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SB-518 Civil actions: settlement offers.(2019-2020)

Senate:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Bill Status
SB-518
Wieckowski (S)
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Civil actions: settlement offers.
03/24/19
An act to amend Section 998 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to civil actions.
Senate
09/13/19
06/20/19

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/12/19 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/12/19 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/19/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
09/11/19 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 28. Noes 11. Page 2838.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
09/09/19 In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 518 without my signature.

This bill would prohibit pretrial settlement offers in California Public Records Act (CPRA) litigation.

While transparency is essential to maintaining trust in the work of public agencies, this bill does little to advance that ideal. Preventing public agencies from making good-faith efforts to settle litigation by providing additional records that may have been inadvertently overlooked or mistakenly withheld actually delays timely disclosure. This legislation would provide a perverse incentive for more litigation instead of more transparency.

For these reasons, I cannot support this bill.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom