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BILL NO.
AUTHOR(S)
SUBJECT
STATUS
TAC'S ACTION
         
S.B. 69
Introduced 1/9/15
Mark Leno
(D-11) San Francisco
Chair, Senate Budget
Committee
As introduced, SB 69 is this year's Senate Budget Bill.  
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 17581 of the
Government Code, 56 mandates specifically identified by
the Legislature for suspension during the 2015-16 fiscal
year including:  “(e)   Animal Adoption (Ch. 752, Stats.
1998; and Ch. 313, Stats. 2004) (04-PGA-01, 98-TC-11)   
Background documents, 2012 Bill Table  
NOTE: For our
purpose, we will only
track this animal
provision.
 
S.B. 237
Introduced 2/17/2015
Joel Anderson (R-38) San
Diego/Riverside Counties;
Mark Leno (D-11) San
Francisco

Sponsor: Roy Curtis Marcum
Foundation; HSUS
As introduced, SB 237 would add to Food & Ag Code
Section 30652 providing allocation of dog license
revenues, a new subsection (e) "Fifth, to pay for initial and
in-service training for persons charged with enforcing
animal control laws, including animal control officers,"
and amend Penal Code Section 830.9 to mandate
additional training and continuing education for animal
control officers who are
not peace officers and will have
powers to arrest and serve search warrants.  
Senate Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, March 23,
2015
Senate Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 13,
2015
Sen Com on Public Safety   
Hearing 3/24
passed 6-0(1)
Approps Hrg 4/13
SUSPENSE FILE
Release Hearing 5/28
Held in committee and
under submission


HEARING AUDIO
S.B. 361
Introduced  
2/24/2015
Jerry Hill (D-13) San Mateo
(Coauthor: Senator Jim
Nielsen (R-4) Gerber
(Coauthors: Assembly
Members Freddie Rodriguez
(D-52) Pomona and Marie
Waldron (R-75) Escondido



Per 8/27 amendment,
remove Senator Nielsen
California is the first, and remains the only state, to enact
an antimicrobial stewardship program.
Amended in Assembly, July 2, 2015 to amend the
Veterinary Practice Act, Business and Professions Code
Section 4846.5, to include required continuing education
for veterinarian license renewal beginning 1/1/2018, in
addition to mandated antimicrobial stewardship policy
adoption by skilled nursing facilities (SNFs.)  
ASM Com on Bus & Profs Policy Analysis, July 13, 2015
Amended in Assembly, July 16, 2015   
Amended in Assembly, August 17, 2015, minor clarifying
changes..
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, 8/18/2015
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 26, 2015
Amended in Assembly, August 27, 2015 as to SNF
provisions.
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 28, 2015       
Senate Unfinished Business Analysis, August 31, 2015  
ASM Com on B & P
Hrg 7/15 pass as amended
ASM Approps 8/19
pass 17-0
ASM Consent Calendar
1st day, 8/24; on motion of
ASM C Garcia, to 3rd Rdg
8/27
ASM 3rd Rdg  8/31
pass 79-0  

9/2 Senate Unfinished
Business (Concurrence in
Assembly amendments)
pass 40-0                         
Enrolled 9/3
9/8 To Governor
10/10/15 Approved by
Governor
Chaptered   
 
S.B. 423
Introduced 2/25/2015
Patricia Bates (R-36)  
Laguna Niguel
As introduced, SB 423 would  amend Health & Safety
Code Section 117690 (b)(1)(B)(3) to exclude from the
definition of Pharmaceutical Waste: "(C) The
pharmaceutical is an
over-the-counter human or
veterinary drug or dietary supplement that meets all of
the following requirements
:
(i) Is offered for sale without a prescription.l
(ii) Is labeled with information entitled “Drug Facts” or
“Supplement Facts,” in accordance with the requirements
of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as
amended, (21 U.S.C.A. Sec. 321 et seq.).
(iii) Is characterized and managed as either a hazardous
waste pursuant to Chapter 6.5 (commencing with Section
25100) of Division 20, or a solid waste pursuant to
Division 30 (commencing with Section 40000) of the
Public Resources Code.
(iv) With respect to an over-the-counter human or
veterinary
drug, is not disposed of on land within the state."
Amended in Senate, June 3, 2015 to add urgency clause.  
Amended in Senate, July 6, 2015 to establish criteria to
be followed for the handling and management of retail
nonprescription pharmaceutical surplus products, based
on the definition in existing Health & Safety Code Section
117747 including over-the-counter human and
veterinary
drugs.  
SEN Com on Environmental Quality Policy Analysis
7/14/2015
SEN Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, 8/17/2015
SEN Com on Apprpos, revised analysis, 8/27/2015
Amended in Senate, August 31, 2015     
Senate Floor Analysis, August 30, 2015     
Sen Com on Env Quality  
Hrg 4/15  
cancelled at author request
Hrg 6/17, postponed by
Committee, Hrg 7/15
pass 7-0
SEN Approps Hrg 8/17
SUSPENSE File
Release Hrg 8/27
pass as amended 7-0

