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SB-695 Special education: individualized education programs: translation services.(2019-2020)

Senate:
Int
1st
Cmt
2nd
Cmt
2nd
3rd
2nd
3rd
Pass
Cmt
Pass
Veto
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Bill Status
SB-695
Portantino (S)
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Special education: individualized education programs: translation services.
03/27/19
An act to amend Sections 56026.3, 56028, 56043, and 56341.5 of, and to add Section 56348 to, the Education Code, relating to special education.
Senate
09/16/19
06/10/19

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
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 695 without my signature.

This bill requires a local educational agency (LEA), upon a parent's request, to translate a student's individualized education plan (IEP) and other related documents to the native language of the parent within 30 calendar days of the IEP team meeting.

Current law already requires that non-English speaking parents and guardians understand their child's IEP, and LEAs must take any action needed to ensure that pupil's non-English speaking parent understands the IEP process and LEAs must also provide any materials used to assess or place a student with exceptional needs in the parent's native language.

By establishing more prescriptive requirements, particularly specifying a 30-day timeline within which those documents must be translated, the bill would exceed the requirements of federal law (the Individuals with Disabilities Act), thereby creating a costly reimbursable state mandate that will reduce funding available to support broader educational programs for these students.

If a California school district's practices of providing translation services are inadequate, avenues already exist to remedy these problems.

For these reasons, I cannot support this bill.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom