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AB-568 School and community college employees: paid maternity leave.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Gonzalez Fletcher (A)
Cristina Garcia (A) , Quirk-Silva (A) , Wiener (S)
School and community college employees: paid maternity leave.
An act to amend Sections 44965, 45193, 87766, and 88193 of the Education Code, relating to employees.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Desk Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-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.
10/15/17 Vetoed by Governor.
09/19/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
09/11/17 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 63. Noes 13. Page 3121.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 568 without my signature.

This bill requires school districts, charter schools, and community colleges to provide at least six weeks of full pay for pregnancy related leaves of absence taken by certificated, academic and classified employees.

I have signed two previous bills, AB 2393 of 2016 and AB 375 of 2015, that allow these employees to receive differential pay for maternity and paternity leave. I believe further decisions regarding leave policies for school employees are best resolved through the collective bargaining process at the local level. I would also encourage districts to consider participating in the State Disability Insurance program that would allow these employees to receive pay in addition to what is already being provided.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.