Despite sailing through the Senate subcommittee on higher ed unopposed and having broad bipartisan support in both chambers, AB 897 (Medina) did not survive the legislators’ decision in March to consider only those bills necessary to provide support for California’s citizens in the face of the Covid-19 crisis. The bill will return in January with a new number and possibly a new sponsor as well, and as there is no reason to believe the revived bill will have less support, there is every chance it will make it to the governor’s desk in the next legislative cycle.


By Raymond Brennan

Former CPFA Legislative Analyst

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