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BILL NO.
AUTHOR(S)
SUBJECT
STATUS
TAC'S
ACTION
SRC 9
Darrell Steinberg
(D-6) Sacramento,
co-authors ASM ASM
Cathleen Galgiani (D-17)
Tracy
ASM Dave Jones (D-9)
Sacramento
ASM Lloyd Levine (D-40)
Van Nuys
Senate Concurrent Resolution 9 would declare
February 27, 2007, to be Spay Day USA 2007, and
would request that Californians observe that day by
having their dogs or cats spayed or neutered and by
contributing to organizations that provide spay and
neuter services.  This is an annual declaration.  
Senate Floor Analysis

ENROLLED
To Senate Rules Committee

2/22/07
Senate Floor Vote
To Assembly Rules Committee;
3/8
10-0 vote to ASM Consent
Calendar, 74-0. ENROLLED
CHAPTERED 3/19
 
SB 353



Introduced 2/20
Sheila Kuehl (D-23) Los
Angeles
co authors added by June 7
amendments
Sen Carole Migden (D-3)
SF, Gloria Romero (D-24)  
LA
Assembly Members Mark
Leno (D-13) SF  
Mark DeSaulnier (D-11)
Martinez
Fiona Ma (D-12)  SF
Cathleen Galgiani (D-17)
Tracy
Amends Section 6320 of the Family Code, relating to
protective orders to provide, "On a showing of good
cause, the court may order that the petitioner be
granted the exclusive care, custody, or control of any
animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by
either the petitioner or the respondent or a minor child
residing in the residence or household of either the
petitioner or the respondent. The court may further
order the respondent to stay away from the animal and
forbid the respondent from taking, transferring,
encumbering, concealing, molesting, attacking,
striking, threatening, harming, or otherwise disposing
of the animal."  
Senate Judiciary Committee Bill Analysis
Amended in Senate, April 10, 2007
Senate Floor Analysis
Amended in Assembly June 7, 2007 (minor)
Assembly Committee on Judiciary Analysis June 19,
2007
Assembly Committee on Appropriations Analysis,
June 27, 2007
Assembly Floor Analysis
Senate Floor Analysis (Unfinished Business)
Senate Judiciary, hearing 3/27,
passed out
3-1 no - 1 non-vote
(amended per mockup)
From
Sen Approps 4/23 Sen Rule
28.8
Senate Floor: 31-7
Assembly Committee on Judiciary,
6/12 hrg cancelled @ rqst of author,
reset:
Hrg 6/19, passed
10-0
to ASM Approps, 6/27
passed
15-1
Assembly Floor 77-1
To Senate Unfinished Business,
8/27, passed
33-4
Enrolled
Signed by Governor
CHAPTERED
Monitor
SB 828

Introduced 2/23
Alex Padilla
(D-20)  Pacoima


per 7/12 amendments

Sen. Jeff Denham (R-12)
Modesto,
Asm. Tom Berryhill
(R-25) Modesto
SB 828  as introduced.  
SB 828 as Amended in Senate April 16, 2007
Senate Policy Committee Analysis
Amended in Senate May 1, 2007
Amended in Senate May 17, 2007
Would  add Section 13159.85 to the Health and Safety
Code, relating to firefighters requiring the State Fire
Marshal, in conjunction with recognized statewide fire
investigation entities, to update and amend standards
and procedures for accelerate detection  dogs and
their, as specified. The bill would require these
standards and procedures to be updated and
amended on or before January 1, 2009, and to be
based upon information from and publications by  
recognized statewide fire investigation entities, as
specified.

Senate Appropriations Committee Analysis
Amended Assembly Floor Analysis (re May 17
amendments)
See reference to H.R. 659 re making "it a priority to
increase the number of domestically bred canines
used by the Department to assist in its
counter-terrorism mission, including the protection of
ports of entry and along the United States border;" and
"increase the utilization of domestically bred canines
from universities and private and nonprofit sources in
the United States"
Amended in Assembly, July 12, 2007  (technical
amendments and 2 Republican co-authors added)
Assembly Committee on Appropriations Analysis,
July 18, 2007
Senate Floor Analysis, August 29, 2007
Senate Rules Com. 3/8

