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SB 512

Title: Public postsecondary education: support services for foster youth: Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support Program.
Author: David K. Min

Summary
SB 512, Min. Public postsecondary education: support services for foster youth: Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support Program. (1) Existing law establishes the California State University, the California Community Colleges, and the University of California as the 3 segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law requires the California State University and each community college district, and requests the University of California, with respect to each campus in their respective jurisdictions that administers a priority enrollment system, to grant priority in that system to certain foster youth or former foster youth whose dependency was established or continued by the court on or after the youth’s 16th birthday and to certain homeless youth and former homeless youth.This bill would extend this requirement and request for enrollment priority for certain foster youth or former foster youth to those whose dependency was established or continued by a court of competent jurisdiction, including a tribal court, on or after the youth’s 13th birthday. The bill would authorize a representative of a tribe or tribal organization to verify the homeless status of an American Indian student who is a homeless youth or former homeless youth, as specified. To the extent that the bill would impose duties on community college districts, it would constitute a state-mandated local program.(2) Existing law, the Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support Program, authorizes the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to enter into agreements with up to 20 community college districts to provide additional funds for services in support of postsecondary education for foster youth. Existing law provides that these services include, when appropriate, but are not necessarily limited to, outreach and recruitment, consultation and eligibility verification, consultation and referrals for students deemed ineligible, service coordination, counseling, book and supply grants, tutoring, independent living and financial literacy skills support, frequent in-person contact, career guidance, transfer counseling, childcare and transportation assistance, and referrals to health services, mental health services, housing assistance, and other related services.This bill would authorize the program to provide all of these services, and direct financial support, to enrolled students who meet all eligibility requirements but whose courses have not yet commenced, and who have completed required matriculation activities as described, if those services are deemed necessary to enable the student to be successful upon the commencement of the academic term.(3) Existing law requires a student participant in the Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support Program to be a current or former foster youth in California whose dependency was established or continued by the court on or after the youth’s 16th birthday.This bill would instead require a student participant in the program to be a current or former foster youth in California whose dependency was established or continued by a court of competent jurisdiction, including a tribal court, on or after the youth’s 13th birthday. (4) Existing law requires the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, in consultation with the State Department of Social Services, to adopt regulations for the program and to be responsible for the administration of funds for the program.This bill would further require regulations adopted by the board of governors to ensure that program application and enrollment processes implemented by community college districts are streamlined, do not impose barriers to entry, and allow programs to exercise professional judgment to waive any income criteria specified in the regulations as a condition of eligibility, as specified.(5)This bill would incorporate additional changes to Sect

Status
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print. 02/17/2021
From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 20. 02/18/2021
Art. IV. Sec. 8(a) of the Constitution dispensed with. 02/22/2021
(Ayes 32. Noes 4.) 02/22/2021
Joint Rule 55 suspended. (Ayes 32. Noes 4. Page 272.) 02/22/2021
Referred to Com. on TRANS. 02/25/2021
Set for hearing April 13. 03/10/2021
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on TRANS. 04/05/2021
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 16. Noes 0. Page 780.) (April 13). Re-referred to Com. on APPR. 04/13/2021
Set for hearing May 3. 04/21/2021
May 3 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file. 05/04/2021
Set for hearing May 20. 05/14/2021
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 0. Page 1194.) (May 20). 05/20/2021
Read second time. Ordered to third reading. 05/20/2021
Ordered to special consent calendar. 05/24/2021
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 1345.) Ordered to the Assembly. 06/01/2021
In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk. 06/02/2021
Referred to Coms. on HIGHER ED. and HUM. S. 06/10/2021
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on HIGHER ED. 06/10/2021
Assembly Rule 56 suspended. 06/14/2021
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on HUM. S. (Ayes 12. Noes 0.) (June 29). Re-referred to Com. on HUM. S. 06/29/2021
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (June 30). Re-referred to Com. on APPR. 07/01/2021
August 19 set for first hearing. Placed on suspense file. 08/19/2021
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (August 26). 08/26/2021
Read second time. Ordered to third reading. 08/30/2021
Read third time and amended. 09/01/2021
Ordered to third reading. 09/01/2021
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 61. Noes 0.) Ordered to the Senate. 09/09/2021
In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending. 09/09/2021
Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 37. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling. 09/10/2021
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:30 p.m. 09/17/2021

Bill Documents
SB 512 - Enrolled
09/14/21 - SB 512 (Enrolled)


SB 512 - Senate Floor Analyses
09/09/21 - SB 512 (Senate Floor Analyses)

SB 512 - Assembly Floor Analysis
09/01/21 - SB 512 (Assembly Floor Analysis)

SB 512 - Amended Assembly
09/01/21 - SB 512 (Amended Assembly)

SB 512 - Assembly Floor Analysis
08/31/21 - SB 512 (Assembly Floor Analysis)

SB 512 - Assembly Appropriations
08/16/21 - SB 512 (Assembly Appropriations)

SB 512 - Assembly Human Services
06/29/21 - SB 512 (Assembly Human Services)

SB 512 - Assembly Higher Education
06/28/21 - SB 512 (Assembly Higher Education)

SB 512 - Amended Assembly
06/10/21 - SB 512 (Amended Assembly)

SB 512 - Senate Floor Analyses
05/22/21 - SB 512 (Senate Floor Analyses)

SB 512 - Senate Appropriations
04/30/21 - SB 512 (Senate Appropriations)

SB 512 - Senate Transportation
04/09/21 - SB 512 (Senate Transportation)

SB 512 - Amended Senate
04/05/21 - SB 512 (Amended Senate)

SB 512 - Introduced
02/17/21 - SB 512 (Introduced)