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AB-2143 Mental health: Licensed Mental Health Service Provider Education Program.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Caballero (A)
Aguiar-Curry (A)
Mental health: Licensed Mental Health Service Provider Education Program.
An act to amend Section 128454 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to mental health.

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
09/17/18 Vetoed by Governor.
08/28/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/23/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0. Page 6497.).
08/20/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 22 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/20/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 5444.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2143 without my signature.

This bill would expand eligibility for educational loan reimbursement grants, through the Licensed Mental Health Provider Education Program, to mental health providers who further their education to become physician assistants or nurse practitioners in mental health facilities.

Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are already eligible for educational loan repayment grants under the state's Advanced Healthcare Loan Repayment Program. Unfortunately, the loan repayment fund referenced in this bill lacks the necessary funding to pay for the hundreds of applications it currently receives. Adding more applicants as this bill requires just compounds the problem.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.