VETOED	DATE: 09/07/2011

To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 105 without my signature.

This measure would impose criminal penalties on a child under the age
of 18 and his or her parents if the child skis or snowboards without
a helmet.

While I appreciate the value of wearing a ski helmet, I am concerned
about the continuing and seemingly inexorable transfer of authority
from parents to the state. Not every human problem deserves a law.

I believe parents have the ability and responsibility to make good
choices for their children.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.