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AB-635 Veterans’ benefits: public postsecondary education: mandatory educational fees.(2011-2012)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 12, 2011

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 635


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Knight

February 16, 2011


An act to add Section 20 824.1 to the Military and Veterans Code, relating to veterans.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 635, as amended, Knight. Veterans’ benefits: public postsecondary education: mandatory educational fees.
Existing law establishes the 3 segments of public postsecondary education in this state. These segments include the California State University, which is administered by the Trustees of the California State University, the University of California, which is administered by the Regents of the University of California, and the California Community Colleges, which is administered by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Most provisions of law apply to the University of California only to the extent that the regents, by resolution, make these provisions applicable.
This bill would specify that, for purposes of veterans’ benefits, the Trustees of the California State University, the Regents of the University of California, and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges may shall, and the Regents of the University of California are requested to, designate mandatory education fees as tuition.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 824.1 is added to the Military and Veterans Code, to read:

824.1.
 (a) For the purposes of veterans’ benefits, the Trustees of the California State University and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges shall designate mandatory educational fees as tuition.
(b) The Regents of the University of California are requested to adopt an appropriate resolution designating mandatory educational fees as tuition.

SECTION 1.Section 20 is added to the Military and Veterans Code, to read:
20.

For the purposes of veterans’ benefits, the Trustees of the California State University, the Regents of the University of California, and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges may designate mandatory educational fees as tuition.