2014 CA Legislature, Animal Related Bills

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BILL NO.
AUTHOR(S)
SUBJECT
STATUS
TAC’S
ACTION
S.B.. 1278
Introduced
2/21/2014
Mark Leno
(D-11) San
Francisco
As introduced, AB 1278 amend Penal Code Section 830.9 to add
training requirements for Animal Control Officers (ACOs).
Com on Public
Safety 3/25
A.B. 1511
Introduced
1/14/2014
Beth Gaines
(R-6) Rocklin
As introduced, AB 1511 would amend Penal Code Section 11105 that
requires maintaining  “State summary criminal history information” for a
number of categories of public employees and to furnish it to these if
needed in the course of their duties and authorizes charging a fee, to
clarify types of animal control officers included.
Assembly Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, March 11, 2014
Amended in Assembly, March 17, 2014, reorganizing provisions.
To Com on
Public Safety
Hrg 3/11
pass 6-0 (1) as
amended
To Com on
Appropriations
A.B. 1809
Introduced
2/18/14
Brian
Maienschein
(R-77) San
Diego
Sponsor:
ASPCA
As introduced, AB 1809 would amend Section 122055 of the Health
and Safety Code (Polanco Lockyer Pet Breeder Warranty Act) to change
the time records must be kept from one year to 12 months – a technical,
non-substantive change.
APHIS Policy #18, Health Certificate for Dogs, Cats, and Nonhuman
Primates
SPOT BILL
A.B, 1810
Introduced
2/18/14
Brian
Maienschein
(R-77) San
DiegoSponsor:
ASPCA
As introduced, AB 1810 would amend Civil Code Sections 1834.5 and
1834.6 dealing with dogs or cats abandoned at a kennel, cat kennel,
pet-grooming parlor, animal hospital, or any other animal care facility to
authoize rather than require euthanasia if the animal cannot be placed
with a new owner AND authorize turning the animal over to a “public animal  control agency or shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to
animals shelter, or humane society shelter, provided that the shelter
has been contacted and has not refused to take the animal.”
Com on Business,
Profs & ConsProt
Hrg 3/25
A.B. 1965
Introduced
2/19/14
Mariko Yamada
(D-4) Yolo
CountyCo-Author Sen.
Ted Lieu (D-28)
Torrance
As introduced, AB 1965 would amend Section 114259.5 of, and to add
Section 114259.6 to, the Health and Safety Code, relating to outdoor
dining facilities to read:

(a) A food facility may permit a person to bring a  pet dog on to the food
facility’s outdoor dining areas.

(b) A city, county, or city and county may by ordinance prohibit  a food
facility from allowing a person to bring a pet dog to the  food facility’s
outdoor dining area.
Dual referred ASM
Com on 
Health
on Local Govt
A.B. 2056
Introduced
2/20/2014
Matt Dababneh
(D-45 Encino)
Sponsor:
California
Department of
Insurance
As introduced, AB 2056 would amend and add to the Insurance Code
to add pet insurance as a separate category, define terms, insurer
mandates, process and penalties.
See 2010 AB 2411, HSUS Sponsor, Governor Schwarzenegger Veto
Note: AB 2411 author Dave Jones is current Insurance Commissioner
ASM Com on
Insurance
A.B. 2205
Introduced
2/20/2014
Tim Donnelly
(R-33) Hesperia
As introduced, AB 2205 would repeal provisions in the Fish and Game
Code prohibiting use of dogs to pursue bears and bobcats and add
other provisions.
See 2013 AB 1213 – Bobcat Protect Act of 2013
ASM Com on Water
Parks & Wildlife
A.B. 2326
Introduced
2/21/2014
Roger Dickinson
(D-7)
SacramentoSponsor:
ASPCA
As introduced, AB 2326 would authorize, for tax years 2015-2019 a tax
deduction not exceeding $100 by a taxpayer for qualified adoption costs
for a pet adopted from a qualified animal rescue organization.
Taxpayer could designate a specified amount in excess of tax liability to
the Pet Adoption Cost Deduction Fund created by this bill but not to be
added until another voluntary contribution is removed from the list.
Contributions would be allocated to offset cost of the deduction with
excess to the Dept of Ag municipal shelter fund.
Com on Revenue
& Taxation    
Hrg 4/7
A.B.2343
Introduced
2/21/2014
Mike Gatto
(D-43) Burbank
As introduced, AB 2343 would make non-substantive changes to Food
& Ag Code Section 31108 regarding impounded stray dogs.
SPOT BILL
A.B. 2431
Introduced
2/21/2014
Matt Dababneh
(D-45 Encino)
As introduced, AB 2431 would add to the Education Code a new
Section 66017.7 (a) Any public postsecondary educational institution
or independent institution of higher education, or employee or student
thereof, that confines 
dogs or cats for the purposes set forth in Section
1650 of the Health and Safety Code, and i
ntends to destroy a dog or
cat that has been used for those purposes
shall first offer the dog or
cat to an animal adoption organization or animal rescue organization.
(b) For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall
apply:
(1) “Animal adoption organization” or “animal rescue organization”
means a not-for-profit entity that is exempt from taxation pursuant to
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a collaboration of
individuals with at least one of its purposes being the sale or
placement of animals that have been removed from a public animal
control agency or shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals
shelter, or humane shelter, or that have been previously owned by any
person.
(2) “Independent institution of higher education” means a nonpublic
educational institution as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 66010.
(3) “Public postsecondary educational institution” means any campus
of the University of California, the California State University, or the
California Community Colleges.
c) This section does not apply to animals within the meaning of
Section 17006 of the Food and Agricultural Code.
To ASM Com on
Higher Education