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BILL NO.
AUTHOR(S)
SUBJECT
STATUS
TAC'S ACTION
         
S.R. 86
Introduced 3/16/2020
Senator Atkins
SR 86 adds new Rule 58 to Standing Rules of the Senate for the 2019–20
Regular Session  providing for Remote Participation in Meetings During
Emergencies.
Enrolled 3/17/2020
 
S.B. 808
Introduced 1/10/2020
Holly J. Mitchell (D-30) Los
Angeles
The Budget Act of 2020 would make appropriations for the support of state
government for the 2020-21 fiscal year.  For animal items, see A.B. 1917  
  §
S.B. 573
Gut/amend
2/10/2020
Ling Ling Chang (R-29)
Diamond Bar
As amended February 10, 2020, SB 573 gutted the original bill and added new
content with another bill to address the 2019 veto of the author's SB 64. SB 573
would add to the Food and Agricultural Code new §31108.3 and §31752.1
requiring microchipping dogs or cats prior to release from an agency, shelter or
group unless the reclaiming or new owner "states that the cost of microchipping
would impose an economic hardship for the owner or new owner."
See 2019 SB 64  
Passed Senate; House Com
on Housing & Community
Development
2/24/20 to ASM Rules  
 
S.B. 1041
Introduced 218/2020
Ben Hueso (D-40) San
Diego  

Sponsor: Social
Compassion in Legislation
As introduced, SB 1041 would amend Fish & Game Code §3960  to add a new
subsection (c) "It is unlawful to use any dog for the purpose of hunting deer at
any time;" re-letter the following subsections; and add a new subsection (d)(1)
allowing specific department actions, a new (D) "Capture or dispatch any dog
that is being used to hunt deer in violation of subdivision (c) and that is inflicting
injury or immediately threatening to inflict injury to any deer."                                     
Note, "dispatch" in this context means to kill.   
See Senator Hueso's 2019 SB 313, Circus Cruelty Prevention Act
SEN Com on Natural
Resources & Water Hrg 3/24
9:30 am
, postponed by
committee.






Fiscal Committee
 
S.B. 1115
Introduced 2/19/2010
Scott Wilk (R-21) Santa
Clarita

Sponsor: Social
Compassion in Legislation




ADD Co-author Caballero
As introduced, SB 1115 would amend the Commercial Blood Banks for Animals
and Biologics law in the Food & Agricultural Code to prohibit commercial animal
blood banks from using captive colony donors and a number of related
provisions to implement the change to all community sourced donors.  This bill
will be in competition with AB 1953 (Bloom) and attempts to be responsive to the
2019 veto of SB 212 while still maintaining a supply of safe blood and blood
products in California.  
Amended in Senate, April 15, 2020 to
Senate Com on Agriculture Policy Analysis, May 12, 2020      
Amended in Senate, May 20, 2020 to adjust the time frame for determination that
community-sourced donors have produced sufficient product equal to a
baseline period to ensure meeting needs so that the transitional provision to
allow licensing of both captive colony and community-sourced donors can
become inoperable and repealed eliminating captive colony licensees: " three
years after the date that the department determines that an equivalent supply of
blood sold in California from captive closed-colony blood banks for animals
during the years 2018 to 2019, inclusive, is being produced over an equivalent
time period from community-sourced blood banks for animals."




See 2019 SB 212   
Triple referred; SEN
Committees on
Agriculture  
Hrg 3/30,
postponed by Committee

Hrg 5/13
Pass 4-0(1)   as
amended

SEN Approps  Hrg 6/1/20

Referral to Coms. on JUD.,
and B., P. & E.D., rescinded
due to the shortened 2020
Legislative
Calendar.Judiciary
Business, Professions &
Econ Development

Fiscal Committee; Urgency*
This act is an urgency statute
necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace,
health, or safety within the
meaning of Article IV of the
California Constitution and shall
go into immediate effect. The
facts constituting the necessity
are:
In order to allow the Department
of Food and Agriculture to
license community-based
commercial blood banks to meet
the current animal blood shortage
in the state, it is necessary that
this act to take effect immediately.
 
