Assembly’s July recess has ended, and the final, frantic August push is
underway to finalize votes on hundreds of bills. This year, the
Assembly approved 826 bills, and the Senate 755. These bills have passed
out of their “house of origin,” and must receive final approval from
the other chamber by the September 13 deadline.
Should they receive final legislative approval, a number of these bills will deserve special attention, including phone calls and emails to the Governor’s office from concerned voters requesting a veto.
Here are just a few:
- AB 1401 (Bob Wiechowski, D-Fremont). Allows non-citizens who are legal residents to serve on juries
- AB 1266 (Tom Ammiano, D – San Francisco). Allows pupils to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including sports teams and the use of bathroom and locker facilities, irrespective of biological gender. This bill has already passed both houses and has been forwarded to the Governor for his signature
- AB 711 (Anthony Rendon, D – Lakewood). Bans the use of lead ammunition
- SB 53 (Kevin De León, D – Los Angeles). Requires a permit, fee and background check to purchase ammunition
You can follow any bill’s progress at: www.leginfo.ca.gov
To contact the Governor’s office, please visit: http://gov.ca.gov
Direct citizen lobbying through emails, faxes and phone calls can have a major impact. Let Governor Brown know where you stand.
Note: My staff will hold a Mobile District Office at Temecula City Hall from 9:00-10:30 August 20th.
—Submitted by 75th District State Assemblywoman Marie Waldron