2021 Legislative Session

87th Legislative Session

Animal Bills THLN is Following

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BILL INFORMATION CHANGES OFTEN DUE TO AMENDMENTS AND OTHER CHANGES AS IT MOVES THROUGH THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS. 

 

HOUSE BILLS

 

BILL: HB 91 - 11/9/20 - Lucio III District 38

Relating to conditions of community supervision for defendants convicted of certain criminal offenses involving animals.

STATUS: FILED

 

BILL: HB 100 - 11/9/20 - Gervin-Hawkins District 120

Relating to a petition for a municipal animal control authority to manage dangerous dogs and aggressive dogs in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the municipality.

STATUS: FILED

 

BILL: HB 121 - 11/9/20 - Minjarez District 124

Relating to the adoption of cats and dogs previously used for research.

STATUS: FILED

 

BILL: HB 316 - 11/9/20 - Buckley District 54

Relating to the advertising and labeling of certain meat food products.

STATUS: FILED

 

BILL: HB 337 - 11/9/20 - Rosenthal District 135

Relating to the intake and disposition records of animal shelters and releasing agencies.

STATUS: FILED

 

BILL: HB 386 - 11/9/20 - Pacheco District 118

Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating a criminal offense.

STATUS: FILED

 

BILL: HB 399 - 11/9/20 - Shaheen District 66

Relating to a dog's restraint and shelter.

STATUS: FILED

 

BILL: HB 543 - 11/12/20 - White District 19

Relating to the regulation of working animals by a political subdivision.

STATUS: FILED

 

BILL: HB 580 - 11/16/20 - Lopez District 125

Relating to requiring a consumer warning upon sale of certain household plants that are hazardous when ingested by canines.

STATUS: FILED

 

BILL: HB 592 - 11/17/20 - Turner District 101

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for animals adopted from or sold by animal rescue groups. COMPANION TO SB 227 (below)

STATUS: FILED

 

BILL: HB 652 - 11/24/20 - Paul District 129

Relating to notice of an epizootic infectious disease occurring in an animal shelter.

STATUS: FILED

 

BILL: HB 671 - 11/30/20 - Martinez District 39

Relating to establishment of the disaster identification system for a declared state of disaster.

STATUS: FILED

 

BILL: HB 674 - 11/30/20 - Ramos District 102

Relating to informing the public about the availability of provisions in protective orders, including provisions regarding pets and other companion animals.

STATUS: FILED

 

BILL: HB 685 - 11/16/20 - VanDeaver District 1

Relating to the creation of a critical care protection program for veterinarian electric customers.

STATUS: FILED

 

BILL: HB 708 - 12/02/20 - Shaheen District 66

Relating to creating the criminal offense of possession of an animal by a person who has been previously convicted of an offense involving animal cruelty.

STATUS: FILED

 

BILL: HB 762 - 12/08/20 - Israel District 50

Relating to civil liability for removing certain individuals or animals from a motor vehicle.

STATUS: FILED

SENATE BILLS

 

BILL: SB 48 - 11/9/20 - Zaffirini District 21

Relating to conditions of community supervision for defendants convicted of certain criminal offenses involving animals.

STATUS: FILED

 

BILL: SB 197 - 11/16/20 - Nelson District 12

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for animals adopted from or sold by nonprofit animal welfare organizations. 

STATUS: FILED

 

BILL: SB 227 - 12/2/20 - Paxton District 8

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for animals adopted from or sold by animal rescue groups. COMPANION TO HB 592 (above)

STATUS: FILED

 

Dates of Interest
87th Legislature

 

Regular Session
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 (1st day):  87th Legislature convenes
(Sec. 5(a), Article III, Texas Constitution; Sec. 301.001, Government Code)

Friday, March 12, 2021:  Deadline for the unrestricted filing of bills and joint resolutions other than local bills, emergency appropriations, and emergency matters submitted by the governor.

Monday, May 31, 2021 (140th day):  Last day of 87th Regular Session (sine die) (Sec. 24(b), Art. III, Texas Constitution)