SEN 3rd Rdg 9/1/15
pass 40-0

ASSEMBLY, Held at desk
 
S.B. 519
Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley

Amended in Senate, June 2, 2015   
Senate Floor Analysis, June 2, 2015

Assembly Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, July 13,
2015    

ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, 8/18/2015

Assembly Floor Analysis, August 28, 2015  Among
provisions, bill allows applicant for California Victim
Compensation and Government  Claims Board to be
accompanied by a service animal at hearing on denial of
claim.
Amended in Assembly, September 4, 2015 to gut and
amend to different topic of youthful parole hearings.  No
further animal issue.  
Senate Floor Analysis, September 4, 2015  
SEN Approps 5/11
SUSPENSE File
Release Hearing 5/28
pass as amended 6-1
Senate  3rd Rdg  6/3
pass 40-0   
ASM Com on Public Safety
Hrg 7/14  
pass 7-0
ASM Approps Hrg 8/19
SUSPENSE FILE
Release Hrg 8/27
pass 17-0
SEN 3rd Rdg 9/4 passed,
ASM Concurrence
Enrolled 9/10
To Governor 9/15
Approved by Governor
Chaptered 10/3/2015
 
NOTE that last
minute gut/amend
to a different
subject was
passed, concurred
and enrolled.  
S.B. 716
Introduced 2/27/2015
Ricardo Lara (D-33) Bell
Gardens  

Sponsors:  



Add: ASM Bonta  
As introduced, SB 716 was a spot bill amending Section
2840.4 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to energy.
As amended in Senate, April 4, 2015, SB 716 would
amend, repeal, and add Section 596.5 of the Penal Code,
relating to animal cruelty, effective 1/1/2018, adding a new
offense to those prohibited for owners and managers of
elephants of  the discipline, management, or training of
the elephant by specified methods, including the use of a
bullhook, ankus, guide, or pitchfork.  
Senate Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 27,
2015    
Amended in Senate, May 5, 2015  
Senate Floor Analysis, May 21, 2015   
ASM Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, June 29,
2015      
ASM Com on Arts, etc., Policy Analysis, July 14, 2015  

Amended in Assembly, July 16, 2015  to make a
technical, non-substantive change to add a subsection
596.5(b) stating that as written, the section will only be in
effect until 1/1/2018 and then repealed and add a new
596.5 to become active on 1/1/2018 incorporating the
prohibition into the existing provision.   
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, 8/18/2015
ASM Floor Analysis, 8/21/2015   
Senate Unfinished Business Analysis, August 28, 2015

Veto Override Analysis, November 4, 2015  
SEN Com on Public Safety,
Hrg 4/28  
9 a.m. - Room 3191
final call lifted 2:40 pm
passes 5-2, partisan
as amended
SEN Approps  Hrg 5/18
Sen Rule 28.8  
Senate 3rd Rdg 5/22
pass 29-7 (3,V) partisan*

ASM Com on Public Safety
Hrg 6/30
pass 4-2(1)
to ASM Com on Arts,
Entertain, Sports, Tourism,
& Internet Media HRG 7/14
pass 4-2 (1) as amended
ASM Approps Hrg 7/19
passed 17-0
Assembly 3rd Rdg  8/27
pass 69-8(3)
Senate Unfinished
Business 8/31/15
pass 28-8(4)  Partisan*
9/1 Enrolled   To Governor
10/3/14  VETO MESSAGE
Joint Rule 58.5e, 4/25
last day for reconsideration
of Governor's veto.  
Hearing Audio  






*all Dems + 4 Reps:
Bates, Berryhill,
Cannella and Nguyen
Hearing Audio 6/30



Hearing Audio 7/14







* 3  Reps voted aye:
Bates, Cannella and
Nguyen
         
H.R. 28
Introduced 7/15/15
Assemblymember Matthew
Dababneh (D-45) Encino,
Ian C. Calderon (D-57)
Whittier
As introduced, H.R. 28 includes recitals and resolutions
that school districts should correct deficiencies in
humane education by educating students on kindness,
respect for animals, observance of laws and regulations,
observance of a Humane Education Day and
incorporating humane education into the core curriculum.
Amended in Assembly, May 2, 2016   
8/17/15 to ASM Com on
Education   Hrg 4/6/16
5/2/16 amended and
adopted
 
A.C.R. 9
Introduced 1/16/15
Assemblymember Kevin
McCarty (D-7) Sacramento
Principal Co-Authors: ASM
Members Bloom (D-50)
Santa Monica, Chiu (D-17)
San Francisco; Senators
Leno (D-11) San Francisco,
Liu (D-25) La Cañada
Flintridge, Pan (D-6)
Sacramento  

SOURCE: RedRover

Support:  ASPCA, HSUS,
Beagle Freedom Project
As introduced, Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 9
would declare January 2015 as Pet Care Education
Month by adoption:
WHEREAS, An increasing number of dogs and cats in the
United States do not get the regular, preventative health
care that they need to stay healthy; and
WHEREAS, Animal welfare organizations often bear the
burden of dealing with animal health care issues that
could have been prevented, such as dental and skin
issues, nutritional deficiencies, heartworm, pyometra,
distemper, and parvo; and
WHEREAS, It is the policy of the State of California to
encourage pet owners to take steps to responsibly care
for their pets, including providing for responsible nutrition
and regular visits to a veterinarian, and ensuring that their
pets receive proper preventative care such as
vaccinations, spaying or neutering, oral care, and
heartworm prevention; and
WHEREAS, National and local animal welfare
organizations, animal shelters, animal control agencies,
veterinarians, and others engaged in the care and
feeding of pets will join together to advocate for “Pet Care
Education Month,” which will help Californians receive
affordable preventative care for their pets throughout the
month of January 2015; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit
copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate
distribution.
Amended in Assembly, January 4, 2016 to change year
from 2015 to 2016.
Amended in Assembly, January 15, 2016 to add "the
Senate thereof concurring."
Assembly Floor Analysis, January 7, 2016   
Senate Floor Analysis, January 29, 2016   
1/26/15 to ASM Com on
Rules  1/7/2016  
pass 11-0




