Two weeks ago, a Democrat on the Assembly Labor and Employment
Committee defiled the legislative committee process again by
forcing another job-killing bill through without full debate.
Senate Bill 3 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, calls for
repeated automatic increases in the state’s minimum wage, and is
just one of his many attempts to force costs on employers that
their businesses cannot bear.
Committee Chairman Assemblyman Roger Hernández, a Democrat from
Los Angeles, abruptly cut off a witness midsentence. Before taking
another breath, Hernándezquickly called for a vote on the
bill, even though members of the public had not testified, and
other lawmakers on the committee wished to speak.
When Committee Vice Chairman, Assemblyman Matthew Harper,
R-Huntington Beach, tried to speak, Hernandez shut off Harper’s
microphone. When Harper objected, Hernándezreached across the
desk of an Assembly staff member, and physically tried to shut off
Harper’s microphone. Then Hernándezordered Assembly Sergeants
to remove Harper’s microphone. Hernándezimmediately forced
the vote on the bill, ending along party lines.
Assemblyman Jim… Read More