BILL NUMBER: AB 2086 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Coto FEBRUARY 18, 2010 An act to amend Section 67003 of the Education Code, relating to public postsecondary education. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST AB 2086, as introduced, Coto. Public postsecondary education: federal assistance: publication of professional licensure examination passage rates. Existing law, known as the Donahoe Higher Education Act, establishes the segments of the public postsecondary education system in the state, including the University of California administered by the Regents of the University of California, the California State University administered by the Trustees of the California State University, and the California Community Colleges administered by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Existing law also establishes the California Maritime Academy, under the administration of the trustees and a specified governing board, as a specialized institution within the California State University. The provisions of the act apply to the University of California only to the extent that the Regents of the University of California, by appropriate resolution, make them applicable. A provision of the act vests the regents, the trustees, and the boards of governors of the California Community Colleges and the California Maritime Academy, on behalf of each of their respective segments, with the authority to perform all acts necessary to receive the benefits and expend funds provided by specified federal laws. The act designates the California Postsecondary Education Commission as the state agency to carry out the purposes of those federal laws. The act designates the Treasurer as the custodian of all funds received by the state from the federal government under specified federal law and requires the Treasurer to pay out those funds to carry out the purposes of that federal law. This bill would require the governing boards of each of the public postsecondary educational institutions to certify annually to the Legislature and the Governor that an Internet address for professional licensure examination passage rates has been published on all applications for enrollment, and would condition the authority of those governing boards to receive and expend specified federal funds upon making that annual certification. 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 67003 of the Education Code is amended to read: 67003.
The(a) Subject to making the certification of transparency pursuant to subdivision (b), the Trustees of the California State University on behalf of the California State University, the Regents of the University of California on behalf of the university, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges on behalf of the community colleges, and the Board of Governors of the California Maritime Academy on behalf of the California Maritime Academy, are vested with all power and authority to perform all acts necessary to receive the benefits and to expend the funds provided by the act of Congress described in Section 67000 and with all necessary power and authority to cooperate with the government of the United States, or any agency or agencies thereof, and with the California Postsecondary Education Commission for the purpose of receiving the benefits and expending the funds provided by the act of Congress, in accordance with the act, or any rules or regulations adopted thereunder, or any state plan or rules or regulations of the California Postsecondary Education Commission adopted in accordance with the act of Congress. Whenever necessary to secure the full benefits of the act of Congress for loans or grants for academic facilities, the trustees, regents, or boards of governors may give any required security and may comply with any conditions imposed by the federal government. (b) Each institution of higher education shall certify annually to the Legislature and the Governor that an Internet address has been conspicuously published on all hard copy and online applications for enrollment where prospective students will find rates of passage on specified professional licensure examinations by students of the institution or program.