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BILL NO.
AUTHOR(S)
SUBJECT
STATUS
TAC'S
ACTION
         
S.J.R. 22
Marty Block (D-39) San
Diego
Co-Authors
Senators Beall, Evans,
Hill, Jackson, Leno, and
Pavley;
Assembly Members
Dickinson, Fong, and
Williams
As introduced in Senate, March 24, 2014, S.J.R 22 would
urge Congress to enact legislation to establish reasonable
deadlines to prohibition testing and marketing of cosmetic
products tested on animals and urge the federal government
to mandate alternatives to animal testing of cosmetic
products and to prioritize the validation and acceptance of
additional nonanimal tests.
Senate Floor Analysis, April 3, 2014   
ASM Com on Bus, Profs & CP Policy Analysis,6/9/2014  
Assembly Floor Analysis, June 11, 2014    
Senate Floor 4/7/14
pass 31-0 (9)
ASSEMBLY, HELD AT
DESK, 5/23/14
ASM
Com on Bus, Profs &
CP
Hrg 6/10  
pass 11-0 (3)
ASM Floor 3rd Rdg
6/19 Pass 69-1(9,V)
Enrolled 6/20/2014
Chaptered by
Secretary of State.  
Res. Chapter 73.
Statutes of 2014
 
S.B. 1243
Introduced 2/20/14
Ted Lieu (D-43)
Torrance
ASM Co-Author, Susan
Bonilla (D-14) Concord
As introduced, did not include VMB.  
Amended in Senate, April 21, 2014 would amend Business
& Professions Code Sec. 4800 to extend the sunset date of
the enabling statute for the Veterinary Medical Board from
1/1/16 to 1/1/2017 and certain other sections subject to this
date.  
SEN Com on Bus, Profs & Econ Dev Policy Analysis, 4/28/14
SEN Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, 5/12/14     
SEN Com on Appropriations, Release hrg, 5/23/2014
Senate Floor Analysis, May 23, 2014     
ASM Com on Bus, Profs  & CP Policy Analysis, 6/24/2014

Amended in Assembly, June 30, 2014  

ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, 8/5/14

Amended in Assembly, August 18, 2014    
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 18, 2014
Senate Concurrence Analysis, August 26, 2014
SEN Com on Business,
Professions & Economic
Development 4/28
pass 9-0
SEN Com on Approps
5/12/14 SUSPSENSE FILE
Release Hrg 5/23
Pass 7-0
Senate Floor, 3rd Rdg
5/27  pass 36-0 (4)
ASM Com on Bus, Profs &
CP  Hrg 6/24
pass 13-0(1)
as amended  
ASM Approps 8/6
SUSPENSE,
passed 17-0
as amended
Assembly 3rd Rdg 8/25
pass 77-1(1,V)
Senate, Concurrence  
pass 36-0 (4)
8/28/14 Enrolled   
9/3 To Governor
Approved by Governor 9/20
CHAPTERED  
 
S.B.. 1278
Introduced
2/21/2014
Mark Leno (D-11) San
Francisco
4/1/14 add co-authors
Senators Anderson,
Knight and Wyland

4/23/14 delete Senator
Wyland  
As introduced, AB 1278 amend Penal Code Section 830.9 to
add training requirements for Animal Control Officers
(ACOs).  
Senate Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, 3/24/14
Amended in Senate, April 1, 2014 to require ACOs hired
before 7/1/15 to complete 40 hrs CE before 7/1/18; those
apptd later must complete within 3 yrs of apptmnt and every 3
years thereafter.  
Amended in Senate, April 23, 2014  adds to Section 30652 of
the Food and Agricultural Code a new sub-section (5) for
priority of use of dog license fees:
"(e)  Fifth, to pay for initial and in-service training for persons
charged with enforcing animal control laws, including animal
control officers."
SEN Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, 4/28/2014
amendments recommended
SEN Com on Appropriations, Release Analysis, 5/23/2014
Com on Public Safety 3/25
Pass 7-0 as amended
Sen Approps  4/28
6-0 (1) to SUSPENSE FILE
Release Hrg 5/23
Held under submission
 
