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Urgent California Alert - 6/5/01

Tuesday, June 5, 2001

ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE WAIVES RULES TO HEAR AB 35

The NRA has just learned that the Assembly Appropriations Committee will be gathering in an emergency meeting to vote on AB 35 (Shelley), a measure that would require that all new handgun purchasers obtain a license before taking possession of the firearm. The bill was granted reconsideration last week, despite the fact that the author could not garner enough votes to pass it out of committee. In an apparent attempt to bypass the legislative deadlines set by the legislature in order to get a full Assembly floor vote before Friday, Assemblyman Shelley received a rule waiver allowing the committee to hear the bill.

Assemblyman Shelley would not pursue this course of action unless he felt that he was close to getting the votes needed to pass it out of committee.

It is vital that you contact the members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee NOW and ask them to vote "NO" on AB 35. In addition, please contact your Assemblyperson and urge them to put pressure on their colleagues, who are members of the Committee, not to bring up the bill for consideration. Thank you.

Member Phone/Fax Member Phone/Fax
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 Abel Maldonado 319-2033/319-2133
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