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CS/CS/CS/HB 209: Emotional Support Animals

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee ; Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Killebrew ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Daniels ; Eskamani ; Geller ; Mercado ; Polsky ; Sabatini

Emotional Support Animals; Prohibits discrimination in housing provided to person with disability who has emotional support animal; prohibits housing provider from requiring such person to pay extra compensation; authorizes housing provider to request certain information; specifies person with disability is liable for damage done by emotional support animal; prohibits health care practitioner from providing information for emotional support animal without personal knowledge of person's need for animal; prohibits falsification of written documentation or other misrepresentation.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/9/2020 House - Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) SB 1084 passed -HJ 994
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/20/2019 House • Filed
10/10/2019 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 22
11/7/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 11/14/19, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
11/14/2019 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 297
11/18/2019 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
11/25/2019 House • Now in Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee -HJ 383
1/14/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee, 01/16/20, 9:00 am, 12 HOB
• Introduced -HJ 22
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 278
1/16/2020 House • CS/CS by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 402
1/17/2020 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS/CS by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 397
1/21/2020 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 410
1/28/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 01/30/20, 8:00 am, Sumner Hall --Temporarily Postponed
2/10/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/12/20, 10:00 am, Sumner Hall
2/12/2020 House • CS/CS/CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 18 NAYS 0 -HJ 585
2/18/2020 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS/CS/CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 582
2/19/2020 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 627
3/9/2020 House • Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) SB 1084 passed -HJ 994