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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

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  • 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

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  • CS/CS/HB 627, Committee Substitute 2 (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/26/2015 at 10:11 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   State Affairs Committee (Post-Meeting) 4/2/2015 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 420 (er) Animal Control Grimsley Similar Last Action: 5/15/2015 Chapter No. 2015-18
    Location: Became Law

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    588.17 Disposition of impounded livestock. Page 2 (pdf)
    588.18 Livestock at large; fees. Page 5 (pdf)
    588.23 Right of owner. Page 5 (pdf)
    828.073 Animals found in distress; when agent may take charge; hearing; disposition; sale. Page 6 (pdf)
    828.27 Local animal control or cruelty ordinances; penalty. Page 11 (pdf)

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  • CS/HB 627, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 3/16/2015 at 12:38 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Local Government Affairs Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 3/26/2015 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 420 (c1) Animal Control Grimsley Similar Last Action: 5/15/2015 Chapter No. 2015-18
    Location: Became Law

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    426065 - Amendment
    Remove lines 146-299 and insert:
    Sullivan 3/24/2015
    6:17 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    3/25/2015
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    588.17 Disposition of impounded livestock. Page 2 (pdf)
    588.18 Livestock at large; fees. Page 5 (pdf)
    588.23 Right of owner. Page 5 (pdf)
    828.073 Animals found in distress; when agent may take charge; hearing; disposition; sale. Page 6 (pdf)
    828.27 Local animal control or cruelty ordinances; penalty. Page 12 (pdf)

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  • HB 627, Original Filed Version Posted 2/5/2015 at 5:54 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 5/18/2015 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 420 Animal Control Grimsley Identical Last Action: 5/15/2015 Chapter No. 2015-18
    Location: Became Law

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    536569 - Strike All Amendment
    Remove everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Sullivan 3/9/2015
    5:45 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    3/10/2015
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (7)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    588.17 Disposition of impounded livestock. Page 2 (pdf)
    588.18 Livestock at large; fees. Page 5 (pdf)
    588.20 Report of sale and disposition of proceeds. Page 5 (pdf)
    588.23 Right of owner. Page 6 (pdf)
    828.03 Agents of counties, societies, etc., may prosecute violators. Page 7 (pdf)
    828.073 Animals found in distress; when agent may take charge; hearing; disposition; sale. Page 7 (pdf)
    828.27 Local animal control or cruelty ordinances; penalty. Page 13 (pdf)

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