VETOED	DATE: 10/13/2007

To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 832 without my signature.

I am supportive of efforts to address the cost of college textbooks
and share the concern that these education costs have an impact on
the affordability of college for many students.  However, this bill
focuses strictly on textbook publisher policies and fails to
recognize that the affordability of textbooks is a shared
responsibility among publishers, college bookstores, and faculty

Therefore, instead of this bill, I am signing Assembly Bill 1548.
Many of the same concepts in SB 832 are included in AB 1548, but AB
1548 recognizes the shared responsibility and attempts to address the
issue in a more comprehensive manner.

For these reasons, I am unable to sign this bill.


Arnold Schwarzenegger