Sen. Abel Maldonado will be forwarded to the floor by the Assembly Rules Committee on Tuesday and a vote on his nomination to the vacant lieutenant governor's post will be held later this week, Assembly Speaker Karen Bass said in an e-mail she sent to her Democratic Caucus.
Bass, in the message sent Saturday, announced that the Rules Committee confirmation hearing initially planned for today had been postponed for one day, but that Maldonado. R-Santa Maria, ultimately would get moved to the floor by the committee.
Bass' e-mail read:
"The Assembly Rules Committee had originally scheduled the Lieutenant Governor confirmation hearing of Sen. Abel Maldonado for Monday, February 8th. However, in order to give Committee members and the nominee more time to prepare, the confirmation hearing will be held Tuesday, February 9th.
"At the hearing, the Rules Committee will consider testimony from the nominee and then forward the name on to the full Assembly. A confirmation vote by the full Assembly on the Senator Maldonado nomination will take place later in the week.
"If members have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office."