California Governor Vetoes Pro-Hunting Bills
USSA along with its coalition partners, including the California Outdoor Heritage Alliance (COHA), are disappointed by the recent decision of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s veto Assembly Bills 815 and 2132.
AB 815 would have prevented a confusing mishmash of local regulations from stifling hunters, anglers, and trappers. AB 2132 would have prohibited the intentional removal of a dog’s collar, thus providing protection for sportsmen and their hunting dogs.
In a veto message, Gov. Schwarzenegger indicated the bills were not a high enough priority and was sent to him too late as the result of other legislative issues.
While it is recognized that many other pieces of legislation were vetoed for comparable reasons, there had been strong support for AB815 and AB2132. USSA urges that these bills be introduced in the next legislative session, passed, and, ultimately signed by the Governor. There is absolutely no reason not to provide peace of mind to California sportsmen.
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