SB 250 passed on June 2 in the California state senate. It required 4 separate votes over the course of two days, promises of amendments, and much heavy arm-twisting by Senate Majority Leader Florez and Senate Pro Tem Steinberg in order to get the bare minimum 21 votes needed.
It’s very important for us to thank the senators who stood with us and did not support SB 250.
All 15 of the Republican senators voted NO on SB 250. Please take the time to call or write and thank them for their consistent opposition to irrational mandatory spay/neuter legislation.
Democratic Senator Lou Correa voted NO on SB 250, resisting very strong pressure from his leadership to vote Yes. Please write and thank him for his courage and position on this legislation. No phone calls please, per a request from his busy office staff.
Democratic senators Denise Moreno-Ducheny and Joe Simitian also resisted the strong pressure from their leadership and abstained on SB 250. Abstaining is a polite way of voting No, and has exactly the same bottom line effect since in California’s state legislature, bills must have a minimum number of Yes votes to pass. Please call or write and thank these senators for their courage and position on this legislation.
SB 250 now goes to the state Assembly, to a policy committee. We will convey information as we learn it.