2011-2012 Regular Session - HB 782
Animal Rescue Act; enact
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.
Jan/25/2012 - House Second Readers
Jan/24/2012 - House First Readers
Jan/23/2012 - House Hopper