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SB 250
Introduced 2/24
Dean Florez

ASM Pedro Nava (D-35)
Santa Barbara
Jose Solario (D-69) Santa

8/18/10 amendments, add
ASM Bob Blumenfeld (D-40) Van
As introduced, SB 250 would add a new Section 30804.6 to
the Food & Ag Code regarding mandated sterilization of
dogs and cats as provided.
Integrated bill text within existing statute.   (Feb 24 version)
Amended in Senate, April 2, 2009   
Integrated bill text, amended 4/2 within existing statute.
Sen Local Govt Com Policy Analysis 4/9/09
Amended in Senate, April 21, 2009   (per hearing agreement,
except for developing provisions for ag/hunting)
Integrated bill text, amended 4/21 within existing statute
Amended in Senate, May 5, 2009    
Integrated bill text, amended 5/5 within existing statute
Senate Appropriations Analysis  
Senate Appropriations Analysis, 5/28
Amended in Senate, May 28, 2009      Authorize local govts
to impose fees for procedures to deny/revoke unaltered
dog license so that no reimbursable state-mandated
program is created.  Also adds licensed bird hunting to
hunting exemption from roaming
Integrated bill text, amended 5/28, within existing statute  
Senate Floor Analysis        
Senate Floor Analysis, 6/2 Floor
Further amendments in Assembly pending
Department of Finance Bill Analysis SB 250, Opposition
History,. policy info re MSN on impound  issue:
See 1998 Senate Judiciary analysis, AB 1856
Our 2005 Comment, history, issues of MSN on impound  
(Publications page, scroll to end)
ASM Committee on Business & Profs. Policy Analysis    

Assembly Appropriations Committee Fiscal Analysis

Amended in Assembly, August 31, 2009    

Integrated bill text, amended 8/31, within existing statute  
Assembly Floor Analysis, September 1, 2009   

Note - this bill will remain on the Inactive File until it either
returns to Active or dies and returns to the Senate Chief
Clerk for final processing of its file.  

Amended in Assembly, August 18, 2010   See Integrated
Text for details; also added ASM Blumenfeld

Integrated bill text, 8/10 amendments, within existing
statute including newly referenced Judicial Process
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 18, 2010  
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 19, 2010     

Sen Local Govt
Hrg 4/15 pass 3-1
(partisan) as amended/to
be further amended
subject to recall if
Sen Approps
5/4 hrg cancelled, authr rqust
Hrg 5/11 to

5/23 passed
7-5 (1)

Sen Floor
3rd Rdg 6/1, voted,
Reconsid gtrd
6/2 pass 21-16, 2-V
ASM Bus & Profs
Hrg 6/30 pass 6-4
ASM Approps  
Hrg 7/15
to Suspense File
Release Hrg 8/27
3rd Rdg  9/8
Carried over to 1/10, 2nd yr of
Leg Sess//ion
ASM Notice to Remove from
Inactive File 8/16/10 (EVANS)
Rule 69(d) suspended
ASM Flr 3rd Rdg 8/26
2 p.m. bill is on call w/vote @
30-38 (10, 2V)
@Session Close, vote
34-40 (4, 2V) Reconsideration
ASM Reconsideration 8/31,
42-27 (10, 2V)
3rd Rdg, call lifted 11:46 p.m.,
fails 28-40 (10, 2V)  


OPPOSE  6/24/09

SB 586
Leland Yee (D-8) San
As introduced  and amended May 6, SB 586 would have
required only the sale of the 13 acre parcel from the parking
lot of the Cow Palace (state owned event facility in Daly City)
but was
amended on August 24 to require a fast sale of the
entire property.  
Senate Floor Analysis  
Amended in Assembly, September 4, 2009  to strike the prior
version using the Government Code and add entirely new
provisions to the Food & Ag Code to preempt and limit the
ability of the local Ag District to do anything regarding the
Cow Palace and authorize the Department of General
Services to "dispose" of it subject to specified conditions.
Amended in Assembly, June 17, 2010 - gut and amend to
different topic - Penal Code Sec. 1202.4, restitution    
Assembly Floor
3rd Rdg 9/4/09,
pass 43-28
partisan vote,
amended, re-referred to
ASM Com on B&P
ASM Rule 77.2

ASM Com on B&P  Hrg
2008 SB 1527
S.B. 1138
As introduced, SB 1138 would establish the Rendering
Industry Advisory Board to be appointed by Sec. of Food & Ag
and relative to the regulated rendering industry, "persons
engaged in certain
businesses dealing with dead animals and pet food
including, among others, renderers,
pet food processors,
haulers, and transporters of inedible kitchen grease."   
Amended in Senate, April 5, 2010  adding details.   
Sen Food & Ag Com Policy Analysis, April 6, 2010  
Sen Com on Environmental Quality, Policy Analysis April 19,
notes need for amendment re board composition.  
Amended in Senate, April 27, 2010    to increase Adv. Brd.
from 7 to 9, 7 - licensees at least 1 experienced in alternative
uses, 2 public with designated experience; quorum is 6 (up
from 5); board must keep accurate records of activities,
subject to audit.
SEN Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 10,
Senate Floor Analysis, May 11, 2010          

Assembly Committee on Agriculture Policy Analysis, June
16, 2010
Amended in Assembly, June 22, 2010 making
non-substantive revisions
Assembly Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis,
Current rendering enforcement program, $390k/yr revenues,
3 full time staff so costs should be absorbable.
Dual Referred
Sen Com on
Food & Ag  Hrg 4/6
Pass 4-0(1)
Com on Environ. Quality  
Hrg 4/19
pass 6-0(1)   
as amended

