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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
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."
See 2011 SB 702 by then Senator Ted Lieu, vetoed.
SEN Committee on
Business, Profs & ED
 
S.B. 245
Introduced 2/11/2019
Ling Ling Chang (R-29)
Diamond Bar
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."
SEN Committee on
Business, Profs & ED
 
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.
   
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.



Senator Leyva: We Must Improve Disabled Veterans’ Access To Service Dogs
   
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."
   
         
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.
SPOT BILL
 
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.


See 2016 AB 1824 by then Assemblymember Ling Ling Chang, vetoed.
ASM Committee on Public
Safety Hrg 2/26/19
 
A.B. 366
Introduced 2/4/2019
Richard Bloom (D-50)
Santa Monica
As introduced, AB 233 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."



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
ASM Committee on
Agriculture     
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."
See 2018 SB 1005, vetoed.  
ASM Committee on Public
Safety
 
A.B. 486
Introduced2/12/2019
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."
   
A.B. 588
Introduced 2/14/2019
Phillip Chen (R-55)
Diamond Bar  
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."
   
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.


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.
   
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)  
   
         
CALENDAR NOTES

2019 - 2020
Legislature
Friday, February 22, Last day for bills to be introduced.

Thursday, April 11, Spring Recess begins upon adjournment.

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.