SENATE BILL 1714 (SMITH – 1976)
CHAPTER 760, STATUTES OF 1976
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Government Code section 53094 was amended in 1976 following legislative passage of Senate Bill 1714, which affected this section only. (See Exhibit #1d) Senate Bill 1714 was introduced on March 8, 1976 by Senator Jerry Smith. (See Exhibits #1a) This bill was supported by the California School Boards Association and the San Diego City Schools. (See Exhibit #5)
Senate Bill 1714 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Local Government, the Assembly Committee on Local Government, and the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #2, #3 and #7) Two amendments were made to Senate Bill 1714, one by the Senate on May 24, 1976 and the other by the Assembly on June 30, 1976. (See Exhibits #1b, #1c and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., signed Senate Bill 1714 on September 4, 1976, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on September 7, 1976 as Chapter 760 of the Statutes of 1976. (See Exhibits #1d and #2)
The Enrolled Bill Memorandum to Governor prepared by the Governor’s Legislative Secretary, dated September 1, 1976, summarized Senate Bill 1714 as follows:
This bill deletes the authority of school boards to override local zoning ordinances for the construction of nonclassroom facilities. School district boards could still override local zoning to build classroom facilities.
(See Exhibit #10, document PE-1)