Enrolled House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Companion animal sterilization. Authorizes the board of animal health to establish a registry of animal care facilities. Requires that beginning July 1, 2021, a dog or a cat in an animal care facility must be spayed or neutered before adoption from the facility. Defines "animal care facility" as an animal control center, an animal shelter, a humane society, or another animal impounding facility that has as its purpose the humane treatment of animals and that has dogs or cats that are available for adoption, including governmental and private entities and animal rescues. Exempts certain cats and dogs from the spay Companion animal sterilization. Authorizes the board of animal health to establish a registry of animal care facilities. Requires that beginning July 1, 2021, a dog or a cat in an animal care facility must be spayed or neutered before adoption from the facility. Defines "animal care facility" as an animal control center, an animal shelter, a humane society, or another animal impounding facility that has as its purpose the humane treatment of animals and that has dogs or cats that are available for adoption, including governmental and private entities and animal rescues. Exempts certain cats and dogs from the spay or neuter requirement. Requires that certain forfeited deposit amounts held by an animal care facility be remitted to the bureau of motor vehicles for deposit into a trust fund (established by the treasurer of state for a special group's license plate) for a special group that provides spay-neuter services. ... View more