LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Two years of free tuition could be in the future for first-time community college students under a proposed law in California.

State and local leaders, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, gathered at Los Angeles Trade Technical College Tuesday to throw their support behind the legislation.

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California already has programs that waive one year of community college fees for first-time, full-time students. But supporters of Assembly Bill 2 say the two years of community college will allow students in need to receive an associate degree.

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Officials called it a push for debt-free education, adding a good education should not cost a family’s life savings.

The program is estimated to cost about $46 million per year.

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Assembly Member Miguel Santiago, who represents District 53 in L.A., introduced the bill.