assemblyman richard bloom
The latest iteration of AB2844 creates a new crime of perjury for businesses, non-profits, and private incorporated individuals (receiving $100,000 or more in state funding) who swear in writing that they're not discriminating on the basis of race, nationality, etc., yet boycott or even protest Israel "under the pretext of the First Amendment."
Bloom's Anti-Free Speech Bill Heads to Appropriations; Assembly Judiciary Staff Calls it Unconstitutional
None of the other committee members were rabid like Wagner, though Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Downey) disappointed
The legislation is aimed at saving marine life and waterways polluted by the tiny plastic beads.