Governor signs emergency legislation overturning ‘train wreck’ freeze of UC Berkeley enrollment

March 15, 2022

Senate Budget Committee Chair Nancy Skinner was thrilled by Monday’s votes, stressing that the court ruling would have unfairly made students the unintended victims of an environmental law.

“Students were never intended to be considered pollution,” Skinner said Monday, adding that expanding access to the “life-changing benefit” of higher education has long been a priority of the legislature.

“SB 118 ensures that California environmental law does not treat student enrollment differently than any other activity in our UC, CSU, or Community College long-range development plans,” she said.


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