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AB-2004 Medical test results: verification credentials.(2019-2020)

Senate:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
2nd
3rd
Pass
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Bill Status
AB-2004
Calderon (A)
Hertzberg (S)
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Medical test results: verification credentials.
02/28/20
An act to add Section 11546.10 to the Government Code, relating to privacy.
Assembly
09/04/20
08/28/20

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/26/20 Vetoed by Governor.
09/15/20 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/31/20 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 67. Noes 0. Page 5473.).
08/31/20 Assembly Rule 63 suspended. (Ayes 57. Noes 15. Page 5466.)
08/31/20 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2004 without my signature.

This bill would require the Government Operations Agency to establish a working group to explore the use of verifiable health credentials to communicate COVID-19 or other medical test results, and to report on best practices by July 1, 2022.

I appreciate the innovative spirit of this bill. However, the California COVID-19 Testing Task Force is already able to convene stakeholders and experts to discuss innovation in testing and reporting as needed. Currently, the state has multiple ongoing efforts and investments around COVID-19 testing.

As an avenue to capitalize on California's innovation economy to meet government needs, last year I established the Request for Innovative Ideas (RFI2) process as a competitive procurement approach that seeks to engage innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, vendors, and experts to collaborate on designing leading-edge solutions. Just this month, my Administration utilized the RFI2 process to request new solutions for how to collect COVID-19 test specimens, transport them to processing labs, and deliver test results.

At a time when California is facing fiscal constraints and unprecedented challenges, the millions of dollars this bill would cost would be better spent on timely solutions to meet our most pressing needs.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom