SB 168: Adoptable Dog as our official State Dog - PASSED
Hitchhiked on another code bill (SB 168) after stalling in Senate.
AJC article on the Adoptable Dog
SB 356: Cost Of Animal Care ~ PASSED
HB 727: Senate agreed to amendment on Fireworks Bill - AMENDED
Some local control restored. Improvement on 2015 laws
HB 736: (New) Spay Neuter Tag - PASSED
Combined into bill with another tag. This new process will generate much more money per tag for S/N grants than other available tags.
SB 184: BAD BILL (still known as BSL bill) ~ PASSED
Passed by substitute, but with only one bad amendment: AKC registered hunting dogs receive the same license discount as altered dogs. BSL was completely removed in the substitute.
UPDATE ON SB 184:
* SB 184 was originally written as a Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) bill, meaning that specific breeds - like pit bulls - cannot be targeted for legislation, and it passed the Senate. Before arriving at the House committee the language of the bill was totally hanged. All BSL language was removed and the substitution gave special benefits to hunting dogs and American Kennel Club (breeder) dogs. The public was not allowed to comment. SB 184 sets a dangerous precedent where the State can dictate local laws for pets, potentially stopping local ordinances like mandatory spay/neuter or anti chaining.