Amended in Assembly April 13, 2015

Amended in Assembly March 26, 2015

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 340


Introduced by Assembly Member Weber

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(Coauthor: Assembly Member Cooper)

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February 13, 2015


An act to add Section 66073 to the Education Code, 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 would require the board and the trustees, and encourage the regents, to each generate a report once every biennium of the legislative session, commencing with the 2017-18 Regular Session, that includes specified information related to the segment’s campus climate, as defined, post the report on its Internet Web site, and submit that report to specified state bodies.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

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

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SECTION 1.  

Section 66073 is added to the Education Code,
2to read:

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66073.  

(a) begin deleteNotwithstanding Section 10231.5 of the
4Government Code, the end delete
begin insertThe end insertBoard of Governors of the California
5Community Colleges and the Trustees of the California State
6University are required, and the Regents of the University of
7California are encouraged, to generate a report once every biennium
8of the legislative session, commencing with the 2017-18 Regular
9Session, that shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following
10as to the 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.

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23(H) Gender identity.

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24(4) Data, including, but not limited to, both of the following:

25(A) Student demographic data.

26(B) Crime data, including, but not limited to, the data required
27to be kept and disclosed in accordance with the Jeanne Clery
28Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics
29Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1092(f)) and other hate crime statistics.

30(b) The Board of Governors of the California Community
31Colleges and the Trustees of the California State University are
32required, and the Regents of the University of California are
33encouraged, to each post the respective segment’s report on its
34Internet Web site.

35(c) The report to be generated pursuant to subdivision (a) shall
36be sent to the Governor, the Attorney General, and the appropriate
37policy committees of the Legislature.

P3    1(d) For purposes of this section, “campus climate” means a
2measure of an individual’s experience within a learning
3environment, specifically focusing on the current attitudes,
4practices, policies, and behaviors of campus life that impact the
5success and retention of all members of a campus community.



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