Welcome to California Lawmaking In Depth. In this series, we examine individual pieces of legislation with the people who were directly involved in crafting, supporting, or killing the bill. The conversations focus in on the process of passing – or killing – the particular bill.
In this inaugural In Depth conversation, I chatted with Erinn Ryberg – Legislative Director for Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) – about AB 10. We discuss how the idea for the bill came to Asm. Garcia and the changes it went through on its way to the Governor’s desk.
At the time this was recorded, Governor Jerry Brown had not yet acted on the bill. On October 12, Gov. Brown signed AB 10 into law as part of a legislative package of bills to help “women, children, and families across the state.” That package of bills also included AB 480, by Asm. Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego).