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AB-736 California State University: Antelope Valley campus.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Senate  June 26, 2014
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 16, 2013
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 02, 2013

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 736


Introduced by Assembly Member Fox

February 21, 2013


An act to add Section 89009.5 to the Education Code, relating to the California State University.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 736, as amended, Fox. California State University: Antelope Valley campus.
Existing law establishes the California State University, under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University, as one of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Under existing law, 25 The California State University currently comprises 23 institutions of higher education comprise the California State University. education.
This bill would require authorize the Chancellor of the California State University to complete and submit to the trustees a study about the feasibility of a California State University satellite program, and ultimately, an independent California State University campus, in the Antelope Valley, as defined, within 18 months after the date that the trustees certify that sufficient funds are available to conduct the study. The bill would require funding for the study to be derived solely from nonstate sources. If the trustees decide that a new campus or off-campus center is needed in the Antelope Valley, the trustees would be required authorized to conduct a formal study of the proposal, as provided.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 89009.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

89009.5.
 (a) The Chancellor of the California State University shall is authorized to conduct a study about the feasibility of a California State University satellite program, and ultimately, an independent California State University campus, in the Antelope Valley. The study shall include all of the following:
(1) Ten-year enrollment projections and physical capacity analysis.
(2) Regional workforce needs.
(3) Prospective economic impact and job creation in the region.
(4) Infrastructure availability.
(5) The potential alleviation of overcrowding and traffic at the Bakersfield and Northridge campuses.
(6) Considerations of plausible alternatives.
(7) Academic planning and program justification.
(8) A description of proposed student services and student outreach programs.
(9) Support and capital outlay budget projections.
(10) Geographic and physical accessibility.
(11) Environmental and social impacts.
(12) Effects on other educational institutions.
(b) Funding for the study required by subdivision (a) shall be derived solely from nonstate sources. The chancellor shall complete and submit the study to the trustees within 18 months after the date that the trustees certify that sufficient funds are available to conduct the study.
(c) If the trustees determine there is a need for a new campus or off-campus center in the Antelope Valley, the trustees shall are authorized to conduct a formal study identical in content to the study of a proposed new postsecondary educational program that would have been conducted by the California Postsecondary Education Commission pursuant to Section 66904.
(d) For the purposes of this section, “Antelope Valley” includes, but is not limited to, the Cities of California City, Lancaster, and Palmdale; the census designated places of Boron, Green Valley, Lake Hughes, Lake Los Angeles, Leona Valley, Littlerock, Mojave, North Edwards, Piñon Hills, Phelan, Quartz Hill, Rosamond, and Wrightwood; and the unicorporated unincorporated area of Pearlblossom.