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    State Audit
    (Kalra)
    State Purchases that Contribute to Tropical Deforestation (Kalra)
    June 6, 2023
    This audit request was approved to study the state’s contribution to tropical deforestation through the taxpayer dollars it spends on those products harvested from these forests.
    ACR 86
    (Kalra)
    The Pet Crisis Response Resolution
    May 24, 2023
    A Resolution highlighting the pet overpopulation crisis and required responses, such as ongoing funding for spaying and neutering
    AB 829
    (Waldron)
    The Animal Cruelty & Violence Intervention Act
    March 1, 2023
    This bill expanded mandatory mental health counseling for those convicted of animal abuse crimes, as well as encourages courts to order mental health evaluations and higher level of treatment when…
    AB 1648
    (Maienschein)
    The Animal Evacuation Act
    January 25, 2022
    This bill requires an animal owner, as a condition for obtaining a kennel permit, to have an evacuation plan in the event of an emergency.
    AB 1781
    (Rubio)
    The Safe Transportation of Dogs and Cats Act
    February 4, 2022
    This bill requires that all traveling housing facilities, such as animal control vehicles, to transport animals in such a manner that the conditions, such as extreme weather, do not endanger…
    AB 558
    (Nazarian)
    The Child Nutrition Act of 2022
    March 3, 2021
    The intent of this bill was included in the 2022 state budget by allocating $100,000,000 in grants to schools to be used for plant-based food or locally sourced food.
    AB 1282
    (Wilk)
    California Pet Blood Bank Modernization Act
    February 19, 2021
    This bill brought compassion, transparency, and oversight to California’s animal blood banks by allowing for community blood banks to operate and set into motion a mechanism for phasing out cruel…
    State Audit
    Pet Lover’s License Plate
    March 1, 2020
    This audit request was approved and identified ways administration of the Pet Lover’s License Plate could be improved.
    SB 573
    (Chang)
    Pet Microchipping Bill
    January 1, 2020
    This bill mandated that all pets leaving a shelter, whether adopted or reclaimed by owner, to be microchipped, thus saving animal lives by raising reunification chances.
    AB 1260
    (Maienschein)
    Sales Ban on Exotic Skins
    February 21, 2019
    Added hippopotami, caimans, and several species of reptile species to the list of animals that cannot be sold in California or imported with intent to sell.
    SB 313
    (Hueso)
    Prohibition of Wild Animals in Circuses
    February 15, 2019
    Makes California the third state to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, saving countless elephants, bears, lions and other animals from torture and abuse for entertainment.
    AB 273
    (Gonzalez-Fletcher)
    The Wildlife Protection Act of 2019
    January 24, 2019
    Makes California the first state to ban recreational and commercial fur trapping, thus ending an antiquated, cruel and taxpayer-subsidized practice that was destroying wildlife for private profit.
    SB 1249
    (Galgiani)
    The California Cruelty-free Cosmetics Act
    October 1, 2018
    Truly historic bill making California the first state to ban the sale of cosmetics and personal hygiene products tested on animals after Jan. 1, 2020, preventing needless animal suffering.
    SB 1138
    (Skinner)
    Ensuring a Plant Based Meal Option
    October 1, 2018
    This first-of-its-kind bill requires all California state healthcare facilities and prisons to make a plant-based meal option available, ensuring residents have access to cruelty-free and healthy meals.
    AB 2445
    (O’Donnell)
    Retail Pet Sales Ban Records Bill
    July 20, 2018
    This bill requires pet store operators to maintain records documenting the health, status, and disposition of each animal adopted out for at least 2 years and ensures access to all…
    SB 673
    (Newman)
    Pet Lover’s Plate Administrative Bill
    October 14, 2017
    This bill transferred administration and oversight of the Pet Lover’s Plate Program from VMB to CDFA in order to expedite grants.
    AB 485
    (O'Donnell)
    The Pet Rescue and Adoption Act
    October 13, 2017
    A landmark bill banning the sale of “puppy mill” bred dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores. As of 2023, the bill has been replicated in 6 states and over…
    SB 1200
    (Jackson)
    Criminal Animal Abuse Statistics Bill
    August 29, 2016
    This bill requires the Department of Justice to include information regarding arrests for animal abuse in its annual report to the Governor.
    HR 28
    (Dababneh/Calderon)
    Humane Education Resolution
    May 2, 2016
    In a world desperately in need of more kindness, HR 28 put the state of California on record urging compliance with the state’s Education Code provisions regarding humane education.
    S04327A/A 5956
    (Rosenthal)
    NY Dining with Dogs Bill
    November 5, 2015
    This bill permitted NY restaurants to allow dogs to dine with their human companions in outdoor areas, finally legalizing the practice of dining with your dog!
    AB-192
    (Allen)
    Specialized License Plates Administration Bill
    October 5, 2015
    This bill corrected existing law to clarify sponsoring agencies delegating responsibilities to a nonprofit working on the Pet Lover’s License Plate.
    ACR 56
    (Linder)
    Official State Pet Declaration
    September 8, 2015
    This bill made the shelter pet the “Official State Pet.” This bill helped the continuing cultural shift to value our shelter pets as the wonderful animals that they are.
    AB 1965
    (Yamada)
    California Dining with Dogs Bill
    August 21, 2014
    This bill permitted CA restaurants to allow dogs to dine with their human companions in outdoor areas, finally legalizing the practice of dining with your dog!
    AB 610
    (Solorio)
    Pet Lover’s License Plate Time Extension Bill
    May 3, 2012
    This bill extended administrative deadlines required to create the Pet Lover’s License Plate, which provides funds for low cost spay and neuter services across California.
    AB 2689
    (Smyth)
    Online Rabies Reporting Bill
    July 6, 2010
    This bill clarified how local jurisdictions could require proof of pets’ rabies vaccination by allowing online reporting.
    SB 1806
    (Figueroa)
    Animals in Unattended Motor Vehicles Bill
    September 22, 2006
    This landmark bill made it illegal to leave animals unattended in a vehicle under conditions, such as extreme heat or cold, that would inflict suffering on the animal.

