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BILL NO.
AUTHOR(S)
SUBJECT
STATUS
TAC'S
ACTION
SB 156
(2005 bill)
Sen. Nell Soto D-32
Ontario
Increases misdemeanor penalties for
cock/animal fighting (not dogs) or being
an event spectator.  
March 13, GUT and
AMENDED as totally different subject -
PUBLIC SAFETY: FIREFIGHTING.
N/A
N/A
SB 1578
Sen. ALAN LOWENTHAL
D-27, Long Beach; principal
co-author ASM Member
PAUL KORETZ (D-42) West
Hollywood

Co-author ASM LLOYD
LEVINE (D-40) Van Nuys
SB 1578 as amended August 24
(additional information)
SECTION 1.  Chapter 8 (commencing
with Section 122335) is added to Part 6
of Division 105 of the Health and Safety
Code, to read:
CHAPTER 8.  Dog Tethering
122335.  (a) For purposes of this
chapter, the following terms shall have
the following definitions:
(1) "Animal control" means the municipal
or county animal control agency or any
other entity responsible for enforcing
animal-related laws.
(2) "Agricultural operation" means an
activity that is necessary for the
commercial growing and harvesting of
crops or the raising of livestock or poultry.
(3) "Person" means any individual,
partnership, corporation, organization,
trade or professional association, firm,
limited liability company, joint venture,
association, trust, estate, or any other
legal entity, and any officer, member,
shareholder, director, employee, agent,
or representative thereof.
(4) "Reasonable period" means a period
of time not to exceed three hours in a
24-hour period, or a time that is
otherwise approved by animal control.
(b) No person shall tether, fasten, chain,
tie, or restrain a dog, or cause a dog to
be tethered, fastened, chained, tied, or
restrained, to a dog house, tree, fence,
or any other stationary object.
(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (b), a
person may do any of the following in
accordance with Section 597t of the
Penal Code:
(1) Attach a dog to a running line, pulley,
or trolley system. A dog shall not be
tethered to the running line, pulley, or
trolley system by means of a choke
collar or pinch collar.
(2) Tether, fasten, chain, tie, or otherwise
restrain a dog pursuant to the
requirements of a camping or
recreational area.
(3) Tether, fasten, chain, or tie a dog no
longer than is necessary for the person
to complete a temporary task that
requires the dog to be restrained for a
reasonable period.
(4) Tether, fasten, chain, or tie a dog
while engaged in, or actively training for,
an activity that is conducted pursuant to a
valid license issued by the State of
California if the activity for which the
license is issued is associated with the
use or presence  of  a dog.  
Nothing in
this paragraph shall be construed to
prohibit a person from restraining a
dog while participating in activities or
using accommodations that are
reasonably  associated with the
licensed activity.
(5) Tether, fasten, chain, or tie a dog
while actively engaged in any of the
following:  
(A) Conduct that is directly related to
the business of shepherding or herding
cattle or livestock.  
(B) Conduct that is directly related to
the business of cultivating agricultural
products, if the restraint is reasonably
necessary for the safety of the dog.
(d) A person who violates this chapter is
guilty of an infraction or a misdemeanor.
(1) An infraction under this chapter is
punishable upon conviction by a fine of
up to two hundred fifty dollars ($250) as
to each dog with respect to which a
violation occurs.
(2) A misdemeanor under this chapter is
punishable upon conviction by a fine of
up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) as
to each dog with respect to which a
violation occurs, or imprisonment in a
county jail for not more than six months,
or both.  
(3) Notwithstanding subdivision (d),
animal control may issue a correction
warning to a person who violates this
chapter, requiring the owner to correct
the violation, in lieu of an infraction or
misdemeanor, 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.
(e) Nothing in this chapter shall be
construed to prohibit a person from
walking a dog with a hand-held leash.
SEC. 2.  No reimbursement is required
by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article
XIII B of the California Constitution
because the only costs that may be
incurred by a local agency or school
district will be incurred because this act
creates a new crime or infraction,
eliminates a crime or infraction, or
changes the penalty for a crime or
infraction, within the meaning of Section
17556 of the
Government Code, or changes the
definition of a crime within the
meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of
the California
Constitution.        

Senate Floor Analysis
Assembly Business & Professions
Analysis
Assembly Appropriations Committee
Analysis
Assembly Floor Analysis
Senate Floor Analysis (Concurrence)
Introduced 2/23, from printer 2/24, to Rules
Com. for assignment to policy committee.  
May be heard in committee on or after
March 26.

3/15 withdrawn from Sen. Jud., re-referred
to Sen. Rules and referred to Sen.
Committee on Business, Professions &
Economic Development

PASSED OUT OF SENATE POLICY
COMMITTEE 4/3, PARTISAN 3 AYES, 1 NO

To Senate Committee on Appropriations
Hearing 4/24,

FAILED 3-5-4
Reconsider-
ation granted,

May 22 passed;
7-3-3
to Senate Floor:
June 1, passed 21-14

Assembly Com. on Business &
Professions
hearing Tuesday 6/27
passed out on partisan vote,
6 Dem ayes,
3 Rep noes.

To Asm. Approps., hrg Aug. 9, PASSED
12-4 partisan:

TO ASSEMBLY FLOOR,
Assembly vote to permit amendment, bill
on third reading awaiting floor vote, 8/29
failed
40-33 VOTE
RECONSIDERA-TION: 8/30
passed 46-32
partisan vote
To Senate for concurrence
8/31 Senate concurs 21-16 partisan vote

To enrollment

SIGNED BY GOV
9/27/06
Oppose as state law
provision.  

Restated opposition as
amended 3/27

Governor's Office of
Planning & Research
(OPR) OPPOSES































OPPOSE
SB 1349
Sen. Nell Soto D-32
Ontario
Increases misdemeanor penalties for
cock/animal fighting (not dogs) or being
an event spectator.  Another version of
SB 156 (above), this bill includes
extensive new legislative findings
arguing that California's relatively low
penalty levels for cockfighting offenses
attract out of state cock-fighters who will
put California at risk for an outbreak of
Avian flu, the cost of which would far
exceed the cost of enhanced penalties.   
Bill provisions.

Amended August 21 adding
discretionary language for sentence on
second and subsequent offenses,
"except in unusual circumstances in
which the interests of justice would be
better served by the imposition of a
lesser sentence" for both Penal Code
597b(c) and 597j(c) and reduces second
and subsequent violation of 597j
(fighting birds and animals
other that
dogs) to a misdemeanor only with
maximum penalty 1 year in jail and/or
fine not over $25,000.  

Assembly Floor Analysis
A gut/amend bill, amended 3/29
Sen. Public Safety, 4/18
FAILED IN COMMITTEE
RECONSIDERA-TION GRANTED
HRG. 4/25, passed 5-1, to Sen. Approps.
5/8 - suspense, released 5/25: 11-2; TO

SENATE FLOOR
PASSED 35-2
(McClintock, Ashburn)
ASM Committee on Public Safety hrg.
6/20, 6-1
Released from Suspense
Assembly Floor
8/24
73-2
8/30 Senate Concurrence 35-3
To enrollment
SIGNED BY GOV.
Monitor
SB 1806
Sen. Liz Figueroa,
D-10, Fremont,
principal co-author,
Asm. Member Lloyd
Levine, D-40, Van Nuys
SB 1806 would state findings and
declarations regarding the
consequences of leaving companion
animals unattended inside closed
vehicles in the heat
As amended April 24.  
This bill would provide that leaving or
confining an animal in any unattended
motor vehicle under conditions that
endanger the health or well-being of an
animal due to heat, cold, lack of
adequate ventilation, or lack of food or
water, or other circumstances that could
reasonably be expected to cause
suffering, disability, or death to the
animal, or if the temperature outside the
vehicle is 85 degrees Fahrenheit or
higher is a crime punishable by a fine,
imprisonment in a county jail, or both
fine and imprisonment, as specified.

