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CS/SB 818: Animal Shelters and Animal Control Agencies

GENERAL BILL by Community Affairs ; Bennett ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Gaetz ; Latvala ; Smith

Animal Shelters and Animal Control Agencies; Creating the “Animal Rescue Act”; requiring any animal control agency or animal shelter that euthanizes animals to maintain a registry of animal rescue groups that are willing to accept animals that would otherwise be subject to euthanization; providing eligibility criteria for rescue groups and persons desiring to be on the euthanization registry; providing criteria under which an animal control agency or animal shelter may reject an applicant for the euthanization registry or remove a participant from the registry; requiring that certain specified information concerning an animal rescue group be included in the group’s application for inclusion on the euthanasia registry; requiring that a rescue group or person agreeing to take possession of the animal do so within a specified time, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2)
Location: Pending Reference Review
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Community Affairs (CA)
  2. Agriculture (AG)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/3/2011 Senate • Filed
12/5/2011 Senate • Referred to Community Affairs; Agriculture -SJ 69
12/21/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 01/12/12, 8:00 am, 412 Knott Building --Temporarily Postponed
1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 69
1/18/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 01/23/12, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building
1/23/2012 Senate • CS by Community Affairs; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 264
1/24/2012 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Community Affairs read 1st time -SJ 270
3/9/2012 Senate • Died pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2)