AB 331

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 23, 2019
  • Passed Senate Aug 31, 2020
  • Governor

Pupil instruction: high school graduation requirements: ethnic studies.

Abstract

(1) Existing law requires a pupil to complete designated coursework while in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, in order to receive a diploma of graduation from high school. These graduation requirements include, among others, the completion of 3 years of courses in English and 3 years of courses in social studies, including one-year courses in United States history and geography and world history, culture, and geography, a one-semester course in American government and civics, and a one-semester course in economics. Existing law requires the Instructional Quality Commission to develop, and the State Board of Education to adopt, modify, or revise, a model curriculum in ethnic studies. Existing law also encourages each school district and charter school that maintains any of grades 9 to 12, inclusive, and that does not otherwise offer a standards-based ethnic studies curriculum to offer, beginning in the school year following the adoption of the model curriculum, a course of study in ethnic studies based on the model curriculum. This bill would add the completion of a one-semester course in ethnic studies, meeting specified requirements, to the high school graduation requirements commencing with pupils graduating in the 2029–30 school year, including for pupils enrolled in a charter school. The bill would expressly authorize local educational agencies, including charter schools, to require a full-year course in ethnic studies at their discretion. The bill would require local educational agencies, including charter schools, to offer an ethnic studies course commencing with the 2025–26 school year, as specified. The bill would authorize, subject to the course offerings of a local educational agency, including a charter school, a pupil to satisfy the ethnic studies course requirement by completing either (A) a course based on the model curriculum in ethnic studies developed by the commission, (B) an existing ethnic studies course, (C) an ethnic studies course taught as part of a course that has been approved as meeting the A-G requirements of the University of California and the California State University, except as specified, or (D) a locally developed ethnic studies course approved by the governing board of the school district or the governing body of the charter school. The bill would require a pupil who completes a course described above to also accrue credit for coursework in the subject that the course is offered, including, if applicable, credit towards satisfying a course required for a diploma of graduation from high school. The amendments made by the bill, as described above, would become operative only upon an appropriation of funds by the Legislature for purposes of the amendments in the annual Budget Act or another statute. Because the bill would add new duties to local educational agencies, it would constitute a state-mandated local program. (2) 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 (10)

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Sep 30, 2020

Assembly

Vetoed by Governor.

Sep 14, 2020

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.

Aug 31, 2020

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 62. Noes 12. Page 5467.).

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 33. Noes 4.).

Assembly

Assembly Rule 63 suspended. (Ayes 57. Noes 15. Page 5466.)

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Aug 29, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 28, 2020

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 24, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 20, 2020

Senate

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

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 1.) (August 20).

Aug 30, 2019

Senate

In committee: Held under submission.

Aug 12, 2019

Senate

In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Jul 03, 2019

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Jul 02, 2019

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 0.) (June 26).

Jun 06, 2019

Senate

Referred to Com. on ED.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on ED.

May 24, 2019

Senate

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

May 23, 2019

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 63. Noes 8. Page 1864.)

May 20, 2019

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 16, 2019

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 13. Noes 5.) (May 16).

Apr 03, 2019

Assembly

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

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Mar 21, 2019

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Mar 20, 2019

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Mar 19, 2019

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 1.) (March 13).

Feb 11, 2019

Assembly

Referred to Com. on ED.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on ED.

Feb 01, 2019

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 3.

Jan 31, 2019

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

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01/31/19 - Introduced PDF
03/20/19 - Amended Assembly PDF
07/03/19 - Amended Senate PDF
08/20/20 - Amended Senate PDF
08/28/20 - Amended Senate PDF
09/04/20 - Enrolled PDF

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