California Legislative Overview – 2022 Session

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(Adjourned August 31, 2022)

31 pet industry-related issues were proposed during the 2021-22 legislative session, 10 of which were designated as priority by the Pet Advocacy Network.

Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:

BILL #SUMMARYFINAL DISPOSITION
AB 468Sale of Emotional Support Animals/Misrepresentation of Service Animals: 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“Dog and Cat Bill of Rights”:
Proposes to add Division 14.6 (Dog and Cat Bill of Rights) to CA Food & Agricultural Code and amend Part 1 (Crimes & Punishments), Title 14 (Malicious Mischief) of CA Penal Code to enact the “Dog and Cat Bill of Rights”.  
MISSED CROSSOVER DEADLINE (DIED)
AB 1648Kennel Natural Disaster Evacuation Plan:
Amends Article 9.5 (Disaster Preparedness) of the CA Government Code by adding a new Section 8608.1 to require kennel owners to create and submit to the city or county an animal natural disaster evacuation plan for any kennel covered by the license or permit.  
ENACTED
AB 1881“Dog and Cat Bill of Rights”:
Proposes to add Division 14.6 (Dog and Cat Bill of Rights) to CA Food & Agricultural Code and amend Part 1 (Crimes & Punishments), Title 14 (Malicious Mischief) of CA Penal Code to enact the “Dog and Cat Bill of Rights.”  
DIED ON SENATE INACTIVE FILE
AB 1901“Dog Trainer Sufficiency Act”:
The “Dog Trainer Sufficiency Act” amends Division 105 (Communicable Disease Prevention & Control), Part 6 (Veterinary Public Health & Safety) of CA Health & Safety Code by adding a new Chapter 12.5 (Dog Training) to parallel requirements for dog trainers, dog training facilities with existing care and maintenance requirements for dog breeders and pet boarding facilities.  
ENACTED
AB 2380Pet Financing Restrictions:
Amends Division 9 (CA Financing Law), Chapter 2 (Consumer Loans), Article 3 (Loan Regulations) of CA Financial Code by adding a new Section 22348 to prohibit a licensee under the California Financing Law from making a consumer loan to a borrower if that loan is to purchase a dog or cat.  
ENACTED
AB 2414Invasive Pest Lists:
Amends Division 4 (Plant Quarantine & Pest Control), Chapter 4.5 (Invasive Pest Planning) of CA Food & Agriculture Code by amending certain provisions of Section 5261 which requires the Department of Food & Agriculture to develop and maintain a list of invasive pests.  
MISSED CROSSOVER DEADLINE (DIED)
AB 2512Wild Animal Import, Transport, Possession Restrictions:
Amends Division 3 (Fish and Game Generally), Chapter 2 (Importation, Transportation and Sheltering of Restricted Live Wild Animals), Sections 2119, 2120, 2150.2 and 2270 of CA Fish & Game Code to authorize the CA Fish & Game Commission to adopt regulations to limit the number of individuals or authorized uses of a wild animal, or prohibit the importation, transportation, or possession of any wild animal.  
MISSED CROSSOVER DEADLINE (DIED)
SB 376Live Animal Market/Wildlife Import Prohibitions:
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.  
MISSED CROSSOVER DEADLINE (DIED)
SB 1029One Health Program – Zoonotic Diseases:
Amends CA Health & Safety Code by adding a new Division 118 (One Health Program) to require the State Department of Public Health, the Department of Food & Agriculture and the Department of Fish & Wildlife to jointly establish and administer the One Health Program for the purpose of developing a framework for interagency coordination in responding to zoonotic diseases and reducing hazards to human and nonhuman animal health, in accordance with the One Health principles set forth by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  
ENACTED

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