Who does this affect?
As of January 1, 2020, any student registered for classes will be charged a $2 student representation fee in compliance with AB1504. This is a mandatory fee, which supports lobbying efforts by students for their rights.
How will fee be used?
One ($1) dollar will be forwarded to the state to pay for state-wide student advocacy and “shall be expended to establish and support the operations of a statewide community college student organization recognized by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, with effective student representation and participation in state-level community college shared governance and with governmental affairs representatives to advocate before the Legislature and other state and local governmental entities.” The other dollar will be administered by the college to support student representation activities at the local or state level.
Can I Opt Out?
Yes, any student wishing to opt out of this fee has the option to do so via their student agreements at the point of class registration.
For more information regarding AB1504 please see: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB1504