California's community colleges are encouraged to take action on the following bills (to be updated) during the 2023-24 California legislative cycle. For questions about any of the bills or suggested actions, contact Andrew Martinez, Director of Government Relations, at email@example.com.
AB 358 (Addis)
AB 358 – SUPPORT
AB 358 by Assemblymember Dawn Addis would exempt California Community College district student housing architectural plans from requiring approval from the Department of General Services’ (DGS) Division of the State Architect (DSA). Districts can choose to receive DSA oversight on housing plans upon request.
Letters are due to the Advocacy Portal no later than noon on Friday, June 2nd. Letters are to be directed to the Senate Education Committee (check the box for Senate Education) and can be submitted here: https://calegislation.lc.ca.gov/Advocates/
Letters from organizations must be on letterhead and include a signature in order to be listed in the committee analysis. Click here for the template letter.
AB 1400 (Bryan)
AB 1400 – SUPPORT
AB 1400 by Assemblymember Bryan would provide up to $5,000 financial aid scholarships to community college students who are transferring to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Students must have completed an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) pathway, and HBCUs must have an ADT memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. For funding purposes, this bill would redirect current funds received through the College Access Tax Credit Fund.
A template letter will be posted upon the bill’s referral to a Senate committee.