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Wednesday, August 31: Last day for each house to pass bills, except bills that take
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BILL NO.
AUTHOR(S)
SUBJECT
STATUS
TAC'S ACTION
         
S.B. 423
Introduced
2/25/2015
Patricia Bates (R-36)
Laguna Niguel
Regarding waste disposition of retail nonprescription
pharmaceutical surplus products, includes some veterinary
products.
Amended in Assembly, June 21, 2016
ASM Com on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Policy
Analysis, June 24, 2016 recommends further amendments.
Amended in Assembly, June 30, 2016  instead of amending, adds
a new Health & Safety Code Section 25218.14 to require the
Department of Toxic Substances Control to convene a Retail Waste
Working Group consider and make recommendations relating to
requirements for the management of consumer products that are
wastes, waste reduction opportunities for
consumer products, and
hazardous waste management requirements in the retail industry,
as specified.
6/13/16 to ASM Com on E.S. &
T.M.  Hrg 6/28
pass 7-0            
To ASM Com on Approps  
Details 2015  
S.B. 716
Introduced
2/27/2015
Ricardo Lara (D-33)
Bell Gardens
Prohibits elephant management using ankus/guide.
Joint Rule 58.5e, 4/25 last
day for reconsideration of
Governor's veto.  
DETAILS 2015
S.B. 825
Introduced 1/7/2016
Mark Leno (D-11) San
Francisco
As introduced, SB 825 is the Budget Act of 2016, making many
designated appropriations including "1111-101-3139—For local
assistance, Pet Lover’s License Plate Program administered by the
Veterinary Medical Board, payable from the Pet Lover’s Account,
Specialized License Plate Fund $150,000."
   
S.B. 898
Introduced
1/21/2016
Janet Nguyen (R-34)
Garden Grove

4/25 Add Assembly
Members Travis Allen
and Mullin)   
Coauthors: Senators
Allen, Berryhill, and
Stone)
As introduced, SB 898 is a spot bill involving the Revenue and
Taxation Code.
Amended in Senate April 4, 2016 to add to the Rev & Tax Code a
new Section 6358.6 to address specific sales tax issues of a
nonprofit animal blood bank (Hemopet:)  "There are exempted from
the taxes imposed by this part the gross receipts from the sale in
this state of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this
state of, animal whole blood, plasma, blood products, and blood
derivatives, sold for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or
prevention of injury or disease in animals pursuant to Section 9241
of the Food and Agricultural Code."  Also provided relief from liability
for past taxes owed.
Sen Com on Government and Finance Policy Analysis, 4/19/16
Amended in Senate, April 25, 2016 non-substantive.
Senate Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 2, 2016   
Senate Com on Appropriations, Fiscal Analysis, 5/27 Release  
Amended in Senate, May 31, 2016 substituted term "nonprofit
animal blood banking business" for "person" seller.
Senate Floor Analysis, May 31, 2016   
Assembly Com on Rev & Tax analysis, 6/20/2016  
Amended in Assembly, June 27, 2016 so that the bill would take
immediate effect as a tax levy with a sunset date of 1/1/22 for the
sales tax exemption of the specified products and for purposes of
this bill, defines  “nonprofit” as "an organization exempt from federal
income taxation as an organization described in Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code."In effect, Hemopet would be required
to pay to the Board of Equalization the disputed amount of owed
sales tax.
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, August 2, 2016
Senate Floor Analysis, Concurrence, August 19, 2016
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 5, 2016  
Governor's Veto Messaage (Text)  
Senate Floor Analysis, October 25, 2016  
No opposition votes until
Assembly Approps


Assembly Com on
Approps HRG 8/3   
pass 17-3   

Assembly Floor
3rd Rdg 8/18
pass 70-5-5

Senate Concurrence
8/25 Special Consent
Calendar
pass 39-0

Engrossed/Enrolled

8/30/16 To Governor
9/13/2016
VETOED by
Governor
9/13/2016 Senate,
Consideration of
Governor's Veto Pending
11/30/2016 last day for
reconsideration of Veto
NOTE: Opposition is
California State
Association of
Counties and League
of California Cities
S.B. 945
Introduced 2/3/2016
Bill Monning (D-17)
Carmel

Sponsor: State
Humane Asn of CA
As introduced, SB 945 would add to the Health & Safety Code,  Part
6 of Division 105, a new Chapter 11, defining a “Pet boarding
facility” as "any lot, building, structure, enclosure, or premises
whereupon four or more dogs, cats, or other pets in any
combination are boarded for profit." The bill includes
responsibilities for operators, structural, maintenance and care
standards. Violation is a criminal offense, first violation punishable
by fine not over $250 or over $1,000 for subsequent violations.   
Amended in Senate, March 7, 2016 to reduce the pet boarding
facility definition to
two or more boarded for "compensation."
Numerous provisions are re-written, particularly to include different
specified space requirements based on different weight categories
of dogs, calculating square footage of spaces and tracking time
periods to specified requirements, and numerous other
requirements.
Amended in Senate, March 29, 2016 to return the definition to four
or more
, exclude shelters; reduce time in temporary shelter to 4
daytime hours and 12 at night or humane for the animal, whichever
is less, and outside for no less time than needed to eliminate;
deleted space requirements by dogs' weight; raised individual
observation period from every 8 hours to 24 hours; removed time
requirements related to water; eliminated requirement to not house
a pet alone without
written owner consent; other minor changes;
and added a new provision, "
A person convicted of an infraction,
misdemeanor, or felony related to the welfare of animals,
including, but not limited to, a violation of Section 597 of the Penal
Code, is prohibited from operating a pet boarding facility or from
being employed as an employee of a pet boarding facility
."
Sen Com on Bus, Profs & Econ Dev Policy Analysis, March 31, 2016
Amended in Senate, April 25, 2016     
Senate Floor Analysis, May 18, 2016  
Amended in Assembly, June 9, 2016
Assembly Com on Bus & Profs Policy Analysis, June 20, 2016
Amended in Assembly, August 1, 2016    to modify and add
provisions:
* A definition of "enrichment" and a care requirement to based on
the new definition rather than the previous enrichment "device."
Now:
“Enrichment” means providing objects or activities, appropriate to
the needs of the species, as well as the age, size, and condition of
the pet, that stimulate the pet and promote the pet’s well-being.
* Another modification to the operative definition: “Pet boarding
facility” means any lot, building, structure, enclosure, or
premises,
or a portion thereof
, whereupon four or more dogs, cats, or other
pets in any combination are boarded
at the request of, and in
exchange for compensation provided by
, their owner. However,
“pet boarding facility” does not include a city, county, or city and
county animal control agency, society for the prevention of cruelty to
animals, or humane society that contracts for the care of stray or
abandoned animals, or the premises of a veterinary facility that is
registered pursuant to Section 4853 of the Business and
Professions Code.
* Adaptation of the correction and misdemeanor provisions of the
Pet Store Animal Care Act (2007 AB 1347, Anna Caballero) to this
topic as more appropriate to a business context where
administrative licensing is not feasible:  “(a) An animal control
officer, as defined in Section 830.9 of the Penal Code, a humane
officer qualified pursuant to Section 14502 or 14503 of the
Corporations Code, or a peace
officer who detects a violation of Sections 122380 to 122385,
inclusive, if he or she decides the violation warrants formal action,
shall issue a single notice to correct that shall contain all of the
following information:
(1) Specify each violation of this chapter found in the inspection.
(2) Identify the corrective action for each violation.
(3) Include a specific period of time during which the listed
violation or violations are to be corrected.
(b) After issuing a notice to correct pursuant to this section, the
officer or another qualified officer of the issuing agency shall
verify compliance with this chapter by conducting a subsequent
investigation of the pet boarding facility within a reasonable period
of time.
(c) An exact, legible copy of the notice to correct shall be delivered to
the pet boarding facility operator at the time he or she signs the
notice. In the alternative, the issuing agency may personally deliver
the notice to the operator within 48 hours of its issuance, excluding
holidays and weekends. The signing of the notice is an
acknowledgment of receipt and does not constitute an admission
of guilt.
(d) A pet boarding facility operator who is verified to have
complied with a notice to correct shall not be subject to subdivision
(g).
(e) A pet boarding facility operator who violates the same provision
of this chapter on more than one occasion within a five-year period
is not eligible to receive a notice to correct, and is guilty of an
infraction on the second violation, and is guilty of a misdemeanor
on the third or subsequent violation.
(f) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a pet boarding facility operator
that causes or allows harm or injury to an animal, or allows an
animal to be subject to an unreasonable risk of harm or injury is
guilty of a misdemeanor.
(g) Except as provided in subdivisions (e) and (f), a pet boarding
facility operator who violates any provision of this chapter is guilty of
an infraction punishable by a fine not to exceed two hundred fifty
dollars ($250) for the first violation and by a fine not to exceed one
thousand dollars ($1,000) for each subsequent violation. The court
shall weigh the gravity of the offense in setting the penalty.”

ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, August 2, 2016  
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 5, 2016
Senate Floor Analysis, Unfinished Business, August 19, 2016


Senator Monning's Press Release, February 4, 2016     
Senator Monning's SB 945 Fact Sheet    
SEN Com. on B., P. & E.D.
Hearing 4/4   pass 9-0

To SEN Approps (to be
amended again)
Hrg 4/18, cancelled @author
request, 5/16
Sen Rule 28.8
SENATE Floor, 3rd Rdg
pass 5/23  32-0(8)  

Assembly Com on Business
& Professions
Hearing 6/21/2016
pass 15-0(1)   























































ASM Approps  HRG 8/3
Pass 18-0(2)

Assembly, 3rd Rdg 8/18
pass 77-0(3)


Senate Concurrence
pass 8/24/16
pass 37-0(2)

Engrossed/Enrolled

8/30/16 To Governor

9/14/2016 Approved by
Governor

CHAPTERED  

To take effect January 1, 2017  
OPPOSE 3/17/16

OPPOSE 3/30/2016,    
Consultant; Author

OPPOSE 3/31/2016    
MEMBERS  

HEARING AUDIO 4/4/16
S.B. 1062
Introduced
2/16/2016
Ricardo Lara (D-33)
Bell Gardens
Sponsors: Oakland
Zoo, HSUS, PAWS, CA
Assn of Zoos &
Acquariums
As introduced, SB 1062 would create a new Fish and Game Code
section to explicitly prohibit the use of “bullhook, ankus, guide or
pitchfork, including the use of those devices without making
contact," effective January 1, 2018.
Senate Com on N, R  & Water Policy Analysis, April 29, 2016     
Senate Floor Analysis
Amended in Assembly, May 26, 2016 to require immediate
suspension or revocation of a restricted species permit, required to
do anything with an elephant, issued by the Department of Fish and
Wildlife, in cooperation with the Department of Food and Agriculture
on violation of this section but may appeal the suspension or
revocation to the commission by filing a written request for an
appeal with the Fish and Game commission within 30 days of the
suspension or revocation; removes specified civil penalty amounts
so that civil penalties are those specified in
Fish and Game Code
Section 2125; amends offense language to "authorize or allow"
someone to use the prohibited devices rather than merely "permit."  
Assembly Water, Parks & Wildlife Com Pol Analysis 6/14/2016  
Assembly Floor Analysis, July 29, 2016    

Senator Lara's Press Release, February 16, 2016   
SEN Com on Natural
Resources & Water
Hrg 3/29  pass 7-2
(partisan)
SEN Approps Hrg 4/11
Sen Rule 28.8
Senate Floor  4/18
pass 29-9(2) partisan  
ASSEMBLY Com on Water,
Parks & Wildlife
Hrg 6/14 pass
12-2(1)                     
ASSEMBLY Com on Arts &
Entertainment, Hrg 6/21
pass 4-2(1)
ASM Approps  hrg 6/29/16
pass 16-2(2)
Assembly Floor 3rd Rdg
8/4 pass 65-7(8)
Senate Unfinished Business
8/11
pass 27-10(2)
Enrolled 8/12
To Governor, 8/16/16
Approved by Governor
8/29/2016   
Chaptered  
Effective January 1, 2018  

HEARING AUDIO 6/14
starts near end of
author's presentation
S.B. 1200
Introduced
2/18/2016
Hannah-Beth Jackson
(D-19)
Santa Barbara  
As introduced, SB 1200 would amended Penal Code Section
13519 covering domestic violence related training for law
enforcement officers a topic, "The seriousness of animal cruelty
and its link to violence against humans."
As amended in Senate, April 4, 2016, the bill was gutted and
amended to add a Penal Code Section a new Section 6037: "As
part of the minimum standards for training established
pursuant to Section 6035, the board shall include a requirement
for the training of probation officers on domestic violence that
shall include, but not be limited to, training on the nexus between
animal cruelty and violence against persons;" and a new Section
13012.8 "The annual report published by the department
pursuant to Section 13010 shall include information concerning
arrests for violations of Section 597."
As amended in Senate, May 31, 2016 to delete proposed Section
6037 and retain only proposed Section 13012.8 above.  
SEN Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 11, 2016  
SEN Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 25, 2016    
SEN Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 27, 2016  
released
Senate Floor Analysis, May 31, 2016   
Assembly Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, June 28, 2016
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, August 2, 2016
No opposition votes

