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AB-1377 Student housing plans.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 07/05/2021 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  July 05, 2021
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 24, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1377


Introduced by Assembly Member McCarty

February 19, 2021


An act to amend Sections 94110, 94140, 94144, 94146, 94147, 94151, 94154, 94190, 94191, 94192, 94193, 94194, and 94195 of, to add Section 76011.5 to, and to add Chapter 14.28 (commencing with Section 67329.1) to Part 40 of Division 5 of Title 3 of, the Education Code, relating to student housing, and making an appropriation therefor. An act to add Chapter 4.2 (commencing with Section 66220) to Part 40 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code, relating to student housing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1377, as amended, McCarty. Student housing: California Student Housing Revolving Loan Fund Act of 2021: community college student housing planning grants. housing plans.
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 Trustees of the California State University, as 2 of the segments of public postsecondary education in the state.
This bill would require the Office of the Chancellor of the California State University, and request the Office of the President of the University of California, on or before July 1, 2022, to conduct a needs assessment to determine the projected student housing needs, by campus, for the 2022–23 fiscal year to the 2026–27 fiscal year, inclusive, and create a student housing plan, with a focus on affordable student housing, that outlines how they will meet the projected student housing needs. The bill would require the Office of the Chancellor of the California State University, and request the Office of the President of the University of California, to, every 3 years thereafter, review and update the plan, and include the specific actions to be taken in the next 5 fiscal years.

Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, 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 Trustees of the California State University, as the 3 segments of public postsecondary education in this state.

Existing law establishes the California School Finance Authority, and authorizes the authority to issue revenue bonds to finance projects for a single or several participating parties, defined to include a community college district that undertakes the financing or refinancing of a project.

Existing law, the California Educational Facilities Authority Act, authorizes the California Educational Facilities Authority, among other things, to develop student housing on or near public institutions of higher education through the use of agreements with participating nonprofit entities.

This bill would establish the California Student Housing Revolving Loan Fund Act of 2021 to provide loans to qualifying applicants of the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges for the purpose of constructing affordable student housing projects, as specified. The bill would establish the California Student Housing Revolving Fund in the State Treasury, and would continuously appropriate moneys in the fund without regard to fiscal years, thereby making an appropriation, to the California School Finance Authority to provide loans to qualifying applicants of the California Community Colleges, as provided, and to the California Educational Facilities Authority, to provide loans to qualifying applicants of the University of California or the California State University, as specified. The bill would require each authority to submit a report, by March 15, 2023, to the Department of Finance and the budget committees of the Assembly and Senate containing information on the act, as provided. The bill would apply certain provisions of the California Educational Facilities Authority Act to the University of California and the California State University for purposes of student housing projects, as defined.

This bill would require the California School Finance Authority to administer a competitive grant program to provide planning grants to California community colleges that are exploring or determining if they can offer affordable student rental housing, as defined. The bill would require the authority to ensure that the selection process meets certain requirements, and to provide technical assistance to community colleges that receive planning grant funds for the purpose of exploring and determining if they can offer affordable student rental housing. The bill would make the implementation of these provisions contingent upon an appropriation by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act or another statute for these purposes.

Vote: TWO_THIRDSMAJORITY   Appropriation: YESNO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 4.2 (commencing with Section 66220) is added to Part 40 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code, to read:
CHAPTER  4.2. Student Housing Plans

66220.
 (a) The Legislature finds and declares that in order to close the degree gap by 2030, an estimated 251,000 additional degree completions at the University of California and 481,000 additional degree completions at the California State University will be required above the current projected degree completions.
(b) (1) On or before July 1, 2022, the Office of the Chancellor of the California State University shall, and the Office of the President of the University of California is requested to, do both of the following:
(A) Conduct a needs assessment to determine the projected student housing needs, by campus, for the 2022–23 fiscal year to the 2026–27 fiscal year, inclusive, taking into account the projected enrollment growth and the goal of closing the degree gap.
(B) Create a student housing plan, with a focus on affordable student housing, that outlines how they will meet the projected student housing needs, by campus, identified pursuant to subparagraph (A). The student housing plan shall include the specific actions to be taken for the 2022–23 fiscal year to the 2026–27 fiscal year, inclusive.
(2) Every three years after July 1, 2022, the Office of the Chancellor of the California State University shall, and the Office of the President of the University of California is requested to, review and update the student housing plan described in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1), and include the specific actions to be taken in the next five fiscal years.
(c) For purposes of this section, “degree gap” means the gap between the number of highly educated workers that California’s future economy will need and the number the state is on pace to produce.