BILL NUMBER: AB 2414	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Solorio

                        FEBRUARY 24, 2012

   An act to amend Sections 597u and 597v of, and to repeal Section
597y of, the Penal Code, relating to animal euthanasia.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 2414, as introduced, Solorio. Euthanasia: animals.
   Existing law prohibits a person from killing any animal by using
carbon monoxide gas or, except as specified, by intracardiac
injection of a euthanasia agent on a conscious animal. With respect
to the killing of any dog or cat, existing law prohibits a person
from using a high-altitude decompression chamber or nitrogen gas.
Existing law prohibits any person from killing a newborn dog or cat
whose eyes have not yet opened by any method other than by the use of
chloroform vapor or by inoculation of barbiturates. Existing law
states that a violation of the above provisions is a misdemeanor.
   This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes 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 597u of the Penal Code is amended to read:
   597u.  (a) No person, peace officer, officer of a humane society,
or officer of a pound or animal regulation department of a public
agency shall kill any animal by using any of the following methods:
   (1) Carbon monoxide gas.
   (2) Intracardiac injection of a euthanasia agent on a conscious
animal, unless the animal is heavily sedated or anesthetized in a
humane manner, or comatose, or unless, in light of all the relevant
circumstances, the procedure is justifiable.
   (b) With respect to the killing of any dog or cat, no person,
peace officer, officer of a humane society, or officer of a pound or
animal regulation department of a public agency shall use any of the
methods specified in subdivision (a) or any of the following methods:

   (1) High-altitude decompression chamber.
   (2) Nitrogen  gas   gas.  
   (c) A violation of this section is a misdemeanor. 
  SEC. 2.  Section 597v of the Penal Code is amended to read:
   597v.  (a)    No person, peace officer, officer
of a humane society, or officer of a pound or animal regulation
department of a public agency shall kill any newborn dog or cat whose
eyes have not yet opened by any other method than by the use of
chloroform vapor or by inoculation of barbiturates. 
   (b) A violation of this section is a misdemeanor. 
  SEC. 3.  Section 597y of the Penal Code is repealed. 
   597y.  A violation of Section 597u or 597v is a misdemeanor.