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S.B. 1247 - Governance & State Oversight , Governance & State Oversight (Regulatory Structure) , State Financial Aid


Sponsor: Senator Ted Lieu (D)

Summary: Extends the operation of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, which provides for the regulation of private postsecondary educational institutions by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education in the Department of Consumer Affairs, through January 1, 2019.

Status: Introduced 2/20/2014. Referred to Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development and Senate Committee on Education 3/6/2014. Hearing held, reported; re-referred to Committee on Education 4/28/2014. Committee on Education hearing held, reported; re-referred to Committee on Appropriations 4/30/2014. Hearing scheduled 5/12/2014.

Outlook: At the scheduled hearing, the Committee on Appropriations will accept limited public testimony. A vote on this measure is expected at the hearing. Should the Committee determine this measure has a significant fiscal impact, it may place this measure in its suspense file for consideration at a later time. Per Joint Rule 61(b)(8), the committee has by May 23 to act on this measure.

After allowing for public testimony, the committee of referral recommended this measure for passage unanimously. This measure will next be referred to the Senate Committee on Appropriations for consideration. As this measure contains fiscal provisions it must be approved by the Appropriations Committee before it may be considered by the full chamber.

The sponsor of this measure serves as the Chair of the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development.

The sponsor is a member of the majority party but has not garnered the support of any cosponsors. The Democratic Party controls both legislative chambers as well as the Office of Governor.

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