a county-optional block grant program, for allocation to local agencies to fund activities the Commission on State Mandates identified as reimbursable state mandates in the Interagency Child Abuse and Neglect Investigation Reports (CSM-00-TC-22) mandate. A local agency that receives funding according to this item shall not be eligible to submit claims to the Controller for reimbursement under Section 17560 of the Government Code for any costs related to the reimbursable state-mandated activities identified in CSM-00-TC-22 incurred in the same fiscal year during which the local agency received funding according to this item. The State Department of Social Services, in consultation with the California State Association of Counties, shall develop an allocation methodology for the purpose of distributing these funds to participating counties. Block grant funding apportioned according to this item is subject to annual financial and compliance audits.
13.
Funds appropriated in this item for legal assistance to individuals eligible for deferred action under the President’s November 2014 Immigration Accountability Executive Order and for naturalization services shall be available for liquidation until June 30, 2021.
14.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $8,895,000 is available (plus associated federal funds appropriated in Item 5180-151-0890) for allocation to counties for the purpose of recruiting, retaining, and supporting foster care parents and relative caregivers. This funding is intended to help support the implementation of legislation adopted to improve California’s child welfare system and its outcomes by increasing the use of home-based family care and the provision of services and supports to home-based family care, reducing the use of congregate care placement settings, and creating faster paths to permanency resulting in shorter durations of involvement in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Funds allocated shall be used for activities and services to recruit, retain, and support licensed foster family homes, approved resource families, and relative caregivers. Allowable expenditures shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following: (1) Staffing to provide and improve direct services and supports to licensed foster family homes, approved resource families, and relative caregivers, and to remove any barriers in those areas defined as priorities in the county implementation plan and subsequent reports on outcomes; (2) Exceptional child needs not covered by the caregiver-specific rate that would normalize the child’s experience, stabilize the placement, or enhance the child’s well-being; (3) Child care for licensed foster parents, approved resource families, and relative caregivers; (4) Intensive relative finding, engagement, and navigation efforts; and (5) Emerging technological, evidence-informed, or other nontraditional approaches to outreach to potential foster family homes, resource families, and relatives. During the 2015–16 fiscal year, the State Department of Social Services shall develop and issue one or more all-county letters, in consultation with the County Welfare Directors Association of California, that provide instructions to counties on allowable expenditures, allocation methodology, and claiming instructions with respect to this funding. The department shall report to the Legislature during the 2016–17 budget hearings on the strategies, allocation, and progress.

SEC. 26.

 Item 5180-153-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
5180-153-0001—For local assistance, State Department of Social Services ........................
24,253,000
Schedule:
(1)
4280-Title IV-E Waiver ........................
24,253,000
Provisions:
1.
Provisions 6 and 7 of Item 5180-151-0001 also apply to this item.
3.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $8,298,000 is available for allocation to counties for the purpose of recruiting, retaining, and supporting foster care parents and relative caregivers. This funding is intended to help support the implementation of legislation adopted to improve California’s child welfare system and its outcomes by increasing the use of home-based family care and the provision of services and supports to home-based family care, reducing the use of congregate care placement settings, and creating faster paths to permanency resulting in shorter durations of involvement in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Funds allocated shall be used for activities and services to recruit, retain, and support licensed foster family homes, approved resource families, and relative caregivers. Allowable expenditures shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following: (1) Staffing to provide and improve direct services and supports to licensed foster family homes, approved resource families, and relative caregivers, and to remove any barriers in those areas defined as priorities in the county implementation plan and subsequent reports on outcomes; (2) Exceptional child needs not covered by the caregiver-specific rate that would normalize the child’s experience, stabilize the placement, or enhance the child’s well-being; (3) Child care for licensed foster parents, approved resource families, and relative caregivers; (4) Intensive relative finding, engagement, and navigation efforts; and (5) Emerging technological, evidence-informed, or other nontraditional approaches to outreach to potential foster family homes, resource families, and relatives. During the 2015–16 fiscal year, the State Department of Social Services shall develop and issue one or more all-county letters, in consultation with the County Welfare Directors Association of California, that provide instructions to counties on allowable expenditures, allocation methodology, and claiming instructions with respect to this funding. The department shall report to the Legislature during the 2016–17 budget hearings on the strategies, allocation, and progress.

SEC. 27.

 Item 6100-161-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
6100-161-0001—For local assistance, State Department of Education (Proposition 98), Special Education Programs for Exceptional Children ........................
3,257,426,000
Schedule:
(1)
5200201-Special Education Program for Individuals with Exceptional Needs ........................
3,152,624,000
(2)
5200217-Early Education Program for Individuals with Exceptional Needs ........................
119,047,000
(3)
Reimbursements to 5200217-Early Education Program for Individuals with Exceptional Needs ........................
−14,245,000
Provisions:
1.
Funds appropriated in this item are for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund, in lieu of the amount that otherwise would be appropriated for transfer from the General Fund in the State Treasury to Section A of the State School Fund for the 2015–16 fiscal year pursuant to Sections 14002 and 41301 of the Education Code, for apportionment pursuant to Part 30 (commencing with Section 56000) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code, superseding all prior law.
2.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), up to $17,593,000 shall be available to provide special education and related services to pupils with low-incidence disabilities pursuant to their individualized education program. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall allocate these funds to special education local plan areas on an equal per-pupil rate using the methodology specified in Section 56836.22 of the Education Code.
3.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), up to $39,738,000 shall be available for the purposes of vocational training and job placement for special education pupils through Project Workability I pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 56470) of Chapter 4.5 of Part 30 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code. As a condition of receiving these funds, each local educational agency shall certify that the amount of nonfederal resources, exclusive of funds received pursuant to this provision, devoted to the provision of vocational education for special education pupils shall be maintained at or above the level provided in the 1984–85 fiscal year. The Superintendent of Public Instruction may waive this requirement for local educational agencies that demonstrate that the requirement would impose a severe hardship.
6.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), up to $150,095,000 is available to fund the costs of children placed in licensed children’s institutions who attend nonpublic schools based on the funding formula authorized in Chapter 914 of the Statutes of 2004.
7.
Funds available for infant units shall be allocated with the following average number of pupils per unit:
(a)
For special classes and centers—​16.
(b)
For resource specialist programs—​24.
(c)
For designated instructional services—​16.
8.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, early education programs for infants and toddlers shall be offered for 200 days. Funds appropriated in Schedule (2) shall be allocated by the State Department of Education for the 2015–16 fiscal year to those programs receiving allocations for instructional units pursuant to Section 56432 of the Education Code for the Early Education Program for Individuals with Exceptional Needs operated pursuant to Chapter 4.4 (commencing with Section 56425) of Part 30 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code, based on computing 200-day entitlements.
9.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, state funds appropriated in Schedule (2) in excess of the amount necessary to fund the deficited entitlements pursuant to Section 56432 of the Education Code shall be available for allocation by the State Department of Education to local educational agencies for the operation of programs serving solely low-incidence infants and toddlers pursuant to Title 14 (commencing with Section 95000) of the Government Code. These funds shall be allocated to each local educational agency for each solely low-incidence child through two years of age in excess of the number of solely low-incidence children through two years of age served by the local educational agency during the 1992–93 fiscal year and reported on the April 1993 pupil count. These funds shall only be allocated if the amount of reimbursement received from the State Department of Developmental Services is insufficient to fully fund the costs of operating the Early Intervention Program, as authorized by Title 14 (commencing with Section 95000) of the Government Code.
10.
Funds appropriated in this item, unless otherwise specified, are available for the sole purpose of funding 2015–16 fiscal year special education program costs and shall not be used to fund any prior year adjustments, claims, or costs.
11.
Of the amount provided in Schedule (1), up to $196,000 shall be available to fully fund the declining enrollment of necessary small special education local plan areas pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Statutes of 2001.
12.
Pursuant to Section 56427 of the Education Code, of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), up to $2,324,000 may be used to provide funding for infant programs, and may be used for those programs that do not qualify for funding pursuant to Section 56432 of the Education Code.
13.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), up to $1,317,000 shall be used for a personnel development program. This program shall include state-sponsored staff development for special education personnel to have the necessary content knowledge and skills to serve children with disabilities. This funding may include training and services targeting special education teachers and related service personnel that teach core academic or multiple subjects to meet the applicable special education requirements of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.).
14.
Of the amount appropriated in this item, up to $1,480,000 is available for the state’s share of costs in the settlement of Emma C. v. Delaine Eastin, et al. (N.D. Cal. No. C96-4179TEH). The State Department of Education shall report by January 1, 2016, to the fiscal committees of both houses of the Legislature, the Department of Finance, and the Legislative Analyst’s Office on the planned use of the additional special education funds provided to the Ravenswood Elementary School District pursuant to this settlement. The report shall also provide the State Department of Education’s best estimate of when this supplemental funding will no longer be required by the court. The State Department of Education shall comply with the requirements of Section 948 of the Government Code in any further request for funds to satisfy this settlement.
15.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, state funds appropriated in Schedule (1) in excess of the amount necessary to fund the defined entitlement shall be to fulfill other shortages in entitlements budgeted in this schedule by the State Department of Education, upon Department of Finance approval, to any program funded under Schedule (1).
16.
Of the amount specified in Schedule (1), $361,910,000 shall be available only to provide educationally related mental health services, including out-of-home residential services for emotionally disturbed pupils, required by an individualized education program pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.) and as described in Section 56363 of the Education Code. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall allocate these funds to special education local plan areas in the 2015–16 fiscal year based upon an equal rate per pupil using the methodology specified in Section 56836.07 of the Education Code.
18.
The funds appropriated in this item reflect an adjustment to the base funding of 0.340 percent for the annual adjustment in statewide average daily attendance.
19.
Of the amount provided in Schedule (1), $37,202,000 is to reflect a cost-of-living adjustment.
20.
Of the amount provided in Schedule (2), $896,000 is to reflect a cost-of-living adjustment.
21.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), up to $6,000,000 is available for extraordinary costs associated with single placements. Special education local plan areas are eligible to submit claims for costs exceeding the threshold calculated pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 56836.21 of the Education Code, on forms developed by the State Department of Education pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 56836.21 of the Education Code.
(a)
Up to $3,000,000 shall first be allocated in reimbursements for extraordinary costs associated with educationally related mental health services, including out-of-home residential services for necessary small special education local plan areas, as defined in Section 56212 of the Education Code.
(b)
Any funds not used for extraordinary costs pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be available for extraordinary costs associated with placements in nonpublic, nonsectarian schools, pursuant to Section 56836.21 of the Education Code. These funds shall also provide reimbursement for costs associated with pupils residing in licensed children’s institutions.
22.
Of the amount specified in Schedule (1), up to $2,792,000 shall be available for small SELPAs to conduct regionalized services, pursuant to Section 56836.31 of the Education Code.
23.
The funds appropriated in Schedule (1) shall first be considered offsetting revenues within the meaning of subdivision (e) of Section 17556 of the Government Code for any reimbursable mandated cost claim for behavioral intervention plans (CSM 4465), inclusive of activities performed pursuant to Sections 56521.1 and 56521.2 of the Education Code.
24.Of the amount provided in Schedule (2), $30,000,000 shall be available to provide early intervention services to infants and toddlers younger than three years of age. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall allocate these funds to special education local plan areas, school districts, charter schools, or county offices of education based on a distribution method to be determined by the State Department of Education, the Department of Finance, and the Legislative Analyst’s Office.
25.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $1,962,000 shall be allocated in the 2015–16 fiscal year to backfill for the reduction of federal local assistance funds shifted to support state-level activities.

SEC. 28.

