SB 70

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Dec 08, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jan 26, 2022
  • Passed Assembly Aug 18, 2022
  • Governor

Elementary education: kindergarten.

Abstract

(1) Under existing law, a person between the ages of 6 and 18 years who is not exempted by law is subject to compulsory full-time education. Existing law excludes a child under 6 years of age from the public schools, subject to specified exceptions. Existing law requires a school district maintaining a kindergarten to admit a child who will have their 5th birthday on or before September 1 of the school year. Existing law also requires a child who will have their 6th birthday on or before September 1 of the school year to be admitted to the first grade of an elementary school. Existing law authorizes a child who has been lawfully admitted to a public school kindergarten or a private school kindergarten in California and who is judged by the administration of the school district to be ready for first-grade work to be admitted to the first grade, as specified. This bill, beginning with the 2024–25 school year, would require a child to have completed one year of kindergarten before that child may be admitted to the first grade at a public elementary school, except for a child who has been lawfully admitted to a public school kindergarten or a private school kindergarten in California, but has not yet completed one school year, and is judged to be ready for first-grade work, as specified, thereby imposing 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 (12)

Votes


Actions


Sep 25, 2022

Senate

Vetoed by the Governor.

Senate

In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.

Sep 06, 2022

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.

Aug 29, 2022

Senate

Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 32. Noes 5.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

Aug 18, 2022

Senate

In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate.

Aug 16, 2022

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 15, 2022

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 11, 2022

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (August 11).

Aug 03, 2022

Assembly

August 3 set for first hearing. Placed on suspense file.

Jun 20, 2022

Assembly

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

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

Jun 16, 2022

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 1.) (June 15).

May 12, 2022

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on ED.

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

May 05, 2022

Assembly

Referred to Com. on ED.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on ED.

Jan 26, 2022

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 32. Noes 5. Page 2820.) Ordered to the Assembly.

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Jan 18, 2022

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jan 14, 2022

Senate

Ordered to second reading.

Senate

From inactive file on motion of Senator Rubio.

Jun 01, 2021

Senate

Ordered to inactive file on request of Senator Rubio.

May 24, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 20, 2021

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 1182.) (May 20).

May 14, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing May 20.

Apr 05, 2021

Senate

April 5 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file.

Mar 19, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing April 5.

Mar 17, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 668.) (March 17). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Mar 12, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing March 17.

Mar 09, 2021

Senate

March 10 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.

Mar 02, 2021

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on ED.

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

Feb 23, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing March 10.

Jan 28, 2021

Senate

Referred to Com. on ED.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on ED.

Jan 11, 2021

Senate

Read first time.

Dec 09, 2020

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after January 8.

Dec 08, 2020

Senate

Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB70 HTML
12/08/20 - Introduced PDF
03/02/21 - Amended Senate PDF
05/20/21 - Amended Senate PDF
05/12/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/20/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/15/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
09/01/22 - Enrolled PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
03/08/21- Senate Education PDF
03/15/21- Senate Education PDF
04/02/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
05/20/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
01/14/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
06/13/22- Assembly Education PDF
08/01/22- Assembly Appropriations PDF
08/17/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
08/19/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF

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