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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. 839
Holly J. Mitchell (D-30)
Los Angeles
SB 839 is the Budget Act of 2018.  Animal items identical to AB 1806 below.
   
S.B. 897
Introduced 1/12/2018
Mike McGuire (D-2)
San Rafael, Bill Dodd
(D-3) Napa; Assembly
Members Marc Levine
(D-10) San Rafael, Jim
Wood (D-2) Healdsburg
As introduced, SB 897 would amend Insurance Code §2060 to add:  "(b)
Additional living expense coverage under a residential property
insurance policy shall include
reimbursement for all reasonable
additional expenses incurred by the insured in order to maintain a
comparable standard of living following a covered loss. These additional
costs
shall include, but not be limited to, housing, furniture rental, food,
transportation, storage, and
boarding of pets and livestock.
Amended in Senate, February 28, 2018  Transition from concept to
statutory language and details.     
SEN Insurance Committee Policy Analysis, April 23, 2018     
Amended in Senate, May 1, 2018, many changes including boarding
limited to pets only,
not livestock.
Senate Floor Analysis, May 2, 2018    
SEN Insurance Committee
Hrg 4/25  
pass 8-0(5)
Senate 3rd Rdg - 5/23
 
S.B. 909   
Introduced 1/18/2018
Robert M. Hertzberg
(D-18) Van Nuys

Source: California
Commission on
Uniform State Laws
As introduced, SB 909 would add to the Probate Code, Division 9, a new
PART 9, beginning with §19502, to be the  Uniform Trust Decanting Act .
Decanting a trust is a technique to "decant" -- like pouring wine from one
container, i.e. an old trust into one or more "new" trusts as well as change
the terms.  This bill would codify enabling language to use this technique
in California. A new §19523 would cover animal trusts as described in
Probate Code §15212 for which decanting would be allowed subject to
restrictions.  
SEN Committee on Judiciary Policy Analysis, April 9, 2018     
SEN Com on Judiciary    
Hrg 4/10   
pass 7-0    
To SEN Approps,
recommend consent, 4/23,
Rule 28.8
SENATE 4/30 Consent
pass 36-0(3)
ASM Com on Judiciary  
 
S.B. 911
Introduced 1/18/2018
Ted Gaines (R-1) El
Dorado Hills

4/16 amendment, add:
Coauthors: Senators
Bates, Fuller, Morrell,
Stone, Vidak, and Wilk;
Assembly Members
Bigelow, Chen, Fong,
Kiley, Patterson, and
Steinorth
As introduced, SB 911 would amend Penal Code §600(c) to provide "Any
person who, in violation of this section, and with intent to inflict that injury or
death, personally causes the death, destruction, or serious physical injury
including bone fracture, loss or impairment of function of any bodily
member, wounds requiring extensive suturing, or serious crippling, of a
horse or dog is
guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment
in the county jail for two, three, or four years
."
This would be a change in penalty.  
SEN Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 2, 2018   
Amended in Senate, April 16, 2018 adding Republican co-authors and
restoring reference to Penal Code 1170 that the bill previously would have
deleted from Penal Code Section 600(c)  

Author's Press Release, 1/18/201  Senator Gaines Introduces "Police Dog
Protection Act Of 2018"
SEN Com on Public Safety  
Hrg 4/3   
failed 3-1(3)    
reconsideration granted
4/24 vote only:
Failed 3-0(4)
 
S.B. 1005
Introduced 2/6/2018
Toni G. Atkins (D-39)
San Diego, Coauthors:
Senators Anderson,
Glazer, and Newman
Coauthors: Assembly
Members Bloom,
Chávez, Chiu, Lackey,
Maienschein, Quirk,
Santiago, Steinorth,
and Waldron
Source:
ASPCA
California Partnership
to End Domestic
Violence
As introduced, SB 1005 would amend Government Code §13957
regarding the California Victim Compensation Board from the Restitution
Fund, a continuously appropriated fund, for specified losses suffered as a
result of specified crimes to add provision of a pet deposit or additional pet
rent when a victim has a pet and relocation is necessary under certain
circumstances.
SEN Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 3, 2018     
SEN Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 16, 2018      
SEN Com on Public Safety  
Hrg 4/3    
pass 6-0(1)   
SEN Approps, recommend
consent,
4/16 pass 7-0

SENATE 3rd  Rdg 4/18
pass 38-0(1) 1 vacancy
ASM Com on Public Safety
 
S.B. 1024
Introduced 2/7/2018
Scott Wilk (R-21)
Santa Clarita  


5/7/18  Add principal
co-author Sen Beall
As introduced, SB 1024 is a spot bill, currently making technical,
nonsubstantive changes to Penal Code Section 597
Amended in Senate, April 2, 2018  
Amended in Senate, May 1, 2018
Amended in Senate, May 7, 2018
SEN Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 14, 2018  
Amended in Senate, May 25, 2018      

Press: Senator Wilk introduces landmark animal welfare and violence
prevention legislation     
California Senator Scott Wilk Introduces The Animal Welfare & Violence
Intervention Act of 2018; Addressing Link Between Animal Abuse &
Violence Towards Humans
SEN Com on Public Safety
Hrg 4/17 cancelled, author
request, Hrg 4/24
Pass 4-1(2)   as amended

