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AB-1655 Public postsecondary education: University of California: biennial report.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/05/2017 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 04, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1655


Introduced by Assembly Member Grayson

February 17, 2017


An act to amend Section 92670 of the Education Code, relating to public postsecondary education.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1655, as amended, Grayson. Public postsecondary education: University of California: biennial report.
Existing law requires the University of California to report biennially to the Legislature and the Department of Finance on its total costs of education, as specified. Under existing law, these reports are required to be submitted on or before October 1 of each even-numbered year, commencing in 2014 and continuing until the requirement for submission of these biennial reports becomes inoperative on January 1, 2021.
This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to ensure that the Legislature has accurate information upon which to base funding decisions relating to the University of California. The bill would require that the amounts included in the reports be based on publicly available information. The bill would also require that the costs reported be differentiated by student academic levels and disciplines. prior year actual expenditures. The bill would also change the date on which the requirement for submission of these biennial reports becomes inoperative to January 1, 2023.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 92670 of the Education Code is amended to read:

92670.
 (a) (1) It is the intent of the Legislature, in enacting this section, to ensure that the Legislature has accurate information upon which to base funding decisions relating to the University of California.
(2) The University of California shall report biennially to the Legislature and the Department of Finance, on or before October 1, 2014, and on or before October 1 of each even-numbered year thereafter, on the total costs of education at the University of California. The amounts included in the reports required by this section shall be based on publicly available information.
(b) The report shall identify the costs of undergraduate education, graduate academic education, graduate professional education, and research activities. All four categories listed in this subdivision shall be reported in total and disaggregated separately by health sciences disciplines, disciplines included in paragraph (13) of subdivision (b) of Section 92675, and all other disciplines. For purposes of this report, research for which a student earns credit toward his or her degree program shall be identified as undergraduate education or graduate education.
(c) (1)The costs reported in the reports required by this section shall be prior year actual expenditures, and shall also be reported by fund source, including all of the following:

(A)

(1) State General Fund.

(B)

(2) Systemwide tuition and fees.

(C)

(3) Nonresident tuition and fees and other student fees.

(D)

(4) University of California General Funds, including interest on General Fund balances and the portion of indirect cost recovery and patent royalty income used for core educational purposes.

(2)The costs reported in the reports required by this section shall be differentiated by student academic levels and disciplines.

(d) For any report submitted under this section before January 1, 2017, the costs shall, at a minimum, be reported on a systemwide basis. For any report submitted under this section on or after January 1, 2017, the costs shall be reported on both a systemwide and campus-by-campus basis.
(e) A report prepared under this section on or after January 1, 2017, shall include information on costs, disaggregated by campus, based on the methodology developed by the National Association of College and University Business Officers in its February 2002 report, Explaining College Costs, and other methodologies determined by the university.
(f) A report to be submitted pursuant to this section shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(g) Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, the requirement for submitting a report under this section shall be inoperative on January 1, 2023, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.