A bill that would allow law enforcement agencies to post public notices on their websites or social media before euthanizing seized birds and animals has been pulled from the calendar of the Senate Public Safety Committee. Since the bill will not be heard and will not be moving forward, it is dead for the year.
AB 3035 by Assembly member Jim Patterson (R-Fresno), was sponsored by the California State Sheriff’s Association, which claimed that one newspaper charged $9,000 to publish the notice making it difficult for local agencies strapped for revenue to pay the cost.
CNPA was opposed to 6 bills introduced this session that would have allowed public notices to be posted online in one form another instead of being published in a newspaper of general circulation. All six bills are dead.