Last Friday was the First Committee Passage Deadline, which requires bills that are not exempted to have passed first committee or they would no longer be considered for action by the State Legislature. The next important legislative deadline is First House Passage, which is Tuesday, April 20. This means that bills and resolutions that are not exempted and do not pass a floor vote by Tuesday will not be considered for future action.
As a result of the upcoming bill deadline, the majority of legislative action this week was Floor Sessions by the Assembly and Senate. There were only a few committee hearings this week.
Assembly Bill 12
Revises provisions relating to the Department of Transportation.
Legislative Summary: AB 12 revises job experience requirements for some of the Deputy Director positions within the Department of Transportation (DOT). By changing these positions from classified to unclassified employees and adjusting the work experience requirements, the DOT will be able to more efficiently identify and promote internal candidates for future vacancies.
The Chamber supports AB 12 as a government efficiency measure.
Primary Bill Sponsor: Assembly Committee on Growth and Infrastructure