As I indicated yesterday, support is shaky at best for At-Large Councilmember Carol Schwartz‘s Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act, though it will come to a vote today.
Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans moved to table the bill after Council Chair Vincent C. Gray spoke in favor of taking time to take a closer look at the bill. Evans and At-Large Councilmember David A. Catania both cited the declining economy for the need for further study. The motion to table failed 7-6, which seems to bode well for for the bill passing today.
On the other hand, this is a first-reading vote, so if it passes, there’s still another whole month where further amendments will likely be developed.
UPDATE, 2:05 P.M.: Bill passes. See you in a month.