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You’ve no doubt heard the great news that Assembly Bill 228 has been introduced by California State Assembly Members Gloria and Chiu. If passed, this bill will provide significant relief from the most troubling and onerous provisions of AB 1570, California’s new autograph law. The ABAA, IOBA, PBA Galleries, and The Comic Book Legal Defense FundThe Manuscript Society, The Ephemera SocietyThe Professional Autograph Dealers Association, Horror Writers Association, The Grolier ClubBiblio and The Easton Press have formally expressed support for this pending legislation in the linked letters. 

The legislative process is long and complicated. Bills pass through policy committees in each house of the legislature and the process takes many months.  What this bill needs to help ensure that it becomes law is your support. We encourage members and interested parties to write a letter of support for AB 228 addressed to the bill’s primary author: 

Assemblymember Todd Gloria

P.O. Box 942849

Sacramento, CA 94249-0078

You can also add your name and comments to the petition.

We'll keep you updated on progress here.