Governor Brown Takes Action on Legislation to Protect Children


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills to protect children in California:

• AB 25 by Assemblymember Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) – School districts: athletics: concussions and head injuries.
• AB 90 by Assemblymember Sandre Swanson (D-Oakland) – Human trafficking: minors.
• AB 194 by Assemblymember Jim Beall (D-San Jose) – Public postsecondary education: priority enrollment: foster youth.
• AB 212 by Assemblymember Jim Beall (D-San Jose) – California Fostering Connections to Success Act.
• AB 301 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – Medi-Cal: managed care.
• AB 395 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – Newborn screening program.
• AB 687 by Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher (R-San Diego) – Adoption.
• AB 709 by Assemblymember Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica) – Foster children: school placement: immunization records.
• AB 717 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) – Child Abuse Central Index.
• AB 735 by Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) – Interns and student assistants: hiring preference.
• AB 764 by Assemblymember Sandre Swanson (D-Oakland) – Personal income taxes: voluntary contributions: Child Victims of Human Trafficking Fund.
• AB 1111 by Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher (R-San Diego) – Debt collection: homeless youth.
• AB 1319 by Assemblymember Betsy Butler (D-Marina Del Rey) – Product safety: bisphenol A.
• SB 309 by Senator Carol Liu (D-Pasadena) – Child day care facilities: school age child care centers: nonminor students.
• SB 368 by Senator Carol Liu (D-Pasadena) – Developmental services: decision making.
• SB 578 by Senator Gloria Negrete-McLeod (D-Chino) – Schools: pupils in foster care: course credit.
• SB 646 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) –Toxics: enforcement: lead and cadmium jewelry.
• SB 929 by Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) – Vehicles: child passenger restraints.

The Governor announced that he has vetoed the following bill:

• AB 200 by Assemblymember Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) – Physical education: Health and Fitness Award Program. A veto message can be found here.

The Governor also signed the following bill to encourage solar power in California:

• SB 226 by Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) – Environmental quality. A signing message can be found here.

For full text of the bills, visit: