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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)

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  • 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    3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration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

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  • SB 1048, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 11/25/2019 at 11:37 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Agriculture (Pre-Meeting) 1/13/2020 (pdf)
    Agriculture (Post-Meeting) 1/15/2020 (pdf)

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    1/14/2020 2:30 PM Agriculture 5 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    828.035 Page 1 (pdf)

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