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Speed safety camera bill, AB 645, was passed by the California Assembly

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We thought AB 645 would be voted on last Thursday by the California Assembly.

And as each day passed, we worried that AB 645 wouldn’t get “taken up” for a vote in time this legislative session.

But this evening and in the nick of time, AB 645 was passed by a vote of 58 to 7 by the California Assembly. No previous speed camera bill has ever even made it to a floor vote, so this is huge!

AB 645 will now be assigned to the Senate Transportation and Judiciary Committees before (fingers crossed) making its way quickly to a full Senate vote by the end of June.

With your help, we’ll bring stories and show broad support to State Senators over the next few weeks like we successfully did in the Assembly. We’ll be working closely with our own Senator Scott Wiener, who’s co-authoring AB 645, and our Southern California partners. And we’re so glad that Assemblymember Laura Friedman and her excellent staff will continue to champion this.

It is so gratifying to see our efforts pay off – especially for the people who have been personally affected by a speed-related crash and put so much into this campaign already.

We’ve gained momentum with AB 645 thanks to so many, including the thousands of people who sent emails and called key Assembly members, and everyone who came to Sacramento.

Thank you, and stay tuned on how you can help get AB 645 all the way to the Governor’s desk. Let’s #PassAB645 and #SlowOurStreets!

Learn more about AB 645.

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