Assembly Bill 1474 (Winton – 1965)
Chapter 2041, Statutes of 1965 - AB 1474
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Government Code section 3501 was amended, and several Education Code sections were added following legislative passage of Assembly Bill 1474, introduced on February 26, 1965 by Assembly member Gordon H. Winton, Jr. (See Exhibit #1f) Assembly member Winton introduced this measure at the request of the California Teachers Association. (See Exhibits #1a and #6, document PE-21)
Assembly Bill 1474 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Education and the Senate Committee on Governmental Efficiency where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #2 and #3) Four amendments were made to Assembly Bill 1474. (See Exhibits #1b through #1e) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Edmund G. Brown signed the bill on June 30, 1965, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on July 17, 1965 as Chapter 2041 of the Statutes of 1965. (See Exhibits #1f and #2)
Neither of the committees hearing this bill have left documentation surviving on its consideration. Under these circumstances, we found that the post-enrollment legislative bill files for the author and the Governor regarding this legislation provided the most useful documents. (See generally, Exhibits #5 and #6)
The Governor’s file contained a Legislative Counsel analysis of Assembly Bill 1474 that described the bill, in part, as follows:
Exempts public school employers and employees from the provisions of the “Public Employees Formal Representation Act” in the Government Code, and adds comparable provisions to the Education Code.
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Provides that public school employers shall meet and confer with employees through a negotiating council in event more than one employee organization represents the employees, with each organization entitled to proportionate representation on such council as prescribed.
Requires public school employer to adopt reasonable rules and regulations for the administration of employer-employee relations, and requires that such rules and regulations contain a provision for verifying the number of certificated employees of the public school employer on the date of verification and where a negotiating council is required, for the size of the negotiating council.
(See Exhibit #6, document PE-5)