On June 14, 2016, California bill AB 51, the lane splitting bill, passed the California State Senate Transportation Committee in an 11-0 vote. The next hurdle for the bill will be the Senate Appropriations Committee which is chaired by Senator Jim Beall, who sponsored a lane splitting bill in 2013.
All California motorcyclists who are interested in seeing AB-51 passed should contact their state senator and ask them to support the bill. You can find out who your representative is here.
Those interested in seeing video of the proceedings can find it on the Lanesplittingislegal website.