AB 2513 effectively died on May 27, 2004 when sponsor Assembly Member Lloyd Levine moved the bill to...
AB 2513 effectively died on May 27, 2004 when sponsor Assembly Member Lloyd Levine moved the bill to the "inactive file" rather than push for a vote on the Assembly floor. May 28th was the deadline for all California bills to have passed their house of origin, so AB 2513 may not be considered again this session. Among other restrictive provisions, the bill would have required municipalities to impose expensive permits on sellers of unaltered dogs.
Legislation proposing breeder or seller permits has been introduced in California in various forms over the past several years. Fanciers should therefore be on the lookout for the introduction of similar bills in the 2004-05 session. In the meantime, however, purebred dog owners should be proud of their successful lobbying efforts. Congratulations!
To review past Legislative Alerts on AB 2513, please click here.