 Item 6100-196-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
6100-196-0001—For local assistance, State Department of Education (Proposition 98), for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund, for allocation by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to school districts, county offices of education, and other agencies for the purposes of part-day state preschool programs pursuant to Article 7 (commencing with Section 8235) of Chapter 2 of Part 6 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code funded in this item, in lieu of the amount that otherwise would be appropriated pursuant to any other statute ........................
884,773,000
Schedule:
(1)
5210020-Preschool Education ........................
834,773,000
(2)
5210010-Child Development, Quality Rating Improvement System Grants ........................
50,000,000
Provisions:
1.
Nonfederal funds appropriated in this item which have been budgeted to meet the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families maintenance-of-effort requirement established pursuant to the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-193) may not be expended in any way that would cause their disqualification as a federally allowable maintenance-of-effort expenditure.
2.
The amount provided in Schedule (1) reflects an adjustment to the base funding of 0.37 percent for an increase in the population of 0–4 year-olds.
3.
The maximum standard reimbursement rate shall not exceed $23.87 per day for part-day state preschool programs. This reflects a 1.02 percent cost-of-living adjustment, a 1 percent increase to reflect increased information and annual teacher training requirements pursuant to subdivisions (b) and (c) of Section 8238 of the Education Code, and a 5 percent increase to the standard reimbursement rate. The maximum standard reimbursement rate shall not exceed $38.53 for full-day state preschool programs.
4.
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), up to $5,000,000 is available for the family literacy supplemental grant provided to California state preschool programs pursuant to Section 8238.4 of the Education Code.
5.
Of the amount provided in Schedule (2), $50,000,000 is available for Quality Rating and Improvement System grants provided to state preschool programs pursuant to Section 8203.1 of the Education Code.
6.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $12,103,000 is available to provide 2,500 slots for part-day state preschool. First priority for these slots is for state preschool contractors that intend to use these slots to increase access for children with exceptional needs. Notwithstanding Section 8208 of the Education Code, second priority for new preschool slots is for contractors located in underserved areas where the ratio of publicly subsidized child care and development program services to the need for these services is low or where the overall number of eligible children without access to publicly subsidized child care and development program services is high, as determined by the Superintendent.
7.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1) $28,369,000 is available to provide 5,830 slots for full-day state preschool to local educational agencies beginning January 1, 2016. Notwithstanding Section 8208 of the Education Code, first priority for new preschool slots is for contractors located in underserved areas where the ratio of publicly subsidized child care and development program services to the need for these services is low or where the overall number of eligible children without access to publicly subsidized child care and development program services is high, as determined by the Superintendent.
11.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $2,507,000 is available to provide 1,200 slots for part-day state preschool beginning January 1, 2016. Notwithstanding Section 8208 of the Education Code, first priority for new preschool slots is for contractors located in underserved areas where the ratio of publicly subsidized child care and development program services to the need for these services is low or where the overall number of eligible children without access to publicly subsidized child care and development program services is high, as determined by the Superintendent.

SEC. 29.

