BILL NUMBER:  SB 1476
  VETOED	DATE: 09/30/2012




To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 1476 without my signature.

This bill would authorize a court under limited circumstances to find
that a child has more than two legal parents if doing so would serve
the best interest of the child.

I am sympathetic to the author's interest in protecting children. 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.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.