CSU Transparency Bill passes Assembly unanimously, sent to Governor


Members of the state Assembly unanimously approved legislation Monday – by a vote of 75-0 – to open the books of CSU foundations and other auxiliary organizations.

Under SB 8, financial records, contracts, and correspondence by public higher ed auxiliary organizations would be subject to the state’s open-records law.

The bill – Senate Bill (SB) 8, which is co-sponsored with CFA by the California Newspaper Publishers Association – is the most recent incarnation of transparency legislation that has been in the works for nearly three years.

It was announced earlier this summer that system administrators in the University of California and California State University will no longer oppose Senate Bill 8.

The bill now awaits a signature from Gov. Brown, who previously launched investigations into CSU foundations and auxiliaries while he was state Attorney General.