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Keep pre-1977 exemption on sale of rhino horn & ivory

Legislative Summary:˙AB 96 Animal parts and products: importation or sale of ivory & rhinoceros horn. Existing law makes it a crime to import into the state or to sell within the state, the dead body, or any part or product of an elephant. Existing law exempts the possession with intent to sell if the item was imported before 1977. This bill would delete this exemption.

Pro-ban argument by the Humane Society:˙The Los Angeles Superior Court has upheld California's ban on trade in ivory and rhino horn, rejecting claims that the ban was unconstitutional. Elly Pepper, deputy director of wildlife trade for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said: "California's ivory ban ensures that illegal elephant ivory is not sold under the guise of legal ivory."

Legislative Outcome:˙Passed Assembly 54-21-5 on Sept/04/15; Brian Dahle voted NO; Passed Senate 26-13-1 on Sept/02/15; Signed by Governor Jerry Brown on Oct/4/15.

Source: California legislative voting records: AB 96 , Sep 4, 2015

Don't ban single-use plastic bags

The California Plastic Bag Ban Veto Referendum, also known as Proposition 67, was on the November 8, 2016, ballot in California as a veto referendum. It was approved.

Legislative outcome:

SB270 passed Senate 22-15-3 on 8/29/14; Brian Dahle voted NO; passed House 45-31-3 on 8/28/14; approved by Gov. Brown, 9/30/14

Source: Ballotpedia on California ballot measure voting record SB270 , Sep 30, 2014

NO to new regional groundwater sustainability agency

NO to new regional groundwater sustainability agency Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:˙AB 1739, together with SB 1168, creates a new, regional system for monitoring and managing groundwater. This bill would provide authority to a groundwater sustainability agency to:

Legislative Outcome: 8/27/14: Passed Senate, 26-11-3; 8/29/14: Passed Assembly, 47-28-4, including NAY vote by Brian Dahle ; signed by Governor Brown

Source: California legislative voting records: AB 1739 & SB 1168 ,

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