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AB-1939 Crime victims: compensation: relocation costs: pets.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Steinorth (A)
Atkins (S)
Crime victims: compensation: relocation costs: pets.
An act to amend Section 13957 of the Government Code, relating to crime victims, and making an appropriation therefor.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Two Thirds Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/30/18 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 78. Noes 2. Page 6833.).
08/27/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 29 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/27/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 5814.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1939 without my signature.

This bill would require that compensation provided by the California Victims Compensation Board for relocation expenses include the costs of temporary housing for a victim's pet for a maximum of three days at a cost of under $40 per day.

While this bill is well intended, a victim staying in a domestic violence shelter or other temporary housing situation will likely need much more assistance than this bill provides. It would be more appropriate to seek a different funding source which can provide a more comprehensive benefit that would truly complement the services that are now available.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.