AB690 (CHEN) PASSES SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE.
AB690 HAD BEEN PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR FOR THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE FOR A VOTE ON TUESDAY JUNE 13, 2023... IT PASSED!
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
The Senate Judiciary Committee has tremendous influence on the passage of AB690 in the Senate. The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Thomas Umberg, has made the determination to support passage of AB690, without changes, and place AB690 on the Consent Calendar. Once AB690 clears the Senate Judiciary Committee, it is highly probable that AB690 will pass the Senate and be sent to the Governor for signature sometime in October.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
The summary report by Chairman Senator Thomas Umberg, contains all of the underlying issues and concerns regarding the regulation of LDAs and the future relationship with the California State Bar. With the passage of AB690, CALDA will be given 6 years to address the concerns stated in the Senate Judiciary Committee report.
WHAT COMES NEXT...
With the passage of AB690 (Chen) comes the opportunity and responsibility to reimagine CALDA to best serve our members and develop long term sustainable relationships with all of our stakeholders. Post passage of AB690 (Chen), the CALDA legislative committee will focus on strategic legislative planning to allow CALDA to reach our fullest potential.
Respectfully submitted by Chester Ruiz, Co-Chair CALDA Legislative Committee