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AB-731 University of California.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Bill
No. 731

Introduced by Assembly Member Mansoor

February 21, 2013

An act to amend Section 92000 of the Education Code, relating to the University of California.


AB 731, as introduced, Mansoor. University of California.
Existing law establishes the University of California, under the administration of the Regents of the University of California, as one of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law provides that the name “University of California” is the property of the state, and prohibits a person, without permission of the regents, from using that name in any of various ways.
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes in the provisions relating to the use of the name “University of California.”
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


 Section 92000 of the Education Code is amended to read:

 (a) The name “University of California” is the property of the state. No A person shall not, without the permission of the Regents of the University of California, use this name, or any abbreviation of it or any name of which these words are a part, in any of the following ways:
(1) To designate any business, social, political, religious, or other organization, including, but not limited to, any corporation, firm, partnership, association, group, activity, or enterprise.
(2) To imply, indicate, or otherwise suggest that any such the organization, or any product or service of such that organization is connected or affiliated with, or is endorsed, favored, or supported by, or is opposed by the University of California.
(3) To display, advertise, or announce this name publicly at, or in connection with, any meeting, assembly, or demonstration, or any propaganda, advertising, or promotional activity of any kind which has for its purpose or any part of its purpose the support, endorsement, advancement, opposition, or defeat of any strike, lockout, or boycott or of any political, religious, sociological, or economic movement, activity, or program.
(b)  Nothing in this section shall interfere with or restrict the right of any person to make a true and accurate statement of his or her present or former relationship or connection with, his or her employment by, or his or her enrollment in, the University of California in the course of stating his or her experience or qualifications for any academic, governmental, business, or professional credit or enrollment, or in connection with any academic, governmental, professional, or other employment whatsoever.
(c) Every A person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.