May I please interrupt your blog-reading, WIP-writing progress for just a little bit, to bring you this good-news bulletin from the California legislative front?
GREAT NEWS, in fact! Today, AB 2165* received an up-arrow pass out of the Appropriations Committee, and it’s now headed straight to the floor of the California Assembly for a vote — likely next week! This is unbelievably smooth progress, a hopeful sign of great things to come.
Yes, the legislative process is cumbersome and lengthy, but this bill has made remarkable progress so far. If it is endorsed by a majority vote in the Assembly next week, AB 2165 will head straight over to the Senate for consideration and a vote. If all goes well, it’ll soon land on Governor Schwarzenegger’s desk. I’m optimistic about the bill’s continued progress, and I hope you’ll also keep thinking positive thoughts.
*In essence, AB 2165 prohibits student athletes who are convicted of violent felonies or sexual crimes from participating in intercollegiate sports at California public colleges and universities until they’ve successfully completed the terms of their court-assigned sentences.A bit of common sense, no?