AB 797

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2015-2016 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Apr 30, 2015
  • Passed Senate Aug 15, 2016
  • Signed by Governor Sep 24, 2016

Motor vehicles: rescue or provision of care for animal: civil and criminal liability.

Abstract

Existing law authorizes a peace officer, humane officer, or animal control officer to take all steps reasonably necessary to remove an animal from a motor vehicle because the animal's safety appears to be in immediate danger of specified harm. Existing law requires those persons who remove an animal from a vehicle to take the animal to an animal shelter or other place of safekeeping or, if deemed necessary, to a veterinary hospital for treatment, and to leave a notice in the vehicle that notifies the owner of, among other things, the location where the animal may be claimed. Existing law authorizes the owner to claim the animal only after paying all charges that have accrued for the maintenance, care, medical treatment, or impoundment of the animal. This bill would expand the authorization and requirements applicable to a peace officer, humane officer, or animal control officer described above to include a firefighter or other emergency responder. The bill would additionally provide that a person may be required to pay for charges that have accrued for the maintenance, care, medical treatment, or impoundment of the animal removed from the vehicle. The bill would exempt a person from criminal liability for actions taken reasonably and in good faith to remove an animal from a vehicle under the circumstances described above if the person satisfies specified conditions, including immediately turning the animal over to a representative from law enforcement, animal control, or other emergency responder who responds to the scene. The bill would exempt a person from civil liability for property damage or trespass to a motor vehicle if the property damage or trespass occurred while the person was rescuing an animal pursuant to these provisions.

Bill Sponsors (19)

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Actions


Sep 24, 2016

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 554, Statutes of 2016.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 01, 2016

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.

Aug 25, 2016

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 77. Noes 0. Page 6282.).

Aug 24, 2016

Assembly

From committee: That the Senate amendments be concurred in. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (August 23).

Aug 18, 2016

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on JUD. pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD. pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2.

Aug 16, 2016

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 18 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Aug 15, 2016

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 37. Noes 0. Page 4969.).

Aug 02, 2016

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 01, 2016

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Jun 30, 2016

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 29, 2016

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (June 28).

Jun 15, 2016

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on RLS. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (June 14). Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on RLS.

Jun 06, 2016

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
Com. on JUD.

May 23, 2016

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
Com. on JUD.

Jan 28, 2016

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Aug 31, 2015

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
Com. on RLS.

Aug 18, 2015

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

Senate

Withdrawn from committee.

Aug 17, 2015

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on G.O.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
Com. on G.O.

Jun 19, 2015

Senate

In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Jun 08, 2015

Senate

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

May 14, 2015

Senate

Referred to Com. on G.O.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on G.O.

Apr 30, 2015

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 77. Noes 0. Page 1225.)

Apr 23, 2015

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

Apr 22, 2015

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (April 22).

Apr 15, 2015

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (April 15). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Apr 07, 2015

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on A. & A.R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on A. & A.R.

Apr 06, 2015

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on A. & A.R. Read second time and amended.

Mar 12, 2015

Assembly

Referred to Com. on A. & A.R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on A. & A.R.

Feb 27, 2015

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 29.

Feb 26, 2015

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB797 HTML
02/26/15 - Introduced PDF
04/06/15 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/17/15 - Amended Senate PDF
08/31/15 - Amended Senate PDF
05/23/16 - Amended Senate PDF
06/06/16 - Amended Senate PDF
08/01/16 - Amended Senate PDF
08/29/16 - Enrolled PDF
09/24/16 - Chaptered PDF

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