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SB-494 Language arts: reading: grant program.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Hueso (S)
Beall (S)
Language arts: reading: grant program.
An act to add Chapter 15.5 (commencing with Section 53008) to Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code, relating to language arts.

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.
10/14/17 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/14/17 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 30. Noes 8. Page 2842.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 494 without my signature.

This bill would establish the Golden State Reading grant program for the purpose of assisting local educational agencies to ensure that all students meet specified reading standards and language skills by the end of the third grade.

Local educational agencies already have the flexibility under the Local Control Funding Formula to provide students the support they need to ensure that appropriate reading and language skills are achieved.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.