Introduced by Rep. Paul Muxlow (R) on April 10, 2013, to mandate that animal shelters run background checks on individuals wanting to adopt an animal, using the “animal abuse registry” proposed by House Bill 4535.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on April 10, 2013.
Reported in the House on February 6, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-7) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Paul Muxlow (R) on June 11, 2014, to remove a provision requiring enactment of two related bills, Senate Bill 603 and House Bill 5061, for this bill to become law. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 11, 2014.
Passed 98 to 12 in the House on June 12, 2014, to mandate that animal shelters run background checks for animal abuse offense on individuals wanting to adopt an animal, using an Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT) maintained by the Department of State Police. Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
Received in the Senate on July 16, 2014.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 16, 2014.