Senate Bill 1806, written by Democratic State Senator Liz Figueroa, is headed to Ahnulds desk. The bill, if the Governator signs it into law, would impose a fines of up to $500 and as much as six months in jail for leaving an animal in a hot car. Studies have show that in-car temperatures can hit 132 degrees Farenheit in as little as five minutes on a day with an 86-degree ambient temperature. It also allows animal control officials to break into a vehicle to free the pet, something that could previously only be done by police. Good idea? Or more state nannying?
Pets-in-cars bill heads to governor [Monterey County Herald]
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