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THE ANIMAL COUNCIL (TAC) was founded in 1991 to combat San Mateo County’s (California) action to enact legislation forbidding cat
and dog breeding, and mandating sterilization of all cats and dogs.  TAC is a California nonprofit, public benefit corporation tax-
exempt under Section §501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.

TAC’s goal is to seek positive, humane solutions to the challenges of animal rights activists through study, analysis and application
of animal husbandry, statistics and law, and at the same time preserve human benefit from all species, breeds and registries.

  •         TAC monitors selected federal, state and local legislation and regulation affecting the rights and interests of animal
    owners and welfare of animals.  

  •        TAC prepares analyses, position papers and letters on pending issues and lobbies selected jurisdictions, primarily in
    California.  

  •        TAC provides counsel to inquiring individuals, organizations and legislators.  

  •        TAC disseminates reference materials, including legislative updates and topical reports furnished by electronic mail to
    individuals and organizations.


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CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2012 - Updated 2/23/13
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2011 - Updated 2/3/12
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2010 - Updated 12/10/10
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2009 - Updated 1/15/2010  
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2008 - Updated 10/28/08
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS, 2007 - Updated 1/23/08                                                   
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS, 2006  


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Site last updated September 9, 2014


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6/29/08
Home of National Pet Alliance studies.    3/14/2013 - NEW STUDY PUBLISHED      
5/22/2013, NEW  -  
UC Davis and National Pet Alliance Study - Interview with Karen Johnson
1/7/14
9/12/11
Santa Cruz County Unaltered dog license fee raised to $100 (plus Unaltered Certificate, $250 as long as @same
address, AC facility check NOW REQUIRED).  Details @
Reference  
2/26/12, 3-1, 3-9,
3/10, 3/13, 9/11,
9/12
Update 10/2
Chula Vista (San Diego County) staff returns to Council, 2/28 with proposed ordinance, MSN & More.  3/1 Some
contentious items removed.  3/13 Council Agenda Item 3, adopted, 2nd, final reading despite nonsensical
provisions; rejecting requests:  defer, continue stakeholder review.   Documents, details @
CurrentLegMaterials
9/11/12 Council agenda, additional provisions.  9/12, passed w/changes, 2nd rdg 9/25, FINAL passed 4-1.    
3/26/12
11/5/13
12/21/13
Ventura County, shopping BSL-MSN to cities.  Spring 2012.   11/5/2013 BOS Agenda No. 18, proposed
MSN/Breeding permits cats/dogs; commecial sales ban, more.  
Hearing video, 11/5/13  Final adoption, 4-1, 12/10
Documents, details
@CurrentLegMaterials
1/12/13
1/18/13
 
5/24/13
6/6/13
6/20/13
9/19/13
City of Los Angeles, changes to MSN/Breeding provisions of LAMC proposed in 2012 progressing to City
Council.  Com mtg 1/15/13, Personnel & Animal Welfare.  01/15/2013 Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee
continued item to/for a date to be determined.   5/24/13
Revised Draft Ordinance returned by City Attorney's
Office.  06/04/2013 Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee approved as amended. 6/18/13 LA City Council
approved 12-0(3). Effective 8/6/13  Documents, details
@CurrentLegMaterials  
4/5/13
4/10/13
10/11/13
10/24/13
Riverside County, AS Dir. Robert Miller requests SB861 ordinance, BOS 4/9/13 agenda.  BOS vote 5-0, proceed
to draft ord.  10/11/13
Ordinance introduced 9/24/13, set for hearing 10/8, unanimously passed.  MSN for covered
dogs, minimal exemptions incl. currently licensed, owners who qualify as "registered breeders" (details
deferred for future ordinance.) City of Riverside, Intr'd 10/22.    For details
@CurrentLegMaterials   
7/12/13
7/31/13
10/4/13
1/24/14
3/2/14
7/11/14
7/17/14
Pasadena (LA County) 2012 returned to 2008 BSL issue, Council Public Safety Conm., 11/12 began shift to MSN,
dogs/cats + tethering.  7/8/13 Council directs City Atty to draft MSN: cats/dogs w/exclusions, unaltered dog
licensed $60/+ unaltered, w/n 60 days.   10/7/13 City Council Agenda. ACTION:  "NO ACTION TAKEN; DIRECTION
GIVEN TO STAFF TO RETURN WITH THE ORDINANCE FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION IN 6 TO 9 MONTHS
FOLLOWING THE CANVASSING OF ANIMAL LICENSING BY THE PASADENA HUMANE SOCIETY"  1/24/13 City Council
Agenda 1/27/14 - First Reading
MSN-BSL ordinance.  5-3 vote, tabled to 7/14/14: New Staff Report recommends
comprehensive MSN Ordinance.   ACTION:  APPROVED STAFF RECOMMENDATION, AMENDED TO INCLUDE A ONE
YEAR REVIEW OF THE FEE DIFFERENTIAL TO DETERMINE IF IT IS ADEQUATE  Details
@CurrentLegMaterials
9/10/13
9/17/13
1/30/14
USDA-APHIS Docket No. APHIS-2011-0003 Final Rule documents and materials @FederalReferenceMaterials
Federal Register, 9/18/2013 publishes "Final Rule", starts 60-day period until effective: November 18, 2013  
2014 Farm Bill Conference Report amends AWA re Rule, document(s) @
FederalIssues
11/16/13
Local Rabies Control Activities 2012 Annual Report just published with all the county shelter data.  
Details
@Reference
5/18/2014  
CA Fairgrounds "revitalization" projects.  Santa Clara County    CAL EXPO; Solano County; Alameda County     
7/23/14
CDC revised information for importing dogs into US.  More @FederalIssues scroll to Regulation
8/22/2014
APHIS Final Rule - Importation of Live Dogs under 6 mos old, exceptions.  Details @FederalReferenceMaterials
9/5/2014
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY considering revisions to Dangerous Dog ordinance, anticipated 1st rdg, 10/21/14 BOS
Mtg.