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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 3. POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION [66000 - 101060]

  ( Title 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 10. PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY AND HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS [94000 - 95010]

  ( Division 10 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 59. PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY AND HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS [94000 - 95010]

  ( Part 59 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 8. Private Postsecondary Institutions [94800 - 94950]

  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 310, Sec. 6. )

ARTICLE 2. Transition Provisions [94802 - 94809.6]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 310, Sec. 6. )

94802.
  

An institution that had a valid approval to operate on June 30, 2007, issued by the former Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education pursuant to former Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 94700) of Part 59 of Division 10 of Title 3 of the Education Code, as it read on June 30, 2007, shall maintain that approval under this chapter. For the purposes of this chapter, the approval to operate shall be valid for three calendar years after the expiration date of the approval, as it read on June 30, 2007.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 840, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2015. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 94950.)

94803.
  

The bureau shall, by emergency regulation, amend, and repeal as necessary, the regulations, as they read on June 30, 2007, in Division 7.5 (commencing with Section 70000) of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, to conform to this chapter no later than February 1, 2010. These emergency regulations shall become permanent through the regular rulemaking process within one year of the enactment of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 310, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2010. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 94950.)

94804.
  

(a) Each unresolved matter submitted to the former Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education prior to July 1, 2007, shall be deemed to remain pending before the bureau irrespective of any applicable deadlines. With respect to any deadline applicable to a pending matter, no time shall be deemed to have elapsed from July 1, 2007, to January 1, 2010, inclusive.

(1) For the purposes of this subdivision, “matter” includes, but is not limited to, an appeal, a complaint, a claim, an evaluation, a hearing, or an investigation.

(2) For the purposes of this subdivision, “matter” does not include a Student Tuition Recovery Fund claim.

(b) Student complaints submitted from July 1, 2007, to December 31, 2009, inclusive, shall continue to be duly recorded and investigated by the bureau.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 310, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2010. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 94950.)

94805.
  

For the performance of the duties and exercise of the powers vested in the bureau, the bureau shall have possession and control of all records, papers, offices, equipment, supplies, or other property, real or personal, held for the benefit or use by the former Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 310, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2010. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 94950.)

94806.
  

The Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Administration Fund established by former Section 94932 of the Education Code, and extended by Chapter 635 of the Statutes of 2007, is continued in existence, and is renamed the Private Postsecondary Education Administration Fund.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 310, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2010. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 94950.)

94807.
  

The Student Tuition Recovery Fund established by former Section 94944 of the Education Code, and extended by Chapter 635 of the Statutes of 2007, is continued in existence.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 310, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2010. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 94950.)

94808.
  

(a) Any Student Tuition Recovery Fund claims received by the former Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education prior to July 1, 2007, that were not processed by the former Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education and were not paid by the Department of Consumer Affairs from July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008, inclusive, shall be processed by the bureau.

(b) Any Student Tuition Recovery Fund claims received by the Department of Consumer Affairs from July 1, 2007, to December 31, 2009, inclusive, shall be processed by the bureau.

(c) Student Tuition Recovery Fund claims filed with, and approved by, the former Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education as of June 30, 2007, if not already paid, shall be paid before any claims approved after that date.

(d) The student’s right to recovery from the Student Tuition Recovery Fund shall be based on the law that was in effect when the student enrolled and a fee for the fund was charged as a part of tuition costs, even though that law has become inoperative, been repealed, or otherwise expired.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 310, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2010. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 94950.)

94809.
  

(a) An institution that had an application for an approval to operate pending with the former Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education on June 30, 2007, may continue to operate until a decision is made in regard to the institution regarding the application for approval to operate, but shall comply with, and is subject to, this chapter.

(b) An institution that did not have a valid approval to operate issued by, and did not have an application for approval to operate pending with, the former Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education on June 30, 2007, that began operations between July 1, 2007, and January 1, 2010, and filed an application to operate by August 2, 2010, may continue to operate unless a denial of approval to operate has been issued and has become final, but shall comply with, and is subject to, this chapter.

(c) Students seeking to enroll in institutions operating under subdivisions (a) and (b) shall be notified by the institution, in writing and prior to executing an enrollment agreement, that the institution’s application for approval to operate has not been reviewed by the bureau.

(d) (1) An institution that is denied an approval to operate pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b) may file an appeal pursuant to the procedures established in Section 94888.

(2) An institution that has filed an appeal pursuant to paragraph (1) may continue to operate during the appeal process but must disclose in a written statement approved by the bureau, to all current and prospective students, that the institution’s application for approval to operate was denied by the bureau because the bureau determined the application did not satisfy the requirements to operate in California, that the institution is appealing the bureau’s decision, and that the loss of the appeal may result in the institution’s closure.

(3) If the bureau determines that the continued operation of an institution poses a significant risk of harm to students, the bureau shall make an emergency decision pursuant to Section 94938.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 593, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2017. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 94950.)

94809.5.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law:

(a) For any claims that a student had based on a violation of the Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Reform Act of 1989 on or before June 30, 2007, the period of time from June 30, 2007, to December 31, 2009, inclusive, shall be excluded in determining the deadline or the statute of limitation for filing any claim with the bureau or a lawsuit based on any claim.

(b) All claims described in subdivision (a), except claims to the Student Tuition Recovery Fund, including those contained in a lawsuit or other legal action, shall be determined or adjudicated based on the law that was in effect when the violations or events took place, even though those provisions have become inoperative, been repealed, or otherwise expired.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 310, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2010. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 94950.)

94809.6.
  

(a) Notwithstanding the inoperative status or repeal of the former Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Reform Act of 1989 on or after July 1, 2007, any claim or cause of action in any manner based on the act that was commenced on or before June 30, 2007, whether or not reduced to a final judgment, shall be preserved, and any remedy that was or could have been ordered to redress a violation of the act on or before June 30, 2007, may be ordered or maintained thereafter. If a final judgment was obtained in an action commenced on or after July 1, 2007, under the authority of Chapter 635 of the Statutes of 2007, the final judgment and any legal remedy that was or could be maintained on or after July 1, 2007, under that statute, shall be preserved and maintained thereafter.

(b) The rights, obligations, claims, causes of action, and remedies described in subdivision (a) shall be determined by the provisions of the former Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Reform Act of 1989 in effect on or before June 30, 2007, notwithstanding the inoperative status or repeal of the former Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Reform Act of 1989 on or after July 1, 2007.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 310, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2010. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 94950.)

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