There were 700 bills awaiting Gov. Schwarzenegger’s signature or veto by Sunday, Oct, 11. Were there any vetoed bills that you believe should have been upheld, or bills passed that you believe should not have been? Why?
I was disappointed to learn that the Governor vetoed: Senate Bill (SB) 14, which would have made programmatic changes to implement an increase in California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard’s goal to 33 percent by 2020; SB 14, along with Assembly Bill (AB) 21 and AB 64, would have combined to provide a clear and enforceable timeframe for investing in new renewable energy resources in order to meet the greenhouse gas emission reductions mandated under AB 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.
AB 1401 would have enacted the California Transition to Organics Act of 2009 and would have established the Transition to Organics Fund (TTOF) with federal, industry and private citizen funding. TTOF monies would have provided financial assistance to individuals who transition their uncertified farms to certified organic farms.