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2013 House Bill 5062: Mandate criminal background check to adopt a pet
Introduced by Rep. Harvey Santana (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 House Bill 5061 would mandate that they do on an individual who wants to adopt an animal.   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-1) 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, House Bills 4534 and 5061, for this bill to become law.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 11, 2014
Passed 92 to 18 in the House on June 12, 2014 To exempt an animal protection shelter performing the animal adopter background check mandated by House Bill 4534 from being charged the $10 per name processing fee charged by a state criminal record lookup service.
Received in the Senate on July 16, 2014
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 16, 2014
Reported in the Senate on October 1, 2014 With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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