Amended in Senate June 13, 2016

Amended in Assembly April 14, 2016

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 1602


Introduced bybegin delete Committee on Budget (Assembly Members Ting (Chair), Travis Allen, Bigelow, Bloom, Bonta, Campos, Chávez, Chiu, Cooper, Gordon, Grove, Harper, Holden, Irwin, Kim, Lackey, McCarty, Melendez, Mullin, Nazarian, Obernolte, O'Donnell, Patterson, Rodriguez, Thurmond, Wilk, and Williams)end deletebegin insert Committee on Budget (Assembly Members Ting (Chair), Bloom, Bonta, Campos, Chiu, Cooper, Gordon, Holden, Irwin, McCarty, Mullin, Nazarian, Oend insertbegin insert’Donnell, Rodriguez, Thurmond, and Williams) end insert

January 7, 2016


begin deleteAn act relating to the Budget Act of 2016. end deletebegin insertAn act to amend Sections 18701, 18703, 18710, 18724, 18731, 18743, 18745, 18766, 70023, 84750.6, 84905, 84917, 84920, 88540, 89290, and 92670 of, to add Section 41329.60 to, to add Article 2.6 (commencing with Section 66010.96) to Chapter 2 of Part 40 of Division 5 of Title 3 of, to add Article 4 (commencing with Section 78050) to Chapter 1 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of, and to add Article 7.8 (commencing with Section 92680) to Chapter 6 of Part 57 of Division 9 of Title 3 of, to add Part 54.3 (commencing with Section 88815) and Part 54.5 (commencing with Section 88820) to Division 7 of Title 3 of, and to repeal Sections 18732, 18744, 18751, 18765, and 99206 of, the Education Code, to amend Section 13988.4 of, and to add and repeal Article 6 (commencing with Section 65055) of Chapter 1.5 of Division 1 of Title 7 of, the Government Code, to add Title 12.2 (commencing with Section 14230) to Part 4 of the Penal Code, to amend Section 10340 of the Public Contract Code,end insertbegin insert to amend and repeal Section 9 of Chapter 489 of the Statutes of 2007,end insertbegin insert and to amend Item 6870-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 (Chapters 10 and 11 of the Statutes of 2015), relating to education, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.end insert

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 1602, as amended, Committee on Budget. begin deleteBudget Act of 2016. end deletebegin insertEducation.end insert

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(1) The California Library Services Act establishes the California Library Services Board and provides that its duties include, among other things, adopting rules, regulations, and general policies relating to the implementation of the act.

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This bill would revise and recast the act, including, among other things, removing from the board the powers to annually submit budget proposals as part of the annual budget of the Department of Education and to develop formulas for the equitable allocation of reimbursements to public libraries, as defined, for providing specified library services.

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This bill would appropriate $3,000,000 from the General Fund to the California State Library for allocation pursuant to the bill. The bill also would require the California State Library, on or before September 1, 2017, to submit a specified report on the use of those funds to the Director of Finance and the Legislature.

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(2) Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, as one of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. The board appoints a chief executive officer known as the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges. Under existing law, community college districts are authorized, among other things, to maintain and operate campuses, employ faculty and other employees, and provide instruction to students.

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This bill would establish the Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree Grant Program, which would require the chancellor to award grants to community college districts that meet specified criteria for developing and implementing associate degrees and career technical education certificate programs earned entirely by completing courses that eliminate conventional textbook costs by using alternative instructional materials and methodologies. The bill would require the chancellor, by June 30, 2019, to report to the Legislature, the Legislative Analyst’s Office, and the Department of Finance on the development and implementation of these degrees and would authorize the allocation of a portion of the funds appropriated in the annual Budget Act for the program so that the chancellor’s office may contract with a community college district to administer the program.

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This bill would appropriate $7,000,000 from the General Fund to the board of governors for allocation, for the 2016-17 fiscal year, to community college districts to enhance network infrastructure through the Telecommunications and Technology Infrastructure Program administered by the board of governors. These funds would be applied toward the minimum funding requirements for the 2015-16 fiscal year for school districts and community college districts imposed by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution.

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(3) Existing law authorizes a school district or community college district to receive an advance of apportionments owed to the district from the State School Fund and the Education Protection Account. Existing law requires a school district or community college district that receives an emergency apportionment to enter into a lease financing agreement with the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank for the purpose of financing the emergency apportionment and specifies various terms of the lease. Existing law appropriates $30,000,000 from the General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges for apportionment to the Compton Community College District as an emergency apportionment, as specified.

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This bill would require that the interest rate for those emergency apportionments made to the Compton Community College District be 2.307% beginning July 1, 2016.

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(4) Existing law appropriates $33,100,000 from the General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges for faculty and staff development activities and to provide grant funds to community college districts for improving outcomes of students who enter college needing at least one course in English as a second language or basic skills, with particular emphasis on students transitioning from high school, as specified.

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This bill would make the provisions related to the appropriation inoperative on July 1, 2018, and would repeal it as of January 1, 2018.

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This bill would establish the Student Success for Basic Skills Program to be administered by the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges. The bill would require the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to allocate funds, provided in the annual Budget Act for the Student Success for Basic Skills Program, for faculty and staff development activities and to provide grant funds to community college districts for improving outcomes of students who enter college needing at least one course in English as a second language or basic skills, with particular emphasis on students transitioning from high school, as specified. The bill would, in order to be eligible to receive grant funds, require a community college district to submit to the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges an application containing specified information. The bill would require the chancellor to distribute grant funds to community college districts based on certain weighted factors. The bill would require the office of the chancellor to consult with the Department of Finance and the Legislative Analyst to develop and recommend annual accountability measures for the program. The bill would, on or before March 15, 2020, require the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, in consultation with the Department of Finance and the Legislative Analyst’s Office, to report on the effectiveness of the factors used to allocate funding under this program in improving outcomes for students requiring remediation. These provisions would become operative on July 1, 2017.

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(5) Existing law provides, in calculating each community college district’s revenue level each fiscal year, that the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges shall subtract, from the total revenues owed, certain amounts, including certain amounts received pursuant to certain provisions of existing law relating to redevelopment that, for purposes of community college revenue levels, are considered to be from property tax revenues.

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This bill would appropriate, for the 2016-17 fiscal year, $31,695,000 from the General Fund to the board of governors for allocation to community college districts to backfill a projected shortfall in specified revenues for these districts. The bill would require the Director of Finance to determine the need for the backfill, as specified, and notify the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or his or her designee, of the amount needed to address the revenue shortfall. The bill would allocate any funds remaining from this appropriation after final calculation of the amount of the shortfall to the reimbursement of state-mandated local program costs of community college districts. The bill would authorize the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to disburse the amount determined and to work with the Controller to allocate the funds to districts. This appropriation would be applied toward the minimum funding requirements for the 2015-16 fiscal year for school districts and community college districts imposed by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, as specified.

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(6) Existing law establishes the California Distance Learning Policy, which sets forth the guiding goal and principles for the utilization of technology in postsecondary education.

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This bill would appropriate $20,000,000 from the General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges for allocation to community college districts to expedite and enhance the adaptation and development of courses that are available through the online course exchange of the Online Education Initiative. This appropriation would be applied toward the minimum funding requirements for school districts and community college districts imposed by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution for the 2014-15 fiscal year, as specified.

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(7) Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, as one of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law establishes community college districts throughout the state and authorizes them to operate campuses and provide instruction to students.

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This bill would establish the Awards for Innovation in Higher Education Program, under the administration of the Committee on Awards for Innovation in Higher Education, composed of specified members, to award funds appropriated for the program in the Budget Act of 2016 to community colleges for implementing innovations that reduce the time it takes students to complete degrees and credentials or reduce the total cost of attendance for students, as specified.

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This bill would also establish the Strong Workforce Program, to provide funding to career technical education regional consortia made up of community college districts. The program would require consortia to collaborate with local educational agencies and other interested bodies that meet certain requirements for purposes of expanding the availability of quality community college career technical education and workforce development courses, programs, pathways, credentials, certificates, and degrees for community college students. The bill would authorize a portion of funds appropriated for the program to be allocated by the board of governors to a community college district for purposes of administering and improving the program, as provided. The bill would require the chancellor’s office, among other things, to (A) implement performance accountability outcome measures for the program, (B) post on its Internet Web site regional plans required under the program, along with updates to those plans, (C) solicit feedback from each consortium on recommendations for improving the program, and (D) report, commencing in 2018, to the Legislature by the January 1 immediately subsequent to the fiscal year that the report addresses, data summarizing the performance accountability outcome measures, a summary of the recommendations received from consortia, and recommendations for future allocations to consortia, as specified.

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(8) Existing law requires the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to provide the San Francisco Community College District with certain revenues in the 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17 fiscal years if the number of full-time equivalent students (FTES) of the community college district decreases from the 2012-13 fiscal year and certain conditions are satisfied, including that the board of governors finds the community college district or one of its campuses is in imminent jeopardy of losing its accreditation.

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This bill would provide that for 5 fiscal years beginning with the 2017-18 fiscal year, the San Francisco Community College District shall be entitled to restoration of any reduction in apportionment revenue due to decreases in FTES if there is a subsequent increase in FTES.

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This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the San Francisco Community College District.

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(9) Existing law establishes the Adult Education Block Grant Program under the administration of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The program requires the chancellor and the Superintendent, with the advice of the Executive Director of the State Board of Education, to divide the state into adult education regions and approve one adult education consortium in each adult education region, as specified.

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Existing law requires the chancellor and the Superintendent, with the advice of the executive director, to approve, for each consortium, rules and procedures that adhere to prescribed conditions. Existing law authorizes the members of the consortium to designate a member to serve as the fund administrator to receive and distribute funds from the program.

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This bill would add to these rules and procedures a requirement that, in its decisionmaking process, the consortium consider input provided by pupils, teachers employed by local educational agencies, community college faculty, principals, administrators, classified staff, and the local bargaining units of the school districts and community college districts before it makes a decision. The bill would require a member, if chosen to be the fund administrator, to commit to developing a process to apportion funds to each member of the consortium pursuant to the consortium’s plan within 45 days of receiving funds appropriated for the program.

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(10) Existing law requires, as a condition for the receipt of an apportionment of funds from the Adult Education Block Grant Program for a fiscal year, that members of a consortium, approved for the program, approve an adult education plan, as specified. Existing law requires the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Superintendent of Public Instruction to report to the Director of Finance, the State Board of Education, and the Legislature, by September 30 following any fiscal year for which funds are appropriated for the program, about the use of these funds and outcomes for adults statewide and in each adult education region established under the program. Existing law requires the chancellor and the Superintendent to establish common assessments and policies regarding placement of adults seeking education and workforce services into adult education programs, as specified.

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This bill would require the chancellor and the Superintendent to submit preliminary reports on or before October 30 following each fiscal year for which funds are appropriated, and final reports on or before February 1 of the following year, about the use of available funds and outcomes for adults statewide and in each adult education region. The bill, no later than August 1, 2017, would require the chancellor and the Superintendent to report to the Director of Finance, the State Board of Education, and the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature on options for integrating the assessments described above into a specified common assessment system, compliance of the assessments with federal and state funding requirements for adult education programs, estimated costs and timelines for the assessments, and changes in policies that may be needed to avoid duplicate assessments.

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This bill would appropriate, for the 2016-17 fiscal year, $5,000,000 from the General Fund to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges for allocation. For this purpose, the bill would require the chancellor and the Superintendent to jointly select a community college district, school district, county office of education, or adult education consortium to provide statewide leadership, as defined, for community college districts and local educational agencies participating in the Adult Education Block Grant Program. The bill would provide that the selected community college district or local educational agency would expend funds received to support the statewide leadership activities identified in the bill and to provide leadership activities in the 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19 fiscal years.

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This appropriation would be applied toward the minimum funding requirements for the 2016-17 fiscal year for school districts and community college districts imposed by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution.

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(11) Existing law establishes the Career Technical Education Pathways Program, which requires the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Superintendent of Public Instruction to assist economic and workforce regional development centers and consortia, community colleges, middle schools, high schools, and regional occupational centers and programs to improve linkages and career technical education pathways between high schools and community colleges, as specified. Existing law provides that the program becomes inoperative on July 1, 2016, and as of January 1, 2017, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2017, deletes or extends the dates on which the program becomes inoperative and is repealed.

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This bill would change the dates on which the program becomes inoperative and is repealed to July 1, 2017, and January 1, 2018, respectively. This bill would therefore extend the operation of the program by one year.

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(12) Existing law requires the University of California and the California State University to report biennially to the Legislature and the Department of Finance on their respective total costs of education, as specified.

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This bill would require the University of California and the California State University to include in these reports information on their costs based on the methodology developed by the National Association of College and University Business Officers in its February 2002 report and other methodologies determined by the university. The bill would fix 2 cross references.

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(13) Existing law establishes the Middle Class Scholarship Program under the administration of the Student Aid Commission. Existing law requires $116,000,000 for the 2016-17 fiscal year and $159,000,000 for the 2017-18 fiscal year to be transferred, upon order of the Director of Finance, from the General Fund to the Middle Class Scholarship Fund. Existing law appropriates these moneys to the commission for allocation pursuant to the Middle Class Scholarship Program.

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This bill would reduce the amounts for transfer and appropriation for the Middle Class Scholarship Fund to $74,000,000 for the 2016-17 fiscal year and $117,000,000 for the 2017-18 fiscal year, thereby making an appropriation.

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(14) The California Constitution provides that the University of California constitutes a public trust administered by the Regents of the University of California, a corporation in the form of a board, with full powers of organization and government, subject to legislative control only for specified purposes. Existing law defines “unduplicated pupils” as any pupil who is an English language learner, foster youth, or eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

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This bill would require the university, if funds are appropriated in the Budget Act of 2016 to the university, to adopt a plan to improve the university’s admission, enrollment, and graduation of students who were enrolled in schools identified by the Superintendent of Public Instruction as having at least 75% of the school’s total enrollment in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, consist of unduplicated pupils. The bill would require the university to submit to the Director of Finance and the Legislature an evaluation of the costs and benefits of providing application fee waivers for these students by no later than December 15, 2016. Commencing in 2017, the bill would require the university to submit to the director and the Legislature the number of these students who were admitted and who were enrolled, disaggregated by campus, by no later than November 30 of each year.

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Existing law, until June 30, 2017, requests the Regents of the University of California, with the approval of the Concurrence Committee, to establish and maintain cooperative endeavors designed to accomplish specified purposes related to teacher professional development.

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This bill would extend the operation of these provisions relating to teacher professional development indefinitely.

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(15) Existing law establishes and funds various research centers and programs in conjunction with the University of California.

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This bill would enact the California Firearm Violence Research Act. The bill would declare the intent of the Legislature that the Regents of the University of California establish and administer a Firearm Violence Research Center to research firearm-related violence. The bill would declare the intent of the Legislature regarding the principles by which the university would administer the center and award research funds, as prescribed. The bill would state the intent of the Legislature that the university report, on or before December 31, 2017, and every 5 years thereafter, specified information regarding the activities of the center and information pertaining to research grants. The bill would require the center and the grant recipients to provide copies of their research publications to the Legislature and specified agencies. The bill would specify that its provisions would apply to the university only to the extent that the regents, by resolution, make any of the provisions of the bill applicable to the university.

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(16) The Budget Act of 2015 appropriated specified funds to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges for increasing the number of full-time faculty within the community college system. The act required these funds to be allocated to all community college districts on a specified basis by modifying each district’s budget formula.

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This bill would amend the Budget Act of 2015 to require all community college districts, including districts that have offsetting local revenues that exceed the funding calculated pursuant to the district’s budget formula, to receive this funding.

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(17) Existing law requires the California State University, and requests the University of California, to establish a model uniform set of academic standards for high school courses for purposes of recognition for admission to the California State University and to the University of California, respectively. These uniform set of academic standards are commonly referred to as the “a-g” subject requirements.

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This bill would establish the A-G Success Initiative and would appropriate the sum of $4,000,000 from the General Fund to the University of California to be used for the development of online classes and curriculum for at least 45 middle and high school courses that would be aligned with the academic content and state standards adopted by the State Board of Education and approved by the University of California for purposes of satisfying the “a-g” subject requirements. The bill would condition the receipt of these moneys on the University of California soliciting comments from the representatives of local educational agencies regarding the specific online classes and curriculum to be developed, submitting a report, no later than January 1, 2017, to the Legislature and specified persons on the specific online classes and curriculum selected for development, making the developed online classes and curriculum available no later than January 1, 2018, and conducting outreach specifically to pupils from groups underrepresented in higher education regarding options for satisfying the “a-g” subject requirements. The bill would require that the developed online classes and curriculum be free for California public school pupils and teachers.

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(18) Existing law, commencing with the 2013-14 academic year, requires the California State University to report, by March 15 of each year, on specified performance measures, including various calculations of graduation rates, for the preceding academic year.

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This bill would appropriate $35,000,000 from the General Fund to the Trustees of the California State University upon the trustees taking, by September 30, 2016, specified actions to improve the 4-year graduation rate and the 2-year transfer graduation rate at the university, including actions to improve those graduation rates for low-income students, underrepresented minority students, and first-generation college students. To receive this appropriation, the bill would require the trustees to commit to submitting reports, at least annually, to the Director of Finance and the Legislature regarding progress in improving its 4-year graduation rates and 2-year transfer graduation rates.

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The bill would require, by no later than November 30, 2016, the trustees to identify and report to the director and the Legislature state laws that impede the university from improving its 4-year graduation rates and the 2-year graduation rates.

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(19) Existing law establishes the Office of Planning and Research in the Governor’s Office that constitutes the comprehensive state planning agency and serves the Governor and his or her Cabinet as staff for long-range planning or research.

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This bill would establish, until January 1, 2020, the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine in the office for the purpose of developing, implementing, awarding funding to, and evaluating demonstration projects on precision medicine in collaboration with public, nonprofit, and private entities, as specified. The bill would specify criteria that would make a project eligible to receive funds, and would require the office to develop and post on a publicly available Internet Web site guidelines regarding the application for and use of awarded funds. The bill would require the office to establish standards that require a grant to be subject to an intellectual property agreement, as specified. The bill would require the office to annually report to the Legislature to update and provide evaluations on selected demonstration projects, as specified. The bill would authorize the office to receive nonstate funds in furtherance of the initiative, and would authorize up to 30 percent of any amount appropriated to the office for precision medicine to be held by the office until an equivalent amount of nonstate matching funds is identified and received. The bill would authorize the office to use up to 10% of any amount appropriated to the office for precision medicine for administrative costs.

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The bill would require the office to recruit a precision medicine expert selection committee to represent various precision medicine-related skills and would authorize the Legislature to make nominations for the selection committee to the office for consideration. The bill, except as specified, would require the selection committee to comply with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act. The bill would require the selection committee to report on the award of funding as prescribed and post the report on the Internet Web site.

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Existing law authorizes the Department of General Services to carry out various powers and duties relating to assisting a state agency in the management and development of intellectual property developed by state employees or with state funding.

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This bill would provide that those provisions do not apply to an intellectual property agreement entered into by the initiative.

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Existing law generally requires state agencies to obtain at least 3 competitive bids for each contract for services. Under existing law, this requirement does not apply under certain circumstances, including, until January 1, 2019, to a subcontract for the limited purpose of researching or developing precision medicine included in an interagency agreement that is in effect pursuant to an amount appropriated to the office under a specific budget item, including a contract between the office, the Regents of the University of California, or an auxiliary organization of the California State University.

