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Current Legislation: June 2023

NumberAuthorCSU PositionOverviewSSU EffectsCurrent Situation
AB 25McCarty DTrackingStudent financial aid: Middle Class Scholarship Program.Expands protection for middle-class scholarship recipients from changes in income lowering award levels.  Likely little cost to SSU.Senate Rules
AB 252HoldenDOpposeThe College Athlete Protection Act.Some costs if a degree completion fund is needed at SSU, but a good donor opportunity.Senate Rules
AB 255Alanis RTrackingPublic postsecondary education: priority registration for first responders.Some benefits if SSU can recruit first responders that want to pursue degrees or degree completionSenate Education
AB 299Holden DPendingHazing: educational institutions: civil liability.Costly if hazing happens and creates litigation that is successful; extends campus into the liable partiesSenate Rules
AB 322Mathis RPendingVeteran and California National Guard Supplemental Orientation Act of 2023.Costs would be covered by the state, and could help more students choose SSUSenate Rules
AB 447Arambula DTrackingPublic postsecondary education: students with disabilities: inclusive college pilot programs.More costs, but good from some of our students that face challenges by expanding inclusionSenate Education
AB 461Ramos DTrackingStudent safety: fentanyl test strips.Additional costs of these strips available at Student Health CenterSenate Education
AB 504Reyes DPendingState and local public employees: labor relations: disputes.Little cost for SSU, simple grants the Public Employment Relations Board the ability to hear disputes on public employee labor relations issues.Senate Rules
AB 506Fong, Mike DPendingCalifornia State University: graduation requirement: ethnic studies.Unsure how this is different than current Title V regs, but would require at least one 3-unit course for Ethnic StudiesSenate Rules
AB 569Garcia DPendingVeterans: cybersecurity apprenticeship program.Would force a new program to be developed by 2025, but it may be centralized and fully online (CalState Online)Senate Rules
AB 603Cervantes DTrackingPublic postsecondary education: diversity: report.More staff and administrative time to provide report on diversitySenate Rules
AB 607Kalra DPendingPublic postsecondary education: course materials.Increase in display costs and staff time to meet compliance of website and physical postingSenate Rules
AB 624Grayson DPendingPostsecondary education: disabled student services: assessments.CSU system would be required to pay for diagnostic assessments for DSS students; UC campuses could choose, but the state needs to provide the funds either way.  Increase staff time on compliance.Senate Education
AB 656McCarty DBOT SponsoredCalifornia State University: doctoral programs.Could support our health sciences proposal with doctoral-level programs on campus for regional workforce.Senate Rules
AB 659Aguiar-Curry DTrackingCancer Prevention Act.Requires more immunization records (Hep B and HPV if 26 and over), adds to paperwork before admission, including grad students.  Increased staff time for sure.Senate Rules
AB 746Sanchez RTrackingLearning-Aligned Employment Program: eligibility and priority.Changes eligibility requirements for under-represented students and asks for prioritization for under-represented students to access learning to employment programs versus the program only being for under-represented students.  Should expand availability.Senate Education
AB 789Wilson DPendingStudent financial aid: Cal Grants: satisfactory academic progress.Likely means fewer students are retained in the short-term or more advising staff time needed, unknown final standards.Senate Education
AB 793Bonta DPendingReverse Demand: communication devices and government entitiesMake police job harder if police cannot use electronic devices to identify someone or a location.Assembly Third Reading
AB 840Addis DBOT SponsoredTied-house exceptions: advertising: California State University campuses.Could provide new revenue sources (specifically wine and beer advertising) on campus/offset is alcohol advertising to studentsSenate Governmental Organization
AB 1082Kalra DPendingAuthority to remove vehicles.Small effect on SSU, unless a student car is towed and there is some falloutSenate Rules
AB 1123Addis DOpposeCalifornia State University: employees: paid parental leave of absence.Probably some effects on productivity for staff, little change for faculty (same language as vetoed bill from 2022 bill cycle)Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement 
AB 1138Weber DPendingPostsecondary education: sexual assault and sexual violence prevention: transportation services.Would help students in crisis on campus, if and when there was an issue, unknown what agency ultimately pays for these servicesSenate Education
AB 1311Soria DPendingPublic postsecondary education: allied health programs: assessment.Establish a Hospitals First Revolving Fund that can help struggling (primarily rural) hospitals, likely little cost to SSU but perhaps some gains for healthcare programs.Senate Rules
AB 1524Lowenthal DPendingPostsecondary education: on-campus access to drug testing devices.Some costs for student affairs and health servicesSenate Rules
SB 11Menjivar DOppose unless amendedCalifornia State University: mental health counseling.Could mean an additional staff person or 2 at SSU as growth takes place.Assembly Higher Education
SB 28Glazer DSupportEducation finance: school facilities: Public Preschool, K–12, and College Health and Safety Bond Act of 2024.Large number of additional compliance hurdles and limits if bond financing is used, additional staff time and costAssembly Higher Education
SB 58Weiner DPendingControlled substances: decriminalization of certain hallucinogenic substancesAdds psilocybin, psilocyn, dimethyltryptamine (DMT), ibogaine, and mescaline to list similar to cannabis in terms of decriminalization (not full legal); Chief Oweis and other CSU Police Chiefs very concerned.Senate Third Reading
SB 234Portantino DTrackingOpioid antagonists: schools, college campuses, stadiums, concert venues, and amusement parks.Extends Narcan requirement such that minimum of two staff at any and all events on campus know where Narcan is available.Assembly Desk
SB 307Ashby DTrackingMiddle Class Scholarship Program: community colleges: current and former foster youth.Provides more information to foster youth about scholarship programs, should help some of our students that are former foster youth.Assembly Higher Education
SB 447Atkins DSupportGO-Biz.Little change for SSU, expand scope and funding for GoBiz, the statewide economic development agency.Assembly Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy
SB 633Gonzalez DSupportCalifornia DREAM Loan Program: DREAM grants.Could help our DREAMers and future students that are DACA, potential fundraising oppAssembly Higher Education
SB 640Portantino DPendingCalifornia State University: food service contracts and hotel development projects.Cost of negotiations if a labor "peace" agreement is not currently in place, costs of new service 24/7 by 2026Assembly Desk
SB 661Bradford DPendingStudent Athlete Bill of Rights.For SSU, only applies if media rights are signed.Assembly Higher Education
SB 791McGuire DPendingPostsecondary education: academic and administrative employees: disclosure of sexual harassment.Likely more background check burden for new hires and unknown if this violates federal employment law.Assembly Higher Education
SB 808Dodd DPendingCalifornia State University: terms of employment: settlements and retreat rights.May or may not be good, depends on how final bill is written with respect to administrators and their ability to retreatAssembly Higher Education
SB 829Wilk DPendingTicketingBasically keeps Ticketmaster (or similar primary ticket provider) businesses from exclusive agreementsSenate 3rd Reading
SB 856Glazer DPendingCalifornia State University students: California Promise: Finish in Four and Through in Two.Good for recruiting needs to be managed, especially if SSU struggles to recruit new freshman and transfersAssembly Higher Education