Friday, September 1, is the last day Senate Bill 14 can be moved out of the Assembly Appropriations Suspense File. Otherwise the bill will die.
We need to act tonight, tomorrow, and Friday, “strongly and loudly encouraging” the Assembly Appropriations Committee Members to move Senator Shannon Grove’s (R-Bakersfield) Senate Bill 14 out of the Suspense File and to the Assembly Floor to be voted on (and passed unanimously like it was in the Senate) because children are worth protecting, no matter the cost.
WHAT IS SENATE BILL 14?
Existing California law defines “serious felony” for various purposes, including enhancing the punishment for felonies pursuant to existing sentencing provisions, commonly known as the Three Strikes Law. SB 14 will add human traffickingof a minor within the definition of a serious felony “for all purposes, including for purposes of the Three Strikes Law,” which means plea bargaining and “social justice credits,” such as “time off for ‘Good Behavior,” to reduce jail time, will be prohibited.
The Assembly Appropriations Committee has sent several “Bad Bills” – AB5 (LGBQT+ profiling), AB659 (Pharma (HPV) false advertising), AB1028 (protection of abusers and traffickers), and AB1078 (state-sponsored indoctrination camps) – to the Suspense File… as well as SB 14.
WHAT WE NEED TO DO RIGHT NOW:
- SHARE THIS EMAIL.
- SIGN THE PETITION.
- CALL + TWEET + INSTAGRAM the Assembly Appropriations Committee Members (minus Wilson, Carrillo) + Speaker of Assembly Robert Rivas + Speaker of Senate Toni Atkins + Governor Newsom asking them to move SB14 out of the Suspense File, pass it and sign it into law.
- Gavin Newsom (916) 445-2841