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A.B. 2247 - Governance & State Oversight


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  institutionally  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 institutional accreditation documents available to the public via the institution’s Internet Web site.

Amendment #1 (4/24/2014):

As introduced:

Status: Introduced 2/21/2014. Referred to Assembly Committee on Higher Education 3/6/2014. Hearing held, reported 4/22/2014. Amended, re-referred to Committee on Appropriations 4/24/2014.

Outlook: This measure was withdrawn by the sponsor, amended and re-referred to the Assembly Committee on Appropriations. The author's amendment is technical in nature. No timeframe for consideration has been made available by the committee. As this measure contains fiscal provisions it must be approved by the Appropriations Committee before it may be considered by the full chamber. Per Joint Rule 61(b)(5), the committee has by May 2 to act on this measure.

The Assembly Committee on Higher Education recommended this measure for passage by a 12-0 vote and reported it to the full chamber for consideration. Registering in favor of the measure were representatives of California Competes, Center for Public Interest Law at the University of San Diego School of Law, Children's Advocacy Institute (CAI) at the University of San Diego School of Law, Public Advocates and the Institute for College Access and Success. No opposition was registered with the committee; however, a representative on the University of Phoenix testified in opposition before the committee.

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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