Legislative Positions

Datesort descending Bill Author ASCCC Position Summary Position Letter
February 1, 2021 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. PDF icon CoFO Letter 2/1/2021
April 17, 2021 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. PDF icon AB 927 Letter of Support
April 17, 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. PDF icon AB 928 Letter of Oppose
April 17, 2021 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. PDF icon AB 1111 Letter of Oppose
June 18, 2021 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. PDF icon AB 928 Proposed Amendments
July 8, 2021 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. PDF icon AB 928 Letter of Oppose unless Amended
PDF icon ICAS Letter to Governor Newsom
September 3, 2021 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. PDF icon AB 89 Letter of Oppose
September 22, 2021 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. PDF icon AB 928 Letter of Request Veto

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