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AB-586 California Student Opportunity and Access Program.(2015-2016)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 26, 2015

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2015–2016 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 586


Introduced by Assembly Member Campos

February 24, 2015


An act to amend Section 69562 of the Education Code, relating to student financial aid.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 586, as amended, Campos. California Student Opportunity and Access Program.
Existing law establishes the Student Opportunity and Access Program, administered by the Student Aid Commission, to distribute funds on a progress payment schedule for projects designated to increase the accessibility of postsecondary educational opportunities for certain groups of elementary and secondary school pupils and, to the extent of available resources, community college students. The program requires the commission to establish a 12-member project grant advisory committee, including one college campus financial aid officer, appointed by the commission, to advise project directors and the commission on the development and operation of the projects.
This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would expand the Student Opportunity and Access Program. add one additional college campus financial aid officer, appointed by the commission, to the advisory committee.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 69562 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69562.
 The Student Aid Commission shall establish a 12-member 13-member project grant advisory committee to advise project directors and the commission on the development and operation of the projects, and consisting of the following:
(a) Three representatives of outreach programs, representing the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges, appointed by their respective governing boards.
(b) One representative of private colleges and universities, appointed by the Association of California Independent Colleges and Universities.
(c) One representative of the California Postsecondary Education Commission, appointed by the commission.
(d) Two secondary school staff, appointed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
(e) Two persons representing the general public, one appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly and the other by the Senate Rules Committee.
(f) Two postsecondary students, both appointed annually by the California Postsecondary Education Commission.
(g) One Two college campus financial aid officer, officers, appointed by the commission.

SECTION 1.

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would expand the Student Opportunity and Access Program administered by the Student Aid Commission.