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This bill would extend that competitive bidding exemption until January 1, 2020, and expand the exemption to include such a subcontract in an interagency agreement in effect pursuant to an amount appropriated to the office for precision medicine.

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Existing constitutional provisions require that a statute that limits the right of access to the meetings of public bodies or the writings of public officials and agencies be adopted with findings demonstrating the interest protected by the limitation and the need for protecting that interest.

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This bill would make legislative findings to that effect.

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(20) This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill.

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This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact statutory changes relating to the Budget Act of 2016.

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Vote: majority. Appropriation: begin deleteno end deletebegin insertyesend insert. Fiscal committee: begin deleteno end deletebegin insertyesend insert. State-mandated local program: no.

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

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begin insertSection 18701 of the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert is amended
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18701.  

The Legislature finds and declares that it is in the
4interest of the people of the state tobegin delete insureend deletebegin insert ensureend insert that all people
5have free and convenient access to all library resources and services
6that might enrich their lives, regardless of where they live or of
7the tax base of theirbegin delete local government.end deletebegin insert local government. This
8finding is based on the recognition that:end insert

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9This finding is based on the recognition that:

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10(a) The public library is a primary source of information,
11recreation, and education to persons of all ages, any location, or
12any economic circumstance.

13(b) The expansion of knowledge and the increasing complexity
14of our societybegin delete create needsend deletebegin insert creates a needend insert for materials and
15information thatbegin delete goend deletebegin insert goesend insert beyond the ability of any one library to
16provide.

17(c) The public libraries of California are supported primarily
18by local taxes. The ability of local governments to provide adequate
19service is dependent on the taxable wealth of each local jurisdiction
20and varies widely throughout the state.

21(d) Public libraries are unable to bear the greater costs of
22meeting the exceptional needs of many residents, including people
23with disabilities, non-English-speaking and
24limited-English-speaking persons, those who are confined to home
25or in an institution, and those who are economically disadvantaged.

P14   1(e) The effective sharing of resources and services among the
2 libraries of California requires an ongoing commitment by the
3state tobegin delete compensate libraries for services beyond their clientele.end delete
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5(f) The sharing of services and resources is most efficient when
6a common database is available to provide information on where
7materials can be found.

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begin insertSection 18703 of the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert is amended to
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In adopting this chapter, the Legislature declares that
11its policy shallbegin delete be:end deletebegin insert be as follows:end insert

12(a) To reaffirm the principle of local control of the government
13and administration of public libraries, and to affirm that the
14provisions of this chapter apply only to libraries authorized by
15their jurisdictions to apply to participate in the programs authorized
16by this act.

17(b) To require no library, as a condition for receiving funds or
18services under this chapter, to acquire or exclude any specific book,
19periodical, film, recording, picture, or other material, or any
20specific equipment, or to acquire or exclude any classification of
21books or other material by author, subject matter, or type.

22(c) To encouragebegin insert theend insert adequate financing of libraries from local
23sources, with state aid to be furnished to supplement, not supplant,
24local funds.

25(d) To encourage service to the underserved of all ages.

26(e) To encourage and enable the sharing of resources between
27libraries.

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28(f) To reimburse equitably any participating library for services
29it provides beyond its jurisdiction if a public library, or, if not a
30public library, beyond its normal clientele.

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31(g)

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32begin insert(f)end insert To ensure public participation in carrying out the intent of
33this act.

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As used in this chapter,begin insert the following terms have the
37following meanings,end insert
unless the context otherwise indicates or
38unless specific exception is made:

P15   1(a) “Academic library” means a library established and
2maintained by a college or university to meet the needs of its
3students and faculty, and others by agreement.

4(b) “Act” means the California Library Services Act.

5(c) “Cooperative library system” means a public library system
6that consists of two or more jurisdictions entering into a written
7agreement to implement a regional program in accordance with
8this chapter, andbegin delete which,end deletebegin insert that,end insert as of the effective date of this chapter,
9was designated a library system under the Public Library Services
10Act of 1963 or was a successor tobegin delete such aend deletebegin insert thatend insert library system.

11(d) “Direct loan” means the lending of a book or other item
12directly to a borrower.

13(e) “Equal access” means the right of the residents of
14jurisdictions that are members of a cooperative library system to
15use on an equal basis with one another the services and loan
16privileges of any and all other members of the same system.

17(f) “Independent public library” means a public librarybegin insert that isend insert
18 not a member of a system.

19(g) “Interlibrary loan” means the lending of a book or other item
20from one library to another as the result of a user request for the
21item.

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22(h) “Interlibrary reference” means the providing of information
23by one library or reference center to another library or reference
24center as the result of a user request for the information.

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25(i)

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26begin insert(h)end insert “Jurisdiction” means a county, city and county, city, or any
27district that is authorized by law to provide public library services
28and that operates a public library.

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29(j)

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30begin insert(i)end insert “Libraries for institutionalized persons” means libraries
31maintained by institutions for the purpose of serving their resident
32populations.

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33(k) “Net imbalance” means the disproportionate cost incurred
34under universal borrowing or equal access when a library directly
35lends a greater number of items to users from outside its
36jurisdiction than its residents directly borrow from libraries of
37other jurisdictions.

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38(l)

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P16   1begin insert(j)end insert “Public library” means a library, or two or more libraries,
2that is operated by a single public jurisdiction and that serves its
3residents free of charge.

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4(m)

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5begin insert(k)end insert “School library” means an organized collection of printed
6and audiovisual materials that satisfies all of the following criteria:

7(1) Is administered as a unit.

8(2) Is located in a designated place.

9(3) Makes printed, audiovisual, and other materials as well as
10necessary equipment and services of a staff accessible to
11elementary and secondary school pupils and teachers.

begin delete

12(n)

end delete

13begin insert (end insertbegin insertlend insertbegin insert)end insert “Special library” means one maintained by an association,
14government service, research institution, learned society,
15professional association, museum, business firm, industrial
16enterprise, chamber of commerce, or other organizedbegin delete group,end deletebegin insert group
17andend insert
the greater part of their collections being in a specific field or
18subject,begin delete e.g.,end deletebegin insert such asend insert natural sciences, economics, engineering,
19law, and history.

begin delete

20(o)

end delete

21begin insert(m)end insert “Special Services Programs” means a project establishing
22or improving service to the underserved of all ages.

begin delete

23(p)

end delete

24begin insert(n)end insert “State board” means the California Library Services Board.

begin delete

25(q)

end delete

26begin insert(o)end insert “System” means a cooperative library system.

begin delete

27(r)

end delete

28begin insert(p)end insert “Underserved” means any population segment with
29exceptional service needs not adequately met by traditional library
30servicebegin delete patterns;end deletebegin insert patterns,end insert including, but not limited to, those
31persons who are geographically isolated, economically
32disadvantaged, functionally illiterate, of non-English-speaking or
33limited-English-speaking ability,begin delete shut-in,end deletebegin insert homebound,end insert or
34institutionalized, or who are persons with disabilities.

begin delete

35(s)

end delete

36begin insert(q)end insert “Universal borrowing” means the extension by a public
37library of its direct loan privileges to the eligible borrowers of all
38other public libraries.

39begin insert

begin insertSEC. 4.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 18724 of the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert is amended to
40read:end insert

P17   1

18724.  

The duties of the state board shall be to adopt rules,
2 regulations, and general policies for the implementation of this
3chapter. In addition, the state board, consistent with the terms and
4provisions of this chapter, shall have the following powers and
5duties:

6(a) To direct the State Librarian in the administration of this
7chapter.

8(b) To review for its approval all annual proposals submitted
9under this chapter.

begin delete end deletebegin delete

10(c) To annually submit budget proposals as part of the annual
11budget of the Department of Education.

end delete
begin delete end deletebegin delete

12(d)

end delete

13begin insert(c)end insert To expend the funds appropriated for the purpose of
14implementing the provisions of this chapter.

begin delete

15(e)

end delete

16begin insert(d)end insert To require participating libraries and systems to prepare and
17submit any reports and informationbegin delete whichend deletebegin insert thatend insert are necessary to
18carry out the provisions of this chapter, and to prescribe the form
19and manner for providingbegin delete suchend deletebegin insert thoseend insert reports and information.

begin delete end deletebegin delete

20(f) To develop formulas for the equitable allocation of
21reimbursements under Sections 18731, 18743, 18744, and 18765.
22Such formulas shall be submitted to the Department of Finance
23for approval.

end delete
begin delete end deletebegin delete

24(g)

end delete

25begin insert(e)end insert To require that any public library participating in programs
26authorized by this chapter provide access to its bibliographic
27records and materials location information consistent with the
28legislative policy of encouraging the sharing of resources between
29libraries.

30begin insert

begin insertSEC. 5.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 18731 of the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert is amended to
31read:end insert

32

18731.  

begin delete Anyend deletebegin insert Aend insert California public library may participate in
33universal borrowing.begin delete Public librariesend deletebegin insert A public libraryend insert participating
34in universal borrowingbegin delete mayend deletebegin insert shallend insert not exclude the residents of any
35jurisdiction maintaining a public library.begin delete Public libraries that incur
36a net imbalance shall be reimbursed for the handling costs of the
37net loans according to the allocation formula developed pursuant
38to subdivision (f) of Section 18724. Reimbursement shall be
39incurred only for imbalances between:end delete

begin delete end deletebegin delete

40(a) System member libraries and independent public libraries.

end delete
begin delete end deletebegin delete end deletebegin delete

P18   1(b) Independent public libraries with each other.

end delete
begin delete end deletebegin delete end deletebegin delete

2(c) Member libraries of one system with member libraries of
3other systems.

end delete
begin delete end delete
4begin insert

begin insertSEC. 6.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 18732 of the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert is repealed.end insert

begin delete
5

18732.  

If two or more public library jurisdictions wish to
6consolidate their libraries into a single library agency, an
7establishment grant in the annual maximum amount of
8twenty-thousand dollars ($20,000) shall be made to the newly
9consolidated library jurisdiction for each of two years, provided
10that notice of such consolidation is filed with the State Librarian
11within one year after the consolidation.

end delete
12begin insert

begin insertSEC. 7.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 18743 of the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert is amended to
13read:end insert

14

18743.  

Each member library of a system shall provide equal
15access to all residents of the area served by the system.begin delete Member
16libraries that incur a net imbalance shall be reimbursed through
17the system for the handling costs of the net loans according to the
18allocation formula developed pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section
1918724.end delete

20begin insert

begin insertSEC. 8.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 18744 of the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert is repealed.end insert

begin delete
21

18744.  

Each member library of a system shall be reimbursed
22through the system to cover handling costs, excluding
23communication and delivery costs, of each interlibrary loan
24between member libraries of the system according to the allocation
25formula developed pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 18724.

end delete
26begin insert

begin insertSEC. 9.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 18745 of the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert is amended to
27read:end insert

28

18745.  

Each system shall annually apply to the state board for
29funds for intrasystem communications andbegin delete delivery.end deletebegin insert delivery and
30resource sharing.end insert
Proposals shall be based upon the most
31cost-effective methods of exchangingbegin insert print and digitalend insert materials
32and information among the member libraries.

33begin insert

begin insertSEC. 10.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 18751 of the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert is repealed.end insert

begin delete
34

18751.  

When any system or systems consolidate, a grant of
35ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each of the two years following
36the consolidation shall be made to the newly consolidated system.

end delete
37begin insert

begin insertSEC. 11.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 18765 of the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert is repealed.end insert

begin delete
38

18765.  

Each California library eligible to be reimbursed under
39this section for participation in the statewide interlibrary loan
40program shall be reimbursed according to the allocation formula
P19   1developed pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 18724 to cover
2the handling costs of each interlibrary loan whenever the borrowing
3library is a public library, except for the interlibrary loans made
4between members of a cooperative library system as provided in
5Section 18744. Libraries eligible for interlibrary loan
6reimbursement under this section shall include public libraries,
7libraries operated by public schools or school districts, libraries
8operated by public colleges or universities, libraries operated by
9public agencies for institutionalized persons, and libraries operated
10by nonprofit private educational or research institutions. Loans to
11eligible libraries by public libraries shall also be reimbursed
12according to the allocation formula developed pursuant to
13subdivision (f) of Section 18724.

end delete
14begin insert

begin insertSEC. 12.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 18766 of the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert is amended to
15read:end insert

16

18766.  

The state board shall establish and maintain a statewide
17communications and deliverybegin insert and resource-sharingend insert network
18between and among systems, state reference centers, independent
19publicbegin delete librariesend deletebegin insert libraries,end insert and all other libraries participating in the
20programs authorized by this act.

21begin insert

begin insertSEC. 13.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 41329.60 is added to the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert, to
22read:end insert

begin insert
23

begin insert41329.60.end insert  

Notwithstanding any other law, beginning July 1,
242016, the interest rate on any outstanding General Fund emergency
25apportionments made to the Compton Community College District
26pursuant to Section 41329.52 or 41329.58 shall be 2.307 percent.
27All other terms of those emergency apportionments shall remain
28the same.

end insert
29begin insert

begin insertSEC. 14.end insert  

end insert

begin insertArticle 2.6 (commencing with Section 66010.96) is
30added to Chapter 2 of Part 40 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the end insert
begin insert31
Education Code
end insert
begin insert, to read:end insert

begin insert

32 

33Article begin insert2.6.end insert  Awards for Innovation in Higher Education
34Program
35

 

36

begin insert66010.96.end insert  

(a) This article shall be known, and may be cited,
37as the Awards for Innovation in Higher Education Program.

38
(b) The Awards for Innovation in Higher Education Program
39is hereby established to award funds appropriated for the program.

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(c) The Committee on Awards for Innovation in Higher
2Education shall award funds appropriated for the program.

3
(d) The committee shall consist of the following members:

4
(1) The Director of Finance, or his or her designee, who shall
5serve as the chairperson of the committee.

6
(2) Four members appointed by the Governor.

7
(3) One member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.

8
(4) One member appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules.

9
(e) The Department of Finance shall serve as staff to the
10committee.

11
(f) Members of the committee shall serve without compensation,
12but the committee may reimburse members for necessary expenses
13incurred in the discharge of their duties.

14
(g) Actions taken to implement the provisions of this section by
15the Department of Finance, or the committee, shall not be subject
16to provisions of Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of
17Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

18
(h) Any contract executed to implement the provisions of this
19section shall not be subject to the provisions of Chapter 1
20(commencing with Section 10100) of Part 2 of Division 2 of the
21Public Contract Code, or Article 6 (commencing with Section 999)
22of Chapter 6 of Division 4 of the Military and Veterans Code.

23
(i) For purposes of Section 1090 of the Government Code,
24members of the committee shall not be deemed to be interested in
25any contract, including any award of funds by the committee,
26pursuant to this section.

27
(j) The committee shall develop administrative guidelines and
28other requirements for purposes of administering the program.

29

begin insert66010.97.end insert  

(a) The Committee on Awards for Innovation in
30Higher Education shall use funds appropriated in Item
316910-102-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2016 to make
32awards pursuant to this section.

33
(b) Moneys shall be awarded for innovations that reduce the
34time it takes students to complete degrees and credentials or reduce
35the total cost of attendance for students, or both, through any of
36the following:

37
(1) Redesign of curriculum and instruction, such as
38implementation of three-year degrees.

39
(2) Programs that allow students to make progress toward
40completion of degrees and credentials based on demonstration of
P21   1 knowledge and competencies, including military training, prior
2learning, and prior experiences.

3
(3) Programs that make financial aid more accessible, including
4by increasing the number of students who apply for financial aid,
5or that reduce the costs of books and supplies.

6
(c) The committee shall make an award only to a community
7college, but the award may be for innovations that encourage or
8require partnership between the community college and other
9entities.

10
(d) The committee shall give preference, when making awards,
11to innovations that do at least one of the following:

12
(1) Improve the outcomes described in subdivision (b) for
13students from groups that are underrepresented in higher
14education, such as low-income students, underrepresented minority
15 students, first-generation students, students who are current or
16former foster youth, students with disabilities, and students who
17are veterans.

18
(2) Use technology in ways that are not common in higher
19education to improve the outcomes described in subdivision (b).

end insert
20begin insert

begin insertSEC. 15.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 70023 of the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert is amended to
21read:end insert

22

70023.  

(a) For each academic year, the commission shall
23determine an amount sufficient, when combined with other federal,
24state, or institutionally administered student grants or fee waivers
25received by eligible students from other sources, to provide
26scholarships to eligible students in the amounts described in
27paragraphs (2) and (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 70022. The
28University of California and the California State University shall
29provide the commission with any financial aid data that are
30necessary for the determination of these amounts.

31(b) The commission shall annually determine if the amounts
32appropriated under this section in each fiscal year are sufficient to
33cover the costs of the scholarships as projected to be awarded
34pursuant to the program. If those amounts are not sufficient for
35this purpose, the scholarships shall be reduced proportionately by
36an equal percentage for all recipients of scholarships under this
37article.

38(c) The commission may adopt regulations necessary to carry
39out the purposes of this article under subdivision (b) as emergency
40regulations in accordance with Chapter 3.5 (commencing with
P22   1Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government
2Code. For purposes of the Administrative Procedure Act, including
3Section 11349.6 of the Government Code, the adoption of those
4regulations shall be deemed to be an emergency and necessary for
5the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety,
6or general welfare, notwithstanding subdivision (e) of Section
711346.1 of the Government Code. Notwithstanding subdivision
8(e) of Section 11346.1 of the Government Code, any regulation
9adopted pursuant to this section shall not remain in effect more
10than 180 days unless the commission complies with all provisions
11of Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of
12Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, as required by
13subdivision (e) of Section 11346.1 of the Government Code.

14(d) The unencumbered balance, as of June 30 of each fiscal
15year, of the amount appropriated from the Middle Class Scholarship
16Fund pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (e) shall revert to
17the General Fund.

18(e) (1) Upon order of the Director of Finance, the following
19amounts shall be transferred from the General Fund to the Middle
20Class Scholarship Fund, and are hereby appropriated to the
21commission for allocation pursuant to this article:

22(A) For the 2014-15 fiscal year, one hundred seven million
23dollars ($107,000,000).

24(B) For the 2015-16 fiscal year, eighty-two million dollars
25($82,000,000).

26(C) For the 2016-17 fiscal year,begin delete one hundred sixteenend delete
27begin insert seventy-fourend insert million dollarsbegin delete ($116,000,000).end deletebegin insert ($74,000,000).end insert

28(D) For the 2017-18 fiscal year and for each fiscal year
29thereafter, one hundredbegin delete fifty-nineend deletebegin insert seventeenend insert million dollars
30
begin delete ($159,000,000).end deletebegin insert ($117,000,000).end insert

31(2) An annual appropriation to the commission is hereby
32established in the amounts and for the fiscal years described in
33paragraph (1) to carry out the purposes of this section and Section
3470022.

35(3) It is the intent of the Legislature that any savings realized
36from changes made to the allocations under this subdivision by a
37bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill for the
382015-16 fiscal year shall be used to support higher education.

39(4) The funds transferred and appropriated pursuant to paragraph
40(1) shall only be available for encumbrance in the fiscal year in
P23   1which they are transferred, and the General Fund shall have no
2liability or any obligation beyond the transfers explicitly authorized
3in paragraph (1) unless a subsequent transfer or allocation is
4required pursuant to statute.

5(5) In any fiscal year, additional appropriations may be enacted
6pursuant to statute to carry out the purposes of this article.

7(6) (A) Beginning with the Governor’s Budget proposal for the
82014-15 fiscal year, and in the Governor’s Budget for each fiscal
9year thereafter, the Department of Finance shall include a fund
10condition statement for the Middle Class Scholarship Fund for the
11fiscal year of the proposed budget and the two immediately
12preceding fiscal years prepared in accordance with existing law.

