A bill that would make it illegal to possess a dog leash in California was passed Tuesday by the state legislature.
The measure, which passed the state Assembly on a voice vote, now heads to the governor’s desk.
It prohibits owners from tethering a dog or a cat while the dog is within a certain distance from the owner.
The bill would also allow the owner to call for assistance if the dog or cat is unable to walk after being tethered for a certain amount of time.
A similar bill was vetoed in January by Gov.
The bill also bans dogs from being left unattended unattended for more than 20 minutes, and requires leash-free dog walking.