Assembly Member Marco Antonio Firebaugh wrote the components of AB 540 in September 2001. Consequently, AB 540 became law when Governor Gray Davis signed this bill in October 2001. Firebaugh passed away in 2006, but his work remarkably inspired a new generation of non-traditional college students. For instance, out-of-state and undocumented students meeting the following criteria are eligible to pay in-state tuition at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
What is AB 540?