August 13, 2010

CA Rabies Medical Exemption AB 2000 Stalled in Budget Committee


California Medical Exemption AB 2000, "Molly's Bill," was not voted out of the "Suspense File" at yesterday's Appropriations Committee hearing, reports Kris Christine of The Rabies Challenge Fund.

Early in 2010, the bill originally proposed by Assemblyman Curt Hagman, was the subject of intense debate and all but approved until Committee Chair, Senator Christine Kehoe determined that the bill doesn't merit the cost of implementing it.

A spokesperson from Assemblyman Hagman's office believes that Senator Kehoe's staff is "playing politics" with this bill. AM Hagman has contacted the Governor's office to see what can be done.

For anyone following California's budget travails, this process defies simple explanation, and is causing woe at all levels of the state. 

More to come next week on what dog owners can do.

In the meantime, concerned pet owners can contact: senator.kehoe@sen.ca.gov Phone: (916) 651-4039 Fax: (916) 327-2188 to inquire about her rationale for spreading woe to dog and cat owners who wish to protect sick and senior pets from potentially deadly adverse reactions for rabies booster shots.

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