Senate Constitutional AmendmentNo. 4


Introduced by Senator Nguyen

(Coauthors: Senators Bates, Fuller, Stone, and Vidak)

March 10, 2015


Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 4—A resolution to propose to the people of the State of California an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by adding Section 9.5 to, and adding and repealing Section 9.7 of, Article IX thereof, relating to the University of California.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

SCA 4, as introduced, Nguyen. University of California: admission of out-of-state students.

Existing provisions of the California Constitution establish the University of California as a public trust under the administration of the Regents of the University of California. The University of California system includes 10 campuses, which are respectively located in Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz.

This measure would require that, for the 2017-18 academic year, and each academic year thereafter, out-of-state undergraduate students, as defined, would constitute not more than 10% of an incoming undergraduate class, and not more than 10% of the total undergraduate enrollment, at each campus in the University of California system.

This measure would also prohibit the total amount of tuition and mandatory systemwide fees charged to undergraduate students of the University of California from being increased from the 2016-17 academic year to the 2020-21 academic year, inclusive.

Vote: 23. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

P2    1Resolved by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the
2Legislature of the State of California at its 2015-16 Regular
3Session commencing on the first day of December 2014, two-thirds
4of the membership of each house concurring, hereby proposes to
5the people of the State of California that the Constitution of the
6State be amended as follows:

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First--  

That Section 9.5 is added to Article IX thereof, to read:

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SEC. 9.5.  

(a) For the 2017-18 academic year, and for each
9academic year thereafter, out-of-state undergraduate students shall
10constitute not more than 10 percent of the incoming undergraduate
11class, and not more than 10 percent of the total undergraduate
12enrollment, at each campus in the University of California system.

13(b) For purposes of this section, an “out-of-state undergraduate
14student” is an undergraduate student whose residence was outside
15of California at the time he or she applied for admission to the
16University of California.

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Second--  

That Section 9.7 is added to Article IX thereof, to
18read:

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SEC. 9.7.  

(a) The total amount of tuition and mandatory
20systemwide fees charged to undergraduate students of the
21University of California shall not be increased from the 2016-17
22academic year to the 2020-21 academic year, inclusive.

23(b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2021, and
24as of that date is repealed.



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