California lawmakers rejected a bill that would give hotel panic buttons for cleaning crews who fear sexual assault.
Assembly Bill 1761 from Democratic Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, would protect hotel workers from sexual harassment and assault. Opponents, including the California Chamber of Commerce and associations representing hoteliers, argued that the measure was unworkable and could require costly new equipment and administrative rules, reported The Eagle.
“With the #MeToo movement making significant strides this year, the holding of this bill in committee is a clear setback for hotel housekeepers,” Muratsuchi said.
Muratsuchi said he planned to re-introduce the bill next year.