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AB-1801 Newborns: cytomegalovirus public education and testing.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Nazarian (A)
Newborns: cytomegalovirus public education and testing.
An act to add and repeal Article 6.7 (commencing with Section 124123) of Chapter 3 of Part 2 of Division 106 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to newborns.

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
09/27/18 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 5516.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1801 without my signature.

This bill would require the Department of Health Care Services to establish a 13-member Commission to identify public educational resources for, and examine research and data relating to, Cytomegalovirus, a non-genetic virus which causes birth defects.

Researching, educating and testing for diseases in newborns is the function of the Department of Public Health's Newborn Screening program. I encourage the author to work with this department to review and assess this disease rather than create a new governmental body in a different department.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.