July 10, 2019
By: Thomas M. O’Connell
The California Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement passed AB5 along party lines. The bill now moves to the Senate’s Appropriations Committee for consideration.
On July 10, 2019, California Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee passed AB5 without amendment. Votes were as follows:
Gerald Hill (D) – 19th Senate District
Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) – 19th Senate District
Holly Mitchell (D) – 30th Senate District
Richard Pan (D) – 6th Senate District
Mike Morell (R) – 40th Senate District
The bill will now move to the California Senate Appropriations Committee.
The fact that the Labor, Public Employment, and Retirement Committee passed AB5 along party lines is not surprising. However, the fact it moved out of this committee without amendment is quite surprising. There are still numerous industries that should receive consideration for carve outs from the Dynamex “ABC” Test and the bill is getting closer and closer to the governor’s desk with Appropriations and then the Senate At-Large left before it goes back to the Assembly.
This article was originally published on the California Franchise Network.