SB 1492 (McClintock)
Would require a budget surplus for ASES funds to be released
Status: Did not pass Senate Education Committee
Senate Bill 1492 (McClintock), a bill seeking to require a state budget surplus with predicted future surplus in order to release After School Education and Safety (ASES) program funding, and sought to give the Legislature authority to set the annual funding level of the ASES program by repealing the portion of proposition 49 that requires voter approval to lower ASES funding was amended on April 14 to drop the stipulations requiring a budget surplus to trigger the appropriation, and focused solely on giving the Legislature the authority to set the annual appropriation level for ASES funding. It was heard again on April 16 and failed by a vote of 2-3 in the Senate Education Committee.