Good news! AB 621 has cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee! This is the furthest this bill has gone with funding still attached.
The bill goes to the Senate floor next where it is also expected to pass.
The governor is our biggest hurdle. As you may recall from last year, our summer unemployment bill (AB 2197) made it all the way to the governor’s desk for the first time ever only to be vetoed by Governor Brown.
This time, SEIU California State Council is ready to work directly with the governor to hash out a deal if he gives an indication that he will also veto AB 621. Look out for upcoming actions where we can speak out and let the governor know that we need and deserve this, and that we’re going to keep fighting for justice.
Where’s the Bill?
Legislative bills move progressively in steps from one committee to another, to the assembly floor, to the senate floor, and lastly – to the Governor’s desk. This timeline plots out the key milestones the bill must go through before landing on the Governor’s desk. Follow the bill’s progression in more detail on the California Legislative Information website.
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.
Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee passes the bill.
Ayes: Bradford (D), Atkins (D), Jackson (D), Mitchell (D)
Noes: Stone (R)
Senate Appropriations Committee passes the bill.
Ayes: Beall (D), Bradford (D), Hill (D), Lara (D), Wiener (D)
Noes: Bates (R), Nielsen (R)
Note the party line vote.
Senate votes to pass AB 621. Bill heads to Governor’s Desk.
Ayes: Allen, Atkins, Beall, Bradford, De León, Dodd, Galgiani, Glazer, Hernandez, Hertzberg, Hill, Hueso, Jackson, Lara, Leyva, McGuire, Mendoza, Mitchell, Monning, Newman, Pan, Portantino, Roth, Skinner, Stern, Wieckowski, Wiener
Noes: Anderson, Bates, Berryhill, Cannella, Fuller, Gaines, Moorlach, Morrell, Nguyen, Nielsen, Stone, Vidak, Wilk
AB 621 has passed all committees and the Assembly and Senate floors and now is at the governor’s desk. The deadline for the governor to sign the bill is October 15.
If he does not sign or veto the bill before the deadline, it automatically becomes law without his signature. Also, the governor must sign or veto legislation in his possession by the day the legislature adjourns or it becomes law without being signed.