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AB-2168 Special education: teachers: grant program.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Thurmond (A)
Special education: teachers: grant program.
An act to add Chapter 3.9 (commencing with Section 44790) to Part 25 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Education Code, relating to special education.

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
09/20/18 Vetoed by Governor.
09/11/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
08/30/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0. Page 6994.).
08/29/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.
08/29/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 5953.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2168 without my signature.

This bill establishes the Special Education Teacher Grant program for the purpose of retaining and mentoring special education teachers.

While I support the need to retain and support special education teachers, I cannot support this bill. The 2018 Budget Act includes $50 million Proposition 98 General Fund for the Local Solutions Grant Program for schools to develop and implement new, or expand existing, locally identified solutions that recruit, support and retain special education teachers.

Nothing in the grant language prohibits schools from providing mentors for special education teachers.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.