VETOED	DATE: 09/29/2006

To Members of the California State Assembly:

As an animal lover I have supported strong animal welfare laws and
provided funding to ensure the humane treatment of animals.

Assembly Bill 2862 requires the Department of Consumer Affairs to
develop statewide regulations for the housing of animals in pet
stores and retail outlets.  The bill mandates the creation of a state
program without providing the authority or funding source to develop
or enforce the new laws.  The Department is funded by the licensing
fees of the professionals it regulates, such as doctors, dentists and
accountants.  It is not legal for the Department to use these
license fees to implement or e nforce this bill.

For these reasons, I am unable to sign this bill.


Arnold Schwarzenegger