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Quick Summary: HB 2562 was heard in the House Committee on Public Health and HB 593 had a hearing in the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice. Not only were both bills voted on favorably, both bills received zero oppositional votes in these committees.
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THLN Humane Tethering Bill

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THLN has drafted a bill it will lobby to pass into law in the 2015 Texas lawmaking session.  The bill will ban tethering of dogs via heavy chains.  It will also require that dogs have proper (and dry) shelter, easy access to food and water, a minimum tether length, a properly-fitted and comfortable collar, and swiveling tether hinges on each end of the tether to prevent entanglement.  Lastly, the bill will grant law enforcement and animal control officers the ability to issue citations, fines, and ultimately remove the animal if the infractions are not corrected.

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