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AB-197 Full-day kindergarten.(2019-2020)

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Bill Status
AB-197
Weber (A)
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Gonzalez (A)
Full-day kindergarten.
02/10/19
An act to amend Sections 37202, 46114, 46117, and 46118 of, to amend and repeal Sections 8973, 46111, and 46119 of, and to amend, repeal, and add Section 46112 of, the Education Code, relating to kindergarten.
Assembly
09/10/19
08/30/19

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/13/19 Vetoed by Governor.
09/12/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
09/09/19 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 61. Noes 15. Page 3151.).
09/06/19 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 8 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
09/05/19 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 31. Noes 9. Page 2577.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 197 without my signature.

This bill requires all elementary schools, as well as all charter schools that offer kindergarten, to offer at least one full-day kindergarten program, commencing with the 2022-23 school year.

Enrollment in full-day kindergarten has grown for more than a decade. Some school districts opt for part-day programs due to facilities constraints. In order to address this limitation, the 2019 Budget Act includes $300 million one-time non-Proposition 98 General Fund specifically for facilities construction designed to expand full-day kindergarten offerings. While I support increased access to full-day kindergarten, I cannot sign this bill as it would impose new costs outside the budget.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom