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October 07, 2019

CCFC Legislative Update: Governor Signs 2020 School Bond AB 48 & AB 695

AB 48 – 2020 State School Bond

Today, Governor Newsom signed AB 48 (O’Donnell) in a signing ceremony at Ethel I. Baker Elementary School in the Sacramento City Unified School District. AB 48 places a $15 billion bond on the March 2020 ballot. CCFC was present at the signing ceremony to celebrate the largest education bond in the state’s history. AB 48 includes $2 billion for community college facilities.

CCFC is part of a team of education organizations and other stakeholders that will now pivot to building a successful campaign to educate voters about the need for AB 48.

Click here for prior updates on AB 48

Thank you to all our CCFC members for your ongoing support for this bond! 

Governor Newson signs AB 48 on Monday, October 7 as Assembly Member O'Donnell and students watch.


AB 695 – Design Build Sunset Extension

On October 3, Governor Newsom signed AB 695 (Medina), which will extend the authorization for community college districts to use design-build by 10 years, to January 1, 2030.  The bill includes new skilled workforce provisions for community college design-build projects, mirroring existing requirements for K-12 and other public agency design-build projects. 

AB 695 also addresses a sunset in the Civic Center Act, by extending the authorization to charge community groups for “direct costs” until January 1, 2025.  Direct costs are intended to cover costs associated with maintenance, repair, restoration, and refurbishment of facilities.  Assembly Member Medina agreed to add this provision toward the end of the legislative session, when it was brought to our attention that the authorization would sunset on January 1, 2020. 

Click here for more information on the skilled workforce requirements.
Click here for the full text of AB 695.

Rebekah Cearley
CCFC Legislative Advocate