Upcoming hearing for Assembly Bill 1744, Which Would Make Expanded Learning Allowable Use of Proposition 64 Funding
A hearing has been scheduled with the (California State) Assembly Education Committee for Assembly Bill 1174 on Wednesday April 11th at 1:30 in the state capitol. The California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance is seeking letters of support (email completed letters to Jen Dietrich at firstname.lastname@example.org) by 3pm on Thursday April 5th.
California Assembly Bill 1174 (AB 1174, McCarty) would make after school and summer learning programs an allowable use of Tax Revenues generated by Proposition 64, and the legalization of the adult use of recreational marijuana. The Proposition sets aside 60% of the funds generated through taxation of marijuana sales for “Youth Education, Prevention, Early Intervention and Treatment.” AB 1174 would make expanded learning (ASES and 21st CCLC programs) an allowable use of such funds, consistent with campaign promises offered when the proposition was on the ballot. The bill would also authorize for inclusion within the education enrichment element pupil assistance to prevent and reduce substance use and improve school retention and performance.