2020 Legislation

Below is a list of bills that the CVMA is following in the California legislature for 2020.


Assembly Bills

Senate Bills

Inactive Bills


Summary Bill Information

AB 1974 (Gray) Horse racing: safety and welfare of racehorses and jockeys.
Current Text: 
Introduced 01/22/20 Bill Information
Status/location: Signed by Governor
Summary: A bill relating to horse racing safety and reforms.
CVMA Position: Watch – close

AB 2043 (Gonzalez) Unlawful business practices: employer liability: contracted supervisor.
Current Text: 
Introduced 02/03/20 Bill Information
Status/location: Signed by Governor
Summary: This bill would make client employers liable for the acts of a contracted supervisor with respect to harassment of employees, applicants, unpaid interns or volunteers, or persons providing services to a contract in the workplace.
CVMA Position: Watch

AB 2077 (Ting) Hypodermic needles and syringes.
Current Text: 
Introduced to 02/05/20 Bill Information
Status/location: Signed by Governor
Summary: This bill authorizes pharmacies to sell sterile syringes for personal use without a prescription. Non-prescription sales will require education on safe disposal of syringes, HIV and hepatitis prevention, and for pharmacies to provide access to disposal containers.
CVMA Position: Watch

AB 2213 (Limon) Office of Emergency Services: model guidelines.
Current Text: 
Introduced 02/12/20 Bill Information 
Status/location: Signed by Governor
Summary: This bill would require the Office of Emergency Services (OES) to develop guidelines for local governments and organizations active in disasters, and to identify and track resources that could assist in responding to disasters.
CVMA Position: Watch

SB 573 (Chang) Dog and cat microchip implants.
Current Text: 
Introduced 02/22/19 Bill Summary
Status/location: 
Signed by Governor
Summary: This bill requires that all dogs and cats held in a public animal control agency, shelter, or rescue group be microchipped prior to being released. If microchipping is not available on-site then the organization is mandated to make a good faith effort to locate free or discounted regional services and to provide that information to the owner.
CVMA Position: Watch

SB 800 (Dodd) Horse racing: veterinary medical records: race horse fatalities: equine medication.
Current Text: 
Introduced  01/07/20 Bill Summary 
Status/location: 
Signed by Governor.
Summary: This bill pertains to race horse medical record disclosure requirements for veterinarians.
CVMA Position: Watch – work with author

SB 878 (Jones) Department of Consumer Affairs Licensing applications: wait times.
Current Text:
 Introduced 01/22/20 Bill Summary
Status/location: Signed by Governor
Summary: This bill will require all boards and bureaus with the Department of Consumer Affairs to display the current average timeframe for processing initial and renewal applications.
CVMA Position: Watch

SB 1474 (Sen B&P) Business and Professions.
Current Text:
 Introduced 03/16/20 Bill Summary
Status/location: Signed by Governor
Summary: This bill will extend the Veterinary Medical Board sunset review date to next year.
CVMA Position: Support.

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