SCI California Chapters- Today the Senate Appropriations Committee heard SB 1487, which we strongly oppose and were the leaders in opposition. It went to the Suspense calendar which is a placeholder calendar for bills that cost the state over $150,000 to implement. This analysis is good for us as it shows huge fiscal costs to the state. They take up Suspense on Friday, May 25th so we will know then whether the bill is held or advances to the floor. If it moves it would have a floor vote next week on the senate floor to meet the house of origin deadline.
Please contact your state senator today and weigh in. It is imperative
SCI – First for Hunters
CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE TAKES AIM AT HUNTING IN AFRICA
SB 1487 WOULD MAKE POSSESSION OF SPECIFIED AFRICAN SPECIES ILLEGAL, THEREFORE BANNING HUNTING IN AFRICA FOR CALIFORNIANS
SB 1487 Iconic African Species Protection Act is authored by Senator Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park). Reasons to oppose:
- Importation into California of specified species (and parts) of game animals lawfully taken in African countries would be banned. These species are neither rare nor endangered.
- There is no valid scientific reason to ban their importation.
- The fines proposed are excessive for a species that is neither rare nor endangered and which can be possessed legally outside of California
PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS TO OPPOSE THIS BILL!
To Find Your California Senator/Assemblymember:
Go to: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/Enter your address, city and zip code. Click on “Locate.”
Your Senator and Assemblymember will appear to the left of the map along with his/her contact information.
FIND YOUR SENATOR FOR SB 1487 AND CALL OR E-MAIL TODAY.
Please send an e-mail to Kathy Lynch to let her know your legislators have been contacted on this bill: email@example.com.
Will be heard in their Appropriations Committees:
SB 1487 – Senate Appropriations Committee, Monday, May 14
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