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AB 2537 - An Act to Amend Sections 48902 and 48915 of the Education Code, Relating to Pupil Discipline.

Pupil discipline: suspensions and expulsions. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law requires the principal of a school or the principal’s designee to notify the appropriate law enforcement agencies of the county or city in which the school is situated of certain unlawful acts committed by a pupil that may result in suspension, expulsion, or criminal liability of the pupil, as specified. Existing law provides that a willful failure to make a report required by… More
Existing law requires the principal of a school or the principal’s designee to notify the appropriate law enforcement agencies of the county or city in which the school is situated of certain unlawful acts committed by a pupil that may result in suspension, expulsion, or criminal liability of the pupil, as specified. Existing law provides that a willful failure to make a report required by these provisions is an infraction punishable by a fine of not more that $500.

This bill would delete the provision making a violation of that reporting requirement an infraction.

Under existing law, the principal or the superintendent of schools is required to recommend the expulsion of a pupil for certain acts committed at school or at a school activity off school grounds, unless the principal or superintendent finds that expulsion is inappropriate, due to the particular circumstance. These acts include, among others, the unlawful possession of certain controlled substances, except for the first offense for the possession of marijuana, as specified. For these acts, the governing board of the school district is authorized, but not required, to order the expulsion of the pupil.

This bill would instead require the principal or superintendent of schools to make that recommendation unless he or she determines that expulsion should not be recommended under the circumstances or that an alternative means of correction would address the conduct. The bill would encourage the principal or superintendent of schools to make that determination as quickly as possible to ensure that the pupil does not lose instructional time. The bill would include the act of possessing an over-the-counter medication or medication prescribed for the pupil by a physician as an additional exception to the act of possessing a controlled substance for purposes of the expulsion provisions described above.

Under existing law, the principal or superintendent of schools is required to immediately suspend, and to recommend expulsion of, a pupil that he or she determines has committed certain acts at school or at a school activity off school grounds, including, among others, the possession of a firearm, and the governing board of the school district is required to order a pupil expelled upon the finding that the pupil did commit one of these acts.

This bill would specify that the act of possessing an imitation firearm, as defined, is not an offense for which suspension or expulsion is mandatory, but is an offense for which suspension or expulsion may be imposed.

This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature that the acts enumerated in specified provisions form the exclusive bases for the imposition of suspension or expulsion. Hide
 
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Assembly Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 27, 2012.

voted YES: 50 voted NO: 27
3 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Sections 48902 and 48915 of the Education Code, Relating to Pupil Discipline.

AB 2537 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
Existing law requires the principal of a school or the principal’s designee to notify the appropriate law enforcement agencies of the county or city in which the school is situated of certain unlawful acts committed by a pupil that may result in suspension, expulsion, or criminal liability of the pupil, as specified. Existing law provides that a willful failure to make a report required by these provisions is an infraction punishable by a fine of not more that $500.

This bill would delete the provision making a violation of that reporting requirement an infraction.

Under existing law, the principal or the superintendent of schools is required to recommend the expulsion of a pupil for certain acts committed at school or at a school activity off school grounds, unless the principal or superintendent finds that expulsion is inappropriate, due to the particular circumstance. These acts include, among others, the unlawful possession of certain controlled substances, except for the first offense for the possession of marijuana, as specified. For these acts, the governing board of the school district is authorized, but not required, to order the expulsion of the… More
Existing law requires the principal of a school or the principal’s designee to notify the appropriate law enforcement agencies of the county or city in which the school is situated of certain unlawful acts committed by a pupil that may result in suspension, expulsion, or criminal liability of the pupil, as specified. Existing law provides that a willful failure to make a report required by these provisions is an infraction punishable by a fine of not more that $500.

This bill would delete the provision making a violation of that reporting requirement an infraction.

Under existing law, the principal or the superintendent of schools is required to recommend the expulsion of a pupil for certain acts committed at school or at a school activity off school grounds, unless the principal or superintendent finds that expulsion is inappropriate, due to the particular circumstance. These acts include, among others, the unlawful possession of certain controlled substances, except for the first offense for the possession of marijuana, as specified. For these acts, the governing board of the school district is authorized, but not required, to order the expulsion of the pupil.

This bill would instead require the principal or superintendent of schools to make that recommendation unless he or she determines that expulsion should not be recommended under the circumstances or that an alternative means of correction would address the conduct. The bill would encourage the principal or superintendent of schools to make that determination as quickly as possible to ensure that the pupil does not lose instructional time. The bill would include the act of possessing an over-the-counter medication or medication prescribed for the pupil by a physician as an additional exception to the act of possessing a controlled substance for purposes of the expulsion provisions described above.

Under existing law, the principal or superintendent of schools is required to immediately suspend, and to recommend expulsion of, a pupil that he or she determines has committed certain acts at school or at a school activity off school grounds, including, among others, the possession of a firearm, and the governing board of the school district is required to order a pupil expelled upon the finding that the pupil did commit one of these acts.

