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AB-1444 Elementary education: kindergarten.(2013-2014)

Senate:
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Cmt
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Assembly:
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Pass
Veto
Bill Status
AB-1444
Buchanan (A) , Weber (A)
Alejo (A) , Bonilla (A) , Bonta (A) , Bradford (A) , Campos (A) , DeSaulnier (S) , Dickinson (A) , Hill (S) , Lieu (S) , Medina (A) , Pan (A) , Quirk-Silva (A) , Wolk (S) , Wright (S) , Yee (S)
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Elementary education: kindergarten.
02/06/14
An act to amend Section 48010 of, and to add Section 48001 to, the Education Code, relating to kindergarten.
Assembly
08/22/14
04/22/14

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
09/28/14 Vetoed by Governor.
09/03/14 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
08/20/14 In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
08/20/14 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 26. Noes 8. Page 4654.).
08/18/14 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1444 without my signature.

This measure makes kindergarten compulsory by requiring all students to attend one year of kindergarten before entering first grade.

Most children already attend kindergarten, and those that don't may be enrolled in other educational or developmental programs that are deemed more appropriate for them by their families.

I would prefer to let parents determine what is best for their children, rather than mandate an entirely new grade level.

Sincerely,


Edmund G. Brown Jr.