 Item 6100-488 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
6100-488—Reappropriation, State Department of Education. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the balances from the following items are available for reappropriation for the purposes specified in Provisions 1 to 3, inclusive:
0001—​General Fund
(1)
$6,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the Healthy Start Program grants in Item 6110-650-0001 pursuant to Section 43 of Chapter 79 of the Statutes of 2006.
(2)
$703,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for assessment review and reporting in Schedule (1) of Item 6110-113-0001 of the Budget Act of 2012 (Chs. 21 and 29, Stats. 2012).
(3)
$460,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for Educational Services for Foster Youth in Item 6110-119-0001 of the Budget Act of 2012 (Chs. 21 and 29, Stats. 2012).
(4)
$708,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for Adults in Correctional Facilities in Item 6110-158-0001 of the Budget Act of 2012 (Chs. 21 and 29, Stats. 2012).
(5)
$23,535,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for Special Education Programs for Exceptional Children in Schedule (1) of Item 6110-161-0001 of the Budget Act of 2012 (Chs. 21 and 29, Stats. 2012).
(6)
$1,737,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for California Partnership Academies in Schedule (1) of Item 6110-166-0001 of the Budget Act of 2012 (Chs. 21 and 29, Stats. 2012).
(7)
$26,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the Agricultural Career Technical Education Incentive Program in Item 6110-167-0001 of the Budget Act of 2012 (Chs. 21 and 29, Stats. 2012).
(8)
$490,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for child nutrition programs in Schedule (1) of Item 6110-203-0001 of the Budget Act of 2012 (Chs. 21 and 29, Stats. 2012).
(9)
$1,500,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for Economic Impact Aid for Charter Schools in Schedule (2) of Item 6110-211-0001 of the Budget Act of 2012 (Chs. 21 and 29, Stats. 2012).
(10)
$684,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for Educational Services for Foster Youth in Item 6110-119-0001 of the Budget Act of 2013 (Chs. 20 and 354, Stats. 2013).
(11)
$1,410,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for Special Education Programs for Exceptional Children in Schedule (1) of Item 6110-161-0001 of the Budget Act of 2013 (Chs. 20 and 354, Stats. 2013).
(12)
$684,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the Early Education Program for Individuals with Exceptional Needs in Schedule (2) of Item 6110-161-0001 of the Budget Act of 2013 (Chs. 20 and 354, Stats. 2013).
(13)
$700,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the reimbursement of 2012–13 Adults in Correctional Facilities Program activities in Provision (5) of Item 6110-488-0001 of the Budget Act of 2013 (Chs. 20 and 354, Stats. 2013).
(14)
$1,162,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the After School Education and Safety Program in the 2012–13 fiscal year pursuant to Section 8483.5 of the Education Code.
(15)
$26,001,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for Preschool Education in Schedule (1) of Item 6110-196-0001 of the Budget Act of 2012 (Chs. 21 and 29, Stats. 2012).
(16)
$27,045,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for Preschool Education in Schedule (1) of Item 6110-196-0001 of the Budget Act of 2013 (Chs. 20 and 354, Stats. 2013).
(17)
$63,396,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for Item 6110-220-0001, Budget Act of 2011 (Ch. 33, Stats. 2011), and Item 6110-220-0001, Budget Act of 2012 (Chs. 21 and 29, Stats. 2012), as reappropriated to the California School Finance Authority for the Charter School Facility Grant program in Item 6110-404 of the Budget Act of 2013 (Chs. 20 and 354, Stats. 2013).
(18)$9,276,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the After School Education and Safety Program in the 2013–14 fiscal year pursuant to Section 8483.5 of the Education Code.
(19)$909,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the After School Education and Safety Program in the 2014–15 fiscal year pursuant to Section 8483.5 of the Education Code.
(20)$734,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for Small School District Bus Replacement in Schedule (2) of Item 6110-111-0001 of the Budget Act of 2012 (Chs. 21 and 29, Stats. 2012).
(21)$7,955,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for assessment apportionments in Schedule (5) of Item 6110-113-0001 of the Budget Act of 2012 (Chs. 21 and 29, Stats. 2012).
(22)$921,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the Early Education Program for Individuals with Exceptional Needs in Schedule (2) of Item 6110-161-0001 of the Budget Act of 2012 (Chs. 21 and 29, Stats. 2012).
(23)$329,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for Clean Technology Partnership Academies in Schedule (2.5) of Item 6110-166-0001 of the Budget Act of 2012 (Chs. 21 and 29, Stats. 2012).
(24)$39,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the Child Nutrition School Breakfast and Summer Food Service Program of Item 6110-201-0001 of the Budget Act of 2012 (Chs. 21 and 29, Stats. 2012).
(25)$322,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for Specialized Secondary Programs in Item 6110-122-0001 of the Budget Act of 2013 (Chs. 20 and 354, Stats. 2013).
(26)$15,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the American Indian Early Childhood Education Program in Item 6110-150-0001 of the Budget Act of 2013 (Chs. 20 and 354, Stats. 2013).
(27)$1,000,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for child nutrition programs in Item 6110-203-0001 of the Budget Act of 2013 (Chs. 20 and 354, Stats. 2013).
(28)$1,520,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for Next Generation Science Standards Assessment in Schedule (6) of Item 6110-113-0001 of the Budget Act of 2014 (Chs. 25 and 663, Stats. 2014).
(29)$1,892,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for Primary Languages other than English Assessments in Schedule (7) of Item 6110-113-0001 of the Budget Act of 2014 (Chs. 25 and 663, Stats. 2014).
(30)$760,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for Special Education Programs for Exceptional Children in Schedule (1) of Item 6110-161-0001 of the Budget Act of 2014 (Chs. 25 and 663, Stats. 2014).
(31)$10,112,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for K–12 Mandated Programs Block Grant in Item 6110-296-0001 of the Budget Act of 2014 (Chs. 25 and 663, Stats. 2014).
(32)$5,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for Economic Impact Aid in Item 6110-128-0001 of the Budget Act of 2012 (Chs. 21 and 29, Stats. 2012).
(33)$804,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the Quality Education Improvement Act pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of Section 52055.780 of the Education Code.
(34)$540,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for assessment review and reporting in Schedule (1) of Item 6110-113-0001 of the Budget Act of 2013 (Chs. 20 and 354, Stats. 2013).
(35)$200,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for American Indian Education Centers in Item 6110-151-0001 of the Budget Act of 2013 (Chs. 20 and 354, Stats. 2013).
(36)$1,234,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for California Partnership Academies in Schedule (1) of Item 6110-166-0001 of the Budget Act of 2013 (Chs. 20 and 354, Stats. 2013).
(37)$789,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for assessment review and reporting in Schedule (4) of Item 6110-113-0001 of the Budget Act of 2014 (Chs. 25 and 663, Stats. 2014).
Provisions:
1.
The sum of $15,096,000 is hereby reappropriated to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund for allocation by the Superintendent of Public Instruction for apportionment to reimburse the 2014–15 Adults in Correctional Facilities Program activities authorized pursuant to Item 6110-158-0001 of the Budget Act of 2012 (Chs. 21 and 29, Stats. 2012).
2.
The sum of $110,273,000 is hereby reappropriated to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund for allocation by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to the School Facilities Program for the purpose of funding the School Facilities Emergency Repair Account pursuant to Chapter 899 of the Statutes of 2004.
3.
The sum of $6,636,000 is hereby reappropriated to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund. Of this amount, $828,000 shall be provided by the department to local educational agencies that did not participate in the former state reporting program administered by California School Information Services (CSIS) and are for the support of data submission to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS), and $5,808,000 is for allocation by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team for CSIS, pursuant to the memorandum of understanding with the State Department of Education in support of CALPADS. As a condition of receiving funds appropriated in this item, CSIS shall submit an expenditure plan with workload justification to the Department of Finance and the Legislative Analyst’s Office by December 1, 2015. The expenditure plan shall include, at a minimum, (a) positions filled and intended to be filled, (b) salaries and benefits, (c) external contracts, (d) other operating expenses, and (e) equipment needs. The workload information shall include, at a minimum, activities performed by CSIS and by the State Department of Education to implement CALPADS, workload associated with maintenance of CALPADS, and assistance provided to local educational agencies in transmission of data to CALPADS. The expenditure plan and workload data shall provide information for the prior year, current year, and budget year.
4.The sum of $3,000,000 is hereby reappropriated to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund for allocation by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to the State Special Schools as authorized pursuant to Schedules (1) through (3) of Item 6100-006-0001 in this Budget Act.
5.The sum of $300,000 is hereby reappropriated to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund for allocation by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to the Los Angeles Unified School District in partial support of a research partnership between the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Academic English Mastery Program and the University of California, Los Angeles’ Center X. The department shall apportion this funding only after receipt of a detailed plan that identifies expenditures, activities, timelines, and deliverables resulting from this partnership. This funding shall support the identification of effective, evidence-based, culturally appropriate, and to the extent available, existing resources and practices, which support improved proficiency in standard English and achievement of the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards among students of low standard English proficiency, including: screening instruments, valid assessments, curricula and instructional materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, instructional practices, and professional development for educators. As a condition of receiving these funds, the partnership shall provide a report to the department by January 1, 2017, detailing the results of the activities, and the department shall make this report available to the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature, the Legislative Analyst’s Office, and the Department of Finance. The partnership shall also provide to the department by July 1, 2017, in a form and manner prescribed by the department, information on effective, evidence-based practices for improving proficiency in standard English and the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards that the department may make available through its Internet Web site as a resource for voluntary use by local educational agencies.
6.The sum of $4,583,000 is hereby appropriated to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund for allocation by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to school districts with schoolsites that participated in the Quality Education Investment Act of 2006 program, as set forth in Article 3.7 (commencing with Section 52055.700) of Chapter 6.1 of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code, during the 2013–14 fiscal year, but that did not qualify for concentration grant funding pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section 42238.02 of the Education Code as of the second principal apportionment of the 2013–14 fiscal year. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall allocate an amount to each qualifying school district pursuant to this provision equal to 50 percent of the final 2013–14 Quality Education Investment Act of 2006 program apportionments provided to all participating schoolsites within each school district.
7.The sum of $500,000 is hereby reappropriated to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund for allocation by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to the Riverside County Office of Education for the operation and maintenance of the CaliforniaColleges.edu Web site described in Item 6100-172-0001.
8.The sum of $24,215,000 is hereby reappropriated to the State Department of Education for transfer by the Controller to Section A of the State School Fund for allocation by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools in proportion to their average daily attendance reported as of the second principal apportionment for the 2014–15 fiscal year, for the purposes specified in subdivisions (c) and (d) of Section 17581.8 of the Government Code, and in augmentation of the funds provided in subdivision (a) of Section 17581.8 of the Government Code.
10.The sum of $25,000,000 is hereby reappropriated to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges for transfer by the Controller to Section B of the State School Fund for allocation pursuant to Section 84920 of the Education Code.

SEC. 30.

