Assemblymember Medina’s Bills Pass Critical Legislative Milestone

Friday, May 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) successfully got the following bills out of the Assembly Committee on Appropriations:

  • AB 2772 – Pupil instruction: ethnic studies: Will add the completion of a semester course in ethnic studies to high school graduation requirements commencing in the 2023-24 school year.
  • AB 2722 – Student financial aid: California Military Department GI Bill Award Program: Will establish the “California Military Department GI Bill,” which would expand eligibility for educational benefits and allow Servicemembers to more quickly access financial aid for higher education.
  • AB 2933 – Public social services: county liaison for higher education: Establishes a county liaison as a point of contact for higher education counselors in order to provide students with greater access to mental health and academic advising services.
  • AB 3186 – Millions of savings in public postsecondary education: Allows the University of California and California Community Colleges to use “best value” procurement methodology to purchase goods, services, and materials indefinitely, which will save millions of taxpayer dollars per year.