According to our contacts in Albany
“The turtle bill was not placed on the Assembly Codes Committee for a vote. Quick action and continued pressure were both key in holding the bill back While the bill is not technically dead, it is improbable that it will be brought up in special session in the Fall. This is a time only for bills of extreme necessity such as budgetary issues.” Will it come up again in 2014. We have to wait and see.
Congrats to all who helped. Made calls, send email. Never underestimate the power of a few well connected people (with giant mailing lists) to affect change.
Allen Salzberg – Publisher/Editor