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CTA-sponsored and co-sponsored legislation for 2009-10 BILL # SECOND-GRADE TESTING Hancock UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE Leno IMMIGRATION INVESTIGATIONS Mendoza CONSEQUENCES OF DROPPING OUT Block 50% LAW COMPLIANCE Torlakson 75/25 FACULTY RATIO COMPLIANCE Hill PART-TIME FACULTY RE-EMPLOYMENT Fong RETIREE HEALTH BENEFITS Buchanan PART-TIME FACULTY HEALTH INSURANCE Mendoza CHARTER SCHOOLS Swanson SB 800 SB 810 AB 132 AB 374 AB 581 AB 1095 AB 1807 AB 1814 AB 1892 AB 2320 Would eliminate second-grade tests in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program effective July 1, 2010. Would establish a single-payer health insurance system in California. (Co-sponsored bill) Would limit the extent to which immigration raids disrupt students’ education. Would encourage schools to provide at-risk students with a “consequences of dropping out” notice developed by the CDE. (Co-sponsored bill) Would require annual random audits to ensure district compliance with existing law that requires 50 percent of community college funding to be spent on instructors’ salaries. Would ensure full compliance with law that mandates 75 percent of instruction be performed by full-time fac- ulty in California Community Colleges within three years of passage. Would require a community college district to place part-time faculty members on a re-employment preference list with specified rights of first refusal. (Co-sponsored bill) Would provide that the Fair Employment and Housing Act does not prohibit an employer from reducing health benefits when a retiree becomes eligible for Medicare. (Co-sponsored bill) Would provide full state funding for the Part-Time Community College Faculty Health Insurance Program. Would increase the role of teachers in the design, operation and governance of charter schools, and make the governance and operation of charters transparent and free of conflicts of interest. BAD-02-08-10988.CTA 2/7/08 12:00 PM Page 1**nbkjy5z�**Users:nbkjy5z:Desktop: AB 551, formerly a CTA-sponsored bill pertaining to community college funding, has changed substantively, and CTA has taken a “Watch” position on this measure. STATUS Dead (failed to pass Senate by Jan. 31) Assembly Desk Vetoed by governor Vetoed by governor Dead (failed to pass Assembly by Jan. 31) Dead (failed to pass Assembly by Jan. 31) Assembly Appropriations Assembly Judiciary Assembly Higher Ed Assembly Education, Assembly Local Government Photo by Glen Korengold Enjoy the rewards. Get something back for your everyday purchases. Use your California Teachers Association Visa® Card with WorldPoints® rewards from Bank of America, and you’ll earn points you can redeem for cash, travel, merchandise, even unique adventures.� Rewards for the things you buy anyway. Plus ongoing support for the California Teachers Association. 1.866.438.6262 Use Priority Code FACBGVwhen calling. For information about the rates, fees, and other costs and benefits associated with the use of this Rewards card, or to apply, call the toll free number above, or write to P.O. Box 15020, Wilmington, DE 19850. � Terms apply to program features and Credit Card account benefits. For more information about the program, visit Details accompany new account materials. This credit card program is issued and administered by FIA Card Services, N.A. The WorldPoints program is managed in part by independent third parties, including a travel agency registered to do business in California (Reg. No. 2036509-50); Ohio (Reg. No. 87890286); Washington (6011237430) and other states, as required. Visa is a registered trademark of Visa International Service Association, and is used by the issuer pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. WorldPoints, the WorldPoints design and Platinum Plus are registered trademarks of FIA Card Services, N.A. Bank of America and the Bank of America logo are registered trademarks of Bank of America Corporation. All other company and product names and logos are the property of others and their use does not imply endorsement of, or an association with, the WorldPoints program. ©2008 Bank of America Corporation T-709149-092107 BAD-02-08-10988 36 California Educator | APRIL 2010

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