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BILL NO.
AUTHOR(S)
SUBJECT
STATUS
TAC'S ACTION
SB 135
Introduced 2/10
Dean Florez
(D-16)
Shafter











SEN Co-Authors
DeSaulnier and
Hancock
As introduced, SB 135 would amend Penal Code
Section 597n adds cattle to existing prohibition on
docking horse tails and adds exception for
individual surgical procedure by vet for medical
treatment reasons performed under hygenic
conditions with "suitable" instruments, anesthesia
and pain management.
Amended in Senate, April 13, 2009   Reverts to
existing law language in new subsection (a); adds
more qualifying language to new subsection (b) re
medical exception.
Senate Food & Ag Com Policy Analysis
Senate Com on Public Safely Policy Analysis
Amended in Senate, May 4, 2009      Revises
subsection (b) to more standard wording regarding
veterinary procedure rather than specific medical
descriptions more difficult to relate to standards of
practice..     
Senate Floor Analysis    

Assembly Committee on Public Safety Policy
Analysis      



Amended in Assembly, June 25, 2009      Modifies
above exclusion to only life-saving or pain-relieving
emergency, treatment to be performed in
accordance with Vet Practice Act and reported to the
Department of Food and Agriculture within 30 days.
Senate Com. on Agriculture Policy Analysis    Ag &
Vet opposition unless amended.
Amended in Assembly, July 6, 2009    Deletes
reporting requirement.     
ASM Com. on Approps fiscal Analysis   


ASM Floor Analysis     
Amended in Assembly, September 1, 2009
substituting "cattle" for "animal", thus restricting
provisions to "bovine species" only.
ASM Floor Analysis, September 1, 2009    .  
Senate Analysis, Unfinished Business
Dual assigned, Cttees on
Food & Ag, Public Safety
Food & Ag 4/21 pass 4-1
Sen Pub Safety
Hrg 4/28
pass
5-2, amended
Sen Approps
Hrg 5/11 cancelled by Cttee.  
5/18
28.8
Sen Flr  5/26
pass 27-12-V
ASM, dual referred:
Public Safety; Ag
Hrg 6/23
ASM
Pub Safety
pass 4-1-(2)


ASM Cttee on AG
Hrg 7/1 pass 6-1(1)


ASM Approps
Hrg 8/19
pass 13-2(2)
ASM Flr
3rd Rdg 9/3
passed 58-15 (6-V)
Senate Unfinished Business
9/8
pass 26-12 (2)
Enrolled   
9/25/09 to Gov
10/11/09 signed by Gov
Chaptered  
 
SB 250
Introduced 2/24
Dean Florez
(D-16)
Shafter



























Co-authors
ASM Pedro Nava
(D-35) Santa Barbara
Jose Solario (D-69)
Santa Ana
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)
CALIFORNIA LEGISLATION ON ANIMAL
POPULATION ISSUES SINCE 1997, REVISED
2009   
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  NEW
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  NEW
Assembly Floor Analysis, September 1, 2009   

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

SUSPENSE FILE
5/23 passed
7-5 (1)

Sen Floor
3rd Rdg 6/1, voted, passage
failed
Reconsid gtrd
6/2 pass 21-16, 2-V
ASM Bus & Profs
Hrg 6/30 pass 6-4
(partisan)
ASM Approps  
Hrg 7/15
to Suspense File
Release Hrg 8/27
RELEASED,
PASSED
9-5(3)
ASM FLR
3rd Rdg  9/8
FAILED
28-42(9-V)

RECONSIDERATION
GRANTED 9/10
Carried over to 1/10, 2nd yr of Leg
Session
ASM Inactive File
OPPOSE
















OPPOSE



OPPOSE  6/24/09
SB 318
Introduced 2/25
Ron Calderon (D-30)
Montebello
As introduced, SB 318 would enact a long list of
findings condemning dogfigting and add a new
Penal Code Section 598.1 providing for related
asset forfeiture in convictions under PC Section
575.5 (dogfighting)  See
failed SB 1775 (2008) by
the same author.  
Senate Public Safety Com Policy Analysis  
4/21 Hrg, author declined chair's request for
amendments.  
Public Safety Com Policy Analysis, April 28    
Amended in Senate, May 5, 2009    restricts property
subject to forfeiture to only that
acquired through the
crime of dogfighting.  
Senate Appropriations Analysis (Recommends
amendment to allow prosecutor discretion to seek
forfeiture under this procedure to avoid state liability
for excess costs.  
Amended in Senate, May 28, 2009  as per above
recommendation
Senate Floor Analysis       
Assembly Committee on Public Safety
Analysis                
Assembly Floor Analysis                          
Sen Public Safety
Hrg 4/21 Failed 3-2 (partisan)*
Reconsideration granted
4/28 vote only, pass
6-0(1)
amended   
SEN Approps
Hrg 5/18, testimony
5/26 vote only, pass
13-0
Sen Flr
6/1
pass 36-2-1,V
ASM Publc Safety
Hrg 6/30 Pass 7-0
ASM Flr 8/24
pass
77-0(2-V)
Enrolled
8/27 to Gov.
9/8 Returned @request of
Sen, held at Engrossing and
Enrolling
9/10 Back to Gov
SIGNED 10/11/09
Chaptered
 
SB 475
Introduced 2/26
Alex Padilla (D-20)
Pacoima
As introduced, SB 475  would raise the cap for
calculating the license renewal fee for guide dogs
for the blind schools due to anticipated shortfall and
need to maintain services.  
Sen Com on B, P & ED Policy Analysis
Sen Com on PB.P. & ED Policy Analysis 4/20    
Senate Floor Analysis


ASM Bus & Profs Com. Policy Analysis

Assembly Appropriations Fiscal Analysis   

Assembly Floor Analysis      
Sen Bus, Prof & Econ Dev.  
Hrg 4/20
pass
9-0     
Sen Approps 4/27, Sen Rule
28.8
ASM FLR 3rd Rdg
5/14, pass
36-0  
ASM
Bus & Profs  
Hrg 6/16
pass 11-0
ASM Approps 7/1
pass 14-0(2)
ASM Flr
3rd Rdg 7/10
pass 69-6 (4-V)
Enrolled  
8/5 Approvd by Gov
8/6/09 Chaptered
 
SB 586
Introduced 2/27
Leland Yee (D-8) San
Francisco
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  
See
http://www.savethecowpalace.com/
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.  
Assembly Floor
3rd Reading 9/4,
pass 43-28
partisan vote,
amended, re-referred to ASM
Com on B&P
ASM Rule 77.2

ASM Com on B&P   
OPPOSE
See
2008 SB 1527
SB 762
Introduced 2/27
San Aanestad
R-4 Grass Valley
As introduced, SB 762 would amend Bus & Profs
Code Sec. 460 to prohibit local prohibitions on
“healing arts” licensees from performing acts or
procedures falling within the “professionally
recognized scope of practice” of the license
excepting ordinances effective prior to 1/1/10.  
See 2008 AB 2427 (Eng) vetoed by Governor
Senate Committee on B, P & ED Policy Analysis     
Amended in Senate, May 6, 2009    Adds additional
provision clarifying local authority for ordinances
governing zoning, business licensing, or
reasonable health and safety requirements
Senate Floor Analysis   
ASM Com on Bus & Profs, Policy Analysis    
Senate Floor Anlaysis        



Sen Bus, Prof & Econ Dev  
Hrg 4/27
pass
7-3, amended


Sen Flr  5/14
pass
31-6
ASM Bus & Profs
6/16 pass 9-0(2)
ASM 3rd Rdg 6/25
pass
59-6-(14, V)  
Enrolled   
Approved by Governor
Chaptered  
 
         
A.C.R. 19
Introduced 2/4
Cameron Smyth (R-38)
Santa Clarita. principal
co-author Lieu

(68 co-authors)
As introduced, Assembly Concurrent Resolution 19
would declare February 24, 2009, to be Spay Day
USA 2009 based on a long list of "findings".  
Amended February 26, 2009
Assembly Rules Committee Analysis, February 26,
2009
Amended March 2, 2009
Assembly Floor Analysis, March 2, 2009
Senate Floor Analysis, March 25, 2009
2/26 ASM Rules, passed 9-0
3/2 Assembly Floor,
amended/adopted
3/3 Senate Rules
Senate
38-0 (1-V
To Enrollment
Chaptered
 
A.R.C. 74
introduced 5/18
Anthony Portantino
(D-44)
Pasadena
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
Introduced 8/20
Ted Lieu (D-53)
Torrance
co-author
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
crisis.  
Amended in Assembly, August 25, 2009 to reflected
amended
August 17, 2009 DHS shelter intake
2008, and add a recital of increased surrenders of
other pet species.  For
DHS background.
Assembly Committee on Rules Analysis  

Assembly Floor Analysis      

ASM Committee on Rules





pass 10-0(1)
Adopted
ASM Consent Cal
3rd Rdg 9/1
Adopted
SEN Rules 9/2
 
AB 107
Introduced 1/12
Cathleen Galgianai
(D-17) Tracy, Connie
Conway (R-34) Visalia
6/1 ASM Membs
Blumenfield, Gilmore,
Jeffries,
Portantino
SEN Cox
As introduced, AB 107 would amend the Veterinary
Practice Act and make an appropriation,  See
2008
CA AB 1760 vetoed by Governor.   Addresses food
animal vet shortage, supported by VMB, CVMA,
Farm Bur., Cattlemen's.  
Assembly Committee on Bus & Profs (Policy)
Analysis 3/17/09
Assembly Appropriations Com. Analysis, 4/1/09
Assembly Floor Analysis  


Amended in Senate, June 1, 2009     Adds after
1/1/11 for Vet Techs, requirement to pass both
national and CA specific exams for licensing,      
Senate Bus, Profs & Econ Dev Policy Analysis     
Senate Appropriations Committee Fiscal
Analysis     
Senate Floor Analysis      


Assembly Floor Analysis, Concurrence in Senate
Amendments  
ASM Cttee on Bus & Profs  
Hrg 3/17  
passed
10-0(1)
To  ASM Approps Hrg 4/1
pass
16-0
ASM 3rd Rdg  4/13 passed 79-0  

Sen Com on B, P & ED
Hrg 6/8
Pass 7-0-(3)
SEN Approps Hrg 6/29
pass 11-0(2)   
Senate Floor
Spec. Consent Cal 7/9
pass 34-0-(6)      
Sen Concurrence
75-0-(4-V)
Enrolled
To the Governor 7/30
8/5 Approved by Gov
8/6/09 Chaptered
 
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 FILE
Release Hrg 5/18
pass
9-0







ASM Approps  5/28
Held under submission
 
AB 241
Introduced 2/10
Pedro Nava (D-35)
Santa Barbara







Added 6/16/09
Senators
DeSaulnier
Florez
T. Strickland (R)
As introduced, AB 241 would  create a new
misdemeanor criminal offense prohibiting  anyone
who buys or sells dogs or cats from owning,
possessing, controlling or otherwise having charge
or custody of more than a combined total of 50
dogs and cats with intact sexual organs.  Excesses
are subject to seizure, sterilization, disposition or
euthanasia and suspected premises are subject to
inspection.  Veterinary facilities, pet stores and
research institutions are exempted.  
Amended in Assembly, April 13, 2009    
ASM Public Safety Com. Policy Analysis             
ASM Public Safety Com Policy Analysis re 4/13
amendment
ASM Bus & Profs Com Policy Analysis     
ASM Committee on Appropriations Analysis      


Amended in Senate, June 16, 2009, to expand and
clarify the definition of exempted entities, expressly
defining "rescue groups".  
Amended in Senate, June 23, 2009   Adds express
provision that local jurisdiction may further limit or
restrict numbers of unsterilized dogs and cats.  
Senate Committee on Public Safety Policy
Analysis   
Senate Commitee on Public Safety Policy Analysis
7/13/09

Senate Cttee on Public Safety Policy Analysis (7/16
vote only)







Senate Floor Analysis  
Amended in Senate, August 24, 2009  Adds a new
offense to new Penal Code Sec. 597.8, "(d) Any
person who voluntarily acts in concert with another
person by
aiding, abetting, counseling,
commanding, inducing, soliciting, requesting, or
assisting
that person in the violation of this section
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Any person who
voluntarily assists a business entity, as defined in
subdivision (g), in the violation of this section shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor."; and adds 2 new
definitions:
"(g) For purposes of this section,
"business entity"
means any
company, firm, association, partnership, business
trust, corporation, limited liability company, or other
legal entity.  
(h) For purposes of this section,
"adult dog"
means any dog that
is four months of age or older."
Senate Floor Analysis  
Assenbly Analysis - Concurrence in Senate
Amendments
Dual Referred:
(ASM B&P)
ASM Public Safety
Hrg 4/14 pass 5-2
(partisan)

ASM B&P 4/28
pass
8-2(1)
ASM Approps
Hrg 5/13  
Pass
13-3   
ASM Flr
5/21 pass
60-14 (6)

SEN Com on Public Safety

Hrg 7/14 failed,
reconsideration
granted,
Cttee to reconvene @cls Flr
Ssn 7/16 to vote,
Joint Rule 62(a) passed
4-0
Sen Approps
Hrg 8/17, Rule 28.8






Sen Flr
3rd Rdg 9/2

pass
25-9 (6)

ASM concurrence 9/8
59-17(3-V)
Enrolled  
to Gov 9/25, 5 pm
VETOED  
10/26/09 Consideration of
Gov's Veto Pending
1/14/10 Consideration
stricken from file.
OPPOSE

proposed amendments
OPPOSE









OPPOSE 6/15/09
OPPOSE 6/17/09




























VETO REQUEST
AB 242
Introduced 2/10
Pedro Nava
(D-35) Santa Barbara
4/21 add co-authors:
ASM Yamada
SEN   Cox (R) DeSaulnier
Florez
T. Strickland (R)
As introduced, AB 242 would amend Penal Code
Section 597.5 elevating defined dog fighting
offenses from misdemeanor to felony and
increasing state prison terms as mandated rather
than alternative to a fine, remaining at cap of
$50,000.  
Amended in Assembly, April 13, 2009      
ASM Public Safety Com Policy Analysis    
Amended in Assembly, April 21, 2009    As per
hearing regarding avoiding added burdens on state
prison system:  Penal Code Sec. 597.5(b) dog fight
spectator, 1 year county jail and/or fine not
exceeding $5,000.00.    
    
Assembly Appropriations Analysis     


Senate Committee on Public Safety Policy
Analysis    
Senate Committee on Public Safety Policy
Analysis 7/13



Senate Floor Analysis   
ASM Public Safety
Hrg 4/14  passed
7-0 subject to additional
author's amendments
ASM Approps
Hrg 5/6, referred to Suspense
File
5/28 released
pass 17-0  
6/2 pass 77-0-(3)  

SEN Public Safety
HRG 7/14  
passed 6-1-(1)
Sen Approps 8/17
Rule 28.8   
Sen Flr
8/25 Sen Spec Consent
Calendar
3rd Rdg 9/1
pass 30-1(9)
ASM concurrence
Enrolled
To Governor 9/8
SIGNED 10/11
Chaptered
OPPOSE
AB 243
Introduced 2/10
Pedro Nava
(D-35) Santa Barbara
Coauthors:
ASM  Lieu and Portantino  
Senators DeSaulnier and
Florez
























Add co-author ASM
Ammiano
As introduced, AB 243 would  amend Penal Code
Section 597.1, enacted as a mandate rather than
county elected option with the 1997 Hayden bill, SB
1785, to delete a paragraph covering post-
adjudication provisions and enact a new Penal
Code Section 597.8 (would require re-numbering if
this and AB 241 both enacted) to mandate a
number of post-conviction (designated offenses)
restrictions on owning or caring for animals,
classified as “contempt of court” as misdemeanor
offenses and forfeiture of any animals involved.  
This would remove all judicial discretion as to
these post-conviction issues, and as introduced,
deletes the provisions for return or disposition of
animals following acquittal or non-conviction.  
Amended in Assembly, April 13, 2009   
ASM Public Safety Com Policy Analysis  
Amended in Assembly, May 14, 2009 (official text
pending): would  allow court to exempt a defendant
from the animal ban  on the basis of undue
economic hardship
Assembly Appropriations Analysis  
Amended in Assembly, May 26, 2009, adding
specific requirements re May 14 amendment:     (c)
A court may, in the interest of justice, exempt a
defendant from the provisions of this section if the
defendant files a petition with the court requesting a
hearing in which the defendant shall have the
burden of establishing that (1) imposition of the
provisions of the section would result in severe or
undue economic hardship to the defendant's
livelihood, and (2) the defendant has the ability to
properly care for all animals in his or her
possession.  
The petitioner shall serve a true copy of the petition
upon the
court and the prosecuting attorney 10 calendar days
prior to the
requested hearing. Upon petition from the
defendant, the court shall set a hearing on the
petition. The hearing shall be conducted within 10
days after the filing of the petition.
Assembly Floor Analysis
Amended in Senate, June 22, 2009    Re
court/forteiture issues
Senate Committee on Public Safety Policy
Analysis    .
Senate Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis,
7/13/09
Amended  in Senate, July 16, 2009   Limited to PC
Sec 597.8 to be added, regarding livestock issue
only, clarifying wording changes and adds new
provision that court grant exemption petition
UNLESS prosecutor shows by
 preponderance of
evidence (
lesser standard than criminal case) that
either of the 2 criteria for granting the exemption are
untrue.
Senate Commitee on Appropriations Fiscal
Analysis   

Senate Floor Analysis    
Amended in Senate, August 27, 2009   Amends
Penal Code Section to be added to 597.9 instead of
597.8 in anticipation of enactment of AB 241 (see
above); non-substantive amendment of "this"
hearing to "the" hearing, Sec. (e), new 597.9.  
Senate Floor Analysis     
ASM Floor Analysis - Concurrence in Senate
Amendments     
ASM Public Safety
Hrg 4/14 passed 6-1
subject to author working to
resolve ag livestock issues
ASM Approps
Hrg 4/29, postponed by com.
Hrg 5/13
postponed by com.
Hrg 5/20
pass
11-1-(2,v)














ASM Flr 6/2
pass 65-12-3

SEN Public Safety  HRG
7/14  
passed 7-0



Sen Approps
Hrg 8/17
pass 9-0(3)


Sen Flr
3rd Rdg  9/3
pass 28-4 (8)
ASM concurrence
9/9 74-0(4-V)   
ASM Rule 77
Enrolled  
to Gov 9/28 1 pm
VETOED  
10/26/09 Consideration of
Gov's Veto Pending
1/14/10 Consideration
stricken from file.
OPPOSE
AB 490
Introduced 2/24
Cameron Smyth (R-38)
Santa Clarita
As introduced, AB 490 would amend the definition
of "pet store in Health & Safety Code Sec. 122350 to
exclude agriculture (See
2008 SB 986, vetoed) and
for a pet store employee and operator to destroy an
animal intended as food for another animal, add to
the requirement for training, additional
requirements for written certification by a CA
licensed veterinarian, recertified every 3 years,
records retained for 3 years and operator
responsible for compliance.  Also see
2007 AB
1347
Amended in Assembly, March 23, 2009 (technical
only)  
Assembly Com. on Bus & Profs (Policy) Analysis
3/31/09
ASM Com on Agriculture Policy Analysis  
Amended in Assembly, May 4, 2009  Again revises
the "pet store" definition and makes other
non-substantive amendments.  
ASM Committee on Appropriations Analysis     

Assembly Floor Analysis   

Senate Committee on B.P. & ED Policy Analysis       

Amended in Senate, July 9, 2009   deletes from the
"pet store" definition exemption language for
student//youth/educationial projects and expressly
limits the ag exemption to a sales to: "an
agricultural operation for purposes that are directly
related to the raising of livestock or poultry on a
farm or ranch:"   
Senate Floor Analysis     


