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BILL NO.
AUTHOR(S)
SUBJECT
STATUS
TAC'S ACTION
S.C.R. 14
Introduced
2/18/2011
Darrell Steinberg (D-6)
Sacramento
As introduced, SCR 14 would declare March 2011
as "Parks Make Life Better!" Month.  Included in
the enumerated findings is: The Legislature
recognizes the importance of access to local
parks, trails, open space, and facilities such as
swimming pools, skate parks,
dog parks, tennis
courts, nature centers, and museums, for the
health and development of ALL Californians;
Senate Floor Analysis   Note: removed from
Senate Record 7/21
See S.C.R. 46 (Wolk, co-author Steinberg)  "Parks
Make Life Better",
Chaptered July 7, 2011  
7/13/11 Senate Rules
Committee, adopted 16-0
To Senate 3rd Rdg
7/21 vote and Analysis
removed from website
Senate Rules Com
 
S.C.R. 51
Introduced 6/22/11
Ted Lieu (D-28)
Torrance

Sponsor: Social Compassion
in Legislation
As introduced June 22, 2011 SCR 51 would
declare July 7, 2011, to be Microchip Your Animal
Day 2011 in California and would request that
Californians observe this day by having their dogs
and cats microchipped and by supporting
organizations that provide no-cost and affordable
microchipping services.
Senate Floor Analysis     
Amended in Assembly, August 22, 2011 removed
recital that microchipping prevents/assists
prosecution of assorted animal crimes.  
ASM Com on Rules Policy Analysis, August 22,
2011     
Amended in Assembly, August 25, 2011   
removed provision for free microchip clinic on east
steps of Capitol -  date was 7/11.  
ASM Com on Rules Policy Analysis, August 25,
2011     
SENATE FLOOR
7/7/11
38-1 (1)



Assembly Com on Rules  
 
S.B. 68
Introduced 1/10/2011
Mark Leno (D-3) San
Francisco
SB 68 is the Senate's annual Budget bill, Budget
Act of 2011: among its many provisions, regarding
the Hayden bill mandate:  (3)  Pursuant to the
provisions of Section 17581 of the Government
Code, the mandates following schedule are
specifically identified by the Legislature for  
suspension during the 2011-12 fiscal year....   
(d)    Animal Adoption (Ch. 752,  Stats. 1998)
(04-PGA-01, 98-TC-11)
NOTE: For our purposes, we
will only track animal related
provision.
1/31/12 Returned to Sec of
Senate  
 
S.B. 248
Introduced 2/10/11
Mark Wyland
(R-38)
San Diego
As introduced, SB 248 would amend 2004 Voter
Proposition 69 to
add to the list of offenses for
which provision of DNA and other physical
identification samples are required, Penal Code
Sections 596 and 597(c) (poisoning animals,
animal cruelty) and other non-animal related
offenses.  
Senate Public Safety Com Policy Analysis, 3/29/11
was posted but has been removed from the
website 3/30/11,
restored 3/30/11
Senate Public Safety Com Policy Analysis, 4/4/11   
Sen Com on Public Safety
Hrg 3/29
Fail 3-1 (2)  
Reconsid granted
5-0 (2)  
Returning 4/5
Failed 3-3 (1)
 
S.B. 390
Introduced 2/15/11
Doug La Malfa
(R- 4) Richvale

SOURCE: CALIF STATE
SHERIFFS' ASSOCIATION
As introduced, SB 390 adds to Penal Code 241
(offense of assault or battery), new definition of  
"Search and rescue member" means any person
(not animal) who is part of an organized search
and rescue team managed by a county sheriff's
office or department and adds this to the category
offenses with elevated penalties.  
Amended in Senate, March 21, 2011 to change
proposed definition "search and rescue member"
from "means any person who is part of an
organized search and rescue team managed by
a  
county sheriff's office or department  to
governmental law
enforcement agency
.
Senate Public Safety Com Policy Analysis,
3/29/11   
Amended in Senate, April 6, 2011,
Senate Floor Analysis, May 4, 2011          
Amended in Assembly, May 24, 2011 re AB 109,
SB 406 contingencies.  
Assembly Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis,
June 13, 2011
Assembly Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis,
July 6, 2011

Senate Unfinished Business Analysis, August 11,
2011          
Sen Com on Public Safety
Hrg 3/29
Pass 6-0 (1)  
4/6 as amended
Approps 5/2
RL28.8
Sen Floor
Spec Consent No 2
5/9
pass 40-0   
ASM Com on
Public Safety
Hrg 6/14, pass 7-0
ASM Approps
Hrg 7/6
pass 16-0(1)
Assembly Floor
Consent 2nd day 7/14
pass 76-0 (4)
Concurrence in Assembly
Amendments pending
SEN unfinished bus
8/15
concur 37-0(3)
Enrolled
8/22 to Governor
9/6 approved
Chaptered   
 
S.B. 425
Introduced 2/16/11
Ron Calderon (D-30)
Montebello
Coauthors
Noreen Evans (D)
Ted Gaines (R)
Tony Strickland (R)
SOURCE: HSUS  
As introduced, AB 425 would  increase the
maximum fine for under-16 minor attending
cockfight and person responsible for premises
admitting the minor from $100 to $500; imposes
new minimum fines for certain
dogfighting/cockfighting offenses.  
Amended in Senate, March 21, 2011 amends
Penal Code Section 597.5(b) to
add minimum
fine
of $1,000 for knowing dog fight/cockfight
spectator; other non-substantive changes.  
Senate Public Safety Com Policy Analysis,
3/29/11   
Senate Public Safety Com Policy Analysis, 4/4/11
Senate Floor Analysis, May  4, 2011     

Assembly Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis,
June 20, 2011    
Amended in Assembly, June 23, 2011  


Assembly Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis,
July 6, 2011   




Senate Unfinished Business Analysis, August 12,
2011      
Sen Com on Public Safety  
Hrg 3/29,cancelled auth rqst,
Hrg 4/5
pass 7-0
SEN Approps 5/2
Rule 28.8
Senate Flr 5/19
pass 36-1 (3)
ASM Com on Public Safety
Hrg 6/14, cancelled 6/21  
pass 7-0
ASM Approps
Hrg 7/6
pass 16-0(1)
Assembly Floor
Consent 2nd day 7/14
pass 76-0 (4)   
concurrence in ASM
amendments pending
SEN unfinished bus
8/30  
36-2 (2)  
Enrolled
9/6 to Governor
10/7 Signed by Gov
Chaptered
 
S.B. 543
Introduced
2/17/2011
Curren Price (D-28) Los
Angeles

















9/2 amendment:
ADD Co-Author SEN
Steinberg,
Principal Co-Author, ASM
Hayashi
As introduced February 17, 2011, SB 543 would
amend a number of sections of the Business &
Professions Code to extend the sunset date of the
specified boards to 1/1/16 except for the Board of
Guide Dogs for the Blind (B&P Sec. 7200) would
be extended only to 1/1/14.  
Amended in Senate, April 6, 2011   
Amended in Senate, April 14, 2011
Sen Com on Bus, Profs Policy Analysis, 4/28/11
Sen Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis,
5/16/11   
Senate Floor Analysis, May 18, 2011      


Assembly Com on Bus, Profs & Cons Prot, Policy
Analysis 7/5/11

Amended in Assembly, July 12, 2011  deletes
sunset date for peer review of accounting and
auditing practices of registrant accounting firms'
renewals.  
Amended in Assembly, August 15, 2011  to
correct/amend numerous references including
deleting from B&P Sec. 144(b) "(9) Registered
Veterinary Technician Committee", leaving only (8)
Veterinary Medical Board.  
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis,
August 16, 2011  
Amended on Assembly Floor, August 30, 2011
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 31, 2011      
Amended in Assembly, September 2, 2011   
Assembly Floor Analysis, September 6, 2011     

