VETOED	DATE: 09/30/2010

To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2743 without my signature.

This bill would prohibit a landlord from requiring a tenant, as a
condition of rental occupancy, to have an animal "declawed" or
"devoiced."  I support the goal of this bill, which would preclude
landlords from making inappropriate medical decisions as a condition
of occupancy.  However, I cannot sign a measure that contains
findings and declarations by the Legislature that are unsupported by
science.  In addition, this measure suggests that declawing should be
prohibited for any "non-therapeutic" reason, which would include the
legitimate medical needs of a pet owner.  Regrettably, this bill
goes too far in attempting to deal with inappropriate demands by

For these reasons, I am unable to sign this bill.


Arnold Schwarzenegger