(a)(1) The Trustees of the California State University, the Regents of the University of California, and the governing board of each community college district are requested to, in collecting data relative to gender, race, ethnicity, or other demographics, from faculty, staff, or students, allow the faculty, staff, and students to identify their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression on any forms used to collect that demographic data, as appropriate.
(2) A governing board shall not be required to update an existing form used to collect demographic data for purposes of this subdivision, but shall provide for the identification of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression on any new or updated form used for the collection of demographic data.
(b) The Regents of the University of California, the Trustees of the California State University, and the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges are requested to report aggregate information collected pursuant to subdivision (a), to the extent that individuals from whom that information is collected authorize that information to be released where other demographic data is traditionally aggregated and reported for informational purposes and is appropriate. Any report developed shall be transmitted to the Legislature, pursuant to Section 9795 of, and notwithstanding Section 10231.5 of, the Government Code , no later than January 1 of each year and shall be made available to the general public on the Internet Web site of each respective institution. The information reported pursuant to this subdivision shall not include any individual identifying information.
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