Previously Sponsored and Supported Bills

AB 2160: Cal Grant Program: grade point average 2014

PASSED

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.

Bill Author:

Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-19)

Principal Co-Author:

Senator Jerry Hill (D- 13)

Co-Authors:

Assemblymember Ammiano, Assemblymember Brown, Assemblymember Campos, Senator Cannella, Assemblymember Chávez, Senator Evans, Assemblymember Gonzalez, Assemblymember Maienschien, Senator Padilla

SB 440: Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act of 2013

PASSED

SB 440 was signed by Governor Brown in October 2013. This bill requires community colleges to create an associate degree for transfer in every major offered by that district college that has an approved transfer model curriculum and to create associate degrees for transfer in areas of emphasis. The bill also requires California State University campuses to accept transfer model curriculum-aligned associate degrees for transfer in each of the California State University degree options within a major field, and accept transfer model curriculum-aligned associate degrees for transfer in each of the specified areas of emphasis. Additionally, SB 440 requires the California State University to develop an admissions redirection process for students admitted pursuant to the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act who apply for admission to the California State University, but are not accepted into the campuses specifically applied to. Finally, the bill requires the California Community Colleges and the California State University, in consultation with key stakeholders, to develop a student-centered communication and marketing strategy in order to increase the visibility of the associate degree for transfer pathway for all students in California.

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Bill Author:

Senator Alex Padilla (D-20)

Co-Authors:

Assemblymember Das Williams (D-37)

Organizational Endorsers

Campaign for College Opportunity
Advancement Project
African American California Community College Trustees
Alliance for a Better Community
Alliance for College Ready Public Schools
A Place Called Home
Boys and Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor
California Campus Compact
California Chamber of Commerce
California Communities United Institute
California Competes
California Hospital Association
Californians for Justice
Central Valley Higher Education Consortium
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
Education Trust—West
Families In Schools
Gay-Straight Alliance Network
Girls Inc. of Orange County
Green Dot Public Schools
Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)
Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Inland Coalition
InnerCity Struggle
League of Women Voters of California
Long Beach City College
Los Angeles Urban League
Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF)
Middle College High School
National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
Parent Institute for Quality Education, Los Angeles (PIQE LA)
Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)
Partnership Scholars Program
Project GRAD Los Angeles
Public Advocates
R.E.A.L. Coalition:

  • Bay Area Council
  • Business Council of San Joaquin County
  • East Bay Economic Development Alliance
  • East Bay Leadership Councilv
  • Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Inland Empire Economic Partnership
  • Joint Venture Silicon Valley
  • Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
  • North Bay Leadership Council
  • Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Orange County Business Council
  • Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
  • San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
  • San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
  • San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Southern California College Access Network (SoCal CAN)
Stanislaus County Office of Education
State Center Community College District
Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC)
The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS)
The Women’s Foundation of California
Valley Industry and Commerce Association
Youth Policy Institute

SB 1440: Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act of 2010

PASSED

SB 1440 was signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger in September of 2010. This legislation creates a seamless transfer pathway for all California community college students regardless of which college they attend. Community college students who successfully complete 60 units of transferrable coursework will be awarded an associate degree and receive guaranteed admission with junior standing at the CSU. View updates on the implementation of this legislation here.

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Bill Author:

Senator Alex Padilla (D-20)

Principal Co-Authors:

Speaker John Pérez (D-46), Assembly Members Paul Fong (D-22), Jim Beall (D-24), & Sam Blakeslee (R-33), Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-06), Senator Gloria Romero (D-24)

Co-Authors:

Senators Roy Ashburn, Gilbert Cedillo, Lou Correa, Dave Cox, Bill Emmerson, Loni Hancock, Bob Huff, Carol Liu, Alan Lowenthal, Gloria Negrete McLeod, Fran Pavley, Curren Price, Audra Strickland, and Mark Wyland & Assembly Members Juan Arambula, Marty Block, Steven Bradford, Julia Brownley, Wilmer Amina Carter, Wesley Chesbro, Connie Conway, Mike Davis, Noreen Evans, Felipe Fuentes, Warren Furutani, Ted Gaines, Isadore Hall, Alyson Huber, Bonnie Lowenthal, Fiona Ma, Tony Mendoza, Bill Monning, Jim Nielsen, V. Manuel Perez, Anthony Portantino, Ira Ruskin, Jim Silva, Cameron Smyth, Sandré Swanson, and Tom Torlakson

Co-Sponsors:

The Campaign for College Opportunity, Chancellor’s Office California for Community Colleges, Chancellor’s Office, California State University, Student Senate for California Community Colleges, California State Student Association

Organizational Endorsers

A Place Called Home
Advancement Project
Alliance for a Better Community
Associated Students Incorporated
Bakersfield College
Bay Area Council
Cabrillo College
California Business for Education Excellence
California Business Roundtable
California Catholic Conference
California Chamber of Commerce
California Communities United Institute
California Postsecondary Education Commission
California State Student Association (CSSA)
California State University, Monterey Bay
Californians for Justice
Central City Neighborhood Partners
Cerritos Community College District
Chicano Latino Intersegmental Convocation (CLIC)
Citrus College
City of Bell Gardens
Coastline Community College
College of Marin
College of the Canyons
College of the Desert
College of the Sequoias
College OPTIONS
College Summit
Community Coalition
Community College League of California
Compton Community College District
Contra Costa Community College District
Diablo Valley College
Ed Voice
Education Trust West
Faculty Association of California Community Colleges
Families in Schools
Gay-Straight Alliance Network
Girls, Inc. of Orange County
Glendale Community College
Glendora Chamber of Commerce
Governmental Solutions Group, LLC
GreenDot Public Schools
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
Hartnell College
Hispanas Organizing for Political Equality (HOPE)
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Imperial Valley Community College District
InnerCity Struggle
Justice Matters
K-16 Bridge Program
Kern Community College District
Latin Business Association
Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
Long Beach City College
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles County Office of Education
Los Angeles Mission College
Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Rios Community College District
MiraCosta Community College
Mt. San Antonio College
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) California
National Council of La Raza
North Bay Leadership Council
Orange County Business Council
Organization of Farmworker Women Leaders
Parents Investing for a Quality Education (PIQE) Statewide
Pasadena City College
Pierce College
PolicyLink
Progressive Christians Uniting
Project Grad
Public Advocates
Rancho Santiago Community College District
Rio Hondo College Riverside Community College District
San Bernardino Community College District
San Diego Community College District
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Southern California College Access Network (SoCal CAN)
Southwestern College
Stanislaus County Office of Education
SunGard Higher Education
The Greenlining Institute
The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS)
The Women’s Foundation of California
University of California
University of Southern California, Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice
Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA)
West Valley Mission Community College District
Yosemite Community College District
Youth Policy Institute
Yuba Community College District

AB 2302: Statewide Transfer Pathway Act of 2010

PASSED

AB 2302 was signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger in September of 2010. The legislation is designed to enhance the transfer pathway created in SB 1440. Specifically, this bill will request the University of California to participate in SB 1440’s historic transfer reform movement by guaranteeing UC system admission with junior status to a community college student with an associate degree for transfer. In addition, it will ensure that such transfer reform is efficient, student-centered, and does not disadvantage students who are currently enrolled in a community college.

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Bill Author:

Assembly Member Paul Fong (D-22)

Co-Authors:

Assembly Members Wesley Chesbro (D-01), Mike Davis (D-48), Kevin De Leon (D-45), Warren Furutani (D-55), Fiona Ma (D-12), Anthony Portantino (D-44), Ira Ruskin (D-21), and Tom Torlakson (D-11), and Senator Lou Correa (D-69).

