SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon is calling lawmakers back to the Capitol on Monday, restarting a legislative session interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, even as a handful of lawmakers plan to stay home for fear of contracting or spreading the disease.
But it won't be business as usual for California's full-time Legislature after lawmakers agreed to their first sustained unscheduled work stoppage in 158 years. They will be limited to having just one staff person with them, and nurses will check their temperatures at the door, among other precautions.
Atop the new to-do list for lawmakers: softening the economic fallout from the pandemic.
In the state Senate, President Pro Tem Toni Atkins is not bringing members back until