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AB 699

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2017-2018 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jun 01, 2017
  • Passed Senate Sep 13, 2017
  • Governor

Educational equity: immigration and citizenship status.

Abstract

Existing law states the policy of the State of California to afford all persons in public schools, regardless of their disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other specified characteristic, equal rights and opportunities in the educational institutions of the state. Existing law prohibits discrimination on the basis of those specific characteristics in any program or activity conducted by an educational institution that receives, or benefits from, state financial assistance or enrolls pupils who receive state student financial aid. Existing law requires the State Department of Education to assess whether local educational agencies have taken certain actions related to educational equity, including adopting a policy that prohibits, and adopting a process for receiving and investigating complaints of, discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on those actual or perceived specified characteristics. This bill would expressly include immigration status in the specified characteristics for purposes of those provisions. This bill would prohibit school officials and employees of a school district, county office of education, or charter school, except as required by state or federal law or as required to administer a state or federally supported educational program, from collecting information or documents regarding citizenship or immigration status of pupils or their family members. The bill would require the superintendent of a school district, the superintendent of a county office of education, and the principal of a charter school, as applicable, to report to the respective governing board or body of the local educational agency in a timely manner any requests for information or access to a schoolsite by an officer or employee of a law enforcement agency for the purpose of enforcing the immigration laws in a manner that ensures the confidentiality and privacy of any potentially identifying information. The bill would encourage a school, when an employee of the school is aware that a pupil's parent or guardian is not available to care for the pupil, to work with parents or guardians to update the emergency contact information and not to contact Child Protective Services to arrange for the pupil's care unless the school is unable to arrange for care through the use of emergency contact information or instructions provided by the pupil's parent or guardian. The bill would require the governing board or body of a local educational agency to perform specified actions relating to pupils and immigration status, including, among others, providing information to parents and guardians, as appropriate, regarding their children's right to a free public education, regardless of immigration status or religious beliefs. The bill would require the Attorney General, by April 1, 2018, in consultation with appropriate stakeholders, to publish model policies limiting assistance with immigration enforcement at public schools, to the fullest extent possible consistent with federal and state law, and ensuring that public schools remain safe and accessible to all California residents, regardless of immigration status. The bill would require the Attorney General to, at a minimum, consider specified issues when developing the model policies. The bill would require all local educational agencies to adopt the model policies, or equivalent policies, by July 1, 2018. By imposing additional duties on local educational agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

Bill Sponsors (9)

Patrick O'Donnell

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 70
Author

Cristina Garcia

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 58
Coauthor

David Chiu

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 17
Author

Tom Daly

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 69
Coauthor

Mike A. Gipson

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 64
Coauthor

Todd Gloria

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 78
Coauthor

Ash Kalra

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 27
Author

Tony Mendoza

  • Democratic
Coauthor

Miguel Santiago

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 53
Coauthor

Votes


Actions


Oct 05, 2017

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 493, Statutes of 2017.

Sep 26, 2017

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Sep 15, 2017

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 60. Noes 13. Page 3451.).

Sep 14, 2017

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Sep 13, 2017

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 31. Noes 6. Page 2853.).

Sep 11, 2017

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Sep 08, 2017

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Sep 05, 2017

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Sep 01, 2017

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (September 1).

Aug 21, 2017

Senate

In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR. suspense file. APPR

Jul 12, 2017

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (July 12). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jul 03, 2017

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on ED.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Amendment-Introduction
Com. on ED.

Jun 28, 2017

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on ED. (Ayes 4. Noes 1.) (June 27). Re-referred to Com. on ED.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on ED.

Jun 14, 2017

Senate

Referred to Coms. on JUD. and ED.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on JUD. and ED.

Jun 05, 2017

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Jun 01, 2017

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 60. Noes 13. Page 2070.)

May 30, 2017

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Assembly

Assembly Rule 63 suspended. (Ayes 52. Noes 24. Page 1776.)

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

May 26, 2017

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (May 26).

May 03, 2017

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR. suspense file. APPR

Apr 25, 2017

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 24, 2017

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Apr 20, 2017

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 10. Noes 1.) (April 18).

Apr 06, 2017

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 5. Noes 1.) (April 5). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Mar 29, 2017

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on ED.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on ED.

Mar 28, 2017

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on ED. Read second time and amended.

Mar 02, 2017

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on ED. and JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on ED. and JUD.

Feb 16, 2017

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.

Feb 15, 2017

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB699 HTML
02/15/17 - Introduced PDF
03/28/17 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/24/17 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/30/17 - Amended Assembly PDF
07/03/17 - Amended Senate PDF
09/01/17 - Amended Senate PDF
09/08/17 - Amended Senate PDF
09/19/17 - Enrolled PDF
10/05/17 - Chaptered PDF

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