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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.  
   
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.
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   



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   4/22
 
S.B. 202
Introduced
1/31/2019
Scott Wilk (R-21) Santa
Clarita  


Sponsor: Social
Compassion in Legislation
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.  
Dual Referred SEN Coms.
on AGRI.  Hrg 4/2
pass 4-0(0) as amended

SEN Com on Judiciary
Hrg 4/23  
 
S.B. 245
Introduced
2/11/2019
Ling Ling Chang (R-29)
Diamond Bar

Sponsored by California
Association of Veteran
Service Agencies
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     
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
 
S.B. 258
Introduced
2/12/2019
Robert M. Hertzberg
(D-18) Van Nuys
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.
SEN Com on Health &
Human Services  Hrg 3/25
pass 6-0, as amended  

SEN Approps Hrg 4/22

SUSPENSE File  
 
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.

SAVE THE COW PALACE       
   
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      

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
 
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     
Dual referr
ed: SEN Coms. on N.R. and
W.  Hrg 4/9/2019
pass 7-0(2)
SEN Committee on Judiciary
Hrg 4/23
 
S.B. 580
Introduced
2/22/2019
Scott Wilk (R-21) Santa
Clarita  

Source: Animal Legal
Defense Fund
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     


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


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    






§§§§§§§


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






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


* See 2019 Budget bills, this table, "Animal Items" for these appropriations.
Sen Committee on
Governance and Finance   
Hrg 4/10  pass 7-0   
To SEN Approps,
recommend Consent  
 
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).
SEN Com on Public Safety
Hrg 4/23   
 
S.B. 787
Introduced
3/14/2019
Senate Committee on
Agriculture (Chair,
Galgiani; Cabellero;
Glazer; Wilk)
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.  
SEN Committee on
Agriculture  
Hrg 4/30


non-fiscal  
 
         
A.B. 190
Introduced
1/10/2019
Phil Ting (D-19) San
Francisco  
Budget Act of 2019  See usual animal items.  
   
A.B. 128
Introduced
12/4/2018
Todd Gloria (D-78) San
Diego
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   
ASM Com on Water, Parks &
Wildlife Hrg 4/9
 pass 10-1(3)
To ASM Approps
 
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   



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 Rules
 
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.


Fiscal Committee
OPPOSE    
A.B. 415
Introduced 2/7/2019
Brian Maienschein (D-77)
San Diego
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     
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
 
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."
ASM Com. on G.O.  3/21 Set,
first hearing. Hearing
canceled at the request of
author.
4/24  
 
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.
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 Rules
 
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    

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 Rules
 
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)  
ASM Com on Judiciary  3/26
pass to consent 12-0
ASM Floor - pass 74-0(6)
SEN Com on Rules  
 
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
ASM Com on Public Safety
Hrg 4/2/2019  pass 8-0
ASSEMBLY 3rd Rdg 4/9


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






Fiscal Committee
 
A.B. 1535
Introduced
2/2
2/2019
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
ASM Com on Insurance
Hrg 4/24/2019






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.
ASM Com. on B. & P.    
Hrg 4/23
non-fiscal
 
A.B. 1565
Introduced
2/22/2019
Bill Quirk (D-20) Hayward
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."
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  
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
Friday, April 22, Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess.

Friday, April 26, Last day for policy committees to hear/report fiscal bills introduced in their house.

Friday, May 3, Last day for policy committees to meet and report to the floor non-fiscal bills
introduced in their house


Friday, May 17, Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report to the floor bills introduced in
their house