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H 3343 - Prohibits certain methods of euthanasia in animal shelters

Tracking Level: Passed
Sponsor: Chip Huggins (R)
Last Action: 5/27/2016 - Act No. 175
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03.24.2016 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee gave this bill a favorable report.
03.17.2016 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Animal Welfare Select subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.
04.22.2015 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee.
04.21.2015 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the House 3M Committee.
02.24.2015 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment adds the phrase "as a last resort" at the end of section 1(b) of the bill.
02.04.2015 The House 3M Local Government and Corrections Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with amendments. The amendments narrow down the types of drugs used for euthanasia to one type. It allows the Veterinary Board to allow other groups to provide training on euthanasia and it clarifies that no inhaled gas may be used for euthanasia.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the use of barbituric acid derivatives and carbon monoxide gas in euthanasia in animal shelters.

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H*3343 (Rat #0184, Act #0175 of 2016) General Bill, By Huggins, Toole, Long, McCoy, Knight, R.L. Brown, Pope, Collins, Bingham, Stavrinakis, Yow and Erickson
Summary: Euthanasia of shelter animals
    AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 47-3-420, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO METHODS OF EUTHANASIA THAT MAY BE USED TO KILL ANIMALS IMPOUNDED OR QUARANTINED IN ANIMAL SHELTERS, SO AS TO REVISE THE ALLOWABLE METHODS OF EUTHANASIA, TO PROVIDE THAT THE USE OF CARBON MONOXIDE GAS AND OTHER DELINEATED SUBSTANCES ARE NOT ALLOWABLE METHODS OF EUTHANASIA, TO PROVIDE THAT THE USE OF SODIUM PENTOBARBITAL AND OTHER SUBSTANCES OR PROCEDURES THAT ARE HUMANE MAY BE USED TO PERFORM EUTHANASIA, AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS FOR A DANGEROUS DOG OR CAT. - ratified title
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01/20/15House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 13)
01/20/15House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 13)
01/27/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Toole
02/04/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Long, McCoy, Knight
02/05/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: R.L.Brown
02/24/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Pope
02/25/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Collins
02/25/15House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 4)
03/03/15House Debate adjourned until Wed., 3-4-15 (House Journal-page 33)
03/04/15House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Pitts, GM Smith, HA Crawford, Goldfinch, Herbkersman, Hardwick, Hiott, Tallon, Clary, Brannon, Hicks, Loftis, Gambrell, Forrester, GR Smith (House Journal-page 16)
03/04/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bingham
03/05/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Stavrinakis, Yow
03/05/15House Debate adjourned until Tues., 3-17-15 (House Journal-page 59)
03/18/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Erickson
03/18/15House Committed to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 31)
04/22/15House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 3)
04/23/15House Amended (House Journal-page 32)
04/23/15House Read second time (House Journal-page 32)
04/23/15House Roll call Yeas-100 Nays-3 (House Journal-page 36)
04/28/15House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 133)
04/29/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 10)
04/29/15Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate Journal-page 10)
03/24/16Senate Committee report: Favorable Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate Journal-page 4)
05/11/16Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 28)
05/11/16Senate Roll call Ayes-38 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 28)
05/12/16Senate Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 9)
05/17/16 Ratified R 184
05/23/16 Signed By Governor
05/26/16 Effective date 05/23/16
05/27/16 Act No. 175



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