LEGISLATION UPDATES

State of Texas Legislative Articles and Updates

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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For recent updates to Texas Rabies Control Laws, click HERE.

                                    

If there is something that anyone would like to discuss, updated, or brought up, please contact Ethel Strother, TACA Legislative Committee Chairperson at 972-219-3478 or email: estrother@cityoflewisville.com


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