Previously Sponsored and Supported Bills

2014 Legislation


SB 1425: Degree Audit and Retroactive Awarding of Degrees

Author: Senator Block
Status: Inactive – Held in Assembly Appropriations committee
Campaign Position: Support/Co-Sponsor

This bill would require California Community Colleges to make a degree audit system available to students, college counselors, and other support staff, to enable students to monitor progress toward completion of a certificate or degree, or for transfer to the CSU or the UC. This bill would additionally require community college districts to identify students one-time who have completed degree, certificate, or transfer requirements, and provide the student with the appropriate award.


AB 1976: Student Financial Aid: Competitive Cal Grant A and B Awards

Author: Assemblymember Quirk-Silva
Status: Vetoed
Campaign Position: Support

This bill would require the California Student Aid Commission to calculate a target for awards to be paid in an award year as specified, estimate a take rate for awards by dividing the total number of awards paid by the total number of offers made during the three award years immediately preceding that award year and estimate the number of award offers that the commission may make to achieve the target for awards to be paid.


AB 2160: Cal Grant Program: Grade Point Average

Author: Assemblymember Ting
Status: Signed by the Governor
Campaign Position: Support

This bill would require that each student enrolled in grade 12, except for those who opt out, be deemed a Cal Grant applicant. The bill would require that a grade point average be submitted electronically for all grade 12 pupils at public schools, including charter schools, each academic year, and all other Cal Grant A and B applicants to submit a grade point average in a non-electronic format or to provide test scores in lieu of a grade point average, and provide that grade point averages submitted shall be subject to review by CSAC.


AB 2558: Community Colleges: Faculty and Staff Development

Author: Assemblymember Williams
Status: Signed by the Governor
Campaign Position: Support if Amended

This bill establishes the Community College Professional Development Program (CCPDP); and, clarifies that all employees, classified staff and administrators, as well as faculty, are eligible to receive professional development opportunities from participating community college districts.


SB 174: Education Fund for Cal Grant B Access Award

Author: Senator de León
Status: Signed by the Governor
Campaign Position: Support

This bill would appropriate money from the Education Fund, after legislative authorization in the annual state budget, to supplement the Cal Grant B access awards for low-income students and to defray the administrative costs incurred by implementing the bill. The increased Cal Grant B access awards that students receive would be capped at $5,000 per academic year.


SB 798: Tax Contributions for Education Fund

Author: Senator de León
Status: Signed by the Governor
Campaign Position: Support

This bill, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2014 and before January 1, 2017, would establish the College Access Tax Credit Fund to provide a state tax credit for voluntary contributions into the fund. Contributions to the Fund would be capped at $500 million dollars per calendar year.


SB 1022: Salary Surfer for CSU and UC

Author: Senator Huff
Status: Signed by the Governor
Campaign Position: Support

This bill would require the California State University, and request the University of California, to publicly provide labor market pre-matriculation and outcome information relating to their graduates. The information required by the bill would include, but not necessarily be limited to, salary data, classified by industry.