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BILL NO.
AUTHOR(S)
SUBJECT
STATUS
TAC'S ACTION
SB 685
Gut/amend
unrelated  2007 bill
Leland Yee (D-8) San
Francisco
Alex Padilla (D-20)
Pacoima

5/27/08, add
Cathleen Galgiani (D-17)
Tracy
Pet Trusts: change existing California Probate Code provision for
"honorary" trusts for pets to incorporate language of the Uniform
Probate Code so to allow enforceability comparable to other
types of trusts.  
Sponsor, San Francisco SPCA
Amended in Senate, January 7, 2008
Amended in Senate, January 9, 2008
Senate Policy Committee Analysis, January 15, 2008
As amended in Senate, January 23, 2008 addresses a number
of issues raised by policy committee analysis
Senate Floor Analysis, January 23, 2008
Amended in Assembly, May 27, 2008  "Trustor" changed to
"settlor"; other clarifying and conforming changes.  
Assembly Policy Committee Analysis, 6/10/08     author's
technical amendments pending
Amended in Assembly, June 19, 2008   technical, clarifying and:
*For purposes of this section, "animal" means a domestic or pet
animal for the benefit of which a trust has been established.*
Senate Judiciary, 1/15,
passed
5-0
Senate Special
Consent, 1/30/08
passed
40-0
Assembly Committee on
Judiciary 6/10, passed

1
0-0
to Consent
ASM Consent 6/26
7/2 Senate Special
Consent Calendar,
Concurs  
Enrolled
Signed by Governor
Chaptered 7/22/08
 
SB 902
Gut/amend
unrelated 2007
bill
Alex Padilla
(D-20)  Pacoima
As amended 1/7/08, SB 902 again (See vetoed 2007 SB 828)
would require amendment and updating of standards and
procedures for accelerant detecting canines and their handlers
by 1/1/2010.  
Senate Committee on Governmental Organization Analysis
Senate Appropriations Analysis
As amended in Senate, January 28, 2008   Regulatory revisions
to be completed by 1/1/11 instead of 1/1/10
Senate Appropriations Analysis
Senate Floor Analysis, January 28, 2008
Assembly Policy Committee Analysis, June 11, 2008

Assembly Committee on Appropriations Analysis, hrg. 7/2/08



Amended in Senate, August 15, 2008: TOTAL GUT/AMEND TO
AN UNRELATED TOPIC.  
Bill no longer relates to animals.  
1/8/08 Sen Com on Govt
Org, pass
5-0
Sen Approps, 1/22
Suspense File, hrg 1/24,
passed
11-0
as amended
Senate Floor
1/30/08, pass
34-4   
Assembly Committee on
Governmental
Organization 6/11, passed

1
3-0
Approps 7/2, passed 17-0  
ASM 3rd Rdg, 8/15
 
SB 986
Gut/amend
unrelated 2007
bill
Mark Ridley-Thomas
(D-26 ) Los Angeles
As amended 1/7/08, SB 986 would revise the definition of a pet
store*  to exclude the selling or offering for sale animals for
purposes directly related to an agricultural operation for the
commercial growing and harvesting of crops or the raising of
livestock or poultry on a farm or a ranch.  
* See 2007 AB 1347, definition to be effective 1/1/2009
Senate Policy Committee Analysis, January 14, 2008
Senate Floor Analysis
Amended in Assembly, June 9, 2008   to provide that a rodent or
rabbit intended as food for another animal must be euthanized
only by specified euthanasia methods by pet store
operator/employee certified by a CA licensed vet as properly
trained for the species, recertified triennially.   
Assembly Com. on B & P Analysis, 6/24/08   (LA DA Opposes)
Assembly Floor Analysis, 6/27/08        

Senate Floor Analysis  (Unfinished Business)  
Sen B, P & ED, 1/14
passed 5-0
Senate Consent, passed
3
4-1
Assembly Committee on
Business & Professions
Hrg 6/24
passed
10-0



ASM 3rd Rdg 7/14
passed
75-0
Senate Unfinished
Business 8/14, 39-0
Enrolled, 8/15/08
To Governor 9/17
9/26 GOV VETO
 
SB 1205

Introduced
2/13/08
Sam Aanestad
(R-4) Grass
Valley  
As introduced, SB 1205 amends and adds to the Veterinary
Practice Act.  Details to follow.  
Amended in Senate, April 1, 2008  
Amended in Senate, April 9, 2008    
Senate Policy Committee Analysis, April 14, 2008   Sponsored by
CVMA, Opposed by VMB, CRVTA
Dual referred: Com.
on Bus., Prof. &
Econ Dev; Com. on
Judiciary,
BP&ED Hrg 4/14,
FAILED 3-3
 
SB 1498

Introduced
2/20/2008
Senate Judiciary
Committee
SB 1498 is the Senate "Maintenance of the Codes" bill, making
non-substantive amendments to many provisions including one
animal item, Penal Code Section 398, changing from "If" to
"Whenever" a person owning or having custody or control of an
animal knows...   [and deleting the comma after "knows".
Senate Judiciary Committee Analysis, March 25, 2008   
Senate Floor Analysis, March 27, 2008  
Amended in Assembly, June 9, 2008  
Assembly Committee on Judiciary Analysis, June 17, 2008
Assembly Floor Analysis, June 24, 2008  
Sen Com. on Judic.
Hrg
3/25, pass 5-0
to Consent Calendar
Senate Floor,
37-0
Asm  Com on Judiciary
6/17, 10-0
Consent  6/23 passed 78-0
Senate Special Consent
Calendar 7/2, Concurs
Enrolled
To Governor
Chaptered 7/22/08
 
SB 1527
Introduced
2/22/08
Leland Yee (D-8) San
Francisco
Jeff Denham (R-12)
Modesto
Mark Wyland (R-38)
Escondido
As introduced, SB 1527 would require prior to 1/1/09 sale of the
Cow Palace in Daly City with net proceeds paid into the Deficit
Recovery Bond Retirement Sinking Fund Subaccount, which is a
continuously appropriated subaccount in the Budget Stabilization
Account.  The Cow Palace has been a venue for dog shows and
other animal-related events.
See
http://www.savethecowpalace.com/
Senate Agriculture Bill (policy) analysis, April 1, 2008
Senate Agriculture Bill (policy) analysis, April 15, 2008
Passage would allow only sale to Daly City of a 13 acre parcel,
retaining the faciity and main parking areas, but many practical
details remain to be addressed.  
Amended in Senate, April 22, 2008  reflecting above issues.  
Amended in Senate, May 20, 2008  deletes the "surplus state
property" language and concept from SB 1527.
Senate Appropriations Analysis, May 22   Staff recommends
strking Sec. 3, May 20 amendment
Amended in Senate, June 24, 2008   amended to allow sale to
any interested parties, only giving right of first refusal to Daly City
Redevelopment Agency, buyer to develop consistent with city
general plans, if exercised DCRA offer no less than highest bid.
Senate Appropriations Analysis (for 6/30 hrg)
Amended in Senate, July 14, 2008    Allows negotiations and
offers from third parties with right of first refusal of the Daly City
Redevelopment Agency
Senate Floor Analysis, July 14, 2008    
Assembly Com. on Bus & Profs Policy Analysis, August 5, 2008
Assembly Appropriations Com. Fiscal Analysis, August 6, 2008
Assembly Floor Analysis               



VETO INFORMATION AT
http://www.savethecowpalace.com/takeaction.html
[2/3 vote required]
Dual referred: Sen.
Committees on
*Agriculture, Hrg 4/1, NO
VOTE TAKEN,
 return
4/15,
passed as amended
4-1
Governmental
Organization  5/13,
passed
10-0   Approps  
5/22, hrg. cancelled, auth.
rqst,
6/30
HRG 7/7 passed
12-2  
Senate Floor 7/14
passed
27-9  (urgency
clause)
 Assembly
Committee on Bus & Profs
8/5, pass
7-2
ASM Approps 8/7
passed
12-3   
ASM Flr 3rd Rdg
8/22, pass
64-14
urgency clause,  Senate,
urgency clause, passed
Enrolled    
To Governor 9/17
9/30 GOV VETO



























VETO REQUEST
TAC LETTER
TO
GOVERNOR

Letter from
Governor
SB 1584
Introduced
2/22/08
Alex Padilla
(D-20) Pacoima
As introduced, SB 1584 amends and adds to the Veterinary
Practice Act related to Veterinary Medical Board requirements
and authorized fees.
Senate Policy Committee Analysis, April 14, 2008  Increases
specified licensing/disciplinary fees charged by
VMB  
Support: VMB   Opposition CVMA  
Senate Appropriations Analysis, April 28, 2008  
Senate Floor Analysis, April 29, 2008  
Amended in Assembly, June 11, 2008    to create a sunsetting,
multi-disciplinary, advisory committee to be appointed by the
VMB to advise on rules, regs, implementation of Act; VMB to
prioritize investigations as specified; deficiency notice to correct
before citation, term limits for Vet Tech Committee; and more.  
Assembly Committee on B & P Analysis, June 17, 2008
Amended in Assembly, June 23, 2008   Adv Com. absolute limit
2 terms, minor technical amendments.
Assembly Committee on Appropriations Analysis for 7/2 hrg
Amended in Assembly, July 3, 2008     adds strengthening
provisions to enforcement priorities; interim suspensions.
Assembly Floor Analysis, July 14, 2008     
Amended in Assembly, August 14, 2008      
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 14, 2008    
Senate Floor Analysis, August 19, 2008    (Concurrence)  
Senate Floor Analysis, August 21, 2008     
Sen. Committee on Bus,
Profs & Econ Devel.
Hrg
4/14
pass 5-3    Sen
Approps 4/28, pass
5-8   
Sen Flr 3rd rdg
5/12, passed
21-15
ASM Committee on Bus &
Profs.  6/17
passed
7-1 (partisan)
Asm Approps 7/2
passed
12-2-(3) partisan
ASM 3rd Rdg, 8/18
pass
49-27   


Sen for Concurrence 8/21,
pass
26-9     
Enrolled      
To Governor 9/17
9/28 SIGNED
Chaptered
 
SB 1775
Introduced 2/28/08
Ron Calderon
(D-30) Montebello
As introduced, SB 1775 adds a Section 598.1 to the Penal Code
imposing property forfeiture provisions in connection with dog
fighting crimes.  
Senate Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 8, 2008  At hearing,
author agreed to 3 classes of amendments and to further meet
with opponents prior to return on 4/14.  
Senate Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 14, 2008 representing
author's amendments to be offered in Committee.  
Sen. Committee on Public
Safety Hrg 4/8
Testimony taken, no vote,
put over to
4/14, FAILED
2-
2
 
         
A.C.R. 103
Introduced 2/19/08
George Plescia (R-75)
San Diego
A.C.R. 103 would resolve that the Assembly of the State of
California, the Senate thereof concurring,That June 20, 2008,
shall be designated as Take Your Dog to Work Day and that
employers are encouraged to make their workplaces pet
friendly.  
Pet Sitters International created "Take Your Dog to Work
Day" in 1999.  
Amended in Assembly, April 21, 2008   (non-substantive, adds
federal registration symbol to "Day".)
ASM Rules Com.
 
AB 667
Introduced
2/21/2007
Cameron Smyth
(R-38) Granada Hills
As amended January 7, 2008, this bill would amend Penal Code
Section 600 to make the crime of willfully and maliciously
injuring any horse or dog used by a peace officer punishable by
2, 3 or 4  years in state prison or up to 1 year in county jail,  or
fine not exceeding $2000, or both fine and imprisonment, i.e.
increased penalties for existing crime.
ASM Pub Safety
2nd hearing cancelled at
request of author
 
AB 815
Introduced 2/22/07
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
Amended in Senate, June 18, 2008   
Senate Nat. Resources & Water Analysis, Hrg 6/25/08
Amended in Senate, July 2, 2008    Adds, "Local ordinances and
regulations that regulate trapping in accordance with state laws
and regulations that govern trapping are not subject to this
section."
Amended in Senate, August 4, 2008    
Senate Floor Analysis, August 6, 2008    
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
N
atural Resources & Water
Hrg 7/10/07, testimony taken,
further hearing to be set.
6/25/08 passed
5-3
Senate Approps 8/4, from
Committee per Sen Rule
28.8,
to
Sen Flr 3rd Rdg 8/11
pass
27-7   to ASM  for
concurrence in Sen
amendments 8/13
ASM Rule 77 Suspended
pass 75-1 (Ruskin)  
Enrolled    
To Governor 9/16
9/27 GOV VETO
 
AB 1634
Introduced
2/23/2007
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, 2007 AMENDMENTS    
CALIFORNIA LEGISLATION ON ANIMAL POPULATION ISSUES
SINCE1997
TAC'S MAY 25, 2005  LETTER OPPOSING AB 2513 (LEVINE

Amended in Senate 6/18/08, (gut/amend) Mandatory Sterilization
on multiple impounds/complaints; Hayden reimbursement to
counties dependent on DHS reporting per
CCR Sec
2606.4(a)(4)     Bill is a new, expanded version of material
deleted from AB 1856 in 1998 of which the current author was
the staff person.
Senate Local Government Analysis, 6/20 for 6/25 hearing  

Amended in Senate, July 1, 2008    "complaint" sections
(dogs/cats) change "
shall be cited" to "may be cited" and adds "if
cited, shall  pay a civil penalty" to conform to modification.
REVISED 7/2/08 - Food & Ag Code integrated AB 1634
provisions:
Dogs     Cats  
See 1998 Senate Judiciary analysis, AB 1856
Our 2005 Comment, history, issues of MSN on impound
(Publications page, scroll to end)
Department of Finance Analysis w/TAC's Comments  7/25/08

Amended in Senate, August 5, 2008  Same as July 1 version
with deletion of section requiring local DHS rabies reporting for
Hayden reimbursement eligibility.  
Senate Floor Analysis, August 6, 2008     
Senate Floor Analysis, August 8, 2008  Reflects 8/5 amendment
Amended in Senate, August 12, 2008    as the"California
Responsible Pet Ownership Act"
Senate Floor Analysis, August 13, 2008    
Senate Floor Analysis, August 16, 2008
Senate Floor Analysis, August 20, 2008     
Senate Floor Analysis, August 21, 2008   
Senate Floor Analysis, August 23, 2008    
Senate Floor Analysis, August 25, 2008      
Revised 8/17/08 - Food & Ag Code integrated, AB 1634 (8/12)
provisions:       
 DOGS      CATS
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
Go
vernment
Hrg 7/11, 8 a.m., no vote
taken, held over to
Testimony
taken, further hearing to be
set.  (2008)

Sen Local Govt 6/25/08
author's amendment*
passed 3 (Negrete McLeod,
Kehoe, Machado) - (Cox,
Harman)



Sen Approps 7/14, Sen Rule
28.8, will proceed to Senate
Floor subject to usual rules;
also being amended.
 

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Senate Flr 3rd Rdg
presented 8/22, failed
5-27,
reconsideration granted   
37-0

Senate Flr, 3rd Rdg  8/30,
placed in Inactive File

OPPOSE












































OPPOSE



OPPOSE
6/
19/08

Member Letter

REVIEW OF
ISSUES, as bill
amended July
1

OPPOSE 7/9/08






OPPOSE 8/8/08

OPPOSE 8/12
AMENDMENT

Member Letter
AB 1760
Introduced
1/8/08
Cathleen Galgiani
(D-17) Tracy

add Co-author,
ASM Member
Bill Maze (R-34) Visalia
As introduced, AB 1760 would require that the complete
veterinary licensing exam be given twice a  year instead of once
to mitigate food animal  veterinarian shortage.
As amended in Assembly, March 5, 2008  makes many more
amendments to Veterinary Practice Act
Assembly Business & Professions Com. Policy Analysis 3/11/08
As amended in Assembly, March 24, 2008
Assembly Appropriations Analysis, April 9, 2008
Assembly Floor Analysis  
Amended in Senate, May 6, 2008  minor technical amendments
Senate Business & Professions Com. Policy Analysis, 5/13/08
Senate Appropriations Com. Fiscal Analysis, 8/4/08    Staff
recommends amending as contingent on passage of SB 1584.
Amended in Senate, August 12, 2008    adds:    "SEC. 19.    
Sections 4 and 6 of this act shall become operative only if
Senate Bill 1584 of the 2007-08 Regular Session is enacted and
becomes effective on or before January 1, 2009."    See AB 2423
Senate Floor Analysis, August 13, 2008    
Amended in Senate, August 14, 2008    More details re SB 1584
contingency.
Senate Floor Analysis, August 18, 2008   
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 28, 2008  Concurrence     
ASM Committee on Bus &
Profs 3/11
passed 9-0
Asm Approps 4/9
passed 17-0
Asm Flr pass 75-0
Senate Committee on B,P
& ED 5/12, passed
9-0  
Sen Approps  
HRG 8/4, passed
12-0 (16)
Sen Flr 3rd Rdg 8/20,
pass
37-0
Assembly Concurrence
8/29
pass
74-0     
Enrolled   
To Governor 9/18
9/28 GOV VETO  
 
AB 1938
Introduced 2/13/08
George Plescia (R-75)
San Diego
As introduced, AB 1938 would authorize a credit against that tax
for each taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2008, in an
amount equal to 25% of the aggregate amount paid or incurred
by a taxpayer for qualified costs, as defined, to spay or neuter a
cat or dog and would take effect immediately as a tax levy.  

Prior failed bills on this subject,
SB 430 (Vincent) 2001, FTB
Analysis, failed in policy committee; AB 1139 (Strom-Martin)
1999-2000 voluntary contribution;
AB 373 (Leach) 2001 allowing
tax deductions for vet expenses for adopted shelter/rescue
animals and for vets doing pro bono vet services for same.

Assembly Rev & Taxation Policy Analysis, May 5, 2008   FTB
estimates $2million/yr reduction in state revenue; extensive
recommended
amendments.                                                                  
Assembly Rev. & Tax Analysis, May 12, 2008  (Suspense
Hearing)







ASM Committee on
Revenue & Taxation
Hrg 5/5 SUSPENSE

Suspense Hearing 5/12
(VOTE ONLY)
Held under submission
 
AB 1958

Introduced 2/13/08
Sandré Swanson
(D-16) Oakland
As introduced, AB 1958 would amend Section 1808.4 of the
Vehicle Code that makes confidential the home address of a list
of local, state, and federal officers or employees, and the spouse
or child of that officer or employee, that appears in the
Department of Motor Vehicles records, if the included person  
requests it be kept confidential, with certain exemptions for
information available to specified governmental agencies, to
ADD a veterinarian employed by a zoo, a public animal control
agency  shelter, or a society for the prevention of cruelty to
animals shelter or a humane society shelter contracting with a
local public agency for animal care or protection services.  
As amended in Assembly, March 25, 2008  firefighters and local
"code enforcement" officers responsible for enforcing housing
codes and maintaining public safety in buildings are included in
the protected class.
Assembly Transportation Committee Policy Analysis, 4/7/08
Assembly Com of Appropriations Analysis, April 23, 2008 noting
substantial costs to create/maintain new classes of confidential
addresses and that the underlying law is sufficient.  




ASM Committee on
Transportation
Hearing
3/24 Changed to
4/7, passed
13-0, to


ASM Approps 4/23,
SUSPENSE FILE
Release Hearing 5/22,
Held under submission
 
AB 1969

Introduced 2/14/08
George Plescia (R-75)
San Diego
Cameron Smyth
(R-38) Granada Hills
As introduced, AB 1969  would amend Penal Code Section 600
regarding wilful and malicious crimes against any horse or dog
used by a peace officer: amending  (c) to create subsection (1)
substituting  "destruction" for "death";  adding (2) if under the
specified circumstances of (1), a person causes the death of the
animal, punishment of state prison for 3, 4 or 5 years, elevated
from existing law.  See AB 667 above.  
Assembly Public Safety Analysis, March 25, 2008
ASM Committee on Public
Safety
Hrg 3/25, f
ailed 5-1
Reconsideration granted;
ASM Public Safety, 4/15
cancelled, author request
 
AB 2131
Introduced 2/20/08
Roger Niello (R-5)
Sacramento
Co-authors:  AMS: :
Berryhill, DeVore,
Gaines, Garrick,
Horton, Huff, La Malfa,
Maze, Portantino, and
Spitzer
SEN:  Cox,
Hollingsworth,
Margett, and Romero
As introduced, AB 2131 would add Section 54.25 to the Civil
Code to permit a peace officer assigned to a canine unit, who is
on official assignment for travel away from his or her home
jurisdiction, to be accompanied in those places by his or her
peace officer dog without paying an extra charge; and amend
Penal Code Section 365.5 to create a crime of  interfering with or
preventing such officer from these rights.  
Assembly Committee on Appropriations Analysis, April 20, 2008  
Amended in Senate, May 28, 2008  Re-drafted to only create a
new Civil Code Sec. 54.25, restricting application (access to
lodging/eating/transportation and/or additional charge) to officer
assigned to duty away from home jurisdiction only in
declared
emergency/scope of duties; dog must be owned by the public
agency, which would be liable for damages caused by the
trained dog.  Violation is misdemeanor, publishable
only by fine,
not>1K.
Senate Public Safety Committee Analysis, 6/10/08   
Amended in Senate, June 17, 2008    adds firefighters' K-9 units
Senate Floor Analysis, 6/27/08    
Assembly Bill Analysis - Concurrence  
ENROLLED
ASM Committee on
Public Safety
Hrg
3/25,cancelled, request of
author,
Hrg 4/1
passed
7-0, to Approps,
4/9 pass ASM Consent,

7
5-0
Sen. Committee on Public
Safety 6/10
passed
5-0
Approps, Consent
Senate Approps  Sen
Special Consent Calendar
7/2, passed 40-0, to ASM
concurrence 7/14  
75-0
ENROLLED
Signed by Gov 8/1
Chaptered
 
AB 2132
Introduced
2/20/08
Guy Houston (R-15)
San Ramon
As introduced, AB 2132 would require minimum 8-1/2 x 11” no-
trespassing signs; permit a person to enter another’s land with
oral consent of owner/agent; would make it unlawful for a person
to remove any collar from a hunting dog with the intent to prevent
or hinder the owner from locating the dog; and permit the use of
one dog per hunter, for the purpose of tracking and locating a
dead or wounded deer, in every area where a deer may lawfully
be taken during archery season.  Any person convicted for
removing a collar would pay the dog owner restitution of the
actual value of the dog as well as any lost breeding revenues.
(Fish & Game Code)
As amended in Assembly (Public Safety) March 11. 2008,  the
oral consent provision was deleted as was the one dog per
hunter, but the Fish & Game Commission would be required to
consider adopting regulations that permit, during archery
season, the use of one dog per hunter to aid in the recovery of
deer.
Assembly Water, Parks & Wildlife Policy Analysis, April 1, 2008
Asssembly Policy Committee Analysis, April 15, 2008  
Assembly Appropriations Analysis, April 30, 2008
Amended in Assembly, May 5, 2008  to reflect judicial discretion
in ordering convicted person's restitution to owner of lost/killed
dog.
Amended in Senate, June 2, 2008    Clarifying amendments to
sign provision; new provision re discharge of firearm/arrow.
Senate Committee on Natural Res. & Water Analysis 6/10/08    
Amended in Senate, June 17, 2008   
Senate Floor Analysis, July 1, 2008    
Amended in Senate, August 13, 2008     
Senate Floor Analysis   
Assembly Floor (Concurrence) Analysis, Aug. 26 2008        
Dual referred: Asm
Committee on Public Safety
Asm Committee on Water,
Parks & Wildlife Hrg 4/1,
passed
13-0 to ASM
Public Safety 4/15, passed

7-
0  
Approps, Hrg 4/30
passed
16-0
ASM Floor, Consent
Calendar 5/8, passed 75-0
Senate Committee on
Natural Resources & Water
6/10, passed
8-0


Appropriations 6/30:
CA Sen Rule
28.8

Senate 3rd Rdg 8/20,
pass
37-0
Assembly Floor
Concurrence 8/28
75-0    Enrolled   
To Governor 9/18
9/26 GOV VETO
 
AB 2233
Introduced 2/20/08
Bill Maze (R-34) Visalia
As introduced, AB 2233 would add Section 23118 to the Vehicle
Code, "A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while holding a
live animal in his or her arm or arms, or upon his or her lap."  (An
infraction level crime)  
Assembly Com on Transportation Policy Analysis, April 14, 2008
Assembly Com on Appropriations Analysis, April 23, 2008  
Assembly Floor Analysis, April 30, 2008
Senate Trans & Housing Com. Analysis, June 17, 2008
concludes: "...animals sitting on one's lap may be calmer and
thus less distracting than those engaged in other behaviors that
would continue to be permitted under this bill.  The bill is unlikely
to achieve the author's objective given its narrow scope."

Amended in Senate, July 1, 2008    new effective date, 7/1/09
Amended in Senate, July 7, 2008     technical amendment,
changes Vehicle Code Section being added to 23117.5
Senate Floor Analysis, August 6, 2008  


Assembly Floor (Concurrence) Analysis, Aug. 26, 2008      

Operative provision:
SECTION 1.
 Section 23117.5 is added to the Vehicle Code, to
read:
23117.5.  On and after July 1, 2009, a person shall not drive a
motor vehicle while holding a live animal in his or her arm or
arms, or upon his or her lap.
ASM Committee on
Transportation,
Hrg 4/14,
passed
9-1-4
Approps  4/23 passed
1
1-5  to ASM FLR, 3rd
rdng
5/5, passed
44-20
Senate Committee on
Transportation & Housing  
6/17
passed
8-2    (noes,
McClintock, Smititian)
as amended
Approps  8/4,
28.8, Sen Fl
3rd Rdg 8/20
pass
21-17     
Assembly Floor
Concurrence 8/28
51-20     
Enrolled
To Governor 9/18
9/26 GOV VETO
 
AB 2276
Introduced 2/21/08
Felipe Fuentes (D-39)
Sylmar
As introduced, AB 2276 would extend the statutory scheduled
in-operation and repeal dates for the State Board of Guide Dogs
for the Blind in the Department of Consumer Affairs.
ASM Bus & Profs
 
AB 2281
Introduced 2/21/08
Pedro Nava
(D-35) Santa Barbara
As introduced, AB 2281 would amend Penal Code Section 597.5
to elevate from misdemeanor to felony the offense  for any
person to be intentionally present, as a spectator, at any place,
building, or tenement where preparations are being made for a
dog fight, or to be knowingly and intentionally present at a dog
fight, as specified.  
Assembly Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis 4/8/08
As amended in Assembly, April 15, 2008, changes to wobbler
Assembly Appropriations Analysis
ASM Public Safety 4/8,
passed
7-0
as amended

ASM Approps 4/30
Suspense, 5/22 Release
Hearing, held under
submission
 
AB 2291
Introduced 2/21/08
Tony Mendoza
(D-56)
Artesia
As introduced, AB 2199 would allow taxpayers to designate on
their tax returns, a specified amount in excess of their tax liability
be transferred to the Low Cost/Free Spay-Neuter Fund,  to be
created by this bill, but not until another voluntary contribution
designation is removed from the return form and repealed either
Jan. of the 5th year after actually being added
or if the FTB
estimates the annual contribution amount will be less than
$250k
[See AB 1938 for background on prior related bills.]
As amended in Assembly, March 28, 2008 to revise and clarify
the procedure to determine the fund's continuation in  years after
its first appearance on the tax return.  
As amended in Assembly, April 8, 2008 adds "of the second
calendar year" wording to the provision for FTB determinations.
ASM Com on Revenue & Taxation Policy Analysis, April 14, 2008
Amended in Assembly, April 21, 2008     to address issue of
administrative costs imposed on Dept. of Agriculture.  
Assembly Appropriations Analysis, April 30, 2008
Amended in Senate, June 18, 2008    NEW:  restricts grants to
shelters current on
DHS (17CCR2606(4)(a)(4) reporting, offers
s/n service to individuals, priority to targeted free/low cost, no use
for impounds, loss of eligibility for misuse of funds.
(See AB
1634 as amended, above, for related provisions)
Sen Com on Rev &Tax Analysis, 6/25/08  (Opposition added)
Amended in Senate, August 4, 2008      Changes term to
"municipal shelters", required to apply to Dept of F&Ag, first
com/first served basis, grants based on numbers of animals
processed.  Deletes preference for existing low cost/low income
funds.  
  
Senate Floor Analysis, August 6, 2008     
Senate Floor Analysis, August 7, 2008      
Amended in Senate, August 13, 2008     
Senate Floor Analysis, August 14, 2008  
Assembly Floor Analysis (Concurrence) August 18, 2008       




ASM Committee on
Revenue & Taxation
Hrg 4/14, pass 8-1
Approps, Hrg 4/30
passed
11-5
Asm Floor 3rd Rdg
5/15, passed
64-10



Senate Committee on Rev
& Taxation
Hrg 6/25, pass
5-2
(5 votes needed, noes: G.
Runner, Machado)
Sen Approps 8/4, from
committee, Sen Rule
28.8,
to Sen 2nd Rdg

Sen Fl 3rd Rdg 8/18
pass
29-9
Assembly Concurrence
65-9
ASM Rule 77 suspended
Enrollment
To Governor 9/18
9/26 GOV Approves
 
AB 2296
Introduced 2/21/08
Gene Mullin
(D-19)  South San
Francisco

5/15 add principal
co-author, Lois Wolk
(D-8) Davis

8/11 add principal
co-author, SEN Joe
Simitian (D)
As introduced, AB 2296 would declare the intent of the
Legislature to enact legislation to protect individuals engaging in
work with animal subjects in California.  
Amended in Assembly, April 1, 2008 for substantive content as
the Animal Enterprise Protection Act
Assembly Judiciary Policy Analysis, April 17, 2008    
Amended in Assembly, April 23, 2008  (as per 4/1 amendments)
to delete Penal Code provisions and state-mandated program,
narrows definition of "Animal Enterprise" to only: "an entity that
lawfully uses animals or animal products for education or
research in any exercise of a
constitutional right that relates to academic freedom"; allows
individual causes of action against violators and states intent of
the Legislature to balance the public's right of access to
information with the ability of animal researchers to conduct their
work without fear of harassment and threats of violence.  
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 7, 2008      
Amended in Assembly, May 15, 2008   Adds "California" to title,
i.e. California  Animal Enterprise Protection Act; technical amend.
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 16, 2008   
Amended in Senate, June 17, 2008   narrows bill to require the
enterprise employee to have written demand for nondisclosure
and not apply to union activities covered by state/federal law
Senate Judiciary Analysis, June 24, 2008    .
Amended in Senate, July 2, 2008     All substantive provisions
deleted, as amended, merely states findings:
"SECTION 1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the
California Animal Enterprise Protection Act.
SEC. 2.  The Legislature hereby finds and declares that while
individuals are entitled to express their views on animal use in
research and to mount protests that are protected under the First
Amendment to the United States Constitution, the use of physical
threats, violence, or destruction of property is unacceptable and
should not be tolerated."
Senate Floor Analysis, July 2, 2008    
Senate Floor Analysis, July 11, 2008
Amended in Senate, August 4, 2008    New Penal Code
trespassing offense for a person who enters the residential real
property of an academic researcher, as defined, for the purpose
of chilling or interfering with the researcher's academic freedom
guilty of the crime of trespass, a misdemeanor; urgency
provision due to recent attacks on UC personnel.  
Senate Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis, 8/8/08  
Amended in Senate, August 11, 2008   Restores internet
publication provision, as specified, as misdemeanor and adds
to proposed PC Sec. 602.12 "This section shall not preclude
prosecution under any other provision of law."
Senate Public Safety Committee Analysis, August 13, 2008   
Amended in Senate, August 19, 2008   Nonsubstantive.  
Amended in Senate, August 21, 2008    Adds title, "Researcher
Protection Act of 2008"; excludes "routine, nonlaboratory
coursework or assignments"; and a severability clause.  
Senate Floor Analysis, August 21, 1008   
Assembly Floor Analysis (Concurrence) August 27, 2008  
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 28, 2008     