    Vetoed

    AB 416
    (Kalra)
    California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act
    February 4, 2021
    This bill would establish the California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act. The bill would require a contractor, as defined, and specified subcontractors, for any contract entered into, extended, or renewed on or…
    SB 202
    (Wilk)
    Blood Banks
    April 2, 2019
    SB 202 will allow for animals that live with their owners to give blood at commercial blood banks.
    AB 733
    (Quirk)
    Aquatic Toxiticity
    February 19, 2019
    Hazardous waste must be disposed of properly to protect public health and the environment. Today, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) introduced AB 733, which will enable California to identify this waste…
    SB 64
    (Chang)
    Pet Microchipping Bill
    January 29, 2019
    The bill mandates microchipping for all dogs and cats being adopted from shelter or rescue or reclaimed by owner.
    SB 1487
    (Stern)
    Iconic African Species Protection Act
    October 1, 2018
    SB 1487 (Stern) the Iconic African Species Protection Act, was ultimately vetoed by the Governor on September 30th. He based his veto message on concerns of unenforceability, an issue that…
    AB 2474
    (Quirk)
    Replacement Animal Test for Hazardous Waste
    August 31, 2018
    Existing law requires the Department of Toxic Substances Control to regulate the handling and management of hazardous waste. Existing law requires the department to develop and adopt by regulation criteria…
    AB 2362
    (Rubio)
    Safe Transportation of Dogs and Cats
    August 22, 2018
    Existing law governs the retail sale of dogs and cats by pet dealers, as defined, and establishes minimum standards for the care of those animals, as specified. This bill would…
    SB 702
    (Lieu)
    Microchipping Impounded Animals
    March 23, 2011
    SB 702, Introduced by Senator Lieu and sponsored by SCIL. The bill required all dogs and cats to be microchipped upon adoption or being reclaimed by their owner from California’s…
    AB 241
    (Nava)
    The Responsible Breeder Act
    April 13, 2009
    AB 241 The Responsible Breeder Act, introduced by Assembly Member Nava and sponsored by SCIL. AB 241 addressed the problems puppy mills create by limiting the number of intact cats…

    Died

    AB 332
    (Lee)
    The Animal Shelter Data Collection Act
    January 30, 2023
    The bill requires that the Department of Public Health (CDPH) collect and publish animal shelter in-take and outcome data, including adoption, redemption, euthanasia, and other categories as a part of…
    AB 953
    The Save Our Coastline Act
    January 25, 2022
    This bill would require the commission to terminate all remaining oil and gas leases under its jurisdiction in tidelands and submerged lands within state waters by December 31, 2023.
    AB 1881
    (Santiago)
    The Dog & Cat Bill of Rights
    January 25, 2022
    AB 1881 promotes the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of dogs and cats by informing potential adopters of the animal’s needs before they adopt. This bill would require a public…
    AB 1979
    (Kalra)
    The California Deforestation-free Procurement Act
    February 11, 2022
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    SB 376
    (Stern)
    Wildlife Trafficking and Trade Act
    March 5, 2021
    The Wildlife Trafficking and Trade Act (SB 376) seeks to address the conditions which led, in part, to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, namely wildlife trafficking and trade. This…
    AB 1289
    (Kalra)
    The Smart Climate Agriculture Program
    February 19, 2021
    AB 1289 will help increase agricultural revenue and make California a leader in supplying and processing plant-based foods
    AB 702
    (Santiago)
    The Pet Breeder Humane Care Act
    February 16, 2021
    The Pet Breeder Humane Care Act aims to enhance humane minimum standards of care for bred dogs and cats and consumer protection.
    AB 564
    (Gonzalez)
    Protection for California’s Biodiversity
    February 11, 2021
    The Biodiversity Protection and Restoration Act, which is cosponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation, would require state agencies to prioritize the protection of biodiversity in carrying out mandates.
    AB 534
    Protect Endangered Sea Life
    February 10, 2021
    The Whale Entanglement Prevention Act would require ropeless crabbing gear by 2025, ensuring California’s leadership role in whale protection around the world.
    AB 1586
    (Kalra)
    Replacing Animals in Science Education Act
    February 25, 2019
    Under the proposed legislation, all California schools would replace animal dissection activities with contemporary and humane teaching methods in line with industry standards and best practices.
    AB 572
    (Kalra)
    California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act
    February 14, 2019
    Bill mandates state contracts involving forest-risk commodities only go to companies with sustainable practices.
    AB 486
    (Limon)
    Pet Evacuation Bill
    February 12, 2019
    This bill will require pet owners holding a kennel permit with their local jurisdiction to have an evacuation plan.
    SB 1175
    (Stern)
    Iconic African Species Act
    January 1, 2020
    Will make it illegal to possess body parts of iconic species from Africa, such as lions, elephants, and giraffes, stopping hunters from bringing their tragically killed animals back to California.
    AB 3159
    (Thurmond)
    Poultry Slaughter
    February 16, 2018
    Existing law specifies the method by which designated animals are required to be slaughtered by any person engaged in the business of slaughtering those animals or by any person when…
    AB 1199
    (Nazarian)
    Police-Canine Encounters Protection Act
    May 26, 2017
    We are disappointed to report that AB 1199, the Police-Canine Encounters Protection Act, has stalled in the Appropriations Committee due to staff’s concerns regarding costs of implementing the training program.…
    SB 1277
    (Florez)
    Animal Abuse Registry
    February 19, 2010
    Existing law requires persons convicted of arson and sex crimes to register with local law enforcement, as provided. The Department of Justice is required to make specified information about certain…
    SB 250
    (Florez)
    Pet Responsibility Act
    April 2, 2009
    Existing law generally prohibits public pounds and private shelters from selling or giving away any dog or cat that has not been spayed or neutered; provides, under certain circumstances, for…
    AB 1634
    (Levine)
    California Healthy Pets Act
    February 23, 2007
    California Healthy Pets Act introduced by Assembly Member Levine and sponsored by SCIL addressed pet-overpopulation by mandating spaying and neutering pets.

    Tabled

    AB 1908
    The F.I.R.E. Act of 2022
    February 9, 2022
    This bill would allow an incarcerated individual, who successfully participated and completed trained in a program, as specified, as an incarcerated individual hand crewmember, be eligible for a firefighter certificate…
    AB 3143
    (Maienschein)
    Stingrays
    February 21, 2020
    Would add specific species of stingrays to a list that already includes big cats, polar bears, dolphins, and other threatened or endangered species.
    AB 889
    (Maienschein)
    California Transparency in Research Act
    February 20, 2019
    A new bill introduced last week in the California State Assembly would modernize and expand a statewide system in which some laboratories currently report animal use.
    SCR 100
    (Lara)
    Prop 65 Resolution on adding Carcinogenic Meats
    February 12, 2018
    The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, an initiative measure approved by the voters as Proposition 65 at the November 4, 1986, statewide general election (Proposition 65),…

    Tabled Due to COVID-19

    AB 2568
    (Maienschein)
    Pet Evacuation
    February 20, 2020
    Introduced to establish protections for animals during emergency evacuations.
    SB 1041
    (Hueso)
    Hunting Deer with Dogs Prohibition Act
    February 18, 2020
    Will make California the 40th state to end the practice of using dogs to hunt deer.
    2653
    (Kalra)
    Smart Climate Agriculture
    January 1, 2020
    This bill will help them out of the dying animal agricultural industry by providing them with transitional support grants to move them to emerging plant-based farming.
    AB 2177
    (Kalra)
    Equine Welfare & Safety Horseracing Act
    January 1, 2020
    The bill will address all the horse deaths at Santa Anita Park and beyond by raising the standards for pre-existing conditions, administration of drugs, and punishment for those that violate…
    SB 1115
    (Wilk)
    Doggy Donor Act
    January 1, 2020
    Our bill will open the market to community-sourced animal donors, i.e. animals that donate blood but live at a home with their human companions.
    AB 2002
    (Kalra)
    Deforestation-Free Procurement Act
    January 1, 2020
    This bill will make it mandatory that the state of California only enter into contracts for goods with companies that have a no deforestation policy in place.
    AB 479
    (Nazarian)
    Plant Based Food & Beverage Program K-12
    February 13, 2019
    Landmark California Legislation Encourages Climate-friendly, Plant-Based Lunch Options for Students.

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