         
A.B. 1511
Introduced
1/14/2014
Beth Gaines (R-6)
Rocklin
As introduced, AB 1511 would amend Penal Code Section
11105 that requires maintaining  "State summary criminal
history information” for a number of categories of public
employees and to furnish it to these if needed in the course
of their duties and authorizes charging a fee, to clarify types
of animal control officers included.
Assembly Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, March 11,
2014   
Amended in Assembly, March 17, 2014, reorganizing
provisions.  
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, 4/9/14  
Assembly Floor Analysis, April 16, 2014
Amended in Senate, June 3, 2014  deletes amendment to
PC Sec. 11105 and adds a
new Section 11105.07 restricted
to animal control officers.  Further amends PC Section 13300
Qualifying language changed to: "officer, authorized to
exercise powers specified in Section 830.9"  
Creates crimes for certain misuse of reports.  Specifies no
state reimbursement therefor, because local agency has
power to levy assessments to cover its additional costs.  
Senate Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, 6/9/14
Senate Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, 6/11/14    
Senate Floor Analysis, July 1, 2014  
Amended in Senate, August 5, 2014 to clarify that the ACO
will receive a state
summary criminal history.
Senate Floor Analysis, August 6, 2014    
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, 8/12/14    
To Com on Public
Safety  
Hrg 3/11   
pass 6-0 (1) as
amended
Com on Appropriations
Hrg 4/9  
pass 17-0
Assembly 3rd Rdg.
4/21
pass 78-0 (1,V)
Senate Com on Public
Safety  
Hrg 6/10  
pass 6-0(1)
Sen APPROPS
Hrg 6/23, cancelled
@author request
Hrg 6/30,
Rule 28.8
SENATE 3rd Rdg  8/11
pass 36-0 (4)
Assembly Concurrence in
Senate Amendments
pending, on or after 8/14
pass 79-0 (V)
8/19  Enrolled
Governor  8/19
Approved by Governor 9/19
Chaptered    
5
A.B. 1520
Introduced
1/16/2014
Mike Gatto (D-43)
Burbank

<This bill represents the
author's experiment in  
crowdsourcing
legislation.  According to
the author, the bill is  the
result of "months of
deliberation among the
participants of the
WikiPage that was
established to create
and refine legislation
limited to the Probate
Code." >
As introduced, AB 1520 dealt with non-probate transfers.  
SPOT BILL

http://mikegatto.wikispaces.com/Probate+Draft+Legislation

As amended March 28, 2014, would authorize a court to
appoint a guardian ad litem at any stage of a proceeding
under the Probate Code to represent the interest of a
nonhuman animal who is either an estate asset or part of a
trust res, if the court makes the same determination.
As amended April 10, 2014, the scope of covered animals
was narrowed to "for which a trust has been established if
the court determines that representation of the interest
otherwise would be inadequate."  
As amended April 23, 2014, nonsubstantive.  
Assembly Floor Analysis, April 24, 2014   
Amended in
Senate, May 23, 2014 to amend Probate Code
Section 1003 (guardian ad litem generally) to add a specific
sub-section for animals as related to Section 15212 (pet
trusts).
SEN Com on Judiciary Policy Analysis, June 9, 2014     
Amended in Senate, June 16, 2014  per Analysis to prohibit
appointment of a public guardian relative to Probate Code
Section 15212.  
Senate Floor Analysis, June 18, 2014      
Senate Floor Analysis, July 2, 2014           
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, August 20, 2014    


Judicial Council of California. DE-350/GC-100 [Rev. January
1, 2008       Form Adopted for Mandatory Use
Petition for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem - PROBATE

See 2008 SB 685 (Yee) repealing Probate Code Sec. 15212
that had provided honorary but allegedly unenforceable trusts
for the benefit of trustors' animals and enacting a new PC
Sec. 15212 expressly providing enforceable trust provisions.  
ASM Com on Judiciary Hrg
4/22
pass 10-0
Assembly Floor 3rd Rdg  
5/1
Pass 72-0 (7, 1V)

Senate Com on
Judiciary     HRG 6/10
@2:15 pm, on call
4-2 (Anderson, Vidak)
pass to Senate Floor,
author's amendments per
analysis
5 pm call lifted, Lara, aye,
pass out
5-2
Hearing Audio  

SENATE 3rd Rdg 8/20
Gatto By Lieu
pass 24-7 (9)
STRAIGHT PARTISAN
VOTE  Senate 28 Dems,
12 Reps

Assembly Concurrence in
Senate Amendments 8/22
pass 73-0 (6,V)

8/26/14 Enrolled

9/5/2014  To Governor

9/19/2014 VETOED  
VETO MESSAGE






OPPOSE
A.B. 1809
Introduced 2/18/14
Brian Maienschein
(R-77) San Diego  
Sponsor:
ASPCA
As introduced, AB 1809 would amend Section 122055 of the
Health and Safety Code (Polanco Lockyer Pet Breeder
Warranty Act) to change the time records must be kept from
one year to 12 months - a technical, non-substantive
change.  
Amended in Assembly, March 28, 2014 to require "person
seeking to bring a dog into this state, or importing dogs into
this state for the purpose of resale or change of ownership,
to obtain a health certificate with respect to that dog that has
been completed by a licensed veterinarian and is dated
within 10 days prior to the date on which the dog is brought
into the state."  Only exemption: "a person who brings a dog
into the state for no longer than 7 consecutive days in order
to participate in a dog show or exhibition."  And, it is the
"responsibility of persons importing dogs into this state for
the purpose of resale or change of ownership to send  the
health certificate to the county health department where the
dog is to be offered for sale
or to the county of residence of
the individual purchasing a dog directly from a source
outside of California
."
Amended in Assembly, April 10, 2014  limiting scope to "A
person seeking to bring a dog into this state or importing
dogs into this state for the purpose of resale or change
of ownership."  Local filing requirements remain.
ASM Com on Bus, Profs & CP Policy Analysis, 4/21/14
Amended in Assembly, April 23, 2014 amends provision for
jurisdiction in which certificate is to be filed:
"(c)  It shall be the responsibility of persons importing dogs
into this state for the purpose of resale or change of
ownership to send the health certificate to the county health
department where the dog is to be offered for sale or to the
county of residence of the individual purchasing
or receiving
a dog directly from a source outside of California;
amends exemptions:
121721. (a)   This chapter does not apply to a person who
brings a dog into the state that will not be offered for resale or
if the ownership of the dog
is not expected to change.
(b)   This chapter does not apply to the import of a dog
used for law enforcement or military work, a guide dog, as
defined by subdivision (d) of Section 365.5 of the Penal
Code, or a dog imported as a result of a declared
emergency as described by Section 8558 of the
Government Code or an investigation by law enforcement
of an alleged violation of state or federal animal fighting or
animal cruelty laws.
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, 5/13/2014   
Amended in Senate, June 9, 2014 to add enforcement
provision, infraction level crime:
121723.  (a) A person who violates a provision of this chapter
is guilty of an infraction, punishable by a fine not to exceed
two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for each dog for which a
violation has occurred.
(b) In lieu of punishment pursuant to subdivision (a),
authorized animal control personnel may issue a correction
warning to a person who violates a provision of this chapter,
unless the violation endangers the health or safety of the
animal, the animal has been
wounded as a result of the
violation
, or a correction warning has previously been issued
to the individual. The correction warning shall require the
person to correct the violation.  
(Local government can assess fees to offset cost of state
mandate.)  
Sen Com on Bus, Profs & Econ Dev Policy Analysis 6/18/14
Amended in Senate, July 1, 2014 to clarify that the person
who is reselling or changing ownership of the imported dog
is the person who shall submit the health certificate to the
county health department.  
Amended in Senate, August 5, 2014 to clarify that the person
in CA importing the dog into CA for purpose of resale/change
of ownership is mandated to file by any means accepted by
the local agency; allows alternate administrative
fine/corrective warning instead of infraction penalty.  
Senate Floor Analysis, August 6, 2014   
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, August 13, 2014     


APHIS Policy #18, Health Certificate for Dogs, Cats, and
Nonhuman Primates
SPOT BILL
Com on Business, Profs
& Cons Prot
Hrg 4/22  pass 14-0
as amended, to ASM
Approps  
Hearing Audio  

ASM Approps
Hrg 5/14  pass 17-0
ASM Consent Cal
2nd day - 5/23/14
pass 73-0 (6, V)
Sen Com on Bus, Profs &
EconDev     
Hearing 6/16, cancelled
@author rqst
Hrg 6/23  
pass 8-0 (1)  as
amended text pending

Hearing Audio

SEN Approps Hrg 8/5
Rule 28.8, amended

Senate, 3rd Rdg 8/11
pass 35-0 (5)






Assembly Concurrence in
Senate amendments, 8/14
pass  79-0 (V)

Enrolled 8/18/14

Governor 8/21

Approved by Governor 9/20

CHAPTERED
OPPOSE
4/10/14
OPPOSE  
4/11/14
A.B, 1810
Introduced 2/18/14
Brian Maienschein
(R-77) San Diego  

Sponsor:
ASPCA
As introduced, AB 1810 would amend Civil Code Sections
1834.5 and 1834.6 dealing with dogs or cats abandoned at a
kennel, cat kennel, pet-grooming parlor, animal hospital, or
any other animal care facility to
authorize rather than require
euthanasia if the animal cannot be placed with a new owner
AND authorize turning the animal over to a "public animal  
control agency or shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty
to animals shelter, or humane society shelter, provided that
the shelter has been contacted and has not refused to take
the animal."
ASM Com on Business, Profs & Cons Prot. Policy Analysis
3/25/2014
Assembly Floor Analysis, March 27, 2014    
Amended in Senate, May 5, 2014 to add "nonprofit animal
rescue group" to list of permitted safety net transferees.  
Changed language for all transferees from "not refused" to
"agreed."  
Amended in Senate, June 2, 2014 to amend Civil Code
Section 1834.5(a) to allow the person holding the
abandoned dog/cat to turn it over to permitted transferees
without the 10 search-for-new-owner period;
(b) non-veterinarians holding abandoned dog/cat may not
euthanize it.  New (c): nothing to be construed to require
euthanasia.  Other non-substantive revision.  
Sen Com on Judiciary Policy Analysis, June 9, 2014       
Senate Floor Analysis, June 12, 2014   
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, June 18, 2014    
Com on Business, Profs
& Cons Prot
Hrg 3/25 pass 14-0
Hearing Audio  
ASSEMBLY FLOOR
3rd Reading  3/28
3/28 pass 71-0 (9)
SEN Com on Judiciary
Hrg 6/10 Consent Cal

SENATE CONSENT
Calendar 2nd Day
6/16
pass 35-0 (5)

ASM Concurrence 6/19
Pass 78-0 (1,V)

Enrolled 6/20/2014
6/24 To Governor
Chaptered 7/7/2014
 
A.B. 1965
Introduced 2/19/14
Mariko Yamada
(D-4) Yolo County

Co-Author Sen.
Ted Lieu (D-28)
Torrance            

Sponsor:  Social
Compassion in
Legislation

Add ASM Co-Authors:
Gatto, Levine, Williams
As introduced, AB 1965 would amend Section 114259.5 of,
and to add Section 114259.6 to, the Health and Safety Code,
relating to outdoor dining facilities to read:
(a) A food facility may permit a person to bring a  pet dog on
to the food facility’s outdoor dining areas.
(b) A city, county, or city and county may by ordinance
prohibit  a food facility from allowing a person to bring a pet
dog to the  food facility’s outdoor dining area.
Assembly Committee on Health Policy Analysis, March 25,
2014     
Amended in Assembly, March 28, 2014, to include a list of
specific requirements and prohibitions.  
ASM Com on Local Government Policy Analysis, 4/9/14  
Assembly Floor Analysis, 4/23/14   
Amended in Assembly, May 5, 2014  adds and refines details
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 7, 2014   
Sen Com on Health Policy Analysis, June 25, 2014      
Senate Floor Analysis, June 30, 2014     
Dual referred ASM Com
on
Health
on Local Govt
Com on Health Hearing
3/25
pass 17-1 (1)
ASM Local Govt
Hrg 4/9  pass 17-0
ASM Third Reading
5/8
pass 71-1(7,V)
Sen Com on Health
Hrg 6/25  pass 8-0 (1)
SENATE 3rd Rdg  8/7
pass 36-0 (4)
Enrolled, to Governor 8/13
8/21 approved by Governor
Chaptered    
 
A.B. 2056
Introduced
2/20/2014
Matt Dababneh
(D-45 Encino)
Sponsor: California
Department of Insurance
As introduced, AB 2056 would amend and add to the
Insurance Code to add pet insurance as a separate
category, define terms, insurer mandates, process and
penalties.  
ASM Committee on Insurance Policy Analysis, 4/19/14  
Amended in Assembly, April 24, 2014  extends effective date
to 7/1/15, many changes and adds rulemaking authority
under Department of Insurance.  
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, 5/6/2014    
Amended in Senate, May 22, 2014 to delete amendment to
Section 120 of Ins. Code. defining classes of insurance so
that the bill is limited to a new Part 9 of Division 2, Classes of
Insurance; definition of pre-existing condition includes any
waiting period.  
Sen Com on Insurance Policy Analysis, June 9, 2014      
Sen Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis,
June 23, 2014     
Senate Floor Analysis, June 24, 2014     
Amended in Senate, August 6, 2014, technical amendments.
Senate Floor Analysis, August 8, 2014   
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, August 12, 2014    

See 2010 AB 2411, HSUS Sponsor, Governor
Schwarzenegger Veto  
Note: AB 2411 author Dave Jones is current Insurance
Commissioner
ASM Com on Insurance   
Hrg 4/23
pass 13-0 as amended
ASM Approps
Hrg 5/7  
pass 17-0
To Consent
ASM Consent Cal
Pass 78-0 (1,V)
Sen Com on Insurance
Hrg 6/11  pass 10-0(1)
Sen APPROPS  
Hrg 6/23 pass 7-0
SEN Spec Consent Cal
No. 18, 6/26
3rd Rdg 8/11
pass 36-0 (4)
Assembly Concurrence in
Senate Amendments
8/18
pass 78-0 (1, V)

Enrolled 8/20
8/27 to Governor
9/30 Signed by Governor
Chaptered
 
A.B. 2140
Introduced
2/20/2014
Richard Bloom (D- 50)
Santa Monica
SEN co-author
Mark Leno (D-11)
San Francisco
As amended in Assembly, March 28, 2014, from the spot bill
to publicized intention to "ban killer whales from Sea World"
formally:
hold in captivity, or use, a wild-caught or captive-bred orca, as
defined, "This bill would make it unlawful for performance or
entertainment purposes, as defined, to capture in state
waters, or import from another state, any orca intended to be
used for performance or entertainment purposes, to breed or
impregnate an orca in captivity, or to export, collect, or import
from another state the semen, other gametes, or embryos of
an orca held in captivity for the purpose of artificial
insemination, except as provided."  
ASM Com on Water, Parks & Wildlife Policy Analysis    

From committee: That the measure be retained in
committee, and that the subject matter be referred to the
Committee on Rules for assignment to the proper
committee for study.  (April  8).  By unanimous consent.
Dual referred:
ASM
Com on Water, Parks
& Wildlife   AND
Com on Arts,
Entertainment, Sports,
Tourism and Internet
Media

WP&W Hrg 4/8
To Interim Study (until next
year, i.e. different
Legislature

Hearing Audio
 
A.B. 2205
Introduced
2/20/2014
Tim Donnelly
(R-33) Hesperia
4/23/ add co-authors
ASM Members Grove,
Logue, and Olsen
Senators Berryhill,
Knight, and Nielsen
As introduced, AB 2205 would repeal provisions in the Fish
and Game Code prohibiting use of dogs to pursue bears
and bobcats and add other provisions.
Amended in Assembly, April 23, 2014  adds specifics:
eliminates the authority for the department to capture a dog
not under the reasonable control of its owner or handler
when the dog is pursuing any bear or to capture or dispatch
a dog inflicting injury or immediately threatening injury on any
bear; eliminates restrictive uses of dogs to pursue bears;
repeals definition of hound used to pursue bears and
provisions for hound stamps.  
ASM Com on Water, Parks & Wildlife Policy Analysis 4/29/14   


See 2013 AB 1213 - Bobcat Protect Act of 2013
ASM Com on Water
Parks & Wildlife
Hrg 4/29 FAIL 5-8 (2)  
 
A.B. 2264
Introduced
2/21/2014
Marc Levine (D-10)
Marin/Southern Sonoma
(San Rafael)  











ADD: Fran Pavley (D-27)
Principal Co-Author
June 15, 2014 as amended in Senate, GUT/AMEND to
amend Government Code Sections 13955 and 13957 to
include as eligible for compensation from the California
Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board  
Restitution Fund persons with a disability whose guide,
signal, or service dog is disabled or killed due offenses
under Penal Code Section 600.2 (
DOG causes loss) or 600.5
(
PERSON causes loss IF defendant  required to BUT UNABLE
make restitution to the person with the disability who has
custody or ownership of the dog for any veterinary bills,
replacement costs of the dog, or other reasonable costs
deemed appropriate by the court if the dog is disabled or
killed.
Sen Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, June 24, 2104
Amended in Senate, July 2, 2014 to remove condition for
eligibility.
Amended in Senate, August 4, 2014 to limit recovery to
$10,000.00.  
SEN Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, 8/4/14   
Senate Floor Analysis, August 6, 2014   
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, August 13, 2014   
Assembly Floor Analysis August 26, 2014            
SENATE COM on Public
Safety Hrg 6/24
pass 7-0 as amended
SEN Approps Hrg 8/4
pass 7-0
Senate, 3rd Rdg 8/13
pass 36-0 (4)

