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AB-847 Academic senates: membership.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 05/30/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  May 30, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 06, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 20, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 847


Introduced by Assembly Member Bocanegra

February 16, 2017


An act to add Chapter 6.2 (commencing with Section 66420) to Part 40 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code, relating to postsecondary education.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 847, as amended, Bocanegra. Academic senates: membership.
Existing law gives various powers and duties to the local academic senates of the campuses of the California State University and the California Community Colleges, including requiring a local academic senate to adopt a local campus resolution and approve a plan, as specified, in order for the college to participate in a certain state program relating to college text books.
This bill would require the local academic senate of a campus of the California State University or of a campus of the California Community Colleges, and would request the local academic senate of a campus of the University of California, to post its membership roster on its Internet Web site or Internet Web page. The bill would also require the local academic senate of a campus of the California State University or of a campus of the California Community Colleges, and would request the local academic senate of a campus of the University of California, to make demographic data on the gender and race or ethnicity of its members available to the public upon request. To the extent that these provisions would create new duties for community college districts, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 6.2 (commencing with Section 66420) is added to Part 40 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code, to read:
CHAPTER  6.2. Local Academic Senates
Article  1. Membership

66420.
 The local academic senate of a campus of the California State University or of a campus of the California Community Colleges shall, and the local academic senate of a campus of the University of California is requested to, post its membership roster on its Internet Web site or Internet Web page.

66421.
 The local academic senate of a campus of the California State University or of a campus of the California Community Colleges shall, and the local academic senate of a campus of the University of California is requested to, make demographic data on the gender and race or ethnicity of its members available to the public upon request. The local academic senate may consult with its respective campus for purposes of complying with this section. For purposes of this section, “gender,” “race,” and “ethnicity” have the same meanings as for purposes of the United States Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

SEC. 2.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.