Senate BillNo. 906


Introduced by Senator Beall

(Coauthors: Senators Anderson, Block, Hall, Hancock, Leno, Liu, McGuire, Mendoza, Mitchell, Runner, Wieckowski, and Wolk)

(Coauthor: Assembly Member Gordon)

January 25, 2016


An act to amend Sections 66025.9 and 66025.91 of the Education Code, relating to public postsecondary education.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

SB 906, as introduced, Beall. Public postsecondary education: priority enrollment systems.

(1) Existing law requires the California State University and each community college district, and requests the University of California, with respect to each campus in their respective jurisdictions that administers a priority enrollment system, to grant priority for registration for enrollment to foster youth or former foster youth, as defined. Existing law repeals these requirements on January 1, 2017.

This bill would revise the definition of foster youth or former foster youth for these provisions. This bill would extend the operation of these provisions indefinitely. By extending the operation of requirements relating to student eligibility for priority registration at community college districts, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

(2) Existing law requires each community college district, with respect to each campus in its jurisdiction that administers a priority enrollment system, to grant priority for registration for enrollment to students in the Community College Extended Opportunity Programs and Services program and to disabled students who are determined to be eligible for disabled student programs and services, as provided. Existing law repeals these requirements on January 1, 2017.

This bill would extend the operation of those provisions indefinitely. By extending the operation of requirements relating to student eligibility for priority registration at community college districts, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

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

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

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

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

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SECTION 1.  

Section 66025.9 of the Education Code is
2amended to read:

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66025.9.  

(a) The California State University and each
4community college district shall, and the University of California
5is requested to, with respect to each campus in their respective
6jurisdictions that administers a priority enrollment system, grant
7priority in that system for registration for enrollment to a foster
8youth or former foster youth.

9(b) For purposes of this section, “fosterbegin insert youth or former fosterend insert
10 youth” means a personbegin delete who is currently in foster care, and “former
11foster youth” means a person who is an emancipated foster youth
12and who is up to 24 years of age.end delete
begin insert in California whose dependency
13was established or continued by the court on or after the youth’s
1416th birthday and who is no older than 25 years of age at the
15commencement of the academic year.end insert

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16(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2017,
17and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
18is enacted before January 1, 2017, deletes or extends that date.

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SEC. 2.  

Section 66025.91 of the Education Code is amended
20to read:

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66025.91.  

begin delete(a)end deletebegin deleteend deleteEach community college district, with respect
22to each campus in its jurisdiction that administers a priority
23enrollment system, shall grant priority registration for enrollment
24to students in the Community College Extended Opportunity
P3    1Programs and Services program, pursuant to Article 8
2(commencing with Section 69640), and disabled students, within
3the meaning of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
4(42 U.S.C. Sec. 12101 et seq.), who are determined to be eligible
5for disabled student programs and services pursuant to Chapter 14
6(commencing with Section 67300) and Section 84850.

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7(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2017,
8and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
9is enacted before January 1, 2017, deletes or extends that date.

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SEC. 3.  

If the Commission on State Mandates determines that
11this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to
12local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made
13pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division
144 of Title 2 of the Government Code.



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