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Kris L. Christine
Founder, Co-Trustee
The Rabies Challenge Fund
(April 11, 2010)


CALIFORNIA Rabies Bill AB 2689

CALIFORNIA Rabies Bill AB 2689   (http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_2651-2700/ab_2689_bill_20100408_amended_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/newcomframeset.asp?committee=17)
and will require annual rabies vaccinations and puppies to be vaccinated at 3 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 COMMITTEE PHONE is (916) 319-3958 and the members contact information is listed below.   PERMISSION GRANTED TO POST AND CROSS-POST this notice, please help spread the word and take action to defeat this legislation.
Cameron Smyth - ChairRep-38  (916)  319-2038   Assemblymember.Smyth@assembly.ca.gov
Anna M. Caballero - Vice ChairDem-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:

   (a) Every dog owner, after his or her dog attains the age of three
months, shall no less than once every two years secure a license for
the dog as provided by ordinance of the responsible city, city and
county, or county. License fees shall be fixed by the responsible
city, city and county, or county, at an amount not to exceed
limitations otherwise prescribed by state law or city, city and
county, or county charter.

   (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.

Kris L. ChristineFounder, Co-TrusteeThe Rabies Challenge Fund


            More information and regular updates on The Rabies Challenge Fund and the concurrent 5 and 7 year challenge studies it is financing can be found at the fund’s website designed by volunteer Andrea Brin at:  

The information contained on this site is in no way intended to replace that of proper veterinary advice, diagnosis or treatment.
It is meant to provide resource, so that we can better understand canine health related issues.