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SB-1272 Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement (TRaCE) Task Force.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Galgiani (S) , Atkins (S)
Arambula (A) , Hertzberg (S)
Cervantes (A) , Dodd (S) , Moorlach (S) , Voepel (A)
Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement (TRaCE) Task Force.
An act to add Part 12.3 (commencing with Section 15925) to Division 3 of Title 2 of, and to repeal Section 15929 of, the Government Code, relating to underground economy.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
11/30/18 Last day to consider Governor’s veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
09/30/18 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/30/18 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/12/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 5 p.m.
08/31/18 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 6115.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 1272 without my signature.

This bill creates the Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement Tax Force within the Department of Justice to combat underground economic activities.

I am sympathetic to rooting out businesses that engage in unfair competition and mistreatment of workers. This is an area of great interest to me, and one which I have worked on as Attorney General and as Governor.

This bill, however, codifies a task force that is already operational via MOU and establishes a permanent program within the Department of Justice with an ill-defined and potentially unlimited scope of operations. I am reluctant to do this without additional and more detailed scrutiny through the budget process.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.