Legislative Positions

Date Sort ascending Bill Author ASCCC Position Summary Position Letter
AB1658 (Carrillo) Teacher credentialing: adult education: workgroup (as of 09/09/19) Carrillo Oppose The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) is writing to express its reluctant opposition to AB1658 (Carrillo, as of 09/09/19). AB 1658 would require the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to convene a workgroup to study issues relating to adult education teacher credentialing and to submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the legislature. AB 1658 Oppose Letter (9/9/19)
Request Clarification and Direction The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) sends this message to request clarification and direction from the legislature regarding the legislative intent for the fully-online community college created in the 2018 budget act. Two specific and conflicting issues, accreditation requirements and duplication of programs, have led to confusion and thus have inhibited the ability of the ASCCC to assist with the development and advancement of the online college. The Fully-Online Community College Letter
SB462 (Stern) Community colleges: Forestland Restoration Workforce Program (as of 13 June 2019) Stern Removal of Opposition The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) is writing to express its removal of opposition to SB462 (Stern, as of 06/13/19). SB462 would require the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges, working in collaboration with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, to establish a model curriculum for a forestland restoration workforce program with specific curricular requirements that could be offered at campuses of the California Community Colleges. SB 462 Removal of Opposition
AB 130 (Low, as of 3 June 2019) Postsecondary Education: Office of Higher Education Performance and Accountability Low Support The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is writing to express our support for AB 130 (Low, as of 3 June 2019), which would “establish the Office of Higher Education Performance and Accountability as the statewide postsecondary education coordination and planning entity,” as well as our gratitude for the amendments added to the bill in June. Support AB 139 (June 3, 2019)
SB462 (Stern) Community colleges: Forestland Restoration Workforce Program (as of 05/25/19) Stern Oppose The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) is writing to express its reluctant opposition to SB462 (Stern, as of 05/25/19). SB462 would require the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges, working in collaboration with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, to establish a model curriculum for a forestland restoration workforce program with specific curricular requirements that could be offered at campuses of the California Community Colleges. SB462 Oppose Letter
2019-20 Budget Conference Committee:California Community College Budget 6870-101-0001 Offer Recommendations We write to reiterate our appreciation for your demonstrated support of community colleges, and to respectfully offer recommendations as they relate to the final 2019-20 State Budget negotiations and their direct impact on our state’s 72 public community college districts and the 2.2 million Californians we serve. Budget Conference Committee 2019-20 Budget Letter
Assembly Proposal for Increased Funding for Diverse Full-Time Faculty Support We would like to express our support for the Assembly’s budget proposal of $40 million in ongoing funding for full-time faculty while requiring colleges use Equal Employment Opportunity best practices when hiring. Full-Time Faculty Diversity Support Letter
SB 3 Allen Support The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is writing to express our support for SB 3 (Allen, as of 1 May 2019), which would “establish the Office of Higher Education Performance and Accountability as the statewide postsecondary education coordination and planning entity,” as well as our gratitude for the amendments added to the bill in March and April. Letter of Support for SB 3
SB 291 Leyva Support if Amended The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges wishes to express its support for SB 291 (Leyva, as of 1 March 2019), which would “establish the California Community College Student Financial Aid Program, to provide need-based grant awards to eligible community college students who attend an eligible California community college, as specified,” if the bill is amended to ensure that the Student Aid Commission provides the oversight of financial aid. This position represents the collective judgment of the 60,000 faculty in the California Community Colleges system as expressed at our organization’s 2019 Spring Plenary Session through Resolution 6.03 SP19 (https://www.asccc.org/resolutions/provisionally-supportsb-291-leyva-march-1-2019). SB 291 - Support if Amended
Support The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges wishes to express its support for the expansion of funding in order to support a greater number of student parents and to provide academic preparation for teachers and related child development professions. Letter of Support for Student Parents' Success