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2015 House Bill 4355: Mandate pet adoption criminal background check

Public Act 393 of 2016

Introduced by Rep. Paul Muxlow (R) on March 18, 2015
To mandate that animal shelters must check a government criminal records database before letting person adopt an animal. See also Senate Bill 220.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 18, 2015
Reported in the House on May 12, 2015
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the Senate on February 10, 2016
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 10, 2016
Reported in the Senate on February 18, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on December 14, 2016
To remove the prohibition on pet shops and shelters letting a proven animal abuser adopt a pet, but permit them to deny such sales.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 14, 2016
Passed 31 to 6 in the Senate on December 14, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To allow but not require animal shelters to check a government criminal records database before letting person adopt an animal. See also Senate Bill 220.
Received in the House on December 15, 2016
Passed 84 to 24 in the House on December 15, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 28, 2016

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