SEN Com on Approps
4/25 To SUSPENSE
5/27 Released  

ASM Com on Approps
Hrg 8/3
pass 20-0

ASSEMBLY Consent
2nd day 8-11 pass

Enrolled 8/12
To Governor, 8/16/16
8/29/16 Approved by
Governor
Chaptered
 
S.B. 1331
Introduced
2/19/2016
Fran Pavley (D-27)
Agoura Hills
Sponsor:  California
Council for the Blind
As introduced, SB 1331 would  amend Sections 7200 and 7200.5
of, and to add Section 7215.7 to, the Business and Professions
Code to require 3 instead of 2 members of the Guide Dog Board be
blind/visually impaired; allow under conditions and 5 day notice to
the Board an out-of-state guide dog instructor certified by the
International Guide Dog Federation to come to CA to provide
followup to a user of a guide dog from that school; until 1/1/18
Board to provide a specified factsheet on its website, posted at
each licensed school and distributed to each student.
Amended in Senate, April 11, 2016    
SEN Com on Bus, Profs & Econ Dev Policy Analysis, April 14, 2016  
Senate Floor Analysis, May 18, 2016      
Amended in Assembly, June 20, 2016 to require out-of-state guide
dog personnel must notify the board within
3 days of arrival or 24
hours
of arrival for specified emergency, either injury or behavior
change to dog where handler safety must be evaluated; board
may
require furnishing name of person being served in California.
ASM Com on Business & Professions, Policy Analysis, 6/27/16
Amended in Assembly, June 29, 2016 to remove opposition of State
Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind.  
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, August 2, 2016  
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 12, 2016    
Amended in Assembly, August 18, 2016 to delete the requirement
that of the 3 blind/visually impaired persons to be appointed to the
Board, 2 must represent the consumer organizations representing
the blind.
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 18, 2016  
Senate Floor Concurrence Analysis, August 24, 2016  
SEN Com. on B., P. & E.D.
4/18
pass 8-0(1)
SEN Com on Approps Hrg
5/16  
Sen Rule 28.8
SEN Floor  3rd Rdg 5/26
Pass 29-0(1)
Assembly Com on Business
& Professions
pass 16-0   Hrg 6/28
ASM Com on Approps
Hrg 8/3  
pass 20-0

ASSEMBLY, 3rd Rdg
8/23
pass 80-0

Senate Concurrence
8/25
pass 39-0

Engrossed/Enrolled

8/31/16 To Governor

Approved by Governor,
September 24, 2016
 
S.B. 1395
Introduced
2/19/2016
Jeff Stone (R-28)
Temecula
As introduced, AB 1395 would amend Penal Code Sections
597(a)-(h) to double the fine to $40,000, and would increase the
sentence in county jail to 2, 3, or 4 years for animal cruelty.  
SEN Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 11, 2016    
SEN Com on Public Safety  
Hrg 4/12
failed 1-4(2)   
11/30 returned to Secretary of
Senate
 
         
A.C.R. 9
Introduced 1/16/15
McCarty, et. al
Declares January 2016 as Pet Care Education Month
Enrolled  2/3/16
Chaptered 2/10/2016
DETAILS 2015
A.R.C. 150
Introduced 3/7/2016
Assembly Speaker Toni
G. Atkins (D-78)
Principal Co-Author:
Brian Maienschein
(R-77) San Diego  

Source: ASPCA
As introduced, March 20, 2016 ARC 150 would measure would
commend the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals on the celebration of its 150th anniversary and for the
myriad contributions it has made to the health and well-being of
animals nationwide and would extend best wishes for continued
success in the future.
As amended in Assembly, April 7, to add Senate to Resolution and
numerous Senate Members.  
Senate Floor Analysis, April 29, 2016     
3/31/16 ASM Com on
Rules
pass 8-0(3)

6/3/16 Senate Floor
Pass
29-0(1)  



Chaptered  
 
H.R. 28
Introduced 7/15/15
Dababneh
As introduced, July 15, 2015, resolution to create Humane
Education Day, more
ASM Com on Education, Policy Analysis, April 4, 2016      
Amended in Assembly, May 2, 2016   
ASM Com on Education Hrg
4/6
passed 7-0
Assembly Floor
3rd Rdg  5/2   Adopted  
DETAILS 2015
A.B. 797
Introduced 2/26/15


