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BILL NO.
AUTHOR(S)
SUBJECT
STATUS
TAC'S ACTION
         
S.R. 4    
Introduced 12/5/16
Kevin De León (D-24)
Los Angeles
Senate Resolution 4 is relative to the Standing Rules of the
Senate for the 2017–18 Regular Session.
In effect.
 
S.B. 72   
Introduced
1/10/2017
Holly J. Mitchell (D-30)
Los Angeles
SB 72 is Budget Act of 2017.  Animal related provisions same
as AB 96.  
Com on Budget & Fiscal Review
1/11/17  
 
S.B. 216
Introduced 2/1/2017
John Moorlach (R-37)
Costa Mesa
As introduced, AB 216 is a spot bill making non-substantive
changes to Civil Code Section 656 regarding ownership of
wild animals only when on property of the claimant under
certain circumstances.   
SPOT BILL    
2/9 Com on Rules      
 
S.B. 546
Introduced 2/16/17
Jerry Hill (D-13) San
Mateo  
As introduced, SB 546 would add to Business and
Professions Code, Division 2,
Chapter 11, Veterinary
Medicine, a new Article 7, Pharmacy, Section 4920 to be
known as Lizzie's Law, a detailed new requirement for
veterinary practices to provide drug information and
counseling to clients for each drug to be used in
nonemergency situations and outpatient settings as well as a
poster or video display containing 4 specific consumer rights.  
Amended in Senate, April 17, 2017 to delete some provisions
of original bill opposed by vet interests and add other
provisions unrelated to drug issue.  
SEN Com on Bus, Profs & Econ Dev Policy Analysis, April 20,
2017
SEN Com Bus, Profs &
EconDev   Hrg 4/17, postponed
by Com
, Hrg 4/24 pass 7-0(2)

SEN Approps Hrg 5/15  
SUSPENSE File
Release hrg 5/25
Held in committee and under
submission.
 
S.B. 602
Introduced 2/17/16/7
Benjamin Allen (D-26)
Santa Monica
Scott D. Weiner (D-11)
San Francisco

Source: Bee Smart
California
As introduced, SB 602 would further protect the endangered
bee populations from the neonicotinoid class of chemicals by
supplementing existing law with added provisions to the Food
and Agricultural Code, in particular, a new Article 4.5
(commencing with Section 14085) added to
Chapter 3,
Restricted Materials, of Division 7 prohibiting noncommercial
use of neonicotinoids (as defined) by January 1, 2019
EXCEPT
“(1)
Products sold or applied by veterinarians. (2) Pet care
products used to mitigate fleas, mites, ticks, heartworms,
or other animals that are harmful to the health of a
domesticated animal
. (3) Pet care products use to mitigate
lice and bedbugs
. (4) Indoor pest control products used to
mitigate insects indoors, including ant bait
.”
SEN Com on Environmental Quality Policy Analysis, March 29,
2017
Senate Floor Analysis, March 30, 2017                
Amended in Senate, April 6, 2017 to delete the exception
(above) for pet products
because  the entire Section that
would have defined neonicotinoids and prohibited their
commercial use is deleted. The remaining provision is
amended to add to the original list of chemicals, i.e. those
included in the requirement to label commercially available
seeds and plants sold at retail establishments.
(Ed. note, pet
products will not be included in labeling requirements for
chemicals harmful to bees.)
Senate Floor Analysis, April 25, 2017  

American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine: Honey
Bees: A New Species for Veterinarians_ 3-23-2017  
Webinar     
SEN Com on Environmental
Quality
Hrg 3/29  pass 5-2

SENATE 3rd RDG 6/1
6/5/17 Ordered to inactive file on
request of Senator Allen.
 
S.B. 673
Introduced 2/17/17
Josh Newman (D-29)
Fullerton   
As introduced, SB 673 would amend Vehicle Code Section
5168 to substitute the Department of Food and Agriculture in
place of the Veterinary Medical Board for purposes of
allocation and administration of Pet Lover’s specialized
license plates and would authorize rather than require the
department to “contract with an entity, including a nonprofit
organization, to provide advice, consultation, and
administrative services for purposes of implementing and
administering the grant program.” Existing law requires, upon
allocation by the legislature, disbursement by a nonprofit
organization selected by the board to fund grants to providers
of no-cost or low-cost animal sterilization services.  
SEN Com on Transportation & Housing Policy Analysis, April
20, 2017  
SEN Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 15, 2017      
Amended in Senate, May 22, 2017 to substitute Department of
Food and Agriculture for "department."  
ASM Com on Transportation Policy Analysis, July 7, 2017     
Amended in Assembly, August 21, 2017 to add findings and
mandates for the Department of Food & Ag to implement the
program.  
Amended in Assembly, August 24, 2017  non-substantive
amendments.  
Assembly Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, Aug. 28,
2017
Assembly Floor Analysis, September 1, 2017   
Amended in Assembly, September 7, 2017  clarifiying
amendments, requiring that veterinary facilities eligible for
funding meet
all rather than any of specified requirements.  
Senate Floor Analysis, September 7, 2017  

