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          Date of Hearing:   March 16, 2010

                       ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION
                              Anthony Portantino, Chair
                AB 1713 (Furutani) - As Introduced:  February 2, 2010
                       AS PROPOSED TO BE AMENDED (RN# 1007371)
           
          SUBJECT  :   Public education: reporting requirements.

           SUMMARY  :   Revises the reporting requirements of the California  
          Community Colleges (CCC).   Specifically,  this bill  :  

          1)Combines CCC reports on concurrent enrollment and special  
            admits into one report to the Legislature and changes the due  
            date from November 1 to March 1.

          2)Changes the due date from May 1 to July 1 for the CCC report  
            to the Legislature on the amount of full-time equivalent  
            students (FTES) claimed by each district for career  
            development and college preparation courses and classes.

          3)Requires the CCC report to the Legislature on the number of  
            students served by the Extended Opportunity Program and  
            Services (EOPS) be submitted biennially instead of annually.

          4)Removes three obsolete reporting and consulting requirements.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :   Unknown

           COMMENTS  :    Background :  In order to promote transparency and  
          oversight, the Legislature has adopted various reporting  
          requirements for its higher education segments.  However, as the  
          number of reports mounted, questions arose about the usefulness  
          of these reports to the state and their resource burden on the  
          segments.  

           Report streamlining efforts :  AB 1182 (Brownley), Chapter 386,  
          Statutes of 2009, eliminated, restructured, and reorganized 45  
          reports to the Legislature that are required of the University  
          of California (UC), the California State University (CSU), and  
          CCC.  AB 1182 was the product of a work group comprised of  
          legislative staff, the Department of Finance, the Legislative  
          Analyst's Office, and the California Postsecondary Education  
          Commission and included the work group's consensus  
          recommendations on the reporting requirements provided by UC,  








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          CSU, and CCC, as well as the concerns raised by the Governor in  
          his veto of a similar bill-AB 1821 (Brownley) of 2008.   In  
          addition, AB 1585 (Committee on Accountability and  
          Administrative Review), Chapter 7, Statutes of 2010, modified  
          the list of state agency reports maintained by the Legislative  
          Counsel.  

           Need for this bill  :  

          1)Consolidating the reports on concurrent enrollment and special  
            admits into one report to the Legislature and changing the due  
            date, were included in AB 1182 last year; however, the  
            provision was deleted due to late opposition from the  
            Department of Finance.

          2)The FTES report is based on FTES data that is not available  
            until April 15 of each year; so while a May 1 report date is  
            possible, the CCC Chancellor's office prefers a July 1 due  
            date since there are numerous other reports that use FTES data  
            that are due around May 1.

          3)Three of the reporting requirements are obsolete and should be  
            deleted.  

           EOPS report change  :  According to the sponsor, the CCC Board of  
          Governors, the EOPS report is a significant administrative  
          workload, thus the change from an annual to a biennial report.   
          Committee staff was not provided with substantiating data, so  
          the Committee may wish to request additional information before  
          approving this change.  

           Author's amendments  :  The author will propose amendments to  
          delete Section 1 of this bill, which would exempt CCC from  
          reporting on its participation in the School Employees Fund.

           REGISTERED SUPPORT / OPPOSITION  :   

           Support 
           
          Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges  
          (sponsor)

           Opposition 
           
          None on file








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          Analysis Prepared by  :    Sandra Fried / HIGHER ED. / (916)  
          319-3960