The Legislature is now on Summer Recess. They officially went on recess on July 12. The Legislature will return on August 12. Although the Legislature is in recess, CCUPCA will be active implementing the Active Shooter Budget item. We will be working with the Office of Emergency Services to develop the guidelines for the grant program whereby schools and colleges will be able to receive grants in order to implement interoperability technology on campuses. Measured against the backdrop of increasing numbers of active shooter incidents, this grant program is literally lifesaving.
Shortly before breaking for Summer Recess, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Assembly Bill 302, the bill relating to parking for homeless community college students. The bill was amended by that committee, so it is different from its original iteration.
In its current form, AB 302 provides that if a community college has parking facilities on campus, the governing board of the community college district shall grant overnight access to a homeless student for the purpose of sleeping overnight. The bill provides that the governing body of the district, shall, with participation of student representatives, determine a plan of action to implement the overnight program. There are certain elements that must be included in that implementation:
The provisions of AB 302 do not apply to any community college campus that does the following:
Please note that AB 302 only requires that the homeless student be provided overnight parking. Unless the district chooses to, there is no requirement for overnight parking for non-students, nor are there any provisions which permit the student to share his or her overnight parking vehicle with anyone associated with the covered student.
The entire bill will sunset December 31, 2022.
AB 302 is now in the Senate Appropriations Committee where action is expected around August 30. After it is acted on by the full Senate it will return to the Assembly for concurrence in Senate amendments before being transmitted to the Governor for action.