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AB-1399 Teacher credentialing: recognition of study in genocide, atrocities, and human rights.(2017-2018)

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Nazarian (A)
Teacher credentialing: recognition of study in genocide, atrocities, and human rights.
An act to add Section 44257.5 to the Education Code, relating to teacher credentialing.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/10/17 Vetoed by Governor.
09/25/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 12 p.m.
09/14/17 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0. Page 3382.).
09/13/17 Assembly Rule 77(a) suspended. (Ayes 54. Noes 25. Page 3255.)
09/13/17 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 15 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1399 without my signature.

This bill authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to develop program standards on the subject of genocide, atrocities and human rights.

The State Board of Education has already recognized the study of genocide and human rights in California's History-Social Science Framework. This framework specifically includes the subject of the Armenian Genocide.

In addition, the 2017 Budget Act includes $10 million of professional development and training for teachers, administrators and paraprofessionals on the Framework, which will include the Armenian Genocide.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.