On August 19, the California senate passed SB 1166, which would, among other things, require any "agency, person, or business that is required to issue a security breach notification to more than 500 California residents pursuant to existing law" to also notify the state Attorney General. The California legislature's two previous attempts to amend the state's seminal data breach notification law were vetoed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Even though SB 1166 is identical to the bill the Governor terminated last year, the bill's sponsor, Sen. Joe Simitian, has said that, based on conversations with Schwarzenegger's office, “a signature by the Governor seems possible this year.”