(a) (1) Notwithstanding any other law, and unless otherwise prohibited under federal law, for the 2009-10 to 2014-15 fiscal years, inclusive, community college districts may use funding received, pursuant to subdivision (b), from any of the programs listed in paragraph (2) that are contained in Item 6870-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the annual Budget Act, for the purposes of any of the programs contained in Schedule (2) and Schedules (4) to (23), inclusive, of Item 6870-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2009.
(2) (A) Academic Senate for the Community Colleges.
(B) Equal Employment Opportunity.
(C) Part-time Faculty Health Insurance.
(D) Part-time Faculty Compensation.
(E) Part-time Faculty Office Hours.
(F) Economic Development.
(G) Transfer Education and Articulation.
(H) Physical Plant and Instructional Support.
(I) Campus Childcare Tax Bailout.
(b) For the 2009-10 to 2014-15 fiscal years, inclusive, the chancellor shall apportion from the amounts provided in the annual Budget Act for the programs enumerated in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a), an amount to a community college district, based on the same relative proportion that the community college district received in the 2008-09 fiscal year for the programs enumerated in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a). The amounts allocated shall be adjusted for any greater or lesser amount appropriated for the items enumerated in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a).
(c) (1) This section does not obligate the state to refund or repay reductions made pursuant to this section. A decision by a community college district to reduce funding pursuant to this section for a state-mandated local program shall constitute a waiver of the subvention of funds that the community college district is otherwise entitled to pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII?B of the California Constitution on the amount so reduced.
(2) If a community college district elects to use funding received pursuant to subdivision (b) in the manner authorized pursuant to subdivision (a), the governing board of the community college district shall, at a regularly scheduled open public hearing, take testimony from the public, discuss, and shall approve or disapprove the proposed use of funding.
(3) (A) If a community college district elects to use funding received pursuant to subdivision (b) in the manner authorized pursuant to subdivision (a), the community college district shall continue to report the expenditures pursuant to this section by using the appropriate codes to indicate the activities for which these funds were expended using the existing standard reporting process as determined by the chancellor.
(B) The chancellor shall collect the information in subparagraph (A) and shall provide that information to the Department of Finance and to the appropriate policy and budget committees of the Legislature on or before April 15, 2010, and annually thereafter by April 15 of each year, through 2016.
(d) For the 2009-10 to 2014-15 fiscal years, inclusive, community college districts that elect to use funding in the manner authorized pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be in compliance with the program and funding requirements contained in statutory, regulatory, and provisional language, associated with the programs enumerated in subdivision (a).
(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 48, Sec. 72.)