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SB 7 Moves to Assembly Appropriations Committee

August 15, 2013
The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee on Wednesday afternoon passed SB 7 (Steinberg) on a 6–1 vote despite heavy opposition.
The League testified against the measure arguing that SB 7 establishes great inequity for California voters who approve state infrastructure bonds and pay taxes on those bonds. Yet under SB 7 these communities would be denied the benefit of those funds. Dan Carrigg, the League’s legislative director, argued that this issue should be instead put to a vote of the people through a constitutional amendment.

The vote breakdown is as follows:

Assembly Member Vote
Assembly Member Roger Hernandez (D-West Covina) (Chair)  AYE
Assembly Member Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) (Vice-Chair) NO
Assembly Member Luis Alejo (D-Salinas)          AYE
Assembly Member Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park)   AYE
Assembly Member Jimmy Gomez. (D-Los Angeles) AYE
Assembly Member Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) AYE
Assembly Member Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) AYE

The Assembly Appropriations Committee will be SB 7’s last stop before it’s taken up for a vote on the Assembly Floor. More information about SB 7, including editorials against the measure and video from two news conferences held earlier this week, are available online.

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