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SB-245 Public animal shelters: adoptions: veterans.(2019-2020)



SECTION 1.
 This bill shall be known, and may be cited, as the Pets for Vets Act.

SEC. 2.

 Section 30505 is added to the Food and Agricultural Code, to read:

30505.
 (a) A public animal shelter shall not charge an adoption fee for a dog if the person adopting the dog presents to the public animal shelter a current and valid driver’s license or identification card with the word “VETERAN” printed on its face pursuant to Section 12811 of the Vehicle Code.
(b) A public animal shelter may limit the number of dogs adopted from that public animal shelter pursuant to this section to one dog each six-month period.

SEC. 3.

 Section 30524.5 is added to the Food and Agricultural Code, to read:

30524.5.
 (a) A public animal shelter shall not charge an adoption fee for a dog if the person adopting the dog presents to the public animal shelter a current and valid driver’s license or identification card with the word “VETERAN” printed on its face pursuant to Section 12811 of the Vehicle Code.
(b) A public animal shelter may limit the number of dogs adopted from that public animal shelter pursuant to this section to one dog each six-month period.

SEC. 4.

 Section 31751.4 is added to the Food and Agricultural Code, to read:

31751.4.
 (a) A public animal shelter shall not charge an adoption fee for a cat if the person adopting the cat presents to the public animal shelter a current and valid driver’s license or identification card with the word “VETERAN” printed on its face pursuant to Section 12811 of the Vehicle Code.
(b) A public animal shelter may limit the number of cats adopted from that public animal shelter pursuant to this section to one cat each six-month period.

SEC. 5.

 Section 31764.5 is added to the Food and Agricultural Code, to read:

31764.5.
 (a) A public animal shelter shall not charge an adoption fee for a cat if the person adopting the cat presents to the public animal shelter a current and valid driver’s license or identification card with the word “VETERAN” printed on its face pursuant to Section 12811 of the Vehicle Code.
(b) A public animal shelter may limit the number of cats adopted from that public animal shelter pursuant to this section to one cat each six-month period.