SEN Approps   
Hrg 5/10
pass 8-0 (3)  
SEN Floor  
3rd Rdg 5/13
pass 28-0(10, 2V)
ASM Com on Ag
Hrg 6/16
Pass 8-0
ASM Approps, 8/4
Release Hrg 8/12
S.B. 1176
Grass Valley
As introduced, AB 1176  would amend Sec. 17003 of the
Food & Ag Code and
APPLY ONLY TO bovine animals,
horses, mules, or burro
s as "estrays" to allow local
impounding agencies "to hold and dispose of any horse,
mule, burro, or other animal that is not a bovine animal in
accordance with the applicable ordinances of the city or
Sen Food & Ag Com Policy Analysis, April 6, 2010      
Senate Floor Analysis, April 20, 2010         

Assembly Committee on Agriculture Policy Analysis, June
16,  2010
Amended in Assembly, June 21, 2010  to state us of term  
"animal control agency" does not extend provisions of this
bill beyond poundkeepers/pounds; states that local
jurisdictions that have enacted local ordinances
may apply
these to animals covered by this bill instead of state law,
thus removing the mandate on local govt and changing the
bill to non-fiscal.  
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 4, 2010    Notes the need
for the bill due to financially pressed rural livestock owners'
limited options for disposal of animals other than
Senate Concurrence Analysis, August 17, 2010 Unfinished

September 27, 2010 - Filed with the Secretary of State,
Chapter 325, Statutes of 2010  
Sen Com on
Food & Ag  Hrg 4/6
Pass 4-0(1)    to Approps,
Sen Rule 28.8
ASM Floor 3rd Rdg
pass 36-0
ASM Com on Agric
Hrg 6/16 pass 8-0
ASM Com on Appropsm
8/2 withdrawn, to
ASM 3rd Rdg 8/16
pass 75-0 (4,V)
To Senate for
Unfinished Bus
8/26 Sen
Spec Consent Cal
pass 34-0 (4, 2V)
Enrollment 8/31/10  
9/8 To Gov  
9/25 Approved by Gov
S.B. 1185
Note, author was appointed Lt.
Gov., seat is vacant.  
As introduced, SB 1185 would create a personal income tax
deduction in computing adjusted gross income, for the
costs, not to exceed $250, paid or incurred during the taxable
year for food and supplies purchased for an animal adopted
during the taxable year from a qualified animal rescue
Sen Com on Rev & Tax
Hrg 5\12
postponed by Committee
S.B. 1277

Animal Legal Defense
Fund; Social Compassion in
As introduced, SB 1277 would add new Penal Code
Sections 600.6  to create a public registry scheme
administered by the Department of Justice  (similar to sex
offenders) for persons over 18 convicted of felony animal
abuse, Section 600.7 covering registration, provision of and
use of the information, and Section 600.8 creating a point of
sale pet food tax, Animal Protection Fund in the State
Treasury and authority for the State Board of Equalization to
collect and administer funds and promulgate rulemaking for
this function; funds collected to cover PC 600.7 costs, limited
to 3% revenues deposited AND local government
spay/neuter programs.  
Amended in Senate, April 13, 2010   Amends registration
period from offender's lifetime to 10 year limit; deletes pet
food sur-tax provisions, replaced with funding by fines: $200
per misdemeanor conviction, $500) per felony conviction;
deposited in Animal Protection Fund, created State Treasury
(see original provisions); urgency clause deleted, simple
majority vote only.  
Senate Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 20,
Amended in Senate, April 27, 2010     Registration period
runs 10 years from the conviction date on or after 1/1/11;
removes automatic revocation of probation/parole for failure
to reg.; removes prison, i.e. fine only for person using web
info to commit a crime;
SEN Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 10,
2010     SEN Committee on Appros, Suspense Analysis  May
27, 2010     
Sen Com on Public
Safety    Hrg 4/20
pass 4-3
as amended

SEN Approps
Hrg 5/10
Release Hrg 5/27

Held under submission
S.B. 1417
(R-1) Sacto

Senator Cox passed
away on July 13, 2010

Prin Co-Author CAMERON
SMYTH (R-38)

Removed per 5/18 amendment:
JIM BEALL (D-24) San Jose

SPONSOR: Placer County
BOS; CA State Humane
CA State Sheriffs Assn
As introduced, SB 1417  would amend Corporations Code
provisions relating to humane societies.  
 Corporations Code 10400-406, incorporated
humane societies;
Corporations Code Sec. 14500 et seq
and its enactment, 1995 AB 1571
Amended in Senate, March 24, 2010   
Senate Committee on Judiciary Policy Analysis April 20,
Amended in Senate, April 28, 2010     Minor amendments to
court procedure for judicial endorsement of Articles of new
Corp/SPCA (Corp Code 10401 et seq); Corp Code 14500 et
seq, conforming title/text changes eliminating "children";
regarding SPCA eligibility to appoint humane officer(s), if
incorp after 1/1/11, must have been incorp 5 yrs AND have
operated a shelter min. 3 years OR have written agreement  
with public AC agency OR licensed vet clinic providing for
care/treatment of animals to be seized, minor amendments
re court petition for and order confirming appointment of
humane officers, additional amendments to scope of Levels
1 and 2 humane officers; compliance dates; authority for
other agencies to charge SPCAs for costs/fees re Sec
Amended in Senate, May 18, 2010   Clarifies firearms
authority limited to Level 1 Humane Officers only if
appointing agency has adopted policy on use of deadly force
and officer trained on it.  NO firearms carried by Level 2
Humane Officers.  Dept of Justice may charge reas. fees to
cover costs of providing summary criminal history
information pursuant to Penal Code Sec. 11105 (b) to which
humane officers are added by this bill; no state
reimbursement required.  
Senate Floor Analysis   
Assembly Committee on Judiciary Policy Analysis, June 22,

Amended in Assembly, August 2, 2010    Revamps bill
structure to repeal rather than amend existing Corporations
Code Sec 10401 & 10402, amends existing Sec 10400 to
remove "children" and apply new provisions to spca
corporations formed on/after 1/1/11, amends Sec 10404 to
delete "members", i.e. only the spca corporations and
humane officers may make complaints/aid prosecution of
offenders, other conforming amendments; amendments to
Sec 14500 et seq,  specifies judicial "petition" process rather
than application for "confirmation" of appointment of humane
officers (Level 1 or 2) and sets forth many requirements for
the procedure, appointees, etc.  The significant change
allows petition for Level 2 confirmation after only one year of
incorporation but minimum 5 years for Level 2 and simply
operating a shelter or agreement for sheltering with another
entity with no time period required.  This is a complex bill
with many requirements and restrictions but this
amendment has lowered the entry threshold from earlier
Assembly Committee on Appropriations, Fiscal Analysis
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 11, 2010   
Amended in Assembly, August 16, 2010  
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 16, 2010   
Senate Floor, Concurrence Analysis, August 18 2010      

September 30, 2010, Filed with the Secretary of State
Chapter 652, Statutes of 2010  
Sen Com on Judiciary  
Hrg 4/20
pass 4-0(1 absent)

Sen Approps
Hrg 5/17
Sen Rule 28.8,

Senate Floor
3rd Rdg 5/24
passed 29-0 (9,2V)

ASM Com on Judic
Hrg 6/15   6/22
postponed by Com
pass 9-0(1)  
ASM Approps  
Hrg 8/4
Pass 16-0 (1)   

ASM Floor
3rd Rdg  8/17
passed 75-9 (4,V)

Senate Unfinished
Business 8/26
SEN Spec Consent
pass 34-0 (4, 2V)
Enrolled 8/31/10  
9/8 To Gov  
9/30 Approved by Gov   
S.B. 1473
As introduced, SB 1473 would make
technical/non-substantive changed to Education Code
Section 60042, currently reading:
"When adopting instructional materials for use in the
schools, governing boards shall require materials they
deem necessary and proper to encourage thrift, fire
prevention, and the humane treatment of animals and
Amended in Senate, March 25, 2010: Gut & amemd:  
To Sen Rules Com
S.B. 1491
As Introduced March 11, 2010, SB 1491  makes
non-controversial, minor changes to professions regulated
by Department of Consumer Affairs regulatory boards under
statutory authority of the Business & Professions Code,
specifically Sec. 16 amends the Guide Dog law, amending
Bus & Profs Code Sec. 7210.7 regarding home training
provided by schools and instructors licensed by the State
Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind.  
SEN Committee on B, P & ED policy analysis, April 19, 2010
Senate Floor Analysis, May 4, 2010   
Amended in Assembly, June 16, 2010, unrelated to above
ASM Com on Bus, Profs & Consumer Prot. Policy Analysis

Assembly Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis,
8/3/10   no significant costs associated with any provisions.  

Assembly Floor Analysis, August 13, 2010   
Amended in Assembly, August 20, 2010    
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 20, 2010   
Senate Concurrence Analysis, August 24, 2010    

September 28, 2010, Chaptered by Secretary of State,  
Chapter 415, Statutes of 2010
SEN Com on B, P & ED  
Hrg 4/19/10
pass 7-0 (2)    

Senate Special Consent
Cal 5/6/10
pass 30-0(8, 2V)
ASM Com on Bus., Profs
& Cons Prot
Hrg 6/29/10
11-0 rec. consent
ASM Approps 8/4
pass 17-0  
ASM Floor 3rd Rdg
8/23 pass 75-0 (3, 2V)
Senate Unfinished Bus
pass 34-0 (5,V)
Enrolled    9/3 To Gov
9/28 Approved by Gov
A.R.C. 74
introduced 5/18
Anthony Portantino (D-44)
As introduced, Assembly Concurrent Resolution 74 would
encourage  No Kill animal shelter policies and procedures
as the foundation for animal sheltering.  
ASM Bus & Prof
A.R.C. 91
Ted Lieu (D-53)
Cameron Smyth (R-38)
Santa Clarita
As introduced, Assembly Concurrent Resolution 91 would
declare September 2009 to be Adopt a Shelter Pet Month,
encourage pet adoption and raise awareness about  
"overpopulation in animal shelters".  Recitals include
positive assertions about pet ownership, insidious
denigration of pets from non-shelter sources and threat of
future reduction in shelter holding days due to state fiscal
Amended in Assembly, August 25, 2009 to reflected
August 17, 2009 DHS shelter intake 2008, and
add a recital of increased surrenders of other pet species.  
DHS background.
Assembly Committee on Rules Analysis  

Assembly Floor Analysis   
ASM Committee on Rules

pass 10-0(1)
ASM Consent Cal
3rd Rdg 9/1/09
SEN Rules 9/2/09
A.R.C. 118
Introduced 2/8/10
Cameron Smyth
(R-38) Santa Clarita,
Co-authors: Pedro Nava (D-35)
Santa Barbara, added 3/11
Adams, Ammiano, Anderson,
Arambula, Bass, Beall, Bill
Berryhill, Tom Berryhill,
Blakeslee, Block, Blumenfield,
Bradford, Brownley,
Buchanan, Carter, Chesbro,
Cook, Coto, Davis, De La
Torre, De Leon, DeVore,
Emmerson, Eng, Feuer,
Fong, Fuentes, Fuller, Furutani,
Gaines, Galgiani,
Gilmore, Hagman, Hall, Harkey,
Hayashi, Hernandez, Hill,
Huber, Huffman, Jones, Lieu,
Logue, Bonnie Lowenthal, Ma,
Mendoza, Monning, Nestande,
Niello, Nielsen, John A.
Perez, V. Manuel Perez,
Portantino, Ruskin, Salas,
Saldana, Silva, Skinner, Solorio,
Audra Strickland,
Torlakson, Torres, Torrico, Tran,
and Yamada
Senators Florez, Strickland
Introduced February 8, 2010 - Spay Day USA 2010  
resolution would declare February 23, 2010 the day, based
on recited findings.   (See prior years' resolutions for

Assembly Committee on Rules,
Policy Analysis 2/18/2010    
Assembly Floor Analysis 2/19/2010
Amended in Assembly, March 11, 2010 to add Assembly
to ASM Committee on
pass 10-0(1)  
Assembly Floor
3rd Rdg 3/10/10
3/11/10 ASM adopted
3/15/10 Sen Com on
AB 233
Introduced 2/5
Cameron Smyth
(R-38) Santa Clarita
Coauthors: ASM   Adams, Bill
Berryhill, Duvall,
Garrick, Jeffries, Nestande,
Silva, Solorio
Senators Maldonado  Strickland
As introduced, AB 233 would for taxable years beginning on
or after 1/1/10, and before 1/1/15, allow a deduction for the
qualified costs, i.e. adoption fee not in excess of $300,  paid
or incurred during the taxable year by a taxpayer for the
adoption of pets from a qualified animal rescue organization,
i.e. public animal control agency or animal adoption
organization tax exempt under IRC Sec. 501(c)(3).   
Amended in Assembly, April 13, 2009     Qualified costs
reduced to $100.   
ASM Rev & Tax Com. Policy Analysis        
Amended in Assembly, May 4, 2009   Conforms wording as
adoption "costs", not "fees"; adds "during the taxable year"
as restrictive language to deduction of "qualified costs
incurred or paid".
ASM Rev & Tax Com. Policy Analysis (5/18 Hrg)     
Amended in Assembly, May 25, 2009     Adds provisions for
time of filing return claiming the deduction, disallowance to
be treated as math error, FTB to post on website amts of
ded. claims, FTB authority for administration, creation of Pet
Adoption Cost Deduction Fund for voluntary contributions per
tax return, in the state treasury to reimburse reduction in
receipts attributable to the Pet Adoption Fee Deduction and
money received disbursed to 1) FTB for associated costs, 2)
Controller for assoc. losses, and 3) Dept. of Food & Ag for
municipal shelters, as specified.  
ASM Cttee Rev & Tax
Hrg 4/20
Referred to SUSPENSE
Release Hrg 5/18

ASM Approps  5/28
Held under submission
AB 923
Introduced 2/26
Sandre Swanson (D-16)
AB 923 as introduced would add to tVehicle Code Section
1808.4 allowing designated persons to request their home
address be confidential, a veterinarian employed by a zoo, a
public animal control agency shelter, or a society for the
prevention of cruelty to animals shelter or a humane society
shelter contracting with a local public agency for animal care
or protection services (and other new designees).  
2008 AB 1958 held in suspense.   
Amended in Assembly, April 13, 2009   adds public health
officer with power to arrest to code officer designee   
ASM Com on Transportation Policy Analysis     
ASM Com on Appropriations Analysis          

1/31/2010 Died pursuant to Art. IV, Sec. 10(c) of the

ASM Transportation
Hrg 4/20  pass 12-0

ASM Approps
Hrg 4/29
Release Hrg 5/28
Held under submission
AB 1224
Introduced 2/27
Mike Eng (D-29)
Monterey Park
As introduced, AB 1224 would declare intent of the
Legislature to enact legislation to include animals, pets, and
livestock under Section 20001 of the Vehicle Code, the basic
"hit and run" statute.
Amended in Assembly, April 14, 2009     Would add a new
Section 20002.5 to the Vehicle Code, creating new infraction
offenses (1st offense, fine not more than $100, 2nd offense,
not less than $50 or more than $200): a - driver of vehicle
injuring dog/cat/livestock must stop as soon as safe, notify
law enforcement, provide ID to person in charge of animal, if
available, or other parties involved as specified; b - person
parking vehicle that runs away, injuring dog/cat/livestock
must comply as in (a)
before vehicle is driven again.
***  Winner of  "outta be a law" contest. ***
Asssembly Com on Transportation Policy Analysis
Amended in Assembly, January 4, 2010  Complete
, responds to traffic law enforcement request to
replace definition of "utility trailer", inadvertently deleted from
Vehicle Code in 2001:
SECTION 1.    Section 666 is added to the Vehicle Code, to
666.  A "utility trailer" is a trailer or semitrailer that does not
exceed a gross weight of 10,000 pounds or a manufacturer's
gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds and is either of
the following:
(a) Used solely for the transportation of the user's personal
property, not in commerce.
(b) Designed and used for the transportation of livestock, not
in commerce.  
Assembly Committee on Appropriations Analysis, Jan 21,
Amended in Assembly, April 27, 2010 gut and amend to
extend authorization period for demonstration program for
high occupancy toll lanes on the 10 and 110 in LA County.  

ASM Com on Trans
Hrg 4/27
Reconsideration granted


ASM Com. on
pass 14-0
ASM  Approps
pass 17-0  1/21/10
ASM Floor 1/27/10
pass 68-0 (11,V)

Senate Com on Trans &
A.B. 1709
introduced 2/2/10
Connie Conway
(R-34) Visalia

California Department of
Food & Agriculture
As Introduced, AB 1709 would only change Food & Ag Code
Sec. 9211reference  from "director" to "secretary" - likely spot
As amended in Assembly, April 5, 2010,  many sections of
Food & Ag code to be repealed/amended/added regarding
biologics, animal blood/blood components and commercial
animal blood banks: Restricts sale/use of biologics unless
manufactured pursuant to valid USDA permit  and animal
blood and  blood components must be produced in a facility
licensed by CDFA.
ASM Committee on Agriculture, Policy Analysis, April 14,
Amended in Assembly, April 20, 2010   Not to be operative
until all CA biologics registrants as of 12/31/10 are
registered with USDA; CDFA to report to Legislature until all
are registered with USDA.
Amended in Assembly, May 5, 2010   Adds "The Legislature
finds and declares that the amendments made to Chapter
1.5 (commencing with Section 9201) of Part 1 of Division 5 of
the Food and Agricultural Code by this act do not constitute a
change in, but are declaratory of, existing law as applied to
commercial blood banks for animals."   Clarifying language
re CA biologics registrants will be "licensed" by USDA.
ASM Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis May 11,
2010  Quantifies annual cost savings to CDFA at $450,000
Senate Committee on Food & Agriculture Policy Analysis
Senate Floor Analysis  
Senate Floor Analysis, August 4, 2010     
Amended in Senate, August 17, 2010    
Senate Floor Analysis, August 18, 2010    
Assembly Floor Concurrence Analysis, 8/20/10

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter   235,  Statutes of
ASM Com on Ag Hrg 4/14
passed 8-0
ASM Approps  5/12
pass 16-0(1)

Assembly Floor
ASM Consent Cal
2nd day  5/20
pass 72-0 (7, V)

SEN Com on Food &
Ag    Hrg 6/15
Pass 5-0
Sen Approps   
Hrg 6/28
Rule 28.8
Senate Floor,
3rd Rdg 8/20
pass 32-0 (6,2V)
to Assembly for
8/23  76-0 (2,2V)
Enrolled 8/31/10
9/3 To Gov
9/23  Approved by Gov  
A.B. 1980
(D-18) Hayward

As introduced, AB 1980 would amend the Veterinary Practice
Act to not prohibit  an employee of an animal control/humane
shelter from administering first aid to specified animals if he
or she has received proper training in that administration.  
Amended in Assembly, April 28, 2010 to add a new
subsection to Bus & Profs Code Sec. 4827 "(e)
Administering first aid to sick, injured, homeless, or
unwanted domestic pets or animals without the presence of
a veterinarian when the person is an employee of an animal
control shelter and its agencies or humane society and has
received proper training in the administration of first aid for
these purposes. Nothing in this subdivision shall be
construed to authorize a person to act outside the scope of
his or her employment."
ASM Com on Bus & Profs Policy Analysis, May 4, 2010    
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 5, 2010       
Amended in Senate, June 7, 2010   to delete prior content,
extend sunsetting date for Veterinary Practice Act authority
enabling the Veterinary Medical Board to 1/1/14, add to
Board composition one Reg Vet Tech to be appted by Gov,  
makes the existence of the multi-displinary advisory
committee (
see 2008 SB 1584)  indefinite and amends
provisions for committee, extends vet pract definition to
include "physical rehabilitation or musculoskeletal
manipulation upon an animal" creating a criminal liability for
unauthorized practice by unlicensed, would extend certain
exemption from un-authorized vet tech practice to students,
create crime for using vet tech designation without
requirements met, would make the Reg Vet Tech Committee
inoperative after appointment of Vet Tech to VMB, add
required training requirements for  unregistered Vet Techs
(except specified students) to operate x-ray equip as
specified requirements for managing licensed vet., add to
Vet Pract Act existing requirement for rodeo vet (Penal Code
596.7) to submit report on any animal injury needing vet
treatment by any vet and VMB posting on website, and
exempts from liability vet/reg vet tech services to animals
during war/emergencies except for willful acts or
Senate Com on B., P. & ED Policy Analysis, June 17,
Amended in Senate, June 29, 2010 to delete language,
of whether the veterinarian provides treatment to the
animal..." re duty of rodeo on-call/attending vet to report any
animal injury.  
Senate Floor Analysis, August 4, 2010     
Amended in Senate, August 19, 2010   deleted the
amendment to B&P Sec. 4826 that would have added to the
scope of veterinary practice,  "performs physical
rehabilitation or musculoskeletal manipulation upon an
animal".  This would have criminalized veterinary chiropractic
by other than licensed veterinarians, i.e. most veterinary
chiropractors or non-veterinarian acupunturists..  Bill
sections renumbered to reflect deletion.  
Senate Floor Analysis, August 11, 2010    
Assembly Floor Concurrence Analysis, August 13, 2010    
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, August 24, 2010    

September 29, 2010, filed with Secretary of State
Chapter 538, Statutes Of 2010
To ASM Com on Bus &
Prof  Hrg 5/4
pass 10-0 (1)      

Assembly Floor
pass 73-0(6,V)

Senate Committee on
Bus, Profs & ED
Hrg 6/21
passed 6-0 (3)  

Sen Approps  8/2
Rule 28.8

SEN Floor
3rd Rdg 8/5
Spec Consent Cal

3rd Rdg 8/12
pass 35-0(3, 2V)
concurrence, TO ASM
Com on Bus & Profs
ASM Rule 77.2  
pass 9-0 (1,V)
ASM Concurrence 8/25  
78-0 (2V)   
Enrolled 8/31/10  
9/3 to Gov
Approved by Gov
A.B. 2000
Chino Hills
As introduced, AB 2000 would amend Health & Safety Code
Section (
Rabies Law) to exempt from the vaccination
requirement the owner of a dog that a licensed veterinarian
determines, on an annual basis, may have a potentially
lethal reaction to the vaccination, but limit the license period
for that dog to one year rather than the 2 or 3 year options for
other dogs.  
Amended in Asssembly, April 5, 2010   refines exemption
criteria: "currently immune compromised or has a
documented medical record of a preexisting condition,
including, but not limited to, an immune mediated disease,
or a serious adverse reaction to a prior canine antirabies
vaccine."; veterinarian must request exemption on approved
form w/statement signed by owner, understand/accept all
consequences/liability owning unvaccinated dog; local
jurisdiction discretion to exempt; exempt dog quarantined
per local direction until condition resolved AND dog
vaccinated; no state reimbursement for local mandate.
ASM Committee on Agriculture Policy Analysis, April 14,
ASM Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, Apr 28,
(Est. costs to DHS to develop regulations and form)  
Amended in Senate, June 2, 2010   to delete from exemption
amendment quarantine requirement for exempted dog.  
Senate Committee on Health Policy Analysis, June 23, 2000
Sen Com on Health Policy Analysis for vote only, 6/30/10   
Amended in Senate, July 15, 2010  to clarify that exempt dog
is treated as though unvaccinated dog or cat - confined to
owner's premises, no contact with unvaccinated, if out -
leash limited to 6 ft handled only by adult.  Exemption at
discretion of local health officer, standard now "a rabies
vaccination would endanger the dog's life due to disease or
other considerations"
Senate Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, Aug 2,
identified general fund costs to promulgate regs, minor
absorbable costs to develop form and record exemptions.  
Senate Committee on Appropriations Suspense Analysis,
Senate Committee on Appropriations Analysis, 8/26/10  
author's proposed amendments would prevent AB 2000
from chaptering out the provisions added to California law by
AB 2689 (Smyth), Chapter 45, Statutes of 2010, in the event
of its enactment.
Note: to enable further action after 8/13 deadline: Joint Rules
61(b)(15) and 62(a) suspended.  (Ayes 27. Noes  7.) Senate
Rule 29.3(b) suspended.  (Ayes 21. Noes 11.)
ASM Com on Ag
Hrg 4/14
Pass 7-0 (1, Conway not
Appropriations 4/28
pass 15-0 (2)  

Assembly Floor
3rd day Consent 5/6

74-9 (5,V)

Corrected 5/28/10
SEN Committee on
Health Hrg 6/23   
Testimony taken, Hrg
postponed to 6/30/10
pass 8-0(1)
as amended,

SEN Approps 8/2
Suspense File
10-0  (1)   
Release Hrg 8/12

8/27 Motion do pass as
A.B. 2012
El Segundo

8/4/10 add
As introduced, AB 2010 would make
technical/non-substantive changes to the penalty provisions
of Penal Code Section 597(a)-(g).  

ASM Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis
4/20/2010     To be amended in Committee to increase
misdemeanor animal abuse penalty maximum from 6 mos
county jail to one year (bill text not yet available).   
Amended in Assembly, April 28, 2010   amended to clarify
punishment for alternate misdemeanor offense is up to 1 yr
in county jail, or fine up to $20k OR BOTH.  
ASM Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 11,

Assembly Floor Analysis   

Senate Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis, June 22,

Senate Floor Analysis, August 3, 2010    
Amended in Senate, August 4, 2010  to add Assembly
Member Smyth as Co-Author
Senate Floor Analysis, August 4, 2010   

Assembly Floor Concurrence Analysis, August 13, 2010     

ASM Com on Public
Safety 1st Hrg (3/23)
cancelled, author request
Hrg 4/20
pass 7-0
ASM Approps rec.
consent  5/12 postponed
by Com.
pass 11-4 (2)
ASM Flr 3rd Rdg
pass 60-10 (9,V)
SEN Com on Public
Hrg 6/22   pass 6-1
Sen Approps
Sen Rule 28.8
3rd Rdg 8/12
pass 28-6(4,1V)
pass 63-12 (4,V)
8/19 Enrolled    
8/26 To Gov
A.B. 2243
Granada Hills
As introduced, AB 2443 would amend Civil Code Sec. 54.25
to add trained, public-owned search and rescue dogs to
statutory provisions to provide access without discrimination
to hotels, restaurants and public transportation.  
See 2008
AB 2131
ASM Committee on Judiciary Policy Analysis, 3/23/2010  
Amended in Assembly, May 6, 2010  adds to prohibition
discrimination against officer or handler based on presence
of the dog; adds to definition of "Search and Rescue Dog"
further language, "that  is officially affiliated with, or
sponsored by, a governmental agency".    
Senate Committe on Judiciary Policy Analysis, June 15,
Amended in Senate, June 22, 2010 expressly stating that bill
provisions do not prevent removal of covered dog  from the
covered facility for causing a disturbance, other than its mere
presence, if at least one warning notice of the disturbance
and opportunity to correct have been given to the covered
Senate Floor Analysis     
Assembly Analysis, Concurrence in Senate Amendments
SEN Com on Judiciary  
Hrg 3/23
Pass 10-0  
ASM Consent
4/5 pass
76-0 (3,V)
SEN Judiciary   
Hrg 6/15

Senate Floor  
2nd Day  Consent
pass 31-0 (8,V)
6/28/10 Assembly  
concurrence 79-0 v
Governor 7/6/10
Chaptered 7/15/10
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A.B. 2411
(D-9) Sacto

