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Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez said Monday he is optimistic that Gov. Jerry Brown will sign a transgender access bill as he fielded questions about the legislative agenda for the remainder of session.

The bill, AB 1266 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, would allow transgender students to use the facilities and join the teams aligned with their gender identity.

How important is AB 1266? Pérez addresses that here:

Pérez also offered his take on sexual harassment allegations against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, saying his fellow Democrat is now "incapacitated."

"For the life of me, I can't figure out why the mayor has not stepped down," he said.

Pérez said he doesn't believe a recall is the best option:


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