Special Legislative Announcement(s)
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:31 PM
Subject: SB 53 - Floor Alert
“...I have attached the Floor Alert on SB 53 that was delivered to all 120 legislative offices at the State
Capitol (both the Assembly and Senate side) yesterday. Thank you for your very quick turn around on this
revised Floor Alert in response to the amendments placed in the bill late last Friday.
As of mid-day today (August 26th) the bill has yet to come up for a vote on the Assembly Floor. As you
know, should SB 53 pass off of the Assembly Floor, it must go back to the Senate Floor for concurrence on
the amendments taken on the Assembly side this year, after the bill passed out of the Senate last September -
- prior to being "gutted and amended" to deal with ammunition.
Make no mistake about it, the amendments that were placed in the bill late last week were in direct
response to the very serious pressure we have applied on behalf of the hunting community with your help,
and were an attempt to peel our opposition off of the bill. They do make the bill "better" for hunters, but not
good enough. Further, they do little for target shooters and general gun enthusiasts.
We appreciate your continued support of our efforts on this bill. We have made a notable positive
impact on the measure, but still have work to do. It is important that we keep pounding Legislators with
opposition to the bill, as amended. Along those lines, I have also attached to this email the Action Alert
and Sample Letter we sent out over the weekend. If at all possible, please share this with your
membership and ask them to weigh in immediately with their personal representatives at the Capitol.
The attached Action Alert/Sample Letter should provide them with all the information they need:
Of course, if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.
Together we are making a difference. We will continue to keep you closely apprised of all activity on this
Bill Gaines, Principal/Gaines & Associates/Government Relations