S.B. 1239
Introduced 2/2/20
Steven M. Glazer (D-7)
Orinda  
As introduced, SB 1239 would add to Food & Agricultural Code, Division 14.8
Animals a new §32100 et seq for the California Animal Response Emergency
System (CARES) program, under the oversight of the secretary, the Animal Care
Network in Disasters program to develop first responder capability to evacuate
and care for domestic pets and livestock, including research of best practices;
establish the Animal Care Network in Disasters Fund in the State Treasury for
support of this program as described.  


Fiscal Committee
 
S.B. 1347
Introduced 2/21/20
Cathleen Galgiani (D-5)
Stockton

Sponsor: Cal Animals

ADD Co-author ASM Chen
As introduced, SB 1347 would amend the Veterinary Practice Act, Business &
Professions Code
§4827 to expand authorized practice of veterinary medicine
without a license as permitted for shelter personnel administering sodium
pentobarbital for euthanasia of sick, injured, homeless, or surrendered
domestic pets or animals without the presence of a veterinarian, when trained,
to other designated basic care and first aid under requirements and conditions.
Amended in Senate, May 6, 2020 to make clarifying amendments.
Senate Com on Business, Professions & ED Policy Analysis, May 17, 2020    
Amended in Senate, May 22, 2020      
SEN Com on Bus, Profs &
ED    Hrg 5/18 Pass, as
amended 8-0(1
)    





Fiscal Committee
 
S.B. 1371
Introduced 2/21/20
Senate Committee on
Judiciary   
As introduced, SB 1371 is the maintenance of the codes bill that makes minor,
non-substantive changes to effectuate the recommendations made by the
Legislative Counsel to the Legislature.  
SEN Committee on Judiciary
Hrg  5/22, pass 8-0(1)
 
         
2020
Joint Sunset Review
Oversight Hearings
BACKGROUND PAPER FOR THE Veterinary Medical Board  IDENTIFIED
ISSUES, BACKGROUND, AND RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE
VETERINARY MEDICAL BOARD
Joint Sunset Review
Oversight Hearing, March 17,
2020  (Postponed)
 
A.J.R. 26
Introduced 2/4/2020
Luz Rivas (D--39) North
Hollywood
Co-author: Marie Waldron
(R-75) Escondido  
As introduced, Assembly Joint Resolution No. 26 would urge the federal
government to immediately declare a moratorium on all further wild horse and
burro roundups and would urge the United States Bureau of Land Management
and the United States Forest Service to restore the wild horses and burros of
California to their legal areas throughout the state.
   
A.B. 1917
Introduced 1/10/2020
Phil Ting (D-19) San
Francisco
The Budget Act of 2020 would make appropriations for the support of state
government for the 2020–21 fiscal year.   
NOTES - Animal items  
Governor's May 2020 Revision       
   
A.B. 1953
Introduced 1/17/2020
Richard Bloom (D-50)
Santa Monica


ADD Co-author ASM Chad
Mayes (Independent-42)
Yucca Valley
As introduced, AB 1953 would amend the Veterinary Practice Act, Business &
Professions Code §4826 to add a new action to the definition of veterinary
practice, "(f) Collects blood from a dog for the purpose of transferring or selling
that blood, or blood products derived from the blood, to a licensed veterinarian
for use at a registered premise."
Amended in Assembly, May 4, 2020 to to create within the Veterinary Practice Act
a regulatory scheme for community blood banks that produce for sale blood and
blood products for animals exclusively from donor animals volunteered without
compensation by individuals. These blood banks would comply with
requirements of the Department of Food and Agriculture and submit quarterly
reports to it of amounts of blood produced. When that production meets a certain
level, the Dept would discontinue its licensing of community blood banks
producing products from captive closed-colony dogs.  
Asm Committee on
Business and Professions   
Hrg  5/21 10 am







Fiscal Committee
 
A.B. 1955
Introduced 1/17/2020
Randy Voepel (R-71)
Santee
As introduced, AB 1955 would amend Penal Code §600 (law enforcement
horses and dogs) subsection (a) if a serious injury is not inflicted on the horse
or dog, increase the maximum fine from $1,000 to $2,000; and subsections (a)
and (c)  if serious injury is inflicted on the horse or dog, the bill would require a
felony sentence to be served in the state prison rather than a county jail.
Asm Public Safety Hrg  3/10
hrg cancelled,@author rqst
 
A.B. 1984
Introduced 1/23/2020
Brian Maienschein (D-77)
San Diego
As introduced, AB 1984 would conform various statutory provisions of law to the
abolition of municipal courts and their unification within the superior courts
including amending Corporations Code §14502 to delete the term, "constables."
Assembly Committee on Judiciary Policy Analysis, March 6, 2020     
Asm Judiciary Hrg 3/10  
pass 11-0   To ASM Approps

Fiscal Committee
 
A.B. 2059
Introduced 2/4/2020
Sydney Kamlager (D-54)
Los Angeles

add Co-Author Richard
Bloom (D-50) Santa Monica
As introduced, AB 2059 would create the Protection of Dogs from Unnecessary
Testing Act by adding to the Civil Code a new §1834.9.3 prohibiting a contract
testing facility from conducting a canine toxicological experiment for any purpose
other than those specified in accordance with the terms defined in this section.
Assembly Committee on Judiciary Policy Analysis, March 6, 2020    
Amended in Assembly, March 11, 2020 to
ASM Judiciary Hrg 3/10
pass 10-1  as amended
To
ASM Approps.
 
A.B. 2117
Introduced 2/6/2020
Patrick O'Donnell (D-70)
Long Beach

Sponsor: Social
Compassion in Legislation
As introduced, AB 2117 would amend the Pet Store Animal Care Act, Health &
Safety Code
§122354.5 (a,) (c,) and (f) to allow a pet store operator to only sell a
live dog, cat, or rabbit in a pet store that was
obtained from a public animal
control agency or shelter,
deleting private (non contract) shelters and rescue
organizations and amend (i) to classify any violation of §122354.5 as a
misdemeanor in addition to the existing civil penalty of $500 and each violation
being each animal offered for sale
per day; and other corresponding
amendments.



See CALIFORNIA 2020 RETAIL PET STORE BILLS COMPARED TO EXISTING
STATUTE, 2/23/2020

See 2017 AB 485 (O'Donnell) and 2018 AB 2445 (O'Donnell)
ASM Com on Bus & Profs






Fiscal Committee
 
A.B. 2152
Introduced 2/10/2020
Todd Gloria (D-78) San
Diego
Principal Co-Author, ASM
Waldron, co-authors
Bloom,
Tasha Boerner
Horvath, Chiu,


Sponsor San Diego
Humane Society




















ADD Principal Co-Author
ASM O'Donnell
As introduced, AB 2152 would amend the Pet Store Animal Care Act to repeal
existing Health and Safety Code §122354.5 allowing retail pet stores to acquire
dogs, cats and rabbits for resale from humane sources, and add a new
§122354.5 to prohibit any retail sales and only allow showcasing for providing
space to a public animal control agency or shelter, society for the prevention of
cruelty to animals shelter, humane society shelter, or rescue group as long as
the store has no ownership interest in the animal or compensation for providing
space.
The store operator is exempt from specified provisions of Lockyer-Polanco-Farr
Pet Protection Act.
For purposes of this section, a “rescue group” is an organization that is tax
exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and that does not
breed animals or obtain animals from breeders or brokers for compensation.
Violations would be misdemeanors.
Amended in Assembly, May 4, 2020 to expands the bill's concepts, adding a
proviso that showcased animals are
"both sterilized and adoptable for total
fees, including, but not limited to, adoption fees, not to exceed five hundred
dollars ($500)
;" and revised the definitions subsection with an expanded
definition:
(1) An “animal rescue group” is any not-for-profit organization that has tax-
exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, whose
mission and practice is, in whole or significant part, the rescue and placement
of animals into permanent homes, and that meets the following requirements:
(A)
Does not breed animals.
(B)
Does not obtain animals from any person that breeds or brokers animals.
(C) Is
not located on the same premises where a person breeds animals.
(D)
Does not have any personnel in common with a person that breeds
animals
.
(E)
Does not facilitate the sale or offer for sale of animals that were obtained
from a person that breeds animals
.

