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California Legislation

The California Legislature reconvened for Regular Session on January 5, 2015.

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Bill Tracking*




Hearing Date


AB 540 Related Bills

 AB 2000  AB540 Status for Students who Graduate Early Governor  Signed Support
 SB 1210  California DREAM Loan Program Governor  Signed Support

Access Bills

SCA 5 Public Education: Student Recruitment and Selection Dead Support

Bond Bills


Budget Bills

  AB 1476 Budget Bill Jr. with Additional Funds for CSU/UC Governor   Line Item Veto Support

California Community College Bills


California State University Bills


Financial Aid Bills

 AB 2160 GPA Sent Electronically to CSAC Governor  Signed Support
AB 1976 Increases Take-Rate of Competitive Cal Grant Governor  Vetoed Support

Individual Campus Bills


K -12 Bills


Miscellaneous Bills


University of California Bills


*Please note that these are bills we believe to be of interest to our Members; if the position field is left blank, we have not taken a formal position on the bill.

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In The News

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

UC, CSU to start loan program for students who entered the country illegally

California public university students who can't take out federal loans because of their immigration status soon will be able to borrow from their colleges instead.  Supported by UC and CSU and signed by the Governor Sunday, Senate Bill 1210 has established the California Dream Loan Program, which is expected to have up to 3,000 borrowers in its first year.

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Brown wraps up ed bills, leaves some heads shaking

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have made kindergarten mandatory while at the same time signing one intended to show the overwhelming boost that optional year gives kids headed to first grade.  It has been a busy few days for the governor, reviewing hundreds of pieces of legislation – including a stack of education bills – requiring his approval by the end of today.  Those he signed into law over the weekend and Monday include one that removes “willful defiance” as a reason to suspend or expel a student, and another that adds sex trafficking prevention education to the K-12 health curriculum.

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State Middle Class Scholarship offers students a boost

As many as 100,000 California students from families with incomes up to $150,000 a year could receive a new state-funded scholarship to attend a UC or California State University campus this year.  The number could have been even higher — 156,000 according to a preliminary estimate. But many students who might have qualified for the new Middle Class Scholarship did not apply before the March 2 deadline, perhaps because they were unaware.

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