//Bill Passed By Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee!

Bill Passed By Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee!

Today, the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee made the right and just decision of passing AB 621. SEIU Local 99 members can take some credit in today’s passage: 134 of us sent 678 email petition letters directly to the inboxes of all committee members, telling them our stories and urging their support. Sign-up to be notified of future advocacy opportunities.

The bill passed 4-1 and will next be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee by the end of August. Here is the vote breakdown:

Ayes: Bradford (D), Atkins (D), Jackson (D), Mitchell (D)

Noes: Stone (R)

Take note of the party line vote, again.

Read SEIU California’s press release on today’s victory:

SEIU CALIFORNIA APPLAUDS SENATE COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF SUMMER BRIDGE FUND FOR CLASSIFIED WORKERS

Sacramento, CA – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California released the following statement from Max Arias, Executive Director, SEIU Local 99, on the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee passage of AB 621(Bocanegra):

“Today’s vote in support of AB 621 is encouraging to the thousands of dedicated school staff who keep our children safe, healthy, and learning during the school year, yet who are barely scraping by as the summer drags on.  As they wait to return to school this fall, they look for scarce short-term jobs, line up at food banks, and struggle to pay the rent as they go without pay and are unfairly excluded from the state’s unemployment program.

“The Classified Employee Summer Bridge Fund gives workers an opportunity to save for the summer, with a 2:1 match by the state.  Classified school staff earn far too little to support a family in most parts of the state, so the Summer Bridge is a significant boost to families living on the brink of poverty.

“California communities count on our bus drivers, food service workers, custodians, and teacher’s aides to create a safe and supportive learning environment for our children. We must not let these essential and dedicated school workers go forgotten in the summer months.  AB 621 now deserves support from the full Senate and Governor Brown.”

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Where’s the Bill Now?

February 14
March 29
May 26
May 31
June 19
July 12
August 30 or 31
September 15
Governor’s Desk

February 14

Bill read for first time.

March 29

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)

May 26

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)

May 31

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

June 19

Senate Rules Committee assigns AB 621 to Labor and Industrial Relations Committee.

July 12

Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee passes the bill.

Ayes: Bradford (D), Atkins (D), Jackson (D), Mitchell (D)
Noes: Stone (R)

August 30 or 31

Last day for it to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee. The process is similar to its counterpart in the Assembly.

September 15

Last day for bill to be heard on the Senate Floor.

Governor’s Desk

If AB 621 passes all committees and the Assembly and Senate floors, the bill goes to the governor’s desk. He is expected to decide on the bill in the first or second week of October.

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 must sign or veto legislation in his possession by the day the legislature adjourns or it becomes law without being signed.

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