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AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY AUGUST 30, 2011
AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY AUGUST 15, 2011
AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY JUNE 28, 2011
AMENDED IN SENATE MARCH 23, 2011

INTRODUCED BY Senator Padilla

FEBRUARY 14, 2011

An act to amend Section 66746 of the Education Code, relating to
public postsecondary education.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 292, as amended, Padilla. Public postsecondary education:
community colleges: transfers.
Existing law encourages community colleges to facilitate the
acceptance of credits earned at other community colleges toward the
associate degree for transfer.
This bill would instead require encourage
community colleges to accept increase
the acceptance of
credits earned at other community colleges
toward the associate degree for transfer, thereby imposing a
state-mandated local program.
transfer.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local
agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the
state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that
reimbursement.

This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates
determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state,
reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these
statutory provisions.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes
no . State-mandated local program: yes
no .


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. Section 66746 of the Education Code is amended to read:

66746. (a) Commencing with the fall term of the 2011-12 academic
year, a student who earns an associate degree for transfer granted
pursuant to subdivision (b) shall be deemed eligible for transfer
into a California State University baccalaureate program if the
student meets both of the following requirements:
(1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are
eligible for transfer to the California State University, including
both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
(IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth
Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major
or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.

(2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
(b) (1) As a condition of receipt of state apportionment funds, a
community college district shall develop and grant associate degrees
for transfer that meet the requirements of subdivision (a). A
community college district shall not impose any requirements in
addition to the requirements of this section, including any local
college or district requirements, for a student to be eligible for
the associate degree for transfer and subsequent admission to the
California State University pursuant to Section 66747.
(2) The condition of receipt of state apportionment funding
contained in paragraph (1) shall become inoperative if, by December
31, 2010, each of the state's 72 community college districts has
submitted to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, for
transmission to the Director of Finance, signed certification
waiving, as a local agency request within the meaning of paragraph
(1) of subdivision (a) of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the
California Constitution, any claim of reimbursement related to the
implementation of this article.
(c) A community college district is encouraged to consider the
local articulation agreements and other work between the respective
faculties from the affected community college and California State
University campuses in implementing the requirements of this section.

(d) Community colleges shall accept are
encouraged to increase the acceptance of
credits earned at
other community colleges toward the associate degree for transfer
pursuant to this section.
(e) This section shall not preclude students who are assessed
below collegiate level from acquiring remedial noncollegiate level
coursework in preparation for obtaining the associate degree.
Remedial noncollegiate level coursework shall not be counted as part
of the transferable units required pursuant to paragraph (1) of
subdivision (a).
SEC. 2.
If the Commission on State Mandates
determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state,
reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs
shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of
Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.