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Meeting Information

2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 

Commission of Animal Control and Welfare

Carl Friedman

AB 815 by Assemblyman Tom Berryhill re: Hunting/Fishing.   Prohibits any city/county from enacting an ordinance that affects hunting or fishing.

Next Hearing: Senate Natural Resources. Posssibly in May.

AB 1634 by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine re: Spay/Neuter. Requires six month old dogs/cats to be spayed/neutered. Exempts show and hunting dogs, research, law enforcement, search/rescue, service dogs, dogs/cats too old or sick. Breeders have to have permits, but allows one dog litter for one year. AB 1634 is expected to be amended, possibly to apply only to animals with animal control offenses.

Next Hearing: Senate Local Government. Possibly in April.

AB 1938 by Assemblyman George Plescia re: Spay/Neuter.

Allows credit on state income tax for spay/neuter costs of dogs and cats.

Hearing: Assembly Revenue and Taxation. No date set.

AB 1969 by Assemblyman George Plescia and Cameron Smyth re: Police Dogs and Horses.

Increases penalties for the harming/killing of police dogs and police horses.

Hearing: Assembly Public Safety. Possibly March 25.

AB 2098 by Assemblyman Paul Krekorian re: Downed Animals. Strengthens the existing law prohibiting auctions and state inspected slaughterhouses from accepting or dragging downed animals.

Hearing:  Assembly Public Safety. Possibly April 1.

AB 2233 by Assemblyman Bill Maze re: Dogs in Cars.

Prohibits having a dog, or any animal, in your lap while driving.

Hearing: Assembly Transportation. April 7.

 AB 2281 by Assemblyman Pedro Nava re: Dog Fighting.

Strengthens existing penalty for attending a dog fight from a misdemeanor to a felony.

Hearing: Assembly Public Safety. April 8.

AB 2291 by Assemblyman Tony Mendoza re: Spay/Neuter. Adds a check off on state income tax forms to finance low cost spay/neuter programs.

Hearing: Assembly Revenue and Taxation. No date set.

 AB 2296 by Assemblyman Gene Mullin re: People Who Work with Animals.

Declares the intention of the Legislature to "protect people who engage in work with animal subjects." AB 2296 will be amended to be specific, probably in response to the recent attack on a UC Santa Cruz animal researcher and other actions against researchers in Los Angeles. It will then be assigned to a Committee.

Hearing:  Assembly ____________. No date set.

AB 2427 by Assemblyman Mike Eng re: De-Clawing.

Prohibits any city/county from prohibiting anyone "engaging in any act that falls within the regulatory definition of that business."

Hearing: Assembly Business and Professions. No date set.

AB 2602 by Assemblyman Cameron Smyth re: Hunting.

Declares the intention of the Legislature to prohibit schools from funding or supporting hunting/ trapping of wildlife. AB 2602 will be amended to be specific.

Hearing: Probably Assembly Education or Assembly Higher Education. No date set.

AB 2785 by Assemblyman Ira Ruskin re: Wildlife Corridors.

Requires the Wildlife Conservation Board to designate and protect wildlife corridors. AB 828 of 2007 on the same subject was vetoed.

Hearing: Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife. April 1.

AB 2911 by Assemblywoman Lois Wolk re: Oil Spills. Among many provisions, strengthens protection against oil spills (as does AB 1806 and AB 2912, not listed in this alert) and provides for the better use of volunteers to rehabilitate wildlife.

Hearing: Assembly Natural Resouces. April 7. Then, Water, Parks and Wildlife.

AB 2949 by Assemblyman Mark DeSaulnier re: Abandonment.

Allows property owners to seize abandoned animals to take them to animal shelters.

Hearing: Assembly Judiciary. No date set.

Assembly Joint Resolution 103 by Assemblyman George Plescia re: Dogs.

Declares June 20 to be "Take Your Dog to Work Day."

Hearing: Assembly Floor. Possibly in June.

SB 685 by Senator Leland Yee re: Pet Trusts.

Strengthens pet trusts for animals in wills to provide for their care and provide oversight of the money. Mandates care for animals for their lifetime even if over 21 years, such as parrots and horses.

Next Hearing: Assembly Judiciary. Possibly in May.

SB 908 by Senator Joe Simitian re: Global Warming.

Requires environmental education to include information on climate change.

Hearing:  Assembly Education. No date set.

SB 986 by Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas re: Pet Shops.

Clarifies existing law, AB 1347 passed in 2007, that the definition of pet shops does not include animals sold for agricultural purposes.

Next Hearing: Assembly Business and Professions. No date set.

SB 1121 by Senator Carole Migden re: Cloned Animals.

Requires animal products from cloned animals be labeled. SB 63 of 2007 on the same subject was vetoed.

Hearing: Senate Health. April 2.

SB 1205 by Senator Sam Aanestad re: Veterinarians and Vet Technicians.

Among many provisions, prohibits any civil penalty for a veterinarian violating the law.

Hearing: Senate Business and Professions. April 7.

SB 1773 by Senator Ellen Corbett re: Pet Food.

Requires pet food companies to have their phone numbers and country of origin on their labels.

Hearing: Senate Health. No date set. Then Judiciary

SB 1775 by Ron Calderon re: Dog Fighting.

Allows the forfeiture of property of anyone guilty of dog fighting.

Hearing: Senate Public Safety. No date set.