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CALENDAR NOTES

2017-2018
Legislature
Friday, July 21, Summer Recess begins if the Budget Bill has been passed.
Monday, August 21, Legislature reconvenes.

Friday, September 1, Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills to Floor.
Sept. 5-15 Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose.
Friday, September 8, Last day to amend on the Floor.
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         

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
To ASM Approps
 
         
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    
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  7/20
 
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
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     



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 3rd Rdg 7/20

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














Hearing Audio 7/17/17         
1 hr, 20 min  MP3
partial

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       
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

 
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        
(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 Hrg 8/21
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  
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     

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 2nd Rdg 7/20
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.



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
Hrg 8/21