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AB-132 Postsecondary education trailer bill.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Jul 27, 2021


SECTION 1.

 Section 1798.24 of the Civil Code is amended to read:

1798.24.
 An agency shall not disclose any personal information in a manner that would link the information disclosed to the individual to whom it pertains unless the information is disclosed, as follows:
(a) To the individual to whom the information pertains.
(b) With the prior written voluntary consent of the individual to whom the information pertains, but only if that consent has been obtained not more than 30 days before the disclosure, or in the time limit agreed to by the individual in the written consent.
(c) To the duly appointed guardian or conservator of the individual or a person representing the individual if it can be proven with reasonable certainty through the possession of agency forms, documents, or correspondence that this person is the authorized representative of the individual to whom the information pertains.
(d) To those officers, employees, attorneys, agents, or volunteers of the agency that has custody of the information if the disclosure is relevant and necessary in the ordinary course of the performance of their official duties and is related to the purpose for which the information was acquired.
(e) To a person, or to another agency if the transfer is necessary for the transferee agency to perform its constitutional or statutory duties, and the use is compatible with a purpose for which the information was collected and the use or transfer is in accordance with Section 1798.25. With respect to information transferred from a law enforcement or regulatory agency, or information transferred to another law enforcement or regulatory agency, a use is compatible if the use of the information requested is needed in an investigation of unlawful activity under the jurisdiction of the requesting agency or for licensing, certification, or regulatory purposes by that agency.
(f) To a governmental entity if required by state or federal law.
(g) Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code).
(h) To a person who has provided the agency with advance, adequate written assurance that the information will be used solely for statistical research or reporting purposes, but only if the information to be disclosed is in a form that will not identify any individual.
(i) Pursuant to a determination by the agency that maintains information that compelling circumstances exist that affect the health or safety of an individual, if upon the disclosure notification is transmitted to the individual to whom the information pertains at the individual’s last known address. Disclosure shall not be made if it is in conflict with other state or federal laws.
(j) To the State Archives as a record that has sufficient historical or other value to warrant its continued preservation by the California state government, or for evaluation by the Director of General Services or the director’s designee to determine whether the record has further administrative, legal, or fiscal value.
(k) To any person pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other compulsory legal process if, before the disclosure, the agency reasonably attempts to notify the individual to whom the record pertains, and if the notification is not prohibited by law.
(l) To any person pursuant to a search warrant.
(m) Pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 1800) of Chapter 1 of Division 2 of the Vehicle Code.
(n) For the sole purpose of verifying and paying government health care service claims made pursuant to Division 9 (commencing with Section 10000) of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(o) To a law enforcement or regulatory agency when required for an investigation of unlawful activity or for licensing, certification, or regulatory purposes, unless the disclosure is otherwise prohibited by law.
(p) To another person or governmental organization to the extent necessary to obtain information from the person or governmental organization for an investigation by the agency of a failure to comply with a specific state law that the agency is responsible for enforcing.
(q) To an adopted person and disclosure is limited to general background information pertaining to the adopted person’s biological parents, if the information does not include or reveal the identity of the biological parents.
(r) To a child or a grandchild of an adopted person and disclosure is limited to medically necessary information pertaining to the adopted person’s biological parents. However, the information, or the process for obtaining the information, shall not include or reveal the identity of the biological parents. The State Department of Social Services shall adopt regulations governing the release of information pursuant to this subdivision. The regulations shall require licensed adoption agencies to provide the same services provided by the department as established by this subdivision.
(s) To a committee of the Legislature or to a Member of the Legislature, or the member’s staff if authorized in writing by the member, if the member has permission to obtain the information from the individual to whom it pertains or if the member provides reasonable assurance that the member is acting on behalf of the individual.
(t) (1) To the University of California, a nonprofit educational institution, an established nonprofit research institution performing health or social services research,  the Cradle-to-Career Data System, for purposes consistent with the creation and execution of the Cradle-to-Career Data System Act pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 10860) of Chapter 8.5 of Part 7 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, or, in the case of education-related data, another nonprofit entity, conducting scientific research, if the request for information is approved by the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) for the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHSA) or an institutional review board, as authorized in paragraphs (5) and (6). The approval shall include a review and determination that all the following criteria have been satisfied:
(A) The researcher has provided a plan sufficient to protect personal information from improper use and disclosures, including sufficient administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to protect personal information from reasonable anticipated threats to the security or confidentiality of the information.
(B) The researcher has provided a sufficient plan to destroy or return all personal information as soon as it is no longer needed for the research project, unless the researcher has demonstrated an ongoing need for the personal information for the research project and has provided a long-term plan sufficient to protect the confidentiality of that information.
(C) The researcher has provided sufficient written assurances that the personal information will not be reused or disclosed to any other person or entity, or used in any manner, not approved in the research protocol, except as required by law or for authorized oversight of the research project.
(2) The CPHS shall enter into a written agreement with the Office of Cradle-to-Career Data, as defined in Section 10862 of the Education Code, to assist the managing entity of that office in its role as the institutional review board for the Cradle-to-Career Data System.
(3) The CPHS or institutional review board shall, at a minimum, accomplish all of the following as part of its review and approval of the research project for the purpose of protecting personal information held in agency databases:
(A) Determine whether the requested personal information is needed to conduct the research.
(B) Permit access to personal information only if it is needed for the research project.
(C) Permit access only to the minimum necessary personal information needed for the research project.
(D) Require the assignment of unique subject codes that are not derived from personal information in lieu of social security numbers if the research can still be conducted without social security numbers.
(E) If feasible, and if cost, time, and technical expertise permit, require the agency to conduct a portion of the data processing for the researcher to minimize the release of personal information.
(4) Reasonable costs to the agency associated with the agency’s process of protecting personal information under the conditions of CPHS approval may be billed to the researcher, including, but not limited to, the agency’s costs for conducting a portion of the data processing for the researcher, removing personal information, encrypting or otherwise securing personal information, or assigning subject codes.
(5) The CPHS may enter into written agreements to enable other institutional review boards to provide the data security approvals required by this subdivision, if the data security requirements set forth in this subdivision are satisfied.
(6) Pursuant to paragraph (5), the CPHS shall enter into a written agreement with the institutional review board established pursuant to former Section 49079.6 of the Education Code. The agreement shall authorize, commencing July 1, 2010, or the date upon which the written agreement is executed, whichever is later, that board to provide the data security approvals required by this subdivision, if the data security requirements set forth in this subdivision and the act specified in subdivision (a) of Section 49079.5 of the Education Code are satisfied.
(u) To an insurer if authorized by Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 10900) of Division 4 of the Vehicle Code.
(v) Pursuant to Section 450, 452, 8009, or 18396 of the Financial Code.
(w) For the sole purpose of participation in interstate data sharing of prescription drug monitoring program information pursuant to the California Uniform Controlled Substances Act (Division 10 (commencing with Section 11000) of the Health and Safety Code), if disclosure is limited to prescription drug monitoring program information.
This article does not require the disclosure of personal information to the individual to whom the information pertains if that information may otherwise be withheld as set forth in Section 1798.40.

SEC. 2.

 The heading of Article 1 (commencing with Section 10850) is added to Chapter 8.5 of Part 7 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, to read:

Article  1. Cradle-to-Career Data System Workgroup

SEC. 3.

 Section 10851 of the Education Code is amended to read:

10851.
 For purposes of this article, the following definitions apply:
(a) “Data system” means statewide data infrastructure that integrates data from various partner entities and supports the purposes identified in this article.
(b) “Director” means the Director of State Planning and Research, or the director’s designee.
(c) “Partner entity” means an organization that can provide information to the data system to advance the purposes identified in this article and includes, but is not limited to, state entities responsible for elementary and secondary education data, entities responsible for early learning data and care, segments of public higher education, private colleges and universities, state entities responsible for overseeing private colleges, student financial aid, childcare providers, state labor and workforce development agencies, and state departments administering health and human services programs.
(d) “Planning facilitator” means an entity with expertise in data governance, privacy, security, quality, reporting, and user-centered design.
(e) “Workgroup” means the California Cradle-to-Career Data System Workgroup established pursuant to Section 10853.

SEC. 4.

 Section 10852 of the Education Code is amended to read:

10852.
 It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this article to do all of the following:
(a) Build a data system to enable partner entities to share information in a manner that promotes data privacy and security.
(b) Design a data system that minimizes the need for new infrastructure, is adaptable, and is flexible to meet future needs.
(c) Serve students and families by doing all of the following:
(1) Identifying and tracking predictive indicators to enable parents, teachers, health and human services providers, and policymakers to provide appropriate interventions and supports to address disparities in opportunities and improve outcomes for all students.
(2) Creating direct support tools for teachers, parents, advisors, and students.
(3) Enabling agencies to plan for and optimize educational, workforce, and health and human services programs.
(4) Enabling and streamlining the administration of student financial aid.
(5) Advancing academic and governmental research on improving policies from birth through career.
(d) Improve the quality and reliability of data reported, and ensure consistency of key data definitions.
(e) Identify additional data points and metrics that can be developed and integrated into the data system to support the goals of this article.

SEC. 5.

 Section 10855 of the Education Code is amended to read:

10855.
 (a) The director shall lead the workgroup.
(b) The Office of Planning and Research shall contract with planning facilitators to perform all of the following duties:
(1) Provide facilitation and staff support to the workgroup.
(2) Conduct research and gather relevant information for consideration by the workgroup in fulfilling its responsibilities pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 10853.
(3) Produce the reports required pursuant to Sections 10856 and 10857.
(4) Support the partner entities in advancing the purposes of this article, including, but not limited to, by assisting the partner entities to complete the activities specified in Section 10858.
(c) For purposes of subdivision (b), the Office of Planning and Research may enter into exclusive or nonexclusive contracts with planning facilitators on a bid or negotiated basis. A contract entered into or amended pursuant to subdivision (b) shall be exempt from Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 14825) of Part 5.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, Section 19130 of the Government Code, and Part 2 (commencing with Section 10100) of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code, and shall be exempt from the review or approval of any division of the Department of General Services.
(d) Notwithstanding any other law, a planning facilitator may subcontract as necessary in the performance of its duties, subject to approval of the director.
(e) The Office of Planning and Research shall report to the Department of Finance and relevant subcommittees of the Legislature on awarded contracts described in this section within 30 days of awarding any contract. The report shall include information about funding amounts provided to contractors and subcontractors.
(f) (1) A planning facilitator that contracts with the Office of Planning and Research pursuant to subdivision (b) shall, in consultation with the director, convene one or more advisory groups to obtain additional input from potential end users of the data system and other interested stakeholders and to inform the planning facilitator’s work in fulfilling its responsibilities pursuant to subdivision (b).
(2) At a minimum, the advisory groups convened pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be comprised of representatives of students, parents, labor, business and industry, equity and social justice organizations, researchers, privacy experts, early education experts, school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education, as selected by the director within 60 days of contracting with the planning facilitator.
(3) In selecting the membership of the advisory groups, the director is encouraged to seek representation broadly reflective of the state’s population.
(4) The planning facilitator shall initially meet with the advisory groups within 30 days of the director selecting its membership, and then at least once every quarter, and, if approved by the director, within 15 days upon request of a majority of the advisory group.

SEC. 6.

 Section 10858 of the Education Code is amended to read:

10858.
 The partner entities shall, and the University of California is requested to, enter into memoranda of understanding or participation agreements for data sharing purposes, as necessary, for the implementation of this article.

SEC. 7.

 Section 10859 of the Education Code is amended to read:

10859.
 The sum of ten million dollars ($10,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund in the 2019–20 fiscal year to the Office of Planning and Research on a one-time basis, available for encumbrance and expenditure through the 2021–22 fiscal year, subject to all of the following:
(a) Two million dollars ($2,000,000) for the Office of Planning and Research to contract with planning facilitators pursuant to Section 10855.
(b) Two million dollars ($2,000,000) to be allocated as follows:
(1) Five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) to be retained by the Office of Planning and Research to lead the workgroup established pursuant to Section 10853 and perform other administrative functions to implement this article.
(2) (A) One million three hundred thousand dollars ($1,300,000) for the Office of Planning and Research to allocate one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to each of the state entities identified in paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 10854 for workgroup and planning activities.
(B) Upon order of the Director of Finance, the funds in subparagraph (A) shall be provided to the state entities identified in paragraphs (1) through (3), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 10854.
(3) Two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) for the Office of Planning and Research to provide one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to each of the entities identified in paragraphs (4) and (5) of subdivision (a) of Section 10854 for workgroup and planning activities.
(c) The remaining funds shall only be released to the Office of Planning and Research with the approval of an expenditure plan by the Department of Finance and notification to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee based upon reporting from the planning facilitators pursuant to Sections 10856 and 10857.

SEC. 8.

 Article 2 (commencing with Section 10860) is added to Chapter 8.5 of Part 7 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, to read:

Article  2. California Cradle-to-Career Data System
10860.
 (a) There is hereby established in state government the California Cradle-to-Career Data System for the purpose of connecting individuals and organizations to trusted information and resources. The data system shall be considered a source for actionable data and research on education, economic, and health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities, and provide for expanded access to tools and services that support the navigation of the education-to-employment pipeline.
(b) (1) The data system shall be used to provide access to data and information necessary to provide insights into critical milestones in the education-to-employment pipeline, including insight regarding early learning and care to grade 12, inclusive, and into higher education, skills training opportunities, and employment to better enable individuals to maximize their educational and career opportunities, and to foster evidence-based decisionmaking to help the state build a more equitable future.
(2) The information contained in the data system shall be used to accomplish all of the following:
(A) Address disparities in opportunities and outcomes.
(B) Support student guidance.
(C) Foster continuous improvement.
(D) Address the needs of researchers.
(c) The data system shall do all of the following:
(1) Enable the linkage, management, and monitoring of information on student progress through education, workforce training, employment, health, and social services.
(2) Ensure that information contained, and available through, the data system is kept secure and that individual privacy is protected.
(3) Provide for access to actionable data on education, economic, and health outcomes for use by individuals, students, families, and communities to, among other things, illustrate inequities in opportunities and outcomes.
(4) Provide support for professional development opportunities to further policy making and to improve the functionality of the system by end users, including state agencies, schools, colleges and universities, social service providers, and students and families.
(5) Provide support for opportunities to enhance the state’s system of public education, educational programs, and educational services.
(6) Advance academic, nonprofit, and governmental research to enhance the development of policies focused on birth through career.
(7) Support the creation of user-facing tools and services, and access to information necessary to do all of the following:
(A) Provide tailored supports to students, educators, parents, and advisors, and better enable students to navigate the education-to-employment pipeline.
(B) Enable the streamlining and administration of college application processes and student financial aid programs.
(C) Allow researchers and policymakers to explore policy problems and solutions.
(d) At all times, the data system shall act in furtherance of the public good and shall be held accountable thereto.
(e) The planning of the data system shall be subject to the Project Approval Lifecycle of the Department of Technology, pursuant to Section 4819.35 of the State Administrative Manual and all other relevant sections. The development and implementation of the data system shall be subject to the reporting and oversight requirements of the Department of Technology, pursuant to Section 4819.36 of the State Administrative Manual and all other relevant sections. The planning, development, and implementation of any additions to, or revisions of, the data system shall also be subject to these requirements.
(f) At all times, the data system shall comply with federal and state laws to protect individual privacy, including, but not necessarily limited to, all of the following:
(1) The federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-280, as amended).
(2) The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-191, as amended).
(3) The federal Higher Education Act of 1965 (Public Law 89-329, as amended).
(g) Any data collected pursuant to this article shall be treated as personal information, as defined in Section 1798.3 of the Civil Code, and shall be deidentified unless otherwise specified in this article.
10861.
 For purposes of this article, the following definitions apply:
(a) “Advisory boards” means the advisory boards established pursuant to Section 10865.
(b) “A–G coursework” means the 15-unit pattern of courses across seven subject areas that pupils must complete during high school to meet minimum eligibility requirements for admission to the California State University or the University of California.
(c) “Analytical tools” means the resources that provide for access to information for research and evaluation purposes such as dashboards, a query builder, summaries of key student and employment outcomes, and a research library, including, but not limited to, the P20W data set.
(d) “California College Guidance Initiative” (CCGI) means the public-nonprofit partnership of Student Friendly Services, established pursuant to Item 6100-172-0001 of the annual Budget Act, authorized by Section 60900.5, and administered by the Foundation for California Community Colleges established pursuant to Section 72670.5, or a successor agent.
(e) “Data providers” means entities that submit the individual, educational, academic, training, employment, social service, health, and other information used to create the data system.
(f) “Data requests in the public interest” means those requests that enable parents, educators, health and human services providers, researchers, and policymakers to provide appropriate interventions and supports to address disparities in opportunities and improve outcomes for all students.
(g) “Data system” means the Cradle-to-Career Data System established pursuant to this chapter.
(h) “eTranscript California” means an electronic transcript service administered by the California Community Colleges, or a successor agent.
(i) “Governing board” means the governing board established pursuant to Section 10864 that is subject to Sections 10865 and 10866.
(j) “Managing entity” means the office created in Section 10862 that is responsible for Section 10867.
(k) “Operational tools” means the publicly supported educator-, student-, and parent-facing tools that use student-specific data to support college planning and education transitions, including, but not limited to, the CCGI and eTranscript California. All tools under this definition shall comply with the student privacy provisions of Section 49073.1. Pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 10870, a local educational agency shall not be required to enter into a contract with a provider of publicly supported “operational tools” as defined in this subdivision.
(l) “Participation agreement” means the legal framework used by the state to establish the conditions under which data may be shared and used, and may include the use of a master data exchange agreement or other agreements between partner entities, data providers, and the managing entity.
(m) “P20W data set” means the data set adopted by the governing board and requested from the data providers, including, but not limited to, the approximately 160 data points described in the report to the Department of Finance and the Legislature required by subdivision (a) of Section 10856 and as adjusted by the governing board. The governing board may add or remove requested data points based on changes in the usage of the element. As required by the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1798) of Title 1.8 of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code) and the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1232g), data providers shall retain sole control over their source data and may reject, add, or remove data elements contributed to the P20W data set, as reflected in its participation agreement with the managing entity.
10862.
 (a) The Office of Cradle-to-Career Data is hereby created within the Government Operations Agency.
(b) The office shall also be known as the “managing entity,” and shall serve as a neutral administrative body, consistent with the purpose and intent of this chapter, to do all of the following:
(1) Initiate the data system during the startup process.
(2) Ensure wide, appropriate, and legal use of the data system as a one-stop shop for cradle-to-career data to support policy researchers. In order to ensure individual privacy, and in accordance with federal law, control of the data available through the data system shall be retained by the data providers who contributed the data through their participation agreement, and disclosed to and by the managing entity only to the extent permitted by federal law.
(3) Scale operational tools to better serve educators, students, and families.
(4) Implement communications, professional development, and technical assistance that supports data system use.
(c) (1) The managing entity shall operate until July 1, 2026, or a later date, as approved by the governing board, contingent on a review of the appropriateness and efficacy of the Government Operations Agency continuing to house the managing entity after July 1, 2026.
(2) A recommendation to move the managing entity under the administration of another state department or agency shall be submitted by the governing board to the Legislature and the Governor through the governing board’s annual budget submission.
10863.
 In fulfilling their roles, all governing board members, advisory board members, and managing entity employees shall do all of the following:
(a) Prioritize the needs of students and families.
(b) Comply with federal and state laws to protect individual privacy, including, but not necessarily limited to, all of the following:
(1) The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-280, as amended).
(2) The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-191, as amended).
(3) The federal Higher Education Act of 1965 (Public Law 89-329, as amended).
(c) Any data collected pursuant to this article shall be treated as personal information, as defined in Section 1798.3 of the Civil Code, and shall be deidentified unless otherwise specified in this article.
(d) Consider and respond to stakeholder input.
(e) Promote and foster an environment and culture of collaboration and cooperation.
(f) Promote a culture of data-informed decisionmaking by consulting with data experts and intended data users, including members of the public, when developing data use priorities.
10864.
 (a) The data system shall be governed by a governing board composed of the following 21 members:
(1) The Superintendent of Public Instruction or the Superintendent’s designee.
(2) The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges or the chancellor’s designee.
(3) The Chancellor of the California State University or the chancellor’s designee.
(4) The President of the University of California or the president’s designee.
(5) The President of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities or the president’s designee.
(6) The Chief of the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education or the chief’s designee.
(7) The Executive Director of the Student Aid Commission or the executive director’s designee.
(8) The Executive Director of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing or the executive director’s designee.
(9) The Secretary of California Health and Human Services or the secretary’s designee.
(10) The Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development or the secretary’s designee.
(11) Four public members, to be appointed by the Governor, as follows:
(A) Two elementary and secondary education practitioners to serve as a representative of elementary and secondary educators, counselors, and administrators.
(B) Two members of the public who meet the requirements of paragraph (1) of subdivision (c).
(12) Four members of the public, to be appointed by the Legislature, as follows:
(A) Two members of the public to be appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.
(B) Two members of the public to be appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate.
(13) One Senator appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, or the Senator’s designee.
(14) One Assembly Member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly or the Assembly Member’s designee.
(15) The Chief Operations Officer of California School Information Services.
(b) A designee serving at the pleasure of a governing board described in paragraphs (1) to (10), inclusive, of subdivision (a) shall be qualified and authorized to make decisions on behalf of the appointed member.
(c) All of the following shall apply to the public member appointments made pursuant to paragraphs (11) and (12) of subdivision (a):
(1) It is the intent of the Legislature that, in appointing members, the appointing authority shall make every effort to ensure the membership of the governing board is reflective of the cultural, racial, geographical, economic, and social diversity of California, taking into consideration factors including, but not limited to, diversity in data user experience, diversity in expertise with educational data, diversity in professional experience, and representation from different geographical and socioeconomic backgrounds.
(2) The public members shall represent the public beneficiaries of the data system, including, but not limited to, practitioners, families, students, adult learners and workers, community organizations, research organizations, or advocates.
(3) A public member shall serve a term of no more than three years, and shall not serve more than two consecutive terms or more than six years.
(4) The public members shall have staggered terms.
(5) For the first appointment of public members to the governing board only, to create staggered terms, the terms of those members shall be as follows:
(A) The terms of the public members appointed pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (11) of subdivision (a) shall be for three years.
(B) The terms of the public members appointed pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (11) of subdivision (a) shall be for one year.
(C) The terms of the public members appointed pursuant to paragraph (12) of subdivision (a) shall be for two years.
(d) Notwithstanding subdivisions (b) and (c), the governing board may expand membership on the governing board to include new data contributors and ex officio governing board members.
(e) Notwithstanding the governing board representatives designated in paragraphs (5), (11), and (12) of subdivision (a), all other institutions represented on the governing board shall be data providers.
(f) The governing board shall be subject to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).
10865.
 (a) The governing board shall provide the governance structure for the data system by developing and revising, from time to time, a self-governance process to ensure that the governing board, among other actions, does all of the following:
(1) Convenes on a regular basis, but no less than quarterly.
(2) Selects a chairperson.
(3) Develops conflict of interest policies in accordance with applicable statutes.
(4) Allows governing board members to receive per diem and reimbursement of travel expenses.
(5) Adopts a vote threshold for decision-making that requires two-thirds of the voting membership to concur in the decision.
(6) Ensures multiagency cooperation.
(7) Develops policies and practices to expand the governing board to include new data providers and ex officio members.
(b) (1) There are hereby established two advisory boards to provide input and feedback to the governing board on topics as follows:
(A) The Data and Tools Advisory Board, with responsibility for examining whether the data system is providing actionable information and identifying ways to improve access to that information.
(B) The Community Engagement Advisory Board, with responsibility for examining whether the managing entity is creating strong feedback loops with data users, supporting evidence-based decision-making and analytical capacity, and ensuring equitable access to actionable information.
(2) Members of each of the advisory boards shall be appointed by the governing board, and shall serve three-year terms, with the initial appointment term staggered such that one-third of the positions expire each year.
(c) The governing board may establish and disband additional ad hoc committees, as it sees fit and as is appropriate to further the intent of this chapter.
(d) All advisory boards established by this section shall be subject to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).
10866.
 (a) The governing board shall appoint an executive officer to oversee the managing entity. The executive officer shall be exempt from civil service consistent with subdivision (e) of Section 4 of Article VII of the California Constitution, including setting the terms of employment, and annual compensation shall be commensurate with other like positions in state government. The executive officer shall employ such other employees as they deem necessary for the effective conduct of the work of the managing entity.
(b) The governing board shall be responsible for, in consultation with the advisory boards, the strategic direction and implementation of the data system, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Adopting a timeline for phasing in the data system, including a timeline for the development of analytical tools, operational tools, and offering professional development and technical assistance.
(2) Ensuring that the data system is serving its intended purposes by submitting recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature to adjust the data system’s vision, mission, and strategic objectives, particularly recommendations related to improving educational outcomes and reducing opportunity gaps.
(3) Adopting and adjusting as necessary a data dictionary, data standards, and security protocols to ensure interoperability between the data system, the source data, and other state data systems using the same source data.
(4) Expanding the collected data set, beyond the P20W data set, by doing both of the following:
(A) Approving additional data providers.
(B) Requesting additional data points from data providers, in the context of data quality, legal concerns, costs, and preserving the neutrality of the data system. The governing board shall not require a data provider to collect data that the data provider is not legally allowed, under other applicable laws, to collect.
(5) Creating new analytical and operational tools that would help the public interact with the data.
(6) Creating, and revising from time to time, in consultation with the advisory boards, a data request process for use by researchers, policymakers, education systems, schoolsites, and college campuses for information that is all of the following:
(A) In compliance with federal and state laws to protect individual privacy.
(B) Not otherwise available via the public query tools maintained by the managing entity.
(C) Allows for expedited access to summary data that has been properly deidentified.
(D) Allows for data providers to approve data requests in the public interest, as defined pursuant to Section 10861.
(c) (1) The governing board shall be responsible for adopting best practice policies related to privacy and security, including creating policies, in accordance with federal and state law, governing the collection and use of personally identifiable information from data providers, which may include the creation of an “opt out” policy for students and families.
(2) This section does not hinder the use of personally identifiable information for educator- and student-facing college guidance and planning tools, defined as operational tools in Section 10851.
(d) The governing board shall provide oversight of the data system and operational direction to the managing entity to ensure the data system is serving its intended purpose. This may include, but is not limited to, all of the following activities:
(1) Adopting an annual strategic plan and reviewing and revising that plan as needed.
(2) Approving budget requests for inclusion in the governing board’s annual budget request.
(3) Ensuring continued use of a user-centered design approach by the managing entity.
(4) Reviewing and approving all of the following:
(A) End user professional development, and technical assistance and communications plans, as developed by the managing entity.
(B) An operational tools implementation plan, as developed by the managing entity.
(C) Recommendations for topics to be included in reports to provide a neutral summary of information available in the data system.
(D) Significant content changes to the analytical tools, such as dashboard visualizations and query builder data points.
(5) Conducting data quality audits.
(6) Providing for other audits and evaluations.
(7) Adopting rules and exercising authority to promulgate regulations, including emergency regulations.
(8) Any other activities necessary to further the intent of this chapter.
(9) Providing regular reports to the Legislature and Governor related to the implementation of this chapter. The reports to the Legislature shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(e) The governing board may create any other policies and procedures necessary to further the intent of this chapter.
10867.
 (a) The managing entity shall implement and manage the data system based on the direction set by the governing board.
(b) The managing entity shall be responsible for all of the following:
(1) Supporting the governing board, advisory boards, and data providers, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(A) Staffing the governing board, advisory boards, and associated meetings and processes.
(B) Supporting the development and updating of the governance manual.
(C) Onboarding new data providers, in partnership with the governing board chairperson.
(D) Supporting the development of regulations and policies required to implement this chapter.
(E) Providing analysis and recommendations, as necessary and appropriate, regarding all of the following:
(i) Data points.
(ii) Analytical and operational tools.
(iii) Professional development, technical assistance, and communication plans.
(F) Escalating issues regarding compliance, technical infrastructure, and data system implementation to the governing board, as appropriate and necessary for the furtherance of this chapter.
(2) Managing administrative functions of the data system, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(A) Developing annual work plans, budget requests, and operational budgets.
(B) Overseeing personnel and compensation, except for the appointment and compensation of the executive officer pursuant to Section 10866.
(C) Ensuring regular reporting and external evaluations of the efficacy of the data system in fulfilling its purpose.
(D) Entering into contracts and agreements, as needed to further this chapter.
(3) Managing the technical infrastructure for analytical tools, including, but not limited to, doing all of the following:
(A) Creating, procuring, managing, securing, and maintaining the infrastructure necessary to compile, match, store, access, and visualize information from data providers.
(B) Creating data sets tailored to processes approved by the governing board.
(C) Ensuring both of the following:
(i) The availability, reliability, and performance of the technical infrastructure.
(ii) Data privacy and security in accordance with state and federal law.
(4) Implementing public educator- and researcher-facing tools and supporting their use by, including, but not limited to, doing all of the following:
(A) Leading user-centered design and testing processes.
(B) Providing information to the public using, among other tools, dashboards, query builders, and research libraries.
(C) Providing information and resources that do both of the following:
(i) Fosters evidence-based decisionmaking, strengthens analytical capacity to use available data tools, and enables users to understand structural factors that influence outcomes.
(ii) Takes into account the needs of various users.
(D) Engaging users by providing an ongoing channel for public input about the data system.
(E) Providing neutral written summaries of information available through the data system related to the public good and fostering equitable opportunities and outcomes.
(F) Monitoring and taking into account best practices related to longitudinal data systems, including participating in intrastate, interstate, and national data collection and policy efforts.
(5) Scaling, expanding, operating, and maintaining operational tools, including, but not limited to, by doing all of the following:
(A) Conducting an annual student experience audit related to navigating the transition from secondary education to higher education.
(B) Addressing the requirements of paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of Section 69432.9 relating to submitting pupil grade point averages for the purpose of evaluating eligibility for state and federal student financial aid.
(C) Entering into a memorandum of understanding with the CCGI to deliver college planning and transition tools, which may include integrating college admissions and student financial aid applications and other integrations that streamline processes for students.
(D) Entering into a memorandum of understanding with eTranscript California to deliver electronic transcripts and verification of eligibility for social services.
(E) Within five years of the operative date of the act that adds this section, assessing the feasibility of subsuming the operation of operational tools that are currently administered by other agencies, and reporting findings to the governing board, the Legislature, and the Governor. The report to the Legislature shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(6) Providing training and technical assistance, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(A) Developing and curating all necessary technical documentation and resources to facilitate data submission.
(B) Ensuring that all data-enabled tools are used by the intended audiences.
(C) Promoting and training related to data literacy for use of the analytical tools.
(7) Supporting data requests, among other activities, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(A) Determining if the content and the purpose of the request is sufficiently clear.
(B) Aligning the request with available data and tools and advising the requestor of other similar analyses that have been conducted using the data system.
(C) Advising the requestor on how best to access the information.
(D) Determining and advising the requestor as to whether there are any legal impediments to the request, and supporting the requestor to identify legally appropriate options.
(E) Coordinating the execution of legal agreements with data providers.
(F) Contracting with the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects for the California Health and Human Services Agency to serve as the institutional review board regarding the use of personally identifiable information.
(G) Facilitating the timely resolution of concerns and the provision of data.
(H) Ensuring that the data request process is accessible and transparent. This includes making the criteria for requests, the status for requests, and written responses to any requests that have been denied, publicly available and posted in a prominent location on the data system’s internet website.
(8) Improving data quality by, among other activities, including, but not limited to, doing all of the following:
(A) Coordinating issues related to data points and definitions to ensure the quality and reliability of source data provided by the data providers.
(B) Consulting with the Chief Data Officer and data providers to identify standards that would improve the ability to share data across systems.
(C) Regularly reviewing the efficacy and usability of tools, reports, and the user interface.
(D) Working with the advisory boards established pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 10865 to identify data points with data quality questions.
(9) Ensuring routine and ongoing compliance with all applicable federal, state, and data provider specific laws and regulations.
(10) Seeking opportunities to increase government efficiency that may include identifying duplications of effort across state agencies and public education systems, and identifying opportunities for clearer or more consistent messaging to students and families related to education pathways and transitions.
10868.
 In furtherance of Section 10867, the managing entity may exercise all powers reasonably necessary to carry out and comply with the duties, requirements, and responsibilities of this chapter, including, but not limited to, both of the following:
(a) Notwithstanding any other law, extending, expanding, or otherwise applying an alternative to existing state procurements for goods and services to further the intent of this chapter.
(b) Contracting with national data service providers on behalf of data providers and the entities managing operational tools in order to provide for economies of scale and streamline processes for students.
10869.
 Notwithstanding Section 11010 of the Government Code, and the State Administrative Manual, the governing board and the managing entity may implement a data request fee policy to compensate for excessive use of the data system, to recover costs that would otherwise typically be borne by the requesting data researcher, or both. A data request fee policy implemented pursuant to this section shall be reviewed and approved by the governing board, revised periodically, and made publicly available and posted in a prominent location on the data system’s internet website.
10870.
 (a) This section is intended to reduce redundancy, improve efficiency and transparency, and provide students, parents, and counselors with an easy to use, and simple to understand, one-stop automated process to provide all of the following:
(1) Clear, concise, and consistent messaging and tools to increase and monitor student readiness for college admission and attendance.
(2) A single point of entry to submit California college and university applications and applications for student financial aid, including the Free Application for Student Financial Aid and the California Dream Act Application.
(3) Other technological efficiencies that shift the burden away from students and families and to the institutions serving them.
(b) Operational tools, as defined by Section 10861, shall be provided by the data system for use by both of the following:
(1) Public schools offering any of grades 6 to 12, inclusive, to facilitate college readiness and transition.
(2) Institutions of higher education in the state, to facilitate streamlined application, admissions, assessments, and placements.
(c) The requirements of subdivision (a) shall be phased in within five years of the enactment of Article 1 (commencing with Section 10850), based on a timeline to be developed by the governing board pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 10866.
(d) Notwithstanding Section 49073.1, a local educational agency shall not be required to issue a formal contract with a provider of operational tools, as defined in Section 10861.
10871.
 (a) (1) Data providers, as defined in Section 10861, shall contribute to the data system, at least annually, the data points contained in the P20W data set that each data provider agrees to contribute under the terms of its participation agreement with the managing entity.
(2) Source data shall be consistent with data definitions and standards adopted by the governing board. Data providers shall make every effort to ensure source data is of the highest quality before submitting the data to the managing entity for inclusion in the data system.
(b) The managing entity shall work with data providers to ensure data quality, in furtherance of paragraph (8) of subdivision (b) of Section 10867.
10872.
 Notwithstanding any other law, records or source data contained in the data system shall not be subject to disclosure under the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code).
10873.
 (a) (1) The managing entity shall submit to the Department of Justice fingerprint images and related information required by the Department of Justice of all employees, prospective employees, contractors, subcontractors, volunteers, and vendors whose duties include or would include access to nonanonymized confidential information, personally identifiable information, personal health information, or financial information contained in the information systems and devices of the managing entity provided by the data providers for the purposes of creating longitudinal datasets in service of the data system. This information shall be submitted for purposes of obtaining information as to the existence and content of a record of state or federal convictions and also information as to the existence and content of a record of state or federal arrests for which the Department of Justice establishes that the person is free on bail or on their recognizance pending trial or appeal.
(2) The managing entity shall require a services contract, interagency agreement, or public entity agreement that includes or would include access to information described in paragraph (1), and entered into, renewed, or amended on or after July 1, 2021, to include a provision requiring the contractor to agree to criminal background checks on its employees, contractors, agents, or subcontractors who will have access to information described in paragraph (1) as part of their services contract, interagency agreement, or public entity agreement with the managing entity.
(b) The Department of Justice shall forward to the Federal Bureau of Investigation requests for federal summary criminal history information received pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a). The Department of Justice shall review the information returned from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and compile and disseminate a response to the managing entity.
(c) The Department of Justice shall provide a state or federal level response to the managing entity pursuant to subdivision (p) of Section 11105 of the Penal Code.
(d) The managing entity shall request from the Department of Justice subsequent notification service, as provided pursuant to Section 11105.2 of the Penal Code, for persons listed in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a).
(e) The Department of Justice shall charge a fee sufficient to cover the cost of processing requests pursuant to this section.
10874.
 Of the funds appropriated pursuant to Schedule (3) of Item 0511-001-0001 of the Budget Act of 2021, upon the order of the Director of Finance, two million four hundred fifty-two thousand dollars ($2,452,000) shall be transferred as follows:
(a) One million seven hundred two thousand dollars ($1,702,000) to the State Department of Education.
(b) One hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) to the California Community Colleges.
(c) One hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) to the California State University.
(d) One hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) to the University of California.
(e) One hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) to the Student Aid Commission.
(f) One hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) to the Employment Development Department.

