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SB-558 Commission on California-Mexico Affairs.(2019-2020)

Senate:
Int
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Bill Status
SB-558
Hueso (S)
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Eduardo Garcia (A) , Hurtado (S) , Salas (A) , Stern (S) , Wilk (S)
Commission on California-Mexico Affairs.
03/27/19
An act to amend Section 99524 of, and to add Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 99530) to Title 20 of, the Government Code, and to amend and renumber Section 475 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to California-Mexico affairs.
Senate
09/13/19
09/06/19

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/13/20 Veto sustained.
01/13/20 Stricken from file.
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.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 558 without my signature.

This bill would establish a new Commission on California-Mexico Affairs to serve as a public stakeholder body on cultural, economic, and environmental issues related to the California-Mexico border and issues of mutual concern to California, the United Mexican States, the State of Baja California, and the State of Baja California Sur.

These are important goals that we have been working collaboratively to address, which is why I issued an Executive Order establishing the International Affairs and Trade Development Interagency Committee earlier this year. The Committee has focused on California's relationship with Mexico and already taken steps to reestablish a formal presence for California in Mexico. In addition to the work of the Committee, the California-Mexico Border Relations Council, established in 2006, also serves as the central organizing body that coordinates cross-border programs, initiatives, projects and partnerships for the State.

While I respect the intent of the bill, its provisions are duplicative of the existing Council, recent efforts undertaken by Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis as Chair of the International Affairs and Trade Development Interagency Committee, and efforts already underway to reestablish the Commission of the Californias (ComCal). I look forward to continued collaboration with the Legislature and key stakeholders under this framework to work at the border and beyond with California's most important international partner.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom