Born Free USA position: SUPPORT
Update (Sept. 6, 2013): This bill was signed into law by the governor.
Bill description: This bill would require nonlethal procedures, as defined, to be used when removing or taking any mountain lion perceived to be an imminent threat to public health or safety unless the mountain lion can reasonably be expected to cause immediate death or physical harm. This bill would authorize the department or an appropriate local agency to partner with qualified individuals, educational institutions, governmental agencies or nongovernmental organizations to implement nonlethal procedures.
What you can do: Call or e-mail your legislators and urge them to Support SB 132. And if you haven't done so already, join our Action Alert team to receive regular updates about this bill.
Read the bill's text here. (PDF)