Legislative Bills Report
As the legislative process progresses, we will continue to update this page with the bills that the CFLA has taken a stand on to support, watch or oppose.
SB 577 (Dodd)
Title: Public Post-secondary Education: California Community College Teacher Credentialing Partnership Pilot Program
Status: Chapter 603, Statutes of 2018
This bill, which previously would have authorized up to five community college districts to offer a teacher credentialing program, as amended would establish the California Community College Teacher Credentialing Partnership Pilot Program to award up to three grants, in the amount of $500,000 each, to collaboratives that would be comprised of at least one accredited teacher-credentialing, degree-granting higher education institution with a physical presence in this state and at least one community college, for the purpose of offering one or more teacher credential degree programs at participating community college or colleges.
SB 1406 (Hill)
Title: Public Post-secondary Education: Community College Districts: Baccalaureate Degree Pilot Program
Status: Chapter 612, Statutes of 2018
This bill extends the sunset date of the authorization for the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to establish baccalaureate degree pilot programs by three years.
SB 1480 (Hill)
Title: Professions and Vocations
Status: Chapter 571, Statutes of 2018
This bill would make a number of substantive changes to various boards and bureaus within the Department of Consumer Affairs. The bill raises several types of licensing fees imposed by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the Board of Podiatric Medicine, the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT), and the Naturopathic Medicine Committee.
This bill was brought up to the Consultation Council by the Chancellor’s Office staff, who were concerned about potential amendments that would significantly increase the cost of colleges seeking approval from BVNPT to offer Licensed Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians programs.