SEC. 9.

 Section 44230 of the Education Code is amended to read:

44230.
 (a) (1) The commission shall maintain for public record, and may disclose, only the following information relating to the credentials, certificates, permits, or other documents that it issues: the document number, title, term of validity, subjects, authorizations, effective dates, renewal requirements, and restrictions. The commission may also disclose the last known business address of any applicant or credentialholder.
(2) Notwithstanding any other law, except as provided for in Sections 10871, 44230.6, and 44248, no information, other than that set forth in paragraph (1), may be disclosed by the commission absent an order from a court of competent jurisdiction.
(b) In order to expedite the application process for the benefit of applicants for credentials, certificates, permits, or other documents issued by the commission, the commission may receive from, or transmit to, the agency that submitted the application, either electronically or by printed copy, the information set forth in that application. For purposes of this subdivision, “agency” means a school district, county office of education, or institution of higher education having a commission-approved program of professional preparation.

SEC. 10.

 Section 51225.7 is added to the Education Code, to read:

51225.7.
 (a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Local educational agency” means a school district, county office of education, or charter school.
(2) “Opt-out form” means a form developed by the Student Aid Commission that permits parents, legal guardians, a legally emancipated pupil, a pupil who is 18 years of age or older, or a local educational agency on a pupil’s behalf to not fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid or California Dream Act Application for any reason.
(3) “Pupil” means a pupil in grade 12 attending a high school maintained by a local educational agency.
(b) Commencing with the 2022–23 school year, except as provided in subdivisions (c) and (d), the governing body of a local educational agency shall confirm that a pupil complies with at least one of the following:
(1) The pupil completes and submits to the United States Department of Education a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
(2) If the pupil is exempt from paying nonresident tuition pursuant to Section 68130.5, the pupil completes and submits to the Student Aid Commission a form established pursuant to Section 69508.5 for purposes of the California Dream Act.
(c) The parent or legal guardian of the pupil, or the pupil if the pupil is a legally emancipated minor or 18 years of age or older, may opt out of the requirements of this section by filling out and submitting an opt-out form to the local educational agency. The Student Aid Commission shall make the opt-out form available to all local educational agencies pursuant to subdivision (f).
(d) If the local educational agency determines that a pupil is unable to complete a requirement of this section, the local educational agency shall exempt the pupil or, if applicable, the pupil’s parent or legal guardian from completing and submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, a form established pursuant to Section 69508.5 for purposes of the California Dream Act, or an opt-out form pursuant to subdivision (c). If the local educational agency exempts the pupil from having to complete the requirements of this section, the local educational agency shall complete and submit an opt-out form on the pupil’s behalf.
(e) The governing board or body of the local educational agency shall ensure both of the following:
(1) The local educational agency directs each high school pupil and, if applicable, the pupil’s parent or legal guardian to any support and assistance services necessary to comply with the requirement described in subdivision (b) that may be available through outreach programs, including, but not limited to, those programs operated by the Student Aid Commission, postsecondary immigration resource centers, college readiness organizations, community-based organizations, and legal resource organizations.
(2) Information shared by parents, legal guardians, and pupils under this section is handled in compliance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 2001 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1232g) and applicable state laws, including Chapters 493 and 495 of the Statutes of 2017, regardless of any person’s immigration status or other personal information, in order to protect all pupil and parent data to the fullest extent possible so that schools and all personal data remain safe.
(f) The Student Aid Commission shall, on or before July 1, 2022, adopt regulations that include, but are not limited to, model opt-out forms and acceptable use policies for the purpose of providing guidance on the requirements relating to state law in paragraph (2) of subdivision (e). The Student Aid Commission shall post and make available any model opt-out forms and policies established pursuant to this subdivision on its internet website.
(g) A pupil who does not fulfill the requirements of this section shall not be penalized or punished and this section shall not affect a pupil’s ability to graduate.

SEC. 11.

 Section 60900 of the Education Code is amended to read:

60900.
 (a) The department shall contract for the development of proposals that will provide for the retention and analysis of longitudinal pupil achievement data on the tests administered pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 60600), Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 60810), and Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 60850). The longitudinal data shall be known as the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System.
(b) The proposals developed pursuant to subdivision (a) shall evaluate and determine whether it would be most effective, from both a fiscal and a technological perspective, for the state to own the system. The proposals shall additionally evaluate and determine the most effective means of housing the system.
(c) The California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System shall be developed and implemented in accordance with all state rules and regulations governing information technology projects.
(d) The system or systems developed pursuant to this section shall be used to accomplish all of the following goals:
(1) To provide school districts and the department access to data necessary to comply with federal reporting requirements delineated in the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.).
(2) To provide a better means of evaluating educational progress and investments over time.
(3) To provide local educational agencies with the information and  data needed to inform operational tools, as defined in Section 10861, that can be used to  improve pupil achievement, including college and career readiness.
(4) To provide an efficient, flexible, and secure means of maintaining longitudinal statewide pupil level data between and among the state’s educational segments and operational tools, as defined in Section 10861, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(A) Pupil level data from all elementary and secondary schools, including, but not limited to, juvenile court schools, alternative schools, continuation schools, special education schools, and adult educational programs offering a high school diploma or equivalency.
(B) Pupil level data collected in both detention and nondetention settings.
(C) Pupil level data to postsecondary educational institutions and the Student Aid Commission.
(5) To facilitate the ability of the state to publicly report data, as specified in Section 6401(e)(2)(D) of the federal America COMPETES Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 9871) and as required by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).
(6) To ensure that any data access provided to researchers, as required pursuant to the federal Race to the Top regulations and guidelines is provided, only to the extent that the data access is in compliance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1232g).
(e) In order to comply with federal law as delineated in the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.), the local educational agency shall retain individual pupil records for each test taker, including all of the following:
(1) All demographic data collected from the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and English language development tests.
(2) Pupil achievement data from assessments administered pursuant to the CAASPP and English language development testing programs. To the extent feasible, data should include subscore data within each content area.
(3) A unique pupil identification number, to be identical to the pupil identifier developed pursuant to the California School Information Services, that shall be retained by each local educational agency and used to ensure the accuracy of information on the header sheets of the CAASPP tests and the English language development test.
(4) All data necessary to compile reports required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.), including, but not limited to, dropout and graduation rates.
(5) Other data elements deemed necessary by the Superintendent, with the approval of the state board, to comply with the federal reporting requirements delineated in the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.), and the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5), after review and comment by the advisory board convened pursuant to subdivision (h). Before the implementation of this paragraph with respect to adding data elements to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System for the purpose of complying with the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5), the department and the appropriate postsecondary educational agencies shall submit an expenditure plan to the Department of Finance detailing any administrative costs to the department and costs to any local educational agency, if applicable. The Department of Finance shall provide to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee a copy of the expenditure plan within 10 days of receipt of the expenditure plan from the department.
(6) To enable the department, the University of California, the California State University, and the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to meet the requirements prescribed by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5), these entities shall be authorized to obtain quarterly wage data, commencing July 1, 2010, on students who have attended their respective systems, to assess the impact of education on the employment and earnings of those students, to conduct the annual analysis of district-level and individual district or postsecondary education system performance in achieving priority educational outcomes, and to submit the required reports to the Legislature and the Governor. The information shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal statutes and regulations.
(f) The California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System shall have all of the following characteristics:
(1) The ability to sort by demographic element collected from the CAASPP tests and English language development test.
(2) The capability to be expanded to include pupil achievement data from multiple years.
(3) The capability to monitor pupil achievement on the CAASPP tests and English language development test from year to year and school to school.
(4) The capacity to provide data to the state and local educational agencies upon their request.
(5) The capability to provide data to support operational tools, as defined in Section 10861.
(g) Data elements and codes included in the system shall comply with Sections 49061 to 49079, inclusive, and Sections 49602 and 56347, with Sections 430 to 438, inclusive, of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, with the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1798) of Title 1.8 of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code), and with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1232g), Section 1232h of Title 20 of the United States Code, and related federal regulations.
(h) The department shall convene an advisory board consisting of representatives or designees from the state board, the Department of Finance, the State Privacy Ombudsman, the Legislative Analyst’s Office, representatives of parent groups, school districts, and local educational agencies, and education researchers to establish privacy and access protocols, provide general guidance, and make recommendations relative to data elements. The department is encouraged to seek representation broadly reflective of the general public of California.
(i) This section shall be implemented using federal funds received pursuant to the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.), which are appropriated for purposes of this section in Item 6110-113-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2002 (Chapter 379 of the Statutes of 2002). The release of these funds is contingent on approval of an expenditure plan by the Department of Finance.
(j) For purposes of this chapter, a local educational agency shall include a county office of education, a school district, and a charter school.

SEC. 12.

 Section 60900.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

60900.5.
 (a) The California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI), as defined in Section 10861, is hereby authorized to provide its services to all California school districts.
(b) In furtherance of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 10867, the department shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with the CCGI, as authorized in subdivision (a), to accomplish all of the following:
(1) Share course level data from each local educational agency to validate, as they are submitted to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CalPADS), if the course meets the requirements of A–G coursework, as defined in Section 10861.
(2) Share pupil course level data to inform individual pupil accounts on the operational tools.
(3) Collect additional data elements to ensure proper functioning and to incentivize use of the operational tools.
(4) Share pupil level data with the Student Aid Commission, postsecondary educational institutions, and programs that support college and career planning, application, and transition, as permitted under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1232g).
(5) Notwithstanding subdivision (g) of Section 10860 and subdivision (c) of Section 10863, fully effectuate the intent of the Cradle-to-Career Data System Act pursuant to Chapter 8.5 (commencing with Section 10850) of Part 7 of Division 1 of Title 1.
(c) The department shall provide guidance to local educational agencies through CalPADS to clarify data standards and promote best practices. The department shall refer local educational agencies to CCGI for technical assistance in reconciling discrepancies between A–G coursework, as listed in their local pupil information system, and how those courses are registered in the course management portal at the office of the President of the University of California, or a successor A–G course management portal.
(d) The department shall ensure that the notifications provided by local educational agencies, as required by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1232g), include appropriate content related to all of the following:
(1) CalPADS data shall be shared with the CCGI.
(2) CalPADS pupil level data shall be used to provide pupils and families with direct access to online tools and resources.
(3) A pupil may transmit information shared with the CCGI to both of the following:
(A) Postsecondary educational institutions for purposes of admissions and academic placement.
(B) The Student Aid Commission for purposes of determining eligibility for, and increasing uptake of, student financial aid.
(e) The Legislature finds and declares its intent that the CCGI, upon full implementation of this section, provide all of the following services:
(1) A free college and career planning curriculum and website for grades 6 to 12, inclusive, designed to provide touch points three to six times per year.
(2) Financial aid curriculum for grades 9 to 12, inclusive.
(3) Support to school districts to plan for and monitor use of planning tools and curriculum.
(4) Tools to enable pupils and their families to determine if they are on track to meet college qualifications, based on their individual goals, and to allow authorized elementary and secondary school counselors to view the progress of individual pupils on meeting California State University and University of California eligibility requirements.
(5) Validation of data relating to A–G admission requirements in local pupil information systems that is flagged with respect to the University of California Course Management Portal.
(6) Technical assistance to school districts on data cleanup processes.
(7) Providing statewide pupil identification numbers to the California Community Colleges, the California State University, the University of California, and the Student Aid Commission so that information stored in local systems will improve matches for research purposes and the Cradle-to-Career Data System.
(8) Transcripts processed in near real time with the California Community Colleges, the California State University, the University of California, and the Student Aid Commission, using an application program interface.
(9) Allow elementary and secondary school pupils to give permission to inform public colleges if they are a first-generation college student, homeless, migrant, or economically disadvantaged.
(10) Provide information on race or ethnicity, grade point average, high school graduation status, and where pupils applied to college to the Student Aid Commission through a faster application program interface format.
(11) Prepopulation of California Community Colleges, California State University, and University of California application fields related to statewide pupil identification numbers, transcript data, demographic information, and other data elements that can reduce barriers for pupils.
(12) Development of new planning tools related to career and technical education pathways, apprenticeships, transfer options, and regional labor markets.
(13) Potential shift of data provision from school districts to the department.
(f) The scaling of the CCGI is further intended to address the all of the following problems and state needs:
(1) Reduce equity gaps in college-going rates by ensuring that all pupils and their families have the information needed to develop college and career plans, starting in grade 6, and to secure financial aid.
(2) Enable elementary and secondary school counselors to monitor where pupils are applying and support them to complete applications.
(3) Identify elementary and secondary school courses that are incorrectly flagged as fulfilling California State University and University of California eligibility requirements compared to the University of California Course Management Portal.
(4) Reduce structural barriers by allowing pupils to launch college and financial aid applications from a single location, using one set of log on credentials.
(5) Ensure that pupils can easily and quickly transmit academic records to public postsecondary educational institutions when applying for admission.
(6) Share additional information with the Student Aid Commission to validate and reduce the time to determine eligibility for Cal Grant awards.
(7) Reduce the administrative burden on school districts and colleges to transmit and validate records.
(8) Strengthen data that can be used to match pupil records.
(g) On or before April 1, 2022, and on or before April 1 of each year thereafter, the Riverside County Office of Education shall report to the Director of Finance and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee regarding the annual budget for the CCGI as supported through the annual Budget Act. The report shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, all of the following information:
(1) All other public and private sources of revenue.
(2) How prior fiscal year funds were spent and current fiscal year funds are budgeted to be spent.
(3) A budget change proposal, if any additional funds are being requested for the budget year.
(4) The names and locations of local educational agencies that have partnered with the CCGI, including identification of local educational agencies that were added in the prior fiscal year and are intended to be added in the budget year.
(5) The names of postsecondary educational agencies that have partnered with the CCGI, including identification of postsecondary educational agencies that were added in the prior fiscal year and the budget year and identification of any postsecondary educational agencies that terminated their partnership with the CCGI.
(6) Website analytics on identifying the number of accounts, types of activities completed, and the number of pupils that applied to college via the CCGI.
(7) Information on progress towards meeting the deliverables expected of the CCGI pursuant to subdivision (a).
(h) The first annual report due on April 1, 2022, also shall contain a needs assessment that provides data on all of the following:
(1) The existing usage of the CCGI’s various features by pupils, counselors, and others in the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary segments of education.
(2) Survey data from users on the relative usefulness of the existing features and other potential, desired features such as additional college planning tools.
(3) Recommendations for modifying the CCGI’s features consistent with the survey results.

SEC. 13.

 Section 66021.2 of the Education Code is amended to read:

66021.2.
 Consistent with the state’s historic commitment to provide educational opportunity by ensuring both student access to and selection of an institution of higher education for students with financial need, the long-term policy of the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program established pursuant to Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 69430) of Part 42 shall be as follows:
(a) Commencing with the 2001–02 academic year and every year thereafter, an applicant for a Cal Grant A or B award shall receive an award that is not in excess of the financial need amount determined by the Student Aid Commission pursuant to Section 69432.9 if the applicant complies with all of the following requirements:
(1) Demonstrates financial need under the criteria adopted pursuant to Section 69432.9.
(2) Attains a grade point average, as defined in Section 69432.7, meeting the requirements of Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 69430) of Part 42.
(3) Complies with each of the eligibility criteria applicable to the type of Cal Grant award for which the applicant is applying.
(b) (1) (A) The maximum Cal Grant A award for a student attending the University of California or the California State University shall equal the mandatory systemwide fees in the segment attended by the student, plus the access award specified in Article 9 (commencing with Section 69465) of Chapter 1.7 of Part 42 if the student meets qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 69465, or the access award specified in Article 10 (commencing with Section 69470) of Chapter 1.7 of Part 42 if the student meets qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 69470.
(B) The maximum Cal Grant B award for a student who is attending the University of California, the California State University, or the California Community Colleges when not enrolled in upper division coursework as described in paragraph (2), shall equal the mandatory systemwide fees in the segment attended by the student, except for community college students who receive waivers from the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, plus the access award calculated as specified in Article 3 (commencing with Section 69435) or, if the student meets the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 69465, Article 9 (commencing with Section 69465) of Chapter 1.7 of Part 42, or if the student meets qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 69470, Article 10 (commencing with Section 69470) of Chapter 1.7 of Part 42, except that in the first year of enrollment in a qualifying institution, the maximum award shall be only for the amount of the access award.
(2) (A) The maximum Cal Grant A award for a community college student enrolled in upper division coursework of a baccalaureate degree program, described in Article 3 (commencing with Section 78040) of Chapter 1 of Part 48 of Division 7, shall equal the per unit fees charged for the upper division coursework for the academic term, plus the access award specified in Article 9 (commencing with Section 69465) of Chapter 1.7 of Part 42 if the student meets the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 69465, or the access award specified in Article 10 (commencing with Section 69470) of Chapter 1.7 of Part 42 if the student meets the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 69470.
(B) The maximum Cal Grant B award for a community college student enrolled in upper division coursework of a baccalaureate degree program, described in Article 3 (commencing with Section 78040) of Chapter 1 of Part 48 of Division 7, shall equal the per unit fees charged for the upper division coursework for the academic term, plus the access award calculated as specified in Article 3 (commencing with Section 69435) or, if the student meets the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 69465, Article 9 (commencing with Section 69465) of Chapter 1.7 of Part 42, or if the student meets qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 69470, Article 10 (commencing with Section 69470) of Chapter 1.7 of Part 42.
(c) The maximum Cal Grant awards for students attending nonpublic institutions shall be as follows:
(1) The maximum Cal Grant A award shall equal the tuition award level established in the Budget Act of 2000, or the amount as adjusted in subsequent annual budget acts.
(2) The maximum Cal Grant B award shall equal the amount of the tuition award as established in the Budget Act of 2000, or the amount as adjusted in subsequent annual budget acts, plus the amount of the access costs specified in Section 69435, except that, in the first year of enrollment in a qualifying institution, the maximum award shall be only for the amount of the access award.
(d) Commencing with the 2000–01 academic year, and each academic year thereafter, the Cal Grant C award shall be used only for occupational or technical training.
(e) Commencing with the 2000–01 academic year, and each academic year thereafter, the Cal Grant T award shall be used only for one academic year of full-time attendance in a program of professional preparation that has been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
(f) An institution of higher education in this state that participates in the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program shall not reduce its level of per capita need-based institutional financial aid to undergraduate students, excluding loans, below the total level awarded in the 2000–01 academic year.
(g) The implementation of the policy set forth in this section shall maintain a balance between the state’s policy goals of ensuring student access to and selection of an institution of higher education for students with financial need and academic merit.
(h) It is the policy of the State of California that the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program supplement the federal Pell Grant program.
(i) An award under the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program shall not guarantee admission to an institution of higher education or admission to a specific campus or program.

SEC. 14.

 Section 66021.9 of the Education Code is amended to read:

66021.9.
 (a) The University of California may provide a scholarship as established by the university or a campus of the university, derived from nonstate funds received for that purpose, to any of its enrolled students who meet the eligibility requirements for that scholarship.
(b) The Legislature finds and declares that this section is a state law within the meaning of subdivision (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8 of the United States Code.
(c) This section shall remain in effect only until June 30, 2023, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 15.

 Section 66023.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

66023.5.
 (a) As used in this section:
(1) “Basic needs services and resources” includes, but is not limited to, housing, food, clothing, feminine hygiene, diapers, technology, childcare, and mental health services and resources.
(2) “Coordinator” means a basic needs coordinator established pursuant to this section.
(b) Each campus of the California Community Colleges shall do all of the following:
(1) No later than July 1, 2022, establish the position of the Basic Needs Coordinator, and designate a staff person as the Basic Needs Coordinator to serve as the single point of contact for students experiencing basic needs insecurity related to basic needs services and resources. The coordinator shall act as a broker in identifying, supporting, and linking students to on- and off-campus housing, food, mental health, and other basic needs services and resources. To ensure the effectiveness and impact of this position, the coordinator shall be a dedicated position solely focused on addressing the basic needs of students and meet qualifications such as experience providing services to high-need and diverse populations. The coordinator shall oversee and coordinate with other staff tasked with addressing students’ basic needs, shall inform students of all on- and off-campus basic needs services and resources and how to access them, and shall develop on- and off-campus partnerships to provide basic needs services and resources to their students.
(2) (A) No later than July 1, 2022, establish a Basic Needs Center, which means a central location on campus where basic needs services, resources, and staff are made available to students. The Basic Needs Center is intended to be a one-stop, single location and point of contact for students to more easily access and gain awareness of basic needs services and resources. The campus shall make a reasonable effort to locate all on-campus basic needs services and resources at the Basic Needs Center. If the campus cannot reasonably locate all basic needs services or resources at the Basic Needs Center, the campus shall provide students with the location and contact information, including name, telephone number, and email address, for all basic needs services and resources not located in the Basic Needs Center. The coordinator shall be housed in the Basic Needs Center.
(B) Each Basic Needs Center shall help ensure that students have the information they need to enroll in CalFresh and other relevant government benefits programs. Each Basic Needs Center shall coordinate with their campus financial aid department or financial aid office. This section shall not be construed to require or encourage the Basic Needs Center to be combined or colocated with the financial aid department or financial aid office. The funding made available by the Budget Act of 2021 to implement this section, or any subsequent Budget Act or statute to implement this section, shall not be used to combine or colocate the Basic Needs Center with the financial aid department or financial aid office and shall not be used for the administration of student financial aid programs, including staffing. Each Basic Needs Center shall connect students to the financial aid department or financial aid office as appropriate to ensure that students are receiving all available financial aid. Each Basic Needs Center shall coordinate with their local homelessness response system to refer students to community resources available to address homelessness in addition to services and resources provided by the campus. Basic Needs Centers shall be authorized to provide support to students who can be reasonably expected to enroll in the upcoming term and to provide support to students during summer and winter breaks who were previously enrolled or are enrolled for the upcoming fall or spring term.
(C) Campuses shall endeavor, to the extent feasible, to use a portion of any funds made available for basic needs support for providing funds directly to students to address urgent needs. To the extent that a Basic Needs Center is already in place, that center may be used to satisfy the requirements of this section. If the existing Basic Needs Center fulfills only part of the requirements of this section, basic needs services and resources shall be expanded as needed to satisfy all the requirements of this section.
(3) (A) No later than February 1, 2022, develop a document that shall be provided to students at the Basic Needs Center, once established pursuant to paragraph (2), in either electronic format or paper form, and that shall be made available to students online, that clearly lists all on- and off-campus basic needs services and resources that includes, but is not necessarily limited to, all of the following:
(i) The description of the service or resource.
(ii) The location of where the service or resource is provided.
(iii) The point of contact for the service or resource, including a name, telephone number, and email address.
(iv) Any eligibility restrictions on accessing the service or resource.
(B) Provide the document to students as a part of campus orientations in either electronic format or paper form.
(C) Provide to faculty the online link to the electronic format of the document, the location of the Basic Needs Center, once established pursuant to paragraph (2), and the contact information for the coordinator, once designated pursuant to paragraph (1), and encourage faculty to include the online link to the electronic format of the document, the location of the Basic Needs Center, and the contact information for the coordinator in their syllabi.
(D) To ensure that the document remains useful to students, the document shall be reviewed, updated, and made available online on both the internet website of the campus via the student basic needs tab and the internet website-based student account associated with a student’s attendance at the institution, as specified in paragraph (6), no later than the first day of every fall and spring semester or no later than the first day of every fall and spring quarter.
(4) No later than February 1, 2022, streamline the application and intake process for on-campus basic needs services and resources to minimize duplication and eliminate barriers to access. If an application is required, develop and use a single application for students to receive on-campus basic needs services and resources.
(5) No later than February 1, 2022, develop and implement a plan to identify and provide outreach to students, including nontraditional students, who have basic needs insecurity related to housing, food, and mental health. Once the coordinator is designated pursuant to paragraph (1) and the Basic Needs Center is established pursuant to paragraph (2), the outreach shall include information about the coordinator and the Basic Needs Center.
(6) No later than February 1, 2022, provide a student basic needs tab that is clearly visible and easily accessible from a drop-down menu on the home page of the campus’ internet website and include the information described in paragraph (3) conspicuously on both the internet website of the campus via the student basic needs tab and the internet website-based student account associated with a student’s attendance at the institution. Once the coordinator is designated pursuant to paragraph (1) and the Basic Needs Center is established pursuant to paragraph (2), information about the coordinator and Basic Needs Center shall also be included on both the internet website of the campus via the student basic needs tab and the internet website-based student account associated with a student’s attendance at the institution.
(c) (1) Each campus of the California Community Colleges shall report to the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges information that shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, all of the following:
(A) The description and number of basic needs services and resources, broken down by category.
(B) The number of students served by the basic needs services and resources.
(C) The socioeconomic and demographic backgrounds of these students.
(D) Challenges and best practices in the implementation of the basic needs services and resources.
(E) Whether students who used the basic needs services and resources remained enrolled or graduated from a campus maintained by the district.
(2) The data and information reported under this subdivision shall be disaggregated by each basic needs service and resource, where applicable.
(d) The office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall develop and submit to the Governor and the Legislature every year beginning on or before May 1, 2023, a report based on the data and information reported by campuses pursuant to subdivision (c) and information on the use of funds made available to implement this section.

SEC. 16.

 Section 66744 of the Education Code is amended to read:

66744.
 (a) (1) Commencing with the 2004–05 academic year, and each academic year thereafter, the Trustees of the California State University shall establish a dual admissions program for eligible freshman applicants. Under this program, eligible freshman applicants may be offered the opportunity to enter into a dual admissions agreement with the California State University.
(2) Student participation in the dual admissions program under this subdivision is voluntary. It is the intent of the Legislature that the incentives provided in paragraph (3) shall encourage students otherwise eligible for admission to the California State University to attend a campus of the California Community Colleges for their lower-division coursework.
(3) The agreement shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, all of the following incentives:
(A) A guarantee that the student will be admitted to a California State University campus during a future academic year, provided that the student successfully completes lower-division transfer requirements at a campus of the California Community Colleges.
(B) Notwithstanding Section 76300, for each student who enrolls under this subdivision at a campus of the California Community Colleges pursuant to the dual admissions program in the 2004–05 academic year, a guarantee that any campus of the California Community Colleges shall waive fees for up to two academic years, irrespective of financial need, while that student is enrolled at that campus.
(C) For each student who enrolls, under this subdivision, at a campus of the California Community Colleges pursuant to the dual admissions program in the 2005–06 academic year, or any academic year thereafter, a guarantee that any campus of the California Community Colleges shall waive fees for each financially needy student. For the purposes of this paragraph, financial need shall be determined by the standards established by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges in Section 58620 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations or in a successor regulation.
(D) A guarantee that the student will receive counseling services from the California State University to ensure that the student is informed of the appropriate course requirements to be eligible for transfer to the California State University, and is also informed of the various financial aid options.
(4) The Chancellor of the California State University shall annually submit to the Director of Finance, as part of the budget preparation process, an estimate of the number of students expected to participate, under this subdivision, in the dual admissions program in the succeeding academic year.
(b) (1) Commencing with the 2004–05 academic year, and each academic year thereafter, the Legislature requests that the Regents of the University of California establish a dual admissions program for eligible freshman applicants. Under this program, eligible freshman applicants may be offered the opportunity to enter into a dual admissions agreement with the University of California.
(2) Student participation in the dual admissions program under this subdivision is voluntary. It is the intent of the Legislature that the incentives provided in paragraph (3) shall encourage students otherwise eligible for admission to the University of California to attend a campus of the California Community Colleges for their lower-division coursework.
(3) The agreement shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, all of the following incentives:
(A) A guarantee that the student will be admitted to a University of California campus during a future academic year, provided that the student successfully completes lower-division transfer requirements at a campus of the California Community Colleges.
(B) Notwithstanding Section 76300, for each student who enrolls under this subdivision at a campus of the California Community Colleges pursuant to the dual admissions program in the 2004–05 academic year, a guarantee that any campus of the California Community Colleges shall waive fees for up to two academic years, irrespective of financial need, while that student is enrolled at that campus.
(C) For each student who enrolls, under this subdivision, at a campus of the California Community Colleges pursuant to the dual admissions program in the 2005–06 academic year, or any academic year thereafter, a guarantee that any campus of the California Community Colleges shall waive fees for each financially needy student. For the purposes of this paragraph, financial need shall be determined by the standards established by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges in Section 58620 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations or in a successor regulation.
(D) A guarantee that the student will receive counseling services from the University of California to ensure that the student is informed of the appropriate course requirements to be eligible for transfer to the University of California, and is also informed of the various financial aid options.
(4) The President of the University of California is requested to annually submit to the Director of Finance, as part of the budget preparation process, an estimate of the number of students expected to participate, under this subdivision, in the dual admissions program in the succeeding academic year.
(c) Commencing with first-time freshman applicants for admission in the 2023–24 academic year, and for admission in each academic year through the 2025–26 academic year, a dual admissions agreement shall not be entered into pursuant to this section.

SEC. 17.

 Section 66744.1 is added to the Education Code, to read:

66744.1.
 (a) As used in this section, unless the context requires otherwise, “university” means the California State University.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the California State University establish a dual admissions program as a separate transfer pathway for first-time freshman applicants, and that the dual admissions program be designed to aid in achieving the following goals:
(1) Increasing access to the university for prospective underrepresented students experiencing limitations in high school curriculum offered, geographical constraints, or financial challenges.
(2) Increasing graduation rates among underrepresented students.
(3) Reducing student costs and time-to-degree completion.
(4) Improving transfer pathways between the California Community Colleges, the University of California, and the university.
(5) Increasing predictability for the purposes of student and institutional planning.
(c) Commencing with the 2023–24 academic year, and each academic year through the 2025–26 academic year, the Trustees of the California State University shall offer a dual admissions program for first-time freshman applicants who meet the criteria described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (e). Under this program, first-time freshman applicants may be offered the opportunity to enter into a dual admissions agreement with the university. The agreement shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, all of the following:
(1) (A) A guarantee that the student will be admitted to a university campus during a future academic year if the student successfully completes an associate degree for transfer or another established course of study for transfer within two academic years at a California community college.
(B) The guarantee of admission shall be for a specific university campus selected by the student at the time of the agreement. If the student’s desired major or selected university campus is impacted or oversubscribed, the agreement may specify supplementary criteria for the student to meet, such as required attainment of a grade point average above the minimum defined in the general admission requirements. The university shall specify in the agreement any applicable supplementary criteria, including the specific grade point average that the student must attain in lower-division coursework. If the student plans to complete an associate degree for transfer, the supplementary criteria shall not alter the unit requirements applicable to the selected associate degree for transfer.
(2) For students who are eligible to have their fees waived pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 76300) of Chapter 2 of Part 47 of Division 7, or under the California College Promise pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 76396) of Chapter 2 of Part 47 of Division 7, a guarantee that the applicable campus of the California Community Colleges shall waive their fees while they are participating in the dual admissions program and enrolled at that campus.
(3) A guarantee that the student shall have access to library, counseling, and other services from the applicable university campus or the university campus nearest to the student’s primary residence, and the applicable California Community College to ensure that the student is informed of the appropriate course requirements to qualify for transfer to the university, and is also informed of the various financial aid options. California Community Colleges are requested to indicate on the student’s education plan developed pursuant to Section 78212 that the student is participating in the dual admissions program.
(d) To the extent feasible, the university is requested to provide each student who is offered the opportunity to enter into a dual admissions agreement with a provisional financial aid letter indicating the financial aid package the student may receive upon transfer to the university. The letter shall include federal, state, and institutional-based financial aid for which the student may qualify. If providing this information, the university shall clearly indicate that the financial aid package is subject to change based on updated financial information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act application, as applicable, and potential changes in rules governing the provision of federal, state, and institutional-based financial aid.
(e) (1) In evaluating applications for dual admissions, the university shall only consider applicants who meet all of the following criteria:
(A) The applicant is a first-time freshman applicant who will meet the university’s admissions eligibility criteria only upon completion of transfer requirements at a California community college.
(B) The applicant provides supporting information regarding the applicant’s inability to meet freshman admissions eligibility criteria due to limitations in the high school curriculum offered or personal or financial hardship. For purposes of this subparagraph, supporting information may include, but is not necessarily limited to, a letter from a counselor or administrator at the applicant’s high school.
(C) The applicant plans to complete either of the following:
(i) An associate degree for transfer at a California community college.
(ii) Another established course of study for transfer at a California community college.
(2) The university shall prioritize offers of dual admissions agreements for students who plan to complete an associate degree for transfer at a California community college.
(f) (1) On or before April 1, 2026, the university shall submit a progress report to the Department of Finance and the Legislature pursuant to Section 9795 of the Government Code. The report shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following information for each participating university campus:
(A) The number and names of community colleges that partner with the university campus on a dual admission program.
(B) A description of the support services the community college and university campus partners each are providing to dual admission students.
(C) The number of students who applied, were admitted, filed a statement of intent to register, and enrolled at each university campus pursuant to a dual admission program, disaggregated by freshman eligibility, community college of attendance, and the race, ethnicity, gender, and, as applicable, federal Pell Grant and AB 540 status of these students.
(D) For Fall 2023, 2024, and 2025, the breakdown of all transfer applicants, admits, students who submitted an intent to register, and students who enrolled by community college, race and ethnicity, gender, and Pell Grant or AB 540 status. The universities can satisfy this requirement through any existing public reporting, where applicable.
(2) The report to be submitted to the Legislature pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(g) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2027, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 18.