Senate Unfinished Business Analysis, September
8, 2011
Sen Com on Bus, Profs &
Econ Dev
Hrg 4/25, Com. postponed,
Hrg 5/2
pass 9-0   
Approps
pass 9-0
re-referred
Hrg 5/16
pass 9-0  
Sen Floor
3rd Rdg  5/27
pass 37-1 (2)  
Assembly Com on
Bus, Profs & ConPr
Hrg 7/5   pass 9-0
ASM Approps 8/17
SUSPENSE FILE
Release Hrg 8/25
pass 17-0
ASM Flr  9/2
pass 49-26 (5)
amended, referred ASM
Com BP&CP
9/6 rescinded,
ASM Floor 3rd Rdg
9/8
pass 65-11 (4)
SEN pass 32-5 (3)
Enrolled
9/16 To Governor
10/3 Approved  
10/3/11 Chaptered
 
S.B. 697
Introduced 2/18/2011
Gloria Negrete McLeod
(D-32)
Montclair, Delete

New Author: Bill Emmerson
(R-37)
As introduced, SB 697 would add to the Veterinary
Practice Act requirement that the Veterinary
Medical Board prioritize its investigation and
prosecution of veterinarians and registered
veterinary technicians, unlicensed persons
holding themselves out as veterinarians or
registered vet techs and any aidor/abettor.
Amended in Senate, April 14, 2011       
Sen Com on Bus, Profs &
Econ Dev
Hrg 4/11 cancelled
@author rqst
Hrg 4/25, cancelled
@author rqst
1/31/12, returned to Sec of
Sen
 
S.B.702
Introduced
2/18/2011
Ted Lieu (D-28)
Torrance

Sponsor: Social Compassion
in Legislation
As amended in Senate, March 23, 2011, deleting
all original topic and content, SB 702 would
amend Food & Ag Code Sec. 31253 to, in addition
to existing authority for local jurisdictions to charge
fees on redemption of impounded dogs, to
require either implant of microchip before release
or owner furnish proof of microchip implant within
30 days of release.  
Amended in Senate, April 27, 2011   adding
requirement for microchip on release to
new
owner by all shelters and
rescue groups (broad
Vincent bill definition)
, add cats for these
provisions; any releasers not having implant
device on premises may release on condition that
owner/new owner of dog or cat provides proof of
microchipping w/n 30 days of release.
Senate Com on Bus, Profs Policy Analysis, 4/28/11
Senate Floor Analysis, May 18, 2011  

Assembly Com on Bus, Profs & Consumer
Protection. Policy Analysis June 20, 2011       

Assembly Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis,
July 6, 2011   

Assembly Floor Analysis, July 8, 2011    

3/1/12   Consideration of Governor's veto stricken
from file.
Veto sustained.
Sen Com on Bus, Profs &
Econ Dev
Hrg 5/2,  
pass 7-1(1)
Approps Hrg 5/16
Rule 28.8
Sen Floor
3rd Rdg - 5/31
pass
32-6 (2)
Assembly Com on
Bus, Profs & Cons Protect.  Hrg
6/21
pass 8-0(1)
ASM Approps
Hrg 7/6
pass 11-3 (3)
Assembly Floor
3rd Rdg 8/25
pass 50-23 (7)
Enrolled
8/30 to Gov
10/7
vetoed by Gov
3/1/12 Senate Reconsideration
 
S.B. 917
Introduced 2/18/2011  
Ted Lieu (D-28)
Torrance*
Source: HSUS,
spcaLA, ASPCA

*Elected per Special Election,
2/16/11, replace late Jenny Oropeza
Co-Authors
SEN Hancock, T. Strickland
ASM Smyth, Solario, Williams
As introduced, SB 917 combines the author's
vetoed
AB 2012 (2010) punishment for animal
cruelty offenses P.C. 597 (a), (b) and (c), and
adding new (c) punishment refence for prior
sections; and vetoed
AB 1122 (2009) criminalizing
offering/selling animals in "commercial
transaction" in outdoor public places subject to
detailed exceptions, same flaws as AB 1122.
Senate Public Safety Com Policy Analysis,
4/12/11     
Amended in Senate, April 27, 2011   
Senate Floor Analysis, May 4, 2011    
Amended in Senate, May 16, 2011 re AB 109
contingencies
Senate Floor Analysis, May 16, 2011       

Assembly Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis,
June 20, 2011          
Assembly Com on Approps, Fiscal Analysis, July
6, 2011      


