Wednesday, May 13, 2009


If you were listening to the Cal Assembly Appropriations Committee hearing today you may wonder what happened to AB 372. First there was Assb. Ma and then there wasn't and not a word about the bill in between. I figured it went into the suspense file, where bills are usually sent to die, but was puzzled because the number wasn't even called.

Jean Uhrich from CalOpen was on the scene and tells us that's exactly what happened. The committee has until May 25 to retrieve it from suspension, but because of the costs involved, the bill is likely to expire there. Death by hubris.

The disclosure veto, we understand, cannot be amended back to a contact preference form because the change would send the bill back to the Assembly Judiciary Committee, which has already stated its opposition to such an amendment.

It may be a bit early yet, but good riddance to bad rubbish!

We'll keep you informed. I don't think it's a bad idea to keep those cards and letters comin'' kiddies!