Legislation

EDGE Supported Legislation

2019- 2020

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SB 554

AUTHOR: Roth

STATUS: 10/4/19 – Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 528, Statutes of 2019.

Public schools: adult school students: Advanced Scholastic and Vocational Training Program.

Existing law authorizes the governing board of a school district to allow pupils whom the district has determined would benefit from advanced scholastic or vocational work to attend community college as special part-time or full-time students, subject to parental permission.

This bill would authorize the governing board of a school district overseeing an adult education program or the governing board of a community college district overseeing a noncredit program to authorize a student pursuing a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate to enroll as a special part-time student at a community college, as provided. The bill would credit or reimburse the community college through the apportionment process for the student’s attendance at the college, as specified.

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AB 30

AUTHOR: Holden

STATUS: 10/4/19 – Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 510, Statutes of 2019.

COMMUNITY COLLEGES: College and Career Access Pathways partnerships

Current law authorizes a community college district participating in a CCAP partnership to
assign priority for enrollment and course registration to a pupil seeking to enroll in a community college
course that is required for the pupil’s CCAP partnership program that is equivalent to the priority
assigned to a pupil attending a middle college high school and consistent with specified middle college
high school provisions. Current law repeals these provisions on January 1, 2022. This bill would require
specified protocols as described to require a high school pupil participating under a CCAP partnership
to submit only one parental consent form and principal recommendation, and would require the
Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, on or before July 31, 2020, to revise the special parttime
student application process to allow a pupil to complete one application, for the duration of the
pupil’s participation under the CCAP partnership.

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AB 152

AUTHOR: Voepel

STATUS: 5/16/19 – In Committee: Held under submission

Personal income taxes: gross income: exclusion: student loan assistance

The Personal Income Tax Law excludes from the gross income of an employee amounts paid or incurred by an employer for educational assistance to the employee, as specified, up to $5,250 during a calendar year. This bill would also exclude from the gross income of an employee amounts, not
exceeding an aggregate amount of $5,250 per calendar year, that are paid or incurred by an employer on and after January 1, 2019, and before January 1, 2024, for the payment of principal or interest on a qualified education loan, as defined, incurred by the employee.

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AB 593

AUTHOR: Carillo

STATUS: 10/8/19 – Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 611, Statutes of 2019.

Unemployment insurance: use of information: public workforce development programs

ACCESS TO INFORMATION TO EVALUATE PUBLIC WORKFORCE PROGRAMS. Adds public workforce entities and local workforce development board to the list of agencies that can access unemployment insurance information. The access would be granted only to evaluate the effectiveness of public workforce programs when that analysis is directly related to those programs.

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SB 150

AUTHOR: Beall

STATUS: 10/4/19 – Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 525, Statutes of 2019.

Student Financial Aid: Chafee grant awards

Current law authorizes the Student Aid Commission or the State Department of Social Services, for the fiscal years 2018–19 to 2020–21, inclusive, to expend up to $80,000, of any moneys appropriated by the Legislature to expand the Chafee Educational and Training Vouchers Program age eligibility of former foster youth up to 26 years of age, for outreach to newly eligible former foster youth who are at least 23 years of age, but are not yet 26 years of age. Commencing with the 2021– 22 award year, this bill would authorize the commission to make initial award offers of up to 200% of total state and federal program funding available for all awards, with the number of initial award offers and the amount of the award to be determined based on the historical rate of award acceptance. The bill would require the commission to make award offers contingent upon available funding.

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SB 291

AUTHOR: Leyva

STATUS:  7/10/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(10). (Last location was HIGHER ED. on 6/6/2019) (May be acted upon Jan 2020)

Postsecondary education: California Community College Student Financial Aid Program

COMMUNITY COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID. Create a new financial aid program administered by the Board of Governors to expand eligibility for aid and the overall assistance available to meet the total costs of attendance for community college students. Additional resources would cover non-tuition costs, such as housing, transportation and textbooks.

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SB 563

AUTHOR: Roth

STATUS: 7/10/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(10). (Last location was HIGHER ED. on 6/10/2019) (May be acted upon Jan 2020)

Community Colleges: College and Career Access Pathways Pilot Program.

DUAL ENROLLMENT PILOT PROGRAM. Establishes the College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) Pilot Program to develop solutions to reduce barriers and enhance participation of school districts and pupils in CCAP partnerships.

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SB 568

AUTHOR: Portantino and Roth

STATUS: 10/8/19 – Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 648, Statutes of 2019.

Public holidays: Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

Current law prescribes the holidays in this state for community colleges. This bill would authorize Glendale Community College’s governing board, pursuant to a memorandum of understanding, to provide that April 24 shall be a Glendale Community College holiday known as “Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.”

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SB 716

AUTHOR: Mitchell

STATUS: 10/12/19 – Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 857, Statutes of 2019.

Juveniles: delinquency: postsecondary academic and career technical education.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING OPTIONS FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS. Requires that juvenile offenders with high school diplomas, or the equivalent, that are detained under state or county jurisdiction have access to a full array of postsecondary academic and career technical education programs of their choice.

Legislation

EDGE Supported Legislation

2017 – 2018

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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