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AB-340 Postsecondary education: campus climate: report.(2015-2016)



SECTION 1.

 Section 66073 is added to the Education Code, to read:

66073.
 (a) The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the Trustees of the California State University are required, and the Regents of the University of California are encouraged, to generate a report once every biennium of the legislative session, commencing with the 2017–18 Regular Session, that shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following as to the respective segment:
(1) New and recent administrative efforts intended to affect campus climate.
(2) Recent campus program developments that impact campus climate related to the following:
(A) Gender.
(B) Race.
(C) Ethnicity.
(D) National origin.
(E) Religion.
(F) Sexual orientation.
(G) Disability.
(H) Gender identity.
(3) Data, including, but not limited to, both of the following:
(A) Student demographic data.
(B) Crime data, including, but not limited to, the data required to be kept and disclosed in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1092(f)) and other hate crime statistics.
(b) The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the Trustees of the California State University are required, and the Regents of the University of California are encouraged, to each post the respective segment’s report on its Internet Web site.
(c) The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges shall request, but not require, the information specified in paragraphs (1) and (2), and subparagraph (B) of paragraph (3), of subdivision (a), from community college districts. The report of the Board of Governors shall be based on data available from participating community college districts.
(d) The report to be generated pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be sent to the Governor, the Attorney General, and the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature.
(e) For purposes of this section, “campus climate” means a measure of an individual’s experience within a learning environment, specifically focusing on the current attitudes, practices, policies, and behaviors of campus life that impact the success and retention of all members of a campus community.

SEC. 2.

 Section 66302 of the Education Code is amended to read:

66302.
 (a) If the Trustees of the California State University and the governing board of each community college district expend funds to support activities related to campus climate, as that term is defined in subdivision (e) of Section 66073, the Trustees of the California State University and the governing board of each community college district shall adopt and publish policies on harassment, intimidation, and bullying to be included within the rules and regulations governing student behavior within their respective segments of public postsecondary education.
(b) The Regents of the University of California are requested to adopt and publish policies on harassment, intimidation, and bullying to be included within their rules and regulations governing student behavior.
The  (c)  Trustees of the California State University, the Regents of the University of California, and the governing board of each community college district are requested to adopt and publish policies on harassment, intimidation, and bullying to be included within the rules and regulations governing student behavior within their respective segments of public postsecondary education.  It is the intent of the Legislature that rules and regulations governing student conduct be published, at a minimum, on the Internet Web site of each public postsecondary educational campus and as part of any printed material covering those rules and regulations within the respective public postsecondary education system. systems. 
SEC. 3.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.