HB 597: Animal Shelters and Animal Control Agencies
GENERAL BILL by Abruzzo ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Ahern ; Artiles ; Boyd ; Cruz ; Ford ; Julien ; Nehr ; Perman ; Porth ; Roberson ; Sands ; Soto ; Williams, T.
Animal Shelters and Animal Control Agencies; Creates "Animal Rescue Act"; requires animal control agency or animal shelter that euthanizes animals to maintain registry of animal rescue groups that are willing to accept animals that would otherwise be euthanized; provides eligibility criteria; provides criteria under which animal control agency or shelter may reject applicant for registry or remove participant from registry; provides application requirements; authorizes animal control agency or shelter to require rescue group or person to provide certain data each month; prohibits animal control agency or shelter from euthanizing animal until animal agency or shelter has notified appropriate animal rescue group or person listed on registry; provides exceptions; authorizes animal control agency or shelter to assess fee for each animal released to rescue group; requires that each animal control agency or animal shelter provide for public information on regular basis.
Last Action: 3/9/2012 House - Died in Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee
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• Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee; Community and Military Affairs Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 60
• Introduced -HJ 60
• Died in Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee