BILL NUMBER: AB 1393	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	CHAPTER  391
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE  OCTOBER 11, 2009
	APPROVED BY GOVERNOR  OCTOBER 11, 2009
	PASSED THE SENATE  AUGUST 27, 2009
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  AUGUST 31, 2009
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JUNE 24, 2009
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 23, 2009

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Skinner
   (Principal coauthor: Senator Leno)
   (Coauthors: Assembly Members Portantino, Price, and Torrico)

                        FEBRUARY 27, 2009

   An act to add Section 90001.5 to, to add Article 1.5 (commencing
with Section 76010) to Chapter 1 of Part 47 of Division 7 of Title 3
of, and to add Article 6.5 (commencing with Section 92660) to Chapter
6 of Part 57 of Division 9 of Title 3 of, the Education Code,
relating to foster youth.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1393, Skinner. Foster youth.
   (1) Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges,
under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California
Community Colleges. Existing law establishes community college
districts throughout the state, and authorizes them to provide
instruction to students at community college campuses.
   This bill would request community college campuses to give
priority for housing to current and former foster youth. The bill
would also request community college campuses that maintain student
housing facilities open for occupation during school breaks, or on a
year-round basis, to give first priority to current and former foster
youth for residence in the housing facilities that are open for
uninterrupted year-round occupation, and next give priority to
current and former foster youth for housing that is open for
occupation during the most days in the calendar year.
   (2) Existing law establishes the California State University and
the University of California as 2 of the segments of public
postsecondary education in this state. Existing law imposes certain
requirements on the California State University with respect to
student housing.
   This bill would require a campus of the state university that
maintains student housing facilities to give priority to current and
former foster youth. The bill also would require a campus of the
state university that maintains student housing facilities open for
occupation during school breaks, or on a year-round basis, to give
priority to current and former foster youth, as specified. The bill
would apply similar provisions to the University of California except
that the housing priority for foster youth would only apply for
residence in housing facilities for which the foster youth are
eligible. These provisions would apply to the University of
California only to the extent that the Regents of the University of
California act, by resolution, to make them applicable.


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

  SECTION 1.  Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 76010) is added to
Chapter 1 of Part 47 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code,
to read:

      Article 1.5.  Student Housing


   76010.  In order to ensure that current and former foster youth
who are students at the campuses of the California Community Colleges
have stable housing, a campus of the California Community Colleges
is requested to give priority for housing to current and former
foster youth. In addition, a campus of the California Community
Colleges that maintains student housing facilities open for
occupation during school breaks, or on a year-round basis, is
requested to give first priority to current and former foster youth
for residence in the housing facilities that are open for
uninterrupted year-round occupation, and next give priority to
current and former foster youth for housing that is open for
occupation during the most days in the calendar year.
  SEC. 2.  Section 90001.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:
   90001.5.  In order to ensure that current and former foster youth
who are students at campuses of the California State University have
stable housing, a campus of the California State University that
maintains student housing facilities shall give priority to current
and former foster youth. In addition, a campus of the California
State University that maintains student housing facilities open for
occupation during school breaks, or on a year-round basis, shall
first give priority to current or former foster youth for residence
in the housing facilities that are open for uninterrupted year-round
occupation, and next give priority to current or former foster youth
for housing that is open for occupation during the most days in the
calendar year.
  SEC. 3.  Article 6.5 (commencing with Section 92660) is added to
Chapter 6 of Part 57 of Division 9 of Title 3 of the Education Code,
to read:

      Article 6.5.  Housing


   92660.  (a) In order to ensure that current and former foster
youth who are students at campuses of the University of California
have stable housing, a campus of the University of California that
maintains student housing facilities shall give priority to current
and former foster youth. In addition, a campus of the University of
California that maintains student housing facilities open for
occupation during school breaks, or on a year-round basis, shall
first give priority to current or former foster youth for residence
in the housing facilities for which they are eligible that are open
for uninterrupted year-round occupation, and next give priority to
current or former foster youth for residence in the housing
facilities for which they are eligible that are open for occupation
during the most days in the calendar year.
   (b) This section shall not apply to the University of California
except to the extent that the Regents of the University of
California, by appropriate resolution, make this section applicable.