SB 859, College Faculty for High School Classrooms, makes it easier for school districts to hire qualified, experienced college faculty from the University of California, California State University and California community college systems, when they are unable to recruit certified teachers to fill vacant teaching positions.
SB 139, Nursing Education, exempts students pursuing a nursing career who have already earned a bachelor’s degree from completing non-nursing courses.
SB 339, Mutual Funds, updates a statute in the Insurance Code by allowing insurers to invest their funds in a wider variety of investments than allowed under current law.
SB 718, Inmate Welfare Fund, authorizes the county sheriff to use money from the existing Inmate Welfare Fund to provide inmates with transitional assistance services, including housing and job placement.
SB 910, Rosemead Boulevard, authorizes the state to relinquish a part of Rosemead Boulevard to Temple City.
SB 280, Omnibus Education, streamlines various bills dealing with teaching credentials and restores the ability of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, which has offices in Pasadena, to issue revenue bonds. The bill would allow Carnegie to issue bonds through the California Educational Facilities Authority to support the institution’s effort to build a large telescope in northern Chile.
SB 515, Armenian Trade Office, would have extended the statutory sunset for the privately funded California trade office in Armenia until Jan. 1, 2010.
SB 161, Public Contracts, requires public agencies that accept bids and supplemental materials online to provide a receipt to the sender.