 Section 66744.2 is added to the Education Code, to read:

66744.2.
 (a) As used in this section, unless the context requires otherwise, “university” means the University of California.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the University of California establish a dual admissions program as a separate transfer pathway for first-time freshman applicants, and that the dual admissions program be designed to aid in achieving the following goals:
(1) Increasing access to the university for prospective underrepresented students experiencing limitations in high school curriculum offered, geographical constraints, or financial challenges.
(2) Increasing graduation rates among underrepresented students.
(3) Reducing student costs and time-to-degree completion.
(4) Improving transfer pathways between the California community colleges, the California State University, and the university.
(5) Increasing predictability for the purposes of student and institutional planning.
(c) Commencing with the 2023–24 academic year, and each academic year through the 2025–26 academic year, the Regents of the University of California shall offer a dual admissions program for first-time freshman applicants who meet the eligibility criteria described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (f). Under this program, first-time freshman applicants may be offered the opportunity to enter into a dual admissions agreement with the university. The agreement shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, all of the following:
(1) (A) A guarantee that the student will be admitted to a university campus during a future academic year if the student successfully completes an associate degree for transfer or a university equivalent to an associate degree for transfer established pursuant to subdivision (d), or another established course of study for transfer within two academic years at a California Community College. For purposes of this paragraph, the regents are requested to collaborate with the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to develop processes leading to the alignment of associate degree for transfer requirements between the university, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges.
(B) The guarantee of admission shall be for a specific university campus selected by the student at the time of the agreement. If the student’s desired major or selected university campus is impacted or oversubscribed, the agreement may specify supplementary criteria for the student to meet, such as required attainment of a grade point average above the minimum defined in general admission requirements. The university shall specify in the agreement any applicable supplementary criteria, including the specific grade point average that the student must attain in lower-division coursework. If the student plans to complete an associate degree for transfer, the supplementary criteria shall not alter the unit requirements applicable to the selected associate degree for transfer, or university equivalent.
(2) For students who are eligible to have their fees waived pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 76300) of Chapter 2 of Part 47 of Division 7, or under the California College Promise pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 76396) of Chapter 2 of Part 47 of Division 7, a guarantee that the applicable campus of the California Community Colleges shall waive their fees while they are participating in the dual admissions program and enrolled at that campus.
(3) A guarantee that the student shall have access to library, counseling, and other services from the applicable university campus or the university campus nearest to the student’s primary residence, and the applicable California Community College to ensure that the student is informed of the appropriate course requirements to qualify for transfer to the university, and is also informed of the various financial aid options. California Community Colleges are requested to indicate on the student’s education plan developed pursuant to Section 78212 that the student is participating in the dual admissions program.
(d) For purposes of establishing a dual admissions program pursuant to this section, the university may establish a, or use an existing, university equivalent to an associate degree for transfer in lieu of establishing a dual admissions program that relies upon participating students’ completion of an associate degree for transfer. If the university establishes a university equivalent to an associate degree for transfer, or uses an existing university equivalent to an associate degree for transfer, the university shall identify the following for prospective dual admissions students:
(1) Courses that overlap between the existing associate degree for transfer pathway and its university equivalent pathway.
(2) Courses that do not overlap between the existing associate degree for transfer pathway and its university equivalent pathway.
(e) To the extent feasible, the university is requested to provide each student who is offered the opportunity to enter into a dual admissions agreement with a provisional financial aid letter indicating the financial aid package the student may receive upon transfer to the university. The letter shall include federal, state, and institutional-based financial aid for which the student may qualify. If providing this information, the university shall clearly indicate that the financial aid package is subject to change based on updated financial information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act application, as applicable, and potential changes in rules governing the provision of federal, state, and institutional-based financial aid.
(f) (1) In evaluating applications for dual admissions, the university shall only consider applicants who meet all of the following criteria:
(A) The applicant is a first-time freshman applicant who will meet the university’s admissions eligibility criteria only upon completion of transfer requirements at a California community college.
(B) The applicant provides supporting information regarding the applicant’s inability to meet freshman admissions eligibility criteria due to limitations in the high school curriculum offered or personal or financial hardship. For purposes of this subparagraph, supporting information may include, but is not necessarily limited to, a letter from a counselor or administrator at the applicant’s high school.
(C) The applicant plans to complete either of the following:
(i) An associate degree for transfer at a California community college or a university equivalent established pursuant to subdivision (d).
(ii) Another established course of study for transfer at a California community college.
(2) The university shall prioritize offers of dual admissions agreements for students who plan to complete an associate degree for transfer at a California community college.
(g) (1) On or before April 1, 2026, the university shall submit a progress report to the Department of Finance and the Legislature. The report shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following information for each participating university campus:
(A) The number and names of community colleges that partner with the university campus on a dual admission program.
(B) A description of the support services the community college and university campus partners each are providing to dual admission students.
(C) The number of students who applied, were admitted, filed a statement of intent to register, and enrolled at each university campus pursuant to a dual admission program, disaggregated by freshman eligibility, community college of attendance, and the race, ethnicity, gender, and, as applicable, federal Pell Grant or AB 540 status of these students.
(D) For Fall 2023, 2024, and 2025, the breakdown of all transfer applicants, admits, students who submitted an intent to register, and students who enrolled by community college of attendance, race, ethnicity, gender, and, as applicable, federal Pell Grant or AB 540 status. The universities can satisfy this requirement through any existing public reporting, where applicable.
(2) The report to be submitted to the Legislature pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(h) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2027, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 19.

 Section 69432 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69432.
 (a) (1) Cal Grant Program awards shall be known as “Cal Grant A Entitlement Awards,” “Cal Grant B Entitlement Awards,” California Community College Expanded Entitlement Awards, “California Community College Transfer Entitlement Awards,” “Competitive Cal Grant A and B Awards,” “Cal Grant C Awards,” and “Cal Grant T Awards.”
(2) For purposes of this section, “associate degree for transfer commitment” means a commitment by an independent institution of higher education that chooses to accept the California Community College associate degree for transfer pursuant to Section 66749.6.
(b) Maximum award amounts for students at independent institutions of higher education, private for-profit postsecondary educational institutions, and for Cal Grant C and T awards shall be identified in the annual Budget Act. Maximum award amounts for Cal Grant A and B awards for students attending public institutions shall be referenced in the annual Budget Act.
(c) (1) Notwithstanding subdivision (b), and subdivision (c) of Section 66021.2, commencing with the 2013–14 award year, the maximum tuition award amounts for Cal Grant A and B awards for students attending private for-profit postsecondary educational institutions shall be four thousand dollars ($4,000).
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of this subdivision, subdivision (b) of this section, and subdivision (c) of Section 66021.2, commencing with the 2018–19 award year, the maximum tuition award amounts for Cal Grant A and B awards for students attending private for-profit postsecondary educational institutions accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges shall be nine thousand eighty-four dollars ($9,084) for new recipients, unless otherwise specified in the Budget Act of 2018.
(d) Notwithstanding subdivision (b) of this section, and subdivision (c) of Section 66021.2, the maximum tuition award amounts for Cal Grant A and B awards for students attending independent institutions of higher education shall be as follows:
(1) For the 2015–16 to 2020–21 award years, inclusive, nine thousand eighty-four dollars ($9,084) for new recipients.
(2) For the 2021–22 award year, nine thousand two hundred twenty dollars ($9,220) for new recipients.
(3) For the 2022–23 award year:
(A) If the number of new unduplicated transfer students accepted by independent institutions of higher education who have been given associate degree for transfer commitments in the prior award year meets or exceeds a target of 3,000, nine thousand two hundred twenty dollars ($9,220) for new recipients.
(B) If the number of new unduplicated transfer students accepted by independent institutions of higher education who have been given associate degree for transfer commitments in the prior award year is fewer than 3,000, eight thousand fifty-six dollars ($8,056) for new recipients.
(4) For the 2023–24 award year:
(A) If the number of new unduplicated transfer students accepted by independent institutions of higher education who have been given associate degree for transfer commitments in the prior award year meets or exceeds a target of 3,500, nine thousand two hundred twenty dollars ($9,220) for new recipients.
(B) If the number of new unduplicated transfer students accepted by independent institutions of higher education who have been given associate degree for transfer commitments in the prior award year is fewer than 3,500, eight thousand fifty-six dollars ($8,056) for new recipients.
(5) For the 2024–25 award year and each award year thereafter:
(A) If the number of new unduplicated transfer students accepted by independent institutions of higher education who have been given associate degree for transfer commitments in the prior award year meets or exceeds the target specified in subdivision (h), nine thousand two hundred twenty dollars ($9,220) for new recipients.
(B) If the number of new unduplicated transfer students accepted by independent institutions of higher education who have been given associate degree for transfer commitments in the prior award year is less than the target specified in subdivision (h), eight thousand fifty-six dollars ($8,056) for new recipients.
(e) (1)  The renewal award amount for a student whose initial award is subject to a maximum award amount specified in this section shall be calculated pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 69433.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of this subdivision, and paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 69433, the maximum tuition award amounts for Cal Grant A and B awards for students attending independent institutions of higher education shall be nine thousand two hundred twenty dollars ($9,220) for renewal recipients, if the student first received a new award before the 2021–22 award year.
(f) It is the intent of the Legislature that independent institutions of higher education make a good faith effort to make the process for transferring from the California Community Colleges easier for resident students and a decision determining the maximum award amounts made pursuant to this section for students attending an independent institution of higher education will be made with consideration of the effort of the institution to make that process easier.
(g) The association representing the largest number of independent institutions of higher education shall submit a report relative to the implementation of this section to the Department of Finance and the Legislature, in conformity with Section 9795 of the Government Code, on or before April 15 of each year.
(h) For the 2024–25 award year and each award year thereafter, the target number of new unduplicated recipients accepted by independent institutions of higher education who have been given associate degree for transfer commitments shall be equal to the number of new transfer students attending independent institutions of higher education who were given associate degree for transfer commitments in the prior award year, adjusted by the percentage change in the total number of new transfer students from the year two years prior, compared to the prior year.
(i) For purposes of this section, “independent institution of higher education” has the same meaning as in Section 66010.

SEC. 20.

 Section 69432.9 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69432.9.
 (a) A Cal Grant applicant shall submit a complete official financial aid application pursuant to Section 69433 and applicable regulations adopted by the commission. Each pupil enrolled in grade 12 in a California public school, including a charter school, other than pupils who opt out as provided in subdivision (d), shall be deemed to be a Cal Grant applicant.
(b) Financial need shall be determined to establish an applicant’s initial eligibility for a Cal Grant award and a renewing recipient’s continued eligibility using the federal financial need methodology pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 69506 and applicable regulations adopted by the commission, and as established by Title IV of the federal Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1070 et seq.).
(1) “Expected family contribution,” with respect to an applicant or renewing recipient, shall be determined using the federal methodology pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 69506 (as established by Title IV of the federal Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1070 et seq.)) and applicable rules and regulations adopted by the commission.
(2) “Financial need” means the difference between the student’s cost of attendance as determined by the commission and the expected family contribution. The calculation of financial need shall be consistent with Title IV of the federal Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1070 et seq.).
(3) (A) The minimum financial need required for receipt of an initial and renewal Cal Grant A or C award shall be no less than the maximum annual award value for the applicable institution, plus an additional one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) of financial need.
(B) The minimum financial need required for receipt of an initial and renewal Cal Grant B award shall be no less than seven hundred dollars ($700).
(4) Notwithstanding paragraphs (2) and (3), for the 2020–21 and 2021–22 award years, a student with an initial or renewal Cal Grant A award impacted by a change in the student’s living status, from living on-campus to living off-campus or from living on-campus to living at home, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, shall have the student’s eligibility for the initial or renewal Cal Grant A award calculated based on what it would have been had the change in the student’s living status due to the COVID-19 pandemic not occurred.
(c) (1) The commission shall require that a grade point average be submitted to it for all Cal Grant A and B applicants, except for those permitted to provide test scores in lieu of a grade point average or as provided in subclause (II) of clause (iii) of  subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2). (4). 
(2) (A) On or before January 1, 2025, the commission shall require that any grade point average data required for eligibility for student financial aid programs be submitted by local educational agencies through the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System established by Section 60900 for transmittal to the California College Guidance Initiative. The governing board of the Cradle-to-Career Data System shall be responsible for developing a timeline to guide the commission’s implementation of this paragraph.
(B) (i) The commission shall require that a grade point average be submitted to it electronically on a standardized form for all grade 12 pupils at public schools, including charter schools, no later than October 1 of each academic year, except for pupils who have opted out as provided in subdivision (d). Social security numbers shall not be included in the information submitted to the commission. However, if the commission determines that a social security number is required to complete the application for financial aid, the school, school district, or charter school may obtain permission from the parent or guardian of the pupil, or the pupil, if the pupil is 18 years of age, to submit the pupil’s social security number to the commission.
(ii) The commission shall require that each report of a grade point average include a certification, executed under penalty of perjury, by a school official, that the grade point average reported is accurately reported. The certification shall include a statement that it is subject to review by the commission or its designee.
(iii) (I) The commission shall adopt regulations that establish a grace period for receipt of the grade point average and any appropriate corrections, and that set forth the circumstances under which a student may submit a specified test score designated by the commission, by regulation, in lieu of submitting a qualifying grade point average.
(II) Notwithstanding subclause (I), subparagraph (B),  for the 2021–22 award year, commission staff may waive the requirement to submit a test score in lieu of a qualifying grade point average for a student who does not have a grade point average and is unable to submit a test score due to unavailability of designated testing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The commission shall require a student seeking a waiver under this subclause subparagraph  to submit a signed certification verifying they were prevented from taking and submitting a test score in lieu of a qualifying grade point average due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For purposes of consideration for a Cal Grant A or B Entitlement award when applying with a waiver under this subclause subparagraph  for the 2021–22 award year, students shall have until May 16, 2021, to complete and submit their financial aid application and signed certification verifying they were prevented from taking and submitting a test score in lieu of a qualifying grade point average.
(iv) The requirements of this subparagraph shall become inoperative upon the submission by the commission of any required grade point average through the Cradle-to-Career Data System pursuant to subparagraph (A).
(3) It is the intent of the Legislature that high schools and institutions of higher education certify the grade point averages of their students in time to meet the application deadlines imposed by this chapter.
(4) (A) It is the intent of the Legislature that the commission make available to each high school and school district a report identifying all grade 12 pupils within the high school or school district, respectively, who have and have not completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or the California Dream Act application.
(B) (i) It is the intent of the Legislature that the commission make available to each high school and school district a report identifying all grade 12 pupils within the high school or school district, respectively, who have and have not completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or the California Dream Act application.
(B) (ii)  The requirements of this paragraph subparagraph  shall become inoperative upon the submission by the local educational agency  commission  of any required grade point average through the Cradle-to-Career Data System pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2). (A). 
(d) (1) The school district or charter school shall, no later than January 1 of a pupil’s grade 11 academic year, notify, in writing, each grade 11 pupil and, for a pupil under 18 years of age, the pupil’s parent or guardian that, pursuant to subdivision (a), the pupil will be deemed a Cal Grant applicant unless the pupil opts out within a period of time specified in the notice, which shall not be less than 30 days. The required notice shall indicate when the school will first send grade point averages to the commission and the submission deadline of October 1. The school district or charter school shall provide an opportunity for the pupil to opt out of being automatically deemed a Cal Grant applicant.
(2) Until a pupil turns 18 years of age, only a parent or guardian may opt the pupil out. Once a pupil turns 18 years of age, only the pupil may opt the pupil out and, if before the conclusion of the notice period, the pupil may opt in over the prior decision of a parent or guardian to opt out.

SEC. 21.

 Section 69434 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69434.
 (a) A Cal Grant A award shall be used only for tuition or student fees, or both, in a for-credit instructional program with a length of not less than two academic years. Each student who meets the Cal Grant A qualifications as set forth in this article shall be guaranteed an award. The amount of any individual award is dependent on the cost of tuition or fees, or both, at the qualifying institution at which the student is enrolled. For each applicant, the award amount shall not exceed the amount of the calculated financial need.
(b) Pursuant to Section 66021.2, any California resident is entitled to a Cal Grant A award, and the commission, or a qualifying institution pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 69450), shall allocate that award, if all of the following criteria are met:
(1) The student has submitted, pursuant to Section 69432.9, a complete financial aid application, submitted or postmarked no later than March 2 of the academic year of high school graduation or its equivalent for the award year immediately following the academic year of high school graduation or its equivalent, or no later than March 2 of the academic year following high school graduation or its equivalent for the second award year following the year of high school graduation or its equivalent.
(2) The student demonstrates financial need pursuant to Section 69433.
(3) The student attains a high school grade point average of at least 3.0 on a four-point scale.
(4) The student’s household has an income and asset level that does not exceed the level for Cal Grant A recipients set forth in Section 69432.7.
(5) The student is pursuing an undergraduate academic program of not less than two academic years that is offered by a qualifying institution.
(6) The student is enrolled at least part time.
(7) The student meets the general Cal Grant eligibility requirements set forth in Article 1 (commencing with Section 69430).
(8) The student graduated from high school or its equivalent during or after the 2000–01 academic year.
(c) (1) A student who meets the Cal Grant A Entitlement Program criteria specified in this article shall receive a Cal Grant A award for tuition or fees, or both, pursuant to Section 66021.2.
(2) A community college student participating in a baccalaureate degree program pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 78040) of Chapter 1 of Part 48 of Division 7 who meets the Cal Grant A Entitlement Program criteria specified in this article shall receive a Cal Grant A award for upper division coursework fees pursuant to Section 66021.2.
(d) Students receiving a Cal Grant A award pursuant to this article who meet the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 69465 shall also receive an access award pursuant to Article 9 (commencing with Section 69465).
(e) Students receiving a Cal Grant A award pursuant to this article who are not receiving an access award pursuant to subdivision (d) and meet the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 69470 shall also receive an access award pursuant to Article 10 (commencing with Section 69470).

SEC. 22.

 Section 69434.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69434.5.
 (a) An individual selected for a Cal Grant A award who enrolls in a California community college may elect to have the award held in reserve for a period not to exceed two academic years, except that the commission may extend the period in which the individual’s award may be held in reserve for up to three academic years if, in the commission’s judgment, the rate of academic progress has been as rapid as could be expected for the personal and financial conditions that the student has encountered. The commission shall, in this case, hold the award in reserve for the additional year. Upon receipt of a request to transfer the award to a tuition or fee-charging qualifying institution, the individual shall be eligible to receive the Cal Grant A award previously held in reserve if, at the time of the request, the individual meets all of the requirements of this article. Upon receipt of the request, the commission shall reassess the financial need of the award recipient. The commission may prescribe the forms and procedures to be used for the purposes of this section. A recipient’s years of eligibility for payment of benefits shall be based upon the recipient’s grade level at the time the award is transferred to the tuition or fee-charging qualifying institution.
(b) (1) Individuals who are selected for a Cal Grant A award that is held in reserve pursuant to this section and who meet the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 69465, or who meet the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 69470, shall receive an award for access costs pursuant to Article 9 (commencing with Section 69465) or Article 10 (commencing with Section 69470), as applicable.
(2) The access award referenced in paragraph (1) shall be provided annually to a qualifying individual during the period of time that the individual’s Cal Grant A award is held in reserve and upon transfer to a tuition or fee-charging qualifying institution, provided that the individual continues to meet the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 69465, or meet the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 69470, as applicable.

SEC. 23.

 Section 69435 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69435.
 (a) (1) A Cal Grant B award shall be used only for tuition, student fees, and access costs in a for-credit instructional program that is not less than one academic year in length.
(2) The commission, or a qualifying institution pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 69450), shall award access grants in a student’s first academic year. In subsequent years, the award shall include an additional amount to pay tuition or fees, or both, to attend college at a public or private four-year college or university or other qualifying institution for all Cal Grant B awards pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 66021.2. In no event shall the total award in any year exceed the applicant’s calculated financial need.
(3) Not more than 2 percent of new Cal Grant B recipients enrolling for the first time in an institution of postsecondary education shall be eligible for payments for tuition or fees, or both, in their first academic year of attendance. The commission shall adopt regulations specifying the criteria used to determine which applicants, if any, receive both tuition and fees plus the access grant in the first year of enrollment. Priority shall be given to students with the lowest expected family contribution pursuant to Section 69432.7 and the highest level of academic merit.
(b) An award for access costs under this article shall be in an annual amount not to exceed one thousand five hundred fifty-one dollars ($1,551) or, if the recipient meets the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 69465, the amount of the award provided pursuant to Article 9 (commencing with Section 69465), or if the recipient meets the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 69470, the amount of the award provided pursuant to Article 10 (commencing with Section 69470). These amounts may be adjusted in the annual Budget Act.

SEC. 24.

 Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 69435.5) is added to Chapter 1.7 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code, to read:

Article  3.5. California Community College Expanded Entitlement Program
69435.5.
 (a) Commencing with the 2021–22 academic year, a student who was not awarded a Cal Grant A or B award pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 69434) or Article 3 (commencing with Section 69435) at the time of the student’s high school graduation but will be enrolled at a California community college during the award year and meets all of the criteria set forth in subdivision (b) shall be entitled to a Cal Grant A or B award.
(b) (1) To receive a Cal Grant A award under this article, an applicant shall be enrolled at a California community college during the award year and meet all of the requirements of Article 2 (commencing with Section 69434), with the exception of paragraphs (1) and (8) of subdivision (b) of Section 69434. However, in lieu of meeting the grade point average requirement set forth in paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 69434, an applicant may submit a community college or college grade point average of at least 2.4 on a 4.0 scale.
(2) To receive a Cal Grant B award under this article, an applicant shall be enrolled at a California community college during the award year and meet all of the requirements of Article 3 (commencing with Section 69435), with the exception of paragraphs (1) and (8) of subdivision (a) of Section 69435.3. However, in lieu of meeting the grade point average requirements of paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 69435.3, a student may do either of the following:
(A) Demonstrate attainment of a community college or college grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
(B) Reestablish the student’s grade point average by completing at least 16 cumulative units of credit for academic coursework at an accredited California community college, as defined by the commission, by regulation, with at least a 2.0 community college grade point average.
(c) (1) The commission shall use the standardized student financial aid application described in Section 69432.9.
(2) An official financial aid application shall be submitted pursuant to Section 69432.9 and submitted or postmarked no later than September 2 of the academic year for which funds would be applied.
(d) Cal Grant A and B awards shall be used only for the purposes set forth in Article 2 (commencing with Section 69434) and Article 3 (commencing with Section 69435), respectively.
(e) (1) A student who receives an award under this article may subsequently transfer to a University of California or California State University campus and remain eligible to receive the award, if the student meets all other requirements of this article and the general Cal Grant eligibility requirements set forth in Article 1 (commencing with Section 69430).
(2) A student who receives an award under this article and subsequently transfers to an independent institution of higher education or a private for-profit postsecondary educational institution shall not remain eligible to receive an award under this article. The student shall remain eligible to apply for a California Community College Transfer Entitlement Award under Article 4 (commencing with Section 69436) or a Competitive Cal Grant A or B award under Article 5 (commencing with Section 69437), if the student meets all requirements of the relevant article and the general Cal Grant eligibility requirements set forth in Article 1 (commencing with Section 69430).
(f) (1) An individual selected for a Cal Grant A award who enrolls in a California community college may elect to have the award held in reserve for a period not to exceed two academic years, except that the commission may extend the period in which the individual’s award may be held in reserve for up to three academic years if, in the commission’s judgment, the rate of academic progress has been as rapid as could be expected for the personal and financial conditions that the student has encountered. The commission shall, in this case, hold the award in reserve for the additional year. Upon receipt of a request to transfer the award to a University of California or California State University campus, the individual shall be eligible to receive the Cal Grant A award previously held in reserve if, at the time of the request, the individual meets all of the requirements of this article. Upon receipt of the request, the commission shall reassess the financial need of the award recipient. The commission may prescribe the forms and procedures to be used for purposes of this section. A recipient’s years of eligibility for payment of benefits shall be based upon the recipient’s grade level at the time the award is transferred to the tuition or fee-charging qualifying institution.
(2) (A) Individuals selected for a Cal Grant A award that is held in reserve pursuant to this subdivision who meet the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 69465 shall receive an award for access costs pursuant to Article 9 (commencing with Section 69465).
(B) The access award referenced in subparagraph (A) shall be provided annually to qualifying individuals during the period of time that their Cal Grant A award is held in reserve and upon transfer to a tuition or fee-charging qualifying institution, provided that the individual continues to meet the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 69465.
(3) (A) Individuals selected for a Cal Grant A award that is held in reserve pursuant to this subdivision who are not receiving an award for access costs pursuant to paragraph (2) and meet the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 69470 shall receive an award for access costs pursuant to Article 10 (commencing with Section 69470).
(B) The access award referenced in subparagraph (A) shall be provided annually to qualifying individuals during the period of time that their Cal Grant A award is held in reserve and upon transfer to a tuition or fee-charging qualifying institution, provided that the individual continues to meet the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 69470.

SEC. 25.

 Section 69437 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69437.
 (a) Commencing with the 2001–02 academic year, and each academic year thereafter, there shall be established the Competitive Cal Grant A and B award program for students who did not receive a Cal Grant A or B entitlement award pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 69434), Article 3 (commencing with Section 69435), or Article 4 (commencing with Section 69436). Awards made under this section are not entitlements. The submission of an application by a student under this section shall not entitle that student to an award. The selection of students under this article shall be determined pursuant to subdivision (c) and other relevant criteria established by the commission.
(b) Commencing with the 2021–22 academic year, a total of 13,000 Cal Grant A and B awards shall be granted annually under this article on a competitive basis for applicants who meet the general eligibility criteria established in Article 1 (commencing with Section 69430) and the priorities established by the commission pursuant to subdivision (c).
(1) The awards referenced in this subdivision are available to students who will be enrolled at an institution other than a California community college during the award year and who meet the financial need and academic requirements established pursuant to this article. A student shall apply by the March 2 deadline.
(2) If any awards are not distributed pursuant to paragraph (1) upon initial allocation of the awards under this article, the commission shall make awards to as many eligible students as possible, beginning with the students with the lowest expected family contribution and highest academic merit, consistent with the criteria adopted by the commission pursuant to subdivision (c), as practicable without exceeding an annual cumulative total of 13,000 awards.
(c) (1) On or before February 1, 2001, acting pursuant to a public hearing process that is consistent with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code), the commission shall establish selection criteria for Cal Grant A and B awards under the competitive program that give special consideration to disadvantaged students, taking into consideration those financial, educational, cultural, language, home, community, environmental, and other conditions that hamper a student’s access to, and ability to persist in, postsecondary education programs.
(2) Additional consideration shall be given to both of the following:
(A) Students pursuing Cal Grant B awards who reestablish their grade point averages.
(B) Students who did not receive awards pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 69434), Article 3 (commencing with Section 69435), or Article 4 (commencing with Section 69436).
(d) All other students who meet the eligibility requirements pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 69430) are eligible to compete for an award pursuant to this article.

SEC. 26.

 Section 69437.6 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69437.6.
 (a) An applicant competing for an award under this article shall meet all the requirements of Article 1 (commencing with Section 69430).
(b) To compete for a competitive Cal Grant A award, an applicant shall, at a minimum, meet all of the requirements of Article 2 (commencing with Section 69434), with the exception of paragraphs (1) and (8) of subdivision (b) of Section 69434. However, in lieu of meeting the grade point average requirement set forth in paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 69434, an applicant may submit a community college or college grade point average of at least 2.4 on a 4.0 scale.
(c) To compete for a competitive Cal Grant B award, an applicant shall, at a minimum, meet all of the requirements of Article 3 (commencing with Section 69435), with the exception of paragraphs (1) and (8) of subdivision (a) of Section 69435.3. However, in lieu of meeting the grade point average requirements of paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 69435.3, a student may do either of the following:
(1) Demonstrate attainment of a community college or college grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
(2) Reestablish the student’s grade point average by completing at least 16 cumulative units of credit for academic coursework at an accredited California community college, as defined by the commission, by regulation, with at least a 2.0 community college grade point average.
(d) To compete for a competitive California Community College Transfer Cal Grant Award, an applicant shall, at a minimum, meet the requirements of Article 4 (commencing with Section 69436), with the exception of paragraphs (8) and (9) of subdivision (b) of Section 69436.
(e) All other competitors shall, at a minimum, comply with all of the requirements of subdivision (b) of Section 69432.9.
(f) (1) An individual selected for a competitive Cal Grant A award who enrolls in a California community college may elect to have the award held in reserve for a period not to exceed two academic years, except that the commission may extend the period in which the individual’s award may be held in reserve for up to three academic years if, in the commission’s judgment, the rate of academic progress has been as rapid as could be expected for the personal and financial conditions that the student has encountered. The commission shall, in this case, hold the award in reserve for the additional year. Upon receipt of a request to transfer the award to a tuition or fee-charging qualifying institution, the individual shall be eligible to receive the Cal Grant A award previously held in reserve if, at the time of the request, the individual meets all of the requirements of this article. Upon receipt of the request, the commission shall reassess the financial need of the award recipient. The commission may prescribe the forms and procedures to be used for the purposes of this section. A recipient’s years of eligibility for payment of benefits shall be based upon the recipient’s grade level at the time the award is transferred to the tuition or fee-charging qualifying institution. Any award so held in reserve shall only be counted once toward the 13,000 awards authorized by this article.
(2) (A) Individuals selected for a Cal Grant A award that is held in reserve pursuant to this subdivision who meet the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 69465 shall receive an award for access costs pursuant to Article 9 (commencing with Section 69465).
(B) The access award referenced in subparagraph (A) shall be provided annually to qualifying individuals during the period of time that their Cal Grant A award is held in reserve and upon transfer to a tuition or fee-charging qualifying institution, provided that the individual continues to meet the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 69465.
(3) (A) Individuals selected for a Cal Grant A award that is held in reserve pursuant to this subdivision who are not receiving an award for access costs pursuant to paragraph (2) and meet the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 69470 shall receive an award for access costs pursuant to Article 10 (commencing with Section 69470).
(B) The access award referenced in subparagraph (A) shall be provided annually to qualifying individuals during the period of time that their Cal Grant A award is held in reserve and upon transfer to a tuition or fee-charging qualifying institution, provided that the individual continues to meet the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 69470.

SEC. 27.

 Section 69465 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69465.
 (a) For purposes of this article, “dependent child” or “dependent children” means a child or children, as applicable, under 18 years of age whose parent or legal guardian is the student, if the child or all the children collectively receive more than 50 percent of their support from the student.
(b) Commencing with the 2019–20 academic year and each academic year thereafter, the commission shall identify all individuals with a dependent child or dependent children who meet both of the following qualifying criteria for the award year:
(1) The student will receive either a new or renewal Cal Grant A, B, or C award.
(2) The student will attend a University of California, California State University, or California Community College campus.
(c) Individuals identified by the commission as meeting qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (b) and who are receiving a Cal Grant A award or Cal Grant B award shall receive a total annual access award not to exceed six thousand dollars ($6,000). This amount may be adjusted in the annual Budget Act.
(d) Individuals identified by the commission as meeting qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (b) and who are receiving a Cal Grant C award shall receive a total annual book and supply award not to exceed four thousand dollars ($4,000). This amount may be adjusted in the annual Budget Act. Consistent with subdivision (e) of Section 69439, awards issued pursuant to this subdivision may be used for living expenses, institutional fees, charges, and other costs, including tuition and training-related costs, such as special clothing, local transportation, and required tools, equipment, supplies, technology, and books.
(e) Notwithstanding any other law, expenses paid with access awards granted pursuant to subdivision (c), and book and supply awards granted pursuant to subdivision (d), shall be considered allowable educational expenses and shall not be considered for purposes of determining eligibility for state public assistance programs.
(f) Notwithstanding any other law, an award provided pursuant to this article shall be excluded from the calculation of the maximum annual award value for purposes of subparagraph (A) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 69432.9.
(g) The usage of awards provided pursuant to this article shall be consistent with existing statutes and regulations governing eligible expenditures.
(h) Notwithstanding subdivisions (c) and (d), both of the following shall apply for purposes of this article:
(1) The amount appropriated in the annual Budget Act, and any other appropriation for purposes of this article, shall not exceed two hundred fifty million dollars ($250,000,000).
(2) The commission shall annually determine if the amount appropriated for each fiscal year is sufficient to cover the cumulative cost of the funding projected to be awarded for the fiscal year pursuant to this article. If the commission determines that the amount appropriated is not sufficient to meet the funding projection for a fiscal year, the commission shall reduce awards proportionately by an equal percentage for all new recipients under this article for that fiscal year.

SEC. 28.

 Article 10 (commencing with Section 69470) is added to Chapter 1.7 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code, to read:

Article  10. Awards for Foster Youth and Former Foster Youth
69470.
 (a) Commencing with the 2021–22 academic year, the commission shall identify all foster youth and former foster youth, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 66025.9, who meet both of the following qualifying criteria for the award year:
(1) The student will receive either a new or renewal Cal Grant A, B, or C award.
(2) The student will attend a University of California, California State University, or California Community College campus.
(b) Individuals identified by the commission as meeting qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (a) and who are receiving a Cal Grant A award or Cal Grant B award shall receive a total annual access award not to exceed six thousand dollars ($6,000). This amount may be adjusted in the annual Budget Act.
(c) Individuals identified by the commission as meeting qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (a) and who are receiving a Cal Grant C award shall receive a total annual book and supply award not to exceed four thousand dollars ($4,000). This amount may be adjusted in the annual Budget Act. Consistent with subdivision (e) of Section 69439, awards issued pursuant to this subdivision may be used for living expenses, institutional fees, charges, and other costs, including tuition and training-related costs, such as special clothing, local transportation, and required tools, equipment, supplies, technology, and books.
(d) Notwithstanding any other law, expenses paid with access awards granted pursuant to subdivision (b) and book and supply awards granted pursuant to subdivision (c) shall be considered allowable educational expenses and shall not be considered for purposes of determining eligibility for state public assistance programs.
(e) Notwithstanding any other law, an award provided pursuant to this article shall be excluded from the calculation of the maximum annual award value for purposes of subparagraph (A) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 69432.9.
(f) The usage of awards provided pursuant to this article shall be consistent with existing statutes and regulations governing eligible expenditures.
(g) Notwithstanding subdivisions (b) and (c), both of the following shall apply for purposes of this article:
(1) The amount appropriated in the annual Budget Act, and any other appropriation for purposes of this article, shall not exceed forty million dollars ($40,000,000).
(2) The commission shall annually determine if the amount appropriated for each fiscal year is sufficient to cover the cumulative cost of the funding projected to be awarded for the fiscal year pursuant to this article. If the commission determines that the amount appropriated is not sufficient to meet the funding projection for a fiscal year, the commission shall reduce awards proportionately by an equal percentage for all new recipients under this article for that fiscal year.

SEC. 29.

 Section 69617 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69617.
 (a) (1) Subject to moneys appropriated by the Legislature for the purposes of this section, the commission shall administer the Golden State Teacher Grant Program. Under the program, the commission shall provide one-time grant funds of up to twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to each student enrolled on or after January 1, 2020, in a professional preparation program leading to a preliminary teaching credential, at either a qualifying institution, as defined in subdivision (l) of Section 69432.7, or a teacher preparation program  approved by the Commission on Teaching Credentialing that has a main campus location or administrative entity that resides in California, including teacher preparation programs operated by local educational agencies in California,  Teacher Credentialing,  if the student commits to working in a high-need field at a priority school for four years after the student receives the teaching credential.
(2) Funds appropriated for the Golden State Teacher Grant Program in the Budget Act of 2020 and the Budget Act of 2021 shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure by the commission until June 30, 2026. 2024. 
(3) Grant funds shall be used to supplement and not supplant other sources of grant financial aid.
(b) The one-time grant funds issued pursuant to this section shall not exceed the amount appropriated for the Golden State Teacher Grant Program in the Budget Act of 2020 and the Budget Act of 2021.
(c) (1) A grant recipient shall agree to teach in a high-need field at a priority school for four years and shall have five years, upon completion of the recipient’s professional preparation program, to meet that obligation. Except as provided in paragraph (4), a grant recipient shall agree to repay the state 25 percent of the total received grant funds annually, up to full repayment of the received grant funds, for each year the recipient fails to do one or more of the following:
(A) Be enrolled in or have successfully completed a teacher preparation program approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
(B) While enrolled in the teacher preparation program, maintain good academic standing.
(C) Upon completion of the teacher preparation program, satisfy the state basic skills proficiency test requirement pursuant to Sections 44252 and 44252.5.
(D) Complete the required teaching service following completion of the recipient’s teacher preparation program.
(2) Nonperformance of the commitment to teach in a high-need field at a priority school for four years shall be certified by the State Department of Education.
(3) Nonperformance of the commitment to earn a preliminary teaching credential in a high-need field shall be certified by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to the Student Aid Commission.
(4) Any exceptions to the requirement for repayment shall be defined by the commission, and may include, but shall not necessarily be limited to, counting a school year towards the required four-year teaching requirement if a grant recipient is unable to complete the school year when any of the following occur:
(A) The grant recipient has completed at least one-half of the school year.
(B) The employer deems the grant recipient to have fulfilled the grant recipient’s contractual requirements for the school year for the purposes of salary increases, probationary or permanent status, and retirement.
(C) The grant recipient was not able to teach due to the financial circumstances of the school district, including a decision to not reelect the employee for the next succeeding school year.
(D) The grant recipient has a condition covered under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (29 U.S.C. Sec. 2601 et seq.) or similar state law.
(E) The grant recipient was called or ordered to active duty status for more than 30 days as a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States.
(d) The commission may use up to 1.5 percent of funding appropriated for purposes of this section for outreach and administration.
(e) For purposes of this section, “high-need field” means any of the following:
(1) Bilingual education.
(2) Mathematics or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), including computer science and career technical education in STEM subjects. areas. 
(3) Science.
(4) Special education.
(5) Multiple subject instruction.
(6) Transitional kindergarten.
(7) Other subjects as designated annually by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing based on an analysis of the availability of teachers in California pursuant to Section 44225.6.
(f) (1) A “priority school” means a school with 55 percent or more of its pupils being unduplicated pupils, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 42238.02.
(2) The commission, in coordination with the State Department of Education, shall publish a list of priority schools by January 1 of each year for which money has been appropriated by the Legislature to support grants pursuant to this section.
(g) The commission may adopt regulations necessary for the implementation of the Golden State Teacher Grant program. The commission may adopt emergency regulations it deems necessary for the implementation of this program, in accordance with the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code). For purposes of the Administrative Procedure Act, including Section 11349.6 of the Government Code, the adoption of those regulations shall be deemed to be an emergency and necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, or general welfare, notwithstanding subdivision (e) of Section 11346.1 of the Government Code. 
(h) The commission shall conduct an evaluation of the Golden State Teacher Grant Program to determine the effectiveness of teacher preparation programs in recruiting, developing support systems for, and retaining special education, bilingual education, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teachers and teachers of color. The commission shall provide, with respect to the evaluation, a report to the Department of Finance and the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature on or before December 31, 2025, and every two years thereafter.

