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Chamber Testifies at Senate Appropriations Committee

The Senate Appropriations Committee, chaired by Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-25), considered nearly 100 bills. The Chamber testified and registered our opposition on several bills including:
  • SB 1159 (Hill) - Establishes presumption that COVID-19 infections were contracted while at work.
  • SB 939 (Wiener) - Commercial tenant protections.
  • SB 1399 (Durazo) - Employment laws related to the garment district.
All the bills were put in the suspense file. SB 939 will be heard on June 18, allowing us time to mobilize to ensure that SB 939 does not get out of suspense. Sen. Scott Wiener did mention that he would be providing additional amendments to the Appropriations Committee staff. We are waiting to see the amendments. This week, we met with staff from the offices of numerous committee members. We will continue our outreach to the Appropriations Committee. Read Wednesday's full Policy Update.


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