September 10, 2019
By: Thomas M. O’Connell
The California Senate passed AB5. The bill now moves to the Assembly for concurrence.
On September 10, 2019, the California Senate passed AB5 as amended on September 6, 2019. Votes for AB5 broke down along partisan lines with 29 ayes, 11 noes, and 0 no votes recorded.The bill will now move back to the California Assembly for concurrence in the amendments.
Unless there is a significant surprise, the Assembly is likely to vote along party lines in concurrence adopting the Senate’s amendments of AB5 and send the bill to the Governor’s desk by the end of the week. As predicted in May of this year, it is likely AB5 will become law by the first of 2020.
This article was originally published on the California Franchise Network.