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CS/HB 473: Animal Welfare

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Leek ; Brodeur ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Asencio ; Clemons ; Geller ; Gonzalez ; Gruters ; Henry ; Jenne ; Killebrew ; Massullo ; McClain ; Olszewski ; Payne ; Plasencia ; Santiago ; Silvers ; Slosberg

Animal Welfare; Requires certain entities taking in lost or stray dogs or cats to adopt written policies & procedures to ensure every them to owners; provides requirements for such policies & procedures; requires that specified records be available to public; designates portion of act "Ponce's Law"; revises classification of certain animal cruelty offenses; authorizes court to prohibit violators from owning animals.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 House - Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 1576 (Ch. 2018-87)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/27/2017 House • Filed
11/8/2017 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 43
11/29/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 12/06/17, 8:00 am, Sumner Hall
12/6/2017 House • Favorable by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -HJ 256
• Now in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 256
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 43
1/16/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, 01/18/18, 1:00 pm, Mashburn Hall
1/18/2018 House • Favorable by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 372
1/19/2018 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 372
1/23/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 01/25/18, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
1/25/2018 House • CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 440
1/26/2018 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 437
1/29/2018 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 444
3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 1576 (Ch. 2018-87)