See original related bill, 2011-2012 AB 610 (Solorio)   Senate
Analysis   
See related item, Budget Bill Reference, page 3 (AB 96, SB
72)  
Background VMB Minutes, Pgs 3-4, January 20-21, 2016
See 2015 AB 192, Travis Allen (R-70) Huntington Beach  
Committee Policy On:  SPECIAL INTEREST LICENSE PLATE
BILLS               
SEN Com on Transp &
Housing   Hrg 4/18, cancelled,
author rqst
Hrg 4/25
pass 13-0  
Consent  
SEN Approps Hrg 5/15  
pass 7-0
as amended  
SENATE 3rd Rdg
5/30  
pass 40-0
ASSEMBLY Com on
Transportation     Hrg 6/26/17
Cancelled at author request
Hrg 7/10  pass 14-0

ASM Approps  Hrg 8/23
postponed by Committee Hrg
8/30/17  
pass to consent,
15-0(1)

Assembly 3rd Rdg 9/11
pass 77-0(2)
9/11 Senate Concurrence
9/12 To Special Consent
9/14
pass 40-0

Enrolled 9/21/2017
9/21/2017 To Governor
10/14/2016 Approved by
Governor

CHAPTERED  
 
         
H.R. 1           
Introduced 12/1/16
Ken Cooley (D-8) Rancho
Cordova  
House Resolution 1 is Relative to the Standing Rules of the
Assembly for the 2017–18 Regular Session.
In effect.
 
A.C.R. 75
Introduced 4/25/17
Frank Bigelow (R-5)
O'Neals
Revised May 8, add ASM
Co-authors:  


Source:  WESTERN
FAIRS ASSOCIATION  
As introduced April 17, 2017, Assembly Concurrent Resolution
75 would designate the month of May 2017 as California
Fairgrounds Appreciation Month:
WHEREAS, California’s 76 fairgrounds serve the entire state,
from the County of San Diego to Del Norte, and from the
County of Monterey to Mariposa; and
WHEREAS, California’s fairgrounds attracted over 20 million
visitors for fairs and events in 2016; and
WHEREAS, California’s counties enjoy the year-round
economic, recreational, cultural, and social impacts of the
fairgrounds; and
WHEREAS, California fairgrounds expend and generate
millions of new dollars for nonprofit organizations, youth
organizations, cities and counties, small businesses, and the
state’s General Fund; and
WHEREAS, California fairgrounds, after years of fire-related
emergency use during the drought years, were again pressed
into service for flood evacuations, including the Oroville Dam
evacuations; and
WHEREAS,
California fairgrounds provide public facilities
for animals and pets and livestock during good times and
bad
; and
WHEREAS, California’s
76 fairgrounds continue to serve as
the social and economic hub of their respective
communities
; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the
Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby
designates the month of May 2017 as California Fairgrounds
Appreciation Month in appreciation for the services provided to
California by the 76 fairgrounds in the state; and be it further
Resolved, That the Legislature extends its warmest regards
and appreciation to the thousands of volunteers, fair directors,
staff, business supporters, and sponsors who keep the
California fairgrounds’ network strong, vibrant, relevant, and
successful; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit
copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate
distribution.
ASM Com on Rules, Policy Analysis, May 5, 2017    
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 8, 2017      
Senate Floor Analysis, May 17, 2017  
Votes:

ASM Com on Rls
5/8/17
pass 9-0

Adopted by Assembly

SENATE Special Consent
Calendar No. 05
5/26
passed 37-0(3)

Engrossing/Enrolling

6/6/17
CHAPTERED  
Emphasis added to text,
left.  
A.R.C. 106
Introduce 6/27/2016


Fiscal Committee
Al Muratsuchi (D-66)
Torrance
ASM Co-authors: Richard
Bloom (D-50) Santa
Monica
As introduced on June 27, 2017, Assembly Concurrent
Resolution 106, authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi
of Torrance and co-authors, Richard Bloom of Santa Monica
and Patrick O'Donnell of Long Beach, would begin with 6
recitals and conclude with 3 substantive elements of a
resolution to include California's core value of humane
treatment and empathy to companion animals in diplomatic
relationships relative to California and its municipalities, as
follows:  
WHEREAS, Throughout the history of California, compassion
toward companion animals
has been fundamental to the
cultures of its people; and
WHEREAS, The policy of the State of California has always
been to promote the
humane treatment of companion
animals by eradicating neglect and cruelty of any kind and
fostering kindness and empathy toward companion animals

in its people; and
WHEREAS, California is a national leader in the humane
treatment of companion animals in the
implementation of its
laws, resolutions, and policies, and in the humane education

of its people; and
WHEREAS, Scientific research has established that the
human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial relationship that
enriches the lives and improves the health and well-being of
companion animals and people
alike and is intrinsically
linked to respect, kindness, and empathy among people; and
WHEREAS, California’s national leadership status is of great
value
in educational, tourism, and cultural exchanges with
other states and with foreign countries; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the
Senate thereof concurring, That the
Legislature recognizes
that the humane treatment of companion animals through the
eradication of neglect and cruelty and the fostering of
kindness and empathy toward companion animals are
core
principles of the State of California
; and be it further
Resolved, That the Legislature encourages any agreement
or memorandum of understanding entered into, or
resolution adopted
, that formally declares a “sister state”
relationship, or similar relationship of mutual goodwill and
bilateral cooperation, between the State of California and a
foreign country, state, or city to
emphasize the humane
treatment of companion animals and the fostering of
kindness and empathy toward companion animals as core
principles of the State of California
; and be it further
Resolved, That the Legislature encourages all parties
declaring a sister state or similar relationship to include, in
that declaration, a joint commitment to promote
the humane
treatment of companion animals and promote kindness and
empathy toward companion animals
through laws,
resolutions, and policies, and through the humane
education
of their people; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit
copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate
distribution.
7/10  ASSEMBLY COM on Arts,
Entertainment, Sports, Tourism,
& Internet Media           
 
A.B. 96
Introduced
1/10/2017
Philip Y. Ting (D-19) San
Francisco
AB 96 is the Budget Act of 2017.  

REFERENCE, ANIMAL RELATED PROVISIONS: ASSEMBLY
BUDGET BILL
Com on Budget 1/19/17       
 
A.B. 197
Introduced
1/19/2017
Kevin Kiley (R-6) Rocklin
As introduced, AB 197 would classify 10 additional offenses
as “violent felonies” for sentencing purposes including,
“Animal abuse in violation of
subdivision (a) of Section 597, if
a felony.”  Past amendments to California these laws for
specified “violent felonies” have been enacted by a series of
voter approved state propositions, including the “three strikes”
provisions. Laws enacted by propositions can only be
amended by 2/3 vote of the legislature.
ASM Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, March 21, 2017      
1/30 ASM Com on Public Safety   
3/21 hrg cancelled, author rqst;
2nd hrg, 4/4, cancelled, author
rqst
 
A.B. 292
Introduced 2/2/2017
Marc Steinorth (R-40)
Rancho Cucamonga  
Revised March 8:
Coauthors: Republican
Assembly Members
Baker, Chávez, Chen,
Harper, and Mathis
3/21/17 add Coauthor
Jordan Cunningham
(R-35) Templeton  
As introduced, AB 292 would add to the Revenue and Taxation
Code a new Section 17239 to create a new miscellaneous tax
deduction (not exceeding 2% adjusted gross income) not to
exceed $100 for qualified costs for qualified adoption of a
qualified pet, either over 4 years of age or a cat, for taxable
years beginning on or after January 1, 2018, and before
January 1, 2023.
ASM Com on Rev & Tax Policy Analysis, March 13,
2017                  
Amended in Assembly, March 21, 2017 to add. "This section
shall become operative on the effective date of any budget
measure that specifically appropriates funds to the Franchise
Tax Board for its costs of administering this section."
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 3, 2017
See 2015 AB 976, Steinorth, similar topic; also 2016 AB 797
enacted.
 
ASM Com on Revenue & Tax   
HRG 3/13/17
Pass 8-1(1) amended
ASM Approps  Hrg 4/3
Suspense File
Release hrg 5/26
Held under submission.
Hearing Audio 3/13/17
A.B. 411
Introduced 2/9/17
Richard Bloom (D-50)
Santa Monica
Al Muratsuchi (D-66)
Torrance
Patrick O'Donnell (D-70)
Long Beach

Source: Los Angeles
County District Attorney’s
Office
As introduced, AB 411 would add a new Penal Code Section
868.4 to criminal procedure provisions regarding examination
of witnesses provisions to codify authorization, procedure and
requirements for a child witness (under 18 at the time of
testimony) to be accompanied by a specially designated,
trained dog for emotional support while testifying in certain
criminal cases.  
Amended in Assembly, March 8,2017, to require the court to
take appropriate measures to minimize the distraction created
by the presence of the dog in the courtroom, including
requiring the dog to be accompanied by a handler at all times.
Assembly Floor Analysis, March 17,  2017    
Amended in Assembly, April 17, 2017  to modify mandate for
court to grant motion for use of dog, "unless the court finds the
use of a therapy or facility dog would cause undue prejudice to
the defendant or would be unduly disruptive to the court
proceeding;" and adds a clarifying provision, "Nothing in this
section limits the use of a service dog, as defined in Section
54.1 of the Civil Code, by a person with a disability."
Amended in Senate, June 20, 2017 to replace the mandate to
grant the motion for use of the dog to discretionary but require
removal of the dog if it would be prejudicial to defendant or
disruptive; revises and adds 3 new provisions:
(1) It is the intent of the Legislature in adding this section to
codify the holding in People v. Chenault (2014) 227
Cal.App.4th 1503 with respect to allowing an individual
witness to have a support dog accompany him or her when
testifying in proceedings as provided in subdivision (a).
(2) Nothing in this section abrogates the holding in People v.
Chenault regarding the need to present appropriate jury
instructions.
(3) Nothing in this section limits the use of a service dog, as
defined in Section 54.1 of the Civil Code, by a person with a
disability.
SENATE Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, June 27,
2017     
Amended in Senate, July 6, 2017 to
SENATE Floor Analysis, July 7, 2017    
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, September 12, 2017     
ASM Com on Public Safety   
Hearing 3/14/17
pass 7-0
ASSEMBLY 3rd Rdg
pass 4/27  77-0(6)











Senate Com on Public Safety  
Hrg 5/30 1st hrg cancelled,
author request,
Hrg 6/27 8:30am
pass 7-0  as amended,
re-referred, out on 7/5 to


SENATE
7/11 Special Consent
3rd Rdg  
pass 39-0(1)    
Assembly concurrence,
9/13/17  
 79-0
Enrolled            

9/20/17 to Governor

9/26/17 Approved by Governor

CHAPTERED
 
A.B. 485
Introduced 2/13/17
Patrick O'Donnell (D-70)
Long Beach

Sponsor: Social
Compassion in Legislation

3/28 add Principal
coauthor: Assembly
Member Dababneh (D-45)

4/19 Revised to add
co-authors:
Assembly:
Devon Mathis
(R-26) Visalia
Senate: Cathleen
Galgiani (D-5) Stockton
William Monning (D-17)
Carmel  

