Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Signings and Vetoes

Arnie signed three and vetoed two bills I was following.

  • AB 595 Puts background checks for foster parents at about the same level as regular licensed child care providers. Seems like a good idea.
  • AB 1368 Requires that small family home providers have someone qualified in pediatric first aid and CPR on site at all times. It is already required for centers and large family homes. Seems like a good idea.
  • SB 702 Requires that employees of health clubs and such who work in an ancillary child care center be TrustLined. Seems like a good idea.
  • AB 627 This one dealt with nutrition requirements in licensed programs. It seemed pretty innocuous to me. The veto message said
... this bill would create pressure to add Proposition 98 General Fund resources to the Child and Adult Care Food program when funding for so many other education programs has been cut. It is simply not possible to initiate a new program in a fiscal environment such as this.
  • AB 769 This would have given a CPS-level priority for state preschool to kids whose parents are in the judicial system. I agree with Arnie's veto message, that it would take child care away from other worthy recipients who were the intended target of this program.

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