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BILL NO.
AUTHOR(S)
SUBJECT
STATUS
TAC'S ACTION
S.C.R. 62
Introduced 2/2/12
DARRELL STEINBERG
(D-6) Sacramento

SOURCE: Found Animals
As introduced, Senate Concurrent Resolution
62
, "Spay Day USA 2012", recites "least 250,000
dogs and possibly twice as many cats are
euthanized in California each year" and declare
the month of February, 2012, to be Spay/Neuter
Awareness Month and February 28, 2012 to be  
"Spay Day USA 2012".
See Comparisons, 2010, 2011, 2011
recitals       
Senate Com on Rules, Policy Analysis, February
7, 2012
Assembly Com on Rules, Policy Anlaysis,
February 16, 2012
Amended in Assembly, February 21, 2012  
changing the numerical language to, " At least
250,000 cats and 175,000 dogs are euthanized
in California each year..." lowered from the
original numbers cited.  
Assembly Floor Analysis, February 22, 2012     
Senate Com on Rules, 3rd
Rdg 2/9
pass 34-0 (6)
Assembly Com on Rules, 2/17
pass
9-0 (2)  
2/23, ASM 3rd Rdg, Adopted
2/27 Senate, concurrence
ASM amendments, Unfinished
Business
pass 36-0 (4)
Enrolled
Chaptered
 
S.B. 957
Introduced 1/10/12
Mark Leno (D-3) San Francisco
As introduced, SB 957 is this year's Senate
Budget Bill
.  The item of interest pertains to the
Hayden bill:  3)  Pursuant to the provisions of
Section 17581 of the Government Code, the
mandates identified in the following schedule
are specifically identified by the Legislature for
suspension during the 2012-13 fiscal
year...............        (d)   Animal Adoption (Ch. 752,
Stats. 1998) (04-PGA-01, 98-TC-11)  
Details of Hayden bill claim,  see
State
Controller's State Mandated Claim Instructions
for Animal Adoption, Nov
2010
Legislative Analyst's Office Analysis of the
2008-09 Budget Bill: Commission on State
Mandates - Animal Adoption
Mandate
NOTE: For our
purposes, we will only
track animal related
provision.
4/11 Sub-Com
Repeal issue, See AB
1463
Supplemental Information
re Hayden issues:
Alameda County Rally
Flyer
3/13,
10 am before BOS
Meeting  

SFGate - ASM
Budget Com
3/1
3
S.B. 969
Introduced 1/17/12
Juan Vargas (D-40) San Diego
area
As introduced January 17, 2012, SB 969 would
add to the Business and Professions Code,
Chapter 11, Veterinary Medicine a new Article 7,
Pet Groomers to license and regulate pet
groomers and premises under the Veterinary
Medical Board which would approve all
schools.  The VMB could impose administrative
penalties not over $1,000; any person
violating/aiding/abetting the provisions, guilty of
misdemeanor: fine $500-2,000 and/or county
jail, min. 30 days, max one year.
Amended in Senate, April 9, 2012   using above
B&P structure, would create the "California Pet
Grooming Council", designated members, only
one of ten representing grooming profession, to
adopt bylaws, obtain federal tax exemption, hire
staff, enter contracts and implement and enforce
a mandatory "certificate" program, comparable
to licensing if it were implemented by a
government agency, for "pet groomers" and "pet
bathers and brushers" (lesser education,
experience) and approve grooming schools and
education providers.  Same penalties.  
Amended in Senate, April 18, 2012 to remove
criminal penalties and replace with civil
enforcement as unfair business practice for a
person "to hold himself or herself out,  or
advertise or put out any sign or card or other
device, or to represent to the public through any
print or electronic media, that he or she is
certified, registered, or licensed by a
governmental agency as a pet groomer or pet
bather and brusher
without meeting the requirements of this
article."  (The "certification" would be optional in
this scheme.)  Replaces direct approval of
schools with approval of curricula. List of
specific requirements for groomers' operations
deleted.  Related changes.  
Senate Com on B, P & ED Policy Analysis, April
19, 2012
     
*Author accepted recommended amendments
a-f per Analysis, amendment pending, not part
of motion passed.
Amended in Senate, April 27, 2012   See
specifics at:
Senate Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis,
May 14, 2012
    
Amended in Senate, May 17, 2012 reflecting
Approps Analysis, Council cannot begin
"activities" until
after submitting tax exemption
applications to both IRS and FTB; minor
technical amendments.  
Senate Floor Analysis, May 17, 2012    
Senate Floor Analysis, May 21, 2012  (adding
listed opposition)     
Amended in Senate, May 23, 2012  restricting to
dogs and cats only; adds "pet bather or brusher"
definition; Council membership: reduces to
single nominee by State Bar of CA (has no
"animal law" activity); deletes Vet Tech position;
increases to 2 nominees by National Dog
Groomers of America, adds total 6 positions for
5 designated professional grooming
associations.  
Senate Floor Analysis, May 23, 2012  
Senate Floor Analysis, May 24, 2012   
Assembly Com on Business, Professions  
Consumer Protection,
Policy Analysis, June 18,
2012    
  
Amended in Senate, June 20, 2012     
Assembly Com on B, P & Cons Prot, Policy
Analysis, June 25, 2012
Assembly Com on Appropriations, Fiscal
Analysis, August 7, 2012
Assembly Com on Appropriations, Fiscal
Analysis, August 15, 2012  
Integrated Text Reference Document, 6/20/12
amendments,
Including Massage Therapy
Council Statute
Sen Com on Bus Profs &
Econ Dev
Hrg 4/16    
postponed by Committe,
4/23
passed 5-3 (1) Sen Com
on Rules, 4/25 withdrawn,
SEN Approps
Hrg 5/14
pass 5-2 as amended,
(partisan roll call)

Senate Floor 3rd Rdg 5/30
pass 22-14 (4)
Assembly Com on Bus,
Profs & Cons Protection
Hrg 6/19
cancelled @author rqst
Hrg 6/26
Passed 5-4
Hearing Audio  

ASM Approps 8/8
Fail 5-8 (4)   
Reconsideration
granted
17-0  

8/16 not released
OPPOSE  

OPPOSE 4/19/12







OPPOSE  5/1/12


Message from Sen.
Vargas'
Office, re 5/23/12
amendments
S.B. 1145
Introduced 2/21/12
Bill Emmerson
(R-37) Riverside
3.29 add Sen Co-Authors: Alquist,
Cannella, Hancock, Liu, Strickland,
Walters, Wolk, & Yee; ASM
Co-Authors:  Jeffries & Miller
As introduced, SB 1145 would amend Penal
Code Sec. 597b, animal fighting, raises
maximum fine from $5k to $10k; same for cock
fighting; amend PC 597c, spectator at
animal/cock fighting, misdemeanor punishable
up to 6 mos jail and/or fine not > $5k.  
Amended in Senate, March 29, 2012  adding a
new Section 3 amending Penal Code Section
597i (knowing presence at 597b (a) or (b) acts,
and new Section 4 amending PC Section 597j,
attaching sharps to fighting birds, to increase
maximum monetary fines from $5k to $10,000.
COMPARISON TABLE: EXISTING PENAL CODE;
PROPOSED
AMENDMENTS, SUCCESSIVE
VERSIONS
Senate Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis,
April 9, 2012
    
Senate Floor Analysis, April 11, 2012      
Assembly Com on Public Safety Analysis, June
25, 2012
    
Assembly Floor Analysis, June 27, 2012     
Sen Com on Public Safety  
Hrg 4/10  
pass 7-0

Senate Floor 3rd Rdg  4/23
pass 36-0 (4)
ASM Com on Public Safety
Hrg 6/26
 6-0 (vac)
ASSEMBLY FLR
7/2
pass 78-0(2)
Enrolled
7/9/12 To Governor
7/13/12 Approved by Gov,
 
Chaptered
 
S.B. 1162
Sharon Runner,
Co-authors, ASM Member  Donnelly,
Knight
As gutted/amended in Senate, May 1, 2012   to
allow field use of controlled substances by
animal control officers subject to conditions.
CURRENT VERSION,
as amended in
Assembly, August 22, 2012  
Assembly Floor Analysis, August, 22, 2012     
Amended in Assembly, August 29, 2012 -
double-jointed with SB 1500,
identical text, see below.  
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 29, 2012    
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 30, 2012
Senate Ufinished Business Analysis, August 30,
2012
   

See
California Attorney General Opinion 08-505
Assembly Floor
3rd Rdg 8/30
pass 79-0 (1)
8/31 Senate Unfinished
Business, Concurrence in
Assembly Amendments
pass 38-0 (1)
Enrolled 9/10
9/12 To Governor
9/26 Approved
Chaptered 9/26/12
 
S.B. 1171
Introduced 2/22/12
Tom Harman
(R-35) Orange County
SB 1171 is the Senate bill amending various
codes for non-substantive upkeep.  
Senate Com on Judiciary Policy Analysis, April
30, 2012
    
Senate Floor Analysis, May 3, 2012     
Amended in Assembly, May 21, 2012

Assembly Com on Judiciary Policy Analysis,
June 26, 2012
Sen Com on Judiciary Hrg
5/1
pass 5--0 to
Senate Consent
2nd day 5/10, pass 37-0
(3)
ASM Com on Jud
Hrg 6/19  6/26
Pass 10-0
ASM Consent
2nd Day 7/2,  
80-0
Sen Unfinished Bus:
Concurrence in ASM
amendmts
7/6 concurred 36-0
Enrolled
7/11 to Governor
7/23 Approved
7/23/12
Chaptered
 
S.B. 1221
Introduced 2/23/12
Ted Lieu (D-28)
Torrance
co-author:DarrellSteinberg
(D-6)
Sacramento
Sponsor:  HSUS
SB 1221 as introduced was a spot bill titled as
related to air quality.  Gut, amend to amend Fish
& Game Code Section 3960 and repeal Section
4756 to prohibit use of dogs, "hounding" to
pursue bears or bobcats.  
As amended in Senate, March 26, 2012    
Senate Com on Nat Res & Water Policy
Analysis, April 20, 2012     
Senate Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis,
May 7, 2012
     

Senate Floor Analysis, May 9, 2012    


Assembly Com on Water, Parks & Wildlife Policy
Analysis, 6/26/12
 

Assembly Com on Appropriations, Fiscal
Analysis, August  7, 2012  

Amended in Assembly, August 20, 2012  (as
discussed in AWPWC and approved in AAC to
include 4 of original 5 possible amendments) to
amend Fish & Game  Code
Add new Section 3032 .  
(a) As used in this section:
(1) "Bear" and "pursue" have the same
meanings as defined in
Section 3960.
(2) "Hound" means a dog used to pursue
mammals.
(b) The commission
may establish a hound tag
program.
(c) If a hound tag program is established, the
commission may
require all of the following:
(1) That each hound be issued a license tag
bearing a unique
identifying number that is to be
worn at all times by the hound
while pursuing
mammals.
(2) That all relevant local and state laws
pertaining to dogs are
being followed while the
hound is being used to pursue
mammals.
(3) That each hound be microchipped with an

implanted transponder that has a unique
identification code.
(4) That the owner maintain documentation
showing that the hound is current on all required
vaccinations and treatments for
the prevention of
rabies and any other disease specified by the     
department.
(5) That the owner report, within 24 hours of its
last sighting,
any hound that is lost during
hunting, pursuing, or tracking   
 activities.
(6) That the hound's tag identification number be
recorded on the
hunting tag of any animal taken using the
services of the hound.
(d) If a hound tag program is established, the
commission may
adjust the amount of the fees
for the hound tag as necessary, to
fully recover,
but not exceed, all reasonable administrative
and
implementation costs of the department
and the commission relating to
the program.

amends Sec 3960, definition of "bear" as black
bear (Ursus americanus) deleting "brown bear
or other subspecies";

adds new Section 3960.2.  
(a) As used in this section, the terms "bear" and
"pursue"
have the same meanings as defined in
Section 3960.
(b) Notwithstanding Section 3960, not more than
three dogs may be
used to pursue bears or
bobcats pursuant to a
depredation permit
issued by the department, if all of the following
conditions are met:
(1) The applicant demonstrates, in writing, that
nonlethal and
avoidance measures were
undertaken prior to requesting the
depredation
permit.
(2) The applicant demonstrates, in writing, the
specific need for
the use of dogs in carrying out
the depredation permit.
(3) The depredation permit authorizing the use
of dogs is valid
for the take of one bear or one
bobcat.
(4) The depredation permit authorizing the use
of dogs is valid
for a period not to exceed 20 consecutive days.
(5) The depredation permit specifies the name
and address of any dog handler who will be
utilized in the pursuit or taking.
(6) The dog handler has the depredation permit
in his or her
possession at all times during the
pursuit or taking.
(7) The dog handler does not pursue a bear or
bobcat more than one mile off the property on
which the depredation activity occurred.
(c) After any taking of a bear, the applicant is
required to submit the skull to the department
as described in the department's Black Bear
Management Plan. No part of any bear taken
pursuant to a depredation permit may be sold,
purchased, or possessed for sale, as described
in Section 4758.
(d) No holder of a depredation permit may solicit
or receive compensation from any person in
exchange for carrying out the terms
of the
permit. For these purposes, "compensation"
means remuneration paid in money, property, or
anything else of value.
(e) The holder of a depredation permit, within 30
days of its issuance, shall report to the
department detailing the use of the permit and
the results of any pursuits, including information
about bear or bobcat pursued and whether the
bear or bobcat was or was not harmed, but not
killed.

add new Section 3960.4.
(a) As used in this section, the terms "bear" and
"pursu"have the same meanings as defined in
Section 3960.
(b) Notwithstanding Section 3960, the
department may authorize
qualified individuals,
educational institutions, governmental

agencies, or nongovernmental organizations to
use dogs to pursue
bears or bobcats for the
purpose of scientific research, provided
that the research project is designed to do all of
the following:
(1) Contribute to knowledge of natural wildlife
ecosystems.
(2) Follow best practices and minimize
disruptions in the lives
and movements of
bears, bobcats, and other wildlife, as well as
impacts to the habitat while maintaining the
applicant's objectives.
(3) Directly or indirectly support the sustainability
and survival
of bear or bobcat populations and
healthy ecosystems.
(4) Not include the intentional injury or killing of
any bear or bobcat.
(5) Not include the intentional relocation of any
bear or bobcat
other than to areas suitable to
them in the state. Any relocation
shall comply
with the requirements of Section 4190.
(c) Any research project authorized pursuant to
subdivision (b) shall be undertaken pursuant to
a memorandum of understanding between the
department and the authorized research entity
that addresses all of the following:
(1) Trapping and anesthetizing of the animals
pursued,      
collection of diagnostic samples, attaching or
surgically implanting monitorin or recognition
devices or markings, and providing veterinary
care or euthanasia, as required, for the health,
safety, and humane treatment of the animals.
(2) Qualifications of onsite field supervisors
necessary for
carrying out authorized research
procedures.
(3) Immediate reporting of any incidental

mortality or injury to a bear or bobcat as a result
of authorized research activities.
Reports of any
incidental mortality or injury to a bear or bobcat
shall be made available to the public upon
request.
(4) Filing of annual and final progress reports of
research involving pursuit by dogs. Annual and
final progress reports shall be made available
to the public upon request.
(d) The department shall provide notice to the
public of any bear
or bobcat research project authorized pursuant
to subdivision (b) at least 30 days prior to its
initiation, and, upon request, shall make
available to the public copies of th

memorandum of understanding between the
department and the authorized research entity
required pursuant to subdivision (c).

add new Section  3960.6.
(a) As used in this section, the terms "bear" and
"pursue" have the same meanings as defined in
Section 3960.
(b) Notwithstanding Section 3960, the pursuit of
bears or bobcats by dogs that are
guarding or
protecting livestock or crop
s on property
owned, leased, or rented by the owner of the
dogs, is not prohibited if the dogs are
maintained with, and remain in reasonable
proximity to, the livestock or crops being
guarded or protected.

Assembly Floor Analysis, August 20, 2012     
Senate Unfinished Business Analysis, August
22, 2012
   
Senate Unfinished Business Analysis, August
27, 2012
   
Sen Com on Natural
Resources & Water Hrg
4/24
passed 5-3 (1)
Sen Com on Approps    5/7
Motion,  Suspense
fail 2-4 (1)   
Do pass 5-2
Senate Floor
3rd Rdg 5/21
pass 22-15 (3)
Asssembly Com on
Water, Parks & Wildlife  
Hrg 6/26
fail 6-4 (3)  
Reconsideration
granted 8-0 (4)   
7/2
pass 8-4 (1)
ASM Approps 8/8
SUSPENSE 8/16
released 12-5
(partisan)  


ASSEMBLY FLOOR
3rd Rdg 8/22

pass 46-30 (4)

SENATE
Unfinished Business
8/27
Concurrence in Assembly
Amendments
pass 22-13 (5)
minimum to pass is 21
ayes.  

Enrolled  8/30

To Governor 9/5

9/26 Approved by Governor

Chaptered 9/26/12
 
S.B. 1229
Introduced 2/23/12
Fran Pavley (D-23) LA County
ADD ASM Mem
Dickinson (D-9)
Sacramento, 5/10 add Gatto,
Portentino
As introduced, SB 1229 would add to the Civil
Code a new Section 1942.7 prohibiting landlord
requirements or advertisements of requirement
of declawing/"devocalization" as condition of
rental.  
Amended in Senate, March 29, 2012   deleting
"nontherapeutic" in description of "Devocalizing"
definition.  
Senate Com on Judiciary Policy Analysis, April
30, 2012
    
Senate Floor Analysis, May 3, 2012  
Amended in Senate, May 10, 2012,
nonsubstantive word change, add 2 Assembly
co-auathors
Senate Floor Analysis, May 14, 2012         
Assembly Com on Judiciary Policy Analysis,
June 18, 2012
   
Assembly Floor Analysis, June 20, 2012    

See 2010 AB 2743, Vetoed by Governor  
Amended in Assembly, August 24, 2012  
amended to restrict enforcement to  only a city or
district attorney or other law enforcement
prosecutorial entity, penalties paid to the entity.  
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 24, 2012      
Senate Unfinished Business Analysis, August
28, 2012
       
Sen Com on Judiciary
Hrg 5/1 pass 5-0
Hearing Audio
Senate Floor
3rd Rdg 5/17
pass 37-0 (3)
Assembly Com on
Judiciary
Hrg 6/19
passed 7-1 (2)
Partisan vote
Hearing Audio  
ASM 3rd Rdg
8/28
pass 57-17(6)
Senate Unfinished
Business  8/31
pass 38-0 (2)
Enrolled 9/10  
9/12 To Governor
9/26/12
Chaptered
OPPOSE







OPPOSE 6/13/12










VETO REQUEST
S.B. 1500
Introduced 2/24/12
Ted Lieu (D-28)
Torrance
As introduced, SB 1500 would amend Penal
Code Sections 597.1 to provide that the owner of
animals seized pursuant to a search warrant is
NOT entitled to a postseizure administrative
hearing with the seizing agency (i.e. all actions
must be brought judicially in court); when seized
animals are held pursuant to a postseizure
hearing, the owner must be presented with a
statement of charges at that time, and if there is
no hearing, the statement must be sent by
certified mail or personal delivery; if the accrued
charges are paid within the first 14 days, the
agency may furnish periodic statements to be
paid within 14 days to avoid forfeiture; added to
requirements for owner seeking return of
properly seized animal is providing to
satisfaction of agency/hrg officer that the owner
does not present a danger to the animal;
prior to
disposition
of criminal charges,
agency/prosecuting attorney
may file a petition
for forfeiture,  hearing to be held w/n 14 days,
petitioner having burden of proof by
preponderance of evidence that even if owner is
acquitted, owner cannot or will not be able to
care for the animal and if court finds petitioner
has met this burden of proof, court
shall order
forfeiture; and Section 597.9 regarding
defendant petitioning court to reduce period of
prohibition on animal ownership, the burden of
proof is increased from showing probable
cause to establishing by preponderance of the
evidence the requirements.
Amended in Senate, April 9, 2012  amending
consistently conditions of return to owner.   
Senate Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis,
April 16, 2012
     
Amended in Senate, May 15, 2012   no longer
state-mandated program or fiscal bill; PC
597.1(f)(4) as to conditions for return of seized
animal, removes proposed "requirement for
owner to show return will "not present a danger
to the animal"; PC 597.1(h), (i) deletes
amendments to existing law re costs of care
except minor, non-substantive wording.
Amended in Senate, May 23, 2012   adds to
Penal Code Sec 597.1(k) regarding matters
prior to final disposition of criminal charges, a
new subsection  "(4) Nothing in this subdivision
is intended to authorize a seizing agency or
prosecuting attorney to file a petition to
determine an owner's ability to legally retain an
animal pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision
(l) if a petition has previously been filed pursuant
to this subdivision."
Senate Floor Analysis, May 23, 2012  
Amended in Assembly, June 13, 2012  deleting
from PC 597.1(f) amendment "If an animal is
seized pursuant to a search warrant,
the owner or keeper is not entitled to a
postseizure hearing with the
seizing agency."; and deleting from PC
597.1(k)(3) amendment regarding petitioner (i.e.
prosecutor) standard to obtain forfeiture even if
owner is acquitted of criminal charges, "either:
(A) the owner cannot or will not provide the
necessary care for the animal in question or",
thus leaving the standard soley that the owner
would not be legally able to retain the animal in
question.
Assembly Com on Public Safety, Policy Analysis,
June 18, 2012
Amended in Assembly, June 26, 2012     
Assembly Floor Analysis, June 27, 2012     
Amended in Assembly, August 6, 2012   clean
up, conforming
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 8, 2012      
Senate Unfinished Business Analysis, August
15, 2012
      
Amended in Assembly, August 23, 2012      
details pending, co-ordinated with SB 1162.  
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 23, 2012     
Senate Unfinished Business Analysis, August
28, 2012
: clarification language AND
double-jointing with SB 1162.   
SEN Com on Public Safety
Hrg 4/17  
pass 7-0
SEN Approps
Hrg 5/7, cancelled
@author rqst
Hrg 5/14, cancelled
@author rqst,
Hrg 5/21
Rule 28.8


Senate Floor 3rd Rdg 5/29
pass 39-0 (1)

Assembly Com on Public
Safety
Hrg 6/19
pass 6-0
(com vacancy)

ASSEMBLY Floor
3rd Rdg 8/13
pass 75-0 (5)

Senate Unfinished
Business 8/21
Concurrence in Assembly
Amendments. HELD
@DESK:
8/22" Action rescinded
whereby the bill was read
third time, passed, and
ordered to the Senate."

ASSEMBLY FLOOR
3rd Rdg 8/27
pass 77-0 (3)

Senate Unfinished
Business 8/30
pass 35-0 (5)

Enrolled      9/5

9/10 To Governor

9/26/12 Approved by
Governor
9/26/12
Chaptered
 
         
A.R.C. 106
Introduced 2/9/12
Cameron Smyth
(R-38) Santa Clarita
Jared Huffman
(D-6) San Rafael
As introduced, Assembly Concurrent Resolution
106
is this year's Parks Make Life Better!®"
Month resolution including dog parks.
Assembly Rules Com Policy Analysis, March 23,
2012
    
Amended in Assembly, March 26, 2012 adding
numerous co-authors
Senate Floor Analysis, May 23, 2012     
ASM Committee on Rules
3/22/12
8-0 (3)
3rd Rdg, 3/26 adopted,
SEN Com on Rules, to
Senate Floor 5/25
pass 33-0 (7)
tChaptered    
 
