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SB-596 Civics education: Student Empowerment Commission.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Stern (S)
Gonzalez Fletcher (A)
Civics education: Student Empowerment Commission.
An act to add Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 48960) to Chapter 6 of Part 27 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code, relating to civics education.

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
03/03/18 Last day to consider Governor’s veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
09/28/17 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/28/17 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/22/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
09/15/17 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 27. Noes 11. Page 3004.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 596 without my signature.

This bill would create a Student Empowerment Commission with a regional delegate structure to elect students to attend conferences, which would provide policy recommendations to the Legislature.

I believe this bill is unnecessary. The California Association of Student Councils already provides students an opportunity to attend an annual conference and present policy recommendations to both the Legislature and the Board of Education.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.