Legislative Bills Report

View the full list of bills here. (Updated as of 4/2/2021)

2020-21 May Revision Joint Analysis

As the legislative process progresses, we will continue to update this page with the bills that the CFLA has taken a stand on to support, watch or oppose.

Prop 63 Letter to the Governor- Funding for Mental Health

K-14 Education Teeter Letter

Excess ERAF Budget Letter

AB 2101 Retirement Coalition Support Letter 


AB 1187 (Irwin)
Title: Community Colleges: Tutoring
Status: Assembly Higher Education Committee
Position: Support

Summary: This bill would provide that supervised tutoring for basic skills, and for degree-applicable and transfer-level courses, as authorized pursuant to regulations adopted by the Board of Governors on or before July 31, 2022, is eligible for state apportionment funding.

SSC Comment: ACCCA supported an identical bill from Assemblymember Irwin that was held in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

AB 1187 Letter of Support


AB 102 (Holden)
Title: College and Career Access Pathways Partnerships
Status: Assembly Higher Education Committee
Position: Support

Summary: This bill would eliminate the 2027 sunset date for CCAP partnerships, effectively allowing dual enrollment programs to continue indefinitely. The bill would also allow county offices of education to participate in CCAP partnerships, which would provide students in juvenile court schools access to dual enrollment programs.

AB 102 Letter of Support

AB 103 (Holden)
Title: Pupil Instruction: College and Career Access Pathways Partnerships: County Offices of Education
Status: Assembly Higher Education Committee
Position: Support

Summary: This bill would allow county offices of education to participate in College and Career Access Pathways partnerships, which would provide students in juvenile court schools access to dual enrollment programs.

AB 103 Letter of Support

CFLA took a support position on these two bills, consistent with ACCCA’s historical support of CCAP partnerships.


AB 927 (Medina)
Title: Public Postsecondary Education: Community Colleges: Statewide Baccalaureate Degree Pilot Program
Status: Assembly Higher Education Committee
Position: Support

Summary:This bill would repeal the July 1, 2026, sunset date for the Baccalaureate Degree Program, effectively making the program permanent. The bill would also repeal the provision that limits the program to 15 community college districts, repeal the provision that limits districts from offering more than one baccalaureate degree program within their district, and includes additional requirements for the documentation regarding unmet workforce needs.

ACCCA has supported the Baccalaureate Degree Program since its inception and has supported subsequent legislation to extend the program’s sunset date.

AB 927 Letter of Support


AB 940 (McCarty)
Title: College Mental Health Services Program
Status: Assembly Higher Education Committee
Position: Support

Summary: This bill would amend Proposition 63 by appropriating an unspecified amount annually from the administrative account of the Mental Health Services Fund to the California Community Colleges, California State University, and University of California systems to implement the College Mental Health Services Program. The bill would require those funds to be used for the purpose of increasing campus student mental health services and mental health-related education and training. The bill would also require campuses that participate in the program to report annually on the use of those grant funds and to post that information on their internet websites.

AB 940 Letter of Support


AB 275 (Medina)
Title: Classified Community College Employees
Status: Assembly Higher Education Committee
Position: Oppose

Summary: This bill would shorten the maximum length of a prescribed period of probation for a classified employee to six months or 130 days of paid service, whichever is longer. This change would not apply to a conflicting collective bargaining agreement entered into before January 1, 2022, until the expiration or renewal of that collective bargaining agreement.

SSC Comment: Assemblymember Medina introduced this same bill last year, but it never received a hearing—likely due to the Legislature significantly reducing their workload due to COVID-19.

ACCCA has long taken the position that these types of issues are best handled at the local level and that local bargaining agreements should decide these issues and they should not be mandated by the state.

AB 275 Letter of Opposition


AB 375 (Medina)
Title: Community Colleges: Part-Time Employees
Status: Assembly Higher Education Committee
Position: Oppose Unless Amended

Summary: This bill would require community colleges, as a condition of receiving funding allocated for the Student Equity and Achievement Program, to negotiate in good faith with the exclusive representatives for parttime, temporary faculty on the terms of the reemployment preference for part-time, temporary faculty assignments and the regular evaluation process for part-time, temporary faculty. The bill would require that negotiation on reemployment preference for part-time, temporary faculty assignments be based on the minimum standards not exceeding 80% to 85%, and would prohibit a community college district from restricting the terms of the negotiated agreement to less than that range, unless explicitly agreed upon by an individual part-time, temporary faculty member and the district. This bill would require the community college to commence the negotiation of these terms no later than the expiration of any negotiated agreement in effect on January 1, 2022, and for any community college that does not have a collective bargaining agreement in effect as of January 1, 2022, upon the effective date of the bill.

SCC Comment: This bill is a reintroduction of Assembly Bill 897, which was a two-year bill introduced in 2019 that passed the Assembly, but never received a hearing in the Senate. ACCCA had an “oppose unless amended” position on this bill.

CFLA chose to take an oppose unless amended position on this bill because it would infringe upon the local authority of community college districts to collectively bargain their own paid leave provisions at the district level.

AB 375 Letter of Opposition 


AB 438 (Reyes)
Title: School Employees: Classified Employees: Layoff Notice and Hearing
Status: Assembly Public Employment and Retirement Committee
Position: Oppose

Summary: This bill would extend the existing layoff protocols granted to certificated employees to classified employees. The bill would remove a district’s current ability to layoff classified employees (1) at the end of the year due to the expiration of a specifically funded program if notified by April 29; or (2) with a 60-day notice as a result in a reduction in service. In its place, a March 15 layoff notice would apply to classified employees as it does currently to certificated employees.

CFLA chose to oppose this bill because it would fundamentally change the layoff processes for classified employees and would make it more difficult for community college districts to make critical staffing decisions.


SB 205 (Leyva)
Title: School and Community College Employees: Absences Due to Illness or Accident
Status: Senate Appropriations Committee - Suspense File
Position: Oppose

Summary: This bill would require a certificated or classified school employee, and an academic or classified community college employee, who exhausts all available sick leave and continues to be absent from duties on account of illness or accident for an additional period of five months to receive the employee’s full salary during those five months.

CFLA took an oppose position because this bill could be significantly costly to community college districts and could lead to districts needing to hire long term temporary employees to fill these positions.

SB 205 Letter of Opposition 


SB 278 (Leyva)
Title: Public Employees' Retirement System: Disallowed Compensation: Benefits Adjustments 
Status: Senate Judiciary Committee
Position: Oppose

Summary: After determining that compensation for an employee member reported by the state, school employer, or a contracting agency is disallowed, the bill would require the applicable employer to discontinue the reporting
of the disallowed compensation. The bill would require that contributions made on the disallowed compensation, for active members, be credited against future contributions on behalf of the state, school employer, or contracting agency that reported the disallowed compensation and would require that the state, school employer, or contracting agency return to the member any contributions paid by the member or on the member’s behalf.
 

SSC Comment:
This is a reintroduction of a bill from 2019 that passed the Legislature, but was withdrawn from the engrossing and enrolling phase and thus never presented to the Governor.

Letter of Opposition

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