Today, the Assembly Appropriations Committee failed to pass Assembly Bill 35 (Shelley), a measure that would require that all new handgun purchasers obtain a license before taking possession of the firearm. Key Democrats on the committee voted "NO" on the bill, which was being debated on its fiscal impact.
However, despite the lack of support in the committee, Assemblyman Shelley, furious at being denied his licensing bill, has requested a rule waiver that would allow the measure to be brought back on Monday, June 4 for another vote. It is imperative that you contact the members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee and ask them to continue to vote "NO" should the bill be revived next week. In addition, please call Democrat Assemblymembers Wright, Wiggins, Thomson, Papan, and Correa, and thank them for their "NO" vote today.
|Carole Migden, Chair||319-2013/319-2113||Robert Pacheco||319-2060/319-2160|
|Pat Bates, Vice-Chair||319-2073/319-2173||Lou Papan||319-2019/319-2119|
|Elaine Alquist||319-2022/319-2122||George Runner||319-2036/319-2136|
|Dion Aroner||319-2014/319-2114||Kevin Shelley||319-2012/319-2112|
|Roy Ashburn||319-2032/319-2132||Joe Simitian||319-2021/319-2121|
|Gil Cedillo||319-2046/319-2146||Helen Thomson||319-2008/319-2108|
|Ellen Corbett||319-2018/319-2118||Herb Wesson||319-2047/319-2147|
|Lou Correa||319-2069/319-2169||Pat Wiggins||319-2007/319-2107|
|Lynn Daucher||319-2072/319-2172||Rod Wright||319-2048/319-2148|
|Jackie Goldberg||319-2045/319-2145||Charlene Zettel||319-2075/319-2175|
|The Senate version of AB 35, Senate Bill 52 (Scott), passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee today and could be heard on the full floor as early as next week. Please call the members of the State Senate and ask them to vote "NO" on SB 52. Click here for a full roster of the Senate members or enter your zip code in the box to the left. Please call now!|