Assembly Bill 208 (Gordon – 2005)
Chapter 142, Statutes of 2005 - AB 208
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Assembly Bill 208, as enacted, only amended Education Code sections 48306 and 48308 regarding attendance priorities for children of military personnel. (See Exhibit #1d) Assembly Members Gordon and Parra introduced this legislation on January 31, 2005 for the California Space Authority. (See Exhibit #3, page 4)
Senate Committee on Education where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #3 and #6) The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Assembly Committee on Appropriations. (See Exhibit #2) Two amendments were made to Assembly Bill 208. (See Exhibits #1b, #1c, and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the bill on August 30, 2005 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that day as Chapter 142 of the Statutes of 2005. (See Exhibit #1d)
The Senate Committee on Education provided the following summary of Assembly Bill 208 as last amended April 18, 2005:
This bill authorizes a school district of choice to give priority for attendance to children of military personnel if the school district elects to accept pupils by a resolution, as specified.
(See Exhibit #6, page 1)