Hot Animal Machine: Pets-In-Cars Law to Go Before Schwarzenneger

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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