The 2018 legislative session begins on Monday, March 12th., and ends on June 4th.
Stay tuned for information on bills filed on behalf of animal welfare.
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List of animal welfare related bills for the 2018 legislative session as of April 13th.
ANIMALS – Provides relative to the crime of unlawful restraint of a dog
ANIMALS – Prohibits the restraint of a dog or cat in extreme weather conditions
CRIME/PUNISHMENT: Classifies cruelty to animals as a “crime of violence
Failed in committee
CRIME/PUNISHMENT. Creates the crime of sexual abuse of an animal.
COURTS: Provides relative to the use of a facility dog by a witness during a court proceeding
LIABILITY: Provides immunity from liability for person providing gratuitous emergency care to a minor or domestic animal. (8/1/18)
ANIMALS: Prohibits the raffle or giving away of certain animals as a novelty or prize at a carnival or fair