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AB-1483 University of California: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics Campus.(2015-2016)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 06, 2015

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2015–2016 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1483


Introduced by Assembly Member Gatto
(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Alejo)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Calderon and Low Baker, Bonilla, Calderon, Chu, Dababneh, Dahle, Beth Gaines, and Low)
(Coauthor: Senator Gaines)

February 27, 2015


An act relating to the University of California, and making an appropriation therefor.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1483, as amended, Gatto. University of California: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics Campus.
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. The University of California operates 10 campuses located in Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz.
This bill would require the Legislative Analyst’s Office to conduct a study of, and report to the Legislature on, the feasibility of establishing a campus of the University of California devoted to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. The bill would require the report to be submitted on or before January 1, 2017.
The bill would appropriate $50,000,000 from the General Fund to the Controller for allocation, as specified, to the regents for establishment of the campus.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 (a) The Legislative Analyst’s Office shall conduct a study of, and report to the Legislature on, the feasibility of establishing a campus of the University of California devoted to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. This The report shall be submitted to the Legislature, in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, on or before January 1, 2017.
(b) (1) The sum of fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund, without regard to fiscal years, to the Controller for allocation to the Regents of the University of California for the establishment of, and acquisition of land for, the campus described in subdivision (a).
(2) The Controller shall not allocate the funds appropriated by paragraph (1) to the regents until the Controller determines that the regents have approved the establishment of, and decided on the location of, the campus described in subdivision (a).