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AB-1147 Dependent children: status reports.(2011-2012)

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AB-1147
Yamada (A)
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Dependent children: status reports.
03/22/11
An act to amend Section 366.1 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to dependent children.
Assembly
08/29/11
06/30/11

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/02/11 Vetoed by Governor.
08/31/11 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:30 p.m.
08/25/11 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 77. Noes 0. Page 2563.).
08/22/11 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 24 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/22/11 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 34. Noes 0. Page 2018.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1147 without my signature. 
No one can question the desirability of minor parents in foster care receiving whatever help they need to become good parents, but this bill won't further that goal.
By law, social workers are required to submit updated case plans to the juvenile court every six months. These lengthy and detailed plans chronicle every aspect of the foster child's life, including whatever is needed to become a good parent.
Placing in statute one more specific plan element, as this bill does, just adds to the bureaucratic complexity without really assisting the foster youth to live a better life.
The more time adults in the foster care system spend writing and reading reports, the less time they have for the guidance and human caring that make the real difference.
Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.