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AB-2176 Free student transit passes: eligibility for state funding.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 66014.6 is added to the Education Code, to read:

 The California Community Colleges, California State University, and University of California shall not charge, as part of mandatory systemwide tuition or fees, students for any transit service offered by a transit agency required to provide free student transit passes pursuant to Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 99120) of Part 11 of Division 10 of the Public Utilities Code.

SEC. 2.

 Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 99120) is added to Part 11 of Division 10 of the Public Utilities Code, to read:

CHAPTER  2.5. Free Student Transit Passes
 Notwithstanding any other law, a transit agency shall offer free student transit passes to persons attending the California Community Colleges, the California State University, or the University of California in order to be eligible for state funding under the Mills-Alquist-Deddeh Act (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 99200)), the State Transit Assistance Program (Article 6.5 (commencing with Section 99310) of Chapter 4), or the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program created by Part 3 (commencing with Section 75230) of Division 44 of the Public Resources Code.
 A free student transit pass provided pursuant to Section 99120 shall count as a full price fare for purposes of calculating the ratio of fare revenues to operating costs.