The chairman of the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday urged the state bar and California Supreme Court to “take a fresh look” at the viability of the bar exam in light of the historically low pass rate on the July 2018 test.

Assemblyman Mark Stone, D-Scotts Valley, said he was “dismayed and concerned” by figures released Friday that show only 40.7 percent of test-takers passed. The success rate was the lowest since 1951, and it marked the fifth year in a row that more people failed the California bar exam than passed it.

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