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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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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