Tiffany Mok, that pearl among staff members, just very kindly emailed me to confirm that AB 1500 has, in fact, failed, and that Assemblymember Dickinson’s request for a reconsideration does not mean that the bill will magically reappear by tomorrow. (There has been fast and furious speculation, and plans to storm the halls.)
Here is her message in its entirety:
At this time, the bill has failed passage. There is no indication that the legislation will be proposed again anytime soon on our end. The Assemblyfile should indicate this. It may state that the author’s request for reconsideration is noted, which means the bill could potentially come up, but there would be no testimony, and in this case, it is only if the bill were to have all the votes. We have no indication any votes have changed nor am I working on these efforts.
Given that folks should be skeptical, this can be confirmed with the Assembly Appropriations committee as well.
Have a great day Sallie!
Is this woman not an utter treasure? I hope Roger Dickinson appreciates her. She’s doing a terrific job of serving the public and upholding the democratic process.
If you do want to call the Appropriations Committee office just to confirm this, the number is (916) 319-2081.