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AB-540 Postsecondary education: student financial aid: California Dreamer Service Incentive Grant Program.(2019-2020)



SECTION 1.

 The heading of Article 5.5 (commencing with Section 69438) of Chapter 1.7 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code is amended to read:

Article  5.5. California Dreamer Service Incentive Grant Program

SEC. 2.

 Section 69438 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69438.
 The Cal Grant B  California Dreamer  Service Incentive Grant Program is hereby established, commencing with the 2019–20 academic year, under the administration of the Student Aid Commission. As used in this article, “program” means the Cal Grant B  California Dreamer  Service Incentive Grant Program established by this section.

SEC. 3.

 Section 69438.7 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69438.7.
 In order for the community or volunteer service performed by a participating student to be applied to the minimum hours required for eligibility for this program, the organization and service shall meet all of the following requirements, as determined by the commission:
(a) The organization shall register with the commission, and report the service hours of the participating students.
(b) The organization shall be one of the following:
(1) A federal, state, or local governmental entity.
(2) A qualifying institution as defined in Section 69432.7.
(3) An organization exempt from federal income tax pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
(c) The community or volunteer service performed by the participating student is not advocacy of a political, social, or religious nature.
(d) The community or volunteer service is related to the participating student’s field of study, or is in furtherance of community service or a community need.
(e) The organization shall have been established for a minimum of two years before the first date on which a participating student begins performing service hours to qualify for this program.

SEC. 4.

 Section 69438.8 is added to the Education Code, to read:

69438.8.
 (a) The commission may adopt regulations necessary to carry out the purposes of this article as emergency regulations in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code). For purposes of Section 11349.6 of the Government Code, the adoption of those regulations shall be deemed to be an emergency and necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, or general welfare.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (e) of Section 11346.1 of the Government Code, no regulation adopted by the commission pursuant to this section shall remain in effect for more than 180 days unless the commission complies with all relevant provisions of Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.