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          Date of Hearing:   August 4, 2013

                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                                  Mike Gatto, Chair

                    SB 141 (Correa) - As Amended:  August 8, 2013 

          Policy Committee:                              Higher  
          EducationVote:11-0

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          Yes    Reimbursable:              Yes

           SUMMARY  

          This bill exempts certain students from non-resident tuition  
          charges at the state's public higher education systems if they  
          are U.S. citizens who live abroad due to their parents'  
          deportation. Specifically, this bill:

          1)Exempts a student from non-resident tuition at the California  
            State University (CSU) and the California Community College  
            (CCC) if he or she meets all of the following conditions:

             a)   Demonstrates financial need and has a parent or guardian  
               who has been deported or was permitted to deport  
               voluntarily pursuant to federal law.

             b)   Lived in California immediately prior to moving abroad  
               and moved as a result of the deportation.

             c)   Attended a secondary school in the state for three or  
               more years.

             d)   Will be in his or her first academic year as a  
               matriculated student, will be living in California and  
               intends to establish California residency as soon as  
               possible.

          2)Requests the University of California (UC) to comply with the  
            above.

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          1)For every student meeting the requirements of this bill and  








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            attending UC, CSU, or CCC at the resident tuition rate, the  
            segments will incur a revenue loss associated with not  
            receiving the additional charge for non-resident tuition from  
            these students. These amounts per full-time student are  
            $22,878 at UC, $11,160 at CSU, and $5,920 at the CCC. The  
            total revenue loss would depend on the number of qualifying  
            students at each segment, which is unknown, but could exceed  
            $150,000 annually.

            Notwithstanding the above, it is quite possible that few  
            individuals who would meet the criteria of this bill are  
            currently applying to or attending a UC, CSU, or CCC campus,  
            thus the segments are currently not receiving the nonresident  
            tuition that such individuals would pay. Therefore, the real  
            impact of this bill might be a slight increase in enrollment  
            demand, with its resulting cost pressures, rather than any  
            significant loss of revenue.

          2)Given the likely small number of applicants who would meet the  
            criteria of this bill, implementation and administrative costs  
            for the segments should not be significant. UC, however, has  
            expressed concern with the administrative costs associated  
            with obtaining and verifying attendance records for students  
            who seek to qualify based in part on their attendance at a  
            California junior high school. (UC requests an amendment  
            requiring the applicant to provide such documentation, which  
            UC indicates is consistent with its existing non-resident  
            tuition policies.)

           COMMENTS  

           Purpose  . According to the author, over five million children are  
          living in the U.S. with at least one undocumented parent, and  
          about 75% of these children are U.S. citizens. When undocumented  
          parents are deported, their citizen children are often forced to  
          move abroad. These children thus lose their state residency, and  
          thus their eligibility for less costly in-state tuition at the  
          state's public higher education institutions. SB 141 restores  
          eligibility for in-state tuition to the students under the  
          conditions specified.

           Analysis Prepared by  :    Chuck Nicol / APPR. / (916) 319-2081 











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