 Item 6870-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
6870-101-0001—For local assistance, Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Proposition 98) ........................
3,623,789,000
Schedule:
(1)
5670015-Apportionments ........................
2,523,473,000
(2)
5670019-Apprenticeship ........................
31,433,000
(3)
5670023-Apprenticeship Training and Instruction ........................
20,491,000
(4)
5675015-Student Success for Basic Skills Students ........................
20,037,000
(5)
5675019-Student Financial Aid Administration ........................
73,727,000
(6)
5675027-Disabled Students ........................
115,388,000
(7)
5675031-Student Services for Cal WORKs Recipients ........................
34,897,000
(8)
5675035-Foster Care Education Program ........................
5,254,000
(9)
5675039-Student Success and Support Program ........................
471,683,000
(10)
5675061-Academic Senate for the Community Colleges ........................
468,000
(11)
5675069-Equal Employment Opportunity ........................
767,000
(12)
5675073-Part-Time Faculty Health Insurance ........................
490,000
(13)
5675077-Part-Time Faculty Compensation ........................
24,907,000
(14)
5675081-Part-Time Faculty Office Hours ........................
3,514,000
(15)
5675099-Telecommunications and Technology Infrastructure ........................
19,890,000
(16)
5675119-Economic Development ........................
22,929,000
(17)
5675123-Transfer Education and Articulation ........................
698,000
(18)
5675023-Extended Opportunity Programs and Services ........................
123,189,000
(19)
5675115-Fund for Student Success ........................
3,792,000
(20)
5675150-Campus Childcare Tax Bailout ........................
3,384,000
(21)
5675156-Nursing Program Support ........................
13,378,000
(22)
5670035-Expand the Delivery of Courses through Technology ........................
10,000,000
(23)5675133-Physical Plant and Instructional Support ........................ 100,000,000
Provisions:
1.
The funds appropriated in this item are for transfer by the Controller during the 2015–16 fiscal year to Section B of the State School Fund.
2.(a)
The funds appropriated in Schedule (1) shall be allocated using the budget formula established pursuant to Section 84750.5 of the Education Code. The budget formula shall be adjusted to reflect the following:
(1)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $156,457,000 shall be used to increase statewide growth of full-time equivalent students (FTES) by 3 percent.
(2)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $61,022,000 shall be used to reflect a cost-of-living adjustment of 1.02 percent.
(b)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1) $266,692,000 shall be used to adjust the budget formula pursuant to Section 84750.5 of the Education Code to recognize increases in operating costs and to improve instruction.
(c)
Funds allocated to a community college district from funds included in Schedule (1) shall directly offset any mandated costs claimed for the Minimum Conditions for State Aid (02-TC-25 and 02-TC-31) program or any costs of complying with Section 84754.5 of the Education Code.
(d)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1):
(1)$100,000 is for a maintenance allowance, pursuant to Section 54200 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
(2)Up to $500,000 is to reimburse colleges for the costs of federal aid repayments related to assessed fees for fee waiver recipients. This reimbursement only applies to students who completely withdraw from college before the census date pursuant to Section 58508 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
(e)(1)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $62,320,000 is for increasing the number of full-time faculty within the community college system. Notwithstanding, Subchapter 1 (commencing with Section 51025) of Chapter 2 of Division 6 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall allocate these funds to all districts on a per FTES basis by modifying each district’s budget formula pursuant to Section 84750.5 of the Education Code. Any revisions to the budget formula made for the purposes of this subdivision shall be made and reported consistent with the requirements of subdivision (f) of Section 84750.5 of the Education Code.
(2)Utilizing the data from the full-time faculty obligation report for the 2014–15 fiscal year, the chancellor shall rank, from the lowest to the greatest full-time faculty percentage, each community college district within quintiles so that each quintile has approximately equal numbers of full-time equivalent students. The chancellor shall adjust the faculty obligation number for each district as follows:
(A)An increase of one for every $73,057 received for districts in the lowest quintile (quintile 1).
(B)An increase of one for every $80,000 received for districts in the second quintile (quintile 2).
(C)An increase of one for every $95,000 received for districts in the third quintile (quintile 3).
(D)An increase of one for every $110,000 received for districts in the fourth quintile (quintile 4).
(E)An increase of one for every $125,000 received for districts in the fifth quintile (quintile 5).
(F)If the number of full-time faculty increased pursuant to subparagraphs (A) through (E) results in a district exceeding the 75-percent standard, the Chancellor shall increase the number of the full-time obligation to a point that leaves the district as close as possible to, but not in excess of, the 75-percent standard, consistent with paragraph (5) of subdivision (c) of Section 51025 of Subchapter (1) of Chapter 2 of Division 6 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
(3)To the extent that the increased faculty obligation number calculated in paragraph (2) does not result in an obligation to hire additional full-time faculty, it is the intent of the Legislature that districts use these funds to enhance student success through the support of part-time and full-time faculty, including, but not limited to, part-time faculty office hours.
3.(a)
The funds appropriated in Schedule (2) shall be available pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 79140) of Chapter 9 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(b)
Pursuant to Section 79149.3 of the Education Code, the reimbursement rate shall be $5.46 per hour.
(c)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $15,000,000 shall be used for the purposes of Section 79148 of the Education Code.
4.(a)
The funds appropriated in Schedule (3) shall be available pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 8150) of Chapter 1 of Part 6 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code.
(b)
Pursuant to Section 8152 of the Education Code, the reimbursement rate shall be $5.46 per hour.
5.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (4):
(a)
$1,209,000 shall be used for faculty and staff development to improve curriculum, instruction, student services, and program practices in basic skills and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges (chancellor) shall select a district, using a competitive process, to carry out these activities.
(b)
$18,828,000 shall be allocated by the chancellor to community college districts to improve outcomes of students who enter college needing to complete at least one course in ESL or basic skills.
6.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (5):
(1)Not less than $16,772,000 is available to provide $0.91 per unit reimbursement to community college districts for the provision of board of governors (BOG) fee waiver awards pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (m) of Section 76300 of the Education Code.
(2)Not less than $16,955,000 is available for the Board Financial Assistance Program to provide reimbursement of 2 percent of total waiver value to community college districts for the provision of BOG fee waiver awards pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (m) of Section 76300 of the Education Code.
(3)
$2,800,000 shall be allocated to a community college district to conduct a statewide media campaign to promote the following message: (A) the California Community Colleges are affordable, (B) financial aid is available to cover fees and help with books and other costs, and (C) an interested student should contact his or her local community college financial aid office. The campaign should target efforts to reach low-income and disadvantaged students who must overcome barriers in accessing postsecondary education. The community college district awarded the contract shall consult regularly with the chancellor and the Student Aid Commission.
(4)Not more than $37,200,000 shall be for direct contact with potential and current financial aid applicants. Each California Community College campus shall receive a minimum allocation of $50,000. The remainder of the funding shall be allocated to campuses based upon a formula reflecting FTES weighted by a measure of low-income populations demonstrated by BOG fee waiver program participation within a district. Of the amount allocated pursuant to this paragraph, $3,000,000 is available on a one-time basis to support the administration of Cal Grant B Access Award distributions to students pursuant to Item 6870-102-0001.
(5)
Funds allocated to a community college district pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) shall supplement, not supplant, the level of funds allocated for the administration of student financial aid programs during the 2001–02 or 2006–07 fiscal year, whichever is greater.
(6)
Funding allocated to a community college district pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) shall directly offset any costs claimed by that district for any of the following mandates: Enrollment Fee Collection (99-TC-13), Enrollment Fee Waivers (00-TC-15), Cal Grants (02-TC-28), and Tuition Fee Waivers (02-TC-21).
(7)Notwithstanding subdivision (m) of Section 76300 of the Education Code or any other provision of law, the amount of funds appropriated for the purpose of administering fee waivers for the 2015–16 fiscal year shall be determined in this act.
7.(a)
The funds appropriated in Schedule (6) shall be used to assist districts in funding the excess direct instructional cost of providing special support services or instruction, or both, to disabled students enrolled at community colleges and for state hospital programs, as mandated by federal law.
(b)
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (6):
(1)
At least $3,945,000 shall be used to address deficiencies identified by the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
(2)
At least $943,000 shall be used to support the High Tech Centers for activities, including, but not limited to, training of district employees, staff, and students in the use of specialized computer equipment for the disabled.
(3)
At least $9,600,000 shall be allocated to community college districts for sign language interpreter services, real-time captioning equipment, or other communication accommodations for hearing-impaired students. A community college district is required to spend $1 from local or other resources for every $4 received pursuant to this paragraph.
(4)
$1,000,000 shall be allocated for state hospital adult education programs at the hospitals served by the Coast and Kern Community College Districts.
8.(a)
The funds appropriated in Schedule (7) shall be allocated pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 79200) of Chapter 9 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(b)
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (7):
(1)
$9,188,000 is for child care, except that a community college district may request that the chancellor approve use of funds for other purposes.
(2)
No less than $4,900,000 shall be used to provide direct workstudy wage reimbursement for students served under this program, and $613,000 is available for campus job development and placement services.
(c)
A community college district is required to spend $1 from local or other resources for every $1 received pursuant to this provision, except for any funds received pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b).
9.(a)
The funds appropriated in Schedule (8) shall be allocated to community college districts to provide foster and relative/kinship care education and training pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 79240) of Chapter 9 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code. A community college district shall ensure that education and training required pursuant to Sections 1529.1 and 1529.2 of the Health and Safety Code and Section 16003 of the Welfare and Institutions Code receives priority.
10.(a)
The funds appropriated in Schedule (9) shall be used for the purposes of Article 1 (commencing with Section 78210) of Chapter 2 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(b)
Of the amount included in Schedule (9):
(1)
$285,183,000 shall be allocated pursuant to Section 78216 of the Education Code.
(2)
(A) $155,000,000 shall be allocated to community college districts to implement student equity plans pursuant to Article 1.5 of Chapter 2 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code. These plans shall be coordinated with the Student Success and Support Program plans, pursuant to Section 78216 of the Education Code, and the Student Success Scorecard, pursuant to Section 84754.5 of the Education Code.
(B) These funds shall be allocated by the chancellor to community college districts using a methodology that ensures that districts with a greater proportion or number of students who have high needs receive more resources to provide services to these students. The chancellor shall ensure that the allocation methodology reflects the inclusion of foster youth within the proportion or number of high-needs students.
