AB 1576 goes ‘on call’ — essentially, on temporary hold — at the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee after a no vote from Sen. Mark Leno and two abstentions — from Sens. Mark Wyland and Alex Padilla.
Sen. Mark Leno stated unequivocally that community HIV/AIDS organizations oppose this bill, and so does he.
Following a contentious hour-long hearing, two senators voted in favor of the bill when the vote was called. In order for it to pass, one senator would need to change to an aye vote.
AB 1576 now moves into a private session for a decision by the committee.
More updates coming soon…