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SB-64 Dogs and cats: microchip implants.(2019-2020)

Senate:
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Veto
Assembly:
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Bill Status
SB-64
Chang (S)
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Bauer-Kahan (A) , Choi (A) , Galgiani (S) , Cristina Garcia (A) , Kalra (A) , O'Donnell (A) , Wilk (S)
Dogs and cats: microchip implants.
02/07/19
An act to add Sections 31108.3 and 31752.1 to the Food and Agricultural Code, relating to animals.
Senate
09/06/19
08/30/19

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/27/19 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/27/19 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/10/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/04/19 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 40. Noes 0. Page 2529.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
09/04/19 Ordered to special consent calendar.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 64 without my signature.

SB 64 requires a public animal control agency or shelter to microchip a dog or cat with current information before releasing it to a person who is seeking to reclaim it, or before providing the pet to a new family.

I am supportive of the important objective of this legislation to reunite more pets with their families and thereby decrease the number of euthanized animals in California. However, by requiring microchipping as a condition of reclaiming a pet, this bill has the unintended consequence of creating a burden for those who may already be struggling with the basic costs of caring for their pets and thereby do not have the financial capacity to pay for the microchip implant and the annual fees.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom