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Monday, July 22, 2024

Governor signs, vetoes bills at the last minute

Last week was busy for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his staff. On Thursday alone, the governor signed 49 bills and vetoed 54 bills.

Among the bills passed was SB 1440, which guarantees all California Community College (CCC) graduates admission into California State University (CSU). A sister bill, AB 2302, was also passed, simplifying the transfer process to CSU and University of California (UC) campuses.

Also signed: AB 12, a bill extending the foster care age to 21; AB 1901, which requires legislators to create a clear outline of the master plan for higher education in California; AB 2385, which allows CCC to establish a pilot nursing program on five campuses across the state.

Bills vetoed by Schwarzenegger include SB 330, which would have increased transparency of donations to the UC system. Also vetoed: SB 675 which would have created a grant for clean technology education programs; and the DREAM Act, in the form of AB 1413 and SB 1460, which would have extended financial aid to illegal aliens who qualify.

So far in 2010, Schwarzenegger has signed 726 bills and vetoed 298.

The following is a list of some of the bills addressed by Schwarzenegger on Sept. 30. Additional bills were passed earlier in the week and can be found at gov.ca.gov/bills/#all.


SB 1290 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – Physical education: self-defense and safety instruction.

SB 1338 by Senator Tom Harman (R-Huntington Beach) – Grand theft: farm crops.

SB 1392 by Senate President pro tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) – Mental health: community mental health services.

SB 1428 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Santa Monica) – Criminal investigation: interception of communications.

SB 1449 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Marijuana: decriminalization of possession.

AB 1431 by Representative Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) – Geologists and geophysicists.

AB 1985 by Representative Cathleen Galgiani (D-Livingston) – Corrections: contract health care providers.

AB 2212 by Representative Felipe Fuentes (D-Sylmar) – Minors: mental competency.

AB 2479 by Representative Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) – Stalking: surveillance.

AB 2503 by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) – Ocean resources: marine resources and preservation.

AB 2632 by Representative Mike Davis (D-Los Angles) – Gang injunctions: violations, contempt of court.

AB 2635 by Representative Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) – Communicable disease: involuntary testing.

AB 2668 by Representative Cathleen Galgiani (D-Livingston) – Weapons: possession at State Capitol and legislative buildings.


SB 906 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Civil Marriage Religious Freedom Act.

SB 965 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – High-speed rail.

SB 991 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) – Flood control.

SB 1059 by Senator Carol Liu (D-Glendale) – Local educational agencies: districts of residence.

AB 223 by Representative Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco) – Safe Body Art Act.

AB 1060 by Representative Hector De La Torre (D-South Gate) – Alcoholic beverage licenses: self-service checkouts.

AB 1405 by Representative Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) – California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: California Climate Change Community Benefits Fund.

AB 2446 by Representative Warren Furutani (D-South Los Angeles County) – Graduation requirements.

AB 2478 by Representative Tony Mendoza (D-Norwalk) – School safety: disruption threatening pupil’s immediate physical safety.

AB 2670 by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) – State Capitol Sustainability Task Force.

AB 2743 by Representative Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) – Rentals: pets versus tenancy.

BECKY PETERSON can be reached at city@theaggie.org.


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