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2015 House Bill 4353: Mandate pet adoption criminal background check

Public Act 392 of 2016

Introduced by Rep. Harvey Santana (D) on March 18, 2015 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. 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 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 88 to 17 in the House on February 9, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
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.
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.
Substitute offered by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on December 14, 2016 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that also imposes new restrictions on puppy breeding.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 14, 2016
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 30 to 7 in the Senate on December 14, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To allow animal shelters to refuse an adoptions if the records show a person committed an animal cruelty offense.
Received in the House on December 15, 2016
Passed 81 to 27 in the House on December 15, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To allow animal shelters to refuse an adoptions if the records show a person committed an animal cruelty offense.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 28, 2016

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