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Old 07-13-2018, 11:04 AM   #1
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Lead Fishing Tackle Ban Bill is Gutted and Dead for Now.
Assembly Bill 2787, legislation that aimed to ban lead fishing tackle (50 grams or less), is dead - for now. Assemblyman Bill Quirk's bill first sought to ban lead tackle, then it became a study and now, was gutted to become an energy bill.
This is a great victory for anglers. However, be assured the bill will return in the 2019 legislative session.
Anglers owe a special thanks to a broad based coalition of associations representing anglers, boating and small businesses for AB 2787's defeat. Also, more than 6,000 California anglers signed the "Stop the Fishing Tackle Ban" petition. So, thank you friends.

Southwick & Associates Study
California Sportfishing League released independent analysis that reveals that California’s costly fishing license is likely a major contributor to the state’s declining fishing participation rate and is economically unsustainable for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

12-Month Fishing Bills Update
Assembly Bill 986:

AB 986, James Gallagher, aims to increase fishing license sales and revenue by making an annual fishing license valid for 12-months from the date of purchase. This bill also discounts annual fishing licenses for American veterans by 25%, and by 50% for veterans that have a 50% or greater service-connected disability.

Status: Passed out of the Senate Veterans Committee unanimously and now advances to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Senate Bill 518:
SB 518, Tom Berryhill, (formerly SB 187) aims to increase California's fishing participation rate and economic activity by creating an annual license that is valid a full 12-months from the date of purchase with a auto-renewal option. Today, SB 518 enjoys the support of an impressive coalition of state and local organizations representing small business, labor, local government, travel, hospitality, marina and lake operators, as well as the boating industry.

Status: Is placed on the Assembly Appropriations Committee's suspense file.

You have a voice in the political process. Contact Assembly Member Gonzalez Fletcher and ask her to support SB 518 today!

Assembly Member Gonzalez Fletcher is chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee, and the bill (formerly SB 187) was killed in her committee without a vote in 2017. The bill will be heard again and Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher is in a position to determine its future!

Call Assembly Member Gonzalez Fletcher here:
Capitol Office: (916) 319-2080
San Diego Office: (619) 338-8090

Send Letters here:
The Honorable Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher
Chair of the Assembly Committee on Appropriation
State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95814

This is our last chance to bring about meaningful reform to a costly and failing fishing license program. Thank you for having your voice heard!
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:08 PM   #2
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Thanks for the information, will be sure to write an email, & make a call or two..
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