With your morning coffee…

August 16, 23

a side of advocacy:

TOMORROW (or today, depending on when you read this) the following bills – the 2 bad and the 1 good – are set to be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee:

  • SB14 (Grove): Serious felonies: human trafficking – SUPPORT! – will make human trafficking of a minor a serious felony that is subject to “Three Strikes Law” and ensures offenders cannot plea bargain charges down, or avail themselves of “social justice credits,” e.g. “good behavior.”
  • SB407 (Wiener): Foster Care – OPPOSE – must affirm foster child’s gender identity or otherwise be excluded from fostering.
    • If passes Assembly Appropriations, will go to Assembly Floor. If SB407 passes off the Assembly Floor, it will head to Governor’s desk for review.
  • SB596 (Portantino): School employees: protection – OPPOSE – any “adult” who subjects a school employee to “harassment or… credible treat” while employee is away from school “for reasons related to the employee’s course of duties” will be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined up to $1,000.00 and/or jailed for up 1 one year for the first offense, with punishment escalating per offense. “Harassment” = “alarms, torments or terrorizes… that serves no legitimate purpose” You know, like the regular law already says.
    • If SB596 passes out of Assembly Appropriations and off the Assembly Floor, it will go back to the Senate Floor for a consent vote because it was amended since leaving the Senate.

What to do right now?

  1. Email the Appropriations Committee (approps.committee@assembly.ca.gov) to:
    1. Register your opposition or support,
    2. Ask them how to vote on what.
  2. Call and email the Appropriations Committee Members to do the same- leave anonymous voicemails unless you’re a constituent, in which case ID your name and ZIP.
  3. From Approps website:

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 5650 P.O. Box 942849-0041

(916) 319-2041

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 5710, P.O. Box 942849-0001

(916) 319-2001

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 5630, P.O. Box 942849-0055

(916) 319-2055

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 4650, P.O. Box 942849-0056

(916) 319-2056

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 8140, P.O. Box 942849-0052

(916) 319-2052

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 5330, P.O. Box 942849-0072

(916) 319-2072

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 5230, P.O. Box 942849-0049

(916) 319-2049

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 6230, P.O. Box 942849-0037

(916) 319-2037

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 5130, P.O. Box 942849-0069

(916) 319-2069

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 5530, P.O. Box 942849-0033

(916) 319-2033

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 4220, P.O. Box 942849-0021

(916) 319-2021

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 6310, P.O. Box 942849-0028

(916) 319-2028

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 4340, P.O. Box 942849-0071

(916) 319-2071

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 4110, P.O. Box 942849-0027

(916) 319-2027

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 4130, P.O. Box 942849-0079

(916) 319-2079

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 5150, P.O. Box 942849-0011

(916) 319-2011

  1. Attend in person to register “my too” opposition or support:
    1. 1021 O Street, Room 1100, Sacramento California
    2. 9 a.m.
    3. NO telephone opposition

 

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