SB-49 Postponed in State Legislature

SB-49, the California Environmental, Public Health, and Workers Defense Act of 2017 did not come to a vote on the floor of the State Assembly, so was not passed on to the Governor for signature. Instead it was amended at the last minute and converted into a two-year bill, meaning it will be considered next year. Unfortunately the amendment also substantially weakened the provisions that provided protection for endangered species. However, this bill could still be salvaged and we will continue to track it next year.