Legislative Bills Report
View the full list of bills here. (Updated as of 10/9/2020)
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.
Title: AB 2884 California State Lottery: Revenue Allocation
Status: Chapter 294, Statutes of 2020
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations relating to the allocation of Lottery funds to community colleges. The bill would express the intent of the Legislature to ensure that restricted Lottery funding allocated to community colleges is spent in full for the benefit of students. This bill expands the acceptable uses of restricted Lottery proceeds provided to California Community Colleges to include students’ basic needs. Specifically, the bill expands the definition of “instructional materials” to include housing and food assistance for students. The bill was recently amended to an urgency clause, which means if it was signed into law by the Governor, it would go into effect immediately: however, it also means that the bill needs to clear a supermajority (twothirds) threshold in both houses. Considering the bill has been moving through the process with bipartisan support, the supermajority threshold should not be difficult to clear.
Title: AB 2101 Public Employees’ Retirement
Author: (Committee on Public Employment and Retirement)
Status: Chapter 275, Statutes of 2020
This is the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) clean-up bill that specifies paid administrative leave be included in the “leave of absences” that earn creditable compensation in CalSTRS.
Title: AB 2019 Pupil Instruction: College and Career Access Pathways Partnerships: County Offices Of Education
Status: Senate Education Committee—Bill Did Not Meet Deadline
Existing law, until January 1, 2027, authorizes the governing board of a community college district to enter into a College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) partnership with the governing board of a school district or the governing body of a charter school with the goal of developing seamless pathways from high school to community college for career technical education or preparation for transfer, improving high school graduation rates, or helping high school pupils achieve college and career readiness.
This bill would also authorize county offices of education to enter into CCAP partnerships. The bill also specifies that for this bill “high school” includes a community school, continuation high school, or juvenile court school.