Legislation

EDGE Supported Legislation

2019- 2020

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SB 554

AUTHOR: Roth

STATUS: In committee

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

Authorizes the governing board of a school district overseeing an adult education program orthe 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 aspecial 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: In committee

COMMUNITY COLLEGES: College and Career Access Pathways partnerships

Streamlines the process for developing College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) partnerships, in part by: changing the conditions of how CCAP partnership agreements may be adopted; authorizing high school pupils to complete only one community college application for the duration of their attendance; changing the due date the California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor submits the CCAP partnership summary report; and, extending the sunset of the CCAP partnership program. 

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AB 152

AUTHOR: Voepel

STATUS: In Committee

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

Allows an employee to exclude from gross income amounts paid by an employer on the employee’s behalf toward the principal or interest on a qualified education loan.

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AB 593

AUTHOR: Carillo

STATUS: In Committee

Use of information for workforce development programs

Unemployment insurance: use of information: public workforce development programs

Permits city and county departments or agencies that administer public workforce development programs and local workforce development boards to use information ontained in the administration of the Unemployment Insurance Code, for the purpose of evaluating, researching, or forcasting the effectiveness of public workforce development programs when the inquiry is directly connected with those programs. 

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SB 150

AUTHOR: Beall

STATUS: In Committee

Foster youth Chafee grant awards

This bill relaxes a component of the eligibility requirements for the Chafee Educational and Training Vouchers (ETV) program to allow recipients to continue to be eligible for the award while failing to demonstrate satisfactory academic progress for two consecutive years. This bill also establishes processes for appeal and reinstatement for an awardee who loses Chafee eligivility. This bill authorizes CSAC to make initial award offers for the Chafee ETV program that totals up to 200 percent of the total program funds available for all awards.

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SB 291

AUTHOR: Leyva

STATUS: In Committee 

No Postsecondary education: California Community College Student Financial Aid Program

The bill would establish the California Community College Student Financial Aid Program, to provide need-based grant awards to eligible community college students who attend an eligible California community college, as specified. Subject to an appropriation by the Legislature, the bill specifies that the program shall be administered by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and implemented by the eligible California community colleges.

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SB 563

AUTHOR: Roth

STATUS: In Committee

Community Colleges: College and Career Access Pathways Pilot Program.

This bill would establish a College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) Pilot Program, administered by the Chancellow of the California Community Colleges, with the goal of improving the existing CCAP program.

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SB 568

AUTHOR: Portantino and Roth

STATUS: In Committee

Postsecondary education: College-Focused Rapid Rehousing Program.

This bill establishes, contingent upon an appropriation, the College-Focused Rapid Rehousing Program to provide housing options for homeless college and university students and to ensure that policies are in place at California’s public postsecondary education systems to support students experiencing homelessness in transitioning into stable housing and remaining enrolled in college.

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SB 716

AUTHOR: Mitchell

STATUS: In Committee 

Juveniles: postsecondary and career technical education

This bill is to require each county probation department as well as the California Department of Correctionsand Rehabilitation, Department of Juvenile Justice, in collaboration with the California Community Colleges, the California State Universtiy, and the University of California, to ensure that youths with a high school diploma or California high school equivalency certificate who are detained in, or committed to, their respective favilities, 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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