2019- 2020


EDGE Legislative Update, April 21, 2020

On March 16th, the California Legislature entered into a recess due to the COVID-19 crisis. Currently, the Legislature has now resumed and ready to conduct business on the budget and remaining active bills. View a list of legislative measures EDGE is closely tracking. An official position is noted if it has been approved by our coalition. This list will change as we moved through this session.


EDGE Supported Legislation

2017 – 2018


AB 2098

AUTHOR: McCarty and ThurmondSTATUS: ChapteredADULT EDUCATION: IMMIGRATION INTEGRATIONRequires the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, in conjunction with the Statewide Director of Immigration Integration to identify common measures for meeting the needs of immigrant and refugee adults seeking integration, and to identify common measures for assessing the effectiveness of adult education programs in providing immigrant integration.

AB 1935

AUTHOR: IrwinSTATUS: Held in Senate Appropriations Committee – Suspense FileCOMMUNITY COLLEGES: TUTORINGIncreases access to supervised tutoring for degree-applicable and transfer-level courses by specifying that state apportionment funding can be used for these purposes.

AB 2915

AUTHOR: CabaleroSTATUS: ChapteredWORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARDS: MUTUAL DISASTER AID ASSISTANCE: MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDINGRequires the California Workforce Board to convene a working group to coordinate mutual aid assistance among local workforce development boards to provide disaster relief assistance in the event of a local disaster.

SB 940

AUTHOR: BeallSTATUS: Held by Author in Assembly Education CommitteeSTUDENT FINANCIAL AID: CAL GRANT PROGRAM: FOSTER YOUTHExpands eligibility for Cal Grant B Entitlement awards for students who are current or former foster youth by extending the window of time for qualifying for an award and increasing the amount of time they can receive an award from four years to up to eight years.

SB 1471

AUTHOR: HernandezSTATUS: Held in Senate Appropriations Committee – Suspense FileCAL GRANT PROGRAM: COMPETITIVE CAL GRANT AND B AWARDSIncreases the annual Competitive Cal Grant A and B award limit from 25,750 to 30,000.

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