Bill Status of HB2589 99th General Assembly
Short Description: DO NOT ADOPT REGISTRY
Rep. Silvana Tabares
| 1/10/2017||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that, upon entering a conviction for a violation of specified provisions of the Act, or of specified provisions of the Criminal Code of 2012, by a defendant 18 years of age or older, the presiding judge shall notify the defendant that he or she must register with the national Do Not Adopt Registry. Provides that the defendant shall register with the national Do Not Adopt Registry within 10 days after the conviction and shall register annually for 10 years after the conviction. Provides that failure to properly register as required under the Act shall be a business offense with a fine of $100 for the first offense, $500 for the second offense, and $1,000 for the third or subsequent offense. Provides that any animal shelter, pet store, animal breeder, or person shall conduct a search of the national Do Not Adopt Registry prior to selling, transferring, delivering, or placing for adoption a companion animal to another person.