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AB-1064 California State University: student discretionary expenses survey.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/22/2017 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 21, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1064


Introduced by Assembly Member Calderon

February 16, 2017


An act to amend Section 66000 of add Section 89013 to the Education Code, relating to postsecondary education. the California State University.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1064, as amended, Calderon. Postsecondary education: Donahoe Higher Education Act. California State University: student discretionary expenses survey.
Existing law establishes the California State University, under the administration of the Board of Trustees of the California State University, as one of the 3 segments of public postsecondary education in California.
This bill would, on or before January 1, 2021, and on or before each January 1 every 3 years thereafter, require the California State University to conduct a survey of a representative sample of the student population at each campus to determine the average student’s annual discretionary expenses, which shall not include tuition and fees, to attend the campus. The bill would require the campus to post its average on its Internet Web site within the 6 months immediately following completion of each campuswide survey.

Existing law, the Donahoe Higher Education Act, sets forth the missions and functions of the 4 segments comprising the state’s postsecondary education system. These segments are the University of California, administered by the Regents of the University of California, the California State University, administered by the Trustees of the California State University, the California Community Colleges, administered by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and independent institutions of higher education. Provisions of the act apply to the University of California only to the extent that the regents act, by resolution, to make the provisions applicable.

This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to the provision naming the act.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 89013 is added to the Education Code, to read:

89013.
 (a) On or before January 1, 2021, and on or before each January 1 every three years thereafter, the California State University shall conduct a survey of a representative sample of the student population at each campus to determine the average student’s annual discretionary expenses, which shall not include tuition and fees, to attend the campus. Discretionary expenses include, but are not necessarily limited to, all of the following:
(1) Housing.
(2) Food.
(3) Textbooks.
(4) Supplies.
(5) Course materials.
(6) Educationally related technology.
(7) Transportation expenses, including, but not limited to, travel expenses while at school and to and from a student’s permanent address.
(8) Medical expenses.
(9) Child care expenses.
(10) Recreational expenses.
(b) The California State University shall exclude from the average determined pursuant to subdivision (a) lack of, or a reduction in, expenses that would skew the average for at least both of the following scenarios:
(1) Support or aid provided by close family or friends, including, but not limited to, free housing.
(2) Poverty or hardship, including, but not limited to, homelessness.
(c) Each campus shall use its average, determined pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (b), to determine the average annual total cost of attendance.
(d) Each campus shall post its updated average determined pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (b) on its Internet Web site within the six months immediately following completion of each campuswide survey pursuant to subdivision (a).

SECTION 1.Section 66000 of the Education Code is amended to read:
66000.

This part shall be known, and may be cited, as the Donahoe Higher Education Act.