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CS/CS/HB 627: Animal Control

GENERAL BILL by Local Government Affairs Subcommittee ; Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee ; Sullivan ; Pilon

Animal Control; Provides procedure for adopting or humanely disposing of impounded stray livestock as alternative to sale or auction; requires sheriff or county animal control center to establish fees & be responsible for damages caused while impounding livestock; authorizes certain municipal animal control officers to take custody of animals found neglected or cruelly treated or to order owners to provide certain care; authorizes county courts to remand animals to custody of certain municipalities & require animal owners to pay for such care; authorizes allocation of auction proceeds to certain municipal animal control officers; provides applicability of local animal control ordinances.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 4/27/2015 House - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 420 (Ch. 2015-18) -HJ 862
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/5/2015 House • Filed
2/18/2015 House • Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee; Local Government Affairs Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 53
3/3/2015 House • Introduced -HJ 53
3/6/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee, 03/10/15, 12:30 pm, Reed Hall
3/10/2015 House • CS by Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 236
3/16/2015 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 233
3/17/2015 House • Now in Local Government Affairs Subcommittee -HJ 249
3/23/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Local Government Affairs Subcommittee, 03/25/15, 8:00 am, Webster Hall
3/25/2015 House • CS/CS by Local Government Affairs Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 330
3/26/2015 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by Local Government Affairs Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 322
3/27/2015 House • Now in State Affairs Committee -HJ 343
3/31/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 04/02/15, 9:00 am, Morris Hall
4/2/2015 House • Favorable by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 18 NAYS 0 -HJ 429
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 429
4/24/2015 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/27/15
4/27/2015 House • Substituted CS/CS/SB 420 -HJ 862
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 420 (Ch. 2015-18) -HJ 862