Previously Sponsored and Supported Bills

SB 1456: The Student Success Act of 2012


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)


Senator Carol Liu and Assembly member Kristin Olsen


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)
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
Community College League of California
Congregations Building Community
Cosumnes River College
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
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