Sponsor: Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D)
Summary: Declares the intent of the Legislature to enact subsequent legislation that would provide incentives to encourage women to pursue postsecondary education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
Status: Introduced 2/21/2014.
Outlook: This measure, introduced by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D), is considered a spot bill, which does not contain the full text of the sponsor's proposal. Spot bills are introduced before the Legislature's filing deadline as technical, nonsubstantive bills and are later amended by their authors with new text. As the full text of spot bills are still in the drafting stages, their intent is not released to the public. By rule, this measure cannot be heard in committee until 30 days have passed since its introduction. The sponsor is a member of the majority party and has yet to garner the cosponsorship of any other member of the chamber. The Democratic Party controls both chambers of the Legislature as well as the Office of Governor.
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