CSBA-sponsored reserve cap and transportation COLA bills are both headed to Gov. Brown’s desk
Start time fails passage but could be heard again today
In unanimous concurrence votes on the Senate Floor, both Senate Bill 751 (Hill & Glazer) and Senate Bill 527 (Galgiani, D-Stockton) are on their way to Gov. Brown’s desk.
SB 751 addresses the school district reserve cap, while SB 527 adds a much-needed cost-of-living-adjustment for home-to-school transportation. Neither bill received a single “no” vote in any Senate or Assembly committee or floor vote in 2017.
SB 328 (Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge), the school start time bill which would prohibit all middle and high schools from starting classes before 8:30 a.m., did not pass the Assembly yesterday after a 40-minute debate – however, the bill was granted reconsideration and could be heard again today on the Assembly Floor
Take Action on SB 328!
There is still time to call your Assembly Member today, as soon as possible, to request that they vote “No” on SB 328. The Assembly reconvenes this morning at 11:00 a.m. for the final day of the session. After last night’s vote, the tally was 26 “Aye,” 30 “No” and 23 “No Votes Recorded.”
Assembly Contact Info | Find Your Assembly Member | Vote Tally on SB 328 (9/14)
Take Action on SB 527!
Click here to email a pre-written message to Gov. Brown and urge his signature on SB 527. The pre-written message can be edited to include specific examples of how this COLA would benefit your school district or county office of education.
A separate action alert urging Gov. Brown’s signature on SB 751 will be sent in the coming days.