- AB 1998 is currently pending on the Senate Appropriations ‘suspense file’. It’s expected to be released on August 13, and available for a floor vote as early as August 17.
- If the bill gets the necessary 21 votes in the State Senate, it will return to the Assembly for a concurrence vote (41 votes). The Assembly must pass the bill before September.
- If AB 1998 passes the Senate and Assembly, it goes to Governor Schwarzenegger. The Governor has until September 30 to sign or veto the bill,
If all goes as planned, AB 1998 will be voted out of Senate Appropriations and head to the Senate floor later this week. Be sure to send in a support letter to your senator.
Here is the history of the bill, hopefully we will see some information as it becomes available.
It’s never too early to start getting support! Don’t forget online petitions, too, to email out to family and friends in other parts of Cali….their votes may be even important than ours up here in Humboldt.
(Thanks to Bean, Humboldt Surfrider RAP coordinator, for the hard work and keeping up on all things plastic!)