ACSA advocates continue to work on bills during last week of session

September 16, 2019
As of press time, lawmakers at the state Capitol continue to negotiate and pass bills prior to the Sept. 13 deadline.  Legislators have passed a bill focused on reforms to charter school law, which will now go to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk. ACSA, in partnership with education management and advocacy groups, has assisted lawmakers and the governor’s staff in strengthening the language in AB 1505 authored by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell. This bill would make various changes relating to charter school authorizations, appeals and renewals, and places a two-year moratorium on non-classroom based charter schools. The governor has also announced the signing of bills related to education, including SB 276 by Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – Immunizations: medical exemptions and SB 419 by Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) – Pupil discipline: suspensions: willful defiance. Newsom has until Oct. 13 to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature.  ACSA and EdCal will update members on which bills made it to the governor’s desk in an upcoming edition. 

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