SEC. 30.

 Article 9 (commencing with Section 69670) is added to Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code, to read:

Article  9. Golden State Education and Training Grant Program Act
69670.
 (a) This article shall be known as the Golden State Education and Training Grant Program Act.
(b) For purposes of this article:
(1) “Commission” means the Student Aid Commission.
(2) “Grant” means a Golden State Education and Training Grant awarded pursuant to this article.
(3) “Institution of higher education” means a campus or extension center of the University of California, the California State University, or the California Community Colleges.
(4) “Program” means the Golden State Education and Training Grant Program established by this article.
69671.
 (a) From any funds appropriated by the annual Budget Act or another statute for purposes of this article, the commission shall administer the program, which is hereby established. Under this program, the commission shall make available one-time grants to California resident workers who have been displaced from their employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are not already accessing an educational or training program, can demonstrate a financial need by meeting the income and asset qualifications, established pursuant to subdivision (k) of Section 69432.7, to be eligible for a Cal Grant A award, and agree to use the grant funds for any of the following purposes:
(1) To access an educational program or qualified training program at an institution of higher education.
(2) To obtain training from a provider that is included on the state’s Eligible Training Provider List.
(b) (1) The commission shall determine the amount of each grant award so that no grant awarded under this article is less than one thousand dollars ($1,000), and no award exceeds two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500). The commission shall consider individual applicant financial need and educational or training program costs in determining individual award amounts. The commission shall prioritize available grants to participants with incomes that are the greatest percentage less than the average monthly family or individual income in calendar years 2018 and 2019 needed to meet the average living wage in the participant’s California county or metropolitan statistical area of the state, as computed by the living wage calculation developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
(2) The commission shall allocate at least one-half of the funding appropriated in the annual Budget Act or another statute for purposes of this article to provide grants to eligible individuals who are caring for at least one dependent child under 18 years of age in the calendar year of the application.
(c) In awarding grants to individuals pursuant to this article, the commission shall do all of the following:
(1) Develop an application for prospective individuals to request a grant. In developing the application, the commission shall consider if the application process can be integrated within the application process for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and the California Dream Act application.
(2) Verify that an applicant was displaced from the applicant’s employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic and meets the income and asset criteria, established pursuant to subdivision (k) of Section 69432.7, to be eligible for a Cal Grant A award.
(3) Require an applicant to self-certify that they have been unable to obtain employment that provides an average monthly wage that is equal to, or greater than, the average monthly wage received from their employment before the COVID-19 pandemic.
(4) Verify that the applicant was not enrolled in a training program, college, or university at the time the applicant was displaced from the applicant’s employment.
(5) Ensure that, if a student opts to attend an institution of higher education, the student’s grant funding is used to supplement and not supplant other sources of grant financial aid.
(d) Grants allocated by the commission under this article shall be used to do either of the following:
(1) Support the costs to access an educational program offered by an institution of higher education.
(2) Obtain training from a provider that is included on the state’s Eligible Training Provider List, and that has a demonstrated track record of having the majority of its participants obtain employment that pays at least a living wage, as calculated by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology within one calendar year of program completion.
(e) An eligible individual may request and receive no more than one grant under this article.
(f) To the extent practicable, applicants determined to be eligible for a grant under this article shall have their grants provided directly to the institution of higher education of their choosing or directly to the applicable training provider included on the state’s Eligible Training Provider List.
(g) The commission shall collaborate with institutions of higher education to facilitate the offering of these grant opportunities through campuses of those institutions. As a condition of making these grants available to individuals through institutions of higher education, those institutions shall comply with the applicable programmatic requirements of subdivisions (a) to (f), inclusive, and report the information necessary for the commission to complete the report required pursuant to subdivision (i). To the extent practicable, institutions of higher education shall match the grant awards provided to individuals enrolling in an educational program offered by the institution with any available institutional aid.
(h) The commission may adopt regulations it deems necessary for the implementation of this program. If the commission opts to adopt regulations pursuant to this subdivision, these regulations shall be adopted by December 31, 2021, and shall be adopted as emergency regulations in accordance with the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code). For purposes of the Administrative Procedure Act, including Section 11349.6 of the Government Code, the adoption of those regulations shall be deemed to be an emergency and necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, or general welfare, notwithstanding subdivision (e) of Section 11346.1 of the Government Code.
(i) No later than December 31, 2023, the commission shall report to the Legislature, in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, and to the Governor on the number of grants provided to an institution of higher education on behalf of a grantee or to a training provider included on the state’s Eligible Training Provider List on behalf of a grantee.
(j) (1) The commission may use up to 1 percent of the amount appropriated for purposes of this article to support its direct costs in administering the program.
(2) Institutions of higher education administering this grant program through their campuses may use up to 1 percent of the amount allocated to their campuses for purposes of this section to support direct costs to administer the program.
(3) The commission shall provide a portion of funds not to exceed 1 percent of the amount appropriated for purposes of this article to institutions of higher education administering this grant program for purposes of promoting the program and attracting eligible applicants in their respective communities.
(k) The Legislature finds and declares, within the meaning of subsection (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8 of the United States Code, that undocumented persons shall be eligible to receive grants under this article.
(l) It is the intent of the Legislature to appropriate state funding in the annual Budget Act or another statute to support the provision of a grant award to any eligible resident who meets, or could meet in a future year, the requirements for exemption from nonresident tuition pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 68130.5.

SEC. 31.

 The heading of Article 18 (commencing with Section 69950) of Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code is amended to read:

Article  18. Learning-Aligned Employment Program

SEC. 32.

 Section 69950 of the Education Code is repealed.

69950.
 (a) As used in this article, unless the context requires otherwise, the following definitions apply:
(b) “Program” means the Learning-Aligned Employment Program created pursuant to this article.
(c) “Public postsecondary educational institution” or “institution” means a campus of the University of California, the California State University, or the California Community Colleges.

SEC. 33.

 Section 69950 is added to the Education Code, to read:

69950.
 (a) As used in this article, unless the context requires otherwise, the following definitions apply:
(b) “Program” means the Learning-Aligned Employment Program created pursuant to this article.
(c) “Public postsecondary educational institution” or “institution” means a campus of the University of California, the California State University, or the California Community Colleges.

SEC. 34.

 Section 69951 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69951.
 The Leaning-Aligned Employment Program is hereby created to provide eligible college and university students with the opportunity to earn money to help defray their educational costs, while gaining education-aligned, career-related experience. The program shall be administered by the commission, in consultation with the office of the President of the University of California, the office of the Chancellor of the California State University, and the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges. The Legislature finds that the program furthers the interests of the state, and specifically lessens the burdens of government by ensuring eligible college and university students can pursue higher education in the state.

SEC. 35.

 Section 69952 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69952.
 (a) A postsecondary educational institution currently eligible to participate in state-funded student financial aid programs pursuant to this chapter or in federal financial aid programs is eligible and strongly encouraged to participate in the program.
(b) Before participating in the program, each institution shall sign an institutional agreement with commission acknowledging its willingness to administer the program pursuant to this article and guidance developed by the commission, in consultation with the office of the President of the University of California, the office of the Chancellor of the California State University, and the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges. The agreement shall include the procedures that the institution shall use to ensure that each learning-aligned employment position is related to the student’s area of study or career interests.
(c) Each participating public postsecondary educational institution shall be required, as a condition of participation in the program, to comply with such auditing or other fiscal reporting requirements as the commission, in consultation with the office of the President of the University of California, the office of the Chancellor of the California State University, and the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, may establish. These requirements shall be applied by the commission, in consultation with the office of the President of the University of California, the office of the Chancellor of the California State University, and the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, so as to ensure that no payments received pursuant to this article are applied to the general aid or support of the institution.

SEC. 36.

 Section 69954 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69954.
 All of the following entities shall be eligible to employ students participating in the program:
(a) Research centers and institutions operated by public postsecondary educational institutions, if their learning-aligned employment opportunities provide participating students with direct opportunities to participate in the research that is undertaken by the respective research centers and institutions.
(b) Public schools operated by school districts, county superintendents of schools, the Department of the Youth Authority, or the department.
(c) Nonsectarian, nonpolitical organizations or corporations, whether nonprofit or for-profit enterprises licensed to conduct business in the state, if they are capable of providing participating students with full-time employment opportunities, or opportunities to connect with other employers capable of providing participating students with full-time employment opportunities, within their areas of study after graduation.

SEC. 37.

 Section 69956 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69956.
 (a) A student from an underrepresented background satisfying all of the following criteria shall be eligible to participate in the program:
(1) Enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a participating public postsecondary educational institution.
(2) Resident classification pursuant to Part 41 (commencing with Section 68000).
(3) Demonstrated maintenance of satisfactory academic progress in a program leading to a degree or a certificate, as determined by the public postsecondary educational institution in which the student is enrolled, applying standards of eligibility for federal financial aid. For purposes of this determination, homelessness, as defined as a “homeless individual” within the meaning of the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 11302(a)), or as defined as a “homeless child or youth,” as defined in subsection (2) of Section 725 of the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 11434a(2)), is an extenuating circumstance for students who are unable to meet the requirements deemed to constitute “satisfactory academic progress” at that institution that may be considered by the institution to alter or excuse compliance with the progress requirements.
(4) Demonstrated financial need, as determined by the financial aid office of the institution in which the student is enrolled pursuant to the methodologies approved by the United States Department of Education for use in awarding funds provided under Title IV of the federal Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. If individual circumstances affect the ability of the student or the student’s family to contribute to the student’s total financial resources, the financial aid administrator may make reasonable individualized adjustments to the computed total applicant resources.
(b) Each participating public postsecondary educational institution shall prioritize for available learning-aligned employment opportunities under the program an eligible student who is a first generation college student, a current or former foster youth, homeless, or at risk of being homeless. Each participating institution shall further prioritize for available learning-aligned employment opportunities an eligible student meeting this priority criteria who is also majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics discipline.

SEC. 38.

 Section 69958 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69958.
 (a) Each participating public postsecondary educational institution shall collaborate with local employers to identify learning-aligned employment opportunities that are located near the institution, aligned with the areas of study offered by the institution, and aligned with an eligible student’s area of study. Each learning-aligned employment position identified by an institution shall be reviewed by the appropriate institution’s staff to determine whether it satisfies all of the conditions specified in Section 69960.
(b) Once the public postsecondary educational institution has identified a learning-aligned employment position, the employer and the institution shall execute a written agreement that confirms the employer’s eligibility to participate in the program and its willingness to comply with all program requirements, and specifies the responsibilities of each of the parties. The agreement shall be subject to annual renewal by mutual agreement of the institution and the employer.
(c) Following execution of the agreement pursuant to subdivision (b), the employer may interview prospective students. The institution shall provide the employer and each applicant for the learning-aligned employment position with adequate information to facilitate a student’s potential employment. If the priorities specified in Section 69959 have been met, the employer may indicate the employer’s hiring preferences. An employer shall not discriminate between applicants on any basis listed in subdivision (a) of Section 12940 of the Government Code, as those bases are defined in Sections 12926 and 12926.1 of the Government Code, except as otherwise provided in Section 12940 of the Government Code, or subject any applicant to any other discriminatory practices prohibited by state or federal law.

SEC. 39.

 Section 69959 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69959.
 Both of the following priorities shall be followed at the time of job referral and placement:
(a) A student shall only be placed in an educationally beneficial position that relates to the student’s area of study, career objective, or the exploration of career objectives.
(b) The program shall include and emphasize placements for students with employers that are capable of providing them with full-time employment opportunities, or opportunities to connect with other employers that are capable of providing them with full-time employment opportunities, within their areas of study after graduation.

SEC. 40.

 Section 69960 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69960.
 The institution shall assure that each learning-aligned employment position meets all of the following conditions:
(a) The position shall be educationally beneficial or related to a particular career interest or the exploration of career options.
(b) The work performed by the student shall not be related to the activities of any sectarian organization or to any partisan or nonpartisan political activities.
(c) The employment of a learning-aligned employment student shall not displace workers currently employed by the participating employer, or impair existing contracts for services.
(d) The learning-aligned employment position shall not violate any applicable collective bargaining agreements, or fill any vacancies due to a labor dispute.
(e) The student shall be paid at a comparable rate to that paid for comparable positions within the employing organization. If the employing organization has no comparable position, the student shall be paid at a rate comparable to that paid by other organizations in the field for work involving comparable duties and responsibilities. The positions shall be compared on the basis of the nature of the work performed and the background and skills required for the position, and not upon the employee’s part-time or student status.
(f) The number of hours of learning-aligned employment the student is allowed to work shall be determined by each public postsecondary educational institution in accordance with its standards and practices, taking into consideration the extent of the student’s financial need and the potential harm of the combination of work and study hours on a student’s satisfactory academic progress. The employer shall provide the institution with an accurate accounting of hours worked and wages earned.
(g) The total compensation received by the student shall not exceed the total amount authorized by the institution.
(h) The employer shall provide the student with reasonable supervision.
(i) Funds appropriated under this article shall not supplant any state, federal, or institutional funds used to support existing paid positions for students in profit or nonprofit organizations.

SEC. 41.

 Section 69962 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69962.
 A participating institution shall do both of the following:
(a) Develop partnerships with employers willing to contribute resources toward a percentage share of student compensation to be paid by the employer and by the program, respectively.
(1) (A) For learning-aligned employment positions with public educational institutions or nonprofit corporations, the program shall provide no more than 90 percent of the student’s compensation.
(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), if the direct employer is the University of California, the California State University, the California Community Colleges, or one of its respective campuses, the program may provide 100 percent of the student’s compensation.
(2) For learning-aligned employment positions with for-profit employers, the program shall provide no more than 50 percent of the student’s compensation.
(b) For each learning-aligned employment position, maintain all necessary records, including, but not limited to, need analysis documents, employer agreements, financial aid award documents, time sheets, and records of payments provided to the student.

SEC. 42.

 Section 69963 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69963.
 A participating public postsecondary educational institution is strongly encouraged to develop competency-based educational opportunities in order to grant academic credit for work performed in a learning-aligned employment position.

SEC. 43.

 Section 69964 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69964.
 (a) The program may include summer learning-aligned employment opportunities in order to provide learning-aligned employment positions for eligible students who may find it difficult to locate meaningful employment because of a rigorous academic program that does not allow them to work during the academic year or because they are required to participate in an intensive work experience that satisfies academic requirements.
(b) In addition to meeting the criteria specified in Section 69956, to be eligible to participate in a summer learning-aligned employment program opportunity, a student shall be enrolled at least half-time in summer courses required for completion of a degree or certificate, or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis for the following normal academic term.

SEC. 44.

 Section 69965 of the Education Code is repealed.

SEC. 45.

 Section 69966 of the Education Code is repealed.

SEC. 46.

 Section 69967 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69967.
 (a) The commission, in consultation with the office of the President of the University of California, the office of the Chancellor of the California State University, and the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, shall do all of the following:
(1) Develop and post on its internet website any necessary programmatic policies and guidelines to assist participating employers and public postsecondary educational institutions to operate the program.
(2) Develop processes to facilitate public postsecondary educational institution compliance with the priorities stated in Section 69959.
(3) Develop processes to facilitate the monitoring of institutional expenditures to ensure proper allocation and use of program funds.
(b) At the close of each fiscal year, in a manner to be determined by the commission, the office of the President of the University of California, the office of the Chancellor of the California State University, and the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall compile data regarding the population served by the program by their respective campuses during that fiscal year and provide the data to the commission.
(c) The office of the President of the University of California, the office of the Chancellor of the California State University, and the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall review the administrative practices of each of their respective participating campuses to ensure compliance with program requirements. The office of the President of the University of California, the office of the Chancellor of the California State University, and office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges are encouraged to use existing institutional compliance and auditing processes to verify program compliance.

SEC. 47.

 Section 69968 of the Education Code is repealed.

SEC. 48.

 Section 69969 of the Education Code is repealed.

69969.
 (a) Funds appropriated in the annual Budget Act or another statute for purposes of the program shall be provided to the commission for allocation to participating public postsecondary educational institutions based on their share of students receiving a federal Pell Grant in the most recent prior fiscal year for which data is available for all program participants.
(b) A participating public postsecondary educational institution may use no more than 5 percent of the funds it receives under the program on its administrative costs of participating in the program.
(c) The commission may use up to one-half of 1 percent of the funds appropriated for purposes of this article on the costs of administering the program.
(d) (1) Funds appropriated in the annual Budget Act or another statute for purposes of the program shall be available for encumbrance and expenditure by participating campuses until June 30, 2031.
(2) (A) For the 2021–22 fiscal year, participating campuses of a participating public postsecondary educational institution are expected to collaborate with local employers to identify learning-aligned employment positions pursuant to section 69958.
(B) Commencing no later than the 2022–23 fiscal year, participating campuses of a participating public postsecondary educational institution are expected to enable participating eligible students to access available learning-aligned employment opportunities identified pursuant to the requirements of this article.

SEC. 49.

 Section 69969 is added to the Education Code, to read:

69969.
 (a) Funds appropriated in the annual Budget Act or another statute for purposes of the program shall be provided to the commission for allocation to participating public postsecondary educational institutions based on their share of students receiving a federal Pell Grant in the most recent prior fiscal year for which data is available for all program participants.
(b) A participating public postsecondary educational institution may use no more than 5 percent of the funds it receives under the program on its administrative costs of participating in the program.
(c) The commission may use up to one-half of 1 percent of the funds appropriated for purposes of this article on the costs of administering the program.
(d) (1) Funds appropriated in the annual Budget Act or another statute for purposes of the program shall be available for encumbrance and expenditure by participating campuses until June 30, 2031.
(2) (A) For the 2021–22 fiscal year, participating campuses of a participating public postsecondary educational institution are expected to collaborate with local employers to identify learning-aligned employment positions pursuant to section 69958.
(B) Commencing no later than the 2022–23 fiscal year, participating campuses of a participating public postsecondary educational institution are expected to enable participating eligible students to access available learning-aligned employment opportunities identified pursuant to the requirements of this article.

SEC. 50.

 Section 69969.5 of the Education Code is repealed.

SEC. 51.

 Section 69996.2 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69996.2.
 For the purposes of this article, unless the context requires otherwise, the following definitions apply:
(a) “Account” means a Scholarshare 529 account established pursuant to this article under Article 19 (commencing with Section 69980), or other child savings plan where applicable and as determined by the board.
(b) “Beneficiary” is an eligible child receiving funds under the program.
(c) “Board” means the Scholarshare Investment Board created pursuant to Section 69984.
(d) “Enhanced deposit” means an initial or supplemental contribution into a KIDS Account or another plan option determined by the board pursuant to Section 69996.9.
(e) “Fund” means the California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program Fund established pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 69996.6.
(f) “Institution of higher education” has the same meaning as “eligible educational institution,” as provided in Section 529(e)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code.
(g) “Internal Revenue Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as it is amended from time to time, if, as determined by the board, the amendment is consistent with the purposes of this article.
(h) “KIDS Account” means an account in which designated funding for eligible children is held.
(i) “Low-income households” means households with a total annual adjusted gross income less than seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) or households identified by the board by other means as low-income for purposes of the program.
(j) “Participant” means a parent or legal guardian of an eligible child, or a parent or legal guardian of a child described in subdivision (i) of Section 69996.3, or any private individual or entity who contributes moneys to the program.
(k) “Program” means the California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program established pursuant to this article.
(l) “Qualified higher education expenses” means the expenses of attendance at an institution of higher education, as provided in Section 529(e)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Notwithstanding Section 529(c)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code, “qualified higher education expenses” shall not include any tuition expenses in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school.
(m) “Seed deposit” means an initial contribution into a KIDS Account for a child born on or after a date determined by the board.

SEC. 52.

 Section 69996.3 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69996.3.
 (a) (1) Each child born on or after a date determined by the board pursuant to paragraph (2) who is a California resident at the time of birth is eligible for the program.
(2) The date designated by the board for which eligibility commences shall be no later than July 1, 2022.
(b) No later than 90 days after a birth certificate is registered for a child described in subdivision (a), the State Department of Public Health shall provide the board with identifiable birth data for the child in a file format as defined by the board. The birth data shall include the child’s name and birth date and the name and contact information of each parent of the child, including the parent’s street address and, if provided to the department, the parent’s mobile telephone number and email address. In addition, upon request by the board, the department shall include, in the birth data it provides to the board, information collected pursuant to subparagraph (C) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 102426 of the Health and Safety Code. The department may provide additional identifiable birth data to the board, upon request, and upon a determination by the State Registrar, in consultation with the board, that the data is necessary for administration of the program. The birth data is confidential and shall not be disclosed except as necessary for the program. No more than 90 days after receiving the birth data from the department, the board shall notify each parent of each eligible child about the program. The notification shall include information on all of the following:
(1) How the parent may opt out of the program.
(2) The KIDS Account opened for the child pursuant to subdivision (f).
(3) How the parent may establish a separate account pursuant to Article 19 (commencing with Section 69980) and additional financial incentives provided pursuant to that article.
(c) The board shall make a child’s designated balance in a KIDS Account viewable by the child’s parent or legal guardian through a secured internet link.
(d) The board shall establish rules and regulations for a program recipient child, and the child’s parents or legal guardians, to be notified of the moneys deposited and accrued in the child’s KIDS Account, and rules and regulations regarding the establishment and operation of program components, including, but not limited to, the claims process, necessary documentation, deadlines for the claims, an appeals procedure, and any forfeiture procedures. A KIDS Account recipient child and each of the child’s parents or legal guardians shall be informed of the establishment of the child’s KIDS Account, provided information on how the parent or legal guardian may establish a separate account pursuant to Article 19 (commencing with Section 69980), and provided information on opportunities for financial incentives provided pursuant to that article.
(e) The board shall translate program notifications and information provided pursuant to subdivisions (b) to (d), inclusive, into languages pursuant to Section 7295.2 of the Government Code.
(f) Upon appropriation by the Legislature, the board shall establish one or more accounts and shall make a separately accounted-for seed deposit from the fund into a KIDS Account established within an account in an amount determined by the board. Each seed deposit shall be designated for a particular child for whom the board receives birth data pursuant to subdivision (b), if no parent or legal guardian has opted that child out of the program. Moneys in a KIDS Account designated for a child, including any investment earnings attributed to the amount of the child’s seed deposit since the date of the deposit as calculated by the board, shall be used for the purpose of providing awards for qualified higher education expenses associated with the attendance of the child at an eligible institution of higher education. Each seed deposit shall be at least twenty-five dollars ($25). The board may provide additional financial incentives designated for a child into a KIDS Account if the parent or legal guardian of the child engages with the KIDS Account by verifying receipt of information provided pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (b), establishing a separate account pursuant to Article 19 (commencing with Section 69980), or engaging with the KIDS Account by other means approved by the board.
(g) Upon receiving documentation of a child’s enrollment as a student at an institution of higher education, and the student self-certifying that they have resided in the state for at least one year immediately preceding the payment of qualified higher education expenses on the student’s behalf, the board shall make a payment to that institution in the amount of the seed deposit, enhanced deposit, if applicable, and any additional financial incentives designated for the child pursuant to subdivision (f), plus any investment earnings attributed to that amount since the date of that deposit as calculated by the board, for qualified higher education expenses associated with the child’s attendance at that institution.
(h) Subject to available money in the fund, the board may provide additional incentives from the fund for children participating in the program, including, but not limited to, incentives targeting low-income households.
(i) (1) Subject to available funding, a parent or legal guardian, residing in California, of a child who meets the criteria in paragraph (2) may apply to the board to enroll the child into the program. Subject to available funding, the enrollee shall be eligible for any incentives described in subdivision (h), as applicable, but is not eligible for a seed deposit.
(2) The child is a current California resident under six years of age who was both of the following:
(A) Born on or after the date designated by the board for which eligibility commences.
(B) Not a California resident at the time of birth.
(j) (1) A KIDS Account established pursuant to this article, and its investment earnings, shall remain assets of, and owned by, the state until used for the payment of qualified higher education expenses at an institution of higher education, and funds shall remain invested until they are used for the purposes authorized by this article or until the recipient achieves 26 years of age, whichever occurs first. If a beneficiary does not use any portion, or all, of the moneys intended for the beneficiary in a KIDS Account for a qualified higher education expense for any reason, including the death or disability of the beneficiary, before the beneficiary turns 26 years of age, all contributions made for the beneficiary into the KIDS Account and any earnings from those moneys shall be forfeited and deposited into the fund for the program.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), subject to available funding, the board may establish an appeal process to allow a beneficiary to use the moneys designated for the beneficiary in a KIDS Account after the beneficiary turns 26 years of age.
(3) Moneys, less applicable penalties, collected pursuant to Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code not used within the time period described in paragraph (1) shall revert to the fund after the payment of any amount determined to be due to the federal government as a result of the reversion.
(4) All contributions made into a KIDS Account for a child who has opted out of the program pursuant to subdivision (b), including any investment earnings attributed to the amount of the child’s seed deposit since the date of the deposit as calculated by the board, shall be forfeited and deposited into the fund for the program in a timely manner.
(k) The board shall encourage each parent and legal guardian of a beneficiary, including each parent and legal guardian of a child who applies to enroll the child into the program as a beneficiary pursuant to subdivision (i), to establish a separate account pursuant to Article 19 (commencing with Section 69980). The board shall provide assistance on how to establish the separate account.
(l) The board may use up to 5 percent of state appropriations provided for purposes of the program for administrative costs. Unless otherwise specified in the annual Budget Act, this subdivision shall not apply to any one-time or ongoing local assistance funds first appropriated in support of the program beginning in the 2021–22 fiscal year.

SEC. 53.

 Section 69996.6 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69996.6.
 (a) The California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program Fund is hereby established in the State Treasury. Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, except for moneys derived from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, moneys in the fund shall be continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal years, to the board for the program. The fund shall be the initial repository of all appropriations, gifts, or other financial assets received by the board in connection with operation of the program.
(b) (1) Subject to available funding, the program shall be implemented on or before July 1, 2022. The board may establish an implementation timeline for the program based on available funding. If the board does not secure adequate funds to implement the program before July 2, 2022, program implementation may be delayed while the board makes good faith efforts to secure necessary funding. The board may accept gifts, grants, awards, matching contributions, interest income, and appropriations from individuals, businesses, state and local governmental entities, and third-party sources for the program on terms the board deems advisable.
(2) Before the program is implemented and throughout the program’s operation, the board may authorize a county, city, nonprofit organization, or any other entity operating a local child savings account program to provide input to the program established pursuant to this article. The input may include, but is not limited to, information on any of the following:
(A) Infrastructure and systems development.
(B) Outreach and coordination with local child savings account programs.
(C) Program incentives to promote equity.
(D) Administrative fees and caps.
(E) Contribution strategies.
(F) Program accessibility, including language, identification, and banking access.
(c) On or before June 30, 2022, and annually thereafter, the board shall report to the Department of Finance and the Legislature, pursuant to Section 9795 of the Government Code, information pertaining to the program’s implementation. The report shall include, at a minimum, all of the following:
(1) Detailed program expenditure information, including the amount of funds expended to establish KIDS Accounts pursuant to this article in the previous five fiscal years.
(2) The number of KIDS Accounts opened and state and nonstate contributions made to KIDS Accounts.
(3) Information about how parents were notified pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 69996.3.
(4) The number of parents or legal guardians who engage with KIDS Accounts by verifying receipt of information provided to them pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 69996.3, establishing separate accounts pursuant to Article 19 (commencing with Section 69980), or engaging with KIDS Accounts by other means approved by the board.
(5) A description of the board’s efforts and success in soliciting philanthropic or nonstate money to support the program.
(6) A description of the board’s marketing of the program.
(7) The rate of investment return earned by the money authorized by this article in the previous five fiscal years.
(8) To the extent that information is available and can be disclosed without providing any opportunity to associate the information with particular individuals, the board shall include information on the ethnicity, gender, and family income of account recipients.
(9) Recommendations for improving the program.

SEC. 54.

 Section 69996.7 is added to the Education Code, immediately following Section 69996.6, to read:

69996.7.
 (a) Funds appropriated pursuant to Schedule 1 of Item 0954-162-8506 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 shall be used to support program enhanced deposits and to establish KIDS Accounts for eligible children who do not already have a KIDS Account established. For the 2021–22 fiscal year, funds appropriated pursuant to Provision 2 of Item 0954-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 shall be used to support program enhanced deposits and to establish KIDS Accounts for eligible children that are ineligible to receive funds appropriated pursuant to Schedule 1 of Item 0954-162-8506 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021. Commencing with the 2022–23 fiscal year, funds appropriated pursuant to Provision 2 of Item 0954-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the annual Budget Act shall be used to support program enhanced deposits and to establish KIDS Accounts for eligible children who do not already have a KIDS Account established.
(b) All assets of the fund and moneys allocated to individual KIDS Accounts shall be considered to be owned by the state until used for the payment of qualified higher education expenses at an institution of higher education.
(c) Deposits made to the fund or disbursements from the fund allocated to individual participant KIDS Accounts shall be invested through a Scholarshare 529 account or through another investment plan determined by the board.
(d) This article shall not be construed to prevent any child from seeking private or other funding sources to supplement the amount of funds deposited in the child’s KIDS Account.
(e) Notwithstanding any other law, funds deposited and investment returns accrued in a KIDS Account established pursuant to this article shall augment and not supplant student financial aid from other public sources, and shall not be considered when calculating eligibility for student financial aid.
(f) Notwithstanding any other law, funds deposited and investment returns accrued in a KIDS Account established pursuant to this article and claimed by a recipient pursuant to this article shall be exempt from state income tax liability.
(g) To the extent permissible under federal law, funds deposited and investment returns accrued in a KIDS Account established pursuant to this article shall not be considered in the federal needs analysis for student financial aid, as they shall be considered an asset of the state until used for the payment of qualified higher education expenses at an institution of higher education.

SEC. 55.

 Section 69996.8 is added to the Education Code, to read:

69996.8.
 (a) The board may establish rules and regulations to ensure that money in a KIDS Account established pursuant to this article is disbursed directly to the institution of higher education indicated on the award recipient’s claim form. These rules and regulations, if established, shall ensure that the program meets all applicable criteria for federal tax-deferral benefits, federal tax-exempt benefits, or both.
(b) Moneys in the fund or in KIDS Accounts authorized under this article are nontransferable to any person other than the award recipient or any other entity than the institution of higher education indicated on the award recipient’s claim form, and may only be used for the purposes stated in this article. Moneys in the fund or in KIDS Accounts authorized by this article shall not be pledged as collateral for any loan.
(c) The board shall request each KIDS Account recipient or their parent or legal guardian to voluntarily report personal information about the award recipient, including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, and family income. The board shall compile and retain that information in a confidential manner so that the personal information of any award recipient is not publicly disclosed in a manner that may be associated with a particular individual.

SEC. 56.

 Section 69996.9 is added to the Education Code, to read:

69996.9.
 (a) (1) For the 2021–22 fiscal year, through the program, all of the following shall occur:
(A) Each pupil entering grades 1 to 12, inclusive, in the 2021–22 fiscal year who meets the requirements to be considered an unduplicated pupil for purposes of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 2574 or paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 42238.02 and who is enrolled at a school district, public charter school, or other local educational agency, shall have a KIDS Account established on the pupil’s behalf, unless the pupil’s KIDS Account has already been established pursuant to Section 69996.3, and shall receive an enhanced deposit into the pupil’s KIDS Account in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500).
(B) In addition to the amount allocated pursuant to subparagraph (A), the KIDS Account of each eligible pupil who is also a foster youth, as defined under subdivision (b) of Section 42238.01, shall receive an enhanced deposit of an additional five hundred dollars ($500).
(C) In addition to the amount allocated pursuant to subparagraphs (A) and (B), the KIDS Account of each eligible pupil who is also a homeless pupil meeting the definition of “homeless children and youths” in subsection (2) of Section 725 of the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 11434a(2)) shall receive an enhanced deposit of an additional five hundred dollars ($500).
(2) Commencing with the 2022–23 fiscal year, through the program, all of the following shall occur:
(A) Each pupil who meets all of the following conditions shall have a KIDS Account opened on their behalf, unless their account has already been established pursuant to Section 69996.3, and shall receive an enhanced deposit into their KIDS Account in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500):
(i) The pupil is entering first grade in the applicable fiscal year.
(ii) The pupil meets the requirements to be considered an unduplicated pupil for purposes of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 2574 or paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 42238.02.
(iii) The pupil is enrolled at a school district, public charter school, or other local educational agency.
(B) In addition to the amount allocated pursuant to subparagraph (A), the KIDS Account of each pupil who meets the requirements of subparagraph (A) and is also a foster youth, as defined under subdivision (b) of Section 42238.01, shall receive an enhanced deposit of an additional five hundred dollars ($500).
(C) In addition to the amount allocated pursuant to subparagraphs (A) and (B), the KIDS Account of each pupil who meets the requirements of subparagraph (A) and is also a homeless pupil under the definition of “homeless children and youths” in subsection (2) of Section 725 of the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 11434a(2)) shall receive an enhanced deposit of an additional five hundred dollars ($500).
(D) For pupils for whom a KIDS Account has already been established pursuant to Section 69996.3 and who are also eligible for an enhanced deposit pursuant to this paragraph, the enhanced deposit shall be deposited in the KIDS Account in which funding for that pupil is currently held.
(3) A pupil who receives an enhanced deposit into their KIDS Account pursuant to paragraph (1) or (2) may only have one enhanced deposit made into their existing or newly established KIDS Account pursuant to this article. A pupil shall not have more than one KIDS Account established for them pursuant to this article.
(b) (1) The board shall collaborate with the State Department of Education, or other relevant governmental agencies, to identify eligible pupils for the purpose of establishing KIDS Accounts or making an enhanced deposit into existing KIDS Accounts pursuant to this section. To the extent feasible, the State Department of Education shall annually provide necessary data using census day data in a secure manner for the board to fulfill its obligations pursuant to this article, including, but not necessarily limited to, eligible pupils’ names, pupil identification, birth dates, grade levels, contact information of parents or legal guardians, and eligibility information. For purposes of this subdivision, the information received by the board shall be considered necessary to facilitate the establishment or enhancement of KIDS Accounts, or the establishment of a notification process for parents or legal guardians of eligible pupils.
(2) The board shall comply with federal and state laws to protect individual privacy, including, but not limited to, the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1798) of Title 1.8 of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code) and all of the following federal statutes:
(A) The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-380, as amended).
(B) The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-191, as amended).
(C) The Higher Education Act of 1965 (Public Law 89-329, as amended).
(3) Notwithstanding any other law, individual records or source data associated with the establishment of a KIDS Account pursuant to this article shall not be subject to disclosure under the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code).
(c) The Legislature finds and declares that undocumented persons are eligible for KIDS Accounts within the meaning of subsection (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8 of the United States Code.
(d) It is the intent of the Legislature to appropriate state funding in the annual Budget Act to support the establishment of a KIDS Account for any eligible pupil who meets, or could meet in a future year, the requirements to be exempt from nonresident tuition pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 68130.5.

SEC. 57.

