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          SENATE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                             Senator Ricardo Lara, Chair
                            2015 - 2016  Regular  Session

          AB 801 (Bloom) - Postsecondary education: Success for Homeless  
          Youth in Higher Education Act.
          
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          |Version: June 1, 2015           |Policy Vote: ED. 7 - 0          |
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          |Urgency: No                     |Mandate: Yes                    |
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          |Hearing Date: August 27, 2015   |Consultant: Jillian Kissee      |
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          *********** ANALYSIS ADDENDUM - SUSPENSE FILE ***********
             The following information is revised to reflect amendments 
                     adopted by the committee on August 27, 2015


          Bill  
          Summary:  This bill: (1) requires the extension of priority  
          enrollment to homeless and former homeless youth at the  
          California Community Colleges (CCC) and the California State  
          University (CSU) and requests that the University of California  
          (UC) make this same extension; (2) requires designation of a   
          Homeless and Foster Student Liaison, as specified; (3) requires  
          the waiver of per unit fees for homeless youth at the community  
          colleges; and (4) includes these students in the California  
          Student Aid Commission's (CSAC) training and outreach programs.


          Fiscal  
          Impact:  
           The CSU indicates the need redirect staff to fulfill the  
            liaison requirement which would likely equate to a part-time  
            position for each campus, resulting in statewide costs between  







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            $782,000 and $1.2 million.  (General Fund)

           Likely minor costs to the CCC to update the Board of Governors  
            Fee Waiver form and other related materials.  Costs pressures  
            related to waiving student enrollment fees for homeless youth  
            are expected to be minor as these students are likely to  
            qualify based on income criteria.  (Proposition 98)

           The CSAC indicates costs to incorporate homeless youth into  
            training and outreach programs to be absorbable.  However, if  
            this population is larger than anticipated, there could be a  
            need for additional staffing resources.

           The UC anticipates no additional costs to implement this bill.


          Committee  
          Amendments:  Remove the references to former homeless youth that  
          would drive major state reimbursable mandate costs and eliminate  
          the residency determination entitlement to students who have  
          been determined to be homeless anytime during the prior two  
          years, as specified.


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