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Title: Securing Legislation


1
Securing Legislation
  • I. Securing Favorable legislation - just as
    important to watch for Unfavorable legislation.
  • a) Field Act Exempt - earthquake safety
  • b) PETA - school farms
  • c) Categorical flexibility
  • d) Budget

2
  • California
  • a) Full time legislators
  • b) Calif. Ag Teachers Executive
    Director also has lobbyist license
  • Understand your state's legislative process
  • a) Committees is where legislation is
    done.
  • b) Gutting of bills

3
  • Develop Relationships
  • a) Whose role is it? Local, State, Nationals
  • b) Legislators Legislators Aides, Ag
    Industry or others (i.e. sponsors) - use their
    lobbyist
  • c) Ag trade groups
  • d) Other CTE groups
  • e) Find out which teachers who have
    relationships with legislators, whether
    directly or indirectly (i.e. their industry
    partners, parent contacts)
  • f) Use the blue jackets to tell the story
  • g) When legislators are home in their
    districts - invite them to events

4
  • Keep Close Contact with those Relationships
  • a) Make them knowledgeable, they will be
    your eyes and ears, they will move on
    legislation when you can't be there
  • VI. Be prepared with legislation - always have
    something in your back pocket

5
  • VII. Understand opportunities do arise - Be
    ready
  • Examples
  • a) Stimulus package did we miss the
    boat.
  • b) Governor Schwarzenegger - favorable
    to CTE, sponsored Proposition 1D -
    500 million for CTE facilities. 50
    million each year for CTE grants
  •  
  •  VIII. Develop "email/phone tree"
  • a) teachers - give them talking points
  • b) teachers then use advisory committee
    members, industry contacts.
  •  

6
  • IX. Don't let economics stop you - now is a good
    time to
  • a) get legislation passed that doesn't cost
    money - examples - standards, building
    code, school farm, Ag Ed organization
  • b) When money is available - you are
    positioned to act
  • X. May take years of sustained work

7
  • 8980 Agricultural Literacy Act
  • 8981 Legislative Findings and Declarations
  • 8982 Nonmandatory Comprehensive Agricultural
    Education Programs Establishment
  • 17287 Agricultural Education Laboratory
    Facilities Exempt from Field Act
  • 17612 Healthy Schools Act Exemption for
    Agricultural Vocational Education
  • 32031 Requirement to Provide Protective Eye
    Devices in Shop Classes
  • 35160 Adoption of Rules and Regulations
    Pertaining to Student Participation in Extra
    Curricular Activities 2.0 GPA Requirement
  • 35330 School Funds Cant be Used for Out-of-State
    Travel for Students
  • 39800 15 Passenger Vans Class B License
  • 51225 High School Graduation Requirements
    Alternative Means

8
  • 51540 Treatment of Animals
  • 52373 Transportation of Classes in Agriculture
    No Fees May Be Charged
  • 52375 Fees or Charges Activities Which are Part
    of a Vocational Class
  • 52450 Vocational Agricultural Education
    Legislative Intent
  • 52452 Agricultural Vocational Education Unit
    Employees Consultants
  • 52453 State Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Membership, Purpose Compensation

9
  • 52454 Agriculture Education Curricular
    Components of Participating Districts
  • 52460 Application for Agriculture Incentive
    Grant
  • 52461 Agriculture Incentive Grant Award
    Requirements
  • 52461 Agriculture Incentive Grant Equipment and
    Waiver of Matching Funds Requirement
  • 52462 Distribution of Funds Rules and
    Regulations
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