California Rabies Bill AB 2689 http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/...d_asm_v98.html
introduced by Assembly Member Cameron Smyth, Chair of the Local Government Committee has been referred to the Local Government Committee http://www.assembly.ca.gov/acs/newco...p?committee=17
and will require annual rabies vaccinations and puppies to be vaccinated at 3 months instead of 4 months of age
in "rabies areas" (portion of bill text below) as determined by the State Public Health Officer -- violation is impoundment.
It is URGENT that ALL concerned pet owners contact the committee and tell them to reject this bill in its entirety. The Local Government Committee phone is (916) 319-3958
and the members contact information is listed below.
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this notice, please help spread the word and take action to defeat this legislation.
Cameron Smyth - Chair Rep-38 (916) 319-2038 Assemblymember.Smyth@assembly.ca.gov
Anna M. Caballero - Vice Chair Dem-28 (916) 319-2028 Assemblymember.Caballero@assembly.ca.gov
Juan Arambula Ind-31 (916) 319-2031 Assemblymember.Arambula@assembly.ca.gov
Steven Bradford Dem-51 (916) 319-2051 Assemblymember.Bradford@assembly.ca.gov
Mike Davis Dem-48 (916) 319-2048 Assemblymember.Davis@assembly.ca.gov
Steve Knight Rep-36 (916) 319-2036 Assemblymember.Knight@assembly.ca.gov
Dan Logue Rep-3 (916) 319-2003 Assemblymember.Logue@assembly.ca.gov
Jose Solorio Dem-69 (916) 319-2069 Assemblymember.Solorio@assembly.ca.gov
SEC. 2. Section 121690 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:
121690. In rabies areas, all of the following shall apply:
(b) Every dog owner, after his or her dog attains the age of three months, shall, AT INTERVALS of time not more often than once a year, as may be prescribed by the department, procure its vaccination by a licensed veterinarian with a canine antirabies vaccine approved by, and in a manner prescribed by, the department.