AB 1825, as introduced, Gordon. Vicious dogs: definition.
Existing law provides for the designation and disposition of certain categories of dogs as potentially dangerous or vicious dogs pursuant to a specified judicial process, and requires that designation to be included in the registration records of the dog. Existing law defines the term “vicious dog” to include, among others, dogs seized pursuant to specified animal cruelty laws.
This bill would delete this category of dog from the above-specified definition of “vicious dog.”
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 31603 of the Food and Agricultural Code
2 is amended to read:
“Vicious dog” means any of the following:
P2 1(a) Any dog seized under Section 599aa of the Penal Code and
2upon the sustaining of a conviction of the owner or keeper under
3subdivision (a) of Section 597.5 of the Penal Code.
5 Any dog
begin delete which,end delete when unprovoked, in an aggressive
6manner, inflicts severe injury on or kills a human being.
8 Any dog previously determined to be and currently listed
9as a potentially dangerous dog
begin delete which,end delete after its owner or keeper
10has been notified of this determination, continues the behavior
11described in Section 31602 or is maintained in violation of Section
1231641, 31642, or 31643.