Sponsor:

The Campaign for College Opportunity

Organizational Endorsers

A Place Called Home
California Business for Education Excellence
California Communities United Institute
California State Student Association
California Teachers Association
Californians for Justice Education Fund
City of Bell Gardens
College OPTIONS
College Summit
Community Coalition
Community College League of California
Families In Schools
Girls Incorporated of Orange County
Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)
Justice Matters Institute
K16 Bridge Program
Kern Community College District
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles Community College District
Los Rios Community College District
Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund (MALDEF)
Mt. San Jacinto Community College District
National Council of La Raza
North Bay Leadership Council
Organization of Farmworker Women Leaders in California
Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)
Progressive Christians Uniting
Project GRAD Los Angeles
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
Southern California College Access Network (SoCal CAN)
Stanislaus County Office of Education
SunGard Higher Education
The Institute for College Access & Success
The Women’s Foundation
University of California Student Association
University of Southern California Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice
Yosemite Community College District
Youth Policy Institute

SB 890: Early Commitment to College Bill of 2008

PASSED

The bill that created Early Commitment to College (ECC), SB 890 was sponsored by the Campaign for College Opportunity. It enjoyed broad-based bipartisan support and was passed by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger in September 2008. This act assures that if students sign a pledge to work hard, stay in school, and take the steps they need to make it to college, the state of California promises to make sure there is a spot in college and financial aid available when they get there. There are currently 119 school districts implementing ECC, reaching more than 80,000 students statewide.

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Author:

Senator Jack Scott (D-Pasadena)

Principal Co-Authors:

Assembly Member Anthony Portantino (D-Pasadena), Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) Co-Authors for Senate Bill 890 Co-Authors: Assembly Members Greg Aghazarian (R-Stockton), Juan Arambula (D-Fresno), Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles), Jim Beall (D- San Jose), Patty Berg (D-Eureka), Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto), Julia Brownley (D-Woodland Hills), Ana Caballero (D-Salinas), Wilmer Amina Carter (D-San Bernardino), Joe Coto (D-San Jose), Mike Davis (D-Los Angeles), Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles), Mark DeSaulnier (D-Martinez), Mervyn Dymally (D-Compton), Bill Emmerson (R-Rancho Cucamonga), Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park), Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa), Felipe Fuentes (D-San Fernando), Mike Feuer (D-West Hollywood), Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield), Warren Furutani (D-Long Beach), Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton), Loni Hancock (D-El Cerrito), Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), Dave Jones (D-Sacramento), Betty Karnette (D-Long Beach), Paul Krekorian (D-Glendale), John Laird (D-Santa Cruz), Sally Lieber (D-San Jose), Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco), Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Gene Mullin (D-San Mateo), Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara), Nicole Parra (D-Bakersfield), Anthony Portantino (D-Pasadena), Curren Price (D-Los Angeles), Mary Salas (D-Chula Vista), Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana), Sandré Swanson (D-Oakland), Alberto Torrico (D-Fremont); Senators Elaine Alquist (D–San Jose), Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana), Jeff Denham (R–Merced), Denise Moreno-Ducheny (D-Chula Vista), Abel Maldonado (R-San Luis Obispo), Alex Padilla (D–Van Nuys), Gloria Romero (D–Los Angeles), Jack Scott (D-Pasadena), Mark Wyland (R-San Juan Capistrano)

Sponsor:

The Campaign for College Opportunity

Organizational Endorsers

Advance!
Advancement Project
Applied Research Center (ARC)
Asian Pacific Advance!
Affordable Housing Development Corporation
Alameda County Office of Education
ALL Student Loan
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
American Jewish Committee
Anaheim City School District
Antioch Unified School American Legal Center (APALC)
Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU)
Automobile Club of Southern California
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) – StatewideAVID –
Delta Sierra Region VI
Bay Area Council
Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition
California Catholic Conference
California Chamber of Commerce
California Community College Trustees
California Coast Credit Union
California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC)
California School Board Association (CSBA)
California State Faculty Association
California State Parent Teacher Association (CSPTA)
California State Student Association (CSSA)
California State University
California Farm Bureau
Californians for Justice (CFJ)
California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer
California Tomorrow
CATAPULT
Central Valley Higher Education Consortium
Chandler Farms, LP
Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges
Citrus College
CJ – Ventures
College of the Sequoia
College Options
Community Action Partnership of Kern
Community Coalition
Compact for Success
San Diego State University
Contoural Inc.
Contra Costa College
Coronado Unified School District Board
EdVoice
Families In Schools
Fullerton School District
Garvey Unified School District
Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services, Inc.
Girls Incorporated of Orange County
Golden West College
Great Valley Center
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
Hispanic Leadership Council
Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)
Inner City Struggle
Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
League of Women Voters of California (LWV)
Labor Project for Working Families
Linking Education and Economic Development
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)
Merced City School District
Merced Community College District
Merced County Office of Education
Mexican American Community Services Agency, Inc. (MACSA)
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
Modesto Chamber of Commerce
Modesto Junior College
Oakland Community Organizations
Oakland Unified School District
Orange County Department of Education Superintendent
Oxnard Union High School District
Stone Corral Elementary School District
Teamsters Local Union No. 70
UCLA Institute for Democracy Education & Access (IDEA)
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
University of California
University of California at Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships
West Los Angeles College
Wilshire Industries, Inc.
Yosemite Community College District
Youth Leadership Institute (YLI)
Yuba Community College District
Union High School District
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)
Pat Brown Institute (PBI)