5/17 Revised to add ASM
co-author: Laura
Friedman (D-43)
Glendale  
Note: Mathis deleted

6/19 Amended to add
ASM co-authors: Sabrina
Cervantes (D-60)
Corona; Rocky Chávez
(R-79) Oceanside





















8/30 Amended to add
ASM co-author Ash Kalra
(D-27) San Jose  
As introduced, AB 485 is a spot bill declaring intent:: "to enact
legislation that would promote the adoption of animals from
shelters and rescue groups and encourage humane practices
in the purchase of dogs and cats offered for retail sale in
California."
Amended in Assembly, March 28, 2017 to 1) amend Food &
Ag Code Section 31753 covering rescue/adoption opportunity
for small pet animals other than dogs and cats to add, "The
public or private shelter may enter into cooperative
agreements with animal rescue or adoption organizations
regarding rabbits that are equivalent to those cooperative
agreements authorized in Section 31108 regarding dogs and
Section 31752 regarding cats; 2) to add to the Pet Store
Animal Care Act a new Health & Safety Code Section
122354.5:
"A pet store operator shall not sell a live dog, cat, or rabbit in a
pet store unless the dog, cat, or rabbit was obtained from a
public animal control agency or shelter, society for the
prevention of cruelty to animals shelter, humane society
shelter, or nonprofit, as defined in Section 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code, animal rescue or adoption
organization that is in a cooperative agreement with at least
one private or public shelter pursuant to Section 31108,
31752, or 31753 of the Food and Agricultural Code;" and 3) to
add the new Section 122354.5 to the existing offense/penalty
provision, Section 122356."
ASM Com on Business & Professions Policy Analysis, April
18, 2017    
Revised in Assembly, April 19, 2017 add co-authors.   
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 15, 2017       
Revised in Assembly, May 17, 2017, delete and add co-
authors.  
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 19, 2017    
Amended in Senate, June 19, 2017  • Must maintain source
records on each animal sold or provided (sales) space for
one year
• Must post source documentation on each crate or enclosure
• Civil penalty only, $500 per violation per animal
• Local governments may enact stricter ordinances
• Effective date July 18, 2018
Amended in Senate, June 27, 2017 to
• Substitute “rescue” group for nonprofit rescue or adoption
organization
• Create a new definition of “rescue group” different from other
existing statutes
• Require rescue groups be tax exempt under IRC Section 501
(c)(3)
•  Prohibits eligible rescue groups from obtaining animals
from breeders or brokers for compensation.
•  Require sterilization of all dogs and cats “authorized” by this
Pet Store Operator restriction as required for shelters and
rescues by the 1998 Vincent bill and codified in the referenced
sections of the Food and Agricultural Code.  
• Allows public animal control agencies or shelters to
periodically require pet stores engaged in sales of dogs to
provide access to source records
SENATE Com on Bus, Profs & ED Policy Analysis, July 14,
2017     
Amended in Senate, July 19, 2017 to change the effective date
to January 1, 2019    
Senate Floor Analysis, July 19, 2017   
Amended in Senate, August 30, 2017 to amend proposed new
Health & Safety Code Section 122354.5  to add cats and
rabbits to the provision that "Public animal control agencies or
shelters may periodically require pet stores engaged in sales
of dogs to provide access to these records;” add a new
subsection (d) "(d) A pet store operator who is subject to this
section is exempt from the requirements set forth in
Article 2
(commencing with Section 122125) of Chapter 5, except for
the requirements set forth in Section 122155;" and re-letter
subsequent sub-sections.
Senate Floor Analysis, August 31, 2017      
REFERENCE DOCUMENT FOR NEW SUBSECTION (d)

Amended in Senate, September 7, 2017  to further restrict the
exemption from the Lockyer-Polanco-Farr Pet Protection Act for
Pet Store Operators selling humane sourced inventory. See
REFERENCE DOCUMENT highlighting  applicable provisions
now including provision of veterinary care, isolation of sick
animals and disclosure of known treatments and
conditions
.          

Senate Floor Analysis, August 9, 2017
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, September 13, 2017  




INTEGRATED TEXT REFERENCE DOCUMENT, June 28,
2017: CA AB 485, AMENDED JUNE 27, 2017  
NOTE:  now based on and protective of Los Angeles Municipal
Code Section SEC. 53.73.  SALE OF COMMERCIALLY BRED
DOGS, CATS AND RABBITS IN PET STORES – PROHIBITION.
(Amended by Ord. No. 184,265, Eff. 6/8/16.)
It shall be unlawful for any person to sell any live dog, cat or
rabbit in any pet store, retail business or other commercial
establishment located in the City of Los Angeles, unless the
dog, cat or rabbit was obtained from an animal shelter or a
humane society located in the City of Los Angeles, or a non-
profit rescue and humane organization registered with the
Department of Animal Services.  For purposes of this Section,
a rescue and humane organization is defined as a California
non-profit corporation that is exempt from taxation under
Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), participates in early
age spay/neuter of animals, complies with State and local
laws regarding the humane treatment of animals, and whose
mission and practice is, in whole or in significant part, the
rescue and placement of dogs, cats or rabbits.




INTEGRATED TEXT REFERENCE DOCUMENT, CA AB 485,
AMENDED 6/19/2017 -- June 20, 2017
Integrated Text Reference Document, April 17, 2017   

Author's Press Release, February 13, 2017      
Los Angeles Municipal Code SEC. 53.73.  SALE OF
COMMERCIALLY BRED DOGS, CATS AND RABBITS IN PET STORES –
PROHIBITION   
           
(3/27) ASM Com on Bus & Profs  
Hrg 4/18
10:45 am, on call with 8 aye
votes  
pass 10-1(5)    




ASM Approps  
Hrg 5/17  
pass 10-4(3)  

ASSEMBLY 3rd Rdg
5/30
pass 55-11(14)






















SENATE Com on Bus, Profs &
Econ Devel
Hrg 6/26 per Committee Agenda
POSTPONED BY COMMITTEE
Hrg 7/17

TIME CHANGE
11 a.m. - Room 3191
AB 485 is the ONLY agenda item

passed, as amended,
7-1(1)     

















Senate 2nd Rdg  9/12/17
3rd Rdg  Item 166
pass 38-0(2)

Assembly, May be considered
on or after September 15
pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

9/13, Rule 77(a) suspended

Assembly Concurrence Item
14   9/14/17
pass 65-3(11)     

Enrolled       

To Governor, 9/25/17 Noon

10/13/17 Approved by Governor

CHAPTERED     
OPPOSE unless amended  

Hearing Audio 4/18/17

Cal Channel Video   




Cal Channel Video 5/17/17
ASM Approps
scroll down to AB 485





OPPOSE unless amended
6/14/17

OPPOSE unless amended,
6/22/18
















Cal Channel Video

Youtube Link - 7/17/17
hearing
A.B. 628  
Introduced 2/14/17
Phillip Chen (R-55)
Diamond Bar
As introduced, AB 628 would  amend Penal Code Section
597.1 (seizures, costs, etc.,) consistent with 2016 AB 2278
authored by Assembly Member Eric Lindner (R-60) of Corona
when that bill was held in the Senate Committee on
Appropriations Suspense File in August, 2016.  



See 2016 AB 2278, Lindner        
ASM Com on Public Safety   
3/21, hrg cancelled, author rqst
 
A.B. 942   
Introduced 2/16/17
Devon Mathis (R-26)
Visalia   
As introduced, AB 942 would add to the Revenue and Taxation
code a new Section 17052.4 allowing a personal tax credit
against personal income taxes for each taxable year
beginning on or after January 1, 2017, and before January 1,
2023, in an amount equal to 50% of the amount paid or
incurred during the taxable year by a taxpayer for qualified
veterinary costs, as defined, for a pet, as defined, not to
exceed $2,000. Terms are defined, and if credit allowed by this
section exceeds the “net tax,” the excess may be carried over
to reduce the “net tax” in the following taxable year, and
succeeding six years if necessary, until the credit is exhausted.
Amended in Assembly, March 21, 2017  to clarify terms,
“taxpayer’s pet,” qualified veterinary costs not to exceed
“$2,000 per taxable year,” the qualified veterinary expenses
are ‘’expenses paid to a licensed veterinarian” and do “not
include expenses reimbursed by pet insurance.”
ASM Com on Rev & Tax Policy Analysis, March 27, 2017    
Amended in Assembly, April 4, 2017 to change medically
related to "medically necessary" and eliminate the tax credit
carryforward.  
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 26, 2017  
ASM Com on Revenue  &
Taxation   3/20 hrg cancelled,
author rqst
Hrg 3/27/17  amended
pass 6-2(2)
ASM Approps 4/27/17
to SUSPENSE File
Release hrg 5/26
Held under submission.
 
A.B. 1137
Introduced 2/17/17
Brian Maienschein
(R-77) San Diego  
Introduced as a housing development bill, AB 1137 was
amended on March 28 to be the Pet Friendly Housing Act of
2017,
amended again on April 20, 2017 to add to the Health
and Safety Code a new Section 50466 to read:
(a) The department shall require each housing development
that is financed on or after January 1, 2018, pursuant to this
division, to authorize a resident of the housing development to
own or otherwise maintain one or more common household
pets within the resident’s dwelling unit, subject to applicable
state laws, regulations adopted by the department, and local
government ordinances related to public health, animal
control, and animal anticruelty.
(b) For purposes of this section, “common household pet”
means a domesticated animal, such as a dog or cat, that is
commonly kept in the home for pleasure rather than for
commercial purposes.
(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit or
otherwise affect other statutes or laws that require reasonable
accommodations to be made for an individual with a disability
who maintains an animal to provide assistance, service, or
support.
ASM Com on Housing & Community Development Policy
Analysis, 4/19/2017   
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 1, 2017      
Amended in Senate, May 30, 2017 to specify that a "pet-friendly
housing regulation" will be adopted by the of Department of
Housing and Community Development.
SEN Com on Transportation & Housing Policy Analysis, June
1, 2017    
SEN Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, June 26, 2017      
Amended in Senate, September 1, 2017  remove requirement
for adoption of pet friendly regulations
Senate Appropriations, Suspense Analysis
Senate Floor Analysis
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, September 12, 2017   
Votes
Com on Housing & Community
Devel.
4/19/17 pass 7-0

ASM Com on Approps
5/3/17  pass 16-0(1)

ASSEMBLY FLOOR
5/11/17 pass 77-0(3)

SEN
Com on Transportation &
Housing     Hrg 6//6  
pass 13-0   

Senate Appropriations
Hrg 6/26
SUSPENSE FILE
Release Hearing 9/1/17
pass 7-0








Senate, 3rd Rdg
9/11/17
pass 39-0(1)
9/13/17 Assembly Concurrence
79-0
Enrolled        
9/22/17 to Governor
10/14/17 Approved by Governor
CHAPTERED
 
A.B. 1138
Introduced 2/17/17
Brian Maienschein (R-77)
San Diego
As introduced, AB 1138 is a spot bill currently regarding Health
and Safety Code Section 121720. Note that this provision is
part of Health and Safety Code Division 105, Part 6, Veterinary
Public Health and Safety,
CHAPTER 1.5. Dog Importation: Health Certificates [121720 -
121723] enacted in 2014 by AB 1809 authored by Maienschein.
Amended in Assembly, March 28, 2017  to add to the
Business &  Professions Code a new Section 17531.2 to
Amended in Assembly, April 17, 2017  same, adding to
criminal business practices (unfair business practices)
related to advertising, a misdemeanor offense punishable by
up to 6 months in county jail and/or fine up to $2500:
advertising for sale in California a dog or cat with
untrue/misleading statements or picture not of the exact
animal offered.  
ASM Com on Privacy & Consumer Prot. Policy Analysis, April
21, 2017     
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 8, 2017   
SEN Com on Bus, Profs & Econ Dev Policy Analysis, 6/15/17
(note, proofreading errors hearing dates, AB 1419, 485,
should be June.)
See 2014 AB 1809, Maienschein  
SEN Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, July 10, 2017   
Senate Floor Analysis, August 23, 2017     
(3/27) ASM Com on Privacy &
Consumer Protection    Hrg 4/25
pass 9-0(1)
ASM Approps
Hrg 5/10 pass to Consent    
17-0
ASSEMBLY  5/11 to Consent
2nd day  5/18
pass 69-0(11)

Dual Referred:
SENATE
Com B, P & ED    Hrg
6/19   
pass 9-0  

SENATE Committee on
Public Safety   Hrg 7/11 8:30am  
pass 6-0(1)

SEN Approps  8/21
Rule 28.8
Senate 3rd Rdg 9/5/17
Item 376  
pass 40-0
Enrolled
9/13 to Governor
10/13/17
VETOED by Governor
Hearing Audio 4/26/17








Hearing Audio 6/19/2017

CAL CHANNEL VIDEO
6/19/2017
A.B. 1199
Introduced 2/17/17
Adrin Nazarian (D-46)
Sherman Oaks  

Sponsor: Social
Compassion in
Legislation  
As introduced, AB 1199 would add to the Penal Code
provisions covering the Commission on Peace Officer
Standards and Training, Field Services and Standards for
Recruitment and Training a new Section 13514.3 to require by
January 1, 2019 within the basic training course, specific
training about dog behavior and how to best and safely
manage encounters with dogs using appropriate force.  
ASM Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 18, 2017      
ASM Com on Appropriations FIscal Analysis, May 8, 2017      
AB 1199 Integrated Statutory Text  
ASM Com on Public Safety   Hrg
4/18
Passed 6-1   
ASM Approps Hrg 5/10
To SUSPENSE File
Release hrg 5/26
Held under submission.
Hearing Audio 4/18/17

Cal Channel Video  
A.B. 1491
Introduced 2/17/17
Anna M. Caballero
(D-30) Salinas  



















Add Coauthor: Assembly
Member Maienschein
(R-77) San Diego  



















Add Co-Authors: :
Assembly Members
Cristina Garcia,
Maienschein, Quirk-Silva,
and Steinorth; Senator
Atkins  


Add Co-authors:
Anderson and Stern
As introduced, AB 1491 would add to Health and Safety Code,
Division 105, Part 6, Chapter 5 a new Article 4, to read: Article  
4. Sales of Dogs and Cats: Advertising
122316. It is unlawful to do any of the following when
advertising the sale of a dog or cat to the public in this state:
(a) Offer pictures or otherwise make representations
regarding a dog or cat that do not depict the actual dog or cat
available for purchase by the public.
(b) Make or disseminate any statement about the dog or cat
being advertised for sale that is known, or by the exercise of
reasonable care should be known, to be false or misleading.
(c) Make or disseminate any statement about the dog or cat
being advertised for sale with the intent not to sell to the public
the actual dog or cat so advertised.
122317. It is unlawful to fail to withdraw in writing an
advertisement for the sale of a dog or cat within 48 hours after
selling the dog or cat or withdrawing the dog or cat from sale.
122318. (a) A person who violates this article is subject to a
civil penalty of not less than five hundred dollars ($500) and
not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) for each violation.
(b) The Attorney General, or the city attorney of the city or the
district attorney or county counsel of the county in which a
violation of this article occurs, may bring a civil action in a court
of competent jurisdiction to assess and recover the civil
penalty described in subdivision (a). The civil penalty, when
collected, shall be payable, as appropriate, to the general fund
of whichever governmental entity brought the action to assess
the civil penalty.
2017 AB 1491 Statutory Reference Document, H&S Code, Div.
105, Part 6      
Amended in Assembly, March 27, 2017 to add to the Civil
Code, Part 2. Contracts, Division 3. Obligations, Title 4.
Unlawful Contracts a new Section 1670.9 to read:
(a) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), a contract entered
into on or after January 1, 2018, to transfer ownership of a dog
or cat in which ownership is contingent upon the making of
payments over a period of time subsequent to the transfer of
possession of the dog or cat is void as against public policy.
(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to payments to repay an
unsecured loan for the purchase of the dog or cat.
(b) A contract entered into on or after January 1, 2018, for the
lease of a dog or cat is void as against public policy.
(c) In addition to any other remedies provided by law, the
consumer taking possession of a dog or cat transferred under
the terms of a contract described in paragraph (1) of
subdivision (a) or in subdivision (b) shall be deemed the
owner of the dog or cat and shall be entitled to return all
amounts paid under the contract.
ASM Com on Judiciary Policy Analysis, April 2, 2017     
Amended in Assembly, April 17, 2017 per policy analysis,
Statutory references cited in Legislative Counsel's Digest
Assembly Floor Analysis  
SEN Com on Business, Profs & Econ Dev Policy Analysis,
6/15/17
Amended in Senate, July 3, 2017 to change the Civil Code
section to be added from 1670.9 to 1670.10 to accommodate
the same numbered section being added by an earlier
introduced bill, SB 29, and make a non-substantive
Senate Com on Judiciary policy analysis, July 17, 2017     
Senate Floor Analysis, August 17, 2017     
Amended in Senate, August 22, 2017 to add "also" to "(c) In
addition to any other remedies provided by law, the consumer
taking possession of a dog or cat transferred under a contract
described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) or in subdivision
(b) shall be deemed the owner of the dog or cat and shall
also
be entitled to the return of all amounts the consumer paid
under the contract."
Senate Floor Analysis, August 23, 2017      
Assembly Concurrence in Senate Amendments, Analysis,
August 31, 2017   

Karnette Rental-Purchase Act, CA Civil Code Sections
1812.620-1812.650  
The Unruh Act, CA Civil Code Sections 1801 - 1812.20    
Integrated Text (Title 4 Unlawful Contracts), AB 1491 amended
3/27/17     
ASM Com on Judiciary
Hrg 4/4
passed 10-1  as amended

Assembly 3rd Rdg
5/111/17
pass 63-10(7) partisan































Dual referred:
SENATE Com on
Bus, Profs &
Econ Dev.  Hrg 6/19
pass 9-0    

to SENATE Committee on
Judiciary  Hrg 7/18
1:30 p.m. - Room 112
passed 7-0










Senate 3rd Rdg  8/31/17
Item 70
pass 37-0(3)

Assembly. Concurrence in
Senate amendments pending.
May be considered on or after
September 2 pursuant to
Assembly Rule 77
9/5 Concurrence
63-10(6)

Enrolled         
9/12/17 to Governor      

10/13/17 Approved by Governor

CHAPTERED
OPPOSE 3/29/17
unless amended, author
accepted amendment;
position on bill neutral.

Hearing Audio 4/4/2017   

CalChannel Video  




























Hearing Audio 6/19/2017

CAL CHANNEL VIDEO
6/19/2017
A.B. 1569
Introduced 2/17/17
Anna M. Caballero (D-30)
Salinas  
As introduced, AB 1569 would stop use of “letter mill”
documentation of prospective tenants’ requests for
reasonable accommodation for a disability related service
animal not otherwise permitted in the tenancy and would
amend Civil Code Division 1,
Part 2.5. Blind And Other
Physically Disabled Persons Section 54.1, adding a new
subsection (C):  
(C) (i) A person renting, leasing, or otherwise providing real
property for compensation may, if a prospective or current
tenant requests a disability-related reasonable
accommodation to keep an animal on the real property and
the disability is not readily apparent or the disability-related
need for an animal is not apparent, request that a third party
provide verification of the disability and disability-related need
for the animal from the prospective or current tenant. The third
party verifying the disability and the disability-related need for
the animal shall be located in the United States and have
specific knowledge of the prospective or current tenant’s
medical condition based on an individualized examination.
That examination shall include an in-person meeting with the
prospective or current tenant. The third party shall not be
operating primarily as a business to provide certifications for
persons requesting verification of animals requested as
reasonable accommodations.
(ii) The following types of documentation shall not be in and of
themselves sufficient third-party verification that a prospective
or current tenant requires an animal as a reasonable
accommodation, and the person renting, leasing, or otherwise
providing real property for compensation may request
additional third-party verification from a reliable source if the
prospective or current tenant only presents any of those types
of documentation:
(I) An identification card or certificate for a registered service
animal.
(II) An emotional support animal prescription letter.
(III) Any certificate, letter of prescription, doctor’s or any other
kind of note or letter obtained from an online source.
(IV) Documentation that does not indicate that the provider of
the documentation ever met the prospective or current tenant
or performed an individualized examination.
(iii) This subparagraph shall not apply to a “guide dog,” “signal
dog,” or “service dog,” as defined in paragraph (6), or a
“service animal,” as defined in Section 113903 of the Health
and Safety Code.
Amended in Assembly, March 23, 2017  to add "reliable" to the
third party requirement in (C)(i); require name, address, and
telephone number or email address for the party and
conforming changes in (ii.)

See 2017 AB 2760, related topic  
ASM Com on Judiciary
Hrg 4/18, cancelled, author
request  
 
A.B. 1705
Introduced 3/2/2017
ASM Committee on
Business & Professions

5/2/17 revision, designate
Low as Chair, delete
Salas per committee
membership change.  























AUTHOR: Evan Low  
(D-28)  Campbell
As introduced, AB 1705 is the Committee's bill addressing
issues in the Sunset Review process. AB 1705 would extend
to January 1, 2022, the term of the Board, as well as extend
the pilot project to provide an arbitration procedure for the
purpose of resolving disputes between a guide dog user and
a licensed guide dog school and extend indefinitely the Board
duty to prepare a factsheet regarding various functions of the
board, to post that factsheet on its Internet Web site, and to
provide copies to each of the licensed guide dog schools, as
well as the requirement for licensed guide dog schools to
provide copies of the factsheet to every student receiving
training from that school.
ASM Com on Business & Professions Policy Analysis, April
24, 2017    
Amended in Assembly, May 2, 2017 moves back sunset date
to 2020 and and add to Bus & Profs Code a new Section
7218: (a) An advisory task force is hereby established under
the jurisdiction of the board. Not later than May 1, 2018, the
Director of Consumer Affairs shall appoint the members of the
task force.
(b) The task force shall prepare a written report with
recommendations on the role and the mission of the board
and if there is a continued need for the regulation of guide dog
schools, guide dog trainers, and fundraising programs.
(c) (1) Not later than May 1, 2019, the written report shall be
delivered to the Governor, the Senate Committee on Rules,
the Speaker of the Assembly, the Assembly Committee on
Business and Professions, and the Senate Committee on
Business, Professions and Economic Development.
(2) The report shall be submitted in compliance with Section
9795 of the Government Code.
(d) This section shall remain in effect only until May 1, 2019,
and as of that date is repealed.
ASM Com on Appropriations, May 15, 2017  
Amended in Assembly, May 30, 2017 per Analysis  
SEN Com on Bus, Profs & EC Policy Analysis, July 7, 2017  
Amended in Senate, July 17, 2107 to eliminate the State Board
of Guide Dogs for the Blind by repealing its enabling statute
and all its provisions (Business & Professions Code Section
7200 et. seq.) and add SEC. 2. -  Chapter 9.5 (commencing
with Section 7200) is added to Division 3 of the Business and
Professions Code, to read:
CHAPTER  9.5. Guide Dogs for the Blind
7200.
Any person who uses in any sign, business card, or
letterhead, or in any advertisement, the words “guide dog
instructor,” “certified guide dog instructor,” or any other terms
or letters indicating or implying that he or she is an instructor
trained in the utilization or training of guide dogs for the blind,
or who represents or holds himself or herself out as a guide
dog instructor, without being employed by a guide dog school
certified by the International Guide Dog Federation, or a
successor entity, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
7201.
For purposes of this chapter:
(a) “Guide dog instructor” means a person who instructs or
trains persons who are blind or visually impaired in the use of
guide dogs or who engages in the business of training,
selling, hiring, or supplying guide dogs for persons who are
blind or visually impaired.
(b) “Guide dog” means a dog that has been trained or is being
trained to assist blind or visually impaired individuals. For
purposes of this chapter, “guide dog” is used to describe a
“service dog.”
7202.
A guide dog school shall submit to the Department of
Consumer Affairs on or before September 1 of each year a list
of all trainers or guide dog instructors employed or contracted
by the school. The department shall not charge a fee for the
collection of this data.
Amended in Senate, 30 August 2017 to delete the Board from  
statutory lists where it is included; to add to new definition of
instructors, alternate provision, "having knowledge of the
special problems of persons who are blind or visually
impaired and being able to teach them, being able to
demonstrate the ability to train guide dogs with which persons
who are blind or visually impaired would be safe under
various traffic conditions, or" being employed by a school
certified "International Guide Dog Federation, or a successor
entity." This is now subject to a fine or civil penalty only,
eliminating the misdemeanor classification so that there is no
crime.  
Senate Floor Analysis, August 31, 2017 - note: The California
State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind writes in opposition,
“we believe that the sunset of the Board, particularity at this
time, on the heels of the implementation of SB 1331 (Chapter
595 - Statutes of 2016) does not provide sufficient time to
properly assess the impact of an unregulated industry in the
hands of a privately held out-of-state organization on California
public safety and consumer protection.”
Amended in Senate, September 8, 2017  to incorporate
additional changes to Section 205 of the Business and
Professions Code, as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 800
of the Statutes of 2016, proposed by
SB 19 to be operative only
if this bill and SB 19 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.
Senate Floor Analysis, September 11, 2017     
Note: SB 19 passed.  


BACKGROUND PAPER FOR THE Board of Guide Dogs for the
Blind, Joint Oversight Hearing, February 27, 2017   
2016 Sunset Review Report, State Board of Guide Dogs for
the Blind              
ASM Com on Business and
Professions
Hrg 4/25/17  
pass 14-0(2)
ASM Appropos
hrg 5/17    to
SUSPENSE File
Release hrg 5/26
pass 13-0(4) as amended  

ASSEMBLY 3rd Rdg
6/1
passed 77-1(2)








SENATE Com on Bus, Profs &
Econ Dev.  Hrg 7/10/17   pass
as amended, 9-0  








Sen Approps 8/21/17
Rule 28.8   

















































Senate Floor

3rd Rdg 9/13/17
pass 40-0

Assembly Com on Bussiness &
Professions     
9/14 Joint Rule 62(a) suspended
pass 15-0(1)
9/15/2017 Assembly Floor
pass
77-0(2)  

9/26/17  
Enrolled  
10/11/2017 Approved by
Governor

CHAPTERED
 
         
CALENDAR
NOTES

2017-2018
Legislature
Sunday, October 15, Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or
before Sept. 15 and in the Governor’s possession after Sept 15.

Monday, January 1, 2018: Statutes take effect.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Legislature reconvenes.