SB 702 Bill Mandating Microchipping (ID) Dogs/Cats To Adopt/Retrieve Them From Animal Shelters -- Backed by City of Long Beach -- Passes Assembly, Heads to Governor's Desk

August 26, 2011

Sen. Ted Lieu's office says it's first bill nationwide to require microchipping of pets

(August 26, 2011) -- Legislation by state Senator Ted Lieu (D., southbay) -- supported by Long Beach City Hall -- to require implanting a microchip ID in dogs/cats adopted or retrieved from animal shelters has been passed by the Assembly...and is now headed to Governor Brown's desk, where he can either sign it into law or veto it.

VACAVILLE REPORTER -- OPINION: Sign the tanning bill, Guv

September 23, 2011

Published by The Reporter

Consider this familiar storyline: A common, nonessential, human activity is revealed with certainty to harm or kill repeat users. Modest measures get proposed to regulate the activity and protect individual and public health.

The industry that has grown large by promoting the activity, however, is trying to derail the proposed regulation. They say the science isn't conclusive and, besides, individuals should be able to choose for themselves what to do ("Veto tanning bill," Sept. 17).

Business Wire: First-In-Nation Bill Banning Minors from Tanning Beds Awaits Passage

September 06, 2011

California would be the first state to enact tanning bed ban

RICHMOND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AIM at Melanoma, the largest international foundation dedicated to melanoma research and patient advocacy, announced today the California Senate approved and sent to Governor Jerry Brown, Senate Bill 746, which would ban children under 18 from using indoor tanning beds. Tanning beds have been linked to the rapid rise in melanoma rates among 15-39-year olds.

KABC AM Los Angeles: Governor To Decide On Banning Tanning Beds

September 14, 2011
LOS ANGELES - Governor Brown has until October 9th to decide whether to ban tanning beds in California for those under 18. KABC's Jo Kwon reports. Listen Here... Much Ado about Microchips

August 31, 2011

By Erin Foate, Riverside Dogs Examiner

Torrance Daily Breeze: Lieu bill would require all shelter animals to have microchips

August 03, 2011

By Sue Manning and Sandy Mazza, The Associated Press and Staff Writer


When animal shelter workers rescued a German shepherd mix running through traffic on the freeway near Hawthorne last month, they trapped it and scanned it for a microchip.

The dog was registered to an Inglewood family. Workers at the Carson-Gardena Los Angeles County Animal Control shelter contacted the owners and learned the dog had been missing for three years.

TIME Magazine: Animal Cruelty Crackdown: California Enacts Ban on Roadside Pet Sales

August 03, 2011

By: Erin Skarda
They're cute, lonely and in need of loving homes. But California lawmakers are now doling out strict penalties — as well as warnings to the public – on the unregulated sale of pets in hopes to curb acts of animal neglect and cruelty.

In a landmark piece of legislation that passed last week, California governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that will greatly increase legal protections to animals throughout the state, as well as crack down on a significant concern among animal advocates: inhumane puppy mills.

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