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SB-702 Gubernatorial appointments: report.(2021-2022)

Senate:
Int
1st
Cmt
2nd
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Bill Status
SB-702
Limón (S)
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Archuleta (S) , Carrillo (A) , Lorena Gonzalez (A) , Gonzalez (S) , Gray (A) , Hueso (S) , Kamlager (S) , Laird (S) , Rubio (S)
Gubernatorial appointments: report.
03/24/21
An act to add Section 1305 to the Government Code, relating to state government.
Senate
09/13/21
09/03/21

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/07/21 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/07/21 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/17/21 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:30 p.m.
09/09/21 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 32. Noes 0. Page 2589.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
09/08/21 In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 702 without my signature.

This bill would require the Governor's Office to convene a working group to make recommendations back to the Office on increasing diversity in state appointments, and to create and deliver to the Legislature a report containing demographic information of individuals appointed by the Governor.

I applaud the author and stakeholders' desire to ensure diversity in California's board and commission members. I too am deeply committed to making appointments that reflect California's diversity at every level of government. My office already makes an intentional, transparent effort to engage with the Legislature, community partners, nonprofits, and a variety of stakeholders to build a diverse and qualified pool of candidates for appointed positions, and will continue to strengthen and build these partnerships. Further, the demographic information specified for reporting under this bill is optional and self-reported by candidates. For these reasons, such a report required by SB 702 would not accurately reflect the diversity of appointees.


Sincerely,




Gavin Newsom