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BILL NO.
AUTHOR(S)
SUBJECT
STATUS
TAC'S ACTION
         
S.R. 4    
Introduced 12/5/16
Kevin De León (D-24)
Los Angeles
Senate Resolution 4 is relative to the Standing Rules of the
Senate for the 2017–18 Regular Session.
In effect.
 
S.B. 839
Holly J. Mitchell (D-30)
Los Angeles
SB 839 is the Budget Act of 2018.  Animal items identical to AB
1806 below.
   
         
H.R. 1           
Introduced 12/1/16
Ken Cooley (D-8) Rancho
Cordova  
House Resolution 1 is Relative to the Standing Rules of the
Assembly for the 2017–18 Regular Session.
In effect.
 
A.R.C. 106
Introduce 6/27/2017


Fiscal Committee
Al Muratsuchi (D-66)
Torrance
ASM Co-authors: Richard
Bloom (D-50) Santa
Monica
As introduced on June 27, 2017, Assembly Concurrent
Resolution 106, authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi
of Torrance and co-authors, Richard Bloom of Santa Monica
and Patrick O'Donnell of Long Beach, would begin with 6
recitals and conclude with 3 substantive elements of a
resolution to include California's core value of humane
treatment and empathy to companion animals in diplomatic
relationships relative to California and its municipalities, as
follows:  
WHEREAS, Throughout the history of California, compassion
toward companion animals
has been fundamental to the
cultures of its people; and
WHEREAS, The policy of the State of California has always
been to promote the
humane treatment of companion
animals by eradicating neglect and cruelty of any kind and
fostering kindness and empathy toward companion animals

in its people; and
WHEREAS, California is a national leader in the humane
treatment of companion animals in the
implementation of its
laws, resolutions, and policies, and in the humane education

of its people; and
WHEREAS, Scientific research has established that the
human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial relationship that
enriches the lives and improves the health and well-being of
companion animals and people
alike and is intrinsically
linked to respect, kindness, and empathy among people; and
WHEREAS, California’s national leadership status is of great
value
in educational, tourism, and cultural exchanges with
other states and with foreign countries; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the
Senate thereof concurring, That the
Legislature recognizes
that the humane treatment of companion animals through the
eradication of neglect and cruelty and the fostering of
kindness and empathy toward companion animals are
core
principles of the State of California
; and be it further
Resolved, That the Legislature encourages any agreement
or memorandum of understanding entered into, or
resolution adopted
, that formally declares a “sister state”
relationship, or similar relationship of mutual goodwill and
bilateral cooperation, between the State of California and a
foreign country, state, or city to
emphasize the humane
treatment of companion animals and the fostering of
kindness and empathy toward companion animals as core
principles of the State of California
; and be it further
Resolved, That the Legislature encourages all parties
declaring a sister state or similar relationship to include, in
that declaration, a joint commitment to promote
the humane
treatment of companion animals and promote kindness and
empathy toward companion animals
through laws,
resolutions, and policies, and through the humane
education
of their people; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit
copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate
distribution.
7/10  ASSEMBLY COM on Arts,
Entertainment, Sports, Tourism,
& Internet Media           
 
A.R.C. 153
Introduced
1/11/2018
Miguel Santiago (D-53)
Los Angeles  
As introduced on January 11, 2018, Assembly Concurrent
Resolution 153 would resolve that, "That communities in
California are urged to implement policies aimed at saving the
lives of all healthy and adoptable cats and dogs by 2025, "
based on 13 recitals beginning with the 1998 Hayden Bill
(SB1785) policy, its implementation and development and
more recent role of Best Friends Animal Society in the City of
Los Angeles and its Save Them All campaign to end the killing
of dogs and cats in shelters in the United States by 2025.
   
A.B. 1762
Introduced 1/4/2018
Marc Steinorth (R-40)
Rancho Cucamonga
As introduced, AB 1762 would amend Public Resources Code
Section  5008.1 to specify broader standards under which
visitors may bring animals into units of the state park system.  
Assignment Pending
 
A.B. 1776
Introduced 1/4/2018
Marc Steinorth (R-40)
Rancho Cucamonga
As introduced, AB 1776 would add to the Health and Safety
Code a new  Section 1797.10 to permit designated EMTs to
provide emergency medical transport to a police dog, as
defined, injured in the line of duty, to a veterinary facility
capable of providing treatment IF no person requires
treatment/transport at the same time; also exempts the EMTs
from civil liability unless acting with gross negligence/bad
faith; no liability for EMTs' employers unless EMT is liable.
Assignment Pending
 
A.B. 1806
Philip Y. Ting (D-19) San
Francisco
AB 1806 is the Budget Act of 2018. Animal items:
Page 572 - GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS  
7730-001-8097—For support of Franchise Tax Board, payable
from the Prevention of Animal Homelessness and Cruelty
Fund.............................................   6,000
Schedule:  (1) 6280-Tax Programs........................ 6,000
Page 601   GENERAL GOVERNMENT
8570-001-8097—For support of Department of Food and
Agriculture, payable from the Prevention of Animal
Homelessness and Cruelty Fund...................Schedule:   10,000
6590-General Agricultural Activities............................      10,000
Page 603
8570-101-8097—For local assistance, Department of Food
and Agriculture, payable from the Prevention of Animal
Homelessness and Cruelty Fund............Schedule: 184,000  
6590-General Agricultural Activities............................. 184,000
Page 621
6905050-Funded Mandates: Pursuant to the provisions of
Section 17581 of the Government Code, the mandates
identified in the
following schedule are specifically identified
by the Legislature for suspension during the 2018–19 fiscal
year.
.....
(e)  (Animal Adoption (Ch. 752, Stats. 1998 and Ch. 313, Stats.
2004) (04-PGA-01 and 98-TC-11)


   
A.B. 1780
Introduced 1/4/2018
Brian Maienschein
(R-77) San Diego
Senate Co-Author: Scott
Wilk (R-21) Santa Clarita
As introduced on January 4, 2018, AB 1780 would add to
Health & Safety Code Division 105, Part 6 VETERINARY
PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY, a new CHAPTER 1.3
importation of diseased dogs and cats immediately preceding
CHAPTER 1.5. Dog Importation: Health Certificates enacted by
2014 AB 1809 (Maeinschein)  This would add new Health &
Safety Code sections 201715 requiring that the State Public
Health Officer investigate any reported communicable disease
outbreaks possibly caused by contact with a dog or cat; a new
121715.5. if there is a finding that importation of dogs or cats
from another state for resale/change of ownership poses a
risk of communicable disease, the Officer
may prohibit
importation of
those dogs/cats and shall tailor the order to
reasonably prevent danger to people or animals from the
affected animals; the order must include either a date or
conditions under which it expires; and a new 121715.10,
violation is
not a crime but is punishable by a $500 civil
penalty for each separate imported dog or cat.  
Assignment Pending
 
         
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2017-2018
Legislature
Monday, January 1, 2018: Statutes take effect.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Legislature reconvenes.
Wednesday, January 31:  Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house in the       
  odd- numbered year
Friday, February 16:  Last day for bills to be introduced