SENATE FLOOR ANALYSIS

ASSEMBLY PUBLIC SAFETY ANALYSIS

AMENDED AUGUST 7 deletes the
provision that 50% of fines collected be
allocated to educational programs
about dangers of leaving animals in
unattended motor vehicles.  

ASSEMBLY  FLOOR ANALYSIS
A gut/amend bill, amended 3/27 and
then referred to Senate Committee
on Public Safety
Passed 4-0, amended, re-referred to
Senate Committee on Judiciary
Amended 4/24.  
5/8 FROM APPROPS COM RULE 28.8 TO
SEN FLOOR 2ND READING
PASSED SENATE 31 AYES; TO ASM.
PUBLIC SAFETY (LENO), hearing June 20,
passed 7-0, to
Asm. Approps.
6/28, pased 14 ayes, 1 no; to Assembly
Floor,
Passed 64-7, concurrence, Senate Floor
29 ayes, 2 nos: to enrollment.
SIGNED BY GOV.
Oppose

Conflicts with local  
laws creating   
unnecessary state
crime where no
harm is caused.  

Oppose - Assembly
Public Safety Committee

















SEE NORTH COUNTY
TIMES STORY, 9/26 AND
COMMENTS ON
SIGNING OF SB 1806

CHAPTERED BILL
         
ARC 113
Asm. Members LLOYD
LEVINE D-40, Van Nuys
DAVE JONES, D-9,
Sacramento: Sen
Co-Author, JACKIE SPEIER
D-8, Hillsborough
Annual Assembly Concurrent Resolution
declaring February 28, 2006,  
Spay Day
USA 2006
, and would request that
Californians observe that day by having
their dogs or cats spayed or neutered
and by contributing to organizations that
provide spay and neuter services.
Chaptered
 
AB 450
Asm. Members LELAND
YEE D-12, San Francisco,
JEROME HORTON D-51,
Inglewood;
(Coauthors: Ahgazarian
R-26, Levine D-40, Mountjoy
R-59, and Plescia R-75)
Gut/amend 2005 bill, amended 1/9/06,
Standardized
emergency management
system.
Amended April 25 to be more specific:  
SECTION 1.  Section 8608 is added to
the Government Code, to read: 8608.  
The  Office of Emergency Services shall
approve and adopt, and incorporate the
California Animal Response Emergency
System (CARES) program developed
under the oversight of the Department of
Food and Agriculture into the  
standardized emergency management
system established pursuant to
subdivision  a) of Section 8607.  
For
background on existing law and related
bills, see
 Senate Committee on
Governmental Organization Analysis
Senate Appropriations Committee
Analysis
Amended August 22: Senate Floor
Analysis
Senate Committee on
GovernmentalOrganization, hrg. 6/16
Passed 6/0
to Senate
Approps. 6/26, to Suspense
File,
8/17 passed out,
Senate Floor
passed 35-1
to Assembly, concurred 76-1,
Enrolled
SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
MONITOR










GOVENOR'G SIGNING
MESSAGE
AB 2110
Asm Member LONI
HANCOCK D-14
Berkeley
AB 2110, as amended April 18 -  Animal
cruelty: dogs: field
coursing - creates a new crime in  
Penal Code Section 597.4, AMENDED IN
PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE, APRIL 18,
BY AUTHOR TO NARROW DEFINITION,
NOW:

"For the purposes of this section, "live
field coursing"
is a competition in which dogs are, by
the use of rabbits, hares, or foxes,
assessed as to skill in hunting live
rabbits, hares, or foxes."

As defined, "live field coursing" is
prohibited as a criminal offense.  The
penalty remains, "a misdemeanor
punishable by imprisonment in a
county jail for a period not to exceed
six months, by a fine not to exceed one
thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both
that imprisonment and fine."


