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.
Outlook: 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.
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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