California SB 1221 Passes State Senate

USSA, Bear Hunting Magazine

On Monday, May 21, 2012, the California Senate voted on SB 1221 to ban bear and bobcat hunting with hounds. The vote was 22 in favor and 15 opposed.

Here is the breakdown of how each Senator voted:
Partisan Vote Breakdown
Republicans: 2 voted Yes, 11 voted No, 2 did not vote
Democrats: 20 voted Yes, 4 voted No, 1 did not vot

Senators Voting YES:
Senator Elaine Alquist (D-13) – YES
Senator Ron Calderon (D-30) – YES
Senator Ellen Corbett (D-10) – YES
Senator Kevin de León (D-22) – YES
Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-07) – YES
Senator Bill Emmerson (R-37) – YES
Senator Loni Hancock (D-09) – YES
Senator Ed Hernandez (D-24) – YES
Senator Christine Kehoe (D-39) – YES
Senator Mark Leno (D-03) – YES
Senator Ted Lieu (D-28) – YES
Senator Carol Liu (D-21) – YES
Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-27) – YES
Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-32) – YES
Senator Alex Padilla (D-20) – YES
Senator Fran Pavley (D-23) – YES
Senator Curren D. Price, Jr. (D-26) – YES
Senator Joe Simitian (D-11) – YES
Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-06) – YES
Senator Tony Strickland (R-19) – YES
Senator Juan Vargas (D-40) – YES
Senator Leland Y. Yee (D-08) – YES

Senators Voting NO:
Senator Joel Anderson (R-36) – NO
Senator Tom Berryhill (R-14) – NO
Senator Sam Blakeslee (R-15) – NO
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-12) – NO
Senator Bob Dutton (R-31) – NO
Senator Noreen Evans (D-02) – NO
Senator Jean Fuller (R-18) – NO
Senator Ted Gaines (R-01) – NO
Senator Bob Huff (R-29) – NO
Senator Doug La Malfa (R-04) – NO
Senator Michael Rubio (D-16) – NO
Senator Mimi Walters (R-33) – NO
Senator Lois Wolk (D-05) – NO
Senator Roderick D. Wright (D-25) – NO
Senator Mark Wyland (R-38) – NO

Senators That Did Not Vote:
Senator Lou Correa (D-34) – Did Not Vote
Senator Tom Harman (R-35) – Did Not Vote
Senator Sharon Runner (R-17) – Did Not Vote

The measure now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

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