AB-1985: Postsecondary education. Williams

Session Year: 2015-2016

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An act to add Article 9 (commencing with Section 79500) to Chapter 9 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code, relating to Advanced Placement credit.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST

AB 1985, Assembly Member Williams. Postsecondary education.

Existing law requires the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, the Regents of the University of California, and the Trustees of the California State University, with appropriate consultation with the Academic Senates of the respective segments, to jointly develop, maintain, and disseminate a shared core curriculum in general education courses for the purposes of transfer.

This bill would, commencing January 1, 2017, require the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to begin development of, and would require each community college district subsequently to begin adoption and implementation of, a uniform policy to award a pupil who passes an Advanced Placement examination course credit for certain requirements in a course with subject matter similar to that of the Advanced Placement examination. The bill would require each community college campus to post the most recent policy on its Internet Web site. If a policy is not implemented for the entering class in the fall 2017 academic term, the bill would require the California Community Colleges to adopt and implement, commencing with the 2017–18 academic year, the Advanced Placement policy adopted by the California State University.

To the extent that this bill would impose new duties on community college districts, it would constitute 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 Required: majority Appropriation: no Fiscal Committee: yes Local Program: yes

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

SECTION 1.

The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a)It is the intent of the Legislature to establish a uniform Advanced Placement (AP) credit policy for general education within the California Community Colleges. It is the intent of the Legislature that the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, in collaboration with the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges, consider, when adopting the uniform policy, granting course credit to a pupil who passes an Advanced Placement examination with a minimum score of three.

(b)Studies consistently find that pupils who earn AP exam scores of three and higher are likely to demonstrate multiple measures of college success.

(c)The lack of a uniform AP credit policy often serves as an academic and financial barrier for students enrolling in California Community Colleges and is a transfer obstacle for many pupils.

SEC. 2. Article 9 (commencing with Section 79500) is added to Chapter 9 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code, to read:
9.

(a)The office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall, in collaboration with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, do both of the following:

(1)Commencing January 1, 2017, begin development of, and each community college district subsequently shall begin adoption and implementation of, a uniform policy to award a pupil who passes an Advanced Placement examination course credit for California Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum, California State University General Education Breadth, or local community college general education requirements, as appropriate for the pupil’s needs, in a course with subject matter similar to that of the Advanced Placement examination.

(2)Periodically review and adjust the policy adopted pursuant to subdivision (a) to align it with policies of other public postsecondary educational institutions.

(b)If the policy to be adopted pursuant to subdivision (a) is not implemented for the entering class in the fall 2017 academic term, the California Community Colleges shall adopt and implement, commencing with the 2017–18 academic year, the Advanced Placement policy adopted by the California State University.

(c)Each community college campus shall post on its Internet Web site the most recent policy adopted pursuant to this section.

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.

Bill Version

August 01, 2016 - Amended in Senate

Bill Activity

Introduced by

Assembly Member Williams
February 16, 2016

Amended in Assembly

April 21, 2016

Amended in Senate

June 22, 2016
August 01, 2016

Votes

Date Result Location Ayes Noes NVR Motion
08/01/16 (PASS) Sen Appropriations 7 0 0 Placed on suspense file
  Ayes: Lara, Bates, Beall, Hill, McGuire, Mendoza, Nielsen
06/15/16 (PASS) Sen Education 9 0 0 Do pass as amended, but first amend, and re-refer to the Committee on [Appropriations]
  Ayes: Liu, Block, Hancock, Huff, Leyva, Mendoza, Monning, Pan, Vidak
05/11/16 (PASS) Asm Appropriations 19 1 0 Do pass.
  Ayes: Gonzalez, Bigelow, Bloom, Bonilla, Bonta, Calderon, Chang, McCarty, Eggman, Gallagher, Eduardo Garcia, Chau, Holden, Jones, Obernolte, Quirk, Santiago, Weber, Wood
  Noes: Wagner
04/19/16 (PASS) Asm Higher Education 13 0 0 Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations]
  Ayes: Medina, Baker, Bloom, Chávez, Irwin, Jones-Sawyer, Levine, Linder, Low, Olsen, Santiago, Weber, Williams

History

Date Action
08/01/16 In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.
08/01/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on APPR.
06/22/16 Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
06/21/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (June 15).
06/09/16 Referred to Com. on ED.
05/23/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
05/23/16 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 73. Noes 2. Page 4895.)
05/12/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/11/16 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 19. Noes 1.) (May 11).
04/25/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
04/21/16 Read second time and amended.
04/20/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (April 19).
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on HIGHER ED.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
08/01/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on APPR.
06/22/16 Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
06/21/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (June 15).
06/09/16 Referred to Com. on ED.
05/23/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
05/23/16 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 73. Noes 2. Page 4895.)
05/12/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/11/16 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 19. Noes 1.) (May 11).
04/25/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
04/21/16 Read second time and amended.
04/20/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (April 19).
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on HIGHER ED.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
06/22/16 Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
06/21/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (June 15).
06/09/16 Referred to Com. on ED.
05/23/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
05/23/16 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 73. Noes 2. Page 4895.)
05/12/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/11/16 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 19. Noes 1.) (May 11).
04/25/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
04/21/16 Read second time and amended.
04/20/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (April 19).
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on HIGHER ED.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
06/21/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (June 15).
06/09/16 Referred to Com. on ED.
05/23/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
05/23/16 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 73. Noes 2. Page 4895.)
05/12/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/11/16 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 19. Noes 1.) (May 11).
04/25/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
04/21/16 Read second time and amended.
04/20/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (April 19).
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on HIGHER ED.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
06/09/16 Referred to Com. on ED.
05/23/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
05/23/16 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 73. Noes 2. Page 4895.)
05/12/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/11/16 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 19. Noes 1.) (May 11).
04/25/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
04/21/16 Read second time and amended.
04/20/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (April 19).
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on HIGHER ED.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
05/23/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
05/23/16 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 73. Noes 2. Page 4895.)
05/12/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/11/16 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 19. Noes 1.) (May 11).
04/25/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
04/21/16 Read second time and amended.
04/20/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (April 19).
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on HIGHER ED.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
05/23/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
05/23/16 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 73. Noes 2.)
05/12/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/11/16 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 19. Noes 1.) (May 11).
04/25/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
04/21/16 Read second time and amended.
04/20/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (April 19).
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on HIGHER ED.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
05/12/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/11/16 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 19. Noes 1.) (May 11).
04/25/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
04/21/16 Read second time and amended.
04/20/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (April 19).
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on HIGHER ED.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
05/11/16 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 19. Noes 1.) (May 11).
04/25/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
04/21/16 Read second time and amended.
04/20/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (April 19).
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on HIGHER ED.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
04/25/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
04/21/16 Read second time and amended.
04/20/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (April 19).
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on HIGHER ED.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
04/21/16 Read second time and amended.
04/20/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (April 19).
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on HIGHER ED.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
04/20/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (April 19).
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on HIGHER ED.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on HIGHER ED.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.

Bill Analysis

Date Analysis
08/01/16 Senate Appropriations
06/14/16 Senate Education
05/13/16 Assembly Floor Analysis
05/09/16 Assembly Appropriations
04/18/16 Assembly Higher Education

Today's Law as Amended

Status

Bill Status
Measure: AB-1985
Lead Authors: Williams
Principal Coauthors: -
Coauthors: Dodd, Gallagher, Lackey, Steinorth
Topic: Postsecondary education.
31st Day in Print: 03/18/16
Title: An act to add Article 9 (commencing with Section 79500) to Chapter 9 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code, relating to Advanced Placement credit.
House Location: Assembly
Last Amended Date: 08/01/16
Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax Levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
08/01/16 In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.
08/01/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on APPR.
06/22/16 Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
06/21/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (June 15).
06/09/16 Referred to Com. on ED.

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