Brown, in his veto message, urged more study of the bill's potential ramifications. "I am sympathetic to the author's interest in protecting children," he wrote. "But I am troubled by the fact that some family law specialists believe the bill's ambiguities may have unintended consequences. I would like to take more time to consider all of the implications of this change."
Signed legislation, Senate Bill 1172, to prohibit children under 18 from undergoing psychotherapy to change their sexual orientation.
Extended a $100 million annual tax break for California motion picture companies. The program of tax credits initially was signed into law in 2009 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Assembly Bill 2026, by Democratic Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes of Sylmar extends the program for two additional years from July 2015 to July 2017. Of $400 million in tax credits that has been available thus far through the program, only $229,139 has been claimed, though that figure could rise because credits can be claimed only after production and auditing are completed.
Vetoed legislation that would have doubled the statute of limitations for families of police and firefighters to file for job-related death benefits that can exceed $300,000.
Assembly Bill 2451, by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, would have allowed families to file for death benefits for up to nine years after the diagnosis of a job-caused illness or injury to a public safety official.
In his veto message, Brown said the bill sought to address a problem "whose scope is not fully knowable" at a time when California faces its greatest fiscal challenges since the Great Depression.
Signed legislation requiring parents who exclude their children from immunization requirements to submit a signed statement that they received information about risks and benefits of vaccines. Democratic Assemblyman Richard Pan of Sacramento proposed the measure, Assembly Bill 2109, which requires the statement to be signed by the parents and by a health care practitioner. In signing the bill, Brown said that he will direct the state Department of Health to provide a way for people whose religious beliefs preclude vaccinations from having to seek a health care practitioner's signature.