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BILL NO.AUTHOR(S)SUBJECTSTATUSTAC’S ACTION
 SENATE    
S.R. 3Senator Atkins  Standing Rules of the Senate for the 2021–22 Regular SessionEnrolled 1/13/2021 PDF   
  Monday, February 22, 2921 the Senate voted to suspend the “30-day in print”
rule contained in the state Constitution, for the 2021 Legislative Session.  
  
S.B. 112
Introduced 1/8/2021
Nancy Skinnner (D-9)
Berkeley  
As Introduced, SB 112 is the Budget Act of 2021.
Note: Animal Items, 2021
 §§
S.B. 235
Introduced 1/19/2021  
Ben Allen (D-26) Santa
Monica
Assembly Co-Author
Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
(D-4) Winters
As introduced, SB 235 would
As amended in Senate, March 1, 2021
Senate Com on Health Policy Analysis, March 8, 2021   
Amended in Senate, April 6, 2021   
SEN Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, May 7, 2021
Amended in Senate, May 20, 2021 to add clarifying language to several provisions.
Senate Floor Analysis, May 25, 2021
Dual referres:
SEN Com on Health
Hrg 3/10 pass 11-0
SEN Com on Agriculture
Hrg 4/15  
SEN Approps Hrg 5/10
SUSPENSE
Hrg 5/20 PASS AS AMENDED
SENATE FLOOR
3rd Rdg 5/28
6/1 Ordered to inactive file on request of Senator Allen, Senate Inactive File
    
 






Two Thirds Vote Required


27 votes – Urgency
S.B. 252
Introduced 1/25/2021
Scott Wiener (D-11)
San Francisco,
Northern San Mateo
County

Added by 2/25
amendment:  
Coauthors: Assembly
Members Bloom and
Kalra

SPONSOR: HSUS







Add Co-author, SEN Kamlager
As introduced, SB 252 would have prohibited bear hunting as The Bear
Protection Act but was “withdrawn” in response to opposition.
Procedures to allow amendment, February 22, 2021  
As gutted and amended in Senate, February 25, 2021 would be the Protection
of Dogs and Cats from Unnecessary Testing Act and add to the Civil Code a
new §1834.9.3 to prohibit a contract testing facility from conducting a canine or
feline toxicological experiment in this state unless the experiment is conducted
for 6 specified purposes covered by federal law and also exempts “to testing or
experimentation conducted for the purpose of developing, manufacturing, or
marketing any product intended solely for use in nonhuman animals, including,
but not limited to, animal vaccines, animal medicine, or flea and tick products
intended to be applied only to nonhuman animals.”
Amended in Senate, March 15, 2021 to remove the term “contract testing
facility,” and add a new term, “Testing facility” means any partnership,
corporation, association, school, institution, organization, or other legal
relationship, whether privately or government owned, leased, or operated, that
tests chemicals, ingredients, product formulations, or products in this state.
Senate Com on Judiciary Policy Analysis, April 1, 2021  
Amended in Senate, May 20, 2021   
Senate Floor Analysis, May 25 2021
Amended in Assembly, June 21, 2021 clarifying restructuring.
Assembly Com on Judiciary Policy Analysis, July 2, 2021
Assembly Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, 8/16/2021

See 2020 AB 2059 (Kamlager) would have created the Protection of Dogs
from Unnecessary Testing Act
 by adding to the Civil Code a new §1834.9.3
was held under submission in Suspense File of Assembly Appropriations.
SEN Committee on
Judiciary
Hrg 4/6   pass 7-1(3)

SEN Approps
Hrg 4/20 SUSPENSE FILE
Hrg 5/20 PASS AS AMENDED 5-2



SENATE 3rd Rdg 6/2 PASS 30-1(9)

ASSEMBLY Com on Judiciary Hrg 7/6
Pass 13-0(1)


