HB16-1120 - Rabies Vaccinations For Dogs & Cats

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning The Requirement That Domestic Pets Be Vaccinated Against Rabies.

Under current law, local governments may determine whether to require pet owners to vaccinate their pets against rabies through a licensing program. Additionally, when public health and safety are at risk, county or district health departments may order all dogs, cats, other pet animals, or other mammals in the in the county or district to be vaccinated against rabies.

The bill imposes a statewide requirement that all dogs and cats that are 4 months old or older be vaccinated against rabies. Dog and cat owners must ensure that their animals are vaccinated within 90 days after assuming ownership, and a licensed veterinarian must administer the vaccination and issue to the owner a rabies vaccination certificate and a tag to be attached to the animal's collar.

Latest update: March 17, 2016
03/17/2016 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
03/10/2016 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
02/19/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
02/18/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/17/2016 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/16/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/09/2016 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
01/20/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services