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AB-952 Teachers: Bilingual Teacher Professional Development Program: bilingual teacher shortage pathways.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Reyes (A)
Teachers: Bilingual Teacher Professional Development Program: bilingual teacher shortage pathways.
An act to add Section 52203 to the Education Code, relating to teachers.

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
10/14/17 Vetoed by Governor.
09/20/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
09/13/17 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0. Page 3295.).
09/13/17 Assembly Rule 77(a) suspended. (Page 3254.)
09/12/17 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 14 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 952 without my signature.

This bill requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to identify additional short-term pathways for individuals to become bilingual teachers.

California recently provided funds to support teachers and paraprofessionals interested in becoming bilingual teachers. This past spring the Commission awarded one-time grants to higher education institutions that sought to create or improve four-year integrated teacher education programs, including for bilingual teachers.

Before making additional investments on this matter I believe it's wise to first assess the success of our current programs.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.