On March 3rd we sent out an email with a list of bills SCIL is supporting in 2023. Below are a few updates. Keep a lookout as we'll do our best to keep you abreast of their progress throughout the legislative session.
And remember, if you'd like to support any of them, along with our SCIL sponsored bills, please follow the instructions above on how to sign onto a support letter.
NOTE: Those legislators listed as "present and abstained" were present for the bill hearing, heard the testimony, and made a deliberate decision to abstain from voting.
AB 57 (Kalra), a bill to create "pocket forests" in urban settings. This bill passed the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources by a 10-0-1 vote. The bill now heads to the Appropriations Committee.
Ayes: Bennett, Boerner Horvath, Chen, Friedman, Hoover, Pellerin, Luz Rivas, Ward, Wood, Zbur
Present and abstained: Essayli
AB 357 (Maienschein), a bill to require manufacturers to report various animal testing activities to the Attorney General. This bill passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee by a 8-0-3 vote. The bill now heads to the Appropriations Committee.
Ayes: Connolly, Haney, Kalra, Maienschein, Pacheco, Papan, Reyes, Robert Rivas
Present and abstained: Dixon, Essayli, Sanchez
AB 554 (Gabriel), a bill to clarify that an organization may bring a civil action to obtain specific or preventive relief to enforce laws relating to or affecting animals. This bill passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee by a 11-0-0 vote. The bill now heads to the Committee on Banking and Finance.
Ayes: Connolly, Dixon, Essayli, Haney, Kalra, Maienschein, Pacheco, Papan, Reyes, Robert Rivas, Sanchez
Present and abstained: None