Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the statement below after the Senate Labor, Public Employment, and Retirement Committee rejected SB 806 (Grove) and SB 990 (Moorlach) that would have helped independent contractors hurt by AB 5 (Gonzalez, 2019). Senator Bates is a co-author of both SB 806 and SB 990.
Senator John M. W. Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) announced today that he has amended SB 990 to suspend AB 5 — the law enacted last year that prohibits many Californians from doing business as independent contractors. “Californians should be free from the chains of this AB 5 nonsense,” Moorlach said. Senate