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SB 250
Introduced 2/24
Dean Florez

ASM Pedro Nava (D-35)
Santa Barbara
Jose Solario (D-69) Santa Ana

8/18/10 amendments, add
ASM Bob Blumenfeld (D-40) Van
As introduced, SB 250 would add a new
Section 30804.6 to the Food & Ag Code
regarding mandated sterilization of dogs and
cats as provided.
Integrated bill text within existing statute.   
(Feb 24 version)
REVISED 2009   
Amended in Senate, April 2, 2009   
Integrated bill text, amended 4/2 within
existing statute.
Sen Local Govt Com Policy Analysis 4/9/09
Amended in Senate, April 21, 2009   (per
hearing agreement, except for developing
provisions for ag/hunting)
Integrated bill text, amended 4/21 within
existing statute
Amended in Senate, May 5, 2009    
Integrated bill text, amended 5/5 within
existing statute
Senate Appropriations Analysis  
Senate Appropriations Analysis, 5/28
Amended in Senate, May 28, 2009      
Authorize local govts to impose fees for
procedures to deny/revoke unaltered dog
license so that no reimbursable
state-mandated program is created.  Also
adds licensed bird hunting to hunting
exemption from roaming
Integrated bill text, amended 5/28, within
existing statute  NEW
Senate Floor Analysis        
Senate Floor Analysis, 6/2 Floor
Further amendments in Assembly pending
Department of Finance Bill Analysis SB 250,
History,. policy info re MSN on impound  
See 1998 Senate Judiciary analysis, AB
Our 2005 Comment, history, issues of MSN
on impound  
(Publications page, scroll to end)
ASM Committee on Business & Profs.
Policy Analysis    

Assembly Appropriations Committee Fiscal

Amended in Assembly, August 31, 2009    

Integrated bill text, amended 8/31, within
existing statute  NEW
Assembly Floor Analysis, September 1,

Note - this bill will remain on the Inactive File
until it either returns to Active or dies and
returns to the Senate Chief Clerk for final
processing of its file.  

Amended in Assembly, August 18, 2010   
See Integrated Text for details; also added
ASM Blumenfeld

Integrated bill text, 8/10 amendments,
within existing statute including newly
referenced Judicial Process Article.
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 18, 2010  
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 19,

Sen Local Govt
Hrg 4/15 pass 3-1 (partisan)
as amended/to be further
amended subject to recall if
Sen Approps
5/4 hrg cancelled, authr rqust
Hrg 5/11 to

5/23 passed
7-5 (1)

Sen Floor
3rd Rdg 6/1, voted, passage
Reconsid gtrd
6/2 pass 21-16, 2-V
ASM Bus & Profs
Hrg 6/30 pass 6-4
ASM Approps  
Hrg 7/15
to Suspense File
Release Hrg 8/27
3rd Rdg  9/8
Carried over to 1/10, 2nd yr of Leg
ASM Notice to Remove from Inactive
File 8/16/10 (EVANS)
Rule 69(d) suspended
ASM Flr 3rd Rdg 8/26
2 p.m. bill is on call w/vote @ 30-38
(10, 2V)
@Session Close, vote
34-40 (4, 2V) Reconsideration
ASM Reconsideration 8/31, passed
42-27 (10, 2V)
3rd Rdg, call lifted 11:46 p.m.,
fails 28-40 (10, 2V)  


OPPOSE  6/24/09

SB 586
Leland Yee (D-8) San
As introduced  and amended May 6, SB 586
would have required only the sale of the 13
acre parcel from the parking lot of the Cow
Palace (state owned event facility in Daly
City) but was
amended on August 24 to
require a fast sale of the entire property.  
Senate Floor Analysis  
Amended in Assembly, September 4, 2009  
to strike the prior version using the
Government Code and add entirely new
provisions to the Food & Ag Code to preempt
and limit the ability of the local Ag District to
do anything regarding the Cow Palace and
authorize the Department of General
Services to "dispose" of it subject to
specified conditions.
Amended in Assembly, June 17, 2010 - gut
and amend to different topic - Penal Code
Sec. 1202.4, restitution    
Assembly Floor
3rd Rdg 9/4/09,
pass 43-28
partisan vote,
amended, re-referred to
ASM Com on B&P
ASM Rule 77.2

ASM Com on B&P  Hrg
2008 SB 1527
S.B. 1138
As introduced, SB 1138 would establish the
Rendering Industry Advisory Board to be
appointed by Sec. of Food & Ag and relative
to the regulated rendering industry, "persons
engaged in certain
businesses dealing with dead animals and
pet food processing,
including, among others, renderers,
pet food
, dead
haulers, and transporters of inedible kitchen
Amended in Senate, April 5, 2010  adding
Sen Food & Ag Com Policy Analysis, April 6,
Sen Com on Environmental Quality, Policy
Analysis April 19, 2010
notes need for amendment re board
Amended in Senate, April 27, 2010    to
increase Adv. Brd. from 7 to 9, 7 - licensees
at least 1 experienced in alternative uses, 2
public with designated experience; quorum
is 6 (up from 5); board must keep accurate
records of activities, subject to audit.
SEN Committee on Appropriations Fiscal
Analysis, May 10, 2010     
Senate Floor Analysis, May 11, 2010          

Assembly Committee on Agriculture Policy
Analysis, June 16, 2010
Amended in Assembly, June 22, 2010
making non-substantive revisions
Assembly Committee on Appropriations
Fiscal Analysis, 8/4/10
Current rendering enforcement program,
$390k/yr revenues, 3 full time staff so costs
should be absorbable.
Dual Referred
Sen Com on
Food & Ag  Hrg 4/6
Pass 4-0(1)
Com on Environ. Quality  Hrg
pass 6-0(1)   
as amended

SEN Approps   
Hrg 5/10
pass 8-0 (3)  
SEN Floor  
3rd Rdg 5/13
pass 28-0(10, 2V)
ASM Com on Ag
Hrg 6/16
Pass 8-0
ASM Approps, 8/4
Release Hrg 8/12
S.B. 1176
Introduced 2/18/2010
As introduced, AB 1176  would amend Sec.
17003 of the Food & Ag Code and
ONLY TO bovine animals, horses, mules, or
s as "estrays" to allow local
impounding agencies "to hold and dispose
of any horse, mule, burro, or other animal
that is not a bovine animal in accordance
with the applicable ordinances of the city or
Sen Food & Ag Com Policy Analysis, April 6,
Senate Floor Analysis, April 20, 2010         

Assembly Committee on Agriculture Policy
Analysis, June 16,  2010
Amended in Assembly, June 21, 2010  to
state us of term  "animal control agency"
does not extend provisions of this bill beyond
poundkeepers/pounds; states that local
jurisdictions that have enacted local
may apply these to animals
covered by this bill instead of state law, thus
removing the mandate on local govt and
changing the bill to non-fiscal.  
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 4, 2010    
Notes the need for the bill due to financially
pressed rural livestock owners' limited
options for disposal of animals other than
Senate Concurrence Analysis, August 17,
2010 Unfinished Bus  

September 27, 2010 - Filed with the
Secretary of State,
Chapter 325, Statutes of 2010  
Sen Com on
Food & Ag  Hrg 4/6
Pass 4-0(1)    to Approps,
Sen Rule 28.8
ASM Floor 3rd Rdg
pass 36-0
ASM Com on Agric
Hrg 6/16 pass 8-0
ASM Com on Appropsm 8/2
withdrawn, to
ASM 3rd Rdg 8/16
pass 75-0 (4,V)
To Senate for Concurrence
Unfinished Bus
8/26 Sen Spec
Consent Cal
pass 34-0 (4, 2V)
Enrollment 8/31/10  
9/8 To Gov  
9/25 Approved by Gov
S.B. 1185
Introduced 2/18/2010
Note, author was appointed Lt.
Gov., seat is vacant.  
As introduced, SB 1185 would create a
personal income tax deduction in computing
adjusted gross income, for the costs, not to
exceed $250, paid or incurred during the
taxable year for food and supplies
purchased for an animal adopted during the
taxable year from a qualified animal rescue
Sen Com on Rev & Tax Hrg
postponed by Committee
S.B. 1277

Animal Legal Defense Fund;
Social Compassion in
As introduced, SB 1277 would add new
Penal Code Sections 600.6  to create a
public registry scheme administered by the
Department of Justice  (similar to sex
offenders) for persons over 18 convicted of
felony animal abuse, Section 600.7 covering
registration, provision of and use of the
information, and Section 600.8 creating a
point of sale pet food tax, Animal Protection
Fund in the State Treasury and authority for
the State Board of Equalization to collect and
administer funds and promulgate
rulemaking for this function; funds collected
to cover PC 600.7 costs, limited to 3%
revenues deposited AND local government
spay/neuter programs.  
Amended in Senate, April 13, 2010   Amends
registration period from offender's lifetime to
10 year limit; deletes pet food sur-tax
provisions, replaced with funding by fines:
$200 per misdemeanor conviction, $500)
per felony conviction; deposited in Animal
Protection Fund, created State Treasury (see
original provisions); urgency clause deleted,
simple majority vote only.  
Senate Committee on Public Safety Policy
Analysis, April 20, 2010
Amended in Senate, April 27, 2010     
Registration period runs 10 years from the
conviction date on or after 1/1/11; removes
automatic revocation of probation/parole for
failure to reg.; removes prison, i.e. fine only
for person using web info to commit a crime;
SEN Committee on Appropriations Fiscal
Analysis, May 10, 2010     SEN Committee on
Appros, Suspense Analysis  May 27, 2010     
Sen Com on Public Safety    
Hrg 4/20
pass 4-3
as amended

SEN Approps
Hrg 5/10
Release Hrg 5/27

Held under submission
S.B. 1417
Introduced 2/19/2010
(R-1) Sacto

Senator Cox passed
away on July 13, 2010

Prin Co-Author CAMERON
SMYTH (R-38)

Removed per 5/18 amendment:
JIM BEALL (D-24) San Jose

SPONSOR: Placer County
BOS; CA State Humane Assn;
CA State Sheriffs Assn
As introduced, SB 1417  would amend
Corporations Code provisions relating to
humane societies.  
 Corporations Code 10400-406,
incorporated humane societies;
Corporations Code Sec. 14500 et seq and
its enactment, 1995 AB 1571
Amended in Senate, March 24, 2010   
Senate Committee on Judiciary Policy
Analysis April 20, 2010     
Amended in Senate, April 28, 2010     Minor
amendments to court procedure for judicial
endorsement of Articles of new Corp/SPCA
(Corp Code 10401 et seq); Corp Code
14500 et seq, conforming title/text changes
eliminating "children"; regarding SPCA
eligibility to appoint humane officer(s), if
incorp after 1/1/11, must have been incorp 5
yrs AND have operated a shelter min. 3
years OR have written agreement  with
public AC agency OR licensed vet clinic
providing for care/treatment of animals to be
seized, minor amendments re court petition
for and order confirming appointment of
humane officers, additional amendments to
scope of Levels 1 and 2 humane officers;
compliance dates; authority for other
agencies to charge SPCAs for costs/fees re
Sec 14502.  
Amended in Senate, May 18, 2010   Clarifies
firearms authority limited to Level 1 Humane
Officers only if appointing agency has
adopted policy on use of deadly force and
officer trained on it.  NO firearms carried by
Level 2 Humane Officers.  Dept of Justice
may charge reas. fees to cover costs of
providing summary criminal history
information pursuant to Penal Code Sec.
11105 (b) to which humane officers are
added by this bill; no state reimbursement
Senate Floor Analysis   
Assembly Committee on Judiciary Policy
Analysis, June 22, 2010  

Amended in Assembly, August 2, 2010    
Revamps bill structure to repeal rather than
amend existing Corporations Code Sec
10401 & 10402, amends existing Sec 10400
to remove "children" and apply new
provisions to spca corporations formed
on/after 1/1/11, amends Sec 10404 to delete
"members", i.e. only the spca corporations
and humane officers may make
complaints/aid prosecution of offenders,
other conforming amendments;
amendments to Sec 14500 et seq,  specifies
judicial "petition" process rather than
application for "confirmation" of appointment
of humane officers (Level 1 or 2) and sets
forth many requirements for the procedure,
appointees, etc.  The significant change
allows petition for Level 2 confirmation after
only one year of incorporation but minimum
5 years for Level 2 and simply operating a
shelter or agreement for sheltering with
another entity with no time period required.  
This is a complex bill with many
requirements and restrictions but this
amendment has lowered the entry threshold
from earlier versions.  
Assembly Committee on Appropriations,
Fiscal Analysis 8/4/10
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 11, 2010   
Amended in Assembly, August 16, 2010  
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 16, 2010   
Senate Floor, Concurrence Analysis, August
18 2010      

September 30, 2010, Filed with the Secretary
of State
Chapter 652, Statutes of 2010  
Sen Com on Judiciary  Hrg
pass 4-0(1 absent)

Sen Approps
Hrg 5/17
Sen Rule 28.8,

Senate Floor
3rd Rdg 5/24
passed 29-0 (9,2V)

ASM Com on Judic
Hrg 6/15   6/22
postponed by Com
pass 9-0(1)  
ASM Approps  
Hrg 8/4
Pass 16-0 (1)   

ASM Floor
3rd Rdg  8/17
passed 75-9 (4,V)

Senate Unfinished Business
SEN Spec Consent
pass 34-0 (4, 2V)
Enrolled 8/31/10  
9/8 To Gov  
9/30 Approved by Gov   
S.B. 1473
Introduced 2/19/2010
As introduced, SB 1473 would make
technical/non-substantive changed to
Education Code Section 60042, currently
"When adopting instructional materials for
use in the schools, governing boards shall
require materials they deem necessary and
proper to encourage thrift, fire prevention,
and the humane treatment of animals and
Amended in Senate, March 25, 2010: Gut &
amemd:  unrelated.  
To Sen Rules Com
S.B. 1491
As Introduced March 11, 2010, SB 1491  
makes non-controversial, minor changes to
professions regulated by Department of
Consumer Affairs regulatory boards under
statutory authority of the Business &
Professions Code, specifically Sec. 16
amends the Guide Dog law, amending Bus
& Profs Code Sec. 7210.7 regarding home
training provided by schools and instructors
licensed by the State Board of Guide Dogs
for the Blind.  
SEN Committee on B, P & ED policy
analysis, April 19, 2010
Senate Floor Analysis, May 4, 2010   
Amended in Assembly, June 16, 2010,
unrelated to above issue
ASM Com on Bus, Profs & Consumer Prot.
Policy Analysis 6/29/10

Assembly Committee on Appropriations
Fiscal Analysis, 8/3/10   no significant costs
associated with any provisions.  

Assembly Floor Analysis, August 13, 2010   
Amended in Assembly, August 20, 2010    
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 20, 2010   
Senate Concurrence Analysis, August 24,

September 28, 2010, Chaptered by Secretary
of State,  
Chapter 415, Statutes of 2010
SEN Com on B, P & ED  Hrg
pass 7-0 (2)    

Senate Special Consent Cal
pass 30-0(8, 2V)
ASM Com on Bus., Profs &
Cons Prot
Hrg 6/29/10
11-0 rec. consent
ASM Approps 8/4
pass 17-0  
ASM Floor 3rd Rdg
8/23 pass 75-0 (3, 2V)
Senate Unfinished Bus
pass 34-0 (5,V)
Enrolled    9/3 To Gov
9/28 Approved by Gov
A.R.C. 74
introduced 5/18
Anthony Portantino (D-44)
As introduced, Assembly Concurrent
Resolution 74 would encourage  No Kill
animal shelter policies and procedures as
the foundation for animal sheltering.  
ASM Bus & Prof
A.R.C. 91
Introduced 8/20/2009
Ted Lieu (D-53)
Cameron Smyth (R-38) Santa
As introduced, Assembly Concurrent
Resolution 91 would declare September
2009 to be Adopt a Shelter Pet Month,
encourage pet adoption and raise
awareness about  "overpopulation in animal
shelters".  Recitals include positive
assertions about pet ownership, insidious
denigration of pets from non-shelter sources
and threat of future reduction in shelter
holding days due to state fiscal crisis.  
Amended in Assembly, August 25, 2009 to
reflected amended
August 17, 2009 DHS
shelter intake 2008, and add a recital of
increased surrenders of other pet species.  
DHS background.
Assembly Committee on Rules Analysis  

Assembly Floor Analysis   
ASM Committee on Rules

pass 10-0(1)
ASM Consent Cal
3rd Rdg 9/1/09
SEN Rules 9/2/09
A.R.C. 118
Introduced 2/8/10
Cameron Smyth
(R-38) Santa Clarita, Co-authors:
Pedro Nava (D-35) Santa Barbara,
added 3/11 Adams, Ammiano,
Arambula, Bass, Beall, Bill
Berryhill, Tom Berryhill,
Blakeslee, Block, Blumenfield,
Bradford, Brownley,
Buchanan, Carter, Chesbro, Cook,
Coto, Davis, De La
Torre, De Leon, DeVore,
Emmerson, Eng, Feuer, Fletcher,
Fong, Fuentes, Fuller, Furutani,
Gaines, Galgiani,
Gilmore, Hagman, Hall, Harkey,
Hayashi, Hernandez, Hill,
Huber, Huffman, Jones, Lieu,
Logue, Bonnie Lowenthal, Ma,
Mendoza, Monning, Nestande,
Niello, Nielsen, John A.
Perez, V. Manuel Perez, Portantino,
Ruskin, Salas,
Saldana, Silva, Skinner, Solorio,
Audra Strickland,
Torlakson, Torres, Torrico, Tran,
and Yamada
Senators Florez, Strickland
Introduced February 8, 2010 - Spay Day USA
2010  resolution would declare February 23,
2010 the day, based on recited findings.   
(See prior years' resolutions for reference)  

Assembly Committee on Rules,
Analysis 2/18/2010    
Assembly Floor Analysis 2/19/2010
Amended in Assembly, March 11, 2010 to
add Assembly Co-Authors
to ASM Committee on Rules
pass 10-0(1)  
Assembly Floor
3rd Rdg 3/10/10
3/11/10 ASM adopted
3/15/10 Sen Com on Rules
AB 233
Introduced 2/5
Cameron Smyth
(R-38) Santa Clarita
Coauthors: ASM   Adams, Bill
Berryhill, Duvall,
Garrick, Jeffries, Nestande, Silva,
Senators Maldonado  Strickland
As introduced, AB 233 would for taxable
years beginning on or after 1/1/10, and
before 1/1/15, allow a deduction for the
qualified costs, i.e. adoption fee not in
excess of $300,  paid or incurred during the
taxable year by a taxpayer for the adoption of
pets from a qualified animal rescue
organization, i.e. public animal control
agency or animal adoption organization tax
exempt under IRC Sec. 501(c)(3).   
Amended in Assembly, April 13, 2009     
Qualified costs reduced to $100.   
ASM Rev & Tax Com. Policy Analysis        
Amended in Assembly, May 4, 2009   
Conforms wording as adoption "costs", not
"fees"; adds "during the taxable year" as
restrictive language to deduction of "qualified
costs incurred or paid".
ASM Rev & Tax Com. Policy Analysis (5/18
Amended in Assembly, May 25, 2009     Adds
provisions for time of filing return claiming
the deduction, disallowance to be treated as
math error, FTB to post on website amts of
ded. claims, FTB authority for administration,
creation of Pet Adoption Cost Deduction
Fund for voluntary contributions per tax
return, in the state treasury to reimburse
reduction in receipts attributable to the Pet
Adoption Fee Deduction and money received
disbursed to 1) FTB for associated costs, 2)
Controller for assoc. losses, and 3) Dept. of
Food & Ag for municipal shelters, as
ASM Cttee Rev & Tax Hrg
Release Hrg 5/18

ASM Approps  5/28
Held under submission
AB 923
Introduced 2/26
Sandre Swanson (D-16)
AB 923 as introduced would add to tVehicle
Code Section 1808.4 allowing designated
persons to request their home address be
confidential, a veterinarian employed by a
zoo, a public animal control agency shelter,
or a society for the prevention of cruelty to
animals shelter or a humane society shelter
contracting with a local public agency for
animal care or protection services (and other
new designees).  
2008 AB 1958 held in suspense.   
Amended in Assembly, April 13, 2009   adds
public health officer with power to arrest to
code officer designee   
ASM Com on Transportation Policy
ASM Com on Appropriations Analysis          

1/31/2010 Died pursuant to Art. IV, Sec.
10(c) of the Constitution.

ASM Transportation
Hrg 4/20  pass 12-0

ASM Approps
Hrg 4/29
Release Hrg 5/28
Held under submission
AB 1224
Introduced 2/27
Mike Eng (D-29)
Monterey Park
As introduced, AB 1224 would declare intent
of the Legislature to enact legislation to
include animals, pets, and livestock under
Section 20001 of the Vehicle Code, the basic
"hit and run" statute.
Amended in Assembly, April 14, 2009     
Would add a new Section 20002.5 to the
Vehicle Code, creating new infraction
offenses (1st offense, fine not more than
$100, 2nd offense, not less than $50 or
more than $200): a - driver of vehicle injuring
dog/cat/livestock must stop as soon as safe,
notify law enforcement, provide ID to person
in charge of animal, if available, or other
parties involved as specified; b - person
parking vehicle that runs away, injuring
dog/cat/livestock must comply as in (a)
before vehicle is driven again.
***  Winner of  "outta be a law" contest. ***
Asssembly Com on Transportation Policy
Amended in Assembly, January 4, 2010  
Complete gut/amend, responds to traffic law
enforcement request to replace definition of
"utility trailer", inadvertently deleted from
Vehicle Code in 2001:
SECTION 1.    Section 666 is added to the
Vehicle Code, to read:  
666.  A "utility trailer" is a trailer or semitrailer
that does not exceed a gross weight of
10,000 pounds or a manufacturer's gross
vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds and
is either of the following:
(a) Used solely for the transportation of the
user's personal property, not in commerce.
(b) Designed and used for the transportation
of livestock, not in commerce.  
Assembly Committee on Appropriations
Analysis, Jan 21, 2010  
Amended in Assembly, April 27, 2010 gut
and amend to extend authorization period for
demonstration program for high occupancy
toll lanes on the 10 and 110 in LA County.  

