Update from Paul Fong
Dear Concerned Resident:
I know that SCA 5 is of great interest to you, so I wanted to provide you
with this update.
I want to be clear that I do not support the bill in its current form. I
have heard your concerns, and I’m working with the author to address them.
SCA 5 is not moving forward anytime soon. The bill is currently at the
Assembly Desk and has not been referred to any committee. It will be taken
up on the same schedule as a two-year bill from the Senate to the Assembly,
which means after June.
When the bill moves forward there will be a chance for you to speak out on
SCA 5. The bill will be heard by a policy and fiscal committee before it is
voted on by the entire Assembly.
I also want you to know that SCA 5 does not and cannot establish
discriminatory quotas. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that quotas in
education admissions are illegal. Further, last year, the U.S. Supreme Court
took a case on whether race can be used at all in school admissions and
will rule sometime before June.
Thank you for sharing your concerns. I appreciate your contribution to the
Hon. Paul Fong
California Assemblymember, District 28