A.B. 1463
Introduced
1/10/12
Bob Blumenfeld (D-40) Van
Nuys
As introduced, AB 1463 is this year's Assembly
Budget Bill.
 The item of interest regards the
Hayden bill:  "3)  Pursuant to the provisions of
Section 17581 of the Government Code, the
mandates identified in the following schedule
are specifically identified by the Legislature for
suspension during the 2012-13 fiscal
year...............        (d)   Animal Adoption (Ch. 752,
Stats. 1998) (04-PGA-01, 98-TC-11)"
Details of Hayden bill claim, see
State
Controller's State Mandated Claim Instructions
for Animal Adoption, Nov
2010
Legislative Analyst's Office Analysis of the
2008-09 Budget Bill: Commission on State
Mandates - Animal Adoption
Mandate
NOTE: For our
purposes, we will only
track animal related
provision.
Supplemental Information
re Hayden issues:
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A.B. 610
Introduced
2/16/10
Jose Solario (D)
Co-authors ASM
Members Blumenfield, Gatto,
Jeffries, Williams  
This bill would until January 1, 2015,  authorize
the Veterinary Medical Board  to sponsor a
specialized
license plate pilot program if certain
conditions are met, decreasing the required
number of applications before (DMV) will initiate
a specialty license plate. Currently number
7,500. AB 610 would lower to 3,500 and permit
private donations to fund entire start up cost,
currently $400,000.
Amended in Senate, January 19, 2012  deleting
recital of irrelevant reproduction claims but
adding to 2010 CA shelter intake, "and more
than one-half were euthanized."  Other
amendments to criteria for re-instating the
program.  
Amended in Senate, March 21, 2012 elminates
recitals re animals and "pilot program"; allows
VMB exception to Vechicle Code Sec. 5156(b),
adding VC Sec. 5156.1 authorizing VMB, until  
6/30/12, to notify DMV & elect an additional year
to obtain 7500 paid applicants for specialty
license plate; must contact each prior applicant
as to desire to maintain app; refund if
requested;  hold no app fees longer than 36
mos; urgency to enact; inop 7/1/13; repealed
1/1/14 unless later stat deletes/extends.
Senate Transportation & Housing Com Policy
Analysis, 3/2
1/12
Senate Floor Analysis, April 9, 2012  
Assembly Analysis, Concurrence in Senate
Amendments, 4/16/12
   
Sen Com on Trans &
Housing
Hrg 3/27/12
pass 8-0 (1)
Sen Approps 3/29
Rule 28.8
Senate Floor
3rd Rdg  4/12
pass 38-0 (2)
Assembly Concurrence
4/19  
 71-0 (9)
Urgency Clause:
Enrolled
4/24 to Governor
4/26 Approved by Governor
Chaptered  
 
A.B. 805
Introduced
2/17/2011
Norma Torres (D-61) Ontario
As introduced, AB 805 would comprehensively
reorganize and recodify the Davis-Stirling
Common Interest Development Act, effective on
and after January 1, 2014, including within its
lengthy provision, a new Civil Code Section    
4715.  (a) No governing documents shall
prohibit the owner of a separate interest within a
common interest development from keeping at
least one pet within the common interest
development, subject to reasonable rules and
regulations of the association. This section may
not be construed to affect any other rights
provided by law to an owner of a separate
interest to keep a pet within the development.
(b) For purposes of this section, "pet" means
any domesticated
bird, cat, dog, aquatic animal
kept within an aquarium, or other
animal as
agreed to between the association and the
homeowner.
(c) If the association implements a rule or
regulation restricting
the number of pets an
owner may keep, the new rule or regulation
shall not apply to prohibit an owner from
continuing to keep any pet that the owner
currently keeps in the owner's separate interest
if the pet otherwise conforms with the previous
rules or regulations relating to pets.
ASM Com  on Housing & Community Dev Policy
Analysis 4/4/11
ASM Com on Judiciary Policy Analysis, 4/26/11   
Amended in Senate, January 4, 2012
Senate Policy Com Analysis, Hrg 1/20/12   
Amended in Senate, June 11, 2012 adds
substantive provisions regarding electric vehicle
charging and numerous other technical,
non-substantive amendments.   
Senate Com on Judiciary Policy Analysis, June
18, 2012
  
Senate Floor Analysis, June 21, 2012  
Assembly Analysis, Concurrence in Senate
Amendments 7/3/12
   
ASM Com on Housing &
Community Devel
Hrg 4/6 pass 7-0
ASM Com on Judiciary  
Hrg 4/26
pass 9-0 (1)
ASM Consent
2nd day - 5/2
pass 73-0 (6, V)
6/15 dual referred
Sen Coms on Judiciary;
Transportation  &
Housing.  
Sen Com on T&H
Hrg 1/10/12  
pass 9-0
Senate Com on Judiciary
Hrg 6/19
Pass 5-0
Senate Special Consent
Calendar No 14  7/2
 
38-0(2)
ASM, concurrence in SEN
amendts
8/6 Concurrence
73-0 (7)
Enrolled
8/10 to Gov, 8/17 approved
by Gov
Chaptered  
 
A.B. 1279
Introduced 2/18/2011
Nathan Fletcher (R-75)
San Diego

SPONSOR:
San Diego Humane Society
As introduced, AB 1279 would amend sections
of the Bus & Profs, Civil, Food & Ag, Health &
Safety and Penal Codes to make technical,
nonsubstantive changes to those provisions by
replacing references to a "pound" with
references to an animal shelter and by replacing
references to destroying an animal with
references to humanely euthanizing the animal.
ASM Com On Bus & Profs Policy Analysis, May
2, 2011
  

SEN Com on Bus, Profs & Econ Dev Policy
Analysis, June 9,
2011

Senate Floor Analysis, June 15, 2011aA
ASM Com on Bus,
Profs & Cons Prof
Hrg 5/3, pass 9-0
to Consent
ASM Floor
Consent Calendar
2nd day 5/12
pass 70-0 (10)
Senate Com on Bus,
Profs & ED
6/13 pass 8-0(1)  
SENATE Floor
SenateConsent Calendar
6/20
2nd day
31-0-(9)
6/21 Enrolled
6/24 to  Governor
7/1/11 Gov returns @ASM
request, then held at
SENATE Desk
8/31/12
 
A.B. 1839
Introduced 2/22/12
Fiona Ma
(D-12)
San Francisco

Co-Sponsors
VMB
CVMA
CRVTA
As introduced, AB 1839 would amend Business
and Professions Code sections (Veterinary
Practice Act) to denote unregistered assistants
as "veterinary" assistants; authorizes the VMB  to
promulgate rules covering tasks permitted to be
performed by veterinary assistants; requires
fingerprinting/no felony drug/alcohol convictions
for assistants w/ access to controlled
substances; VMB can, and authorized to consult
with Board of Pharmacy to determine what
drugs to restrict; deletes sunset date 1/1/13 for
these provisions.   
ASM Com on Bus, Profs & Cons Prot Policy
Analysis, March 27, 2012
ASM Com on Appropriations, Fiscal Analysis,
April 17, 2012
Amended in Senate, June 26, 2012      

Senate Floor Analysis, July 3, 2012    
Amended in Senate, August 6, 2012 to change
duration of B&P Section 4836.1  (veterinary
assistants' access to controlled substances)
from  to sunset January 1, 2015 unless new
statute enacted prior; other non-substantive
wording amendment.  
Senate Floor Analysis, August 8, 2012      
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, August 10,
2012
ASM Com on Bus, Profs &
Cons Prot
Hrg 3/27
pass 9-0
ASM Approps Rec.
Consent
4/18
pass 17-0
Assembly Floor
Consent - 4/26  
pass 76-0
(6)
Sen Com on Bus, Profs &
Econ Dev
Hrg 6/11 pass 9-0
SEN Approps 6/25
7/2,  
Rule 28.8
SEN 3rd Rdg  8/9
pass 39-0
ASM Concurrence
8/13
79-0  
Enrolled 8/16/12
8/20 to Governor
9/7 Approved, Gov
9/7/12 Chaptered
 
A.B. 1939
Introduced 2/22/12
Richard Pan
(D-5) Sacramento

SPONSOR: CDOC
As introduced, AB 1939 would  require each "pet
dealer" (Lockyer-Polanco-Farr), dog breeder
(Polanco-Lockyer), shelters and rescue groups
to report monthly (and to retain for 12 mos) to
local licensing authority dog transfers including
the  name,  address, phone, dog info and repro
status and other info required by local
juirsdiction; agency may only use the reported  
info to provide licensing info for its jurisdiction or
to the agency where transferee lives; violations,
civil fine, $50 1st, $100 subsequent violations;
authorize local jurisdictions to enact puppy
licenses @1/2 or less usual fee if puppy is s/n;
authorize local jurisdictions to specify means of
s/n proof, i.e. fax, etc.  
See 2011 AB 1121, Vetoed  
Amended in Assembly, April 16, 2012  as to
proposed Food & Ag Sec 30503.5 mandating
transfer reporting, amend to restrict as follows:
"(d) This section shall apply only in the Counties
of Los Angeles,
Orange, Sacramento, San Diego, and Santa
Clara. Any other County may enact a local
ordinance implementing a program consistent
with this section.  
(e) This section shall remain in effect only until
January 1,
2018, and as of that date is repealed, unless a
later enacted
statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2018,
deletes or extends
that date."
Assembly Com on Local Government Policy
Analysis, April 24, 2012
Assembly Com on Appropriations Fiscal
Analysis, May 9, 2012    
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 14, 2012     
Amended in Senate, June 19, 2012  to exclude
from the rescue group definition (mandated
monthly reporting) those who place fewer than
20 dogs in a calendar year; specify all local
jurisdictions within the 5 counties are included
in mandate; specify a puppy is 6 mos of age or
less for issuance of puppy license (expiring at
12 mos of age).  
Senate Com on Business, Professions and
Economic Development
Policy Analysis, July 2,
2012
 
ASM Com on Local Govt   
Hrg 4/11, cancelled @rqst
of author, reset
4/25
pass 6-2 (1)
ASM Approps
Hrg 5/9   
pass 9-6 (2)

Assembly Floor
3rd Rdg 5/31
pass 42-23 (15)







Senate Com on Bus,
Profs & Econ Devel.   Hrg
6/25
cancelled @author
request, Hrg 7/2: pulled
from agenda @ author
request, cannot be reset
for hearing before
deadline without rule
waiver
OPPOSE    

as amended 4/16
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OPPOSE 4/16 am


OPPOSE 6/12 am

OPPOSE 6/19am  
A.B. 2148
Introduced 2/23/12
Mary Hayashi
(D-18)
Hayward
As introduced, AB 2148 would amend the Guide
Dog law, Business & Professions Code Section
7215.5.
ASM Com on Bus, Profs &
Cons Prot
 
A.B. 2194
Introduced
2/23/12
Beth Gaines
(R-4)
Roseville
As introduced, AB 2194 would amend
Corporations Code Section 14502 regarding
fingerprint and criminal background information
of humane officers appointed by
SPCAs/humane organizations.  See
2010 SB
1417
Assembly Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis,
April 16, 2012
     
Assembly Com on Appropriations Fiscal
Analysis, April 24, 2012      





Senate Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis,
June 11, 2012
      


Senate Floor Analysis, June 26, 2012     
ASM Com on Public
Safety   
Hrg 4/17
pass 6-0 (Com seat
vacancy)
ASM Approps
Rec. Consent 4/25
Pass 16-0 (1)
ASM Floor
Consent - 2nd day
5/3
pass 72-0 (8)
Senate Com on Public
Safety
Hrg 6/12
pass 6-0 (1)      
SEN Approps 6/25
Rule 28.8
SENATE Special Consent
Calendar No.14  7/2  
38-0
To Governor 7/6
Approved 7/17
Chaptered 7/17/12
 
A.B. 2304
Introduced 2/24/12
Martin Garrick
(R-74) Northern San Diego
County
As introduced, AB 2304 would amend Business
& Professions Code (Vet Practice Act) Section
4826 to create an exception, "As used in this
subdivision, "dental operation" does not include
a
service whereby a person utilizes nonmotorized
instruments,
including, but not limited   to, a scaler, to remove
calculus, soft deposits, plaque, or stains from
an exposed area of a
household pet's tooth above the gum line,
provided that the service is performed
exclusively for cosmetic purposes and the
person performing the service first obtains
written permission from the person requesting
the service. Completion of a form substantially
in compliance with the following shall constitute
the giving of written permission:    "I hereby give
permission to ____ to clean my pet's teeth. I
understand that this is a cosmetic procedure
involving only that portion of the teeth that is
exposed above the gum line, and is not
intended to treat disease of the teeth or gums or
as a substitute for regular veterinary dental care:
Pet's name: ____  
Owner's name (or name of person requesting
service): ___
Signature:___  
Date:___"
Assembly Com on Bus, Profs & Consumer Prot
Policy Analysis, 4/16/12
ASM Com on Bus,
Profs & Con Prot   
Hrg 4/17
Fail 0-6 (3)
partisan  
 
A.B. 2414
Introduced 2/24/12
Jose Solario (D-69) Anaheim
As introduced AB 2414 would amend Penal
Code Section 597u and 597y regarding
euthanasia methods.  
Amended in Assembly, March 29, 2012 -
gut/amend, non-animal subject
SPOT BILL WATCH,
3/29
NON-ANIMAL
GUT/AMEND
 
A.B. 2536
Introduced
2/24/12
Betsy Butler
(D-53) Marina Del Rey
As introduced, AB 2536 would add to the Civil
Code a new Section 1816.5 and amend Food &
Ag Code Sections 31108 and 31752 providing a
scheme whereby a finder of a stray animal could
notify the owner if identifiable and notify the
animal control agency and present the animal to
the AC for check for identification, statutory
shelter holding periods and return to owner OR
to finder under specified conditions for a 14 day
period at the end of which an unclaimed animal
could become the property of the finder subject
to requirements and 6 month period for prior
owner to bring a specified action in superior
court.  
Dual referred: ASM Com
on Ag
ASM Com on Jud
 
A.B. 2540
Introduced
2/24/12
Mike Gatto (D-43) Burbank
As introduced, AB 2540 would, among other
things, expand sales tax to a list of new
"specified services" listed in a new Chapter 3.8
(commencing with Section 6301) to Part 1 of
Division 2 of, the Revenue & Taxation Code,
including "spa services provided to pets" and
"pet grooming where the buyer is charged fifty
dollars ($50) or more for the grooming."
Amended in Assembly, March 7, 2012 to remove
proposed new authority for local government
sales and use tax ordinances to include
"specified services".  
Amended in Assembly, April 9, 2012  removing 3
other categories of specified services, adding
provisions for allocation of funds.  
Amended in Assembly, April 16, 2012, no
change to pet items; other additions, deletions
from "specified services" list; changes to
disposition of appropriations from these
revenues; deletes personal income tax
proposed amendment.  
Assembly Com on R&T Policy Analysis, April 20,
2012  
     
Amended in Assembly, April 25, 2012 -
GUT/AMEND re Military and Veterans Code
appropriations.  NO FURTHER ANIMAL ISSUES
ASM Com on Rev & Tax    
Hrg 4/9,
Hrg 4/16   4/23
(final hearing)
cancelled @author request

NON ANIMAL GUT/AMEND