Sponsor: Senator Norma Torres (D)
Summary: Provides that a student who utilizes a Cal Grant or a Pell Grant to pay tuition at a qualifying institution is not thereby made ineligible to apply for payment from the Student Tuition Recovery Fund.
Amendment #1 (3/26/2014): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/sen/sb_1051-1100/sb_1069_bill_20140326_amended_sen_v98.pdf
As introduced: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/sen/sb_1051-1100/sb_1069_bill_20140218_introduced.pdf
Status: Introduced 2/18/2014. Referred to Senate Committee on Rules 2/27/2014. Amended, re-referred to Senate Committee on Rules 3/26/2014. Referred to Senate Committee on Education and Senate Committee on Banking and Finance 4/10/2014. Hearing held, reported; re-referred to Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development 4/24/2014. Hearing scheduled 4/28/2014.
Outlook: During the April 24 Senate Committee on Education hearing, this measure was reported favorably and re-referred to the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development by a 8-0 vote. The Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development will accept public testimony during the April 28 hearing. Written testimony should be submitted in advance of the hearing. Generally, measures are acted upon during their public hearing if they are considered by the committee. Action will be taken at the discretion of the chairman.
This measure was withdrawn by the sponsor, amended and re-referred to Senate Committee on Rules. The author's amendment pertains to a student who utilizes a Cal Grant or a Pell Grant to pay tuition at a qualifying institution not being ineligible to apply for payment from the Student Tuition Recovery Fund.
The Senate Committee on Rules is chaired by Senator Darrell Steinberg (D). The sponsor is not a member of the committee of referral. Committees are not required to consider every measure referred to them. Per Joint Rule 61 (b)(6), the committee has by May 9 to act on this measure.
The sponsor is a member of the majority party and has yet to garner the cosponsorship of any other member of the chamber. The Democratic Party controls both chambers of the Legislature as well as the Office of Governor.
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