April 18 Amended bill text













California Fish & Game Commission
voted to oppose.  
Introduced Feb. 17, from the printer, 2/21,
may be heard in Committee March 23 (or
later)  
To Asm. Com. on Public Safet
y

PASSED OUT OF POLICY COMMITTEE 4/4,
4 AYES,
3 NOES
TO ASM COM ON  APPROPS.

HEARING MAY 8:
SUSPENSE FILE

Committee Contact List

KEY CONTACTS ASSEMBLY FLOOR

MAY 25, HELD IN SUSPENSE FILE
OPPOSE
.Restated, 3/24
NOTE:  
  • All participants need to
    have a valid California
    hunting license.
  • All edible portions of
    downed game must be
    removed from the field
    for human consumption
    purposes per California
    Fish and Game laws and
    regulations.
  • Competitive coursing is
    only one but a
    necessary aspect of
    evaluating and
    preserving historic,
    natural hunting instinct
    in Sighthound breeds.

  • For more information
http://www.stop2110.org
AB 2146
Asm Member JOE
CANCIAMILLA D-11
Pittsburgh,
 Tom Harmon,
R-67 Huntington Beach;
co-author,
Asm. Member BIll Maze,
R-34, Visalia
NEW Section 221 to the Fish and
Game Code
codifying
administrative procedure for local
ord. conflicting with California
Constitution authority delegated to
Fish & Game Commission.

Assembly Committee Analysis -
significant for law applicable to
local hunting ordinances.  
Amended May 2

Amended May 26

Amended June 20

SENATE N.R. & W ANALYSIS
Introduced Feb. 21.Ref. to Asm. Com. on
Water, Parks & Wildlife
Amended, hearing 4/25,
PASSED 14-0 to Asm. Approps.
Amended 5/2
HRG. 5/17, to Suspense File
5/30, passed ASSEMBLY FLOOR 76 ayes
1 no (Hancock)
Sen. Natural Resources & Water, hrg
6/27, 1st & 2nd hrgs. cancelled at request
of author.
MONITOR/SUPPORT
  • Sponsored by California
    Waterfowl Association to
    affirm state authority to
    regulate hunting
AB 2428
Asm Member JOE
CANCIAMILLA D-11
co-author,
Asm. Member KEITH
RICHMAN (M.D.)  R-38,
Northridge
PUBLIC MEETINGS
SECTION 1.  Section 9030.5 is added to
the Government Code, to read:
9030.5.  When any person who appears
before
a house of the Legislature or any
committee thereof
claims to represent
a group, the person
shall be required to
disclose all of the following:
(a) The number of persons in the group.
(b) The group's top three sources of
funding.
(c) The location of the group's
headquarters or where the group is
based.
SEC. 2.  Section 11125.7 of the
Government Code is amended AND
SEC. 3.  Section 54954.3 of the
Government Code is amended t
o permit
state bodies
(Bagley-Keene
Open Meeting Act)  and
local bodies
(Ralph M. Brown Act) to adopt these
requirements.
Introduced 2/23, from printer 2/24, to Rules
Com. for assignment to policy committee.  
May be heard in committee on or after
March 26
PENDING
AB 2485
Asm Member DAVE JONES
D-9,  Sacramento; JOHN
LAIRD D-27, Santa Cruz

Additional co-authors:
D Assemby members
Chan, Pavely, Koretz, Wolk;
D Senator Kuehl
Reducing sea otter mortality from
nonpoint source pollution
by creating
funding source for research program
and adding new Section 4501 to the Fish
and Game Code, to read:  (AMENDED
LANGUAGE, 5/26)
SEC. 2.  Section 4501 is added to the
Fish and Game Code, to read:
4501.  (a) The Legislature finds and
declares that several types of nonpoint
source pollution are harmful to sea
otters, and that scientific studies point
to links between cat feces, the
pathogen T-gondii, and sea otter
mortality. The Legislature further finds
and declares that efforts to reduce the
flushing of cat litter and cat feces are
steps toward better water quality in the
sea otters' natural habitat.
(b) Any cat litter offered for sale in this
state shall contain either of the
following statements  :  
(1)     "Encouraging  your cat to use an
indoor litter box, or properly disposing
of outdoor cat feces, is beneficial to
overall water quality. Please do not
flush cat litter in toilets or dispose of it
outdoors in gutters or storm drains."
(2) A general statement that
encourages the disposal of cat feces in
trash and discourages flushing cat
feces in toilets or drains.
NOTE - violation is a crime.  
Amended May 26
Senate Policy Committee analysis
Amended June 19 (non-substantive)
Amended August 7 (minor)
Senate Appropriations Analysis
Amended August 9
Amended August 22                 Senate
Floor Analysis

Department of Fish & Game
Enforcement Info
2007
Introduced 2/23

AMENDED 3/30
ASM WATER, PARKS & WILDLIFE 4/4
HEARING
Passed 11-0, to Asm. Committee on
Rev &
Tax, passed 5-2, to Asm. Approps
Amended 4/24.
Hrg, May 3
5/25, PASSED UNANIMOUSLY, AMENDED,
TO ASSEMBLY FLOOR, PASSEDMay 31,
53-27
6/13, Senate Natural Resources & Water,
passed
4-2-1, to Senate
Revenue & Tax
6/28, passed 4-3 partisan vote, Sen
Approps, 8/7
8/17 passed out 10-3, passed Sen Flr
26-10, ASM concurs, to enrollment.
CHAPTERED 9/18
MONITOR
AB 2760
Asm. Member ALBERTO
TORRICO D-29, Fremont
Amends Section 4848 of the Business
and Professions Code (Veterinary
Practice Act) to require the Veterinary
Medical Board (VMB) to issue a
temporary license, allowing practice
supervised by a CA licensed vet, to a vet
licensed elsewhere in the US or Canada
and having practiced for 4? of the past 5  
years.  
Introduced Feb. 24, to Assembly
Committee on Business & Professions
MONITOR
AB 2862
Asm. Member MARK
RIDLEY-THOMAS D-48, Los
Angeles
Adds new Chapter 8 (commencing with
Section 122340)
to Part 6 of Division 105 of the Health
and Safety Code, relating to  animal
sales by pet stores, redefined by March
28 amendment: Pet store" means any
establishment or marketplace where
animals are bought, sold, exchanged, or
offered for sale to the general public with
the intent of making a profit where the
animals are intended as companions or
household animals. This term includes
the keeping for transfer or the transfer of
animals at temporary facilities, such as
flea markets, mobile facilities,
department stores, merchandise outlets,
discount outlets, animal shows
conducting a sale, and other types of
retail outlets where the animals are
intended as companions or household
animals.  
ALL VIOLATIONS ARE
CRIMES, SEPARATE OFFENSE PER
ANIMAL, SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT
VIOLATIONS ARE MISDEMEANORS
WITH JAIL TIME.
Click above link for current bill text and
other information.  
Original bill and related statutes
AMENDED IN SENATE JUNE 19
AMENDED AUGUST 7
AMENDED AUGUST 15  all content
gutted and replaced:
"SECTION 1.  The Legislature hereby
finds and declares all of the following:
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature to
establish standards of care for animals
in pet stores.
(b) Standards of care for animals in pet
stores are essential to ensure the
humane treatment of the animals,
safeguard the public, and are in the
public interest.
(c) The Legislature does not intend, by
adding Chapter 8
(commencing with Section 122340) to
Part 6 of Division 105 of the Health and
Safety Code, to regulate the care or
handling of animals in or on farms,
ranches, livestock or horse auctions,
livestock markets, slaughtering
facilities, or any place other than pet
stores as defined in that chapter.
SEC. 2.    Chapter 8 (commencing with
Section 122340) is added to Part 6 of
Division 105 of the   Health and
Safety Code, to read:
CHAPTER 8.  SALE OF ANIMALS AT PET
STORES
122340.  The Department of Consumer
Affairs shall adopt regulations to
regulate the care and handling of
companion animals sold to the general
public at retail outlets. Those
regulations shall be adopted, after
consultation with affected parties, by
January 1, 2008.  
SEC. 3.   This act is an urgency statute
necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace,
health, or safety within the meaning of
Article IV of the Constitution and shall
go into immediate effect. The facts
constituting the necessity are:
In order to give the Department of
Consumer Affairs   sufficient time to
confer with the appropriate parties and
adopt the regulations, it is necessary
that this act take effect immediately."
SENATE FLOOR ANALYSIS
Assembly Concurrence Analysis
Introduced
Feb. 24.,
to Assembly Committee on Business  &
Professions

AMENDED 4/19, 3rd time (minor)
Passed out of Assembly policy committee,
4/17
vote 6-3.  5/3 Passed
Asm. Com. on
Approps 12-5-(1)
partisan vote.
May 31 PASSED ON Assembly Floor
47-32-3; to Senate Committee on B., P . &
E.D. hrg 6/26; held in committee w/o vo
te,
re-set 8/10: passed out as amended; to
ASM Approps, 8-17 - Senate Rule
28.8

PASSED SENATE 28-12 PARTISAN VOTE,
3 REP. CROSSOVERS: ASHBURN,
DENHAM, MALDANADO

To Assembly for concurrence8/30
64-15
To enrollment

VETOED

GOV'S VETO MESSAGE
OPPOSE


* Vagueness as to who is
covered.

* Business operations
criminally liable
(misdemeanor w/jail) with
no harm done









Oppose











NEUTRAL


.
AB 2915
Asm. Member LORI
SALDANA, D-76, San Diego
Amends Section 4830 of the Business
and Professions Code to exempt from
the laws regulating the practice
of veterinary medicine unlicensed
personnel employed by a city, city and
county, or county and acting in an official
capacity for any state diagnostic
laboratory, when in the course of their
duties, they are directed by a veterinarian
supervisor to conduct activities related to
pathology and epidemiology on
deceased animals as part of specified
government activities.  
Clarifying
amendments, April 27
Assembly Bus & Prof. Committee
Analysis
Amended May 25 tightened criteria for
unlicensed veterinarians, no longer
"personnel" employed by local
government working with dead animals
relating to pathology and epidemiology.  
Assembly Floor Analysis
Senate Business, Professions & Econ.
Dev. Analysis
Amended August 7 to
broaden scope to include graduates of
non-AVMA accredited vet schools.
Senate Floor Analysis
Amended August 22 to add 2011
sunset and provisions to be operative
2011.  
Introduced
Feb. 24
to Assembly Committee on Business
& Professions
Hrg. May 8, PASSED 6-3
5/30 Passed Assembly
Floor 78 ayes, to Sen.Com. on B.,
P. & E.D
hrg 6/26, passed 3-1,
SENATE FLOOR
37-3
ASM concurs 75-0
To enrollment
MONITOR



















SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
AB 3027
Asm. Member LLOYD
LEVINE D-40, Van Nuys
Elephants - Amends Section 596.5 of the
Penal Code to increase requirements
and penalties for
any person's behavior
and care of elephants.  
AMENDED
APRIL 20
ADDS - effective 1/1/08 prohibits certain
items and imposes requirements on
traveling displays; effective 1/1/09
imposes 5 acre and substrate
requirements on stationary facilities.   
Committee Analysis
Introduced
Feb.
24.  To
Assembly  Committee on Public Safety,
hrg. 4/25
AMENDED 4/
20
PASSED 5-2, TO Asm. Com. on Approps.  
HRG MAY 10
TO SUSPENSE FILE,
5/25 HELD IN SUSPENSE FILE
OPPOSE
         
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