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Education Code section 47660 was amended, and Education Code section 42241.3 was added, with the passage of Senate Bill 319 of 2006.  (See Exhibit #1h)  Assembly member Carole Migden introduced this measure on February 1, 2005 on behalf of the San Francisco Unified School District and Novato Unified School District.  (See Exhibits #1a; #8, document AP-26; and #9, page 2)


Senate Bill 319 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Education and the Assembly Committee on Education where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibits #3 and #7)  The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Assembly Committee on Appropriations.  (See Exhibits #2 and #9)  Six amendments were made to Senate Bill 319.  (See Exhibits #1b though #1g and #2)  Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 319 on September 28, 2005, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State as Chapter 355 of the Statutes of 2006.  (See Exhibits #1h and #2)


The Unfinished Business analysis by the Office of Senate Floor Analyses summarized Senate Bill 319 as last amended on September 2, 2005 as follows:


This bill specifies how a unified school district calculates its revenue limit funding (general purpose funding) as it relates to charter schools, including “conversion” charter schools (a public school converted into a charter school).

(See Exhibit #12, page 1)