Sponsor: Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D)
Summary: Extends, commencing with the 2015–16 award year and continuing each award year thereafter, the period of eligibility under the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program by one year, allowing an applicant for Cal Grant A and B Entitlement awards to submit a complete financial aid application no later than March 2 of the second academic year after his or her high school graduation or its equivalent for an award commencing the academic year following the application.
Status: Introduced 2/21/2014. Assembly Committee on Higher Education 3/13/2014. Hearing held, reported; re-referred to Assembly Committee on Appropriations 4/29/2014. Hearing scheduled 5/7/2014.
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 Assembly Committee on Higher Education recommended this measure for passage unanimously.
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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