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2013 Senate Bill 605: Mandate criminal background check to adopt a pet
  1. Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on October 8, 2013, to require prosecuting attorneys to report to the State Police all animal abuse charges (not just convictions), and require the State Police to enter these into the state’s criminal records database. Senate Bill 603 would mandate that animal shelters must check individuals who want to adopt a pet against this online database.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on October 8, 2013.