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AB-547 California Prompt Payment Act: disabled veteran business enterprises.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Chávez (A)
Harper (A) , Mathis (A)
California Prompt Payment Act: disabled veteran business enterprises.
An act to amend Section 927 of, and to add Section 927.14 to, the Government Code, relating to state government.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Desk Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/12/18 Stricken from file.
01/03/18 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/10/17 Vetoed by Governor.
09/25/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 12 p.m.
09/14/17 In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 547 without my signature.

This bill would require the state to pay invoices within 30 days when submitted by a disabled veteran business enterprise that is also small business.

The Prompt Payment Act already requires invoices to be paid within 45 days. While I am supportive of our small disabled veteran business enterprises, I think that it is important for the state to continue to focus on making timely payments on all state contracts.

Rather than introducing a new process that could undo the state's progress, I would simply encourage state agencies to accelerate payments on invoices whenever possible.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.