Sponsor: Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D)
Summary: Extends, commencing with the 2015–16 award year and continuing each award year thereafter, the period of eligibility under the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program by one year, allowing an applicant for Cal Grant A and B Entitlement awards to submit a complete financial aid application no later than March 2 of the second academic year after his or her high school graduation or its equivalent for an award commencing the academic year following the application.
Status: Introduced 2/21/2014. Assembly Committee on Higher Education 3/13/2014. Hearing scheduled 4/29/2014.
Outlook: The committee will accept public testimony during the April 29 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 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 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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