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AB-375 School employees: dismissal or suspension: hearing.(2013-2014)

Senate:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
Cmt
2nd
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Died
Bill Status
AB-375
Buchanan (A)
Padilla (S)
Muratsuchi (A)
School employees: dismissal or suspension: hearing.
03/17/13
An act to amend Sections 44932, 44934, 44936, 44939, 44940, 44941, and 44944 of, and to add Section 44944.2 to, the Education Code, relating to school employees.
Assembly
09/18/13
09/06/13

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Died
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
03/06/14 Last day to consider Governor's veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
01/06/14 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/10/13 Vetoed by Governor.
09/25/13 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
09/12/13 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 52. Noes 22. Page 3326.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 375 without my signature.

The goal of this bill is to simplify the process for hearing and deciding teacher dismissal cases. I have listened at great length to arguments both for and against this measure. While I agree that it makes worthwhile adjustments to the dismissal process, such as lifting the summer moratorium on the filing of charges and eliminating some opportunities for delay, other changes make the process too rigid and could create new problems.

I am particularly concerned that limiting the number of depositions to five per side, regardless of the circumstances, and restricting a district's ability to amend charges even if new evidence comes to light, may do more harm than good.

I share the authors' desire to streamline the teacher discipline process, but this bill is an imperfect solution. I encourage the Legislature to continue working with stakeholders to identify changes that are balanced and reduce procedural complexities.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.