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SB-1427 Discrimination: veteran or military status.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Hill (S)
Discrimination: veteran or military status.
An act to amend Sections 12920, 12921, 12927, 12930, 12931, 12955, 12955.8, 12956.1, and 12956.2 of the Government Code, relating to discrimination.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
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.
08/28/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
08/21/18 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 30. Noes 3. Page 5548.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 1427 without my signature.

This bill would add veterans and military personnel as a protected class under the Fair Employment and Housing Act. It also prohibits landlords and property owners from refusing to accept federal Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing vouchers as a source of income for payment of rent.

We should support our veterans and military personnel, but this bill goes too far. Specifically, it forces landlords and property owners to take part in what has always been a voluntary federal program with numerous requirements. These include registration with a local housing authority, participation in training, property inspections and modification of leases to conform with federal standards.

I don't believe a mandate to comply with all these requirements is warranted.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.