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          Date of Hearing:  April 27, 2016


                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS


                               Lorena Gonzalez, Chair


          AB  
          2009 (Lopez) - As Introduced February 16, 2016


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          Urgency:  No  State Mandated Local Program:  YesReimbursable:   
          Yes


          SUMMARY:


          This bill:


          1)Requires the California Community Colleges (CCC) and the  
            California State University (CSU), and requests the University  
            of California (UC), to do designate a Dream Resource Liaison  
            at each of their respective campuses, who has knowledge  








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            regarding financial aid, services, and academic opportunities  
            for undocumented students. 


          2)Encourages the CCC, CSU, and UC to establish Dream Resource  
            Centers on each of their respective campuses, but stipulates  
            that this shall not be construed as mandating the construction  
            of new or separate space.


          3)Authorizes the governing boards of the segments to accept  
            private funds to establish and operate the centers.


          4)Encourages the governing board of school districts or county  
            offices of education with grades 9 through 12 to have a Dream  
            Resource Liaison.


          FISCAL EFFECT:


          1)UC. No additional cost, as UC indicates it has established a  
            center at every campus, though some are in shared space.


          2)CSU. Four of CSU's 23 campuses have centers. It is unknown how  
            many campuses would designate an existing staff as the liaison  
            versus adding a new position. If ten campuses hired a  
            full-time position, assuming $80,000 cost per campus,  
            statewide costs would be $800,000 annually. It is assumed CSU  
            campuses (and CCC campuses) could establish Dream Resource  
            Centers within existing campus space. [General Fund]





          3)CCC. Assuming ongoing cost at the 113 campuses would average  








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            75% of CSU costs, total CCC costs would be $6.8 million  
            annually. To the extent any community college has already  
            designated a liaison, the state mandate in this bill would  
            nevertheless require the state to pay the ongoing costs for  
            this position. [GF-Prop 98]



          4)K-12. Cost pressure (GF-Prop 98) for those districts and  
            county offices of education that would hire a liaison. If  
            one-half of these 476 entities filled a part-time position  
            with average costs of $40,000, state wide costs would be $9.5  
            million annually. These costs are not state reimbursable.
          COMMENTS:


          1)Purpose. According to the author, in a recent study conducted  
            by the UndocuScholars Project, undocumented students expressed  
            concerns and frustrations for the lack of knowledge that  
            college faculty, staff, and administrators have regarding  
            policies and services available for the undocumented students.  
             The author contends that, "Currently, there is no law that  
            ensures that California public colleges and universities give  
            adequate support to the undocumented student populations at  
            their respective campuses to obtain their educational goals."


          2)Prior Legislation. AB 1366 (Lopez) of 2015, a similar bill, is  
            currently on the Senate Inactive File.


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














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