We note that the proposed AB 590 remains unchanged since August 20th, yet the bill was sent for a third reading just this week. Today we phoned Kevin Baker, Deputy Chief Counsel, who advised that the amendment removing 6159.52(b) and 6159.52(c) in their entirety is "in the works" and will be "completed in the next couple of days, before it is taken up for a vote on the Senate floor."
We understand that we will be notified once this task has been accomplished. While we are sympathic to the complexities of amendment at this late stage; we remain watchful until we receive assurance that the specific language has, in fact, been removed from text of the bill. We will post an update here on Scribe once we have been notified and confirmed the amendment to AB 590. We have been told that may happen on Monday.
We would like to thank everyone who wrote letters to ALDAP and its officers. We appreciate your support as we work to effectuate a change in California's Legal Document Assistant profession.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009