Assemblymember Medina’s Bills Pass Critical Legislative Milestone

Thursday, August 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) succeeded in moving the following critical K-12 and higher education bills out of the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

  • AB 276 – Local educational agencies: charter schools. Requires that charter school governance is transparent, and that monitoring and oversight of charter schools be conducted to protect public education, especially as schools continue to innovate. 
  • AB 310 – Part-time faculty office hours. Requires community college districts to publicize part-time faculty office hours on their district website. This would help students make informed decisions about their education with the understanding of how much support is available to them.
  • AB 2012 – School and community college employees: parental leave. Ensures that part-time Community College faculty will receive no less than 50% of his or her regular salary for 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • AB 2722 – Student financial aid: California Military Department GI Bill Award Program: Establishes 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 2772 – Pupil instruction: ethnic studies: Creates an opt-in grant program that allows up to 11 school districts to add the completion of a course in Ethnic Studies as a graduation requirement.
  • 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.

These bills now move to the Senate Floor for a vote.

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Contact: Kelly Reynolds (916) 319-2061