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    SB 573
    (Chang)
    Pet Microchipping
    January 1, 2020
    Mandates that all pets leaving a shelter – whether adopted or reclaimed by owner be microchipped.
    AB 1260
    (Maienschein)
    Ban on Exotic Skins
    February 21, 2019
    AB 1260 would add hippopotamus’, sharks, stingrays, and many reptiles to a list that already includes big cats, polar bears, dolphins, and other threatened or endangered species.
    SB 313
    (Hueso)
    Animals: prohibition on use in circuses
    February 15, 2019
    CA Senator Hueso joins Councilmember Koretz and celebrities at Los Angeles City Hall to announce legislation that would institute a statewide ban on traveling wild-animal exhibitions.
    AB 273
    (Gonzalez-Fletcher)
    Wildlife Protection Act of 2019
    January 24, 2019
    AB 273, as introduced, Gonzalez. Fur-bearing and nongame mammals: recreational and commercial fur trapping prohibition.  https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-prohibit-fur-trapping-20190124-story.html
    SB 1249
    (Galgiani)
    California Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act
    October 1, 2018
    The California Cruelty-free Cosmetic Act requires that cosmetics sold in California are not tested on animals by the manufacturer, their suppliers, nor any third party contracted by the manufacturer or…
    SB 1138
    (Skinner)
    Ensuring a Plant Based Meal Option
    October 1, 2018
    SB 1138 requires licensed California health care facilities and state prisons to make available plant-based meal options containing no animal products or by-products, including meat, poultry, fish, dairy, or eggs.…
    AB 2445
    (O’Donnell)
    Public health: retail sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits.
    July 20, 2018
    Existing law requires a pet store operator, as defined, to comply with laws governing, among other things, the care and sale of, animals in a pet store. Existing law prohibits,…
    SB 673
    (Newman)
    Pet Lovers Plate
    October 14, 2017
    Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 673 Pet Lover’s Specialized License Plates , authored by Senator Josh Newman (D – Fullerton). SB 673 allows the funds generated from the…
    AB 485
    (O'Donnell)
    Pet Rescue and Adoption Act
    October 13, 2017
    A landmark bill banning the sale of mill-bred dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores was signed by California Governor Jerry Brown today. In addition to the ban, AB 485,…
    SB 1200
    (Jackson)
    Animal Cruelty/Training: Criminal Statistics
    August 29, 2016
    SCIL, in conjunction with Davey’s Voice Spearhead bill SB 1200 (Jackson) Animal Cruelty/Training: Criminal Statistics. This bill was created in response to the brutal murder of a puppy in Santa…
    HR 28
    (Dababneh/Calderon)
    Humane Education
    May 2, 2016
    This bill put the state of California on record that compliance with Education Code provisions should include educating students on the principles of kindness and respect for animals. It includes…
    S04327A/A 5956
    (Rosenthal)
    NY Dining with Dogs Bill
    November 5, 2015
    New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced that her bill, A.5956-C/S.4327-A, which would permit restaurants to allow pet dogs to accompany diners in outdoor dining areas, was…
    AB-192
    (Allen)
    Specialized License Plates
    October 5, 2015
    This bill corrects a hole in existing law regarding a sponsoring agency delegating responsibilities to a nonprofit. It’s a technical glitch in current law that needed to be fixed for…
    ACR 56
    (Linder)
    Official State Pet
    September 8, 2015
    This bill made the shelter pet the Official State Pet. Every year California euthanizes over 500,000 pets that end up in our overflowing shelters across the state. ACR 56, authored…
    AB 1965
    (Yamada)
    CA Dining With Dogs
    August 21, 2014
    AB 1965, Introduced by Assembly Member Yamada and sponsored by SCIL, made it legal for restaurants to offer areas for people to dine with their companion canines in California. For…
    AB 610
    (Solorio)
    Pet Lover’s Plate (time extension)
    May 3, 2012
    This bill provides the California Veterinary Medical Board extra time to collect 7,500 prepaid applications and fees in order to establish a special interest license plate.
    AB 2689
    (Smyth)
    Online Rabies Provision
    July 6, 2010
    SCIL assisted the City of Los Angeles with crafting language, and lobbying for AB 2689. The bill was signed into law and permits a city or county to specify the…
    SB 1806
    (Figueroa )
    Animals in Unattended Motor Vehicle
    September 22, 2006
    SB 1806 Authored by Senator Liz Figueroa and sponsored by SCIL went into law 1/2007. The law made it illegal to leave an animal in any unattended motor vehicle under…

    Vetoed

    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 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 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 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 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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