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AB-2307 High-Speed Rail Authority: Senate confirmation.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Frazier (A)
High-Speed Rail Authority: Senate confirmation.
An act to amend Section 185020 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to high-speed rail.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
06/05/18 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
06/01/18 Vetoed by Governor.
05/24/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
05/21/18 In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
05/21/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 4221.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2307 without my signature.

This bill requires Governor appointees to the High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors to be subject to Senate confirmation.

In 2016, I signed Assembly Bill 1813 that added two members of the Legislature to the California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors as ex-officio members. These additions brought the total number of legislative appointments to six out of the board's eleven total positions.

Such strong legislative presence on the board provides an unusual degree of accountability. This, in my judgement, when combined with the Independent Peer Review Group and oversight provided by the Legislative Analyst and State Auditor, should be enough to meet the author's objectives.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.