Assembly Floor Analysis, July 8, 2011    
Sen Com on Public Safety
Hrg 4/12
passed,  partisan vote
5-2
Approps 5/2 RL 28.8
Senate Floor 3rd Rdg 5/12
Sen Flr 5/27
pass 27-10 (3)
Assembly  COM on Public
Safety
Hrg 6/21 pass 5-2
partisan vote
ASM Approps
Hrg 7/6,
pass 11-5(1)
Assembly Floor
3rd Rdg 7/11
pass 44-23 (13)  
Enrolled 7/12/11  
7/14 to Governor  
7/26/11 SIGNED BY
GOVERNOR
7/26/11 Chaptered
OPPOSE









OPPOSE








VETO REQUEST
         
A.R.C. No. 2
Introduced 1/4/11
Cameron Smyth
(R-38) Santa Clarita
ASM Co-authors
Achadjian, Alejo, Ammiano, Atkins,
Beall, Block, Blumenfield, Bonilla,
Bradford, Brownley, Buchanan, Charles
Calderon, Campos, Carter, Cedillo,  
Chesbro, Conway, Cook, Davis,
Dickinson, Donnelly, Eng, Feuer,
Fletcher, Fong, Fuentes, Galgiani,
Gatto, Gordon, Gorell, Grove, Hagman,
Hall, Harkey, Roger Hernández, Hill,
Huber, Hueso, Huffman, Jeffries, Lara,
Logue, Ma, Mansoor, Mendoza, Miller,
Mitchell, Monning, Morrell,
Nestande, Nielsen, Pan, Perea, John A.
Pérez, V. Manuel Pérez, Portantino,
Silva, Skinner, Solorio, Torres,
Valadao, Wagner, Wieckowski,
Williams, and Yamada
Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 2 would
declare February 22, 2011, to be Spay Day USA
2011 in California based on recited findings.  See
Comparison, 2010, 2011 Versions.  
Assembly Committee on Rules Policy Analysis,
February 10, 2011
Assembly Floor Analysis, February 14, 2011   
Amended in Assembly, February 22, 2011 to add
co-authors
1/27/11 to ASM Com on
Rules    
Pass 10-0 (1)
ASM Floor 3rd Rdg 2/22/11,
amended, adopted
2/23 Senate Rules
Committee
 
A.B. 92
Introduced
1/10/2011
Bob Blumenfield
(D-40) Van Nuys
AB 92, Budget Act of 2011, as introduced is the
Assembly's annual Budget bill: among its many
provisions, relating to animals and funding
appropriation for FTB:
Provisions:
1.     It is the intent of the Legislature that all funds
appropriated to the Franchise Tax Board for
processing tax returns, auditing, and collecting
owed tax amounts  shall be used in a manner
consistent with both its authorized budget and
with the documents that were presented to the
Legislature for its review in support of that budget.
The Franchise Tax Board shall not reduce
expenditures or redirect either funding or
personnel resources away from direct auditing or
collection activities without prior approval of the
Director of Finance. The director shall not approve
any such reduction or redirection sooner than 30
days after providing notification to the Joint
Legislative Budget Committee. No such position
maybe transferred from the organizational unit to
which it was assigned in the 2011-12 Governor's
Budget and the Salaries and Wages Supplement
as revised by legislative actions without the
approval of the Department of Finance.
Furthermore, the board shall expeditiously fill
budgeted positions consistent with the funding
provided in this act.
2.     It is the intent of the Legislature that the
Franchise Tax Board resolve tax controversies,
without litigation, on a basis that is fair to both the
state and the  taxpayer and in a manner that  will
enhance voluntary compliance and public
confidence in the integrity and efficiency of the
board.
3.     During the 2011-12 fiscal year, the collection
cost recovery fee for purposes of subparagraph
(A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section
19254 of the Revenue and Taxation Code shall be
$154, and the filing enforcement cost recovery fee
for purposes of subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2)
of that subdivision shall be $88.
4.     During the 2011-12 fiscal year, the collection
cost recovery fee for purposes of subparagraph
(B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section
19254 of the Revenue and Taxation Code shall be
$249, and the  filing enforcement cost recovery fee
for purposes of subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2)
of that  subdivision shall be $104.

1730-001-0001--For support of Franchise
Tax Board................................. 544,315,000

(Lists many Funds)  
1730-001-8055--For support of Franchise
Tax Board, for payment to Item 1730-001-
0001,
payable from the Municipal Shelter
Spay-Neuter Fund..........................       6,000
NOTE: For our purposes, we
will only track animal related
provision.


2/1/12  Died pursuant to Art.
IV, Sec. 10(c) of the
Constitution.  From
committee: Filed with the
Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint
Rule 56.  
 
A.B. 222
Assembly Com on Agriculture
The Committee on Agriculture's annual omnibus
bill included the amendments to Food & Ag Code
Sections 31108 and 31752 regarding definition of
"business days" for shelter holding periods for
dogs and cats, respectively, provides that
Saturday is a "business day" for public or private
shelters open to the public for at least four hours,
except state holidays.  For background on need for
this clarification, see
Senate Consent Analysis
Chaptered
 
A.B. 258
Introduced 2/7/11
Curt Hagman (R-60) Chino
Hills
Coauthors: Atkins,
Halderman, Mansoor, Perea,
Smyth; 6/20 add
Beth Gaines, Martin Garrick  

Sponsor: Humane Society
VMA; Concerned Dog
Owners of CA
As introduced, A.B. 258 would exempt, upon
specified application and at discretion of local
health office, from rabies vaccination requirement
a dog whose life would be endangered due to
disease or other considerations if the dog
received the vaccine, as determined by a licensed
veterinarian on an annual basis; dog confined to
premises or on lease not >6' controlled by adult;
no contact w/unvaccinated dogs or cats.            
See 2010 AB 2000
ASM Com on Agriculture Policy Analysis, 4/6/11    
ASM Com on Appropriations, Fiscal Analysis, May
4, 2011  
Senate Com on Health Policy Analysis, June 7,
2011     
Amended in Senate, June 20, 2011   adds to
request for the exemption that must be  signed
statement by the veterinarian, a requirement to

explain the inadvisability
of the vaccination.  
Senate Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis,
July 11, 2011    
Senate Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis,
August 25, 2011  

Senate Floor Analysis, August 29, 2011
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, September 2,
2011  
2/18 to Com on AG
Hrg 4/6  pass 9-0
ASM Approps 5/4
pass 17-0 to
ASM Floor
Consent -2nd Day
5/12
pass 70-0(10)
Senate Com on Health   Hrg
6-8
pass 9-0 as amnd
SEN Approps
Hrg  7/11 To SUSPENSE
FILE
9-0     Hrg 8/25
pass 9-0
SEN Floor 3rd Rdg
8/31
pass 38-2
ASM Concurrence
9/6  76-0 (4)
Enrolled    
9/14 To Governor
 
10/7 Signed by Gov
Chaptered   
 
A.B. 564
Introduced 2/16/11
Cameron Smyth (R-38)
Santa Clarita
4/6 add Galgiani
(D-17) Tracy

6/30/11 added:
ASM Members
Blumenfield, Garrick, Solorio
SEN Harman

SPONSOR: HSUS
As introduced, A.B. 564 would add new provisions
to Revenue & Taxation Code to create a voluntary
taxpayer donation exceeding tax liability Municipal
Shelter Spay-Neuter Fund.
ASM Com on Rev & Tax, Policy Analysis, 4/4/11   
Amended in Assembly, April 6, 2011   
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May
4, 2011      

Assembly Floor Analysis, May 28, 2011    




Senate Com on Governance & Finance Policy
Analysis, June 24

Amended in Senate, June 30, 2011   added
italicized:  "When another voluntary contribution
designation is removed from the tax return,  
or as
soon as space is available,
 the Franchise Tax
Board shall revise the form of the return..." and
new subsection to Rev & Tax Code Sec. 18755.2.   
(f) Funds obtained by a municipality under a grant
from the Municipal Shelter Spay-Neuter Fund may
be used to pay for free or low-cost spay and neuter
services provided to the municipality by outside
agencies that are under contract or in a
demonstrated
partnership with that municipality.
Senate Floor Analysis, August 17, 2011     
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, August 29, 2011
ASM Com on Rev &
Taxation  Hrg 4/4
pass 9-0 *
ASM Approps 5/4
TO SUSPENSE
Release Hrg 5/27
pass 17-0
Assembly Floor
3rd Rdg -  5/31
pass 74-2 (4)    
Senate Com on
Governance
& Fin
Hrg 6/29 pass 8-1
SEN Approps  
Hrg 8/15  
Rule 28.8
Senate Floor  
3rd Rdg 8/29
pass 31-4 (5)  