13(B) Upon order of the Director of Finance and commencing
14with the 2013-14 fiscal year, if the May Revision projects a budget
15deficit for the next fiscal year, the amount specified in paragraph
16(1) for the fiscal year for which the budget deficit is projected may
17be reduced by up to 33 percent.

18(f) Subject to an appropriation in the annual Budget Act for its
19purposes, the commission may begin implementation of, and
20establish outreach services relating to, this article.

21begin insert

begin insertSEC. 16.end insert  

end insert

begin insertArticle 4 (commencing with Section 78050) is added
22to Chapter 1 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the end insert
begin insertEducation
23Code
end insert
begin insert, to read:end insert

begin insert

24 

25Article begin insert4.end insert  Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree Grant Program
26

 

27

begin insert78050.end insert  

This act shall be known, and may be cited, as the
28Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree Grant Program.

29

begin insert78051.end insert  

The Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree Grant Program is
30hereby established to reduce the overall cost of education for
31students and decrease the time it takes students to complete degree
32programs offered by community colleges.

33

begin insert78052.end insert  

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that community
34college districts develop and implement zero-textbook-cost degrees
35to reduce the overall cost of education for students and decrease
36the time it takes students to complete degree programs.

37
(b) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the
38following meanings:

39
(1) “Chancellor” means the Chancellor of the California
40Community Colleges.

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(2) “Chancellor’s office” means the Office of the Chancellor
2of the California Community Colleges.

3
(3) “Degree” means a zero-textbook-cost degree.

4
(4) “Open educational resources” means high-quality teaching,
5learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain
6or have been released pursuant to an intellectual property license
7that permits their free use and repurposing by others, and may
8include other resources that are legally available and free of cost
9to students. Open educational resources include, but are not limited
10to, full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks,
11faculty-created content, streaming videos, tests, software, and any
12other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to
13knowledge.

14
(5) “Zero-textbook-cost degrees” means community college
15associate degrees or career technical education certificates earned
16entirely by completing courses that eliminate conventional textbook
17costs by using alternative instructional materials and
18methodologies, including open educational resources.
19 Discretionary student printing of instructional materials shall not
20be considered a cost as part of this program.

21
(c) Of the funding appropriated in the annual Budget Act to
22develop and implement degrees, the chancellor shall distribute
23grants of up to two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) to a
24community college district for each degree developed and
25implemented within the district that contributes to the overall
26elimination of textbook costs for students and aligns with the
27conditions for receipt of funds specified in subdivision (d). The
28chancellor’s office shall ensure that a grant does not result in the
29development or implementation of duplicate degrees for a subject
30matter to avoid duplication of effort and ensure the development
31and implementation of the greatest number of degrees for the
32benefit of the greatest number of students. The chancellor’s office
33may distribute the grants in phases, including a planning phase
34and an implementation phase.

35
(d) As a condition of receiving funding appropriated in the
36annual Budget Act to develop and implement degrees, a community
37college district shall comply with all of the following:

38
(1) Develop and implement a degree from an existing associate
39degree or develop and implement a new or existing career technical
P25   1education certificate program, that has high value in the regional
2market, as a zero-textbook-cost certificate program.

3
(2) In complying with paragraph (1), prioritize the development
4and implementation of a degree from an existing associate degree
5for transfer and, to the extent possible, prioritize the adaption of
6existing open educational resources through existing open
7educational resources initiatives, or elsewhere, before creating
8new content.

9
(3) Develop degrees with consideration for sustainability after
10grant funding is exhausted, including how content is updated and
11presented.

12
(4) Ensure compliance with the federal Americans with
13Disabilities Act (Public Law 104-197) and the federal Copyright
14Act of 1976 (Public Law 94-553).

15
(5) Develop and implement a minimum of one degree for each
16grant received.

17
(6) Develop and implement a degree that other community
18college districts can use or adapt, and post each degree, and the
19contents of the degree, on the online clearinghouse of information
20established pursuant to Item 6870-101-0001 of the Budget Act of
212016, or a successor Internet Web site. All open educational
22resources used as learning materials for a degree developed
23pursuant to this section shall be added to the California Digital
24Open Source Library established in Section 66408. Testing and
25assessment materials posted online pursuant to this paragraph
26shall be safeguarded to maintain the integrity of those materials.
27This paragraph shall not be construed to prohibit faculty from
28providing sample test and assessment materials to students.

29
(7) Ensure faculty shall have flexibility to update and customize
30degree content as necessary within the parameters of this program.

31
(8) Ensure that the degree developed and implemented is clearly
32identified in college catalogs and in class schedules.

33
(9) Provide the chancellor with all planning and outcome
34information that the chancellor determines necessary.

35
(10) Consult with the local academic senate of a college that
36would implement a degree.

37
(11) Use a multimember team approach, to develop and
38implement a degree pursuant to this section, that includes faculty,
39college administrators, and other content-focused staff, including,
40but not limited to, librarians, instructional designers, and
P26   1technology experts, from the campus that would implement the
2degree, other colleges of the community college system, and
3interested campuses of the California State University and the
4University of California. Grant recipients may use funds to obtain
5professional development and technical assistance to assist in the
6development of degrees.

7
(12) Strive to implement degrees by the first term of the 2018-19
8academic year, or sooner, as determined by the chancellor’s office.

9
(e) (1) The chancellor shall, by June 30, 2019, report to the
10Legislature, the Legislative Analyst’s Office, and the Department
11of Finance on the development and implementation of degrees,
12including, but not limited to:

13
(A) The number of degrees developed and implemented within
14each district disaggregated by college.

15
(B) The estimated annual savings to students.

16
(C) The number of students who completed a zero-textbook-cost
17degree program.

18
(D) Recommendations to increase, expand, or improve the
19offering of degrees.

20
(2) A report pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be submitted to
21the Legislature in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government
22Code.

23
(f) (1) Of the funds appropriated in the annual Budget Act for
24this program, up to 10 percent of the appropriation may be
25allocated by the chancellor’s office to contract with a community
26college district to administer this program.

27
(2) The contract between the chancellor’s office and the district
28shall reflect all of the following:

29
(A) The programmatic and administrative responsibilities that
30will be delegated to the district, including the programmatic
31requirements identified in subdivisions (c), (d), and (e).

32
(B) A requirement that the contracting district provide prebid
33conferences, either in person or via webinar, for interested grant
34applicants.

35
(C) Technical assistance to grant applicants and grantees.

36
(3) The contracting district may apply for, and receive, a grant
37to develop and implement a degree and have employees and
38administrators of the district participate as part of a multimember
39team approach pursuant to paragraph (11) of subdivision (d). To
40be eligible to receive a grant, the district shall maintain
P27   1appropriate and transparent internal controls and processes to
2ensure that the district’s contracted duties and responsibilities are
3clearly delineated, identified, and distinguished from the duties
4and responsibilities conferred upon the district as a grant applicant
5and recipient.

6
(4) Upon request of the chancellor’s office, the contracted
7district shall provide the chancellor’s office with an update on the
8status of the development and implementation of each degree within
9the district.

10
(5) Notwithstanding any other law, a contract between the
11chancellor’s office and a community college district for purposes
12of this subdivision is not subject to any competitive bidding
13requirements of Section 10340 of the Public Contract Code for
14the limited purpose of administering the program pursuant to this
15subdivision.

16
(g) Of the funds appropriated in the annual Budget Act for this
17program, funds not awarded in the 2016-17 fiscal year may be
18awarded in the 2017-18 fiscal year.

19
(h) The chancellor’s office shall award an initial round of grants
20no later than January 1, 2017.

end insert
21begin insert

begin insertSEC. 17.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 84750.6 of the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert is amended
22to read:end insert

23

84750.6.  

(a) Notwithstanding Section 84750.5, the board of
24governors shall provide the San Francisco Community College
25District with revenues, as specified in subdivision (b), if, on the
26effective date of the act that adds this section, both of the following
27conditions are satisfied:

28(1) The board of governors finds that the community college
29district or a campus of the community college district is in
30imminent jeopardy of losing its accreditation.

31(2) The board of governors has exercised its authority pursuant
32to Section 84040 of this code and Section 58312 of Title 5 of the
33California Code of Regulations as that regulation read on April
3415, 2014.

35(b) If the number of full-time equivalent students (FTES) of the
36community college district decreases from the number in the
372012-13 fiscal year, the board of governors shall provide revenues
38to the community college district, as follows:

39(1) For the 2014-15 fiscal year, an amount not less than the
40total amount that the community college district would receive if
P28   1the level of attendance of FTES was the same level of attendance
2as in the 2012-13 fiscal year.

3(2) For the 2015-16 fiscal year, an amount not less than 95
4percent of the total amount that the community college district
5would receive if the level of attendance of FTES was the same
6level of attendance as in the 2012-13 fiscal year.

7(3) (A)   For the 2016-17 fiscal year, an amount not less than 90
8percent of the total amount that the community college district
9would receive if the level of attendance of FTES was the same
10level of attendance as in the 2012-13 fiscal year.

11(B) Funds shall be provided under this paragraph only if the
12Fiscal Crisis Management Assistance Team makes a finding no
13sooner than April 1, 2016, that the San Francisco Community
14College District is meeting or exceeding all of the following
15benchmarks:

16(i) Effective fiscal controls and systems are in place.

17(ii) The City College of San Francisco has, and is adhering to,
18prudent fiscal policies and practices, as corroborated by an analysis
19of multiyear projections of no less than three fiscal years
20commencing with the 2016-17 fiscal year.

21(iii) The City College of San Francisco is applying resources
22in accordance with a budget plan approved by the special trustee.

23(iv) The City College of San Francisco is maintaining
24appropriate fiscal reserves.

25(v) The City College of San Francisco has, and is adhering to,
26a viable plan to address long-term liabilities including, but not
27necessarily limited to, “other postemployment benefits,” as that
28term is used in accordance with generally accepted accounting
29principles defined by the Governmental Accounting Standards
30Board as of April 15, 2014.

31(c) The amounts calculated in paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive,
32of subdivision (b) shall be adjusted by the chancellor to reflect
33cost-of-living adjustments, deficits in apportionments, or both, as
34appropriate for the applicable fiscal years.

35(d) Subdivision (b) shall only be used to determine the
36apportionment funding to be allocated to the San Francisco
37Community College District. In computing statewide entitlements
38to funding based upon the attendance of FTES, the San Francisco
39Community College District shall not be credited with more FTES
40than were actually enrolled and in attendance.

P29   1(e) Subdivision (b) shall only be operative for a fiscal year in
2which the San Francisco Community College District is in
3compliance with Section 51016 of Title 5 of the California Code
4of Regulations as that regulation read on April 15, 2014.

5(f)    It is the intent of the Legislature that any amounts necessary
6to make the apportionments required pursuant to subdivision (b)
7be drawn from the state general apportionment revenues for
8community college districts.

9(g) (1) The Chancellor of the City College of San Francisco
10shall submit all of the following to the appropriate policy and fiscal
11committees of the Legislature, the office of the Governor, the
12Legislative Analyst’s Office, and the Department of Finance on
13or before April 15, 2015:

14(A) An overview of the college’s current accreditation status,
15including a description of any identified accreditation deficiencies
16and activities underway to address those deficiencies.

17(B) Enrollment totals for the current and prior years.

18(C) Updated enrollment projections for the two subsequent fiscal
19years.

20(D) The number of course sections offered in the current and
21prior fiscal years.

22(E) A thorough explanation of the district’s level of budgetary
23reserves and sources of revenue.

24(F) A thorough multiyear budget plan that explains, at a
25minimum, both revenue sources and areas of expenditure.

26(2) The Chancellor of the City College of San Francisco shall
27submit updates to the report submitted under paragraph (1) on or
28before the following dates:

29(A) October 15, 2015.

30(B) April 15, 2016.

31(C) October 15, 2016, but only if funding is provided pursuant
32to paragraph (3) of subdivision (b).

33(D) April 15, 2017, but only if funding is provided pursuant to
34paragraph (3) of subdivision (b).

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35
(h) For five fiscal years beginning in the 2017-18 fiscal year,
36the San Francisco Community College District shall be entitled
37to restoration of any reduction in apportionment revenue due to
38decreases in FTES, up to the level of attendance of FTES funded
39in the 2012-13 fiscal year, if there is a subsequent increase in
40FTES.

end insert
P30   1begin insert

begin insertSEC. 18.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 84905 of the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert is amended to
2read:end insert

3

84905.  

The chancellor and the Superintendent, with the advice
4of the executive director, shall approve, for each consortium, rules
5and procedures that adhere to all of the following conditions:

6(a) Any community college district, school district, or county
7office of education, or any joint powers authority consisting of
8community college districts, school districts, county offices of
9education, or a combination of these, located within the boundaries
10of the adult education region shall be permitted to join the
11consortium as a member.

12(b) As a condition of joining a consortium, a member shall
13commit to reporting any funds available to that member for the
14purposes of education and workforce services for adults and the
15uses of those funds.

16(c) A member of the consortium shall be represented only by
17an official designated by the governing board of the member.

18(d) (1) Decisionmaking procedures are specified that ensure
19that all of the following conditions are satisfied:

20(A) All members of the consortium shall participate in any
21decision made by the consortium.

22(B) A proposed decision is considered at an open, properly
23noticed public meeting of the consortium at which members of the
24public may comment.

25(C) The consortium has provided the public with adequate notice
26of a proposed decision and considered any comments submitted
27by members of the public, and any comments submitted by
28members of the public have been distributed publicly.

29(D) (i) The consortium has requested comments regarding a
30proposed decision from other entities located in the adult education
31region that provide education and workforce services for adults.

32(ii) The consortium has considered and responded to any
33comments submitted by entities pursuant to clause (i).

34(iii) For purposes of this subparagraph, entities that provide
35education and workforce services to adults include, but are not
36necessarily limited to, local public agencies, departments, and
37offices, particularly those with responsibility for local public safety
38and social services; workforce investment boards; libraries; and
39community-based organizations.

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P31   1
(E) The consortium has considered input provided by pupils,
2teachers employed by local educational agencies, community
3college faculty, principals, administrators, classified staff, and the
4local bargaining units of the school districts and community college
5districts before it makes a decision.

end insert
begin delete

6(E)

end delete

7begin insert(F)end insert A decision is final.

8(2) For purposes of this subdivision, a decision includes approval
9of an adult education plan pursuant to Section 84906 and approval
10of a distribution schedule pursuant to Section 84913.

11(e) The members of the consortium may decide to designate a
12member to serve as the fund administrator to receive and distribute
13funds from the program.begin insert If a member is chosen to be the fund
14administrator, the member shall commit to developing a process
15to apportion funds to each member of the consortium pursuant to
16the consortium’s adult education plan within 45 days of receiving
17funds appropriated for the program. This process shall not require
18a consortium member to be funded on a reimbursement basis.end insert

19begin insert

begin insertSEC. 19.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 84917 of the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert is amended to
20read:end insert

21

84917.  

(a) To inform actions taken by the Governor and the
22Legislature related to adult education, the chancellor and the
23Superintendent shallbegin delete submitend deletebegin insert reportend insert to the Director of Finance,begin delete toend delete
24 the State Board of Education, and, in conformity with Section 9795
25of the Government Code,begin delete toend delete thebegin delete Legislature, by September 30
26following any fiscal year for which funds are appropriated for the
27program, a report about the use of these fundsend delete
begin insert Legislature about
28the use of the funds described in paragraph (5) of subdivision (b)
29of Section 84906end insert
and outcomes for adults statewide and in each
30adult education region. Thebegin insert chancellor and the Superintendent
31shall provide preliminary reports on or before October 30
32following each fiscal year for which funds are appropriated for
33the program and final reports on or before February 1 of the
34following year. Eachend insert
report shallbegin insert be based on all data available
35at the time of its submission. The report shallend insert
include at least all
36of the following:

37(1) A summary of the adult education plan operative for each
38consortium.

39(2) The distribution schedule for each consortium.

P32   1(3) The types and levels of services provided by each
2consortium.

3(4) The effectiveness of each consortium in meeting the
4educational needs of adults in its respective region.

5(5) Any recommendations related to delivery of education and
6workforce services for adults, including recommendations related
7to improved alignment of state programs.

8(b) (1) The chancellor and the Superintendent may require a
9consortium, as a condition of receipt of an apportionment, to submit
10any reports or data necessary to produce the report described in
11subdivision (a).

12(2) The chancellor and the Superintendent shall align the data
13used to produce the report described in subdivision (a) with data
14reported by local educational agencies for other purposes, such as
15data used for purposes of the federal Workforce Opportunity and
16Innovation Act (Public Law 113-128).

17(3) The Employment Development Department and the
18California Workforce Investment Board shall provide any
19assistance needed to align delivery of services across state and
20regional workforce, education, and job service programs.

21begin insert

begin insertSEC. 20.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 84920 of the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert is amended to
22read:end insert

23

84920.  

(a) To the extent that one-time funding is made
24available in the Budget Act of 2015, consistent with the provisions
25of Section 84917, the chancellor and the Superintendent shall
26identify common measures for determining the effectiveness of
27members of each consortium in meeting the educational needs of
28adults. At a minimum, the chancellor and the Superintendent shall
29accomplish both of the following:

30(1) Define the specific data each consortium shall collect.

31(2) Establish a menu of common assessments and policies
32regarding placement of adults seeking education and workforce
33services into adult education programs to be used by each
34consortium to measure educational needs of adults and the
35effectiveness of providers in addressing those needs.

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36
(b) No later than August 1, 2017, the chancellor and the
37Superintendent shall report to the Director of Finance, the State
38Board of Education, and the appropriate policy and fiscal
39committees of the Legislature on options for integrating the
40assessments described in subdivision (a) into the common
P33   1assessment system developed pursuant to Section 78219. The report
2shall address compliance of the assessments with federal and state
3funding requirements for adult education programs, identify
4estimated costs and timelines for the assessments, and identify
5changes in policies that may be needed to avoid duplicate
6assessments.

end insert
begin delete

7(b)

end delete

8begin insert(c)end insert It is the intent of the Legislature that both of the following
9occur:

10(1) That the educational needs of adults in the state be better
11identified and understood through better sharing of data across
12state agencies.

13(2) That, at a minimum, the chancellor and the Superintendent
14shall enter into agreements to share data related to effectiveness
15of the consortia between their agencies and with other state
16agencies, including, but not necessarily limited to, the Employment
17Development Department and the California Workforce Investment
18Board.

begin delete

19(c)

end delete

20begin insert(d)end insert The chancellor and the Superintendent shall identify, no
21later than January 1, 2016, the measures for assessing the
22effectiveness of consortia that will be used in the reportbegin delete that,end deletebegin insert that
23is requiredend insert
pursuant to Sectionbegin delete 84917, is to be submitted by
24September 30, 2016.end delete
begin insert 84917.end insert These measures shall include, but not
25necessarily be limited to, all of the following:

26(1) How many adults are served by members of the consortium.

27(2) How many adults served by members of the consortium
28have demonstrated the following:

29(A) Improved literacy skills.

30(B) Completion of high school diplomas or their recognized
31equivalents.

32(C) Completion of postsecondary certificates, degrees, or
33training programs.

34(D) Placement into jobs.

35(E) Improved wages.

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36(d) No later than November 1, 2015, the chancellor and the
37Superintendent shall submit to the Director of Finance, the state
38board, and the appropriate policy and fiscal committees in the
39Legislature a report of its progress in meeting the requirements of
40subdivisions (a) and (b).

end delete
begin delete end delete

P34   1(e) The chancellor and the Superintendent shall apportion the
2funds appropriated for purposes of this section in the Budget Act
3of 2015 in accordance with both of the following:

4(1) Eighty-five percent of these funds shall be used for grants
5to consortia to establish systems or obtain data necessary to submit
6any reports or data required pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section
784917.

8(2) Fifteen percent of these funds shall be used for grants for
9development of statewide policies and procedures related to data
10collection or reporting or for technical assistance to consortia, or
11both.

12(f) The chancellor and the Superintendent shall provide any
13guidance to the consortia necessary to support the sharing of data
14included in systems established by consortia pursuant to this section
15across consortia.

16begin insert

begin insertSEC. 21.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 88540 of the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert is amended to
17read:end insert

18

88540.  

This part shall become inoperative on July 1,begin delete 2016,end delete
19begin insert 2017,end insert and, as of January 1,begin delete 2017,end deletebegin insert 2018,end insert is repealed, unless a later
20enacted statute that becomes operative on or before January 1,
21begin delete 2017,end deletebegin insert 2018,end insert deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes
22inoperative and is repealed.

23begin insert

begin insertSEC. 22.end insert  

end insert

begin insertPart 54.3 (commencing with Section 88815) is added
24to Division 7 of Title 3 of the end insert
begin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert, to read:end insert

begin insert

25 

26PART begin insert54.3.end insert  Student Success for Basic Skills
27Program

28

 

29

begin insert88815.end insert  

(a) There is hereby established the Student Success
30for Basic Skills Program to be administered by the Chancellor of
31the California Community Colleges in accordance with subdivision
32(b).

33
(b) From funds provided in the annual Budget Act for the
34Student Success for Basic Skills Program, the Board of Governors
35of the California Community Colleges shall allocate:

36
(1) An amount up to 5 percent for faculty and staff development
37to improve curriculum, instruction, student services, and program
38practices in the areas of basic skills and English as a second
39language programs. The office of the Chancellor of the California
40Community Colleges shall select a community college district,
P35   1 utilizing a competitive process, to carry out these faculty and staff
2development activities. All colleges receiving funds pursuant to
3paragraph (2) shall be provided with the opportunity to participate
4in the faculty and staff development programs specified in this
5paragraph.

6
(2) (A) All other funds for grants to community college districts
7for improving outcomes of students who enter college needing at
8least one course in English as a second language or basic skills,
9with particular emphasis on students transitioning from high
10school.

11
(B) Funds allocated pursuant to this paragraph shall be
12expended for any of the following purposes:

13
(i) Program and curriculum planning and development, student
14assessment, advisement and counseling services, supplemental
15instruction and tutoring, articulation, instructional materials and
16equipment, any other purpose directly related to the enhancement
17of basic skills, English as a second language instruction, and
18related student programs.

19
(ii) To implement or expand upon the use or application of
20evidence-based practices and principles identified in paragraphs
21(1) to (6), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 88810.

22
(iii) To accelerate the adoption and utilization of lower cost,
23high-quality, open educational resources in English as a second
24language or basic skills courses.

25
(iv) To collaborate with high schools, and when applicable,
26California State University campuses, to better align remedial
27instruction methodologies, curriculum, and course offerings among
28local educational agencies, community colleges, and California
29State University campuses.

30
(v) To implement assessment and placement practices that
31increase the likelihood that students are appropriately placed in
32college-level, rather than remedial, courses.

33
(C) The funds allocated pursuant to this paragraph shall
34supplement, and not supplant, current expenditures by community
35college districts for matriculation and assessment services, basic
36skills, English as a second language instruction, and related
37student programs.

38
(D) To be eligible to receive grant funds pursuant to this
39paragraph, a community college district shall submit to the office
40of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges an
P36   1application containing a certification that the college will, within
2the fiscal year, (i) complete a revised assessment of its programs
3and activities serving basic skills and English as a second language
4 students utilizing the assessment tool developed pursuant to
5paragraph (1) of Item 6870-493 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act
6of 2006 (Chapters 47 and 48 of the Statutes of 2006) and (ii) submit
7to the office of the chancellor an action and expenditure plan for
8funds received under this paragraph. The grant application shall
9also contain the strategies a community college district will
10implement to improve the successful transition of students to
11college-level math and English courses. These improvements shall
12include both increasing the number of students that successfully
13transition to college-level mathematics and English courses as
14well as reducing the time it takes students to successfully transition
15to college-level mathematics and English courses. At a minimum,
16to be eligible to receive a grant, the community college district’s
17strategy shall include an evidence-based plan for the adoption and
18implementation of multiple measures of assessment and placement.
19The office of the chancellor shall prioritize funding grant
20applications from community college districts that participate in
21the Community Colleges Basic Skills and Student Outcomes
22Transformation Program established by Part 54 (commencing
23with Section 88800), or that subsequently implement or expand
24upon the use or application of evidence-based practices and
25principles identified in paragraphs (1) to (6), inclusive, of
26subdivision (a) of Section 88810.

27
(E) (i) The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges
28shall distribute grant funds to community college districts that
29meet the application criteria in subparagraph (D) on the basis of
30the following weighted factors:

31
(I) The percentage of students receiving a Board of Governors
32fee waiver who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in
33English, mathematics, or English as a second language, or any
34combination of these, and subsequently completed a college-level
35course in the same subject within one year and within two years.
36This factor shall comprise 50 percent of the allocation formula.

37
(II) The percentage of students receiving a Board of Governors
38fee waiver. This factor shall comprise 25 percent of the formula.

39
(III) The percentage of basic skills full-time equivalent students
40in courses offered by that community college district using
P37   1evidence-based practices and principles identified in paragraphs
2(1) to (6), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 88810. This factor
3shall comprise 25 percent of the formula.

4
(ii) The chancellor may include other factors and adjustments
5as he or she determines necessary to accomplish the objectives of
6this paragraph.

7
(iii) The chancellor shall annually notify and receive
8concurrence from the Department of Finance in consultation with
9the Legislative Analyst’s Office prior to including additional factors
10and adjustments pursuant to clause (ii) and prior to apportioning
11these funds to community college districts.

12
(iv) The Director of Finance shall notify the Joint Legislative
13Budget Committee of his or her intent to concur with the use of
14additional factors and adjustments pursuant to clauses (ii) and
15(iii).

16
(v) For purposes of distributing the funds, the chancellor shall
17establish a minimum allocation of one hundred thousand dollars
18($100,000) per college in the applying community college district.

19
(F) Notwithstanding subparagraph (E), commencing with the
202016-17 fiscal year, the Chancellor of the California Community
21Colleges shall adjust the distribution of funds pursuant to
22subparagraph (E) to ensure that community college districts do
23not receive less state aid from the Student Success for Basic Skills
24Program than they received from appropriations for these purposes
25in the 2015-16 fiscal year.

26
(G) As a condition of participating in this program, commencing
27with the 2017-18 fiscal year, the office of the Chancellor of the
28California Community Colleges shall strongly encourage the five
29community college districts with the lowest calculated percentages
30as specified in subclause (I) of clause (i) of subparagraph (E) that
31participated in this program to apply for a technical assistance
32team to improve the likelihood that a student is able to
33expeditiously transition from a basic skills course to a college-level
34course at that community college district.

35
(c) (1) The office of the Chancellor of the California Community
36Colleges shall consult with the Department of Finance and the
37Legislative Analyst’s Office to develop and recommend annual
38accountability measures for the program. It is the intent of the
39Legislature that annual performance accountability measures for
P38   1the program utilize, to the extent possible, data available as part
2of the accountability system developed pursuant to Section 84754.5.

3
(2) On or before March 15, 2020, the office of the Chancellor
4of the California Community Colleges, in consultation with the
5Department of Finance and Legislative Analyst’s Office, shall
6report on the effectiveness of the factors used to allocate funding
7under this program in improving outcomes for students requiring
8remediation.

9
(d) This part shall become operative July 1, 2017.

end insert
10begin insert

begin insertSEC. 23.end insert  

end insert

begin insertPart 54.5 (commencing with Section 88820) is added
11to Division 7 of Title 3 of the end insert
begin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert, to read:end insert

begin insert

12 

13PART begin insert54.5.end insert  Strong Workforce Program

14

 

15

begin insert88820.end insert  

This part shall be known, and may be cited, as the
16Strong Workforce Program.

17

begin insert88821.end insert  

(a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the
18following:

19
(1) California’s economic competitiveness is fueled, in part, by
20the strength of its regional economies and its skilled workforce.

21
(2) Upward social and economic mobility helps keep the state’s
22economy diversified and vibrant.

23
(3) The attainment of industry-valued “middle skill credentials”
24serves as a gateway for a large and diverse number of careers in
25the state’s economy.

26
(4) California’s local educational agencies, community college
27districts, interested public four-year universities, local workforce
28development boards, economic development and industry leaders,
29and local civic representatives should collaboratively work
30together to inform the offerings of courses, programs, pathways,
31and workforce development opportunities that enable students to
32access the current and future job market and further social and
33economic mobility.

34
(b) The Strong Workforce Program is hereby established for
35the purpose of expanding the availability of quality community
36college career technical education and workforce development
37courses, programs, pathways, credentials, certificates, and degrees.

38
(c) To facilitate program coordination and alignment with other
39workforce training, education, and employment services in the
40state, the Strong Workforce Program shall operate in a manner
P39   1that complies with the California Strategic Workforce Development
2Plan, required pursuant to the federal Workforce Innovation and
3Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128), and expand upon existing
4consortia infrastructure.

5
(d) To avoid duplication of effort, activities funded under the
6Strong Workforce Program shall be informed by, aligned with,
7and expand upon the activities of existing workforce and education
8regional partnerships, including those partnership activities that
9pertain to regional planning efforts established pursuant to the
10federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law
11113-128), adult education block grant consortia, and K-12 career
12technical education programs.

13
(e) All of the following guiding principles shall apply to each
14consortium participating in the Strong Workforce Program:

15
(1) A community college district participating in the consortium
16shall ensure that its community college career technical education
17and workforce development courses, credentials, certificates,
18degrees, programs, and pathway offerings are responsive to the
19needs of employers, workers, civic leaders, and students.

20
(2) The consortium shall collaborate with other public
21institutions, including, but not limited to, local educational
22agencies, adult education consortia, local workforce development
23boards, and interested California State University and University
24of California institutions.

25
(3) The consortium shall collaborate with civic representatives,
26representatives from the labor community, and economic
27development and industry sector leaders within the region.

28
(4) The consortium shall include collaborating entities and
29persons identified in this subdivision in planning meetings, provide
30them with adequate notice of the consortium’s proposed decisions,
31and solicit, consider, and respond to comments from them
32regarding the consortium’s proposed decisions.

33
(5) Collaborative efforts shall focus upon evidence-based
34decisionmaking and student success with workforce outcomes
35aligned with the performance accountability measures of the
36federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law
37113-128), and closing labor market and employment gaps. Each
38consortium shall strive to align programmatic offerings in the most
39effective and efficient manner to avoid duplication of effort and
P40   1streamline access to services, and education and training
2opportunities.

3
(6)  Community college districts and other entities participating
4in a consortium are encouraged to develop long-term partnerships
5with private sector employers and labor partners to provide
6coordinated courses, programs, and pathways with employer
7 involvement in the assessment, planning, and development of
8community college career technical education courses, programs,
9and pathways. To the extent practicable, employer partnerships
10should build upon regional partnerships formed pursuant to the
11federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law
12113-128) and other state or federal programs.

13
(7) Community college districts and other entities participating
14in a consortium are encouraged to develop and work closely with
15public and private organizations that offer workforce development
16programs and pathways to young adults with autism and other
17developmental disabilities to provide a comprehensive approach
18to address workforce readiness and employment.

19
(f) The chancellor’s office shall, in consultation with the
20California Workforce Development Board, the Academic Senate
21for California Community Colleges, and its partners formed
22pursuant to the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
23(Public Law 113-128), as applicable, develop and implement
24policies and guidance necessary to implement the Strong Workforce
25Program, including policies and guidance necessary for consortia,
26including community college districts and their regional partners,
27to increase the number of aligned middle skill and career technical
28education courses, programs, pathways, credentials, certificates,
29and degrees. No later than June 30, 2017, the chancellor’s office
30shall develop and implement policies and guidance pursuant to
31this subdivision and bring before the Board of Governors of the
32California Community Colleges any policies, regulations, and
33guidance necessary to accomplish all of the following:

34
(1) Facilitate the development, implementation, and sharing of
35career technical education effective practices, curriculum models
36and courses, and community college credentials, certificates,
37degrees, and programs across regions and among community
38college districts.

P41   1
(2) Enable community college districts to develop career
2technical education and workforce outcomes, and applicable
3associate degrees and certificates as appropriate.

4
(3) Provide accessible performance and labor market data that
5can be used flexibly by participating community college districts
6and their regional partners to support the implementation of the
7Strong Workforce Program and related efforts to align regional
8workforce and education programming with regional labor market
9needs.

10
(4) Encourage local efficiency through coordinated and
11collaborative regional workforce efforts in which community
12college districts are partners.

13
(5) Support curriculum processes to ensure that students are
14able to efficiently transfer college-level career technical education
15credits across community college districts and to the California
16State University and the University of California.

17
(6) Improve sector-based engagement with employers within a
18region.

19
(7) Provide, in partnership with employers, work-based learning
20opportunities for students that increase their employability and
21earning potential.

22
(8) Enable community college districts to facilitate and optimize
23their resources to support the Strong Workforce Program and
24other related regional workforce development efforts.

25
(9) Ensure that community college district Strong Workforce
26Program expenditures are focused on improving student success
27with workforce outcomes for all students enrolled in community
28college career technical education courses, programs, and
29pathways.

30
(10) (A) Notwithstanding the June, 30, 2017, implementation
31date specified in this subdivision, develop and implement a plan
32to streamline the course and curriculum approval process, both
33at the state and local levels. The plan shall reflect an expedited
34state approval process for career technical education courses,
35programs, and certificates, and may include the elimination of an
36existing state course and program approval process. The plan
37shall reflect one of the following two options:

38
(i) A process of course and curriculum approval that enables
39community college districts to develop a course or program within
P42   1one academic year and to offer that course or program the
2subsequent academic year.

3
(ii) A process of course and curriculum approval that enables
4community college districts to develop a course or program within
5one academic semester and to offer that course or program the
6subsequent academic semester.

7
(B) The plan described in subparagraph (A) shall also reflect
8the creation of a process that enables career technical education
9courses and programs to be portable among community college
10districts. This process shall enable a community college district
11to adapt, adopt, or adapt and adopt another community college
12district’s approved career technical education courses, programs,
13and curriculum within one academic semester and to offer that
14course or program, or utilize that curriculum, the subsequent
15academic semester.

16
(C) The chancellor’s office shall consult with the Legislature
17and the Governor prior to implementing the plan. The plan shall
18be developed no later than July 1, 2017, and implemented no later
19than January 1, 2018.

20
(11) Eliminate barriers to hiring qualified instructors for career
21technical education courses, including reevaluating the required
22minimum qualifications for career technical education instructors.

23
(g) After June 30, 2017, and only as necessary, the chancellor’s
24office may develop and implement revised polices and guidance
25and bring regulations before the Board of Governors of the
26California Community Colleges as necessary for a community
27college district and its regional partners to accomplish both of the
28following:

29
(1) Implement and expand the amount of aligned middle skill
30and career technical education credentials, certificates, degrees,
31courses, programs, and pathways in accordance with paragraphs
32(1) to (11), inclusive, of subdivision (f).

33
(2) Implement the recommendations of the Strong Workforce
34Task Force.

35
(h) (1) For purposes of this section, the chancellor’s office shall
36consider input provided by relevant stakeholders, including the
37Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges and the
38California Workforce Development Board, prior to implementing
39revised guidance, policies, or regulatory changes.

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(2) For purposes of this article and in compliance with the
2consultation requirements in Sections 70901 and 70902, the
3Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges shall
4establish a career technical education subcommittee to provide
5recommendations on career technical education issues. No less
6than 70 percent of the subcommittee shall consist of career
7technical education faculty. The subcommittee’s charter shall
8require it to provide assistance to community college districts to
9ensure that career technical education and its instruction is
10responsive and aligned to current and emergent industry trends,
11and ensure that similar courses, programs, and degrees are
12portable among community college districts.

13

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For purposes of this part, the following terms have the
14following meanings:

15
(a) “Career pathways” means an identified series of positions,
16work experiences, or educational benchmarks or credentials that
17offer occupational and financial advancement within a specified
18career field or related fields over time.

19
(b) “Career technical education credential” means a workforce
20certificate, degree, or industry-recognized credential.

21
(c) “Career Technical Education Regional Consortium,” or
22“consortium,” means an administrative grouping of community
23college districts by the Division of Workforce and Economic
24Development of the chancellor’s office for the purpose of
25coordination and joint planning within regions, as defined in
26subdivision (i).

27
(d) “Chancellor’s office” means the Office of the Chancellor
28of the California Community Colleges.

29
(e) “Industry” or “industry sectors” means trade associations
30or those firms that produce similar products or provide similar
31services using somewhat similar business processes.

32
(f) “Middle skill credential” means a certificate, associate’s
33degree, or industry-recognized credential that is less than a
34bachelor’s degree but more than a high school diploma and
35facilitates student success with workforce outcomes.

36
(g) “Plan” means the regional plan established under this part.

37
(h) “Program” means the Strong Workforce Program
38established under this part.

39
(i) “Region” means a geographic area of the state defined by
40economic and labor market factors containing at least one industry
P44   1cluster and the cities, counties, or community college districts, or
2all of them, in the industry cluster’s geographic area. To the extent
3possible, for the purposes of this part, collaborative regions should
4align with federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
5(Public Law 113-128) regional planning unit boundaries specified
6in the California Strategic Workforce and Development Plan and
7expand upon existing consortium infrastructure established by the
8chancellor’s office.

9
(j) “Strong Workforce Task Force” means the Task Force on
10Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy commissioned by
11the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.

12

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(a) Commencing July 1, 2017, as a condition of receipt
13of funds from this program for a fiscal year, each consortium, in
14consultation with collaborating entities identified in paragraph
15(2) of subdivision (e) of Section 88821, shall submit a plan to the
16chancellor’s office that has been updated for that fiscal year.

17
(b) The plan pursuant to subdivision (a) shall include all of the
18following requirements:

19
(1) The names of the community college districts participating
20in the consortium, including the name of the community college
21identified as the consortium’s fiscal agent, and the names of entities
22collaborating pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (e) of
23Section 88821.

24
(2) The governance model for the consortium. Decisions
25governing, or relating to, the distribution of fiscal resources shall
26be determined exclusively by the community college districts
27participating in the consortium.

28
(3) An analysis of regional labor market needs informed by a
29federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law
30113-128) economic analysis and other sources as applicable. This
31analysis shall also include wage data for each industry sector or
32labor market need identified.

33
(4) An inventory of regionally prioritized and locally prioritized
34projects and programs that close relevant labor market and
35employment gaps.

36
(5) Measurable regional goals that align with the performance
37accountability measures of the federal Workforce Innovation and
38Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128).

39
(6) For regionally prioritized projects and programs, a work
40plan, spending plan, and budget. The work plan, spending plan,
P45   1and budget shall identify the amount of funding allocated for
2one-time and ongoing expenditures.

3
(7) A description of the alignment of work plans, spending plans,
4and other education and workforce plans guiding services in the
5region, including plans pertaining to the building of career
6pathways and the employment of workforce sector strategies and
7those plans required pursuant to the federal Workforce Innovation
8and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128).

9
(c) Each consortium shall submit a plan by January 31 once
10every four years and shall annually update the plan by January
1131 of each year until the next new plan is submitted.

12
(d) The chancellor’s office shall review the plans on a four-year
13cycle and ensure that annual updates are made by each consortium.
14The chancellor’s office shall determine if each consortium has
15made significant progress in meeting the goals and measures
16outlined in its plan, and provide technical assistance to a
17consortium that has not met its goals. The chancellor’s office is
18encouraged to provide technical assistance pursuant to this
19subdivision through the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership
20Initiative.

21
(e) To avoid duplication of effort, plans developed pursuant to
22this section shall be informed by, aligned with, and expand upon
23regional plans and planning efforts established pursuant to the
24federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law
25113-128).

26
(f) Community college districts participating in a consortium
27shall utilize their region’s plan to inform local campus planning
28efforts to implement career technical education courses, programs,
29and pathways and integrate available local, regional, state, and
30nonpublic resources to ensure that students will achieve successful
31workforce outcomes.

32
(g) Community college districts shall meet with the members of
33their consortium not less than annually to inform on the delivery
34of career technical education and workforce development courses,
35programs, and pathways within the region.

36
(h) Each region’s plan shall be for the primary purpose of
37informing the development of strategies related to career technical
38education and workforce development courses, programs, and
39pathways. Each region’s plan shall reflect strategies to efficiently
40and effectively utilize any available public and private resources,
P46   1including funds for the Career Technical Education Pathways
2Program established in Part 52 (commencing with Section 88530),
3in a manner that better aligns career technical education courses,
4programs, and pathways with the needs of their regional
5economies.

6
(i) It is the intent of the Legislature to align community college
7career technical education programs within the Strong Workforce
8Program. Staff from the chancellor’s office, the Legislative
9Analyst’s Office, and the Department of Finance are requested to
10investigate the potential consolidation of community college career
11technical education programs within the Strong Workforce
12Program.

13

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(a) This section only applies for the 2016-17 fiscal
14year.

15
(b) To promote the success of community college students and
16the career technical education programs that serve them, up to 5
17percent of the funds appropriated for the program in the annual
18Budget Act may be allocated by the Board of Governors of the
19California Community Colleges to a community college district
20for statewide activities to improve and administer the program,
21including the facilitation of system, program, and data alignment
22at the state and regional levels. The chancellor’s office shall
23consult with the California Workforce Development Board and
24other appropriate state agencies on the development of all
25statewide activities that would be implemented by the selected
26 district to facilitate broader workforce and education system
27alignment. Statewide coordination activities funded out of this
28allocation may include, but are not limited to, the following
29activities:

30
(1) State-level coordination for the development of labor market
31analyses pertaining to economic and industry trends and jobs
32projections for the purpose of supporting common regional
33planning efforts and the alignment of career technical education
34program offerings with regional labor market dynamics.

35
(2) Research, evaluation, and technical assistance on the use
36of effective local and regional policies, best practices, and model
37partnerships.

38
(3) Development and prototyping of innovative policies,
39practices, and coordinated services with local workforce and
40education partners.

P47   1
(4) Participation of community college districts in existing
2regional coalitions and planning efforts.

3
(5) Cross-training local program staff.

4
(6) Development and maintenance of a state-level cross-system
5data reporting mechanism with partners formed pursuant to the
6federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law
7113-128) for the purpose of monitoring workforce program
8outcomes and performance accountability.

9
(7) Leveraging allocated funds with state and local partners
10through interagency agreements, memorandums of understanding,
11or other appropriate mechanisms.

12
(c) (1) The chancellor’s office shall provide to the Department
13of Finance and the Legislative Analyst’s Office its
14recommendations for the allocation of funds available for each
15consortium no later than August 30, 2016. The department shall
16approve the allocation plan before the release of funding. Each
17consortium, in consultation with local colleges, community college
18districts, and the chancellor’s office, shall select a community
19college to be a fiscal agent that shall directly receive funds
20apportioned for the consortium in accordance with this section.
21The chancellor’s office shall determine, for purposes of allocating
22funds for the consortium and its community college districts, the
23local unemployment rate, the region’s proportion of career
24technical education full-time equivalent students, and proportion
25of projected job openings. Each of these three factors shall
26comprise one-third of the allocation formula. Funds may be used
27for regionally prioritized projects and programs and locally
28prioritized projects and programs that meet regional needs for
29career technical education and workforce development courses,
30programs, pathways, credentials, certificates, and degrees.

31
(2) Forty percent of the funds apportioned for the program shall
32be provided directly to the fiscal agent of the consortium for the
33purpose of funding regionally prioritized projects and programs
34that meet the needs of local and regional economies, as identified
35in regional plans and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
36(Public Law 113-128) regional plans.

37
(3) Sixty percent of the funds apportioned for the program shall
38be provided directly to community college districts in the
39consortium. Funds apportioned directly to a community college
40district shall be expended for the purpose of funding regionally
P48   1prioritized projects and programs within the community college
2district that meet the needs of local and regional economies, as
3identified in regional plans and Workforce Innovation and
4Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128) regional plans. As a
5condition of receiving direct funding, each community college
6district shall actively participate in its consortium.

7
(d) As a condition of receipt of funds pursuant to subdivision
8(c), a community college district shall comply with all of the
9following requirements:

10
(1) Be a member of a consortium.

11
(2) Participate in regional planning efforts established pursuant
12to the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public
13Law 113-128) and other efforts to align workforce, employment,
14and education services.

15
(3) Work with other members of the consortium to create and
16submit a plan to the chancellor by January 31, 2017, for inclusion
17in the submissions of regional plans for purposes of the program
18and the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public
19Law 113-128).

20
(4) Provide accessible performance and labor-market data that
21can be used by community college districts and their regional
22partners to support the implementation of the program and
23describe related efforts to align regional workforce and education
24programming with regional labor market needs, including, but
25not limited to, regional planning efforts established pursuant to
26the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public
27Law 113-128).

28
(5) Certify that the use of funds will meet the intent of the
29program to accomplish all of the following:

30
(A) Increase the number of students in quality career technical
31education courses, programs, and pathways that will achieve
32successful workforce outcomes.

33
(B) Increase the number of quality career technical education
34courses, programs, and pathways that lead to successful workforce
35outcomes, or invest in new or emerging career technical education
36courses, programs, and pathways that may become operative in
37subsequent years and are likely to lead to successful workforce
38outcomes.

39
(C) Address recommendations from the Strong Workforce Task
40Force, including the recommended provision of student services
P49   1related to career exploration, job readiness and job placement,
2and work-based learning.

3
(e) Funds appropriated to community college districts for the
4program shall supplement, not supplant, existing funding of
5community college career technical education programs. This
6subdivision shall not be interpreted to mean that a participating
7community college district is prohibited from eliminating or
8altering existing programs, but the percentage of that community
9college district’s total full-time equivalent students enrolled in
10career technical education courses relative to the total full-time
11equivalent students enrolled in the district shall not be reduced
12from the percentage computed for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

13
(f) A consortium shall allocate funds only to community college
14districts.

15

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(a) This section applies commencing with the 2017-18
16fiscal year.

17
(b) To promote the success of community college students and
18the career technical education programs that serve them, up to 5
19percent of the funds appropriated for the program may be allocated
20by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges
21to a community college district for statewide activities to improve
22and administer the program, including the facilitation of system,
23program, and data alignment at the state and regional levels and
24the implementation of the 25 recommendations presented to the
25board of governors on January 19 and 20, 2016, by the Strong
26Workforce Task Force. The chancellor’s office shall consult with
27the California Workforce Development Board and other
28appropriate state agencies on the development of all statewide
29activities that would be implemented by the selected district to
30facilitate broader workforce and education system alignment.
31Statewide coordination activities funded out of this allocation may
32include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

33
(1) State-level coordination for the development of labor market
34analyses pertaining to economic and industry trends and jobs
35projections for the purpose of supporting common regional
36planning efforts and the alignment of career technical education
37program offerings with regional labor market dynamics.

38
(2) Research, evaluation, and technical assistance on the use
39of effective local and regional policies, best practices, and model
40partnerships.

P50   1
(3) Development and prototyping of innovative policies,
2practices, and coordinated services with local workforce and
3education partners.

4
(4) Participation of community college districts in existing
5regional coalitions and planning efforts.

6
(5) Cross-training local program staff.

7
(6) Development and maintenance of a state-level cross-system
8data reporting mechanism with partners formed pursuant to the
9federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law
10113-128) for the purpose of monitoring workforce program
11outcomes and performance accountability.

12
(7) Leveraging allocated funds with state and local partners
13through interagency agreements, memorandums of understanding,
14or other appropriate mechanisms.

15
(c) (1) Forty percent of the funds apportioned for the program
16shall be apportioned directly to the fiscal agent of the consortium
17for the purpose of funding regionally prioritized projects and
18programs that meet the needs of local and regional economies, as
19identified in regional plans and Workforce Innovation and
20Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128) regional plans.

21
(2) Sixty percent of the funds apportioned for the program shall
22be apportioned directly to community college districts in the
23consortium. Funds apportioned directly to a community college
24district shall be expended for the purpose of funding regionally
25prioritized projects and programs within the community college
26district that meet the needs of local and regional economies, as
27identified in regional plans and Workforce Innovation and
28Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128) regional plans. As a
29condition of receiving direct funding, each community college
30district shall actively participate in its consortium.

31
(d) The allocation of funds to a consortium shall be based on
32a schedule determined by the chancellor’s office and is effective
33for the four years of each plan cycle. Within the four-year plan
34cycle, this schedule may be altered to reflect changes in the
35statewide allocation for the program as appropriated in the annual
36Budget Act.

37
(e) The chancellor’s office shall provide to the Department of
38Finance and the Legislative Analyst’s Office its recommendations
39for the allocation of funds available for each consortium no later
P51   1 than August 30 of each year. The department shall approve the
2allocation plan before the release of funding.

3
(f) (1) For each four-year plan cycle, the chancellor’s office
4shall determine the amount of funds to be allocated to each
5 consortium based on the following weighted factors in each region:

6
(A) The unemployment rate. This factor shall comprise 33
7percent of the allocation formula.

8
(B) The proportion of career technical education full-time
9equivalent students. This factor shall comprise 33 percent of the
10allocation formula.

11
(C) The proportion of projected job openings. This factor shall
12comprise 17 percent of the allocation formula.

13
(D) The proportion of successful workforce outcomes as
14evidenced by the performance accountability measures of the
15federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law
16113-128). This factor shall comprise 17 percent of the allocation
17formula.

18
(2) For each four-year plan cycle, the chancellor’s office shall
19determine the amount of funds to be allocated directly to each
20community college district within a consortium based on the
21weighted factors, specified in subparagraphs (A) to (D), inclusive,
22of paragraph (1), in each district within the region.

23
(g) A consortium shall allocate funds in accordance with its
24plan and only to community college districts. Decisions governing,
25or relating to, the distribution of the consortium’s fiscal resources
26shall be determined exclusively by the community college districts
27participating in the consortium.

28
(h) As a condition of receipt of funds under this section, a
29participating community college district shall comply with all of
30the following:

31
(1) Be a member of a consortium.

32
(2) Participate in regional planning efforts formed pursuant to
33the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public
34Law 113-128) and other efforts that align workforce, employment,
35and education services.

36
(3) Work with other consortium members to create and submit
37a plan to the chancellor’s office by January 31 of every fourth year
38of a four-year plan cycle.

39
(4) Provide accessible performance and labor market data that
40can be used by community college districts and their regional
P52   1partners to support the implementation of the program and any
2related efforts to align regional workforce and education
3programming with regional labor market needs, including, but
4not limited to, regional planning efforts established pursuant to
5the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public
6Law 113-128).

7
(5) Include interested public universities in regional planning.

8
(6) Certify that the use of funds will meet the intent of the
9program to accomplish all of the following:

10
(A) Increase the number of students in quality career technical
11education courses, programs, and pathways that will achieve
12successful workforce outcomes.

13
(B) Increase the number of quality career technical education
14courses, programs, and pathways that lead to successful workforce
15outcomes, or invest in new or emerging career technical education
16courses, programs, and pathways that may become operative in
17subsequent years and are likely to lead to successful workforce
18outcomes.

19
(C) Address recommendations from the Strong Workforce Task
20Force, including the recommended provision of student services
21related to career exploration, job readiness and job placement,
22and work-based learning.

23
(i) Funds appropriated to community college districts for the
24program shall supplement, not supplant, existing funding of
25community college career technical education programs. This
26subdivision shall not be interpreted to mean that a participating
27community college district is prohibited from eliminating or
28altering existing programs, but the percentage of that community
29college district’s total full-time equivalent students enrolled in
30career technical education courses relative to the total full-time
31equivalent students enrolled in the district shall not be reduced
32from the percentage computed for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

33
(j) Programs, courses, or instructional materials developed
34using funding from the program may be made available to all
35community college districts, as appropriate, through the online
36clearinghouse of information created as part of the Institutional
37Effectiveness Partnership Initiative.

38

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(a) The chancellor’s office shall implement
39performance accountability outcome measures for the program
40that provide the Governor, the Legislature, and the general public
P53   1with information that quantifies employer and student outcomes
2for those participating in the program. These performance
3accountability measures shall, to the extent possible, align with
4the performance accountability measures of the federal Workforce
5Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128). Outcome
6measures shall include, to the extent possible, demographic data,
7to allow policymakers and the general public to evaluate progress
8in closing equity gaps in program access and completion, and
9earnings of underserved demographic groups.

10
(b) The chancellor’s office shall post on its Internet Web site,
11for ease of access, all regional plans and their subsequent progress
12plans, and solicit feedback from each consortium on
13recommendations they have for overall program improvement.

14
(c) (1) Commencing in 2018, the chancellor’s office shall submit
15a report on the program to the Governor and the Legislature on
16or before the January 1 immediately subsequent to the fiscal year
17which the report addresses. This report shall include, but is not
18limited to, all of the following:

19
(A) Data summarizing outcome accountability performance
20measures collected by the chancellor’s office pursuant to
21subdivision (a).

22
(B) A summary of recommendations for program improvement
23collected by the chancellor’s office pursuant to subdivision (b).

24
(C) Recommendations for future allocations to consortiums
25based upon program outcomes, including, at a minimum, the
26number of certificates granted to, and wage increases of, students
27who have completed a career technical education program.

28
(2) A report to be submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be
29submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government
30Code.

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31begin insert

begin insertSEC. 24.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 89290 of the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert is amended to
32read:end insert

33

89290.  

(a) The California State University shall report
34biennially to the Legislature and the Department of Finance, on
35or before October 1, 2014, and on or before October 1 of each
36even-numbered year thereafter, on the total costs of education at
37the California State University.

38(b) The report prepared under this section shall identify the costs
39of undergraduate education, graduate academic education, graduate
40professional education, and research activities. All four categories
P54   1listed in this subdivision shall be reported in total and disaggregated
2separately by health sciences disciplines, disciplines included in
3paragraphbegin delete (10)end deletebegin insert (16)end insert of subdivision (b) of Section 89295, and all
4other disciplines. The university shall also separately report on the
5cost of education for postbaccalaureate teacher education programs.
6For purposes of this report, research for which a student earns
7credit toward his or her degree program shall be identified as
8undergraduate education or graduate education, as appropriate.

9(c) The costs shall also be reported by fund source, including
10all of the following:

11(1) State General Fund.

12(2) Systemwide tuition and fees.

13(3) Nonresident tuition and fees and other student fees.

14(d) For any report submitted under this section before January
151, 2017, the costs shall, at a minimum, be reported on a systemwide
16basis. For any report submitted under this section on or after
17January 1, 2017, the costs shall be reported on both a systemwide
18and campus-by-campus basis.

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19
(e) A report prepared under this section on or after January 1,
202017, shall include information on costs, disaggregated by campus,
21based on the methodology developed by the National Association
22of College and University Business Officers in its February 2002
23report, Explaining College Costs, and other methodologies
24determined by the university.

end insert
begin delete

25(e)

end delete

26begin insert(f)end insert A report to be submitted pursuant to this section shall be
27submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government
28Code.

begin delete

29(f)

end delete

30begin insert(g)end insert Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, the
31requirement for submitting a report under this section shall be
32inoperative on January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of
33the Government Code.

34begin insert

begin insertSEC. 25.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 92670 of the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert is amended to
35read:end insert

36

92670.  

(a) The University of California shall report biennially
37to the Legislature and the Department of Finance, on or before
38October 1, 2014, and on or before October 1 of each
39even-numbered year thereafter, on the total costs of education at
40the University of California.

P55   1(b) The report shall identify the costs of undergraduate
2education, graduate academic education, graduate professional
3education, and research activities. All four categories listed in this
4subdivision shall be reported in total and disaggregated separately
5by health sciences disciplines, disciplines included in paragraph
6begin delete (10)end deletebegin insert (13)end insert of subdivision (b) of Section 92675, and all other
7disciplines. For purposes of this report, research for which a student
8earns credit toward his or her degree program shall be identified
9as undergraduate education or graduate education.

10(c) The costs shall also be reported by fund source, including
11all of the following:

12(1) State General Fund.

13(2) Systemwide tuition and fees.

14(3) Nonresident tuition and fees and other student fees.

15(4) University of California General Funds, including interest
16on General Fund balances and the portion of indirect cost recovery
17and patent royalty income used for core educational purposes.

18(d) For any report submitted under this section before January
191, 2017, the costs shall, at a minimum, be reported on a systemwide
20basis. For any report submitted under this section on or after
21January 1, 2017, the costs shall be reported on both a systemwide
22and campus-by-campus basis.

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23
(e) A report prepared under this section on or after January 1,
242017, shall include information on costs, disaggregated by campus,
25based on the methodology developed by the National Association
26of College and University Business Officers in its February 2002
27report, Explaining College Costs, and other methodologies
28determined by the university.

end insert
begin delete

29(e)

end delete

30begin insert(f)end insert A report to be submitted pursuant to this section shall be
31submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government
32Code.

begin delete

33(f)

end delete

34begin insert(g)end insert Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, the
35requirement for submitting a report under this section shall be
36inoperative on January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of
37the Government Code.

38begin insert

begin insertSEC. 26.end insert  

end insert

begin insertArticle 7.8 (commencing with Section 92680) is added
39to Chapter 6 of Part 57 of Division 9 of Title 3 of the end insert
begin insertEducation
40Code
end insert
begin insert, to read:end insert

begin insert

P56   1 

2Article begin insert7.8.end insert  Admission of California Resident Students
3

 

4

begin insert92680.end insert  

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that pupils who
5are enrolled in schools identified by the Superintendent of Public
6Instruction pursuant to subdivision (g) of Section 41580 receive
7additional support to increase the number of these pupils who are
8admitted to, and enroll at, the University of California and who
9successfully complete an undergraduate degree within four
10academic years of freshman admission.

11
(b) The University of California shall approve a plan, including
12a timeline, to do all of the following:

13
(1) Identify, in the files for each applicant for freshman
14admission, whether the applicant is enrolled in a school identified
15on the list developed by the Superintendent pursuant to subdivision
16(g) of Section 41580.

17
(2) (A) Provide direction to each campus regarding
18supplemental consideration in the admission process for pupils
19who are enrolled in schools identified pursuant to subdivision (g)
20of Section 41580 that comply with university policy.

21
(B) For the purposes of this paragraph, all pupils enrolled in
22schools identified pursuant to subdivision (g) of Section 41580
23shall meet the same admission requirements as pupils who are
24enrolled in high schools not identified pursuant to subdivision (g)
25of Section 41580.

26
(3) Increase, at each campus and in each academic year,
27beginning in the 2016-17 academic year, the number of California
28resident freshmen admits, including students meeting the
29requirements of Section 68130.5, who are enrolled at a school
30identified by the Superintendent pursuant to subdivision (g) of
31Section 41580. It is the intent of the Legislature that the University
32of California examine its practices to encourage more pupils who
33are enrolled at schools identified by the Superintendent pursuant
34to subdivision (g) of Section 41580 and who are admitted to the
35university to enroll at the university.

36
(4) Expand services and resources to be provided specifically
37for students who entered as freshmen and who were previously
38enrolled in a school identified by the Superintendent pursuant to
39subdivision (g) of Section 41580.

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(c) No later than December 15, 2016, the university shall submit
2to the Director of Finance and the Legislature an evaluation of
3the costs and benefits of providing application fee waivers to
4applicants who are enrolled in schools identified by the
5Superintendent pursuant to subdivision (g) of Section 41580.

6
(d) Commencing in 2017, no later than November 30 of each
7year, the university shall report to the Director of Finance and to
8the Legislature the number of pupils who attended a school
9identified by the Superintendent pursuant to subdivision (g) of
10Section 41580 and were admitted to the university, and the number
11of those students who enrolled, disaggregated by campus.

12
(e) This section is operative if funds are appropriated in the
13Budget Act of 2016 to the University of California.

end insert
14begin insert

begin insertSEC. 27.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 99206 of the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert is repealed.end insert

begin delete
15

99206.  

This article shall become inoperative on June 30, 2017,
16and, as of January 1, 2018, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute
17that is enacted before January 1, 2018, deletes or extends the dates
18on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.

end delete
19begin insert

begin insertSEC. 28.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 13988.4 of the end insertbegin insertGovernment Codeend insertbegin insert is amended
20to read:end insert

21

13988.4.  

(a) This chapter shall not apply to intellectual
22property or intellectual property related agreements administered
23by the Regents of the University of California, the subcontractors
24of the Regents of the University of California, and the Trustees of
25the California State University. This chapter shall apply to a
26funding agreement from a state agency for the performance of
27research, and these funding agreements shall be subject to the
28model contract provisions developed pursuant to Chapter 14.27
29(commencing with Section 67325) of Part 40 of Division 5 of Title
303 of the Education Code.

31(b) This chapter shall not apply to intellectual property
32agreements governed by the California Stem Cell Research and
33Cures Bond Act (Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 125290.10)
34of Part 5 of Division 106 of the Health and Safety Code).

begin insert

35
(c) This chapter shall not apply to an intellectual property
36agreement entered into by the California Initiative to Advance
37Precision Medicine pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 65057.

end insert
38begin insert

begin insertSEC. 29.end insert  

end insert

begin insertArticle 6 (commencing with Section 65055) is added
39to Chapter 1.5 of Division 1 of Title 7 of the end insert
begin insertGovernment Codeend insertbegin insert,
40to read:end insert

begin insert

P58   1 

2Article begin insert6.end insert  California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine
3

 

4

begin insert65055.end insert  

The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

5
(a) Over the past three decades, the United States has been a
6leader in biological research and medicine that describes
7fundamental biological structures and processes in unprecedented
8detail and that has led to breakthroughs in therapies and
9treatments. Advances in information technology and computing
10have also furthered our ability to gather important data to better
11understand disease functions. However, we are now at a point
12where our capacity to collect information has outpaced our
13capacity to integrate and analyze it and to convert data to new
14knowledge.

15
(b) According to a 2011 report from the National Academy of
16Sciences, entitled “Toward Precision Medicine: Building a
17Knowledge Network for Biomedical Research and a New Taxonomy
18of Disease,” the aggregation, integration, and analysis of data
19from research, clinical, personal, and population health settings
20are critical to creating a new knowledge network that will enable
21us to deliver more precise medicine, whether by targeting existing
22therapies more safely and effectively to patients, or by developing
23new therapies based on new insights into disease. Precision
24medicine, which embodies efforts to create this new knowledge
25network through data infrastructure, technology tools, and
26diagnostics, holds promise to transform health, health care, and
27biomedical research.

28
(c) California, with its vast scientific, medical, and technological
29resources, is positioned to lead advances in the field of precision
30medicine, which is gaining both national and international
31prominence. By establishing a California Initiative to Advance
32Precision Medicine, the state can help coordinate public, private,
33and nonprofit partners to advance this important intersection
34between science, research, and medicine, and to foster the creation
35of new technologies and therapies that can improve the health of
36Californians. A California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine
37will bring together state precision medicine leaders as well as
38complete projects that demonstrate the power and application of
39precision medicine to the people of the State of California.

P59   1

begin insert65056.end insert  

As used in this article, “California Initiative to Advance
2Precision Medicine” or “initiative” means the California Initiative
3to Advance Precision Medicine established in Section 65057.

4

begin insert65057.end insert  

(a) The California Initiative to Advance Precision
5Medicine is hereby established in the office. In establishing the
6initiative, the office shall incorporate agreements and partnerships
7regarding precision medicine entered into by the office prior to
8January 1, 2016.

9
(b) (1) The office shall develop, implement, and evaluate
10demonstration projects on precision medicine in collaboration
11with public, nonprofit, and private entities. A demonstration project
12may focus on one or more disease areas, and an award of funds
13under any appropriation of funds to the office for precision
14medicine shall be based on criteria that include, but are not limited
15to, the following:

16
(A) The potential for tangible benefit to patients within two to
17five years, including the likelihood that the study will have an
18immediate impact on patients.

19
(B) The depth and breadth of data available in the disease focus
20areas across institutions.

21
(C) The prospects for efficient and effective data integration
22and analysis.

23
(D) The expertise of potential team members.

24
(E) The resources available for the project outside of the
25initiative, including the potential for leveraging nonstate funding.

26
(F) The clinical and commercial potential of the project.

27
(G) The potential to reduce health disparities.

28
(H) The potential to scale and leverage multiple electronic
29health records systems.

30
(I) The potential to develop the use of tools, measurements, and
31data, including publicly generated and available data.

32
(2) A demonstration project that is selected by the office shall
33advance greater understanding in at least one of the following
34areas, or in another area that is determined by the office to be
35necessary to advance precision medicine:

36
(A) The application of precision medicine to specific disease
37areas.

38
(B) The challenges of system interoperability.

39
(C) Economic analysis.

40
(D) Standards for sharing data or protocols across institutions.

P60   1
(E) The federal and state regulatory environment.

2
(F) The clinical environment.

3
(G) Challenges relating to data, tools, and infrastructure.

4
(H) The protection of privacy and personal health information.

5
(I) The potential for reducing health disparities.

6
(J) Methods and protocols for patient engagement.

7
(3) The office shall develop concrete metrics and goals for
8demonstration projects, monitor their progress, and
9comprehensively evaluate projects upon completion.

10
(4) (A) On or before January 1, 2017, and annually thereafter,
11the office shall submit a report to the Legislature that provides an
12update of the demonstration projects selected. Upon completion
13of a demonstration project, the office shall submit an evaluation
14of the demonstration project to the Legislature. A demonstration
15project is deemed complete when it has completed the agreed upon
16tasks and deliverables, and the project funding has been completed.

17
(B) A written report made pursuant to subparagraph (A) shall
18be made in compliance with Section 9795.

19
(c) The office shall develop an inventory of precision medicine
20assets, including projects, data sets, and experts. In developing
21the inventory, the office shall assemble knowledge across broad
22disease areas. The office shall use the inventory to inform strategic
23areas for the future development of precision medicine-related
24projects.

25
(d) The office may enter into agreements with public entities,
26or with nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations for the purpose
27of jointly administering the programs established under the
28initiative or to administer any provision of this section.

29
(e) The office shall create and post on a publicly available
30Internet Web site guidelines for an award of funds made under
31any appropriation of funds to the office for precision medicine.
32The guidelines shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

33
(A) Eligibility requirements.

34
(B) A competitive, merit-based application process that allows
35public and private academic and nonprofit institutions to submit
36proposals as principal investigators.

37
(C) A comprehensive peer-reviewed selection process.

38
(D) Requirements regarding the use of awarded funds.

39
(E) Requirements regarding the use and sharing of research
40data and findings.

P61   1
(F) Requirements for the protection of privacy and personal
2health information.

3
(f) The office shall solicit public, nonprofit, and private sector
4input for any additional guidelines for an award of funds made
5pursuant to this section.

6
(g) The office shall establish standards that require a grant to
7be subject to an intellectual property agreement that balances the
8opportunity of the state to benefit from the patents, royalties, and
9licenses that result from basic research, therapy development, and
10clinical trials against the need to ensure that the agreement does
11not unreasonably hinder essential medical research.

12
(h) The office may receive nonstate funds in furtherance of the
13initiative. “In furtherance of the initiative” means that funds may
14be used to award additional demonstration projects under the
15same terms and conditions as state funds in the initiative, held in
16reserve for follow-on funding of any awardees, or used to fund
17other nondemonstration project activities in a proportion no
18greater than 20 percent of the total of nonstate funds received over
19the term of the commitment. The office shall return unexpended
20nonstate funds to the source before January 1, 2020.

21
(i) Up to 30 percent of any amount appropriated to the office
22for precision medicine may be held by the office until an equivalent
23amount of nonstate matching funds is identified and received.
24Amounts subject to nonstate match may be released in increments
25as determined by the office.

26
(j) Up to 10 percent of any amount appropriated to the office
27for precision medicine may be used by the office for administrative
28costs.

29
(k) The office shall recruit a precision medicine expert selection
30committee to represent various precision medicine-related skills,
31such as bioinformatics, statistics, health economics, patient
32engagement, and genomics. The Legislature may make nominations
33for the selection committee to the office for consideration.

34
(l) Members of the selection committee shall be deemed to not
35be interested in any contract, including any award of funds by the
36committee, pursuant to this section.

37
(m) Prior to the selection committee’s deliberative process, the
38office shall notify the Legislature of the selection of the committee
39members.

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(n) The selection committee established in subdivision (k) shall
2comply with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9
3(commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of
4Division 3 of Title 2), except during the deliberative process as it
5relates to reviewing and ranking proposals and making final
6selections.

7
(o) The selection committee shall report on the justification for
8selecting the demonstration projects that are awarded funding and
9provide a list of the demonstration projects that were not selected.
10This report shall be posted on the Internet Web site created in
11subdivision (e).

12

begin insert65058.end insert  

It is the intent of the Legislature that the office make
13awards in compliance with the following:

14
(a) The awards are made to demonstration projects in
15California.

16
(b) The awards are prioritized for public and private nonprofit
17entities.

18
(c) The awards include, but are not limited to, awards to public
19institutions in both northern and southern California.

20

begin insert65059.end insert  

This article shall remain in effect only until January
211, 2020, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted
22statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2020, deletes or extends
23that date.

end insert
24begin insert

begin insertSEC. 30.end insert  

end insert

begin insertTitle 12.2 (commencing with Section 14230) is added
25to Part 4 of the end insert
begin insertPenal Codeend insertbegin insert, to read:end insert

begin insert

26 

27Title begin insert12.2.end insert  California Firearm Violence Research
28Act

29

 

30

begin insert14230.end insert  

The Legislature finds and declares the following:

31
(a) Firearm violence is a significant public health and public
32safety problem in California and nationwide. Nationally, rates of
33fatal firearm violence have remained essentially unchanged for
34more than a decade, as declines in homicide have been offset by
35increases in suicide.

36
(b) California has been the site of some of the nation’s most
37infamous mass shootings, such as those at a McDonald’s in San
38Ysidro, at Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, near the
39University of California, Santa Barbara in Isla Vista, and most
40recently at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. Yet
P63   1public mass shootings account for less than 1 percent of firearm
2 violence. In 2014, there were 2,939 firearm-related deaths in
3California, including 1,582 suicides, 1,230 homicides, 89 deaths
4by legal intervention, and 38 unintentional or undetermined deaths.
5In communities where firearm violence is a frequent occurrence,
6the very structure of daily life is affected.

7
(c) Nationwide, the annual societal cost of firearm violence was
8estimated at $229,000,000,000 in 2012. A significant share of this
9burden falls on California. In 2013, the Office of Statewide Health
10Planning and Development noted that government-sponsored
11insurance programs covered nearly two-thirds of the costs of
12hospitalizations for firearm assaults in California, and about
13one-half of the costs of hospitalizations for unintentional injuries
14or those resulting from deliberate self-harm.

15
(d) California has been a leader in responding to this continuing
16crisis. However, although rates of fatal firearm violence in
17California are well below average for the 50 states, they are not
18low enough.

19
(e) Too little is known about firearm violence and its prevention.
20This is in substantial part because too little research has been
21done. The need for more research and more sophisticated research
22has repeatedly been emphasized. Because there has been so little
23support for research, only a small number of trained investigators
24are available.

25
(f) When confronted by other major health and social problems,
26California and the nation have mounted effective responses,
27coupling an expanded research effort with policy reform in the
28public’s interest. Motor vehicle accidents, cancer, heart disease,
29and tobacco use are all examples of the benefits of this approach.

30
(g) Federal funding for firearm violence research through the
31federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been
32virtually eliminated by Congress since 1996, leaving a major gap
33that must be filled by other sources.

34

begin insert14231.end insert  

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature to establish a
35center for research into firearm-related violence. It is the intent
36of the Legislature that the center be administered by the University
37of California pursuant to the following principles:

38
(1) Interdisciplinary work of the center shall address the
39following:

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(A) The nature of firearm violence, including individual and
2societal determinants of risk for involvement in firearm violence,
3whether as a victim or a perpetrator.

4
(B) The individual, community, and societal consequences of
5firearm violence.

6
(C) Prevention and treatment of firearm violence at the
7individual, community, and societal levels.

8
(2) The center shall conduct basic, translational, and
9transformative research with a mission to provide the scientific
10evidence on which sound firearm violence prevention policies and
11programs can be based. Its research shall include, but not be
12limited to, the effectiveness of existing laws and policies intended
13to reduce firearm violence, including the criminal misuse of
14firearms, and efforts to promote the responsible ownership and
15use of firearms.

16
(3) The center shall work on a continuing basis with
17policymakers in the Legislature and state agencies to identify,
18implement, and evaluate innovative firearm violence prevention
19policies and programs.

20
(4) To help ensure a long-term and successful effort to
21 understand and prevent firearm violence, the center shall recruit
22and provide specialized training opportunities for new researchers,
23including experienced investigators in related fields who are
24beginning work on firearm violence, young investigators who have
25completed their education, postdoctoral scholars, doctoral
26students, and undergraduates.

27
(5) As a supplement to its own research, the center may
28administer a small grant program for research on firearm violence.
29All research funds shall be awarded on the basis of scientific merit
30as determined by an open, competitive peer review process that
31assures objectivity, consistency, and high quality. All qualified
32investigators, regardless of institutional affiliation, shall have
33equal access and opportunity to compete for the funds.

34
(6) The peer review process for the selection of grants awarded
35under this program shall be modeled on the process used by the
36National Institutes of Health in its grantmaking process.

37
(b) It is further the intent of the Legislature that on or before
38December 31, 2017, and every five years thereafter, the University
39of California transmit programmatic, as well as financial, reports
40to the state, including a report on the grants made, pending grants,
P65   1program accomplishments, and the future direction of the program.
2The report shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of
3the Government Code.

4
(c) Subject to the conditions and requirements established
5elsewhere in statute, state agencies, including, but not limited to,
6the Department of Justice, the State Department of Public Health,
7the State Department of Health Care Services, the Office of
8Statewide Health Planning and Development, and the Department
9of Motor Vehicles, shall provide to the center, upon proper request,
10 the data necessary for the center to conduct its research.

11
(d) The center and all recipients of grants shall provide copies
12of their research publications to the Legislature and to agencies
13supplying data used in the conduct of that research as soon as is
14practicable following publication. These submissions shall be
15submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government
16 Code.

17
(e) Toward these ends, the Legislature requests that the Regents
18of the University of California establish a Firearm Violence
19Research Center and administer the center and grant program
20pursuant to, and consistent with, the principles and goals stated
21herein.

22

begin insert14232.end insert  

This article shall apply to the University of California
23only to the extent that the Regents of the University of California,
24by resolution, make any of these provisions applicable to the
25university.

end insert
26begin insert

begin insertSEC. 31.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 10340 of the end insertbegin insertPublic Contract Codeend insertbegin insert is amended
27to read:end insert

28

10340.  

(a) Except as provided by subdivision (b), state
29agencies shall secure at least three competitive bids or proposals
30for each contract.

31(b) Three competitive bids or proposals are not required in any
32of the following cases:

33(1) In cases of emergency where a contract is necessary for the
34immediate preservation of the public health, welfare, or safety, or
35protection of state property.

36(2) When the agency awarding the contract has advertised the
37contract in the California State Contracts Register and has solicited
38all potential contractors known to the agency, but has received less
39than three bids or proposals.

P66   1(3) (A) The contract is with another state agency, a local
2governmental entity, an auxiliary organization of the California
3State University, an auxiliary organization of a California
4community college, a foundation organized to support the Board
5of Governors of the California Community Colleges, or an auxiliary
6organization of the Student Aid Commission established pursuant
7to Section 69522 of the Education Code. These contracts, however,
8begin delete mayend deletebegin insert shallend insert not be used to circumvent the competitive bidding
9requirements of this article.

10(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), until January 1,begin delete 2019,end delete
11begin insert 2020,end insert an interagency agreement that is in effect pursuant tobegin delete theend deletebegin insert anend insert
12 amount appropriated to the Office of Planning and Researchbegin delete under
13Item 0650-001-0001 of the Budget Act of 2014,end delete
begin insert for precision
14medicine,end insert
including a contract between the Office of Planning and
15Research, the Regents of the University of California, or an
16auxiliary organization of the California State University, may
17include a subcontract not subject to any competitive bidding
18requirements of this article for the limited purpose of researching
19or developing precision medicine.

20(4) The contract meets the conditions prescribed by the
21department pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 10348.

22(5) The contract has been awarded without advertising and
23calling for bids pursuant to Section 19404 of the Welfare and
24Institutions Code.

25(6) Contracts entered into pursuant to Section 14838.5 of the
26Government Code.

27(7) Contracts for the development, maintenance, administration,
28or use of licensing or proficiency testing examinations.

29(8) The contract is for services for the operation, maintenance,
30repair, or replacement of specialized equipment at facilities of the
31State Water Resources Development System, as defined in Section
3212931 of the Water Code, and meets the conditions established by
33the Department of Water Resources for those contracts.

34(9) The contract meets the conditions prescribed by the
35Department of Water Resources for contracts subject to Section
3610295.6.

37(10) Contracts entered into by the Commission on Peace Officer
38Standards and Training or the Office of Emergency Services solely
39for the services of instructors for public safety training. For the
40purpose of this paragraph, “public safety training” includes, but
P67   1is not limited to, training related to law enforcement, emergency
2medical response, emergency volunteers, and fire responders.

3(c) Any agencybegin delete whichend deletebegin insert thatend insert has received less than three bids or
4proposals on a contract shall document, in a manner prescribed by
5the department, the names and addresses of the firms or individuals
6it solicited for bids or proposals.

7begin insert

begin insertSEC. 32.end insert  

end insert

begin insertItem 6870-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the end insertbegin insertBudget
8Act of 2015
end insert
begin insert is amended to read:end insert

 

6870-101-0001--For local assistance, Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Proposition 98)   

3,623,789,000
 

Schedule:

 
 (1)

5670015-Apportionments   

2,523,473,000 
 (2)

5670019-Apprenticeship   

31,433,000 
 (3)

5670023-Apprenticeship Training and Instruction   

20,491,000 
 (4)

5675015-Student Success for Basic Skills Students   

20,037,000 
 (5)

5675019-Student Financial Aid Administration   

73,727,000 
 (6)

5675027-Disabled Students   

115,388,000 
 (7)

5675031-Student Services for Cal WORKs Recipients   

34,897,000 
 (8)

5675035-Foster Care Education Program   

5,254,000 
 (9)

5675039-Student Success and Support Program   

471,683,000 
 (10)

5675061-Academic Senate for the Community Colleges   

468,000 
 (11)

5675069-Equal Employment Opportunity   

767,000 
 (12)

5675073-Part-Time Faculty Health Insurance   

490,000 
 (13)

5675077-Part-Time Faculty Compensation   

24,907,000 
 (14)

5675081-Part-Time Faculty Office Hours   

3,514,000 
 (15)

5675099-Telecommunications and Technology Infrastructure   

19,890,000 
 (16)

5675119-Economic Development   

22,929,000 
 (17)

5675123-Transfer Education and Articulation   

698,000 
 (18)

5675023-Extended Opportunity Programs and Services   

123,189,000 
 (19)

5675115-Fund for Student Success   

3,792,000 
 (20)

5675150-Campus Childcare Tax Bailout   

3,384,000 
 (21)

5675156-Nursing Program Support   

13,378,000 
 (22)

5670035-Expand the Delivery of Courses through Technology   

10,000,000 
 (23)

5675133-Physical Plant and Instructional Support   

100,000,000 
 

Provisions:

 
 1.

The funds appropriated in this item are for transfer by the Controller during the 2015-16 fiscal year to Section B of the State School Fund.

 
 2.(a)

The funds appropriated in Schedule (1) shall be allocated using the budget formula established pursuant to Section 84750.5 of the Education Code. The budget formula shall be adjusted to reflect the following:

 
   (1)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $156,457,000 shall be used to increase statewide growth of full-time equivalent students (FTES) by 3 percent. 
   (2)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $61,022,000 shall be used to reflect a cost-of-living adjustment of 1.02 percent. 
  (b)

Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1) $266,692,000 shall be used to adjust the budget formula pursuant to Section 84750.5 of the Education Code to recognize increases in operating costs and to improve instruction.

 
  (c)

Funds allocated to a community college district from funds included in Schedule (1) shall directly offset any mandated costs claimed for the Minimum Conditions for State Aid (02-TC-25 and 02-TC-31) program or any costs of complying with Section 84754.5 of the Education Code.

 
  (d)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1): 
   (1)$100,000 is for a maintenance allowance, pursuant to Section 54200 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. 
   (2)Up to $500,000 is to reimburse colleges for the costs of federal aid repayments related to assessed fees for fee waiver recipients. This reimbursement only applies to students who completely withdraw from college before the census date pursuant to Section 58508 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. 
  (e)(1)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $62,320,000 is for increasing the number of full-time faculty within the community college system. Notwithstanding, Subchapter 1 (commencing with Section 51025) of Chapter 2 of Division 6 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall allocate these funds to all districts on a per FTES basis by modifying each district’s budget formula pursuant to Section 84750.5 of the Education Code.begin insert All districts, including districts that have offsetting local revenues that exceed the funding calculated pursuant to the district’s budget formula, shall receive funding pursuant to this subdivision.end insert Any revisions to the budget formula made for the purposes of this subdivision shall be made and reported consistent with the requirements of subdivision (f) of Section 84750.5 of the Education Code. 
   (2)Utilizing the data from the full-time faculty obligation report for the 2014-15 fiscal year, the chancellor shall rank, from the lowest to the greatest full-time faculty percentage, each community college district within quintiles so that each quintile has approximately equal numbers of full-time equivalent students. The chancellor shall adjust the faculty obligation number for each district as follows: 
   (A)An increase of one for every $73,057 received for districts in the lowest quintile (quintile 1). 
   (B)An increase of one for every $80,000 received for districts in the second quintile (quintile 2). 
   (C)An increase of one for every $95,000 received for districts in the third quintile (quintile 3). 
   (D)An increase of one for every $110,000 received for districts in the fourth quintile (quintile 4). 
   (E)An increase of one for every $125,000 received for districts in the fifth quintile (quintile 5). 
   (F)If the number of full-time faculty increased pursuant to subparagraphs (A) through (E) results in a district exceeding the 75-percent standard, the Chancellor shall increase the number of the full-time obligation to a point that leaves the district as close as possible to, but not in excess of, the 75-percent standard, consistent with paragraph (5) of subdivision (c) of Section 51025 of Subchapter (1) of Chapter 2 of Division 6 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. 
   (3)To the extent that the increased faculty obligation number calculated in paragraph (2) does not result in an obligation to hire additional full-time faculty, it is the intent of the Legislature that districts use these funds to enhance student success through the support of part-time and full-time faculty, including, but not limited to, part-time faculty office hours. 
 3.(a)

The funds appropriated in Schedule (2) shall be available pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 79140) of Chapter 9 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code.

 
  (b)

Pursuant to Section 79149.3 of the Education Code, the reimbursement rate shall be $5.46 per hour.

 
  (c)

Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $15,000,000 shall be used for the purposes of Section 79148 of the Education Code.

 
 4.(a)

The funds appropriated in Schedule (3) shall be available pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 8150) of Chapter 1 of Part 6 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code.

 
  (b)

Pursuant to Section 8152 of the Education Code, the reimbursement rate shall be $5.46 per hour.

 
 5.

Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (4):

 
  (a)

$1,209,000 shall be used for faculty and staff development to improve curriculum, instruction, student services, and program practices in basic skills and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges (chancellor) shall select a district, using a competitive process, to carry out these activities.

 
  (b)

$18,828,000 shall be allocated by the chancellor to community college districts to improve outcomes of students who enter college needing to complete at least one course in ESL or basic skills.

 
 6.(a)

Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (5):

 
   (1)Not less than $16,772,000 is available to provide $0.91 per unit reimbursement to community college districts for the provision of board of governors (BOG) fee waiver awards pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (m) of Section 76300 of the Education Code. 
   (2)Not less than $16,955,000 is available for the Board Financial Assistance Program to provide reimbursement of 2 percent of total waiver value to community college districts for the provision of BOG fee waiver awards pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (m) of Section 76300 of the Education Code. 
   (3)

$2,800,000 shall be allocated to a community college district to conduct a statewide media campaign to promote the following message: (A) the California Community Colleges are affordable, (B) financial aid is available to cover fees and help with books and other costs, and (C) an interested student should contact his or her local community college financial aid office. The campaign should target efforts to reach low-income and disadvantaged students who must overcome barriers in accessing postsecondary education. The community college district awarded the contract shall consult regularly with the chancellor and the Student Aid Commission.

 
   (4)Not more than $37,200,000 shall be for direct contact with potential and current financial aid applicants. Each California Community College campus shall receive a minimum allocation of $50,000. The remainder of the funding shall be allocated to campuses based upon a formula reflecting FTES weighted by a measure of low-income populations demonstrated by BOG fee waiver program participation within a district. Of the amount allocated pursuant to this paragraph, $3,000,000 is available on a one-time basis to support the administration of Cal Grant B Access Award distributions to students pursuant to Item 6870-102-0001. 
   (5)

Funds allocated to a community college district pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) shall supplement, not supplant, the level of funds allocated for the administration of student financial aid programs during the 2001-02 or 2006-07 fiscal year, whichever is greater.

 
   (6)

Funding allocated to a community college district pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) shall directly offset any costs claimed by that district for any of the following mandates: Enrollment Fee Collection (99-TC-13), Enrollment Fee Waivers (00-TC-15), Cal Grants (02-TC-28), and Tuition Fee Waivers (02-TC-21).

 
   (7)Notwithstanding subdivision (m) of Section 76300 of the Education Code or any other provision of law, the amount of funds appropriated for the purpose of administering fee waivers for the 2015-16 fiscal year shall be determined in this act. 
 7.(a)

The funds appropriated in Schedule (6) shall be used to assist districts in funding the excess direct instructional cost of providing special support services or instruction, or both, to disabled students enrolled at community colleges and for state hospital programs, as mandated by federal law.

 
  (b)

Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (6):

 
   (1)

At least $3,945,000 shall be used to address deficiencies identified by the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

 
   (2)

At least $943,000 shall be used to support the High Tech Centers for activities, including, but not limited to, training of district employees, staff, and students in the use of specialized computer equipment for the disabled.

 
   (3)

At least $9,600,000 shall be allocated to community college districts for sign language interpreter services, real-time captioning equipment, or other communication accommodations for hearing-impaired students. A community college district is required to spend $1 from local or other resources for every $4 received pursuant to this paragraph.

 
   (4)

$1,000,000 shall be allocated for state hospital adult education programs at the hospitals served by the Coast and Kern Community College Districts.

 
 8.(a)

The funds appropriated in Schedule (7) shall be allocated pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 79200) of Chapter 9 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code.

 
  (b)

Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (7):

 
   (1)

$9,188,000 is for child care, except that a community college district may request that the chancellor approve use of funds for other purposes.

 
   (2)

No less than $4,900,000 shall be used to provide direct workstudy wage reimbursement for students served under this program, and $613,000 is available for campus job development and placement services.

 
  (c)

A community college district is required to spend $1 from local or other resources for every $1 received pursuant to this provision, except for any funds received pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b).

 
 9.(a)

The funds appropriated in Schedule (8) shall be allocated to community college districts to provide foster and relative/kinship care education and training pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 79240) of Chapter 9 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code. A community college district shall ensure that education and training required pursuant to Sections 1529.1 and 1529.2 of the Health and Safety Code and Section 16003 of the Welfare and Institutions Code receives priority.

 
 10.(a)

The funds appropriated in Schedule (9) shall be used for the purposes of Article 1 (commencing with Section 78210) of Chapter 2 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code.

 
  (b)

Of the amount included in Schedule (9):

 
   (1)

$285,183,000 shall be allocated pursuant to Section 78216 of the Education Code.

 
   (2)

(A) $155,000,000 shall be allocated to community college districts to implement student equity plans pursuant to Article 1.5 of Chapter 2 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code. These plans shall be coordinated with the Student Success and Support Program plans, pursuant to Section 78216 of the Education Code, and the Student Success Scorecard, pursuant to Section 84754.5 of the Education Code.

 
    

(B) These funds shall be allocated by the chancellor to community college districts using a methodology that ensures that districts with a greater proportion or number of students who have high needs receive more resources to provide services to these students. The chancellor shall ensure that the allocation methodology reflects the inclusion of foster youth within the proportion or number of high-needs students.

 
    (C) Consistent with the intent of Chapter 771 of the Statutes of 2014 and within the funds allocated to community college districts pursuant to this paragraph, the chancellor shall enter into agreements with up to 10 community college districts to provide additional services in support of postsecondary education for foster youth. Up to $15 million of the funds allocated to community college districts pursuant to this paragraph shall be prioritized for services pursuant to Chapter 771 of the Statutes of 2014. Further, the chancellor shall ensure that the list of eligible expenditures developed pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 78221 of the Education Code includes expenditures that are consistent with the intent of Chapter 771 of the Statutes of 2014. 
    (D) Nothing in this provision prevents existing student-equity related categorical programs or campus-based programs from accessing student equity plan funds. 
   (3)

(A) $5,500,000 may be used by the chancellor to provide technical assistance to community college districts that demonstrate low performance in any area of operations. It is the intent of the Legislature that technical assistance providers be contracted in a cost-effective manner, that they primarily consist of experts who are current and former employees of the California Community Colleges, and that they provide technical assistance consistent with the vision for the California Community Colleges.

 
    

(B) Technical assistance funded pursuant to this paragraph that is initiated by the chancellor may be provided at no cost to the district. If a community college district requests technical assistance, the district is required to spend at least $1 from local or other resources for every $2 received as determined by the chancellor.

 
   (4)(A) 12,000,000 may be used by the chancellor to provide regional and online workshops and trainings to community college personnel to promote statewide priorities, including, but not limited to: strategies to improve student achievement; strategies to improve community college operations; and system leadership training to better coordinate planning, implementation, and outcomes of statewide initiatives. To the extent possible, the chancellor shall partner with existing statewide initiatives with proven results of improving student success and institutional effectiveness. Beginning in the 2016-17 fiscal year, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall submit a report on the use of these funds in the prior year to the Department of Finance and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee no later than October 1 of each year. 
    (B) Funding available pursuant to this paragraph may be utilized by the chancellor to coordinate with community college districts to develop and disseminate effective practices through the establishment of an online clearinghouse of information. The development of effective practices shall include, but not be limited to, statewide priorities such as the development of educational programs or courses for the incarcerated adults in prisons and jails, and the formerly incarcerated, educational programs or courses for California Conservation Corps members, and other effective practices. 
    (C) It is the intent of the Legislature to encourage the chancellor to facilitate the development of local community college courses for the California Conservation Corps and the incarcerated adults in prisons and jails, and the formerly incarcerated. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the California Conservation Corps are encouraged to partner with the chancellor’s office in the development and dissemination of local community college courses and effective practices pursuant to this subparagraph and subparagraph (B). 
    (D) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Chancellor identify one or multiple community college districts that would be willing to utilize at least a total of $5,000,000 of their combined funding for the purpose of developing and providing effective education programs for incarcerated adults in prisons and jails, and the formerly incarcerated. These funds shall be utilized to receive a 1 to 3 match of state to private funds that could be available for these purposes. Any private funds received would be allocated to the identified community colleges based on their proportion of the combined funding match, as determined by the Chancellor. 
    (E) Funds appropriated pursuant to this paragraph shall be available for encumbrance and expenditure until June 30, 2018. 
   (5)

Up to $14,000,000 may be used for e-transcript, e-planning, and common assessment tools. Any remaining funds shall be used pursuant to paragraph (1).

 
 11.

The funds in Schedule (13) shall be allocated to increase compensation for part-time faculty. Funds shall be allocated to districts based on the total actual number of FTES in the previous fiscal year, with an adjustment to the allocations provided to small districts. These funds shall be used to assist districts in making part-time faculty salaries more comparable to full-time salaries for similar work, as determined through collective bargaining in each community college district. If a community college district achieves parity between compensation for full-time faculty and part-time faculty, funds received pursuant to this provision may be used for any other educational purpose.

 
 12.

Of the funds provided in Schedule (15):

 
  (a)

$19,890,000 shall be allocated by the chancellor on a competitive basis, for the following purposes:

 
   (1)

Provision of access to statewide multimedia hosting and delivery services for state colleges and districts.

 
   (2)

Provision of systemwide Internet, audio bridging, and telephony.

 
   (3)

Technical assistance and planning, cooperative purchase agreements, and faculty and staff development.

 
   (4)

Ongoing support for the California Virtual Campus Distance Education Program.

 
   (5)

Ongoing support for programs designed to use technology in assisting accreditation and the alignment of curricula across K-20 segments in California.

 
   (6)

Support for technology pilots and ongoing technology programs and applications that serve to maximize the utility and economy of scale of the technology investments of the community college system toward improving learning outcomes.

 
   (7)

Ongoing support of the California Partnership for Achieving Student Success (Cal-PASS) program.

 
  (b)

The remaining funds shall be available for allocations to districts to maintain technology capabilities.

 
 13.

Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (16), the following shall apply:

 
  (a)

Up to 10 percent may be allocated for state-level technical assistance, including statewide network leadership, organizational development, coordination, and information and support services.

 
  (b)

All remaining funds shall be allocated forbegin delete pro gramsend deletebegin insert programsend insert that target investments in priority and emergent sectors, including statewide and/or regional centers, hubs, collaborative communities, advisory bodies, and short-term grants. Short-term grants may include industry-driven regional education and training, Responsive Incumbent Worker Training, and Job Development Incentive Training.

 
  (c)

Funds applied to performance-based training shall be matched by a minimum of $1 contributed by private businesses or industry for each $1 of state funds. The chancellor shall consider the level of involvement and financial commitments of business and industry in making awards for performance-based training.

 
 14.(a)

The funds appropriated in Schedule (17) shall be used to support transfer and articulation projects and common course numbering projects.

 
  (b)

Funding provided to community college districts shall directly offset any costs claimed by community college districts to be mandates pursuant to Chapter 737 of the Statutes of 2004.

 
 15.(a)

Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (18):

 
   (1)

$107,570,000 shall be used pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 69640) of Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code. Funds provided in this item for Extended Opportunity Programs and Services shall be available to students on all campuses within the California Community Colleges system.

 
   (3)

$15,619,000 shall be used for funding, at all colleges, the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education program in accordance with Article 4 (commencing with Section 79150) of Chapter 9 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code. The chancellor shall allocate these funds to local programs on the basis of need for student services.

 
  (b)

Of the amount allocated pursuant to subdivision (a), no less than $4,972,000 shall be available to support additional textbook assistance grants to community college students.

 
 16.

The funds appropriated in Schedule (19) shall be used for the following purposes:

 
  (a)

$1,183,000 shall be used for the Puente Project to support up to 75 colleges. These funds are available if matched by $200,000 of private funds and if the participating community colleges and University of California campuses maintain their 1995-96 fiscal year support level for the Puente Project. All funding shall be allocated directly to participating districts in accordance with their participation agreement.

 
  (b)

Up to $1,515,000 is for the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program. A community college district is required to spend $1 from local or other resources for every $1 received pursuant to this subdivision.

 
  (c)

No less than $1,094,000 is for the Middle College High School Program. With the exception of special part-time students at the community colleges pursuant to Sections 48802 and 76001 of the Education Code, student workload based on participation in the Middle College High School Program shall not be eligible for community college state apportionment.

 
 17.

The funds appropriated in Schedule (20) shall be allocated by the chancellor to community college districts that levied child care permissive override taxes in the 1977-78 fiscal year pursuant to Sections 8329 and 8330 of the Education Code in an amount proportional to the property tax revenues, tax relief subventions, and state aid required to be made available by the district to its child care and development program for the 1979-80 fiscal year pursuant to Section 30 of Chapter 1035 of the Statutes of 1979, increased or decreased by any cost-of-living adjustment granted in subsequent fiscal years. These funds shall be used only for the purpose of community college child care and development programs.

 
 18.

Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (21):

 
  (a)

$8,475,000 shall be used to provide support for nursing programs.

 
  (b)

$4,903,000 shall be used for diagnostic and support services, preentry coursework, alternative program delivery model development, and other services to reduce the incidence of student attrition in nursing programs.

 
 19.

The funds appropriated in Schedule (22) shall be allocated to the chancellor to increase the number of courses available through the use of technology and to provide alternative methods for students to earn college credit. The chancellor shall ensure, to the extent possible, that the following conditions are satisfied:

 
  (a)

These courses can be articulated across all community college districts.

 
  (b)

These courses are made available to students systemwide, regardless of the campus at which a student is enrolled.

 
  (c)

Students who complete these courses are granted degree-applicable credit across community colleges.

 
  (d)

These funds shall be used for those courses that have the highest demand, fill quickly, and are prerequisites for many different degrees.

