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California Legislative Update

Friday, August 9, 2002

On Wednesday, August 7, SCA 12 (Perata), a measure that sought to levy a five-cent tax on ammunition components for the purpose of funding trauma centers, was pulled from the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee agenda for lack of committee support. The measure won`t be officially declared "dead" until the end of this legislative session, however, it appears to be heaving its last breath. The product liability bills, AB 496 (Koretz) and SB 682 (Perata), are awaiting floor votes in the opposing houses and could come up at any time. It is vital that NRA members keep up the phone calls and letters opposing both measures.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.