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Bill to expand UC Riverside medical school advances, while law school proposal falters

The effort to bring a University of California law school to Riverside County is on hold for 2019 after an Inland Assemblywoman’s bill faltered in Sacramento.

Meanwhile, the state Senate on Wednesday passed legislation backed by several Inland lawmakers to fund an expansion of UC Riverside’s School of Medicine. Sponsored by state Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, SB 56 passed 38-0, and now moves to the Assembly. If funding gets final approval the goal would be to double the number of medical school graduates over a five-year period.

Assembly Approves Cervantes Bill to Strengthen Sexual Assault Policies on College Campuses

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the Assembly unanimously approved Assembly Bill 1000 by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona). This bill would require higher education institutions to review and update written procedures and protocols related to sexual assault and harassment each academic year in collaboration with sexual assault counselors and representatives of students, faculty, and staff.

Assembly Approves Cervantes “Housing Cost of Attendance Act”

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the Assembly unanimously approved Assembly Bill 710, “The Housing Cost of Attendance Act,” by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona). AB 710 would address student homelessness and college affordability by ensuring housing costs provided to students are calculated in a fair, consistent, and accurate way every year.