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AB-704 Emergency medical services: military experience.(2013-2014)

Senate:
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Assembly:
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Veto
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Bill Status
AB-704
Blumenfield (A) , Fong (A)
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Emergency medical services: military experience.
03/24/13
An act to amend Sections 1797.170, 1797.171, and 1797.172 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to emergency medical services.
Assembly
09/12/13
07/01/13

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Died
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-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.
09/24/13 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
09/06/13 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 78. Noes 0. Page 2901.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

Assembly Bill 704 would require the Emergency Medical Services Authority to adopt regulations to accept U.S. military experience and training toward the qualifications and prerequisites for emergency medical technician and paramedic certifications.

Current regulations already allow most military experience and training to count; and where there may be a discrepancy, the regulations allow an individual to petition they be accepted, or complete additional courses or training prior to testing for certification.

I strongly support efforts to adapt the skills and training veterans have acquired in the military to a civilian environment. Rather than signing this bill, however, I will direct the Emergency Medical Services Authority to act within its administrative authority to clarify the process for making prior experience count, without the cumbersome or overlong process that regulations would entail.

This will ensure that all veterans have the information they need - sooner rather than later - to apply proper credit for their military experience toward their desired certifications.


Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.