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AB-1961 Postsecondary education: student housing and meal plans.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 05/26/2018 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 25, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 15, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1961


Introduced by Assembly Member Choi

January 30, 2018


An act to add Section 69503.6 to the Education Code, relating to postsecondary education.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1961, as amended, Choi. Postsecondary education: student housing and meal plans.
Under existing law, the segments of postsecondary education in this state are the University of California, the California State University, the California Community Colleges, independent institutions of higher education, and private postsecondary educational institutions.
This bill would require each institution of higher education receiving state funds for student financial assistance to, as a condition of receipt of the funds, institution of higher education with a physical presence in this state to separately list the cost of institutionally operated housing and meal plans on all Internet Web sites and documents it provides to students for purposes of advertising or otherwise displaying the student costs associated with institutionally operated housing. The bill would prohibit each of these institutions, as a condition of receipt of the funds, from requiring a student to have a campus meal plan in order to live in institutionally operated housing.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 69503.6 is added to the Education Code, to read:

69503.6.
 (a)Each institution of higher education in the with a physical presence in this state receiving state funds for student financial assistance shall, as a condition of receipt of the funds, shall separately list the cost of institutionally operated housing and meal plans on all Internet Web sites and documents it provides to students for purposes of advertising or otherwise displaying the student costs associated with institutionally operated housing.

(b)No institution of higher education in the state receiving state funds for student financial assistance shall, as a condition of receipt of the funds, require a student to have a campus meal plan as a condition of him or her living in institutionally operated housing.