Senate Committee on Governmental
Organization, hrg. 4/24
PASSED OUT
8-0
To Sen Approps
Hrg May 14, passed
Senate Floor, Sen. Special Consent
Cal
5/24 pass
36-0
To Assembly Committee on
Governmental Organization, Hrg 6/20
Passed
14-0, to ASM Approps 7/11,
cancelled, re-set 7/18
Pass
16-0
ASM Consent Calendar 2nd day,
8/27, passed: to Senate Unfinished
Business 8/29, Senate Consent,
8/30, passed:
Enrolled
To Governor, VETOED
10/13/07
VETO MESSAGE
Monitor
SB 969

Introduced 2/23
Sam Aanestad
(R-4) Grass Valley
SB 969 would amend the Veterinary Practice Act
regarding practice and licensing issues.  
Senate Committee Policy Analysis

Amended in Senate May 16, 2007
Senate Appropriations Analysis   (VMB fiscal issues)
Amended in Senate May 30, 2007  (issue limited to
controlled substance administration)
Senate Floor Analysis, May 30, 2007
Assembly Committee on Business & Prof. Analysis
Assembly Floor Analysis
3/15 to Sen. Bus & Prof
hrg 4/23, passed
6-0
To Sen Approps  
Hrg May 14 cancelled
Hrg 5/21 Postponed by Committee,
5/29 Sen Rule
28.8, 5/30 passed
39-0 (consent).Senate
Asm Com. Bus & Prof
Hrg 6/26, passed
10-0
ASM FLOOR, 6/29 passed 73-0,
Assembly for concurrence;
 
Enrolled
Signed by Governor
Chaptered
Monitor
         
AB 64

Introduced 12/4
Patty Berg (D-1)
Eureka, plus 12
co-authors
Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act,
would include veterinarians, and provide for registration
and regulation by the Office of Emergency Services of
volunteer licensed professionals assisting in declared
local or state emergencies
Amended April 18               ASM Appropriations Analysis
Assembly Committee on Health Analysis
Current Version Amended in Senate, July 11, 2007
Senate Policy Committee Analysis
Passed ASM B&P, Health, Assembly
Floor
No Opposition, passed Senate B, P
& ED, 7/9 Sen. Approps, 8/20, Hrg.
cancelled at request of author
.
Monitor
AB 594

Introduced 2/21
Mervyn Dymally (D-52)
Los Angeles
Amended in Assembly, May 2, 2007
This bill would, subject to exceptions and commencing
July 1, 2011, prohibit any person from tethering or
confining a pig during pregnancy, or on a farm, for all or
the majority of any day, in a manner that   prevents the
animal from lying down and fully extending its limbs or
turning around freely.  Violation punishable by a fine of
up to $1,000 for each violation, and up to $1,000 for
each day that the violation continues, or both, or by
imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding 90 days.
The fine would be payable to the local agency issuing
the citation.  
Assembly Agriculture Committee Analysis
3/15 to ASM Judiciary,
then to ASM AG,
hrg 4/10,  postponed by committee,
HRG 5/9
HELD UNDER SUBMISSION
8/29/07, gut & amend: extend
Medi-Cal coverage to stop smoking
programs.  
Monitor
AB 667


Introduced 2/21
Cameron Smyth (R-38)
Granada Hills  
Amends Penal Code 600 to increase penalties for
willfully and maliciously injuring any horse or dog used
by a peace officer in his or her duties
from 16 months,
two or three years, or in a county jail for not exceeding
one year, or by a fine not exceeding $2,000, or by both a
fine and imprisonment
to 3, 5, or 7 years, or in a county
jail for not exceeding one year, or by a fine not
exceeding $2,000, or by both a fine and imprisonment.
3/5 to ASM Public Safety
hrg cancelled at request of author

See 2008 CA Bills
 
AB 670


Introduced 2/21
Todd Spitzer
(R-71) Orange
co-author Bill Maze
(R-34) Visalia, Martin
Garrick  (R-74)  
Carlsbad
Amended in Assembly, April 10, 2007
Amended In Assembly, April 30, 2007
SECTION 1.  Section 398 is added to the Penal Code,
to read:    398.  (a) Whenever a person owning or
having custody or control of an animal, knows, or has
reason to know, that the animal bit another person, he
or she shall immediately provide the other person with
his or her name, address, telephone number, and the
name and license tag number of the animal who bit the
other person.  
If the person with custody or control of
the animal at the time the bite occurs is a minor, he
or she shall instead provide identification or contact
information of an adult owner or responsible party.
 If
the animal is required by law to be vaccinated against
rabies, the person owning or having custody or control
of the animal shall, within 48 hours of the bite, provide
the other person with information regarding the status
of the animal's vaccinations. Violation of this section is
an infraction punishable by a fine of not more than
one
hundred dollars($100)
.   (b) For purposes of this
section, it is necessary for the skin of the person be
broken or punctured by the animal for the contact to be
classified as a bite.

ASM Public Safety Committee Bill Analysis
Assembly Appropriations Analysis
Assembly Floor Analysis
Senate Committee on Public Safety Analysis, June
19, 2007
Amended in Senate, June 27, 2007
398.  (a) Whenever a person owning or having custody
or control of an animal, knows, or has reason to know,
that the animal bit another person, he or she shall,
as
soon as is practicable, but no later than 48 hours
thereafter
, provide the other person with his or her
name, address, telephone number, and the name and
license tag number of the animal who bit the other
person. If the person with custody or control of the
animal at the time the bite occurs is a minor, he or she
shall instead provide identification or contact
information of an adult owner or responsible party. If
the animal is required by law to be vaccinated against
rabies, the person owning or having custody or control
of the animal shall, within 48 hours of the bite, provide
the other person with information regarding the status
of the animal's vaccinations. Violation of this section is
an infraction punishable by a fine of not more than one
hundred dollars ($100).
Senate Floor Analysis
Assembly Concurrence in Senate Amendments
3/15 to ASM Public Safety, Hearing
3/27 (Tuesday), passed out as
amended per mockup + offense
reduced to infraction, $250 fine.  To
Approps.
4/25, passed 15-0.
Assembly Floor 76-0
To Senate Rules, to
SENATE PUBLIC SAFETY  HRG
6/19, passed
5-0, to Sen Approps,
Hrg 7/9, to Sen 2nd Reading File,
Rule
28.8
Senate Special Consent Calendar,
7/16
36-0

Assembly Concurrence 79-0

Enrolled

Signed by Governor July 27, 2007  
Chaptered
 
AB 777

Introduced 2/22
Lloyd Levine
(D-40) Van Nuys
Amends Penal Code Section 596.5 (existing elephant
provision, misdemeanor penalties) to require many
new requirements and prohibitions of stationary
facilities keeping elephants.  
(See 2006 AB 3027)
ASSEMBLY PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE BILL
ANALYSIS
3/15 to ASM Public Safety, then to
ASM
ARTS,-ENTERTAIN-
MENT, SPORTS, TOURISM, AND
INTERNET MEDIA
Hrg 4/17, cancelled at request of
author,
HRG 4/24, HELD IN
COMMITTEE WITHOUT
RECOMMENTATION
 
AB 815


Introduced 2/22
Tom Berryhill (R-25)
Modesto
co-authors Bill Maze
(R-34) Visalia, Nicole
Parra (D-30) Hanford,
Senators Dennis
Hollingsworth (R-36)
Temecula
Tom Harman (R-35)
Costa Mesa
AB 815, as introduced would prohibit a city or county
from adopting an ordinance or regulation within its
jurisdiction that affects the taking of fish and game
unless the ordinance meets prescribed requirements.
The bill would also provide that unless otherwise
expressly authorized by the Fish and Game Code or
federal law, the commission is the only entity that may
adopt regulations regarding the taking of fish and
game on any lands or waters within the state.
(See 2006 AB 2146)
Amended in Assembly, April 11, 2007
ASSEMBLY POLICY COMMITTEE BILL ANALYSIS

Amended in Assembly April 30
Assembly Appropriations Analysis
Assembly Floor Analysis

Amended in Senate, June 27, 2007
SENATE  POLICY COMMITTEE ANALYSIS
3/8 To ASM WATER, PARKS AND
WILDLIFE
hrg 4/18: postponed by committee,
hrg 4/24, passed out
11-0
To ASM Approps
HRG 5/23, passed 15-0
To Assembly Floor
passed
72-3
To Senate Rules: Sen Com on
Natural Resources & Water
Hrg 7/10, testimony taken, further
hearing to be set.
 
