PIJAC

2021 Legislative Overview - California

16 pet industry-related issues were proposed during the 1st year of the 2021-22 legislative session, 3 of which were designated as priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:

 

2021 SESSION (ADJOURNED ON 9/10/2021)

 

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

AB 468

Amends: 1) Division 105 (Communicable Disease Prevention & Control), Part 6 (Veterinary Public Health & Safety), Chapter 5 (Sale of Dogs and Cats) of CA Health & Safety Code by adding a new Article 4 to provide for the sale of emotional support dogs; and Part 1 (Crimes & Punishments), Title 9 (Crimes Against the Person Involving Sexual Assault and Crimes Against Public Decency) of CA Penal Code to provide for crime of misrepresentation of service dogs.

ENACTED

AB 702

Amends Division 105 (Communicable Disease Prevention & Control) of CA Health & Safety Code by adding a new Chapter 8.5 (Breeder Permitting Programs for Dogs and Cats) to prohibit a person from establishing or maintaining a dog or cat kennel for breeding purposes, as specified, without a breeder permit.

CARRIED OVER TO 2022 SESSION

SB 376

Amends Division 3 (Fish and Game Generally), Chapter 2 (Importation, Transportation and Sheltering of Restricted Live Wild Animals), Section 2120 of CA Fish & Game Code and Part 1 (Crimes and Punishments), Title 14 (Malicious Mischief), Section 597.3 of CA Penal Code to restrict live animal markets and to add certain prohibitions on the importation and possession of wild animals.

CARRIED OVER TO 2022 SESSION

 

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