Legislative and Advocacy Committee

Status/former name
Legislative and Governmental Relations Committee

The Legislative and Advocacy Committee (LAC) is responsible for providing the ASCCC President with background information on all legislation related to academic and professional matters. Using equity-minded, inclusive research and analysis through a student-centered lens, the LAC will provide the ASCCC President and the Executive Committee with recommendations on such legislation. The LAC identifies existing ASCCC positions and relates them to proposed legislation. The LAC is also responsible for providing legislative alerts to the local academic senates, identifying liaison persons to contact legislators, and providing support to local academic senates regarding California's legislative process as it has bearing on academic and professional matters. It is the goal of the LAC to provide the ASCCC President and the Executive Committee with the resources to ensure that the ASCCC is recognized as the voice of authority with the California Legislature, Legislative Analyst’s Office, Department of Finance, and Governor's Office in the areas of academic and professional matters.

The LAC in consultation with the ASCCC President plans and participates in advocacy training and in the annual ASCCC Legislative and Advocacy Day.

Updated April 2021  

Legislative Updates

Please visit our Legislative Updates page for information regarding legislation and legislative activities as well as advocacy efforts.

Current Members
Member Term
Cheryl Aschenbach 2022-23 Chair
Juan Arzola 2022-23
Angela Echeverri 2022-23
Jeffrey Hernandez 2022-23
Ric Epps 2022-23
Lee Gordon 2022-23
Luis Zanartu 2022-23
Lori Slicton 2022-23
Academic Year Meetings

Meeting dates will be posted soon.

Resources

Academic Year: 2021-22

Reports to the ASCCC Executive Committee can be found under Agenda Item IV.A.

Academic Year: 2020-21

Reports to the ASCCC Executive Committee can be found under Agenda Item IV.A.

Academic Year: 2018-19

ASCCC Legislative Report - August 2018

ASCCC Legislative Report - Sept 7 2018

ASCCC Legislative Report - Sept 28 2018

Current Agendas/minutes

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Resolutions

Title Session Year Sort ascending Category
Request Funding for Mental Health Resources, Services, and Professional Learning Spring 2022 Budget and Finance
Support AB 1746 (Medina, 2022) Student Financial Aid: Cal Grant Reform Act (As of March 5, 2022) Spring 2022 State and Legislative Issues
Support of SR 45 (Min, 2021) on Academic Freedom as of March 17, 2022 Spring 2022 State and Legislative Issues
Upholding the California Community College Mission – Oppose AB 1705 (Irwin, 2022) as of April 9, 2022 Unless Amended Spring 2022 State and Legislative Issues
Regarding Chancellor’s Office Student Enrollment Data in AB 1705 (Irwin, 2022) Spring 2022 State and Legislative Issues
Advocate for State and Local Rising Scholars Funding to Support Faculty Professional Learning Spring 2022 General Concerns
Oppose AB 1111 (Berman, 2021) as of April 9, 2021 Spring 2021 State and Legislative Issues
Support for Mental Health Awareness and Trauma Informed Teaching and Learning Fall 2021 Diversity and Equity
Support AB 417 (McCarty, 2021) as of March 8, 2021 Spring 2021 State and Legislative Issues
Support AB 421 (Ward, 2021) as of March 8, 2021 Spring 2021 State and Legislative Issues
Support AB 927 (Medina, 2021) as of April 9, 2021 Spring 2021 State and Legislative Issues
Oppose AB 928 (Berman, 2021) as of April 9, 2021 Spring 2021 State and Legislative Issues
Oppose AB 130 (Low, as of April 10, 2019) Unless Amended Spring 2019 State and Legislative Issues
Provisionally Support SB 3 (Allen, as of February 25, 2019) Spring 2019 State and Legislative Issues
Provisionally SupportSB 291 (Leyva, as of March 1, 2019) Spring 2019 State and Legislative Issues
Support AB 302 (Berman, as of March25,2019) and Identify Housing Assistance Representatives Spring 2019 State and Legislative Issues
Support for Student Parents’ Success through Campus Early Learning/Child Development Lab Schools Spring 2019 Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Explore Allowing Refunds Beyond Regulatory Deadline Spring 2019 Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Oppose Proposed Consolidation of Categorical Program Funding Spring 2018 State and Legislative Issues
Opposition to the Proposed California Online Community College District Spring 2018 State and Legislative Issues
Support AB 2767 (Medina, as amended April 4, 2018) California Community Colleges Funding Formula Study Spring 2018 State and Legislative Issues
Support SB 1009 (Wilk, as amended April 3, 2018) Community Colleges: Tutoring Spring 2018 State and Legislative Issues
Oppose AB 2248 (McCarty, as of March 23, 2018) Spring 2018 State and Legislative Issues
Support AB 2621 (Medina, as of April 10, 2018) Online California Community College Spring 2018 State and Legislative Issues
Funding for Apprenticeship Courses Spring 2018 Budget and Finance

Rostrums

Publications

Past members

Past Members
Term: 2021-22
Member Term Sort ascending
Jeffrey Hernandez 2021-22
Ric Epps 2021-22
June Yang 2021-22
Kathleen Bruce 2021-22
Maria Figueroa 2021-22
Sarah Thompson 2021-22
Virginia "Ginni" May 2021-22 Chair
Christopher Howerton 2021-22
Term: 2020-21
Member Term Sort ascending
Virginia "Ginni" May 2020-21 Chair
Stephanie Curry 2020-21
Geoffrey Dyer 2020-21
Adrienne C. Brown 2020-21
Christopher Howerton 2020-21
Eric Wada 2020-21
Alexis Litzky 2020-21

Past Agenda/minutes

Resources