2017 Regular Session
|At the request of:|
|Bill Title:||Relating to animals; and declaring an emergency.|
Amends findings by Legislative Assembly regarding provision of care and treatment for impounded or seized animals.
Revises provisions regarding defendant's payment of costs to provide animal with minimum care. Prohibits person convicted of animal neglect in the first degree or animal neglect in the second degree from possessing certain animals for period of 15 years after conviction if crime of conviction was felony. Allows reduction in prohibition period if convicted person successfully completes mental health treatment approved by court. Clarifies that person convicted of possessing animal in violation of prohibition may be further prohibited from possessing certain animals as condition of probation. Amends definition of "livestock" for purposes of certain statutes involving offenses against animals. Amends Insurance Code definition of "insurance" to exclude contracts for lease or rental of animal under which owner retains obligation to provide for veterinary care or other need of animal. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
|Chapter Number:||Chapter 677|
|Fiscal Impact:||Has Minimal Fiscal Impact|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||Chapter Number Assigned|
|Current Committee:||Conference Committee on HB 3283|
|Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations:||Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents|