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AB 711 - Prohibits Lead Ammunition for Hunting - Key Vote

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Wesley Chesbro voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Lead Ammunition for Hunting

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (44-29) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Lead Ammunition for Hunting

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that prohibits the use of lead ammunition for hunting wildlife.

Highlights:

  • Prohibits the use of lead ammunition for hunting big game within the geographic range of the California condor (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the Fish and Game Commission to implement a total prohibition on the use of lead bullets for hunting all wildlife within the geographic range of the California condor as soon as possible before July 1, 2019 (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the Fish and Game Commission to establish and annually update a list of certified nonlead ammunition, including but not limited to federally approved “nontoxic” shotgun ammunition (Sec. 2). 
  • Requires the Fish and Game Commission to provide an individual who holds a hunting permit with a coupon for free or reduced price nonlead ammunition (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that the coupon program established by this bill will only be implemented to the greatest extent possible using local, federal, public, or other nonstate sources of funding (Sec. 2).
  • Classifies a violation of the provisions of this bill as an infraction resulting in the following fines (Sec. 2):
    • A fine of $500 for a first offense; and
    • A fine of between $1,000 and $5,000 for a second or subsequent offense.
  • Exempts government officials and their agents from the requirements of this bill when they are acting in accordance with their legal duties (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (23-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Lead Ammunition for Hunting

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the use of lead ammunition for hunting wildlife.

Highlights:

  • Prohibits the use of lead ammunition for hunting big game within the geographic range of the California condor (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the Fish and Game Commission to implement a total prohibition on the use of lead bullets for hunting all wildlife within the geographic range of the California condor as soon as possible before July 1, 2019 (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the Fish and Game Commission to establish and annually update a list of certified nonlead ammunition, including but not limited to federally approved “nontoxic” shotgun ammunition (Sec. 2). 
  • Requires the Fish and Game Commission to provide an individual who holds a hunting permit with a coupon for free or reduced price nonlead ammunition (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that the coupon program established by this bill will only be implemented to the greatest extent possible using local, federal, public, or other nonstate sources of funding (Sec. 2).
  • Classifies a violation of the provisions of this bill as an infraction resulting in the following fines (Sec. 2):
    • A fine of $500 for a first offense; and
    • A fine of between $1,000 and $5,000 for a second or subsequent offense.
  • Exempts government officials and their agents from the requirements of this bill when they are acting in accordance with their legal duties (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (44-21) - (Key vote)
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Lead Ammunition for Hunting

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