The Senate passed the budget bill, substituting the Assembly bill that was just passed for the identical Senate version. Sponsored by Senator Sarlo and Assemblyman Schaer – both Budget Committee chairs of their respective chambers – the bill was moved.
Senator Beck tried to rise for debate; Sweeney requested a vote be taken.
Beck moved it back for purposes of amendment; her motion failed.
The budget bill passed 21-14.
“It’s been a long one,” a relieved Senator Sweeney joked, awaiting more bills from the Assembly.