Lobbyists against access to justice for child sex abuse victims are making a deal with the devil:
“If the bill loses, the molester protectors win,” Beall said after it failed 6-4 along party lines in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
Beall was granted reconsideration next week. Seven Assembly members did not vote, including six Democrats.
The newly created California Council of Nonprofit Organizations poured $258,000 into fighting the bill in the first six months of this year. The California Council, an umbrella organization of the California Catholic Conference, hired five lobbying firms, including heavyweight Lang Hansen O’Malley and Miller Governmental Relations.