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                                                                  SB 425
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          Date of Hearing:   July 6, 2011

                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                                Felipe Fuentes, Chair

                   SB 425 (Calderon) - As Amended:  June 23, 2011 

          Policy Committee:                              Public 
          SafetyVote:  7-0

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program: 
          No     Reimbursable:              

           SUMMARY  

          This bill:

          1)Increases the maximum fine, for a minor under the age of 16 
            years attending a cockfight, from $100 to $500.  

          2)Creates a maximum fine of $2,500, rather than $1,000, for any 
            person to fasten any live animal to any device propelled by 
            power for the purpose of causing that animal to be pursued by 
            a dog or dogs. 

          3)Extends existing forfeiture proceedings for persons engaged in 
            dog fighting to cockfighting.  

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          1)Negligible state cost.

          2)Minor increase in local fine revenue. 

           COMMENTS  

           1)Rationale  . The author contends the increased fines and 
            expanded forfeiture processes will help deter cockfighting. 

           2)Amendments  adopted in Assembly Public Safety delete mandatory 
            minimum fines. 

           

          Analysis Prepared by  :    Geoff Long / APPR. / (916) 319-2081 








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