AB 1347

Introduced 2/23
Anna Caballero
(D-28) Salinas
Pet Store Animal Care Act
As introduced, AB 1347 only states:
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature to establish
standards of
care for animals in pet stores.
(b) Standards of care for animals in pet stores are
essential to
ensure the humane treatment of the
animals, safeguard the public, and are in the public
interest.
(c) The Legislature does not intend to regulate the
care or
handling of animals in or on farms, ranches,
livestock or horse
auctions, livestock markets,
slaughtering facilities, or any place
other than pet
stores.
(d) The Legislature does not intend, by regulating pet
stores, to
classify as a pet store a person who
breeds and sells animals directly to the public.
(See 2006 AB 2862)
Amended in Assembly March 29 bill would enact the
Pet Store Animal Care Act, which would establish
procedures for the care and maintenance of animals in
the custody of a pet store, and would place limitations
on the sale or transfer of those animals.
Amendments add content to the original preamble
above.  
Amended in Assembly April 16   largely clarifying
amendments
Assembly Policy Committee Analysis
Assembly Appropriations Analysis
Amended in Assembly May 17, 2007  Raises offense
levels to misdemeanor or infraction, other changes
Amended Assembly Floor Analysis (May 18
Amendments)
Amended in Senate, June 27, 2007  Makes numerous
substantive amendments and adds effective date of
January 1, 2009  
Senate Committee on Public Safety Analysis
Senate Com. on Bus., Prof. & Econ. Dev. Analysis
Amended in Senate, July 18, 2007
Amended in Senate, September 4, 2007
SENATE FLOOR ANALYSIS, September 4, 2007
To ASM Bus & Prof with
amendments
Hrg 4/24: passed out
10-0; to ASM Approps
Hrg 5/9, passed 16-0
ASSEMBLY FLOOR
Passed
75-1

To Senate Rules: dual referred: Sen
Com on
Bus, Prof & Econ Dev
& Sen Com on Public Safety,

Hrg in B, P &ED 6/25, postponed by
committee,

re-referred  Pub Safety & BP&ED

Hrg, Senate Public Safety 7/3
Passed
3-0

Hrg, Sen B, P & ED 7/9,
PASSED
8-1 WITH AMENDMENTS

Approps, 8/20 Rule
28.8

SENATE FLOOR, 31-5
Asm Concurrence 77-0
Enrolled 9/24/07
To Governor, 9/27
SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
OCTOBER 14, 2007
Monitor
AB 1614

Introduced 2/23
Audra Strickland
(R-37) Camarillo
Joe Coto (D-23)
San Jose, Mark Leno
(D-13) San Francisco
Lloyd Levine
(D-40) Van Nuys
As introduced, AB 1614 would amend Penal Code
Section 596.7 to define covered rodeos as comprising
3 rather than 4 or more of the following events:
bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding,
calf roping, steer wrestling, or team roping.  Lowered
threshold would include Mexican charreada type rodeo
Assembly Policy Committee Bill Analysis
Assembly Appropriations Committee Analysis
Amended in Assembly, May 8, 2007 (technical
amendments)
Assembly Floor Analysis
Amended in Assembly, May 21, 2007 - adds:
(2) For purposes of this section, a rodeo performed on
private
property that does not charge admission, does
not sell or accept sponsorships, and is not open to the
public, does not constitute a "public performance."
ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS
Amended  in Assembly, June 18, 2007   revises the
definition of "rodeo" as a "performance featuring
competition between persons that includes three or
more of the following events: bareback bronc riding,
saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, steer
wrestling, or team roping and that is open to the public,
on public property, for which admission is charged, or
that sells or accepts sponsorships.

