Governor Brown signed AB 2478 (Hayashi) into law. Townsend Public Affairs advocated the bill on behalf client, Orange County Community College Legislative Task Force, a coalition compromised of the four Townsend Public Affairs community college districts clients in Orange County: Coast Community College District, North Orange County Community College District, Rancho Santiago Community College District, and South Orange County Community College District.
The bill provided an incentive for veterans to attend a community college in California by extending the length of time that veterans are able to access in-state tuition rates. The bill was pursued as a state solution in response to changes in federal law that would have severely restricted tuition benefits to veterans. The Governor issued a press release detailing the veterans related bills he signed into law which can be read here.