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                                    THIRD READING

          Bill No:  AB 2736
          Author:   Assembly Higher Education Committee
          Amended:  6/26/14 in Senate
          Vote:     21

           SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE  :  7-0, 6/18/14
          AYES:  Liu, Wyland, Block, Correa, Hancock, Huff, Monning

           SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE  :  Senate Rule 28.8

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  :  78-0, 4/28/14 (Consent) - See last page for  

           SUBJECT :    Postsecondary education

           SOURCE  :     Author

           DIGEST  :    This bill authorizes the California State University  
          (CSU) Trustees to fix a voluntary fee, as defined, for voluntary  
          membership in the statewide student organization, and makes  
          several corrections and changes to various provisions of the  
          Education Code affecting CSU.

           ANALYSIS  :    Existing law authorizes a student body organization  
          to be established at any state university under the supervision  
          of the university officials and outlines the activities which  
          may be undertaken by the organization.  Existing law also  
          authorizes the CSU Trustees to fix fees for voluntary membership  
          in the student organization.  



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          Existing law requires the trustees to fix a membership fee to be  
          required of all students attending the university, if a student  
          body organization is established upon the favorable vote of  
          two-thirds of the students voting.  Once approved, the CSU  
          Trustees may approve an increase or decrease in the fee only if  
          such has been approved by a majority of students voting and  
          provides that these fees be a prerequisite to enrollment at the  
          university, as specified.  Existing law prohibits this fee from  
          being charged to students registering solely in extension  

          Existing law authorizes the expenditure of these fees to provide  
          for the support of governmental affairs representatives who may  
          be attending upon the State Legislature or the offices and  
          agencies of the executive branch of state government.  

          Existing law establishes the CSU Board of Trustees and specifies  
          its composition.  Provides for two student representatives on  
          the Board and requires that the Governor appoint the students  
          from a list of names provided by the governing board of any  
          statewide student organization that represents the students of  
          the CSU and the student body organizations of the campuses of  
          the CSU. 
           This bill:

          1.Authorizes the CSU Trustees to fix a fee for voluntary  
            membership in the statewide student organization and requires  
            the CSU Trustees to provide students the ability to  
            affirmatively elect to pay the fee, or a clear and unambiguous  
            means to decline payment of the fee, each time the fee is  

          2.Defines that the fee for membership in a student organization  
            is voluntary if a student has the ability to affirmatively  
            elect to pay the fee, or to decline the payment of the fee  
            each time the fee is assessed.  

          3.Makes several non-controversial changes and corrections to  
            existing Education Code provisions, as follows:

             A.   Changes the date by which an ongoing Legislative  
               Analyst's Office report on the CSU Early Start Program must  
               be delivered from January 1 to July 1, beginning in 2016,  



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               and extends the sunset date of these provisions from  
               January 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018.

             B.   Deletes irrelevant reporting requirements relative to  
               the CSU authority to offer the Doctorate of Nursing  
               Practice and sunsets the reporting requirement in January  
               1, 2021.

             C.   Changes the due date of a statutorily required report  
               disclosing the acceptance of any gift of personal property  
               by the CSU Trustees from January 5 to January 31, annually.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :    Appropriation:  No   Fiscal Com.:  Yes    
          Local:  No

           SUPPORT  :   (Verified  8/4/14)

          California State Student Association
          California State University

          ASSEMBLY FLOOR  :  78-0, 4/28/14
          AYES: Achadjian, Alejo, Allen, Ammiano, Atkins, Bigelow, Bloom,  
            Bocanegra, Bonilla, Bonta, Bradford, Brown, Buchanan, Ian  
            Calderon, Campos, Chau, Chávez, Chesbro, Conway, Cooley,  
            Dababneh, Dahle, Daly, Dickinson, Donnelly, Eggman, Fong, Fox,  
            Frazier, Beth Gaines, Garcia, Gatto, Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon,  
            Gorell, Gray, Grove, Hagman, Hall, Harkey, Roger Hernández,  
            Holden, Jones, Jones-Sawyer, Levine, Linder, Logue, Lowenthal,  
            Maienschein, Medina, Melendez, Mullin, Muratsuchi, Nazarian,  
            Nestande, Olsen, Pan, Patterson, Perea, V. Manuel Pérez,  
            Quirk, Quirk-Silva, Rendon, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez, Salas,  
            Skinner, Stone, Ting, Wagner, Waldron, Weber, Wieckowski,  
            Wilk, Williams, Yamada, John A. Pérez
          NO VOTE RECORDED: Mansoor, Vacancy

          PQ:nl  8/4/14   Senate Floor Analyses 

                           SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  SEE ABOVE

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