The Arc California Wraps Up Legislative Session

The California Legislative Assembly has wrapped up its regular 2017 session. The following are the final results for The Arc California’s priority bills:

  • AB 1161, which requires local law enforcement agencies to develop hate crime policies passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee and had a hearing in the Appropriations Committee, but no further action was taken;
  • AB 973, which requires counties to permit voters with disabilities to use a remote accessible vote by mail system was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown; and
  • AB 1111, which creates a grant program for providing services to individuals with barriers to employment so that they can participate in training and education programs was signed by Governor Jerry Brown.