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AB-302 Parking: homeless students.(2019-2020)



SECTION 1.

 Section 76012 is added to the Education Code, to read:

76012.
 (a) If a community college campus has parking facilities on campus, the governing board of the community college district shall grant overnight access to those facilities to any homeless student for the purpose of sleeping in the student’s vehicle overnight, provided that the student is enrolled in coursework, has paid enrollment fees if not waived, and is in good standing with the community college district without requiring the student to enroll in additional courses.
(b) The governing board of the community college district shall determine a plan of action to implement subdivision (a) that includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:
(1) A definition of homeless student that is based on the definition of homeless youth specified in the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 11434a(2)), and reflects the age of the homeless student population at the community college campus.
(2) Overnight parking facilities monitoring.
(3) An overnight parking form and liability waiver that must be completed by any homeless student seeking to access the overnight parking facilities.
(4) Designation of a specific parking area or areas for overnight parking.
(5) Accessible bathroom facilities that are in reasonable proximity to the parking area or areas designated pursuant to paragraph (4).
(6) A waiver of parking assessment fees for the overnight parking facilities.
(7) Overnight parking rules that eligible homeless students shall follow when using the overnight parking facilities such as no use of drugs or alcohol.
(8) Hours of operation for the overnight parking facilities.
(c) It is the intent of the Legislature that homeless students who use the overnight parking facilities shall be connected to available state, county, community college district, and community-based housing, food, and financial assistance resources.
(d) On or before July 1, 2020, the governing board of the community college district shall implement subdivision (a).
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.