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AB-1383 Public postsecondary education: admission by exception.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 04/25/2019 09:00 PM

Amended  IN  Assembly  April 25, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 01, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 19, 2019


Assembly Bill No. 1383

Introduced by Assembly Member McCarty

February 22, 2019

An act to add Section 66022.5 to the Education Code, relating to public postsecondary education.


AB 1383, as amended, McCarty. Public postsecondary education: admission by exception.
Existing law establishes the University of California, under the administration of the Regents of the University of California, and the California State University, under the administration of the Board of Trustees of the California State University, as 2 of the segments of public postsecondary education in the state. The Donahoe Higher Education Act sets forth the missions and functions of the segments of postsecondary education in this state. Provisions of the act apply to the University of California only to the extent that the regents act, by appropriate resolution, to make those provisions applicable.
This bill would prohibit a campus of the California State University and, if adopted by the regents by appropriate resolution, the University of California from admitting applicants an applicant by admission by exception, as defined, unless the applicants are California residents who are applicant is a California resident who is receiving an institution-based scholarship to attend the campus.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


 Section 66022.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

 (a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Admission by exception” means the process by which a campus admits applicants who do not meet the eligibility requirements for admission to the segment, or guaranteed admission to a campus of the segment, but who demonstrate high potential for academic success and leadership.
(2) “Campus” means a campus of the California State University or the University of California.
(b) Except as specified in subdivision (c), a A campus shall not admit a student by admission by exception unless the student’s admission by exception has been approved, before the student’s admission, by a minimum of three campus administrators, which may include, but shall not necessarily be limited to, as applicable, the chancellor, president, vice president, vice chancellor, provost, or director of admissions of the campus, and the faculty member of the campus recommending the student for admission by exception.
(c) A Notwithstanding subdivision (b), a campus may admit, by admission by exception, a California resident who is receiving an institution-based scholarship to attend the campus.