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Archive for August, 2013

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SB 260 off of Suspense! Next Stop: Assembly Floor Vote!

Friday, August 30th, 2013

On August 30th, SB 260 passed out of the Appropriation Committee. It will now head to a vote of the full Assembly the week of September 3rd. This is your last chance to let your Assembly Member know how you feel about this bill!

Newt Gingrich, Pat Nolan Op Ed in Support of 260

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Deciding how to treat young people who commit crimes is not a partisan issue. Conservatives Gingrich and Nolan believe it is important to give young people the chance to prove themselves. Read their op ed, published 8/23/13.

Write Speaker Pérez & Chair Gatto before 8/27

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

If SB 260 does not come off suspense, it will die. Write Speaker Pérez & Chairman Gatto ask them to help the bill move forward. Click here for sample letters.

SB 260 is “ON SUSPENSE.” What can you do?

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

We need your help NOW. The Assembly Appropriations Committee put SB 260 “on suspense” meaning, it is held until the week of August 26 when a decision will be made about whether SB 260 will die or be allowed to move forward. Write Speaker Pérez and Chairman Gatto now and urge them to support SB 260 going forward! Go to the “TAKE ACTION” page for letters you can use and give to friends.

SB 260 Amended: Bill Gets Stronger

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Read how SB 260 has been amended here: SB 260 Amended 8-12-12.


260 to be Heard in Assembly Appropriations

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Senate Bill 260 is scheduled to be heard in the California Assembly Appropriations
Committee on Wednesday, August 14th at 9:00. If you are going to attend, please
send an email to ecalvin@hrw.org The hearing will be at the  State Capitol, Room 4202. There will not be a vote because the bill will be going “on suspense.” There probably will not
be a chance to testify.