BANS import, transport, possession and release of restricted species except under permit. BANNED as pets.
This section contains the very specific list of animals that are considered restricted species.
All except Animal Care, Aquaculture, AZA, Broker/Dealer, Fish or Research permits requires 2 years full-time hands on experience at an approved facility, 1 with requested species or family of species. Mountain lions exempt if owned under a game breeder’s license before June 6, 1990.
Has care and handling requirements in 671.2 and caging requirements in 671.3.
NEW: SB 1062 prohibits using bullhooks, ankus, baseball bat, axe handle or pitchfork for training or controlling elephants. (Signed into law 8/29/2016).
Protected native species: limited to conservation research or if lawfully imported. BANS desert tortoises except those under a permit before May 7, 1973. Other native reptiles that are propagated require a Native Reptile Propagation Permit except pet shops.
Sessions: 2 year (odd-even)
Convenes:Dec (1st Mon) in odd years
Adjourns: Nov 30 in even year
Recess: August 31 - November 30
During Session: 12 days
If Sun/holiday - next day
After Session: September 30
Pocket Veto: No
California Constitution Art 4 Sec 10
Regular Bills - January 1 next year
Emergency/Priority Bills - Immediately
California Constitution Art 4 Sec 8