California Supreme Court Watch

Aug 10, 2020
#20-205 Coast Community College Dist. v. Commission on State Mandates, S262663.

#20-205 Coast Community College Dist. v. Commission on State Mandates, S262663. (C080349; 47 Cal.App.5th 415; Sacramento County Superior Court; 34201480001842CUWMGDS.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1) Is the cost of complying with regulations that establish minimum conditions for community college districts to receive state aid a reimbursable state mandate within the meaning of article XIII B, section 6, of the state Constitution? (2) Does a trial court lack jurisdiction under article XIII B, section 6, to make subvention findings as to statutes that were not specifically identified in an initial test claim? (3) Does a trial court lack jurisdiction to remand a test claim based on a statute that was the subject of a prior final decision by the Commission on State Mandates? The court directed the Reporter of Decisions not to publish the opinion in this matter in the Official Appellate Reports.

Review granted; issues limited: 8/12/2020

See the California Court of Appeal Opinion.