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AB-1221 Children’s advocacy centers.(2019-2020)

Senate:
1st
Cmt
2nd
Pass
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Bill Status
AB-1221
Cooley (A) , Mathis (A) , Reyes (A)
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Friedman (A)
Children’s advocacy centers.
03/24/19
An act to add Section 11166.4 to the Penal Code, relating to child abuse.
Assembly
07/09/19
05/30/19

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/19/19 Consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file.
08/12/19 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
07/30/19 Vetoed by Governor.
07/19/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:30 p.m.
07/08/19 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 77. Noes 0. Page 2564.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1221 without my signature.

This bill would specify requirements for what constitutes a child advocacy center established in counties to coordinate the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases.

While this bill is well-intentioned, it provides overly broad immunity from civil and criminal liability for persons providing services to children and non-offending family members. For example, the measure makes no exceptions when a service provider acted with malice, gross negligence or in bad faith, or has been criminally charged with, or is suspected of, abusing or neglecting the child who is the subject of the investigation or services provided.

For these reasons, I am unable to sign this bill.

Sincerely,


Gavin Newsom