Paw PAC – Animal Bills For Activists: 2017

Paw PAC

California’s Political Action Committee for Animals
5011 W. Gonzales Road, Oxnard, California 93036
pawPACca@gmail.com •  www.pawPAC.net
Bill tracking & updates by Beverlee McGrath, President

These animal-related bills are currently working their way through the California legislature. Although you will not have the opportunity to vote on these bills, it is important for you to make your opinions known by contacting the legislators who represent you in the Assembly and the Senate. The most effective way to find out which Assembly Members and Senators represent you is to go to the following website and follow the instructions:

http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov

The most effective way to contact your legislative representatives is a traditional written letter. However, you can also contact your representatives via email. There will typically be an email form on your representatives’ websites rather than an email address.

You will contact your Assembly Members regarding Assembly bills and Senators regarding Senate bills. Please make your letters and/or emails brief, polite, and specific to the bill that you are asking the legislator to support or oppose. You will want to include the information pertaining the bill that is included below.

The current status of the bill is also provided. Additional information about the bills can be obtained at the following website:
http://www.leginfo.gov.

How to contact your legislator:

  • A brief, polite and specific letter or email.
  • Email forms are on your representatives’ websites rather than an email address.
  • Assembly members regarding Assembly bills and Senators regarding Senate bills.
  • Additional information about the bills can be obtained at the following website: leginfo.gov
  • In order to locate your California Assembly and Senate districts and legislator, please visit this website:

http://www.legislature.ca.gov/legislators_and_districts/legislators/yourlegislator.html

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Senate Bills

SCR 23 Monning, CA Wildlife Day – Support
From committee: Be adopted. Ordered to consent calendar. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (March 2). Asm consent calendar 3-6-17

SB 30 Lara, Calif/Mexico Border – Support
Referred to Governmental Organization (was amended).

SB 44 Jackson, State Lands – Support
Referred to Natural Resources & Water, and Environmental Quality, hearing 3-14. State lands: coastal hazard and legacy oil and gas well removal and remediation program.

SB 183 Lara, Marine Protected Areas – Oppose
Referred to Natural Resources & Water, no hearing date. Marine protected areas: Native American tribes. An act to add Section 2864 to the Fish and Game Code, and to add Section 5097.992 to the Public Resources Code, relating to marine resources.

SB 186 Nguyen, Food safety – Watch
No committee assignment yet.

SB 216 Moorlach, Property/Wild Animals – Watch – Teri
No committee assignment yet.

SB 252 Dodd, Water Wells – Watch – Bev
Referred to Natural Resources & Water, Governance & Finance. Hearing was set for 3-14, is postponed. Water wells: permits: critically over drafted groundwater basins.

SB 420 Monning, Criminal’s Info – Support? – Ron
Referred to Public Safety. Hearing 3-21. An act to amend Section 11105 of the Penal Code, relating to criminal history information.

SB 513 Bradford, Assault/Battery – Support
Referred to Public Safety, no hearing date. An act to amend Sections 241 and 243 of the Penal Code, relating to assault and battery of a public utility worker (includes an animal control officer.

SB 531 Galgiani, Local Emergencies – Watch
Referred to Governmental Organization, no hearing date. An act to amend Sections 8558 and 8630 of the Government Code, relating to local emergencies.

SB 546 Hill, Veterinary Pharmacies – Watch – Nancy

SB 586 Vidak, Assault/Battery (federal) – Support
Referred to Public Safety, no hearing date. An act to amend Sections 241 and 243 of the Penal Code, relating to assault and battery of a federal peace officer.

SB 602 Allen, Pesticides/Labeling – Support?
Referred to Environmental Quality, no hearing date. An act to add Section 12860 to, and to add Article 4.5 (commencing with Section 14085) to Chapter 3 of Division 7 of, the Food and Agricultural Code, relating to pesticides.

SB 673 Newman, License Plates – Support – Holly, Nicole

SB 763 Wilk, Milk Products – Watch
Referral pending. An act to amend Section 32731 of the Food and Agricultural Code, relating to milk products.

SB 779 Hertzberg, Criminal’s Info – Support Ron

Assembly Bills

AB 8 Bloom, Mountain Lions – Support
Referred to Water, Parks & Wildlife (no hearing date yet). Depredation permits; will not mandate the m lions be killed, changed to MAY allow them to be killed.

AB 197 Kiley, Violent felonies – Support – PJ
Referred to Cmte on Public Safety (no hearing date)

AB 292 Steinorth, Pets/Income Tax – Support – Teri

AB 311 Mathis, Methane – Watch/need info
Referral pending. An act, relating to greenhouse gases to amend Section 39730.7 of the Health and Safety Code

AB 411 Bloom, Therapy Dogs/Witnesses – Support – PJ
Referred to Public Safety Cmte (hearing: maybe 3-12)

AB 485 O’Donnell, Adoption & Sales – Support – Holly, Nicole

AB 521 Frazier, Elk Tags – Oppose
Referred to Water, Parks & Wildlife (hearing may be 3-16). An act to amend Section 332 of the Fish and Game Code, relating to hunting.

AB 573 Bigelow, Wild Pigs: Depredation Permit – Oppose
Not referred yet. An act to amend Section 4181 of the Fish and Game Code, relating to depredation.

AB 628 Chen, Animal Control – Watch – Marilyn

AB 707 Aguiar-Curry, Clear lake – Watch
Referred to Asm Natural Resources Cmte (hearing may be 3-18). An act to add Division 14.5 (commencing with Section 22085) to the Public Resources Code, relating to Clear Lake.

AB 771 Quirk, Burning/Forest Lands – Watch
Referred to Asm Natural Resources Cmte (hearing may be 3-18). An act to add Article 4 (commencing with Section 4495) to Chapter 7 of Part 2 of Division 4 of the Public Resources Code, relating to forestry.

AB 1138 Maienschein, Public Health/Dogs – Support
Referral pending. An act to amend Section 121720 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to public health.

AB 1222 Quirk, Driver’s Handbook  – Support
Referral pending. An act to amend Section 1656.3 of the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.

AB 1228 Bloom, Fisheries – Support? – Bev
Referral pending. An act to amend Section 90 of, and to add Section 1022 to, the Fish and Game Code, relating to fisheries.

AB 1569 Caballero, Disabled Rights/Animals – Watch
Referral pending. Disability rights: reasonable accommodations: animals. An act to amend Section 54.1 of the Civil Code, relating to disability rights.

AB 1199 Nazarian, Police Canine Protection – Support – Holly, Nicole
Referral pending. An act to add Section 13514.3 to the Penal Code, relating to peace officer training

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