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AB-543 Public postsecondary education: student orientation: CalFresh.(2021-2022)



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Amended  IN  Senate  June 15, 2021
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 25, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 543


Introduced by Assembly Member Davies
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Cristina Garcia, Mathis, and Nguyen)
(Coauthors: Senators Dodd, Hueso, and Ochoa Bogh)

February 10, 2021


An act to add Section 66027.4 to the Education Code, relating to postsecondary education.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 543, as amended, Davies. Public postsecondary education: student orientation: CalFresh.
Existing federal law provides for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known in California as CalFresh, under which supplemental nutrition assistance benefits allocated to the state by the federal government are distributed to eligible individuals by each county. Existing law requires the eligibility of households to be determined to the extent permitted by federal law.
Existing law establishes the University of California, under the administration of the Regents of the University of California, the California State University, under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University, and the California Community Colleges under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, as the 3 segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law requires each campus of the California State University and the California Community Colleges, and requests each campus of the University of California, to include on the internet website-based account for an enrolled student notification of, and a link to information on, specified public services and programs, including the CalFresh program.
This bill would require the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and would, as a part of campus orientation, require the Trustees of the California State University, University and request the Regents of the University of California, California to provide, as part of campus orientation, for all campuses of their respective segments, and require each campus of the California Community Colleges to provide, educational information about CalFresh, CalFresh and the student eligibility requirements for CalFresh, CalFresh to all incoming students for all campuses of their respective segments. students.
To the extent that the bill would impose new duties on community college districts, it would constitute a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 66027.4 is added to the Education Code, to read:

66027.4.
 The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and As a part of campus orientation, the Trustees of the California State University shall provide, and the Regents of the University of California are requested to provide, as a part of campus orientation, for all campuses of their respective segments, and each campus of the California Community Colleges shall provide, educational information about CalFresh (Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 18900) of Part 6 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code), and the student eligibility requirements for CalFresh, to all incoming students for all campuses of their respective segments. students.

SEC. 2.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.