On August 14, AB 2126 passed the Senate Appropriations Committee and now awaits a floor vote. AB 2126 is the last remaining bill in this Legislative session that would substantially affect PERB. AB 2126 would make mediation mandatory and expand (or “clarify” in the words of the bill) the scope of factfinding under the MMBA. The bill has to pass the Senate by August 31. If it does, the Governor has until September 30 to sign or veto it.