Sponsor: Senator Fran Pavley (D)
Summary: Expands the definition of "eligible school" established under the Assumption Program of Loans for Education by excluding the requirements that a school must serve a large population of pupils from low-income families, as designated by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and increases from the lowest two deciles to three on the Academic Performance Index.
Status: Introduced 2/21/2014. Referred to Senate Committee on Education 3/6/2014.
Outlook: The Senate Committee on Higher Education is chaired by Senator Carol Liu (D). The sponsor is not a member of the committee of referral. Committees are not required to consider every measure referred to them. Per Joint Rule 61 (b)(6), the committee has by May 9 to act on this measure.
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 but has not garnered the support of any cosponsors. The Democratic Party controls both legislative chambers as well as the Office of Governor.
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