Analysis,
Concurrence in Senate Amendments     
Dual referred:
ASM Ag



ASM B&P  Hrg 3.31
Passed
11-0  
to
ASM Agriculture
Hrg 4/29  pass 8-0 ASM
Approps
Hrg 5/13
Pass 12-1-(3)  
ASM Flr  
3rd Rdg 5/21
pass
77-0-(3)
SEN B, P & ED
Hrg 6/29 pass 10/0

SEN Approps 8/17
Rule
28.8  Sen Flr

8/25 Sen Spec Consent
Calendar
8/27,
pass 38-0(2)
ASM concurrence
9/1,
pass 87-0(1-V)
Enrolled   
9/8 to Gov
10/11/09 signed by Gov
Chaptered  
 
AB 923
Introduced 2/26
Sandre Swanson
(D-16)
Oakland
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).  
See
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           


ASM Transportation
Hrg 4/20  pass 12-0



ASM Approps
Hrg 4/29
SUSPENSE FILE
Release Hrg 5/28
Held under submission
 
AB 1122
Introduced 2/27
Ted Lieu (D-53)
Torrance











5/14 add ASM
co-authors:
M. Eng
D. Jones
As introduced, AB 1122  would add a new Penal
Code Section 597.4 making it "unlawful for any
person to willfully sell, trade, barter, display, or offer
for sale, trade, or barter, or give away as part of a
commercial transaction a live animal on any street,
highway, public right-of-way, commercial parking
lot, or at any outdoor special sale, swap meet, flea
market, parking lot sale,
carnival, or boardwalk" except ag auctions/sales,
tax-exempt SPCAs (statutory restriction would apply,
i.e. not merely tax exempt), and public animal
control agencies.  Violations range from $250
infraction for 1st offense w/o harm to animal and
misdemeanors for 1st offence w/harm, or
subsequent offenses, fine up to 1k, court to weigh
gravity in determining fine level.  All other laws apply
additionally.
Amended in Assembly, April 13, 2009      
Assembly Bus & Profs Com. Policy Analysis        
Amended in Assembly, April 23, 2009 (per Policy
Analysis)             
Assembly Appropriations Analysis   
Amended in Assembly, May 14, 2009   Deletes
terms, "swap meet, flea market" from bill as
requested by operators, leaving the substantive
provisions intact.    
Assembly Floor Analysis     

Senate Public Safety Committee Policy Analysis

Amended in Senate, June 29, 2009   Deletes
"commercial" from parking lot, deletes "outdoor
special sale" and "parking lot sale" and adds
additional exemptions for fish sales; and for cat,
dog and bird shows with restrictions to render this
far worse than no express exemption and
meaningless, including "Each and every participant
in the show complies with all federal, state, and
local animal welfare and animal control laws." --
something impossible to determine as to hundreds
of participants.  
Senate Committee on Public Safety Policy
Analysis     
Senate Floor Analysis (omits all opposition listing
and arguments)
  


Assembly Analysis:  Concurrence in Senate
Amendments









ASM B&P  Hrg 4/21
Passed
7-3   

ASM Approps
5/6 Hrg cancelled, author rqst
Hrg 5/20  
pass
11-2-(3-v)
ASM Flr
5/28 pass
52-19-(9)
SEN Public Safety
Hrg 6/23, testimony only.  

Further Hrg7/7
pass 5-1(1)  


Sen Approps 7/20
Rule
28.8   
SEN 3rd Rdg 9/1
pass 21-13(6)    
ASM for concurrence
9/8
 57-19(3-V)
Enrolled  
9/29 1:30 pm  Gov
VETOED  
10/26/09 Consideration of
Gov's Veto Pending
1/14/10 Consideration
stricken from file.






















OPPOSE 7/1/09












VETO REQUEST
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 -
Gut/Amend See
2010





ASM Com on Trans
Hrg 4/27
Failed
5-2-(7)
Reconsideration granted 14-0
 
         
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