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California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools

California A.B. 2247 - Governance & State Oversight

04/15/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Das Williams (D)

Summary: Requires each campus or other unit of a private postsecondary educational institution that receives public funding through state or federal financial aid programs, is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and offers education and training programs to California students to make final accreditation documents available to the public via the institution’s Internet Web site.

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_2201-2250/ab_2247_bill_20140221_introduced.pdf

Status: Introduced 2/21/2014. Referred to Assembly Committee on Higher Education 3/6/2014. Hearing scheduled 4/22/2014.

Outlook: The Assembly Committee on Higher Education will accept public testimony during the April 22 hearing. Written testimony should be submitted in advance of the hearing. Generally, measures are acted upon during their public hearing if they are considered by the committee. Action will be taken at the discretion of the chairman.

The Assembly Committee on Higher Education is chaired by Assembly Member Das Williams (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

The sponsor is a member of the majority party. Democrats control both chambers of the Legislature as well as the office of the Governor.

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