ASM Approps
Hrg 8/19 SUSPENSE FILE
Suspense Hrg 8/26
Held in committee

Fiscal Committee  
 
S.B. 344
Introduced 2/9/21
Robert M. Hertzberg
(D-18) Van Nuys  










(Coauthors: Senators Caballero, Limón, and Wiener)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Gabriel, Maienschein, Mullin, and Quirk-Silva)
As introduced, SB 344 would add to the Health & Safety Code, Chapter on
California Emergency Solutions and Housing Program [50490 – 50490.5] a new
§50491 mandating the Department of Housing and Community Development to
develop and administer a program to award grants to qualified homeless
shelters for the provision of shelter, food, and basic veterinary services for pets
owned by people experiencing homelessness in accordance with specified
requirements.
Senate Committee on Housing Policy Analysis, March 15, 2021      
Amended in Senate, March 22, 2021 to add to the Health and Safety Code,
Division 31, Part 2, a new Chapter 3.6, commencing with §50535, with (a) and
(b) from the introduced bill with new (c) and (d.  )
CHAPTER  3.6. Homeless Shelters: Pets and Veterinary Services
50535.
(a) The department shall develop and administer a program to award grants to
qualified homeless shelters for the provision of shelter, food, and basic
veterinary services for pets owned by people experiencing homelessness.
(b) For purposes of this section, a “qualified homeless shelter” means a
homeless shelter that meets or commits to meeting all of the following
conditions:
(1) It has rules of conduct and responsibility regarding pets and their owners.
(2) It provides crates or kenneling either near bunks or in a separate area.
(3) It provides food for both people experiencing homelessness and their pets.
(4) It offers the services of a veterinarian, including spay and neutering services.
(c) The department may use up to 5 percent of the funds appropriated in the
annual Budget Act for the purposes of this section for its costs in administering
the program authorized by this section.
(d) The department may implement the program through the issuance of forms,
guidelines, and one or more notices of funding availability, as the department
deems necessary, to exercise the powers and perform the duties conferred on
it by this chapter. Any forms, guidelines, and notices of funding availability
adopted pursuant to this section are hereby exempted from the rulemaking
provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with
Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).
Senate Com on Appropriations fiscal analysis, April 2, 2021  
Amended in Senate, May 25, 2021 to provide, “The provisions of this section shall be operative subject to an appropriation in the annual Budget Act.”
Senate Floor Analysis, May 25, 2021
Assembly Floor Analysis, July 8, 2021
Assembly Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, 8/13/2021


See 2019 SB 258  held in Assembly Appropriations Suspense File   
SEN Committee on Housing
3/18  on adjournment of AG
Com
pass 8-0

SEN Approps  Hrg 4/5
SUSPENSE FILE
Hrg 5/20 PASS AS AMENDED

SENATE FLOOR


















SENATE 3rd Rdg
6/2 PASS 38-0(2)

ASSEMBLY Com on Housing and Community Development Hrg 7/12 PASS 8-0

ASM Approps
Hrg 8/19 SUSPENSE FILE
Suspense Hrg 8/26
Held in commitee

See SB 513, gutted/amended 1/3/2022, SEN Com on Housing




Fiscal Committee
 
SB 513
Intro 2/17/21
Robert M. Hertzberg
(D-18) Van Nuys  
As gutted and amended, January 3, 2021, SB 513 amends in SB 344 to require the California Emergency Solutions and Housing Program , subject to an appropriation in the annual Budget Act, to develop and administer a program to award grants to qualified homeless shelters, as described, for the provision of shelter, food, and basic veterinary services for pets owned by people experiencing homelessness. The bill would authorize the department to use up to 5% of the funds appropriated in the annual Budget Act for those purposes for its costs in administering the program.
Senate Committee on Housing Policy Analysis, January 2022.
SEN Com on Housing Hrg 1/5/22
Pass 7-0(2)
SEN Approps Hrg 1/18, SUSPENSE
Hrg 1/20; passed 7-0

SENATE 3rd Rdg
1/24/22 No. 65, pass 36-0(4)

Assembly, Held at Desk
S.B. 547
Introduced
2/18/20212020
Steven M. Glazer (D-7)
Orinda
Coauthors: Senators
Borgeas, Caballero,
Dodd, Hurtado, Nielsen,
and Wilk
Coauthor: Assembly
Member Aguiar-Curry

