HB0494 (CH0267)

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2016 Regular Session



Agriculture - Animal Shelters - Uniform Standards of Operation and Care (Animal Shelters Standards Act of 2016)

Sponsored by:

Delegate Miele


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 267

Synopsis:Requiring an animal shelter to establish a written veterinary care protocol for dogs and cats, on or before January 1, 2017, that is consistent with the guidelines in the Association of Shelter Veterinarians' Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters; authorizing an animal shelter to disregard its written veterinary care protocol for a dog or cat that is deemed to be too vicious or dangerous to permit safe handling; requiring an animal shelter to make its written veterinary care protocol available to the public; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Miele, Hettleman, Aumann, Bromwell, Buckel, Carr, Cassilly, Cluster, Flanagan, Frick, Frush, Jacobs, Kramer, Lierman, Luedtke, McComas, McKay, Metzgar, Morgan, Morhaim, Rose, Stein, Turner, West, and K. Young
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2016
Bill imposes a local government mandate which is a directive in a bill requiring a local government unit to perform a task or assume a responsibility that has a discernible fiscal impact on the local government unit
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Broad Subject(s):Agriculture
Narrow Subject(s):Adoption
Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Attorneys' Fees
Circuit Courts
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Court Costs
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death
Fines -see also- Penalties and Sentences
Health -see also- Mental Health
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Local Government Mandates
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Public Information
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Safety -see also- Occupational Safety
Search and Seizure
State's Attorneys
Telecommunications and Information Technology
Trapping -see also- Hunting
Statutes:Article - Agriculture
(12-101 through 12-103, 12-104, 2-1701 through 2-1705)

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October 24, 2017 5:00 P.M.