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BILL NO.
AUTHOR(S)
SUBJECT
STATUS
TAC'S ACTION
         
S.R. 4
Introduced 12/3/18
Senator Atkins
Standing Rules of the Senate for the 2019–20 Regular Session
Enrolled 12/5/2018
 
S.C.R. 1
Introduced 12/3/2018
Senator Wilk
Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly for the 2019–20 Regular Session
12/3/18 Senate
Adopted
Assembly, held at
desk
 
S.B. 73
Introduced 1/10/2019
Senator Mitchell
Budget Act of 2019  See usual animal items.  
See AB 190: AB 74
below: Approved by
Governor  June 27, 2019.
Filed with Secretary of
State  June 27, 2019     
Chaptered  
 
S.B. 64
Introduced 1/7/2019
Ling Ling Chang (R-29)
Diamond Bar, Patrick     
O'Donnell (D-70) Long
Beach

Add Co-authors: Senator
Wilk; Assembly Members
Choi, Cristina Garcia

Sponsored by Social
Compassion in Legislation.






ADD: SEN Galgiani; ASM
Kalra
As introduced, SB 64 would add new sections to the Food & Agricultural Code,
§31108.3 (dogs) and §31752.1 (cats) to prohibit a "A public animal control
agency or shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals shelter,
humane society shelter, or rescue group" from releasing "to an owner seeking
to reclaim it, or adopt out, sell, or give away a dog to a new owner,
unless the
dog/cat is microchipped."
Amended in Senate, March 20, 2019 to amend both above sections respectively
to require either: 1) the animal is microchipped with current information on the
reclaiming owner new owner, as applicable; or 2) shelter or rescue group does
not have microchipping capability on location, the shelter or rescue group first
obtains from the reclaiming or new owner an agreement to present to the
shelter or rescue group, within the next 30 days, proof that the animal is
microchipped as described in paragraph (1); microchipping is not required if a
licensed veterinarian certifies in writing that the animal is medically unfit for the
microchipping procedure because the it has a physical condition that would be
substantially aggravated by the procedure; violation is subject to a
civil penalty
of five hundred dollars ($500)
Senate Com on Business, Profs & E.D. Policy Analysis, March 21, 2019   
Senate Floor Analysis, April 10, 2019   
Amended in Assembly, June 17, 2019 to allow a shelter/rescue without
microchipping capability to avoid penalty by obtaining agreement from adopter to
have animal microchipped and present proof within 30 days of the "number to
be registered with a microchip registry company that will not use the personal
information of the owner or new owner except for the purpose of reuniting the
owner with animal; and "shelter or rescue group may require proof" the dog/cat
"is microchipped with current information on the owner reclaiming" the dog/cat
"or new owner receiving the dog before releasing, adopting out, selling, or giving
away" the dog/cat, "as applicable." The civil penalty will apply as of 1/1/2022.
Assembly Business & Professions Com Policy Analysis, June 21, 2019  
Assembly Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, July 8, 2019    

See 2011 SB 702 by then Senator Ted Lieu, vetoed.
SEN Committee on
Business, Profs & ED
Hrg 3/25  pass 9-0
SEN Approps (Hrg 4/8)
from Committee,
Sen
Rule 28.8
SEN 3rd Rdg   4/25
pass 37-0(1, 2
Vacancies)



ASM Com on Business &
Professions  Hrg 6/25
pass 19-0
Recommend Consent

ASM Approps  Hrg 7/10
postponed by
Committee
; Hrg 8/14  
 
S.B. 202
Introduced 1/31/2019
Scott Wilk (R-21) Santa
Clarita  


Sponsor: Social
Compassion in Legislation

























































ADD: Senators Caballero
and Galgiani; Assembly
Member Lackey
SB 202 had been introduced as a spot bill; as amended March 4, 2019 AB 202
would amend the existing law covering animal blood banks (See AB 366 below)
by: adding a new Food & Ag Code §9204.5. “Captive closed-colony” means that
an animal is kept, housed, or maintained in any way for the purpose of collecting
its blood.; amending §9205 defining Commercial Animal Bloodbanks to mean
"animal blood or blood component products from
captive closed-colony or
community-sourced animals;
" adding a new §9205.5. definition:
“Community-sourced” means that an animal is
both of the following:
(a)
Kept, housed, and maintained at the residence of its guardian.
(b)
Brought by its guardian to a commercial blood bank for animals to have its
blood collected; amends §9212(b) to change one of the requirements for
licensing from supervision by "a person qualified in the field" to a "
licensed
veterinarian
;" amends §9221 to add "captive closed colony" terminology to
requirements for the license application and adds a new requirement (8)  
"
Blood-borne pathogen testing for all canine and feline blood donors in
accordance with the most recent Consensus Statement on blood donor
infectious disease screening by the American College of Veterinary Internal
Medicine;
" Amending §9269 to limit the existing confidentiality of records,
adding a new (b) Except as provided in subdivision (c), identifying personal
information that is contained in records described in subdivision (a) due to a
person’s status as the guardian of a community-sourced animal donor,
including, but not limited to, the person’s name, address, and phone number,
shall be confidential and not subject to disclosure under the California Public
Records Act (Chapter 3.5(commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1
of the Government Code)  Finally, SB 202 includes "The Legislature finds and
declares that Section 6 of this act, which amends Section 9269 of the Food and
Agricultural Code, imposes a limitation on the public’s right of access to the
meetings of public bodies or the writings of public officials and agencies within
the meaning of Section 3 of Article I of the California Constitution. Pursuant to
that constitutional provision, the Legislature makes the following findings to
demonstrate the interest protected by this limitation and the need for protecting
that interest:
In order to protect the privacy of guardians of community-sourced animal donors
and encourage their participation in animal blood donation programs, it is
necessary to limit the public’s right of access to their personal information." as
required by the California Constitution when a statute limits public right to
information from a public official or agency.  
Senate Com on Agriculture Policy Analysis, March 28, 2019     
Amended in Senate, April 10, 2019 to change instances of "guardian" to owner.
Amended in Senate, April 30, 2019  add to the Food & Ag Code a new  §9253
(a) (1) A commercial blood bank for animals licensed under this chapter shall
not provide payment to a person who brings a community-sourced animal to the
commercial blood bank for the purpose of donating that animal’s blood or blood
component products.
(2) For purposes of this section, “payment” means the transfer by a commercial
blood bank for animals licensed under this chapter to a person of money or
other valuable consideration that can be converted to money by the recipient. For
purposes of this section, “payment” does not include fees for veterinary tests,
screenings, or services that benefit the health of the community-sourced animal
from which the blood or blood component products were taken.
(b) A commercial blood bank for animals licensed under this chapter that
accepts a donation from a community-sourced animal shall do all of the
following:
(1) Obtain the written consent of the owner of the community-sourced animal
and keep a record of that consent.
(2) Ensure that the licensed veterinarian providing direct supervision determines
that production of blood and blood component products is safe and not injurious
to the community-sourced animal’s health, including ensuring that the
community-sourced animal is all of the following:
(A) An appropriate age to donate.
(B) A healthy weight to donate.
(C) Has no history of bloodborne illness.
(D) That the community-sourced animal is current on vaccinations.
(c) A commercial blood bank for animals licensed under this chapter shall
maintain a record of the donations collected, units supplied, any adverse events,
and any complaints from owners regarding community-sourced animals that
donate blood or blood component products.
(d) A violation of this section shall constitute a cause for discipline by the board.
Amended in Senate, May 15, 2019 to make nonsubstantive changes.
ASM Com on Judiciary Policy Analysis, Landon Klein, PhD, June 23, 2019
Amended in Assembly, June 27, 2019 to add extensive clarifying amendments
ASM Com on Agriculture policy analysis, July 2, 2019, suggesting additional
amendments  
Amended in Assembly, July 9, 2019 to
Amended in Assembly, August 12, 2019    
.
Dual Referred SEN
Coms. on AGRI.  Hrg 4/2
pass 4-0(0) as amended

SEN
Com on Judiciary
Hrg 4/23   pass 9-0, as
amended  

SENATE Approps  Hrg
5/13
Senate Rule 28.8

Senate 3rd Rdg   5/21/19
pass 38-0(0)     

ASSEMBLY    Dual
Referred:
COM on Judiciary  Hrg
6/25
pass 12-0  as amended

Assembly COM on
Agriculture Hrg 7/3
pass 11-0 as amended


ASM Approps  Hrg 8/14
 
S.B. 245
Introduced 2/11/2019
Ling Ling Chang (R-29)
Diamond Bar

Sponsored by California
Association of Veteran
Service Agencies

ADD: Sen Archuleta; ASM
Cristina Garcia
As introduced, SB 245 would add several sections to the Food and Agricultural
Code and amend one to prohibit a public shelter from charging an adoption fee
to an adopting person who "presents to the public shelter a current and valid
driver’s license or identification card with the word “VETERAN” printed on its face
pursuant to Section 12811 of the Vehicle Code."
Senate Com on Business, Profs & E.D. Policy Analysis, March 21, 2019   
Senate Com on Veterans Affairs Policy Analysis, April 8, 2019     
Amended in Assembly, June 18, 2019   to allow a public shelter to limit
adoptions to one dog/one cat per 6 month period.
Assembly Com on Business & Professions Policy Analysis, June 21, 2019   
Assembly Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, July 1, 2019  
Dual Referred: SEN  Hrg
3/25
pass 9-0    
Committee on Veteran
Affairs
Hrg 4/9/2019    
pass 7-0
SEN Approps   Hrg 4/29
Sen Rule 28.8
SENATE 3rd Rdg 5/9
pass
37-1(0, 2 Vac)    
ASSEMBLY Com on
Business & Profs Hrg
6/25
pass 19-0
ASM Approps Hrg 7/3
pass 17-0(1)
ASSEMBLY  7/11
pass 76-0(3, 1V)
To Senate Unfinished
Business, concurrence
in Assembly
amendments pending
 
S.B. 258
Introduced 2/12/2019
Robert M. Hertzberg
(D-18) Van Nuys








Coauthors: Senators Beall,
Stone, and Wiener



ADD Co-authors: SEN
Chang; ASM Gabriel,
Mullin, and Quirk-Silva
As introduced, SB 258 makes 7 recitals about human  homelessness and pets
and would add to the Government Code a new §12087.4 requiring the
Department of Community Services and Development to develop and
administer a program to award grants to qualified homeless shelters for the
provision of shelter, food, and basic veterinary services for pets owned by
homeless people and appropriates $5,000.000 from the General Fund for this
purpose. A "qualified homeless shelter" would have to meet ALL requirements:
(1) It has rules of conduct and responsibility regarding pets and their owners.
(2) It provides crates or kenneling either near bunks or in a separate area.
(3) It provides food for both homeless people and their pets.
(4) It offers the services of a veterinarian, including spay and neutering services.
Senate Com on Health & Human Services Policy Committee, March 25, 2019  
As amended in Senate, March 28, 2019 to delete from the bill the proposed
addition to the Government Code, replacing it with a new Health & Safety Code
Section 50491 nearly the same.
Amended in Senate, May 17, 2019 to delete entirely the appropriation.  
NOTE: The $5,000,000 appropriation is included in the state budget.
Assembly Com on Housing & Development policy analysis, July 1, 2019   
Amended in Assembly, July 10, 2019 add to (new) Health & Safety Code §50491
"(b) In selecting recipients for grants, the department shall consider whether a
qualified homeless shelter was developed using a streamlined approval
process."
SEN Com on Health &
Human Services  Hrg
3/25
pass 6-0, as amended  
SEN Approps Hrg 4/22
SUSPENSE File  
Release Hrg 5/16:
Release
Pass 5-1, as amended
SENATE 5/21/19
pass 37-0(1, 2 vacancies)
ASSEMBLY Com on
Housing & Development
Hrg 7/3
pass 8-0

To ASSEMBLY Approps



Fiscal Committee

NOTE: Budget item:
2240-103-0001—For
local assistance,
Department of Housing
and Community
Development..
25,700,000
1. Of the amount
appropriated in this item,
$5,000,000 is available
for the purpose of
providing shelter, food,
and basic veterinarian
services for the pets of
individuals in homeless
shelters. Funding shall
be allocated in a manner
to be determined by the
department.
S.B. 281
Introduced 2/13/2019
  SB 281 is Cow Palace Authority Act that would establish the Cow Palace
Authority for the purpose of managing, developing, or disposing of the real
property known as the Cow Palace, a long time animal show venue.

NOTE: April 2019, Cow Palace Board voted unanimously to end gun shows at
the venue
SAVE THE COW PALACE      Friends of the Cow Palace     
Senate Approps,
remains in committee as
a
2-year bill, must pass
out by rule deadline in
January 2020 to continue
to/pass floor.  
 
S.B. 312
Introduced 2/15/2019
Connie M. Leyva (D-20)
Chino
As introduced, SB 312 would add to the Military and Veterans Code a new §82  
"The Department of Veterans Affairs shall publicize the program established
pursuant to Section 19021 of the Welfare and Institutions Code to disabled
veterans. This shall include, but not be limited to, efforts on the department’s
internet website and through outreach to appropriate nonprofit entities;" and add
to the Welfare and Institutions Code a new §19021, " (a) The Department of
Rehabilitation, in consultation with the Department of Veterans Affairs, shall
establish a program to provide assistance for the cost of service dogs to
veterans with disabilities
.
(b)
Upon appropriation by the Legislature, the program shall provide
assistance to veterans to
cover costs of acquiring a service dog including, but
not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Purchase of a dog, including the cost of vaccinations, spaying or neutering,
and a microchip.
(2) Service dog training for the dog.
(3) Equipment, including, but not limited to, a harness, service dog vest,
leashes, collars, and a crate for the dog.
(4) Veterinarian services for the dog.
(c) The
Department of Rehabilitation shall prescribe the requirements for an
application by a disabled veteran
to apply for assistance under this section.
Amended in Senate, March 25, 2019 to change the agency reference of
Department of Rehabilitation to Department of Veterans Affairs and limits the
disability to "post-traumatic stress disorder."
Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs Policy Analysis, April 19, 2019      
Amended in Senate, April 22, 2019 to gut and amend prior versions and add a to
the Military Code a new Section 81 and  82 providing that the Department of
Veterans Affairs shall, upon appropriation by the Legislature, establish a
competitive grant program to provide assistance for the cost of service dogs to
veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, irrespective of their medical
treatment provider and develop regulations for this program, defining “Veteran
service dog provider” as meaning, "but is not limited to, organizations accredited
by Assistance Dogs International, certified California veteran service providers,
as defined in Section 881, organizations that provide American Kennel Club
certified service dog training, and other nonprofit organizations that provide
service dog related services."
Senate Committee on Appropriation Fiscal Analysis, April 13, 2019  

Senator Leyva: We Must Improve Disabled Veterans’ Access To Service Dogs
Dual Referred, ASM
Coms. on HUMAN S. and
V.A.
3/26, withdrawn from
Committte, re-referred to
SEN Com on Veterans
Affairs
Hrg 4/23     pass 7-0

SENATE Approps  Hrg
5/13
Placed 6-0    in
SUSPENSE FILE
Release hearing 5/16/19  
pass 6-0     

SENATE Special
Consent, 5/23  
pass 38-0

ASSEMBLY Com on
Veterans Affairs Hrg 6/18
hrg cancelled, author rqst
 
S.B. 313
Introduced 2/15/2019
Ben Hueso (D-40) San
Diego
As introduced, SB 313 would add to the Fish and Game Code Division 3 a new
Chapter 4.5, starting §2430, the Circus Cruelty Prevention Act providing,
"Notwithstanding any other law, no person shall use, or allow to be used, a wild
or exotic animal in a traveling animal act." Violations would be "a civil penalty of
no more than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for each violation."
Amended in Senate, March 21, 2019 to amend the entire bill except the title and
penalty, adding a new definition for "circus" (a) “Circus” means a performance
before a live audience in which entertainment consisting of a variety of acts such
as acrobats, aerialists, clowns, jugglers, or stunts is the primary attraction or
principal business; adding a list of “Wild or exotic animal” to mean any live
animal from any of the following scientific classifications, as specified
parenthetically; and describing the offense, "
sponsor, conduct, operate, or
participate
in a circus that uses a wild or exotic animal."
Amended in Senate, March 28, 2019 to remove list of prohibited animals,
substituting, no use of "any animal other than a domestic dog, domestic cat, or
horse" and provide that a circus does not include a rodeo.
Senate Com on Water, Parks & Wildlife, Policy Analysis, April 5, 2019     
Amended in Senate, April 25, 2019 to clarify that the Department of Fish and
Wildlife would assess a civil penalty against a person who violates this
prohibition of no more than $25,000 for each day the person is in violation of the
prohibition  
Assembly Com on Water, Parks & Wildlife Policy Analysis, June 14, 2019  
Amended in Assembly, June 19, 2019 to qualify the definition of "rodeo" as "as
defined in Section 596.7 of the Penal Code," and add "domesticated" to horse
as a permitted circus animal along with domesticated dogs and cats.  
Amended in Assembly, July 1, 2019 to restate the offense: §2432.
(a) Notwithstanding any other law, a person shall not sponsor, conduct, or
operate a circus in this state that uses any animal other than a domestic dog,
domestic cat, or domesticated horse.
(b) Notwithstanding any other law, a person shall not exhibit or use any animal
other than a domestic dog, domestic cat, or domesticated horse in a circus in
this state.
Revised §2433 as to methods of enforcement: "(b) Actions against a person
who violates this chapter or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant to this
chapter may be brought by the Attorney General, the department, the Department
of Food and Agriculture, a district attorney, a city attorney, or a city prosecutor in a
city or city and county that has a full-time city prosecutor." Allocates civil fines
collected as specified to the actual enforcing authority.
Dual referred: SEN
Coms. on N.R. and W.  
Hrg 4/9/2019
pass 7-0(2)
SEN Committee on
Judiciary
Hrg 4/23  pass 7-0(2)
as amended

SEN Approps Hrg 5/13
SEN Rule 28.8

SENATE 3rd Rdg  5/20
pass 34-0(4, 2 vacancies)

Assembly, Dual referred:
ASM Committee on
Water, Parks & Wildlife  
Hrg 6/18
pass 9-2(2)

ASM Committee on
Judiciary
Hrg 6/25  
pass 9-2(2)

ASM Approps  Hrg 8/14
 
S.B. 397
Introduced
2/20/2019  
Steven M. Glazer (D-7)
Orinda  
As introduced, AB 397 would add to the Public Utilities Code a new §99166:   (a)
If an evacuation order is issued that covers all or a portion of a public transit
operator’s service area, the public transit operator shall authorize passengers to
board public transit vehicles with their pets in the area covered by the evacuation
order, consistent with best practices developed pursuant to subdivision (b).
(b) Each public transit operator shall develop best practices for allowing pets on
public transit vehicles serving areas subject to an evacuation order.
(c) For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) “Evacuation order” means an order from the Governor, or a county sheriff,
chief of police, or fire marshal, under which persons subject to the order are
required to relocate outside of the geographic area covered by the order due to
an imminent danger resulting from an earthquake, fire, flood, riot, or other
natural or manmade disaster.
(2) “Pet” means a cat or a dog as those terms are defined in
Section 1799.109
of the Health and Safety Code.
Senate Com on Transportation Policy Analysis, April 18, 2019   
Amended In Assembly, June 17, 2019  replaces the above (b) with "(b) The
Office of Emergency Services and the Department of Food and Agriculture, in
consultation with public transit operators and county emergency management
officials, shall develop best practices for allowing pets on public transit vehicles
serving areas subject to an evacuation order. The best practices shall not
prohibit a public transit operator from enacting policies that ensure the safety of
transit riders;" and changes (c)(1) above to "encourages" from requires.
Assembly Com on Transportation Policy Analysis, June 28, 2019      
SEN Com on
Transportation Hrg
4/23/19  
pass 12-0
SEN Approps Hrg 5/6
Rule 28.8
SENATE 3rd Rdg 5/13
pass 37-0(1, 2Vac)


Assembly Com on
Transportation  Hrg 7/2
pass 15-0, recommend
consent

ASM Approps  Hrg 8/14
 
S.B. 580
Introduced 2/22/2019
Scott Wilk (R-21) Santa
Clarita  

Source: Animal Legal
Defense Fund



Add Co-authors: Senator
Bates; Assembly Members
Boerner Horvath, Mathis











Add Co Author, Senator
Hueso
As introduced, SB 580 would be known as Animal Cruelty and Violence
Intervention Act of 2019; amend Penal Code §597 making non-substantive
changes and repealing §597(h) covering probation granted for any violation of
§597; adding to the Penal Code a new §600.8 covering probation granted for
violation of an expanded list of animal violations; and a new §600.9. for a
defendant who is granted probation or a suspended sentence for specified  
offenses, the "court shall consider whether to order that person to complete a
responsible animal owner education course" from among listed alternatives.
Senate Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 8, 2019     
Amended in Senate, May 17, 2019 to add an additional subsection to new P.C.
§600.8, "(c) A finding that the defendant suffers from a mental disorder, and any
progress reports concerning the defendant’s treatment, or any other records
created pursuant to this section, shall be confidential and shall not be released
or used in connection with any civil proceeding without the defendant’s consent;"
and add to the bill, a new SEC. 5. to read, "The Legislature finds and declares
that Section 3 of this act, which adds Section 600.8 of the Penal Code, imposes
a limitation on the public’s right of access to the meetings of public bodies or
the writings of public officials and agencies within the meaning of Section 3 of
Article I of the California Constitution. Pursuant to that constitutional provision,
the Legislature makes the following findings to demonstrate the interest
protected by this limitation and the need for protecting that interest:
In order to protect the privacy of defendants with respect to mental health
evaluations and treatment, it is necessary that records of those evaluations and
that treatment remain confidential."
Amended in Senate, May 22, 2019 to add co-author and make non-substantive
amendment to bill Section 4, new Penal Code §600.9(a)
Senate Floor Analysis, May 23, 2019
Assembly Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis, July 8, 2019

See 2018 SB 1024, Held in Assembly Appropriations Suspense File
SEN Com on Public
Safety
Hrg 4/9  pass 7-0
SEN Approps Hrg 4/22
SUSPENSE File
Release Hearing 5/16:
Pass as amended 6-0

SENATE 3rd Rdg  5/28
pass 38-0

ASSEMBLY Committee
on Public Safety, Hrg
6/25  7/9 set for second
hearing. Testimony taken.


Fiscal Committee  
 
S.B. 627
Introduced 2/22/2019
Cathleen Galgiani (D-5)
Stockton  

Sponsor: Lovingly &
Legally.
As introduced, SB 627 would state the intent of the Legislature as context for
amendments further developing provisions of 2018 AB 2215 and integrating
these into the cannabis law: (a) Prevent the potential danger of animal abuse by
regulating the use of medicinal cannabis on animals.
(b) Give veterinarians the tools they need to treat their patients effectively without
the fear of jeopardizing their license.
(c) Ensure that access is readily available to animal patients.
(d) Further research and knowledge throughout the health care system and for
health care practitioners regarding medicinal cannabis.
Amended in Senate, March 28, 2019 to
Senate Com on Bus, Profs & ED policy analysis, April 18, 2019    
Amended in Senate, April 30, 2019   
Senate Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 13, 2019    
Senate Floor Analysis, May 18, 2019  NOTE, VMB opposition, "The Veterinary
Medical Board writes in opposition, “The Board must be able to take action
against veterinarians for negligent or incompetent cannabis use
recommendations – especially if the recommendation resulted in animal harm.
The bill’s lack of protection against negligent and incompetent cannabis
recommendations by veterinarians would have serious impacts on the health
and welfare of animal patients."
Assembly Com on Business & Professions Policy Analysis, July 5, 2019    
amended text pending




§§§


See 2018 AB 2215 (Kalra) would be amended by this bill.  
SEN Committee on
Business, Profs & ED
Hrg 4/22    pass 9-0, as
amended   

SEN Approps   Hrg 5/13
Placed in SUPSENSE
FILE
6-0
Hearing 5/16: pass 4-1(1)

SENATE FLOOR 5/23/19
pass 33-0(5, 2
Vacancies)


ASSEMBLY Com on
Business & Professions
Hrg 7/9  
pass 17-2(0)
as amended
8/12 Received at desk
July 17 pursuant to
JR 61(a)(10)

TO ASM APPROPS



Fiscal Committee
 
S.B. 637
Introduced 2/22/2019
Mike McGuire (D-2) San
Rafael; ASM Members
Levine, Maienschein  


SPONSOR: California
Animal Welfare Association
As introduced, SB 637 would amend Revenue & Taxation Code, Division 2, Part
10.2, Chapter 3, Article 23, beginning with the fund title, "Prevention of Animal
Homelessness and Cruelty
Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund" and substantive
amendments to §18901.2 providing that funds would be continuously
appropriated instead of appropriated by the Legislature* and 2(B) amended to
include as also qualified for allocation, "From contributions received on and after
January 1, 2020, a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals affiliate or a
humane society affiliate is eligible for these funds if the society is under contract
to provide all animal control services for a local public agency," and new (e) "(e)
The Department of Food and Agriculture shall report on its internet website
information provided by local public agencies regarding the process for
awarding money, the amount of money spent on administration, and an
itemization of how program funds were awarded;" and amending §18901.3 as
to the Franchise Tax Board's determination of whether contributions meet the
minimum requirement to remain on the tax return up to the statutory repeal date.
Amended in Senate, April 4, 2019 to remove from §18901.3(a) the method to
determine repeal date, replacing it, " (a) Except as otherwise provided in
subdivision (b), this article shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2023, and
is repealed as of December 1 of that year."
Senate Com on Governance & Finance, Policy Analysis, April 5, 2019    
Senate Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 22, 2019    
Assembly Com on Rev & Tax Policy Analysis, June 21, 2019  

* See 2019 Budget bills, this table, "Animal Items" for these appropriations.
Sen Committee on
Governance and
Finance   
Hrg 4/10  pass 7-0   
SEN Approps,
recommend Consent  
Appropriations Hrg 4/22,
SUSPENSE File  
Release Hrg 5/16
: pass
6-0  
SENATE  Senate Special
Consent Calendar, 5/23
pass 38-0

ASSEMBLY Com on
Revenue & Taxation 6/24
pass 11-0
ASM Approps  Hrg 637
 
S.B. 781
Introduced 3/5/2019
Senate Public Safety
Committee Omnibus Bill
As amended April 8, 2019, SB 781, the Public Safety Omnibus bill adds a
provision to repeal Penal Code 597(f). among many other technical changes.
Senate Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 22, 2019
Assembly Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, June 24, 2019  
Amended in Assembly, July 1, 2019  to add to the Legislative Counsel's Digest a
new explanatory §(2) Under existing law, Sections 597f and 597.1 of the Penal
Code punish animal neglect by making it a misdemeanor to permit an animal to
be in a building, street, lot, or other public place without proper care and
attention. Both provisions of existing law allow a peace officer or other public
entity to take possession of the animal, and both allow for the imposition of a
lien on the animal for the costs of caring for the animal. Existing appellate case
law holds that Section 597f of the Penal Code is unconstitutionally invalid for
failing to provide the owner or person entitled to possession of the animal with
reasonable notice and a hearing as required by the due process clause of the
Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Section 597.1 of the
Penal Code requires that the owner or keeper of the animal, if known or
ascertainable after reasonable investigation, be given notice and provided with
the opportunity for a hearing either before or after the seizure of the animal.
This bill would repeal Section 597f of the Penal Code and would update cross
references to that law in other code sections to instead refer to Section 597.1 of
the Penal Code.
Assembly Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, July 8, 2019  
SEN Com on Public
Safety
Hrg 4/23  
pass 7-0
SEN Approps 5/6  Rule
28.8 Senate
Consent,Consent 5/9,
pass 38-0   
Assembly Committee on
Public Safety, Hrg. 6/25
pass 8-0 recommend
consent
ASM Approps   Hrg 7/10
pass 16-0(2) To Consent
ASSEMBLY 2d Rdg 7/11
pass 16-0(2)
To ASM Consent
 
S.B. 787
Introduced 3/14/2019
Senate Committee on
Agriculture (Chair,
Galgiani; Cabellero;
Glazer; Wilk)

Sponsor: California Animal
Welfare Association
As introduced, SB 787 is a Commttee bill that would amend statutes to replace
the terms “pound” and “poundmaster” with “animal shelter” and “sheltermaster
or shelter director,” respectively and make other nonsubstantive changes.  
Amended in Senate, April 22, 2019  nonsubstantive changes.
Amended in Assembly, June 4, 2019, to amend Corporations Code Section
14502 and 14503 to substitute "California Animal Welfare Association" for
existing references to SHAC and CACDA.
Assembly Com on Business & Profession, Policy Analysis, June 12, 2019     
Amended in Assembly, June 24, 2019  
Assembly Floor Analysis, June 26, 2019 deleting amendments to sections that
were amended and enacted by 2019 AB 1553 (below;) retaining amendments to
include "California Animal Welfare Association" and to replace an outdated
reference for hoof care with "A Guide: Minimum Standards of Horse Care in the
State of California" published by the Center for Equine Health of the School of
Veterinary Medicine of the University of California, Davis."
Note: SB 787 and AB 1553 are similar in substituting contemporary for outdated
wording, but the bills are not identical; identical companion bills in each house
are not as common in California as Congress or some states.
SENATE Com on
Agriculture  Hrg 4/30   
pass 4-0
SENATE CONSENT
5/6 2nd Day
pass 38-0
(2Vac)
Assembly Com on
Business & Professions
Hrg 6/11  
pass 17-0(2)   
Assembly 3rd Rdg  7/8
pass 77-0(2, 1 vac)
Assembly 7/8
pass 77-0(2, 1V)
Senate Unfinished
Business, concurrence
in Assembly
amendments pending

non-fiscal  
 
         
A.B. 190
Introduced 1/10/2019
Phil Ting (D-19) San
Francisco  
Budget Act of 2019  See usual animal items.  
Budget Act of 2019  See usual animal items.  
AB 74, as amended, Ting. Budget Act of 2019     
6/13/2019 Conference Report to print. - all animal items retained.  
See SB 258 above, $5,000,000 appropriation, homeless shelters.
6/13  Senate adopted
Conference Committee
report. (Ayes 29. Noes
11.)
6/13      Assembly adopts
Conference Committee
report. (Ayes 60. Noes
17.).
Enrolled  6/15 to Governor
Approved by Governor  
June 27, 2019. Filed with
Secretary of State  June
27, 2019
Chaptered
A.B. 128
Introduced 12/4/2018
Todd Gloria (D-78) San
Diego
Principal Co-Author, ASM
Waldron, co-authors
Bloom, Boerner Horvath,
Cervantes, Choi, Kalra,
Levine, and Luz Rivas;
Senate co-authors Chang,
Hertzberg, and Portantino
As introduced, AB 128 is a spot bill expressing the intent of the Legislature to
enact legislation that would protect California’s wild and domestic horses.
Amended in Assembly, March 28, 2019 to
Assembly Com on Water, Parks & Wildlife Policy Analysis, April 5, 2019   
Amended in Assembly, April 24, 2019
Assembly Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 29, 2019  
Amended in Senate, June 28, 2019
Senate Com on Judiciary Policy Analysis, July 8, 2019   
ASM Com on Water,
Parks & Wildlife Hrg 4/9
 
pass 10-1(3)
ASM Approps  Hrg 5/1
pass 14-0(4)  
ASSEMBLY  3rd Rdg 5/9  
pass 70-0(10)  
SENATE Com on
Judiciary
Hrg 6/18, hrg postponed
by Committee, Hrg 7/9
pass 7-0(1)
SENATE Approps  8/12
Rule 28.8
SENATE 2nd Rdg  8/13  
 
A.B.169
Introduced 1/8/2019
Tom Lackey (R-36)
Palmdale; Co-authors:
Steven Choi (R-68) Irvine;  
Devon Mathis (R-26)
Visalia
As introduced, AB 169 would amend Government Code §13955 and §13957
and Penal Code §600.2 and 600.5 to revise and expand the financial and
criminal liability of anyone who permits an owned, harbored or controlled dog to
cause injury or death to any guide, signal, or service dog.
Amended in Assembly, February 20, 2019 to add to Penal Code §602.2 a new
subsection (e) and re-letter existing (e) to (f)  "(e) A peace officer enforcing this
section shall remain at the crime scene until an animal control officer is present
if a guide, signal, or service dog has been injured or killed by another dog."  This
would add a mandate so that language was added to the bill, "However, if the
Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains other costs
mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for
those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500)
of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
ASM Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis, February 26, 2019  
Amended in Assembly, February 28, 2019  deletes Government Code
amendments from the bill, renumbers bill sections, only including Penal Code
Sections 600.2 and 600.5.    
Assembly Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, March 20, 2019   
Senate Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis, June 10, 2019     
Senate Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, June 20, 2019    



See 2016 AB 1824 by then Assemblymember Ling Ling Chang, vetoed.
ASM Committee on
Public Safety Hrg 2/26/19
pass 8-0, as amended
ASM Approps 3/20/19
pass 13-0(5) to consent
3/28/2019
pass 72-0(8)

SEN Com on Public
Safety
Hrg 6/11  pass 7-0   

SENATE Approps Hrg
6/24
Placed in SUSPENSE
FILE
 
A.B. 366
Introduced 2/4/2019
Richard Bloom (D-50)
Santa Monica

Revised Co-authors, ASM
Assembly Members
Carrillo, O’Donnell, Petrie-
Norris, and Waldron;
Senators Hill and Wiener


Source: Rescue +
Freedom Project
As introduced, AB 366 would add to Business & Professions Code Chapter 11
of Division 2, a new Article 7. Production of Blood, Blood Component Products,
and Biologics, Section 4920 that  would prohibit anyone other than (i.e. NOT a
commercial animal blood bank) a licensed veterinarian to engage in the
production of dog and cat blood and blood component products or biologics if
meeting all the requirements provided, effective 1/1/22; and amend the Food &
Agricultural Code Chapter, Commercial Blood Banks for Animals and Biologics,
§9202 by repealing the definition of animals and enacting a new definition, both
effective 1/1/22, that provides, "but does not include dogs or cats."
Amended in Assembly, March 21, 2019 to remove cats from bill provisions and
add new key definitions to Business & Professions Code §4920: "(c) “
Canine
blood bank
” means an establishment that produces canine whole blood and
blood component products.
(d) “
Donor colony” means a commercial blood bank for animals licensed by the
Secretary of Food and Agriculture pursuant to Section 9212 of the Food and
Agricultural Code that engages in the production of blood or blood component
products for sale and distribution."
and adds to Food & Agricultural Code 9202 a new provision "(b)
Notwithstanding subdivision (a), commencing January 1, 2022, a person
shall
not engage in the production of canine blood and blood component products
for retail sale and distribution except in a canine blood bank licensed by the
secretary
." Entirely new provisions would be added to the proposed new Bus &
Profs Code Article 7 to provide for the new licensed Canine blood bank, required
to have a supervising licensed veterinarian or board certified specialist and use
only blood from "a canine whose owner is a member of the public who
voluntarily consents to the donation" meeting qualifications and restrictions."
Revised in Assembly, March 25, 2019 to add co-authors: Assembly Members
Carrillo, O’Donnell, Petrie-Norris, and Waldron; Senators Hill and Wiener
Assembly Com on Agriculture Policy Analysis, April 8, 2019    



Assemblymember Bloom Introduces Legislation to Modernize Animal Blood
Banking in California  February 5, 2019  
See 2018 AB 3252, Assembly Committee on Agriculture   
REFERENCE CA Food & Ag Code, Chapter 1.5 Commercial Blood Banks for
Animals and Biologics  9201-9272
Statutory REFERENCE - Single Document
Hemopets' The Real Facts About Animal Blood Banks
ASM Committee on
Agriculture  3/26 Hrg
postponed by
Committee   Hrg 4/10
Hearing canceled at
the request of author.
4/22/19 2nd hrg
cancelled, author
request

2 YEAR BILL


Fiscal Committee
OPPOSE    
A.B. 415
Introduced 2/7/2019
Brian Maienschein (D-77)
San Diego

Source:
California Partnership to
End Domestic Violence
APSCA
As introduced, AB 415 would amend Government Code §13957 add to
provisions covering crime victims, “expenses incurred in relocating” may include
the costs of temporary housing for any pets belonging to the victim upon
immediate relocation, a "security deposit,
pet deposit, or both is required for
relocation, the board shall be named as the recipient and receive the funds
upon expiration of the victim’s rental agreement."
Assembly Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis, March 11, 2019    
Assembly Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, March 18, 2019     
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 21, 2019  
Senate Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, June 17, 2019   

See 2018 SB 1005 and AB 1939, both vetoed.  
ASM Com on Public
Safety
Hrg 3/12   pass 8-0,
recommend consent
ASM Approps Hrg 3/20
SUSPENSE File
Release Hrg 5/16:
pass 17-1    
ASSEMBLY FLOOR 5/23
pass 73-0(7)
SEN Com on Public
Safety
Hrg 6/18  pass 7-0  
Recommend Consent   
SEN Approps Hrg 7/1   
7-0
SUSPENSE FILE
 
A.B. 486
Introduced 2/12/2019
Monique Limón (D-37)
Goleta
As introduced, AB 486 would add to the Government Code a new §8608.1
providing, " A city or county that requires a permit to keep an animal within its
jurisdiction shall require an animal owner as a condition for obtaining the permit
to create and submit to the city or county an animal wildfire evacuation plan for
any animal covered by the permit."
Assembly Com on Governmental Organization Policy Analysis, April 23, 2019
Amended in Assembly, April 30, 2019  to specify that the "permit" means a
kennel permit.
Assembly Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, 5/6/2019     
ASM Com. on G.O.  3/21
Set, first hearing. Hearing
canceled at the request
of author. 4/24  
pass
17-1(3)
as amended
ASM Approps Hrg 5/8
SUSPENSE FILE
Release Hrg 5/16;
HELD
 
A.B. 588
Introduced 2/14/2019
Phillip Chen (R-55)
Diamond Bar  

Sponsor: The California
Animal Welfare Association.
















Add, Co-author
Assemblymember Mullin
As introduced, AB 588 would add to the Food & Agricultural Code DIVISION 14.
REGULATION AND LICENSING OF DOGS, CHAPTER 1. General Provisions
[30501 - 30504] a new §305030.5 and to CHAPTER 1.5. Special Provisions
Applicable to Counties With a Population of Less Than 100,000 Persons [30520
- 30525] a new §30526, each identical within the framework of the 1998 Hayden
(SB1795) and Vincent (SB 1858) so that shelters, humane societies and
rescues must disclose to adopters if it "knows that an adult dog bit a person
and broke that person’s skin, the animal shelter shall, before selling, giving
away, or otherwise releasing the dog, disclose the following in writing to the
person to whom the dog is sold, given away, or transferred:
(1) The dog’s known bite history.
(2) Any additional information that is known to the animal shelter about the dog,
including, but not limited to, food aggression, the bite victim, and any other
circumstances related to the bite, to the best knowledge of the animal shelter.
(c) Notwithstanding Sections 31401 and 31402, any violation of this section
shall be punished by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500). If the
person who violates this section is a society for the prevention of cruelty to
animals shelter, humane society shelter, or rescue group, the proceeds of the
fine shall be paid to the local public animal control agency or shelter. If a public
animal control agency or shelter violates this section, the proceeds of the fine
shall be deposited into the treasury of the city or county in which the public
animal control agency or shelter is located."
Assembly Com on Business & Professions Policy Analysis, March 21, 2019
Amended in Assembly, March 27, 2019 to specify application to a dog "at the
age of 4 months or older;" to extend this duty to a "rescue group;" to require the
mandated disclosure include "a
nonpersonally identifiable description of the
bite victim;" that the writing be "without disclosing the identity of any bite victim;"
and add a requirement to "
Obtain a signed acknowledgment from the person
to whom the dog is sold, given away, or transferred that the person has been
provided information about the dog as required by this section. The animal
shelter or rescue group shall provide the person with a copy of the signed
acknowledgment and retain the original copy in its files
."
ASM Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 3, 2019  
Revised in Assembly, April 3, 2019  to add co-author, Assemblymember Mullin.
Amended in  Assembly, May 22, 2019 to add the language associated with the
existing state mandated bite report, "thus requiring a state-mandated bite
quarantine:" made non-substantive changes circumstances of bite history;
added new identical provisions to each bill section, "
These documentation and
disclosure requirements are for the purpose of public safety and the
appropriate placement of dogs. A documented bite history does not
necessarily preclude a dog from being available for adoption, release, or
transfer, notwithstanding any other law or local ordinance related to biting
dogs
;" substituted a new Section 3, "SEC. 3. No reimbursement is required by
this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution
because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district
will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a
crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the
meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of
a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California
Constitution."  
SEN Committee on Business, Profs & ED Policy Analysis, June 14, 2019  
Amended in Senate, June 20, 2019 to add to both new sections as to the
shelters, humane societies and rescues, "knows, to the best of the knowledge
of the shelter or rescue group" about the bite and state mandated quarantine.  
ASM Com. on B. & P.  Hrg
3/26
pass 19-0(1)  as
amended
ASM Approps
Hrg 4/3
pass 17-0(1)
to Consent
Assembly 2nd Rdg
4/11/19
pass 72-0(8)






SEN Com on Business,
Professions & ED  Hrg
6/6 postponed by
Committee, Hrg 6/17
 
pass 8-0(1)
as amended




SEN Approps hrg 7/8
Rule 28.8

Senate  3rd Rdg   
 
A.B. 611
Introduced 2/14/2019
Adrin Nazarian (D-46)
Toluca Lake, Los Angeles
As introduced, AB 611 would repeal and replace Penal Code §286.5 that
classifies sexual assault of an animal covered by Penal Code §597f with a
new §286.5 creating a new crime of “Sexual contact” with an animal,
revised to include "any nonhuman creature, whether alive or dead" and
would exempt accepted reproductive practices, animal husbandry and breed
conformation judging; adds the new §286.5 to provisions post-conviction
restrictions of Penal Code §597.9.
Business & Professions Code §4830.7 would be amended to include
"sexual abuse" under the proposed new crime under the mandated
reporting duties of veterinarians.
Assembly Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, March 19, 2019          
Assembly Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 3, 2019    
Senate Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, June 3, 2019   
Senate Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, June 24, 2019    

See 2018 AB 3040, Held in Senate Appropriations Suspense File  
Comparison Table: 2018, 2019 Sexual abuse of animals bills (Nazarian.)    
Introduced version, substantially same as AB 3040, amended June 25, 2018.
ASM Com on Public
Safety
Hrg 3/19   pass 8-0
ASM Approps  Hrg 4/3
pass 17-0(1)
Assembly Consent  
4/11/19
pass 72-0(8)

SEN Com on Public
Safety
Hrg 6/4   pass -7-0   
recommend Consent
SEN Approps  Hrg 6/24  
Placed in SUSPENSE
FILE
 
A.B. 889
Introduced 2/20/2019
Brian Maienschein (D-77)
San Diego  
As introduced, AB 889 would repeal Health & Safety Code §1650 policy
statement that human health and welfare depends on humane use of animals
in research;
Amended in Assembly, April 1, 2019 to revise the drafting approach.
Assembly Com on Health Policy Analysis, April 8, 2019   
ASM Com on Health  Hrg
4/9
Hearing canceled at the
request of author.

Fiscal Committee
 
A.B. 991
Introduced 2/21/2019
James Gallagher (R-3)
Sutter County
As introduced, AB 991 is the maintenance of codes bill to make nonsubstantive
changes in various provisions of law to effectuate the recommendations made
by the Legislative Counsel to the Legislature, including SEC. 173. Section
122354.5 of the Health and Safety Code, pet store operators (pages 381-82)  
Policy Committee analyses   
ASM Com on Judiciary  
3/26
pass to consent 12-0
ASM Floor - pass 74-0(6)
SEN Com on Judiciary  
Hrg 7/2  
pass 9-0  
SENATE 3rd Rdg
 
A.B. 1125
Introduced 2/21/2019
Ken Cooley (D-8) Rancho
Cordova  
As introduced, AB 1125 would make legislative findings concluding that it is the
"intent of the Legislature to recognize the California Animal Welfare Association’
s professional development and credentialing program by establishing an
animal control officer certification to help local agencies define, standardize, and
regulate this important function; and to the the Health and Safety Code, Division
20, DIVISION 20. MISCELLANEOUS HEALTH AND SAFETY PROVISIONS, a new
CHAPTER  20.5. Animal Control Officer Standards Act, beginning §26220
through 26231 covering a complete new regulatory plan.  
Assembly Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 1, 2019  
Assembly Floor Analysis, April 3, 2019
Amended in Assembly, May, 29, 2019    
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 30, 2019     
Senate Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, July 1, 2019     
Senate Com on Business, Profs & ED Policy Analysis, July 5, 2019  
Senate Floor Analysis, July 10, 2019    
ASM Com on Public
Safety
Hrg 4/2/2019  pass 8-0
ASSEMBLY 3rd Rdg 5/30
pass 70-1(9)
 

Senate Com on Public
Safety, Hrg 7/3 pass
5-0-(2)
Senate Com on Bus,
Profs & ED, Hrg 7/8  
Pass 8-1(0)   
Senate 3rd Rdg  7/10
pass 8-1(0)
SENATE 3rd Rdg
Non-fiscal
 
A.B. 1230
Introduced 2/22/2019
Bill Quirk (D-20) Hayward


Sponsor: Paw Project






























Revised Apirl 8, 2019 to
add Co-author:  Assembly
Member
Chiu
As introduced, AB 1230 would make a 7-item list of findings negative to the
veterinary procedure of declawing a cat and add to the Business & Professions
Code a new §4832:  "(a) Notwithstanding any other law, a person shall not
perform a declawing on any cat or other animal unless both of the following
conditions are satisfied:
(1) The person is licensed as a veterinarian pursuant to this chapter.
(2) The veterinarian is performing the declawing for a therapeutic purpose.
(b) Whenever a veterinarian determines that declawing is necessary for a
therapeutic purpose, the veterinarian shall prepare and file a written statement
with the board setting forth the purpose for performing the procedure and
providing the name and address of the owner or keeper of the animal. The
veterinarian shall also provide a copy of that statement to the owner of the
animal. A veterinarian who fails to comply with this subdivision within 30 days of
the procedure shall be subject to discipline by the board, which shall make a
determination as to whether or not to revoke the veterinarian’s license.
(c) For purposes of this section:
(1) “Declawing” means any of the following:
(A) An onychectomy, dactylectomy, phalangectomy, partial digital amputation, or
any other surgical procedure in which a portion of an animal’s paw is amputated
to remove the animal’s claw.
(B) A tendonectomy, or surgical procedure in which the tendons of an animal’s
limbs, paws, or toes are cut or modified so that the claws cannot be extended.
(C) Any other procedure that prevents the normal functioning of an animal’s
claws.
(2) “Therapeutic purpose” means for the purpose of necessity to address a
physical medical condition of the animal such as an existing or recurring illness,
infection, disease, injury, or abnormal condition in the animal’s claw that
compromises the animal’s health. “Therapeutic purpose” does not mean
cosmetic or aesthetic reasons or reasons of convenience in keeping or
handling the animal."
Amended in Assembly, April 1, 2019  to amend above subsection (b) "(b)
Whenever a veterinarian determines that declawing is necessary for a
therapeutic purpose, the veterinarian shall
record the therapeutic purpose in
the animal’s medical record.
 The last sentence of original (b) becomes a new
subsection (c) and amended to read, "(c)
A veterinarian who fails to comply with
this
section shall be subject to discipline by the board, which shall make a
determination as to whether or not to revoke the veterinarian’s license.
Revised April 8, 2019 to add Assemblymember Chiu
Assembly Com on Business & Professions, Policy Analysis, April 19, 2019      
ASM Com. on B. & P.  
Hrg 4/9/2019  Hearing
postponed by committee.
Hrg 4/23   No
motion/second following
hearing.
Held w/o
recommendation






Fiscal Committee
 
A.B. 1535
Introduced 2/22/2019
Wendy Carrillo (D-51) Los
Angeles
As introduced, AB 1553 would add to the Insurance Code a new §12880.6:       
"At the time a pet insurance policy is issued or delivered to a new policyholder,
the insurer shall include a written disclosure with all of the following information:
(a) The name, address, toll-free telephone number established pursuant to
Section 12921.1, and internet website of the unit within the department that
handles consumer affairs, printed in large, boldface type.
(b) The address and customer service telephone number of the insurer, the
agent or broker of record, or the insurer and the agent or broker of record,
printed in boldface type and prominently displayed.
(c) A statement that the department should be contacted only after discussions
with the insurer, its agent or other representative, or the insurer and its agent or
other representative have failed to produce a satisfactory resolution of the
problem.
(d) If the policy was issued or delivered by an agent or broker, a statement
advising the policyholder to contact the broker or agent for assistance."
Amended in Assembly, April 11, 2019 to add, "information, printed in 12-point
boldface type" for the mandate written disclosure.
Assembly Committee on Insurance Policy Analysis, April 22, 2019
Amended in Assembly, April 25, 2019  to delete "new" from policy/holder for
which the written disclosure shall be provided.  
Assembly Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 6, 2019     
Senate Com on Insurance Policy Analysis, June 24, 2019     
ASM Com on Insurance
Hrg 4/24/2019
pass 14-0, as amended
recommend Consent

ASM Approps Hrg 5/8
pass 18-0, to Consent
Assembly, Consent, 2nd
Day
5/16   
pass 74-0(6)

SENATE Com on
Insurance
Hrg 6/26   
pass 13-0   
Recommend Consent
SEN Approps Hrg 7/8
Rule 28.8
SENATE  Consent Cal
7/11 2nd Day - 7/11 pass
7/23/2019
Enrolled,
7/31/2019
Chaptered  







Fiscal Committee
 
A.B. 1553
Introduced 2/22/2019
Vince Fong (R-33) Kern
County; Monique Limón
(D-37) Goleta
As introduced, AB 1553 would make technical, non-substantive changes to
numerous code sections by replacing references to a “pound” with references to
an animal shelter and by replacing references to destroying an animal with
references to humanely euthanizing the animal.
Assembly Com on Business & Professions Policy Analysis, April 20, 2019
Senate Com on Business, Profes & Econ Dev, Policy Analysis, 5/30/2019  
ASM Com. on B. & P.    
Hrg 4/23   
pass 19-0(1)
Assembly, 5/2 pass
76-0(4)
SEN Com on Business,
Profs & E.D. Hrg 6/3
pass
9-0,
Senate 6/6
pass 37-0(1)
Enrolled 6/7/19
6/11/2019 To Governor
6/12/2019 Approved by
Governor
Chaptered   


non-fiscal
 
A.B. 1565
Introduced 2/22/2019
Bill Quirk (D-20) Hayward

Sponsor: ASPCA, County
of Los Angeles
As introduced, AB 1565 would amend Food & Agricultural Code §31752 to allow
"a kitten under eight weeks of age that is reasonably believed to be unowned
may be available immediately for adoption beginning on the day on which the
kitten is seized, taken up, or impounded, through the entire holding period."
Assembly Com on Business & Professions Policy Analysis, April 20, 2019  
Assembly Floor Analysis, April 26, 2019      
Senate Com on Business, Professions & Econ Dev, Policy Analysis, 5/30/2019

See 2018 AB 2791 (Muratsuchi) made kittens and puppies under 8 weeks
available to requesting  501(c)(3) adoption/rescue nonprofits. Enacted.  
ASM Com. on B. & P.  
Hrg 4/23  
pass 18-0(2)
Senate 3rd Rdg 4/29
Pass 75-0(5)
SENATE Com on Bus,
Profs & ED, Hrg 6/3 pass
9-0
SENATE 6/6 pass 37-0(1)
6/11/2019 To Governor
6/12/2019 Approved by
Governor
Chaptered  

non-fiscal
 
A.B. 1586
Introduced
2/22/2019  
Ash Kalra (D-27) San Jose

Co-Sponsors:
Physicians Committee for
Responsible Medicine
Social Compassion in
Legislation
As introduced, AB 1586 would amend 3 sections of the Education Code and the
title of Title 1, Division 1, Part 19, CHAPTER  2.3.
Modernization of Biological
Teaching Methods and
Pupils’ Rights to Refrain From the Harmful or
Destructive Use of Animals. A new definition is added, "“Dissection” means the
viewing of the, or act of, dismembering or otherwise destructive use of an
invertebrate or vertebrae animal, in part or in whole, preserved or freshly killed,
in the study of biological sciences. Animal dissection does not include fixed
histological samples of any species, including, but not limited to, plain or
stained microscope slides, owl pellets, human autopsy viewing, and plastinated
human organs." A new prohibition is added, "A pupil shall not perform
dissection in a California public or private school." Conforming changes are
made.
Assembly Com on Education Policy Analysis, April 29, 2019   
ASM Com on Education
Hrg 5/1   fail 3-2(1)  

Hearing Video  starts at
30 minutes  
  


non-fiscal
 
A.B. 1795
Introduced 2/22/2019
Sydney Kamlager-Dove
(D-54) Los Angeles
As introduced, AB 175 would make a nonsubstantive change to Health & Safety
Code §
50466 enacted by 2017 AB 1137 (Maienschein) that required requird  the
Department of Housing and Community Development to require each housing
development, as defined, that is financed on or after January 1, 2018, pursuant
to the Zenovich-Moscone-Chacon Housing and Home Finance Act, to authorize
a resident of the housing development to own or otherwise maintain one or
more common household pets, as defined, within the resident’s dwelling unit,
subject to applicable state laws and local government ordinances related to
public health, animal control, and animal anticruelty,
SPOT BILL, amended
March 28, to a
different subject, not
involving animals.  
 
         
CALENDAR NOTES

2019 - 2020
Legislature
Legislature reconvenes Monday, August 12
Friday, August 30, last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills
Sept. 3-13 Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose, except Rules Committee,
bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees
Friday, September 6, last day to amend on floor
Friday, September 13, last day for any bill to be passed