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SB-251 Disability access: civil rights: income tax credit.(2015-2016)

Bill Status
Roth (S)
Galgiani (S)
Anderson (S) , Cooper (A) , Linder (A) , Nielsen (S)
Disability access: civil rights: income tax credit.
An act to amend Sections 55.32, 55.53, and 55.56, of the Civil Code, to amend Sections 4459.7, 4459.8, and 8299.06 of, to add Section 65941.6 to, and to add Article 4 (commencing with Section 65946) to Chapter 4.5 of Division 1 of Title 7 of, the Government Code, and to add and repeal Sections 17053.43 and 23643 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, relating to disability access.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
04/25/16 Last day to consider Governors veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
10/10/15 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/10/15 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/16/15 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:45 p.m.
09/11/15 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 40. Noes 0. Page 2751.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning the following nine bills without my signature:

Assembly Bill 35
Assembly Bill 88
Assembly Bill 99
Assembly Bill 428
Assembly Bill 437
Assembly Bill 515
Assembly Bill 931
Senate Bill 251
Senate Bill 377

Each of these bills creates a new tax credit or expands an existing tax credit.

Despite strong revenue performance over the past few years, the state's budget has remained precariously balanced due to unexpected costs and the provision of new services. Now, without the extension of the managed care organization tax that I called for in special session, next year's budget faces the prospect of over $1 billion in cuts.

Given these financial uncertainties, I cannot support providing additional tax credits that will make balancing the state's budget even more difficult. Tax credits, like new spending on programs, need to be considered comprehensively as part of the budget deliberations.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.