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August 26, 2014 > Wieckowski bills sent to Governor

Wieckowski bills sent to Governor

Submitted By Jeff Barbosa

Two bills authored by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to improve the eligibility process for Cal Grants and to require arbitration companies to publish additional information about the cases they administer were approved on August 20 with bipartisan support in the state Assembly; they will now go before the Governor for his consideration.

AB 1590 implements a recommendation by the Legislative Analyst Office to move the loan default and graduation rate certification date of universities from October 1 to November 1 to coincide with the U.S. Department of Education schedule for posting graduation rates.

AB 802 requires that private arbitration companies provide expanded information in a sortable database format accessible from a link on the companiesÕ Internet website. It would also codify the legislative intent that private arbitration companies comply with all legal obligations of the law.

Assemblymember Wieckowski represents the 25th Assembly District, which includes Fremont, Newark, San Jose, Santa Clara and Milpitas.

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