Skip Navigation LinksGeorgia General Assembly > Legislation
Skip navigation links
House Calendars
Senate Calendars
House Daily
Senate Daily
Senate Privileged Resolutions
Advanced Search
House First Readers
Senate First Readers
House Prefiles
Senate Prefiles
Signed by Governor
Georgia Code
General Statutes Summary
House Votes
Senate Votes
Display Legislation 
Georgia General Assembly > Legislation
This information is not for the current session!
2011-2012 Regular Session - HB 782
Animal Rescue Act; enact
Sponsored By
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 11 of Title 4 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to animal protection generally, so as to require animal shelters that euthanize animals to maintain a registry of animal rescue groups willing to accept animals subject to euthanasia; to provide a short title; to provide a definition; to provide eligibility criteria for rescue groups; to provide for information to be included in the registry; to prohibit animal shelters from euthanizing an animal without affording rescue groups the opportunity to take possession of the animal; to provide for exceptions; to authorize animal shelters to impose a fee for surrendering animals; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jan/25/2012 - House Second Readers
Jan/24/2012 - House First Readers
Jan/23/2012 - House Hopper