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CALENDAR NOTES

2017-2018
Legislature
Friday, July 14 Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills for
referral to fiscal committees
Friday, July 21 Last day for policy committees to hear and report bills

Friday, July 21, Summer Recess begins if the Budget Bill has been passed.

Monday, August 21, Legislature reconvenes.
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. 72   
Introduced
1/10/2017
Holly J. Mitchell (D-30)
Los Angeles
SB 72 is Budget Act of 2017.  Animal related provisions same as AB
96.  
Com on Budget & Fiscal
Review 1/11/17  
 
S.B. 216
Introduced 2/1/2017
John Moorlach (R-37)
Costa Mesa
As introduced, AB 216 is a spot bill making non-substantive changes
to Civil Code Section 656 regarding ownership of wild animals only
when on property of the claimant under certain circumstances.   
SPOT BILL    
2/9 Com on Rules      
 
S.B. 546
Introduced 2/16/17
Jerry Hill (D-13) San
Mateo  
As introduced, SB 546 would add to Business and Professions Code,
Division 2,
Chapter 11, Veterinary Medicine, a new Article 7,
Pharmacy, Section 4920 to be known as Lizzie's Law, a detailed new
requirement for veterinary practices to provide drug information and
counseling to clients for each drug to be used in nonemergency
situations and outpatient settings as well as a poster or video display
containing 4 specific consumer rights.  
Amended in Senate, April 17, 2017 to delete some provisions of
original bill opposed by vet interests and add other provisions
unrelated to drug issue.  
SEN Com on Bus, Profs & Econ Dev Policy Analysis, April 20, 2017
SEN Com Bus, Profs &
EconDev   Hrg 4/17,
postponed by Com
, Hrg 4/24
pass 7-0(2)

SEN Approps Hrg 5/15  
SUSPENSE File
Release hrg 5/25
Held in committee and under
submission.
 
S.B. 602
Introduced 2/17/16/7
Benjamin Allen (D-26)
Santa Monica
Scott D. Weiner (D-11)
San Francisco

Source: Bee Smart
California
As introduced, SB 602 would further protect the endangered bee
populations from the neonicotinoid class of chemicals by
supplementing existing law with added provisions to the Food and
Agricultural Code, in particular, a new Article 4.5 (commencing with
Section 14085) added to
Chapter 3, Restricted Materials, of Division 7
prohibiting noncommercial use of neonicotinoids (as defined) by
January 1, 2019
EXCEPT “(1) Products sold or applied by
veterinarians
. (2) Pet care products used to mitigate fleas, mites,
ticks, heartworms, or other animals that are harmful to the health
of a domesticated animal
. (3) Pet care products use to mitigate lice
and bedbugs
. (4) Indoor pest control products used to mitigate
insects indoors, including ant bait
.”
SEN Com on Environmental Quality Policy Analysis, March 29, 2017
Senate Floor Analysis, March 30, 2017                
Amended in Senate, April 6, 2017 to delete the exception (above) for
pet products
because  the entire Section that would have defined
neonicotinoids and prohibited their commercial use is deleted. The
remaining provision is amended to add to the original list of
chemicals, i.e. those included in the requirement to label
commercially available seeds and plants sold at retail
establishments.
(Ed. note, pet products will not be included in
labeling requirements for chemicals harmful to bees.)
Senate Floor Analysis, April 25, 2017  

American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine: Honey Bees: A
New Species for Veterinarians_ 3-23-2017  
Webinar     

                                  
SEN Com on Environmental
Quality
Hrg 3/29  pass 5-2

SENATE 3rd RDG 6/1
6/5/17 Ordered to inactive file
on request of Senator Allen.
 
S.B. 673
Introduced 2/17/17
Josh Newman (D-29)
Fullerton   
As introduced, SB 673 would amend Vehicle Code Section 5168 to
substitute the Department of Food and Agriculture in place of the
Veterinary Medical Board for purposes of allocation and
administration of Pet Lover’s specialized license plates and would
authorize rather than require the department to “contract with an entity,
including a nonprofit organization, to provide advice, consultation, and
administrative services for purposes of implementing and
administering the grant program.” Existing law requires, upon
allocation by the legislature, disbursement by a nonprofit organization
selected by the board to fund grants to providers of no-cost or low-
cost animal sterilization services.  
SEN Com on Transportation & Housing Policy Analysis, April 20,
2017  
SEN Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 15, 2017      
Amended in Senate, May 22, 2017 to substitute Department of Food
and Agriculture for "department."  

See original related bill, 2011-2012 AB 610 (Solorio)   Senate
Analysis   
See related item, Budget Bill Reference, page 3 (AB 96, SB 72)  
Background VMB Minutes, Pgs 3-4, January 20-21, 2016
See 2015 AB 192, Travis Allen (R-70) Huntington Beach  
Committee Policy On:  SPECIAL INTEREST LICENSE PLATE
BILLS               
SEN Com on Transp &
Housing   Hrg 4/18, cancelled,
author rqst
Hrg 4/25
pass 13-0  
Consent  
SEN Approps Hrg 5/15  
pass
7-0
as amended  
SENATE 3rd Rdg
5/30  
pass 40-0
ASSEMBLY Com on
Transportation     Hrg 6/26/17
Cancelled at author request

 
         
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.C.R. 75
Introduced 4/25/17
Frank Bigelow (R-5)
O'Neals
Revised May 8, add ASM
Co-authors:  


Source:  WESTERN
FAIRS ASSOCIATION  
As introduced April 17, 2017, Assembly Concurrent Resolution 75
would designate the month of May 2017 as California Fairgrounds
Appreciation Month:
WHEREAS, California’s 76 fairgrounds serve the entire state, from the
County of San Diego to Del Norte, and from the County of Monterey to
Mariposa; and
WHEREAS, California’s fairgrounds attracted over 20 million visitors
for fairs and events in 2016; and
WHEREAS, California’s counties enjoy the year-round economic,
recreational, cultural, and social impacts of the fairgrounds; and
WHEREAS, California fairgrounds expend and generate millions of
new dollars for nonprofit organizations, youth organizations, cities and
counties, small businesses, and the state’s General Fund; and
WHEREAS, California fairgrounds, after years of fire-related
emergency use during the drought years, were again pressed into
service for flood evacuations, including the Oroville Dam evacuations;
and
WHEREAS,
California fairgrounds provide public facilities for
animals and pets and livestock during good times and bad
; and
WHEREAS, California’s
76 fairgrounds continue to serve as the
social and economic hub of their respective communities
; now,
therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate
thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby designates the month
of May 2017 as California Fairgrounds Appreciation Month in
appreciation for the services provided to California by the 76
fairgrounds in the state; and be it further
Resolved, That the Legislature extends its warmest regards and
appreciation to the thousands of volunteers, fair directors, staff,
business supporters, and sponsors who keep the California
fairgrounds’ network strong, vibrant, relevant, and successful; and be
it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this
resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.
ASM Com on Rules, Policy Analysis, May 5, 2017    
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 8, 2017      
Senate Floor Analysis, May 17, 2017  
Votes:

ASM Com on Rls
5/8/17
pass 9-0

Adopted by Assembly

SENATE Special Consent
Calendar No. 05
5/26
passed 37-0(3)

Engrossing/Enrolling

6/6/17
CHAPTERED  
Emphasis added
to text, left.  
A.B. 96
Introduced
1/10/2017
Philip Y. Ting (D-19) San
Francisco
AB 96 is the Budget Act of 2017.  

REFERENCE, ANIMAL RELATED PROVISIONS: ASSEMBLY BUDGET
BILL
Com on Budget 1/19/17       
 
A.B. 197
Introduced
1/19/2017
Kevin Kiley (R-6) Rocklin
As introduced, AB 197 would classify 10 additional offenses as
“violent felonies” for sentencing purposes including, “Animal abuse in
violation of
subdivision (a) of Section 597, if a felony.”  Past
amendments to California these laws for specified “violent felonies”
have been enacted by a series of voter approved state propositions,
including the “three strikes” provisions. Laws enacted by propositions
can only be amended by 2/3 vote of the legislature.
ASM Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, March 21, 2017      
1/30 ASM Com on Public
Safety   3/21 hrg cancelled,
author rqst; 2nd hrg, 4/4,
cancelled, author rqst
 
