SENATE BILL 1019 (ALPERT – 1998)
CHAPTER 30, STATUTES OF 1998
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As enacted Senate Bill 1019 amended Education Code section 44977 and enacted Education Code section 44978.1. (See Exhibit A, #1d) As introduced on February 27, 1997 by Senator Dede Alpert Senate Bill 1019 proposed to add section 49605 to the Education Code regarding counseling services for pupils. (See Exhibit A, #1a) Nearly one year after its introduction, the subject matter of Senate Bill 1019 was gutted and amended to substitute in the proposal to amend section 44977 of the Education Code and to add section 44978.1 to the Education Code. (See and compare Exhibit A, #1a and #1b) The Senate amendments of January 20, 1998 added the last sentence to section 44978.1. (See Exhibit A, #1c, page 4) There were no further amendments and the bill was then enacted into law. (See Exhibit A, #1d) The sponsor of the bill as amended was the Association of California School Administrators. (See Exhibit A, #7, page 3; #12, document PE-2)
The Senate and Assembly Committees on Education considered the policy issues raised by the bill. (See Exhibit A, #3 and #7) The Senate and Assembly Committees on Appropriations examined the bill’s fiscal implications. (See Exhibit A, #2 and #9) Senate Bill 1019 was amended twice in the Senate before being unanimously approved by both Houses of the Legislature. (See Exhibit A, #1b, #1c, and #2) Governor Pete Wilson signed the measure on April 29th, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State as Chapter 30 of the Statutes of 1998. (See Exhibit A, #1d and #2)
A description of Senate Bill 1019 was provided in the 1998 Digest of Legislation prepared by the Office of Senate Floor Analyses as follows:
Modifies the law relative to the two types of sick leave provided to certificated school employees (full-pay sick leave and differential pay sick leave). Conforms the law as it applies to certificated employees to classified employees.
(See Exhibit A, #13, page 376)