Sponsors: California
Professional
Firefighters,
California Veterinary
Medical Association


Revised 6/16 add Co-authors: ASM members Mathis, and Wood
As introduced, SB 547 would add to Food & Agricultural Code, Division 14.8
Animals a new §32100 et seq for the California Animal Response Emergency
System program, to be developed by the University of California, Davis, School
of Veterinary Medicine, only to the extent made applicable by resolution by the
Regents. The program would assist in the coordination and training of a
network of government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and
individuals to assist in the evacuation and care of household and domestic
animals and livestock in emergencies and also conduct or support research on
best practices for the evacuation and care of the animals in disasters.
Amended in Senate, March 11, 2021, to add to the description of the program,”
including disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation;” and add
to the state’s disaster response, “the deployment of participants of the program’
s network during disasters.”
Senate Com on Agriculture Policy Analysis, March 15, 2021   
Senate Com on Education Policy Analysis, April 5, 2021    
Senate Floor Analysis, May 22, 2021
Assembly Com on Agriculture Policy Analysis, 6/16/2021






See 2020 SB 1239 (Glazer)
SEN Dual referred
(Referral to Com. on
G.O. rescinded because
of the limitations placed
on committee hearings
due to ongoing health
and safety risks of the
COVID-19 virus.)

SEN Com on Agriculture
3/18  pass 5-0

SEN Com on Education
Hrg 4/7  pass 7-0     

SEN Approps  Hrg 4/19
SUSPENSE
Hrg 5/20 PASS

5/28 Special Consent Calendar No. 3
6/1 PASS
ASSEMBLY, dual referred: Com on Agriculture Hrg 6/16 pass 11-0

Com on Higher Ed
Hrg 6/29
. June 29 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.







Fiscal Committee  
 
S.B. 585Henry Stern (D-27) Los
Angeles     

Sponsor: Paw Project
As gutted and amended on March 10 from a different bill by Senator Jones, AB
585 would prohibit declawing of a domestic cat.
Senate Com on Business, Professions & ED, policy analysis, April 1, 2021  
SEN  Dual referred:
Com on Bus, Profs & ED
Hrg 4/5, Removed from
agenda, 1st hrg cancelled,
author request


Com on Judiciary
Fiscal Committee
 
 ASSEMBLY    
H.R. 1
Introduced 12/7/2020
CooleyStanding Rules of the Assembly for the 2021–22 Regular Session   
Per usage and custom, the previous session Joint Rules apply until
Joint Rules are passed for the current session
Joint Rules of Senate and Assembly  
  
H.R. 61
Introduced 7/14/2021
Alex Lee (D-25) MilpitasAs introduced, H.R. 61 would create an Assembly Resolution that the “Assembly is committed to sensible and humane therapeutic veterinary procedures for companion animals” based on five recitals that would intrude in the veterinarian client patient relationship.Pending referralOPPOSE
H.R. 63
Introduced
8/16/2021
Kelly Seyarto
R-67) Murrietta
As introduced, H.R. 63 would create an Assembly Resolution to read: WHEREAS, Service dogs are extraordinary animals that enable their human companions to live their fullest lives; and
WHEREAS, California benefits from the assistance of K-9 officers, search and rescue dogs, and many other service dogs that serve their communities; and
WHEREAS, Service dogs are trained to perform specific tasks for people in their careers and everyday lives. They can be trained to retrieve objects, assist with balance, give seizure or diabetic alerts, or assist those with psychiatric disabilities; and
WHEREAS, Service dogs also serve our nation’s wounded warriors suffering from conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury; and
WHEREAS, Studies have shown that these incredible animals offer great benefits to their owners, including reduced anxiety, lower blood pressure, and faster recovery from medical events; and
WHEREAS, September is celebrated as National Service Dog Month each year to honor the contribution skilled K-9 partners offer their owners; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, That the Assembly hereby proclaims the month of September 2021 as Service Dog Appreciation Month; and be it further
Resolved, That Californians are grateful for the service and dedication these loyal companions provide for their owners and communities; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.
Assembly Com on Rules analysis, 8/25/2021
Assembly Committee
on Rules, pass 10-0(2)

