Legislative Bills Report

View the full list of bills here. (Updated as of 9/7/2018)

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.

SCA 8 (Moorlach)
Title: Public Employee Retirement Benefits
Status: Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee - Bill Did Not Meet Deadline - No Longer Being Reported
Position: Oppose


This measure would permit a government employer to reduce retirement benefits that are based on work not yet performed by an employee regardless of the date that the employee was first hired, notwithstanding other provisions of the California Constitution or any other law. The measure would prohibit it from being interpreted to permit the reduction of retirement benefits that a public employee has earned based on work that has been performed, as specified.

SB 577 (Dodd)


Amended: 8/23/2018
Title: Public Post-secondary Education: California Community College Teacher Credentialing Partnership Pilot Program
Status: To Enrollment
Position: Support


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.

The bill would require these degree programs to be accredited by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing’s Committee on Accreditation on the basis of standards of program quality and effectiveness. The bill would authorize priority for the receipt of grants to be given to a collaborative that is located in areas of the state with low rates of K–12 credentialed public school teachers, demonstrates that its degree program or programs meet the documented labor market demand of its target region, and identifies the resources necessary to offer its degree program or programs. The bill would provide that grants shall be awarded only to the extent that funding for the statewide pilot program is provided in the annual Budget Act. The bill would require a report on the implementation of the statewide pilot program to be submitted to the Legislature and the Department of Finance on or before April 1, 2023.

SSC Comment:

ACCCA supported a previous version of this bill and should consider whether to continue support in this current version.

Letter of Support

SB 1406 (Hill)


Amended: 8/06/2018
Title: Public Post-secondary Education: Community College Districts: Baccalaureate Degree Pilot Program
Status: To Enrollment
Position: Support


Existing law requires a student participating in a baccalaureate degree pilot program to complete his or her degree by the end of the 2022-23 academic year. Existing law makes the authorization to establish pilot baccalaureate degree programs inoperative on July 1, 2023, and repeals the authorization on January 1, 2024.

As amended on August 6, 2018, this bill would require that a student participating in a baccalaureate degree pilot program commence his or her degree program by the beginning of the 2022-23 academic year. The bill would extend the inoperative and repeal dates for the authorization to establish pilot baccalaureate degree programs by three years and would also require the Legislative Analyst’s Office to report the results of the final evaluation of the pilot program on or before July 1, 2021.

Letter of Support

SB 1480 (Hill)
Amended: 8/24/2018
Title: Professions and Vocations
Status: To Enrollment
Position: Watch


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.

SSC Comment:

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.

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