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AB-1803 Postsecondary education: career placement and job search services for graduates.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 01/10/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1803


Introduced by Assembly Member Choi

January 10, 2018


An act to add Section 69503.5 to the Education Code, relating to postsecondary education.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1803, as introduced, Choi. Postsecondary education: career placement and job search services for graduates.
Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, the California State University, under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University, the University of California, under the administration of the Regents of the University of California, independent institutions of higher education, and private postsecondary educational institutions as the segments of postsecondary education in this state.
This bill would require a public or private institution of higher education that offers a baccalaureate degree program, provides career placement and job search services to students, and receives state funds for student financial assistance to provide career placement and job search services to a person for five years after the person receives a baccalaureate degree at the institution.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 69503.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

69503.5.
 Any public or private institution of higher education that offers a baccalaureate degree program, provides career placement and job search services to students, and receives state funds for student financial assistance shall provide the same level of career placement and job search services to any person who has received a baccalaureate degree at that institution for five years after the person receives his or her baccalaureate degree. The services shall be provided at no cost to the person.