ASM Concurrence
8/31
pass 76-2 (2)
Enrolled 9/6
9/7 To Governor
10/7 Signed by Gov
 
A.B. 610
Jose Solario (D)
Co-authors ASM
Members Blumenfield, Gatto,
Jeffries, Williams  
This bill would until January 1, 2015,  authorize the
Veterinary Medical Board  to sponsor a
specialized license plate pilot program if certain
conditions are met.
Sen Com on Trans &
Housing
 
A.B. 762  
Introduced
2/17/2011
Cameron Smyth (R-38)
Santa Clarita
As introduced, A.B. 762 would make
non-substantive changes to Food & Ag Code Sec.
118215 re medical waste handling of animal
dying from infectious disease
As amended in Assembly, March 31, 2011, AB
762 was gutted and amended to amend Health &
Safety Code Section 118275 dealing with
disposal of sharps, i.e. medical waste and
referred to the ASM Com on Health, no longer
animal-specific.
SPOT BILL WATCH


Signed by Governor
9/6/11
4/6 routine coverage
dropped but continue
monitoring due to
potential to include
animal related waste.  
A.B. 805
Introduced
2/17/2011
Norma Torres (D-61) Ontario
As introduced, AB 805 would comprehensively
reorganize and recodify the Davis-Stirling
Common Interest Development Act, effective on
and after January 1, 2014, including within its
lengthy provision, a new Civil Code Section    
4715.  (a) No governing documents shall prohibit
the owner of a separate interest within a common
interest development from keeping at least one
pet within the common interest development,
subject to reasonable rules and regulations of the
association. This section may
not be construed to affect any other rights provided
by law to an
owner of a separate interest to keep a pet within
the development.
(b) For purposes of this section, "pet" means any
domesticated
bird, cat, dog, aquatic animal kept within an
aquarium, or other
animal as agreed to between the association and
the homeowner.
(c) If the association implements a rule or
regulation restricting
the number of pets an owner may keep, the new
rule or regulation
shall not apply to prohibit an owner from
continuing to keep any pet that the owner currently
keeps in the owner's separate interest if the pet
otherwise conforms with the previous rules or
regulations relating to pets.
ASM Com  on Housing & Community Dev Policy
Analysis 4/4/11
ASM Com on Judiciary Policy Analysis, 4/26/11   
ASM Com on Housing &
Community Devel
Hrg 4/6 pass 7-0
ASM Com on Judiciary  Hrg
4/26
pass 9-0 (1)
ASM Consent
2nd day - 5/2
pass 73-0 (6, V)
6/15 dual referred
Sen Coms on Judiciary;
Transportation  & Housing.  
Sen Com on T&H
Hrg 1/10/12
 
A.B. 1023
Introduced 2/18/2001
Donald Wagner
(R-70) Irvine  
As introduced, AB 1023 is this year's omnibus
"maintenance of the codes" bill to correct
technical, nonsubstantive matters throughout the
codes pursuant to recommendations of
Legislative Counsel. Sections 43-47 pertain to
Corporations Code sections 10400 et seq and
14501 et seq.  Note, these provisions were  
amended by SB 1417 (2010) under contentious,
difficult circumstances, making need for technical
corrections likely.  
ASM Com on Judiciary Policy Analysis, May 10,
2011      
Senate Com on Judiciary Policy Analysis, June 6,
2011       

