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SB-357 International trade and investment office: Mexico. (2017-2018)

Bill Status
Hueso (S) , De León (S)
Allen (S) , Bradford (S) , Leyva (S) , Mendoza (S)
International trade and investment office: Mexico.
An act to amend Section 13996.65 of, and to add Section 13996.43 to, the Government Code, relating to economic development, and making an appropriation therefor.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
03/03/18 Last day to consider Governor’s veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
10/15/17 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/15/17 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/19/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/13/17 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 40. Noes 0. Page 2841.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 357 without my signature.

This bill directs the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development to establish and operate a trade and investment office in Mexico City.

California and Mexico have a proven partnership of trade, commerce, and the exchange of culture that runs long and deep. Our relationship with Mexico is fundamental to our mutual prosperity. Through memorandums of understanding, we are directly working with the Mexican government and business community on climate change, trade, transportation, tourism, and education.

As I stated in 2014 when I vetoed a nearly identical bill, I remain unconvinced that California needs a legislatively-mandated trade office to continue our ongoing and enduring partnership with Mexico.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.