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AB-1684 California Community Colleges: chancellor and president compensation.(2011-2012)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 01, 2012
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 23, 2012

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1684


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Eng
(Principal Coauthor(s): Senator Yee)

February 14, 2012


An act to add Section 70903 to the Education Code, relating to the California Community Colleges.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1684, as amended, Eng. California Community Colleges: chancellor and president compensation.
Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, as one of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law establishes community college districts, administered by a governing board, throughout the state, and authorizes these districts to, by majority vote, adopt a rule delegating power to the district’s chief executive officer.

This bill would prohibit the compensation, as defined, of a chancellor of a community college district, as defined, from exceeding 2 times the faculty compensation, as defined, of the most highly compensated faculty member in the community college district. The bill would apply this prohibition only to chancellors of community college districts who enter into or renew a contract for employment with the California Community Colleges on or after January 1, 2013. The bill would require a community college district to report the compensation of the chancellor of that district to the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, and would require community college districts and the Office of the Chancellor to provide that information on their Internet Web sites, as specified.

By requiring community college districts to report that information and provide it on their Internet Web sites, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

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.

This bill would require the Legislative Analyst’s Office to conduct a study to evaluate the compensation, as defined, of the chancellors and presidents of the California Community Colleges’ districts and campuses, as specified. The bill would require the Legislative Analyst’s Office to report the study to specified committees of the Legislature by January 1, 2014.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YESNO   Local Program: YESNO  

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


SECTION 1.

 (a) The Legislative Analyst’s Office shall conduct a study to evaluate the compensation of the chancellors and presidents of the California Community Colleges’ districts and campuses. The study shall include all of the following:
(1) The compensation of all community college district and campus chancellors and presidents, including the source of funding for the compensation.
(2) Documentation of decreases and increases in the compensation of previous community college district and campus chancellors and presidents, compared to current community college district and campus chancellors and presidents.
(3) How often a community college’s hiring process is opened, closed, or extended due to a lack of applicants.
(b) The Legislative Analyst’s Office shall report the study to the Assembly Committee on Higher Education and the Senate Committee on Education on or before January 1, 2014.
(c) For purposes of this section, “compensation” includes, but is not limited to, a salary, bonuses, a vehicle allowance, and a housing allowance.
SECTION 1.Section 70903 is added to the Education Code, to read:
70903.

(a)The compensation of a chancellor of a community college district shall not exceed two times the faculty compensation of the most highly compensated faculty member in the community college district.

(b)For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

(1)“Chancellor of a community college district” means a community college district’s chief executive officer to whom power is delegated pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 70902.

(2)“Compensation” includes, but is not limited to, a salary, bonuses, a vehicle allowance, and a housing allowance.

(3)“Faculty compensation” includes, but is not limited to, a salary and compensation received for summer courses, overload assignments, and administrative duties performed by a faculty member.

(c)Subdivision (a) shall apply only to chancellors of community college districts who enter into or renew a contract for employment with the California Community Colleges on or after January 1, 2013.

(d)(1)A community college district shall provide the compensation of the chancellor of that district on the district’s Internet Web site, and shall report that compensation to the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges.

(2)The Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall provide the information reported pursuant to paragraph (1) on the office’s Internet Web site.

SEC. 2.

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.