BILL NUMBER: AB 339	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MAY 16, 2013
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MAY 6, 2013

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Dickinson

                        FEBRUARY 13, 2013

   An act to add Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 122370) to Part
6 of Division 105 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to the sale
of animals.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 339, as amended, Dickinson. Sale of animals at swap meets.
   Existing law generally regulates the operation of swap meets, flea
markets, and open-air markets where personal property is exchanged,
sold, or offered for sale or exchange. Existing law also regulates
food vendors operating at swap meets.
   This bill would authorize, subject to exceptions and commencing
January 1, 2016, a swap meet operator to permit a vendor to offer
animals for sale at a swap meet provided the local jurisdiction has
adopted certain standards for the care and treatment of those animals
during the time that the animals are present at the swap meet and
transported to and from the swap meet. These provisions would not
apply to the sale of a particular species of animal if a local
jurisdiction has adopted a local ordinance prior to January 1, 2013,
that applies specifically to the sale of that particular species of
animal at swap meets. The bill would provide that a swap meet vendor
who offers animals for sale at a swap meet in violation of the
requirements of this bill would be guilty of an infraction punishable
by a fine not to exceed $250 for the first violation, or, if the
animal suffers or is endangered, or for a 2nd or subsequent
violation, a fine not to exceed $1,000. By creating new crimes, the
bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
   The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local
agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the
state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that
reimbursement.
   This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this
act for a specified reason.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: yes.


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

  SECTION 1.  Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 122370) is added to
Part 6 of Division 105 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:
      CHAPTER 10.  SALE OF ANIMALS AT SWAP MEETS


   122370.  A swap meet operator may permit a vendor to offer animals
for sale at a swap meet provided the local jurisdiction has adopted
standards for the care and treatment of those animals during the time
that the animals are present at the swap meet and transported to and
from the swap meet. This chapter does not apply to the sale of a
particular species of animal if a local jurisdiction has adopted a
local ordinance prior to January 1, 2013, that applies specifically
to the sale of that particular species of animal at swap meets.
   122371.  Any ordinance adopted pursuant to Section 122370 shall,
at a minimum, require the swap meet vendor to do all of the
following:
   (a) Maintain the facilities used for the keeping of animals in a
sanitary condition.
   (b) Provide proper heating and ventilation for the facilities used
for the keeping of animals.
   (c) Provide adequate nutrition for, and humane care and treatment
of, all animals that are under his or her care and control.
   (d) Take reasonable care to release for sale, trade, or adoption
only those animals that are free of disease or injuries.
   (e) Provide adequate space appropriate to the size, weight, and
species of animals.
   (f) Have a documented program of routine care, preventative care,
emergency care, disease control and prevention, and veterinary
treatment and euthanasia that is established and maintained by the
vendor in consultation with a licensed veterinarian employed by the
vendor or a California-licensed veterinarian, to ensure adherence to
the program with respect to each animal. The program shall also
include a documented onsite visit to the swap meet premises by a
California-licensed veterinarian at least once a year.
   (g) Provide buyers of an animal with general written
recommendations for the generally accepted care of the type of animal
sold, including recommendations as to the housing, equipment,
cleaning, environment, and feeding of the animal. This written
information shall be in a form determined by the vendor and may
include references to Internet Web sites, books, pamphlets, videos,
and compact discs.
   (h) Present for inspection and display a current business license
issued by the local jurisdiction where the animals are principally
housed.
   (i) Maintain records for identification purposes of the person
from whom the animals offered for sale were acquired, including that
person's name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number and the
date the animals were acquired.
   122372.  (a) (1) A swap meet vendor who offers animals for sale at
a swap meet in a local jurisdiction that has not adopted an
ordinance authorizing that sale, is guilty of an infraction
punishable by a fine not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250).
   (2) A swap meet vendor who (A) violates paragraph (1) for the
first time and by that violation either causes or permits any animal
to suffer or be injured, or causes or permits any animal to be placed
in a situation in which its life or health may be endangered, or (B)
violates paragraph (1) for a second or subsequent time, is guilty of
an infraction punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand
dollars ($1,000) per violation. The court shall weigh the gravity of
the violation in setting the amount of the fine. 
   (3) Nothing in paragraph (2) shall preclude punishment under any
other provision of law, including, but not limited to, laws
prohibiting the abuse or neglect of animals in the Health and Safety
Code or the Penal Code. 
   (b) A notice describing the charge and the penalty for a violation
of this section may be issued by any peace officer, animal control
officer, as defined in Section 830.9, or humane officer qualified
pursuant to Section 14502 or 14503 of the Corporations Code.
   122373.  This chapter shall not apply to the following:
   (a) Events held by 4-H Clubs, Junior Farmers Clubs, or Future
Farmers Clubs.
   (b) The California Exposition and State Fair, district
agricultural association fairs, or county fairs.
   (c) Stockyards with respect to which the Secretary of the United
States Department of Agriculture has posted notice that the
stockyards are regulated by the federal Packers and Stockyards Act of
1921 (7 U.S.C. Sec. 181 et seq.).
   (d) The sale of cattle on consignment at any public cattle sales
market, the sale of sheep on consignment at any public sheep sales
market, the sale of swine on consignment at any public swine sales
market, the sale of goats on consignment at any public goat sales
market, and the sale of equines on consignment at any public equine
sales market.
   (e) Live animal markets regulated under Section 597.3 of the Penal
Code.
   (f) A public animal control agency or shelter, society for the
prevention of cruelty to animals shelter, humane society shelter, or
rescue group regulated under Division 14 (commencing with Section
30501) of the Food and Agricultural Code. For purposes of this
section, "rescue group" is a not-for-profit entity whose primary
purpose is the placement of dogs, cats, or other animals that have
been removed from a public animal control agency or shelter, society
for the prevention of cruelty to animals shelter, or humane society
shelter, or that have been surrendered or relinquished to the entity
by the previous owner.
   (g) The sale of fish or shellfish, live or dead, from a fishing
vessel or registered aquaculture facility, at a pier or wharf, or at
a farmer's market by any licensed commercial fisherman or an owner or
employee of a registered aquaculture facility to the public for
human consumption.
   (h) A cat show, dog show, or bird show, provided that all of the
following circumstances exist:
   (1) The show is validly permitted by the city or county in which
the show is held.
   (2) The show's sponsor or permittee ensures compliance with all
federal, state, and local animal welfare and animal control laws.
   (3) The participant has written documentation of the payment of a
fee for the entry of his or her cat, dog, or bird in the show.
   (4) The sale of a cat, dog, or bird occurs only on the premises
and within the confines of the show.
   (5) The show is a competitive event where the cats, dogs, or birds
are exhibited and judged by an established standard or set of ideals
established for each breed or species.
   (i) A pet store as defined in subdivision (i) of Section 122350.
   (j) Any reptile and aquatic trade show, provided all of the
following circumstances exist:
   (1) The show is validly permitted by the city or county in which
the show is held.
   (2) The show's sponsor or permittee ensures compliance with all
federal, state, and local animal welfare and animal control laws.
   122374.  This chapter shall become operative on January 1, 2016.
  SEC. 2.  No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because
the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school
district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or
infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty
for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the
Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the
meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California
Constitution.