CFA-sponsored bills moving through Legislature

Three bills that could impact faculty and public higher education in California continue to cycle through the legislative process this week.

AB 2019, which would restore a salary structure with regular step increases for CSU faculty, AB 2294, a bill that involves union affiliates release time, and AB 2163, which would increase openness in CSU presidential searches, all moved to the Appropriations Committee.

All three bills are CFA-sponsored legislation.

AB 2163 was moved to the suspense file. AB 2019 also is anticipated to be moved to the suspense file this week. The suspense file is a holding place for bills that spend more than $150,000 in state revenue in a fiscal year. Those bills are taken up as separate items before the fiscal deadline by the Assembly leadership.

AB 2294 was heard today in the Appropriations Committee.

Click here to read more about these bills.