2016 Proposed Animal Legislation

11 Dec 2015 9:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
SB 920 - Cruelty to Animals
General Bill by Sachs
Cruelty to Animals: Establishing that property used or attempted to be used as an instrumentality in the commission of felony cruelty to animals is subject to forfeiture; revising the definition of the term “contraband article”, etc.
Effective Date: 07/01/2016
Last Event: 11/19/15 S Filed on Thursday, November 19, 2015 2:27 PM



SB 732 - Greyhound Racing
General Bill by Smith
Greyhound Racing: Creating the "Greyhound Safety Act"; prohibiting the Division of Pari-mutuel Wagering of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation from granting a license or permit to an applicant convicted of animal cruelty, felony aggravated assault or battery, or felony child abuse; requiring the division to immediately revoke a license or permit of a person convicted of animal cruelty; providing that the division may not commence administrative proceedings and must reinstate a suspended license if the division cannot confirm a positive test result; providing certain requirements for maintaining safe racing facilities and racetrack surfaces, etc.
Effective Date: 07/01/2016
Last Event: 11/18/15 S Referred to Regulated Industries; Criminal Justice; Appropriations on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 2:22 PM

SB 412 - Greyhound Racing Injuries
General Bill by Sobel
Greyhound Racing Injuries: Citing this act as the "Victoria Q. Gaetz Racing Greyhound Protection Act"; requiring injuries to racing greyhounds to be reported on a form adopted by the Division of Pari-mutuel Wagering in the Department of Business and Professional Regulation within a certain timeframe; specifying the information that must be included in the form, etc.
Effective Date: 07/01/2016
Last Event: 10/09/15 S Referred to Regulated Industries; Fiscal Policy on Friday, October 09, 2015 10:50 AM

CS/CS/SB 308 - Unattended Persons and Animals in Motor Vehicles
General Bill by Judiciary and Criminal Justice and Benacquisto
Unattended Persons and Animals in Motor Vehicles: Providing definitions; providing immunity from civil liability for entry into a motor vehicle to remove a person or animal under certain circumstances; providing for applicability, etc.
Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Event: 12/03/15 S Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute) on Thursday, December 03, 2015 10:40 AM

SB 200 - Animals Confined in Unattended Motor Vehicles
General Bill by Hukill
Last Event: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 09/15/15 S Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules

SB 334 - Severe Injuries Caused by Dogs
General Bill by Montford
Severe Injuries Caused by Dogs: Specifying circumstances under which a dog that has caused severe injury to a human may be returned to its owner rather than be destroyed, etc.
Effective Date: 07/01/2016
Last Event: 12/01/15 S CS by Judiciary; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 on Tuesday, December 01, 2015 5:44 PM

CS/SB 440 - Care for Retired Law Enforcement Dogs
General Bill by Criminal Justice, Abruzzo
Last Event: Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 11/19/15 S Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice

SB 680 - Companion Animals
General Bill by Ring
Companion Animals: Authorizing the award of damages to an owner for loss of companionship in an action against a veterinarian for the death of his or her companion animal which resulted from the veterinarian’s negligence or recklessness, etc.
Effective Date: 07/01/2016
Last Event: 11/18/15 S Referred to Regulated Industries; Judiciary; Rules on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 2:22 PM

HB 71 - Companion Animals
General Bill by Watson, B. and Smith (CO-SPONSORS) Berman; Gaetz
Companion Animals: Directs animal shelters to take certain measures relating to the holding, treatment, & euthanasia of animals; provides exceptions; provides for declaratory or injunctive relief actions.
Effective Date: July 1, 2016
Last Event: Now in Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Thursday, September 10, 2015 9:59 AM


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