Amended in Assembly, June 20, 2007 again revises
definition of covered events:  "Section 596.7 of the
Penal Code is amended to read:  596.7.  
(a)  (1)    For
purposes of this section, "rodeo" means a
performance featuring competition between
persons that includes three or more of the following
events: bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding,
bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, or team
roping.  
(2) A rodeo performed on private property for which
admission is charged, or that sells or accepts
sponsorships, or is open to the public constitutes a
performance for the purpose of this subdivision."
Senate Com. on Bus., Prof. & Econ. Dev. Analysis
ASSEMBLY POLICY ANALYSIS, CORRECTED JULY 18,
2007
To ASM ARTS,ENTERTAINMENT,
SPORTS, TOURISM, AND
INTERNET MEDIA
Hrg 4/17,
passed 6 ayes;









to
ASM Approps
Pass 11-1 amended
Assembly Floor
60-7







To Senate Rules: Sen Com on Bus,
Prof & Econ Dev, Hrg 6/25,
rescheduled to 7/2

passed
6-0

Sen Approps, 7/16
Sen Rule
28.8
Senate Floor 9/4, passed 22-9    
ASM Concurs
63-8
Enrolled
To Governor
SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
OCTOBER 14, 2007
 
AB 1634

Introduced 2/23
Lloyd Levine
(D-40) Van Nuys
SEN. Alex Padilla
(D-20) Pacoima
Pedro Nava
(D-35) Santa Barbara
Jose Solario (D-69)
Santa Ana
As introduced, AB 1634 would create a new Chapter 9
(commencing with Section 122336) to Part 6 of Division
105 of the Health and Safety Code (
integrated text),
providing "a person shall not own or possess within
the state any cat or dog over the age of four months that
has not been spayed or neutered, unless that person
possesses an intact permit, as defined in subdivision
(b) of Section 122336."  
Permits only available to:
(1) The cat or dog is registered as a purebred with a
pedigree
with any of the following organizations:
(A) The American Kennel Club.
(B) The United Kennel Club.
(C) The American Dog Breeders Association.
(D) The International Cat Association.
(E) A recognized registry approved by the local animal
control
agency.
Or service/law enforcement/veterinary exemption.  
If no S/N within 30 days of compliance date, provide vet
letter or s/n within 75 days after compliance date.  
$500 civil fine(s), waivable if permit obtained or s/n
done.
Fines fund local s/n fund for free/low cost s/n for low
income, outreach, enforcement.  Permit fee set locally,
only as "reasonably necessary" to fund the local permit
program.  Local AC is responsible for enforcement.
MOCK-UP OF APRIL 9TH AMENDMENTS   

AS AMENDED APRIL 9

ASM Committee on  Bus & Prof. BILL ANALYSIS, April
10 Hearing

AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY APRIL 17, 2007

ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE POLICY ANALYSIS 4/24

AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY APRIL 30, 2007

ADDITIONAL AMENDMENTS SENT TO LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL
(May 9 official amendments differ from this version)

AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY, MAY 9, 2007

ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE ANALYSIS

ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS

Mockup of proposed amendments (5/29/07), author's
office

AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY, MAY 31, 2007
Assembly Floor Analysis

AMENDED IN SENATE, JUNE 27, 2007
Makes numerous substantive
amendments within framework of
mandated local permits

AMENDED IN SENATE, JULY 3, 2007

SENATE COM. ON LOCAL GOVT.
ANALYSIS
(original Committee document Word File)
Legislative web site html -  Local Govt
Analysis
NOTE:  The Bill Analysis was released on 7/5,
incorrectly listing the
California Veterinary Medical
Association as Opposed when CVMA actually
changed its
position from Support to neutral.  Also, a
number of dog clubs that submitted letters were not
listed.  


Revised Integrated Text, H&S Part 6,
Division 105, Chapter 9. JULY 3, 20007
AMENDMENTS    

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATION ON ANIMAL POPULATION
ISSUES SINCE1997

TAC'S MAY 25, 2005  LETTER OPPOSING AB 2515
(LEVINE)
To ASM Bus & Prof.
Hearing 4/10 - testimony taken,
continued to 4/24 (See Analysis for
need for additional clarifying
amendments) 4/24 Author
presentation & vote only,
PASSED
OUT
7-3 PARTISAN VOTE,
technical amendments pending, to
ASM Approps
Hrg 5/16:
PASSED 10-6-1

To Assembly Floor,



























6/6 Passed
41-38

Senate Rules Committee policy
committee assignments:
Senate
Committee on
Business,
Professions & Economic
Development  Hrg 7/9

6/28 Re-referred:

Senate Committee on Local
Government
Hrg 7/11, 8 a.m., no vote taken, held
over to
Testimony taken, further
hearing to be set.  (2008)
































ASM ROSTER,
AB 1634










OPPOSE





OPPOSE