Medina Bill Ensuring All Students Can Participate on Boards and Commissions is Signed by Governor

Monday, August 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) announced that the first bill from his higher education legislative package, AB 1887, was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown.

AB 1887 permits college students that qualify for in-state tuition to serve on boards and commissions, regardless of age or immigration status.  Prior to the signing of this legislation, a person not yet 18 years of age or a citizen of the state was unable to hold civil office.

“The passage of AB 1887 ensures that any student qualifying for in-state tuition can make the most of their college experience through involvement in student government and other campus leadership opportunities,” said Assemblymember Jose Medina. “Participation on college boards and commissions is often a student’s first time managing a major project or funds and engaging in high-level decision making. These leadership opportunities help develop critical skill sets and give students experiences that will help launch their careers. I am proud that the Governor saw the need for this bill and that all California students will now be eligible to participate in this fulfilling college experience.”

AB 1887 was passed with in urgency clause and, therefore, goes into effect immediately.

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