Assembly Concurrence in
Senate Amendments
8/18
Re-referred to ASM Com
on Public Safety,
ASM Rule 77.2
Hrg 8/26  
pass 7-0
Assembly Floor  8/27
pass 77-0 (2,V)
Enrolled
9/8/14 To Governor
Approved by Governor 9/20
Chaptered   
 
A.B. 2326
Introduced
2/21/2014
Roger Dickinson
(D-7) Sacramento

Sponsor:
ASPCA
As introduced, AB 2326 would authorize, for tax years
2015-2019 a tax deduction not exceeding $100 by a taxpayer
for qualified adoption costs for a pet adopted from a qualified
animal rescue organization.  Taxpayer could designate a
specified amount in excess of tax liability to the Pet Adoption
Cost Deduction Fund created by this bill but not to be added
until another voluntary contribution is removed from the list.  
Contributions would be allocated to offset cost of the
deduction with excess to the Dept of Ag municipal shelter
fund.  
ASM Com on Revenue  & Taxation Policy Analysis, 4/19/14
Amended in Assembly, May 6, 2014  eliminates creation of
the  Pet Adoption Cost Fund; for taxable years 1/1/15 before
1/1/20, would allow a deduction not to exceed $100, under
that law for the qualified costs paid or incurred by a taxpayer
for the adoption of a pet from a qualified animal rescue
organization.
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, 5/13/2013
Com on Revenue &
Taxation    
Hrg 4/7 Hearing
cancelled, author rqst
Hrg 4/21
Hrg 4/28
pass 9-0
as amended
ASM Approps
HRG 5/14
SUSPENSE FILE
Release Hrg 5/23
HELD UNDER
SUBMISSION
 
A.B.2343
Introduced
2/21/2014
Mike Gatto
(D-43) Burbank  
As introduced, AB 2343 would make non-substantive
changes to Food & Ag Code Section 31108 regarding
impounded stray dogs.  
Amended in Assembly, April 10, 2014  Hayden holding
provisions, funding - complex; see bill for details.  
Amended in Assembly, April 21, 2014  removed "rescue"
definition originating from Vincent bill, 1998, amended
provisions re funding.  
SPOT BILL  
ASM Com on Local Govt  
Hrg 4/30
Cancelled, author rqst
 
A.B. 2431
Introduced
2/21/2014
Matt Dababneh
(D-45 Encino)
As introduced, AB 2431 would add to the Education Code a
new Section 66017.7 (a) Any public postsecondary
educational institution
or independent institution of higher education, or employee
or student thereof, that confines
dogs or cats for the
purposes set forth in Section 1650 of the Health and Safety
Code, and i
ntends to destroy a dog or cat that has been
used for those purposes
, shall first offer the dog or cat to
an animal adoption organization or animal rescue
organization.
(b) For purposes of this section, the following definitions
shall
apply:
(1) “Animal adoption organization” or “animal rescue
organization” means a not-for-profit entity that is exempt from
taxation pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Code, or a collaboration of individuals with at least one of its
purposes being the sale or placement of animals that have
been removed from a public animal control agency or
shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals
shelter, or humane shelter, or that have been previously
owned by any person.
(2) “Independent institution of higher education” means a
nonpublic educational institution as defined in subdivision
(b) of Section 66010.
(3) “Public postsecondary educational institution” means
any campus of the University of California, the California
State University, or the California Community Colleges.
c) This section does not apply to animals within the
meaning of Section 17006 of the Food and Agricultural Code.
ASM Com on Higher Education Policy Analysis, 4/29/2014  
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, 5/7/2014
ASM Com on Higher
Education  Hrg 4/29 pass
12-0 (1)
ASM Approps
Hrg 5/7 POSTPONED
BY COMMITTEE
 
         
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