(C) Consistent with the intent of Chapter 771 of the Statutes of 2014 and within the funds allocated to community college districts pursuant to this paragraph, the chancellor shall enter into agreements with up to 10 community college districts to provide additional services in support of postsecondary education for foster youth. Up to $15 million of the funds allocated to community college districts pursuant to this paragraph shall be prioritized for services pursuant to Chapter 771 of the Statutes of 2014. Further, the chancellor shall ensure that the list of eligible expenditures developed pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 78221 of the Education Code includes expenditures that are consistent with the intent of Chapter 771 of the Statutes of 2014.
(D) Nothing in this provision prevents existing student-equity related categorical programs or campus-based programs from accessing student equity plan funds.
(3)
(A) $5,500,000 may be used by the chancellor to provide technical assistance to community college districts that demonstrate low performance in any area of operations. It is the intent of the Legislature that technical assistance providers be contracted in a cost-effective manner, that they primarily consist of experts who are current and former employees of the California Community Colleges, and that they provide technical assistance consistent with the vision for the California Community Colleges.
(B) Technical assistance funded pursuant to this paragraph that is initiated by the chancellor may be provided at no cost to the district. If a community college district requests technical assistance, the district is required to spend at least $1 from local or other resources for every $2 received as determined by the chancellor.
(4)(A) 12,000,000 may be used by the chancellor to provide regional and online workshops and trainings to community college personnel to promote statewide priorities, including, but not limited to: strategies to improve student achievement; strategies to improve community college operations; and system leadership training to better coordinate planning, implementation, and outcomes of statewide initiatives. To the extent possible, the chancellor shall partner with existing statewide initiatives with proven results of improving student success and institutional effectiveness. Beginning in the 2016–17 fiscal year, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall submit a report on the use of these funds in the prior year to the Department of Finance and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee no later than October 1 of each year.
(B) Funding available pursuant to this paragraph may be utilized by the chancellor to coordinate with community college districts to develop and disseminate effective practices through the establishment of an online clearinghouse of information. The development of effective practices shall include, but not be limited to, statewide priorities such as the development of educational programs or courses for the incarcerated adults in prisons and jails, and the formerly incarcerated, educational programs or courses for California Conservation Corps members, and other effective practices.
(C) It is the intent of the Legislature to encourage the chancellor to facilitate the development of local community college courses for the California Conservation Corps and the incarcerated adults in prisons and jails, and the formerly incarcerated. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the California Conservation Corps are encouraged to partner with the chancellor’s office in the development and dissemination of local community college courses and effective practices pursuant to this subparagraph and subparagraph (B).
(D) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Chancellor identify one or multiple community college districts that would be willing to utilize at least a total of $5,000,000 of their combined funding for the purpose of developing and providing effective education programs for incarcerated adults in prisons and jails, and the formerly incarcerated. These funds shall be utilized to receive a 1 to 3 match of state to private funds that could be available for these purposes. Any private funds received would be allocated to the identified community colleges based on their proportion of the combined funding match, as determined by the Chancellor.
(E) Funds appropriated pursuant to this paragraph shall be available for encumbrance and expenditure until June 30, 2018.
(5)
Up to $14,000,000 may be used for e-transcript, e-planning, and common assessment tools. Any remaining funds shall be used pursuant to paragraph (1).
11.
The funds in Schedule (13) shall be allocated to increase compensation for part-time faculty. Funds shall be allocated to districts based on the total actual number of FTES in the previous fiscal year, with an adjustment to the allocations provided to small districts. These funds shall be used to assist districts in making part-time faculty salaries more comparable to full-time salaries for similar work, as determined through collective bargaining in each community college district. If a community college district achieves parity between compensation for full-time faculty and part-time faculty, funds received pursuant to this provision may be used for any other educational purpose.
12.
Of the funds provided in Schedule (15):
(a)
$19,890,000 shall be allocated by the chancellor on a competitive basis, for the following purposes:
(1)
Provision of access to statewide multimedia hosting and delivery services for state colleges and districts.
(2)
Provision of systemwide Internet, audio bridging, and telephony.
(3)
Technical assistance and planning, cooperative purchase agreements, and faculty and staff development.
(4)
Ongoing support for the California Virtual Campus Distance Education Program.
(5)
Ongoing support for programs designed to use technology in assisting accreditation and the alignment of curricula across K–20 segments in California.
(6)
Support for technology pilots and ongoing technology programs and applications that serve to maximize the utility and economy of scale of the technology investments of the community college system toward improving learning outcomes.
(7)
Ongoing support of the California Partnership for Achieving Student Success (Cal-PASS) program.
(b)
The remaining funds shall be available for allocations to districts to maintain technology capabilities.
13.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (16), the following shall apply:
(a)
Up to 10 percent may be allocated for state-level technical assistance, including statewide network leadership, organizational development, coordination, and information and support services.
(b)
All remaining funds shall be allocated for pro grams that target investments in priority and emergent sectors, including statewide and/or regional centers, hubs, collaborative communities, advisory bodies, and short-term grants. Short-term grants may include industry-driven regional education and training, Responsive Incumbent Worker Training, and Job Development Incentive Training.
(c)
Funds applied to performance-based training shall be matched by a minimum of $1 contributed by private businesses or industry for each $1 of state funds. The chancellor shall consider the level of involvement and financial commitments of business and industry in making awards for performance-based training.
14.(a)
The funds appropriated in Schedule (17) shall be used to support transfer and articulation projects and common course numbering projects.
(b)
Funding provided to community college districts shall directly offset any costs claimed by community college districts to be mandates pursuant to Chapter 737 of the Statutes of 2004.
15.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (18):
(1)
$107,570,000 shall be used pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 69640) of Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code. Funds provided in this item for Extended Opportunity Programs and Services shall be available to students on all campuses within the California Community Colleges system.
(3)
$15,619,000 shall be used for funding, at all colleges, the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education program in accordance with Article 4 (commencing with Section 79150) of Chapter 9 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code. The chancellor shall allocate these funds to local programs on the basis of need for student services.
(b)
Of the amount allocated pursuant to subdivision (a), no less than $4,972,000 shall be available to support additional textbook assistance grants to community college students.
16.
The funds appropriated in Schedule (19) shall be used for the following purposes:
(a)
$1,183,000 shall be used for the Puente Project to support up to 75 colleges. These funds are available if matched by $200,000 of private funds and if the participating community colleges and University of California campuses maintain their 1995–96 fiscal year support level for the Puente Project. All funding shall be allocated directly to participating districts in accordance with their participation agreement.
(b)
Up to $1,515,000 is for the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program. A community college district is required to spend $1 from local or other resources for every $1 received pursuant to this subdivision.
(c)
No less than $1,094,000 is for the Middle College High School Program. With the exception of special part-time students at the community colleges pursuant to Sections 48802 and 76001 of the Education Code, student workload based on participation in the Middle College High School Program shall not be eligible for community college state apportionment.
17.
The funds appropriated in Schedule (20) shall be allocated by the chancellor to community college districts that levied child care permissive override taxes in the 1977–78 fiscal year pursuant to Sections 8329 and 8330 of the Education Code in an amount proportional to the property tax revenues, tax relief subventions, and state aid required to be made available by the district to its child care and development program for the 1979–80 fiscal year pursuant to Section 30 of Chapter 1035 of the Statutes of 1979, increased or decreased by any cost-of-living adjustment granted in subsequent fiscal years. These funds shall be used only for the purpose of community college child care and development programs.
18.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (21):
(a)
$8,475,000 shall be used to provide support for nursing programs.
(b)
$4,903,000 shall be used for diagnostic and support services, preentry coursework, alternative program delivery model development, and other services to reduce the incidence of student attrition in nursing programs.
19.
The funds appropriated in Schedule (22) shall be allocated to the chancellor to increase the number of courses available through the use of technology and to provide alternative methods for students to earn college credit. The chancellor shall ensure, to the extent possible, that the following conditions are satisfied:
(a)
These courses can be articulated across all community college districts.
(b)
These courses are made available to students systemwide, regardless of the campus at which a student is enrolled.
(c)
Students who complete these courses are granted degree-applicable credit across community colleges.
(d)
These funds shall be used for those courses that have the highest demand, fill quickly, and are prerequisites for many different degrees.
20.(a)Any funds appropriated in Schedule (23) are available for the following purposes:
(1)Scheduled maintenance and special repairs of facilities. The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall allocate funds to districts on the basis of actual reported FTES, and may establish a minimum allocation per district. As a condition for receiving and expending these funds for maintenance or special repairs, a district shall certify that it will increase its operations and maintenance spending from the 1995–96 fiscal year by the amount it allocates from this appropriation for maintenance and special repairs. The question of whether a district has complied with its resolution shall be reviewed under the annual audit of that district.
(2)Hazardous substances abatement, cleanup, and repairs.
(3)Architectural barrier removal projects that meet the requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 12101 et seq.) and seismic retrofit projects limited to $400,000.
(4)Water conservation projects to reduce water consumption in cooperation with the Governor’s Executive Order B-29-15. Projects may include any of the following:
(A)Replacement of water intensive landscaping with drought tolerant landscaping, synthetic turf, provided that the turf is used only in nonathletic areas, and other nonplant materials.
(B)Drip or low-flow irrigation systems.
(C)Building improvements to reduce water usage.
(D)Installation of meters for wells to allow for monitoring of water usage.
(b)Any funds appropriated in Schedule (23) are available for replacement of instructional equipment and library materials. The funds provided for instructional equipment and library materials shall not be used for personal services costs or operating expenses. The chancellor shall allocate funds to districts on the basis of actual reported FTES and may establish a minimum allocation per district. The question of whether a district has complied with its resolution shall be reviewed under the annual audit of that district.
(c)Any funds appropriated in Schedule (23) shall be available for one-time use until June 30, 2017.

