SB 566 Requires owners of dogs and cats under suspicion of carrying rabies to provide documentation of vaccination or else surrender the animal
Sponsor: Brown
LR Number: 4598S.05T Fiscal Note available
Committee: Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources
Last Action: 9/12/2012 - No Motion made to override Governor's Veto Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 566 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2012
House Handler: Jones

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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 566 - The act requires that if a person suspects that he or she has been exposed to rabies through contact with a dog or cat, the owner of such dog or cat must show documentation of rabies vaccination or else surrender the animal to proper authorities. A licensed veterinarian will examine the surrendered animal and may euthanize the animal if he or she deems necessary to the health of the exposed party.