The California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 provides, among other things, for student protections and regulatory oversight of private postsecondary institutions in the state. The act is enforced by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education within the Department of Consumer Affairs. The act authorizes an independent institution of higher education that is exempt from the act based on accreditation, as specified, to execute a contract with the bureau for the bureau to review and, as appropriate, act on complaints concerning the institution, and requires the executed contract to, among other things, require the institution to cooperate with the bureau to resolve complaints received. The act is repealed on January 1, 2027.
This bill would also authorize a law school that is exempt from the act because it is accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, or a law school or law study program that is exempt from the act because it is subject to the approval, regulation, and oversight of the Committee of Bar Examiners, to execute a contract with the bureau as described above, to be operative until no later than December 31, 2029, if certain requirements are met.

Statutes affected:
SB1449: 94874.9 EDC
02/16/24 - Introduced: 94874.9 EDC
03/20/24 - Amended Senate: 94874.9 EDC
04/17/24 - Amended Senate: 94874 EDC, 94874.9 EDC
06/10/24 - Amended Assembly: 94874 EDC
SB 1449: 94874.9 EDC