BILL NUMBER: ACR 82	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 6, 2010
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JULY 13, 2009
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JULY 9, 2009

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Hall
   (Coauthors: Assembly Members  Block,  
  Blumenfield,    
Brownley,     Buchanan, 
   Eng,   
 Fuentes,     Huffman,
    Monning,  
  Solorio,    
Torlakson,     Ammiano, 
   Arambula,   
 Bass,     Beall, 
   Caballero,   
 Charles Calderon,    
Carter,     Chesbro, 
   Coto,   
 Davis,    De Leon,
    Feuer,  
  Fong,    
Furutani,     Galgiani, 
   Hayashi,   
 Hernandez,     Hill,
    Huber,  
  Jones,    
Krekorian,     Lieu, 
   Bonnie Lowenthal,  
  Ma,     Mendoza,
    Nava,  
  John A. Perez,   
 V. Manuel Perez,    
Portantino,     Ruskin, 
   Salas,   
 Saldana,     Skinner,
   Swanson,  
  Torres,    
Torrico,     and Yamada 
 Ammiano,   Arambula,   Bass,   Beall,
  Block,   Blumenfield,   Brownley, 
 Buchanan,   Caballero,   Charles Calderon,
  Carter,   Chesbro,   Coto,  
Davis,   De Leon,   Eng,   Feuer, 
 Fong,   Fuentes,   Furutani,  
Galgiani,   Hayashi,   Hernandez,   Hill,
 Huber,   Huffman,   Jones,  
Krekorian,   Lieu,   Bonnie Lowenthal,  
Ma,   Mendoza,   Monning,   Nava, 
 John A. Perez,   V. Manuel Perez,  
Portantino,   Ruskin,   Salas,   Saldana,
  Skinner,   Solorio,   Swanson, 
 Torlakson,   Torres,   Torrico,   and
Yamada  )
   (  Coauthor:   Senator  
Maldonado   Coauthors:   Senators  
Maldonado   and Romero  )

                        JUNE 16, 2009

   Relative to public education and discrimination-free zones.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   ACR 82, as amended, Hall. Public education: "Discrimination Free
Zones."
   This measure would encourage public education institutions to
designate each campus as a "Discrimination-Free Zone" to provide a
safe haven from intolerance or discrimination, to enact appropriate
procedures that meaningfully address acts of discrimination that
occur on campus, to notify parents and the campus community of
existing policies and procedures that encourage tolerance of others,
and to use existing resources to identify themselves as
"Discrimination-Free Zones" to create a campus climate that welcomes
diversity and supports the tolerance of others.
   Fiscal committee: no.



   WHEREAS, California has the largest public school system in the
nation, prekindergarten through university, which is key in
addressing California's infrastructure and economic needs, and
represents a state that honors and respects the diversity of its
citizens; and
   WHEREAS, California's public educators encourage inclusiveness
among the students they educate, and serve the needs of a diverse
student body that reflects the diversity of the state; and
   WHEREAS, That diversity reflects the racial, cultural, religious,
disability, gender, gender identity, economic circumstance, and
sexual orientation of its citizens seeking access to California's
public education; and
   WHEREAS, The Legislature condemns all acts of discrimination,
intolerance, and hate aimed at individuals that reflect the state's
diversity; and
   WHEREAS, Although the state has enacted numerous laws to oppose
acts of discrimination, intolerance continues to pervade many of our
public schools and colleges; and
   WHEREAS, The Legislature is committed to upholding fundamental and
inalienable rights, including the freedoms of religion, speech,
assembly, and privacy; now, therefore, be it
   Resolved, by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate
thereof, concurring, That the Legislature of the State of California
hereby encourages all public education institutions, working with
students, teachers, faculty, and other members of the public
education community, to designate each campus as a
"Discrimination-Free Zone" to provide a safe haven from intolerance
or discrimination; and be it further
   Resolved, That all public education institutions, prekindergarten
through university campuses, are encouraged to develop and enact
policies that support tolerance and acceptance of others regardless
of their race or ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, gender
identity, sexual orientation, nationality, or any other
characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set
forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code; and be it further
   Resolved, That all public education institutions are encouraged to
enact procedures, such as counseling services and conflict
management, that meaningfully address acts of discrimination that
occur on campus; and be it further
   Resolved, That  all public education institutions are
encouraged to notify  parents and the campus community 
should be notified  of existing policies and procedures that
encourage tolerance of others; and be it further
   Resolved, That all public education institutions are encouraged to
use existing resources to identify themselves as
"Discrimination-Free Zones" through placards, signs, notices of
available services, and other appropriate identifications to create a
campus climate that welcomes diversity and supports the tolerance of
others; and be it further
   Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of
this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.