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AB-159 Public postsecondary education: tuition and mandatory systemwide fees.(2013-2014)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 159


Introduced by Assembly Member Chávez

January 22, 2013


An act to add Section 66025.4 to the Education Code, relating to public postsecondary education.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 159, as introduced, Chávez. Public postsecondary education: 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.
This bill would require the trustees, and would request the regents, to determine the amounts of undergraduate tuition and mandatory systemwide fees for each incoming first-year class. The bill would require that the tuition and mandatory systemwide fees set for an incoming first-year class under the bill not be increased for that class for at least 6 academic years, except as adjusted for inflation, as specified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 66025.4 is added to the Education Code, to read:

66025.4.
 (a) The Trustees of the California State University shall, and the Regents of the University of California are requested to, determine the amounts of undergraduate tuition and mandatory systemwide fees for each incoming first-year class. The tuition and mandatory systemwide fees set for an incoming first-year class under this section shall not be increased for that class for at least six academic years, except as provided by subdivision (b).
(b) The trustees and the regents may annually increase the tuition and mandatory systemwide fee amounts determined under subdivision (a) to reflect the percentage change, if any, in the Consumer Price Index calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor during the previous academic year.