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AB 21

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2017-2018 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jun 01, 2017
  • Passed Senate Sep 12, 2017
  • Governor

Public postsecondary education: Access to Higher Education for Every Student.

Abstract

(1) Existing law establishes the California State University, under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University; the University of California, under the administration of the Regents of the University of California; the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges; and independent institutions of higher education as the 4 segments of postsecondary education in this state. Existing provisions of the Donahoe Higher Education Act set forth the missions and functions of these 4 postsecondary educational segments. No provision of the Donahoe Higher Education Act applies to the University of California except to the extent that the regents, by appropriate resolution, make that provision applicable. This bill would express findings and declarations of the Legislature relating to the possible impacts on public postsecondary educational institutions in this state of changes in federal immigration policies and enforcement. The bill would add to the Donahoe Higher Education Act provisions that would require the Trustees of the California State University, the governing boards of community college districts, and independent institutions of higher education that are qualifying institutions for purposes of the Cal Grant Program, and would request the regents, to the fullest extent consistent with state and federal law, to: refrain from disclosing personal information concerning students, faculty, and staff, except under specified circumstances; advise all students, faculty, and staff to notify the office of the chancellor or president, or his or her designee, as soon as possible, if he or she is advised that an immigration officer, as defined, is expected to enter, or has entered, the campus to execute a federal immigration order; notify, as soon as possible, the emergency contact of a student, faculty, or staff person if there is reason to suspect that the person has been taken into custody as the result of an immigration enforcement action; comply with a request from an immigration officer for access to nonpublic areas of the campus only upon presentation of a judicial warrant, except as specified; advise all students, faculty, and staff responding to or having contact with an immigration officer executing a federal immigration order, to promptly refer the entity or individual to the office of the chancellor or president, or his or her designee, for purposes of verifying the legality of any warrant, court order, or subpoena; designate a staff person to serve as a point of contact for those who may be subject to immigration actions, as specified; maintain a contact list of legal services providers who provide legal immigration representation, and provide it free of charge to any and all students who request it; adopt and implement, by March 1, 2019, the model policy developed by the Attorney General or an equivalent policy pursuant to a specified statute, limiting assistance with immigration enforcement to the fullest extent possible consistent with federal and state law, as specified; post on its Internet Web site, and provide via email quarterly or each semester to all students, faculty, and staff, and update as often as is necessary, a copy of the policy referenced above, and guidance informing them of their rights under state and federal immigration laws and how to respond to a federal immigration action or order; and ensure that certain benefits and services provided to undocumented students are continued in the event that they are subject to a federal immigration order. Because this bill would create new duties for community college districts, it would constitute a state-mandated local program. (2) 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.

Bill Sponsors (13)

Ash Kalra

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 27
Author

Cristina Garcia

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 58
Coauthor

Rob Bonta

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 18
Coauthor

Ed Chau

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 49
Coauthor

David Chiu

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 17
Author

Kansen Chu

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 25
Coauthor

Ed Hernandez

  • Democratic
Coauthor

Monique Limón

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 37
Coauthor

Al Muratsuchi

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 66
Coauthor

Patrick O'Donnell

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 70
Author

Richard Pan

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 6
Coauthor

Miguel Santiago

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 53
Coauthor

Philip Y. Ting

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 19
Coauthor

Votes


Actions


Oct 05, 2017

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 488, Statutes of 2017.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 20, 2017

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.

Sep 13, 2017

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 15 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 58. Noes 19. Page 3314.).

Assembly

Assembly Rule 77(a) suspended. (Ayes 54. Noes 25. Page 3255.)

Sep 12, 2017

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 29. Noes 8. Page 2782.).

Sep 11, 2017

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Sep 08, 2017

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Sep 05, 2017

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Sep 01, 2017

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (September 1).

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Aug 21, 2017

Senate

In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR. suspense file. APPR

Jul 18, 2017

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-1
Com. on APPR.

Jul 17, 2017

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (July 11).

Jul 05, 2017

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-1
Com. on JUD.

Jul 03, 2017

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (June 28).

Jun 14, 2017

Senate

Referred to Coms. on ED. and JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on ED. and JUD.

Jun 05, 2017

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Jun 01, 2017

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 55. Noes 23. Page 2063.)

May 30, 2017

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Assembly

Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading. (Page 1853.)

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Assembly

Assembly Rule 63 suspended. (Ayes 52. Noes 24. Page 1776.)

May 26, 2017

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (May 26).

May 10, 2017

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR. suspense file. APPR

Apr 25, 2017

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 24, 2017

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Apr 20, 2017

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 3.) (April 18).

Mar 29, 2017

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 8. Noes 4.) (March 28). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Mar 16, 2017

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on HIGHER ED.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HIGHER ED.

Mar 15, 2017

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HIGHER ED. Read second time and amended.

Mar 14, 2017

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Jan 19, 2017

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on HIGHER ED. and JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on HIGHER ED. and JUD.

Dec 06, 2016

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee January 5.

Dec 05, 2016

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB21 HTML
12/05/16 - Introduced PDF
03/15/17 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/24/17 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/30/17 - Amended Assembly PDF PDF
07/05/17 - Amended Senate PDF
07/18/17 - Amended Senate PDF
09/01/17 - Amended Senate PDF
09/08/17 - Amended Senate PDF
09/15/17 - Enrolled PDF
10/05/17 - Chaptered PDF

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