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AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY JUNE 28, 2011
AMENDED IN SENATE MARCH 23, 2011

INTRODUCED BY Senator Padilla

FEBRUARY 14, 2011

An act to amend Section Sections 66746 and
66747 of the Education Code, relating to public postsecondary
education.



LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 292, as amended, Padilla. Public postsecondary education:
community colleges: transfers.
The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (act)
requires the California State University to guarantee admission with
junior status to a community college student who meets the
requirements for the associate degree for transfer. A student
admitted to the California State University pursuant to the act is
entitled to receive priority over all other community college
transfer students, excluding community college students who have
entered into a transfer agreement between a community college and the
California State University prior to the fall term of the 2012-13
academic year.
Existing law states the intent of the Legislature that specified
categories be followed, insofar as practicable, in numeric order for
the purposes of enrollment planning and admission priority practice
at the undergraduate resident student level for the California State
University and the University of California.
This bill would require that students admitted to the California
State University pursuant to the act receive priority for purposes of
enrollment planning and admissions , if the students have
met the requirements of an approved transfer agreement consistent
with this priority.
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 community colleges to accept
credits earned at other community colleges toward the associate
degree for transfer, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program.

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.
State-mandated local program: no yes .


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
when
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 are encouraged to facilitate the
acceptance of
shall accept 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).
SECTION 1. SEC. 2. Section 66747 of
the Education Code is amended to read:
66747. Notwithstanding Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 66201),
the California State University shall guarantee admission with
junior status to a community college student who meets all of the
requirements of Section 66746. Admission to the California State
University, as provided under this article, does not guarantee
admission for specific majors or campuses. Notwithstanding Chapter 4
(commencing with Section 66201), the California State University
shall grant a student priority admission to his or her local
California State University campus and to a program or major that is
similar to his or her community college major or area of emphasis, as
determined by the California State University campus to which the
student is admitted. A student admitted under this article shall
receive priority in enrollment for purposes
of enrollment planning and admissions
in accordance with
Section 66202 over all other community college transfer students,
excluding community college students who have entered into a transfer
agreement between a community college and the California State
University prior to the fall term of the 2012-13 academic year. A
student admitted pursuant to this article shall have met the
requirements of an approved transfer agreement consistent with
subdivision (a) of
Section 66202.
SEC. 3. 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.