 Section 70022 of the Education Code is amended to read:

70022.
 (a) (1) Subject to an available and sufficient appropriation, an undergraduate student enrolled in the California State University or the University of California, or a community college student enrolled in upper division coursework of a community college baccalaureate program, described in Article 3 (commencing with Section 78040) of Chapter 1 of Part 48 of Division 7, who meets the requirements of paragraph (3) is eligible for a scholarship award as described in paragraph (2).
(2) (A) For the 2013–14 to the 2021–22 academic year, inclusive, except as provided in paragraphs (4) and (5), an eligible student shall receive a scholarship award in an amount that, combined with other federal, state, or institutionally administered student grants or fee waivers received by an eligible student, is up to 40 percent of the amount charged to that student in that academic year for mandatory systemwide tuition and fees, or for an eligible community college student, up to 40 percent of the amount charged to that student in upper division fees for a community college baccalaureate degree program, if all of the requirements in paragraph (3) are met, to the satisfaction of the commission, each academic year.
(B) Commencing with the 2022–23 academic year, except as provided in paragraph (5), an eligible student shall receive a scholarship award in an amount that equals the difference between their cost of attendance as determined by the commission and the sum of the following amounts:
(i) Other federal, state, and institutionally administered student scholarships, grants, or fee waivers, and the amount of private scholarships awarded to the student in excess of the sum of the amounts in clauses (ii) and (iii). waivers. 
(ii) Seven thousand eight hundred ninety-eight dollars ($7,898), reflecting an expected student contribution toward cost of attendance from work earnings or other resources. Commencing with the 2024–25 award year, the commission shall annually adjust this amount based on the percentage change in the minimum wage, pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 1182.12 of the Labor Code.
(iii) Notwithstanding Section 69506, for dependent students with an annual household income exceeding one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), 33 percent of the parents’ contribution from adjusted available income, as determined using the federal methodology established by Title IV of the federal Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1087mm et seq.), and applicable rules and regulations adopted by the commission.
(3) (A) A student shall be eligible to receive an award if all of the following requirements are met, to the satisfaction of the commission, each academic year:
(B) (i) The  For each academic year from 2013–14 to 2021–22, inclusive, the    student’s annual household income does not exceed one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000). For awards distributed for the 2016–17 academic year and subsequent academic years, the commission shall annually adjust the maximum income level set under this clause subparagraph  in accordance with the percentage changes in the cost of living within the meaning of paragraph (1) of subdivision (e) of Section 8 of Article XIII  B of the California Constitution. For purposes of this article, annual household income shall be calculated in a manner that is consistent with the requirements applicable to the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program (Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 69430)) and Section 69506.
(ii) Commencing with the 2022–23 academic year, the student’s annual household income does not exceed the following amounts:
(I) Two hundred one thousand dollars ($201,000) if the student is a dependent student or an independent student with dependents other than a spouse.
(II) One hundred thirty-three thousand dollars ($133,000) if the student is a married independent student with no dependents other than a spouse.
(III) One hundred sixteen thousand dollars ($116,000) if the student is a single independent student with no dependents.
(iii) For awards distributed for the 2023–24 academic year and subsequent academic years, the commission shall annually adjust the maximum income levels set under clause (ii) in accordance with the percentage changes in the cost of living within the meaning of paragraph (1) of subdivision (e) of Section 8 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution. For purposes of this article, annual household income shall be calculated in a manner that is consistent with the requirements applicable to the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program (Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 69430)) and Section 69506.
(C) (i) Beginning  For each academic year from 2015–16 to 2021–22, inclusive,   with awards distributed in the 2015–16 academic year,  the student’s household asset level shall not exceed one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000). For awards distributed in the 2016–17 academic year and subsequent academic years, the commission shall annually adjust the maximum household asset level set under this clause subparagraph  in accordance with the percentage changes in the cost of living within the meaning of paragraph (1) of subdivision (e) of Section 8 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution. For purposes of this article, student’s household asset level shall be calculated in a manner that is consistent with the requirements applicable to the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program (Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 69430)) and Section 69506.
(ii) Commencing with the 2022–23 academic year, the student’s household asset level does not exceed the following amounts:
(I) Two hundred one thousand dollars ($201,000) if the student is a dependent student or an independent student with dependents other than a spouse.
(II) Ninety-six thousand dollars ($96,000) if the student is a single independent student with no dependents or a married independent student with no dependents other than a spouse.
(iii) For awards distributed in the 2023–24 academic year and subsequent academic years, the commission shall annually adjust the maximum household asset level set under clause (ii) in accordance with the percentage changes in the cost of living within the meaning of paragraph (1) of subdivision (e) of Section 8 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution. For purposes of this article, a student’s household asset level shall be calculated in a manner that is consistent with the requirements applicable to the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program (Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 69430)) and Section 69506.
(D) The student satisfies the eligibility requirements for a Cal Grant award pursuant to Section 69433.9, except that a student who is exempt from nonresident tuition under Section 68130.5 shall not be required to satisfy the requirements of subdivision (a) of Section 69433.9.
(E) The student is exempt from paying nonresident tuition.
(F) The student completes and submits a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a California Dream Act  application. The FAFSA or California Dream Act application  must be submitted or postmarked by no later than March 2. If the student is not able to complete a FAFSA application, the student may satisfy this subparagraph by submitting an application determined by the commission to be equivalent to the FAFSA application for purposes of this article by March 2. 
(G) The student makes a timely application or applications for all other federal, state, or institutionally administered grants or fee waivers for which the student is eligible.
(H) The student maintains satisfactory academic progress in a manner that is consistent with the requirements applicable to the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program pursuant to subdivision (m) of Section 69432.7.
(I) The student is pursuing the student’s first undergraduate baccalaureate degree or has completed a baccalaureate degree and has been admitted to, and is enrolled in, a program of professional teacher preparation at an institution approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
(J) The student is enrolled at least part time.
(4) (A) For each academic year from 2013–14 to 2021–22, inclusive, the percentages specified in paragraph (2) shall be reduced by 0.6-percent increments per one thousand dollars ($1,000) of annual household income in excess of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), to a minimum 10 percent, provided that no scholarship award shall be provided to a student with an annual household income exceeding one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000). Beginning with award calculations for the 2016–17 academic year, and for subsequent academic years, the commission shall annually adjust the income levels specified in this subparagraph by the percentage change in the cost of living within the meaning of paragraph (1) of subdivision (e) of Section 8 of Article XIII  B of the California Constitution and shall adjust the incremental reduction accordingly to ensure that a minimum of 10 percent of mandatory systemwide tuition and fees for an academic year are awarded. This reduction shall be in addition to any reduction required by Section 70023.
(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), for each academic year from 2013–14 to 2021–22, inclusive, for any student who qualifies for a scholarship award of at least one dollar ($1), the minimum annual scholarship amount for full-time enrollment is ninety dollars ($90).
(5) (A) For the 2014–15, 2015–16, and 2016–17 academic years, the maximum amount of a student’s scholarship award shall be 35 percent, 50 percent, and 75 percent, respectively, of the total scholarship award amount that the student would otherwise be eligible to receive.
(B) Commencing with the 2022–23 academic year, the maximum amount of a student’s scholarship award shall be determined by the percentage determined pursuant to subparagraph (C) of the total scholarship award amount that the student would otherwise be eligible to receive.
(C) The commission shall annually determine the percentage required for purposes of subparagraph (B) by taking the amount appropriated for the purposes of this program for the applicable award year and dividing that by the sum of the projected amount computed for all eligible students pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) for the applicable award year.
(b) In order for students enrolled in their respective segments to remain eligible to receive a scholarship award under this article, the University of California and the California State University shall not supplant their respective institutional need-based or merit-based  grants with the funds provided for scholarships under this article. The University of California and the California State University shall ensure that the amount of institutional student aid provided in each academic year beginning with the 2022–23 academic year is adjusted annually to account for increases in systemwide undergraduate enrollment, as applicable, such that the proportion of institutional student aid relative to systemwide undergraduate enrollment is maintained  article, and shall maintain their funding amounts  at a level at least equivalent  that, at a minimum, is equal  to the level maintained for undergraduate students during the 2021–22 academic year. The University of California and the California State University shall also ensure that at least 33 percent of the revenues of an increase to existing mandatory systemwide fees charged to undergraduate students is set aside by the regents or the trustees, as applicable, for institutional student aid to assist resident undergraduate students, including those undergraduate students exempt from nonresident tuition pursuant to Sections 68075.5 and 68130.5, and families in meeting the total cost of education. 
(c) (1)  The University of California and the California State University shall report on the implementation of this article as part of the report made pursuant to Section 66021.1. At a minimum, the report shall add the following information, by parental income level or expected family contribution deciles, for the prior academic year: 
(A) The number and percentage of students receiving an award under this article and the average dollar amount of that award.
(B) The number and percentage of students receiving a student loan and the average amount borrowed.
(2) The report shall also include the following information by campus for the prior academic year:
(A) The cost of attendance for undergraduates in each living arrangement (on campus, off campus, or at home with parents).
(B) The number and percentage of undergraduates in each living arrangement (on campus, off campus, or at home with parents).
(d) (1)  A Middle Class Scholarship Program award authorized pursuant to this article shall be defined as a full-time equivalent grant. An award to a part-time student shall be a fraction of a full-time grant. For each academic year from 2013–14 to 2021–22, inclusive, an award to a part-time student shall be determined by the proportionate amount charged for systemwide tuition and fees. Commencing with the 2022–23 academic year, an award to a part-time student shall be approximately proportional to the student’s unit load, as determined by the commission.  A part-time student shall not be discriminated against in the selection of Middle Class Scholarship Program awards. For purposes of this section, “full-time student” and “part-time student” have the same meaning as specified in subdivision (f) of Section 69432.7.
(2) Commencing with the 2022–23 academic year, an award to a student enrolled in six to eight semester units, inclusive, or the equivalent shall be no more than one-half of the award the student would have received had the student enrolled full time. An award to a student enrolled in 9 to 11 semester units, inclusive, or the equivalent shall be no more than three-quarters of the award the student would have received had the student enrolled full time.

SEC. 58.

 Section 70023 of the Education Code is amended to read:

70023.
 (a) For each academic year, the commission shall determine an amount sufficient, when combined with other federal, state, or institutionally administered student scholarships, grants, or fee waivers received by eligible students from other sources, to provide scholarships to eligible students in the amounts described in paragraphs (2), (4), and (5) of subdivision (a) of Section 70022. The University of California, the California State University, and the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall provide the commission with any financial aid data that are necessary for the determination of these amounts.
(b) The commission shall annually determine if the amounts appropriated under this section in each fiscal year are sufficient to cover the costs of the scholarships as projected to be awarded pursuant to the program. If those amounts are not sufficient for this purpose, the scholarships shall be reduced proportionately by an equal percentage for all recipients of scholarships under this article.
(c) The commission may adopt regulations necessary to carry out the purposes of this article under subdivision (b) as emergency regulations in accordance with Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. For purposes of the Administrative Procedure Act, including Section 11349.6 of the Government Code, the adoption of those regulations shall be deemed to be an emergency and necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, or general welfare, notwithstanding subdivision (e) of Section 11346.1 of the Government Code. Notwithstanding subdivision (e) of Section 11346.1 of the Government Code, any regulation adopted pursuant to this section shall not remain in effect more than 180 days unless the commission complies with all provisions of Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, as required by subdivision (e) of Section 11346.1 of the Government Code.
(d) The unencumbered balance, as of June 30 of each fiscal year, of the amount appropriated from the Middle Class Scholarship Fund pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (e) shall revert to the General Fund.
(e) (1) Upon order of the Director of Finance, the following amounts shall be transferred from the General Fund to the Middle Class Scholarship Fund, and are hereby appropriated to the commission for allocation pursuant to this article:
(A) For the 2014–15 fiscal year, one hundred seven million dollars ($107,000,000).
(B) For the 2015–16 fiscal year, eighty-two million dollars ($82,000,000).
(C) For the 2016–17 fiscal year, seventy-one million two hundred forty-four thousand dollars ($71,244,000).
(D) For the 2017–18 fiscal year, ninety-nine million nine hundred thirty-eight thousand dollars ($99,938,000).
(E) For the 2018–19 fiscal year, one hundred four million three hundred forty-five thousand dollars ($104,345,000).
(F) For the 2019–20 fiscal year, one hundred sixteen million five hundred fifty-seven thousand dollars ($116,557,000).
(G) For the 2020–21 fiscal year, one hundred sixteen million nine hundred fifty-six thousand dollars ($116,956,000).
(H) For the 2021–22 fiscal year, one hundred seventeen million dollars ($117,000,000).
(2) An annual appropriation to the commission is hereby established in the amounts and for the fiscal years described in paragraph (1) to carry out the purposes of this section and Section 70022.
(3) Commencing with the 2022–23 fiscal year, the annual appropriation to the commission to carry out the purposes of this section and Section 70022 shall be determined in the annual Budget Act.
(4) It is the intent of the Legislature that any savings realized from changes made to the allocations under this subdivision by a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill for the 2015–16 fiscal year shall be used to support higher education.
(5) The funds transferred and appropriated pursuant to paragraph (1) shall only be available for encumbrance in the fiscal year in which they are transferred, and the General Fund shall have no liability or any obligation beyond the transfers explicitly authorized in paragraph (1) unless a subsequent transfer or allocation is required pursuant to statute.
(6) In any fiscal year, additional appropriations may be enacted pursuant to statute to carry out the purposes of this article.
(7) (A) Beginning with the Governor’s Budget proposal for the 2014–15 fiscal year, and in the Governor’s Budget for each fiscal year thereafter, the Department of Finance shall include a fund condition statement for the Middle Class Scholarship Fund for the fiscal year of the proposed budget and the two immediately preceding fiscal years prepared in accordance with existing law.
(B) Upon order of the Director of Finance and for the 2013–14 to 2021–22 fiscal years, inclusive, if the May Revision projects a budget deficit for the next fiscal year, the amount specified in paragraph (1) for the fiscal year for which the budget deficit is projected may be reduced by up to 33 percent.
(f) Subject to an appropriation in the annual Budget Act for its purposes, the commission may begin implementation of, and establish outreach services relating to, this article.

SEC. 59.

 Section 76300 of the Education Code is amended to read:

76300.
 (a) The governing board of each community college district shall charge each student a fee pursuant to this section.
(b) (1) The fee prescribed by this section shall be forty-six dollars ($46) per unit per semester, effective with the summer term of the 2012 calendar year.
(2) The board of governors shall proportionately adjust the amount of the fee for term lengths based upon a quarter system, and also shall proportionately adjust the amount of the fee for summer sessions, intersessions, and other short-term courses. In making these adjustments, the board of governors may round the per unit fee and the per term or per session fee to the nearest dollar.
(c) For the purposes of computing apportionments to community college districts pursuant to Section 84750.4 or 84750.5, as applicable, the board of governors shall subtract, from the total revenue owed to each district, 98 percent of the revenues received by districts from charging a fee pursuant to this section.
(d) The board of governors shall reduce apportionments by up to 10 percent to any district that does not collect the fees prescribed by this section.
(e) The fee requirement does not apply to any of the following:
(1) Students enrolled in the noncredit courses designated by Section 84757.
(2) California State University or University of California students enrolled in remedial classes provided by a community college district on a campus of the University of California or a campus of the California State University, for whom the district claims an attendance apportionment pursuant to an agreement between the district and the California State University or the University of California.
(3) Students enrolled in credit contract education courses pursuant to Section 78021, if the entire cost of the course, including administrative costs, is paid by the public or private agency, corporation, or association with which the district is contracting and if these students are not included in the calculation of the full-time equivalent students (FTES) of that district.
(f) The governing board of a community college district may exempt special part-time students admitted pursuant to Section 76001 from the fee requirement.
(g) (1) The fee requirements of this section shall be waived for any student who meets all of the following requirements:
(A) Meets minimum academic and progress standards adopted by the board of governors, which fulfill the requirements outlined in this paragraph and paragraphs (2) to (5), inclusive. Any minimum academic and progress standards adopted pursuant to this section shall be uniform across all community college districts and campuses. These standards shall not include a maximum unit cap, and community college districts and colleges shall not impose requirements for fee waiver eligibility other than the minimum academic and progress standards adopted by the board of governors and the requirements of subparagraph (B).
(B) Meets one of the following criteria:
(i) At the time of enrollment, is a recipient of benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, the Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment Program, or a general assistance program.
(ii) Demonstrates eligibility according to income standards established by regulations of the board of governors.
(iii) Demonstrates financial need in accordance with the methodology set forth in federal law or regulation for determining the expected family contribution of students seeking financial aid.
(iv) At the time of enrollment, is a homeless youth or a former homeless youth as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 66025.9.
(2) (A) The board of governors, in consultation with students, faculty, and other key stakeholders, shall consider all of the following in the development and adoption of minimum academic and progress standards pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1):
(i) Minimum uniform academic and progress standards that do not unfairly disadvantage financially needy students in pursuing their education.
(ii) Criteria for reviewing extenuating circumstances and granting appeals that, at a minimum, take into account and do not penalize a student for circumstances outside the student’s control, such as reductions in student support services or changes to the economic situation of the student.
(iii) A process for reestablishing fee waiver eligibility that provides a student with a reasonable opportunity to continue or resume the student’s enrollment at a community college.
(B) To ensure that students are not unfairly impacted by the requirements of subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1), the board of governors shall establish a reasonable implementation period that commences no sooner than one year from adoption of the minimum academic and progress standards, or any subsequent changes to these standards, pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) and that is phased in to provide students adequate notification of this requirement and information about available support resources.
(3) It is the intent of the Legislature that minimum academic and progress standards adopted pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) be implemented only as campuses develop and implement the student support services and interventions necessary to ensure no disproportionate impact to students based on ethnicity, gender, disability, or socioeconomic status. The board of governors shall consider the ability of community college districts to meet the requirements of this paragraph before adopting minimum academic and progress standards, or any subsequent changes to these standards, pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1).
(4) It is the intent of the Legislature to ensure that a student shall not lose fee waiver eligibility without a community college campus first demonstrating a reasonable effort to provide a student with adequate notification and assistance in maintaining the student’s fee waiver eligibility. The board of governors shall adopt regulations to implement this paragraph that ensure all of the following:
(A) Students are provided information about the available student support services to assist them in maintaining fee waiver eligibility.
(B) Community college district policies and course catalogs reflect the minimum academic and progress standards adopted pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) and that appropriate notice is provided to students before the policies are put into effect.
(C) A student does not lose fee waiver eligibility unless the student has not met minimum academic and progress standards adopted pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) for a period of no less than two consecutive academic terms.
(5) The board of governors shall provide notification of a proposed action to adopt regulations pursuant to this subdivision to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature in accordance with the requirements of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 70901.5. This notification shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:
(A) The proposed minimum academic and progress standards and information detailing how the requirements of paragraphs (1) to (4), inclusive, have been or will be satisfied.
(B) How many students may lose fee waiver eligibility by ethnicity, gender, disability, and, to the extent relevant data is available, by socioeconomic status.
(C) The criteria for reviewing extenuating circumstances, granting appeals, and reestablishing fee waiver eligibility pursuant to paragraph (2).
(h) The fee requirements of this section shall be waived for any student who, at the time of enrollment, is a dependent or surviving spouse who has not remarried, of any member of the California National Guard who, in the line of duty and while in the active service of the state, was killed, died of a disability resulting from an event that occurred while in the active service of the state, or is permanently disabled as a result of an event that occurred while in the active service of the state. “Active service of the state,” for the purposes of this subdivision, refers to a member of the California National Guard activated pursuant to Section 146 of the Military and Veterans Code.
(i) The fee requirements of this section shall be waived for any student who is the surviving spouse or the child, natural or adopted, of a deceased person who met all of the requirements of Section 68120.
(j) The fee requirements of this section shall be waived for any student in an undergraduate program, including a student who has previously graduated from another undergraduate or graduate program, who is the dependent of any individual killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon or the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in southwestern Pennsylvania, if that dependent meets the financial need requirements set forth in Section 69432.7 for the Cal Grant A Program and either of the following applies:
(1) The dependent was a resident of California on September 11, 2001.
(2) The individual killed in the attacks was a resident of California on September 11, 2001.
(k) A determination of whether a person is a resident of California on September 11, 2001, for purposes of subdivision (j) shall be based on the criteria set forth in Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 68000) of Part 41 of Division 5 for determining nonresident and resident tuition.
(l) (1) “Dependent,” for purposes of subdivision (j), is a person who, because of the person’s relationship to an individual killed as a result of injuries sustained during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, qualifies for compensation under the federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 (Title IV (commencing with Section 401) of Public Law 107-42).
(2) A dependent who is the surviving spouse of an individual killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, is entitled to the waivers provided in this section until January 1, 2013.
(3) A dependent who is the surviving child, natural or adopted, of an individual killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, is entitled to the waivers under subdivision (j) until that person attains 30 years of age.
(4) A dependent of an individual killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, who is determined to be eligible by the California Victim Compensation Board, is also entitled to the waivers provided in this section until January 1, 2013.
(m) (1) It is the intent of the Legislature that sufficient funds be provided to support the provision of a fee waiver for every student who demonstrates eligibility pursuant to subdivisions (g) to (j), inclusive.
(2) From funds provided in the annual Budget Act, the board of governors shall allocate to community college districts, pursuant to this subdivision, an amount equal to 2 percent of the fees waived pursuant to subdivisions (g) to (j), inclusive. From funds provided in the annual Budget Act, the board of governors shall allocate to community college districts, pursuant to this subdivision, an amount equal to ninety-one cents ($0.91) per credit unit waived pursuant to subdivisions (g) to (j), inclusive. It is the intent of the Legislature that funds provided pursuant to this subdivision be used to support the determination of financial need and delivery of student financial aid services, on the basis of the number of students for whom fees are waived. It also is the intent of the Legislature that the funds provided pursuant to this subdivision directly offset mandated costs claimed by community college districts pursuant to Commission on State Mandates consolidated Test Claims 99-TC-13 (Enrollment Fee Collection) and 00-TC-15 (Enrollment Fee Waivers). Funds allocated to a community college district for determination of financial need and delivery of student financial aid services shall supplement, and shall not supplant, the level of funds allocated for the administration of student financial aid programs during the 1992–93 fiscal year.
(n) (1) A community college district may use available emergency relief funds provided by the federal government to waive the fee requirements established pursuant to this section for a student who has not paid the fee due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
(2) A community college district may use the authorization established pursuant to this subdivision only to waive the fees of students that are unpaid due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. A participating community college district shall first waive the unpaid fees of low-income students and students from underrepresented communities.
(o) The board of governors shall adopt regulations implementing this section.

SEC. 60.

 Section 78052 of the Education Code is amended to read:

78052.
 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that community college districts develop and implement zero-textbook-cost degrees and develop open educational resources for courses to reduce the overall cost of education for students and decrease the time it takes students to complete degree programs.
(b) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) “Chancellor” means the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges.
(2) “Chancellor’s office” means the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges.
(3) “Degree” means a zero-textbook-cost degree.
(4) “Open educational resources” means high-quality teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released pursuant to an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others, and may include other resources that are legally available and free of cost to students. Open educational resources include, but are not limited to, full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, faculty-created content, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.
(5) “Zero-textbook-cost degrees” means community college associate degrees or career technical education certificates earned entirely by completing courses that eliminate conventional textbook costs by using alternative instructional materials and methodologies, including open educational resources. For purposes of this paragraph, “zero-textbook-cost degrees” may include a low-cost degree option if a no-cost equivalent option is not available or cannot be developed. Discretionary student printing of instructional materials shall not be considered a cost as part of this program.
(c) Of the funding appropriated in the annual Budget Act to develop and implement degrees, the chancellor shall distribute grants of up to two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) to a community college district for each degree developed and implemented within the district that contributes to the overall elimination, or significant lowering, of textbook costs for students and aligns with the conditions for receipt of funds specified in subdivision (d). The chancellor’s office shall ensure that a grant does not result in the development or implementation of duplicate degrees for a subject matter to avoid duplication of effort and ensure the development and implementation of the greatest number of degrees for the benefit of the greatest number of students. The chancellor’s office may distribute the grants in phases, including a planning phase and an implementation phase.
(d) As a condition of receiving funding appropriated in the annual Budget Act to develop and implement degrees, a community college district shall comply with all of the following:
(1) Develop and implement one or more of the following program pathways:
(A) An existing associate degree or career technical education certificate program, prioritizing existing associate degrees for transfer.
(B) A new associate degree or career technical education certificate program that meets one of the following conditions:
(i) Has a high value in the regional market.
(ii) Meets an emerging regional business industry need.
(iii) Has high textbook costs.
(2) In complying with paragraph (1), prioritize the development and implementation of a degree from an existing associate degree for transfer and, to the extent possible, prioritize the adaptation of existing open educational resources through existing open educational resources initiatives, or elsewhere, before creating new content.
(3) Develop degrees with consideration for sustainability after grant funding is exhausted, including how content is updated and presented.
(4) Ensure compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (Public Law 104-197) and the federal Copyright Act of 1976 (Public Law 94-553).
(5) Develop and implement a minimum of one degree for each grant received.
(6) Develop and implement a degree that other community college districts can use or adapt, and post each degree, and the contents of the degree, on the online clearinghouse of information established pursuant to Item 6870-101-0001 of the Budget Act of 2016, or a successor internet website. All open educational resources used as learning materials for a degree developed pursuant to this section shall be added to the California Digital Open Source Library established in Section 66408. Testing and assessment materials posted online pursuant to this paragraph shall be safeguarded to maintain the integrity of those materials. This paragraph shall not be construed to prohibit faculty from providing sample test and assessment materials to students.
(7) Ensure faculty shall have flexibility to update and customize degree content as necessary within the parameters of this program.
(8) Ensure that the degree developed and implemented is clearly identified in college catalogs and in class schedules.
(9) Provide the chancellor with all legislatively required report data, any planning, progress, and outcome information associated with the grant, and any additional information that the chancellor determines necessary.
(10) Consult with the local academic senate of a college that would implement a degree.
(11) (A) Use a multimember team approach, to develop and implement a degree pursuant to this section, that includes faculty, college administrators, and other content-focused staff, including, but not limited to, librarians, instructional designers, and technology experts, from the campus that would implement the degree, other colleges of the community college system, and interested campuses of the California State University and the University of California.
(B) Grant recipients may use funds to obtain professional development and technical assistance to assist in the development of degrees.
(12) Strive to implement degrees within three academic years of receiving funding, or sooner, as determined by the chancellor’s office.
(e) Of the funding appropriated in the annual Budget Act, the chancellor may also distribute grants to a community college district for the development and curation of open educational resources for coursework. The chancellor’s office shall determine the amount of a grant for this purpose, but the grant amount shall not exceed twenty thousand dollars ($20,000).
(f) As a condition of receiving funding appropriated in the annual Budget Act for the development and curation of open educational resources for coursework, a community college district shall comply with all of the following:
(1) Coordinate the development and curation of open educational resources with efforts to develop and implement degrees pursuant to subdivisions (c) and (d).
(2) In instances where the community college district does not receive a grant pursuant to subdivision (c), the community college district shall coordinate the development and curation of open educational resources with existing open educational resources initiatives and degree efforts. In addition, the community college district shall develop and curate open educational resources for coursework to be used for one or more of the following program pathways:
(A) An existing associate degree or career technical education certificate program, prioritizing existing associate degrees for transfer.
(B) A new associate degree or career technical education certificate program that meets one of the following conditions:
(i) Has high value in the regional market.
(ii) Meets an emerging regional business industry need.
(iii) Has high textbook costs.
(3) In complying with paragraph (2), to the extent possible, prioritize the adaptation of existing open educational resources for coursework through existing open educational resources initiatives, or elsewhere, before creating new content.
(4) Ensure compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (Public Law 104-197) and the federal Copyright Act of 1976 (Public Law 94-553).
(5) Ensure all open educational resources developed pursuant to this subdivision is added to the California Digital Open Source Library established in Section 66408.
(6) Provide the chancellor with all required report data and any planning, progress, and outcome information associated with the grant.
(7) (A) Consult with the local academic senate of a community college that would use open educational resources.
(B) Grant recipients may use funds to obtain professional development and technical assistance to assist in the development and curation of open educational resources for coursework.
(8) Strive to complete development and curation of open educational resources for coursework within two academic years of receiving funding, or sooner, as determined by the chancellor’s office.
(g) (1) The chancellor shall, by June 30, 2027, report to the Legislature, the Legislative Analyst’s Office, and the Department of Finance on the development and implementation of degrees pursuant to subdivisions (c) and (d), and the development and curation of open educational resources pursuant to subdivisions (e) and (f), including, but not limited to:
(A) The number of degrees developed and implemented and open educational resources developed and curated within each district, disaggregated by college. Degrees shall also be disaggregated by the number of degrees that eliminated textbook costs and the number of degrees that significantly lowered textbook costs.
(B) The estimated annual savings to students.
(C) The number of students who completed a zero-textbook-cost degree program and accessed open educational resources.
(D) Recommendations to increase, expand, or improve the offering of degrees and the use of open educational resources.
(2) A report pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be submitted to the Legislature in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(h) (1) Of the funds appropriated in the annual Budget Act for this program, up to 3 percent of the appropriation may be allocated by the chancellor’s office to contract with a community college district to administer this program.
(2) The contract between the chancellor’s office and the community college district shall reflect all of the following:
(A) The programmatic and administrative responsibilities that will be delegated to the district, including the programmatic requirements identified in subdivisions (c) to (g), inclusive.
(B) A requirement that the contracting district provide prebid conferences, either in person or via webinar, for interested grant applicants.
(C) Technical assistance to grant applicants and grantees.
(3) The contracting community college district may apply for, and receive, a grant to develop and implement a degree and have employees and administrators of the district participate as part of a multimember team approach pursuant to paragraph (11) of subdivision (d). To be eligible to receive a grant, the district shall maintain appropriate and transparent internal controls and processes to ensure that the district’s contracted duties and responsibilities are clearly delineated, identified, and distinguished from the duties and responsibilities conferred upon the district as a grant applicant and recipient.
(4) Upon request of the chancellor’s office, the contracted community college district shall provide the chancellor’s office with an update on the status of the development and implementation of each degree within the district and the development and curation of open educational resources within the district.
(5) Notwithstanding any other law, a contract between the chancellor’s office and a community college district for purposes of this subdivision is not subject to any competitive bidding requirements of Section 10340 of the Public Contract Code for the limited purpose of administering the program pursuant to this subdivision.
(i) Of the funds appropriated in the annual Budget Act for this program, funds not awarded in a fiscal year for which funds are appropriated may be awarded in the following fiscal year.
(j) The chancellor’s office shall award an initial round of grants no later than January 1 of a fiscal year for which the funds are appropriated.

SEC. 61.

 Section 84321.62 of the Education Code is amended to read:

84321.62.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other law that governs the regulations adopted by the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to disburse funds, the payment of apportionments to community college districts pursuant to Section 84320 shall be adjusted, for the 2020–21 fiscal year, by the following:
(1) For the month of June, three hundred million dollars ($300,000,000) shall be deferred to July.
(2) For the month of May, three hundred million dollars ($300,000,000) shall be deferred to July.
(3) For the month of April, three hundred million dollars ($300,000,000) shall be deferred to July.
(4) For the month of March, three hundred million dollars ($300,000,000) shall be deferred to August.
(5) For the month of February, two hundred fifty-three million two hundred forty-three thousand dollars ($253,243,000) shall be deferred to August.
(b) The sum of one billion four hundred fifty-three million two hundred forty-three thousand dollars ($1,453,243,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges for apportionments to community college districts, for expenditure in the 2021–22 fiscal year to be expended in accordance with the applicable schedules of Item 6870-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2020.
(c) Of the funds appropriated in subdivision (b), nine hundred million dollars ($900,000,000) shall be allocated in July and five hundred fifty-three million two hundred forty-three thousand dollars ($553,243,000) shall be allocated in August of the 2021–22 fiscal year in satisfaction of the moneys deferred pursuant to subdivision (a).
(d) (1) The chancellor may adjust the monthly schedule described in subdivision (a) for the 2020–21 fiscal year to increase the amount deferred in a specified month if it ensures a shorter time between a deferred payment and repayment.
(2) If adjusting the monthly schedule, the chancellor shall not exceed the total amount of deferred payments described in subdivision (a).
(e) Pursuant to Section 8.28 of the Budget Act of 2020, if the Director of Finance determines that there are sufficient federal funds provided to the state for the 2020–21 fiscal year that may be used to offset the deferral of payments in the amount specified in that section, the Director of Finance shall reduce the amounts reflected in subdivisions (a) to (c), inclusive. In reducing these amounts, the Director of Finance shall first reduce the amounts deferred from any months occurring earliest in the 2020–21 fiscal year.
(f) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, one hundred forty-four million six hundred five thousand dollars ($144,605,000) of the appropriation made by subdivision (b) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202, for the 2019–20 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202, for the 2019–20 fiscal year.
(g) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, one billion seventy-eight million eight hundred fifty-eight thousand dollars ($1,078,858,000) of the appropriation made by subdivision (b) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202, for the 2020–21 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202, for the 2020–21 fiscal year.
(h) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, two hundred twenty-nine million seven hundred eighty thousand dollars ($229,780,000) of the appropriation made by subdivision (b) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202, for the 2021–22 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202, for the 2021–22 fiscal year.

SEC. 62.