2/1/2016 Senate Floor
38-0(2)  


2/1/16 To
Engrossing/Enrolling

2/10/2016
Chaptered
 
A.R.C. 18
Introduced 2/4/2015
Richard S. Gordon (D-24)
San Mateo/Santa Clara
Counties





May 14 amendments add
numerous coauthors
As introduced, A.R.C. 18 would recognize the importance
of access to local parks, trails, open space, and facilities
for the health and development of all Californians and
would declare the month of July 2015 as “Parks Make Life
Better!” Month, specifically: "That the Legislature
recognizes the importance of access to local parks, trails,
open space, and facilities such as swimming pools,
skate parks,
dog parks, tennis courts, nature centers,
and museums, for the health and development of all
Californians.
Amended in Assembly, May 14, 2015 to add "the Senate
thereof concurring..."
Senate Floor Analysis, May 27, 2015                                 
ASSEMBLY Floor 3rd Rdg
5/14 Amended, adopted,
and to Senate
Senate Floor 3rd Rdg 6/16
ordered to Special Consent
Calendar No. 3
6/22/2015  
pass 37-0 (3)

Chaptered June 26, 2015
 
A.R.C. 56
Introduced 4/20/2015
Eric Lindner (R-60) Corona
Principal coauthor: Assembly
Member Scott Wilk (R-37)
Santa Clarita
Coauthors: Assembly
Members Dababneh (D-45)
Encino, Matthew Harper
(R-74) Huntington Beach

SOURCE: Social
Compassion in Legislation;
State Humane Association of
California
As introduced, A.R.C. designates the Shelter Animal as
State Pet:
WHEREAS, There are currently around eight million
abandoned pets living in animal shelters in the United
States; and
WHEREAS, Three to four million of these dogs and cats
are euthanized every year; and
WHEREAS, The Legislature seeks to raise public
awareness of shelter animals; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the
Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby
declares a shelter pet as the official State Pet; and be it
further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit
copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate
distribution.
ASM Com on Governmental Organization Policy Anslysis,
July 7, 2015
Senate Floor Analysis, August 19, 2015
Amended in Senate, August 31, 2015 to add Senate
concurring wording.  
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, September 2, 2015     


Author's press release.  
ASM Com on
Governmental Organization
Hrg 7/8  pass 20-0 (1)
ASM Consent  Calendar
2nd Day  7/16/2016
pass 79-0 (1)

SEN Com on
Governmental Organization

SEN 3rd Rdg 9/2
pass 40-0
ASSEMBLY for concurrence
9/3 78-0(2)

9/8 Enrolled


Chaptered  by Secretary of
State, 9/21/2015  
 
A.B. 96
Introduced 1/7/15
Assembly Speaker Toni G.
Atkins (D-78) San Diego,
Principal Co-Author Senator
Ricardo Lara (D-33) Bell
Gardens; Assembly
Members: Bloom (D-50)
Santa Monica, Bonta (D-18)
Oakland, Levine (D-10) San
Rafael, Maienschein (R-77)
San Diego, McCarty (D-7)
Sacramento, Rendon (D-63)
Lakewood, Williams (D-33)
Carpenteria; Senator Pavley
(D-27) Agoura Hills
SPONSORS:  HSUS, Natural
Resources Defense Council,
CA Asssn of Zoos &
Acquariums, Oakland Zoo,
Wildlife Conservation Society
As introduced, AB 96 would make legislative findings
about the intractable killing in Africa of elephants and
rhinoceroses and the related ivory trade, even of old
items, in the US; would add a new Section 2022 to the
Fish and Game Code that defines terms and set forth
prohibitions, as criminal offenses, and penalties for ivory
trading, with limited exceptions, in California and repeal
Section 5 of Chapter 692 of the Statutes of 1976.


ASM Com on Water, Parks & Wldlife Policy Analysis,
3/6/2015    

ASM Com on Appropriations, Fiscal Analysis, 3/24/2015   
Assembly Floor Analysis, June 1, 2015     
Amended in Senate, June 17, 2015
SEN Com on Natural Resources & Water Policy Analysis
6/19

SEN Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, July 6, 2015

Senate Floor Analysis, August 30, 2015
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, September 2, 2015

ELEPHANT IVORY TRAFFICKING IN CALIFORNIA, USA,
Natural Resources Defense Council
Elephant population info
http://www.greatelephantcensus.com/
a Paul G. Allen Project
ASM Com on Water, Parks
& Wildlife Hearing 3/10,
passed    
10-2 (3 not voting)
ASM Approps Hrg 3/25
SUSPENSE FILE
Hrg 4/13  

Release Hrg 5/28
Pass 12-4(1)

Assembly Floor 3rd Rdg
6/2 pass 62-14(4)
SEN Com on Natural
Resources & Water
Hrg 6/23    
pass 7-2

SEN Com on
Appropriations Hrg   7/6  
SEN SUSPENSE FILE
Release hrg 8/27
pass 5-2
SEN 3rd Rdg 9/2
pass 26-13(0)  *partisan
Assembly Concurrence 9/4
pass 54-21(5)
9/9 Enrolled
9/16/15 to Governor
10/4/15 Approved by
Governor
Chaptered  10/4/2015

SF BOS unanimous
resolution to support
AB 96

HEARING AUDIO 3/10
















* Cannella (R) voted
aye with 25 Dems


News Article 10/5/2015
A.B. 103
Introduced 1/9/15
Shirley N. Weber (D-79)
San Diego
Chair, Assembly Budget
Committee
As introduced, AB 103 is this year's Assembly Budget Bill.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 17581 of the
Government Code, 56 mandates specifically identified by
the Legislature for suspension during the 2015-16 fiscal
year including:  “(e)   Animal Adoption (Ch. 752, Stats.
1998; and Ch. 313, Stats. 2004) (04-PGA-01, 98-TC-11)   
Background documents, 2012 Bill Table  
NOTE: For our
purpose, we will only
track this animal
provision.
1/26 To ASM Com on
Budget
 
A.B. 147
Introduced 1/15/15
Assemblymember Matthew
Dababneh (D-45) Encino
Principal Co-Author: Marie
Waldron (R-75) Escondido;
Senate: Leno (D-11) San
Francisco

3/3/15 additional co-authors
being added, publication of
names pending; added per
3/16 amendment:
Assembly Members Bloom,
Linder, Mullin, Wilk, and
Williams






















Add Assemblymember Bonta
(D-18) Oakland  
As introduced, AB 147 would add to the Education Code a
new Section 66017.7 (a) Any public postsecondary
educational institution or independent institution of higher
education, or employee or student thereof, that confines
dogs or cats for the purposes set forth in Section 1650 of
the Health and Safety Code, and i
ntends to destroy a dog
or cat that has been used for those purposes
, shall first
offer the dog or cat to an animal adoption organization
or animal rescue organization.
(b) For purposes of this section, the following definitions
shall apply:
(1) “Animal adoption organization” or “animal rescue
organization” means a not-for-profit entity that is exempt
from taxation pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code, or a collaboration of individuals with at
least one of its purposes being the sale or placement of
animals that have been removed from a public animal
control agency or shelter, society for the prevention of
cruelty to animals shelter, or humane shelter, or that have
been previously owned by any person.
(2) “Independent institution of higher education” means a
nonpublic educational institution as defined in
subdivision (b) of Section 66010.
(3) “Public postsecondary educational institution” means
any campus of the University of California, the California
State University, or the California Community Colleges.
c) This section does not apply to animals within the
meaning of Section 17006 of the Food and Agricultural
Code
ASM Com on Higher Education Policy Analysis,
2/27/2015    

Amended in Assembly, March 16, 2015 to amend
proposed Health & Safety Code Sec. 66017.7(a) "if the
institution determines, after the completion of any testing
or research, that an animal’s destruction is not required
and the animal is no longer needed,
and if the institution’
s existing procedures for adopting the animal do not
result in an adoption
, shall offer the dogs or cats to an
animal adoption organization or animal rescue
organization for adoption prior to euthanizing those
animals.  
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, 3/24/2015   
Assembly Floor Analysis, April 1, 2015     
Amended in Senate, May 12, 2015 to add coauthor Bonta
and
in subsection (a) describing the institution/person
confining dogs/cats deletes "any" and substitutes "a."  
SEN Com on Higher Education Policy Analysis, June 9,
2015
Amended in Senate, June 18, 2015   to include if the
institution
assesses the health of an animal and
determines...
the animal is suitable for adoption; and
adds additional qualifying language for the
adoption/rescue organization:
established for purposes
of rescuing animals in need and finding permanent,
adoptive homes for those animals and that maintain
records pursuant to
Section 32003 of the Food and
Agriculture Code.
Senate Floor Analysis, June 30, 2015    
ASM Floor, Concurrence in SEN Amendments Analysis
8/21

Press Release, 1/15/15 - Research Animal Adoption Bill
NV SB 261, same topic, applies to private facilities,
approved by Governor 6/2/2015

See 2014 AB 2341, same bill and author.  
1/26  ASM Com on Higher
Education  
Hrg 3/3 Tuesday,
1:30 p.m.   Room 437
passed 11-1(1)  




ASM Approps Hrg 3/25
pass 16-0(1)



ASM 3rd Rdg 4/9
pass 76-1(3)










SEN Com on Education
Hrg 6/10 postponed by
Committee, Hrg 6/17
pass 7-1(1)














SEN Com on Approps
Hrg 6/29  From Committee
pursuant to
SEN Rule 28.8



SENATE 3rd Rdg 8/20
pass 36-0(4)
ASSEMBLY, concurrence in
Senate amendments
8/27,
concurrence 78-1(1)
Enrolled 8/31/2015
9/3 to Governor
10/7/15 approved by
Governor

10/7/15
Chaptered  




HEARING AUDIO 3/3
A.B. 192
Travis Allen (R-72)
Huntington Beach  
Final Analysis, Assembly Floor Concurrence in
Senate Amendments  
(No verified support or opposition to AB 192)
Bill History   
Votes    
Chaptered
Added, 2017 for
historical purposes.
2/20/2017
A.B. 247
Marie Waldron (R-75)
Escondido  

Sponsor: Roy Curtis Marcum
Foundation; HSUS
As introduced, February 9, 2015, AB 247 was a spot bill
relating to peace officers.
As amended in Assembly, March 16, 2015 , AB 247
provides for standardized training for animal control
officers (different from humane officer training.)

As amended in Assembly, March 24, 2015,     
ASM Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis, 4/7/15     
ASM Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April
28, 2015
ASM Com on Public Safety
Hrg 4/7
passed  6-0(1)
ASM Com on Approps
Hearing 4/29
SUSPENSE FILE
Release Hearing 5/28
Held under submission
HEARING AUDIO 4/7/15
A.B. 316
Introduced 2/13/2015
Brian Maienschein
(R-77) San Diego  

Sponsor: ASPCA  
As introduced, AB 316 is a spot bill that would make a
non-substantive amendment to the Veterinary Practice
Act, Business and Professions Code Section 4830.  
Amended in Assembly, March 26, 2015  amends B&P
Sec 4830, exemptions from licensing, amending
subsection (b) (formerly a past effective date) to add
exemption, subject to conditions and restrictions, for
veterinarian licensed out of CA called to CA for an animal
fighting or cruelty investigation.
ASM Com on Business & Professions Policy Analysis,
4/21/15    
Amended in Assembly, April 23, 2015  add that the
"regularly licensed veterinarian" from another state must
also be "in good standing."  
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 4,
2015     
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 15, 2015       
Amended in Senate, June 30, 2015 to delete all existing
language and amend to add a new Section 900.1 and
901.1 to Business & Professions Code Sections 900 and
901, Exemption From Licensure. See
Intetgrated Text, CA
AB 316, amended June 3, 2015,
SEN Com on B, P & ED Policy Analysis, July 2, 2015
SEN Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, 8/17/2015
SEN Com on Approps Suspense Release Analysis,
8/27/15
Amended in Senate, September 1, 2015, to move the
license exemption to a provision of current law granting
exemptions and eliminate the need for authorization by
the VMB, now B&P Section 4830(b.)  
Senate Floor Analysis, September 1, 2015    
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, September 2, 2015     


See Integrated Text, CA AB 316 amended 3/26/15  
See 2015 Nevada AB 119    
3/26 ASM Com on Bus &
Profs   Hrg 4/21
pass 14-0 as amended
Approps Hrg 5/6
pass 17-0
ASM Consent 2nd day
5/18 pass 77-0(3)
Sen Com B., P. & E.D.
Hrg 7/6  
pass 6-0 (3)

SEN Approps  Hrg 8/17
SUSPENSE File

Pass as amended,
6-0(1)

SEN Floor  3rd Rdg 9/2
pass 36-2(2)

Assembly Concurrence on
or after 9/4 (Rule 77)
concurred, 78-0(2)

Enrolled   9/8/2015

9/16/15 To Governor
10/7/15 approved by
Governor

10/5/15
Chaptered















NOTE: CVMA and
VMB oppose
A.B. 317
Introduced 2/13/2015
Brian Maienschein
(R-77) San Diego

Sponsor: ASPCA  
As introduced, AB 317 made nonsubstantive changes to
the Health Care Professional Disaster Response Act
regarding physicians.
As amended in Assembly, March 26, 2015, AB 317 would
exempt a temporary shelter (see AB 316) from veterinary
premises registration.  
ASM Com on Business & Professions Policy Analysis,
4/21/15    
Amended in Assembly, April 27, 2015 to add that the
"regularly licensed veterinarian" from another state must
also be "in good standing."  
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 4, 2015  
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 15, 2015
Amended in Senate, June 30, 2015 to gut the existing bill
and amend with new language to add a new Section
900.1 to the Bus & Profs Code as follows:  900.1. (a)
Notwithstanding any other law, a temporary shelter shall
be exempt from the premises registration requirements
of Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 4800) if all of the
following requirements are met:
(1) The temporary shelter is established to provide care
and shelter to animals displaced by a state of emergency,
as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 8558 of the
Government Code, only provides care and shelter to
those animals, and, if possible, is located near an
American Red Cross shelter, or other equivalent shelter,
that houses persons displaced by the state of emergency.
(2) The temporary shelter is operated by either of the
following:
(A) A veterinary health care practitioner licensed or certified
by, and in good standing in, another state, district, or
territory of the United States, who is deployed to this state
pursuant to Section 900.
(B) A veterinary health care practitioner licensed or
certified
by, and in good standing in, this state, who responds to a
state of emergency, as defined in subdivision (b) of
Section 8558 of the Government Code.
(3) The temporary shelter complies with Section 4854.
(4) The temporary shelter does not operate beyond a
60-calendar-day period per state of emergency. If the
state of emergency exceeds the initial 60-calendar-day
period, the Director of the Emergency Medical Services
Authority may grant an extension of that period in 30-
calendar-day increments until the state of emergency is
concluded.
(b) Within 30 calendar days after a temporary shelter
exempt from premises registration requirements
pursuant to this section ceases operations, the party
responsible for the temporary shelter shall file a report
with the Veterinary Medical Board containing the date,
place, type, and general description of the care provided
at the shelter, and a listing of the veterinary health care
practitioners who participated in providing that care.
SEN Com on B, P & ED Policy Analysis, July 2, 2015    
Senate Floor Analysis, August 19, 2015    
Senate Floor Analysis, August 20, 2015
Amended in Senate, August 26, 2015 to delete provision
for extensions, adds requirement, "The temporary shelter
is deployed in a manner that is consistent with the
sheltering guidelines established by the California
Animal Response Emergency System (CARES);" and
adds provision, "(c) The Veterinary Medical Board may
inspect a temporary shelter established pursuant to this
section."
Senate Floor Analysis, August 27, 2015   
Senate Floor Analysis, August 29, 2015     
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, September 2, 2015
For statutory context, see INTEGRATED TEXT, AB 316 as
amended in Senate, June 30, 2015 with Business and
Professions Code Sections 900 and 901, Exemption from
Licensure.
4/6 ASM Com on Bus &
Profs Hrg 4/21
pass 14-0 as amended
Approps  Hrg 5/6
pass 17-0
ASM Consent 2nd day
5/18 pass 77-0(3)
Sen Com on B., P. & E.D.
Hrg 7/6  
 pass 8-0(1)

SEN Approps Hrg 8/17
SEN Rule 28.8

SEN 3rd Rdg  9/1
pass 38-2

ASSEMBLY Concurrence
9/2 Rule 77 suspended
Pass 80-0

9/4/15  Enrolled

9/14/15 To Governor

10/7/15 Vetoed by Governor

VETO MESSAGE AB 317

1/15/2016 Consideration of
Governor's veto stricken
from file.













































NOTE: CVMA &
VMB OPPOSE
A.B. 485
Introduced
2/23/2015
Das Williams (D-35)
Carpenteria
Principal Coauthor:  Travis
Allen (R-75) Huntington
Beach
As introduced, February 23, 2015, nonsubstantive SPOT
BILL
As amended in Assembly, March 26, 2015, AB 485 would
add a new voluntary checkoff contribution category to state
income tax returns, funds to be Prevention of Animal
Homelessness and Cruelty Fund, which would be
created by this bill
ASM Com on Revenue & Taxation, Policy Analysis,
4/20/2015
Amended in Assembly, April 22, 2015  clarifying,
nonsubstantive.
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 28,
2015
Amended in Senate, June 19, 2015  amending allocation
of moneys appropriated to Dept of Food & Ag as follows:
(2) To the Department of Food and Agriculture for the
distribution of grants as follows:
(A) The
first two hundred fifty thousand dollars
($250,000)
shall be distributed to, and used by, a city,
county, or city and county animal control agency or
shelter that is current on its reporting requirements to
the State Department of Public Health, Veterinary Public
Health Section for the sole purpose of supporting spay
and neuter activities by that entity to prevent and
eliminate cat and dog homelessness.
(B) The remaining moneys, if any, shall be used by
programs designed to prevent and eliminate cat and
dog homelessness
or programs for the prevention,
investigation, and prosecution of animal cruelty and
neglect.
The grants are to be distributed to a city, county,
or city and county animal control agency or shelter that
is current on its reporting
requirements to the State
Department of Public Health, Veterinary Public Health
Section, a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals
affiliate, or a
humane society affiliate. A society for the
prevention of cruelty to animals affiliate or a human
society affiliate shall be
in California, in active status, as
described on the business search page of the
Secretary of State’s Internet Web site, and exempt
from federal income taxation as an organization
described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Code
.
SEN Com on Governance and Finance Policy Analysis
6/29/15      
SEN Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, 8/17/2015
Senate Floor Analysis, August 30, 2015
Amended in Senate, September 4, 2015   
Senate Floor Analysis, September 9, 2015
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, September 9, 2015
ASM Com on Revnue &
Taxation, Hrg 4/20
pass 7-0(2)
ASM Approps  Hrg 4/29
pass 17-0  To Consent    
ASM Consent Cal
2nd day 5/7
pass 77-0(3)





















SEN Com on Government
& Finance   
Hrg 6/17 cancelled
@author request
Hrg 6/24   Hrg 7/1  
pass 7-0 to
SEN Com on  Approps
Hrg 7/13  cancelled, author
request; Hrg 8/17
SUSPENSE FILE
Release hrg 8/27
pass 7-0
SEN 3rd Rdg  9/9
pass 39-0(1)
Assembly Concurrence
pending  9/10  
pass 80-0
9/14/15 Enrolled
9/18/15 To Governor
10/7/15 Approved by
Governor

10/7/15
Chaptered
 
A.B. 494
Introduced 2/23/2015
Brian Maienschein
(R-77) San Diego

Amended April 13, 2015, add
Coauthors: Assembly
Members Achadjian, Chávez,
and McCarty; Coauthor:
Senator Bates
Amended May 18, 2015, add
Member Cristina Garcia
(D-58 Bell Gardens)  
As introduced, AB 494 would add provisions to the Code
of Civil Procedure and Welfare and Institutions Code
regarding restraining and protective orders covering
animals in general matters, juveniles being made wards
of the court, elders and dependent adults and domestic
violence.  
ASM Com on Judiciary Policy Analysis, April 3, 2015      
Amended in Assembly, April 13, 2015          
Assembly Floor Analysis, April 15, 2015         
Amended in Senate, May 18, 2015 technical,
nonsubstantive.
Senate Floor Analysis   
Senate Floor Analysis, June 22, 2015   
Amended in Senate, August 17, 2105  to incorporate
additional changes to Section 527.6 of the Code of Civil
Procedure and Section 213.5 of the Welfare and
Institutions Code, proposed by AB 1081, that would
become operative only if AB 1081 and this bill are both
chaptered and become effective on or before January 1,
2016, and this bill is chaptered last; and to incorporate
additional changes to Section 15657.03 of the Welfare
and Institutions Code, proposed by AB 1081 and SB 196,
that would become operative only if this bill and either or
both of those bills are chaptered and become effective on
or before January 1, 2016, and this bill is chaptered last.  
These concern continuances and contents of orders.  
Senate Floor Analysis, August 18, 2015   
Senate Floor Analysis, August 20, 2015    
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, September 2, 2015

See 2007 SB 353 (Kuehl)  added animal protective
orders to Family Code.
 
ASM Com on Judiciary
Hrg 4/7, pass (10-0)
as amended
Assembly 3rd Rdg
4/16 pass
79-0(1)
Senate Com on Judiciary
Hearing 6/9
Pass 7-0  to Consent
From Consent, 6/15:
Senate Floor
3rd Rdg 9/1   
pass 38-0(2)

ASSEMBLY Concurrence
9/2 (Rule 77 suspended)
pass 79-9(1)

9/4 Enrolled      

9/14/15 To Governor  

10/1/2015 Approved by
Governor

10/2/2015
Chaptered by
Secretary of State
 
A.B. 794
Introduced 2/25/2015
Eric Linder (R-60) Corona
As Introduced, AB 794 would amend Section 600 of the
Penal Code to add to crimes against horses or dogs
being used or under the supervision of a peace officer,
those being used or under the supervision of "a volunteer
police observer in the discharge or attempted discharge
of his or her assigned volunteer duties."
Amended in Assembly, April 8, 2015, to qualiify each
instance ot "volunteer" with "who is acting under the direct
supervision of a peace officer."
ASM Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis,
4/13/2015
ASM Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis,
4/20/2015
SEN Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, June 15,
2015  
SEN Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, June 29,
2015  
Senate Floor Analysis, June 29, 2015    

See 2007-2008 AB 667, Smyth  
ASM Com on9 Public
Safety   Hrg 4/7
Hrg 4/14
Approps, 4/22
(recommend Consent)
pass 17-0
ASSEMBLY Consent
2nd day   4/30
pass
SEN Com on Public Safety
Hrg 6/16  
pass 7-0
SEN Com on Approps
Hrg 6/29/15  
pass 6-0 (1)
SEN Floor  3rd RDG 7/1
to Special Consent No. 4
7/6
pass 39-0(1)
Enrolled 7/8/2015
8/3/15 to Governor
8/13/15 Approved by Gov
8/13/2015 Chaptered
 
A.B. 976
Introduced 2/26/2015
Marc Steinorth (R-40)
Rancho Cucamonga

Amended April 16, 2015 to
add Coauthors: Assembly
Members Tom Lackey
(R-36) Palmdale, Kevin
Mullin (D-22) South San
Francisco, and Das Williams
(D-35) Carpenteria
As introduced, AB 976 would add to the Revenue &
Taxation Code a new Section 17239 to allow a deduction
not >$100 for qualified pet adoption costs, taxable yrs
2016-2020, sunsetting 12/1/21; add to R&T Chapter 3 of
Part 10.2 of Division 2 a new Article 18.  Pet Adoption Cost
Deduction Fund to which individuals could designate a
contribution in excess of tax liability, fund not to be added
until another designation fund is removed and providing
for allocation of moneys and grants to eligible municipal
shelters, administered by Department of Agriculture.  
Amended in Assembly, April 16, 2015 to delete the
original scheme and substitute a new tax deduction for
taxable years from 1/16 through 12/21 allowing a
deduction, not to exceed $100, for the qualified costs paid
or incurred by a taxpayer for the adoption of a qualified
pet, as defined, from a qualified animal rescue
organization.  The proposed definition of "qualified
animal" is entirely new:
(3) “Qualified pet” means any of the following animals
adopted from a qualified animal rescue organization that
is not used by the taxpayer in a trade or business or for
the production of income:
(A) A Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier,
or American Staffordshire Terrier, or any mixed breed of
dog which contains, as an element of its breeding, any of
these breeds, which is identifiable by a qualified animal
rescue organization as being partially of that breed.
(B) A Chihuahua or mixed breed of dog which contains,
as an element of its breeding, a Chihuahua breed, which
is identifiable by a qualified animal rescue organization
as being partially of that breed.
(C) A cat.
Amended in Assembly, May 7, 2015 to delete breed
specific provisions and substitute:
(3) “Qualified pet” means
either of the following animals
adopted from a qualified animal rescue organization that
is not used by the taxpayer in a trade or business or for
the production of income:
(A)
A pet over four years of age, as determined by the
qualified animal rescue organization.
(B)
A cat.
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 26, 2015
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 29, 2015  

Com on Rev & Taxation Policy Analysis, May 15, 2015


SEN Com on Governance & Finance Policy Analysis, 6
SEN Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, July 6,
2015     
ASM Com on Revenue and
Taxation
Hrg 4/13   Hrg 4/27 Hrg
postponed by Committee
Hrg 5/11, cancelled @
author request
HRG 5/18
pass 7-2
(Ting, Quirk, both Dems)

ASM Approps   Hrg 5/27
pass 15-1* (1)

ASM 3rd Rdg 6/2
pass 66-8(7)



























Assembly Floor 3rd Rdg
6/ 24 66-8 (6)

SEN Com on Governance
& Finance  Hrg 6/24
pass 7-0

SEN Com on
Appropriations Hrg 7-6
SEN SUSPENSE FILE
8/27 Held under
submission








* Rich Gordon (D-24)
A.B. 1188
Introduced
2/27/2015
Mike A. Gipson (D-64)
Carson
As introduced, AB 1188 dealt with gambling and
progressed through the Assembly and Senate, including
release from SEN Approps Suspense File, to third
reading on the Senate Floor when the bill was gutted and
amended to amend Penal Code Section 653o to remove
the prohibition on import for commercial purposes the
body or parts of kangaroos, as
amended in Senate,
September 1, 2015.   
Amended in Senate, September 4, 2015 to add urgency
clause and require 2/3 vote.  

KQED News account September 1, 2015   
SENATE Coms. on N.R.
& W. and PUB. S.
 
A.B. 1543
Introduced
5/20/2015
William P. Brough (R-73)
Dana Point; David Hadley (R-
66) Manhattan Beach
Matthew Harper (R-74)
Huntington Beach
Patrick O’Donnell (D-70)
Long Beach)
Sen Patricia Bates (R-36)
San Diego-Orange County























































Added ASM O'Donnell;
SENATORS Glazer, and
Moorlach
As introduced in Assembly, May 20, 2015, this urgency bill
would make wording changes to Penal Code Section 597
(a,) (b,) (c,) (e,) (f,) (h) and add a subsection (2) to PC 597
(d):
(2)  (A)  A person who violates subdivision (a), (b), or (c)
shall, in addition to the fines imposed pursuant to
paragraph (1), be punished by a fine of not more than five
thousand dollars ($5,000) for each violation.
(B)  The fines required by subparagraph (A) shall be
deposited into the Victims of Animal Abuse Fund, which is
hereby established in the State Treasury. For purposes of
this paragraph, “fund” means the Victims of Animal Abuse
Fund.
(C)  The Veterinary Medical Board shall administer the
fund consistent with this paragraph. Notwithstanding
Section 13340 of the Government Code, all money
deposited in the fund is hereby continuously appropriated
to the Veterinary Medical Board, without regard to fiscal
years, for the purposes of this paragraph.
(D)  Except as provided in subparagraph (E), the
Veterinary Medical Board shall use the money in the fund
to compensate the owner or caretaker, including a
nonprofit organization, of an animal that requires medical
care, rehabilitation, or recovery as a result of a violation of
subdivision (a), (b), or (c) for the costs incurred by the
owner or caretaker for the animal’s medical care,
rehabilitation, or recovery.
(E)  (i)  If the owner or caretaker of an animal that requires
medical care, rehabilitation, or recovery as a result of a
violation of subdivision (a), (b), or (c) is the person who
violated any of those subdivisions, the owner or caretaker
shall not receive money from the fund, and instead,
money in the fund may be used to compensate another
person, including a nonprofit organization, who incurs
costs for the animal’s medical care, rehabilitation, or
recovery.
(ii)  If an animal that requires medical care, rehabilitation,
or recovery as a result of a violation of subdivision (a), (b),
or (c) has no identifiable owner or caretaker, money in the
fund may be used to compensate a person, including a
nonprofit organization, who incurs costs for the animal’s
medical care, rehabilitation, or recovery.
(F)  The Veterinary Medical Board may promulgate
regulations to implement this paragraph.
(3)  (A)  Except as provided in subdivision (h), a person
who violates subdivision (a), (b), or (c) in a rehabilitative
facility for animals shall, in addition to any other penalty
provided by law, pay for and successfully complete an
appropriate counseling course, as determined by the
court, designed to evaluate and treat behavior or conduct
disorders. If the court finds that a defendant is financially
unable to pay for that counseling, the court may develop a
sliding fee schedule based upon the defendant’s ability to
pay. An indigent defendant may negotiate a deferred
payment schedule, but shall pay a nominal fee if the
defendant has the ability
to pay the nominal fee. If an indigent defendant cannot
pay the nominal fee, the fee shall be waived.
(B)  For purposes of this paragraph, “rehabilitative facility
for animals” means a facility at which medical care or
rehabilitative services are provided to animals, including,
but not limited to, animal sanctuary, animal shelter, or an
aquarium.
Amended in Assembly, June 23, 2015  to delete creation
of a Fund and substitute, "paid to the local public animal
control agency that has jurisdiction in the location where
the violation was committed."  Moneys would be spent as
previously specified.  Also adds, "However, if the
Commission on State Mandates determines that this act
contains other costs mandated by the state,
reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for
those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7
(commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2
of the Government Code."
Amended in Assembly, January 4, 2016



Author's Press Release, May 20, 2015        
Brough's statement at ASPCA, May 19, 2015 Event (vimeo)


ASM Com on Public
Safety  

Died in Assembly,
failed deadline to
pass house of origin
Article IV, Sec. 10(c)
of the Constitution
 
         
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