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CS/HB 71: Service Animals

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Smith ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Albritton ; Baxley ; Harrell ; Sprowls ; Watson, C.

Service Animals; Requires public accommodation to permit use of service animal by individual with disability; provides conditions for public accommodation to exclude or remove service animal; revises penalties for certain persons or entities who interfere with use of service animal; provides penalty for knowing & willful misrepresentation with respect to use or training of service animal.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 6/15/2015 - Chapter No. 2015-131
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/8/2014 House • Filed
12/19/2014 House • Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 11
2/3/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Operations Subcommittee, 02/10/15, 10:30 am, Webster Hall
2/10/2015 House • Favorable by Government Operations Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -HJ 133
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 133
3/3/2015 House • Introduced -HJ 11
3/9/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 03/11/15, 1:00 pm, Sumner Hall
3/11/2015 House • CS by Judiciary Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 229
3/13/2015 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 226
3/16/2015 House • Now in State Affairs Committee -HJ 235
3/17/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 03/19/15, 12:30 pm, Morris Hall
3/19/2015 House • Favorable by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 276
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 276
3/24/2015 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/26/15
3/26/2015 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 313
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/27/2015 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 338
• CS passed; YEAS 112 NAYS 0 -HJ 338
4/1/2015 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Community Affairs; Fiscal Policy -SJ 323
• Received -SJ 323
4/23/2015 Senate • Withdrawn from Commerce and Tourism; Community Affairs; Fiscal Policy -SJ 599
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 599
• Substituted for CS/SB 414 -SJ 599
• Read 2nd time -SJ 599
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/24/2015 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 626
• CS passed; YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 627
4/24/2015 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 844
6/1/2015 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/11/2015 • Approved by Governor
6/15/2015 • Chapter No. 2015-131