Amended in Assembly April 13, 2015

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 1016


Introduced by Assembly Member Santiago

February 26, 2015


An act to add Section 66749.5 to the Education Code, relating to public postsecondary education.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 1016, as amended, Santiago. Public postsecondary education: Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act.

Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges and the California State University as 2 of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law, the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act, encourages community colleges to facilitate the acceptance of credits earned at other community colleges toward the associate degree for transfer. The act requires the California State University to guarantee admission with junior status to a community college student who meets the requirements for the associate degree for transfer, and provides that admission to the California State University under these provisions does not guarantee admission for specific majors or campuses.

This bill would require the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to report to the Legislature, on or before March 1, 2016, the status of each community college’s compliance with the act’s provisions related to creating associate degrees for transfer. To the extent this reporting requirement would place additional requirements on community college districts, it would impose a state-mandated local program.

This bill would require the California State University to submit 2 reports to the Legislature on campus acceptance of transfer model curricula by concentration, on or before March 1, 2016, and on or before March 1, 2017, respectively. The bill would require the California State University, commencing November 1, 2018, to annuallybegin delete postend deletebegin insert post, until October 31, 2023,end insert publicly available data on the extent to which the California State University admitted associate degree transfer students to the students’ first choice campus and to a program that is similar to their transfer degree, and to post data concerning associate degree transfer student outcomes, as specified.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.

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

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

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SECTION 1.  

Section 66749.5 is added to the Education Code,
2to read:

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66749.5.  

(a) The Office of the Chancellor of the California
4Community Colleges shall report to the Legislature on or before
5March 1, 2016, the status of each community college’s compliance
6with the provisions of this article related to creating associate
7degrees for transfer.

8(b) The California State University shall submit two reports to
9the Legislature on campus acceptance of transfer model curricula
10by concentration, on or before March 1, 2016, and on or before
11March 1, 2017, respectively.

12(c) begin insert(1)end insertbegin insertend insertThe California State University shall annually,
13commencing November 1, 2018, post publicly available data on
14both of the following:

begin delete

15(1)

end delete

16begin insert(A)end insert The extent to which the California State University admitted
17associate degree transfer students to the students’ first choice
18campus and to a program that is similar to their transfer degree.

begin delete

P3    1(2) (A)

end delete

2begin insert(B)end insertbegin insertend insertbegin insert(i)end insert Associate degree transfer student outcomes, including
3all of the following data:

begin delete

4(i)

end delete

5begin insert(I)end insert The number of transferable California community college
6units taken before the start of a student’s first semester at the
7California State University.

begin delete

8(ii)

end delete

9begin insert(II)end insert The number of units taken as a fully matriculated California
10State University student.

begin delete

11(iii)

end delete

12begin insert(III)end insert The proportion of students who graduate from the
13California State University within two or three years.

begin delete

14(B)

end delete

15begin insert(ii)end insert The data made publicly available pursuant tobegin delete subparagraph
16(A)end delete
begin insert clause (i)end insert shall distinguish between students admitted pursuant
17to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section
1866747 and students admitted pursuant to subparagraph (B) of
19paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 66747.

begin insert

20(2) This subdivision shall become inoperative on October 31,
212023.

end insert

22(d) The first annual posting of data pursuant to subdivision (c)
23on November 1, 2018, shall include data on students entering Fall
242014 to Fall 2016, inclusive. Each annual posting thereafter shall
25include data only on students entering the prior school year.

26(e) (1) The requirements for submitting reports on or before
27March 1, 2016, imposed under subdivisions (a) and (b) are
28inoperative on March 1, 2020, and the requirement for submitting
29a report on or before March 1, 2017, imposed under subdivision
30(b) is inoperative on March 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 10231.5
31of the Government Code.

32(2) Reports to be submitted pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (b)
33shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the
34Government Code.

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SEC. 2.  

If the Commission on State Mandates determines that
36this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to
37local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made
P4    1pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division
24 of Title 2 of the Government Code.



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