California Senate Appropriations Committee Sends Three Postsecondary Bills for Further Action, Shelves Three Others
The California Senate Appropriations Committee returned from recess on August 12 and resumed discussion of the six remaining higher education bills.
California higher education bills remain unresolved during summer break. The seven original bills passed the Assembly, but have undergone amendments in the Senate. Read our summary of the trajectory of the bills over the past few months as we await the Legislature to reconvene on August 12.
The California Assembly Higher Education Committee unanimously voted to advance a bill, AB 1345, designed to exclude OPMs and service providers from tuition share arrangements.
Part III in our series on the proposed bills in the California Assembly recaps two bills (AB1341 and AB1342) that would significantly affect both in-state and out-of-state nonprofit institutions and institutions considering a conversion to nonprofit status.
California Jumps in with Sweeping Statutory Proposals – Part II (Registered Online Institutions and STRF)
Part two in our series on the seven new bills a group of six California Assembly members have introduced focuses on registered online institutions and the California Student Tuition Recovery Fund.
California Jumps in With Sweeping Regulatory, Statutory Proposals Affecting VA Benefits, Other Issues
California has introduced a legislative package of seven new bills that would substantially impact institutions operating in California under the approval of or through registration with the BPPE. This is the first in a series of blog posts on these bills.
On June 27, 2018, the California Legislature passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law on the same day, and the CCPA is set to become effective on January 1, 2020.
Another Disclosure Requirement for California Higher Education Institutions Signals an Accelerating State Role in Student Disclosure
Beginning with the 2018-19 academic year, all higher education institutions in California, except the California Community College system, will have to provide their students an annual summary of their total borrowing to pursue their education and an estimate of their future monthly payments.
The California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education recently published amended regulations governing the Student Tuition Recovery Fund effective as of August 10, 2017. The changes will impact institutions approved to operate by the BPPE and institutions that have registered as out-of-state distance learning providers.