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AB-82 Vital records: diacritical marks.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Medina (A)
Limón (A) , McCarty (A) , O'Donnell (A) , Reyes (A)
Vital records: diacritical marks.
An act to add Sections 102134 and 103227 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to vital records.

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.
10/09/17 Vetoed by Governor.
09/25/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 12 p.m.
09/14/17 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 69. Noes 2. Page 3390.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 82 without my signature.

This bill mandates the State Registrar to require the use of diacritical marks on names to be recorded on birth, death, and marriage certificates.

Mandating the use of diacritical marks on certain state and local vital records without a corresponding requirement for all state and federal government records is a difficult and expensive proposition. This bill would create inconsistencies in vital records and require significant state funds to replace or modify existing registration systems.

For these reasons, I cannot sign this bill.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.