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          Date of Hearing:  May 6, 2015


                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS


                                 Jimmy Gomez, Chair


          AB  
          317 (Maienschein) - As Amended April 27, 2015


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          Urgency:  No  State Mandated Local Program:  NoReimbursable:  No


          SUMMARY:


          This bill allows an organization that meets certain conditions  
          to establish a temporary shelter facility, for the purpose of  
          providing veterinary medical care, shelter and food and water  
          during a state of emergency.








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          FISCAL EFFECT:


          Any costs to the Veterinary Medical Board are minor and  
          absorbable. 


          COMMENTS:


          1)Purpose. This bill intends to facilitate the establishment of  
            temporary shelter facilities for the purpose of animal care  
            during a state of emergency, by clarifying the conditions that  
            must be met in order to be exempt from normal "premises  
            requirements" for veterinary care facilities.  


          2)Related Legislation.  AB 316 (Maienschein) permits a  
            veterinarian licensed in another state to attend to cases of  
            animal cruelty or animal fighting in California.





          Analysis Prepared by:Lisa Murawski / APPR. / (916)  
          319-2081


















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