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HB 47: Reporting Animal Cruelty

GENERAL BILL by Daley ; Plasencia ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Arrington ; Bartleman ; Casello ; Chaney ; Driskell ; Eskamani ; Gottlieb ; Grieco ; Hunschofsky ; Jenne ; Mariano ; Silvers ; Tant ; Trabulsy

Reporting Animal Cruelty; Specifies that the failure of veterinarian to report suspected animal cruelty is grounds for disciplinary action; requires veterinarians, veterinary technicians, & other animal treatment provider employees to report cases of suspected animal cruelty to certain officials & authorizes such persons to report suspected cases of animal cruelty at certain commercial food-producing animal operations under certain circumstances; provides immunity from liability & employment protections for certain persons; provides criminal penalties for the alteration or the destruction of medical records for specified purposes.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 House - Died in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/9/2020 House • Filed
1/15/2021 House • Referred to Regulatory Reform Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee; Commerce Committee
3/2/2021 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
4/30/2021 House • Died in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee