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and dog breeding, and mandating sterilization of all cats and dogs.  TAC is a California nonprofit, public benefit corporation tax-
exempt under Section §501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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of animal husbandry, statistics and law, and at the same time preserve human benefit from all species, breeds and registries.

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CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2020 - Calilfornia bills and resources at a glan/ce.  Updated 9/29/2020
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2019   California bills and resources at a glance.   Updated 8/11/2020
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2018 -   Updated 2/20/2019
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2017 - Updated 1/31/18
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2016 - Updated  12/31/2016
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2015 - Updated on 5/3/2016
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2014  - Updated 10/1/2014
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS  2013 - Updated 12/30/15
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2012 - Updated 2/23/13
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2011 - Updated 11/2/2019
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2010 - Updated 12/10/10
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2009 - Updated 1/15/2010  
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2008 - Updated 10/28/08
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS, 2007 - Updated 1/23/08                                                   

FEDERAL ISSUES -  Updated 2/10/2020 (Now includes link to Federal Reference Materials page, including APHIS back to 1997)
2017-2018 FEDERAL BILLS, 115TH CONGRESS   Updated 9/2/2019
2019-2020 FEDERAL BILLS, 116TH CONGRESS   Updated 9/2/2020

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Home of National Pet Alliance studies.    3/14/2013 - NEW STUDY PUBLISHED      
5/22/2013, NEW  -  
UC Davis and National Pet Alliance Study - Interview with Karen Johnson
11/1/2014 -  New study published, new concept in feral cat management: Study of the effect on shelter cat intakes
and euthanasia from a shelter neuter return project of 10,080 cats from March 2010 to June 2014
CA Fairgrounds "revitalization" projects.  Santa Clara County    CAL EXPO; Solano County; Alameda County     
Outdated links removed, but these plans are ongoing and threaten loss of event venues for animal events.
Planning processes are at county boards of supervisors level, i.e. "development."
2013 Solano360 Specific Plan
SERVICE ANIMALS Three California Penal Code sections prohibit denial of access, intentional interference without
legal justification and knowing and fraudulent representation, i.e. "fake" service dogs. 2018
For additional information, scroll down to the topic at
PALM SPRINGS (Riverside County CA) 2/27/20 City Council agenda detrimental dogs/cats breeding permit, more.  
$100 unaltered dog license.   Passed; next, second reading, THURSDAY, March 19 as scheduled.  POSTPONED 2/27/20
VIDEO   3/19/20 City Council Consent Calendar, deleted at request of staff.     See Current Legislative Materials
On March 12, 2020,Governor Newsom Issues New Executive Order Further Enhancing State and Local Government’
s Ability to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic, suspending parts of the Brown (local govt) and Bagley-Keene (state
govt) Acts to allow holding public meetings by teleconference with remote locations for public access/comment if
specified conditions, including notice, are met. Details on
Order, p 4-5 (PDF is image, not searchable.) 2 later
Orders modified the Brown Act and removed the requirement for remote locations. All public comments are
submitted electronically by differing methods and procedures that have been evolving.
NEWLY PUBLISHED: Assisting Decision-Making on Age of Neutering for Mixed Breed Dogs of Five Weight
Categories: Associated Joint Disorders and Cancers, Benjamin L. Hart, Lynette A. Hart, Abigail P. Thigpen and Neil
H. Willits. Front. Vet. Sci., 31 July 2020       
See this and 11 other articles on The Animal Council's REFERENCE page - scroll down to the section.