Existing law, the Child Care and Development Services Act, administered by the State Department of Education, requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to administer child care and development programs that offer a full range of services for eligible children from infancy to 13 years of age. Existing law requires the Superintendent to administer all California state preschool programs, including, but not limited to, part-day and full-day age and developmentally appropriate programs for 3- and 4-year-old children. This bill would, until January 1, 2020, authorize the department, as part of a pilot program, to accept monetary contributions made to the California Preschool Investment Fund, which this bill would create, by a person for purposes of preschool education, as provided. The bill would require the money in the fund to be used to, among other things, fund state preschools part of the California state preschool program located in one of the 5 participating counties, as provided. The bill would require participating counties to report to the department's Early Education & Support Division regarding the county's assessment of how the pilot program is performing. The bill would require any moneys remaining in the fund after January 1, 2020, to be transferred to any other state fund identified by the department that provides funding for increased access to preschool programs for low-income children. The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow various credits against the taxes imposed by those laws. This bill, under both laws, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2015, and before January 1, 2019, would allow a credit equal to 40% of the amount contributed by the taxpayer during the taxable year to the California Preschool Investment Fund, as provided. The bill would limit the aggregate amount of credit allowed under both laws to not exceed $250,000,000 and would require the State Department of Education to establish a procedure for a person to obtain from the department a receipt indicating specified information, including the amount of monetary contributions made, for purposes of the tax credits allowed under these provisions. The bill would, until January 1, 2020, require the total annual amount of credits claimed pursuant to these provisions to be treated as though they were proceeds of taxes for purposes of calculating the moneys to be applied by the state for the support of school districts and community college districts pursuant to a specified provision of the California Constitution.
From Senate committee without further action.
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on ED.
In committee: Set, second hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 74. Noes 0. Page 1578.)
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.
From committee: Do pass. To consent calendar. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (May 15).
Read second time and amended.
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (May 1).
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on ED. Read second time and amended.
Read first time.
From printer. May be heard in committee March 26.
Introduced. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/22/13 - Introduced|
|03/21/13 - Amended Assembly|
|05/06/13 - Amended Assembly|
|06/05/14 - Amended Senate|
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