Governor Brown has until midnight on Sunday to sign or veto the remaining bills on his desk.
As of publication deadline, Governor Brown has yet to act on SB 569, the unnecessary reproductive discrimination bill that targets religious employers. The CCC is monitoring this closely and will report when a decision is made. You can still send an email asking him to veto this unnecessary bill sponsored by NARAL.
The California Catholic Conference is pleased to report that the Governor signed AB 54, the California Values Act. In a released statement, Executive Director Ned Dolejsi said, “In a responsible way, SB 54 will help strengthen trust, promote common sense and address the deficiencies and injustices in our broken Federal immigration system, while still protecting our communities.”
The Governor also signed SB 257, which will allow students of deported parents to remain in school, as well as AB 1520, the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force. Both of these bills will go far in protecting children and allowing them opportunities to thrive despite difficult circumstances.
The Governor also extended the College Access Tax Credit Fund by signing AB 490. The tax credit was scheduled to sunset at the end of this year, but will now go through 2023.
The CCC is waiting for news on SB 304, which would ensure that educational credits earned in juvenile court schools transfer when students re-enroll in their local school districts. This is vital assistance for rehabilitation and reducing recidivism rates.
Stay tuned for more news and visit www.cacatholic.org for the latest.