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          CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
          AB 1713 (Furutani)
          As Amended  August 3, 2010
          Majority vote
           
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          |ASSEMBLY:  |74-0 |(April 22,      |SENATE: |33-0 |(August 5,     |
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           Original Committee Reference:    HIGHER ED.  

           SUMMARY  :  Deletes, consolidates, and modifies specified reports  
          that are statutorily required of the California Community  
          Colleges (CCC).  Specifically,  this bill  :
           
           1)Repeals a requirement that CCC and the Superintendent of  
            Public Instruction convene a working group of adult education  
            and data experts to review and report on the feasibility,  
            design, and cost of a common data set in adult education by  
            July 1, 2007. 

          2)Authorizes CCC to consolidate annual reports on concurrent  
            enrollment and special admits into a single report and changes  
            the due date from November 1 to March 1. 

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

          4)Makes other clarifying and technical language changes.
           
          The Senate amendments  :

          1)Restored a requirement that the governing bodies of the three  
            public higher education segments report to the Legislature on  
            the status and plans of their respective segments'  
            implementation of a common course numbering system. 

          2)Restored language requiring CSU and CCC to evaluate their  
            foster youth programs as specified.

          3)Made technical and clarifying changes.









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           EXISTING LAW  requires CCC to provide the Legislature with  
          approximately 43 reports. 

           AS PASSED BY THE ASSEMBLY  is substantially similar to the  
          version approved by the Senate except the Assembly version:

          1)Deleted a requirement that CCC, CSU, and UC report to the  
            Legislature on the status and plans of their respective  
            segments' implementation of a common course numbering system. 

          2)Deleted a requirement that CSU and CCC evaluate the extent to  
            which their current programs are meeting the needs of foster  
            youth and how those outreach and retention services can be  
            improved. 

           FISCAL EFFECT  :   According to the Assembly Appropriations  
          Committee analysis, minor savings to the CCC Chancellor's Office  
          and to the districts.

           COMMENTS  :   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.  

          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, 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.  


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










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