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AB-1264 Special education pupils: individualized education program: meetings: school records.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Eduardo Garcia (A)
Weber (A) , Wilk (S)
Special education pupils: individualized education program: meetings: school records.
An act to amend Sections 56043 and 56504 of the Education Code, relating to special education pupils.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Desk Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/12/18 Stricken from file.
01/03/18 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/15/17 Vetoed by Governor.
09/19/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
09/11/17 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 78. Noes 0. Page 3143.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1264 without my signature.

This bill would require that a parent be offered copies of relevant school records and assessment reports at least five business days before a meeting regarding a student's Individualized Education Program under special education laws.

This bill is unnecessary. The Notice of Procedural Safeguards, which is required under the Individuals with Disabilities Act, highlights parents' rights to request copies of relevant school records and reports and receive them within five business days of the request.

This document is provided to parents the first time their child is referred for a special education assessment, when they ask for a copy, each time they are given an assessment plan to evaluate their child, upon receipt of their first state or due process complaint in a school year, and when the decision is made to make a removal that constitutes a change of placement.

As a result, parents who wish to review these records and reports before an Individualized Education Program meeting can already do so.

For this reason, I am returning AB 1264 without my signature.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.