Senate Bill 615, which would have limited the discretion of judges and harmed members of the LGBTQ community, has been temporarily suspended. The suspension is due to the author’s removal of the bill from consideration today by the Senate Public Safety Committee.
“Because Senate Bill 615 has been withdrawn from consideration by committee, the bill is suspended for the remainder of this calendar year,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “It is possible, however, that the bill could be advanced next year before the current legislative session ends.”
The author of Senate Bill 615 is Senator Melissa Melendez, a Republican from Riverside County. If passed, this bill would have significantly limited Senate Bill 145 that was passed by the legislature during the past legislative session. The author of Senate Bill 145 is Senator Scott Wiener, a Democrat from San Francisco.