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Enterprise Zone Elimination Legislation Heads to Governor’s Desk

AB 93 Passes Assembly Floor With the Minimum Number of Required Votes

June 28, 2013
Yesterday the Assembly debated and passed AB 93 (Committee on Budget) eliminating the current Enterprise Zone (EZ) Program and replacing it with a state-run system.
 
A spirited debate proceeded the vote with Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) presiding over the floor. Initially AB 93 didn’t receive enough support to meet its two-thirds (54) vote requirement. It was placed on call while Assembly Republicans caucused. A second vote ended with the same result. Finally on the third try, 54 members voted in favor of AB 93 and the Speaker closed the roll and declared the bill approved. AB 93 now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown for signature, which is highly anticipated given the Governor’s previous calls to eliminate the program.
 
For more information on EZs and AB 93, please see “Enterprise Zone Elimination Bill Passes Senate Floor, Returns to Assembly,” CA Cities Advocate, June 26, 2013.


 
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