ADDITIONAL BILLS: SUPPORT
AB 2371 - Climate change. SUPPORT. Requires the Strategic Growth Council, by July 1, 2021, to convene a science advisory team of distinguished scientists to guide climate planning and adaptation efforts.
2.24 Referred to NAT RES
AB 2551 - Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (conversion to open space). SUPPORT. Authorizes the Dept of Parks & Rec to dispose of the portion of the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area known as the “Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area” to permanently preserve that land for conservation purposes, requiring that the land only be sold to a local agency or nonprofit organization for use as a park or other open-space purpose.
AB 2568 - Wildfire/emergency evacuation plan. SUPPORT. Requires cities and counties to require, as a condition for obtaining a kennel license or permit, that the kennel owner submit an animal natural disaster evacuation plan.
AB 2691 - Dog trainer and training facility minimum care standards. SUPPORT. Requires dog trainers, facilities and facility operators to provide minimum care standards for dogs, and to maintain a written record on the health, status, and disposition of each dog trained at the training facility.
AB 2839 - California Deserts Conservancy. SUPPORT. Establishes a 13-member California Deserts Conservancy board to create projects and programs throughout the deserts region, and to make grants and loans to local public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and tribal organizations. Wildlife corridors to benefit the desert tortoise and desert bighorn sheep are among the priorities.
AB 3071 - Lead ammunition. SUPPORT. Prohibits shooting ranges from selling lead ammunition.
SB 573 - Microchips. SUPPORT. Would require that all dogs and cats be microchipped that are adopted to individuals by a public shelter, humane society or rescue group.
SB 1239 - California Animal Response Emergency System (CARES) program. SUPPORT. Establishes the Animal Care Network in Disasters Fund in the State Treasury to be used solely to support the program, including through an agreement with one or more schools of veterinary medicine.
SB 587 - California Sea Otter Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund. SUPPORT. Extends to 2026 the California Sea Otter Fund, funded from donations via the CA personal income tax return to be appropriated to the DFW for sea otter conservation.
1.06 Amended in Senate.
ADDITIONAL BILLS: OPPOSE
AB 1999 - Speed limit. OPPOSE. Unless this bill is amended with more detailed language, it would call for the 55mph speed limit to be universally lifted in California, with no replacement limit. This is not safe for humans or animals.
2.06 Referred to Asm TRANS.
AB 2152 - Pet stores. CONFLICTS with 2117. Offices have been contacted. No pets may be sold in-store. Pet stores may make free adoption space available to rescues and shelters. Puppy mills have masqueraded as "rescues." Who will enforce this and hold the "rescues" accountable?
2.10 Referred to Asm B&P.
AB 2523 - Youth Hunting Program. OPPOSE. Establishes a program to increase opportunities to hunt big game, upland game birds, and migratory game birds for youth with terminal illnesses and youth who lost a parent in service to the state or country.
AB 2610 - Wild mustang
prison program. OPPOSE. Retweet. Creates a prisoner rehabilitation pilot program in which inmates are trained to provide care for and train feral horses. A la "The Mustang" by Robert Redford
AB 2888 - Emotional support dogs. LEANING TO OPPOSE... Makes a misdemeanor of representing or selling an emotional support dog as being entitled to the rights for guide, signal, or service dogs with a fine of up to $1,000, 6 months in jail, or both. First take: with all the issues out there, do we need to make a new crime of this? Are people hurting animals by abusing service dog privileges? Need to get pulse on this. This bill doesn't help animals, but it punishes people....Why? Write to us!
SB 1115 - Animal Blood Banks. OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED. Would prohibit the use of animals in closed colonies at commercial blood banks "following the date that ____ determines that an equivalent supply of blood sold in California from captive closed-colony blood banks for animals during ____ is available from community-sourced blood banks for animals." Does not require a transition; has an open-ended timeline for when closed colonies should end. Does not prohibit closed colonies from every blood bank, only the commercial blood banks.
3.05: Referred to Sen AG, JUD and BP&ED
AB 1953 - Blood banks, dogs. SUPPORT anticipated. WATCH. Currently the bill language includes nothing to phase out the closed colony blood banks, where dogs are held captive in cages 24/7. Governor Newsom stated in a veto message for a competing bill that the closed colony practice needs to END. We don't understand why this bill has taken more than a year to create a plan, especially since a plan was provided to the author's office several times.
1.30 Referred to Asm B&P
AB 1974 - Horse/jockey safety. WATCH. The author is pro-horse racing and gambling.
AB 2522 - State Resource Conservation Commission. WATCH.
AB 2574 - Dept of Fish & Wildlife comment period. WATCH. Expands the comment period from 21 calendar days to 21 business days.
AB 2614 - Transportation of animals. SUPPORT anticipated.
AB 2911 - Gambling licenses. WATCH The author is pro-horse racing and gambling.
AB 2938 - Horse betting to benefit "animal welfare." Incomplete language. WATCH.
AB 2965 - Wildlife resources. SUPPORT anticipated.
AB 3035 - Animals as prizes. OPPOSE anticipated.
AB 3123 - Food labeling. SUPPORT anticipated. Re: plant-based foods.
AB 3143 - Stingray protection. SUPPORT anticipated. Re: stingray protection.
Not yet introduced.
AB 3252 - Safe Harbor. WATCH. Extends notice from landowner to DFW to 7 business days. Watch for amendments.
SB 800 - Horse racing safety. WATCH. The author is pro-horse racing and gambling.
1.15 Referred to RLS comm.
SB 879 - Horse racing weeks. WATCH. The author is pro-horse racing and gambling.
1.29 Referred to RLS comm.
SB 1046 - Endangered Species. OPPOSE anticipated. Delisting of species expected.
SB 1147 - Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area. WATCH.
SB 1178 - CA Exposition and State Fair. WATCH.
SB 1208 - Fish and wildlife take. WATCH.
SB 1248 - Timber harvesting exemptions. OPPOSE anticipated.
SB 1335 - Timber operations. SUPPORT anticipated.
SB 1434 - Horse betting. WATCH.
AB 2039 - Mobile slaughter. NO POSITION AT THIS TIME. Adds exemptions for mobile slaughter operators (MSOs) of sheep and goats. In the last two years, MSOs of cattle have been exempted from normal certification. We are not experts in mobile slaughter, so this needs research. There was a similar bill last year to exempt MSOs from certification of cattle slaughter. Needs research.
AB 2550 - California Conservation Ranching Incentive Program. WATCH. The program may establish livestock or wild animal(?) grazing contracts with private owners of rangelands, grazing lands, or grasslands that are important for the conservation of grassland birds, soil health, and biodiversity. Needs research.
AB 2615 - Horse racing post mortem exams. WATCH. Needs research.