Amended in Assembly March 26, 2015

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 340


Introduced by Assembly Member Weber

February 13, 2015


An actbegin insert to add Section 66073 to the Education Code,end insert relating to postsecondary education.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 340, as amended, Weber. Postsecondary education: campus climate: report.

Existing law 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.

This bill wouldbegin delete declare the intent of the Legislature to enact later legislation toend delete require the board and the trustees, and encourage the regents, tobegin insert eachend insert generate a report once every biennium of the legislative session, commencing with the 2017-18 Regular Session,begin delete on new developmentsend deletebegin insert that includes specified informationend insert related tobegin insert the segment’send insert campus climate,begin insert as defined, post the report on its Internet Web site,end insert and submit that report to specified state bodies.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: begin deleteno end deletebegin insertyesend insert. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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begin insertSection 66073 is added to the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert,
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(a) Notwithstanding Section 10231.5 of the Government
4Code, the Board of Governors of the California Community
5Colleges and the Trustees of the California State University are
6required, and the Regents of the University of California are
7encouraged, to generate a report once every biennium of the
8legislative session, commencing with the 2017-18 Regular Session,
9that shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following as to
10the respective segment:

11(1) The amount spent on campus climate efforts.

12(2) New and recent administrative efforts intended to affect
13campus climate.

14(3) Campus developments on all of the following as they may
15impact campus climate:

16(A) Gender.

17(B) Race.

18(C) Ethnicity.

19(D) National origin.

20(E) Religion.

21(F) Sexual orientation.

22(G) Disability.

23(4) Data, including, but not limited to, both of the following:

24(A) Student demographic data.

25(B) Crime data, including, but not limited to, the data required
26to be kept and disclosed in accordance with the Jeanne Clery
27Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics
28Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1092(f)) and other hate crime statistics.

29(b) The Board of Governors of the California Community
30Colleges and the Trustees of the California State University are
31required, and the Regents of the University of California are
32encouraged, to each post the respective segment’s report on its
33Internet Web site.

34(c) The report to be generated pursuant to subdivision (a) shall
35be sent to the Governor, the Attorney General, and the appropriate
36policy committees of the Legislature.

37(d) For purposes of this section, “campus climate” means a
38measure of an individual’s experience within a learning
P3    1environment, specifically focusing on the current attitudes,
2practices, policies, and behaviors of campus life that impact the
3success and retention of all members of a campus community.

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SECTION 1.  

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact later
5legislation that would require the Board of Governors of the
6California Community Colleges and the Trustees of the California
7State University, and encourage the Regents of the University of
8California, to generate a report once every biennium of the
9legislative session, commencing with the 2017-18 Regular Session,
10on new developments related to campus climate, to define campus
11climate for purposes of that report, and to submit that report to the
12Governor, the Office of the Attorney General, and the appropriate
13policy committees of the Legislature.

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