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AB-1715 International trade and investment offices.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Quirk-Silva (A) , Berman (A) , Cervantes (A) , Patterson (A) , Rodriguez (A)
Portantino (S)
International trade and investment offices.
An act to amend Section 13997 of, and to add Section 13996.43 to, the Government Code, relating to economic development, and making an appropriation therefor.

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
09/11/18 Vetoed by Governor.
09/04/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/27/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0. Page 6611.).
08/22/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 24 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/21/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 5570.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1715 without my signature.

This bill establishes a process for the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development to accept proposals from public and private entities that are interested in collaborating with the state to operate an international trade and investment office in a foreign country.
Nothing prohibits any public or private entity from submitting a letter of interest for establishing an international trade and investment office in a foreign nation. I am not convinced the legislatively mandated process sought by this bill to establish trade offices will improve the state's ability to pursue successful partnerships with other countries. 

Edmund G. Brown Jr.