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AB-2596 California Economic Development Strategic Action Plan.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Cooley (A) , Kiley (A) , Quirk-Silva (A)
Cervantes (A) , Eduardo Garcia (A) , Steinorth (A)
Cooper (A)
California Economic Development Strategic Action Plan.
An act to add Section 12096.35 to the Government Code, relating to economic development.

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
09/28/18 Vetoed by Governor.
09/06/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/28/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 78. Noes 0. Page 6730.).
08/23/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 25 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/23/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 5658.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2596 without my signature.

This bill would require the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, or GO-Biz, to lead the preparation of a California Economic Development Strategic Plan.

Since its inception, GO-Biz has expanded direct foreign investment, created opportunities for small businesses, identified incentives for growth, and helped resolve barriers for businesses navigating the government. These successes are due, in part, to the ability of GO-Biz to nimbly respond to rapidly changing economic factors including unpredictable federal decisions, natural disasters and more. I don't believe an ongoing costly study and report will provide any additional benefit to these efforts.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.