VETOED	DATE: 09/28/2012

To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1872 without my signature.

The bill would require family child care homes to serve food in
conformance with the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program, which
offers reimbursement for meals that meet certain criteria.

I can support a measure that helps family child care providers learn
about nutrition and serve healthier foods at a lower cost, but this
bill goes beyond that. Small businesses such as family day care
providers don't need another confusing mandate that adds to their
struggles to stay afloat.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.