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.
Note: CSU will identify priority and active bills of interest in mid-Spring once all proposals have been introduced and the university has analyzed those which impact the system.
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.
Active bills are those bills that may have a moderate impact on the CSU but that the university may not necessarily have a formal position on.