Previously Sponsored and Supported Bills

SB 1425: Degree Audit and Retroactive Awarding of Degrees 2014

Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee

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.

Bill Author:

Senator Marty Block (D-39)

Organizational Endorsers

The Campaign for College Opportunity (co-sponsor)
Southern California College Access Foundation (co-sponsor)
Access College Foundation
Al Wooten, Jr. Heritage Center
ALL Management Corporation
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
Binational Center for the Development of Oaxacan Indigenous Communities
Boys & Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor
Bresee Youth Center
Bright Prospect
California Competes
California Communities United Institute
Center for Student Opportunity
Children Youth & Family Collaborative
College Match
College Summit – Southern California
Community Partners
Constitutional Rights Foundation
Determined to Succeed
Fulfillment Fund
Girls Inc. of Orange County
GLOW Foundation
Grad Guru
Heart of Los Angeles Inland Coalition
Hispanic Associations of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
i.am College Track
Inner City Struggle
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
Japanese Community Youth Council
Kid City Hope Place
Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
Long Beach City College
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles Coalition of Essential Schools
Los Angeles Education Partnership
Los Angeles United Methodist Urban Foundation
Los Angeles Urban League
Mar Vista Family Center
META Foundation
North Bay Leadership Council
One Voice
Parent Institute for Quality (PIQE)
PolicyLink
Project GRAD Los Angeles
Students Making A Change (SMAC)
South Central Scholars
Study Smart Tutors
The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS)
Transformative Action Institute
United Friends of the Children
USC Pullias Center for Higher Education
Young Invincibles
Youth Alliance

SB 1456: The Student Success Act of 2012

PASSED

SB 1456 was signed into law by Governor Brown in September 2012. This bill enacts some key recommendations of the Student Success Task Force. It provides critical support services to students on the front-end of their educational experience to increase student success by establishing policies to ensure that all students receive orientation, create an education plan, and declare a program of study; targets student success and support funds for the vital matriculation services critical to helping students progress towards their college goals; and, requires campuses to participate in a common assessment system and post a student success campus scorecard as a condition for receiving student success categorical funding. This bill also aligns BOG fee waiver requirements more closely with federal aid standards and authorize the BOG to determine satisfactory academic progress and develop policies that provide statewide guidance to colleges on implementing an intervention and appeals process.

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Bill Author:

Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-27)

Principal Co-Authors:

Assembly member Marty Block (D-78), Assembly member Anthony Portantino (D-44)

Co-Authors:

Senator Carol Liu and Assembly member Kristin Olsen

Sponsor:

Board of Governors, California Community Colleges

Organizational Endorsers

Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
Advancement Project
Alliance for a Better Community
Association of California Community College Administrators
Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU)
AVID
Barrio Logan College Institute
Bay Area Council
Beverly Hills Picture Framing
Board of Governors, California Community Colleges
CA Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability
CA Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association
CA Catholic Conference, Inc.
CA Manufacturers and Technology Association
California Business Education Association
California Chamber of Commerce
California Communities United Institute
California Community College Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE)
California Competes California Hospital Association
California State Student Association
California State University
Californians for Justice
Campaign for College Opportunity
Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
Central Valley Higher Education Consortium
Centro CHA, Inc.
Chaffey College
Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
Coast Community College District
College of the Canyons
College of the Desert
College OPTIONS
Community College League of California
Congregations Building Community
Cosumnes River College
EARN
Families in Schools
Fresno State Associated Students Inc.
Girls, Inc. of Orange County
Greater Long Beach Interfaith Community Organization (ICO)
Greater Sacramento Urban League
Green Dot Public Schools
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Huckleberry Youth Programs
Inland Empire Economic Partnership
InnerCity Struggle
Irvine Valley College
Kern Community College District
Little Hoover Commission
Long Beach Community College District
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles Community College District
Los Rios Community College District
MALDEF
Maximizing Access to Advance our Communities
Merced Community College District
National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
North Bay Leadership Council
One Voice
Orange County Business Council
Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)
PIQE Los Angeles
Parent Revolution
Progressive Christians Uniting
Project Grad, Los Angeles
Public Advocates
Regional Economic Association Leaders (R.E.A.L.) Coalition
San Bernardino Community College District
San Diego Community College District
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
San Joaquin Community College District
San Joaquin Delta College
San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
Sharp HealthCare
Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Southern California College Access Network
Southwestern College
Stanislaus County Office of Education
State Building and Construction Trades Council
State Center Community College District
Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC)
The Arc of California
The Education Trust-West
The Greenlining Institute
The Women’s Foundation of California
Valley Industry and Commerce Association
Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles
Youth Policy Institute

AB 2542: Accelerated Student Success College of 2010

HELD IN COMMITTEE

This legislation was designed to encourage student success at the California Community Colleges, through increased local flexibility with existing funding resources in exchange for increased student completion outcomes. This bill would establish a voluntary pilot program where in exchange for the flexibility of several specified regulations, these colleges would be funded not on the current basis of third week of the semester census, but rather on the number of students successfully completing the semester. As a further incentive, ASSC colleges would be allocated an additional $1,000 per student who completes an Associate Degree, Certificate, or becomes eligible for transfer above and beyond the college’ current completion rate.

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Author:

Assembly Member Connie Conway (R-34)

Sponsor:

The Campaign for College Opportunity

Organizational Endorsers

California Business Roundtable
California Communities United Institute (CalcomUI)
Californians for Justice – Long Beach
College OPTIONS
College Summit
Community Coalition
Families in Schools
Gavilan College
Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)
Justice Matters Institute
Long Beach City College
Los Angeles Chamber Of Commerce
Mt. San Antonio College
Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) – San Diego
PolicyLink
Progressive Christians Uniting
Project Grad Los Angeles
San Francisco Chamber Of Commerce
Sequoias CCC District – College of the Sequoias
Snowline Joint USD – Serrano High School
Southern California College Access Network (SoCal CAN)
Stanislaus County Office of Education
State of CA – Employer Advisory Council
The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS)
Youth Policy Institute

AB 440: The College Student Success Act of 2009

HELD IN COMMITTEE

AB 440 would have assured community college students, who fulfill general education transfer requirements to a four-year university and a minimum of 60 semester units, receive an associate of arts degree in transfer studies in recognition of their achievement. As it was when the legislation was introduced, students were not awarded an associate degree at the end of their transfer path. As a result, many transfer students left the community college system with nothing to show for their work. Students that experienced interruptions on their path to obtain a bachelor’s degree, often found themselves far less marketable in a competitive economy. While this specific legislation did not pass, it laid important framework for the historic transfer reform efforts of SB 1440 & AB 2302 that were signed into law in 2010.

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Author:

Assembly Member Jim Beall (D-24)

Co-Authors:

Assemblymembers Block, Chesbro, Coto, de León, Fong, and Padilla

Sponsor:

The Campaign for College Opportunity

Organizational Endorsers

California Catholic Conference
California Chamber of Commerce
California Postsecondary Education Commission
College Options
Community Coalition
Girls Inc.
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
Kern County Superintendent’s Office
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
Marian Bergeson, Retired State Senator
Orange County Business Council
Pierce College
Public Advocates
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
Stanislaus County of Education
The Greenlining Institute
The Women’s Foundation of California, Women’s Policy Institute