2006 CALIFORNIA BILL INFORMATION

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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
Governmental
Organization,
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
concurrence8/3
0
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