Senator Is Offended By His Own Bill

Career College Central Summary:

  • Lieu’s Senate Bill 1247 seeks to expand upon a 2009 law by granting the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education more staff and greater authority to oversee private for-profit colleges, such as University of Phoenix and Corinthian Colleges.
  • The Senate sent the bill to Gov. Jerry Brown by a 27-2 vote. Lieu abstained, citing one school that would not fall under the bureau’s authority.
  • MTI College, based in Sacramento, hired a high-end lobbyist, Capitol Advocacy, and prevailed upon on its assemblyman, Ken Cooley, D-Rancho Cordova, to exempt MTI from the regulatory oversight provided by Lieu’s bill.
  • The bill contains an amendment that exempts any institution that meets 13 special conditions.
  • MTI is the one institution that fits all 13 conditions.

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