California SB-1479: COVID-19 Testing in Schools

This bill would, contingent on an appropriation, would require the department to continue administering specified school district, county office of education, and charter school COVID-19 testing programs that are currently federally funded, and would require appropriated funds to be used for the department to administer testing programs for teachers, staff, and pupils to help schools reopen and keep schools operating safely for in-person learning.

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Ongoing Updates…

For those of you in California, I will be continually updating this page with the most recent information I find just below the History table.

SB 1479 History

Date Action
08/30/22 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/22/22 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 31. Noes 8.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
08/18/22 In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
08/18/22 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate.
08/16/22 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
08/15/22 Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
08/11/22 From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (August 11).
08/03/22 August 3 set for first hearing. Placed on suspense file.
08/02/22 Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
08/01/22 (Received at desk July 1 pursuant to Joint Rule 61(b)(13)).
08/01/22 From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 1.) (June 29).
06/29/22 Assembly Rule 56 suspended.
06/22/22 From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on ED. (Ayes 11. Noes 3.) (June 21). Re-referred to Com. on ED.
06/02/22 Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and ED.
05/25/22 In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
05/24/22 Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 27. Noes 9. Page 3877.) Ordered to the Assembly.
05/19/22 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/19/22 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 3798.) (May 19).
05/13/22 Set for hearing May 19.
05/09/22 May 9 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file.
04/29/22 Set for hearing May 9.
04/27/22 From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 3540.) (April 27). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
04/06/22 Set for hearing April 27.
04/04/22 Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on ED.
03/31/22 From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on ED. (Ayes 9. Noes 2.) (March 30).
03/21/22 From committee with author’s amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
03/16/22 Set for hearing March 30.
03/09/22 Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and ED.
02/22/22 From printer.
02/18/22 Article IV Section 8(a) of the Constitution and Joint Rule 55 dispensed with February 7, 2022, suspending the 30 calendar day requirement.
02/18/22 Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

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