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As excerpted from The Guardian

"A statewide bill was introduced in early 2018 by the California state representatives Wendy Carrillo, Bill Quirk and Al Muratsuchi, but was held up in the state senate appropriations committee where the bill is now essentially dead after getting passed in the state assembly in May 2018.

“I was very disappointed,” said Muratsuchi, the leading author of the bill, in an email to the Guardian. “This bill proposed some commonsense protections from sexual assault and harassment, such as requiring panic buttons be given to housekeepers to summon assistance in an emergency situation. I want to make sure the Me Too movement leads to safer workplaces for all women, including hotel housekeepers, many who are working-class immigrants. I intend to reintroduce this bill and keep fighting next year.”

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