What's Up Next For California's SB 1221

COHA/CHC, Bear Hunting Magazine
05/25/2012

The bill to ban the use of dogs for bears and bobcats cleared the California state Senate; here is what is next for the bill.

SB 1221 passed off of the Senate floor on May 21st on a 22 to 16 vote. The bill now moves over to the Assembly, where its first stop will be in the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee in mid-June.

A similar grassroots push like the one made in the state Senate must be made in the Assembly, where urban Legislators once again hold a strong majority. To be successful, it is critical that members of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee hear from you.

If you hunt with dogs, or if you hunt at all, this measure is a severe threat to you. SB 1221 is largely based on the argument that hunting of bears and bobcats with dogs does not represent the "fair chase" of these species. As such, this legislation not only threatens the long-standing tradition of hunting these species with hounds, but would set precedent placing the hunting of pheasants, quail, ducks and other species with dogs in serious jeopardy.

Call and write the committee today!

Assembly Member Jared Huffman
Capitol Building #3120
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2006
Fax: (916) 319-2106

Assembly Member Linda Halderman
Capitol Building Room 5126
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2029
Fax: (916) 319-2129

Assembly Member Bill Berryhill
Capitol Building, Room 3141
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone; (916) 319-2026
Fax: 916-319-2126

Assembly Member Bob Blumenfield
Capitol Building #6026
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2040
Fax: (916) 319-2140

Assembly Member Nora Campos
Capitol Building #2175
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2023
Fax: (916) 319-2123

Assembly Member Paul Fong
Capitol Building #5135
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2022
Fax: (916) 319-2122

Assembly Member Beth Gains
Capitol Building Room 4009
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2004
Fax: (916) 319-2104

Assembly Member Mike Gatto
Capitol Building #4140
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2043
Fax: (916) 319-2143

Assembly Member Roger Hernandez
Capitol Building #5150
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2057
Fax: (916) 319-2157

Assembly Member Ben Hueso
Capitol Building #5144
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2079
Fax: (916) 319-2179

Assembly Member Brian W. Jones
Capitol Building Room 3147
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2077
Fax: (916) 319-2177

Assembly Member Ricardo Lara
Capitol Building #2179
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2050
Fax: (916) 319-2150

Assembly Member Mariko Yamada
Capitol Building #5160
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2008
Fax: (916) 319-2108



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