Amended in Senate, June 23, 2011    
Senate Floor Analysis, June 27, 2011    

Senate Floor Analysis, July 12, 2011    
Sen Com on Jud
Hrg 5/10
pass 10-0
Ordered to      ASM Consent
1st Day  -  5/12
pass 77-0 (3)     
Senate Com on Judiciary
Hrg 6/7
pass 5-0
Senate Consent
6/13
pass 39-0 (1)
6/15-23 Held@desk
Sen Floor 3rd Rdg
8/18
pass 39-0  
ASM Concurrence
8/25 pass 76-0 (4)
8/29 Enrolled  
9/1 to Governor
9/20 Approved
9/21
Chaptered
 
A.B. 1117
Introduced
2/18/2011
Cameron Smyth
(R-38)
Santa Clarita

4/27 add co-authors:
ASM Solario
SEN Hancock
Lieu
T Strickland

6/20 add
ASM Willliams
As introduced, AB 1117 would amend Penal Code
597.1 regarding animals seized for neglect under
597.1
or pursuant to a search warrant: prior to final
disposition of criminal charges, even if
defendant/owner has satisfied lien costs of care,
seizing agency/prosecutor
may file petition for
court order of forfeiture to agency/county  
before
final disposition of criminal charges, hrg w/n 14
days, petitioner
has burden of proof to show even
if defendant
acquitted, will not be able to care for
or to legally own the animals: if court finds
probable cause exists,
it shall (eliminates court
discretion)
order immediate forfeiture; on
conviction, court
shall order owner to turn over all
animals to public agency or show none in
possession; if probation granted, court
shall also
order person to have/no contact with animals; on
acquittal or final discharge w/o conviction, if
unforfeited animals remain, court
shall, on
demand
order release on showing: 1) proof of
ownership; 2) all seized animals physically fit
and
owner demonstrated to seizing agency ability to
provide care;
and 3) proof owner can legal
possess and retain all the animals.
Amended in Assembly, April 6, 2011 to
Amended in Assembly, April 27, 2011  
ASM Com on Public Safety, Policy Analysis, May 3,
2011  
ASM Com on Public Safety, Policy Analysis, May 4,
2011, pending waiver of 4-day notice pursuant to
Joint Rule 62(a)   
Amended in Assembly, May 11, 2011   
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May
18, 2011     
Amended in Assembly, May 27, 2011  
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 31, 2011      
Senate Floor Analysis, June 9, 2011    
Amended in Senate, June 20, 2011   re PC 597.1
(k)(2) re post-conviction court
discretion as
probation conditions, prohitibited
ownership/contact w/animals and disposition of  
possessed animals.  
Senate Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis,
June 28, 2011  
Senate Com on Appropriations, Fiscal Analysis,
July 11, 2011
Amended in Senate, July 12, 2011   As to
amendment to PC 597.1(k)(2), as to discretionary
conditions of probation, replaced “having any
contact” to “residing: “The court may also order, as
a condition of probation, that the convicted person
be prohibited from owning, possessing, caring
for, or residing with, animals of any kind…”
Senate Floor Analysis, July 13, 2011     
Amended in Senate, August 17, 2011 to make
conforming language changes conditional upon
enactment of both AB 1279 (see below)
and AB
1117.  
Senate Floor Analysis, August 18, 2011     
Concurrence in Senate Amendments Analysis,
8/24/11      
ASM Com on Public Safety  
Hrg 4/26, re-sched
Hrg 5/3, hearing cancelled
@author
request  
Hrg 5/5
pass 7-0
Joint Rule 62(a),
5/6 deadline
5/10 as amended

ASM Approps
Hrg 5/18
TO SUSPENSE FILE
Release Hrg 5/27
passed 16-1
ASM Flr 3rd Rdg
6/2
PASS 71-0 (9)

SEN Com on Public Safety
Hrg 6/28
pass 7-0

SEN Approps 7/11
pass, amended
Sen Rule 28.8

Senate Floor
3rd Rdg  8/22
pass 37-0 (3)  
ASM Concurrence 8/29  
pass 72-0 (8)
Enrolled  8/30
9/1 To Governor
10/7 Signed by Gov
 
