BILL NUMBER: AB 24	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  JULY 1, 2009
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JUNE 1, 2009
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  FEBRUARY 26, 2009

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Block
   (Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Salas)
   (Coauthors: Assembly Members Ma and Saldana)

                        DECEMBER 1, 2008

   An act to  add Section 89013 to   amend
Section 89320 of, and to add Section 89013 to,  the Education
Code, relating to the California State University.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 24, as amended, Block. California State University: feasibility
study: Chula Vista. 
   Existing 
    (1)     Existing  law establishes the
various segments of the public higher education system in the state.
These segments include the University of California, which is
administered by the Regents of the University of California, the
California State University, which is administered by the Trustees of
the California State University, and the California Community
Colleges, which is administered by the Board of Governors of the
California Community Colleges.
   This bill would require the Chancellor of the California State
University, within 18 months of  a certification by the
trustees that funds are available   the effective date
of this bill  , to complete and submit to the trustees a study
about the feasibility of a California State University satellite
program, and ultimately, an independent California State University
campus, at Chula Vista. 
   (2) Existing law requires the Trustees of the California State
University to require each state university to permit a student to
take a test at a time when it would not violate the student's
religious creed. Existing law provides that this requirement does not
apply if providing an alternative time to take the test would create
an undue hardship.  
   This bill would remove this undue hardship exception. 
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 89013 is added to the Education Code, to read:
   89013.  (a) The Chancellor of the California State University
shall conduct a study about the feasibility of a California State
University satellite program, and ultimately, an independent
California State University campus, at Chula Vista. The study shall
include all of the following:
   (1) Ten-year enrollment projections and physical capacity
analysis.
   (2) Regional workforce needs.
   (3) Prospective economic impact and job creation in the region.
   (4) Infrastructure availability.
   (5) The potential alleviation of overcrowding and traffic at the
San Diego State University campus.
   (6) Considerations of plausible alternatives.
   (7) Academic planning and program justification.
   (8) A description of proposed student services and student
outreach programs.
   (9) Support and capital outlay budget projections.
   (10) Geographic and physical accessibility.
   (11) Environmental and social impacts.
   (12) Effects on other educational institutions. 
   (b) Funding for the study required by subdivision (a) shall be
derived solely from private sources.  
   (c) 
    (b)  The chancellor shall complete and submit the study
to the trustees within 18 months  after the date that the
trustees certify that sufficient funds are available to conduct the
study   from the effective date of this section  .
   SEC. 2.    Section 89320 of the   Education
Code   is amended to read: 
   89320.  The Trustees of the California State University shall
require each state university, in administering any test or
examination, to permit any student who is eligible to undergo the
test or examination to do so, without penalty, at a time when that
activity would not violate the  student's  
student's  religious creed.  This requirement shall not
apply in the event that administering the test or examination at an
alternate time would impose an undue hardship which could not
reasonably have been avoided. In any court proceeding in which the
existence of an undue hardship which could not reasonably have been
avoided is an issue, the burden of proof shall be upon the
institution.