SEC. 31.

 Item 7501-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
7501-001-0001—For support of Department of Human Resources ........................
8,516,000
Schedule:
(1)
6200-Human Resources Management ........................
24,687,000
(2)
6205-Local Government Services ........................
2,598,000
(3)
6210-Benefits Administration ........................
10,319,000
(4)
9900100-Administration ........................
7,752,000
(5)
9900200-Administration—​Distributed ........................
−6,727,000
(6)
Reimbursements to 6200-Human Resources Management ........................
−16,258,000
(7)
Reimbursements to 6205-Local Government Services ........................
−2,598,000
(8)
Reimbursements to 6210-Benefits Administration ........................
−10,232,000
(9)
Reimbursements to 9900100-Administration ........................
−1,025,000
Provisions:
1.
The Department of Human Resources may use funds appropriated in this item to complete comprehensive salary surveys that include private and public employers, geographical data, and total compensation. The department shall provide to the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of each house of the Legislature and the Legislative Analyst, within 30 days of completion, each completed salary survey report.
2.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Director of Finance may authorize a loan from the General Fund, in an amount not to exceed 35 percent of reimbursements appropriated in this item to the Department of Human Resources, provided that:
(a)
The loan is to meet cash needs resulting from the delay in receipt of reimbursements for services provided.
(b)
The loan is for a short term and shall be repaid by September 30, 2016.
(c)
Interest charges may be waived pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 16314 of the Government Code.
(d)
The Director of Finance may not approve the loan unless the approval is made in writing and filed with the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the chairpersons of the committees in each house of the Legislature that consider appropriations not later than 30 days prior to the effective date of the approval, or not sooner than whatever lesser time that the chairperson of the joint committee, or his or her designee, may determine.
3.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, upon approval of the Director of Finance, expenditure authority may be transferred between schedules within or between the following items for the Department of Human Resources: Items 7501-001-0001, 7501-001-0821, 7501-001-0915, 7501-001-9740, 7503-001-0001, and 7503-001-9740 as necessary in order to correctly include positions or funding in the appropriate department or schedules. The Director of Finance shall notify the Joint Legislative Budget Committee 30 days prior to the transfer of any funds between items or schedules. The aggregate amount of General Fund appropriation increases provided under this section during the fiscal year may not exceed the aggregate amount of General Fund appropriation decreases.
4.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $979,000 is from the General Fund and $983,000 is from reimbursements from federal funds. Should federal funds not be available to pay for any portion of the federal share identified herein, the Director of Finance may augment this item by an amount not to exceed $983,000. The Director of Finance shall notify the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the chairpersons of the budget committees of each house of the Legislature no later than 30 days after making an augmentation pursuant to this provision.
5.
The reimbursement funds received for purposes of the administration of the Alternate Retirement Program, as identified in Schedule (8), may only be expended for the administration of the Alternate Retirement Program. Any reimbursement funds received for the administration of the Alternate Retirement Program that are not expended in the 2015–16 fiscal year shall be available for expenditure until June 30, 2017.