A.B. 292
Introduced 2/2/2017
Marc Steinorth (R-40)
Rancho Cucamonga  
Revised March 8:
Coauthors: Republican
Assembly Members
Baker, Chávez, Chen,
Harper, and Mathis
3/21/17 add Coauthor
Jordan Cunningham
(R-35) Templeton  
As introduced, AB 292 would add to the Revenue and Taxation Code a
new Section 17239 to create a new miscellaneous tax deduction (not
exceeding 2% adjusted gross income) not to exceed $100 for
qualified costs for qualified adoption of a qualified pet, either over 4
years of age or a cat, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1,
2018, and before January 1, 2023.
ASM Com on Rev & Tax Policy Analysis, March 13, 2017                  
Amended in Assembly, March 21, 2017 to add. "This section shall
become operative on the effective date of any budget measure that
specifically appropriates funds to the Franchise Tax Board for its
costs of administering this section."
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 3, 2017
See 2015 AB 976, Steinorth, similar topic; also 2016 AB 797 enacted.  
ASM Com on Revenue & Tax   
HRG 3/13/17
Pass 8-1(1) amended
ASM Approps  Hrg 4/3
Suspense File
Release hrg 5/26
Held under submission.
Hearing Audio 3/13/17
A.B. 411
Introduced 2/9/17
Richard Bloom (D-50)
Santa Monica
Al Muratsuchi (D-66)
Torrance
As introduced, AB 411 would add a new Penal Code Section 868.4 to
criminal procedure provisions regarding examination of witnesses
provisions to codify authorization, procedure and requirements for a
child witness (under 18 at the time of testimony) to be accompanied
by a specially designated, trained dog for emotional support while
testifying in certain criminal cases.  
Amended in Assembly, March 8,2017, to require the court to take
appropriate measures to minimize the distraction created by the
presence of the dog in the courtroom, including requiring the dog to
be accompanied by a handler at all times.
Assembly Floor Analysis, March 17,  2017    
Amended in Assembly, April 17, 2017  to modify mandate for court to
grant motion for use of dog, "unless the court finds the use of a
therapy or facility dog would cause undue prejudice to the defendant
or would be unduly disruptive to the court proceeding;" and adds a
clarifying provision, "Nothing in this section limits the use of a service
dog, as defined in Section 54.1 of the Civil Code, by a person with a
disability."

Amended in Senate, June 20, 2017 to replace the mandate to grant
the motion for use of the dog to discretionary but require removal of
the dog if it would be prejudicial to defendant or disruptive; revises
and adds 3 new provisions:
(1) It is the intent of the Legislature in adding this section to codify the
holding in People v. Chenault (2014) 227 Cal.App.4th 1503 with
respect to allowing an individual witness to have a support dog
accompany him or her when testifying in proceedings as provided in
subdivision (a).
(2) Nothing in this section abrogates the holding in People v.
Chenault regarding the need to present appropriate jury instructions.
(3) Nothing in this section limits the use of a service dog, as defined
in Section 54.1 of the Civil Code, by a person with a disability.
ASM Com on Public Safety   
Hearing 3/14/17
pass 7-0
ASSEMBLY 3rd Rdg
pass 4/27  77-0(6)

Senate Com on Public Safety  
Hrg 5/30 1st hrg cancelled,
author request,
Hrg 6/27 8:30am
 
A.B. 485
Introduced 2/13/17
Patrick O'Donnell (D-70)
Long Beach

Sponsor: Social
Compassion in Legislation

3/28 add Principal
coauthor: Assembly
Member Dababneh (D-45)

4/19 Revised to add
co-authors:
Assembly:
Devon Mathis
(R-26) Visalia
Senate: Cathleen
Galgiani (D-5) Stockton
William Monning (D-17)
Carmel  

5/17 Revised to add ASM
co-author: Laura
Friedman (D-43)
Glendale  
Note: Mathis deleted


6/19 Amended to add
ASM co-authors: Sabrina
Cervantes (D-60)
Corona; Rocky Chávez
(R-79) Oceanside
As introduced, AB 485 is a spot bill declaring intent:: "to enact
legislation that would promote the adoption of animals from shelters
and rescue groups and encourage humane practices in the purchase
of dogs and cats offered for retail sale in California."
Amended in Assembly, March 28, 2017 to 1) amend Food & Ag Code
Section 31753 covering rescue/adoption opportunity for small pet
animals other than dogs and cats to add, "The public or private
shelter may enter into cooperative agreements with animal rescue or
adoption organizations regarding rabbits that are equivalent to those
cooperative agreements authorized in Section 31108 regarding dogs
and Section 31752 regarding cats; 2) to add to the Pet Store Animal
Care Act a new Health & Safety Code Section 122354.5:
"A pet store operator shall not sell a live dog, cat, or rabbit in a pet
store unless the dog, cat, or rabbit was obtained from a public animal
control agency or shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to
animals shelter, humane society shelter, or nonprofit, as defined in
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, animal rescue or
adoption organization that is in a cooperative agreement with at least
one private or public shelter pursuant to Section 31108, 31752, or
31753 of the Food and Agricultural Code;" and 3) to add the new
Section 122354.5 to the existing offense/penalty provision, Section
122356."
ASM Com on Business & Professions Policy Analysis, April 18,
2017    
Revised in Assembly, April 19, 2017 add co-authors.   
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 15, 2017       
Revised in Assembly, May 17, 2017, delete and add co-authors.  
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 19, 2017    
Amended in Senate, June 19, 2017  • Must maintain source records
on each animal sold or provided (sales) space for one year
• Must post source documentation on each crate or enclosure
• Civil penalty only, $500 per violation per animal
• Local governments may enact stricter ordinances
• Effective date July 18, 2018


INTEGRATED TEXT REFERENCE DOCUMENT, CA AB 485,
AMENDED 6/19/2017
-- June 20, 2017



Integrated Text Reference Document, April 17, 2017   

Author's Press Release, February 13, 2017      
Los Angeles Municipal Code SEC. 53.73.  SALE OF COMMERCIALLY BRED
DOGS, CATS AND RABBITS IN PET STORES – PROHIBITION   
           
(3/27) ASM Com on Bus &
Profs  Hrg 4/18
10:45 am, on call with 8 aye
votes  
pass 10-1(5)    




ASM Approps  
Hrg 5/17  
pass 10-4(3)  

ASSEMBLY 3rd Rdg
5/30
pass 55-11(14)

SENATE Com on Bus, Profs &
Econ Devel

Hrg 6/26 per Committee
Agenda
POSTPONED BY
COMMITTEE
OPPOSE unless
amended  

Hearing Audio
4/18/17

Cal Channel Video   




Cal Channel Video
5/17/17 ASM Approps
scroll down to AB 485





OPPOSE unless
amended 6/14/17


OPPOSE unless
amended, 6/22/18
A.B. 628  
Introduced 2/14/17
Phillip Chen (R-55)
Diamond Bar
As introduced, AB 628 would  amend Penal Code Section 597.1
(seizures, costs, etc.,) consistent with 2016 AB 2278 authored by
Assembly Member Eric Lindner (R-60) of Corona when that bill was
held in the Senate Committee on Appropriations Suspense File in
August, 2016.  



See 2016 AB 2278, Lindner        
ASM Com on Public Safety   
3/21, hrg cancelled, author rqst
 
A.B. 942   
Introduced 2/16/17
Devon Mathis (R-26)
Visalia   
As introduced, AB 942 would add to the Revenue and Taxation code a
new Section 17052.4 allowing a personal tax credit against personal
income taxes for each taxable year beginning on or after January 1,
2017, and before January 1, 2023, in an amount equal to 50% of the
amount paid or incurred during the taxable year by a taxpayer for
qualified veterinary costs, as defined, for a pet, as defined, not to
exceed $2,000. Terms are defined, and if credit allowed by this
section exceeds the “net tax,” the excess may be carried over to
reduce the “net tax” in the following taxable year, and succeeding six
years if necessary, until the credit is exhausted.
Amended in Assembly, March 21, 2017  to clarify terms, “taxpayer’s
pet,” qualified veterinary costs not to exceed “$2,000 per taxable year,”
the qualified veterinary expenses are ‘’expenses paid to a licensed
veterinarian” and do “not include expenses reimbursed by pet
insurance.”
ASM Com on Rev & Tax Policy Analysis, March 27, 2017    
Amended in Assembly, April 4, 2017 to change medically related to
"medically necessary" and eliminate the tax credit carryforward.  
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 26, 2017  
ASM Com on Revenue  &
Taxation   3/20 hrg cancelled,
author rqst
Hrg 3/27/17  amended
pass 6-2(2)
ASM Approps 4/27/17
to SUSPENSE File
Release hrg 5/26
Held under submission.
 
A.B. 1137
Introduced 2/17/17
Brian Maienschein
(R-77) San Diego  
Introduced as a housing development bill, AB 1137 was amended on
March 28 to be the Pet Friendly Housing Act of 2017,
amended again
on April 20, 2017 to add to the Health and Safety Code a new Section
50466 to read:
(a) The department shall require each housing development that is
financed on or after January 1, 2018, pursuant to this division, to
authorize a resident of the housing development to own or otherwise
maintain one or more common household pets within the resident’s
dwelling unit, subject to applicable state laws, regulations adopted by
the department, and local government ordinances related to public
health, animal control, and animal anticruelty.
(b) For purposes of this section, “common household pet” means a
domesticated animal, such as a dog or cat, that is commonly kept in
the home for pleasure rather than for commercial purposes.
(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit or otherwise
affect other statutes or laws that require reasonable accommodations
to be made for an individual with a disability who maintains an animal
to provide assistance, service, or support.
ASM Com on Housing & Community Development Policy Analysis,
4/19/2017   
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 1, 2017      
Amended in Senate, May 30, 2017 to specify that a "pet-friendly
housing regulation" will be adopted by the of Department of Housing
and Community Development.
SEN Com on Transportation & Housing Policy Analysis, June 1,
2017    
Votes
Com on Housing &
Community Devel.
4/19/17 pass 7-0

ASM Com on Approps
5/3/17  pass 16-0(1)

ASSEMBLY FLOOR
5/11/17 pass 77-0(3)

SEN
Com on Transportation &
Housing     Hrg 6//6  
pass 13-0   

Senate Appropriations
Hrg 6/26



 
A.B. 1138
Introduced 2/17/17
Brian Maienschein (R-77)
San Diego
As introduced, AB 1138 is a spot bill currently regarding Health and
Safety Code Section 121720. Note that this provision is part of Health
and Safety Code Division 105, Part 6, Veterinary Public Health and
Safety,
CHAPTER 1.5. Dog Importation: Health Certificates [121720 - 121723]
enacted in 2014 by AB 1809 authored by Maienschein.
Amended in Assembly, March 28, 2017  to add to the Business &  
Professions Code a new Section 17531.2 to
Amended in Assembly, April 17, 2017  same, adding to criminal
business practices (unfair business practices) related to advertising,
a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to 6 months in county jail
and/or fine up to $2500: advertising for sale in California a dog or cat
with untrue/misleading statements or picture not of the exact animal
offered.  
ASM Com on Privacy & Consumer Prot. Policy Analysis, April 21,
2017     
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 8, 2017   
SEN Com on Bus, Profs & Econ Dev Policy Analysis, 6/15/17 (note,
proofreading errors hearing dates, AB 1419, 485, should be June.)
See 2014 AB 1809, Maienschein  
(3/27) ASM Com on Privacy &
Consumer Protection    Hrg
4/25
pass 9-0(1)
ASM Approps
Hrg 5/10 pass to Consent    
17-0
ASSEMBLY  5/11 to Consent
2nd day  5/18
pass 69-0(11)

Dual Referred:
SENATE Com B, P & ED    Hrg
6/19  
 pass 9-0  

SENATE Committee on
Public Safety   Hrg 7/11
8:30am
Hearing Audio
4/26/17








Hearing Audio
6/19/2017

CAL CHANNEL
VIDEO 6/19/2017







A.B. 1199
Introduced 2/17/17
Adrin Nazarian (D-46)
Sherman Oaks  

Sponsor: Social
Compassion in
Legislation  
As introduced, AB 1199 would add to the Penal Code provisions
covering the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training,
Field Services and Standards for Recruitment and Training a new
Section 13514.3 to require by January 1, 2019 within the basic training
course, specific training about dog behavior and how to best and
safely manage encounters with dogs using appropriate force.  
ASM Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 18, 2017      
ASM Com on Appropriations FIscal Analysis, May 8, 2017      
AB 1199 Integrated Statutory Text  
ASM Com on Public Safety   
Hrg 4/18
Passed 6-1   
ASM Approps Hrg 5/10
To SUSPENSE File
Release hrg 5/26
Held under submission.
Hearing Audio
4/18/17

Cal Channel Video  
A.B. 1491
Introduced 2/17/17
Anna M. Caballero
(D-30) Salinas  



















Add Coauthor: Assembly
Member Maienschein
(R-77) San Diego  
As introduced, AB 1491 would add to Health and Safety Code,
Division 105, Part 6, Chapter 5 a new Article 4, to read: Article  4.
Sales of Dogs and Cats: Advertising
122316. It is unlawful to do any of the following when advertising the
sale of a dog or cat to the public in this state:
(a) Offer pictures or otherwise make representations regarding a dog
or cat that do not depict the actual dog or cat available for purchase by
the public.
(b) Make or disseminate any statement about the dog or cat being
advertised for sale that is known, or by the exercise of reasonable
care should be known, to be false or misleading.
(c) Make or disseminate any statement about the dog or cat being
advertised for sale with the intent not to sell to the public the actual
dog or cat so advertised.
122317. It is unlawful to fail to withdraw in writing an advertisement for
the sale of a dog or cat within 48 hours after selling the dog or cat or
withdrawing the dog or cat from sale.
122318. (a) A person who violates this article is subject to a civil
penalty of not less than five hundred dollars ($500) and not more than
five thousand dollars ($5,000) for each violation.
(b) The Attorney General, or the city attorney of the city or the district
attorney or county counsel of the county in which a violation of this
article occurs, may bring a civil action in a court of competent
jurisdiction to assess and recover the civil penalty described in
subdivision (a). The civil penalty, when collected, shall be payable, as
appropriate, to the general fund of whichever governmental entity
brought the action to assess the civil penalty.
2017 AB 1491 Statutory Reference Document, H&S Code, Div. 105,
Part 6      
Amended in Assembly, March 27, 2017 to add to the Civil Code, Part
2. Contracts, Division 3. Obligations, Title 4. Unlawful Contracts a new
Section 1670.9 to read:
(a) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), a contract entered into on
or after January 1, 2018, to transfer ownership of a dog or cat in which
ownership is contingent upon the making of payments over a period
of time subsequent to the transfer of possession of the dog or cat is
void as against public policy.
(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to payments to repay an unsecured
loan for the purchase of the dog or cat.
(b) A contract entered into on or after January 1, 2018, for the lease of
a dog or cat is void as against public policy.
(c) In addition to any other remedies provided by law, the consumer
taking possession of a dog or cat transferred under the terms of a
contract described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) or in
subdivision (b) shall be deemed the owner of the dog or cat and shall
be entitled to return all amounts paid under the contract.
ASM Com on Judiciary Policy Analysis, April 2, 2017     
Amended in Assembly, April 17, 2017 per policy analysis,
Statutory references cited in Legislative Counsel's Digest
Assembly Floor Analysis  
SEN Com on Business, Profs & Econ Dev Policy Analysis, 6/15/17


Karnette Rental-Purchase Act, CA Civil Code Sections
1812.620-1812.650  
The Unruh Act, CA Civil Code Sections 1801 - 1812.20    
Integrated Text (Title 4 Unlawful Contracts), AB 1491 amended
3/27/17     
ASM Com on Judiciary
Hrg 4/4
passed 10-1  as amended

Assembly 3rd Rdg
5/111/17
pass 63-10(7) partisan































Dual referred:
SENATE Com on Bus, Profs &
Econ Dev.  Hrg 6/19
pass 9-0    


to SENATE Committee on
Judiciary
OPPOSE 3/29/17
unless amended,
author accepted
amendment; position
on bill neutral.

Hearing Audio 4/4/2017   

CalChannel Video  




























Hearing Audio
6/19/2017

CAL CHANNEL
VIDEO 6/19/2017
A.B. 1569
Introduced 2/17/17
Anna M. Caballero (D-30)
Salinas  
As introduced, AB 1569 would stop use of “letter mill” documentation
of prospective tenants’ requests for reasonable accommodation for a
disability related service animal not otherwise permitted in the
tenancy and would amend Civil Code Division 1,
Part 2.5. Blind And
Other Physically Disabled Persons Section 54.1, adding a new
subsection (C):  
(C) (i) A person renting, leasing, or otherwise providing real property
for compensation may, if a prospective or current tenant requests a
disability-related reasonable accommodation to keep an animal on
the real property and the disability is not readily apparent or the
disability-related need for an animal is not apparent, request that a
third party provide verification of the disability and disability-related
need for the animal from the prospective or current tenant. The third
party verifying the disability and the disability-related need for the
animal shall be located in the United States and have specific
knowledge of the prospective or current tenant’s medical condition
based on an individualized examination. That examination shall
include an in-person meeting with the prospective or current tenant.
The third party shall not be operating primarily as a business to
provide certifications for persons requesting verification of animals
requested as reasonable accommodations.
(ii) The following types of documentation shall not be in and of
themselves sufficient third-party verification that a prospective or
current tenant requires an animal as a reasonable accommodation,
and the person renting, leasing, or otherwise providing real property
for compensation may request additional third-party verification from a
reliable source if the prospective or current tenant only presents any of
those types of documentation:
(I) An identification card or certificate for a registered service animal.
(II) An emotional support animal prescription letter.
(III) Any certificate, letter of prescription, doctor’s or any other kind of
note or letter obtained from an online source.
(IV) Documentation that does not indicate that the provider of the
documentation ever met the prospective or current tenant or
performed an individualized examination.
(iii) This subparagraph shall not apply to a “guide dog,” “signal dog,”
or “service dog,” as defined in paragraph (6), or a “service animal,” as
defined in Section 113903 of the Health and Safety Code.
Amended in Assembly, March 23, 2017  to add "reliable" to the third
party requirement in (C)(i); require name, address, and telephone
number or email address for the party and conforming changes in (ii.)

See 2017 AB 2760, related topic  
ASM Com on Judiciary
Hrg 4/18, cancelled, author
request  
 
A.B. 1705
Introduced 3/2/2017
ASM Committee on
Business & Professions

5/2/17 revision, designate
Low as Chair, delete
Salas per committee
membership change.  
As introduced, AB 1705 is the Committee's bill addressing issues in
the Sunset Review process. AB 1705 would extend to January 1,
2022, the term of the Board, as well as extend the pilot project to
provide an arbitration procedure for the purpose of resolving disputes
between a guide dog user and a licensed guide dog school and
extend indefinitely the Board duty to prepare a factsheet regarding
various functions of the board, to post that factsheet on its Internet
Web site, and to provide copies to each of the licensed guide dog
schools, as well as the requirement for licensed guide dog schools to
provide copies of the factsheet to every student receiving training from
that school.
ASM Com on Business & Professions Policy Analysis, April 24,
2017    
Amended in Assembly, May 2, 2017 moves back sunset date to 2020
and and add to Bus & Profs Code a new Section 7218: (a) An advisory
task force is hereby established under the jurisdiction of the board.
Not later than May 1, 2018, the Director of Consumer Affairs shall
appoint the members of the task force.
(b) The task force shall prepare a written report with
recommendations on the role and the mission of the board and if
there is a continued need for the regulation of guide dog schools,
guide dog trainers, and fundraising programs.
(c) (1) Not later than May 1, 2019, the written report shall be delivered
to the Governor, the Senate Committee on Rules, the Speaker of the
Assembly, the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions,
and the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic
Development.
(2) The report shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of
the Government Code.
(d) This section shall remain in effect only until May 1, 2019, and as of
that date is repealed.
ASM Com on Appropriations, May 15, 2017  
Amended in Assembly, May 30, 2017 per Analysis  




BACKGROUND PAPER FOR THE Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind,
Joint Oversight Hearing, February 27, 2017   
2016 Sunset Review Report, State Board of Guide Dogs for the
Blind              
ASM Com on Business and
Professions
Hrg 4/25/17  
pass 14-0(2)
ASM Appropos
hrg 5/17    to
SUSPENSE File
Release hrg 5/26
pass 13-0(4) as amended  

ASSEMBLY 3rd Rdg
6/1
passed 77-1(2)








SENATE Com on Bus, Profs &
Econ Dev.  Hrg 7/10/17