 
 20.(a)Any funds appropriated in Schedule (23) are available for the following purposes: 
  (1)Scheduled maintenance and special repairs of facilities. The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall allocate funds to districts on the basis of actual reported FTES, and may establish a minimum allocation per district. As a condition for receiving and expending these funds for maintenance or special repairs, a district shall certify that it will increase its operations and maintenance spending from the 1995-96 fiscal year by the amount it allocates from this appropriation for maintenance and special repairs. The question of whether a district has complied with its resolution shall be reviewed under the annual audit of that district. 
  (2)Hazardous substances abatement, cleanup, and repairs. 
  (3)Architectural barrier removal projects that meet the requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 12101 et seq.) and seismic retrofit projects limited to $400,000. 
  (4)Water conservation projects to reduce water consumption in cooperation with the Governor’s Executive Order B-29-15. Projects may include any of the following: 
   (A)Replacement of water intensive landscaping with drought tolerant landscaping, synthetic turf, provided that the turf is used only in nonathletic areas, and other nonplant materials. 
   (B)Drip or low-flow irrigation systems. 
   (C)Building improvements to reduce water usage. 
   (D)Installation of meters for wells to allow for monitoring of water usage. 
  (b)Any funds appropriated in Schedule (23) are available for replacement of instructional equipment and library materials. The funds provided for instructional equipment and library materials shall not be used for personal services costs or operating expenses. The chancellor shall allocate funds to districts on the basis of actual reported FTES and may establish a minimum allocation per district. The question of whether a district has complied with its resolution shall be reviewed under the annual audit of that district. 
  (c)Any funds appropriated in Schedule (23) shall be available for one-time use until June 30, 2017. 

 

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24amended to read:end insert

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Sec. 9.  

(a) The sum of thirty-three million one hundred
26thousand dollars ($33,100,000) is hereby appropriated from the
27General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California
28Community Colleges, in augmentation of Schedule (2) (10.10.020
29Basic Skills and Apprenticeship) of Item 6870-101-0001 of the
30Budget Act of 2007 (Chapters 171 and 172 of the Statutes of 2007).

31(b) These funds shall be available for the following purposes:

32(1) The sum of one million six hundred thousand dollars
33($1,600,000) for faculty and staff development to improve
34curriculum, instruction, student services, and program practices
35in the areas of basic skills and English as a Second Language (ESL)
36programs. The Office of the Chancellor shall select a district,
37utilizing a competitive process, to carry out these faculty and staff
38development activities. All colleges receiving funds pursuant to
39paragraph (2) shall be provided with the opportunity to participate
40in the faculty and staff development programs specified in this
P84   1paragraph. The Chancellor shall report on the use of these funds
2by the selected district to the Legislative Analyst and the
3Department of Finance not later than September 1, 2008.

4(2) The sum of thirty-one million five hundred thousand dollars
5($31,500,000) for allocation by the Chancellor to community
6college districts for improving outcomes of students who enter
7college needing at least one course in ESL or basic skills, with
8particular emphasis on students transitioning from high school.

9(A) Funds allocated pursuant to this paragraph shall be expended
10for program and curriculum planning and development, student
11assessment, advisement and counseling services, supplemental
12instruction and tutoring, articulation, instructional materials and
13equipment, and any other purpose directly related to the
14enhancement of basic skills, ESL instruction, and related student
15programs. The allocated funds shall supplement, and not supplant,
16current expenditures by districts for matriculation and assessment
17services, basic skills, ESL instruction, and related student programs.

18(B) To be eligible to receive funds pursuant to this paragraph,
19a district must submit to the Office of the Chancellor an application
20containing a certification that the college will, within the fiscal
21year, (i) complete an assessment of its programs and activities
22serving basic skills and ESL students utilizing the assessment tool
23developed pursuant to paragraph (1) of Item 6870-493 of Section
242.00 of the Budget Act of 2006 (Chapters 47 and 48 of the Statutes
25of 2006), and (ii) submit to the Office of the Chancellor an action
26and expenditure plan for funds received under this paragraph.

27(C) The Office of the Chancellor shall work jointly with the
28Department of Finance and the Legislative Analyst to develop
29annual accountability measures for this program. It is the intent of
30the Legislature that annual performance accountability measures
31for this program utilize, to the extent possible, data available as
32part of the accountability system developed pursuant to Section
3384754.5 of the Education Code. By November 1, 2008, the
34Chancellor shall submit a report to the Governor and Legislature
35on the annual accountability measures developed pursuant to this
36process.

37(D) The Chancellor shall distribute funds to districts on the basis
38of the following two factors, with equal weight given to each: (i)
39the number of full-time equivalent students generated in basic
40skills and ESL courses in the preceding fiscal year; and (ii) the
P85   1number of full-time equivalent students generated in basic skills
2and ESL courses by students transitioning from high schools in
3the preceding fiscal year. For purposes of distributing these funds,
4the Chancellor may establish a minimum allocation of one hundred
5thousand dollars ($100,000) per college.

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(c) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2017, and,
7as of January 1, 2018, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
8that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2018, deletes or
9extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.

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(a) The sum of three million dollars ($3,000,000) is
11hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the California State
12Library for allocation pursuant to this act.

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(b) (1) On or before September 1, 2017, the California State
14Library shall submit a report to the Director of Finance and the
15Legislature about the use of the moneys described in subdivision
16(a). The report shall include all of the following:

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(A) A summary of the grants awarded, including grant amounts.

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(B) A description of the projects.

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(C) A description of any additional funding benefitting the
20projects.

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(D) Information about the progress of grantees toward
22establishing regional or statewide E-resource platforms.

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(E) Information, where applicable, about the utilization of
24shared E-resources resulting from the grants.

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(F) A description, where applicable, of any other funding
26benefitting the projects.

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(2) The report submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be
28submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government
29Code.

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(a) For the 2016-17 fiscal year, the sum of seven
31million dollars ($7,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the
32General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California
33Community Colleges for allocation to community college districts
34to enhance network infrastructure through the Telecommunications
35and Technology Infrastructure Program administered by the board
36of governors.

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(b) For purposes of making the computations required by
38Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the
39appropriation made by subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be
40“General Fund revenues appropriated for community college
P86   1districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the
2Education Code, for the 2015-16 fiscal year, and included within
3the “total allocations to school districts and community college
4districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated
5pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section
641202 of the Education Code, for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

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(a) (1) For the 2016-17 fiscal year, thirty-one
8million six hundred ninety-five thousand dollars ($31,695,000) is
9hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Board of
10Governors of the California Community Colleges in augmentation
11of Schedule (1) of Item 6870-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the
12Budget Act of 2015 for allocation to community college districts
13to backfill a projected shortfall in final 2015-16 offsetting local
14revenues as specified in Section 84751 of the Education Code.

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(2) The Director of Finance shall initially determine the need
16for a backfill pursuant to paragraph (1) by comparing 2015-16
17offsetting local revenues, as certified by the Chancellor of the
18California Community Colleges at the second principal
19apportionment for the 2015-16 fiscal year, to the estimated
20offsetting local revenues used by the Department of Finance when
21developing the Proposition 98 General Fund apportionment need
22pursuant to Section 84750.5 of the Education Code for the Budget
23Act of 2015.

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(3) The Director of Finance shall notify the Chairperson of the
25Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or his or her designee, of the
26amount needed to address the local revenue shortfall determined
27pursuant to this subdivision. The Chancellor of the California
28Community Colleges shall disburse that amount from funds
29available pursuant to this subdivision not sooner than five days
30after this notification and work with the Controller to allocate
31these funds to community college districts as soon as practicable.

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(b) (1) Notwithstanding paragraph (2) of subdivision (a), no
33later than April 1, 2017, the Director of Finance shall redetermine
34the need for a backfill by comparing 2015-16 offsetting local
35revenues, as certified by the Chancellor of the California
36Community Colleges at the first principal apportionment for the
372016-17 fiscal year, to the estimated offsetting local revenues used
38by the Department of Finance when developing the Proposition
3998 General Fund apportionment need pursuant to Section 84750.5
40of the Education Code for the Budget Act of 2015.

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(2) To the extent that the redetermination made pursuant to this
2subdivision results in a backfill amount that is less than thirty-one
3million six hundred ninety-five thousand dollars ($31,695,000),
4the Department of Finance shall compute the difference between
5the revised backfill calculated pursuant to this subdivision and
6thirty-one million six hundred ninety-five thousand dollars
7($31,695,000). If the amount computed is greater than one
8thousand dollars ($1,000), the Director of Finance shall reallocate
9this amount from Schedule (1) of Item 6870-101-0001 of Section
102.00 of the Budget Act of 2015, as adjusted pursuant to subdivision
11(a), to community colleges pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section
1217581.95 of the Government Code.

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(3) The Director of Finance shall notify the Chairperson of the
14Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or his or her designee, of the
15amount needed to address the local revenue shortfall determined
16pursuant to paragraph (2), and of the amount to be disbursed
17pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 17581.95 of the Government
18Code, if applicable. The Chancellor of the California Community
19Colleges shall disburse the funds available pursuant to this
20subdivision not sooner than five days after this notification and
21work with the Controller to allocate these funds to community
22college districts as soon as practicable.

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(c) For purposes of making the computations required by Section
248 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriation
25made by subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund
26revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined
27in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the
282015-16 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to
29school districts and community college districts from General
30Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,”
31as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education
32Code, for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

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(a) For the 2016-17 fiscal year, the sum of twenty
34million dollars ($20,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the
35General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California
36Community Colleges for allocation to community college districts
37to expedite and enhance the adaptation and development of courses
38that are available through the online course exchange of the Online
39Education Initiative. The online course exchange is intended to
P88   1provide community college students with increased access to and
2success in high-quality online courses.

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(b) For purposes of making the computations required by
4Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the
5appropriation made by subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be
6“General Fund revenues appropriated for community college
7districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the
8Education Code, for the 2014-15 fiscal year, and included within
9the “total allocations to school districts and community college
10districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated
11pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section
1241202 of the Education Code, for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

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13begin insert

begin insertSEC. 38.end insert  

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(a) For the 2016-17 fiscal year, the sum of five
14million dollars ($5,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the
15General Fund to the Chancellor of the California Community
16Colleges for allocation for purposes of this section.

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(b) Pursuant to a competitive process, and using one-time funds
18appropriated for this purpose in the Budget Act of 2016, the
19Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the
20Superintendent of Public Instruction shall jointly select a
21community college district, school district, county office of
22 education, or adult education consortium to provide statewide
23leadership for community college districts and local educational
24agencies participating in the Adult Education Block Grant Program
25(Article 9 (commencing with Section 84900) of Chapter 5 of Part
2650 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code). Each community
27college district and local educational agency participating in the
28Adult Education Block Grant Program shall be provided with the
29opportunity to participate in the statewide leadership activities
30specified in this section.

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(c) For purposes of this section, “statewide leadership
32activities” include, but are not necessarily limited to, all of the
33following:

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(1) Researching, developing, and disseminating effective
35practices and producing guidance documents.

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(2) Providing adult education consortia with technical
37assistance to enhance the effectiveness of their local adult
38education programs.

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(3) Providing professional development opportunities to adult
40education consortia.

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(4) Establishing and maintaining an Internet Web site containing
2programmatic guidance.

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(5) Enhancing programmatic collaboration with other state and
4federal education and workforce development programs.

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(6) Evaluating and reporting on the effectiveness of the Adult
6Education Block Grant Program pursuant to Section 84917 of the
7Education Code.

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(7) Supporting the implementation of systems, policies, and
9procedures for financial and data reporting, as necessary, pursuant
10to Section 84920 of the Education Code.

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(d) The selected community college district or local educational
12agency shall expend funds received pursuant to subdivision (b) to
13support the statewide leadership activities identified in subdivision
14(c). The funds allocated pursuant to this section shall be expended
15by the selected community college district or local educational
16agency to provide leadership activities in the 2016-17, 2017-18,
17and 2018-19 fiscal years.

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(e) For purposes of making the computations required by Section
198 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriation
20made by subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund
21revenues appropriated for school districts and community college
22districts,” as defined in subdivisions (c) and (d) of Section 41202
23of the Education Code, for the 2016-17 fiscal year, and included
24within the “total allocations to school districts and community
25college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated
26pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section
2741202 of the Education Code, for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

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28begin insert

begin insertSEC. 39.end insert  

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(a) This section shall be known, and may be cited,
29as the A-G Success Initiative.

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(b) The sum of four million dollars ($4,000,000) is hereby
31appropriated from the General Fund to the University of California
32for the purposes of this section.

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(c) The moneys appropriated in subdivision (b) shall be used
34for the development of online classes and curriculum for at least
3545 middle and high school courses that would be aligned with the
36academic content and state standards adopted by the State Board
37of Education and approved by the University of California for
38purposes of satisfying the “a-g” subject requirements.

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(d) As a condition of receiving the moneys appropriated in
2subdivision (b), the University of California shall do all of the
3following:

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(1) Solicit comments from the representatives of local
5educational agencies regarding the specific online classes and
6curriculum to be developed pursuant to subdivision (c).

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(2) No later than January 1, 2017, submit a report to the
8Director of Finance, the President of the State Board of Education,
9and the Legislature, pursuant to Section 9795 of the Government
10Code, on the specific online classes and curriculum selected for
11development.

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(3) No later than January 1, 2018, make the online classes and
13curriculum developed pursuant to this section available.

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(4) Conduct outreach specifically to pupils from groups
15underrepresented in higher education regarding options for
16satisfying the “a-g” subject requirements.

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(e) The online classes and curriculum developed pursuant to
18this section shall be free for California public school pupils and
19teachers.

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(f) Pursuant to Article 5.5 (commencing with Section 49010) of
21Chapter 6 of Part 27 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code,
22a pupil enrolled in a public school shall not be required to pay a
23pupil fee for participation in an educational activity, including
24enrollment in any classes or use of any curriculum developed
25pursuant to this section.

end insert
26begin insert

begin insertSEC. 40.end insert  

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(a) The sum of thirty-five million dollars
27($35,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to
28the Trustees of the California State University for the purposes of
29this section.

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(b) The funds shall not be released until the Director of Finance
31has certified that the trustees have done, no later than September
3230, 2016, all of the following:

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(1) Adopted a plan for the university that specifies both of the
34following:

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(A) The timeframe by which all of following will occur:

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(i)  The four-year graduation rate for students of the university
37increases above the four-year graduation rate for students at other
38postsecondary educational institutions.

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(ii) The two-year transfer graduation rate for students of the
2university increases above the two-year transfer graduation rate
3for students at other postsecondary educational institutions.

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(iii) The four-year graduation rate for low-income students
5increases to at least the four-year graduation rate for its students
6who are not low-income students.

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(iv) The two-year transfer graduation rate for low-income
8students increases to at least the two-year transfer graduation rate
9for its students who are not low-income students.

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(v) The four-year graduation rate for students at the university
11who are from underrepresented minority groups increases to at
12least the four-year graduation rate for students at the university
13who are not from underrepresented minority groups.

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(vi) The two-year transfer graduation rate for students at the
15university who are from underrepresented minority groups
16increases to at least the two-year transfer graduation rate for
17students at the university who are not from underrepresented
18minority groups.

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(vii) The four-year graduation rate for first-generation college
20students of the university increases to at least the four-year
21graduation rate for students at the university who are not
22first-generation college students.

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(viii) The two-year transfer graduation rate for first-generation
24college students of the university increases to at least the two-year
25transfer graduation rate for students at the university who are not
26first-generation college students.

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(B) The specific actions to be taken by the university, including
28changes in its policies, practices, and systems, that can credibly
29be expected to achieve the results specified in the portion of the
30plan developed pursuant to subparagraph (A).

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(2) Adopted a plan for each campus that specifies both of the
32following:

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(A) The timeframe by which all of the following will occur:

end insert
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(i) The four-year graduation rate for students of the campus
35increases above the four-year graduation rate for students at other
36postsecondary educational institutions.

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(ii) The two-year transfer graduation rate for students at the
38campus increases above the two-year transfer graduation rate for
39students at other postsecondary educational institutions.

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(iii) The four-year graduation rate for low-income students at
2the campus increases to at least the four-year graduation rate for
3students at the campus who are not low-income students.

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(iv) The two-year transfer graduation rate for low-income
5students at the campus increases to at least the two-year transfer
6graduation rate for students at the campus who are not low-income
7students.

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(v) The four-year graduation rate for students at the campus
9who are from underrepresented minority groups increases to at
10least the four-year graduation rate for students at the campus who
11are not from underrepresented minority groups.

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(vi) The two-year transfer graduation rate for students at the
13campus who are from underrepresented minority groups increases
14to at least the two-year transfer graduation rate for students at
15the campus who are not from underrepresented minority groups.

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(vii) The four-year graduation rate for first-generation college
17students at the campus increases to at least the four-year
18graduation rate for students at the campus who are not
19first-generation college students.

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(viii) The two-year transfer graduation rate for first-generation
21college students at the campus increases to at least the two-year
22transfer graduation rate for students at the campus who are not
23first-generation college students.

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(B) The specific actions to be taken by the campus, including
25changes in its policies, practices, and systems, that can credibly
26be expected to achieve the results specified in the portion of the
27plan developed pursuant to subparagraph (A).

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(3) Made a commitment to submit reports, at least annually, to
29the Director of Finance and the Legislature, pursuant to Section
309795 of the Government Code, regarding progress in improving
31its four-year graduation rates and two-year transfer graduation
32rates.

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(c) The trustees shall submit to the Director of Finance and the
34Legislature the draft plans developed pursuant to subdivision (b)
35no fewer than 10 days before they are considered for approval at
36a public meeting.

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(d) The funds appropriated in this section shall be used only
38for the costs of implementing the plans specified in subdivision (b)
39and carrying out actions included in the Graduation Initiative
40presented by the Chancellor of the California State University to
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2four-year graduation rate and two-year graduation rate at the
3university.

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(e) No later than November 30, 2016, the Trustees of the
5California State University shall identify and report to the Director
6of Finance and the Legislature any existing California laws that
7impede achievement of the results and actions specified in the
8plans adopted pursuant to subdivision (b) and present any
9proposed changes to those laws.

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(f) For purposes of this section, “four-year graduation rate,”
11“low-income student,” and “two-year transfer graduation rate”
12have the same meanings as specified in Section 89295 of the
13 Education Code.

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14begin insert

begin insertSEC. 41.end insert  

end insert
begin insert

The Legislature, with respect to the amendment of
15Section 84750.6 of the Education Code made by Section 17 of this
16act, finds and declares that a special law is necessary and that a
17general law cannot be made applicable within the meaning of
18Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of
19the unique accreditation and fiscal challenges facing the San
20Francisco Community College District.

end insert
21begin insert

begin insertSEC. 42.end insert  

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begin insert

The Legislature finds and declares that Section 29
22of this act, which adds Section 65057 of the Government Code,
23imposes a limitation on the public’s right of access to the meetings
24of public bodies or the writings of public officials and agencies
25within the meaning of Section 3 of Article I of the California
26Constitution. Pursuant to that constitutional provision, the
27Legislature makes the following findings to demonstrate the interest
28protected by this limitation and the need for protecting that
29interest:

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In order to protect the development of intellectual property and
31proprietary information, including unpublished research findings,
32that will lead to advances in precision medicine, it is necessary
33that this act limit the public’s right of access to that information.

end insert
34begin insert

begin insertSEC. 43.end insert  

end insert
begin insert

This act is a bill providing for appropriations related
35to the Budget Bill within the meaning of subdivision (e) of Section
3612 of Article IV of the California Constitution, has been identified
37as related to the budget in the Budget Bill, and shall take effect
38immediately.

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SECTION 1.  

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact statutory
40changes relating to the 2016 Budget Act.
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