SEC. 32.

 Item 8120-001-0268 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:
8120-001-0268—For support of Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, payable from the Peace Officers’ Training Fund ........................
16,677,000
Schedule:
(1)
6500-Standards ........................
5,473,000
(2)
6505-Training ........................
13,008,000
(3)
6510-Peace Officer Training ........................
155,000
(4)
9900100-Administration ........................
7,093,000
(5)
9900200-Administration—​Distribu ted ........................
−7,093,000
(6)
Reimbursements to 6505-Training ........................
−1,959,000
Provisions:
1.Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Director of Finance may authorize a loan from the General Fund to the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to meet cash needs resulting from the delay in receipt of revenues into the Peace Officers’ Training Fund, provided that:
(a)The loan is short term and shall be repaid by September 30 of the fiscal year following that in which the loan was authorized.
(b)Interest charges may be waived pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 16314 of the Government Code.
(c)The Director of Finance may not approve the loan unless the approval is made in writing and filed with the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the chairpersons of the committees in each house of the Legislature that consider appropriations not later than 30 days prior to the effective date of the approval, or not sooner than whatever lesser time the chairperson of the joint committee, or his or her designee, may determine.

SEC. 33.

 Item 8570-001-3228 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015, to read:
8570-001-3228—For support of Department of Food and Agriculture, payable from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund ........................
40,000,000
Schedule:
(1)6590-General Agricultural Activities ........................ 40,000,000
(3)9900100-Administration ........................ 781,000
(4)9900200-Administration—Distributed ........................ −781,000
Provisions:
1.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $40,000,000 shall be available for expenditure or encumbrance until June 30, 2017, to support greenhouse gas emission reductions through water and energy efficiency grants promoting water and energy savings.

SEC. 34.

 Section 39.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read:

SEC. 39.00.

 The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the following bills are other bills providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill within the meaning of subdivision (e) of Section 12 of Article IV of the California Constitution: AB 94, AB 95, AB 104, AB 105, AB 106, AB 107, AB 108, AB 109, AB 110, AB 111, AB 112, AB 113, AB 114, AB 115, AB 116, AB 117, AB 118, AB 119, AB 120, AB 121, AB 122, AB 123, AB 124, AB 125, AB 127, AB 128, AB 129, AB 130, AB 131, AB 132, AB 133, AB 134, AB 135, AB 136, AB 137, AB 138, SB 70, SB 71, SB 72, SB 73, SB 74, SB 75, SB 76, SB 77, SB 78, SB 79, SB 80, SB 81, SB 82, SB 83, SB 84, SB 85, SB 86, SB 87, SB 88, SB 89, SB 90, SB 91, SB 92, SB 93, SB 94, SB 95, SB 96, SB 98, SB 99, SB 100, SB 102, SB 103, SB 104, SB 105, SB 106, SB 107, SB 108, and SB 109, in the form that these bills existed at the time that the act amending this section of the Budget Act of 2015 took effect.

SEC. 35.

 This act is a Budget Bill within the meaning of subdivision (c) of Section 12 of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall take effect immediately.