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  • Saving and protecting animals one law at a time
  • BILLS THAT BECAME LAW

    Social Compassion in Legislation has sponsored the following bills that became law.

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    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…

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