PawPAC Is Sponsoring a Bill!
Please support AJR 26!
AJR 26, sponsored by PawPAC, is a bipartisan resolution to protect California wild horses and burros, introduced by Luz Rivas (AD 39) and Marie Waldron (AD 75). The resolution calls for a moratorium on roundups, and adherence to the tenets of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971. Please write or call Assemblywoman Rivas' office to support AJR 26. The office also has a fact sheet available upon request.
New Bills: Short List
CA Leg has introduced 2311 bills so far in 2020. The deadline for new bills was February 21, but committees may introduce a bill anytime, and some bill numbers that are in the system may be amended to reflect new legislation. But most of the work is in front of us now.
We are recommending the following bills as a guide for your own short action list. We'll notify you of hearings in the next Capitol Alert. Please write to us about any of these issues—we value your feedback!
AB 1788 Bloom: Would ban the use of rodenticides in wildlife habitat areas
AB 2002 Kalra: Would divest of products tied to deforestation
AB 2177 Kalra: Calls for horse racing reforms in ten sections of code
AB 2645 Nazarian: Would provide a court-appointed advocate to represent an abused or neglected animal
SB 54 Allen & AB 1080 Gonzalez: Would require all single-use packaging and products to be recyclable or compostable by 2030
SB 1041 Hueso: Would ban hunting deer with dogs
SB 1175 Stern: Would ban trophy hunting of specific African species
SB 1372 Monning & Stern: Would create a wildlife connectivity plan by removing barriers and creating corridors
SB 1405 Galgiani: Would ban keeping whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity for display, entertainment or performance
AB 2607 Mathis: Would create an ombudsman for the Department of Fish and Wildlife to handle complaints confidentially and exempt them from public view
For more bills, visit the PawPAC site in the current bills section. Committee hearing dates will be scheduled soon. You can track the bills directly from the CA Leg website. Here's a link to track AJR 26, and you can register from the page there.