Legislative Positions

Date Bill Author ASCCC Position Summary Position Letter
AB 1705 Irwin Oppose On behalf of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC), we respectfully oppose AB 1705 (Irwin), which would require that students, with few exceptions, are placed and enrolled in transfer-level English and mathematics, even when those courses are not required for the student’s educational programs. AB1705 Letter of Oppose
AB 1187 Irwin Support On behalf of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC), we continue to support AB 1187 (Irwin). This bill would provide that supervised tutoring for all credit and noncredit courses, as authorized pursuant to regulations adopted by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors by July 31, 2023, is eligible for state apportionment funding. AB 1187 Letter of Support
SB 1141 Limón Support The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is pleased to SUPPORT Senate Bill 1141, which would expand college attainment opportunities for more undocumented students. AB 1141 Letter of Support
SB 964 Wiener Oppose Unless Amended The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) is writing this letter to express our opposition to SB 964 (Wiener) unless amended. This bill would require the California Community Colleges and the California State University, and request the University of California, to develop two accelerated programs of study related to degrees in social work. The bill would require one program to offer a concurrent bachelor’s and master’s of social work program that would allow students to combine their last one or two years of undergraduate study in social work with their graduate study in social work in order to complete both programs at an accelerated rate. SB 964 Letter of Oppose Unless Amended
AB 2255 Fong Support On May 6, 2022, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) voted to support AB 2255 (Fong, 2022), the Affordable Broadband Service Program for California Dreamers. This bill would require the Affordable Broadband Service Program for California Dreamers to be developed and administered by the Student Aid Commission, in consultation with the Public Utilities Commission, to provide affordable broadband service to eligible students. AB 2255 Letter of Support
AB 1746 Medina Support The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges passed Resolution S22 6.01 at 2022 Spring Plenary Session, and would like to express its position of support for AB 1746 (Medina, 2022) Student Financial Aid: Cal Grant Reform Act (As of April 9, 2022). AB 1746 Letter of Support
AB 1987 and AB 2122 Salas and Choi Support The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges passed Resolution S22 5.01 at 2022 Spring Plenary Session, and would like to express its position of support for AB 1987 (Salas, 2022, as of March 5, 2022) Postsecondary education: student mental health spending: report and AB 2122 (Choi, 2022, as of March 5, 2022) Public postsecondary education: mental health hotlines: student identification cards. AB 1987 and AB 2122 Letter of Support
AB 1705 Irwin Oppose On April 9, 2022, ASCCC voted to oppose AB 1705 (Irwin, 2022) as of February 9, 2022 unless amended. This bill would require that students, with few exceptions, are placed and enrolled in transfer-level English and mathematics, even when those courses are not required for the student’s educational programs. AB1705 Letter of Oppose
SB 1141 Limón Support The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) is sending this letter to express our support for SB 1141 (Limón) as of March 29, 2022. This bill, which is sponsored by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, would further remove time-consuming and cost-prohibitive barriers in accessing the nonresident tuition exemption included in AB 540 (Firebaugh et al, 2001). The bill would change the threshold to qualify for in-state tuition from three to two years of full-time attendance and remove the two-year cap on full-time enrollment in credit courses that can be counted towards achieving AB 540 status. SB 1141 Letter of Support
Community College Budget Proposal We have come together to share the priorities of the faculty and make recommendations to the Governor’s 2022 - 23 budget proposal in these areas: Part-Time Faculty Support, Funding Formula, Cost-of Living Adjustment, Transfer, and Enrollment and Student Services. CoFO Letter 2/23/2022