This morning, California Assembly Bill 1634 was considered by the California State Senate. After an initial vote of five in favor and 18 opposed, the bill was put “on call.” Because the bill's floor manager, Sen. Padilla, did not have votes to pass the bill, this legislative procedure allows the leadership to call this bill for a vote when it believes there are enough votes to pass it. Rules require it to be taken up prior to the end of the day's session, at close of business today. Additionally, if the bill fails today, the floor manager can bring the bill back prior to the constitutional deadline for bill action, which is August 31st.
Throughout its consideration, Sen. Padilla stated several times that AKC was neutral on AB 1634. However, AKC continues to oppose AB 1634. AKC's staff contacted Sen. Padilla's staff after his floor statements and has reinforced AKC's opposition.
Please return to www.akc.org for the latest developments regarding AB 1634.
This morning, California Assembly Bill 1634 was considered by the California State Senate. After an…