AB 2416

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jun 10, 2020
  • Passed Senate Aug 24, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Sep 29, 2020

Postsecondary education: student financial aid: satisfactory academic progress.

Abstract

(1) Existing law establishes the University of California, the California State University, the California Community Colleges, independent institutions of higher education, as defined, and private postsecondary educational institutions, as defined, as the segments of postsecondary education in this state. Existing law establishes the Student Aid Commission as the primary state agency for the administration of state-authorized student financial aid programs available to students attending all segments of postsecondary education. These student financial aid programs include the Cal Grant Program, the Chafee Educational and Training Vouchers Program, the Willie L. Brown, Jr. Community Service Scholarship Program, the California State Work-Study Program, the Middle Class Scholarship Program, and the California DREAM Loan Program, all of which require, for a student to qualify for aid, that the student make satisfactory academic progress as determined by the institution attended by the student. This bill would require that determinations of "satisfactory academic progress" by the institutions participating in these student aid programs consider homelessness, as specified, within the meaning of the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act as an extenuating circumstance for students who are otherwise unable to meet the requirements deemed to constitute "satisfactory academic progress" at the institutions, and that extenuating circumstance may be considered by the institutions to alter or excuse compliance with those progress requirements. (2) The California Community Colleges comprise 115 campuses throughout the state. The campuses of the California Community Colleges administer, among other programs, the Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012 and the Community Colleges Student Success Completion Grant program, both of which require, for a student to qualify for participation, that the student make satisfactory academic progress, as specified. This bill, with respect to the Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012, would require that the determination of satisfactory academic progress by the community college consider homelessness, as specified, within the meaning of the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act as an extenuating circumstance for students who are otherwise unable to meet the requirements deemed to constitute "satisfactory academic progress" at that community college, an extenuating circumstance that may be considered by the institution to alter or excuse compliance with those progress requirements. The bill, with respect to the Community Colleges Student Success Completion Grant Program, would require, to the extent consistent with applicable federal standards, that the criteria applied by the community college for determining satisfactory academic progress provide that homelessness, as specified, within the meaning of the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is an extenuating circumstance for students who are otherwise unable to meet the requirements deemed to constitute "satisfactory academic progress" at that community college. The bill would authorize the community college, if allowed by federal standards, to consider that extenuating circumstance to alter or excuse compliance with those progress requirements. To the extent that the bill would impose new duties on community college districts, it would constitute a state-mandated local program. (3) 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 (1)

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Sep 29, 2020

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 285, Statutes of 2020.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Aug 27, 2020

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.

Aug 24, 2020

Assembly

In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 4293.).

Aug 14, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 13, 2020

Senate

From committee: Be ordered to second reading pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.

Jul 29, 2020

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (July 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Jul 01, 2020

Senate

Referred to Com. on ED.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on ED.

Jun 11, 2020

Senate

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

Jun 10, 2020

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 78. Noes 0. Page 4766.)

Jun 04, 2020

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 03, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (June 3).

Jun 02, 2020

Assembly

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

  • Referral-Committee
APPR. suspense file. APPR

May 19, 2020

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 18, 2020

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

May 14, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 12. Noes 0.) (May 13).

Apr 06, 2020

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Feb 24, 2020

Assembly

Referred to Com. on HIGHER ED.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HIGHER ED.

Feb 19, 2020

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 20.

Feb 18, 2020

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

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02/18/20 - Introduced PDF
05/18/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/25/20 - Enrolled PDF
09/29/20 - Chaptered PDF

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