ASM Committee on
Judiciary, Hrg resched,
4/17
passed
10-0 as amended,
ASM




Approps, withdrawn from
Com., ordered placed on
2nd Rdg
ASM 3rd Rdg 5/19
passed
76-0


Senate Committee on
Judiciary Hrg 6/24
pass 5-0
re-referred - 7/1 passed
as amended.

Senate, 3rd Rdg 7/10
to Senate Inactive File -
ASM Bills, per motion of
Senator Perata, 8/4, from
Inactive file, with
amendments, to Sen Rules
Senate Committee on
Public Safety, HRG 8/11,
cancelled, amended, hrg
8/13
pass
4-0   to Sen Approps,
from committee per Sen
Rule
28.8, Senate 3rd Rdg
8/22, pass
29-0 urgency
clause adopted
Assembly Concurrence
8/28 per ASM Committee
on Public Safety
6-0
Senate Flr 8/29
pass
78-0      (Urgency
clause)
Enrolled   
To Governor 9/18
9/28 Gov Approves
Chaptered
 
AB 2299
Introduced
2/22/08
Jim Silva (R-67)
Huntington Beach
AB 2299 is an Assembly "Maintenance of the Codes" bill that
makes non-substantive changes in many statutory provisions.  
AB 2299 does amend Penal Code Section 599a (animal fighting)
changing "videotaped" to "video recorded" and "4" days to "four."
Assembly Judicial Committee Analysis, March 25, 2008  
Amended in Senate May 5, 2008, technical amendments and
clarifying provision, "SEC. 80.    Any section of any act enacted by
the Legislature during the 2008 calendar year that takes effect on
or before January 1, 2009, and that amends, amends and
renumbers, adds, repeals and adds, or repeals a section that is
amended by this act, shall prevail over this act, whether that act
is enacted prior to, or subsequent to, the enactment of this act.
ASM Committee on
Judiciary, Hrg
3/25,
pa
ssed 10-0, passed
ASM. Sen Judiciary Hrg
6/24
passed 5-0
SEN Consent, passed
40-0,
ASM for concurrence  8/5,
to Special Consent 1st day
8/7, pass 75-0
Enrolled
To Governor 9/16
9/27 Gov Veto
 
AB 2423
Introduced 2/21/08
Karen Bass (D-47)
Los Angeles
As introduced, AB 2423 would amend the Business &
Professions Code to mitigate unnecessary barriers to specific
licensing, including Registered Veterinary Technicians with
expunged  criminal records intended to mitigate California's high
recidivism rate relative to other states.
Assembly Policy Committee Analysis, April 14, 2008
Assembly Appropriations (fiscal) Analysis, May 6, 2008  identifies
substantial costs to a number of state bills.
Assembly Floor Analysis   
Amended in Senate, June 17,  2008  
Assembly Committee on Bus & Profs Analysis, 6/23/08  

Amended in Senate, July 1, 2008   numerous details amended;
as to VMB specifically, adds clarifying wording: "with respect to
registered veterinary technicians"  
Amended in Senate, August 4, 2008       
Senate Appropriations Committee Analysis, August 4, 2008 hrg.  
Staff found negative impact on VMB Contingency Fund for
necessary probation monitoring due to controlled substances
availability.  Staff recommends amending as contingent on
passage of SB 1584.
Amended in Senate, August 12, 2008   VMB provisions
contingent on enactment of SB 1584.   
Senate Floor Analysis, August 12, 2008     
Amended in Senate, August 19, 2008  Sets effective date July 1,
2009 and requires agencies to retain copies of applicants'
requests and agency responses.  
Senate Floor Analysis, August 20, 2008    
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 28, 2008  Concurrence     
ASM Committee on Bus &
Profs.
Hrg 4/15
pass 10-0,  Approps, 5/7
SUSPENSE
Release Hearing 5/22,
passed
17-0
Assembly Floor  
5/27passed
78-0
Senate Committee on Bus,
Profs & E.D.
Hrg 6/23, pass 9-0 as
amended,
Sen Approps  8/4, pass
9-0 (16)  





Sen Flr 3rd Rdg 8/21,
pass
39-0   
Assembly 8-29
Urgency clause,
concurrence
78-0
Enrolled   
to Governor 9/18
9/30 Gov Approves
Chaptered  
 
AB 2427
Introduced
2/21/08
Mike Eng
(D-49) Monterey Park
As introduced, AB 2427 would address and clarify issues of local
regulation of state licensed business and professions raised by
California Veterinary Medical Assn. v. City of West Hollywood , by
amending Business & Professions Code Section 460 to add "or
from engaging in any act or series of acts that fall within the
statutory or regulatory definition of that business, occupation,  or
profession," in order to continue to adequately enforce statewide
standards of professional practice.  
California Department of Consumer Affairs   
Assembly Business & Professions Policy Analysis, April 9, 2008
Asssembly Floor Analysis, April 10, 2008
Senate Com on Local Government Analysis, 6/4/08      
Senate Com on Bus & Profs Analysis, 6/23/08   

Amended in Senate, July 1, 2008   "However, nothing in this
section shall be construed to prohibit the enforcement of a local
ordinance effective prior to January 1, 2009, related to any act or
series of acts that falls within the statutory or regulatory definition
of that business, occupation, or profession."  In effect, this allows
the West Hollywood cat declawing ordinance to stand and any
other ordinances of this type that would be enacted and effective
prior to 1/1/09.  
Senate Floor Analysis, July 1, 2008     
Senate Floor Analysis, July 3, 2008 (re July 1 amendment)  
Senate Floor Analysis, July 8, 2008 - verified support/opposition
following July 1 amendment
Amended in Senate, August 11, 2008     " (b) No city or county or
city and county shall prohibit a
healing arts professional
licensed with the state under
Division 2 (commencing with
Section 500) from engaging in any act or performing any
procedure that falls within the professionally recognized
scope of practice of that licensee
.  
(1) Nothing in this subdivision shall prohibit any city, county,
or city and county from r
egulating the time, manner, or place of
business operations of a healing arts professiona
l licensed
under Division 2 (commencing with Section 500).
(2)     Nothing in this subdivision  shall be construed to prohibit
the enforcement of a local ordinance effective prior to January 1,
2009, related to any act
or  procedure  that falls within the
professionally recognized scope of practice
of a healing arts
professional licensed under Division 2 (commencing with
Section 500)."
Assembly Floor Analysis (Concurrence) August 18, 2008  
ASM Committee on Bus &
Profs. Hrg 4/9
Passed out,
10-0, to
Assembly Floor, 4/21
passed
65-7
dual referred:
Senate Committee on
Local Government 6/4
passed 4-0
(Negrete-McLeod not
voting)
Com. on B.P. &E.D.
Hrg 6/23, passed 5 ayes
(4 D non-votes)



Senate 3rd Rdg 8/11


amended, to Sen Flr 3rd
Rdg 8/18
pass
30-3  

ASM Concurrence
on/after 8/20,
73-4
Rule 77 Suspended
Enrolled
To Governor 9/18
9/28 GOV VETO
 
AB 2602
Introduced
2/22/08
Cameron Smyth
(R-38)
Granada Hills
As introduced, AB 2602 would state, "It is the intent of the
Legislature to subsequently amend this measure to include
provisions that would prohibit a public institution of higher
education from funding, facilitating, or otherwise providing direct
support for the lethal taking of any vertebrate animal by means of
hunting or trapping."
Dual referred:  ASM Com.
on Higher Ed.; Com on
Water, Parks & Wildlife
Com. on Hghr Ed
withdrawn
 
AB 2949
Introduced
2/22/08
Mark DeSaulnier
(D-11)
Martinez
As introduced, AB 2949 would provide that an involuntary deposit
is made by the abandonment or leaving of a live animal in or
about any premises or real property that has been vacated upon,
or immediately preceding, the termination of a lease or other
rental agreement or foreclosure of the property; and authorize
any person or private entity with whom a live animal is
involuntarily deposited to immediately transfer the animal to any
animal control agency or shelter for proper care and attention, or
to notify animal control officials for the purpose of retrieving the
animal.
Amended in Senate, April 22, 2008  to require the recipient of an
involuntary deposit to notify animal control to retrieve the animal
and giving AC right to a lien.  This increases state mandated
duties of AC and provides if the Commission on State Mandates
determines the ensuing statute contains state mandated costs,
these would be subject to statutory reimbursement.  Also adds
reference to Penal Code 597.1 to definition of "involuntary
deposit"
Assembly Committee on Judiciary, Policy Analysis, April 29, 2008
Additional clarifying amendment to be taken, "The person in
possession of the abandoned animal is subject to all local
ordinances and state laws that govern the proper care and
treatment of those animals."
Amended in Assembly, May 6, 2008  adds to amendment of Civil
Code Sec. 1816 "(d) The person in possession of the
abandoned animal is subject to all local ordinances and state
laws that govern the proper care and treatment of those animals."
Amended in Assembly, May 12, 2008    deletes reference to
increased duties for animal control officers and eliminates any
reimbursable state mandate costs.  
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 12, 2008    
Senate Judiciary Analysis, June 24, 2008        
Amended in Senate, July 2, 2008    Adds to Civil Code Section
1816,  "(e) For purposes of this section, the person or private
entity that notifies animal control officials to retrieve the animal or
the successor property owner shall not be considered the
keeper of the animal or the agent of the animal's owner as those
terms are used in Section 597.1 of the Penal Code."
Senate Floor Analysis, July 2, 2008    
Assembly Analysis: Concurrence in Senate Amendments 7/14/08
ENROLLED   
Chaptered by Secretary of State, August 4, 2008
















ASM Committee on
Judiciary, Hrg 4/29
passed
10-0
Asm Approps,  
Assembly 3rd Rdg
5/22, passed
76-0
Senate Commitee on
Judiciary Hrg 6/24
passed
3-2, partisan, as
amended
Senate 3rd Rdg 7/7
passed
22-14  
Assembly Concurrence in
Senate Amendments
77-0
Rule 77 Suspended
Enrolled
To Governor 7/23
Signed by Gov 8/4
 
         
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