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AB-17 Transit Pass Pilot Program: free or reduced-fare transit passes.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Holden (A)
Allen (S) , Chu (A) , Cristina Garcia (A) , Kalra (A)
Transit Pass Pilot Program: free or reduced-fare transit passes.
An act to add and repeal Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 99100) of Part 11 of Division 10 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to transportation.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Desk Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/12/18 Stricken from file.
01/03/18 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/15/17 Vetoed by Governor.
09/20/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
09/12/17 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 76. Noes 2. Page 3208.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 17 without my signature.

This bill requires the Department of Transportation to create a competitive grant program for local transit agencies to provide free and reduced-fare transit passes for low-income students.

Many transit agencies, including the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, already have a variety of reduced-fare transit programs for students. Before we create this new statewide program, I think we should have a fuller discussion on how local transit discount programs work and how any new ones should be paid for.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.