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AB-67 Public postsecondary education: funding.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 66025.2 is added to the Education Code, to read:

66025.2.
 (a) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the Trustees of the California State University shall not increase the amounts charged for undergraduate tuition and mandatory statewide fees for California residents from the amounts charged in the preceding fiscal year.
(2) (A) This subdivision shall be operative in the 2013–14 fiscal year only if there is at least a 5 percent increase in the appropriation made by Item 6610-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2013, as compared to the appropriation made by that item in the Budget Act of 2012.
(B) This subdivision shall be operative in the 2014–15 fiscal year only if there is at least a 5 percent increase in the appropriation made by Item 6610-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2014, as compared to the appropriation made by that item in the Budget Act of 2013.
(C) This subdivision shall be operative in the 2015–16 fiscal year only if there is at least a 4 percent increase in the appropriation made by Item 6610-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015, as compared to the appropriation made by that item in the Budget Act of 2014.
(D) This subdivision shall be operative in the 2016–17 fiscal year if there is at least a 4 percent increase in the appropriation made by Item 6610-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2016, as compared to the appropriation made by that item in the Budget Act of 2015.
(b) (1) The Regents of the University of California are encouraged to refrain from increasing the amounts charged for undergraduate tuition and mandatory statewide fees for California residents from the amounts charged in the 2012–13 fiscal year in either the 2013–14 or 2014–15 fiscal year if there is at least a 5 percent increase in the appropriation made by Item 6440-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the budget act for that fiscal year, as compared to the appropriation made by that item in the budget act by the preceding fiscal year.
(2) The regents are encouraged to refrain from increasing the amounts charged for undergraduate tuition and mandatory statewide fees for California residents in either the 2015–16 or 2016–17 fiscal year if there is at least a 4 percent increase in the appropriation made by Item 6440-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the budget act for that fiscal year, as compared to the appropriation made by that item in the budget act for the preceding fiscal year.
(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2017, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2017, deletes or extends that date.
SEC. 2.
 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to protect the students of the California State University, the University of California, and the California Community Colleges and their families from unjustified increases in mandatory systemwide fees and tuition commencing with the 2013–14 fiscal year, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.