April 30, 2019
By: Thomas M. O’Connell
The California Assembly Labor and Employment Committee passed AB5 along party lines. The bill now moves to the Assembly’s Appropriations Committee for consideration.
On April 30, 2019, California Assembly Labor and Employment Committee passed AB5 as amended on March 26, 2019. Votes were as follows:
Wendy Carillo (D) – 52nd Assembly District
Lorena Gonzalez (D) – 80th Assembly District
Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D) – 59th Assembly District
Ash Kalra (D) – 27th Assembly District
Luz Rivas (D) – 39th Assembly District
Tyler Diep (R) – 72nd Assembly District
Heath Flora (R) – 9th Assembly District
The bill will now move to the California Assembly Appropriations Committee.
While it is somewhat surprising that the Labor and Employment Committee limited its industry carve outs as much as they did before passing the bill, it is not surprising that they passed the bill along party lines. This is likely to be a common theme throughout this process and given labor’s strong support of AB5.
This article was originally published on the California Franchise Network.