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Assembly gets in the lawmaking 'moo'd

September 1, 2009 |  1:25 pm

State lawmakers today are plowing through some of the hundreds of bills that must be acted on before next week's deadline. But the intensity of the work doesn't preclude moments of levity.

The Assembly considered amendments this morning to a bill that would ban the practice of trimming cows' tails (SB 135). The man wielding the gavel, Democrat Isadore Hall III of Compton, called for a voice vote.

He got a bit more than expected, as legislators on both sides of the aisle mooed their approval in place of the traditional "aye."

Laughing, Hall deemed the amendments adopted.

-- Shane Goldmacher in Sacramento