ASM Com on Trans
Hrg 4/27
Reconsideration granted


ASM Com. on Transportation
pass 14-0
ASM  Approps
pass 17-0  1/21/10
ASM Floor 1/27/10
pass 68-0 (11,V)

Senate Com on Trans &
A.B. 1709
introduced 2/2/10
Connie Conway
(R-34) Visalia

California Department of
Food & Agriculture
As Introduced, AB 1709 would only change
Food & Ag Code Sec. 9211reference  from
"director" to "secretary" - likely spot bill.
As amended in Assembly, April 5, 2010,  
many sections of Food & Ag code to be
repealed/amended/added regarding
biologics, animal blood/blood components
and commercial animal blood banks:
Restricts sale/use of biologics unless
manufactured pursuant to valid USDA
permit  and animal blood and  blood
components must be produced in a facility
licensed by CDFA.
ASM Committee on Agriculture, Policy
Analysis, April 14, 2010    
Amended in Assembly, April 20, 2010   Not to
be operative until all CA biologics registrants
as of 12/31/10 are registered with USDA;
CDFA to report to Legislature until all are
registered with USDA.
Amended in Assembly, May 5, 2010   Adds
"The Legislature finds and declares that the
amendments made to Chapter 1.5
(commencing with Section 9201) of Part 1 of
Division 5 of the Food and Agricultural Code
by this act do not constitute a change in, but
are declaratory of, existing law as applied to
commercial blood banks for animals."   
Clarifying language re CA biologics
registrants will be "licensed" by USDA.
ASM Committee on Appropriations Fiscal
Analysis May 11, 2010  Quantifies annual
cost savings to CDFA at $450,000
Senate Committee on Food & Agriculture
Policy Analysis 6/16/10
Senate Floor Analysis  
Senate Floor Analysis, August 4, 2010     
Amended in Senate, August 17, 2010    
Senate Floor Analysis, August 18, 2010    
Assembly Floor Concurrence Analysis,

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter   
235,  Statutes of 2010.
ASM Com on Ag Hrg 4/14
passed 8-0
ASM Approps  5/12
pass 16-0(1)

Assembly Floor
ASM Consent Cal
2nd day  5/20
pass 72-0 (7, V)

SEN Com on Food & Ag    
Hrg 6/15
Pass 5-0
Sen Approps   
Hrg 6/28
Rule 28.8
Senate Floor,
3rd Rdg 8/20
pass 32-0 (6,2V)
to Assembly for
8/23  76-0 (2,2V)
Enrolled 8/31/10
9/3 To Gov
9/23  Approved by Gov  
A.B. 1980
Introduced 2/17/2010
(D-18) Hayward

As introduced, AB 1980 would amend the
Veterinary Practice Act to not prohibit  an
employee of an animal control/humane
shelter from administering first aid to
specified animals if he or she has received
proper training in that administration.  
Amended in Assembly, April 28, 2010 to add
a new subsection to Bus & Profs Code Sec.
4827 "(e) Administering first aid to sick,
injured, homeless, or unwanted domestic
pets or animals without the presence of a
veterinarian when the person is an
employee of an animal control shelter and
its agencies or humane society and has
received proper training in the administration
of first aid for these purposes. Nothing in this
subdivision shall be construed to authorize a
person to act outside the scope of his or her
ASM Com on Bus & Profs Policy Analysis,
May 4, 2010    
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 5, 2010       
Amended in Senate, June 7, 2010   to delete
prior content, extend sunsetting date for
Veterinary Practice Act authority enabling the
Veterinary Medical Board to 1/1/14, add to
Board composition one Reg Vet Tech to be
appted by Gov,  makes the existence of the
multi-displinary advisory committee (
2008 SB 1584)  indefinite and amends
provisions for committee, extends vet pract
definition to include "physical rehabilitation
or musculoskeletal manipulation upon an
animal" creating a criminal liability for
unauthorized practice by unlicensed, would
extend certain exemption from un-authorized
vet tech practice to students, create crime for
using vet tech designation without
requirements met, would make the Reg Vet
Tech Committee inoperative after
appointment of Vet Tech to VMB, add
required training requirements for  
unregistered Vet Techs (except specified
students) to operate x-ray equip as specified
requirements for managing licensed vet.,
add to Vet Pract Act existing requirement for
rodeo vet (Penal Code 596.7) to submit
report on any animal injury needing vet
treatment by any vet and VMB posting on
website, and exempts from liability vet/reg vet
tech services to animals during
war/emergencies except for willful acts or
Senate Com on B., P. & ED Policy Analysis,
June 17, 2010       
Amended in Senate, June 29, 2010 to delete
language, "regardless
of whether the veterinarian provides
treatment to the animal..." re duty of rodeo
on-call/attending vet to report any animal
Senate Floor Analysis, August 4, 2010     
Amended in Senate, August 19, 2010   
deleted the amendment to B&P Sec. 4826
that would have added to the scope of
veterinary practice,  "performs physical
rehabilitation or musculoskeletal
manipulation upon an animal".  This would
have criminalized veterinary chiropractic by
other than licensed veterinarians, i.e. most
veterinary chiropractors or non-veterinarian
acupunturists..  Bill sections renumbered to
reflect deletion.  
Senate Floor Analysis, August 11, 2010    
Assembly Floor Concurrence Analysis,
August 13, 2010    
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, August 24,

September 29, 2010, filed with Secretary of
Chapter 538, Statutes Of 2010
To ASM Com on Bus & Prof  
Hrg 5/4
pass 10-0 (1)      

Assembly Floor
pass 73-0(6,V)

Senate Committee on Bus,
Profs & ED
Hrg 6/21
passed 6-0 (3)  

Sen Approps  8/2
Rule 28.8

SEN Floor
3rd Rdg 8/5
Spec Consent Cal

3rd Rdg 8/12
pass 35-0(3, 2V)
concurrence, TO ASM Com
on Bus & Profs
ASM Rule 77.2  
pass 9-0 (1,V)
ASM Concurrence 8/25  78-0
Enrolled 8/31/10  
9/3 to Gov
Approved by Gov
A.B. 2000
Introduced 2/18/2010
Chino Hills
As introduced, AB 2000 would amend Health
& Safety Code Section (
Rabies Law) to
exempt from the vaccination requirement the
owner of a dog that a licensed veterinarian
determines, on an annual basis, may have a
potentially lethal reaction to the vaccination,
but limit the license period for that dog to one
year rather than the 2 or 3 year options for
other dogs.  
Amended in Asssembly, April 5, 2010   
refines exemption criteria: "currently immune
compromised or has a documented medical
record of a preexisting condition, including,
but not limited to, an immune mediated
disease, or a serious adverse reaction to a
prior canine antirabies vaccine."; veterinarian
must request exemption on approved form
w/statement signed by owner,
understand/accept all consequences/liability
owning unvaccinated dog; local jurisdiction
discretion to exempt; exempt dog
quarantined per local direction until condition
resolved AND dog vaccinated; no state
reimbursement for local mandate.
ASM Committee on Agriculture Policy
Analysis, April 14, 2010       
ASM Committee on Appropriations Fiscal
Analysis, Apr 28, 2010   
(Est. costs to DHS to develop regulations
and form)  
Amended in Senate, June 2, 2010   to delete
from exemption amendment quarantine
requirement for exempted dog.  
Senate Committee on Health Policy
Analysis, June 23, 2000
Sen Com on Health Policy Analysis for vote
only, 6/30/10   
Amended in Senate, July 15, 2010  to clarify
that exempt dog is treated as though
unvaccinated dog or cat - confined to owner's
premises, no contact with unvaccinated, if
out - leash limited to 6 ft handled only by
adult.  Exemption at discretion of local health
officer, standard now "a rabies vaccination
would endanger the dog's life due to
disease or other considerations"
Senate Committee on Appropriations Fiscal
Analysis, Aug 2, 2010
identified general fund costs to promulgate
regs, minor absorbable costs to develop
form and record exemptions.  
Senate Committee on Appropriations
Suspense Analysis, 8/12/10
Senate Committee on Appropriations
Analysis, 8/26/10  author's proposed
amendments would prevent AB 2000 from
chaptering out the provisions added to
California law by AB 2689 (Smyth), Chapter
45, Statutes of 2010, in the event of its
Note: to enable further action after 8/13
deadline: Joint Rules 61(b)(15) and 62(a)
suspended.  (Ayes 27. Noes  7.) Senate Rule
29.3(b) suspended.  (Ayes 21. Noes 11.)
ASM Com on Ag
Hrg 4/14
Pass 7-0 (1, Conway not
Appropriations 4/28
pass 15-0 (2)  

Assembly Floor
3rd day Consent 5/6
74-9 (5,V)

Corrected 5/28/10
SEN Committee on Health
Hrg 6/23   
Testimony taken, Hrg
postponed to 6/30/10
as amended,

SEN Approps 8/2
Suspense File
10-0  (1)   
Release Hrg 8/12

8/27 Motion do pass as
A.B. 2012
El Segundo

8/4/10 add
As introduced, AB 2010 would make
technical/non-substantive changes to the
penalty provisions of Penal Code Section

ASM Committee on Public Safety Policy
Analysis 4/20/2010     To be amended in
Committee to increase misdemeanor
animal abuse penalty maximum from 6 mos
county jail to one year (bill text not yet
Amended in Assembly, April 28, 2010   
amended to clarify punishment for alternate
misdemeanor offense is up to 1 yr in county
jail, or fine up to $20k OR BOTH.  
ASM Committee on Appropriations Fiscal
Analysis, May 11, 2010  

Assembly Floor Analysis   

Senate Committee on Public Safety Policy
Analysis, June 22, 2010   

Senate Floor Analysis, August 3, 2010    
Amended in Senate, August 4, 2010  to add
Assembly Member Smyth as Co-Author
Senate Floor Analysis, August 4, 2010   

Assembly Floor Concurrence Analysis,
August 13, 2010     

ASM Com on Public Safety
1st Hrg (3/23) cancelled,
author request
Hrg 4/20
pass 7-0
ASM Approps rec. consent  
5/12 postponed by Com.
pass 11-4 (2)
ASM Flr 3rd Rdg
pass 60-10 (9,V)
SEN Com on Public Safety
Hrg 6/22   pass 6-1
Sen Approps
Sen Rule 28.8
3rd Rdg 8/12
pass 28-6(4,1V)
pass 63-12 (4,V)
8/19 Enrolled    
8/26 To Gov
A.B. 2243
Introduced 2/18/2010
Granada Hills
As introduced, AB 2443 would amend Civil
Code Sec. 54.25 to add trained,
public-owned search and rescue dogs to
statutory provisions to provide access
without discrimination to hotels, restaurants
and public transportation.  
See 2008 AB 2131
ASM Committee on Judiciary Policy Analysis,
Amended in Assembly, May 6, 2010  adds to
prohibition discrimination against officer or
handler based on presence of the dog; adds
to definition of "Search and Rescue Dog"
further language, "that  is officially affiliated
with, or sponsored by, a governmental
Senate Committe on Judiciary Policy
Analysis, June 15, 2010  
Amended in Senate, June 22, 2010
expressly stating that bill provisions do not
prevent removal of covered dog  from the
covered facility for causing a disturbance,
other than its mere presence, if at least one
warning notice of the disturbance and
opportunity to correct have been given to the
covered handler.   
Senate Floor Analysis     
Assembly Analysis, Concurrence in Senate
Amendments 6/2810
SEN Com on Judiciary  Hrg
Pass 10-0  
ASM Consent
4/5 pass
76-0 (3,V)
SEN Judiciary   
Hrg 6/15

Senate Floor  
2nd Day  Consent
pass 31-0 (8,V)
6/28/10 Assembly  
concurrence 79-0 v
Governor 7/6/10
Chaptered 7/15/10
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A.B. 2411
Introduced 2/19/2010
(D-9) Sacto

Sponsor: HSUS

4/15/10 amendments added co-authors:
ASM Membs Charles Calderon, Carter,
Feuer, Salas, Solorio and Torres
As introduced, AB 2411 would amend
Insurance Code Sec. 100 to add pet
insurance as a covered class of insurance
and add to Division 2, a new Part 9, Pet
Insurance, containing specific definitions
and requirements.  
ASM Committee on Insurance, Policy
Analysis, April 5, 2010  amendments
pending re insurer disclosures to
Amended in Assembly, April 15, 2010   
instead of prohibiting exclusion based on
pre-existing condition, only requires
disclosure  if pre-existing condition
exclusion, reduction in coverage or premium
increased based on past claims made.  
ASM Appropriations Committee Fiscal
Analysis, May 4, 2010    
Assembly Floor Analysis     

Sen Com on Banking, Finance & Insurance
Policy Analysis, 6/30/10

Amended in Senate, August 2, 2010  
Revamps bill structure to only amend Ins.
Code Sec. 120 to add pet insurance to
existing list of "Miscellaneous Insurance"
and adds a new Part 9 (commencing
with Section 12880) is added to Division 2 of
the Insurance Code dedicated to pet
insurance rather than amending pet
insurance into a number of sections of
existing Ins. Code.  Applies to any policy  
marketed, issued, amended, renewed, or
delivered to a CA resident on/ after 7/1/11 to
reasonably disclose any exclusions re
(A) A preexisting condition.
(B) A hereditary disorder.
(C) A congenital anomaly or disorder
[if any of these terms used, insurer must
define in policy AND           link to definitions
included on its own website.]
limits coverage through waiting/affiliation
period, a deductible, coinsurance, or
annual/lifetime policy limit, and if coverage
reduced/premiums increased based on
claims in preceding policy period.  Must
disclose in policy and on its website basis
for determining claims, benefits schedule or
usual and customary fees as respectively
applicable to a policy for determining
Dept of Insurance must publish on Dept
website list of all pet insurers as specified
including products and agents.  
Senate Committee on Appropriation Fiscal
Analysis, 8/2/10 estimates Dept of Ins costs
less than $150k annually to oversee
collection and posting of required data.  
Senate Floor Analysis, August 4, 2010   
Assembly Concurrence Analysis, August 23,
ASM Com on Insurance  Hrg
pass 8-2(2) as amended
ASM Approps
Hrg 5/5
Release Hrg 5/28
pass 12-5
ASM Flr 6/1
pass 52-22 (5,V)
SEN Com on Banking,
Finance & Insurance
Hrg 6/30
Pass 8-2(1) partisan
Sen Approps 8/2
pass 8-1 (2)

3rd Rdg 8/23
pass 27-9 (3,V)

To Assembly for
concurrence  8/24
PASS 49-26 (3, 2V)


9/8 To Gov
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A.B. 2612
Introduced 2/19/2010

Add Co-Author
ASM Member
As introduced, AB 2612 would amend Food
& Ag Code Sec. 19204 to add pet food
processors to the definition of "Collection
Center", set Dec. 31 as expiration date for
Collection Center licenses and exempt
those that register from the $100 fee.
Amended in Assembly, April 7, 2010, adds
"pet food processor" to Collection Center
definition Food & Ag Code Sec 19204,
details to bill dealing with animal rendering
and the State Organic Program  (SOP) per
review of SOP staff, the California Organic
Advisory Committee (COPAC), and
participants from the organic   industry
formed the Organic Products Technical
Planning Committee.
ASM Committee on Agriculture Policy
Analysis, April 14, 2010   
ASM Committee on Appropriations Fiscal
Analysis, Apr 28, 2010  
Amending definition of "exempt handler,"
exempting certain certified organic
registrants from submitting  specified
information, potential savings up to $20k/yr.   
Amended in Senate, June 7, 2010, adding to
bill to require ag and structural pesticide
registrants to have container recycling
program and extend $100 food safety fee for
food packers/holders to 1/1/16.
Senate Committee on Food & Agriculture
Police Analysis 6/15/10
Amended in Senate, June 16, 2010    
Changes bill title to Food and agriculture:
omnibus bill but no substantive changes to
pet food processors.  

Senate Floor Analysis, August 5, 2010    

Assembly Concurrence in Senate
Amendments Analysis, 8/11/10

September 27, 2010 Chaptered by Secretary
of State
Chapter   393, Statutes of 2010.
ASM Com on Ag
Hrg 4/14  passed, consent

Approps, recommend
Consent  4/28
pass 15-0 (2)  

ASM Floor Consent
3rd day 5/6
pass 74-0 (5, V)
SEN Committee on Food &
Hrg 6/15 pass 5-0
Sen Approps
Hrg 6/28
Rule 28.8
Senate Floor
3rd Rdg 8/5/10
Spec Consent Cal
pass 34-0 (4,2V)
Concurrence - Sen
Amendments 8/12
pass 79-0 (V)
Enrolled 8/16/10
To Gov 8/25
9/25 Approved by Gov
A.B. 2689
Introduced 2/19/2010
As introduced, AB 2689 would declare "It is
the intent of the Legislature to enact
legislation that would allow licensing
agencies the ability to verify rabies
vaccinations using modern communication
and technology, including, but not limited to,
computer systems, facsimile, and e-mail."
Amended in Assembly, April 8, 2010  Health
& Safety Code Section 121690 amended to
sunset 1/1/12, local option transmittal
methods of rabies vac proof, add new
Section 121690 effective 1/1/12 for "rabies
endemic" CA areas (entire state now),
lowers age of dog rabies vac/licensing from
4 months to
3 months of age,
younger must be confined/restrained but
may be sold/transported.
See TAC REFERENCE page for CA rabies
law, regs, stats, etc.
Amended in Assembly, April 15, 2010   
deletes 3 month provisions above, returning
to amendment to Sec. 121690.  
Amended in Assembly, April 22, 2010 to add
urgency clause
ASM Committee on Local Government Policy
Analysis, Apr 28, 2010
Senate Committee on Health Policy
Analysis, June 9, 2010
Senate Floor Analysis, June 15, 2010  

Chaptered by Secretary of State, July 6,
2010     Amends Health and Safety Code
Section 121690
ASM Com on
Local Govt  
Hrg 4/21
pass 8-0(1)
urgency clause
4/28 passed on Consent
ASM Floor Consent
3rd day 5/6
pass 74-0 (5, V)
Senate Committee on
pass 5-0(4)
Senate Floor
3rd Rdg 6/17
pass 31-0 (9,V)
6/18/20 Enrolled
Governor 6/23
Approved by Gov 7/6/10
OPPOSE   4/9/10

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A.B. 2716
Introduced 2/19/2010
As introduced, AB 2716  would add to Food
& Ag Code Section 30525 dog license tag
fee reduction by 1/2 or more, a new (b)  (b) A
certificate is presented from a licensed
veterinarian stating that the dog is a puppy
under the age of eight months.  Existing (a)
is the S/N vet certificate.  To be amended in
ASM Com on Local
Hrg 4/21, cancelled
author request
A.B. 2743
Introduced 2/19/10
(D-35) Santa Barbara

Paw Project
As introduced, AB 2743 was a spot bill
referencing Emergency Medical Services
Amended in Assembly, April 8, 2010,  would
make legislative findings about declawing
cats and add to the Civil Code Section
1942.7 to prohibit residential landlords who
permit occupancy of dogs or cats from
advertising, refusing, requiring, preferentially
treating or discriminating against tenants
whose dogs or cats are not debarked or
declawed respectively (unless therapeutic
as defined); violation is civil penalty not
exceeding $2,500 paid to person harmed.  
Amended in Assembly, April 28, 2010    
Changes "debark" to "devocalize", "other
than therapeutic" to "nontherapeutic"; adds
civil penalty up to $1k for each violation NOT
resulting in procedure, civil penalty up to
$2.5k paid to owner(s)/caretaker(s) for each
animal subjected to the procedures (elected
by owner); extends standing to enforce to
IRC Sec. 501(c) exempt organizations
"dedicated to protection of animals" to obtain
these same penalties for the org.
ASM Committee on Judiciary Policy Analysis,
May 4, 2010     notes additional proposed
amendments to clarify scope of prohibited
Amended in Assembly, May 11, 2010   Sec. 1
completely revises "findings" to "(a)
Declawing and devocalizing are veterinary
surgical procedures that have irreversible
effects on the animals that undergo these
(b) Declawing and devocalizing may have the
unintended consequence of creating
potential public health and safety concerns;
for example, the possible safety risk to law
enforcement officers posed by a devocalized
attack dog present on property that law
enforcement officers have legal cause to
enter to investigate illegal activity.
(c) The permanence of these surgical
procedures contrasts with the temporary
nature of the occupancy of real property
owned by another, which generally lasts only
for a fixed term and may be terminated upon
notice by one of the parties.  
(d) Therefore, it is the intent of the
Legislature to restrict the
ability of a person or corporation to impose
conditions on occupancy of property that are
based on declawing or devocalizing an
animal that is allowed on the premises". ;
re-wording other provisions.  
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 12, 2010     
Amended in Senate, June 7, 2010 to add
descriptive language that declawing could
result in feline behavior endangering public
health and safety by increased aggression
and litter box avoidance and dog
"de-vocalizing" and dog-devocalization
endanger law enforcement officer with legal
cause for entry rather than "investigating
illegal activity" (broader meaning); adds to
authorized non-profit enforcing agencies
"whose mission includes the protection of
fair housing laws"; and ".  A person may sue
for declaratory relief, injunctive relief, or for
monetary relief as provided in paragraphs
(2) and (3)." when 2 and 3 give rise to penalty
whether or not procedure was performed.  
This increases liabilities for landlords and
incentives for outright prohibition of dogs and
cats and any negotiation for their occupancy.  
Senate Committee on Judiciary Policy
Analysis, June 15, 2010    
Senate Floor Analysis, June 17, 2010          
Amended in Senate, July 15, 2010  Minor
change to the proposed new Civil Code Sec.
1942.7(d) to incorporate final sentence into
prior sentence to clarify that
(not only individuals) may sue for declaratory
relief, injunctive relief, or for monetary relief
as provided.  
Senate Floor Analysis, August 4, 2010    

Senate Floor Analysis, August 17, 2010     
Amended in Senate, August 20, 2010    
reduces the monetary civil penalty to no
more than $1,000 per animal, paid to either
the  person harmed  OR entity authorized,
now limited to a city attorney, district attorney,
or other law enforcement prosecutorial entity,
to bring legal action.  
Senate Floor Analysis,, August 23, 2010    
Assembly Floor Analysis, August 24, 2010    


ASM Committee on
Judiciary   Hrg 5/4
Hearing postponed by Committee,

Author's amendments
Hrg 5/4
passed 9-0 (1) out,
to be amended per Analysis

Hearing Audio

ASM Flr 3rd Rdg
pass 65-7 (9, V)

SEN Com on Judiciary   Hrg
pass 3-2 (partisan)  
Hearing Audio

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3rd Rdg 8/11/10
passage refused
19-14  Motion
for Reconsideration by
Sen Pavley
pass 33-0 (5-2V)  

3rd Rdg 8/24/10
pass 22-12 (5,V)  
(2 votes needed to pass by Rs,
Tony Strickland, Sam
ASM Concurrence
Rule 77 suspended
8/25 pass 58-17(3,2V)
Enrolled 8/31/10       
9/3 to Gov
OPPOSE  4/21/10

OPPOSE  4/29/10

OPPOSE  6/4/10

OPPOSE  6/8/10

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