• Saving and protecting animals one law at a time
  • Saving and protecting animals one law at a time

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

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    AB 1648
    The Animal Evacuation Act
    January 25, 2022
    The bill requires an animal owner as a condition for obtaining a kennel permit to create and submit an animal wildfire evacuation plan.
    AB 1781
    The Safe Transportation of Dogs and Cats Act
    February 4, 2022
    Assembly Bill AB 1781 requires mobile or traveling housing facilities, such as animal control vehicles, to transportation of dogs and cats in such a manner that conditions do not endanger…
    AB 558
    The Child Nutrition Act of 2022
    March 3, 2021
    AB 558 will incentivize California K-12 schools to serve plant-based meals and beverages.
    AB 1282
    California Pet Blood Bank Modernization Act
    February 19, 2021
    AB 1282 to bring compassion, transparency and oversight to California’s animal blood banks.
    SB 573
    Pet Microchipping
    January 1, 2020
    Mandates that all pets leaving a shelter – whether adopted or reclaimed by owner be microchipped, thus saving animals lives by reuniting them with their human families rather than being…
    AB 1260
    Ban on Exotic Skins
    February 21, 2019
    Added hippopotamus’ and several reptile species to an existing sales ban which includes big cats, polar bears, dolphins, and other threatened or endangered species. This bill added to the world-wide…
    SB 313
    Animals: prohibition on use in circuses
    February 15, 2019
    This bill made California the third state to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, saving so many elephants, bears, lions, and others from being tortured by whips and…
    AB 273
    Wildlife Protection Act of 2019
    January 24, 2019
    This bill made California the first state to ban all recreational and commercial fur trapping, thus ending the cruel and outdated practice which tortured and killed thousands of animals per…
    SB 1249
    California Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act
    October 1, 2018
    The California Cruelty-free Cosmetic Act is the landmark bill which made California the first state to ban the sell of cosmetics and personal hygiene products which had been tested on…
    SB 1138
    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 available plant-based meal options. The bill ensures these state-run facilities offer healthy vegan food options which were…
    AB 2445
    Public health: retail sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits.
    July 20, 2018
    Requires pet store operators to maintain records documenting health, status, and disposition of each animal for at least 2 years and ensure the new pet owner has access to all…
    SB 673
    Pet Lovers Plate
    October 14, 2017
    SB 673 transferred administration and oversight of the Pet Lovers License Plate Program from the VMB to CDFA in order to expedite the funds generated from the program to be…
    AB 485
    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. The bill has since been replicated in 4 states and over 400 localities.
    SB 1200
    Animal Cruelty/Training: Criminal Statistics
    August 29, 2016
    This bill requires the Department of Justice to include information concerning arrests for animal cruelty in its annual report to the Governor. The goal of the bill is to give…
    HR 28
    Humane Education
    May 2, 2016
    In a world desperately in need of more kindness, this bill put the state of California on record that compliance with the state’s Education Code provisions should include educating students…
    S04327A/A 5956
    NY Dining with Dogs Bill
    November 5, 2015
    This bill permitted New York restaurants to allow dogs to dine with their human companions in outdoor areas, finally legalizing the practice of dining with your dog! The bill was…
    Specialized License Plates
    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. http://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/portal/ipp2/welcome
    ACR 56
    Official State Pet
    September 8, 2015
    This bill made the shelter pet the “Official State Pet.” The bill helped the continuing cultural shift to value our shelter pets like the wonderful animals that they are.
    AB 1965
    CA Dining With Dogs
    August 21, 2014
    This bill permited California restaurants to allow dogs to dine with their human companions in outdoor areas, finally legalizing the practice of dining with your dog! For more information: https://www.economist.com/united-states/2014/08/30/bone-appetit…
    AB 610
    Pet Lover’s Plate (time extension)
    May 3, 2012
    This bill was essential legislation in the creation of the Pet Lover’s License Plate, which provides funds for low cost spay and neuter services across California.
    AB 2689
    Online Rabies Provision
    July 6, 2010
    SCIL advocated along side the City of Los Angeles to clarify how local jurisdictions required proof of pets’ rabies vaccination. The bill moved rabies vaccination reporting into the 21st Century…
    SB 1806
    Animals in Unattended Motor Vehicle
    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. This bill…

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