California's community colleges are encouraged to take action on the following bills (to be updated) during the 2023-24 California legislative cycle. For questions about any of the bills or suggested actions, contact Andrew Martinez, Director of Government Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SB 895 – Support
SB 895 by Senator Richard Roth would address California’s nursing shortage by authorizing 15 community college districts to award Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees. Participating districts must be in underserved nursing areas and have a nationally accredited Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program. Class sizes cannot exceed 25% of the current ADN class or 35 students, whichever is greater.
Letter of Support – Senate Education Committee
- Please submit a letter of support for SB 895 through the California Legislature Position Letter Portal to the attention of the Senate Education Committee: https://calegislation.lc.ca.gov/Advocates/
- Please also send a copy of your letter to Nune Garipian at email@example.com
- Letters from organizations must be on letterhead and include a signature. Click here for the template letter.
- SB 895 is expected to be set for a hearing in March. Please submit your letters as soon as possible.
Senator Roth is currently seeking co-authors for this legislation. Please consider asking your Senator or Assemblymember to co-author this bill. Click here for the co-author request.
AB 247 – Support
AB 247 by Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi would place before the voters of California a K-14 school bond of $14 billion for the construction and modernization of Transitional Kindergarten through community colleges and public education facilities.
While AB 247 is in the Senate Appropriations Committee's possession, it is critically important that policymakers hear directly from their community colleges.
Please submit a letter of support of AB 247 through the California Legislature Position Letter Portal to the attention of the Senate Appropriations Committee: https://calegislation.lc.ca.gov/Advocates/
Please also send a copy of your letter to the Governor's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters from organizations must be on letterhead and include a signature. Click here for the template letter.
Letters must be submitted by FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2024