More than nine hundred bills are making their way through the process as lawmakers face the end of session deadline on September 14th. That’s when measures must be decided. Many won’t make it-- and could be taken up again next year.
Up for discussion: a measure to ban trans fats from school lunches and another to prohibit people from smoking in cars when children are present. There’s also a measure to create a special commission that would develop new criminal sentencing guidelines.
Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez has pledged to see the democrats’ healthcare reform measure through— though the debate may be delayed by the prolonged budget stalemate. Another potential hitch: the leader of the senate says he won’t take up any bills until there’s a budget.