Advocacy and State Relations, The California State University

CSU Bills of Interest

The CSU is the nation’s largest system of public higher education and relies heavily on state support to fulfill its mission of educating California’s students. The state legislature proposes and passes bills that directly affect the university’s funding and its students, faculty, staff and facilities. On average the CSU’s Office of Advocacy & State Relations reviews 2,000 bills over a two-year legislative cycle and is active or tracks nearly 1,000.


CSU priority bills are those proposals that have a significant policy and/or fiscal implication for the university in which a position is taken and communicated to the legislature, the public and sometimes the media.