Legislative Positions

Date Sort descending Bill Author ASCCC Position Summary Position Letter
Community College Budget Proposal We encourage the Legislature to leverage the increased revenue and likelihood of additional federal stimulus to implement the following: Deferrals, Expand the COLA and reject contingencies, Shift enrollment growth funding to COLA, Add an additional year of the hold harmless provision in the funding formula, and Increase support for full-time and part-time faculty to serve students. CoFO Letter 2/1/2021
AB 928 Berman Oppose On April 17, 2021, during the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) 2021 Spring Plenary Session, Resolution S21 6.07 Oppose AB 928 (Berman, 2021) as of April 9, 2021 was passed by the ASCCC delegates. Therefore, the ASCCC expresses its position of opposition for AB 928 (Berman) as of April 9, 2021. AB 928 Letter of Oppose
AB 1111 Berman Oppose On April 17, 2021, during the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) 2021 Spring Plenary Session, Resolution S21 6.08 Oppose AB 1111 (Berman, 2021) as of April 9, 2021 was passed by the ASCCC delegates. Therefore, the ASCCC expresses its position of opposition for AB 1111 (Berman) as of April 9, 2021. AB 1111 Letter of Oppose
AB 927 Medina Support On April 17, 2021, during the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) 2021 Spring Plenary Session, Resolution S21 6.06 Support AB 927 (Medina, 2021) as of April 9, 2021 was passed by the ASCCC delegates. Therefore, the ASCCC expresses its position of support for AB 927 (Medina) as of April 9, 2021. AB 927 Letter of Support
AB 928 Berman Propose Amendments We suggest you reconfigure the committee to reflect the critical importance of the public systems of higher education in the transfer process balanced with the vital role of public input. Therefore, we recommend the committee be reconstituted to include a total of 14 representatives. AB 928 Proposed Amendments
AB 928 Berman Oppose unless Amended The undersigned organizations are respectively opposed to AB 928 (Berman) unless it is amended with the amendments below. While we agree with the author and the sponsors of the measure that the transfer process between community colleges and our four-year partners needs to be improved, we do not think AB 928 (Berman) as written will have a positive impact for our students. AB 928 (Berman) will create a committee designated with providing recommendations towards changing the transfer process, a single general education transfer pathway for students intending to transfer to either the University of California (UC) or the California State University (CSU), and automatically place students in an associate degree for transfer (ADT) program for the CSU regardless of their academic goals or intentions. AB 928 Letter of Oppose unless Amended , ICAS Letter to Governor Newsom
AB 89 Jones-Sawyer Oppose unless Amended The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) is writing to express its reluctant opposition to AB 89 (Jones-Sawyer, as of September 3, 2021). AB 89 would require the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) to establish a certification program for specified peace officers, including officers of the Department of the California Highway Patrol, and would require the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to develop a modern policing degree program, with the commission and other stakeholders to serve as advisors, as specified, and to submit a report on recommendations to the legislature outlining a plan to implement the program on or before June 1, 2023. AB 89 Letter of Oppose
AB 928 Berman Request Veto On behalf of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC), we respectfully request that you veto Assembly Bill 928 by Assembly member Marc Berman as we do not think its proposed modifications to the transfer process will have a positive impact on for the students in the California community colleges. AB 928 Letter of Request Veto
AB 1606 Irwin Support AB 1606 would extend the opportunities already available to veterans and their children to broader group of veterans’ family members. As such, it would offer these benefits to a large group of deserving individuals, showing appreciation for the service of their family members and reducing the cost of college for this important group of potential students. AB 1606 Letter of Support
SR 45 Min Support SR 45 rightly recognizes that “Freedom of thought and expression are necessary for every higher education institution” and that “Local academic freedom policies required by Title 5 vary greatly, and the state therefore lacks the uniformity necessary to uphold the principles of academic freedom across all of California’s community colleges.” The resolution is thus both timely and important, and the ASCCC appreciates and endorses its accurate explanation of the significance of and issues surrounding academic freedom as well as its strong statement of support for the concept. SR 45 Letter of Support