This bill would establish prohibitions, restrictions, and limitations regarding the chaining, tethering, and confinement of dogs and would provide a definition of adequate outdoor shelter for dogs. This bill would also establish penalties for violations
Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, prohibits a general law whose purpose or effect would be to require a new or increased expenditure of local funds from becoming effective with regard to a local governmental entity without enactment by a 2/3 vote unless: it comes within one of a number of specified exceptions; it is approved by the affected entity; or the Legislature appropriates funds, or provides a local source of revenue, to the entity for the purpose
The purpose or effect of this bill would be to require a new or increased expenditure of local funds within the meaning of the amendment. However, the bill does not require approval of a local governmental entity or enactment by a 2/3 vote to become effective because it comes within one of the specified exceptions contained in the amendment
Relating to animals; to prohibit the tethering of dogs to stationary objects; to define what constitutes adequate shelter for dogs; to establish the offense of unlawful tethering and to provide penalties for violations of the standards; and in connection therewith would have as its purpose or effect the requirement of a new or increased expenditure of local funds within the meaning of Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended.
|March 15, 2016||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security|
|Hearing||April 6, 2016||Room 418 at 09:00||House PS&HS Hearing|
|Hearing||March 23, 2016||Room 418 at 09:00||House PS&HS Hearing|
|Bill Text||HB403 Alabama 2016 Session - Introduced|