Assembly Consent
First Day 8/30

9/1/21 adopted
2021Joint Sunset Review
Oversight Hearings

Assembly Committee
on Business and
Professions and the
Senate Committee on
Business, Professions
and Economic
Development
The Veterinary Medical Board Sunset Review, postponed from 2020, is set for
hearing on March 3, 2020, and the Background Paper has been updated to
2021 and contains IDENTIFIED ISSUES, BACKGROUND, AND
RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE VETERINARY MEDICAL BOARD
Oversight Review
Hearing 3/2/2021
 
A.B. 214
Introduced 1/8/2021
Phil Ting (D-19) San
Francisco
As introduced, AB 214 is the Budget Act of 2021   
Note: Animal Items, 2021
  
A.B. 121
introduced 12/18/20
Chris R. Holden (D-41)
Pasadena
As introduced, AB 121 would amend Food and Agricultural Code §30505,    
§30524.5,  §31751.4 and  §31764.5 regarding public animal shelters’ fees for
adoption of dogs or cats to prohibit charging a fee if any of these provisions are
met:
:(1) An active duty military service member who presents to the public animal
shelter a current military identification card.
(2) A former military service member who presents to the public animal shelter
a DD Form 214 verifying military service.
(3) A former military service member who presents to the public animal shelter
a current and valid driver’s license or identification card with the word
“VETERAN” printed on its face pursuant to Section 12811 of the Vehicle Code.
Amended in Assembly, February 22, 2021 to delete from sections 2, 3, 4 and 5,
subsection 2 “A former military service member who presents to the public
animal shelter a DD Form 214 verifying military service” and renumbers original
subsection (3) to (2.) with conforming chages to “either” instead of any,




Author’s Press Release, December 21, 2020    
ASM Com on Business &
Professions       






Fiscal Committee
 
A.B. 253
Introduced 1/14/2021
James Patterson (R-23)
Fresno
As introduced, AB 253 would amend Penal Code §599aa amend Penal Code
covering animals and birds seized pursuant to an animal fighting investigation,
subsection (e) allows a custodian, when ownership cannot be determined, to
petition the court to permit euthanasia or other disposition of the animals and
advertise in a “newspaper of general circulation,” amend this to “newspaper,
online or in print, of general circulation, a social media outlet belonging to a law
enforcement agency or a county or appropriate local governmental entity or a
law enforcement internet website.”
ASM Committe on Public Safety Policy Analysis, March 22, 2021       
Assembly Floor Analysis, March 30, 2021   
Senate Com on Public Safety Policy Analysis, 6/11/2021


See 2020 AB 3035, same topic, was heard in Assembly Committee on Public
Safety and passed to the Senate Floor but never votes due to Covid-19
priorities. AB 258 is identical to AB3035 and is well described in the 
2020
Assembly Floor Analysis
.
ASM Committee on
Public Safety
  Hrg 3/23
1:30 pm   pass 5-2(1)

Assembly 3rd Rdg 4/8
4/15/21 passed 50-11(17)

SENATE Com on Public Safety
Hrg 6/15 Hearing canceled at the request of author.
 
A.B. 258
Introduced 1/15/2021  
Carlos Villapudua
(D-13) Stockton
Coauthors: Assembly
Members Nazarian,
Santiago, and Ward
Coauthor: Senator
Archuleta
As introduced, AB 258 would add to the Health & Safety Code a new §50801.6
add a section to existing law providing for emergency housing to allow a
homeless person to keep one dog or cat in the emergency shelter or
transitional housing being provided under the Emergency Housing and
Assistance Program authorized by Health and Safety Code Sections 50800 –
50806.5.
Gutted and amended in Assembly, March 22, 2021 to amend Welfare and Institutions Code §8255 and §8256.1 to add to the Housing First program, a
provision for ‘interim housing;”  for low barriers as best practices to reduce barriers to entry to include “the acceptance of pets” in the requirements; and to set dates for adoption of these new provisions.  
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis May 10, 2021




Integrated Text, California 2021 AB 258 (Villapudua)  29 January, 2021
Author’s  Press Release, January 22, 2021
Dual referred:
ASM Committee on
Housing and Community
Development   Hrg 4/15
pass

ASM Committee on
Judiciary Hrg 4/27 pass

ASM Approps SUSPENSE
Hrg 5/20
Two-year bill.

ASM Approps Hrg 1/20/22
HELD UNDER SUBMISSION



Fiscal Committee
 
A.B. 384  
Introduced 2/2/2021
Ash Kalra (D-27) San
Jose
As introduced, AB 384 would amend existing Business and Professions Code Sections as follows: Veterinary Practice Act  §4883, subsection (q) to add to
discussing, “or recommending cannabis for medicinal use;” and  §4884 add a new subsection to read, “(d) On or before January 1, 2023, the board shall adopt guidelines for veterinarians to follow when recommending cannabis within the veterinarian-client-patient relationship. The board shall post the
guidelines on its internet website.” Also amending the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Bus & Profs Code §26001
adding a new definition, “(c) “Animal” has the same meaning as defined in Section 4825.1, but does not include a food animal as described Section 4825.1, or livestock, as described under Section 14205 of the Food and Agricultural Code;” adding additional language to the definition of “Cannabis concentrate,” A cannabis concentrate is not considered food, as defined by
Section 109935 of the Health and Safety Code, a processed pet food, as defined by Section 113025 of the Health and Safety Code;” adding addition
language to the definition of “cannabis products” — “and includes cannabis products intended for use on an animal;” adding additional language to the definition of “Edible cannabis product” the word “animal” in addition to human and that it is not “a processed pet food, as defined by Section 113025 of the Health and Safety Code.” Additionally adds to Bus & Profs Code §26130 a new subsection “(e) If the cannabis product is intended for medicinal use on, or for consumption by, an animal, the cannabis product shall also conform with any
additional relevant standards established by the department through regulations.” Finally,Section 5 of the bill recites, ” The Legislature finds and declares that this act furthers the purposes and intent of the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016.”
Amended in Assembly, March 30, 2021 to make minor, clarifying amendments: changing “medicinal” to “potential therapeutic effect or health supplementation”
in bill Sections 2 and 4; and in Section 3 defining “animal” as excepting livestock and food animals, a clarifying style change.  
Amended in Assembly, April 15, 2021 to remove the word, “medicinal.”
ASM Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis 4/28/21



See 2018 AB 2215 Kalra          
NOTE: Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016 (AUMA) authorizes legislative
amendment of its provisions with a 2/3 vote of both houses, without
submission to the voters, to further its purposes and intent.
ASM Com on Business &
Professions
   Hrg 4/13

ASM Com on Approps, Hrg 4/28
SUSPENSE
Hrg 5/20

Hold in committee.




Fiscal Committee










§§§§§§
A.B. 468
Introduced 2/8/2021
Laura Friedman (D-43)
Glendale
As introduced, AB 468 would add to Health and Safety Code Division 105, Part 6, Chapter 5 Sale of Dogs and Cats, a new Article 4, Emotional Support Dogs and amend Penal Code §365.7 adding criminal offense classification and punishment for support dog offenses set forth in the new Health & Safety Code Article 4.  
As amended in Assembly, March 22, 2021 to delete amendment to Penal Code §365.7, thereby removing the criminal offense from the bill and adding to the
Health and Safety Code proposed Article 4 a new §122319 to comprise a complete civil penalty section for the Article including the misrepresentation of an emotional support dog as being entitled to the status of the “guide, signal, or service dog” provision in the Penal Code.
Amended in Assembly, April 6, 2021 to add to proposed Health & Safety Code §122318 a new subsection (c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to restrict or change existing federal and state law related to a person’s rights for reasonable accommodation and equal access to housing, including, but not limited to, rights afforded under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 12900) of Part 2.8 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code), the Unruh Civil Rights Act (Section 51 of the Civil Code), and the Disabled Persons Act (Part 2.5 (commencing with Section 54) of Division 1 of the Civil Code).
Amended in Senate, June 8, 2021 to revise wording of proposed H&S Code 122318(4) regarding the qualified healthcare practitioners’ criteria for providing documentation for an individual’s need for an emotional support dog, to completing a clinical evaluation of the person, deleting “an in person” evaluation.
Senate Com on Bus, Profs & ED Policy Analysis, 6/29/21
Amended in Senate, July 1, 2021
Senate Com on Judiciary Policy Analysis, July 9 2021
Amended in Senate, July 15, 2021
Senate Floor Analysis, August 18, 2021

See 2020 AB 2888       
Dual referred:
ASM Committee on
Public Safety
   Hrg 3/23  
1:30 pm Hrg postponed
by Committee

3/25 Re-referred (ASM
Rule 96, remove from
com, transfer) to:

ASM Committee on
Business & Professions

Hrg 4/13     
ASM Approps 5/5/21 pass 16-0
ASSEMBLY FLOOR
5/13 pass 75-0(3)
SEN dual referred:
SEN Com on Bus., Profs & Econ Dev
SEN Com on Judiciary

SEN Com B,P&ED
Hrg 6/16 Hearing postponed by committee. Hrg Hrg 6/30
Pass 13-0(1)
SEN Com on Jud Hrg 7/13, PASS 11-0 as amended, 7/14

SEN Approps 8/16 Senate, Senate Rule 28.8
SENATE 3rd Rdg
8/30 PASSED 39-0(1)

to Assembly

CHAPTERED

Fiscal Committee






Note, amendment
removed jurisdiction
of Public Safety Com.  

















author accepts amendments per analysis
A.B. 553
Introduced 2/10/2021
Sidney Kamlager
(D-54) Los Angeles

Sponsor: California Department of
Insurance
As introduced, AB 553 would amend and add to the Insurance Code, Division 2 (Classes of Insurance,) PART 9. Pet Insurance [12880 – 12880.6] to require a policy of pet insurance that is marketed, issued, amended, renewed, or delivered, whether or not in California, to a California resident, on or after July 1, 2015, regardless of the situs of the contract or master group policyholder, or the jurisdiction in which the contract was issued or delivered to cover “Sterilization surgery” defined to mean a surgical procedure that intentionally renders the pet unable to reproduce, including, an ovariohysterectomy, orchiectomy, hysterectomy, vasectomy, or ovariectomy, for a policy issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2022 at no extra charge or co-pay.
ASM Com on Insurance Policy Analysis, 4/14/21

See INTEGRATED TEXT DOCUMENT, 3/2/2021   
ASM Committee on
Insurance   Hrg 4/15  Held without recommendation.
 
A.B.702
introduced 2/16/2021
Miguel Santiago (D-53)
Los Angeles  

Sponsor: Social
Compassion in
Legislation
As introduced, AB 702 would mandate locally issued breeding permits for dogs and cats as specified, adding to Division 105, Part 6 of the Health & Safety Code a new Chapter 8.5, Breeder Permitting Programs for Cats and Dogs, starting with §122336.  INTEGRATED TEXT DOCUMENT, 2/18/2021  
Amended in Assembly, April 19, 2021
SEE Comparison Table of amendments with details of changes.
ASM Com on B&P Policy Analysis, 4/26/21

Amended in Assembly, January 3, 2022, to gut and amend the 2021 version, as a 2-year bill, subject to 2022 legislative calendar requirements to clear house of origin by January 31: Section1, legislative findings and declarations covering extensive rights and entitlements of dogs and cats; Section 2 adds to the Food and Agricultural Code a new DIVISION 14.6. Dog and Cat Bill of Rights, beginning at Section 31800 that shall be known, and may be cited, as the Dog and Cat Bill of Rights; Section 3 amends Penal Code Section 597.1 to add a new sub-section (a)(3) to read, “(3) As it pertains to cats and dogs, proper care and attention shall include, but is not limited to, the provision of appropriate food, water, health care, and mental stimulation and enrichment;” Section 4, standard language: “No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution for certain costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district because, in that regard, this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.
However, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains other costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.


See Social Compassion in Legislation Press Release on AB 702   
See 2007 AB 1634  2008 AB 1634   2009 AB 250   2010 SB 210     2018 A.R.C.
153
    
See 1998 SB 2102 (Rosenthal) opposed by Dept of Consumer Affairs
1997 SB 621 (Rosenthal) original local mandate, hearings cancelled
See our 
State Statutes Regulating Pet Breeding page for comparison of statutory structures in the states with state level breeder law.   
ASM Com on Business
and Professions
 Hrg 4/27
Hearing canceled at author request

2 YEAR BILL, no hearing scheduled; fails to meet calendar requirements









Fiscal Committee
State mandated local
program
OPPOSE
A.B. 1282
Introduced 2/19/2021
Richard Bloom (D-50)
Santa Monica
Co-author: Senate
Scott Wilk (R-21) Santa
Clarita
Revised 4/29 add Coauthors: Assembly Members Mayes, Mullin, and Mathis
As introduced, AB 1283 would be the California Pet Blood Bank Modernization Act intended to end closed colony dog donors and bring the operation
exclusively under the scope of veterinary practice.
ASM Com on Business & Profs Policy Analysis 4/20/21
ASM Com on Agriculture Policy Analysis, 4/27/21
ASM Com on Approps Fiscal Analysis, 5/11/21
Amended in Assembly, May 24, 2021
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 25, 2021





Senate Com on Agriculture Policy Analysis 6/28/2021


Amended in Senate, July 7, 2021

Senate Com on Business, Profs & ED Policy Analysis, July 13, 2021
Senate Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis 8/13/2021
Amended in Senate, August 26, 2021
SEN Com on Approps, Addendum Analysis, 8/26/2021




Press Release   
See 
2020 SB 1115 (Wilk)
Dual referred:
ASM Com on Bus & Profs Hrg 4/20 pass 19-0
ASM Com on Agriculture
pass 9-1(1)
ASM Com on Approps Hrg 5/12
SUSPENSE
Hrg 5/20
Do pass as amended to set the registration fee at $250
Senate Flr 3rd Rdg
6/1 PASS 75-1(3)

SENATE triple referred 6/16; 6/17 rescinded referral to Judiciary Com

Coms. on
AGRICULTURE
Hrg 7/1 Pass 5-0


SEN Com on
B., P. & E.D. Hrg 7/14 Pass 13-0(1)


SEN Approps
Hrg 8/16 SUSPENSE FILE
8/26 Senate Suspense Hearing
Pass 7-0 as amended

SENATE FLOOR
3rd Rdg 8/31 No 351



and JUDCIARY

CHAPTERED


Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local
Program
CONCERN










Stakeholders, AG Consultant to work out amendments in B,P&ED.
A.B. 1535
Introduced 2/19/2021
Committee on Business
& Professions  
As introduced, AB 1535, would address Veterinary Medical Board issues. Due to Covid-19 adjustments, the Sunset Review to have been held in 2020 was not held.
Amended in Assembly, April 20, 2021, extensive amendments.
ASM Com on Bus & Profs Policy Analysis, 4/27/2021
ASM Com on Approps Fiscal Analysis, 5/17/21
Assembly Floor Analysis, May 24, 2021
Amended in Senate, July 7, 2021
Senate Com on B, P & ED, Policy Analysis, July 9, 2021
Senate Com on Appropriations Fiscal Analysis, August 13, 2021
Amended in Senate, August 26, 2021
Sen Com on Approps, 8/26/21 Analysis Addendum re amendments


The Joint Sunset Review Oversight Hearing is being held March 3, 2021.
The Background Paper has been updated to 2021.  
ASM Committee on
Business and Profession

Hrg 4/27 pass 19-0
ASM Approps 5/19
SUSPENSE
Hrg 5/20 PASS
ASSEMBLY FLR 3rd Rdg 5/27 pass 78-0
SENATE Com on Bus, Profs & Econ Dev. Hrg 7/12
Pass 14-0
SEN Approps
Hrg 8/16 SUSPENSE
8/26 Senate Suspense Hearing
pass 7-0 as amended
Fiscal Committee
SENATE FLOOR 8/31
3rd Rdg

CHAPTERED
 
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