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2013 House Bill 5063: Mandate criminal background check to adopt a pet
  1. Introduced by Rep. Harvey Santana (D) 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 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.

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