By Assemblyman Kevin Kiley 0 April 11, 2022
Gavin Newsom has to be close to a record for the number of bills and orders he’s signed that have been ruled unconstitutional. A court just rebuked him again, overturning a law imposing quotas on businesses.
Of course, Newsom had to read about the decision from the undisclosed tropical country where’s he vacationing for two weeks. And now the Legislature has joined him on Spring Break, recessing without doing anything about gas prices.
A credit to Fox 40 for pointing out the absurdity of this, in a segment that breaks down the Supermajority’s bizarre series of maneuvers against my gas tax bill – and how we forced them to backtrack. Watch the story and my interview here.
When the Legislature returns on April 18, things will move quickly. The awful bills we’re fighting against (the Vaccine Work Group bills as well as AB 2223) must pass out of committee by April 29 or they’re dead. That’s the rule, though the Legislature does have a habit of waiving its rules.
This committee deadline is followed by a May 27 date for a bill to pass the whole Assembly or Senate – known as the “house of origin” deadline, which can’t be waived.
In addition to halting the gas tax, I’m focused on passing 3 of my bills: AB 1599, which repeals Prop. 47; AB 2902, which limits a State of Emergency to 30 days; and ACA 13, which protects sheriffs who refuse to fire officers for their medical decisions.
On the campaign front, we shot our TV ad this weekend, and I can’t wait to show it to you. I think it perfectly captures the citizens movement we’ll bring to Washington.