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AB-2153 Teachers: in-service training: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning pupil resources.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Thurmond (A)
Gonzalez Fletcher (A)
Teachers: in-service training: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning pupil resources.
An act to add Article 2.7 (commencing with Section 218) to Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, relating to teachers.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/30/18 Vetoed by Governor.
09/06/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/29/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 58. Noes 14. Page 6850.).
08/27/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 29 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/27/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 34. Noes 3. Page 5761.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2153 without my signature.

This bill requires local schools to provide annual in-service training on available community and school site resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) students to teachers and supporting staff of grades 7-12 students.

I signed AB 827 (O'Donnell) in 2015, which required the Department of Education, as part of its compliance monitoring, to assess whether local schools have provided information to certificated staff serving of grades 7-12 on school site and community resources for LGBTQ students. Current law also requires the Department to monitor local schools to ensure the adoptions of policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression.

If local schools find that more training or resources on this topic is needed, they have the flexibility to use their resources as they see best.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.