Sponsor: HSUS

4/15/10 amendments added
ASM Membs Charles Calderon,
Carter, Feuer, Salas, Solorio and
As introduced, AB 2411 would amend Insurance Code Sec.
100 to add pet insurance as a covered class of insurance
and add to Division 2, a new Part 9, Pet Insurance,
containing specific definitions and requirements.  
ASM Committee on Insurance, Policy Analysis, April 5, 2010  
amendments pending re insurer disclosures to consumers  
Amended in Assembly, April 15, 2010   instead of prohibiting
exclusion based on pre-existing condition, only requires
disclosure  if pre-existing condition exclusion, reduction in
coverage or premium increased based on past claims
ASM Appropriations Committee Fiscal Analysis, May 4,
Assembly Floor Analysis     

Sen Com on Banking, Finance & Insurance Policy Analysis,

Amended in Senate, August 2, 2010  Revamps bill structure
to only amend Ins. Code Sec. 120 to add pet insurance to
existing list of "Miscellaneous Insurance" and adds a new
Part 9 (commencing
with Section 12880) is added to Division 2 of the Insurance
Code dedicated to pet insurance rather than amending pet
insurance into a number of sections of existing Ins. Code.  
Applies to any policy  marketed, issued, amended, renewed,
or delivered to a CA resident on/ after 7/1/11 to reasonably
disclose any exclusions re
(A) A preexisting condition.
(B) A hereditary disorder.
(C) A congenital anomaly or disorder
[if any of these terms used, insurer must define in policy
AND           link to definitions included on its own website.]
limits coverage through waiting/affiliation period, a
deductible, coinsurance, or annual/lifetime policy limit, and if
coverage reduced/premiums increased based on claims in
preceding policy period.  Must disclose in policy and on its
website basis for determining claims, benefits schedule or
usual and customary fees as respectively applicable to a
policy for determining payment.
Dept of Insurance must publish on Dept website list of all
pet insurers as specified including products and agents.  
Senate Committee on Appropriation Fiscal Analysis, 8/2/10
estimates Dept of Ins costs less than $150k annually to
oversee collection and posting of required data.  
Senate Floor Analysis, August 4, 2010   
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, August 23, 2010    
ASM Com on Insurance  
Hrg 4/7
pass 8-2(2) as amended
ASM Approps
Hrg 5/5
Release Hrg 5/28
pass 12-5
ASM Flr 6/1
pass 52-22 (5,V)
SEN Com on Banking,
Finance & Insurance
Hrg 6/30
Pass 8-2(1) partisan
Sen Approps 8/2
pass 8-1 (2)

3rd Rdg 8/23
pass 27-9 (3,V)

To Assembly for
concurrence  8/24
PASS 49-26 (3, 2V)


9/8 To Gov
VETO Message
A.B. 2612

Add Co-Author
ASM Member
As introduced, AB 2612 would amend Food & Ag Code Sec.
19204 to add pet food processors to the definition of
"Collection Center", set Dec. 31 as expiration date for
Collection Center licenses and exempt those that register
from the $100 fee.
Amended in Assembly, April 7, 2010, adds "pet food
processor" to Collection Center definition Food & Ag Code
Sec 19204, details to bill dealing with animal rendering and
the State Organic Program  (SOP) per review of SOP staff,
the California Organic Program  
Advisory Committee (COPAC), and participants from the
organic   industry formed the Organic Products Technical
Planning Committee.
ASM Committee on Agriculture Policy Analysis, April 14,
ASM Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, Apr 28,
Amending definition of "exempt handler," exempting certain
certified organic registrants from submitting  specified
information, potential savings up to $20k/yr.   
Amended in Senate, June 7, 2010, adding to bill to require
ag and structural pesticide registrants to have container
recycling program and extend $100 food safety fee for food
packers/holders to 1/1/16.
Senate Committee on Food & Agriculture Police Analysis
Amended in Senate, June 16, 2010    Changes bill title to
Food and agriculture: omnibus bill but no substantive
changes to pet food processors.  

Senate Floor Analysis, August 5, 2010    

Assembly Concurrence in Senate Amendments Analysis,

September 27, 2010 Chaptered by Secretary of State
Chapter   393, Statutes of 2010.
ASM Com on Ag
Hrg 4/14  passed,

Approps, recommend
Consent  4/28
pass 15-0 (2)  

ASM Floor Consent
3rd day 5/6
pass 74-0 (5, V)
SEN Committee on Food
& Ag
Hrg 6/15 pass 5-0
Sen Approps
Hrg 6/28
Rule 28.8
Senate Floor
3rd Rdg 8/5/10
Spec Consent Cal
pass 34-0 (4,2V)
Concurrence - Sen
Amendments 8/12
pass 79-0 (V)
Enrolled 8/16/10
To Gov 8/25
9/25 Approved by Gov
A.B. 2689
As introduced, AB 2689 would declare "It is the intent of the
Legislature to enact legislation that would allow licensing
agencies the ability to verify rabies vaccinations using
modern communication and technology, including, but not
limited to, computer systems, facsimile, and e-mail."
Amended in Assembly, April 8, 2010  Health & Safety Code
Section 121690 amended to sunset 1/1/12, local option
transmittal methods of rabies vac proof, add new Section
121690 effective 1/1/12 for "rabies endemic" CA areas
(entire state now), lowers age of dog rabies vac/licensing
from 4 months to
3 months of age,
younger must be confined/restrained but may be
See TAC REFERENCE page for CA rabies law, regs, stats,
Amended in Assembly, April 15, 2010   deletes 3 month
provisions above, returning to amendment to Sec. 121690.  
Amended in Assembly, April 22, 2010 to add urgency clause
ASM Committee on Local Government Policy Analysis, Apr
28, 2010
Senate Committee on Health Policy Analysis, June 9, 2010
Senate Floor Analysis, June 15, 2010  

Chaptered by Secretary of State, July 6, 2010     Amends
Health and Safety Code Section 121690
ASM Com on
Local Govt  
Hrg 4/21
pass 8-0(1)
urgency clause
4/28 passed on Consent
ASM Floor Consent
3rd day 5/6
pass 74-0 (5, V)
Senate Committee on
pass 5-0(4)
Senate Floor
3rd Rdg 6/17
pass 31-0 (9,V)
6/18/20 Enrolled
Governor 6/23
Approved by Gov 7/6/10
OPPOSE   4/9/10

Neutral, monitor
A.B. 2716
As introduced, AB 2716  would add to Food & Ag Code
Section 30525 dog license tag fee reduction by 1/2 or more,
a new (b)  (b) A certificate is presented from a licensed
veterinarian stating that the dog is a puppy under the age of
eight months.  Existing (a) is the S/N vet certificate.  To be
amended in Committee.  
ASM Com on Local
Hrg 4/21, cancelled
author request
A.B. 2743
Introduced 2/19/10
(D-35) Santa Barbara

Paw Project
As introduced, AB 2743 was a spot bill referencing
Emergency Medical Services
Amended in Assembly, April 8, 2010,  would make legislative
findings about declawing cats and add to the Civil Code
Section 1942.7 to prohibit residential landlords who permit
occupancy of dogs or cats from advertising, refusing,
requiring, preferentially treating or discriminating against
tenants whose dogs or cats are not debarked or declawed
respectively (unless therapeutic as defined); violation is civil
penalty not exceeding $2,500 paid to person harmed.  
Amended in Assembly, April 28, 2010    Changes "debark" to
"devocalize", "other than therapeutic" to "nontherapeutic";
adds civil penalty up to $1k for each violation NOT resulting
in procedure, civil penalty up to $2.5k paid to
owner(s)/caretaker(s) for each animal subjected to the
procedures (elected by owner); extends standing to enforce
to IRC Sec. 501(c) exempt organizations "dedicated to
protection of animals" to obtain these same penalties for the
ASM Committee on Judiciary Policy Analysis, May 4, 2010     
notes additional proposed amendments to clarify scope of
prohibited conduct.  
Amended in Assembly, May 11, 2010   Sec. 1 completely
revises "findings" to "(a) Declawing and devocalizing are
veterinary surgical procedures that have irreversible effects
on the animals that undergo these procedures.  
(b) Declawing and devocalizing may have the unintended
consequence of creating potential public health and safety
concerns; for example, the possible safety risk to law
enforcement officers posed by a devocalized attack dog
present on property that law enforcement officers have legal
cause to enter to investigate illegal activity.
(c) The permanence of these surgical procedures contrasts
with the temporary nature of the occupancy of real property
owned by another, which generally lasts only for a fixed term
and may be terminated upon notice by one of the parties.  
(d) Therefore, it is the intent of the Legislature to restrict the
ability of a person or corporation to impose conditions on
occupancy of property that are based on declawing or
devocalizing an animal that is allowed on the premises". ;
re-wording other provisions.  
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 12, 2010     
Amended in Senate, June 7, 2010 to add descriptive
language that declawing could result in feline behavior
endangering public health and safety by increased
aggression and litter box avoidance and dog "de-vocalizing"
and dog-devocalization endanger law enforcement officer
with legal cause for entry rather than "investigating illegal
activity" (broader meaning); adds to authorized non-profit
enforcing agencies "whose mission includes the protection
of fair housing laws"; and ".  A person may sue for
declaratory relief, injunctive relief, or for monetary relief as
provided in paragraphs (2) and (3)." when 2 and 3 give rise
to penalty whether or not procedure was performed.  This
increases liabilities for landlords and incentives for outright
prohibition of dogs and cats and any negotiation for their
Senate Committee on Judiciary Policy Analysis, June 15,
Senate Floor Analysis, June 17, 2010          
Amended in Senate, July 15, 2010  Minor change to the
proposed new Civil Code Sec. 1942.7(d) to incorporate final
sentence into prior sentence to clarify that
organizations (not
only individuals) may sue for declaratory relief, injunctive
relief, or for monetary relief as provided.  
Senate Floor Analysis, August 4, 2010    

Senate Floor Analysis, August 17, 2010     
Amended in Senate, August 20, 2010    reduces the
monetary civil penalty to no more than $1,000 per animal,
paid to either the  person harmed  OR entity authorized, now
limited to a city attorney, district attorney, or other law
enforcement prosecutorial entity, to bring legal action.  
Senate Floor Analysis,, August 23, 2010    
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 24, 2010    


ASM Committee on
Judiciary   Hrg 5/4
Hearing postponed by Committee,

Author's amendments
Hrg 5/4
passed 9-0 (1) out,
to be amended per

Hearing Audio

ASM Flr 3rd Rdg
pass 65-7 (9, V)

SEN Com on Judiciary   
Hrg 6/15
pass 3-2 (partisan)  
Hearing Audio

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3rd Rdg 8/11/10
passage refused
Motion for Reconsideration
Sen Pavley
pass 33-0 (5-2V)  

3rd Rdg 8/24/10
pass 22-12 (5,V)  
(2 votes needed to pass by
Rs, Tony Strickland, Sam
ASM Concurrence
Rule 77 suspended
8/25 pass 58-17(3,2V)
Enrolled 8/31/10       
9/3 to Gov
OPPOSE  4/21/10

OPPOSE  4/29/10

OPPOSE  6/4/10

OPPOSE  6/8/10

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