California Governor Vetoes Pro-Hunting Bills

United States Sportsmen’s Alliance along with its coalition partners,
including the California Outdoor Heritage Alliance (COHA), are disappointed
by the recent decision of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s veto
Assembly Bills 815 and 2132.

AB 815 would have prevented a confusing mishmash of local regulations from
stifling hunters, anglers, and trappers. AB 2132 would have prohibited the
intentional removal of a dog’s collar, thus providing protection for
sportsmen and their hunting dogs.

In a veto message, Gov. Schwarzenegger indicated the bills were not a high
enough priority and was sent to him too late as the result of other
legislative issues.

While it is recognized that many other pieces of legislation were vetoed for
comparable reasons, there had been strong support for AB815 and AB2132.
USSA urges that these bills be introduced in the next legislative session,
passed, and, ultimately signed by the Governor. There is absolutely no
reason not to provide peace of mind to California sportsmen.