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2013 Senate Bill 604: Mandate criminal background check to adopt a pet
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.   Official 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.