Higher Education Legislation

Students are our north star. We push for bold policies that advance college access, student success, and racial equity.

Each year, The Campaign for College Opportunity collaborates with higher education stakeholders and partner organizations to create and support a policy agenda that expands the number of spots in college for California students, simplifies the path to and through college, shines a light on persistent inequities by race and ethnicity, and keeps college affordable.

2023 Legislative Priorities

Strengthening Student Pathways

AB 1749: Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act at the University of California

Author: Assemblymember Kevin McCarty
Status: Failed
Campaign Position: Co-sponsor
Urges the University of California to adopt the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) as a systemwide admissions guarantee.

AB 368: College and Career Access Pathways Partnerships

Author: Assemblymember Chris Holden
Status: Chaptered
Campaign Position: Support
Exempts eligible K-12 students from course fees for dual enrollment courses, and authorizes dual enrollment partnerships to be instructed on community college or K-12 facilities.

College Affordability

AB 1400: Community College Student Transfers: Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Author: Assemblymember Isaac Bryan
Status: Chaptered
Campaign Position: Support
Provides state-based financial aid grants to students transferring from a California community college to an HBCU with an established Associate Degree for Transfer pathway, for students who intend to return to California upon graduation.

AB 789: Satisfactory Academic Progress

Author: Assemblymember Marc Berman
Status: Chaptered
Campaign Position: Support
Standardizes Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements to minimum federal standards, to allow students easier access to maintain financial aid.

Diversity and Representation

AB 603: Governing Board Diversity Reporting

Author: Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes
Status: Vetoed
Campaign Position: Support
Requires the California Community Colleges and California State University, and requests the University of California, to provide annual data reports on the diversity of their student populations and the diversity of their respective governing bodies.

SB 702: Appointments Diversity Reporting

Author: Senator Monique Limón
Status: Vetoed
Campaign Position: Support
Requires the Governor to maintain a public listing of the membership of all state agencies, and produce an annual report on the demographic information of all appointments made in the previous year to these state agencies.

AB 1541: California Community Colleges – Governing Board Student Members

Author: Assemblymember Mike Fong
Status: Chaptered
Campaign Position: Support
Provides community college student trustees with an advisory vote.

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