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147th General Assembly
Senate Bill # 201 w/SA 1

Primary Sponsor: Blevins Additional Sponsor(s):    Sen. Peterson & Rep. Jaques & Rep. K. Williams
CoSponsors: Sens. Ennis, Henry, Marshall, McBride, Sokola, Townsend, Venables; Reps. Baumbach, Bennett, Brady, Hudson, Keeley, Miro, Osienski, Paradee, Ramone, B. Short, M. Smith, Smyk
Introduced on : 04/29/2014
Long Title:AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 3, 16, AND 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE HUMANE KILLING OF ANIMALS HELD IN SHELTERS, ANIMAL POPULATION CONTROL PROGRAM AND SPAY/NEUTER FUND, ANIMAL WELFARE LICENSE PLATES, AND AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
Synopsis of Orginal Bill:
(without Amendments)
This bill clarifies the roles and authority of the Delaware Division of Public Health Office of Animal Welfare and Delaware Department of Agriculture. The Office of Animal Welfare was established to consolidate and coordinate companion animal programs and address the treatment of companion animals in Delaware by reviewing and determining emerging issues needing attention for the protection of both animals and members of the public. This bill not only authorizes the Department of Health and Social Services to enforce existing shelter standards, the animal population control program and spay/neuter fund, and companion animal welfare license plate funds, all programs previously overseen by the Department of Agriculture, it also establishes an enforcement mechanism to do so. The bill also updates and clarifies the authority of the Department of Agriculture over poultry and livestock species and zoonotic disease prevention, eradication and mitigation.
Current Status: Signed   On   07/31/2014
Volume Chapter79:377
Date Governor acted:07/31/2014
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Fiscal Notes/Fee Impact:Not Required
Amendments: SA 1 to SB 201 - Passed
Committee Reports:
Senate Committee report 05/07/14 F=0 M=5 U=0----->Committee Report
House Committee Report 06/04/14 F=1 M=12 U=0---->Committee Report
Voting Reports:
Senate vote: () Passed 5/15/2014 2:41:39 PM------->Voting Record
House vote: () Passed 6/10/2014 6:26:05 PM------->Voting Record
Engrossed Version:
Engrossment------->Engrossment
Actions History:
Jul 31, 2014 - Signed by Governor
Jun 10, 2014 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 04, 2014 - Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 1 Favorable, 12 On Its Merits
May 29, 2014 - Introduced and Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House
May 15, 2014 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
May 15, 2014 - Amendment SA 1 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
May 15, 2014 - Amendment SA 1 - Introduced in Senate
May 07, 2014 - Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
Apr 29, 2014 - Assigned to Health & Social Services Committee in Senate
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