Much like a disease-riddled cockroach, a bad bill is very difficult to kill. After resurrecting mandatory sterilization for pets yet again, the California assembly today wisely let the bill die a natural death.
At 10:10pm, on the fourth vote this evening on the Assembly Floor for the Motion to Reconsider re SB250 (today's file Item #43), the motion was finally granted.
At 10:22pm, (CA) SB250 was brought for a vote on the Assembly Floor. Mr. Blumenfield moved the call as he did "not" get the votes.
Here were some of the comments prior to the vote:
Mr. Blumenfield asked for an AYE vote.
Mr. Norby stated "We voted on this how many times? I say sterilize the bill."
Mr. Hagman stated "We need to vote this down."
And, finally, Mr. Calderon rose to state "I can't understand that this bill is about euthanasia yet it just won't die!"
Speaker Pro Tempore Fiona Ma lifted the call for SB250. Here is the (unofficial) tally:
YES ... 27
NO ... 39
'THE MEASURE FAILS'
Official time of death: August 31, 2010 11:47 p.m.
Californians are sick and tired of bills that criminalize law-abiding citizens for unobjectionable acts that are well within their constitutional rights. Yet we know that the HSUS and Judie Mancuso have proclaimed their intent to continue the assault on our personal freedoms.
We are organized. We are determined. We are mad as hell and not going to take it any more!
We continue to stand in solidarity against tyranny and oppression.
Ding Dong SB 250 is DEAD!