BILL NUMBER: AB 1124	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	CHAPTER  358
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE  SEPTEMBER 12, 2003
	APPROVED BY GOVERNOR  SEPTEMBER 11, 2003
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  SEPTEMBER 5, 2003
	PASSED THE SENATE  SEPTEMBER 2, 2003
	AMENDED IN SENATE  AUGUST 19, 2003
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JULY 21, 2003
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 10, 2003

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Nunez
   (Coauthors:  Assembly Members Berg, Bermudez, Calderon, Chan,
Chavez, Chu, Cohn, Corbett, Diaz, Dutra, Dymally, Firebaugh, Frommer,
Goldberg, Hancock, Jackson, Kehoe, Koretz, Laird, Leno, Levine,
Lieber, Longville, Lowenthal, Montanez, Mullin, Nakano, Negrete
McLeod, Parra, Pavley, Ridley-Thomas, Salinas, Steinberg, Vargas,
Wiggins, and Yee)
   (Coauthors:  Senators Alarcon, Romero, and Soto)

                        FEBRUARY 21, 2003

   An act to add Sections 17070.755 and 17584.3 to the Education
Code, relating to public schools.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1124, Nunez.  School facilities maintenance and repair.
   (1) Existing law, the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of
1998, requires the State Allocation Board to allocate to applicant
school districts, prescribed per-unhoused-pupil state funding for
construction and modernization of school facilities, including
hardship funding, and supplemental funding for site development and
acquisition.
   Existing law requires the board to require a participating school
to keep state-funded facilities in good repair, to establish a
restricted facilities maintenance account within the school district'
s general fund, and to deposit an amount equal to 3% of the school
district's general fund into the fund for maintenance of the facility
pursuant to a prescribed priority.
   This bill would require that a priority for the use of that
maintenance funding be to ensure that facilities, including, but not
limited to, restroom facilities for pupils, are functional and that
they meet local hygiene standards generally applicable to public
facilities.
   (2) Existing law authorizes a school district to establish a
restricted fund known as the "district deferred maintenance account"
for the purpose of major repair or replacement of school facilities
systems.
   Existing law requires the State Allocation Board to allocate,
within prescribed limits, matching state funding from the State
School Deferred Maintenance Fund to applicant school districts for
this purpose.
   This bill would require that a priority for use of the state funds
be to ensure that facilities, including, but not limited to,
restroom facilities for pupils, are functional and that they meet
local hygiene standards generally applicable to public facilities.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:


  SECTION 1.  Section 17070.755 is added to the Education Code,
immediately following Section 17070.75, to read:
   17070.755.  A priority for the use of funds in the restricted
account established pursuant to Section 17070.75, shall be to ensure
that facilities, including, but not limited to, restroom facilities
for pupils, are functional and that they meet local hygiene standards
generally applicable to public facilities.
  SEC. 2.  Section 17584.3 is added to the Education Code, to read:
   17584.3.  (a) A priority for use of funds appropriated pursuant to
Section 17584 shall be to ensure that facilities, including, but not
limited to, restroom facilities for pupils, are functional and that
they meet local hygiene standards generally applicable to public
facilities.
   (b) This section does not authorize the use of funds apportioned
pursuant to Section 17584 for regular operational and maintenance
costs of restrooms and other facilities.  The funds apportioned
pursuant to Section 17584 may only be used for the deferred
maintenance of those facilities consistent with subdivision (a) of
Section 17582.