 Section 84750.4 of the Education Code is amended to read:

84750.4.
 (a) (1) The board of governors, in accordance with this section, and in consultation with institutional representatives of the California Community Colleges and statewide faculty and staff organizations, so as to ensure their participation in the development and review of policy proposals, shall develop criteria and standards for the purpose of making the annual budget request for the California Community Colleges to the Governor and the Legislature, and for the purpose of allocating the state general apportionment revenues.
(2) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this section to adopt a formula for general purpose apportionments that encourages access for underrepresented students, provides additional funding in recognition of the need to provide additional support for low-income students, rewards colleges’ progress on improving student success metrics, and improves overall equity and predictability so that community college districts may more readily plan and implement instruction and programs.
(3) It is the intent of the Legislature to determine the amounts appropriated for purposes of this section through the annual Budget Act. This section shall not be construed as limiting the authority of either the Governor to propose, or the Legislature to approve, appropriations for the California Community Colleges programs or purposes.
(4) It is the intent of the Legislature that for the 2020–21 fiscal year, 70 percent of funding for the Student Centered Funding Formula is for the base allocation provided to districts, 20 percent is for the supplemental allocation provided to districts, and 10 percent is for student success allocation provided to districts.
(b) (1) Commencing with the 2018–19 fiscal year, and each fiscal year thereafter, the chancellor’s office shall annually calculate a base allocation, a supplemental allocation, and a student success allocation for each community college district in the state pursuant to this section. This calculation applies only to the allocation of credit revenue. Noncredit instruction, and instruction in career development and college preparation full-time equivalent students (FTES) shall be funded pursuant to the requirements of paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively, of subdivision (d) of Section 84750.5, as that section read on January 1, 2018.
(2) For purposes of this section, unless otherwise specified in the annual Budget Act, the cost-of-living adjustment shall be the percentage change in the annual average value of the Implicit Price Deflator for State and Local Government Purchases of Goods and Services for the United States, as published by the United States Department of Commerce for the 12-month period ending in the third quarter of the prior fiscal year.
(c) For purposes of computing the base allocation, the marginal funding rate for credit revenue per FTES shall be as follows:
(1) For the 2018–19 fiscal year, three thousand seven hundred twenty-seven dollars ($3,727).
(2) For the 2019–20 fiscal year, four thousand nine dollars ($4,009).
(3) Commencing with the 2020–21 fiscal year, the rate specified in paragraph (2) adjusted for changes in the cost-of-living adjustment and other base adjustments in subsequent annual budget acts.
(d) (1) The base allocation shall be computed for each community college district as follows:
(A) Each community college district shall receive a basic allocation based on the number of colleges and comprehensive centers in the community college district that is consistent with the basic allocation formula established by the board of governors pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Section 84750.5 as of the 2015–16 fiscal year.
(B) Unless otherwise specified in subparagraph (C), each community college district shall receive an allocation based on credit base revenues associated with funded FTES as computed pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) at the rate pursuant to subdivision (c).
(C) Notwithstanding the rate in subdivision (c), for community college districts that had higher rates used to calculate their 2017–18 general purpose apportionments, the following rates shall be used to calculate their base allocations:
(i) For the 2018–19 fiscal year, as follows:
(I) For Foothill-De Anza Community College District, the rate shall be no less than three thousand seven hundred forty-five dollars ($3,745).
(II) For Lake Tahoe Community College District, the rate shall be no less than three thousand eight hundred eighteen dollars ($3,818).
(III) For Lassen Community College District, the rate shall be no less than three thousand seven hundred ninety-four dollars ($3,794).
(IV) For Marin Community College District, the rate shall be no less than four thousand two hundred sixty-one dollars ($4,261).
(V) For MiraCosta Community College District, the rate shall be no less than three thousand seven hundred thirty-four dollars ($3,734).
(VI) For San Francisco Community College District, the rate shall be no less than three thousand seven hundred fifty-six dollars ($3,756).
(VII) For San Jose-Evergreen Community College District, the rate shall be no less than three thousand seven hundred forty-four dollars ($3,744).
(VIII) For Santa Monica Community College District, the rate shall be no less than three thousand seven hundred seventy-six dollars ($3,776).
(IX) For South Orange Community College District, the rate shall be no less than three thousand eight hundred twenty-six dollars ($3,826).
(X) For West Kern Community College District, the rate shall be no less than four thousand nine hundred thirty-four dollars ($4,934).
(ii) For the 2019–20 fiscal year, as follows:
(I) For Foothill-De Anza Community College District, the rate shall be no less than four thousand twenty-eight dollars ($4,028).
(II) For Lake Tahoe Community College District, the rate shall be no less than four thousand one hundred seven dollars ($4,107).
(III) For Lassen Community College District, the rate shall be no less than four thousand eighty-one dollars ($4,081).
(IV) For Marin Community College District, the rate shall be no less than four thousand five hundred eighty-three dollars ($4,583).
(V) For MiraCosta Community College District, the rate shall be no less than four thousand sixteen dollars ($4,016).
(VI) For San Francisco Community College District, the rate shall be no less than four thousand forty dollars ($4,040).
(VII) For San Jose-Evergreen Community College District, the rate shall be no less than four thousand twenty-seven dollars ($4,027).
(VIII) For Santa Monica Community College District, the rate shall be no less than four thousand sixty-two dollars ($4,062).
(IX) For South Orange Community College District, the rate shall be no less than four thousand one hundred fifteen dollars ($4,115).
(X) For West Kern Community College District, the rate shall be no less than five thousand three hundred seven dollars ($5,307).
(iii) Commencing with the 2020–21 fiscal year, the rates specified in clause (ii) adjusted for changes in the cost-of-living adjustment and other base adjustments in subsequent annual budget acts.
(2) To calculate the base allocation for each community college district, the chancellor’s office shall calculate the three-year rolling average comprised of funded FTES from the current year, the prior year, and the year prior to the prior year, as follows:
(A) Commencing with the 2018–19 fiscal year, the chancellor’s office shall compute the sum of annually funded credit FTES from the current year, the prior year, and the year prior to the prior year, and divide the sum by three.
(B) (i) In computing the three-year average pursuant to subparagraph (A), credit FTES associated with enrollment growth proposed in the annual Budget Act shall be excluded from the three-year average and shall instead be added to the computed three-year rolling average.
(ii) In computing the three-year average pursuant to subparagraph (A), credit FTES generated by students who meet the requirements of subdivision (a) of Section 84810.5 and special admit students pursuant to Sections 76002, 76003, and 76004 shall be excluded.
(C) The sum of a community college district’s computed three-year FTES rolling average and current year funded FTES growth shall be multiplied by a community college district’s applicable base allocation funding rate pursuant to subdivision (c), or subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1), as applicable, to compute a community college district’s base allocation.
(D) Community college districts are entitled to the restoration of any reductions in their base allocation due to decreases in FTES during the three years following the initial year of decrease if there is a subsequent increase in FTES.
(E) For the calculation of the three-year rolling average for the base allocation for the 2020–21 fiscal year, the sum of funded credit FTES for the 2019–20 fiscal year, as adjusted for shifts in summer enrollment between fiscal years, may be used in place of funded credit FTES for the 2020–21 fiscal year.
(3) In addition to the amounts computed pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2), each community college district shall receive an allocation based on credit base revenues associated with funded FTES generated by students who meet the requirements of subdivision (a) of Section 84810.5 and special admit students pursuant to Sections 76002, 76003, and 76004. FTES generated by students who meet the requirements of subdivision (a) of Section 84810.5 and special admit students pursuant to Sections 76002, 76003, and 76004 shall be multiplied by a community college district’s applicable credit revenue rate computed for the 2017–18 fiscal year pursuant to Section 84750.5, as that section read on January 1, 2018, as adjusted for 2018–19 fiscal year cost-of-living adjustment and other base adjustments, and adjusted for the changes in the cost-of-living and other base adjustments in subsequent annual budget acts.
(4) The chancellor shall allocate any funding appropriated in the Budget Act for enrollment growth to support the following:
(A) First, for the stated percentage of enrollment growth in the Budget Act and consistent with the growth formula used by the board of governors in the 2015–16 fiscal year.
(B) Second, for the amount of uncapped growth attributable to increases in the amount of a community college district’s supplemental allocation.
(C) Third, for the amount of uncapped growth attributable to increases in the amount of a community college district’s student success allocation.
(e) Commencing with the 2018–19 fiscal year, a supplemental allocation shall be computed for each community college district based on the total points calculated for each community college district in accordance with all of the following:
(1) The marginal funding rate per point for computing a supplemental allocation shall be as follows:
(A) For the 2018–19 fiscal year, nine hundred nineteen dollars ($919).
(B) For the 2019–20 fiscal year, nine hundred forty-eight dollars ($948).
(C) (i) Commencing with the 2020–21 fiscal year, the rate specified in subparagraph (B) adjusted for changes in the cost-of-living adjustment and other base adjustments in subsequent annual budget acts.
(ii) For the calculation of the supplemental allocation for the 2020–21 fiscal year, data from the 2018–19 fiscal year, for purposes of paragraphs (2), (3), and (4), may be used in place of data from the 2019–20 fiscal year.
(2) Each community college district shall be granted one point for each student who is a recipient of financial aid under the Federal Pell Grant program (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1070a) based on headcount data of students in the prior year.
(3) Each community college district shall be granted one point for each student who is granted an exemption from nonresident tuition pursuant to Section 68130.5, based on headcount data of students in the prior year.
(4) Each community college district shall be granted one point for each student who receives a fee waiver pursuant to Section 76300, based on headcount data of students in the prior year.
(5) For the purposes of calculating the supplemental allocation, the number of students shall be defined as the number of students served by the community college district.
(6) It is the intent of the Legislature that the annual Budget Act fully fund increases in the supplemental allocations computed under this section.
(f) Commencing with the 2018–19 fiscal year, a student success allocation shall be computed for each community college district based on the total points calculated for each community college district in accordance with all of the following:
(1) (A) (i) The marginal funding rate per point for computing student success allocation revenue shall be as follows:
(I) For the 2018–19 fiscal year, four hundred forty dollars ($440).
(II) For the 2019–20 fiscal year, five hundred fifty-nine dollars ($559).
(III) Commencing with the 2020–21 fiscal year, the rate specified in subclause (II) adjusted for changes in the cost-of-living adjustment and other base adjustments in subsequent annual budget acts.
(ii) (I) Commencing with the 2019–20 fiscal year, to calculate the student success allocation for each community college district, the chancellor’s office shall calculate a three-year rolling average for each metric described in this paragraph. To compute the three-year average for each metric, the chancellor’s office shall compute the sum of data for that metric from the prior year, the year prior to the prior year, and the year prior to the year prior to the prior year, and divide the sum by three.
(II) For the calculation of the three-year rolling average for the student success allocation for the 2020–21 fiscal year, data from the 2018–19 fiscal year, for purposes of subparagraphs (B), (C), (D), (E), and (F), may be used in place of data from the 2019–20 fiscal year.
(B) Each community college district shall be granted, for each student, points for one of the following, with the community college district receiving points based on the outcome that would generate the highest number of points and with the points counted only if the student was enrolled in the community college district in the academic year in which the award was granted:
(i) Three points for each chancellor’s office approved associate degree or approved baccalaureate degree granted, excluding an associate degree for transfer granted pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 66745) of Chapter 9.2 of Part 40 of Division 5, based on the three-year rolling average for this metric calculated pursuant to clause (ii) of subparagraph (A).
(ii) Four points for each chancellor’s office approved associate degree for transfer degree granted pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 66745) of Chapter 9.2 of Part 40 of Division 5, based on the three-year rolling average for this metric calculated pursuant to clause (ii) of subparagraph (A).
(iii) (I) Two points for each chancellor’s office approved credit certificate requiring 18 or more units granted, based on the three-year rolling average for this metric calculated pursuant to clause (ii) of subparagraph (A).
(II) Chancellor’s office approved credit certificates requiring 16 or more units granted may be used to compute these points if the chancellor’s office adopts regulations authorizing the approval and issuance of certificates requiring 16 or more units.
(C) Each community college district shall be granted two points for each student who successfully completes both transfer-level mathematics and English courses within the student’s first academic year of enrollment, based on the three-year rolling average for this metric calculated pursuant to clause (ii) of subparagraph (A).
(D) (i) Each community college district shall be granted one and one-half points for each student who successfully transfers to a four-year university, based on the three-year rolling average for this metric calculated pursuant to clause (ii) of subparagraph (A).
(ii) The chancellor’s office may reduce a community college district’s transfer points if a community college district enters into, or expands, a transfer partnership with a private for-profit college that has not demonstrated a track record of providing its students with a baccalaureate degree that leads to a majority of the private for-profit college’s baccalaureate degree program students obtaining a regional living wage within one year of completing their degree program.
(iii) The chancellor’s office may reduce a community college district’s transfer points if a community college district enters into, or expands, a transfer partnership with a private for-profit college that does not meet the qualifications to offer its students federal financial aid.
(iv) (I) For the 2018–19 fiscal year, the data for this metric shall be compiled using publicly available data on transfer students to in-state private and out-of-state institutions, based upon the definition of transfer students reflected in the Transfer Volume to In-State Private and Out-of-State Baccalaureate Granting Institutions Report from the community college management information system as of January 1, 2019, publicly reported transfer data from the California State University, and publicly reported transfer data from the University of California.
(II) Commencing with the 2019–20 fiscal year, the data for this metric shall be based upon a student meeting the following criteria:
(ia) The student has an enrollment record in a community college district in the year prior to the prior year.
(ib) The student has completed 12 or more semester units, or the equivalent, systemwide through the end of the prior year.
(ic) The student does not have an enrollment record systemwide in the prior year.
(id) The student enrolled in a four-year university in the prior year.
(ie) The student has completed 12 or more semester units, or the equivalent, in the community college district in the year prior to the prior year.
(E) Each community college district shall be granted one point for each student who successfully completes nine or more career technical education units, based on the three-year rolling average for this metric calculated pursuant to clause (ii) of subparagraph (A).
(F) Each community college district shall be granted one point for each student who obtains a regional living wage within one year of community college completion, based on the three-year rolling average for this metric calculated pursuant to clause (ii) of subparagraph (A).
(2) (A) (i) Each community college district shall also be granted additional points for an equity component of the student success allocation. The marginal funding per point for the equity component of the student success allocation revenue shall be as follows:
(I) For the 2018–19 fiscal year, one hundred eleven dollars ($111).
(II) For the 2019–20 fiscal year, one hundred forty-one dollars ($141).
(III) Commencing with the 2020–21 fiscal year, the rate specified in subclause (II) adjusted for changes in the cost-of-living adjustment and other base adjustments in subsequent annual budget acts.
(ii) (I) Commencing with the 2019–20 fiscal year, to calculate the equity component of the student success allocation for each community college district, the chancellor’s office shall calculate a three-year rolling average for each metric described in this paragraph. To compute the three-year average for each metric, the chancellor’s office shall compute the sum of data for that metric from the prior year, the year prior to the prior year, and the year prior to the year prior to the prior year, and divide the sum by three.
(II) For the calculation of the three-year rolling average for the equity component of the student success allocation for the 2020–21 fiscal year, data from the 2018–19 fiscal year, for purposes of subparagraphs (B) and (C), may be used in place of data from the 2019–20 fiscal year.
(B) Each community college district shall receive points for a student who received a fee waiver pursuant to Section 76300 and generated points for any of the metrics described in paragraph (1), based on the three-year rolling average for this metric calculated pursuant to clause (ii) of subparagraph (A). For each student identified pursuant to this subparagraph, the community college district shall receive the number of points equal to the number of points that the community college was granted for that student for each of the metrics described in paragraph (1).
(C) (i) Each community college district shall receive points for a student who received financial aid under the Federal Pell Grant program (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1070a) and generated points for any of the metrics described in paragraph (1), based on the three-year rolling average for this metric calculated pursuant to clause (ii) of subparagraph (A).
(ii) Each community college district shall receive, for each student identified pursuant to clause (i), points for one of the following, with the community college district receiving points based on the outcome that would generate the highest number of points and with the points counted only if the student was enrolled in the community college district in the academic year in which the award was granted:
(I) Four and one-half points for each chancellor’s office approved associate degree or approved baccalaureate degree granted, excluding an associate degree for transfer granted pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 66745) of Chapter 9.2 of Part 40 of Division 5, based on the three-year rolling average for this metric calculated pursuant to clause (ii) of subparagraph (A).
(II) Six points for each chancellor’s office approved associate for transfer degree granted pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 66745) of Chapter 9.2 of Part 40 of Division 5, based on the three-year rolling average for this metric calculated pursuant to clause (ii) of subparagraph (A).
(III) Three points for each chancellor’s office approved credit certificate requiring 16 or more units granted, based on the three-year rolling average for this metric calculated pursuant to clause (ii) of subparagraph (A).
(iii) Each community college district shall receive, for each student identified pursuant to clause (i), the number of points equal to the following:
(I) Three points for each student who successfully completes transfer-level mathematics and English courses within the student’s first academic year of enrollment, based on the three-year rolling average for this metric calculated pursuant to clause (ii) of subparagraph (A).
(II) Two and one-quarter points for each student who successfully transfers to a four-year university, based on the three-year rolling average for this metric calculated pursuant to clause (ii) of subparagraph (A).
(III) One and one-half points for each student who successfully completes nine or more career technical education units, based on the three-year rolling average for this metric calculated pursuant to clause (ii) of subparagraph (A).
(IV) One and one-half points for each student who obtains a regional living wage within one year of community college completion, based on the three-year rolling average for this metric calculated pursuant to clause (ii) of subparagraph (A).
(3) It is the intent of the Legislature that the annual Budget Act fully fund increases in the student success allocations computed under this section.
(g) To establish a hold harmless protection for community college districts pursuant to the funding allocation established in this section, a minimum funding level for all community college districts shall be computed as follows:
(1) For the 2018–19 and 2019–20 fiscal years, a level of funding to ensure that all community college districts receive at a minimum the total computational revenue the district received in the 2017–18 fiscal year, defined as a district’s final entitlement for general purpose apportionment based on FTES and the number of colleges and comprehensive centers the district operates.
(2) Commencing with the 2020–21 fiscal year, and each year thereafter, community college districts shall receive the higher of (A) the funding level determined by the formula established in this section, or (B) the level of funding determined by multiplying the community college district’s new FTES by the associated credit, noncredit, and career development and college preparation rate received by the district in the 2017–18 fiscal year. The level of funding shall be adjusted to include a basic allocation based on the number of colleges and comprehensive centers in the district consistent with the basic allocation rates used in the 2017–18 fiscal year.
(3) (A) From the 2019–20 fiscal year to the 2025–26 fiscal year, inclusive, for the San Francisco Community College District and the Compton Community College District, the rates for computing the hold harmless provisions pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be multiplied each year by the cost-of-living adjustment identified in the annual Budget Act and adjusted for increases to FTES. The level of funding for the San Francisco Community College District and the Compton Community College District shall be adjusted to include a basic allocation based on the number of colleges and comprehensive centers in the district consistent with the basic allocation rates used in the 2017–18 fiscal year multiplied by the 2018–19 fiscal year cost-of-living adjustment, and adjusted for changes in the cost-of-living in subsequent annual budget acts. The intent of these adjustments is to provide the San Francisco Community College District and the Compton Community College District with the greater of the amount that would have been calculated pursuant to the requirements of Section 84750.5, as that section read on January 1, 2018, adjusted for annual changes in the cost-of-living adjustment identified in the annual Budget Act and adjusted for increases in FTES, or the amount computed pursuant to the funding formula established in this section.
(B) For purposes of computing the FTES attributable to this paragraph and subdivision (d), for seven fiscal years beginning in the 2017–18 fiscal year, the San Francisco Community College District shall be entitled to restoration of any reduction in apportionment revenue due to decreases in FTES, up to the level of attendance of FTES funded in the 2012–13 fiscal year, if there is a subsequent increase in FTES.
(C) (i) For purposes of computing the FTES attributable to this paragraph and subdivision (d), for seven fiscal years beginning in the fiscal year the Compton Community College District is accredited under the governing authority of the Board of Trustees of the Compton Community College District, the board of governors shall provide allocations to the Compton Community College District in an amount not less than the total amount that the district would receive if the level of attendance of FTES was the same level of attendance as in the 2017–18 fiscal year. The amount shall be adjusted to reflect cost-of-living adjustments, deficits in apportionments, or both, as appropriate for the applicable fiscal years.
(ii) For purposes of computing the FTES attributable to this paragraph and subdivision (d), for seven fiscal years beginning in the fiscal year the Compton Community College District is accredited under the governing authority of the Board of Trustees of the Compton Community College District, the Compton Community College District shall be entitled to restoration of any reduction in apportionment revenue due to decreases in FTES, up to the level of attendance of FTES funded in the 2017–18 fiscal year, if there is a subsequent increase in FTES.
(iii) In computing statewide entitlements to funding based upon the attendance of FTES, the Compton Community College District shall not be credited with more FTES than were actually enrolled and in attendance.
(4) (A) Commencing with the 2020–21 fiscal year, decreases in a community college district’s total revenue computed pursuant to the sum of subdivisions (d), (e), and (f), or computed pursuant to this subdivision shall result in the associated reduction beginning in the year following the initial year of decreases, adjusted for changes in the cost-of-living adjustment.
(B) For the 2019–20 fiscal year, a community college district’s total revenue computed pursuant to the sum of subdivisions (d), (e), and (f), or computed pursuant to this subdivision shall be no less than its 2017–18 general purpose apportionment funding computed pursuant to Section 84750.5 adjusted for the cost-of-living adjustments for fiscal years 2018–19 and 2019–20.
(h) For the fiscal years 2018–19 to 2024–25, inclusive, each community college district whose increase in 2017–18 general purpose apportionment funding computed pursuant to Section 84750.5, compared to apportionment funding computed pursuant to this section, is less than the year-over-year cost-of-living adjustments applicable to those fiscal years, shall receive discretionary resources in an amount needed to ensure that the community college district receives no less than its 2017–18 general purpose apportionment funding computed pursuant to Section 84750.5 adjusted for annual year-over-year cost-of-living adjustments.
(i) The board of governors shall develop the criteria and standards within the statewide minimum requirements established pursuant to this section.
(j) (1) Except as specifically provided in statute, regulations of the board of governors for determining and allocating the state general apportionment to the community college districts shall not require community college district governing boards to expend the allocated revenues in specified categories of operation.
(2) Except as otherwise provided by statute, current categorical programs providing direct services to students, including extended opportunity programs and services, and disabled student programs and services, shall continue to be funded separately through the annual Budget Act, and shall not be assumed under the budget formula otherwise specified by this section.
(k) It is the intent of the Legislature to allow for changes to the criteria and standards developed pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (h) in order to recognize increased operating costs and to improve instruction.
(l) Notwithstanding Subchapter 1 (commencing with Section 51000) of Chapter 2 of Division 6 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations and Section 84751, the chancellor shall allocate the ongoing funds first appropriated to paragraph (1) of subdivision (e) of provision (2) of Item 6870-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 (Chapters 10 and 11 of the Statutes of 2015) to all community college districts, including districts that have offsetting local revenues that exceed the funding calculated pursuant to the district’s budget formula, on a per FTES basis by modifying each district’s budget formula pursuant to this section. Any revisions to the budget formula made for the purposes of this subdivision shall be made and reported consistent with the requirements of subdivision (i).
(m) (1) (A) The governing board of each community college district shall certify it will do all the following, no later than January 1, 2019:
(i) Adopt goals for the community college district that meet the following requirements:
(I) Are aligned with the systemwide goals identified in the Vision for Success, which were adopted by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges in 2017.
(II) Are measurable numerically.
(III) Specify the specific timeline for achievement.
(ii) For the meeting when the goals are considered for adoption, include in the written agenda an explanation of how the goals are consistent and aligned with the systemwide goals.
(iii) Submit the written item and summary of action to the chancellor’s office.
(B) The chancellor’s office shall make available guidance to assist governing boards of community college districts in meeting the requirements of this section. The funds apportioned to a community college district pursuant to this section, and for excess tax districts, the Student Equity and Achievement Program, shall be available to implement the activities required pursuant to this paragraph.
(2) Each community college district shall align its comprehensive plan pursuant to paragraph (9) of subdivision (b) of Section 70901 with the adopted local plan goals and align its budget with the comprehensive plan. The funds apportioned to a community college district pursuant to this section, and for excess tax districts, the Student Equity and Achievement Program, shall be available to implement the activities required pursuant to this paragraph.
(3) If a community college district is identified as needing further assistance to make progress towards achieving specified goals, the chancellor’s office, with the approval from the board of governors, may direct the community college district to use up to 1 percent of the district’s apportionments allocation on technical assistance and professional development to support efforts to meet the district’s efforts towards their goals.
(4) (A) The chancellor’s office shall develop processes to monitor the approval of new awards, certificates, and degree programs. The chancellor’s office shall also develop a process to monitor the number of students who transfer to for-profit postsecondary educational institutions and report on the growth of transfer to these institutions compared to four-year public postsecondary educational institutions.
(B) The chancellor’s office shall also develop minimum standards, in consultation with the oversight committee established pursuant to Section 84750.41, for the approval of certificates and awards that would count towards the funding formula pursuant to this section.
(C) The board of governors shall include instructions in the audit report required by Section 84040 related to the implementation of the funding formula pursuant to this section. The chancellor may require a community college district to repay any funding associated with an audit exception identified in a community college district’s audit report pursuant to this subparagraph.
(5) Notwithstanding Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, on or before October 15, 2019, and each year thereafter, the chancellor’s office shall report to the Legislature, consistent with Section 9795 of the Government Code, on the course sections and FTES added at each community college that received apportionment growth funding in the prior fiscal year, including the number of course sections and if any course sections and FTES were added that are within the primary missions of the segment and those that are not within the primary missions of the segment.
(6) (A) On or before July 1, 2022, the chancellor’s office shall report to the Legislature and the Department of Finance, consistent with Section 9795 of the Government Code, a description on how community college districts are making progress on advancing the goals outlined in the system’s strategic vision plan.
(B) The requirement for submitting a report imposed under subparagraph (A) is inoperative on July 1, 2026, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.
(7) Commencing with the 2019–20 fiscal year, the chancellor’s office shall publicly post the data, by community college district, used to calculate the supplemental and student success allocations pursuant to subdivisions (e) and (f) on the internet website of the chancellor’s office. The chancellor’s office shall publicly post a preliminary version of the data for the most recently completed fiscal years by November 15 of each year, and a final version of that data by March 15 of each year.
(n) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) “Career development and college preparation” means courses in programs that conform to the requirements of Section 84760.5.
(2) “Chancellor’s office” means the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges.
(3) “Primary missions of the segment” means credit courses and those noncredit courses specified in paragraphs (2) to (6), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 84757.

SEC. 63.

 Part 53.5 (commencing with Section 88750) is added to Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code, to read:

PART 53.5. Pathways to Law School Programs

88750.
 (a) Upon appropriation in the annual Budget Act or another statute, the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall allocate funding to community colleges for the purpose of expanding pathways to law school programs, which may include, but is not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Supporting opportunities for dual enrollment partnerships between community colleges and local high school law academies.
(2) Implementing partnerships with the California State University system that incorporate associate degree for transfer pathways that will prepare students for a career in the legal profession.
(3) Expanding existing transfer agreements with the University of California that will prepare students for a career in the legal profession.
(4) Providing student advising and guidance to help participants in the Community College Pathway to Law School initiative successfully transfer into the California State University or the University of California.
(b) The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, or its authorized designees, may contract with a third-party entity for the purpose of providing administrative support for the expansion of pathways to law school programs.
(c) (1) On or before July 1, 2025, the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall submit a report to the appropriate budget and policy committees of the Legislature regarding outcomes resulting from the use of funds pursuant to this section, including, but not limited to, the number of students participating in pathways to law school programs, the demographics, graduation, and success rates of those students, and transfer pathways established.
(2) This subdivision shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2026, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 64.

 Section 89007.7 of the Education Code is repealed.

SEC. 65.

 Section 89780 of the Education Code is repealed.

SEC. 66.

 Section 92060 of the Education Code is repealed.

SEC. 67.

 Article 6.4 (commencing with Section 92657) is added to Chapter 6 of Part 57 of Division 9 of Title 3 of the Education Code, to read:

Article  6.4. Animal Shelter Assistance Act
92657.
 The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) In 1998, the State of California enacted Senate Bill 1785 (Chapter 752 of the Statutes of 1998) to create new minimum standards for California animal shelters and establish the state’s policy that no adoptable or treatable animal should be euthanized.
(b) Since 1998, many California communities have made meaningful strides to reduce the deaths of homeless animals. Public and private sources have funded more low-cost programs for dog and cat spaying and neutering. Animal shelters have sought to modernize their facilities and practices to keep animals healthier during their time at the shelter. Public education campaigns have promoted the importance of adopting pets, and a growing number of private rescue groups have been formed, increasing the degree to which they assist shelters in finding new homes for animals.
(c) Although the number of deaths in California’s animal shelters fell from more than 500,000 in 1998 to an estimated 180,000 in 2018, the state’s longstanding policy goal has not yet been achieved in every community.
(d) The University of California houses the nation’s premier animal sheltering research, service, and teaching program. The shelter medicine program at the University of California, Davis promotes a welfare-centric, life-saving approach to the management of animals in shelters, focused on prevention and grounded in science. The program has been working with shelters across California since its inception, providing advice covering facility design, shelter management, animal husbandry, and myriad veterinary health issues that are unique to sheltering environments.
(e) With an intentional focus on and partnership with communities around California, the state will be well positioned to achieve the state’s policy goal that no adoptable or treatable animal should be euthanized.
92658.
 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that a five-year program, which shall be known as the Animal Shelter Assistance Program, be established to support the state’s policy goal that no adoptable or treatable animal is euthanized, and that the program be administered by the University of California pursuant to all of the following principles:
(1) The program shall provide support to all California animal shelters in the form of outreach, regional conferences, and provision of web-based resources based on current best practices. Best practices may include, but is not limited to, all of the following:
(A) Reducing intake by providing other solutions to keep animals safe and healthy in their homes, which may include spay or neuter as part of that approach, as well as vaccination, microchipping, and setting up technology and communication to help pet owners rehome their own pets instead of taking them to a shelter.
(B) Improving animal health and care in the shelter, which may include adequate housing, good ventilation, appropriate treatment and isolation facilities as well as good husbandry practices to help animals stay healthy, lower costs, and increase adoptions.
(C) Removing barriers to live outcomes, which may include technology, staffing and capacity solutions, and expanding spay or neuter capacity to keep up with outflow. This may also include systems to reunite lost pets and developing an adoption presence in the community.
(2) The program shall offer in-person assessments and in-depth online training to California city, county, or city and county animal control agencies or shelters, societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals, and humane societies, upon request and as feasible.
(3) As a supplement to its outreach and programmatic support, the program shall administer a grant program to aid implementation of best practices in California animal shelters. All funds shall be awarded on the basis of need as determined by an open, competitive process that ensures objectivity, fairness, and sustainability. All California city, county, or city and county animal control agencies or shelters, societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals, and humane societies shall have access and opportunity to voluntarily compete for the funds. The program shall do all of the following:
(A) Develop criteria, procedures, and accountability measures as may be necessary to implement the grant program.
(B) Administer the grant program to ensure that priority is given to underserved populations, including both urban and rural areas and low-income communities, where achievement of the state’s goal that no adoptable or treatable animal is euthanized has not yet been met.
(C) In developing criteria, procedures, and accountability measures, include a focus on preventing pet overpopulation, such as measures to offer no or low cost spay or neuter services.
(4) For purposes of this section, a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals or a humane society shall be a California corporation, duly incorporated in the State of California, in active status, as described on the business search page of the Secretary of State’s internet website, and exempt from federal income taxation as an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
(5) For purposes of this section, the program is encouraged to prioritize assistance for California city, county, or city and county animal control agencies or shelters, societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals, and humane societies that are current on relevant data reporting required under law, and that offer the greatest likely return on one-time investment of state funds.
(b) In designing and promoting the services outlined in subdivision (a), the program shall seek input from relevant stakeholders to ensure that program services and grants effectively reach a wide geography throughout the state, and that regions in northern, central, and southern California, including both urban and rural areas, are adequately considered, with an emphasis on addressing the lifesaving needs within these regions.
(c) The program may give additional consideration to working with communities that do any of the following:
(1) Seek to maximize the number of animals whose lives can be saved.
(2) Demonstrate partnerships among public, private, corporate, or nonprofit entities.
(3) Emphasize volunteer engagement and community outreach components for purposes of increasing the sustainability of the program’s investments.
(d) (1) On or before March 31, 2023, the University of California shall report to the relevant policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature and the Department of Finance on the program. At a minimum, the report shall include all of the following information:
(A) The amount spent on each type of activity set forth in paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, of subdivision (a).
(B) Pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a), a summary of the outreach activities that were supported by funds.
(C) Pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a), a list of shelters that received in-person assessments and in-depth training.
(D) Pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (a), a list of grant recipients, along with each recipient’s grant amount, the amount of matching funds, if any, and a description of the funded activities.
(E) An analysis of the program’s impact on the number of animals that are euthanized for all shelters participating in the activities described in paragraphs (2) and (3) of subdivision (a). The analysis shall include annual data on the number of animals that were euthanized at least five years preceding the establishment of the program and throughout the duration of the program. To the extent possible, the analysis shall use the best available data to estimate the number of treatable and adoptable animals that are euthanized in the state. The University of California, Davis Koret Shelter Medicine program may require any data from program participants as needed to complete this analysis.
(F) A long-term plan to sustain any improvements in euthanized rates once the one-time funding expires and continue progressing toward the state’s policy objective that no adoptable or treatable animal be euthanized.
(G) Financial information on the University of California, Davis Koret Shelter Medicine program, including funding by source, spending by program and function, and end-of-year fund balances. The report shall include this information for the 2018–19 through 2023–24 fiscal years.
(2) On or before March 31, 2026, the University of California shall submit a second report to the relevant policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature and the Department of Finance on the program. At a minimum, the report shall include all of the information described in paragraph (1).
(e) Subject to the conditions and requirements established elsewhere in statute, the State Department of Public Health and the Department of Food and Agriculture shall provide to the program, upon proper request, data that will help ensure effective administration of the program.
(f) Toward these ends, the Legislature requests the Regents of the University of California to establish the Animal Shelter Assistance Program and direct the University of California, Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program to administer the program pursuant to, and consistent with, the principles and goals stated in this article.

SEC. 68.

 Chapter 16 (commencing with Section 93000) is added to Part 57 of Division 9 of Title 3 of the Education Code, to read:

CHAPTER  16. Nonresident Enrollment
93000.
 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Regents of the University of California adopt a policy that limits the share of nonresident students at every campus to no more than 18 percent of the campus’ undergraduate enrollment.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that each campus that reduces nonresident enrollment pursuant to subdivision (a) enroll a like amount of resident undergraduate students.
(c) It is the intent of the Legislature to provide annual appropriations to assist the University of California in gradually making progress toward achieving this policy at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of California, San Diego campuses. It is further the intent of the Legislature that appropriations for this purpose specify both of the following:
(1) The target reduction in nonresident undergraduate enrollment for these campuses to be achieved with the appropriated funds.
(2) If the actual reduction in nonresident undergraduate enrollment for these campuses in any academic year is less than the target reduction specified in the Budget Act appropriation for that year, the Department of Finance shall adjust the University of California’s budget appropriation by the portion of the appropriation attributable to each student under the target reduction level.
(d) (1) On or before January 31 in each year of the implementation period, the University of California shall report to the Department of Finance and the budget committees of the Legislature on both of the following:
(A) The share of undergraduate enrollment that is nonresident by campus, including the total enrollment of undergraduate resident students by campus and the total enrollment of undergraduate nonresident students by campus.
(B) A fiscal estimate of the projected cost to make further progress for the following fiscal year.
(2) The university may fulfill these information requirements as part of other existing reports, where possible.

SEC. 69.

 Section 94892.6 of the Education Code is amended to read:

94892.6.
 (a) (1) An institution approved to operate by the bureau shall collect and retain all of the following data:
(A) For each graduate completing a program on or after January 1, 2020:
(i) Individual identifying information for each graduate of the institution sufficient to match to wage data from the Employment Development Department pursuant to Section 1095 of the Unemployment Insurance Code.
(ii) The program the graduate was enrolled in.
(iii) The graduate’s student loan debt information reported under subdivision (g) of Section 74112 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, if that information applies to the student.
(B) Other information determined by the bureau to be warranted for the purpose of inclusion in the Cradle-to-Career Data System established pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 10860) of Chapter 8.5 of Part 7 of Division 1 of Title 1.
(2) All social security numbers or federal taxpayer identification numbers collected pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) shall be reported by an institution solely for the purposes set forth in this section, and shall not be disclosed by an institution to any third party other than the bureau, the Employment Development Department, and the Cradle-to-Career Data System established pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 10860) of Chapter 8.5 of Part 7 of Division 1 of Title 1, unless the disclosure is otherwise required by law.
(b) (1) An institution shall report information collected pursuant to subdivision (a) to the bureau annually according to a schedule and in a format determined by the bureau. The bureau shall match the data reported by institutions pursuant to this section with wage data from the Employment Development Department pursuant to Section 1095 of the Unemployment Insurance Code.
(2) The bureau shall provide the data reported by institutions pursuant to this section to both of the following:
(A) The Employment Development Department for the purpose of fulfilling federal reporting requirements outlined in Section 116(d)(4)(a) of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128), to the extent permitted by state and federal laws and regulations.
(B) The Cradle-to-Career Data System, as required by Cradle-to-Career Data System data providers pursuant to Section 10871.
(3) The bureau shall make available on its internet website the relevant program-level and institution-level statistics, presented in terms of easily understood labor market measures and consistent with all pertinent state and federal privacy laws, regarding the earnings levels of graduates and the student debt information reported under subdivision (g) of Section 74112 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, if that information applies to the student.
(4) Labor market outcome data for each program and institution shall, at a minimum, provide data relating to graduates at two years and at five years after their graduation.
(5) This subdivision shall not be operative until the Director of Consumer Affairs certifies that the bureau’s information technology system has been updated and is capable of processing data as required by this section. The bureau shall notify institutions when this certification has occurred. An institution shall have 120 days from the date it receives notification from the bureau to comply with this section.
(c) When sufficient data is reported and publicly available under this section, it is the intent of the Legislature to review the process by which institutions are required to collect and report employment data and reduce duplicative efforts.

SEC. 70.

 Chapter 5.7 (commencing with Section 99275) is added to Part 65 of Division 14 of Title 3 of the Education Code, to read:

CHAPTER  5.7. CALIFORNIA BENCH TO SCHOOL INITIATIVE
99275.
 (a) The California Bench to School Initiative is hereby established to create the California Institute on Law, Neuroscience, and Education to promote a collaborative focus on neuroscience, law, education, and social justice to improve literacy outcomes in school settings for youth.
(b) The institute shall include the Memory and Aging Center of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science, and Health Policy, and the UC/CSU California Collaborative for Neurodiversity and Learning. The institute shall be charged with the development, implementation, and management of the initiative in collaboration and partnership with the Office of Youth and Community Restoration.
(c) As used in this chapter:
(1) “Initiative” means the California Bench to School Initiative established in subdivision (a).
(2) “Institute” means the California Institute on Law, Neuroscience, and Education created pursuant to subdivision (a).
(3) “UC Hastings” means the UC Hastings College of the Law.
(4) “UCSF” means the University of California, San Francisco.
(5) “UC/CSU California Collaborative for Neurodiversity and Learning” means the collaboration between the University of California, Los Angeles, and California State University, managed by the University of California, Los Angeles.
99276.
 (a) The institute shall perform all of the following duties:
(1) Provide comprehensive analysis of the overlap of science and society by expanding interdisciplinary research on the legal implications of new scientific knowledge in neuroscience.
(2) Promote and conduct interdisciplinary research on socioeconomic factors, such as trauma, abuse, social exclusion, discrimination, poverty, homelessness, and neglect.
(3) Develop interdisciplinary research protocols and approaches to expand the capacity of specialists in different fields to work together.
(4) Provide an annual report to the Legislature, in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, on the initiative’s programmatic objectives and budget expenditures.
(5) Conduct longitudinal studies related to the success of teacher preparation and development, pupil interventions, and educational outcomes.
(b) The UC/CSU California Collaborative for Neurodiversity and Learning shall develop curriculum, provide teacher training, professional development, and classroom interventions.
99277.
 (a) Upon receiving funding for purposes of this chapter, UCSF, UC Hastings, and the UC/CSU California Collaborative on Neurodiversity and Learning shall each appoint one member from the respective institutions. This group shall be charged with the development and oversight of the initiative, and shall function as the institute’s management committee. The management committee shall be permitted, but not obligated, to retain a program director to assist in the implementation of the initiative.
(b) An advisory board, with its title and members to be named by the institute, shall be established to serve as an oversight body for the initiative in order to monitor progress and provide leadership from the perspectives of their respective participating organizations, departments, and divisions, and to facilitate collaboration among researchers, practitioners, administrators, legislators, and community stakeholders. The advisory board shall provide expertise and support to the management committee. The membership of the advisory board shall be constituted as set forth in subdivision (b). The advisory board shall be a check on accountability in order to ensure that the initiative is meeting its goals. The advisory board shall also conduct a fiscal review of the distribution of funds to ensure alignment with the goals of the initiative.
(c) The members of the advisory board shall be representatives from the following institutions, organizations, agencies, and groups:
(1) UCSF.
(2) UC Hastings.
(3) The UC/CSU California Collaborative for Learning and Neurodiversity.
(4) The Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.
(5) A member of the Assembly selected by the Speaker of the Assembly.
(6) A senator selected by the President pro Tempore of the Senate.
(7) Community representatives, including formerly justice-involved persons and their family members, selected by the Governor, the Speaker of the Assembly, and the President pro Tempore of the Senate.
(d) The advisory board shall meet twice per year, with the potential for additional working group meetings. At each meeting, the advisory board shall participate in a review of reports, including updates on research, practice, and policy efforts, as well as fiscal reporting.

SEC. 71.

 The heading of Part 1 (commencing with Section 32000) is added to Division 14.8 of the Food and Agricultural Code, to read:

PART 1. Animal Facilities and Shelters

SEC. 72.

 Part 2 (commencing with Section 32100) is added to Division 14.8 of the Food and Agricultural Code, to read:

PART 2. California Veterinary Emergency Team Program

32100.
 This part shall apply to the University of California only to the extent that the Regents of the University of California, by resolution, make any of these provisions applicable to the university.
32101.
 (a) The University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine shall develop a program called the California Veterinary Emergency Team. The program shall assist in the support and training of a network of government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals to assist in the evacuation and care of household and domestic animals and livestock in emergencies statewide, including disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. The program shall also conduct or support research on best practices for the evacuation and care of the animals in disasters.
(b) The program shall ensure that the training and the care provided by or coordinated by the program are at levels that are consistent with those standards generally accepted within the veterinary profession. The program shall deploy responders to oversee the network volunteers and ensure accepted practices are implemented in the field during emergencies.
(c) The University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, the secretary, and the Director of Emergency Services shall develop a memorandum of understanding for the university to consult with the secretary and the director regarding the coordination of the program’s activities with the state government’s disaster response practices and the deployment of the program’s participants during disasters. The memorandum of understanding shall outline program metrics.
(d) The program shall provide a progress report every three years on the activities outlined in the memorandum of understanding to the secretary and the Director of Emergency Services.
(e) For purposes of this part, “program” means the California Veterinary Emergency Team.
32102.
 Funds made available for purposes of this part shall not be considered an offset to any other state funds appropriated to the University of California.

SEC. 73.

 Section 8334.1 is added to the Government Code, immediately following Section 8334, to read:

8334.1.
 (a) On or before July 1, 2022, each state agency shall provide to the California State Library postaward data for every grant administered by the state agency. This data shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:
(1) The number of grants awarded per grant opportunity.
(2) All of the following for each awarded grant:
(A) Recipient name.
(B) Recipient type.
(C) Amount awarded to the recipient.
(D) Beginning and end dates of the project funded by the grant.
(E) Descriptive purpose of the application awarded the grant.
(F) Geographic location served.
(b) As used in this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Geographic location served” means the geographic region of the state served by the grant, including the designated local jurisdiction.
(2) “Recipient name” means the recipient of the grant.
(3) “Recipient type” means the nonprofit organization, tribal government, business, or individual awarded the grant.

SEC. 74.

 Section 20662 of the Public Contract Code, as amended by Section 24 of Chapter 23 of the Statutes of 2017, is amended to read:

20662.
 (a)  The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges is authorized to enter into a contract or other agreement with the governing board of any community college district whereby the district performs services or acts as a fiscal agent on behalf of the California Community Colleges, without advertising for or inviting bids for contracts or other agreements that are no more than twenty million dollars ($20,000,000). For existing contracts or other agreements that the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges has entered into with the governing board of any community college district pursuant to this section, the contract or other agreement may be renewed without advertising for or inviting bids, regardless of the amount. This section shall apply only when the funds for the contract or agreement are in satisfaction of the state obligation to provide funding pursuant to Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution.
(b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2023, and, as of January 1, 2024, is repealed.

SEC. 75.

 Section 20662 of the Public Contract Code, as added by Section 25 of Chapter 23 of the Statutes of 2017, is amended to read:

20662.
 (a) The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges is authorized to enter into a contract or other agreement with the governing board of any community college district whereby the district performs services or acts as a fiscal agent on behalf of the California Community Colleges, without advertising for or inviting bids for contracts or other agreements that are no more than twenty million dollars ($20,000,000). For existing contracts or other agreements that the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges has entered into with the governing board of any community college district pursuant to this section, the contract or other agreement may be renewed without advertising for or inviting bids, regardless of the amount.  Colleges.  This section shall apply only when the funds for the contract or agreement are in satisfaction of the state obligation to provide funding pursuant to Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution.
(b) This section shall become inoperative operative  on July 1, 2023, and, as of January 1, 2024, is repealed. 2023. 

SEC. 76.

 Section 1095 of the Unemployment Insurance Code is amended to read:

1095.
 The director shall permit the use of any information in the director’s possession to the extent necessary for any of the following purposes, and may require reimbursement for all direct costs incurred in providing any and all information specified in this section, except information specified in subdivisions (a) to (e), inclusive:
(a) To enable the director or the director’s representative to carry out their responsibilities under this code.
(b) To properly present a claim for benefits.
(c) To acquaint a worker or their authorized agent with the worker’s existing or prospective right to benefits.
(d) To furnish an employer or their authorized agent with information to enable the employer to fully discharge their obligations or safeguard their rights under this division or Division 3 (commencing with Section 9000).
(e) To enable an employer to receive a reduction in contribution rate.
(f) To enable federal, state, or local governmental departments or agencies, subject to federal law, to verify or determine the eligibility or entitlement of an applicant for, or a recipient of, public social services provided pursuant to Division 9 (commencing with Section 10000) of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or Part A of Subchapter IV of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 601 et seq.), when the verification or determination is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of public social services.
(g) To enable county administrators of general relief or assistance, or their representatives, to determine entitlement to locally provided general relief or assistance, when the determination is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of general relief or assistance.
(h) To enable state or local governmental departments or agencies to seek criminal, civil, or administrative remedies in connection with the unlawful application for, or receipt of, relief provided under Division 9 (commencing with Section 10000) of the Welfare and Institutions Code or to enable the collection of expenditures for medical assistance services pursuant to Part 5 (commencing with Section 17000) of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(i) To provide any law enforcement agency with the name, address, telephone number, birth date, social security number, physical description, and names and addresses of present and past employers, of any victim, suspect, missing person, potential witness, or person for whom a felony arrest warrant has been issued, when a request for this information is made by any investigator or peace officer as defined by Sections 830.1 and 830.2 of the Penal Code, or by any federal law enforcement officer to whom the Attorney General has delegated authority to enforce federal search warrants, as defined under Sections 60.2 and 60.3 of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as amended, and when the requesting officer has been designated by the head of the law enforcement agency and requests this information in the course of and as a part of an investigation into the commission of a crime when there is a reasonable suspicion that the crime is a felony and that the information would lead to relevant evidence. The information provided pursuant to this subdivision shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations, and to the extent the information is available and accessible within the constraints and configurations of existing department records. Any person who receives any information under this subdivision shall make a written report of the information to the law enforcement agency that employs the person, for filing under the normal procedures of that agency.
(1) This subdivision shall not be construed to authorize the release to any law enforcement agency of a general list identifying individuals applying for or receiving benefits.
(2) The department shall maintain records pursuant to this subdivision only for periods required under regulations or statutes enacted for the administration of its programs.
(3) This subdivision shall not be construed as limiting the information provided to law enforcement agencies to that pertaining only to applicants for, or recipients of, benefits.
(4) The department shall notify all applicants for benefits that release of confidential information from their records will not be protected should there be a felony arrest warrant issued against the applicant or in the event of an investigation by a law enforcement agency into the commission of a felony.
(j) To provide public employee retirement systems in California with information relating to the earnings of any person who has applied for or is receiving a disability income, disability allowance, or disability retirement allowance, from a public employee retirement system. The earnings information shall be released only upon written request from the governing board specifying that the person has applied for or is receiving a disability allowance or disability retirement allowance from its retirement system. The request may be made by the chief executive officer of the system or by an employee of the system so authorized and identified by name and title by the chief executive officer in writing.
(k) To enable the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement in the Department of Industrial Relations to seek criminal, civil, or administrative remedies in connection with the failure to pay, or the unlawful payment of, wages pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 200) of Part 1 of Division 2 of, and Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1720) of Part 7 of Division 2 of, the Labor Code.
(l) To enable federal, state, or local governmental departments or agencies to administer child support enforcement programs under Part D of Title IV of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 651 et seq.).
(m) To provide federal, state, or local governmental departments or agencies with wage and claim information in its possession that will assist those departments and agencies in the administration of the Victims of Crime Program or in the location of victims of crime who, by state mandate or court order, are entitled to restitution that has been or can be recovered.
(n) To provide federal, state, or local governmental departments or agencies with information concerning any individuals who are or have been:
(1) Directed by state mandate or court order to pay restitution, fines, penalties, assessments, or fees as a result of a violation of law.
(2) Delinquent or in default on guaranteed student loans or who owe repayment of funds received through other financial assistance programs administered by those agencies. The information released by the director for the purposes of this paragraph shall not include unemployment insurance benefit information.
(o) To provide an authorized governmental agency with any and all relevant information that relates to any specific workers’ compensation insurance fraud investigation. The information shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations. For purposes of this subdivision, “authorized governmental agency” means the district attorney of any county, the office of the Attorney General, the Contractors’ State License Board, the Department of Industrial Relations, and the Department of Insurance. An authorized governmental agency may disclose this information to the State Bar of California, the Medical Board of California, or any other licensing board or department whose licensee is the subject of a workers’ compensation insurance fraud investigation. This subdivision shall not prevent any authorized governmental agency from reporting to any board or department the suspected misconduct of any licensee of that body.
(p) To enable the Director of Consumer Affairs, or the director’s representative, to access unemployment insurance quarterly wage data on a case-by-case basis to verify information on school administrators, school staff, and students provided by those schools who are being investigated for possible violations of Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 94800) of Part 59 of Division 10 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(q) To provide employment tax information to the tax officials of Mexico, if a reciprocal agreement exists. For purposes of this subdivision, “reciprocal agreement” means a formal agreement to exchange information between national taxing officials of Mexico and taxing authorities of the State Board of Equalization, the Franchise Tax Board, and the Employment Development Department. Furthermore, the reciprocal agreement shall be limited to the exchange of information that is essential for tax administration purposes only. Taxing authorities of the State of California shall be granted tax information only on California residents. Taxing authorities of Mexico shall be granted tax information only on Mexican nationals.
(r) To enable city and county planning agencies to develop economic forecasts for planning purposes. The information shall be limited to businesses within the jurisdiction of the city or county whose planning agency is requesting the information, and shall not include information regarding individual employees.
(s) To provide the State Department of Developmental Services with wage and employer information that will assist in the collection of moneys owed by the recipient, parent, or any other legally liable individual for services and supports provided pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 4775) of Division 4.5 of, and Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 7200) and Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 7500) of Division 7 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(t) To provide the State Board of Equalization with employment tax information that will assist in the administration of tax programs. The information shall be limited to the exchange of employment tax information essential for tax administration purposes to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations.
(u) This section shall not be construed to authorize or permit the use of information obtained in the administration of this code by any private collection agency.
(v) The disclosure of the name and address of an individual or business entity that was issued an assessment that included penalties under Section 1128 or 1128.1 shall not be in violation of Section 1094 if the assessment is final. The disclosure may also include any of the following:
(1) The total amount of the assessment.
(2) The amount of the penalty imposed under Section 1128 or 1128.1 that is included in the assessment.
(3) The facts that resulted in the charging of the penalty under Section 1128 or 1128.1.
(w) To enable the Contractors State License Board to verify the employment history of an individual applying for licensure pursuant to Section 7068 of the Business and Professions Code.
(x) To provide any peace officer with the Division of Investigation in the Department of Consumer Affairs information pursuant to subdivision (i) when the requesting peace officer has been designated by the chief of the Division of Investigation and requests this information in the course of and as part of an investigation into the commission of a crime or other unlawful act when there is reasonable suspicion to believe that the crime or act may be connected to the information requested and would lead to relevant information regarding the crime or unlawful act.
(y) To enable the Labor Commissioner of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement in the Department of Industrial Relations to identify, pursuant to Section 90.3 of the Labor Code, unlawfully uninsured employers. The information shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations.
(z) To enable the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, in accordance with the requirements of Section 84754.5 of the Education Code, to obtain quarterly wage data, commencing January 1, 1993, on students who have attended one or more community colleges, to assess the impact of education on the employment and earnings of students, to conduct the annual evaluation of district-level and individual college performance in achieving priority educational outcomes, and to submit the required reports to the Legislature and the Governor. The information shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal statutes and regulations.
(aa) To enable the Public Employees’ Retirement System to seek criminal, civil, or administrative remedies in connection with the unlawful application for, or receipt of, benefits provided under Part 3 (commencing with Section 20000) of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(ab) To enable the State Department of Education, the University of California, the California State University, and the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, pursuant to the requirements prescribed by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5), to obtain quarterly wage data, commencing July 1, 2010, on students who have attended their respective systems to assess the impact of education on the employment and earnings of those students, to conduct the annual analysis of district-level and individual district or postsecondary education system performance in achieving priority educational outcomes, and to submit the required reports to the Legislature and the Governor. The information shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal statutes and regulations.
(ac) To provide the Agricultural Labor Relations Board with employee, wage, and employer information, for use in the investigation or enforcement of the Alatorre-Zenovich-Dunlap-Berman Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975 (Part 3.5 (commencing with Section 1140) of Division 2 of the Labor Code). The information shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal statutes and regulations.
(ad) (1) To enable the State Department of Health Care Services, the California Health Benefit Exchange, the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board, and county departments and agencies to obtain information regarding employee wages, California employer names and account numbers, employer reports of wages and number of employees, and disability insurance and unemployment insurance claim information, for the purpose of:
(A) Verifying or determining the eligibility of an applicant for, or a recipient of, state health subsidy programs, limited to the Medi-Cal program provided pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 14000) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, and the Medi-Cal Access Program provided pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 15810) of Part 3.3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, when the verification or determination is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of the state health subsidy programs referenced in this subparagraph.
(B) Verifying or determining the eligibility of an applicant for, or a recipient of, federal subsidies offered through the California Health Benefit Exchange, provided pursuant to Title 22 (commencing with Section 100500) of the Government Code, including federal tax credits and cost-sharing assistance pursuant to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), as amended by the federal Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-152), when the verification or determination is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of the California Health Benefit Exchange.
(C) Verifying or determining the eligibility of employees and employers for health coverage through the Small Business Health Options Program, provided pursuant to Section 100502 of the Government Code, when the verification or determination is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of the Small Business Health Options Program.
(2) The information provided under this subdivision shall be subject to the requirements of, and provided to the extent permitted by, federal law and regulations, including Part 603 of Title 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(ae) To provide any peace officer with the Investigations Division of the Department of Motor Vehicles with information pursuant to subdivision (i), when the requesting peace officer has been designated by the Chief of the Investigations Division and requests this information in the course of, and as part of, an investigation into identity theft, counterfeiting, document fraud, or consumer fraud, and there is reasonable suspicion that the crime is a felony and that the information would lead to relevant evidence regarding the identity theft, counterfeiting, document fraud, or consumer fraud. The information provided pursuant to this subdivision shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations, and to the extent the information is available and accessible within the constraints and configurations of existing department records. Any person who receives any information under this subdivision shall make a written report of the information to the Investigations Division of the Department of Motor Vehicles, for filing under the normal procedures of that division.
(af) Until January 1, 2020, to enable the Department of Finance to prepare and submit the report required by Section 13084 of the Government Code that identifies all employers in California that employ 100 or more employees who receive benefits from the Medi-Cal program (Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 14000) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code). The information used for this purpose shall be limited to information obtained pursuant to Section 11026.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code and from the administration of personal income tax wage withholding pursuant to Division 6 (commencing with Section 13000) and the disability insurance program and may be disclosed to the Department of Finance only for the purpose of preparing and submitting the report and only to the extent not prohibited by federal law.
(ag) To provide, to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations, the Student Aid Commission with wage information in order to verify the employment status of an individual applying for a Cal Grant C award pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 69439 of the Education Code.
(ah) To enable the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to obtain quarterly wage data of former inmates who have been incarcerated within the prison system in order to assess the impact of rehabilitation services or the lack of these services on the employment and earnings of these former inmates. Quarterly data for a former inmate’s employment status and wage history shall be provided for a period of one year, three years, and five years following release. The data shall only be used for the purpose of tracking outcomes for former inmates in order to assess the effectiveness of rehabilitation strategies on the wages and employment histories of those formerly incarcerated. The information shall be provided to the department to the extent not prohibited by federal law.
(ai) To enable federal, state, or local government departments or agencies, or their contracted agencies, subject to federal law, including the confidentiality, disclosure, and other requirements set forth in Part 603 of Title 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations, to evaluate, research, or forecast the effectiveness of public social services programs administered pursuant to Division 9 (commencing with Section 10000) of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or Part A of Subchapter IV of Chapter 7 of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 601 et seq.), when the evaluation, research, or forecast is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of the public social services programs.
(aj) (1) To enable the California Workforce Development Board, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Department of Rehabilitation, the State Department of Social Services, the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, the Department of Industrial Relations, the Division of Apprenticeship Standards, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Prison Industry Authority, the Employment Training Panel, and a chief elected official, as that term is defined in Section 3102(9) of Title 29 of the United States Code, to access any relevant quarterly wage data necessary for the evaluation and reporting of their respective program performance outcomes as required and permitted by various local, state, and federal laws pertaining to performance measurement and program evaluation under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128); the workforce metrics dashboard pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (i) of Section 14013; the Adult Education Block Grant Program consortia performance metrics pursuant to Section 84920 of the Education Code; the economic and workforce development program performance measures pursuant to Section 88650 of the Education Code; and the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program performance measures established in Part 52.5 (commencing with Section 88600) of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code. Disclosures under this subdivision shall comply with federal and state privacy laws that require the informed consent from program participants of city and county departments or agencies that administer public workforce development programs for the evaluation, research, or forecast of their programs regardless of local, state, or federal funding source.
(2) The department shall do all of the following:
(A) Consistent with this subdivision, develop the minimum requirements for granting a request for disclosure of information authorized by this subdivision regardless of local, state, or federal funding source.
(B) Develop a standard application for submitting a request for disclosure of information authorized by this subdivision.
(C) Approve or deny a request for disclosure of information authorized by this subdivision, or request additional information, within 20 business days of receiving the standard application. The entity submitting the application shall respond to any request by the department for additional information within 20 business days of receipt of the department’s request. Within 30 calendar days of receiving any additional information, the department shall provide a final approval or denial of the request for disclosure of information authorized by this subdivision. Any approval, denial, or request for additional information shall be in writing. Denials shall identify the reason or category of reasons for the denial.
(D) Make publicly available on the department’s internet website all of the following:
(i) The minimum requirements for granting a request for disclosure of information authorized by this subdivision, as developed pursuant to subparagraph (A).
(ii) The standard application developed pursuant to subparagraph (B).
(iii) The timeframe for information request determinations by the department, as specified in subparagraph (C).
(iv) Contact information for assistance with requests for disclosures of information authorized by this subdivision.
(v) Any denials for requests of disclosure of information authorized by this subdivision, including the reason or category of reasons for the denial.
(ak) (1) To provide any peace officer with the Enforcement Branch of the Department of Insurance with both of the following:
(A) Information provided pursuant to subdivision (i) that relates to a specific insurance fraud investigation involving automobile insurance fraud, life insurance and annuity fraud, property and casualty insurance fraud, and organized automobile insurance fraud. That information shall be provided when the requesting peace officer has been designated by the Chief of the Fraud Division of the Department of Insurance and requests the information in the course of, and as part of, an investigation into the commission of a crime or other unlawful act when there is reasonable suspicion to believe that the crime or act may be connected to the information requested and would lead to relevant information regarding the crime or unlawful act.
(B) Employee, wage, employer, and state disability insurance claim information that relates to a specific insurance fraud investigation involving health or disability insurance fraud when the requesting peace officer has been designated by the Chief of the Fraud Division of the Department of Insurance and requests the information in the course of, and as part of, an investigation into the commission of a crime or other unlawful act when there is reasonable suspicion to believe that the crime or act may be connected to the information requested and would lead to relevant information regarding the crime or unlawful act.
(2) To enable the State Department of Developmental Services to obtain quarterly wage data of consumers served by that department for the purposes of monitoring and evaluating employment outcomes to determine the effectiveness of the Employment First Policy, established pursuant to Section 4869 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(3) The information provided pursuant to this subdivision shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal statutes and regulations.
(al) To provide the CalSavers Retirement Savings Board with employer tax information for use in the administration of, and to facilitate compliance with, the CalSavers Retirement Savings Trust Act (Title 21 of the Government Code). The information should be limited to the tax information the director deems appropriate, and shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal laws and regulations.
(am) (1) To enable the Joint Enforcement Strike Force as established by Section 329, and the Labor Enforcement Task Force, as established pursuant to Assembly Bill 1464 of the 2011–12 Regular Session (Chapter 21 of the Statutes of 2012), to carry out their duties.
(2) To provide an agency listed in subdivision (a) of Section 329 intelligence, data, including confidential tax and fee information, documents, information, complaints, or lead referrals pursuant to Section 15925 of the Government Code.
(an) To enable the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to access and use any relevant quarterly wage data necessary to perform the labor market outcome reporting data match pursuant to Section 94892.6 of the Education Code. The information provided pursuant to this subdivision shall be provided to the extent permitted by state and federal laws and regulations.
(ao) To enable the Department of Fair Employment and Housing to carry out its duties, including ensuring compliance with Section 12999 of the Government Code. Conduct related to information provided pursuant to this subdivision shall not be subject to the criminal sanctions set forth in subdivision (f) of Section 1094.
(ap) To enable the Cradle-to-Career Data System, as established by Article 2 (commencing with Section 10860) of Chapter 8.5 of Part 7 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, to receive employment and earnings data and, as required of the director pursuant to Section 10871 of the Education Code, to provide information to the data system, to the extent permissible by federal laws and regulations.

SEC. 77.

 Item 6870-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2020 is amended to read:

6870-101-0001—For local assistance, Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Proposition 98) ........................
2,230,465,000
Schedule:
(1)
5670015-Apportionments ........................
803,828,000
(2)
5670019-Apprenticeship ........................
43,649,000
(3)
5670023-Apprenticeship Training and Instruction ........................
35,694,000
(4)
5675040-Student Equity and Achievement Program ........................
475,220,000
(5)
5675019-Student Financial Aid Administration ........................
75,618,000
(6)
5675027-Disabled Students ........................
124,288,000
(7)
5675031-Student Services for CalWORKs Recipients ........................
46,941,000
(8)
5675035-Foster Care Education Program ........................
5,654,000
(9)
5675045-Legal Services ........................
10,000,000
(10)
5675061-Academic Senate for the Community Colleges ........................
1,685,000
(11)
5675069-Equal Employment Opportunity ........................
2,767,000
(12)
5675073-Part-Time Faculty Health Insurance ........................
490,000
(13)
5675077-Part-Time Faculty Compensation ........................
24,907,000
(14)
5675081-Part-Time Faculty Office Hours ........................
102,172,000
(15)
5670035-Expand the Delivery of Courses through Technology ........................
23,000,000
(16)
5675119-Economic Development ........................
270,929,000
(17)
5675123-Transfer Education and Articulation ........................
779,000
(18)
5675023-Extended Opportunity Programs and Services ........................
132,691,000
(19)
5675115-Fund for Student Success ........................
53,740,000
(20)
5675150-Campus Childcare Tax Bailout ........................
3,645,000
(21)
5675156-Nursing Program Support ........................
13,378,000
(24)5675109-Institutional Effectiveness ........................ 27,500,000
(25)5675098-Integrated Technology ........................ 41,890,000
Provisions:
1.
The funds appropriated in this item are for transfer by the Controller during the 2020–21 fiscal year to Section B of the State School Fund.
1.5(a)The funds appropriated in Schedule (1) reflect a deferral of $662,119,000 to the 2021–22 fiscal year.
(b)The funds appropriated in Schedule (1) also reflect a deferral of $791,124,000 to the 2021−22 fiscal year. Pursuant to Section 8.28, if federal legislation is enacted to provide additional funding to the state for the 2020−21 fiscal year, the Director of Finance shall determine whether the federal legislation will make available additional federal funds to offset the deferral described in this subdivision.
(c)(1)To implement the monthly deferral schedule for community college districts pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 84321.62 of the Education Code, the Chancellor’s Office may transfer appropriations from schedules within this item that provide categorical program funding and that are being deferred to Schedule (1) of this item.
(2)If exercising the authority described in paragraph (1), the Chancellor’s Office shall first defer appropriations from apportionments in Schedule (1) before transferring appropriations from schedules within this item that provide categorical program funding.
(d)The transfers authorized by this provision shall be implemented through notification to appropriate staff at the State Controller’s Office and Department of Finance.
2.(a)
The funds appropriated in Schedule (1) shall be allocated using the budget formula established pursuant to Section 84750.4 of the Education Code. The budget formula shall be adjusted to reflect the following:
(1)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $0 shall be used to increase statewide growth of full-time equivalent students (FTES).
(2)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $0 shall be used to reflect a cost-of-living adjustment of 0 percent.
(3)
Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the Chancellor’s Office may allocate unused growth funding to backfill any unanticipated shortfalls in the total amount of funding appropriated and support the budget formula established pursuant to Section 84750.4 of the Education Code.
(b)
Funds allocated to a community college district from funds included in Schedule (1) shall directly offset any mandated costs claimed for the Minimum Conditions for State Aid (02-TC-25 and 02-TC-31) program or any costs of complying with Section 84754.5 of the Education Code.
(c)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1):
(1)
$100,000 is for a maintenance allowance, pursuant to Section 54200 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
(2)
Up to $500,000 is to reimburse colleges for the costs of federal aid repayments related to assessed fees for fee waiver recipients. This reimbursement only applies to students who completely withdraw from college before the census date pursuant to Section 58508 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
(d)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $81,372,000 shall be allocated to support the California College Promise pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 76396) of Chapter 2 of Part 47 of Division 2 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(e)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $50,000,000 shall be used to hire new full-time faculty for community college districts to increase their percentage of full-time faculty, toward meeting the 75 percent full-time faculty target. The Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges shall consult with representatives from the Department of Finance, the Legislature, and the Legislative Analyst’s Office before distributing these funds to community college districts.
3.(a)
The funds appropriated in Schedule (2) shall be available pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 79140) of Chapter 9 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(b)
Pursuant to Section 79149.3 of the Education Code, the reimbursement rate shall be $6.44 per hour.
(c)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $15,000,000 shall be used for the California Apprenticeship Initiative pursuant to Section 79148.1 of the Education Code. Funds appropriated pursuant to this subdivision shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.
4.(a)
The funds appropriated in Schedule (3) shall be available pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 8150) of Chapter 1 of Part 6 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code.
(b)
Pursuant to Section 8152 of the Education Code, the reimbursement rate shall be $6.44 per hour.
5.
The funds appropriated in Schedule (4) shall be apportioned to community college districts pursuant to Section 78222 of the Education Code.
6.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (5):
(1)
Not less than $14,977,000 is available to provide $0.91 per unit reimbursement to community college districts for the provision of California College Promise Grants pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (m) of Section 76300 of the Education Code.
(2)
Not less than $15,141,000 is available for the Board Financial Assistance Program to provide reimbursement of 2 percent of total waiver value to community college districts for the provision of California College Promise Grants pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (m) of Section 76300 of the Education Code.
(3)
Not more than $35,200,000 shall be for direct contact with potential and current financial aid applicants. Each California Community College campus shall receive a minimum allocation of $50,000. The remainder of the funding shall be allocated to campuses based upon a formula reflecting FTES weighted by a measure of low-income populations demonstrated by the California College Promise Grant program participation within a district.
(4)
Funds allocated to a community college district pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) shall supplement, not supplant, the level of funds allocated for the administration of student financial aid programs during the 2001–02 or 2006–07 fiscal year, whichever is greater.
(5)
Funding allocated to a community college district pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) shall directly offset any costs claimed by that district for any of the following mandates: Enrollment Fee Collection (99-TC-13), Enrollment Fee Waivers (00-TC-15), Cal Grants (02-TC-28), and Tuition Fee Waivers (02-TC-21).
(6)
Notwithstanding subdivision (m) of Section 76300 of the Education Code or any other provision of law, the amount of funds appropriated for the purpose of administering fee waivers for the 2020–21 fiscal year shall be determined in this act.
(7)
Not more than $5,000,000 shall be for ongoing maintenance, subscription, and training costs for financial aid technology advancements and innovations that streamline the financial aid verification process and enable colleges to more efficiently process state and federal financial aid grants. It is the intent of the Legislature that system improvements supported by this funding have the effect of reducing the manual processing of financial aid applications, thereby enabling financial aid program staff to provide additional technical assistance and guidance to students seeking financial aid. The Chancellor’s Office shall determine the methodology for allocating these funds to community college districts.
(8)(A)
$5,300,000 shall be allocated to a community college district to conduct a statewide media campaign to promote the following message: (i) the California Community Colleges are affordable, (ii) financial aid is available to cover fees and help with books and other costs, and (iii) an interested student should contact the student’s local community college financial aid office. The campaign should target efforts to reach low-income and disadvantaged students who must overcome barriers in accessing postsecondary education. The community college district awarded the contract shall consult regularly with the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Student Aid Commission.
(B)
Of the amount identified in subparagraph (A), $2,500,000 shall be allocated to expand: (i) outreach for students from non-English speaking households and bilingual households, (ii) marketing and outreach aimed at baccalaureate degree pilot programs, and (iii) marketing and outreach aimed at increasing current and future student awareness of the California College Promise Grant. Bilingual efforts shall target areas of the state that meet at least one of the following conditions: (i) have concentrations of non-English speaking and bilingual households, or (ii) have underserved populations, a history of declining community college attendance, or both.
7.(a)
The funds appropriated in Schedule (6) shall be used to assist districts in funding the excess direct instructional cost of providing special support services or instruction, or both, to disabled students enrolled at community colleges and for state hospital programs, as mandated by federal law.
(b)
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (6):
(1)
At least $3,945,000 shall be used to address deficiencies identified by the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
(2)
At least $943,000 shall be used to support the High Tech Centers for activities including, but not limited to, training of district employees, staff, and students in the use of specialized computer equipment for the disabled.
(3)
At least $9,600,000 shall be allocated to community college districts for sign language interpreter services, real-time captioning equipment, or other communication accommodations for hearing-impaired students. A community college district is required to spend $1 from local or other resources for every $4 received pursuant to this paragraph.
(4)
$642,000 shall be allocated for state hospital adult education programs at the hospitals served by the Coast and Kern Community College Districts.
8.(a)
The funds appropriated in Schedule (7) shall be allocated pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 79200) of Chapter 9 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(b)
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (7):
(1)
$9,488,000 is for childcare, except that a community college district may request that the chancellor approve the use of funds for other purposes.
(2)
No less than $5,060,000 shall be used to provide direct workstudy wage reimbursement for students served under this program, and $633,000 is available for campus job development and placement services.
9.
The funds appropriated in Schedule (8) shall be allocated to community college districts to provide foster and relative or kinship care education and training pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 79420) of Chapter 9 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code. A community college district shall ensure that education and training required pursuant to paragraphs (12) and (13) of subdivision (g) of Section 16519.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code receive priority.
10.
The funds appropriated in Schedule (9) shall be allocated to a community college district to contract with the State Department of Social Services in order to contract with organizations qualified pursuant to Chapter 5.6 (commencing with Section 13300) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code to provide services pursuant to that chapter to persons on California community college campuses. Use of these funds shall be included in updates provided to the Legislature on the State Department of Social Services’ immigration programs.
11.
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (10), $685,000 is available to support the Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges course identification numbering system efforts and shall be subject to the requirements of subparagraph (B) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 70901 of the Education Code.
12.
The funds in Schedule (13) shall be allocated to increase compensation for part-time faculty. Funds shall be allocated to districts based on the total actual number of FTES in the previous fiscal year, with an adjustment to the allocations provided to small districts. These funds shall be used to assist districts in making part-time faculty salaries more comparable to full-time salaries for similar work, as determined through collective bargaining in each community college district. If a community college district achieves parity between compensation for full-time faculty and part-time faculty, funds received pursuant to this provision may be used for any other educational purpose.
13.
(a) Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (14), $90,000,000 shall be available on a one-time basis to support part-time faculty office hours.
(b) The funds provided pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
14.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (15):
(a)
By September 1 of each fiscal year, up to $3,000,000 shall be disbursed by the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to one or more community college districts to provide textbooks or digital course content to inmates under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation who are enrolled in one or more California Community College courses. The provision of this material is expected to enable community college districts to provide instruction to incarcerated adults.
(1)
To the extent possible, community college districts providing textbooks or digital course content pursuant to this subdivision are encouraged to first use open educational resources.
(2)
Notwithstanding any other law, a contract between the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and a community college district for purposes of this subdivision is not subject to any competitive bidding requirements of Section 10340 of the Public Contract Code.
(c)$20,000,000 shall be allocated to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to increase the number of courses available through the use of technology, provide alternative methods for students to earn college credit, and support the California Virtual Campus Distance Education Program. These funds may be used to pay for a consistent learning management system to help implement this program. The chancellor shall ensure, to the extent possible, that the following conditions are satisfied:
(1)These courses can be articulated across all community college districts.
(2)These courses are made available to students systemwide, regardless of the campus at which a student is enrolled.
(3)Students who complete these courses are granted degree-applicable credit across community colleges.
(4)These funds shall be used for those courses that have the highest demand, fill quickly, and are prerequisites for many different degrees.
15.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (16):
(a)
$22,929,000 is available for the following purposes:
(1)
Funds shall be allocated for programs that target investments in priority and emergent sectors, including statewide and/or regional centers, hubs, collaborative communities, advisory bodies, and short-term grants. Short-term grants may include industry-driven regional education and training, Responsive Incumbent Worker Training, and Job Development Incentive Training. Funds allocated pursuant to this provision may be used to provide substantially similar services in support of the Strong Workforce Program.
(2)
Funds applied to performance-based training shall be matched by a minimum of $1 contributed by private businesses or industry for each $1 of state funds. The chancellor shall consider the level of involvement and financial commitments of business and industry in making awards for performance-based training.
(3)Up to 10 percent may be allocated for state-level technical assistance, including statewide network leadership, organizational development, coordination, and information and support services.
(b)
$248,000,000 shall be available to support the Strong Workforce Program pursuant to Part 54.5 (commencing with Section 88820) of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
16.(a)$81,000 of the funds appropriated in Schedule (17) shall be used to support the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Transfer Pathway program, which helps develop transfer guarantee agreements that help facilitate a smooth transition for students from the California Community Colleges to partnered HBCU institutions.
(b)(1)$698,000 of the funds appropriated in Schedule (17) shall be used to support transfer and articulation projects and common course numbering projects.
(2)Funding provided to community college districts shall directly offset any costs claimed by community college districts to be mandates pursuant to Chapter 737 of the Statutes of 2004.
17.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (18):
(1)
$115,867,000 shall be used pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 69640) of Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code. Funds provided in this item for Extended Opportunity Programs and Services shall be available to students on all campuses within the California Community Colleges system.
(2)
$16,824,000 shall be used for funding, at all colleges, the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education program in accordance with Article 4 (commencing with Section 79150) of Chapter 9 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code. The chancellor shall allocate these funds to local programs on the basis of need for student services.
(b)
Of the amount allocated pursuant to subdivision (a), no less than $4,972,000 shall be available to support additional textbook assistance grants to community college students.
18.
The funds appropriated in Schedule (19) shall be used for the following purposes:
(a)
$1,984,000 shall be used for the Puente Project to support up to 75 colleges. These funds are available if matched by $200,000 of private funds and if the participating community colleges and University of California campuses maintain their 1995–96 fiscal year support level for the Puente Project. All funding shall be allocated directly to participating districts in accordance with their participation agreement.
(b)
Up to $2,539,000 is for the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program. A community college district is required to spend $1 from local or other resources for every $1 received pursuant to this subdivision.
(c)
No less than $1,836,000 is for the Middle College High School Program. With the exception of special part-time students at the community colleges pursuant to Sections 48802 and 76001 of the Education Code, student workload based on participation in the Middle College High School Program shall not be eligible for community college state apportionment.
(d)
No less than $2,581,000 is for the Umoja program.
(e)
Consistent with the intent of Chapter 771 of the Statutes of 2014 and Chapter 772 of the Statutes of 2017, the chancellor shall enter into agreements with 20 community college districts to provide additional services in support of postsecondary education for foster youth. Up to $20,000,000 of the funds appropriated in this item shall be prioritized for services pursuant to Chapter 771 of the Statutes of 2014 and Chapter 772 of the Statutes of 2017. Further, the chancellor shall ensure that the list of eligible expenditures developed pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 78221 of the Education Code includes expenditures that are consistent with the intent of Chapter 771 of the Statutes of 2014 and Chapter 772 of the Statutes of 2017.
(f)
$10,000,000 of the funds shall be for support of Veteran Resource Centers. To the extent funding is provided in the annual Budget Act, the chancellor shall only allocate funding to community colleges that commit to either meeting or making progress towards meeting the minimum standards developed by the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges.
(g)(1)
Colleges shall establish ongoing partnerships with community organizations that have a tradition of helping populations experiencing homelessness to provide wraparound services and rental subsidies for homeless and housing insecure students. $9,000,000 of the funds appropriated in Schedule (19) may be used for, but are not limited to, the following authorized activities:
(A)
Connecting students with community case managers who have knowledge and expertise in accessing safety net resources.
(B)
Establishing ongoing emergency housing procedures, including on-campus and off-campus resources.
(C)
Providing emergency grants that are necessary to secure housing or to prevent the imminent loss of housing.
(2)
Funding shall be allocated to campuses based on demonstrated need.
(3)
“Homeless” and “housing insecure” mean students who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes students who are:
(A)
Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.
(B)
Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations.
(C)
Living in emergency or transitional shelters.
(D)
Abandoned in hospitals.
(E)
Living in a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
(F)
Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.
(4)
By July 15 of each year, the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall submit a report to the Director of Finance and, in conformity with Section 9795 of the Government Code, to the Legislature regarding the prior year use of these funds, including the number of coordinators hired, the number of students served by campus, the distribution of funds by campus, a description of the types of programs funded, and other relevant outcomes, such as the number of students who were able to secure permanent housing, and whether students receiving support remained enrolled at the institution or graduated.
(i)$5,800,000 shall be allocated by the Chancellor’s Office to community colleges to support Dreamer Resource Liaisons and student support services, including those related to career pathways and economic mobility, for immigrant students, pursuant to Section 66021.8 of the Education Code.
19.
The funds appropriated in Schedule (20) shall be allocated by the chancellor to community college districts that levied childcare permissive override taxes in the 1977–78 fiscal year pursuant to Sections 8329 and 8330 of the Education Code in an amount proportional to the property tax revenues, tax relief subventions, and state aid required to be made available by the district to its childcare and development program for the 1979–80 fiscal year pursuant to Section 30 of Chapter 1035 of the Statutes of 1979, increased or decreased by any cost-of-living adjustment granted in subsequent fiscal years. These funds shall be used only for the purpose of community college childcare and development programs.
20.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (21):
(a)
$8,475,000 shall be used to provide support for nursing programs.
(b)
$4,903,000 shall be used for diagnostic and support services, preentry coursework, alternative program delivery model development, and other services to reduce the incidence of student attrition in nursing programs.
21.
The Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall annually report by December 1 of each year through 2021, on the racial or ethnic and gender composition of faculty, and efforts to assist campuses in providing equal employment opportunity in faculty recruitment and hiring practices as well as systemwide training, monitoring, and compliance activities.
24.(a)Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (24):
(1)(A)
$7,500,000 may be used by the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to provide technical assistance to community college districts that demonstrate low performance in any area of operations. It is the intent of the Legislature that technical assistance providers be contracted in a cost-effective manner, that they primarily consist of experts who are current and former employees of the California Community Colleges, and that they provide technical assistance consistent with the vision for the California Community Colleges.
(B)
Technical assistance funded pursuant to this paragraph that is initiated by the chancellor may be provided at no cost to the community college district. If a community college district requests technical assistance, the district is required to spend at least $1 from local or other resources for every $2 received, as determined by the chancellor.
(2)(A)
$20,000,000 may be used by the chancellor to provide regional and online workshops and trainings to community college personnel to promote statewide priorities, including, but not limited to, strategies to improve student achievement; strategies to improve community college operations; and system leadership training to better coordinate planning and implementation of statewide initiatives in alignment with the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges’ Vision for Success. To the extent possible, the chancellor shall partner with existing statewide initiatives with proven results of improving student success and institutional effectiveness. Each fiscal year, the chancellor shall submit a report on the use of funds appropriated pursuant to this provision in the prior year to the Department of Finance and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee no later than December 31 of each year. This report shall include information regarding California Community Colleges’ participation in the activities funded pursuant to this provision.
(B)
Funding available pursuant to this paragraph may be used by the chancellor to coordinate with community college districts to conduct policy research, and develop and disseminate effective practices through the establishment of an online clearinghouse of information. The development of effective practices shall include, but not be limited to, statewide priorities such as the development of educational programs or courses for the incarcerated adults in prisons and jails, and the formerly incarcerated, educational programs or courses for California Conservation Corps members, and other effective practices. The online clearinghouse of information shall also reflect effective practices, guidance, policies, curriculum, courses, and programs developed by local community colleges in support of the Strong Workforce Program established pursuant to Part 54.5 (commencing with Section 88820) of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(C)
It is the intent of the Legislature to encourage the chancellor to facilitate the development of local community college courses for the California Conservation Corps and the incarcerated adults in prisons and jails, and the formerly incarcerated. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the California Conservation Corps are encouraged to partner with the chancellor’s office in the development and dissemination of local community college courses and effective practices pursuant to this subparagraph and subparagraph (B).
25.(a)The funds appropriated in Schedule (25) shall be allocated by the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges for the following purposes:
(1)Procurement, development, evaluation, and upgrading of high priority systemwide technology tools and infrastructure including, but not limited to, e-transcript, e-planning, and other tools to assist colleges to implement multiple measures of assessment pursuant to Chapter 745 of the Statutes of 2017, and technologies that facilitate portability of education credentials.
(2)Provision of access to statewide multimedia hosting and delivery services for colleges and districts.
(3)Provision of systemwide internet, audio bridging, data security, and telephony.
(4)Services related to technology use, including accessibility guidance and information security.
(5)Technology product development and program management, technical assistance and planning, and cooperative purchase agreements.
(6)Ongoing faculty and staff development related to technology use and adoption.
(7)Ongoing support of the California Partnership for Achieving Student Success (Cal-PASS) program.
(8)Ongoing support for programs designed to use technology in assisting accreditation and the alignment of curricula across K–20 segments in California, as well as to support integration and interoperability toward an improved student experience.
(9)Support for technology pilots and ongoing technology programs and applications that serve to maximize the utility and economy of scale of the technology investments of the community college system toward improving learning outcomes.
(10)Up to 5 percent of the funds may be allocated by the chancellor to a community college district for statewide activities, not limited to statewide technical assistance to evaluate, plan, and continuously improve the system’s data and technology roadmap and deployment.
(b)Any funds not allocated pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be available for allocations to districts to maintain technology capabilities.

