South San Francisco, CA May 14, 2021 by Livable California
Sen. Scott Wiener’s hated SB 50, which we all fought and killed in 2020, is hiding in 7 Bad Bills. On Sat., we’ll discuss The Second House Strategy for killing bad bills that make it out of the “suspense” file and get approved by Appropriations.
Suspense file? Appropriations? Second House? Please translate!
- The Second House is the legislative side of the state Capitol that didn’t originate the bill.
- The Suspense File is where bills sit while Appropriations decides if a bill creates high fiscal costs to the state.
- Most bills are sent by Appropriations to The Second House for debate and votes. But costly or noxious bills — like Wiener’s SB 50, Version 1.0 — can quietly die.
- If SB 9 & SB 10 are approved by Senate Appropriations despite their attack on homeownership, these stink bombs will get more scrutiny in The Second House, the Assembly.
- Legislators hostile to homeownership are blind to brown and Black Californians who own homes. They should get out more often. We hope Senate Appropriations calculates the noxious math: who will snap up homes if SB 9 and SB 10 are approved?
Join us Sat. May 15 at 10 am for “Second House Strategy.” WHAT to do, and HOW, to kill the 7 Bad Bills. We welcome environmental, homeowner, anti-gentrification and community groups.
In 2020 the Assembly resisted arm-twisting by Senate Pres. Pro Tem Toni Atkins until the last seconds in which her SB 9 twin, SB 1120, could survive. She finally got a fragile majority just before midnight Aug. 31 – too late! She couldn’t get to the Senate , for final approval.
Atkins says the death of SB 1120 was accidental. No, it wasn’t. Her hated bill died as it should.
Today, please share this 2-min. video about SB 9 and SB 10 from our friends at United Neighbors, a statewide group that arose from SoCal’s diverse homeowner crowd, a demographic Wiener Inc. can’t relate to.
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