This bill would specify that the act of possessing an imitation firearm, as defined, is not an offense for which suspension or expulsion is mandatory, but is an offense for which suspension or expulsion may be imposed.

This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature that the acts enumerated in specified provisions form the exclusive bases for the imposition of suspension or expulsion. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend Sections 48902 and 48915 of the Education Code, Relating to Pupil Discipline.
Author(s)
Manuel Perez
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Pupil discipline: suspensions and expulsions
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/24/2012
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Education5/09/2012
    Passed Assembly5/31/2012
    Failed passage in Senate Committee on Education6/27/2012
    Passed Senate Committee on Education6/27/2012
    Passed Senate Committee on Education7/03/2012
    Passed Senate8/22/2012
    Passed Assembly8/27/2012
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/10/2012
    Became law (chaptered).9/21/2012
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteAssembly Committee on EducationDo pass as amended.5/09/2012This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Education
    6 voted YES 1 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 2537 PÉREZ, V.M. Assembly Third Reading5/31/2012This bill PASSED the Assembly
    50 voted YES 24 voted NO 6 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on EducationDo pass.6/27/2012This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate Committee on Education
    4 voted YES 3 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on EducationSet, first hearing. Failed passage in Committee. Reconsideration granted.6/27/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Education
    8 voted YES 0 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on EducationDo pass as amended.7/03/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Education
    7 voted YES 1 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB2537 V. Manuel Pérez By Price8/22/2012This bill PASSED the Senate
    23 voted YES 14 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedAssemblyAB 2537 PÉREZ, V.M. Concurrence in Senate Amendments8/27/2012This bill PASSED the Assembly
    50 voted YES 27 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/24/2012
    2/24/2012Introduced. To print.
    2/26/2012From printer. May be heard in committee March 27.
    2/27/2012Read first time.
    3/19/2012Referred to Com. on ED.
    4/11/2012In committee: Hearing for testimony only.
    4/18/2012In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
    5/01/2012From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on ED. Read second time and amended.
    5/02/2012Re-referred to Com. on ED.
    select this voteVote5/09/2012Do pass as amended.
    5/15/2012From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 6. Noes 1.) (May 9).
    5/16/2012Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
    5/17/2012Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    5/31/2012Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 50. Noes 24. Page 5198.)
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage5/31/2012AB 2537 PÉREZ, V.M. Assembly Third Reading
    6/04/2012In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
    6/14/2012Referred to Com. on ED.
    6/19/2012From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on ED.
    6/27/2012In committee: Set first hearing. Failed passage. Reconsideration granted.
    select this voteVote6/27/2012Do pass.
    select this voteVote6/27/2012Set, first hearing. Failed passage in Committee. Reconsideration granted.
    select this voteVote7/03/2012Do pass as amended.
    8/06/2012From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 1.) (July 3).
    8/07/2012Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
    8/22/2012Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 23. Noes 14. Page 4692.).
    8/22/2012In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 24 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage8/22/2012Assembly 3rd Reading AB2537 V. Manuel Pérez By Price
    8/27/2012Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 50. Noes 27. Page 6323.).
    currently selectedAssembly Vote on Passage8/27/2012AB 2537 PÉREZ, V.M. Concurrence in Senate Amendments
    9/10/2012Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 11:25 a.m.
    9/21/2012Approved by the Governor.
    9/21/2012Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 431, Statutes of 2012.

    Total contributions given to Assemblymembers from interest groups that…

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    An Act to Amend Sections 48902 and 48915 of the Education Code, Relating to Pupil Discipline.: AB 2537 PÉREZ, V.M. Concurrence in Senate Amendments

    25 organizations supported this bill

    Advancement Project
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    American Civil Liberties Union
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Black Organizing Project
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Black Parallel School Board
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Association for Parent-Child Advocacy
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California State Conference of the NAACP
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Children's Defense Fund California
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Community Asset Development Re-defining Education
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Community Coalition
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Disability Rights Legal Center
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Gay-Straight Alliance Network
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Labor/Community Strategy Center
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Legal Advocates for Children and Youth
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Legal Services for Children
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    National Center for Youth Law
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Northern California Association of Counsel for Children
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    PolicyLink
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Public Counsel
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Restorative Schools Vision Project
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Youth and Education Law Project, Mills Legal Clinic
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Youth Justice Coalition
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Youth Law Center
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Assemblymembers in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012.
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    Contributions by Legislator

