HOUSE BILL No. 5402

 

February 15, 2012, Introduced by Reps. Tlaib, Segal, Ananich, Brown, Hovey-Wright, Darany, McCann, Geiss and Haugh and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

 

     A bill to amend 1969 PA 287, entitled

 

"An act to regulate pet shops, animal control shelters, and animal

protection shelters; to establish uniform procedures and minimum

requirements for adoption of dogs, cats, and ferrets; and to

prescribe penalties and civil fines and to provide remedies,"

 

(MCL 287.331 to 287.340) by adding section 8b.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 8b. (1) An animal control shelter or animal protection

 

shelter shall not permit a person to adopt a dog, cat, or ferret

 

unless the animal control shelter or animal protection shelter has

 

first searched for that person on an animal abuse registry. If a

 

person seeking to adopt a dog, cat, or ferret is listed on an

 

animal abuse registry, an animal control shelter or animal

 

protection shelter shall consider the fact that the person is

 

listed on an animal abuse registry in determining whether to permit

 

that person to adopt a dog, cat, or ferret.

 


     (2) As used in this section, "animal abuse registry" means an

 

animal abuse registry created by the department of state police

 

under state law enacted after January 1, 2012.

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect

 

unless Senate Bill No. ____ or House Bill No. 5403(request no.

 

03256'11) of the 96th Legislature is enacted into law.