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SB-728 Student financial aid: housing and hunger hardship.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 03/27/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  March 27, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 728


Introduced by Senator Galgiani

February 22, 2019


An act to add Article 17 (commencing with Section 69900) to Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code, and to amend Section 3700 6217 of the Public Resources Code, relating to geothermal resources. student financial aid.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 728, as amended, Galgiani. Geothermal resources. Student financial aid: housing and hunger hardship.
(1) Existing law establishes the Student Aid Commission as the primary state agency for the administration of state-authorized student financial aid programs available to students attending all segments of postsecondary education. Under existing law, the commission, among other things, administers the Cal Grant Program, the Student Opportunity and Access Program, the Assumption Program of Loans for Education, the Graduate Assumption Program of Loans for Education, the Public Interest Attorney Loan Repayment Program, and the California State Work-Study Program.
This bill would establish the Student Housing and Food Hardship Fund in the state treasury, and would make the moneys in the fund available to the commission, upon appropriation, to establish a program under which students attending a public postsecondary educational institution who are experiencing housing or food hardship could apply for emergency assistance.
(2) Existing law, with specified exceptions, generally requires the State Lands Commission, on and after July 1, 2006, to deposit all revenue, money, and remittances derived from mineral extraction leases on state tide and submerged lands, including tideland oil revenue, into the General Fund, to be available upon appropriation by the Legislature for specified purposes.
This bill would require the remainder of those funds deposited in the General Fund after fulfilling certain purposes to be transferred to the Student Housing and Food Hardship Fund.

Existing law provides that the people of the state have a direct and primary interest in the development of geothermal resources and that, through the State Oil and Gas Supervisor, the state should require that wells for the discovery and production of geothermal resources be drilled, operated, maintained, and abandoned in a manner that safeguards life, health, property, and the public welfare, and encourages maximum economic recovery.

This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.

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

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


SECTION 1.

 Article 17 (commencing with Section 69900) is added to Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code, to read:
Article  17. Student Housing and Food Hardship

69900.
 (a) The Student Housing and Food Hardship Fund is hereby established in the State Treasury.
(b) Moneys in the fund shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to the Student Aid Commission to establish a program under which students attending a public postsecondary educational institution who are experiencing housing or food hardship may apply for emergency assistance.

SEC. 2.

 Section 6217 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

6217.
 (a) (1) With the exception of revenue derived from state school lands and from sources described in Sections 6217.6, 6301.5, 6301.6, 6855, and Sections 8551 to 8558, inclusive, and Section 6404 (insofar as the proceeds are from property that has been distributed or escheated to the state in connection with unclaimed estates of deceased persons), the commission shall deposit all revenue, money, and remittances received by the commission under this division, and under Chapter 138 of the Statutes of 1964, First Extraordinary Session, in the General Fund. Out
(2) Out of those funds deposited in the General Fund, Fund pursuant to paragraph (1), sufficient moneys shall be made available each fiscal year for the following purposes:

(a)

(A) Payment of refunds, authorized by the commission, out of appropriations made for that purpose.

(b)

(B) Payment of expenditures of the commission as provided in the annual Budget Act.

(c)

(C) Payments to cities and counties of the amounts specified in Section 6817 for the purposes specified in that section, out of appropriations made for that purpose.

(d)

(D) Payments to cities and counties of the amounts agreed to pursuant to Section 6875, out of appropriations made for that purpose.

(e)(1) For

(E) (i) For the 2018–19 fiscal year, the sum of two million dollars ($2,000,000) shall be transferred to the Land Bank Fund and, notwithstanding Section 8610, shall be available, upon appropriation in the annual Budget Act, for the purpose of implementing the commission’s coastal hazard and legacy oil and gas well removal and remediation program provided in Section 6212.

(2)

(ii) For each fiscal year from the 2019–20 fiscal year to the 2027–28 fiscal year, inclusive, an amount sufficient to bring the unencumbered balance of the Land Bank Fund available for the purpose of implementing the commission’s coastal hazard and legacy oil and gas well removal and remediation program provided in Section 6212 to two million dollars ($2,000,000) shall be transferred to the Land Bank Fund and, notwithstanding Section 8610, shall be available, upon appropriation in the annual Budget Act, for the purpose of implementing the commission’s coastal hazard and legacy oil and gas well removal and remediation program provided in Section 6212.
(b) The remainder of funds deposited in the General Fund pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a), after fulfilling the purposes of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a), shall be transferred to the Student Housing and Food Hardship Fund established pursuant to Section 69900 of the Education Code.

SECTION 1.Section 3700 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:
3700.

It is hereby found and determined that the people of the State of California have a direct and primary interest in the development of geothermal resources, and that the State of California, through the authority vested in the State Oil and Gas Supervisor, should exercise its power and jurisdiction to require that wells for the discovery and production of geothermal resources be drilled, operated, maintained, and abandoned in a manner that safeguards life, health, property, and the public welfare, and encourages maximum economic recovery.