The compounding effects of the pandemic stay-home orders and the drastically reduced revenues have had an enormous effect on the legislative agenda and schedule in Sacramento. Though the State Senate and State Assembly are starting to reconvene, lawmakers are drastically cutting back on the bills they have introduced and sponsored, as very little legislation not directly tied to the emergency is being pursued. While we are still seeking clarity on the status of some of the bills we have been tracking, three bills that we were supporting have been pulled by their sponsors:
AB 1350 (Gonzalez Fletcher), which would have required transit agencies to offer free youth passes.
AB 2121 and AB 2828 (both Friedman) were follow up bills to the report from the Zero Fatalities Task Force