Stupid but still alive in Sacramento: Senate bill 1221, which makes it a crime for civilians to use dogs to hunt bears or bobcats. Government officials still can hunt with dogs, just not civilians.
I’m having just a wee bit of trouble seeing the justification for spending time and money processing a bill like this when there are real issues – budget shortfalls, corruption, an exodus of businesses, over-regulation, the need to drive a stake through the heart of high speed rail – that have a great deal more immediacy.
Wait a minute … let me rethink all this. It just might be better to keep the Legislature busy with bills like this that really don’t hurt anything. Their record with legislation that matters is pretty abysmal, after all. How about a bill designating a State Bacteria, or maybe one prohibiting Mongol hordes from attacking without a permit?
And yes, in case you were wondering, SB1221 is the work of Democrat legislators (Lieu and Steinberg), not Republicans.