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AB-1075 California State University: speech-language pathologist programs.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 09/12/2019 09:00 PM
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Enrolled  September 12, 2019
Passed  IN  Senate  September 09, 2019
Passed  IN  Assembly  May 28, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 16, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1075


Introduced by Assembly Member Holden

February 21, 2019


An act relating to the California State University.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1075, Holden. California State University: speech-language pathologist programs.
Existing law establishes the California State University, under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University, as one of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. The California State University comprises 23 institutions of higher education throughout the state, and the Chancellor of the California State University serves as the university’s chief executive officer.
This bill would provide, contingent upon the enactment of an appropriation for this purpose to the trustees from the General Fund for the 2019–20 fiscal year, for allocation of those funds by the chancellor through competitive grants to speech-language pathologist programs at campuses of the university, as specified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 (a) The Legislature finds and declares both of the following:
(1)  The California State University can likely increase enrollment in its speech-language pathologist programs by about 47 full-time equivalent students, which would be a 5-percent increase, at a cost of about $750,000.
(2) If the state provides additional augmentations moving forward, these programs can continue expanding by roughly 5 percent annually for at least another 10 years.
(b) Contingent upon the enactment of an appropriation for this purpose from the General Fund to the Trustees of the California State University for the 2019–20 fiscal year, those funds shall be allocated in accordance with all of the following:
(1) The Chancellor of the California State University shall allocate the funds appropriated under this subdivision through competitive grants to campus speech-language pathologist programs.
(2) As part of their applications, campus programs applying for grants under this subdivision shall specify how many enrollment slots they plan to add during the grant period and how they propose to address any potential impediments to expanding their enrollment capacity.
(3) The chancellor’s office shall evaluate campus applications, award and oversee the grants made under this subdivision, and report periodically to the Legislature, in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, on the progress of the university toward increasing enrollments in speech-language pathologist programs.