State Assembly adopts CFA-Sponsored “No Supplanting” bill, by vote of 77-0

The California State Assembly passed AB 716 last week, sending the CFA-sponsored bill to the state Senate.

AB 716 pins down the definition of supplanting — a practice that entails moving course sections necessary for graduation out of the university that is supported by state funding and into Extended Education, where students pay the full cost.

That practice was already prohibited in state education law, but the definition of supplanting was not clear enough to prevent it from happening.

The impact of supplanting is a two-tier system of college education in which students with the means can pay higher costs to get the classes sooner. 

The bill has received bipartisan support and, to date, no lawmakers have voted against it in committees.

Click here to download a PDF explaining the bill.