SB 979
Enacts provisions relating to working animals
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Last Action:
3/5/2020 - Second Read and Referred S Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2020

Current Bill Summary

SB 979 - Under this act, the right to utilize working animals, as defined in the act, is guaranteed. No law, ordinance, or rule shall be enacted by any political subdivision of the state that terminates, bans, or effectively bans, by creating undue financial hardship, the job or use of working animals or an enterprise employing working animals.

Nothing in the act shall prevent the establishment of or alter the laws, ordinances, or rules of a political subdivision regarding animal care, public health, or public safety; unless such law, ordinance, or rule is in violation of the act, in which case, the act shall supercede such law, ordinance, or rule.

This act is identical to the perfected HCS/HB 1752 (2020) and similar to SB 416 (2019), SCS/HB 559 (2019), and HB 1021 (2019).



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