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
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 legislation.”
Bill Gaines, Principal/Gaines & Associates/Government Relations