Bill Text: CA AB24 | 2009-2010 | Regular Session | Amended

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Bill Title: California State University: feasibility study: Chula

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Vetoed) 2010-01-14 - Consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file. [AB24 Detail]

Download: California-2009-AB24-Amended.html
BILL NUMBER: AB 24	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  JULY 23, 2009
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JULY 1, 2009
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JUNE 1, 2009
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  FEBRUARY 26, 2009

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Block
   (Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Salas)
   (Coauthors: Assembly Members Ma and Saldana)

                        DECEMBER 1, 2008

   An act to amend Section 89320 of, and to add Section 89013 to, the
Education Code, relating to the California State University.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 24, as amended, Block. California State University: feasibility
study:  Chula Vista.   Chula Vista: student
religious creed. 
   (1) Existing law establishes the various segments of the public
higher education system in the state. These segments include the
University of California, which is administered by the Regents of the
University of California, the California State University, which is
administered by the Trustees of the California State University, and
the California Community Colleges, which is administered by the Board
of Governors of the California Community Colleges.
   This bill would require the Chancellor of the California State
University,  within 18 months of the effective date of this
bill   by July 1, 2011  , to complete and submit to
the trustees a study about the feasibility of a California State
University satellite program, and ultimately, an independent
California State University campus, at Chula Vista.  If the
trustees decide that a new campus or off-campus center is needed at
Chula Vista, the trustees would be required to submit a formal needs
study to the California Postsecondary Education Commission. 
   (2) Existing law requires the Trustees of the California State
University to require each state university to permit a student to
take a test at a time when it would not violate the student's
religious creed. Existing law provides that this requirement does not
apply if providing an alternative time to take the test would create
an undue hardship.
   This bill would  remove this   redefine the
 undue hardship exception  to specify the circumstances that
constitute an undue hardship is  .
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


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

  SECTION 1.  Section 89013 is added to the Education Code, to read:
   89013.  (a) The Chancellor of the California State University
shall conduct a study about the feasibility of a California State
University satellite program, and ultimately, an independent
California State University campus, at Chula Vista. The study shall
include all of the following:
   (1) Ten-year enrollment projections and physical capacity
analysis.
   (2) Regional workforce needs.
   (3) Prospective economic impact and job creation in the region.
   (4) Infrastructure availability.
   (5) The potential alleviation of overcrowding and traffic at the
San Diego State University campus.
   (6) Considerations of plausible alternatives.
   (7) Academic planning and program justification.
   (8) A description of proposed student services and student
outreach programs.
   (9) Support and capital outlay budget projections.
   (10) Geographic and physical accessibility.
   (11) Environmental and social impacts.
   (12) Effects on other educational institutions.
   (b) The chancellor shall complete and submit the study to the
trustees  within 18 months from the effective date of this
section.   by July 1, 2011.  
   (c) If the trustees determine there is a need for a new campus or
off-campus center at Chulu Vista, the trustees shall submit a formal
needs study to the California Postsecondary Education Commission
pursuant to Section 66904. 
  SEC. 2.  Section 89320 of the Education Code is amended to read:
   89320.   (a)    The Trustees of the California
State University shall require each state university, in
administering any test or examination, to permit any student who is
eligible to undergo the test or examination to do so, without
penalty, at a time when that activity would not violate the student's
religious creed. 
   (b) Subdivision (a) does not apply if the trustees or their
designee determine that administering the test or examination at an
alternate time would impose an undue hardship. Either of the
following circumstances constitute an undue hardship:  
   (1) Expense in administering the test at a different time that
creates a substantial financial burden for the institution. 

   (2) Substantial disruption to the educational mission of the
institution caused by administering the test at a different time.

               
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