Amended in Assembly, May 18, 2020 to add principal co-author and further
amend to tightly organize the bill with Health and Safety Code §122354.5
repealed and
this new section added:
(a) A
pet store shall not adopt out, sell, or offer for sale a dog, cat, or rabbit.
This section
does not prevent a pet store from providing space to display
animals for adoption
in accordance with subdivision (b).
(b)
  (1) A pet store shall not provide space for the display of dogs, cats, or
rabbits available for adoption unless the
animals are displayed by either a
public animal control agency or shelter, or animal rescue group
.
       (2) Any animal displayed for adoption shall be both sterilized and
adoptable for total fees, including, but not limited to, adoption fees, not to
exceed five hundred dollars ($500)
.
Note: Previous (c) exempting pet stores selling dogs or cats from requirements
of the Lockyer-Polanco-Farr Pet Protection act is repealed from existing law,
because pet stores will no longer be sellers.
Re-lettered as (c) is the rescue definition with the additional restrictions added
and specific to this section to avoid possibilities for fraudulent schemes to defeat
the purposes of the law.
(c) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) An “animal rescue group” is any not-for-profit organization that has tax-
exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, whose
mission and practice is, in whole or significant part, the rescue and placement
of animals into permanent homes, and that meets the following requirements:
    (A) Does not breed animals.
    (B) Does not obtain animals from any person that breeds or brokers
    animals.
    (C) Is not located on the same premises where a person breeds
    animals.
    (D) Does not have any personnel in common with a person that breeds
    animals.
    (E) Does not facilitate the sale or offer for sale of animals that were
    obtained from a person that breeds animals.
(2) “Public animal control agency or shelter” is any facility operated by or under
contract with any governmental entity for the purpose of impounding or harboring
seized, stray, homeless, abandoned, or unwanted dogs, cats, rabbits, or other
animals.
Also newly re-lettered, this is a new subsection to cover an independent retail
outlet operated by a rescue group that would be "bona fide" and also subject to
the sterilization requirement and fee limit of $500.
(d) For purposes of this section, “pet store” does not include a retail
establishment operated by a bona fide animal rescue group offering animals for
adoption that are sterilized, and if total fees for each animal, including, but not
limited to, adoption fees, do not exceed five hundred dollars ($500).
Also newly re-lettered from existing law.
(e) This subsection does not prohibit a local governing body from adopting
requirements that are more protective of animal welfare than those set forth in
this section.
A new subsection (f)  and (g) are added to cover penalties. The penalty section
from existing law, H&S Code §
122357 is repealed, revised in (f.) (f) covers
violations of subsection (a) that are separate misdemeanor offenses for which no
correction notice is allowed.

(f) Each unlawful sale or offer for sale and each unlawful adoption or
provision of space
to display a dog, cat, or rabbit for adoption in violation of this
section shall constitute a
separate violation. A violation of subdivision (a) of
this section is a misdemeanor
. Nothing in this section shall preclude the
prosecution of a person under any other applicable law.
New subsection (g) applies only to a (b) offenses and allows one correction
notice with additional offenses classified as misdemeanor offenses pursuant to
the Pet Store Animal Care Act.  

(g) (1) A notice to correct pursuant to Section 122356 shall apply with respect to
a
violation of subdivision (b).
      (2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), a second or subsequent violation of
subdivision (b) shall be a misdemeanor.
 
Assembly Committee on Business & Professions Policy Analysis. May 19, 2020


See CALIFORNIA 2020 RETAIL PET STORE BILLS COMPARED TO EXISTING
STATUTE, 2/23/2020
Assemblymember Gloria's Press Release, February 11, 2020
ASM Com on Bus & Profs
Hrg 5/21
pass 18-0 (1)   

To ASM Approps

Fiscal Committee







































































































Hearing Audio  May 21, 2020
§§§
A.B. 2568
Introduced 2/20/2020
Brian Maienschein (D-77)
San Diego  

Sponsor: Social
Compassion in Legislation
As introduced, AB 2568 would add to the Government Code a new §8608.1, " A
city or county that requires a kennel license or permit to operate a kennel within
its jurisdiction shall require, as a condition for obtaining the license or permit,
that the kennel owner create and submit to the city or county an animal natural
disaster evacuation plan for any kennel covered by the license or permit."

See 2019 AB 486 (Monique Limón) held in Assembly Suspense
ASM Com on Governmental
Organization
 
A.B. 2645
Introduced 2/20/2020
Adrin Nazarian (D-46)
Toluca Lake, Los Angeles

Sponsored by Animal
Legal Defense Fund;

Animal Hope in Legislation
As introduced, AB 2645 would add to the Penal Code a new §1105  (a) In any
prosecution pursuant to Section 310, 596, 597, 597.1, 597.5, 597.7, 597a, 597b,
597c, 597f, 597h, 597i, 597j, 597m, 597s, 597t, 600, or 600.5, or in any court
proceeding pursuant to Section 310, 596, 597, 597.1, 597.5, 597.7, 597.9, 597a,
597b, 597c, 597f, 597h, 597i, 597j, 597m, 597s, 597t, 598.1, 599aa, 600, or
600.5 or in any other criminal proceeding regarding the welfare, care, or custody
of an animal, the court, upon its own motion or upon request of a party or
counsel for a party, may appoint an advocate to represent the interests of the
animal, without regard to whether the animal is alive or deceased. The court
may appoint an advocate at any stage of the proceedings during or after
arraignment.
(b) If a court appoints an advocate pursuant to subdivision (a), the court shall
appoint that advocate from the list maintained by the court clerk pursuant to
subdivision (d). The court has discretion to remove the advocate.
(c) (1) If the court appoints an advocate pursuant to this section, all of the
following apply:
(A) The advocate shall monitor the case.
(B) The advocate shall have access to relevant files, documents, and reports
related to the case.
(C) The advocate shall share with attorneys for the state and defendant any
information new to the case or prepared by the advocate for presentation to the
court or either party.
(D) The advocate shall present information and recommendations to the court
that are pertinent to determinations that relate to the interests of the animal the
advocate represents, if the information and recommendations are the result of
the duties the advocate has undertaken pursuant to this subdivision. The
information and recommendations may be based upon the knowledge and
experience of the advocate or another specialist with specific knowledge and
expertise relating to the type of animal that is involved in the case.
(2) An advocate who is appointed pursuant to this section may do any of the
following:
(A) Consult any individual who has information that could aid the judge or
factfinder in making a determination regarding the interests of the animal.
(B) Review records relating to the animal’s condition and the defendant’s
actions, including, but not limited to, records from animal control officers,
veterinarians, and peace officers.
(C) Attend hearings by being physically present or by means of electronic
audiovideo communication.
(D) As needed and appropriate, provide a victim impact statement to the court.
(d)  The clerk of the court shall maintain a list of attorneys and certified law
students who have indicated a willingness to serve as advocates pursuant to
this section on a voluntary basis, and are eligible to serve in that capacity. In
order to be eligible to serve as an advocate, attorneys shall be licensed to
practice law in this state and the applicable rules of professional conduct apply.
In order to be eligible to serve as an advocate, certified law students shall be
authorized to make court appearances in California and have completed training
required pursuant to the rules of the State Bar of California for purposes of the
Practical Training of Law Students Program.
(e) This section applies to cases arising from arrests made on or after January
1, 2021.
(f) For purposes of this section, an “animal” has the meaning set forth in Section
599b.











Fiscal Committee
 
A.B. 2691
Introduced 2/20/2020
Rebecca Bauer-Kahan
(D-16) Orinda
As introduced, AB 2691 would create requirements for dog trainers, training
facilities and operators parallel to the Pet Boarding Facilities law with additional
requirements and enforcement provisions for dog training. Because this bill is
so heavily dependent on 2016 SB 945's content that distracts from the critical
issue of WHO would be subject to the bill, we are providing a detailed resource
to separate and prioritize these concerns.
REFERENCE GUIDE: CA AB 2691 (Bauer-Kahan) Dog Training, 2/24/2020
Also see 2016 AB 995 (Monning)
ASM double referred:
Com on Bus.& Profs
Com on Judiciary



Fiscal Committee
 
A.B. 2855
Introduced 2/21/2020
Assembly Committee on
Business & Professions
As introduced, AB 2855 would make non-substantive changes to the Veterinary
Practice Act and specifically amend §4841.4 providing for VMB qualifications for
registration of veterinary technicians, that the only examination shall be "a
national licensing examination." (Currently no examination has been required.)
ASM Com on Business &
Professions  

Fiscal Committee
 
A.B. 2888
Introduced 2/21/2020
Laura Friedman (D-43)
Glendale
As introduced, AB 2888 would add to Chapter 5 (Sales of Dogs and Cats) of Part
6 of Division 105  of the Health and Safety Code a new Article 4, Emotional
Support Dogs as Health & Safety Code §122317 requiring a seller of an
emotional support dog or identifying items must disclose non-eligibility as a
service dog and that any certificate or registration and that any certification or
registration does not imply that there is a government validation or endorsement
of the certification or registry; as well as amending Penal Code §365.7,
fraudulent representation of guide, signal, or service dog to expressly include
doing so with an emotional support dog.
Amended in Assembly, March 16, 2020 to add to the above referenced new
Health & Safety Code, Chapter 5 a new §122318 to read:
" (a) A
health care practitioner shall not provide documentation relating to an
individual’s need for an emotional support dog that is not a guide, signal, or
service dog, as defined in Section 365.5 of the Penal Code, unless the health
care practitioner
complies with all of the following criteria:
(1) Possesses a
valid, active license and includes the effective date, license
number, jurisdiction, and type of professional license in the documentation.
(2) Is licensed to provide professional services
within the scope of the license
in the jurisdiction in which the documentation is provided.
(3)
Establishes a client-provider relationship with the individual for at least 30
days prior
to providing the documentation requested regarding the individual’s
need for an emotional support dog.
(4)
Completes an in-person clinical evaluation of the individual regarding the
need
for an emotional support dog.
(b) For purposes of this section, a “health care practitioner” means a person
who is licensed and regulated pursuant to Division 2 (commencing with Section
500) of the Business and Professions Code, who is acting within the scope of
practice of the person’s license or certificate."
ASM Com on Public Safety
Hrg 3/16 postponed by Com






Fiscal Committee
 
A.B. 3035
Introduced 2/21/2020
James Patterson (R-23)
Fresno and Senator
Andreas Borgeas (R-8)
Fresno   
As introduced, AB 3035 would make technical, non-substantive changes to
Penal Code §599 prohibitions covering poultry and rabbits; currently classified
as animal welfare topic.  
Amended in Assembly, May 4, 2010 to amend Penal Code §599aa covering
animals and birds seized pursuant to an animal fighting investigation,
subsection (e) allows a custodian, when ownership cannot be determined, to
petition the court to permit euthanasia or other disposition of the animals and
advertise in a "newspaper of general circulation," amend this to "newspaper,
online or in print, of general circulation, a social media outlet belonging to a law
enforcement agency or a county or appropriate local governmental entity, or a
law enforcement internet website."

Assembly Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis, May 18, 2020     
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 22, 2020    
ASM Com on Public Safety
Hrg 5/19/20  10 am  
pass 7--0(1)      

ASSEMBLY, 3rd Rdg  527







Non-Fiscal
§§
A.B. 3201
Introduced 2/21/2020
Miguel Santiago (D-53)
Los Angeles
As introduced, AB 3201 would add to the Business & Professions Code
(Veterinary Practice Act) a new §4853.8 defining “large corporation” as meaning
a for-profit corporation that owns more than 60 veterinary premises in this state
and imposing specific requirements, restrictions and limitations including
mandatory review and approval by the VMB for purchase of additional practices
and a full review of the corporations's license to operate veterinary premises if
"the number of health and safety citations issued to the corporation exceeds 100
in a calendar year."

Background: MoveOn Civic Action petition - To: California State Legislators
California State Legislators: Pass AB 3201 to Protect Our Pets From
Corporate Animal Hospitals
 
ASM Com on Business &
Professions




Fiscal Committee
 
         
CALENDAR NOTES

2019 - 2020
Legislature

Calendars revised 5/6
Monday, May 4, 2020 - Legislature will reconvene, Assembly only.
Monday, May 11, 2020 the next Senate Floor Session will convene.
Friday, May 22 Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees fiscal bills
introduced in the Assembly.
Friday, May 29 Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees fiscal bills
introduced in their house -
Senate Calendar.