Introduced by Rep. Harvey Santana (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 the records show a person committed an animal cruelty offense in the past five years. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on October 8, 2013
Reported in the House on January 22, 2014 With the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on January 22, 2014
Reported in the House on February 6, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Harvey Santana (D) on June 11, 2014 To remove a provision requiring enactment of two related bills, Senate Bill 603 and House Bill 4534, for this bill to become law.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 11, 2014