Legislative leaders have put their members "on call" for potential budget action this weekend, asking them to stay within several hours of the Capitol. One member will have a substantially longer trek if an accord is reached.
Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Chino Hills, is spending the weekend in China on a "pre-planned, personal trip," his office confirmed today.
Hagman's chief of staff, Mike Spence, said the Republican floor leader had informed Assembly leaders of his travel plans and was prepared to cancel if a vote had been scheduled for yesterday or today.
Spence declined to provide additional details on the assemblyman's travel, saying it is a "personal ... not state-related" trip.
Spence said Hagman, who also missed Thursday's floor session, is expected back in Sacramento in time for Monday's floor session and would attempt to return sooner if necessary.
"If there is a budget vote, he will be back to vote," Spence said.
PHOTO CREDIT: Assemblyman Curt Hagman. Hector Amezcua / Sacramento Bee file photo