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Chapter 6. Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
Subchapter 2. Employment of Minors in the Entertainment Industry
Article 1. Motion Picture Industries

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11755. Studio Teacher; Definition and Certification.

(a) A studio teacher within the meaning of these regulations must be a certificated teacher who holds one California teaching credential listed in paragraphs (1) through (4) of subsection (d) of this section and one California teaching credential listed in paragraphs (5) through (7) of subsection (d) of this section which are valid and current, and who has been certified by the Labor Commissioner. The teaching credential listed in (5) or (6) of subsection (d) of this section must be in one of the following subject areas: English, Math, Social Science, Science or Foreign Language.

(b) Certification by the Labor Commissioner shall be for a maximum three-year period, not to exceed the earliest expiration date of any one of the qualifying teaching credentials submitted in support of certification. A written examination will be required of the studio teacher by the Labor Commissioner at the time of certification or renewal. Such examination shall be designed to ascertain the studio teacher’s knowledge of the labor laws and regulations of the State of California as they apply to the employment of minors in the entertainment industry. In addition, each studio teacher applicant will be required to successfully complete a twelve-hour course of instruction designed by the Labor Commissioner to instruct the applicant in the duties and responsibilities of the studio teacher. Every studio teacher, as a condition of renewal of certification by the Labor Commissioner, must complete three hours of instruction in a class designed by the Labor Commissioner to ensure that the studio teacher remains abreast of any changes in the laws and regulations and duties and responsibilities of the studio teacher.

(c) For the purpose of this section:

(1) "English" means composition, creative writing, debate, forensics, humanities, journalism, language arts, literature, public speaking, speech (oral communication), writing, and other subjects with content related to English.

(2) "Math" means algebra, calculus, geometry, mathematical analysis, number systems, probability and statistics, trigonometry, and other subjects with content related to mathematics.

(3) "Social Science" means American government and politics, anthropology, comparative government, economics, ethnic studies, European history, geography, government, history, humanities/cultural studies, international politics, psychology, sociology, United States history, world history, and other subjects with content related to social science.

(4) "Science" means astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, general science, geology, physics, physiology, zoology and other subjects with content related to science.

(5) "Foreign Language" means any language other than English.

(d) The California teaching credentials which satisfy subsection (a) are as follows:

(1) A Multiple Subject credential issued under the provisions of the Teacher Credentialing Law of 1988, Education Code Sections 44200, et seq., as amended (commonly known as the Bergeson Act), or issued under the provisions of the Teacher Preparation and Licensing Act of 1970, Education Code Sections 44200 et. seq., (commonly known as the Ryan Act) as amended;

(2) An Elementary credential issued under the provisions of the Education Code in effect prior to the enactment of the Ryan Act (former Education Code Sections 13101 et seq., commonly known as the Fisher Act; a so-called "Standard Credential");

(3) An Early Childhood Education credential issued under the provisions of the Education Code in effect prior to the enactment of the Ryan Act (former Education Code Sections 13101 et seq., commonly known as the Fisher Act; a so-called "Standard Credential");

(4) An Elementary credential issued under the provisions of the Education Code in effect prior to the enactment of the Fisher Act (former Education Code Sections 12025 et seq., as amended; a so-called "General Credential");

(5) A Single Subject credential issued under the provisions of the Teacher Credentialing Law of 1988, Education Code Section 44200, et seq., as amended (commonly known as the Bergeson Act), or issued under the provisions of the Teacher Preparation and Licensing Act of 1970, Education Code Sections 44200 et seq., (commonly known as the Ryan Act) as amended, in one of the following subject areas: English, Math, Social Science, Science or Foreign Language;

(6) A Secondary credential issued under the provisions of the Education Code in effect prior to the enactment of the Ryan Act (former Education Code Sections 13101 et seq., commonly known as the Fisher Act; a so-called "Standard Credential"), in one of the following subject areas: English, Math, Social Science, Science or Foreign Language;

(7) A General Secondary Teaching credential or a Special Secondary Teaching Credential in Speech Arts issued under the provisions of the Education Code in effect prior to the enactment of the Fisher Act (former Education Code Sections 12025 et seq., as amended; a so-called "General Credential").

(e) A studio teacher who already possesses a certification by the Labor Commissioner and who possesses only one of the credentials listed in subsections (1) through (7) of subsection (d) above may continue to be certified by the Labor Commissioner, provided that the applicant provides sufficient evidence to the Labor Commissioner that the applicant is currently in the process of obtaining a second credential to meet the requirements of subsection (a) above and such credential is obtained by the applicant no later than December 31, 2000. After December 31, 2000, no person shall be permitted to continue to be certified as a studio teacher who has not obtained two credentials of a type provided for in subsections (d) (1), (2), (3), or (4) and subsection (d) (5), (6), or (7) of this section.

(f) The Labor Commissioner may issued a special certificate as a studio teacher for a limited purpose where it is shown that a particular child actor may benefit from a particular applicant who may hold credentials of a special nature in order to meet the particular needs of that child actor. Studio teachers holding special certificates do not count toward satisfying the studio teacher to minor ratios specified in Section 11755.2.

NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 54, 55, 59, 1308.5, 1308.6 and 1398, Labor Code.
Reference: Sections 1308.6 and 1396, Labor Code.

HISTORY

  1. Amendment filed 3-4-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 10).
  2. Amendment of newly designated subsection (a), new subsections (b)-(b)(3), and amendment of NOTE filed 2-27-97 as an emergency; operative 2-27-97 (Register 97, No. 9). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 6-27-97 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
  3. Amendment of newly designated subsection (a) and new subsections (b)-(b)(3) refiled
    6-23-97 as an emergency; operative 6-23-97 (Register 97, No. 26). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-21-97 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
  4. Certificate of Compliance as to 6-23-97 order, including amendment of section, transmitted to OAL 10-20-97 and filed 12-2-97 (Register 97, No. 49).

 

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