Florida Senate - 2020 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1044 Ì294316*Î294316 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Judiciary (Pizzo) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete lines 28 - 77 4 and insert: 5 (2) A treatment provider or an employee or volunteer of a 6 treatment provider who in the normal course of care of a dog or 7 cat knows or has reason to suspect animal cruelty as prohibited 8 in s. 828.12(1) shall be held harmless from either criminal or 9 civil liability for any decisions made in good faith to report 10 suspected cruelty to a local law enforcement agency or animal 11 control agency or to cooperate with any related investigation of 12 cruelty to animals. 13 (3) An employee or volunteer of a treatment provider who 14 knowingly alters or destroys an existing medical record for the 15 purpose of concealing or attempting to conceal cruelty to a dog 16 or cat commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as 17 provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. 18 19 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 20 And the title is amended as follows: 21 Delete lines 4 - 15 22 and insert: 23 “treatment provider”; providing immunity from criminal 24 and civil liability for certain persons and entities 25 who report animal cruelty; prohibiting the alteration 26 or destruction of certain records; providing criminal 27 penalties; providing an effective date.