Amended in Assembly June 1, 2015

Amended in Assembly May 6, 2015

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

(Coauthors: Assembly Members Cooper and Cristina  Garcia)

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 the report to specified state bodies.begin insert For the purposes of the board’s report, the bill would require the board to request certain information from community college districts, and would provide that the board’s report shall be based on data available from participating community college districts.end insert

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) The Board of Governors of the California
4Community Colleges and the Trustees of the California State
5University are required, and the Regents of the University of
6California are encouraged, to generate a report once every biennium
7of the legislative session, commencing with the 2017-18 Regular
8Session, that shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following
9as to the respective segment:

10(1) New and recent administrative efforts intended to affect
11campus climate.

12(2) Recent campus program developments that impact campus
13climate related to the following:

14(A) Gender.

15(B) Race.

16(C) Ethnicity.

17(D) National origin.

18(E) Religion.

19(F) Sexual orientation.

20(G) Disability.

21(H) Gender identity.

22(3) Data, including, but not limited to, both of the following:

23(A) Student demographic data.

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

28(b) The Board of Governors of the California Community
29Colleges and the Trustees of the California State University are
30required, and the Regents of the University of California are
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2Internet Web site.

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3(c) The Board of Governors of the California Community
4Colleges shall request, but not require, the information specified
5in paragraphs (1) and (2), and subparagraph (B) of paragraph
6(3), of subdivision (a), from community college districts. The report
7of the Board of Governors shall be based on data available from
8participating community college districts.

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9(c)

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10begin insert(d)end insert The report to be generated pursuant to subdivision (a) shall
11be sent to the Governor, the Attorney General, and the appropriate
12policy committees of the Legislature.

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13(d)

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14begin insert(e)end insert For purposes of this section, “campus climate” means a
15measure of an individual’s experience within a learning
16environment, specifically focusing on the current attitudes,
17practices, policies, and behaviors of campus life that impact the
18success and retention of all members of a campus community.



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