2019- 2020


EDGE Legislative Update, April 21, 2020

On March 16th, the California Legislature entered into a recess due to the COVID-19 crisis. Currently, the Legislature has now resumed and ready to conduct business on the budget and remaining active bills. View a list of legislative measures EDGE is closely tracking. An official position is noted if it has been approved by our coalition. This list will change as we moved through this session.


EDGE Supported Legislation

2017 – 2018


AB 2098

AUTHOR: McCarty and Thurmond STATUS: Chaptered ADULT EDUCATION: IMMIGRATION INTEGRATION Requires the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, in conjunction with the Statewide Director of Immigration Integration to identify common measures for meeting the needs of immigrant and refugee adults seeking integration, and to identify common measures for assessing the effectiveness of adult education programs in providing immigrant integration.

AB 1935

AUTHOR: Irwin STATUS: Held in Senate Appropriations Committee – Suspense File COMMUNITY COLLEGES: TUTORING Increases access to supervised tutoring for degree-applicable and transfer-level courses by specifying that state apportionment funding can be used for these purposes.

AB 2915

AUTHOR: Cabalero STATUS: Chaptered WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARDS: MUTUAL DISASTER AID ASSISTANCE: MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING Requires the California Workforce Board to convene a working group to coordinate mutual aid assistance among local workforce development boards to provide disaster relief assistance in the event of a local disaster.

SB 940

AUTHOR: Beall STATUS: Held by Author in Assembly Education Committee STUDENT FINANCIAL AID: CAL GRANT PROGRAM: FOSTER YOUTH Expands eligibility for Cal Grant B Entitlement awards for students who are current or former foster youth by extending the window of time for qualifying for an award and increasing the amount of time they can receive an award from four years to up to eight years.

SB 1471

AUTHOR: Hernandez STATUS: Held in Senate Appropriations Committee – Suspense File CAL GRANT PROGRAM: COMPETITIVE CAL GRANT AND B AWARDS Increases the annual Competitive Cal Grant A and B award limit from 25,750 to 30,000.

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