Key Votes

2012 All Animals and Wildlife Key Votes

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8/27 CA SB 1221 Prohibits the Use of Dogs to Hunt Bears or Bobcats Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 13) 8/22 CA SB 1221 Prohibits the Use of Dogs to Hunt Bears or Bobcats Bill Passed - House (46 - 30) 5/24 NA S Amdt 2108 Prohibits FDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Fish Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 50) 5/21 CA SB 1221 Prohibits the Use of Dogs to Hunt Bears or Bobcats Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15) 4/28 MN HF 2171 Increases Hunting and Fishing Fees Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 28) 4/28 MN HF 2171 Increases Hunting and Fishing Fees Conference Report Adopted - House (68 - 62) 4/11 AZ HB 2780 Exempts Ranch Dogs from Animal Cruelty Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House (42 - 15) 4/05 AZ HB 2780 Exempts Ranch Dogs from Animal Cruelty Laws Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 13) 3/28 ID S 1256 Authorizes the Auction of Big-Game Tags Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (19 - 16) 3/26 ID H 542 Prohibits the State from Limiting the Use of Motorized Vehicles on Public Land Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 20) 3/22 ID S 1256 Authorizes the Auction of Big-Game Tags Bill Passed - House (38 - 29) 3/15 ID H 542 Prohibits the State from Limiting the Use of Motorized Vehicles on Public Land Bill Passed - House (48 - 21) 3/05 GA HB 717 Penalties for Owners of Dogs Involved in a Second Assault Bill Failed - House (82 - 73) 2/29 NA HR 1837 Water Resources in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Bill Passed - House (246 - 175) 2/24 ID S 1256 Authorizes the Auction of Big-Game Tags Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16) 2/07 OR SB 1510 Establishes Marine Reserves Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 5)

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