PIJAC

2018 Legislative Session Overview - California

The California Legislature adjourned its 2017-18 legislative session on August 31, 2018.

37 pet industry-related issues were introduced, 12 of which were considered priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority Legislation:

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

AB 485

Amends Division 105 (Communicable Disease Prevention & Control), Part 6 (Veterinary Public Health & Safety), Chapter 9 (Pet Store Animal Care) of CA Health & Safety Code by adding Section 122354.5 to provide that a pet store operator shall not sell a live dog, cat, or rabbit in a pet store unless it was obtained from a public animal control agency or shelter, an SPCA, or a humane society shelter.

ENACTED

AB 628

Amends Part 1 (Crimes & Punishments), Title 14 (Malicious Mischief), Section 597.1 of CA Penal Code to further provide for the costs associated with the seizure of animals.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

AB 1137

The Pet Friendly Housing Act of 2017 amends Division 31 (Housing & Home Finance), Part 2 (Department of Housing & Community Development), Chapter 2 (Policy Activities of the Department of CA Health & Safety Code by adding a new section 50466 to require the Department to allow a resident of public housing to own or otherwise maintain one or more common household pets.

ENACTED

AB 1491

Amends Division 3 (Obligations), Part 2 (Contracts), Title 4 (Unlawful Contracts) of California Civil Code by adding a new Section 1670.9 to declare a contract entered into on or after January 1, 2018, to transfer ownership of a dog or cat in which ownership is contingent upon the making of payments over a period of time subsequent to the transfer of possession of the dog or cat, void as against public policy unless those payments are on an unsecured loan for the purchase of that animal.

ENACTED

AB 1780

Amends Division 105 (Communicable Disease Prevention & Control), Part 6 (Veterinary Public Health & Safety) of CA Health & Safety Code by adding a new Chapter 1.3 to provide for the importation of diseased dogs and cats.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

AB 2362

Amends Division 105 (Communicable Disease Prevention & Control), Part 6 (Veterinary Public Health & Safety) of CA Health & Safety Code by adding a new Chapter 12 to establish health and safety standards for mobile or traveling housing facilities for dogs and cats.

VETOED BY GOVERNOR

AB 2445

Amends Division 105 (Communicable Disease Prevention & Control), Part 6 (Veterinary Public Health & Safety), Chapter 5 (Sale of Dogs and Cats), Article 2 (Retail Sale of Dogs and Cats) of CA Health & Safety Code to impose certain dog cage signage requirements on retailers offering dogs for sale.

ENACTED

AB 2774

Amends Part 1 (Crimes & Punishments), Title 14 (Malicious Mischief) of CA Penal Code by adding a new Section 600.6 to require the CA Department of Justice to make specified booking information about animal abuse offenders available to specified law enforcement agencies, animal shelters, pet dealers, animal adoption centers, and animal-oriented businesses.

ENACTED

ORD 2017001

Ordinance (No. 161352) amends the San Francisco, CA Health Code by adding a new Section 1.C.2 (Sale of Domestic Dogs and Cats) to prohibit pet stores from selling dogs or cats in the city.

ENACTED

ORD 2017003

Amends Chapter 9.44 (Animals), Article IX (Sale and Advertisement of Dogs and Cats) of Sacramento, CA City Code by adding a new Section 800 (Prohibition of Sale in Commercial Establishments) which would prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats in the City.

ENACTED

ORD 2017004

Ordinance amends Chapter 5 (Animals & Fowl) of South Pasadena, CA Municipal Code by adding a new Section 5.22-2 to prohibit the sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores, retail businesses, or other commercial establishments.

ENACTED

ORD 2017005

An Ordinance amending Title 4 (Animals) of Del Mar, CA Municipal Code by adding a new Chapter 4.09 (Retail Sale of Dogs, Cats & Rabbits) to prohibit the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in the city.

ENACTED

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