(a) The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges is authorized to enter into an interstate attendance agreement with any statewide public agency of another state that is responsible for public institutions of postsecondary education providing the first two years of college instruction and that is an agency of a state that is a party to the Western Interstate Compact for Higher Education, for the exchange of residents, on a one-for-one basis, for the purposes of instruction.
(b) (1) As an alternative to the procedure established in subdivision (a), the board of governors may authorize the governing board of a community college district to enter into an interstate attendance agreement directly with the governing body of a public institution of postsecondary education providing the first two years of college instruction if the state in which the public institution is situated borders California, is a party to the Western Interstate Compact for Higher Education and the state is not represented by a statewide public agency that is responsible for public institutions of postsecondary education providing the first two years of college instruction.
(2) Each agreement entered into under this subdivision shall satisfy the requirements of subdivision (a), and shall become effective once fully executed and approved by the governing board of each participating district. There shall be no need to file a resolution as described in Section 66802 or for any further action by the board of governors. An interstate attendance agreement entered into under this subdivision may be effective on or after July 1, 2003.
(c) The agreement shall contain terms as the board of governors may adopt and that are consistent with the authority and responsibility of California community college districts and the community colleges they maintain. In no event shall an agreement permit or require the entry of California residents into institutions in another state on terms substantially different from those governing the admission of residents of the other state to California community colleges. These agreements shall contain the provision that no additional state funds shall be required to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 309, Sec. 1.)
Education Code 66802