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AB-1215 Public postsecondary education: University of California: admissions policy: systemwide protocols.(2021-2022)

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Bill Status
AB-1215
Boerner Horvath (A) , McCarty (A) , Salas (A) , Ting (A)
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Public postsecondary education: University of California: admissions policy: systemwide protocols.
03/22/21
An act to add Section 66205.2 to the Education Code, relating to public postsecondary education.
Assembly
09/07/21
05/28/21

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/08/21 Vetoed by Governor.
09/10/21 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/02/21 In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
09/02/21 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 38. Noes 0.).
09/01/21 Ordered to third reading.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1215 without my signature.

This bill requests the University of California (UC) Board of Regents to adopt policies directing the UC Office of the President to establish various systemwide protocols pertaining to undergraduate admissions and conduct additional auditing of campus undergraduate admissions.

I am committed to ensuring the fairness of admissions processes at all California colleges and universities, which is why I signed previous legislation with that goal in mind. However, I believe that the system-wide requirements stipulated in this bill could constrain the UC's ability to effectively use its holistic admissions process in admitting diverse cohorts of new students.

Moreover, I believe that the UC has addressed the majority of issues identified by the State Auditor with the seriousness they deserve and has already implemented many of the safeguards required by this bill. In light of the UC's ongoing implementation of audit recommendations, this bill is premature.

I will continue to monitor this issue and expect that the UC follows through on these new procedures.


Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom