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Senate Bill 198 (Carpenter 1972)

Chapter 375, Statutes of 1972 - SB 198

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Current Education Code sections 35310 through 35319 are derived from former Education Code sections 1075 through 1075.9 as enacted in 1972.  Following the enactment of Senate Bill 198 in 1972, new sections to the Education Code comprising of sections 1075 through 1075.9 were added, relating to scholarship and loan funds.  (See Exhibit #1c)  Senate Bill 198 was introduced by Senator Carpenter on February 7, 1972 at the request of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.  (See Exhibits #1a and #5, document PE-2)

Senate Bill 198 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 #2 and #3)  One amendment was made to Senate Bill 198 during the legislative process.  (See Exhibits #1b and #2)  This bill was heard on the Consent Calendar in each house, indicating it was unopposed, and received unanimous votes in all committees. (See Exhibit #2) 

Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Ronald Reagan signed Senate Bill 198 on July 17, 1972, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State as Chapter 375 of the Statutes of 1972.  (See Exhibits #1c and #2)

Legislative Counsel’s Summary Digest of Statutes Enacted provides the following synopsis of Senate Bill 198, stating:

            Authorizes governing board of any school district to establish and maintain a scholarship and loan fund, to be administered by a committee composed of specified persons.

            Authorizes committee to accept gifts, donations, bequests, and devises on behalf of, and in name of, the fund.  Requires deposit of money in fund in insured accounts.

            Provides that money in fund will be available for interest‑free loans for educational advancement, for scholarships, or for grants-in-aid to eligible persons, as defined.

            Requires that all administrative expenses of fund are proper charge against school district funds, requires school district annual budget to include funds to cover such expenses, and requires governing board to arrange for annual audit of the fund.

            Requires chief executive officer of fund to make periodic reports to governing board re status and activity of fund.

(See Exhibit #6, page 50)