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The Senate has convened, unilaterally, in Special Session for the sole purpose of consideration of Executive Order 19-14.

CS/SB 1738: Animal Welfare

GENERAL BILL by Agriculture ; Gruters

Animal Welfare; Authorizing a veterinarian to report suspected patient criminal violations to certain officers and agents without notice to or authorization from a client under specified circumstances; prohibiting a person from restraining a dog outside and unattended during a manmade disaster or a natural disaster; authorizing a contract for the sale of a horse to include a covenant for the continuing care of the horse, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7125 (Ch. 2019-167)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Agriculture (AG)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/1/2019 Senate • Filed
3/8/2019 Senate • Referred to Agriculture; Criminal Justice; Rules -SJ 221
3/13/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Agriculture, 03/18/19, 1:30 pm, 301 Senate Building
• Introduced -SJ 221
3/18/2019 Senate • CS by Agriculture; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 256
3/19/2019 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/20/2019 Senate • Now in Criminal Justice
3/21/2019 Senate • CS by Agriculture read 1st time -SJ 262
5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7125 (Ch. 2019-167)