Coming off the heels of our successful May 2-3 lobby trip (a.k.a. Midnight Ride) to Sacramento, the Assembly Committee on Appropriations voted 12-5 to pass AB 621.
It’s not a law yet, but we’ve crossed another big hurdle. As you may remember, some of our previous bills addressing the summer unemployment crisis did not make it out of this committee. It took members advocating in Sacramento and sending thousands of petition letters to legislators to move AB 621 forward. This bill, which will create a matching fund to help school workers during the summer, next moves to the full State Assembly for a vote. Let’s continue to stay active on this.
Here is the vote breakdown:
- Ayes: Bloom(D), Bocanegra(D), Bonta(D), Calderon(D), Friedman(D), Eduardo Garcia(D), Gonzalez Fletcher(D), Gray(D), McCarty(D), Muratsuchi(D), Quirk(D), Reyes(D)
- Noes: Bigelow(R), Brough(R), Fong(R), Gallagher(R), Obernolte(R)
Note the party line vote.
For more information on the bill, visit: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billVotesClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB621
Where’s the Bill Now?
Bill read for first time.
Heard in and passes the Assembly Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security on a 5-2 vote. Bill is referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.
Ayes: Bonta(D), Cervantes(D), Cooper(D), O’Donnell(D), Rodriguez(D)
Noes: Travis Allen(R), Brough(R)
Assembly Appropriations Committee passes AB 621 without amendments on a 12-5 vote.
Ayes: Bloom(D), Bocanegra(D), Bonta(D), Calderon(D), Friedman(D), Eduardo Garcia(D), Gonzalez Fletcher(D), Gray(D), McCarty(D), Muratsuchi(D), Quirk, Reyes(D)
Noes: Bigelow(R), Brough(R), Fong(R), Gallagher(R), Obernolte(R)
Assembly votes to pass the bill 53-21.
Ayes: Aguiar-Curry(D), Arambula(D), Berman(D), Bloom(D), Bocanegra(D), Bonta(D), Burke(D), Caballero(D), Calderon(D), Chau(D), Chiu(D), Chu(D), Cooley(D), Cooper(D), Dababneh(D), Daly(D), Frazier(D), Friedman(D), Cristina Garcia(D), Eduardo Garcia(D), Gipson(D), Gloria(D), Gomez(D), Gonzalez Fletcher(D), Gray(D), Grayson(D), Holden(D), Irwin(D), Jones-Sawyer(D), Kalra(D), Levine(D), Limón(D), Low(D), McCarty(D), Medina(D), Mullin(D), Muratsuchi(D), Nazarian(D), O’Donnell(D), Quirk(D), Quirk-Silva(D), Reyes(D), Ridley-Thomas(D), Rodriguez(D), Rubio(D), Salas(D), Santiago(D), Mark Stone(D), Thurmond(D), Ting(D), Weber(D), Wood(D), Rendon(D)
Noes: Acosta(R), Travis Allen(R), Baker(R), Bigelow(R), Brough(R), Chávez(R), Cunningham(R), Dahle(R), Flora(R), Fong(R), Gallagher(R), Harper(R), Kiley(R), Lackey(R), Maienschein(R), Mathis(R), Mayes(R), Obernolte(R), Patterson(R), Voepel(R), Waldron(R)
No Votes Recorded: Cervantes, Chen, Choi, Eggman, Melendez, Steinorth
Senate Rules Committee assigns AB 621 to Labor and Industrial Relations Committee.
Last day for it to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee. The process is similar to its counterpart in the Assembly.
Last day for bill to be heard on the Senate Floor.
If AB 621 passes all committees and the Assembly and Senate floors, the bill goes to the Governor’s desk.
The governor must sign or veto legislation within 12 days of the day of transmittal, or it becomes law without his signature. However, if the 12th day is a Sunday or a holiday, the governor has until the next working day to act. The governor has until September 30 to sign or veto legislation in his possession on the day the legislature adjourns (usually August 31), or it becomes law without being signed.