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The Senate Appropriations Committee has determined that AB 1634 does not have a fiscal impact. Senate Rule 28.8 allows bills that do not have a cost to the state to be submitted directly to the floor. Due to this determination AB 1634 will NOT be heard in the Appropriations Committee on Monday. The AKC Government Relations staff will post additional information as it becomes available.

[Wednesday, July 09, 2008]

The Senate Appropriations Committee will hear AB 1634 at 10am on Monday July 14th in Room 4203 of the State Capitol. The American Kennel Club has been working to amend the second section of the bill pertaining to complaints, but our issues have not been addressed and we are therefore asking the members of the Appropriations Committee to oppose the bill as currently written when it comes before them on Monday.

Please mail or email letters of opposition to the Senate Appropriations Committee members. Click here for a sample letter for California residents to personalize. If your club wishes to author a letter a sample can be found here. Jeff Leacox, our lobbyist in Sacramento, has forwarded a letter to the committee on behalf of the AKC.

Note: The Senate Appropriations Committee analysis will NOT list support and opposition, although arguments received are considered when the analysis is written. The committee also does not accept support or opposition letters via fax so the best thing to do is to get them in the mail immediately to the address below.

We would also remind our constituents that Senator Dave Cox, the Vice-Chair of the Appropriations Committee voted to oppose the bill in the Local Government Committee. Please thank him for his support and ask him to please continue to oppose AB 1634 in its current form.

Thank you for your willingness to work on this important issue. We will continue to provide updates about AB 1634 as it moves through the political process.

Contact Information for the Senate Appropriations Committee

Senate Appropriations Committee
ATTN: Mark McKenzie
State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95814

Contact Information for Senate Appropriations Committee Members

The Senate Appropriations Committee has determined that AB 1634 does not have a fiscal impact….