Sponsor: Assemblymember Phil Ting (D)
Summary: Declares the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would encourage more students to pursue higher education.
Status: Introduced 2/21/2014.
Outlook: This measure, introduced by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D), is considered a spot bill, which does not contain the full text of the sponsor's proposal. Spot bills are introduced before the Legislature's filing deadline as technical, nonsubstantive bills and are later amended by their authors with new text. As the full text of spot bills are still in the drafting stages, their intent is not released to the public. By rule, this measure cannot be heard in committee until 30 days have passed since its introduction. The sponsor is a member of the majority party and has yet to garner the cosponsorship of any other member of the chamber. The Democratic Party controls both chambers of the Legislature as well as the Office of Governor.
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