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AB-352 University admissions: public postsecondary education.(2015-2016)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 16, 2015

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2015–2016 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 352


Introduced by Assembly Member Beth Gaines

February 17, 2015


An act to amend Section 66201 of add Section 66608 to, and to add Article 4.5 (commencing with Section 92635) to Chapter 6 of Part 57 of Division 9 of Title 3 of, the Education Code, relating to university admissions.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 352, as amended, Beth Gaines. University admissions: public postsecondary education.

Existing law, known as the Donahoe Higher Education Act, among other things, sets forth the missions and functions of California’s public and independent segments of postsecondary education. A provision of the act expresses the intent of the Legislature that each resident of California who has the capacity and motivation to benefit from higher education should have the opportunity to enroll in an institution of higher education. This provision also expresses a commitment to provide an appropriate place in California public higher education for every student who is willing and able to benefit from attendance.

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. The California State University comprises 23 institutions, and the University of California comprises 10 institutions.
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to this provision of the Donahoe Higher Education Act. prohibit nonresidents, as defined, from constituting more than 3% of the students enrolled at any campus of the California State University in any academic year. The bill would also require the regents, as a condition for receiving state funds for support of the University of California pursuant to the annual Budget Act or another statute, to ensure that no more than 10% of the students enrolled at any campus of the University of California be nonresidents, as defined.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 66608 is added to the Education Code, to read:

66608.
 No more than 3 percent of the students enrolled at any campus of the California State University in any academic year shall be nonresidents as defined in Section 68018.

SEC. 2.

 Article 4.5 (commencing with Section 92635) is added to Chapter 6 of Part 57 of Division 9 of Title 3 of the Education Code, to read:
Article  4.5. Nonresident Students

92635.
 As a condition for receiving state funds for support of the University of California pursuant to the annual Budget Act or another statute, the regents shall ensure that no more than 10 percent of the students enrolled at any campus of the University of California shall be nonresidents as defined in Section 68018.

SECTION 1.Section 66201 of the Education Code is amended to read:
66201.

(a)It is the intent of the Legislature that each resident of California who has the capacity and motivation to benefit from higher education should have the opportunity to enroll in an institution of higher education. Once enrolled, each individual should have the opportunity to continue as long and as far as his or her capacity and motivation, as indicated by academic performance and commitment to educational advancement, will lead him or her to meet academic standards and institutional requirements.

(b)The Legislature hereby reaffirms the commitment of the State of California to provide an appropriate place in California public higher education for every student who is willing and able to benefit from attendance.