Bill Status of HB4000 99th General Assembly
Short Description: HUMANE ANIMAL EUTHANASIA
Rep. Robert Rita
| 1/10/2017||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Humane Euthanasia in Animal Shelters Act. Changes references from "Director" to "Secretary". Removes a requirement for certified euthanasia technicians to renew his or her certification every 5 years. Makes changes to provisions concerning investigations, hearings, certification of record, criminal penalties, confidentiality, and surrender and restoration of certificates. Provides that the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation may summarily suspend the certificate of a euthanasia agency or euthanasia technician without a hearing, simultaneously with the institution of proceedings for a hearing, if the Secretary finds that the evidence indicates that the continued practice of the certified euthanasia agency or technician would constitute cruelty or an imminent danger to the public. Makes other changes.
House Committee Amendment No. 1
Further amends the Humane Euthanasia in Animal Shelters Act. Removes a provision requiring the renewal of euthanasia technician certification every 5 years. Provides that as a condition for renewal of a certification, humane euthanasia technicians may be required to complete additional coursework or education, as defined by rule. Provides that a euthanasia technician employed by a euthanasia agency may perform euthanasia by the administration of a Schedule II nonnarcotic controlled substance.