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April 1, 1986 - This report is divided into six chapters. In Chapter I, we describe the implementation of the Dental Disease Prevention program. In Chapter II, we summarize the methodology of the University of California San Francisco study. Chapter III reports the results and shortcomings of the study. In Chapter IV, we discuss the impact of the program on state expenditures for medical and dental care. Chapter V describes the options for improving the program's cost-effectiveness, and Chapter VI presents our conclusions and recommendations.
April 1, 1986 - Chapter 1074, Statutes of 1982 (AS 3461), established the Employment Training Panel (ETP) program to provide training and jobs to individuals who are covered under the Unemployment Insurance system. Chapter 1074 also required the Legislative Analyst to prepare a report on the performance and cost-effectiveness of the ETP program and to recommend "any appropriate improvements." This report was prepared in response to Chapter 1074's directive.
April 1, 1986 - During the past several years, the Legislature has authorized a major expansion of the state's prison system. This expansion provides for 12 new prisons and additions to existing prisons which will cost more than $1.5 billion to build and about $750 million annually to operate. This report examines the Department of Corrections' progress in bringing these prisons on line.
February 1, 1986 - This report summarizes the recommendations for new legislation contained in the Analysis of the 1986-87 Budget Bill and The 1986-87 Budget: Perspectives and Issues.
February 1, 1986 - In the Analysis of the 1986-87 Budget Bill, we report the results of our detailed examination of the Governor's spending proposals for the coming fiscal year. This document summarizes, by program area, the principal findings and recommendations set forth in the Analysis. It also shows how approval of these recommendations would affect the state's fiscal condition.
January 1, 1986 - Chapter 1256, Statutes of 1980, requires the Legislative Analyst to report each year on any previously unfunded state mandates for which the Legislature appropriated funds in a claims bill during the prior fiscal year. This report reviews those mandates initially funded by Chapter 573, Statutes of 1986.
December 1, 1985 - The Master Plan for Special Education (MPSE) is the program and funding framework through which California provides educational and related services to students with physical or mental disabilities and students with learning or communication problems. Under the master plan, funding is provided for special education programs, based on the cost of (a) direct instructional services and (b) ancillary support services.
December 1, 1985 - The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) is supported entirely by fee revenue, most of which is derived from credential and examination fees. These fees have generated adequate revenues to finance the commission in the past, but in recent years they have failed to keep pace with the commission's funding needs. Recognizing this problem, the Legislature (in the Supplemental Report of the 1984 Budget Act) directed the Legislative Analyst to examine alternatives to the present system for funding the commission. This report was prepared in response to the Legislature's directive. It (1) identifies options for funding the operations of the commission, (2) evaluates these options, and (3) provides our recommendations.
December 1, 1985 - Assembly Bill 2893 required the Legislative Analyst's office to submit to the Legislature a report on alternative energy equipment investments in California. This report must evaluate the measure's effects on both state revenues and taxpayers, determine the conditions under which the investment incentive of rapid amortization is maximized, and provide data on the number and kind of alternative energy equipment facilities that have been established in California.
December 1, 1985 - Senate Concurrent Resolution 30 (Resolution Ch 117/83-McCorquodale), directs the Legislative Analyst to study and report to the Legislature on the activities of the county sealers and the CDFA in carrying out the state's weights and measures laws. This report was prepared in response to the directive contained in SCR 30.
September 1, 1985 - Recognizing the importance of assuring that highway costs are financed in an equitable manner, the Legislature adopted Resolution Chapter 119, Statutes of 1982 (ACR 112). This resolution requested that the Legislative Analyst's Office (1) develop information which can be used by the Legislature to determine the most cost-effective method for assessing weight fees on farm vehicles, and (2) report its findings to the Legislature. This report responds to the Legislature's request contained in ACR 112.
September 1, 1985 - This report reviews California's Child Support Enforcement program and the prospects for increasing support payments. The first chapter describes the structure of California's Child Support Enforcement program, recent collection experience, and the prospects for growth in collections under current practices. Chapter II describes the recent federal law revisions in this program and the expected effect of these changes on collections in California. Chapter III presents an analysis of county collections in 1982-83 and reviews what is known about effective Child Support Enforcement programs. Finally, Chapter IV discusses several actions California could take to increase its collections.
September 1, 1985 - The Institute of Computer Technology (ICT) was established in 1982 by three school districts in Santa Clara County—Sunnyvale Elementary, Fremont Union High School, and Los Gatos Joint Union High School. The purpose of the institute is to provide education and training in computer technology for children and adults.
September 1, 1985 - The Urban Impact Aid (UIA) program was established by Chapter 894, Statutes of 1977 (AB 65), in order to compensate certain urban school districts for the higher costs that some believe are associated with providing education in an urban setting.
July 1, 1985 - A Report on the Child Care Reimbursement System