BILL NUMBER: AB 67	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Gorell
   (Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Conway)
   (Coauthors: Assembly Members Achadjian, Bigelow, Chávez, Beth
Gaines, Grove, Hagman, Harkey, Jones, Linder, Logue, Maienschein,
Mansoor, Melendez, Morrell, Olsen, Patterson, Wagner, Waldron, and
Wilk)

                        JANUARY 7, 2013

   An act to add Chapter 3.7 (commencing with Section 66170) to Part
40 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code, relating to public
postsecondary education, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take
effect immediately.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 67, as introduced, Gorell. Public postsecondary education:
funding.
   (1) Existing law establishes the California State University,
under the administration of the Trustees of the California State
University, the University of California, under the administration of
the Regents of the University of California, and the California
Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of
Governors of the California Community Colleges, as the 3 segments of
public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law
appropriates funding, in the annual Budget Act and in other statutes,
from the state General Fund for the support of these segments.
Existing law also authorizes these segments to require their students
to pay mandatory systemwide fees and tuition, among other costs, for
matriculation at these institutions.
   Proposition 30, known as the Schools and Local Public Safety
Protection Act of 2012, was approved by the voters at the November 6,
2012, statewide general election and, among other things, increases
personal income tax and sales and use tax rates and provides revenue
for public elementary and secondary schools and community colleges.
   This bill would express a finding and declaration of the
Legislature, and express the intent of the Legislature, relating to
the enactment of Proposition 30 by the voters and to the provision of
funding to the California State University, the University of
California, and the California Community Colleges.
   The bill, from the 2013-14 fiscal year to the 2018-19 fiscal year,
inclusive, would prohibit mandatory systemwide fees or tuition
charged to students of the California State University from exceeding
the level of the mandatory systemwide fees or tuition charged to
students of the California State University for the 2011-12 fiscal
year.
   The bill, from the 2013-14 fiscal year to the 2018-19 fiscal year,
inclusive, would prohibit the mandatory systemwide fees charged to
students of the California Community Colleges from increasing beyond
the level of the mandatory systemwide fees charged to students of the
California Community Colleges for the 2011-12 fiscal year.
   The bill, from the 2013-14 fiscal year to the 2018-19 fiscal year,
inclusive, would prohibit the mandatory systemwide fees or tuition
charged to students of the University of California from exceeding
the level of the mandatory systemwide fees or tuition charged to
students of the University of California for the 2011-12 fiscal year.

   (2) This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately
as an urgency statute.
   Vote: 2/3. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


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

  SECTION 1.  (a) The Legislature finds and declares that Proposition
30, known as the Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of
2012, which was enacted by the voters at the statewide general
election on November 6, 2012, is estimated to raise fifty billion
dollars ($50,000,000,000) over a period of seven years.
   (b) It is the intent of the Legislature to accomplish both of the
following:
   (1) In recognition of the promises made to the voters of
California that the imposition of tax rate increases by the Schools
and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012 would protect
education, to provide General Fund support for the California State
University, the University of California, and the California
Community Colleges in amounts that are at least as large as the
amounts provided to those respective segments for the 2012-13 fiscal
year, for as long as those higher tax rates are in effect.
   (2) To increase funding to the California State University,
University of California, and California Community Colleges systems
to ensure that increases in mandatory systemwide student fees or
tuition are not required during the period when the higher tax rates
imposed by the Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012
will be in effect.
  SEC. 2.  Chapter 3.7 (commencing with Section 66170) is added to
Part 40 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code, to read:
      CHAPTER 3.7.  FUNDING FOR PUBLIC POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION


   66170.  (a) Notwithstanding any other law, from the 2013-14 fiscal
year to the 2018-19 fiscal year, inclusive, mandatory systemwide
fees or tuition charged to students of the California State
University shall not exceed the level of the mandatory systemwide
fees or tuition charged to students of the California State
University for the 2011-12 fiscal year.
   (b) Notwithstanding Section 76300 or any other law, from the
2013-14 fiscal year to the 2018-19 fiscal year, inclusive, the
mandatory systemwide fees charged to students of the California
Community Colleges shall not increase beyond the level of the
mandatory systemwide fees charged to students of the California
Community Colleges for the 2011-12 fiscal year.
   (c) Notwithstanding any other law, from the 2013-14 fiscal year to
the 2018-19 fiscal year, inclusive, mandatory systemwide fees or
tuition charged to students of the University of California shall not
exceed the level of the mandatory systemwide fees or tuition charged
to students of the University of California for the 2011-12 fiscal
year.
  SEC. 3.  This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the
meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate
effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
   In order to protect the students of the California State
University, the University of California, and the California
Community Colleges and their families from unjustified increases in
mandatory systemwide fees and tuition commencing with the 2013-14
fiscal year, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.