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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)

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  • 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    5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration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)

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  • CS/SB 1738, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/19/2019 at 2:56 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (5)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 379 (c1) Animal Welfare Business and Professions Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Commerce Committee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7125 (Ch. 2019-167)
    H 7125 (er) Administration of Justice Judiciary Committee Compare Last Action: 7/1/2019 Chapter No. 2019-167, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 1021 (Ch. 2019-91), CS/SB 160 (Ch. 2019-45), CS/SB 828 (Ch. 2019-50), SB 910 (Ch. 2019-61), SB 1136 (Ch. 2019-53), CS/CS/SB 1418 (Ch. 2019-134)
    S 642 (c2) Public Safety Brandes Compare Last Action: 5/1/2019 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 1021 (Ch. 2019-91), HB 5011 (Ch. 2019-95), CS/HB 7125 (Ch. 2019-167), CS/SB 160 (Ch. 2019-45), CS/SB 828 (Ch. 2019-50), SB 910 (Ch. 2019-61), CS/CS/SB 1418 (Ch. 2019-134) -SJ 696
    S 774 Animal Welfare Gruters Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Innovation, Industry, and Technology, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7125 (Ch. 2019-167)
    S 1646 (c1) Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Albritton Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Appropriations, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 2502 (Ch. 2019-116)

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    474.2165 Ownership and control of veterinary medical patient records; report or copies of records to be furnished. Page 1 (pdf)
    828.12 Cruelty to animals. Page 3 (pdf)
    828.261 Page 4 (pdf)

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  • SB 1738, Original Filed Version Posted 3/1/2019 at 3:39 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Agriculture (Pre-Meeting) 3/15/2019 (pdf)
    Agriculture (Post-Meeting) 3/19/2019 (pdf)

    Committee Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    493660 - Amendment (Delete All)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Agriculture
    (Gruters)
    3/15/2019
    1:30 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/20/2019
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 146006 - Amendment to Amendment (493660)
    Delete line 88 and insert:
    Agriculture
    (Gruters)
    3/18/2019
    8:44 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/20/2019
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    3/18/2019 1:30 PM Agriculture 5 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    828.12 Cruelty to animals. Page 1 (pdf)

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