Ferret Bill Stalled in Committee

Our bill AB 647 is before the Assembly Appropriations Committee and needs to move forward or die. Please don't let this happen. The bill in its current version does NOT include an expensive environmental review which would be paid for by ferret owners and reviewed by a hostile Fish and Game Commission. Instead this bill appropriates a far lesser sum and the report would be evaluated by the Department of Natural Resources Secretary. The bill must move before the 25th of May so you have just one week to write. Everyone should politely write to the Chair. If your assemblyman is on this committee, you should also write to him/her. If not PLEASE DO NOT WRITE TO SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT REPRESENT YOU!

It's your job to write to or call your respective representatives. No one else can or will do it for you. I urge you to not passively sit by watching and waiting. If you haven't written or called your State Assembly member do it now!
To find out who represents you go to the link below and enter your zip code:

http://www.ferretnews.org/legislators.html

We need everyone to politely calls and write letters to the chair, Assemblywoman Judy Chu. Her address is below. A call or letter is by far better than an e-mail. To write to Assembly member Chu, write to:

The Honorable Judy Chu, Chair
Assembly Appropriations Committee
State Capitol, Room 2114
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax 916-319-2149

Committee Members District Phone

Judy Chu, Chair Dem-49 (916) 319-2049 Fax 916-319-2149 Areas representing:
Monterey Park, South El Monte, El Monte, North El Monte, San Gabriel, Alhambra, San Marino, East San Gabriel, North San Gabriel. Ferret voting history: voted yes last session. Please thank this member for supporting AB 647 and ask this member to continue to support ferret legalization by voting yes on AB 647.

Sharon Runner (R-36) Tel (916) 319-2036, Fax (916) 319-2136 Areas representing: Lancaster, Palmdale, Victorville, Adelanto

Ferret voting history: voted yes last session. Please thank this member for supporting ferret legalization and encourage her to continue her support.

Karen Bass Dem-47 (916) 319-2047 Areas representing: Baldwin Hills, Culver City, Crenshaw Districk, Victoria Park, Hyde Park, Victoria Park, Miracle Mile Windsor Hills, Century City Ferret voting history: new member. Please ask this member to support ferret legalization by voting yes on AB 647.

Patty Berg (D-1) Tel (916) 319-2001, Fax (916) 319-2101 Areas representing: Del Norte County, Humboldt County, Mendocino County, Lake County, Trinity County, parts of Sonoma County (Healdsburg, Windsor, Bodega Bay) Ferret voting history: voted yes last session. Please thank this member for supporting ferret legalization and encourage her to continue her support.

Ronald S. Calderon Dem-58 (916) 319-2058 Areas representing: Montebello, Pico Rivera, Whittier, City of Industry, Downey Ferret voting history: voted yes last session. Please thank this member for supporting AB 647 and ask this member to continue to support ferret legalization by voting yes on AB 647.

Bill Emmerson (R-63) Tel (916) 319-2063, Fax (916) 319-2163 Areas representing: Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Redlands, San Bernardino, Highland, Loma Linda, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Yucaipa, Moreno Valley, Riverside

Ferret voting history: voted yes in Water, Parks and Wildlife. Please thank this member for supporting AB 647 and ask this member to continue to support ferret legalization by voting yes on AB 647.

Mike Gordon Dem-53 (916) 319-2053 Areas representing: West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Playa Del Rey Playa Vista, Westchester, El Segundo, Venice, Redondo Beach, Torrance. Ferret voting history: new member. Please ask this member to support ferret legalization by voting yes on AB 647.

Ray Haynes Rep-66 (916) 319-2066 Areas representing: San Diego and Riverside Ferret voting history: Please thank this member for supporting AB 647 by being a co-author and ask this member to continue to support ferret legalization by voting yes on AB 647.

Betty Karnette Dem-54 (916) 319-2054 Ferret voting history: voted yes last session. Please thank this member for supporting AB 647 and ask this member to continue to support ferret legalization by voting yes on AB 647.

Johan Klehs Dem-18 (916) 319-2018 Areas representing: San Leandro, Hayward, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Lorenzo, Union City, Sunol, Ashland. Ferret voting
history: new member. Please ask this member to support ferret legalization by voting yes on AB 647.

Mark Leno Dem-13 (916) 319-2013 Ferret voting history: voted yes last session. Please thank this member for supporting AB 647 and ask this member to continue to support ferret legalization by voting yes on AB 647.

Alan Nakanishi Rep-10 (916) 319-2010 Ferret voting history: voted yes last session. Please thank this member for supporting AB 647 and ask this member to continue to support ferret legalization by voting yes on AB 647.

Joe Nation Dem-6 (916) 319-2006 Ferret voting history: voted yes last session. Please thank this member for supporting AB 647 and ask this member to continue to support ferret legalization by voting yes on AB 647.

Jenny Oropeza Dem-55 (916) 319-2055 Ferret voting history: voted yes last session. Please thank this member for supporting AB 647 and ask this member to continue to support ferret legalization by voting yes on AB 647.

Mark Ridley-Thomas Dem-48 (916) 319-2048 Ferret voting history: voted yes last session. Please thank this member for supporting AB 647 and ask this member to continue to support ferret legalization by voting yes on AB 647.

Lori Saldaña (D-76) Tel (916) 319-2076, Fax (916) 319-2176 Areas representing: San Diego

Ferret voting history: voted yes in Water, Parks and Wildlife. Please thank this member for supporting AB 647 and ask this member to continue to support ferret legalization by voting yes on AB 647.

Mimi Walters Rep-73 916) 319-2073 Areas representing: Laguna Niguel, Oceanside, San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo Ferret voting history: new member. Please ask this member to support ferret legalization by voting yes on AB 647.

Leland Yee Dem-12 (916) 319-2012 Ferret voting history: voted yes last session. Please thank this member for supporting AB 647 and ask this member to continue to support ferret legalization by voting yes on AB 647.

   
 
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