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    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
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    Luis AlejoDCA-28$2,135$0
    Michael AllenDCA-7$7,800$0
    Tom AmmianoDCA-13$0$0
    Toni AtkinsDCA-76$5,650$0
    Jim BeallDCA-24$2,000$0
    Bill BerryhillRCA-26$0$0
    Marty BlockDCA-78$1,000$0
    Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$0$0
    Susan BonillaDCA-11$2,935$0
    Steven BradfordDCA-51$0$0
    Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
    Joan BuchananDCA-15$2,100$0
    Betsy ButlerDCA-53$0$0
    Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
    Nora CamposDCA-23$0$0
    Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
    Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$2,000$0
    Connie ConwayRCA-34$0$0
    Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
    Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
    Roger DickinsonDCA-9$200$0
    Tim DonnellyRCA-59$0$0
    Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
    Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
    Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
    Paul FongDCA-22$3,500$0
    Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
    Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
    Beth GainesRCA-4$3,000$0
    Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$2,000$0
    Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
    Mike GattoDCA-43$1,500$0
    Rich GordonDCA-21$7,936$0
    Jeff GorellRCA-37$0$0
    Shannon GroveRCA-32$1,000$0
    Curt HagmanRCA-60$0$0
    Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
    Isadore HallDCA-52$0$0
    Diane HarkeyRCA-73$1,000$0
    Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
    Roger HernandezDCA-57$6,216$0
    Jerry HillDCA-19$6,800$0
    Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
    Ben HuesoDCA-79$3,497$0
    Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
    Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
    Brian JonesRCA-77$0$0
    Steve KnightRCA-36$0$0
    Ricardo LaraDCA-50$500$0
    Dan LogueRCA-3$0$0
    Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$500$0
    Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
    Allan MansoorRCA-68$0$0
    Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
    Jeff MillerRCA-71$3,900$0
    Holly MitchellDCA-47$1,352$0
    Bill MonningDCA-27$3,900$0
    Mike MorrellRCA-63$0$0
    Brian NestandeRCA-64$0$0
    Jim NielsenRCA-2$0$0
    Chris NorbyRCA-72$0$0
    Kristin OlsenRCA-25$2,000$0
    Richard PanDCA-5$13,200$0
    Henry PereaDCA-31$4,700$0
    John PerezDCA-46$6,449$0
    Manuel PerezDCA-80$3,100$0
    Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
    Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
    Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$0$0
    Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
    Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
    Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
    Norma TorresDCA-61$3,000$0
    David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
    Don WagnerRCA-70$1,000$0
    Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$0$0
    Das WilliamsDCA-35$5,139$0
    Mariko YamadaDCA-8$4,000$0

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    Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$1,000$0
    Luis AlejoDCA-28$2,135$0
    Michael AllenDCA-7$7,800$0
    Tom AmmianoDCA-13$0$0
    Toni AtkinsDCA-76$5,650$0
    Jim BeallDCA-24$2,000$0
    Bill BerryhillRCA-26$0$0
    Marty BlockDCA-78$1,000$0
    Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$0$0
    Susan BonillaDCA-11$2,935$0
    Steven BradfordDCA-51$0$0
    Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
    Joan BuchananDCA-15$2,100$0
    Betsy ButlerDCA-53$0$0
    Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
    Nora CamposDCA-23$0$0
    Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
    Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$2,000$0
    Connie ConwayRCA-34$0$0
    Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
    Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
    Roger DickinsonDCA-9$200$0
    Tim DonnellyRCA-59$0$0
    Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
    Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
    Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
    Paul FongDCA-22$3,500$0
    Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
    Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
    Beth GainesRCA-4$3,000$0
    Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$2,000$0
    Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
    Mike GattoDCA-43$1,500$0
    Rich GordonDCA-21$7,936$0
    Jeff GorellRCA-37$0$0
    Shannon GroveRCA-32$1,000$0
    Curt HagmanRCA-60$0$0
    Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
    Isadore HallDCA-52$0$0
    Diane HarkeyRCA-73$1,000$0
    Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
    Roger HernandezDCA-57$6,216$0
    Jerry HillDCA-19$6,800$0
    Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
    Ben HuesoDCA-79$3,497$0
    Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
    Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
    Brian JonesRCA-77$0$0
    Steve KnightRCA-36$0$0
    Ricardo LaraDCA-50$500$0
    Dan LogueRCA-3$0$0
    Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$500$0
    Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
    Allan MansoorRCA-68$0$0
    Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
    Jeff MillerRCA-71$3,900$0
    Holly MitchellDCA-47$1,352$0
    Bill MonningDCA-27$3,900$0
    Mike MorrellRCA-63$0$0
    Brian NestandeRCA-64$0$0
    Jim NielsenRCA-2$0$0
    Chris NorbyRCA-72$0$0
    Kristin OlsenRCA-25$2,000$0
    Richard PanDCA-5$13,200$0
    Henry PereaDCA-31$4,700$0
    John PerezDCA-46$6,449$0
    Manuel PerezDCA-80$3,100$0
    Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
    Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
    Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$0$0
    Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
    Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
    Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
    Norma TorresDCA-61$3,000$0
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    Don WagnerRCA-70$1,000$0
    Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$0$0
    Das WilliamsDCA-35$5,139$0
    Mariko YamadaDCA-8$4,000$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Health & welfare policy$79,008
    Minority & ethnic groups$31,600
    Gay & lesbian rights and issues$5,400
    Children's rights$0
    Human rights$0

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