On August 31, California Senator Ricardo Lara amended his SB 568. This is the bill that moves the primary in all election years from June to March. As amended on the Senate floor, the bill now sets the primary date on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March. Previously it had set it on the third Tuesday in March, with a provision that the Governor could move it even earlier. The bill no longer has any provision for the Governor to change the date.
The bill is expected to pass the legislature during September.