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April 9, 2021

Legislature Returns from Spring Recess

The Legislature returned from its Spring Recess this week and considered a number of significant education measures in policy committees. On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, the Assembly Higher Education Committee met to hear a 17 bills. Some of the significant measures that were approved by the committees and will be moving on in the legislative process, include:

  • AB 775 (Berman, D-Menlo Park) would require each campus of the California Community Colleges (CCC) by July 1, 2022, to establish a Basic Needs Coordinator and a Basic Needs Center for the purpose of providing basic needs services to students. Requires each campus of the CCC by February 1, 2022, to develop and make available to students a document which lists all on- and off-campus resources that offer basic needs assistance to students 
  • AB 940 (McCarty, D-Sacramento) would establish the College Mental Health Services Program Act, which would allocate funding from Proposition 63 (2004) to the state’s higher education segments in order to increase campus student mental health services and mental health-related education and training 
    • ACCCA has a support position on this bill 
  • AB 1040 (Muratsuchi, D-Torrance) would require, commencing with the 2022–23 academic year, each community college district to offer courses in ethnic studies at each of its campuses. 
  • AB 1432 (Low, D-Silicon Valley) would make the California Online Community College Act inoperative at the end of the 2022–23 academic year, effectively eliminating Calbright College

These bills will now go to the Appropriations Committees where their fiscal implications will be scrutinized. We will likely know the fate of these bills on May 20 or 21st, which is the deadline for fiscal bills to clear fiscal committees.

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