2 Year Bill
Marc Steinorth (R-40)
Rancho Cucamonga,
Miguel Santiago (D-53,
Los Angeles;) Principal
Co-authors Asm Quirk,
Sen Glazer; Co-authors
Assembly Members
Brown, Campos,
Chang, Chávez, Chiu,
Cristina Garcia,
Eduardo Garcia,
Lackey, Maienschein,
McCarty, and Waldron,
Senators Anderson
and Pavley
6/6 add ASM Co-author
Bloom

Source: HSUS; Los
Angeles District
Attorney







































ADD CO-AUTHOR Asm
Member Toni G. Atkins
Originally a 2015 bill involving requirements for the Office of
Administrative law, it passed the Assembly and was
amended in
Senate on August 17, 2015 to provide civil immunity for persons
removing from vehicles unattended, endangered children or
animals by creating a new personal right in the Civil Code.  AB 797
was amended
again, August 31, 2015 to include requirements for
the rescuer and
amended in Senate May 23, 2016 to include only
animals and also amend Penal Code 597.7.   
Amended in Senate, June 6, 2016 to would add a new Section
43.100 to the Civil Code, under Division 1, Persons, Part 2,
Personal Rights. The June 6 amendments remove references to
various responder personnel categories and substitutes only the
term, "person." Now, the person would have no civil liability for
damage to or trespass to a vehicle done while rescuing an animal
pursuant to Penal Code Section 597.7(b) that created offenses of
leaving or confining an
"animal in any unattended motor vehicle under conditions that
endanger the health or well-being of an animal due to heat, cold,
lack of adequate ventilation, or lack of food or water, or other
circumstances that could reasonably be expected to cause
suffering, disability, or death to the animal." This is separate from
any civil liability or immunity of the person for rendering aid to the
animal; and would amend Penal Code 597.7 by adding a new
subsection (b) and re-lettering existing (b) as (c) with two
amendments conforming to new (b.)  The new subsection (b)
contains the provisions for a person other than the responders
specified the remainder of the amendments
to exercise the
personal right
that would be created in the Civil Code amendment
and avoid criminal liability: (b)(1) "This section does not prevent a
person from
taking all reasonable steps that are reasonably
necessary to remove an animal from a motor vehicle
if the
person holds a
reasonable belief that the animal’s safety is in
immediate danger
from heat, cold, lack of adequate ventilation, lack
of food or water, or
other circumstances that could reasonably be
expected to cause suffering, disability, or death to the animal
.
(2) A person who removes an animal from a vehicle in accordance
with paragraph (1) is
not criminally liable for actions taken
reasonably and in good faith if the person does all
of the following:
(A) Determines the vehicle is locked or there is otherwise no
reasonable manner
for the animal to be removed from the vehicle.
(B) Has a good faith belief that forcible entry into the vehicle is
necessary
because the animal is in imminent danger of suffering
harm if it is not immediately removed
from the vehicle, and, based
upon the
circumstances known to the person at the time, the
belief is a reasonable one.
(C) Has contacted a local law enforcement agency, the fire
department, animal control, or the “911” emergency service
prior to
forcibly entering the vehicle
.
(D) Remains with the animal in a safe location, out of the elements
but
reasonably close to the vehicle, until a peace officer, humane
officer, animal control officer, or another emergency responder
arrives.
(E) Used no more force to enter the vehicle and remove the
animal from the vehicle
than was necessary under the
circumstances.
(F) Immediately turns the animal over to a representative from
law enforcement, animal control, or another emergency responder
who responds to the scene.
New (c) is the existing (b) covering offense classifications and
penalties and provisions for designated responders to remove and
safeguard the animal including leaving a specified written notice
and amendments to include "firefighters" as authorized responder
and  provide that responders receiving an animal from a person
who has removed it from the vehicle is responsible for leaving the
required notice on the vehicle, i.e. not the person.
Senate Judiciary Com Policy Analysis, June 14, 2016  
Senate Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, June 27, 2016     
SENATE FLOOR ANALYSIS, July 29, 2016        
Amended in Senate, August 1, 2016 to add to the proposed Civil
Code Section 43.100(b) 2 words, "(b)  The immunity from civil
liability for property damage to a motor vehicle
THAT IS established
by subdivision (a) does not affect a person’s civil liability or
immunity from civil liability for rendering aid to an animal.
Senate Floor Analysis, August 3, 2016   
Assembly Floor (Concurrence) Analysis, August 18, 2016         
Assembly Com on Judiciary Concurrence Analysis, August 21,
2016    
Reference - CA Penal Code 597.5   
Sacramento Bee Editorial, May 29, 2016
2006 SB 1806, Liz Figueroa    
Senate Com on Judiciary
Hrg 6/14  pass 7-0




















6/15  Sen Com on Rules
to
Sen Com on Public Safety  
Hrg 6/28
pass 7-0    




























Senate Floor
3rd Rdg  8/15  
passed 37-0(2, V)


Referred to Assembly Com on
Judiciary  
Concurrence Hearing 8/23
pass 8-0(2)

Assembly Concurrence 8/25  
pass 77-0(3)

Engrossed/Enrolled

9/1/16 to Governor

Approved by Governor
September 24, 2016

Chaptered 9/24/2016  
OPPOSE, 6/8/2016

Hearing Audio SEN
Judiciary   6/14/16



















OPPOSE 6/20/2106



Hearing Audio SEN
Public Safety  
6/28/16
A.B. 1598
Introduced 1/7/2016
Weber (D-29) Chair,
Budget Com.
Budget Act of 2016  See SB 825
   
A.B. 1188
Introduced
2/27/2015
Mike A. Gipson (D-64)
Carson
amend Penal Code Section 653o to remove the prohibition on
import for commercial purposes the body or parts of kangaroos.
NOTE, PC Sec 653o became operative 1/1/16.
SENATE Coms. on N.R. & W.
and PUB. S. Hrg 6/14
postponed by Committee
DETAILS 2015
A.B. 1824
2/8/2016
Ling Ling Chang (R-55)
Diamond Bar

5/31 add Coauthors:
Assembly Members
Baker, Lackey, and
Maienschein;
Coauthors: Senators
Cannella and Fuller
As introduced, AB 1824 would amend Penal Code Sections 600.2
(allowing owned controlled dogs to kill/injure) and 600.5
(intentionally causing injury/death) to guide/signal/service dog  to
eliminate the restriction that a guide/signal/service dog must be in
discharge of its duties, include dogs enrolled in CA training
programs, add restitution liability for the medical/related expenses
incurred by or loss of wages or income by the disabled person as a
direct relate of the violation.
ASM Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis, March 14, 2016
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 6, 2016   
Amended in Senate, May 31, 2016  would change PC 600.2.5(a)
from a person who "intentionally" to
willfully, knowingly, or
recklessly
cause injury/death to the covered dogs and
non-substantive changes.  
SEN Com on Public Safety Analysis, Policy Analysis, 6/20/2016   
Note, ACLU opposed based on 5/31/16 amendment.
Amended in Senate, August 1, 2016  technical, non-substantive.
Senate Floor Analysis, August 3, 2016  
Assembly Floor Analysis, Concurrence, August 19, 2016     
ASM Com on Public Safety,
Hrg 3/15  
pass 7-0
Approps 4/6
pass 18-0(2)
ASM Floor  4/14
pass 76-0(4)     
SEN Com on  Public Safety  
Hrg 6/21  pass 7-0
SEN Approps  Hrg 8/1/16
Sen Rule 28.8
Senate 3rd  Rdg  8/18
pass 36-0(3)
Assembly Concurrence
8/23  
pass 80-0
Engrossed/Enrolled
8/30 to Governor
Vetoed by Governor

September 24, 2016
Veto Message  







Hearing Audio
6/21/2016
A.B. 1825
Introduced 2/8/2016
Rich Gordon (D-24)
San Mateo/Santa Clara
Counties, Brian
Maienschein (D-77)
San Diego;
(Coauthors: Assembly
Members Atkins, Baker,
Bloom, Chang, Chiu,
Hadley, Kim, Lackey,
Linder, Mullin, Quirk,
Steinorth, Mark Stone,
and Williams)
(Coauthors: Senators
Allen, Block, Hill,
Jackson, and Pan)


Sponsor:  Best Friends
Animal Society
As introduced, AB 1825 would amend Food & Ag Code Section
31603 to delete from the definition of "Vicious Dog," (a) Any dog
seized under Section 599aa of the Penal Code and upon the
sustaining of a conviction of the owner or keeper under subdivision
(a) of Section 597.5 of the Penal Code. (dog fighting)
ASM Com on Local Government Policy Analysis, April 29, 2016   
Assembly Floor Analysis, April 29, 2016   


Senate Floor Analysis, June 24, 2016   
ASM Com on Local
Government  Hrg 4/29
pass 9-0
ASM Floor 5/9/16
pass 75-0(5)
Senate Com on Judiciary
hrg 6/21/16
pass 7-0

Senate Floor 3rd Rdg
6/30/16
pass 35-2(3)

7/11 Enrolled, to Gov

Approved by Governor
7/25/2016

Chaptered 7/25/2016  
Note: This bill is related
to the Michael Vick case
and state definition of
"vicious dog."  See 1990
appellate case involving
San Mateo County
ordinance definition of
"dangerous" and
classification of puppies
not yet born when their
mother was seized  
under a search warrant
pursuant to PC Section
597.5.
 Zuniga v. County
of San Mateo Dept. of
Health Services(1990)
218 Cal.App.3d
1521 , 267 Cal.Rptr. 755
[No. A042530. Court of
Appeals of California,
First Appellate District,
Division One.
Mar 23, 1990.]
A.B. 1951
Introduced
2/12/2016
Rudy Salas (D-32)
Bakersfield

Add, March 30
amendment:
William P. Brough
(R-73) Dana Point
As introduced, February 12, 2016, spot bill, Penal Code.   
As amended in Assembly, March 17, 2016, would amend Penal
Code Sections 597(a) and 597.5 (dog fighting offenses) to mandate
state prison and PC Sec. 600.5 (intentional injury/death to guide,
signal, service dog) to mandate felony punishment in state prison
and/or fine up to $20K (existing $10k.)
As amended in Assembly, March 30, 2016, would for prior 3
sections, adds misdemeanor
alternative, and would amend
Section 600, willful, intentional, w/o legal justification injuring horse
or dog being used by law enforcement, raise penalties to alternative
misdemeanor or felony, fine up to $20K (existing $2k.)
As
sembly Com on Public Safety, Policy Analysis, April 4, 2016
As amended in Assembly, April 13, 2016, would remove the
previous amendments and add a number of provisions for court
ordered counseling and payment.  
Assembly Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 18, 2016   
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 2, 2016  
ASM Com on Public Safety,
hearing April 20, pass 6-0(1)
To ASM Approps, Hrg 5/4
To Suspense

ASM Com on Approps
5/27/2106 Held Suspense
 
A.B. 2052
Introduced
2/17/2016
Das Williams (D-35)
Carpenteria
As introduced, AB 2052 would make make technical,
nonsubstantive changes to Penal Code 597, i.e. a spot bill.
Amended in Senate, March 17, 2016 to add to the Penal Code a
new Section 597.8 to read, "Upon conviction pursuant to
subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 597 or Section 597a, 597b, 597h,
597j, 597s, or 597.1, but prior to sentencing, the court shall order
the person convicted to submit to a psychiatric or psychological
examination. All examinations shall be provided and paid for by the
court. The results of the examination shall be sent by the examining
psychologist or psychiatrist to the court and to the attorneys for the
prosecution and the defense. The court shall consider the results of
the examination in determining a sentence."
Amended in Assembly, April 13, 2016 gut/amend provision: " A
person sentenced for two or more current convictions for the
following offenses, in any combination, shall be sentenced to
consecutive terms of imprisonment for violations of Penal Code
Sections 597, 597.5, 597a or 597b.  
Assembly Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 13, 2016  
CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE, REFERENCE SECTIONS FOR AB
2052, Williams, as amended March 17, 2016  
ASM Com on Public Safety    
Hrg 4/5, 4/12, cancelled
@author request, Hrg 4/20
failed 3-4(0)

5/27  From committee:
Without further action
pursuant to Joint Rule 62(a).
 
A.B. 2269
Introduced
2/18/2016
Marie Waldron (R-75)
Escondido
Add Coauthors:
Assembly Members
Bloom, Chang, Chávez,
Daly and Cristina
Garcia  (3/30)
Add Principal coauthor:
Assembly Member
Dababneh  (4/21)


Sponsor: State
Humane Association of
California
Cruelty Free
International
As introduced, AB 2269 would
Assembly Com on Judiciary Policy Analysis, March 26, 2016    
As amended in Assembly, March 30, 2016 would

Assembly Floor Analysis (as amended March 30)
Assembly Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 13, 2016  

As amended in Assembly, April 21, 2016 would

Assembly Floor Analysis (as amended April 21)
Senate Com on Judiciary Policy Analysis, June 27, 2016   

Amended in Senate, August 2, 2016    (see June 27 analysis)

Senate Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, August 8, 2016   

Senate Floor Analysis, August 15, 2016   

Assembly Floor Analysis, Concurrence, August 18, 2016     
ASM Com on Judiciary
Hrg 3/29  pass 10-0-0
ASM Com on Approps
Hrg 4/13  pass 20-0-0
Assembly Floor 4/25
pass 77-0(3)
Senate Com on Judiciary
Hrg 6/16  postponed, author
request 6/28
passed 7-0  as
amended
Senate Com on Approps
Hrg 8/8 to
SUSPENSE
Release Vote 8/11
pass 7-0
Senate Floor 3rd Rdg 8/16
pass 38-0(1)
Assembly, Concurrence
8/23/16
pass 79-0(1)
Enrolled/Engrossed
8/30/16 To Governor
Approved by Governor
September 24, 2016  
 
A.B. 2278
Introduced
2/18/2016
Eric Lindner (R-60)
Corona
Sponsor: State
Humane Assn of CA
As introduced, AB 2278 would amend Penal Code Section 597.1
Amended in Assembly, March 28, 2016 to retain existing law
language that an officer observing an animal without care shall
rather than may take possession, make all animals, not limited to
dogs and cats, seized under PC 597.1 subject to forfeiture and
other non-substantive changes.  
ASM Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 4, 2016   
Amended in Assembly, April 12, 2016   
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 25, 2016     
Amended in Senate, May 23, 2016 to provide if procecutor decides
NOT to file charges based on seizure/impoundment, prosecutor
SHALL promptly inform impounding agency that SHALL release
impounded animal to owner on showing proof of ownership (only
requirement.)  
SEN Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, June 21, 2016    
SEN Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, August 1, 2016
determined met criteria for SUSPENSE and recommended
amendments.  
Author's Fact Sheet        
ASM Com on Public Safety   
Hrg 3/29  4/5
passed on Consent
Calendar, as amended
ASM Approps Hrg 4/27
Pass 19-0(1)  To Consent
5/5/2016  
pass 79-0(1)
SEN Com on Public Safety,
amended 5/23
Hrg 6/21/16
pass 7-0

SEN Approps  Hrg 8/1
SUSPENSE File
Release Vote 8/11: HELD
UNDER SUBMISSION
 
A.B. 2505
Introduced
2/19/2016
Bill Quirk (D-20)
Hayward

Source:  Fearless
Advocacy; HSUS:
SFSPCA
As introduced, AB 2505 would add to Penal Code 597u a new
provision to prohibit killing a cat or dog with carbon dioxide.
Assembly Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, March 28, 2016
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 13, 2106
Senate Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, June 14, 2016
Senate Floor Analysis, June 29, 2016
ASM Com on Public Safety
3/30/16
pass 7-0
Approps 4/13
Pass 20-0  
ASM Floor, Consent, 2nd day
4/21
Pass 79-0(1)
SEN Com on Public Safety
Hrg 6/7, postponed by Com.
6/14  
pass 7-0
Approps, recommend
Consent, Hrg 6/27/2016
Rule 28.8
Senate Consent Calendar
6/30 - 2nd day  
pass 37-0(3)
Enrolled, To Gov, 7/11
Approved by Gov, 7/25/16
Chaptered 7/25/2016
 
A.B. 2760
Introduced
2/19/2016
Devon Mathis (R-26)
Visalia

Sponsor: CAR  
As introduced, AB 2760 would add to the Civil Code a new Section
1941.7 and amend Health and Safety Code Section 30851 to define
support animals and allow a tenant to keep one if a number of
conditions are met.   “Support animal” includes a support dog,
companion animal, emotional support animal, or assistive animal.
A support animal does not include a guide dog, signal dog, or
service dog as defined in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (6) of
subdivision (b) of Section 54.1.
Amended in Assembly, April 25, 2016  (gut/amend, same topic)
ASM Com on Judiciary, Policy Analysis, April 30, 2016   
ASM Com on Judiciary
Hrg 4/19   cancelled @author
request   5/3
Hearing Cancelled @author
request, bill died, Joint Rule
62(a)