SB 702

San Francisco Chronicle: Microchipping Their Way Home

August 02, 2011

By Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M.
Co-President, San Francisco SPCA

Sacramento Bee: The Buzz - Microchips go to the dogs ... and cats

July 08, 2011

Here's a story that has gone to the dogs. And cats.

Sen. Ted Lieu is pushing a measure to require that small microchips be implanted in recovered or adopted animals.

The microchips, which contain identifying information, help lost animals get found and returned to their homes.

Backers of Senate Bill 702 say that California shelters impound nearly 1 million dogs and cats each year, euthanizing more than half of them. They estimate that the measure would save taxpayers up to $300 million a year in animal shelter costs.

Capitol Public Radio News: Legislation Would Require More Pets to Be Micro-Chipped

July 07, 2011

One state Senator is pushing a bill that would require more pets to be registered with micro-chips.

SACRAMENTO - Hundreds of people have brought their dogs and cats out into the summer heat at Capitol Park for a free micro-chipping event.

Inside a trailer, Sacramento SPCA Shelter Medicine Chief Laurie Siperstein-Cook uses a thick needle to implant the chip - about the size of a grain of rice - between the shoulder blades of a cooperative young Chihuahua:

"The microchip is in here so I'll scan this ….

Capitol Weekly: OPINION - High-tech microchips can help save pets

July 05, 2011

By Ted W. Lieu

Senate District 28

Just last month, a terrier named Coco, who belonged to San Diego Assemblymember Ben Hueso, went missing from his home.  Coco was found in Fresno about 350 miles away and because Coco had a microchip, he was able to be reunited with his family.  The result: A happy lawmaker and an even happier dog.

 But not everyone is so lucky.

Sacramento Bee: Sen. Lieu's proposed ban on tanning beds for kids named one of 10 bills "to watch"

June 12, 2011

This summer, lawmakers will consider increasing fines, banning more activities and closing tax loopholes. They have until early September to pass bills and send them to Gov. Jerry Brown. Here's a sample of the hundreds of bills still alive:

Immigrants

Assembly Bills 130 and 131 by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles: Allows undocumented students at California's public colleges to get private and public financial aid.

Long Beach Press-Telegram: At the capital (Microchipping)

June 01, 2011

Pets would require microchips: A bill that requires dogs and cats taken from an animal shelter to be implanted with microchips for identity purposes has passed the state Senate.

The legislation by Democratic Sen. Ted Lieu of Torrance would require owners of an animal that is claimed or adopted from a shelter to implant a microchip. Lieu says it will improve the odds of reuniting lost pets with their owners.

San Francisco Chronicle: Senate passes bill requiring microchips in pets

May 31, 2011

A bill that requires dogs and cats taken from an animal shelter to be implanted with microchips for identity purposes has passed the state Senate.

The legislation by Democratic Sen. Ted Lieu of Torrance would require owners of an animal that is claimed or adopted from a shelter to implant a microchip. Lieu says it will improve the odds of reuniting lost pets with their owners.

PR Newswire: SB 702 Passes in California State Senate Requiring Microchipping for Animals Released From Municipal Shelters

May 31, 2011

With approximately 1 million dogs and cats entering California shelters every year, microchipping will help address a major source of the problem - lack of identification

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Compassion in Legislation, in conjunction with Sen. Ted W. Lieu, D-Torrance, today announced that Senate Bill 702 passed the California State Senate.  SB 702, carried by Senator Lieu, would require microchipping for all animals released from municipal shelters.

IN TED'S WORDS: Pro-animal measure would help ensure safe return of pets, save state millions annually

July 05, 2011

Free implanting of microchips Thursday, July 7, at Capitol

By Sen. Ted W. Lieu
Senate District 28

Just last month, a terrier named Coco, who belonged to San Diego Asm. Ben Hueso, went missing from his home.  Coco was found in Fresno about 350 miles away and because Coco had a microchip, he was able to be reunited with his family.  The result: A happy lawmaker and an even happier dog. 

But not everyone is so lucky.

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