With the bill's author Mike Feuer in front of him Wednesday, Hernandez said he supports regulation.
HERNANDEZ: "You and I have agreed to work on the outstanding issues, and if I don't feel one-hundred percent comfortable of where we're going to get, I do reserve the right not to vote for the bill on the floor."
The vote came after a contentious three-hour hearing last week from a diverse crowd of community and business groups.
Opponents say the law would create an expensive bureaucracy and would interfere with health reform.
Supporters say it would keep health care in reach and help small business.