California Legislation Update

Animal Place is a member of the California Animal Association (CAA), a coalition of animal protection organizations. Every year, CAA introduces legislation to improve the lives of animals in California. We also track bills that affect animals both positively and negatively.

CAA's bill this year is AB1122, which would ban the sale of included animals at flea markets, swap meets, in commercial parking lots or on roadsides. Adoption events are, of course, exempted. Yesterday, AB 1122 had its first hearing in Assembly Business and Professions. We are happy to report that the bill passed out of committee with a 7-3 vote. It will move on to Appropriations and, then, hopefully on to the Assembly Floor. (It will repeat the entire process on the Senate side, as well).

What you can do: Write a letter of support to Assemblymember Ted Lieu for authoring this legislation.
Send your letters to:
The Honorable Ted Lieu
State Capitol
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA

In other legislative news, we are very happy to report that SB 135 (Florez) passed 4-1 out of Sen Food and Agriculture committee. This bill would ban the tail docking of cattle. The bill will be going to Sen Education committee.

What you can do: Write a letter of support to Senator Florez for introducing this bill. Contact all members of the Senate Education Committee, asking for their aye vote. You can read more about tail docking here, which should give you ideas on what to include in a letter.
Send letters to:

The Honorable Dean Florez
State Capitol, Room 313
Sacramento, CA 95814

Education Committee
Same City and Zip, different Room numbers: Sacramento, CA 94248-0001

Senator Gloria Romero
State Capitol, Room 2090
Senator Robert Huff
State Capitol, Room 3048
Senator Elaine Alquist
State Capitol, Room Room 5080
Senator Loni Hancock
State Capitol Room 3092
Senator Carol Liu
State Capitol Room 5061
Senator Abel Maldonado
State Capitol Room 4082
Senator Alex Padilla State Capitol Room 4038
Senator Joe Simitian
State Capitol Room 2080
Senator Mark Wyland

State Capitol Room 4048