ACA-8 defeated. Failed to get 2/3rds support. AB 887 moved to inactive file. A victory for real property rights activists

As a supporter of property rights protection for “every” property owner, I am thrilled to see Assembly Member De La Torre’s non protective Constitutional Amendment, ACA-8, being defeated last night. Final vote 45-31. “Adoption refused.”

The final vote is now on line. See member listing which follow:

UNOFFICIAL BALLOT
MEASURE: ACA 8
AUTHOR: De La Torre
TOPIC: Eminent domain.
DATE: 09/11/2007
LOCATION: ASM. FLOOR
MOTION: ACA8 DE LA TORRE Assembly Third Reading
(AYES 45. NOES 31.) (FAIL)

AYES
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Arambula Bass Beall Berg Brownley Caballero Charles Calderon Carter
Coto Davis De La Torre De Leon DeSaulnier Dymally Eng Evans
Feuer Fuentes Hancock Hayashi Hernandez Huffman Jones Karnette
Krekorian Laird Leno Levine Lieber Lieu Ma Mendoza Mullin Nava Portantino Price Ruskin Salas Saldana Solorio Soto Swanson
Torrico Wolk Nunez

NOES
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Adams Aghazarian Anderson Benoit Berryhill Blakeslee Cook DeVore
Duvall Emmerson Fuller Gaines Galgiani Garcia Garrick Houston Huff Jeffries Keene La Malfa Maze Nakanishi Niello Plescia Sharon Runner Silva Smyth Spitzer Tran Villines Walters

ABSENT, ABSTAINING, OR NOT VOTING
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Horton Parra Strickland Vacancy

Member De La Torre’s sister Bill, AB 887, has been “moved to the inactive file” which probably means it becomes a two year Bill due to lack of support and a floor general in the Senate.

Question. How can legislators think clearly, debate and vote on well over 238 file items on 9-11, especially when they didn’t stop until the wee hours of the morning.

The CA Senate basically wrapped up around 3:15 a.m. while I am told that the Assembly members called it a morning at 4 a.m.


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