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          Date of Hearing:  April 22, 2015


                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS


                                 Jimmy Gomez, Chair


          AB  
          968 (Williams) - As Introduced February 26, 2015


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          Urgency:  No  State Mandated Local Program:  YesReimbursable:   
          Yes


          SUMMARY:


          This bill requires the governing body of each public and private  
          postsecondary educational institution to indicate on a student's  
          transcript if a student is ineligible to reenroll due to  








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          suspension or expulsion, for the period of time the student is  
          ineligible to reenroll.


          FISCAL EFFECT:


          Any costs to the University of California would be minor and  
          absorbable. The California State University indicates that the  
          bill's requirement is consistent with its current policy. The  
          California Community Colleges would incur one-time state  
          reimbursable costs (GF Prop. 98) estimated at $1,000 to $3,000  
          per college, or $120,000 to $360,000 statewide.





          COMMENTS:
          Purpose. According to the author, ensuring that the various  
          university campuses are communicating with each other is a vital  
          step toward providing a safe learning environment for students.   
          A standard notation on a student's transcript will notify the  
          university to perform a background check on the potential  
          transfer student so they can best determine whether they should  
          enroll the student into their university.


          California's public postsecondary education institutions do not  
          currently follow a standard method of noting on an academic  
          transcript when a student is suspended or expelled.  UC makes a  
          general notation when a student is expelled.  CSU makes a  
          general notation if the student is expelled, or suspended for  
          one academic year or more.  Committee staff understands that  
          CCDs provide for a notation on the transcript if a student was  
          expelled for academic reasons, but that there is no standard for  
          notations for students expelled for reasons other than academic  
          deficiencies.  This bill would require all California  
          institutions, public and private, to indicate when a student is  








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          ineligible to reenroll due to suspension or expulsion on the  
          student's transcript for the period of time the student is  
          ineligible to reenroll.


          Analysis Prepared by:Chuck Nicol / APPR. / (916)  
          319-2081