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SB 1048: Courtroom Animal Advocates


Courtroom Animal Advocates; Providing for appointment of an advocate for the interests of an animal in certain court proceedings, at the discretion of the court; providing powers and duties of such advocates; requiring the Animal Law Section of the Florida Bar to maintain a list of attorneys and certified legal interns meeting specified requirements who are eligible to be appointed as such advocates, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Agriculture (AG)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/25/2019 Senate • Filed
12/13/2019 Senate • Referred to Agriculture; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 78
1/9/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Agriculture, 01/14/20, 2:30 pm, 301 Senate Building
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 78
• Favorable by Agriculture; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 154
1/15/2020 Senate • Now in Judiciary
3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary