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AB-2242 Pupils: grounds for suspension and expulsion.(2011-2012)

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Assembly:
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-2242
Dickinson (A)
Alejo (A)
Ammiano (A) , Perea (A) , Swanson (A)
Pupils: grounds for suspension and expulsion.
03/27/12
An act to amend Section 48900 of, and to repeal and add Section 48900.4 of, the Education Code, relating to pupils.
Assembly
09/11/12
08/08/12

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
09/21/12 Vetoed by Governor.
09/13/12 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2:30 p.m.
08/30/12 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 49. Noes 29. Page 6651.).
08/30/12 Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Page 6605.)
08/29/12 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 31 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2242 without my signature.

This bill limits the authority of school officials to suspend a student for "willful defiance or disruption of school activities."

I cannot support limiting the authority of local school leaders, especially at a time when budget cuts have greatly increased class sizes and reduced the number of school personnel. It is important that teachers and school officials retain broad discretion to manage and set the tone in the classroom.

The principle of subsidiarity calls for greater, not less, deference to our elected school boards which are directly accountable to the citizenry.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.