Higher Education Legislation

Supported Legislation

 AB 1037: Service-Incentive Grants for Undocumented Students

Author: Assemblymember Limon
Status: Held in Senate Appropriations Committee – Suspense File
Campaign Position: Support

Provides undocumented students with an opportunity to both develop their resume and skillsets, while also helping offset their ineligibility for any federal financial aid by establishing the Cal Grant B Service Incentive Grant, which would offer $1,000 per quarter or $1,500 per semester to participants that complete 300 eligible volunteer or community service hours while meeting academic requirements.


AB 1805: Placement Policies Transparency Act

Author: Assemblymember Irwin
Status: Senate Floor
Campaign Position: Support

Provides students with easily understandable information about community college placement policies and their rights to transfer-level courses pursuant to AB 705 (Irwin, 2017). Also requires colleges to report the percentage of students placed into transfer-level courses, disaggregated by race and ethnicity.


AB 1895: Income Based Repayment for DREAM Loans

Author: Assemblymember Calderon
Status: Senate Floor
Campaign Position: Support

Helps address the financial needs of undocumented students by allowing DREAM Loan recipients to repay their loans based on actual income and providing students the security of loan deferment if they are unable to secure work in the United States.

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AB 1935: Supervised Tutoring Apportionment

Author: Assemblymember Irwin
Status: Held in Senate Appropriations Committee – Suspense File
Campaign Position: Support

Supports new approaches to placement and remediation (as required by AB 705, 2017) and Guided Pathways implementation at California Community Colleges by increasing access to supervised tutoring services for students taking transfer-level courses.

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AB 2248: Supporting On-Time Student Completion

Author: Assemblymember McCarty
Status: Senate Floor
Campaign Position: Support

Supports more informed decision-making by students by ensuring all Cal Grant recipients understand the unit load necessary to graduate in four years.


AB 3153: Student Financial Aid: Cal Grants: summer Term Students

Author: Assemblymember Levine
 Status: Held in Senate Appropriations Committee – Suspense File
Campaign Position: Support

Expands the total period of eligibility for a student to receive Cal Grant A or B awards to two summer term sessions of up to nine units each summer in order to increase likelihood of timely completion of a baccalaureate degree program.


SB 539: College Access Tax Credit

Author: Senators De León and Portantino
Status: Assembly Floor
Campaign Position: Support

Garners additional resources to support the Cal Grant Part B Access Award and help low-income students cover increasing non-tuition costs to attend college by increasing the amount provided to taxpayers under the College Access Tax Credit Fund from 50 to 70 percent of their contributions to the College Access Tax Credit Fund.


SB 1471: Cal Grant Program: Competitive Cal Grant A and B awards

Author: Senator Hernandez
Status: Held in Senate Appropriations Committee – Suspense File
Campaign Position: Support

Increases the number of competitive Cal Grant awards that may be granted in an academic year from 25,750 to 30,000 in order to provide financial assistance to a greater number of underserved students.


SR 84: Relative to California Dream Act of 2011

Author: Senator de León
Status: Chaptered
Campaign Position: Support

Encourages California residents eligible for in-state tuition and financial aid under the California Dream Act of 2011 to fill out the California Dream Act Application and continue the process of applying for college, to realize their full potential and continue to make significant contributions to our state and nation.

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