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AB-968 Postsecondary education: transcripts.(2015-2016)

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Assembly:
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-968
Williams (A)
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Bonilla (A) , Cristina Garcia (A) , Lackey (A) , Low (A) , McCarty (A) , Rendon (A) , Waldron (A)
Postsecondary education: transcripts.
03/29/15
An act to add Section 66304 to the Education Code, relating to postsecondary education.
Assembly
09/15/15
09/04/15

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
01/15/16 Consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file.
10/09/15 Vetoed by Governor.
09/18/15 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/10/15 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 78. Noes 0. Page 3064.).
09/09/15 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 968 without my signature.

The bill would require all public and private postsecondary educational institutions to note suspension or expulsion on a student's transcript for the period of time the student is ineligible to reenroll at the institution.

Colleges currently have the ability to make a notation if a student is suspended or expelled, and community colleges already may deny or conditionally admit a student who has previously been expelled or is under expulsion proceedings. If further protection is needed to screen transfer applications, that is something best left to individual colleges themselves.

Campus safety is a serious issue - one that has received much attention and led to several changes in law and policy. Increased vigilance may still be necessary, but I would caution against overcorrections that could result in some individuals being marked for the rest of their lives.

While the desire to provide students with safe campuses is well-intentioned, I am not prepared to support this mandate.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.