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AB-1882 Sex crimes: communication with a minor.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Cervantes (A) , Cooley (A)
Arambula (A) , Quirk-Silva (A) , Rodriguez (A) , Salas (A)
Sex crimes: communication with a minor.
An act to amend Section 288.3 of the Penal Code, relating to crimes.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/27/18 Vetoed by Governor.
09/06/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/29/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0. Page 6813.).
08/24/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 26 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/24/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 5702.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1882 without my signature.

This bill adds human trafficking to the list of offenses for which it is a crime to contact or communicate with a minor for the purposes of committing a crime involving the minor.

While well intentioned, this bill is not necessary. A myriad of statutes provide punishment for commercial sex acts, as well as using, paying or employing minors to commit commercial sex acts. Additionally, anyone who contacts or communicates-or attempts to contact or communicate-with a minor with the intent to commit a sex offense, including human trafficking, is liable to be prosecuted with an attempt to commit any number of felonies.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.