SEC. 78.

 Item 6870-121-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2020 is amended to read:

6870-121-0001—For local assistance, Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Proposition 98) ........................
23,100,000
Schedule:
(1)5675109-Institutional Effectiveness ........................ 20,000,000
(2)5675019-Student Financial Aid Administration ........................ 3,100,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item are for transfer by the Controller during the 2020–21 fiscal year to Section B of the State School Fund.
2.The funds appropriated in Schedule (1) shall be allocated by the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to support efforts to increase student retention rates and enrollment by primarily engaging former community college students that may have withdrawn from college due to the impacts of COVID-19, as well as with current community college students that may be hesitant to remain in college due to the impacts of COVID-19 and prospective students that may be hesitant to enroll in a community college due to COVID-19. The Chancellor’s Office may allocate up to 10% of the funds provided for the purposes of this provision to support statewide recruitment and retention efforts.
3.The funds appropriated in Schedule (2) shall be allocated by the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to community college districts to support campus efforts to increase student applications in the CalFresh program. Funds may be used to create outreach materials, host events, support equipment needs, and support application assistance, including hiring staff and student workers to assist students applying for CalFresh and understanding how to use their CalFresh benefits. The Office of the Chancellor shall report back to the Department of Finance and relevant committees of the Legislature by December 1, 2021, as to how funds were distributed to campuses, how funds were used, and how many students applied for CalFresh as a result of these activities.

SEC. 79.

 Item 6980-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2020 is amended to read:

SEC. 2.00. 79. 
 Items of appropriation.
6980-101-0001—For local assistance, Student Aid Commission ........................
2,218,733,000
Schedule:
(1)
5755-Financial Aid Grants Program ........................
2,653,839,000
(2)
Reimbursements to 5755-Financial Aid Grants Program ........................
−435,106,000
Provisions:
1.
The funds appropriated in this item are for costs of all of the following:
(a)
The Cal Grant Program, pursuant to Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 69430) of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(b)
The Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Scholarship Program, pursuant to Section 4709 of the Labor Code.
(c)
The Assumption Program of Loans for Education, pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 69612) of Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(d)
The State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education (SNAPLE), pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 70100) of Chapter 3 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(e)
The Middle Class Scholarship Program, pursuant to Article 22 (commencing with Section 70020) of Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(f)
The Cash for College Program, pursuant to Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 69551) of Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(g)
The Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP), pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 69560) of Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
1.5.(a)
Of the amount appropriated in this item, $7,500,000 is to fund the activities pursuant to Article 5.5 (commencing with Section 69438) of Chapter 1.7 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(b)Of the amount appropriated in this item, $15,000,000 in reimbursement authority is to support grants to students in a professional preparation program leading to a preliminary teaching credential that would be used in the high need field of special education through the Golden State Teacher Grant Program established pursuant to Section 69617 of the Education Code.
2.
Notwithstanding any other law, the maximum Cal Grant award for:
(a)
New recipients attending private, for-profit institutions that are not accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges as of July 1, 2020, shall be $4,000.
(b)
New recipients attending private, for-profit institutions that are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges as of July 1, 2020, shall be $8,056.
(c)
New recipients attending private, nonprofit institutions shall be $9,084.
(d)
All recipients receiving Cal Grant B access awards shall be $1,648.
(e)
All recipients receiving Cal Grant C tuition and fee awards shall be $2,462.
(f)
All recipients attending community colleges receiving Cal Grant C book and supply awards shall be $1,094.
(g)
All recipients not attending community colleges receiving Cal Grant C book and supply awards shall be $547.
(h)
All University of California student recipients receiving Cal Grant awards shall be the amount approved for mandatory systemwide tuition and fees by the Regents of the University of California for the 2020–21 academic year.
(i)
All California State University student recipients receiving Cal Grant awards shall be the amount approved for mandatory systemwide tuition and fees by the Trustees of the California State University for the 2020–21 academic year.
3.
Notwithstanding Provision 2 of this item and any other law:
(a)
All Cal Grant A award recipients attending a University of California or California State University and who have a dependent child or dependent children shall also receive an access award. The maximum amount of this access award shall be $6,000.
(b)
All Cal Grant B access award recipients attending a University of California, California State University, or California Community College and who have a dependent child or dependent children shall have a maximum access award of $6,000.
(c)
All Cal Grant C book and supply award recipients attending a California Community College and who have a dependent child or dependent children shall have a maximum book and supply award of $4,000.
4.
Notwithstanding any other law, the Department of Finance may authorize an augmentation, from the Special Fund for Economic Uncertainties established pursuant to Section 16418 of the Government Code, of the amount appropriated in this item to make Cal Grant awards, pursuant to Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 69430) of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code. No augmentation may be authorized pursuant to this provision sooner than 30 days after the Department of Finance provides notice of the intended augmentation to the chairpersons of the committees in each house of the Legislature that consider appropriations.
5.
Notwithstanding any other law, the Department of Finance may authorize a loan from the General Fund for cashflow purposes, in an amount not to exceed $125,000,000, provided that:
(a)
The loan is to meet cash needs resulting from a delay in the receipt of reimbursements from federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds.
(b)
The Student Aid Commission has received confirmation from the State Department of Social Services that there are no available TANF resources that could be advanced to them.
(c)
The loan is for a short-term need and shall be repaid within 90 days of the loan’s origination date.
(d)
Interest charges may be waived pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 16314 of the Government Code.

SEC. 80.

 Item 6980-101-3263 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2020 is amended to read:

SEC. 2.00. 80. 
 Items of appropriation.
6980-101-3263—For local assistance, Student Aid Commission, payable from the College Access Tax Credit Fund ........................
1,542,000
Schedule:
(1)
5755-Financial Aid Grants Program ........................
1,542,000
Provisions:
1.
The funds appropriated in this item shall be used to make a supplemental award of up to $12 to any student who receives a Cal Grant B Access Award in the 2020–21 award year.
SEC. 81.
 (a) For the 2021–22 fiscal year, the sum of five hundred eleven million fourteen thousand dollars ($511,014,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges for allocation to community college districts for the following purposes:
(1) Scheduled maintenance and special repairs of facilities. The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall allocate funds to community college districts on the basis of actual reported full-time equivalent students, and may establish a minimum allocation per community college district. As a condition of receiving and expending these funds for maintenance or special repairs, a community college district shall certify that it will increase its operations and maintenance spending from the 1995–96 fiscal year by the amount it allocates from this appropriation for maintenance and special repairs. A community college district’s compliance with its resolution shall be reviewed under the annual audit of the community college district.
(2) Hazardous substances abatement, cleanup, and repairs.
(3) Architectural barrier removal projects that meet the requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.) and seismic retrofit projects limited to seven hundred fifty-two thousand dollars ($752,000).
(4) Water conservation projects to reduce water consumption in cooperation with the Governor’s Executive Order B-37-16. Projects may include any of the following:
(A) Replacement of water-intensive landscaping with drought-tolerant landscaping, synthetic turf, if the turf is used only in nonathletic areas, and other nonplant materials.
(B) Drip or low-flow irrigation systems.
(C) Building improvements to reduce water usage.
(D) Installation of meters for wells to allow for monitoring of water usage.
(b) Any funds appropriated pursuant to subdivision (a) are available for replacement of instructional equipment and library materials. The funds provided for instructional equipment and library materials shall not be used for personal services costs or operating expenses. The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall allocate funds to community college districts on the basis of actual reported full-time equivalent students, and may establish a minimum allocation per community college district. A district’s compliance with its resolution shall be reviewed under the annual audit of that district.
(c) Funds appropriated pursuant to this section shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.
(d) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, five hundred nine million two hundred fifty-four thousand dollars ($509,254,000) of the appropriation made pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2020–21 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2020–21 fiscal year.
(e) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, one million seven hundred sixty thousand dollars ($1,760,000) of the appropriation made pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2019–20 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2019–20 fiscal year.
SEC. 82.
 (a) For the 2021–22 fiscal year, the sum of fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges for allocation to community colleges to support the continued implementation of a guided pathways program pursuant to the California Community College Guided Pathways Grant Program established pursuant to Part 54.81 (commencing with Section 88920) of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code. The funds appropriated pursuant to this subdivision shall be expended in furtherance of the goals identified in the Vision for Success, adopted by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges in 2017.
(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 88922 of the Education Code, up to 5 percent of the funds appropriated pursuant to subdivision (a) may be used for statewide assistance and programmatic support to implement this section.
(c) Funds appropriated in subdivision (a) shall be allocated as grants to participating community colleges pursuant to the methodology described in subdivision (b) of Section 88922 of the Education Code.
(d) (1) Before the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges may award grant funds to a participating community college, the community college shall demonstrate its continued commitment to implement a guided pathways framework by updating and submitting to the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges a work plan outlining the community college’s commitment to implement a guided pathways program for all entering students and integrate existing student success programs operating at the community college, including, but not limited to, the Student Equity and Achievement Program established pursuant to Section 78222 of the Education Code, the associate degrees for transfer program, the Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree Grant Program established pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 78050) of Chapter 1 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code, the Adult Education Program established pursuant to Article 9 (commencing with Section 84900) of Chapter 5 of Part 50 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code, and the Strong Workforce Program established pursuant to Part 54.5 (commencing with Section 88820) of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(2) If the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges determines that a community college has not previously met the requirements of subdivision (c) of Section 88922 of the Education Code or the requirements of paragraph (1), the community college may access available technical assistance opportunities to meet the requirements.
(e) (1) On or before July 1, 2023, the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall report to the Director of Finance and the Legislature, pursuant to Section 9795 of the Government Code, to provide an updated summary of each community college’s progress toward implementing its work plan submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (d), including the share of each community college’s students engaged in guided pathways activities and practices and the community college’s alignment of course offerings with student education plans.
(2) The report required in paragraph (1) shall include recommendations on any statutory or regulatory changes necessary to improve the ability of community colleges to implement their locally developed guided pathways programs.
(f) Funds appropriated to this section shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.
(g) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriation made pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2020–21 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2020–21 fiscal year.
SEC. 83.
 (a) For the 2021–22 fiscal year, the sum of one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges for allocation to community colleges to support efforts to increase student retention rates and enrollment by primarily engaging former community college students who may have withdrawn from a community college due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, current community college students who may be hesitant to remain enrolled at a community college due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and prospective students who may be hesitant to enroll at a community college due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. A community college may use funds allocated pursuant to this subdivision to provide a fiscal incentive for students to reenroll, or for prospective students to enroll, at the community college.
(b) In considering an allocation methodology to community colleges, the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall consider a factor that allocates additional funds to community colleges that have observed the most significant percentage declines in enrollment due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
(c) The office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges may allocate up to 10 percent of the funds appropriated in subdivision (a) to support statewide recruitment and retention efforts.
(d) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriation made pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2020–21 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2020–21 fiscal year.
SEC. 84.
 (a) For the 2021–22 fiscal year, the sum of one hundred fifteen million dollars ($115,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges for providing grants to community college districts to develop zero-textbook-cost degrees, which may include specified low-cost degrees, using open educational resources pursuant to the Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree Grant Program established pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 78050) of Chapter 1 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code. Funds appropriated pursuant to this section may also be used for the curation of open educational resources for courses.
(b) As a condition of receiving funding to develop and implement zero-textbook-cost degrees, a community college district shall strive to implement degrees within three academic years of receiving funding, or sooner, as determined by the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges.
(c) Funds appropriated pursuant to this section shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.
(d) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriation made pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2020–21 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2020–21 fiscal year.
SEC. 85.
 (a) For the 2021–22 fiscal year, the sum of one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges for allocation to community college districts to support students in addressing food insecurity, including meal donation programs, food pantries serving students, CalFresh enrollment, or other means of directly providing nutrition assistance to students. The funds shall also be used to assist homeless and housing-insecure students in securing stable housing.
(b) The funds appropriated pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be available for encumbrance until June 30, 2024.
(c) On or before January 1, 2025, the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall submit a report to the Department of Finance and relevant policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature regarding the use of the funds appropriated pursuant to subdivision (a), and the report may be combined with the report required pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of Provision 17 of Item 6870-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021. The report shall include, but is not necessarily be limited to, all of the following information:
(1) The amount of funds allocated pursuant to this section to each community college district.
(2) A descriptive summary of how the funds were spent, including other funds used to supplement the amount allocated pursuant to this section.
(3) A description of the types of programs in which community college districts invested the funds they were allocated pursuant to this section.
(4) A list of community college districts that accept or plan to accept electronic benefit transfer.
(5) A list of community college districts that participate or plan to participate in the CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program established pursuant to Section 2020 of Title 7 of the United States Code.
(6) A list of community college districts that offer or plan to offer emergency housing or assistance with long-term housing arrangements.
(7) A description of how community college districts leveraged or coordinated with other state or local resources to address housing and food insecurity, student mental health, and digital equity.
(8) A qualitative analysis describing how funds appropriated pursuant to this section reduced food insecurity and homelessness among students, improved student mental health and digital equity, and, if feasible, how the funds impacted student outcomes such as student persistence or completion.
(9) Other findings and best practices implemented by community college districts.
(d) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriation made pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2020–21 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2020–21 fiscal year.
SEC. 86.
 (a) For the 2021–22 fiscal year, the sum of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges for allocation to community college districts to support the implementation of best practices for success in promoting equal employment opportunity and faculty and staff diversity at California community colleges, using the multiple methods model identified by the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Advisory Committee.
(b) Funds appropriated pursuant to this section shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.
(c) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriation made pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2020–21 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2020–21 fiscal year.
SEC. 87.
 (a) For the 2021–22 fiscal year, the sum of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to strengthen the alignment of the community colleges with workforce initiatives administered by the California Workforce Development Board.
(b) (1) Of the funds appropriated pursuant to subdivision (a), ten million dollars ($10,000,000) shall be used by the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to award grants through a grant process developed by the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to support community colleges that are participating as partners, or seeking to become partners, in the California Workforce Development Board’s High Road Training Partnerships and High Road Construction Careers, including the High Road Training Partnerships and High Road Construction Careers funded pursuant to Provision 5 of Item 7120-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021.
(2) A community college receiving a grant pursuant to paragraph (1) shall focus on integrating community college priorities into High Road Training Partnership and High Road Construction Career programs, including, but not limited to, awarding credit for prior learning, creating work-based learning opportunities, providing academic and career supports, and providing an on-ramp to credit pathways that lead to industry-valued credentials or degrees.
(3) The grants funds awarded pursuant to paragraph (1) may be used for, but may not necessarily be limited to, the following:
(A) Personnel costs for employer engagement and partnership management activities.
(B) Program outreach and recruitment activities.
(C) Costs of program development, program materials, instruction, student job placement, coaching, and support activities.
(D) Training costs.
(E) Participant fees.
(F) Reasonable program operation costs.
(c) (1) Of the funds appropriated pursuant to subdivision (a), ten million dollars ($10,000,000) shall be used by the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to award grants through a grant process developed by the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to support community colleges participating in regional equity and recovery partnerships, which are regional partnerships of community college consortia and regionally organized local workforce development boards intended to connect workers most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to high-quality jobs in target and growth industry sectors, including regional equity and recovery partnerships funded pursuant to Provision 6 of Item 7120-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021.
(2) A participating community college receiving a grant pursuant to paragraph (1) shall focus on integrating community college priorities into programs identified and developed by regional equity and recovery partnerships, including, but not limited to, awarding credit for prior learning, creating work-based learning opportunities, providing academic and career supports, and providing an on-ramp to credit pathways that lead to industry-valued credentials or degrees.
(3) The grant funds awarded pursuant to paragraph (1) may be used for, but are not necessarily limited to, all of the following:
(A) Personnel costs for employer engagement and partnership management activities.
(B) Program outreach and recruitment activities.
(C) Costs of program customization and development, program materials, student job placement, coaching, and support activities.
(D) Instruction and training costs.
(E) Participant fees.
(F) Reasonable program operation costs.
(d) The office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges may use up to 5 percent of the funds appropriated for purposes of subdivisions (b) and (c) to provide technical assistance to support the capacity of community colleges working to integrate community college priorities into the California Workforce Development Board’s High Road Training Partnerships and High Road Construction Careers and regional equity and recovery partnerships.
(e) Funds appropriated pursuant to this section shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.
(f) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriation made pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2020–21 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2020–21 fiscal year.
SEC. 88.
 (a) For the 2021–22 fiscal year, the sum of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges for allocation to community college districts to support a systemwide effort to, or as grants to community college districts to support district efforts to, provide culturally competent professional development for community college faculty, including in leveraging 21st century technology to improve learning outcomes.
(b) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriation made pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2020–21 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2020–21 fiscal year.
SEC. 89.
 (a) As used in this section, “LGBTQ+” means lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and plus.
(b) For the 2021–22 fiscal year, the sum of ten million dollars ($10,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges for allocation by the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to community college districts to provide additional funds to support LGBTQ+ students. In allocating funds to participating community college districts, the chancellor’s office shall do all of the following:
(1) Enter into agreements with participating community college districts to provide additional funds to support LGBTQ+ students.
(2) Provide grants of up to five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) for participating community college districts based on the proportional share of students they serve and equity metrics to ensure that small rural colleges are also able to access to the grants. Participating community college districts may encumber the funds over a five-year period.
(c) Participating community college districts shall use this funding to provide needed services, based on best practices, to LGBTQ+ students. Community college districts may use the funds for the following services at the colleges they maintain:
(1) LGBTQ+ centers.
(2) Development of safe zones and providing safe zone training.
(3) Mental health services.
(4) Housing insecurity services.
(5) LGBTQ+ learning communities.
(6) Support for gay and straight alliance clubs.
(7) LGBTQ+ curriculum development.
(8) Lavender graduation.
(9) Workshops or speaker series.
(10) Other proven initiatives.
(d) A participating community college shall provide a report to the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges that reflects a plan regarding how it anticipates expending funds received pursuant to this section.
(e) The office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall report to the Legislature, pursuant to Section 9795 of the Government Code, on the use of funds appropriated pursuant to this section commencing one year after grants have been awarded to community college districts. The report shall include, but is not limited to, the number of colleges receiving funds, the amount per college, how colleges plan to use these funds, and any recommendations for future state funding to support the purposes of this section.
(f) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriation made pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2020–21 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2020–21 fiscal year.
SEC. 90.
 (a) For the 2021–22 fiscal year, the sum of seventy-two million eight hundred fifty-two thousand dollars ($72,852,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to be allocated as follows:
(1) One million dollars ($1,000,000) for allocation to Reedley College to support its aviation program. Funds may be used to support expansion and relocation of the flight science and aviation maintenance technology programs to Reedley Airport and allow the purchase of the necessary modular buildings, furnishings, training equipment, aircraft, and aircraft parts.
(2) Three million five hundred thousand dollars ($3,500,000) for allocation to MiraCosta College to support the Cooperative Education Reskilling and Training Program. Funds may be used to support short-term programs offering disadvantaged and unemployed adults the opportunity to reskill while gaining on-the-job experience through paid internships.
(3) Six million six hundred thousand dollars ($6,600,000) for allocation to Rio Hondo College to support the Water Reservoir Project. Funds may be used to support installing a new water tank and replacing the underground hot water piping system on the campus.
(4) Two million dollars ($2,000,000) for allocation to the Riverside Community College District to support the Military Articulation Platform. Funds may be used to support expansion of the program to translate military experience and training into college credit at Riverside City College and other colleges.
(5) Three million dollars ($3,000,000) for allocation to Palo Verde College. Funds may be used to support construction costs for the Palo Verde College Child Development Center Relocation and Expansion Project.
(6) One million dollars ($1,000,000) for allocation to Chaffey College to support the CORE Academy. Funds may be used to support employment training, mentoring, and a pipeline to job placement for low-income individuals to enter the fields of property management, property maintenance, and other related industries.
(7) Three million dollars ($3,000,000) for allocation to the InTech Center at Chaffey College to support and equip a welding training facility that will offer the Iron and Steel Workers certification.
(8) Six million dollars ($6,000,000) for allocation to Bakersfield College to expand and implement workforce training programs. Funds may be used for the following purposes:
(A) Expansion of the Rural Health Equity and Learning collaborative.
(B) Expansion of the certified nursing assistant and registered nurse programs.
(C) Provision of nursing scholarships for those students who volunteered to serve their community in vaccination clinics.
(D) Expansion of the Allied Health Simulation Laboratory.
(E) Expansion of the radiology technology mammography and sonography programs.
(F) Addition of the Mental Health Worker Certificate.
(G) Addition of postpandemic student health and wellness services.
(H) Provision of educational services to prevent chronic illness among at-risk rural residents.
(9) Seven hundred ten thousand dollars ($710,000) for allocation for the following:
(A) Three hundred fifty-five thousand dollars ($355,000) for allocation to the College of the Siskiyous to support its nursing program. Funds may be used to supplement salaries for full-time faculty.
(B) Three hundred fifty-five thousand dollars ($355,000) for allocation to Shasta College to support its nursing program. Funds may be used to supplement salaries for full-time faculty.
(10) Four million fifteen thousand dollars ($4,015,000) for allocation to the San Bernardino Community College District to support a partnership with KVCR TV.
(11) Five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) for allocation to the College of the Redwoods to support its nursing program. Funds may be used to support facilities construction, simulations, lab equipment, research technology, and other educational opportunities provided through its nursing program.
(12) Four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000) for allocation to Rio Hondo College to support its situational simulation training center. Funds may be used to purchase virtual reality equipment and to support the cost of curriculum development in response to Senate Bill 230 (Chapter 285 of the Statutes of 2019) and other emergencies.
(13) Five million dollars ($5,000,000) for allocation by the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to community college districts to expand pathways to law school programs through the Community Colleges Pathway to Law School Initiative.
(14) One million dollars ($1,000,000) for allocation to the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District to support planning and community engagement to explore ideas for development of vacant land owned by the district.
(15) Thirty-five million one hundred twenty-seven thousand dollars ($35,127,000) for allocation to the San Diego College of Continuing Education to support the renovation and remodel of the historical theater and community room at the Educational Cultural Complex building.
(b) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriations made pursuant to this section shall be deemed to be “General Fund revenues appropriated for community college districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2020–21 fiscal year, and included within the “total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 2020–21 fiscal year.
SEC. 91.
 The Legislature finds and declares that Section 8 of this act, which adds Section 10872 to the Education Code, imposes a limitation on the public’s right of access to the meetings of public bodies or the writings of public officials and agencies within the meaning of Section 3 of Article I of the California Constitution. Pursuant to that constitutional provision, the Legislature makes the following findings to demonstrate the interest protected by this limitation and the need for protecting that interest:
To protect the privacy of the state’s pupils, whose academic achievement data is collected and analyzed in an effort to improve the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary educational segments that are so vital to the economy of this state and the well-being of its residents, it is necessary to limit public access to the records of the Cradle-to-Career Data System.
SEC. 92.
 The Legislature finds and declares that Section 56 of this act, which adds Section 69996.9 to the Education Code, imposes a limitation on the public’s right of access to the meetings of public bodies or the writings of public officials and agencies within the meaning of Section 3 of Article I of the California Constitution. Pursuant to that constitutional provision, the Legislature makes the following findings to demonstrate the interest protected by this limitation and the need for protecting that interest:
To protect the privacy of the state’s pupils with child savings accounts established under the California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program, it is necessary to limit public access to individual records or source data associated with the establishment of these accounts.
SEC. 93.
 For purposes of Section 15 of this act, the Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) California students are struggling to meet their basic needs and are facing housing insecurity, including homelessness, and food insecurity at alarming rates.
(b) A report released in March 2019 by the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice found that 19 percent of the survey’s respondents experienced homelessness in the previous year, 60 percent of respondents were housing insecure in the previous year, and 50 percent of respondents were food insecure in the prior 30 days.
(c) Some groups of students are disproportionately impacted by basic needs insecurity. Students of color, first-generation college students, financial aid recipients, former foster youth, and student parents are at much higher risk.
(d) Basic needs insecurity has a direct impact on student academic success. Students experiencing basic needs insecurity are much more likely to not buy textbooks, to miss, drop, or fail classes, and to withdraw from school entirely. In addition, these students consistently report high levels of stress and other mental health issues, which negatively impact academic performance and health in general.
(e) Addressing Homelessness and Housing Insecurity in Higher Education, a book that provides research-based information and tools for educators and higher education professionals to build effective institutional supports for college students facing housing insecurity, found all of the following:
(1) “Understanding how basic needs insecurity exists on and around your campus is an important first step. In order to develop a more fully informed understanding of students’ unmet basic needs on your campus, we recommend that you use a mix of survey data collection to learn about the size and scope of the issues as well as using interviews and focus groups to illustrate the experiences from the viewpoints of students. Additionally, you can include institutional data you previously gathered about student demographics, financial aid use, and the cost of living that may be helpful for expanding the findings of your institution’s evaluation.”
(2) “Students who need support often have a difficult time finding and accessing supports on campus. Campuses can have complex interlocking or disconnected systems that can be difficult to negotiate while managing the stress of homelessness. Students must traverse through complicated financial aid processes and seek appropriate campus support services, while managing courses and other responsibilities.”
(3) “A centralized and coordinated effort can more easily be publicized in a way that all students can benefit. Developing a coordinated strategy increases the likelihood that students, faculty, and staff can more easily access the various forms of support.”
(4) “Research and anecdotal feedback indicate that students who have a single point of contact experienced feelings of campus connection, care, and success in their university communities. Additionally, single point of contact staff can destigmatize students’ use of on-campus supportive services.”
(5) “We recommend creating an integrated approach that includes housing and food insecurity programming working collaboratively. Both services should be in a centrally located space on campus. Students applying to one service should be given information about the other services.”
(6) “Having a web presence with information about services available is important. Students may resist disclosing their circumstances to another person, but they may feel more confident in doing so if they have had the opportunity to explore available resources electronically. Creating a webpage with available resources as well as short stories normalizing students’ circumstances can be a helpful tool in identifying students who need support.”
(f) Community colleges have begun taking steps to meet the basic needs of their students through food pantries, housing-related efforts, and other services and resources. However, students have expressed that the current system is often fragmented, with no single point of contact tasked with overseeing existing basic needs services and resources.
(g) Some community colleges are already moving in the direction of a more coordinated and integrated approach.
SEC. 94.
 (a) For purposes of Section 63 of this act, the Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(1) The state’s attorney workforce does not accurately represent the diversity of the state, which can significantly impact administration of justice, access to appropriate representation, and workplace satisfaction.
(2) According to the statistics published by the State Bar of California, despite significant growth in the proportion of attorneys who are women and people of color over the past 30 years, California’s attorney population does not reflect the state’s diversity, with Latinos being particularly underrepresented.
(3) Additionally, according to the State Bar of California’s “First Annual Report Card on the Diversity of California’s Legal Profession,” White attorneys account for nearly 70 percent of California’s active licensed attorney population, while people of color constitute 60 percent of the state’s population.
(4) These same statistics are reflected in the judicial branch. While there has been increased focus on diversity within the ranks of justices and judges, White judges account for nearly 66 percent of justices in the trial courts, courts of appeal, and the California Supreme Court.
(5) A statewide initiative was established in 2011 through the California Partnership Academies focused on high school law academies, with a specific mission of building a diverse educational pipeline from high school to law school. Brought together through a unique partnership between the State Department of Education and the State Bar of California, this pipeline has expanded to include higher education partners with the creation of the Community College Pathway to Law School initiative. In 2015, California LAW (Leadership, Access, Workforce) Pathways was formed to merge both statewide.
(6) Since its inception, California LAW Pathways has grown to include agreements with 21 high school law academies, 30 community colleges, 10 undergraduate four-year universities, and 10 law schools.
(7) California LAW Pathways is designed to fit seamlessly into the existing educational system.
(8) California LAW Pathways uses the framework of the highly effective California Partnership Academies for underrepresented students, and is designed to align with the “Vision for Success” of the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges.
(9) There are currently more than 700 community college students and 3,000 high school pupils enrolled in the program statewide. Of these high school pupils, 87 percent are underrepresented minorities and the program has a 98-percent graduation rate.
(10) California LAW Pathways creates a model pipeline to help close the diversity gap in the state’s attorney workforce population.
(b) Therefore, it is the intent of the Legislature to enable more students to participate in pathways to law school programs and diversify the future workforce in the state.
SEC. 95.
 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.
SEC. 96.
 This act is a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill within the meaning of subdivision (e) of Section 12 of Article IV of the California Constitution, has been identified as related to the budget in the Budget Bill, and shall take effect immediately.