Tuesday, June 2, 2009


California Senate Bill 250 failed its first floor vote yesterday on a vote of 16-15, with 21 votes needed for passage. A second vote for "Reconsideration" was taken and passed 35-0. This simply allows the author to bring the bill back for another vote on the following legislative day. Senate rules require that the bill be voted on again on Tuesday or 30 senators must vote to allow the author to wait another day. It is vital that we continue to respectfully communicate our opposition to this legislation. All of the Senate Republicans voted "No" and eight Democrats abstained. The Senators voting in favor of the bill were: Alquist, Calderon, Cedillo, Corbett, DeSaulnier, Florez, Hancock, Kehoe, Leno, Liu, Lowenthal, Oropeza, Padilla, Romero, Steinberg and Wiggins. In the California State Senate members must be present on the floor to vote and respond with a verbal "Aye" or "No." It is possible that some of the members who abstained either were not present on the floor or could still be convinced to change their vote. Therefore, we are asking fanciers, responsible breeders, and concerned dog owners to concentrate their efforts on those members who did not vote yesterday. Please contact the members below and encourage them to either continue to abstain or vote "No" on SB 250 if it is brought up for another vote. If you prefer to email the legislators, click here for a sample letter to personalize and send. Senator Lou Correa State Capitol, Room 5052 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 651-4034 Email: Senator.Correa@Senate.ca.gov Senator Denise Ducheny State Capitol, Room 5035 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 651-4040 Fax: (916) 327-3522 Email: Senator.Ducheny@Senate.ca.gov Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod State Capitol, Room 2059 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 651-4032 Fax: (916) 445-0128 Email: Senator.NegreteMcLeod@Senate.ca.gov Senator Fran Pavley State Capitol, Room 4035 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 651-4023 Fax: (916) 324-4823 Email: Senator.Pavley@Senate.ca.gov Senator Joe Simitian State Capitol, Room 2080 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 651-4011 Fax: (916) 323-4529 Email: Senator.Simitian@Senate.ca.gov Senator Lois Wolk State Capitol, Room 4032 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 651-4005 Fax: (916) 323-2304 Email: Senator.Wolk@Senate.ca.gov Senator Roderick Wright State Capitol, Room 5064 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 651-4025 Fax: (916) 445-3712 Email: Senator.Wright@Senate.ca.gov Senator Leland Yee State Capitol, Room 4074 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 651-4008 Fax: (916) 327-2186 Email: Senator.Yee@Senate.ca.gov

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