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. Official Text and Analysis.
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.
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.