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2013 Senate Bill 603: Mandate criminal background check to adopt a pet
  1. Introduced by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on October 8, 2013, to authorize animal shelters to access the government “internet criminal history access tool” (ICHAT) for purposes of performing the background check that Senate Bill 604 would mandate that they do on an individual person who wants to adopt an animal, and exempt them from the usual fees for these checks.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on October 8, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on October 17, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.