SEN Approps Hrg 5/7  5/14
SUSPENSE FILE   
Hrg 5/25
  pass 7-0  
Senate 2nd Rdg  5/29
Senate Pub Safety
Hearing 4/24/2108
S.B. 1249
Introduced 2/15/2018
Cathleen Galgiani
(D-5) Stockton
Sponsor: Social
Compassion in
Legislation; Physicians
Committee for
Responsible Medicine
As introduced, SB 1249 would add to the Civil Code a new §1834.9.5 to
prohibit any cosmetic manufacturer to knowingly import for profit, sell at
retail, or offer for sale at retail in this state, any cosmetic if the final product
or any component thereof was developed or manufactured using animal
testing after January 1, 2020.
Amended in Senate, April 3, 2018   
SEN Committee on Judiciary Policy Analysis, April 23, 2018  recommends
amendments  
Amended in Senate, April 30, 2018      
SEN Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 14, 2018       


California on track to ban sale of animal-tested cosmetics and personal
care products
SEN Com on Judiciary  
H
rg 4/24  pass  5-1(1)
SEN Approps Hrg   5/14
SUSPENSE FILE  
Hrg 5/25
  pass 5-2
Senate  2nd  Rdg    5/29
 
S.B. 1298
Introduced 2/16/2018
Nancy Skinner (D-9)
Berkeley

Source: Californians
for Safety and Justice
As introduced, SB 1298 would create the Increasing Access to
Employment Act to improve prospects for licensing, certification, and
professional employment for people with criminal conviction records.
Among its provisions are amendments to Penal Code §11105(b) requiring
the Attorney General to furnish state summary criminal history information
to facilitate employment in specified public categories including humane
officers pursuant to Corporations Code §14502, i.e. limiting information to
be furnished.
Amended in Senate, April 4, 2018   
SEN Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 16, 2018      
SEN Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 7, 2018    
SEN Com on Public Safety
Hrg 4/17 pass 5-2(0)
SEN Com on Labor &
Industrial Relations   
Hrg 4/25
pass 4-1(0)
SEN Approps Hrg 5/7
SUSPENSE FILE
Hrg 5/25
  Held in
committee and under
submission.
 
S.B. 1305
Introduced 2/16/2018
Steven M. Glazer (D-7)
Orinda
Principal coauthors:
Assembly Members
Baker and Steinorth
Coauthors: Assembly
Members Cervantes
and Mullin
As introduced, SB 1305 would add to the Health & Safety Code a new
§1799.109 legalize and extend immunity from liability to emergency
medical service providers and their employers for provision to dogs and
cats “Preveterinary emergency care” as specified.  
ASM Committee on Health Policy Analysis, April 2, 2018    
Amended in Senate, April 9, 2018 to
SEN Committee on Business & Professions Policy Analysis, April 12, 2018
SEN Committee on Judiciary Policy Analysis, April 23, 2018 notes
Amended in Senate, April 26, 2018 to narrow scope of emergency care.
Senate Floor Analysis, May 16, 2018    
Amended in Senate, May 25, 2018 renamed "The Sutter Brown Act."

PRESS - Bill would legalize mouth-to-snout resuscitation
Mouth-to-Snout Resuscitation Would be Legal Under New Pet Rescue Bill
Laugh about the mouth-to-snout bill, but it could save your dog or cat
SEN Com on Health
Hrg 4/4  pass 9-0, refer to:
SEN
Com on Bus, Profs &
ED   Hrg 4/16  Pass 9-0    
SEN Com on Judiciary  
Hrg 4/24  
Pass 7-0(0)
SEN Approps Hrg 5/14
Rule 28.8    recommend
consent
SENATE 2nd Rdg   5/29
Hearing Video 4/4/18
S.B. 1441
Introduced 2/16/2018
Henry I. Stern (D-27)
Los Angeles

Add Co-Author Wilk

Source: The Paw
Project
As introduced, SB 1441 is a spot bill, currently making technical,
nonsubstantive changes to the Veterinary Practice Act, Business &
Professions code §4803.
Amended in Senate, April 2, 2018 to amend Penal Code §597.6 to include
domestic cats in the prohibition on declawing, adding a new subsection (b)
"(1) A person shall not perform, or otherwise procure or arrange for the
performance of, surgical claw removal, declawing, onychectomy, or
tendonectomy on any cat that is a member of a domestic cat species, and
shall not otherwise alter that cat’s toes, claws, or paws to prevent the
normal function of the cat’s toes, claws, or paws.
(2) A person who violates this subdivision is guilty of an infraction
punishable by a fine not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for a first
offense, and is guilty of a misdemeanor for a second or subsequent
violation.
(c) This section does not apply to a procedure performed solely for a
therapeutic purpose.
(d) This section does not prohibit the enforcement of a local ordinance that
provides a more severe punishment for acts prohibited under this section."
SEN Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 16, 2018    
SEN Com on Public Safety
Hrg 4/17  cancelled, author
4/24  
FAIL 3-2(2)
Sen Com on Public
Safety,
Senate Media
Archive, 4/24/18
Part 2
start 1:08
         
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.R.C. 106
Introduce 6/27/2017


