2017 85TH SESSION OF TEXAS LEGISLATIVE ANIMAL RELATED BILLS THAT PASSED:
BILLS THAT PASSED
HB 162 - Relating to Conditions of community supervision for defendants convicted of certain criminal offenses involving animals.
SB-762 - Relating to the prosecution of offenses involving cruelty to animals and to the inclusion of related conduct in the definition of family violence; increasing a criminal penalty.
HB 478 - Relating to civil or criminal liability for leaving certain animals or individuals unattended in or removing certain individuals or animals from a motor vehicle. (Dogs in Hot Cars) This bill was amended and does not include animals, only individuals.
SB 721 - Relating to treatment and care provided by Licensed medical professionals to animals in certain facilities. Companion to HB 1375
HB 1984- Relating to the quarantine of rabid animals. Ammended to SB 319
SB 319 - Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners; authorizing a reduction of fees; providing penalties. Companion to HB 2967.
SB 1232 - Companion to HB 1087 relating to the offense of Bestiality.
HB 3535 - Relating to the taking of certain feral hogs and coyotes using a hot air balloon.
SB 1969 - Relating to the non substantive revision of the Texas Racing Act, including conforming amendments.
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