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CS/CS/SB 1576: Animal Welfare

GENERAL BILL by Community Affairs ; Agriculture ; Steube ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Perry ; Hukill ; Young

Animal Welfare ; Requiring specified entities that take receivership of lost or stray dogs or cats to adopt written policies and procedures to ensure that every reasonable effort is made to quickly and reliably return owned animals to their owners; authorizing a court to prohibit certain offenders from owning or having custody or control over animals; revising the ranking of offenses on the offense severity ranking chart of the Criminal Punishment Code, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2018
Last Action: 3/26/2018 - Chapter No. 2018-87
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Agriculture (AG)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/4/2018 Senate • Filed
1/12/2018 Senate • Referred to Agriculture; Community Affairs; Rules -SJ 179
1/17/2018 Senate • Introduced -SJ 179
1/29/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Agriculture, 02/01/18, 11:30 am, 301 Senate Office Building
2/1/2018 Senate • CS by Agriculture; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 297
2/2/2018 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/7/2018 Senate • Remaining references corrected to Community Affairs; Criminal Justice; Rules -SJ 306
• Now in Community Affairs -SJ 306
• CS by Agriculture read 1st time -SJ 305
2/8/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 02/13/18, 10:00 am, 301 Senate Office Building
2/13/2018 Senate • CS/CS by Community Affairs; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 347
• Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/14/2018 Senate • CS/CS by Community Affairs read 1st time -SJ 351
2/15/2018 Senate • Original reference(s) removed: Criminal Justice
• Remaining references corrected to Rules -SJ 361
• Now in Rules -SJ 361
3/6/2018 Senate • Withdrawn from Rules -SJ 771
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 806
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/08/18 -SJ 967
3/8/2018 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 918
• Read 3rd time -SJ 918
• CS passed; YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 918
3/8/2018 House • In Messages
3/9/2018 House • Received -HJ 1135
• Read 2nd time -HJ 1135
• Read 3rd time -HJ 1135
• CS passed; YEAS 108 NAYS 0 -HJ 1135
3/9/2018 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 1051
3/16/2018 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
3/23/2018 • Approved by Governor
3/26/2018 • Chapter No. 2018-87