A.B. 1121
Introduced 2/18/2011
Richard Pan (D-5)
Sacramento

Sponsor:
Concerned Dog Owners of
California  
As introduced, AB 1121 would make technical,
nonsubstantive changes to Food & Ag Code
provisions for dog licensing.  
As amended in Assembly, March 31, 2011, AB
1121  
As amended in Assembly, April 5, 2011, AB 1121
See 2010 AB 2716 (Mendoza)   
Amended in Assembly, April 26, 2011  to avoid
creating new crime, other non-substantive
changes within scheme to mandate broad class
of transferors of dogs submit monthly reports to
the local licensing entity in the jurisdiction in which
the transferor is operating and initiate a complex
scheme of "puppy licensing".
ASM Com on Local Government Policy Analysis,
May 4, 2011     
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May
18, 2011    
Amended in Assembly, May 27, 2011, authorizing
rather mandating local jurisdictions to require
transfer reporting; restricting use of information to
inform transferee/transferee's jurisdiction of
residence of licensing requirements; retains local
option of puppy license scheme subject to
provisions.  
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 31, 2011      
Amended in Senate, June 27, 2011
mandating
each listed category of transferors to report
monthly transfer details to local jurisdiction in
which it operates; violation is civil fine, amt
determined by local jurisd., not over $50 1st
violation, $100 subsq
"puppy" lic. @4mos @local option, subject to state
requirements
Senate Com on Bus, Profs & Econ Dev Policy
Analysis, June 30
@ hearing, Author accepted committee
recommended
Amended in Senate, July 13, 2011   reverts to
authorizing local jurisdictions to require specified
transferor reporting, removing mandate and fiscal
key.*
Senate Floor Analysis, August 17, 2011     
Amended in Senate, August 24, 2011  once again
mandates transfer reporting by designees and
creates a new state-mandated local program
;
for jurisdictions enacting puppy licenses,
fee for
intact puppies is same as regular intact
, i.e. no
discount; violations are
civil offenses, not crimes;
Senate Floor Analysis, August 26, 2011
Senate Floor Analysis, September 7, 2011  
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, September 8,
2011
Assembly Floor Analysis, October 19, 2011 re
Veto message
SPOT BILL WATCH
ASM Com on Local Government
Hrg 4/13 Hrg cancelled, auth rqst
Hrg 5/4  
ON CALL, needs one vote 2:25
PM, voted out @ 3pm;
final vote 8-1   
HEARING AUDIO 9:13
ASM Approps Hrg 5/18
TO SUSPENSE FILE
Release Hrg 5/27
pass 12-5
ASM Floor 3rd Rdg
6/2
PASS 53-23 (4)
SEN Com on Bus, Profs & ED
Hrg 7/6
2:10 pm, bill is on call, 4-0; 2:50
pm call lifted,
passed out, final vote pending
report
 6-1 (2)
HEARING AUDIO 7:07
To SEN Approps, withdrawn from
Com*
SENATE 3RD RDG 8/29,
re-referred to SEN Com on
Approps,
Rule 28.8  
SEN Flr 3rd Rdg 9/8
pass 27-10 (3)
Assembly Concurrence
49-27 (4)
Enrolled
Governor
10/7  
VETOED BY GOV
OPPOSE  















OPPOSE














VETO REQUEST
A.B. 1279
Introduced 2/18/2011
Nathan Fletcher (R-75)
San Diego

SPONSOR:
San Diego Humane Society
As introduced, AB 1279 would amend sections of
the Bus & Profs, Civil, Food & Ag, Health & Safety
and Penal Codes to make technical,
nonsubstantive changes to those provisions by
replacing references to a "pound" with references
to an animal shelter and by replacing references
to destroying an animal with references to
humanely euthanizing the animal.
ASM Com On Bus & Profs Policy Analysis, May 2,
2011   

SEN Com on Bus, Profs & Econ Dev Policy
Analysis, June 9, 2011

Senate Floor Analysis, June 15, 2011
ASM Com on Bus,
Profs & Cons Prof
Hrg 5/3, pass 9-0
to Consent
ASM Floor
Consent Calendar
2nd day 5/12
pass 70-0 (10)
Senate Com on Bus, Profs &
ED
6/13 pass 8-0(1)  
SENATE Floor
SenateConsent Calendar
6/20
2nd day
31-0-(9)
6/21 Enrolled
6/24 to  Governor
7/1 Gov returns @ASM
request, then held at
SENATE Desk 1/4/12