BILL NUMBER: AB 1121	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Pan

                        FEBRUARY 18, 2011

   An act to amend Section 30801 of the Food and Agricultural Code,
relating to dog licensing.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1121, as introduced, Pan. Dogs: licenses: issuance.
   Existing law authorizes a county board of supervisors to provide
for the issuance of serially numbered metallic dog licenses. Existing
law requires that the dog licenses be stamped with the name of the
county and the year of issue. Existing law states that the licenses
shall be issued for a period of not to exceed 2 years, but may be
issued for a period not to exceed 3 years for dogs that have attained
the age of 12 months, or older, and who have been vaccinated against
rabies, provided that the license period shall not extend beyond the
remaining period of validity for the current rabies vaccination.
   This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to these
provisions.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 30801 of the Food and Agricultural Code is
amended to read:
   30801.  (a) A board of supervisors may provide for the issuance of
serially numbered metallic dog licenses pursuant to this section.
The dog licenses shall be stamped with the name of the county and the
year of issue.
   (b) The board of supervisors or animal control department may
authorize veterinarians to issue the licenses to owners of dogs who
make application.
   (c) The licenses shall be issued for a period  of
 not to exceed two years.
   (d) In addition to the authority provided in subdivisions (a),
(b), and (c), a license may be issued, as provided by this section,
by a board of supervisors for a period not to exceed three years for
dogs that have attained the age of 12 months, or older, and who have
been vaccinated against rabies. The person to whom the license is to
be issued pursuant to this subdivision may choose a license period as
established by the board of supervisors of up to one, two, or three
years. However, when issuing a license pursuant to this subdivision,
the license period shall not extend beyond the remaining period of
validity for the current rabies vaccination.