Fiscal Committee
Al Muratsuchi (D-66)
Torrance
ASM Co-authors:
Richard Bloom (D-50)
Santa Monica
As introduced on June 27, 2017, Assembly Concurrent Resolution 106,
authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi of Torrance and co-authors,
Richard Bloom of Santa Monica and Patrick O'Donnell of Long Beach,
would begin with 6 recitals and conclude with 3 substantive elements of a
resolution to include California's core value of humane treatment and
empathy to companion animals in diplomatic relationships relative to
California and its municipalities, as follows:  
WHEREAS, Throughout the history of California, compassion toward
companion animals
has been fundamental to the cultures of its people;
and
WHEREAS, The policy of the State of California has always been to
promote the
humane treatment of companion animals by eradicating
neglect and cruelty of any kind and fostering kindness and empathy
toward companion animals
in its people; and
WHEREAS, California is a national leader in the humane treatment of
companion animals in the
implementation of its laws, resolutions, and
policies, and in the humane education
of its people; and
WHEREAS, Scientific research has established that the human-animal
bond is a mutually beneficial relationship that enriches the lives and
improves the health and well-being of companion animals and people

alike and is intrinsically linked to respect, kindness, and empathy among
people; and
WHEREAS, California’s national leadership status is of great value in
educational, tourism, and cultural exchanges with other states and with
foreign countries; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof
concurring, That the
Legislature recognizes that the humane treatment of
companion animals through the eradication of neglect and cruelty and the
fostering of kindness and empathy toward companion animals are
core
principles of the State of California
; and be it further
Resolved, That the Legislature encourages any agreement or
memorandum of understanding entered into, or resolution adopted
, that
formally declares a “sister state” relationship, or similar relationship of
mutual goodwill and bilateral cooperation, between the State of California
and a foreign country, state, or city to
emphasize the humane treatment of
companion animals and the fostering of kindness and empathy toward
companion animals as core principles of the State of California
; and be it
further
Resolved, That the Legislature encourages all parties declaring a sister
state or similar relationship to include, in that declaration, a joint
commitment to promote
the humane treatment of companion animals
and promote kindness and empathy toward companion animals
through
laws, resolutions, and policies, and through the humane education
of
their people; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this
resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.
7/10  ASSEMBLY COM on
Arts, Entertainment, Sports,
Tourism, & Internet
Media           
 
A.R.C. 153
Introduced 1/11/2018
Miguel Santiago (D-53)
Los Angeles  

Sponsor: Best Friends
Animal Society   
As introduced on January 11, 2018, Assembly Concurrent Resolution 153
would resolve that, "That communities in California are urged to implement
policies aimed at saving the lives of all healthy and adoptable cats and
dogs by 2025, " based on 13 recitals beginning with the 1998 Hayden Bill
(SB1785) policy, its implementation and development and more recent
role of Best Friends Animal Society in the City of Los Angeles and its Save
Them All campaign to end the killing of dogs and cats in shelters in the
United States by 2025.
CA ARC 153 amended in ASM 1/16-2018, ARC 153 is now relative to "Pet
Adoptions" instead of "No kill animal shelters," and a non-substantive
addition to the 6th "whereas."
ASM Com on Business & Professions Policy Analysis, March 30 2018
Amended in Assembly, April 2, 2018
Senate Floor Analysis, April 25, 2018         
ASM Com on Bus & Profs
Hrg 3/20      Hrg 4/3
pass,
consent   
To ASSEMBLY 3rd Rdg
Consent, 2nd day, 4/12
Pass 68-0(9)
SENATE 3rd Reading
5/21 Consent,
pass 39-0
5/22/18 Enrolled

5/24/2018
Chaptered by Secretary of
State - Res. Chapter 72,
Statutes of 2018.
 
A.R.C. 223
Introduced 4/19/18
Devon Mathis (R-26
Visalia)
As introduced on March 19, 2018, Assembly Concurrent Resolution 223
would designate May 1, 2018, as California Purebred Dog Day.
Referral Pending
 
A.B. 1762
Introduced 1/4/2018
Marc Steinorth (R-40)
Rancho Cucamonga
2/28 add Coauthors:
Assembly Members
Acosta, Chen, Flora,
Harper, Lackey, and
Mathis;
Coauthor: Senator
Nguyen
As introduced, AB 1762 would amend Public Resources Code Section  
5008.1 to specify broader standards under which visitors may bring
animals into units of the state park system.  
Amended in Assembly, February 28, 2018 Transition from concept to
statutory language and details including some reorganization based on a
new provision, "The director shall develop fines, rules, and regulations to
mitigate or prevent any behavior by an animal brought into a state park
system unit pursuant to subdivision (a) that may do any of the following:"
and removing reference to funding sources.  
ASM Com on Water, Parks & Wild Life Policy Analysis, March 16, 2018     
Amended in Assembly, April 2, 2018     
ASM Committee on Water, Parks Policy Analysis, April 10, 2018      
ASM Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 16, 2018    
Amended in Assembly - text pending
ASM Com. on W.,P., & W.  
hrg 3/20   cancelled, author
request; Hrg 4/10 9:15 AM
pass 13-0(2)     
ASM Approps Hrg 4/18
SUSPENSE FILE
Hrg 5/25
   pass 15-0(2)
as amended
   
To Assembly 2nd Rdg
 
A.B. 1776
Introduced 1/4/2018
Marc Steinorth (R-40)
Rancho Cucamonga




Principal coauthor:
Assembly Member
Friedman)
(Principal coauthor:
Senator Glazer)
(Coauthors: Assembly
Members Acosta and
Flora)
As introduced, AB 1776 would add to the Health and Safety Code a new  
Section 1797.10 to permit designated EMTs to provide emergency medical
transport to a police dog, as defined, injured in the line of duty, to a
veterinary facility capable of providing treatment IF no person requires
treatment/transport at the same time; also exempts the EMTs from civil
liability unless acting with gross negligence/bad faith; no liability for EMTs'
employers unless EMT is liable.
Revised March 5, 2018 to add co-authors.  
ASM Com on Health Policy Analysis, April 6, 2018    
Amended in Assembly, April 12, 2018 to gut and amend the bill to add a
new pilot program, limited to San Bernardino County, sunsetting 1/1/22:
would add to Health and Safety code, new Section 1797.10.
(a) The County of San Bernardino is authorized to work with its local
emergency medical services agency to conduct a pilot project,
commencing January 1, 2019, that would authorize an emergency medical
technician to provide emergency transportation for a police dog injured in
the line of duty to a facility that is capable of providing veterinary medical
services to the injured police dog if there is not a person requiring medical
attention or medical transportation at the time the decision is made to
transport the police dog.
(b) For purposes of this section, “police dog” means a dog being used by a
peace officer in the discharge or attempted discharge of his or her duties
and includes, but is not limited to, a search and rescue dog, passive alert
dog, and service dog.
This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2022, and as of that
date is repealed.
SEC. 2.
The Legislature finds and declares that a special statute is necessary and
that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of
Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique
needs of police dogs in the County of San Bernardino.
Assembly Floor Analysis, April 23, 2018       
Dual referred:
ASM Com on Health
Hrg 4/3 cancelled, author
Hrg 4/10   pass 12-0(3)
ASM Com on Judiciary,
4/19 removed from
committee pursuant to
Assembly Rule 96, Motion
to Withdraw or Re-refer Bills
ASSEMBLY   3rd Rdg
4/26
pass 72-0(6) 2 vac    
Senate Com on Health  
 
A.B. 1780
Introduced 1/4/2018
Brian Maienschein
(R-77) San Diego
Senate Co-Author:
Scott Wilk (R-21)
Santa Clarita
As introduced on January 4, 2018, AB 1780 would add to Health & Safety
Code Division 105, Part 6 VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY, a
new CHAPTER 1.3 importation of diseased dogs and cats immediately
preceding CHAPTER 1.5. Dog Importation: Health Certificates enacted by
2014 AB 1809 (Maeinschein)  This would add new Health & Safety Code
sections 201715 requiring that the State Public Health Officer investigate
any reported communicable disease outbreaks possibly caused by
contact with a dog or cat; a new 121715.5. if there is a finding that
importation of dogs or cats from another state for resale/change of
ownership poses a risk of communicable disease, the Officer
may prohibit
importation of
those dogs/cats and shall tailor the order to reasonably
prevent danger to people or animals from the
affected animals; the order
must include either a date or conditions under which it expires; and a new
121715.10, violation is
not a crime but is punishable by a $500 civil penalty
for each separate imported dog or cat.
Amended in Assembly, February 20, 2018 to restrict scope to
communicable diseases of dogs/cats dangerous to "individuals" only, not
animals.     
ASM Committee on Health Policy Analysis, March 16, 2018     
ASM Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 4, 2018   
Amended in Assembly - text pending    
ASM Com on Health  
Hrg 3/20  Consent
Calendar
Passed  15-0
ASM Approps Hrg 4/4
SUSPENSE FILE
Hrg 5/25
  pass 16-0(1)
as amended

To Assembly - 2nd Rdg
 
A.B. 1806
Introduced 1/10/2018
Philip Y. Ting (D-19)
San Francisco
AB 1806 is the Budget Act of 2018. Animal items:
Page 572 - GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS  
7730-001-8097—For support of Franchise Tax Board, payable from the
Prevention of Animal Homelessness and Cruelty
Fund.............................................   6,000
Schedule:  (1) 6280-Tax Programs........................ 6,000
Page 601   GENERAL GOVERNMENT
8570-001-8097—For support of Department of Food and Agriculture,
payable from the Prevention of Animal Homelessness and Cruelty
Fund...................Schedule:   10,000
6590-General Agricultural Activities............................      10,000
Page 603
8570-101-8097—For local assistance, Department of Food and
Agriculture, payable from the Prevention of Animal Homelessness and
Cruelty Fund............Schedule: 184,000  
6590-General Agricultural Activities............................. 184,000
Page 621
6905050-Funded Mandates: Pursuant to the provisions of Section 17581
of the Government Code, the mandates identified in the
following
schedule are specifically identified by the Legislature for suspension
during the 2018–19 fiscal year.
.....
(e)  (Animal Adoption (Ch. 752, Stats. 1998 and Ch. 313, Stats. 2004) (04-
PGA-01 and 98-TC-11)
   
A.B. 1865
Introduced 1/12/2018
Tom Lackey (R-36)
Palmdale; Co-author,
Scott D. Weiner (D-11)
San Francisco









Coauthors: Assembly
Members Choi,   
Jones-Sawyer, Mathis,
and Quirk
Senate Coauthors:
add Weiner  
5/16 add ASM Baker
As introduced, AB 1865 address injuries to or death of guide/signal or
service dogs caused by other dogs by action or inaction of persons
responsible for them and would amend Government Code §13955(f)(4)
adding to compensable victim losses "
medical or medical-related
expenses of, and loss of wages or income incurred by the disabled
person
as a result of a violation of Section 600.2 or 600.5 of the Penal
Code; and amend §139578(a)(10) authority for the California Victim
Compensation Board to grant for this loss when it determines this will best
aid the person seeking compensation; and amend Penal Code §600.2  
and Penal Code §600.5 to remove the requirement that the
guide/signal/service dog must be in discharge of its duties at the time,
include dogs enrolled in a training school or program, and add the express
language, "medical or medical-related expenses of, and loss of wages or
income incurred by, the person with a disability as a direct result of a
violation of this section."  
Revised March 6, 2018 to add coauthors.  
Amended in Assembly, April 2, 2018,     
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 3 2018     
SEN Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis, May 14, 2018  
As amended in Senate, May 16, 2018  






See 2016 AB 1824 (Chang, vetoed by Governor)     
ASM Com on Public Safety
Hrg 3/6/18 pass 7-0
ASM Appropriations  Hrg 4/4
pass 15-0(2)   To Consent
ASSEMBLY FLOOR 4/12/18
Pass
68-0(9)
SEN Com on Public Safety
5/15  pass 7-0,  amended


Senate Approps
 
A.B. 1939
Introduced 1/25/2018
Marc Steinorth (R-40)
Rancho Cucamonga










ADD Senate
Co-Author: Atkins
As introduced, AB 1939 would  declare It is the intent of the Legislature to
enact legislation to do all of the following:
(a) Promote the safety of domestic violence victims and prevent animal
abuse.
(b) Create a framework for public domestic violence shelters to provide
temporary housing solutions for pets of domestic violence victims at local
animal shelters.
(c) Develop partnerships between public domestic violence shelters and
public and nonprofit animal shelters.
Amended in Assembly, March 19, 2018  to delete the above language and
amend Government Code §13957 (a)(7)(A) authorizing reimbursement to
a crime victim not exceeding  $2,000 for relocation expenses deemed
necessary to include "costs of temporary housing for pets of the victim
upon immediate relocation."
ASM Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 2, 2018     
Revised in Assembly, April 4, 2018     
ASM Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 9, 2018   
ASM Com on Public Safety  
Hrg 4/3   
pass 6-0(1)      
ASM Approps Hrg 4/11
Referred to Suspense File
Hrg 5/25
 pass 15-0(2)
Assembly 3rd Rdg
 
A.B. 2215
Introduced 2/12/2018
Ash Kalra (D-27) San
Jose
As introduced, AB 2215 would declare:  (a) It is the intent of the Legislature
to enact legislation to require the Veterinary Medical Board to establish
guidelines for licensed veterinarians to discuss the use of cannabis on
animal patient clients.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to protect state-
licensed veterinarians from disciplinary action for discussing the use of
cannabis on animal patient clients.
Amended in Assembly, March 23, 2018 to add to the Business &
Professions Code a new §4884 (a) A licensee shall not dispense or
administer cannabis or cannabis products to an animal patient.
(b) Notwithstanding any other law, a veterinarian licensed under this
chapter shall not be disciplined by the board or have his or her license
denied, revoked, or suspended for discussing the use of cannabis on an
animal for medicinal purposes.
(c) On or before July 1, 2019, the board shall adopt guidelines for
veterinarians to follow in discussing cannabis within the veterinarian-client
relationship. These guidelines shall be posted on the board’s Internet
Web site.
ASM Committee on Business & Professions Policy Analysis, April 13, 2018
Amended in Assembly, April 24, 2018       
ASM Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 7, 2018    
ASM Com on Business &
Professions   Hrg 4/17  
pass 14-2(0)
ASM Committee on Approps
Hrg 5/9   
pass 11-4(2)    
Assembly  3rd Rdg 5/2
5
 
A.B. 2274
Introduced 2/13/2018
Bill Quirk (D-20)
Hayward
As introduced, AB 2274 would add to the Family Code a new §2605.
(a) Notwithstanding any other law, including, but not limited to
Section
2550, the court, at the request of a party to a proceeding for dissolution of
marriage or for legal separation of the parties, shall assign sole or joint
ownership of a community property pet taking into consideration the well-
being of the pet.
(b) For purposes of this section, “pet” shall mean any household animal,
including, but not limited to, a cat or dog.
ASM Committee on Judiciary Policy Committee Analysis, March 31, 2018    
Amended in Assembly, April 2, 2018    
Amended in Assembly, April 5, 2018
Assembly Floor Analysis April 11, 2018  
Amended in Assembly, May 10, 2018 to be permissive and not mandatory.



Press Release 2/13/18 Judges Will Soon Consider the Well-Being of Pets
in Divorce Proceedings Under Bill Introduced Today
ASM Com on Judiciary
Hrg 4/3  Pass 7-1(2)

Assembly 3rd Rdg  5/17
pass 57-4(17) 2 Vac
SEN Com on Rules
 
A.B. 2300  
Introduced 2/13/2018
Brian Maienschein
(R-77) San Diego
Co-Author: Dante
Acosta (R-38) Santa
Clarita
Senate Co-Author:
Scott Wilk (R-21)
Santa Clarita


4/2 add ASM
Co-Authors: Levine,
and Waldron
SEN: Newman
As introduced, AB 2300 would amend the Veterinary Practice Act, Business
& Professions Code §4846.5 regarding the requirement that veterinarians
complete a minimum 36 hours of continuing education every  2 years, by
adding a pro bono service option to the 6 hour self-study allowance: "(2)
Notwithstanding paragraph (1), a total of six hours or less of the required
36 hours of continuing education may be earned doing either of the
following, or a combination of either: (A) Taking self-study courses, which
may include, but are not limited to, reading journals, viewing video
recordings, or listening to audio recordings. (
B) (i) Providing pro bono
spaying or neutering services to benefit residents of low-income
communities. Services shall be provided under the supervision of a
public animal control agency or shelter, society for the prevention of
cruelty to animals shelter, humane society shelter, or rescue group.
Services shall be administered at a facility that is appropriately
equipped and staffed to provide those services. (ii) For purposes of
clause (i), “low-income communities” means census tracts with
median household incomes at or below 80 percent of the statewide
median income or with median household incomes at or below the
threshold designated by the Department of Housing and Community
Development as low income on its list of state income limits adopted
pursuant to Section 50093 of the Health and Safety Code
."
ASM Comittee on Business & Professions Policy Analysis, March 16, 2010
Amended in Assembly, April 2, 2018     
ASM Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 9, 2018    
ASM Com on Business &
Professions    Hrg 3/20     
Passed 12-0(4)   
amended

ASM Approps  Hrg 4/11
pass 15-0(2)

ASSEMBLY Consent Cal
2nd Day - 4/19 pass
71-0(7) 2 vacancies

SEN Com on Bus, Profs &
ED
 
A.B. 2349
Introduced 2/13/2018
Phillip Chen (R-55)
Diamond Bar
As introduced, AB 2349 would amend Corporations Code §14502 to
provide additional authority to humane officers (employees of private
organizations) "(5) (A) A humane officer may carry a wooden club or baton if
he or she has satisfactorily completed the course of instruction certified by
the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training in the carrying
and use of the club or baton pursuant to subdivision (g) of Section 22295
of the Penal Code.
(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), a humane officer may carry a
wooden club or baton only if authorized by, and only under the terms and
conditions specified by, his or her appointing society." The bill would also
amend Penal Code §22295 to make corresponding changes in the use of
a wooden club by law enforcement officers."
ASM Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis, March 19, 2018      
SEN Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis, May 14, 2018   

Statutory background: Corporations Code §14500 et seq      
ASM Com on Public Safety
Hrg 3/20  Consent, passed
pass 7-0  
ASSEMBLY 2nd Rdg 4/5
pass,
Consent, 70-0(7+ 3
vacancies)
SEN Com on Public Safety
5/15  pass 7-0   to consent

Senate Consent Cal 2nd
Day 5/21  
pass 39-0  
Enrolled 5/22/2018    
5/24/18 To Governor
 
A.B. 2362
Introduced 2/14/2018
Blanca E. Rubio (D-48)
Baldwin Park
Sponsor: Social
Compassion in
Legislation
As introduced, AB 2362 would add to the Health & Safety Code, Part 6 of
Division 105, a new Chapter 12. Safe Transportation of dogs and cats that
would require mobile or traveling housing facilities for dogs and cats to be
sufficiently heated and cooled, sufficiently ventilated and well enough
lighted for inspection, cleaning and observation. AB 2362 would apply to "a
public animal control agency or shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty
to animals shelter, humane society shelter, or rescue group 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
to a public or
private for-profit entity that uses mobile or traveling
housing facilities for dogs and cats.
"
ASM Committee on Business & Professions Policy Analysis, Mar 16, 2018  
Assembly Floor Analysis, March 21, 2018    

HSC Div 105, Part 6, Chapter 12 Integrated Text     
ASM Com on Business  &
Professions  Hrh 3/20
passed 12-0(4)

ASSEMBLY 3rd Rdg   5/10
pass 64-0(14) 2 vac  

Senate Com on Bus, Profs
& ED
 
A.B. 2445
Introduced 2/14/2018
Patrick O'Donnell
(D-70) Long Beach

Sponsor: Social
Compassion in
Legislation
As introduced, AB 2445 would amend Health & Safety Code 122215, i.e.
the
Lockyer-Polanco-Farr Act covering pet dealers.  See 2017 AB 485
Amended in Assembly, April 5, 2018 amending Health & Safety Code
§122354.5 with 3 new subsections and conforming changes:
"(d) A pet store operator shall maintain written records sufficient to
document the health, status, and disposition of each animal for a period of
not less than one year after the animal is sold. These records shall be
available to humane officers, animal control officers, law enforcement
officers, the prospective purchaser or purchaser of the animal, for
inspection during normal business hours.
(e) A pet store operator shall provide to the prospective purchaser, or
purchaser of an animal, the adoption policy of the public animal control
agency or shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals shelter,
humane society shelter, or rescue group from which the pet store obtained
the animal.
(f) At the request of the pet store operator, the public animal control agency
or shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals shelter, humane
society shelter, or rescue group, that supplies an animal to the pet store
shall provide its adoption and surrendering policies, including policies on
returning a sick animal, and information related to the animal, including the
origin of the animal, if known, and any veterinary records."
Amended in Assembly, May 2, 2018 to require records retention for 2 years
and enhance and add requirements for animals obtained by pet store
operators for resale including terms under which the animal was acquired,
return policy including provisions of  future veterinary care, if any, past or
current medical records and Health & Safety code §122137 requiring
provision of spay/neuter information.
ASM Committee on Business & Professions policy analysis, May 4, 2018   
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 9, 2018   
ASM Com on Business &
Professions    Hrg 5/8
pass 16-0(2)  

ASSEMBLY 3rd Rdg  5/10
pass 70-0(8) 2 vac
'
Senate Com on Bus, Profs
& ED
Hearing Video 5/8/18
starts at 23:00
A.B. 2774
Introduced
2/16/2018  
Monique Limón (D-37)
Goleta; Principal
Co-Author, ASM Evan
Low  (D-28)  Campbell
Co-Author, ASM
Richard Bloom (D-50)
Santa Monica
As introduced, AB 2774 would express the Legislature's intent  to enact
legislation that would require a court to submit information on an individual
convicted of animal abuse to the Department of Justice and that would
require the Department of Justice to create an Internet Web site with a list
of individuals convicted of animal abuse for the purpose of providing
animal shelters, pet stores, and animal sellers with this information.
Amended in Assembly, March 22, 2018 to add to the Penal Code new
§600.6 defining the "animal abuse" convictions covered as
Penal Code
sections 597, 597a, 597b, 597f, 597h, 597j, 597s, 597.1, 597.5, or 600 for
which the arresting agency would be required to electronically forward to
the Department of Justice specified booking information.  
§600.7 The DOJ would make specified information available to "specified
law enforcement agencies, animal shelters, pet dealers, animal adoption
centers, and animal-oriented businesses" and would remain posted for 5
years for misdemeanor conviction and 10 for felony.                         
§600.8 would provide for additional fines of $200 for each misdemeanor
conviction and $500 for each felony conviction to be deposited in a newly
created Animal Protection Fund from which the Legislature would
appropriate money to be paid to the DOJ for costs to provide this
information.
Amended in Assembly, April 12, 2018 to delete all previous content and to
amend Penal Code §597.9 to add a new subsection "(e) A municipal
animal shelter may ask an individual who is attempting to adopt an animal
from that facility whether he or she is prohibited from owning or
possessing an animal pursuant to this section." The title is changed to,
"Municipal animal shelters: adoption application: crimes."
ASM Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 16, 2018       
Amended in Senate, May 3, 2018
Press: current national issue review     
See 2010 SB 1277 (Florez)
ASM Committee on Public
Safety   Hrg 4/17 pass 7-0
ASM Consent 2nd Day 4/23
pass 75-0(3) 2 vacancies

SEN Com on Public Safety
Hrg 6/12
 
A.B. 2791
Introduced 2/16/2018
Al Muratsuchi (D-66)
Torrance

Add Coauthor:
Assembly Member
Cervantes

Sponsor: American
Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals   
As introduced, AB 2791 would amend Food & Agricultural Code DIVISION
14.5. REGULATION OF CATS, §31752 to add a new provision, "A kitten
under eight weeks of age that is reasonably believed to be unowned and is
impounded in a public or private shelter may, before the euthanasia of that
animal, be made immediately available for release to a nonprofit, as
defined in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, animal rescue
or adoption organization if requested by the organization."
ASM Com on Business & Profession Policy Analysis, April 3, 2018   
Assembly Floor Analysis, April 4, 2018    
Amended in Assembly, April 19, 2018 to add a comparable provision for
puppies under 8 weeks of age with comparable conforming changes.
Assembly Floor Analysis, April 20, 2018       
ASM Com on Bus & Profs
Hrg 4/3  pass 16-0          
Assembly 3rd Rdg 4/19
pass 71-0(7) 2 vacancies
as amended
Assembly  3rd Rdg  4/26
pass 74-0(4) 2 vacancies
Senate Com on Bus, Profs
& ED  
 
A.B. 2918
Introduced 2/16/2018
Chris R. Holden (D-41)
Pasadena
As introduced, AB 2918 is a spot bill that would make technical,
nonsubstantive changes to Vehicle Code §21376.
Amended in Assembly, March 19, 2018 to remove animal issues.
   
A.B. 2931
Introduced 2/16/2018
Jim Patterson (R-23)
Fresno
Co-Author: James
Gallagher (R-3) Sutter
County  
As introduced, AB 2931 would amend Government Code §7282.5
providing for local discretion to cooperate with immigration authorities
when an individual has been convicted of specified crimes to add "(E)
Animal cruelty, as specified in subdivision (a) of Section 597 of the Penal
Code."
Amended in Assembly, April 3, 2018      
ASM Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 9, 2018   
ASM Com on Public Safety
Hrg 4/10    Fail 5 noes-2
ayes
Reconsideration granted
4/24  
FAIL 2-5(0)  
ASM
Com on Judiciary
4/26  From committee:
Without further action
pursuant to Joint Rule
62(a).
 
A.B. 3013
Introduced 2/16/2018
Kansen Chu (D-25)  
San Jose
Co-Author:  Monique
Limón (D-37) Goleta   

Sponsor: Animal
Physical Therapy
Coalition.
As introduced, AB 3013 would amend §2620 and §4905 and add a new
§4828.5 to add to the definition of physical therapy "an animal if practicing
under §4828.5" a new section of the Veterinary Practice Act that would
allow a licensed physical therapist to obtain from the VMB a new
"advanced certificate in animal physical rehabilitation" and provide services
at a "animal rehabilitation facility.”
Amended in Assembly, April 2, 2018 to delete any change to existing
Business & Professions Code §2602 and further amends §4828.5 (new)
and §4905 as comprehensive for the physical therapist with a certificate in
animal physical rehabilitation.  
ASM Committee on Business & Professions Policy Analysis, April 9, 2018  
Amended in Assembly, April 17, 2018  to substantially revise the bill with
new definitions; new provisions to require veterinary supervision and
prohibit the physical therapist from performing specified veterinary
functions, discipline and liability.
ASM Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 7, 2018    
ASM Com on Business &
Professions    
Hrg 4/10   
pass 9-0(7)     as
amended
 
ASM Approps  Hrg 5/9
SUSPENSE FILE
Hrg 5/25
      In committee:
Held under submission.
4/10 Hearing   
A.B. 3021
Introduced 2/16/2018
Marc Levine (D-10)
San Rafael, Jose
Medina (D-61)
Riverside, Rudy Salas,
Jr. (D-32) Bakersfield
4/12 add Devon Mathis
(R-26) Visalia
As introduced, AB 3021 would add to the Food & Agriculural Code a new
DIVISION 8.5. Farm Animal Confinement beginning with §16200 to further
codify confinement of an egg-laying hen in an enclosure that is not in
compliance with specified standards and prohibit sale of shell eggs or
liquid eggs in California from an egg-laying hen that was in an enclosure
not in compliance with these standards.  
ASM Committee on Agriculture Policy Analysis, April 10, 2018    
Revised April 12, 2018, add  Co-Author, Assembly Member Mathis
ASM Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 23, 2018  
"Significant one-time special fund costs in excess of $500,000 for CDFA to
develop regulations, train staff, draft policies, and conduct outreach
activities to stakeholders, and ongoing annual special fund costs of
approximately $3 to $5 million to enforce the new cage-free requirements."

As amended in Assembly, text pending  
ASM Com on Agriculture   
Hrg 4/11  
Pass 10-0   
Approps Hrg 4/25
SUSPENSE FILE
Hrg 5/25
 pass 15-1(1)
amended

To Assembly  2nd Rdg
 
A.B. 3040
Introduced
2/16/2018  
Adrin Nazarian (D-46)
Sherman Oaks  
As introduced, AB 3040 would repeal and replace Penal Code §286.5 that
classifies sexual assault of an animal covered by Penal Code §
597f with a
new §286.5 creating a new crime of “Sexual contact” with an animal,
revised to include "any nonhuman creature, whether alive or dead" and
would exempt accepted vet repro practices, animal husbandry and breed
conformation judging and may be prosecuted as a felony or misdemeanor
with other detailed provisions including post-conviction restrictions.
Business & Professions Code §4830.7 would be amended to include
"sexual abuse" under the proposed new crime under the mandated
reporting duties of veterinarians.
Amended in Assembly, April 10, 2018    
ASM Committee on Public Safety Policy Analysis, April 16, 2018      
Amended in Assembly, April 19, 2018 to remove felony classification,
trafficking/facilitation and new post-conviction offenses.
ASM Commitee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 30, 2018  
ASM Com on Public Safety
Hrg 4/17
pass 7-0 as amended (see
analysis)
ASM Com on Approps 4/17
pass 7-0 as amended     
ASM Approps Hrg 5/2
pass 17-0, recommend
Consent
Asm Consent Calendar
2nd  Day-Asm Bills - 5/10
pass
73-0 (5) 2 vac
Senate Com on Public
Safety   
 
A.B. 3128
Introduced 2/16/2018
Phillip Chen (R-55)
Diamond Bar
As introduced, AB 3128 would declare findings about the use of service
dogs by qualified disabled veterans and add to the Revenue and Taxation
Code a new §17053.45 to provide for "taxable years beginning on or after
January 1, 2019, and before January 1, 2022, there shall be allowed to a
qualified disabled veteran a credit against the costs associated with
owning a service dog in an amount equal to 50 percent of the qualified
disabled veteran’s qualified costs, not to exceed one thousand five
hundred dollars ($1,500) during the taxable year" and include supporting
definitions and provisions.  
ASM Committee on Revenue & Taxation Policy Analysis, March 29, 2018
Amended in Assembly, April 9, 2018     
ASM Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 16, 2018     
ASM Com on Revenue and
Taxation
Hrg 4/3
pass 8-1(1)   

ASM Approps Hrg 4/18
SUPSENSE FILE    
Hrg 5/25
      In committee:
Held under submission.
 
A.B. 3159
Introduced 2/16/2019
Tony Thurmond (D-15)
Richmond
As introduced, AB 3159 would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to
Food and Ag Code §19501 regarding slaughter.  
Amended in Assembly, March 23, 2018 to amend Food & Agricultural Code
§19501 to add poultry to the species of animal required to be rendered
insensible to pain by a captive bolt, gunshot, electrical or chemical means,
or any other means that is rapid and effective before being cut, shackled,
hoisted, thrown, or cast.
ASM Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, April 10, 2018  
ASM Com on Agriculture   
Hrg 4/11  cancelled at
author request, Hrg 4/25
FAIL
2-7(0)     
5/23/18 From committee:
Without further action
pursuant to Joint Rule
62(a).
 
A.B. 3252
Introduced 3/5/2018
Assembly Committee
on Agriculture
As introduced, AB 3252 would amend  Food & Agricultural Code, Division
5,
Chapter 1.5, Commercial Blood Banks for Animals, §9268 and  §9272 to
clarify the exemptions for private veterinarians in relation to drawing and
using animal blood in their own office
ASM Committee on Agriculture policy analysis, April 24, 2018   
ASM Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 7, 2018     
ASM Com on Agriculture
Hrg 4/25  Pass 10-0
ASM Approps, recommend
consent,  Hrg 5/9
pass 16-0
Assembly  Consent 2nd day
5/17,
pass 73-0(5) 2 Vac     
SEN Com on Rules  
 
         
CALENDAR
NOTES

2017-2018
Legislature
Friday, May 25: Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in
their house, i.e. release or hold bills referred to Suspense File

Friday, June 1:  Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house