AB 2541 (Matthews) passed the Senate Governmental Organization committee today with a 6-1 vote. With a full day of hearings ahead, Senator Dean Florez (D-Shafter) Chair of the committee allowed the bill to be presented early on and moved it quickly to a vote. 

The lone nay vote came from Senator McClintock (R-Simi Valley) though the candidate for Lt. Governor did not give reason for his unexpected decision. 
May Rico, Interim Executive Director for Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus was one of three on hand to testify in support of the bill. In her written testimony to the committee she wrote, “All we are asking for is that you help ensure we receive the monies owed us, so that we can continue providing the life saving services you entrust us to do.”