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2013 House Bill 4168: Repeal mandate for sheriffs to kill unlicensed dogs

Public Act 32 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. Margaret O'Brien (R) on February 5, 2013, to repeal a 1919 law that requires county sheriffs to locate and kill all unlicensed dogs, and which defines failure to do so as nonfeasance in office.
    • Referred to the House Local Government Committee on February 5, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on May 9, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on May 15, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 15, 2013.
  2. Passed 106 to 0 in the House on May 16, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on May 21, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on May 21, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Local Government & Elections Committee on May 22, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on February 18, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on February 27, 2014, to repeal a 1919 law that requires county sheriffs to locate and kill all unlicensed dogs, and which defines failure to do so as nonfeasance in office.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 11, 2014.

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