The following Capitol Comment is provided by the office of Sen. Bob Huff.
Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) details the defeat of two bills in the Senate Education Committee in his Capitol Comment for the Week of January 13th, 2014. Both measures faced heavy opposition from school unions, including the California Teachers Association, and were defeated by Democrats who control the committee process.
SB 559 would have helped school districts and teachers by revising state-mandated layoff notice procedures. Yet another measure would have allowed volunteers to help with campus projects like campus cleanup or sprinkler repair. Senator Huff says the defeat of both bills shows that unions still call the shots and control the public school process in California.
Senator Huff serves as the Senate Republican Leader and represents the 29th Senate District covering portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Follow Senator Huff on Twitter @bobhuff99.