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California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools

S.B. 1069 - Governance & State Oversight

05/06/2014

Sponsor: Senator Norma Torres (D)

Summary: Provides that a student who uses a Cal Grant or a Pell Grant to pay tuition at a qualifying institution is not thereby made ineligible to apply for payment from the Student Tuition Recovery Fund. Provides that, when the application of a student who uses a Cal Grant to pay tuition at a qualifying institution for payment from the Student Tuition Recovery Fund is granted, the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education in the Department of Consumer Affairs shall pay that amount to the Student Aid Commission.

Amendment #2 (4/29/2014): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/sen/sb_1051-1100/sb_1069_bill_20140429_amended_sen_v97.pdf

Amendment #1 (3/26/2014): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/sen/sb_1051-1100/sb_1069_bill_20140326_amended_sen_v98.pdf

As introduced: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/sen/sb_1051-1100/sb_1069_bill_20140218_introduced.pdf

Status: Introduced 2/18/2014. Referred to Senate Committee on Rules 2/27/2014. Amended, re-referred to Senate Committee on Rules 3/26/2014. Referred to Senate Committee on Education and Senate Committee on Banking and Finance 4/10/2014. Hearing held, reported; re-referred to Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development 4/24/2014. Hearing held, reported; Re-referred to Senate Committee on Appropriations 4/28/2014. Hearing scheduled 5/12/2014.

Outlook: At the scheduled hearing, the Committee on Appropriations will accept limited public testimony. A vote on this measure is expected at the hearing. Should the Committee determine this measure has a significant fiscal impact, it may place this measure in its suspense file for consideration at a later time. Per Joint Rule 61(b)(8), the committee has by May 23 to act on this measure.

This measure was withdrawn by the sponsor, amended and re-referred to the Assembly Committee on Appropriations. The author's amendment provides that, when the application of a student who uses a Cal Grant to pay tuition at a qualifying institution for payment from the Student Tuition Recovery Fund is granted, the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education in the Department of Consumer Affairs shall pay that amount to the Student Aid Commission.

After allowing for public testimony, the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development recommended this measure for passage unanimously. As this measure contains fiscal provisions it must be approved by the Appropriations Committee before it may be considered by the full chamber.

During the April 24 Senate Committee on Education hearing, this measure was reported favorably and re-referred to the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development by a 8-0 vote.

This measure was withdrawn by the sponsor, amended and re-referred to Senate Committee on Rules. The author's amendment pertains to a student who utilizes a Cal Grant or a Pell Grant to pay tuition at a qualifying institution not being ineligible to apply for payment from the Student Tuition Recovery Fund.

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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