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                   Senate Appropriations Committee Fiscal Summary
                           Senator Christine Kehoe, Chair

                                           1075 (Correa)
          
          Hearing Date:  05/17/2010           Amended: 04/28/2010
          Consultant:  Dan Troy           Policy Vote: ED 8-0
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          BILL SUMMARY:  SB 1075 would allow students granted leave for  
          military service to request reasonable accommodations and  
          assistance in meeting coursework requirements missed from the  
          postsecondary institution in which they are enrolled.
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                            Fiscal Impact (in thousands)

           Major Provisions         2010-11      2011-12       2012-13     Fund
                                                                  
          Military leave                    Indeterminable, though likely  
          minor costs      General*

          *Counts toward meeting the Proposition 98 minimum funding  
          guarantee
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          STAFF COMMENTS:

          Current law permits college students called to active duty from  
          tuition loss to request a 100 percent credit of their paid  
          tuition and fees toward a subsequent academic year or a full  
          refund of the tuition and fees if the student withdraws before  
          the withdrawal date established by the institution.  This bill  
          would add an option for students in this situation to request  
          "reasonable" accommodation to assist the student so that he or  
          she meet may meet any coursework requirements missed during the  
          leave of absence.

          Neither the University of California nor the California State  
          University report any fiscal concerns related to the bill.  The  
          Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges (CCCs)  
          notes that there may be some minor costs for local CCC districts  
          depending on the whether this new option results in increased  
          demand for accommodations for students in this situation.  While  
          any local CCC costs could expose the state to reimbursable  










          mandate claims, staff anticipates that these costs would be  
          minor.  The bill specifies that accommodations should be  
          "reasonable," so it would seem likely that requested  
          accommodations that would be costly would likely be satisfied  
          with the fee credits or reimbursements already established in  
          current law.