Bill Summary for S 626 (2013-2014)

Summary date: 

Jul 17 2013
S.L. 2013-377

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 626 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO RECODIFY AND AMEND THE EXISTING LAW ENACTED TO ASSIST OWNERS IN RECOVERING LOST PETS, RELIEVE OVERCROWDING AT ANIMAL SHELTERS, FACILITATE ADOPTIONS FROM ANIMAL SHELTERS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR IMPROVED ENFORCEMENT OF THAT LAW BY MAKING IT PART OF THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT; AND TO ESTABLISH A CAP ON THE REIMBURSEMENT AMOUNT AVAILABLE FROM THE SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS CONFINED IN MOTOR VEHICLES UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES THAT THREATEN THE ANIMALS' HEALTH.
Intro. by McKissick, Jackson, Meredith.

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House amendment makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

Amends the long title.

Adds a new section GS 14-363.3, confinement of animals in motor vehicles, providing that animal control officers and animal cruelty investigators, as well as law enforcement officers, firefighters, and rescue squad workers, can enter motor vehicles by any reasonable means after making a reasonable effort to locate the owner or other responsible person if probable cause exists to believe that an animal is confined in a motor vehicle under conditions that are likely to cause suffering, injury, or death to the confined animal due to heat, cold, lack of ventilation, or other endangering conditions.

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