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AB-3008 Public postsecondary education: exemption from paying nonresident tuition.(2017-2018)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 68135 is added to the Education Code, to read:

68135.
 Notwithstanding any other law:
(a) Notwithstanding the exclusion of nonimmigrant aliens from the exemption from paying nonresident tuition that is specified in subdivision (a) of Section 68130.5, a student enrolled at the California State University or the California Community Colleges who met the requirements specified in paragraphs (1) to (4) of this section, inclusive, as a dependent of an individual with an E-2 nonimmigrant classification, shall remain exempt from paying nonresident tuition at the California State University and the California Community Colleges, irrespective of any change in the student’s visa or immigration status.
(1) Satisfaction of the requirements in either subparagraph (A) or subparagraph (B):
(A) A total attendance of, or attainment of credits earned while in California equivalent to, three or more years of full-time attendance or attainment of credits at any of the following:
(i) California high schools.
(ii) California high schools established by the State Board of Education.
(iii) California adult schools established by any of the following entities:
(I) A county office of education.
(II) A unified school district or high school district.
(III) The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
(iv) Campuses of the California Community Colleges.
(v) A combination of those schools set forth in clauses (i) to (iv), inclusive.
(B) Three or more years of full-time high school coursework, and a total of three or more years of attendance in California elementary schools, California secondary schools, or a combination of California elementary and secondary schools.
(C) (i) Full-time attendance at a campus of the California Community Colleges counted towards the requirements of this paragraph shall comprise either a minimum of 12 units of credit per semester or quarter equivalent per year, or a minimum of 420 class hours per year or semester or quarter equivalent per year in noncredit courses authorized pursuant to Section 84757. Attendance in credit courses at a campus of the California Community Colleges counted towards the requirements of this paragraph shall not exceed a total of attendance of two years of full-time attendance.
(ii) Full-time attendance at a California adult school counted towards the requirements of this paragraph shall be a minimum of 420 class hours of attendance for each school year in classes or courses authorized pursuant to Section 41976 or Sections 2053 to 2054.2, inclusive, of the Penal Code.
(2) Satisfaction of any of the following:
(A) Graduation from a California high school or attainment of the equivalent thereof.
(B) Attainment of an associate degree from a campus of the California Community Colleges.
(C) Fulfillment of the minimum transfer requirements established for the University of California or the California State University for students transferring from a campus of the California Community Colleges.
(3) Registration as an entering student at, or current enrollment at, an accredited institution of higher education in California not earlier than the fall semester or quarter of the 2018–19 academic year.
(4) The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the Trustees of the California State University shall prescribe rules and regulations for the implementation of this section.
(b) A student who is exempt from nonresident tuition under this section may be reported by a community college district as a full-time equivalent student for apportionment purposes.
(c) Student information obtained in the implementation of this section is confidential.
SEC. 2.
 The Regents of the University of California are requested to enact exemptions from requirements to pay nonresident tuition for its students that are equivalent to those applicable to students of the California Community Colleges and the California State University pursuant to Section 68135 of the Education Code, as added pursuant to this act.
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.