Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Sept. 26, 2012 – Bills Signed into Law re Treatment of Animals
|Governor Jerry Brown signs 1221, 1229 but vetoes 1480|
Edited by Valerie Gotten
published Wed, 26 Sep 2012 – 15:02:04 -0700 PDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills related to the treatment and welfare of animals: AB 1162 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Eureka) – Wildlife: poaching. AB 1776 by Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Mountain View) – State government: Pacific leatherback sea turtle. (Additional follow.)
• AB 2609 by Assemblymember Ben Hueso (D-Chula Vista) – Fish and Game Commission.
• SB 1107 by Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Stanislaus) – Automated License Data System: nonprofit conservation organizations.
• SB 1162 by Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) – Animal control: tranquilizers.
• SB 1221 by Senator Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) – Mammals: use of dogs to pursue bears and bobcats.
• SB 1229 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Real property: rentals: animals.
• SB 1249 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) – Department of Fish and Game: lands: expenditures.
• SB 1500 by Senator Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) – Seized and abandoned animals: full costs: forfeiture.
The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bill:
• SB 1480 by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) – Trapping. A veto message can be found here.
For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html
ABOUT THE EDITOR: Valerie Gotten (aka Valerie G) is an abstract painter, former movie stand-in, and volunteers for “green events” to help raise awareness about global warming, and help preserve California’s wilderness and natural beauty.
Here is the Governor’s veto message for 1480.
“This bill would require the Department of Fish and Game to expand its mission to include enforcement of statutes aimed at consumer protection issues. The Department is tasked with management of the state’s fish and wildlife resources. Consumer protection is not the appropriate purview of the Department. These issues are most appropriately dealt with by the various state, county, and local agencies with expertise in this area. Expanding the Department’s mission to include urban pest management is not an appropriate or effective use of Department resources.
In addition, this bill prohibits the trapping of bats, with some exceptions based on health and safety, and precludes a homeowner from excluding bats during certain seasons or without authorization from the Department. Homeowners should be allowed to exclude bats from their home at any time.”
I personally don’t feel the Governor was advised of the true nature of the issue. Fish & Game already regulates trappers, trapping of wildlife. It’s not really a consumer protection issue. This is about trappers trapping mom leaving the babies to die. It’s a resource issue. We rehabbers are the ones who end up taking in thousands of babies because of trappers.
I also don’t think he understands why we don’t want people to exclude bats during certain seasons. Protected bat babies could end up trapped in a roof, attic, building to die if they can exclude bats any time of the year. Baby bats can’t fly. Please, send this info to the bat people.
Here is full text of the bill
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