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AB-1279 Music therapy.(2015-2016)

Bill Status
Holden (A)
Music therapy.
An act to add Chapter 10.7 (commencing with Section 4650) to Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to music therapy.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/15/16 Consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file.
10/11/15 Vetoed by Governor.
09/09/15 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
08/31/15 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0. Page 2678.).
08/27/15 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 30 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1279 without my signature.

This bill establishes the "Music Therapy Act" and regulates when a person may use the title of "Board Certified Music Therapist."

Generally, I have been very reluctant to add licensing or title statutes to the laws of California. This bill appears to be unnecessary as the Certification Board for Music Therapists, a private sector group, already has defined standards for board certification.

Why have the state now add another violin to the orchestra?


Edmund G. Brown Jr.