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AB-241 Dogs and cats: breeding for sale.(2009-2010)

Senate:
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Assembly:
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-241
Nava (A)
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DeSaulnier (S) , Florez (S) , Strickland (S)
Dogs and cats: breeding for sale.
03/13/09
An act to add Section 597.8 to the Penal Code, relating to animals.
Assembly
09/10/09
08/24/09

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/14/10 Consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file.
10/26/09 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/11/09 Vetoed by Governor.
09/25/09 Enrolled and to the Governor at 5 p.m.
09/08/09 Senate amendments concurred in. To enrollment. (Ayes 59. Noes 17. Page 3091.)
Governor's Veto Message














To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 241 without my signature.

This measure would make it a crime for any person or entity to own or control more than 50 unsterilized adult dogs or cats for breeding or raising for sale as pets. I support measures designed to prevent animal cruelty and that punish persons engaged in the abuse of animals. However, this measure simply goes too far in an attempt to address the serious problem of puppy mills. An arbitrary cap on the number of animals any entity can possess throughout the state will not end unlawful, inhumane breeding practices. Instead this measure has the potential to criminalize the lawful activities of reputable breeders, pet stores, kennels, and charitable organizations engaged in raising service and assistance dogs.

For these reasons, I am unable to sign this bill.

Sincerely,



Arnold Schwarzenegger