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2013 Senate Bill 604: Mandate criminal background check to adopt a pet
  1. Introduced by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on October 8, 2013, to mandate that animal shelters must check a government criminal records database before letting person adopt an animal, and prohibit adoptions if the records show a person committed an animal cruelty offense in the past five years.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • 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-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.