In signing a number of bills into law this month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills that will improve the lives of community college students across the state. One bill helps to ensure the health of students by enforcing non-smoking policies, and the other allows undocumented students to serve on district boards within the 112-community college system. Both bills contained language that the Peralta Community College District in Oakland helped draft.
Signed on October 10, Assembly Bill 795 authored by Marty Block (D-San Diego), contains amendments drafted by Peralta Community College District that would provide an important tool for community college districts seeking to enforce non-smoking policies on their campuses.
“Peralta Community College District has long had smoking policies at our colleges, but would have found those policies difficult to enforce,” said Chancellor Wise Allen. “The passage of AB 795 would better ensure that the four Peralta Community Colleges remain a healthy place for students to learn.”