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AB-138 Public postsecondary education: undergraduate tuition and mandatory systemwide fees.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  January 06, 2014

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 138


Introduced by Assembly Member Olsen
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Achadjian and Wilk)

January 16, 2013


An act to add Section 66025.2 to the Education Code, relating to public postsecondary education.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 138, as amended, Olsen. Public postsecondary education: undergraduate tuition and mandatory systemwide fees.
Existing law establishes the California State University, under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University, and the University of California, under the administration of the Regents of the University of California, as 2 of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law authorizes these segments to charge students tuition and mandatory systemwide fees, among other charges, for attendance at these institutions. The existing Donahoe Higher Education Act requires that none of its provisions applies to the University of California except to the extent that the regents, by appropriate resolution, make that provision applicable.
This bill would add to the Donahoe Higher Education Act a provision requiring the trustees, and the regents if they act by appropriate resolution as referenced above, to determine the amounts of undergraduate tuition and mandatory systemwide fees for California residents in each incoming first-year class in their respective segments. The bill would require that the tuition and mandatory systemwide fees set for California residents in each incoming first-year class under the bill would not be increased, other than to make a cost-of-living adjustment not to exceed 2% after each academic year, until that class has completed at least 4 academic years. The bill would prohibit the trustees and the regents from increasing the amount of undergraduate tuition and mandatory systemwide fees for California residents charged to an incoming first-year class in their respective segments by more than 5% over the amounts charged to the immediately preceding first-year class.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 66025.2 is added to the Education Code, to read:

66025.2.
 (a) Subject to Section 67400, the Trustees of the California State University and the Regents of the University of California shall determine the amounts of undergraduate tuition and mandatory systemwide fees for California residents in each incoming first-year class in their respective segments, and the tuition and mandatory systemwide fees set for California residents in each incoming first-year class shall not be increased, other than to make a cost-of-living adjustment not to exceed 2 percent after each academic year, until that incoming first-year class has completed at least four academic years.
(b) The trustees and regents shall not increase the amount of undergraduate tuition and mandatory systemwide fees for California residents charged to an incoming first-year class in their respective segments by more than 5 percent over the amounts charged to the immediately preceding first-year class.