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HB 153: Animals


Animals; Requires animal rescue organizations to prepare, maintain, & make available for public inspection & dissemination certain records; provides for sterilization of dogs & cats sold or released for adoption from shelters, organizations, & agencies; prohibits shelters, organizations, agencies, & individuals from importing animals into this state; provides exceptions; requires Commissioner of Agriculture to report certain violations & bring certain actions; provides penalties.

Effective Date: 10/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 House - Died in Careers and Competition Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    9/18/2017 House • Filed
    9/26/2017 House • Referred to Careers and Competition Subcommittee; Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Commerce Committee -HJ 22
    1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 22
    3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Careers and Competition Subcommittee

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  • HB 153, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 9/18/2017 at 12:59 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 132 Animals Steube Similar Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Criminal Justice

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    823.15 Dogs and cats released from animal shelters or animal control agencies; sterilization requirement. Page 2 (pdf)
    828.29 Dogs and cats transported or offered for sale; health requirements; consumer guarantee. Page 11 (pdf)

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