PICO California
Pierce College
Project Access
Public Advocates
Raytheon
Reach Out West End
Rio Linda Union School District
Ruiz Foods
Saddleback Valley Unified School District
Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce
Salvadoran-American Leadership and Educational Fund
San Bernardino County Office of Education
San Diego Community College District
San Diego County Office of Education
San Diego State University, Access Initiatives
San Marcos High School
Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce
Savanna School District
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools
Southern California Edison
South Orange County Community College District
Southwestern College
Stanislaus County Office of Education
Stanislaus County Planning Commission
Stanislaus Pride Center

School Districts Implementing Early Commitment to College Since 2009

The majority of the 119 school districts implementing this program began their efforts in 2010. However, the following districts served as “early adopters” and piloted the program beginning in 2009:

Cascade Union Elementary School District
Corcoran Unified School District
Delhi Unified School District
Enterprise Elementary School District
Evergreen Union School District
Le Grand Union Elementary School
Livingston Unified School District
Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Banos Unified School District
Merced City Elementary School District
Merced River Elementary School District
Oakland Unified School District
Patterson Unified School District
Porterville Unified School District
Tulare County Office of Education
Woodland Joint Unified School District

SB 1709: The College Opportunity Act of 2006

HELD IN COMMITTEE

The College Opportunity Act of 2006 sought to renew the state’s commitment to the promise made in the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education that California would provide a place in a community college or university for every eligible student who seeks it. Given the significant growth in California’s young adult population and the increasing demands for a highly educated workforce, the bill set out a broad vision for extending the promise of college opportunity to the next generation of Californians.

Author:

Senator Jack Scott (D-44)

Principal Coauthor:

Assembly Member Carol Liu (D-44)

Co-Authors:

Senator Jeff Denham, Assembly Members Lynn Daucher (R-72), Paul Koretz (D-42), and Gloria Negrete-Mcleod (D-61)

Sponsor:

The Campaign for College Opportunity

Organizational Endorsers

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
ALL Student Loan
Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC)
California Business Roundtable
California Charter School Association
California State PTA
California State University, Channel Islands
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Northridge
California State University, San Bernardino
California State University Chancellor’s Office
California Tomorrow
Central Valley Black Educators Association
Central Valley Higher Education Consortium
Chandler Farms
Coast Community College District
College Options
Compact for Success at San Diego State University
Community Action Partnership of Kern
East Los Angeles College, Learning Assistance Center
El Concilio – Council for the Spanish Speaking
Families in Schools
Fresno City Council
Girls Incorporated of Orange County
Grayson Neighborhood Council
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
Hispanic Leadership Council of Stanislaus County
Humboldt State University
Joint Venture of Silicon Valley
Kern County Superintendent of Schools
League of Women Voters of California
Long Beach City College
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Mexican American Community Services Agency, Inc.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
Merced Community College District
Modesto/Stanislaus Branch of the NAACP
National University
National University Virtual High School
Orange County Business Council
Parent Institute for Quality Education
Riverbank Unified School District
Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce
Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
San Bernardino Community College District and Inland Valleys’ Trustees and CEO
San Diego Community College District
Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce
Santa Rosa Junior College
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
South Orange County Community College District
Southern California Edison
Southwestern College
Stanislaus County Planning Commission
Teamsters Statewide Council
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
University of California Student Association
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